Acidity is an issue on the older 78,especially those printed before WWII.I don't 
think enough effort has been made either to preserve these,or digitize images of 



From: Kurt Nauck <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 10:02:26 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] record sleeves

When I began manufacture of our line of record sleeves (Disc-O-Files), I 
considered acid-free card stock. However, the cost would have doubled and I saw 
no tangible benefit to be gained. In fact, I queried ARSCList and 78-L for 
opinions on the matter. No one had ever seen a record damaged by an acid-laden 
sleeve. (Nor have I, and I've probably handled more vintage records than anybody 
on the planet.)

Since introducing the Disc-O-File line, I have sold hundreds of thousands of 
sleeves to customers including the Belfer Audio Archive, the Library of 
Congress, the Ward Irish Music Archives, the BBC Broadcast Archive, the National 
Library of Canada, Harvard University, the International Piano Archives, the 
National Library of New Zealand, the First Generation Radio Archives, the 
Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania State University, and the Yale 
University Music Library. That is not to say that any of these institutions 
endorse the product, nor am I suggesting that they use the sleeves for any given 
purpose. Some of these institutions use DOFs to house their primary collections; 
others used acid-free stock. Some prefer sleeves with flaps and no label holes; 
others do not.

For the most part though, it appears that acidity has not been an issue. In 
fact, the design of the sleeves coupled with the fact that they come in 11 
different sizes has convinced many users to resleeve their entire collection 
with DOFs.

For more information, go to and click on the Disc-O-File Sleeves 

Kurt Nauck
c/o Nauck's Vintage Records
22004 Sherrod Ln.
Spring, TX  77389

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