Research & Collections News
June 20, 2014
Manuscripts & Archives: Tales from Merino Hill - Wright Family Papers and Their Associations
Last year, members of the Wright family sold their “Merino Hill” Farm in the southwestern corner of Monmouth County, N.J., after six generations of occupancy. The Wrights were one branch of a family of early Quaker settlers in what was then called West Jersey.
June 15, 2014
Conservation: Tape Removal, What a Sticky Subject!
Tape removal is often a tedious and time consuming undertaking. A while back, a 1942 tourist map of Los Angeles came into the lab with just about every fold reinforced with a rubber based pressure sensitive tape that has yellowed, become brittle and shrunk over time.
May 1, 2014
Can Bricks be Carved? Hagley’s Peerless Brick Co. of Philadelphia Trade Catalog Says 'Yes!'
Can bricks be carved, in other words, shaped with tools to create architectural ornament, the way stone is carved? It certainly seemed so: I noticed carved brick on several Boston area buildings that dated from the late 1870s and early 1880s.