It is not always obvious what is considered safe and sufficient storage for archival and historic materials. There is a lot more to the proper storage of papers, artifacts, photographs, audio/visual materials, and textiles than meets the eye!
In this virtual program for those taking care of church or personal collections, CLA archivists Billy McCarthy and Zachary Bodnar are here to help demystify the confusing world of acid-free containers, spatulas, and clamshells.
In the first part of their presentation, Billy will explore the world of archival boxes, storage solutions, and physical supplies, touching on both best practices and practical alternatives. Then Zachary will discuss archival storage processes, such as how to properly folder a volume, the importance of removing metal fasteners, and why labels are critical.
The program will conclude with time to ask for expert advice on how to solve your most puzzling archival storage challenges!