What’s happening in the ISU Library Conservation Lab today? I just put the finishing touches on a gigantic portfolio enclosure for housing oversize panoramic photographs. We have two such photographs in the Archives right now, one of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in 1922, and one of Ft. Des Moines. Both photographs are over 60″ long, which makes them too big to house in a map folder in the flat files.
This portfolio will rest on top of two side-by-side flat files. It measures 14″ high x 66″ wide, and its depth allows room for more collection materials, should any more oversize panoramics join our collection in the future. I wonder what they’re up to today at the Duke University Libraries Conservation Lab?