Sunday, July 02, 2006

UI Paper Protects Charters of Freedom

Just in time for Independence Day, the Iowa City Press-Citizen features an article on the University of Iowa's papermaking outfit, which in 2003 created several sheets of paper specifically for the Charters of Freedom (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights) at the National Archives. The UI sheets, made of "American-grown, 100 percent textile-quality cotton," sit under the documents in their display cases to cushion them.