One South Carolina conservator asks us to treat our family records as if they were old women suffering from osteoporosis and stinking of Bengay.
Sharon Bennett, archivist with The Charleston Museum, says to think of old family photos and documents as if they were your grandma.Would Grandma really be comfortable in an acid-free archival-safe top-loading sheet protector?
"Would you keep her in the attic or basement?" Bennett asked. "If it's comfortable for us, it will be comfortable for your collection." [Link]