Today’s Follow Friday is about the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), a non-profit organization that professional archivists rely on for training, advice, and preservation services. A leader in the field of supplying preservation information to museums, libraries, archives, and historical organizations, NEDCC also does a great job with information for individuals who are caring for their family papers.

NEDCC’s Preservation Leaflets cover a range of topics from the ideal storage environment to care of photographs to planning and prioritizing for preservation.

Visit their page for family collections here.

NEDCC also maintains a comprehensive suppliers list of current contact information for providers of preservation services and supplies.

As I have said in the past, however, I cannot recommend Light Impressions for small individual orders. I think they have great products, but their order fulfillment for anything other than large institutional orders is just plain awful. You can get archival sleeves for your photographs and acid-free boxes from Hollinger Metal Edge. Hollinger will fill your order promptly and, of course, supplies top-quality archival products at a fair price. I have no financial interest in either company.

On Tuesday, I’ll post a list of supplies from Hollinger that any family historian can use. I had a lot of questions at Jamboree about family papers and their care, so stay tuned for more on this topic.