Archival Formats

This section contains expert yet practical advice on preserving a variety of materials: photographs, negatives, and film; paper and parchment; books and scrapbooks, digital and electronic media; and audio and video tapes and motion pictures.

You can contact with general questions on preventive care. If you need the services of a professional conservator, the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) maintains a conservator referral system and provides a helpful Guide to Finding a Conservator.

Photographic Materials



Microfilm & Microfiche

Paper & Parchment

Books and Scrapbooks

Digital Media

Audio, Video & Motion Picture Film