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
www.bessenberg.com

Books Bound To Be Used
(Hand-binding; repair; leather; restoration; boxes)
Susan J. Toth
Edwardsburg, MI (269) 641-7545
BksBd2BUsd@aol.com
[By Appointment Only]

Deborah Corey, Bookbinding
(Binding; restoration; leather; box-making)
Oakland
(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
www.dia.org

Rivers Paper Conservation & Preservation Services
(conservation of paper documents & art on paper)
Ronna Rivers Featherstone
Detroit
(248) 542-5109  
paperconservation@earthlink.net

J.K. Hickel Bindery
(Binding; restoration; repair; boxes)
Caledonia
(616) 891-8336
jkhbind@hotmail.com
[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

Novi 
(284) 957-8611

jennifer@lisacrs.com
www.artconservationrestoration.com 

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
bindmeabook@wieringbooks.com​
www.wieringbooks.com

 

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
www.conservation-us.org/

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

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

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