Here's a short bit of advise from one who is now facing a major problem related to this very issue.

First ol all---make sure you have papers indicating a clear transfer of responsibility, rights, privledges, limitations and any "conditions" from whoever currently owns the negatives to your organization.

Second---make sure the negitives are in, and stay in, original order.

Third---keep the number of people handling those negatives to an absolute bare minimum, at least until they have been settled in a final destination.

Richard Lytle
ER Librarian
HPL Hammond IN

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Hi everyone,

Can anyone out there provide me with some info on the best method for storage of photograph negatives?  We've just acquired a significant number of negatives and this is the first time we've ever received such items.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Hugh J. Francisci
Records  Administrator
155 University Avenue, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario   M5H 3B7
Phone: (416) 327-3309
Fax: (416) 327-3256
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