Boxes of boxes

This morning, we took delivery of several boxes of folders and melinex sleeves for repackaging the Enid Blyton typescripts.  These are all conservation grade materials, and will hopefully ensure it’s easy for researchers to access the typescripts, while also providing adequate protection from handling.

After exploring various options, Peter, our conservator, decided to go for ring-binder style box folders, made of very sturdy acid-free board, with punched melinex sleeves.  We’ve never used this type of box or sleeve before, so it’ll be interesting to see how they work!  Each page of the typescript will be inserted into an individual melinex sleeve, and then the whole typescript will be bound into the box.  This makes it easy to turn the pages and read the typescript, without allowing for too much movement of each page within the box.  And the ring-binding means that individual pages can easily be removed if necessary, and then reinserted.  That’s the theory, anyway!  Whether it works out exactly as planned, we’ll just have to try it and see…

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3 Responses to Boxes of boxes

  1. William Moore says:

    Interesting work. Just can’t wait for the project to be completed to access the typescripts as a researcher. I wonder when this would be?
    William

  2. Stephen Isabirye says:

    Wow, I wish I had such type of material while writing and publishing my book on Enid Blyton, titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.thefamousfiveapersonalanecdotage.blogspot.com).
    Stephen Isabirye

  3. To answer William’s question, we are working to a deadline of June for completion of the project, but the archive may well be available for research access before then. We will, of course, keep you posted on progress and let everyone know when the material is available for public access.

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