Acknowledgements

Without the coauthors, this research would never have been accomplished. Mark Ormsby was effectively a co-PI on the project, providing continued work on the development of our UV-Vis-NIR models for predicting gelatin content, paper color, and paper strength. Mark also contributed a large number of the plots seen in the plot library, along with unflagging support and enthusiasm for the project overall. Robert Shannon completed three XRF calibrations and provided patient and professional assistance during work with the XRF instrument and accessory. Irene Brückle has been a consistent supporter of this research from the earliest funding-proposal writing to the present. Her astute attention to the history of gelatin and alum sizing and its relationship to conservation practice was an essential component in the project. Joe Lang provided a watchful statistical eye during evaluation of the data as well as creative solutions to our data-plotting challenges. Jenn Wade, Michael Schilling, and Joy Mazurek contributed analytical laboratory work that was required before any calibration of the nondestructive instrumentation was possible. Jessica White served as the tireless graduate research assistant who for two years helped select, log in, photograph, and analyze the 1,578 specimens included in the research.

In addition to the co-authors, many other individuals made important contributions to various aspects of the project. They include:

  • Gary Frost, conservator, University of Iowa Libraries
  • John Baty, Johns Hopkins University Conservation Research Associate & Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Yvonne Hilbert, Stuttgart State Academy of Fine Arts
  • Josefine Werthmann, Stuttgart State Academy of Fine Arts
  • Lee Marchalonis, University of Iowa Center for the Book
  • Heather Wetzel, University of Iowa Center for the Book
  • University of Iowa Main Libraries Website Team:
    • Paul Soderdahl, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology
    • Greg Prickman, head, Special Collections & University Archives
    • Nicole Saylor, head, Digital Research & Publishing
    • Wendy Robertson, digital scholarship librarian
    • Linda Roth, library webmaster
    • Kevin McMullen, student assistant
  • Website Review Team
    • John Baty, Johns Hopkins University Conservation Research Associate & Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Cathleen A. Baker, PhD, FAIC, senior conservator of paper and books, University of Michigan Library
    • Gary Frost, conservator emeritus, University of Iowa Libraries
    • Sid Huttner, senior librarian, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Iowa
    • Simon Green, BSc, paper science, papermaking consultant, former director, Hayle Mill, Maidstone, Kent, the last traditional commercial handmade papermill in the UK
    • Jesse Munn, rare book conservator emeritus, Conservation Division, Library of Congress
  • Sid Huttner, Kathy Hodson, and Ed Holtum; University of Iowa Special Collections
  • Paul Gehl, Giselle Simon, Barb Korbel; The Newberry Library
  • Peter Thomas, independent book artist; Peter and Donna Thomas, Santa Cruz, CA

Finally, the following institutions and offices also helped make this research possible by direct financial or logistical support, or by contribution of their staff member’s time:

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • University of Iowa Center for the Book
  • University of Iowa Office of the VP for Research
  • University of Iowa Museum of Art
  • Kress Foundation
  • Preservation Division, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Bruker Elemental
  • Getty Conservation Institute
  • Library of Congress, Preservation Research and Testing Division
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program
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