Archival board

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An acid-free bristol board with good aging properties. Archival boards are generally composed of at least 94% alpha cellulose and are buffered with 3% calcium carbonate. In 1980, the Library of Congress stipulated that archival paperboard products be sulfur-free, lignin-free, alkaline pulped and contain an alkaline reserve of 3-5%.

Synonyms and Related Terms

museum board; museum quality board; rag board; conservation board; chemical wood pulp board

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998

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