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Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents


March 30, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Everyone has enemies.

Cats have dogs. Mice have cats. Dust mites have vacuum cleaners.

Seth Irwin has Scotch Tape.

For the past few weeks and for a few more Irwin is preserving and protecting some of Alaska’s most precious documents.

“Tape is my nemesis,’’ he said. “I spend a lot of time taking tape off of things. Painting conservators work with Monets; paper conservators deal with tape, and staples and rust . all the things office workers might put on documents.’’

Irwin might not be dealing with precious paintings, but the paper conservator from Massa...

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