n.a durable paper, often acid free and made with cottonNelson 1975, 575Archival Paper. A new archival bond paper has been released by Xerox Corporation, Xerox Square, Rochester, N.Y. 14644. Named XXV Archival Bond, the new stock is available in four sizes: 8½″ x 10½″, 8½″ x 11″, 8½″ x 13″, and 8½″ x 14″. It contains 25 percent cotton and has a bright white look. Besides being acid-free, the paper provides an excellent surface for xerographic images. The new bond should help solve many archival problems involving a durable, long-life paper.Newman and Jordan 1993, 1Legal-sized Paper Folder or Interleaving Paper ¶ Procedure: Fold a legal size sheet of archival bond paper (e.g., Xerox® XXV) widthwise around the related sheets to form an internal folder. Or, place a letter size sheet of archival bond before and after each multi-page document. Any information to be retained about the relationship of the documents may be written in pencil on this sheet.Greene and Meissner 2005, 230Sixty-three percent of repositories sometimes, usually, or always remove metal fasteners from twentieth-century collections; 85% refolder in buffered folders; 52% photocopy clippings onto archival bond paper; a third place torn items in polyester L-sleeves; 20% interleave scrapbooks and/or photo albums with acid-neutral paper.NARA 2016eArchival Bond Paper ¶ For use in preservation photocopying, as interleaving sheets, as well as for tabs or cross-reference forms that are placed within files of documents or bound volumes. Also to be used as pre-cut protective strips to be positioned as a support under stainless steel paper clips and rustproof staples.NARA 2016fStrips of archival bond paper serve a useful function in addition to the primary goal of protecting weak paper. Use of the strips in conjunction with a fastener signifies that the paper clip or staple employed meets archival standards and does not have to be replaced. This becomes increasingly important with the passage of time as institutional memory fades, since it is often impossible to differentiate between office and archival quality fasteners on the basis of visual inspection. ¶ In some instances, paper records are too fragile to safely bear the pressure of either paper clips or staples. In such cases, groups of records should be maintained together through the use of folders or folded interleaving sheets (made of archival bond paper) placed within folders.NEDCC 2020b, 1If records must be kept together by a fastener for the convenience of readers or staff, the U.S. National Archives recommends that a piece of archival bond paper be folded over the top of the group of documents, with a paper clip slipped over the protective overlay (Figure 1). Alkaline card stock is an acceptable alternative to bond paper. Potentially damaging original fasteners should first be removed.
Archival bond is sometimes used as shorthand for archival bond paper, but the two terms should not be confused.