|Course:||4: Housing Your Collections|
|Lesson:||Lesson 1: Assessing and Improving Your Building|
|Topic:||Spaces To Avoid: Attics and Basements|
Spaces To Avoid: Attics and Basements
Attics are a common and seemingly convenient place to store records, but they are not suitable for archival materials. If you have records in an attic, click here to find out why it is bad!
Basements are another common records storage area that should be avoided. If you store records in the basement, click here to find out why it is bad.
If you must store historic records in the attic or basement, you should take as many precautions as possible to make sure that the records are stored in the best conditions you can provide. Click here to find out what precautions to take.