Preservation of A/V Materials: A Selected Bibliography

Henderson, Kathryn Luther and William T. Henderson, ed. Conserving and Preserving Materials in Nonbook Formats. Urbana-Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1991.

Magnetic Media (Video and Audio)
Boyle, Deidre. Video Preservation: Securing the Future of the Past. NY: Media Alliance, 1993.

Davidson, Steve and Gregory Lukow, eds. The Administration of Television Newsfilm and Videotape Collections: A Curatorial Manual. American Film Institute and Wolfson Media History Center, 1997.

“Electronic Media.” Conservation OnLine. [An Internet resource available at]

Ellison, John W. and Patricia Ann Coty, eds. Nonbook Media: Collection Management and User Services. Chicago: American Library Association, 1987.

Leary, William H. “Managing Audio-Visual Archives.” In James Gregory Bradsher, ed., Managing Archives and Archival Institutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Mohlhenrich, Janice, ed. Preservation of Electronic Formats & Electronic Formats for Preservation. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1993.

Smolian, Steve. “The Preservation, Deterioration and Restoration of Recording Tape,” The Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal 19 (Summer 1987).

Van Bogart, John W.C. Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling: A Guide for Libraries and Archives. Publication 54. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 1995.

Photographic Materials and Motion Picture Film
Bowser, Eileen and John Kuiper, eds. A Handbook for Film Archives. NY: Garland, 1991.

Conservation of Photographs. Kodak Production No. F-40. Rochester, NY: Eastman Kodak Co., 1985.

Kodak Environmental Services. Safe Handling, Storage, and Destruction of Nitrate-Based Motion Picture Films. Rochester: Eastman Kodak Co., 1995.

IPI Storage Guide for Acetate Film. Rochester, NY: RIT Image Permanence Institute, 1993.

McCormick-Goodhart, Mark H. “The Allowable Temperature and Relative Humidity Range for the Safe Use and Storage of Photographic Materials.” Journal of the Society of Archivists. (1):7-21 (1996).

Reilly, James M. Care and Identification of 19th Century Photographic Prints. Rochester, NY: Eastman Kodak Co., 1986.

Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn, Gerald J. Munoff and Margery S. Long. Archives & Manuscripts: Administration of Photographic Collections. SAA Basic Manual Series. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1984.

Wilhelm, Henry. The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs: Traditional and Digital Color Prints, Color Negatives, Slides and Motion Pictures. Grinnell, IA: Preservation Publishing Co., 1993.

Sound Recordings
Marty, Daniel. Douglas Tubbs, trans. The Illustrated History of Phonographs. NY: 1981.

Millard, A. J. America on Record: A History of Recorded Sound. NY: Cambridge U. P., 1995.

McWilliams, Jerry. The Preservation and Restoration of Sound Recordings. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1977.

Pickett, A.G. and M.M. Lemcoe. Preservation and Storage of Sound Recordings. Silver Spring, MD: Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 1991.

Read, Oliver and Walter Welch. From Tin Foil to Stereo: Evolution of the Phonograph. Indianapolis: 1959, 2nd edition 1976.

St.-Laurent, Gilles. The Care and Handling of Recorded Sound Materials. Comp 12. Washington, DC: Commission on Preservation and Access, 1991.

Stielow, Frederick J.. The Management of Oral History Sound Archives. NY: Greenwood Press, 1986.

Ward, Alan. A Manual of Sound Archive Administration. Brookfield, VT: Gower, 1990.

Welch, Walter L. and Leah B. S. Burt. From Tinfoil to Stereo: the Acoustic Years of the Recording Industry, 1877-1929. University Press of Florida, 1994.