Holding It Together: Ribbons in NARA’s Records

In celebration of American Archives Month we’re looking at some of the many fasteners and seals found in records at the National Archives. Today’s post comes from Rachel Bartgis, conservator technician at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Even in the decades when the oldest records in the National Archives were being created, government … Continue reading Holding It Together: Ribbons in NARA’s Records

Holding It Together: A Seal—Or Not?

Long before Scotch tape and lamination impeded the efforts of archivists and researchers to access unique information in a document, a whole world of fasteners existed to help hold documents together. In celebration of American Archives Month, we’re hosting a series of posts on the history of the various fasteners and seals found in records … Continue reading Holding It Together: A Seal—Or Not?