Tale of Two Books

  • Gordon Lynn Hufford Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Garry Harrison Indiana University - Bloomington
Keywords: preservation, mold remediation, mold


Article discusses the basics of treating moldy books and illustrates with photos the steps used by the staff at the E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab for handling such items when they are received.

Author Biographies

Gordon Lynn Hufford, Indiana University - Bloomington

Gordon Lynn Hufford is the Head, E. Lingle Craig Preservation Lab at Indiana University – Bloomington.  He has been employed by the IU Libraries since 1982.  From 1982 until 2005 he was Head of the Indiana University East Library.  At IUB he was Electronic Resources Librarian before moving into preservation.  He has degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, Western Michigan University, Indiana University and a certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers University.

Garry Harrison, Indiana University - Bloomington
Garry Harrison is head of the General Collections Conservation unit of Indiana University Preservation Department, where he has served since 1998. For the past nine years, he has taught a book conservation class for IU School of Library and Information Science, and he has taught at Campbell Center for Historic Preservation. He is the author of the department’s online Repair and Enclosure Treatments Manual. Over the years, he has attended classes covering a variety of conservation subjects, and in 2004 he attained IICRC certifications in water damage restoration, applied structural drying, and microbial remediation.