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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Saving/Filing Obituary Cippings
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 16:46:13 -0400
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Connie Bradbury wrote:
> When I was processing a collection of a former political figure from the
> early 1900s in Alaska, the collection contained dozens and dozens of copies
> of telegrams, not to mention the hundreds of newspaper clippings. We had to
> put acid-free sheets of paper between every telegram. It was interesting to
> see what the paper the telegram was printed on did to the papers next to
> it. In some cases I had to photocopy those papers to preserve the contents,
> leaving the damaged papers in protective sleeves. The archivist said that
> over time the originals would disintegrate because of the damage the
> telegram paper did.
> Makes me wonder what the telegram paper was made out of.
Probably Acid based wood fiber pulp as newspapers are.