Page 120 of the 1999 Gaylord Archival Catalog has a box in the size you're
looking for. The part number is CDB554 (The archival prefix of YB- can be
left off. Just tells them what catalog the order came from.) and the
dimensions are 5 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 5." It's sized to fit both Jewel cases (12)
or Tyvek envelopes (60). The material is Acid-free/lignin free/passes Photo
Activity Test (PAT), pH 8.5, 60pt tan barrier board, with a 3% Calcium
Carbonate buffer. Construction is metal edge with flip top. They also have
a larger box on that same page with a removable lid (5 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 12")
as well as stiff spacers.
In their big catalog, they may also have some of chemically inert
Note, the materials in all these will far outlast the expected lifetime of
Hope this helps. If you'd like a more exact/specific size they can custom
make them for you. The greater the quantity the cheaper, so consider buying
as a group.
No, I don't work there anymore, but they make great product. If you want
more information, contact my successor as Archival Product Manager, David
Needham, at [log in to unmask]
At 06:21 PM 5/9/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>This question falls outside of the scope of this listserv, but
>probably is a practical issue we all face. I have been searching far
>and wide for archival storage boxes for CD's. We generate large
>amounts of CDR's that are placed in Tyvek envelopes, but next we want
>to store them in 5" x 5" archival boxes. I have not had any luck in
>locating boxes of the right dimensions through library suppliers,
>office stores or via the web. Hence I thought that subscribers to
>this listserv might have encountered and solved similar problems.
>Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
>University of Kentucky
Peter D. Verheyen
Special Collections Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservator
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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