The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 22, Number 7-8

Cold Storage Facilities in the U.S.

Karen Brown of the Northeast Document Conservation Center posted a list of cold storage facilities on the Conservation DistList in response to somebody's question about a month ago. The same list is posted on the NEDCC website ( under "NEDCC Leaflets--Preservation Suppliers and Services." It is constantly updated, and printed off as needed:

Hazeltine Vaults
7601 Hazeltine Ave.
North Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Vaults
742 Seward St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

WRS Motion Picture and Video Laboratory
1000 Napor Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-1501

Wilmington Cold Storage
2 Industrial Way
Wilmington, MA 01187

Iron Mountain
745 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02111
Fax 617/350-7881

Kentucky Underground Storage, Inc.
3830 High Bridge Rd.
Wilmore, KY 40390-4988

555 Pleasant St.
Watertown, MA 02172

34 Howard St.
Boston, MA 02119

Safesite Records Management Corporation
96 High St.
PO Box 330
N. Billerica, MA 01862
Fax: 978/670-5406

Iron Mountain--National Underground Storage
Boyers, PA 16020
Fax 724/794-2838

The Iron Mountain office answers the phone "Iron Mountain" and the office in Boyers, PA, answers it with the combined name. Last summer, one of these companies bought the other, so perhaps Iron Mountain is hanging onto its identity for the time being so as not to confuse the customers.

To continue: The NEDCC leaflet also says:

"Before deciding which commercial center will meet your company's [or institution's] needs, you should inspect the facility and interview key personnel there. Be sure to ask for referrals and speak with someone who has used the center's services. The following factors should be considered when selecting a commercial storage center (cold or otherwise!):

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