As reported in the last issue of this Newsletter, the importance of buffering to ensure permanence of paper and boxes has only very recently been recognized The two main governmental agencies that set manufacturing standards for paper and boxes, the General Services Administration and the Library of Congress, have raised their standards several times in response. The Hollinger Corporation, essentially a specialized box factory and a major supplier of document containers, met these standards by seeking out a small paper mill that would make acid-free paper and board to their specifications.
There have been 4 different types of boxes produced over the years by Hollinger, meeting 4 different sets of specifications as they evolved. They can be recognized by their color.
Hollinger sells large or small amounts of paper and board to individuals and often shows visitors through its plant at 3810 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington, VA 22206.
Other box and paper companies that advertise in The American Archivist are:Pohlig Bros., Inc.