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Old 07-16-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Default How do you preserve Newspapers?

I have two newspapers that I want to keep, but I am worried about them yellowing or falling apart. How can I keep them safe?
Not I don't want to put them in a scrapbook, I want to keep the papers as a whole.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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Preserving Old Documents

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5. I have some old newspapers that I would like to preserve. What's the best way to do it?

Since newspapers are made of highly acidic paper and deteriorate so quickly, you should always photocopy the information you want from them onto acid-free paper. You can then store the original paper in an acid-free box, or mount clippings in an archival scrapbook. Clippings could also be stored in acid-free file folders, interleaved with acid-free paper. If you want to frame the clipping, you should frame the acid-free copy rather than the original clipping.
Preservation and Archives Professionals - Preserving Family Papers

I have many newspaper clippings that I want to save as well.. I have scanned them so that I have copies to make sure I keep them even if they do eventually fall apart. Liz
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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I have many newspaper clippings that I want to save as well.. I have scanned them so that I have copies to make sure I keep them even if they do eventually fall apart. Liz
That's what I was going to suggest. You wouldn't want the paper to fall apart, but if and when it finally does you will still have the article/picture.
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Old 07-20-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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The yellowing is from distortion due to exposure to sunlight. You can purchase special UV protection glass, from any arts & crafts store, to eliminate this problem. Also, have your clippings or papers backed, and matted in Acid Free products only. the acid that transfers from regular backing, matting, padding, etc, is what will begin to eat away and deteriorate the value of your things. Deterioration due to sunlight & acid exposted substances is the biggest risk factor when you're trying to preserve things just like this. I worked as a professional art framer for a few years, so I have seen a lot of things come and go - and this was the first that they taught you.


1) UV protective glass
2) All Acid Free materials

Good Luck
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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I think the paper that newspaper is printed on is not acid free.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Tuxedo Park, NY
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If you just have clippings, I would probably suggest just getting them laminated. However, as far as preserving an entire paper? I'm lost here; personally would probably just clear out a spot in the filing cabinet and dedicate it to the papers. But, if you actually want to display them or something, the UV protective glass sounds like the best idea out there.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:40 PM
 
Location: SC
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I have always been told to use an Archival Mist ..:+)
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