YUL Conservation & Exhibition Services provides comprehensive program of services designed to maximize the utility of Library collection materials. The focus on the work of Conservation and Exhibition Services is first and foremost to maintain materials in their original formats– paper documents, prints and manuscript books, photographs, prints and drawings, maps, music scores and many other objects.

The program includes both conservation treatments on individual items and re-housing of items or collections into protective enclosures or boxes. There are dedicated staff and laboratory facilities for general collections (circulating and reference materials) and special collections (rare books, archives, and other unique non-circulating materials).

YUL Conservation and Exhibition Services does not provide services for objects or collections that are not part the Yale University Library’s collections. We can provide some basic advice to individuals seeking conservation expertise or treatment. Our Library Guide, Preserving Your Personal Collections, offers information about storing, displaying and taking care of a variety of objects. There are also links to other resources like the American Institute for Conservation, which can help private collectors find and work with a conservator.


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  1. Matthew Cwikiel said:

    Hello I’m writing you today because I recently acquired a 1956 Wilkes Barre, PA newspaper the day after Don Larsen pitched his perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. I’m looking to preserve it to the best of my ability to ensure it can be enjoyed for generations to come. I’m interested to see if the YUL Conservation and Exhibition Services accepts pieces from private citizens to be preserved?

    • Dear Mr. Cwikiel,
      Your piece sounds like a great find! YUL Conservation & Exhibition Services does not provide any services or treatment for non-Yale objects. I can direct you to one of our Library Guides – Preserving Your Personal Collections for information related to caring for your newspaper. There are links to sites like the American Institute for Conservation where you can locate a conservator who works with private clients in your area. http://guides.library.yale.edu/preservepersonalcollections

      Thank you for writing.
      Christine McCarthy, Chief Conservator

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