Roger is the current conservation fellow at Northwestern University Library.
Stabilizing history: How and why we rebound a 15th-Century manuscript
Posted November 16, 2018
Last year, this 15th-century book of hours came down to the Northwestern Libraries conservation lab for rebinding. The manuscript had previously been rebound at...
On a Roll: Creating a Futomaki-style Preservation Housing for a Large Map
Posted April 25, 2018
Many paper items in library collections are simply too large to be stored flat. If an item is larger than any available flat filing...
A Spark of Curiosity: Finding an anti-strike coating for match heads
Posted February 20, 2018
By Roger Williams, Conservation Fellow We recently treated a scrapbook once belonging to Ardis Nadine Kuhnen, an Evanston resident and Northwestern alumna (B.S. ’51)....
Seeing in “4D”: Bucky Fuller’s manifesto & conservation decision-making
Posted April 20, 2017
Conservators do their best to inflict as little change as possible on the items they treat. Sometimes this rule is straightforward; at other times,...
The Red Scare: Washing & lining early Soviet propaganda posters
Posted January 25, 2017
Deering Special Collections has a group of roughly 250 Soviet propaganda posters, primarily from the 1930s and 1940s. A number of the posters were...