The Archival Chamber of Horrors:Some of this typical dilemmas
A number of the problems that are common small:
1) Paper clips, staples, and paper pins
Paper clip indentation
Most of the paper material donated to us is held along with paper videos, staples, and, if it is older, paper pins1 or brads. Paper fasteners are relatively innocuous–they leave indentations or tiny holes in the corners associated with pages, but that’s about any of it. Things have much even worse, though, in the event that documents have wet. The steel fasteners rust and “melt” to the paper, leaving residue and making the fastener almost impractical to eliminate without tearing away the main web page. (Fortunately, we now haven’t seen that much and I also couldn’t show up with a typical example of it to picture.)
2) Non-standard storage containers
Suitcases, shoe containers, coffee cans . . .
Some storage that is makeshift are worse than others. In the up part, they do protect things from sunshine, dust, and basic wear and tear. […]