Part 5: Archival and Storage
The biggest enemy to 35mm slides is poor archival and storage methods. Many slides were kept in poor conditions, damp basements, dusty closets, or hot in summer and cold in winter garages and storage units. Simply bringing these slides inside a warm house would make a difference. Luckily many slides were kept in the original storage boxes that helped keep them in good shape.
If the slides are not in original storage boxes, or the boxes are damaged, then they should be replaced. Archival Methods has specialized boxes that help to keep slides safe. It may also make sense to include Silica Gel Desiccants in with the slides though.
We now know how to scan in, edit, and store 35mm slides. Please let me know if you have any questions, or even any interesting slides you’d like to share on this site!