Sorry Dad, I didn't imply that you didn't know what you are doing. I know, you know what you are doing.
ok.... back to the "restoration" portion:
The library is done is wordpress. There is a wordpress database on the server. If someone (with access) has a chance they go to "phpMyAdmin". They select the wordpress database and all the articles can be copied and pasted here.
Now I select wp_posts and it shows me every post that has ever been made.
Then I scroll through the list and click on the little pencil icon to open it up and edit it. ** note the post ID number... those are hidden when linked which is why I couldn't pick up any off google.
Once the post is open it can then be copied and pasted into the appropriate section of the forum. Obviously mine are different than yours, but the procedure is the same nonetheless. Just copy and paste the post_content and post_title..viola! No mucking with bridges and tables..
Hope that helps a bit.