RE: [Fwd: [CCC] Cost of archival supplies]
- Here in Alberta, the Provincial Archives of Alberta bulk orders both archival boxes and archival folders. I've been buying from them for the Mennonite archives for a couple of years now. The boxes (about 6" x 14" x 10") cost us about $10 each. The folders are about 50 cents each. They also have archival quality 'plastic' (I have no idea if they are plastic or vinyl ...) sleeves that are 3-hold punched for photos. I'vve bought ones that hold 2 - 4 x 6" photos and ones that hold 4 - 3 x 5" photos.They really should be advertising this service on their website, since they take the time to prepare a brochure with this info on it - but I've heard that they are short-staffed for web work. They also have a number of other archival-related items for sale (paper, etc.).I believe the PAA orders these items from Carr Maclean.If they were interested, I think Bev/Ken Rees would be able to bring in orders and resell to the AHFS membership at meetings.-----Original Message-----By chance, this appeared on another list and is relevant to our discussion of preserving docs and archival quality paper.
From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On Behalf Of Lois Sparling
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 8:53 PM
Subject: [Fwd: [CCC] Cost of archival supplies]
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Subject: [CCC] Cost of archival supplies Resent-Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 19:18:31 -0700 Resent-From: CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L@... Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 21:26:31 -0500 From: gilchrists <gilchrists@...> To: CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN-L@... References: <1d7.1a4a7fdb.2d695a6c@...>
Tonight I am wearing my archivist hat! When you go to any Archives you will often see "gray" boxes that house the documents in file folders. Both those "flip top" boxes, and the file folders themselves, are "acid free" items and are very, very expensive by anyone's standards. Boxes can average $15.00 - $50.00 (and more - depending upon size and quality) for each box! A box of 100 acid free file folders costs about $50.00 per box. If you want to check out the prices might I recommend the Carr Maclean Library and Archival supply website - which is based in Canada. Carr Maclean is one of the industry leaders. So, there is much more than the just the cost of the labour in moving of the documents. Hey, when I moved my residence here in Toronto about nine years ago, it cost me close to $1,000 then to move about 10 blocks, and we packed most everything ourselves! Just providing some facts to consider ... Cheers! Brian J. Brian Gilchrist, 1969 - 2004: 35 Years Researching at The Archives of Ontario. Genealogical and Archival research analyst, Box 74503, 270 The Kingsway, ETOBICOKE, Ontario M9A 5E2 gilchrists@... "I have the reputation of being fearless and decided, and whether correct or not, it saves me much trouble." - written by the Honourable and Right Reverend John Strachan, 1st Anglican Bishop of Toronto in 1846. ----- Original Message ----- From: To: Sent: 2004 Feb 21 8:05 PM Subject: Re: [CCC] OFF TOPIC:- The Cartoon Does NOT Tell All! > It costs $240,000 to box and move. What moving company did they use? > > Eileen > > > ==== CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN Mailing List ==== > Read Gordon A. Watts' column on Post 1901 Census issues at > http://globalgazette.net > > ==== CANADA-CENSUS-CAMPAIGN Mailing List ==== Read Gordon A. Watts' column on Post 1901 Census issues at http://globalgazette.net