The Blake Archive appears to contain several different categories of literature. The main categories are divided into: illuminated books, commercial book illustrations, separate prints, printers in series, drawings, paintings, manuscripts and typographic works.
The objects are basically books, illustrations, drawings, paintings and other typographic works.
The archive offers 2 main viewing methods: gallery and reading mode. The gallery mode shows each item as it is. The reading mode includes a digital copy for actual reading – since it is very hard to read the scans of the items.
One aspect of archival theory that the Blake Archive demonstrates is preservation of items through two methods. In this case, the Blake Archive offers a wide range from typed items to drawings and illustrations. This preservation is generally through scans. However, they do digitize the actual type on the items.
Finally, Werner and Voss’s possibly most powerful quote is “to archive documents is to enclose them in a complex of protected spaces”. The rest of the quote finishes with a pre-historic method of preservation. While this is not relevant to the Blake Archive or any current archival theory, Werner and Voss’s ideas of preservation hold in this age.