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Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Preservation & Conservation Services > Services for the Public > Preservation Resources Preservation Resources

Please note: These lists are for reference purposes only. These lists are not complete listings of all available sources. Inclusion in this list does not constitute a recommendation by the Indiana State Library or the State of Indiana.

Appraisers in Indiana
Conservators in Private Practice, Bookbinders, and Library Binding
Archival Product Suppliers
Disaster Recovery and Remediation Specialists, Climate Control, and Pest Management

Appraisers in Indiana

For tax purposes, appraisal must be done by a certified appraiser. The American Society of Appraisers provides a database of certified appraisers. Please verify the certification of any appraiser you select for formal appraisals.

Please note: This list is for reference purposes only. This list is not a complete listing of all appraisers in the state of Indiana. Inclusion in this list does not constitute a recommendation by the Indiana State Library or the State of Indiana.

Sharon A. Theobald, Senior Appraiser
Fine Art Specialist
Re-accredited 2012-2017
President, Appraisal Associates, Intl
3746 Westlake Court
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906
Specializations: Paintings, drawings, sculpture, works of art on paper including prints and photographs

Joel Hyde
Every Other Book
3208 Crescent Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1560
260-483-2430;  888-725-2430
Specializations: Books

Laurette E. McCarthy, Ph.D., AM.
Accredited Member, American Society of Appraisers
Specializations: Paintings, sculptures, and works on paper

Jerry Musich, Ph.D.
317 257-7975
Specializations: Books and American maps
For other purposes (i.e., informal estimates, written appraisal for insurance loss or other non-tax purposes), many local book dealers will – for a fee – provide appraisals.

Steve H. Nowlin
Please contact by email for appointments:
Specializations: Photographs, historic documents signed by famous people, signed books, and original political cartoon art

Ken Peczkowski
121 W. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, IN 46601
Specializations: Books, vintage games, and philately (postage, revenue, and charity stamps)

Other  rare book dealers in the state who may be willing to provide informal appraisals:

Conservators in Private Practice, Bookbinders and Library Binding

Please see the American Institute for Conservation’s Guidelines for selecting a conservator for important information about how to choose a conservator to work on your cultural artifacts as well as the Find a Conservator tool to find additional conservation professionals not listed below.

For Library Binding consider the services of a certified library bindery. There is a list available through the
Library Binding Institute.

We have listed some conservators in private practice below. While we have attempted to list multiple sources in Indiana, it is not always possible to find a private practitioner in a particular field close by. Some conservators in private practice will take work through the mail or will travel.

Please note: This list is for reference purposes only. This list is not a complete listing of all conservator, bookbinders, and binding companies in the state of Indiana. Inclusion in this list does not constitute a recommendation by the Indiana State Library or the State of Indiana.

Conservators in Private Practice

S.D. Battista

Paintings Conservation, Inc.
Conservation of Paintings
Indianapolis, IN 46220
317- 989-2133

Jim Canary
Book conservation, referrals to other local individuals for book conservation work
Bloomington, IN

Jean Easter
Easter Conservation Services, LTD
Archival matting and framing; conservation of gilded objects, frames
644 E. 52nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 396-0885
(317) 507-4701
(317) 926-5909 fax

Pat Griffin
Conservation of Objects
Indianapolis, IN

Kathy Lechuga
Conservation of books and works on paper
Indianapolis, IN
(765) 412-7303

Doug Sanders
Conservation of Manuscripts, documents, artwork on paper
Bloomington, IN

Textile Conservation Services
Textile Conservation
Harold F. Mailand, Director
928 N. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3350
(317) 266-8398

Bookbinders  and Library Binding Businesses

Jack Cooney
Book, Album and Box Making
813 West Drive, Woodruff Place
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 917-1849

The HF Group
Library Binding, Conservation Treatment, Preservation Reformatting
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN 46962

National Library Bindery
Library Binding, Book Binding
National Library Bindery
55 S. State Street
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 636-5606

Archival Supplies

Listed below are some of the vendors ISL Preservation uses to purchase archival quality supplies. If you need assistance choosing archival materials, please Contact ISL Preservation to assist you.

Gaylord Brothers
Toll free phone: (800) 448-6160
Toll free fax: (800) 272-3412

Hollinger Metal Edge
Phone: 800-862-2228
Fax: 888-822-6937

Phone: 212-219-0770
Fax: 212-219-0735

University Products
Toll free phone: (800) 336-1912
Toll free fax: (800) 532-9281

Disaster Salvage and Emergency Assistance Vendors, Climate Control, and Pest Management

In the event of a disaster or emergency in your agency or library, or questions about climate control or pest management, please Contact ISL Preservation to assist you. We provide consultation, on-site assistance, and can make vendor recommendations specific to your needs.

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