Books, Monographs, Reports, and Patents by Dr. Richard D. Smith
The Preservation of Leather Bookbindings from Sulfuric Acid Attack. (M.A. Paper) Graduate School of Librarianship, University of Denver – Denver, Colorado, 1964.
Deterioration and Preservation of Library Materials. Edited by Howard W. Winger and Richard Daniel Smith. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.
The Nonaqueous Deacidification of Paper and Books. (Ph.D. Dissertation) Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1970.
‘A Comparison of Paper in Identical Copies of Books from the Lawrence University, The Newberry, and The New York Public Libraries’.Restaurator, International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material. Supplement No. 2, 1972, 84 pp.
Preserving Cellulosic Materials Through Treatment with Alkyene Oxides. U.S. Patent No. 3,676,055. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office, July 11, 1972, 4 pp. 12 claims.
Treatment of Cellulosic Materials. U.S. Patent No. 3,676,182. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office, July 11, 1972. 12 pp. 47 claims.
Treatment of Cellulosic Materials. Canadian Patent No. 911,110. Ottawa: Canadian Patent Office, October 3, 1972. 53 pp. 30 claims.
Updated Treatment Cycle for [The] Wei T’o® Nonaqueous Book Deacidification System at the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. Revised April 26, 1977. 42 pp.
The Wei T’o® Nonaqueous Book and Document Strengthening System: An Unsolicited Proposal. Matteson, IL: Wei T’o Associates, Inc., 1980.
Operation Manual for Wei T’o® Magnesium Bicarbonate Aqueous Deacidification Solution Preparation System. September 15, 1981. 28 pp. (Unpublished)
Operation Manual for the Updated Wei T’o® Nonaqueous Book Deacidification System. Prepared for Public Archives of Canada under Contract No. 02011-0-00617. December 29, 1981. 153 pp.
Treatment of Cellulosic Materials. U.S. Patent No. 4,318,963. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office, March 9, 1982. 3 pp. 6 claims.
Treatment of Cellulosic Materials. Canadian Patent No. 1,147,510, Ottawa: Canadian Patent Office, June 7, 1983. 9 pp. 6 claims.
Turnkey Proposal for Wei T’o® Continuous Belt Spray Deacidification System for Deacidifying Archival Documents, Records, Maps, Prints, etc. November 19, 1984. 15 pp. plus sketch. (Unpublished).
Comprehensive Bibliography Through 1984 of Publications on Carbon Dioxide Fumigation (Focuses on Carbohydrates, Particularly Cereals).18 pp. Approximately 120 citations. March 7, 1985. (Unpublished).
Treatment of Water Damaged Cellulosic Materials. U.S. Patent No. 4,543,734. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent Office, October 1, 1985. 6 pp. 20 claims.
Annotated Chronology of Articles, Comments, Pamphlets, Presentations, and Reports on the DEZ Vapor Phase Deacidification Process, 1974 – 1987. February 3, 1987, 154 items.
Prospectus: A Book Preservation Facility for Southern California. Matteson, IL: Wei T’o® Associates, Inc., Revised June 8, 1987.
Listing of Publications in Scientific and Professional Journals, Popular Press, and American National TV on the Wei T’o® Mass Deacidification System, 1978 – 1987. September 15, 1987. 53 citations. unpublished.
Turnkey Proposal for Wei T’o® Book Dryer and Insect Exterminator. (Maximum extermination 5,000 to 10,000 books/week, Maximum drying 3,000 books/month; Inside work capable). June 28, 1988. 5 pp. (Unpublished).
Ethanolamines: A Historic Bibliography from 1940 to 1989 with Abstracts and Author Summary Statements Showing an Evolving Understanding of Carcinogenic Hazard Risks from Chronic Exposure. (Compiled by Richard D. Smith). April 27, 1989. 36 pp. 34 publications. (Unpublished).
Summaries and Author Statements from NTIS Reports on Carcinogenic Hazards from Industrial Exposure to Volatile N-nitrosodiethanolamines and Related Chemicals. (Compiled by Richard D. Smith). May 17, 1989. 54 pp. 32 Reports. (Unpublished).
Preserving Research Library Collections: Challenges and Opportunities for the Paper Industry. Invited Seminar at Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton, WI. Unpublished Manuscript. December 9, 1988. 34 p.
Treatment of Cellulosic Materials. U.S. Patent No. 4,860,685. Washington, D.C.; August 29, 1989. 13 claims.
Preservation of Old Books/Paintings. Australian Patent No. 583,938. Canberra; Australian Patent Office, September 29, 1989. 40 pp. 14 claims.
Treatment of Water Damaged Cellulosic Material. Canadian Patent No. 1,266,773. Ottawa; Canadian Patent Office, March 20, 1990. 6 pp. 20 claims.
Treatment of Cellulosic Materials. Canadian Patent No. 1,272,018. Ottawa; Canadian Patent Office, July 31, 1990. 13 claims.
Operation Manual for Wei T’o® Book Dryer and Insect Exterminator. Various editions 1983 to Date. Current Edition: October 19, 1997. Approximately 350 pp. with vendor manuals. (Unpublished).
Abbreviated Operation Manual for Wei T’o® Book Dryer and Insect Exterminator. Current Edition: February 10, 1998. 47 pp. (Unpublished).
Preservation of Cellulosic Materials. Over ten U.S. and foreign patent applications pending.