We have a number of wire recordings on original spools in original cardboard boxes, that we are looking to rehouse. They are standard commercial size (2.75" diameter, 0.6-ish" wide). Some are starting to unravel, though fortunately they were almost all already digitized. My main concern is giving them individual housing so the wires do not tangle with others.
ARSC's guide (p64)<https://www.clir.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2015/05/ARSC-w-cover.pdf> says they should be stored in acid-free boxes of the appropriate size, but I have not been able to find a vendor selling the right size - either labeled as for wire recordings or reel-to-reel audio tapes. I imagined I might find 3" reel-to-reel tape boxes at Hollinger or Gaylord, but they only go down to 7". The closest possibly suitable thing I can find is microfilm storage boxes, but those are also slightly bigger (3.75" diameter).
Does anybody know of a vendor selling acid-free boxes for wire recordings? Or has anyone had success getting custom ones made, or using something of similar size?
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