Michigan State University

Conservation Referral List

The following companies and individuals specialize in preservation services for books, photographs, and other library and archival materials. Contact the service provider for further details about their range of services and costs. This list is provided as a service of the MSU Libraries' Conservation & Preservation Unit and is not to be construed as an endorsement of any individual company or product, nor does it suggest that these are the only such services available. Names of national conservation vendors and conservation suppliers are also available.

Please contact Eric Alstrom if you have any questions or would like to be added to this list.

Michigan Conservators and Bookbinders

Bessenberg Bindery
(Book repair; edition binding; dissertation binding; boxes)
7300 W. Joy Road
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 996-9696

Books Bound To Be Used
(Hand-binding; repair; leather; restoration; boxes)
Susan J. Toth
Edwardsburg, MI (269) 641-7545
[By Appointment Only]

Deborah Corey, Bookbinding
(Binding; restoration; leather; box-making)
(248) 693-8055
[By Appointment Only]

James W. Craven
(Conservation and restoration of books and paper)
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor
(734) 764-3482
[Call for Appointment]

Detroit Institute of Art, Conservation Services Laboratory
(Conservation of art on paper; textile conservation)
5200 Woodward Avenue.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 833-7920

Rivers Paper Conservation & Preservation Services
(conservation of paper documents & art on paper)
Ronna Rivers Featherstone
(248) 542-5109  

J.K. Hickel Bindery
(Binding; restoration; repair; boxes)
(616) 891-8336
[By Appointment Only]

Leyla Lau-Lamb
(Binding; conservation of documents, vellum & papyrus; boxes)
Ann Arbor
(734) 763-2045
[By Appointment Only]

Lis Art Conservation and Restoration Services, LLC
(conservation of paintings and frames)
Jennifer Lis

(284) 957-8611


Ann Ridout
(Book repair; rebinding; boxes & enclosures; document encapsulation)
Ann Arbor
(734) 763-2446
[By Appointment Only]

Wiering Books
(Fine binding; restoration)
Grand Rapids
(616) 248-5434


National Book and Paper Conservation Services

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
(Conservation Services Referral System: "Find a Conservator")
1717 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
(200) 452-9545

Etherington Conservation Services
(Repair & conservation of books & documents; boxes; encapsulation; preservation photocopy)
7609 Business Park Drive
Greensboro, NC 27409
(800) 444-7534 ​

Northeast Documents Conservation Center
(Conservation of books & documents; information resource center)
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 470-1010

The Upper Midwest Conservation Association
(Conservation treatment)
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 870-3120