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Special Boxes for Special Collections

Meredith Butler, Dean & Director of Libraries Emerita, has been serving as a volunteer in the Library's Preservation Lab since her retirement in 2005. She specializes in the complex construction of drop spine boxes for the rare vellum-bound books in the Elsevier Collection, housed in the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives. The following exhibit illustrates just a few steps the boxmaking process.

Click on the Preservation Exhibit Archive page to view our previous exhibit, "Albany High School Blueprints".