Solutions – Bibliography – Mold

Chamberlain, William R. “A New Approach to Treating Fungus in Small Libraries.” Abby Newsletter 15, no. 7 (1991): 109.
Notes: A practical article describing the response to a mould outbreak and the preventative measures that were subsequently undertaken at the Virginia State Library (USA).

Corey, Peter, Curator of Collections. “How to Deal With Mold in Baskets.”  Alaska State Museums Bulletin 7-8 (Winter and Spring 1999). (accessed March 2015)

Florian, Mary-Lou. Heritage Eaters: Insects and Fungi in Heritage CollectionsJames & James Publishers, 1997.

McCrady, Ellen. “Mold As A Threat to Human Health.” Abby Newsletter 18, no. 6 (1994).
Notes: A short article on mould as a workplace hazard for library and archival workers. Summarizes articles relevant to the subject and anecdotes from the field.

Motylewsky, Karen. “Pest, Insect & Fungus Management – Conference Notes.” .

National Park Service. Causes, Detection, and Prevention of Mold and Mildew on Textiles . Conserve-O-Gram , 16/1.

National Park Service. ” Conserve O Gram, Number 3/4 – Mold and Mildew: Prevention of Microorganism Growth in Museum Collections.” Web page, Available at

Nyberg, Sandra. Invasion of the Giant Spore. SOLINET Preservation Program , leaflet no. 5. Atlanta, GA: Southeastern Library Network, 1987.
Notes: An updated version of this leaflet (emphasizing preventive activities and non-chemical treatment is available from SOLINET on its web page at or from Alicia Riley-Walden Preservation Administrative Assistant, SOLNET Preservation Services, 1438 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30309-2955 ( or . The older version of the leaflet gives a good summary of mold prevention and treatment, and also presents detailed information on various chemical treatment methods that in most cases would no longer be recommended.

Patkus, Beth Lindblom. ” Preservation Leaflet 3.8: Emergency Salvage of Moldy Books and Paper.” Web page, Available at .

Price, Lois Olcott. Managing a Mold Invasion: Guidelines For Disaster Response. CCAHA Technical Series, No. 1. Philadelphia, PA: Conservation Centre For Art and Historic Artifacts, 1996.
Notes: An excellent summary of response and recovery techniques. Includes a good bibliography that cites articles on the effects of fumigation on collections. Available from CCAHA . 264 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 111119103; (215) 545-0613, fax (215) 735-9313, or email:

State Library of Victoria. “Information Sheet No. 3 Guidelines for Dealing With Mould.” (accessed March 2015)

Strang, Thomas J. K. “Psocids or “Book Lice”: A Warning of Dampness.” CCI Note 3/4, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1998.

Strang, Thomas J. K., and John E. Dawson. “Controlling Museum Fungal Problems.” Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Bulletin, Canadian Conservation Institute, 1991.

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