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Subject: Folders for photographs

Folders for photographs

From: Susan Martin <smartin>
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2000
In reply to Karen Potji's query on suitable folders for large
collections of photographs, I would like to mention the solution
that we found at the Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation
Laboratory at the New York Academy of Medicine.

Staff there worked with Archival Products, Library Binding Service,
P.O. Box 1413, Des Moines, IA 50305-1413, to design a very useful
and sturdy folder for this purpose. The result was the creation of
"The Academy Folder." This is a tan folder of .040 archival board
with a C-cloth spine. Inside, a mylar sleeve with an L-seal at the
edges is attached with double-sided tape to allow for complete
viewing of the contents, recto and verso. Because of the L-seal at
the right and lower edges, the user can easily remove the photograph
or other flat item if desired, but unnecessary handling is avoided
if one only wants to view the item. We add foil-backed labels to the
front covers of the Academy Folder and store them in file cabinets,
but of course they could easily be placed in Solander boxes too. LBS
sells these items in 6 difference sizes and also sells Newspaper &
Map Folders in 3 even larger sizes, using a .060 archival board. We
have found these folders to be extremely useful--not just for
photographs, but for prints, broadsides, and even for thin

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