Question: I was wondering if you can recommend archival boxes to store family papers in. What does NEHGS use for their collections, they look like flip boxes. Does NEHGS have an interest in my papers if my family does not?
Answer: The boxes we use are called Hollinger Boxes, and they are acid free and protect millions of our documents and photographs. Within the boxes are acid free folders, and envelopes. You can contact the manufacturer Hollinger Metal Edge online at www.hollingermetaledge.com, or by call 1-800-862-2228 for a catalog. Do keep in mind that NEHGS would be interested in helping you preserve your collections for the future. Do consider donating your family papers and photographs to our Archives.