Blog in :60 | How to Preserve Newspapers in a Storage Unit

Blog in :60 | How to Preserve Newspapers in a Storage Unit


Hey, I’m Vince Mancuso with Storage.com, and this week Gina Minks of the Society of American Archivists gave us three tips for preserving
your newspaper clippings and collections. 1. Avoid acidic products Newspaper is a highly acidic material, so place your clippings or pages in an acid free folder, even going as far as placing acid-free tissue between pages, Then, lay them flat in an archival quality box or binder. Make sure you have clean hands and workspace
during this step to further protect your clippings. 2. Store in stable conditions Newspaper can become brittle and crack when exposed to extreme temperature changes and will fade and yellow if left in direct light. Ideal storing conditions for a newspaper collection is in a dark room with low humidity levels. 3. Remove carefully Chances are you’ll want to revisit your “treasure trove” of information throughout the years, meaning you’ll be taking your
collection out of storage. Give your newspaper time to acclimate to
room temperature, and handle the paper gently as it may become brittle in storage. And there are your three tips for storing newspaper clippings. For more information check out the links in the description below.

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