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Subject: Vinyl


From: Marsha Maguire <marsham>
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 1996
For listing the contents of the storage boxes in our archival
collection, we are considering the use of a clear vinyl pocket that
attaches to to the top of an acid-free box.  It's an 8 1/2 x 11"
pocket made of 6 mil "clear vinyl," and uses a "permanent
non-yellowing adhesive."  We found it in the Gaylord product
catalog; there is no similar product included in the Gaylord
archival products catalog (or any other catalog we've seen).  If
each of several hundred boxes had such a pocket affixed to it, would
we be creating an offgassing problem in our storage vault?  We
collect paper materials, as well as photographic and print
materials, sound recordings of all kinds, and video cassettes.

We've invested quite a bit in our archival storage containers. Would
using a product that is not necessarily chemically inert threaten
that investment (not to mention our collections)?  Not being a
conservation specialist myself, I don't know how big a problem the
offgassing and possible acidity of these pockets might create.  Any
help would be very much appreciated,

Marsha Maguire
Experience Music Project
110 - 110th Avenue, NE
Suite 550
Bellevue, WA 98004
Fax: 206-453-1985


                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:79
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 28, 1996
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Received on Tuesday, 28 May, 1996

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