Your best bet is to go on to that site I linked to, Gaylord, and look around
for some acid-free archival adhesives.
BTW, the double-stick tape I mentioned is exceptionally thin. It does work
in holding down ripped labels in many instances, but YMMV.
On Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:35:28 -0400, Mark Hendrix <[log in to unmask]>
>Corey and Jeff,
>Thank you for your responses, and to Lou for the Wikipedia entry.
>Having used rubber cement extensively doing paste ups for graphic designs in
>the pre-computer days, I don't think I will go that route. I like the idea
>of the polyester double stick tape, since it is probably less reactive with
>both the lacquer and the (no doubt) acidic paper label. Unfortunately,
>since the label is torn and yet still partially attached, there would be no
>way to secure the label using double stick tape without some part of it
>being at risk for catching and tearing. The torn edge is just too irregular
>to conform to double stick tape.
>If anyone can suggest a glue that would not damage either surface, I would
>be grateful. I imagine this is not a rare problem for archivists, given the
>number of instantaneous lacquers I have found with either loose labels or
>missing labels. In the short term, I will just store it in a paper sleeve
>without a center hole, until I can get around to cleaning it.
>Best wishes, Mark