The Pearl Harbor News Clipping Scrapbook of Beverly Gordon Witten was losing the information from the news clippings due to flaking of the acidic paper. I used Japanese Rice paper to reinforce pages and hopefully keep the news clippings intact. The library has used pages from this scrapbook in two displays on Pearl Harbor.
Above: Beverly Gordon Witten's Pearl Harbor news clippings scrapbook
Head line clippings on Pearl Harbor- information was being lost due to flaking of the acidic paper
Rice paper reinforcement can be seen in the white line at the bottom of the clippings page.
A clipping from the scrapbook states: "Ironically symbolic of things to come in this spectacular photo of a flight of bombers over Hawaii's jagged Diamond Head..."
"Japanese planes disgorge parachute troops, such as were reported to have been dropped during the sudden strike on Hawaii. Photo above shows Japanese paratroops practicing over Tokyo."
The pages were reinforced with wheat paste and rice paper as seen above.
Also worked on, was a map showing a WWII attack in Africa by the Allies. The map was in sections and pieced together by using wheat paste and Japanese rice paper.