A few of the problems that are common small:
1) Paper clips, staples, and paper pins
Paper clip indentation
Most of the paper material donated to us is held along with paper videos, staples, and, if it is older, paper pins1 or brads. Paper fasteners are fairly innocuous–they leave indentations or little holes in the corners regarding the pages, but that is about this. Things have much worse, though, in the event that documents have wet. The steel fasteners rust and “melt” in to the paper, leaving residue and making the fastener almost impractical to eliminate without tearing away the main web page. (Fortunately, we now haven’t seen anywhere near this much and I also couldn’t show up with a typical example of it to picture.)
2) Non-standard storage containers
Suitcases, footwear bins, coffee cans . . .
Some makeshift storage container are more serious than others. Continue reading The Archival Chamber of Horrors:Some associated with the problems that are common