Photographs can be found in nearly every historical collection. Edward Jay Pershey provides tips and techniques for museum professionals caring for photographs.

Pershey provides a brief history of photography to explain the material used in the various photographic techniques.

Creating a collections plan and setting priorities for conservation and care should be applied to the management of photographic collections and Pershey explains these processes.

The author also outlines how to inventory a collection, proper storage, and arrangement of photographs, while emphasizing the necessity of access to photographs through duplication and reproductions.

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Technical Report #5 -Management of Photograph Collections in Historical Agencies and Museums

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