How to protect and preserve historically valuable, or archival, records is a question faced by virtually every local government.

Archival records, which typically constitute only 2-5 percent of all records, require special handling and storage to ensure their availability for generations to come.

The focus in this leaflet is on paper and film based material which has enduring value.

It provides basic information and direction in preservation planning, as well as in the care, handling, environment, treatments, and supplies for the preservation of historically valuable local government records.

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