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ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY DISASTER PLAN

ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

LINEN

Linen reacts to water in a similar way as coated paper. If wet, the linen will adhere to other material while drying and will be unsalvageable.
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Linen drawings need to be immediately separated and interleaved with waxed paper, freezer paper, or unprinted newsprint. If unprinted newsprint is used, do not place pressure on the interleaved documents (this could result in sticking). 27)Archives & Library Disaster Plan

If separation is not possible, freeze immediately. 28)Archives & Library Disaster Plan


BLUEPRINTS AND SEPIA PRINTS

These items cannot be left immersed in water. Water soluble inks will be destroyed. 29)Archives & Library Disaster Plan

The documents must be separated and air dried or frozen.
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MYLAR

Architectural drawings on mylar also contain water soluble inks and therefore cannot remain immersed in water.31)Archives & Library Disaster Plan

These documents may be blotted gently with cloths. If too much pressure is applied the ink will erase. 32)Archives & Library Disaster Plan

Then air dry the document. 33)Archives & Library Disaster Plan
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