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Wall Treatments

  1. Frangiamore, Catherine Lynn. Wallpapers in Historic Preservation, Washington, DC: Technical Preservation Services Division, OAHP, NPS, USDI, 1977, 56 pp. Download as PDF file. peruse: for reference.
  2. Futernick, Robert. Conservation of Scenic Wallpapers: Sauvages de la Mer Du Pacifique. JAIC, Vol.20, No.2, 1981, pp.139-146. peruse.
  3. Kelly, Robert M. 6 Ways to Survive a Wallpaper Project: A quick guide to avoiding the most common pitfalls. Old-House Journal, January 2004. read
  4. Kelly, Robert M. Standard Operating Procedures: Paperhanging in Historic Homes
  5. Lynn, Catherine. Colors and Other Materials of Historic Wallpaapers, JAIC, Vol.20, No.2, 1981, pp.58-65. peruse

Historic Paper Collections  peruse

  1. Wallpaper in New England, Historic New England. (Database-driven selections from SPNEA collection.) Peruse.
  2. Wallcoverings, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  3. Adelphia Paper Hangings (illustrated chronology of wallpaper designs)
  4. The Williams Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  5. The Brillion Collection, Authentic Victorian Restoration Wallpapers, Victorian Collectibles Ltd.
  6. Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture (MoDA)
  7. J.R. Burrows & Co., Rockland, MA
  8. Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers, San Francisco, CA
  9. Charles Rupert Designs, Victoria, B.C.
  10. Mt. Diablo Handprints, Carter and Company, Vallejo, CA
  11. ínteríör1900, Gotene, Sweden
  12. Musée du papier peint, Rixheim, France


  1. Gilmore, Andrea. Wallpaper and its Conservation — An Architectural Conservator's Perspective. American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works, JAIC, Vol. 20, No. 2, Article 5 ,1981, pp. 74 -81. read
  2. Kallop, Edward L. Wallpaper Conservation —  Puzzling Priorities. JAIC Vol.20, No.2, 1981, pp.53-57. peruse
  3. Phillips, Morgan. Wallpaper on Walls: Problem of Climate and Substrate. JAIC Vol.20, No.2, 1981 skim
  4. The Investigation, Analysis and Authentication of Historic Wallpaper, Welsh Color & Conservation, Inc.
  5. Paper conservation, Northeast Document Conservation Center peruse
  6. Mapes, Philippa. Historic Wallpaper Conservation. The Building Conservation Directory, 1997 skim


  1. Nylander, Richard. The choice and use of reproduction wallpapers in the historic interior. American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works. JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 14 (pp. 150 to 151). Read.
  2. Kelly, Robert M. Wall-Prep Primer: Understanding wall surfaces and how to prepare them for paper. Old-House Journal, January 2005. peruse


  1. The Wallpaper Scholar
  2. Historic Wallpaper Resources, Historic Wallpaper Specialities


  1. Lynn, Catherine. Wallpaper in America, New York: Norton,1980. Amazon.
  2. Nylander, Richard C. Wallpapers for Historic Buildings: A Guide to Selecting Reproduction Wallpapers, Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1992, pp.9-19. The standard text for choosing a reproduction wallpaper, this is the second, expanded edition, with authoritative information on over 1000 designs, many of them illustrated. Amazon.
  3. Nylander, Richard C., Elizabeth Redmond and Penny J. Sander. Wallpaper in New England. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1986. Amazon
  4. Saunders, Gill. Wallpaper in Interior Decoration. Watson Guptill, 20Amazon 02. Gill Saunders is curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which has the largest collection of wallpaper in the United Kingdom. Amazon.
  5. Hoskins, Lesley, The Papered Wall: The History, Patterns and Techniques of Wallpaper, Thames & Hudson, 2 edition, 2005 Amazon
  6. Thibaut-Pomerantz, Carolle. Wallpaper: A History of Style and Trends, Flammarion, 2009. Amazon
  7. Hoskins, Leslie, ed. The Papered Wall. London: Thames & Hudson, 1994. A wide-ranging international survey. Amazon