Preservation and Restoration
In order to extend the useful life expectancy of significant historical records, the City Archives devotes extra resources to clean, de-acidify, repair and protect invaluable City maps and records. This process often includes protective Mylar enclosures for each page to prevent soiling and ordinary wear and tear. In addition, each record is microfilmed and/or digitized to improve public access.
Lastly, dependent where the element was stored and the overall aging byproduct, records will typically have tears and/or ripped breaks. These are then supported with Japanese paper and a wheat starch paste, carefully lined with supplemental Japanese paper adhered to the element with an additional wheat starch paste that proves to remedy the aging process and disintegration.
- Archival Impact
- Conservation or Restoration? Saving San Diego's History - One Step at a Time
- Conversion of 35mm Film
- Conversion of Magnetic Reel-to-Reel Tape
- Digital Platforms
- Enduring Value
- Journey from 1400-Acre City Park to Balboa Park
- Legal and Historical "Court of the Port" of San Diego
- Microfilm "Diseases"
- Preservation and Restoration 2017
- City Clerk Archives Preservation 2021
- City Clerk Archives Preservation 2022
- Interesting Finds 2022
- Historical Image Highlights 2022
- Archives Accomplishments 2022-23
- Book Preservation 2023 - 3rd Quarter Review