|Lesson:||Lesson 3: Preservation|
|Topic:||Newsclippings Within a Collection|
Newsclippings Within a Collection
Newspaper is particularly unstable due to the large percentage of acidic ground wood pulp in the manufacturing process and the lack of protective alkaline buffers.
The best way to save your old newspaper clippings is to make photocopies onto good quality archival paper and discard the originals. Old newsclippings can contaminate other records around them because the newsprint is highly acidic.
Take a look at the damage acid migration from clippings can do to surrounding materials. Click here.
Click here to access Library of Congress information on paper preservation.
For guidelines for storage from the State Library of Victoria, Australia, click here.