Tree thumbnailOversized paper objects pose numerous problems for proper storage.

Mary Todd Glaser explains the best ways to store larger paper documents such as maps, posters, and large prints.

A guide for the ideal storage pieces and an explanation of why this type of furniture is best will help curators adapt storage for their collections, regardless of budget.

Also included is a discussion of what materials to use when storing objects within flat files and boxes, such as folders and polyester film and window mats.

Glaser addresses more specific problems such as storage of extremely large paper artifacts and relaxing brittle materials using humidification.

Technical Leaflet #188  (1994)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 1, Archive Basics.