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Subject: Paper clips

Paper clips

From: Anne Pat Smith <smith>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 1995
Our special collections librarian has been using Acco plastic paper
clips on a number of documents but discovered that they are damaging
material. The "lip" of these paper clips has a raised "dot" which is
apparently tearing the pages of the material shelved next to it.
George is aware of stainless steel clips but seems to prefer
plastic; he is considering switching to Baumgarten Plastiklips. Is
anyone else using either of these paper clips? What has your
experience been? Have you used plastic paper clips with
archival/special materials over an extended period of time? Your
comments are appreciated.

Patricia Smith
Head, Preservation Dept.
Ohio University

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:85
                  Distributed: Sunday, April 23, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-85-014
Received on Tuesday, 18 April, 1995

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