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Archival Process

The California State Library follows professional standards in order to process all books, papers, and other materials donated to the American Haiku Archives. This processing includes not just cataloguing but also meticulous archival treatment, such as creating custom-made acid-free boxes or holders for various items, as well as rebinding, strengthening, or otherwise improving each item so it will be available to many generations of future visitors and researchers.

photographs by Stanford M. Forrester

Material donations to the American Haiku Archives receive a tremendous amount of archival treatment, and the haiku community is deeply fortunate to have such special care provided to its materials. We look forward to providing extensive details of the archival processes as soon as we are able. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact the American Haiku Archives advisory board.


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This site is independent of and not endorsed by the California State Library. It is operated by the American Haiku Archives advisory board in support of the archives and its mission, which is to collect, preserve, and promote haiku and related poetry as a vital component of literature in the English language. Web Manager: Michael Dylan Welch.
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