Contract Conservation at NARA

Posted on Sep 19, 2014

photo (6)Contract Conservation Work – National Archives The Conservation Lab of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) intends to issue a contract for conservation services for archival materials. The object of the solicitation is to acquire conservation services to stabilize paper-based records prior to digitization. A range of stabilization treatments will be performed on original service records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served from Massachusetts, 1861- 1865, to ensure safe handling during digitization and full image capture of content.

The following treatments will be performed as needed: separation of documents where unique information is obscured, mending, local humidification, surface cleaning, and removal of prior mends.

All conservation work is to be performed at the National Archives Building, 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, one day per week during normal business hours. Work will be carried out in a fully equipped conservation lab. All supplies required for treating and housing records will be provided.

Individuals who would like more information or to receive the Statement of Work/ Request for Proposal should contact Amy Lubick, Conservation Digitization Coordinator (amy.lubick@nara,.gov; 301-837-0681) or Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler (marylynn.ritzenthaler@nara.govl 301-837-2906). Quotes are due October 3, 2014. Street