While the physical deterioration of historical records has been a long-time concern of archivists, there have been few programs for the care and repair of documents. Perhaps the major reason for the lack of programs in this area has been the highly technical nature of the problem. This session served a two-fold purpose: to provide information to archivists and curators regarding the latest conservation techniques, and to allow discussion on the viability of regional and national conservation centers and conservation education programs.

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