How do you preserve the items inside of your time capsule? This booklet explains preservation hints for you to use when placing your time capsule items inside the time capsule.
You will need to consider the paper things that you will store inside of the time capsule (letters, newsprint, legal documents, photocopies), and books (printed and manuscript).
You will probably have photographs (color, black-and-white, slides, negatives, digital), films and tapes (videotapes, 16mm film, 35mm film, DVD and CD)
You may also have software related computer files (your website). You will have special artifacts (trinkets, glasses, paperweights).
Perhaps you have textiles (memorabilia such as a baseball, a T-Shirt, a stole, a quilt patch, a baseball cap).
With all these items in mind, we've developed a few common sense guidelines on care & preservation of those items before & after placing in the capsule. Our booklet Preservation Hints for Time Capsule Items explains what to do for your items before placing them inside of your time capsule to keep them in top condition till the time they are viewed again. Includes basic tips.