Storage is an important aspect of preservation. Environmentally controlled vaults provide optimum temperature and relative humidity for collections.
|Aside from treatments to collection items, artifacts are stabilized physically through a variety of techniques. We choose safe acid-free and neutral pH papers and boxes where appropriate. Archival storage for undersized manuscript diaries includes wrapping and filling the void of the folder with ethafoam stitched into place.|
|Panoramic photographs more than 5 feet in length receive a full Tyvek interleaf and are rolled onto acid-free tubes. Drop tags identify the item for library staff.|
|Panoramic photographs less than 5 feet are stored in sleeves made from Tyvek stitched to Melinex and placed in folders. The folders are placed in Tyvek slings for lateral drawer storage.|