Acid-Free Archival Products
9/28/2009

Acid-free journals and paper are easy to find nowadays. We've listed a few here that have a myriad of cover options to choose from. Many other companies also produce quality journals-check the inside cover of your favorite journal design at a bookstore to see if it's acid-free.

Artemis: Tree-free, acid-free pages
Chronicle Books: Acid-free pages
Michael Roger Press: Acid-free recycled and water-resistant pages (great for the bathtub water!)
Running Rhino: 100% recycled acid-free pages

Acid-Free Printer Paper
Great White, Hammermill and Serox are among the paper companies that produce acid-free paper for computer printers. Check the end of the ream you're considering buying-if it's acid-free, the information will be clearly listed.

Storage Options
Check your local office supply store, or try Archival (www.universityproducts.com) or Conservation Resources International (www.conservationresources.com) online.


Megan Fitzpatrick is an English instructor, advertising copywriter and inveterate journal-keeper whose earliest specimen is almost as old as she is (and in equally poor condition).