I have an old family book or bible and I want to know how to preserve it / fix it.
I have photographs, how do I take care of them?
What should I do with old documents?
See the following for specific advice on taking care of papers, photographs and collectibles:
The Society of California Archivists - has brochures with information about oral history, neighborhood history, preservation, and photographs. These materials can be downloaded here: Society of California Archivists. We also have copies available in the Special Collections Reading Room.
The Conservation OnLine (CoOl) site at Stanford University has a variety of practical advice and supply links at: palimpsest.stanford.edu/bytopic/genpub/
We don't recommend specific businesses or individuals, but if you want to see about repairing books try an Internet search for "Book Repair" note that most repair services are in Los Angeles or further away, and may require you to mail the item. In addition, book repairs are costly, and can wind up reducing the value of the item. Often placing the book in a archival box and avoiding using it can be the best option. See "book boxes" and "phase boxes" on the Internet for available products.