Prevent Acid Migration

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Prevent Acid Migration

Failure to use acid-free folders, matting boards and materials (see SOURCES) for records storage will result in acid migration, the movement of acids from acidic materials to those which are less acidic. A familiar example of acid migration is the brownish discoloration commonly observed on a page where newspaper clippings have been stored in old books.



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