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I. Socha (red.), "Prace ofiarowane Profesorowi Bronisławowi Zysce" (S. 97-106). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
While inspecting the rooms of Cracow’s State Record Office at Wawel existence of many noxious
insects causing serious damages in collected archives was discovered. The edges of leather-
-bound folio books and soft covers of some copies of documents were the places in which the effects
of destructive insects’ activity was particularly strongly noticed. It was stated that in all the rooms
of Record Office almost 80%/o leatherbound folio books were attacked by insects.
There were insects representing butterflies and cockchagers among noxious insects found in the
rooms of Archive Office. The first group was represented by the moth. Among discovered cockchagers
there were: the dermestic, the carpet beetle and the death-watch.
Clearing away of those insects from the specimens and rooms is crucial in order to protect the
archival collection. It demands to undertake complete extermination of vermin and taking into account
the sort of damaging objects - fumigation process with the use of ethylene oxide will be the