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Preservation is essential to maintaining paper artifacts for the public good. Archivists and curators can ensure the preservation of paper materials by controlling their environments.

Gregor Trinkaus-Randall outlines the ideal environmental controls for long-lasting preservation including the proper temperature, humidity level, and lighting level.

He provides solutions for achieving the ideal conditions and discusses other threats to paper materials with ways to mitigate issues that may arise.

Also included is a brief overview of different types of materials used over time and their acidity.

Technical Leaflet #128 (1980)