Preserving a lot of WWI-era papers?
January 6, 2009 2:23 PM Subscribe
I have a big box of very old papers (and other things) I'd like to preserve in a way that facilitates viewing. What's a good way to go about this?
I have a quite large box (I'd say it weighs in around 20 lbs.) full of letters, binders, photographs, and various small paraphernalia belonging to a private in the US Army in France in World War I. Most of the letters are dated around 1918, so this stuff is verging on a century old. Right now it's all pretty much unprotected, and I hate the thought of all of it disintegrating and being more or less forgotten. I'd like to preserve it as best I can (though I'd also like to be able to look at it from time to time) and maybe digitize it in the long term. Is this feasible? If so, how should I do it?