Since the end of the nineteenth century, more people have had access to photography and other forms of media.

This access has led to an increase in the amount of material produced, leaving museums, archives, libraries, and historical institutions with a healthy historical record but also facing challenges of how to care for this mass of information.

This leaflet covers basic tips of how to properly mark and store photographs, photo albums, sound recordings, and film and video recordings.

Bruce Macleish and Greg Harris explain what type of archival materials to use when storing these objects and how to handle objects properly to expand their lifespan for the historical record.

Archival Care of Mid-Twentieth Century Media TL#195 (1996)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 14, Conservation: Some Basics.