an order for your photographs by date, subject, or category. Always
document people, places and events in your photographs. When it is
necessary to write on a photograph, notations should be written on
the back of the photograph, along the edges in pencil or with acid-free
pen designed for this purpose.
Enclose each photograph in uncoated Mylar
D or polypropylene sleeves that provide surface protection
and help to minimize damage during handling. Acid-free
labels can be adhered to the sleeve surface for notations.
Opaque acid-free paper enclosures also provide protection
and provide a surface for notations.
* Store the enclosed photographs in acid-free
Other materials such as polyvinyl chloride can damage photographs.
* Store similar sized items together.
* Color photocopies or digital copies should be made to minimize the handling
of original prints.
Store in a cool, dry dark area where temperature and humidity do not fluctuate.
Ideal conditions are 65° - 68° F and 40%-50% RH.