The most common approach is acid-free archival sleeves housed in acid-free
hollinger boxes housing 20-25 discs.
I'm speaking heresy, but I'm doubtful as to the cumulative negative effect
of acidic paper on vinyl or lacquer coated discs, which are already a toxic
stew of chemicals, out-gassing stuff many times nastier than the mildly
acidic vapors of pulp paper.
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On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Nick J. Patterson <[log in to unmask]>
> Dear Collective Wisdom,
> We've got a few hundred 12" vinyl LPs, that are lacking jackets.
> I've perused the usual library/archival supply companies, but don't find an
> *archival-quality* 12" LP jacket.
> Instead, I've seen paper envelope-style sleeves, which will accommodate the
> LPs, but are not very sturdy - about the same thickness as a manila file
> I've seen the standard cardboard 12" jackets, available from vendors such
> as Bags Unlimited - but they are not archival-quality.
> So, to the list - is there some product or source for these jackets that I
> may have missed?
> If not, I guess one imperfect option would be to use archival poly inner
> sleeves, and house those inside the non-archival cardboard 12" jackets....
> Any info greatly appreciated.
> best, /Nick
> Nick Patterson, Music Librarian
> Music & Arts Library, Columbia University
> 701 Dodge, 2960 Broadway
> New York, NY 10027