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
Book and paper conservation, library binding, limited edition binding.
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 South 32 Street
Omaha, NE 68105
Paper, art, photograph, and object conservation; digitization services. Some staff members are Professional Associates and Fellows in the AIC.
Conservation of works of art on paper, art, and photographs. Heugh and Edmondson are Fellows in the AIC.
Hobart Conservation, LLC
332 N. Askew
Kansas City, MO 64123
Object conservation, including archeological and ethnographic objects
Book conservation, enclosures, and bookbinding
Fixing Historic Documents and Works of Art on Paper
20170 West 114th Terrace
Olathe, KS 66061-8739
Thesis binding, journal binding, book rebinding. Local Kansas company that provides quick service (3-7 days) on small binding jobs.
This brochure written by Cornell University Library will help you care for your books and offers a list of resources for more information.
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962 OR
If you would like a hardback copy of your thesis or dissertation you can order a bound print copy with Thesis on Demand.