Thanks for all the leads and thoughts regarding hold down tape.
In addition to securing 1/4 inch audio wound tail to the reel exterior, we
also need some relatively practical way to tape those two piece 10 inch
plastic "archival" boxes together. A >1/4 inch blue paper based tape that
adheres well enough but is also easily removeable has been used in the past
for both applications and our present supply just fizzled. I used the zebra
tape for both audio and video in the past while in television and am glad to
find that it is still available although rather expensive. I have located
some suppliers of the blue stuff and will probably get a few rolls but plan
to also take a look at other alternatives.