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People save different types of ephemera. Newspapers, Magazines, Documents and Manuscripts, Sheet Music to...

Stored paper products need protection from sunlight, airborne pollutants, innate acids, vermin, accidental spills, crimping and tearing. That’s a lot of issues to address...

These postcards of movie stars homes from the 1930’ and 40’s are fascinating

...as well as beautiful. History is kept alive through many venues. https://aurorasginjoint.com/2017/04/07/friday-foto-follies-vintage-movie-star-homes Keep your valuable postcards in our acid-free boxes. This blue-gray storage box holds both...

These vintage prints from the late 19th century

...are one of the arts influenced by the movement Art Nouveau Movement. They are examples of how the rise of lithography blurred the lines...

Even if a storm hasn’t come through your area

...and wreaked havoc on your book collection, knowing how to care for a waterlogged tome is good general knowledge to have. Below is a...

What Makes a Newspaper, Magazine, or Periodical Valuable?

Three things make a paper document valuable: Rarity, Historical Value, and Condition. Rarity Over time many items made from paper are either just thrown away or...

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What does it mean to deacidfy paper?

Acid in paper is one of the chief culprits of paper destruction. The Library of Congress in the mid-1900’s decided to initiate a mass deacidification project. They wanted a product that would neutralize acidic paper and add an alkaline reserve. The end result should...