Unseen Hands

Items in the Unseen Hands Collection

Environmental Monitoring: Light
We spot-check exhibit and collection storage spaces with a light monitor. Light is especially damaging to library materials, causing fading but also damage that may not always be visible, such as embrittlement of paper, cloth, and leather. As an…

The Negro travelers’ green book. 1955
Treatment: Detach and retain pamphlet binder. Remove cloth hinges from cover and reduce adhesive residue. The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was an annual guidebook for African Americans traveling in the United States during the Jim Crow era.…