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K-State Libraries is committed to preserving, protecting, and maintaining the condition of materials housed within our libraries. While the Libraries do not offer its services to private individuals, there are companies that can help.

Preserving your personal items

Please consult the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Their online form can help you find a conservator with the specific expertise you require. This list does not constitute an official endorsement by K-State Libraries.

Etherington Conservation Services
HF Group (formerly Heckman Bindery)
P.O. Box 89
North Manchester, IN 46962-0089
phone:(800) 334-3628

Book and paper conservation, library binding, limited edition binding.

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 South 32 Street
Omaha, NE 68105
phone:(402) 595-1180

Paper, art, photograph, and object conservation; digitization services. Some staff members are Professional Associates and Fellows in the AIC.

Heugh-Edmondson Conservation Services
P.O. Box 10408
Kansas City, MO 64171
phone:(816) 283-0660

Conservation of works of art on paper, art, and photographs. Heugh and Edmondson are Fellows in the AIC.

Paula Hobart
Hobart Conservation, LLC
332 N. Askew
Kansas City, MO 64123
(816) 66-4652

Object conservation, including archeological and ethnographic objects

Gateway Conservation C/O Carrie McNeal
Fourth floor Library
4500 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(618) 920-1787

Book conservation, enclosures, and bookbinding

Beth Heller Conservation, LLC
1225 Santa Fe
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 295-2384

Fixing Historic Documents and Works of Art on Paper


Lanman/Proctor Bindery
20170 West 114th Terrace
Olathe, KS 66061-8739
phone:(913) 393-1957

Thesis binding, journal binding, book rebinding. Local Kansas company that provides quick service (3-7 days) on small binding jobs.

Preserving Books in Your Home Library

This brochure written by Cornell University Library will help you care for your books and offers a list of resources for more information.

HF Group

1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962
Toll Free: (800) 334-3628 

Houchen Bindery LTD.

340 First St. Utica, NE 68456
(800) 869-0420


If you would like a hardback copy of your thesis or dissertation you can order a bound print copy with Thesis on Demand.