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					               Preserving the Charters
               of Freedom



                   Registration                             National Bureau of Standards Encasements:       Design and Production of Paper for
                                                            History and Examinations Prior to Disassembly   the New Encasements
                   Continental Breakfast

                   Viewing of the Charters
                   of Freedom




                                                            New Encasement Design Criteria
                                                                                                                                                                             registration form




                                                                                                            The Charters of Freedom Documents:
               Parchment            &       Titanium                                                                                                                               19th Annual Preservation Conference




                                                                                                            Examination and Treatment
                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, September 22, 2005
                                                                                                                                                                              National Archives and Records Administration
                                                                                                                                                                                               Washington, DC



                                                                                                                                                                  Name ________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                  Position ______________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                  Company or Institution ________________________________________




                   History and Context of the Charters      Managing the Inter-Institutional, Multiyear     Display Criteria: Access, Lighting, and Aesthetics
                   of Freedom Documents                     Re-Encasement Project
                                                                                                                                                                  Billing Address ________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                  _____________________________________________________________
Program Schedule




                                                                                                                                                                  Phone ________________________________________________________

                                                            Margaret Ann T. Kelly                           Timothy Barrett                                       Fax __________________________________________________________




                   Encasement History, Theory,              Encasement Fabrication and Testing:
                                                            Research Chemist, Document Conservation         Paper Specialist and Research Scientist, University




                   and Use as a Preservation Tool           Processes and Innovations                       Conclusions: Lessons Learned and
                                                            Laboratory (NARA)                               of Iowa Center for the Book                           E-mail _______________________________________________________




                                                                                                            Applications for the Field
                                                            Dr. Charles R. Tilford                                                                                Web Site______________________________________________________

                   Welcome and Opening Remarks              Consulting Physicist, National Institute of     AFTERNOON BREAK
                   Professor Allen Weinstein                Standards and Technology                                                                              Pre-registration by September 1, 2005, is encouraged.
                                                                                                                                                                  The Registration Fee is $75 per attendee. Payments can be made by
                   Archivist of the United States (NARA)                                                    SESSION III                                           personal or company check or by credit card. Please do not send cash
                                                            Norvell Jones                                   Margaret Ann T. Kelly, Moderator                      with this form.
                   Doris A. Hamburg                         Chief, Document Conservation                                                                          No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2005.
                   Director, Preservation Programs (NARA)   Laboratory (Retired NARA)
                                                                                                                                                                  Please select payment method:
                   Dr. Michael J. Kurtz
                                                                                                            Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler                                ( ) Check enclosed. Please make checks payable to the
                   Assistant Archivist, Office of Records   LUNCH BREAK                                     Chief, Document Conservation Laboratory (NARA)        National Archives Trust Fund (Preservation Conference).
                   Services–Washington, DC (NARA)
                                                                                                            Catherine Nicholson                                   Check Number _______________________________________________
                   SESSION I                                SESSION II                                      Supervisory Conservator, Document
                                                                                                                                                                  Credit card:
                   Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, Moderator        Catherine Nicholson, Moderator                  Conservation Laboratory (NARA)                        ( ) VISA                      ( ) MasterCard
                                                                                                                                                                  ( ) American Express          ( ) DISCOVER

                                                                                                            Christina Rudy Smith                                  Card Number_________________________________________________
                   Dr. Milton O. Gustafson                  Richard P. Judson                               Head of Exhibits, Museum Programs (NARA)              Expiration Date: ______________________________________________
                   Chief, Diplomatic Branch                 Project Manager, Space and Security
                                                                                                                                                                  Name as it Appears on Card ____________________________________
                   (Retired NARA)                           Management Division (NARA)                      Michael L. Jackson
                                                                                                            Senior Exhibition Designer, Museum Programs (NARA)    Send application and payment to:

                                                                                                                                                                  Richard Schneider
                                                                                                                                                                  National Archives at College Park
                   Don Etherington                          Richard L. Rhorer                                                                                     NWT–Preservation Programs
                   President, Etherington                   Mechanical Engineer, National Institute         Doris A. Hamburg                                      8601 Adelphi Road, Room B815
                                                                                                                                                                  College Park, MD 20740-6001
                   Conservation Services                    of Standards and Technology                     Director, Preservation Programs (NARA)
                                                                                                                                                                  NAT Data:
                                                                                                                                                                  POS Item No: _____________
                                                                                                                                                                  Site ID: NWT
                                                                                                                                                                     Preserving the Charters of Freedom
www.archives.gov/preservation/conference-2005.html
                                                     The registration fee is $75.                            The 2005 Preservation Conference focuses on the        National Archives and Records Administration
                                                     Pre-registration by September 1, 2005,                  multiyear, state-of-the-art project undertaken by
                                                                                                                                                                        19th Annual Preservation Conference
                                                     is encouraged.                                          the National Archives and Records Administration
                                                                                                             (NARA) to preserve and re-encase our nation’s
                                                                                                             most treasured documents: the Charters of Freedom.
                                                     Attendees can pay in advance by check or credit
                                                     card. Please fill out this form in its entirety and
                                                                                                             The Charters include the Declaration of In-              Thursday, September 22, 2005
                                                                                                             dependence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of
                                                     mail to the address listed on this brochure. Please
                                                                                                             Rights. The conference addresses issues of interest
                                                     make your check payable to the National Archives
                                                                                                             to archivists, historians, conservators, librarians,
                                                     Trust Fund (Preservation Conference).
                                                                                                             museum curators, exhibit designers, and preserva-
                                                                                                             tion specialists.
                                                     For information on the 19th Annual
                                                     Preservation Conference, please contact:
                                                     Richard Schneider, Conference Coordinator (NWT)         CONFERENCE THEME
                                                     National Archives at College Park                       The conservation, preservation, and re-encase-
                                                     8601 Adelphi Road, Room B-815                           ment of the Charters of Freedom
                                                     College Park, MD 20740-6001
                                                     Phone: 301-837-3617
                                                     E-mail: richard.schneider@nara.gov
                                                                                                                                                                     Parchment &
                                                     Please do not send cash by mail for pre-registra-
                                                     tion. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accept-
                                                                                                             TOPICS

                                                                                                             History of the Charters of Freedom
                                                                                                                                                                     TITANIUM
                                                     ed on the day of the conference.
                                                                                                             The history of encasements for preservation
                                                                                                             storage and display
                                                     No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2005.
                                                                                                             The design, fabrication, and testing of
                                                     A continental breakfast and afternoon break will        a modern encasement
                                                     be provided.
                                                                                                             The challenges of managing a multiyear
                                                     Attendees are on their own for lunch. NARA will         interagency preservation project
                                                     provide a list of restaurants and eateries within a
                                                     short walk of the National Archives Building.           What conservation staff learned during
                                                                                                             examination and treatment of the Charters
                                                     Attendees are encouraged to use Metro or other
                                                     means of mass transit as no on-site parking is avail-   The fully accessible Rotunda and new
                                                     able at the National Archives Building. The closest     display criteria for the Charters
                                                     Metro stop is Archives/Navy Memorial on the
                                                                                                                                                                                 National Archives Building
                                                     Yellow/Green Line.                                      Meeting the challenge to preserve the nation’s best
                                                                                                             known and valued historical documents                      700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

                                                                                                                                                                                William G. McGowan Theater
                                                     For information posted on the Internet, please visit    Lessons learned, new technologies, and
                                                                                                                                                                                    8:45 A.M.– 4:45 P.M.
                                                     www.archives.gov/preservation/conference-2005.html.     applications for the field

				
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