Pacific Manuscripts Bureau
The specific aim of the Bureau is to locate and preserve archives, manuscripts and other unpublished or semi-published material through microfilm. It is interested in gathering material of historical, literary, or scientific interest to Pacific scholars which may be of value either now or in the future. Of particular concern to the Bureau are those documents at risk either from adverse climactic conditions, insect infestation, or civil unrest. It is also interested in preserving material deteriorating as a result of age or poor storage. Microfilming older at-risk records has been the moving force of the Bureau.