Sources to restore historic documents

Recently we were asked if we knew of any companies that would be able to provide restoration services for a 1928 architectural blue print. The following two companies were suggested to us by staff of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago.

The Conservation Center
(click name to go to the website)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60654

Brief intro from their site: Since 1983, we have offered an ever-widening array of  conservation services. After beginning as a provider solely for  paintings conservation, we have grown to include the conservation of  works of art on paper, photography, textiles and murals. Most recently,  we have added conservation services for furniture, frames and decorative  objects.

Phone number: (312) 944-5401
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

To submit an inquiry about an item in need of restoration, or to learn  more about their services, call (312) 944-5401 or email

Poster Plus
(click name to go to the website)
200 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60604

Brief intro from their website: Poster Plus began doing poster conservation work in 1975 for our own vintage inventory, and since 1989 our services have been widely used by collectors, galleries and museums. Our work is represented in the collections of The Chicago Historical Society, The Polish Museum of America, The Library of Congress and important private collections.

Phone numbers: 800.659.1905 or 312.461.9277

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: by appointment only

The BHS is neither affiliated with these companies nor has done business with them.
We provide this information only to aid your process in getting started on researching restoration needs.

Please contact us and share any services or companies you may have used for restoration of historic documents and objects.

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