Storing Newspaper Clippings

Newspaper clippings are a great way to keep a record of current events and even family history. However, they begin to yellow and degrade quickly if not stored properly. This is a guide to storing newspaper clippings.


August 4, 2011 Flag
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To save newspaper cuttings, try using acid free tissue paper. Layer items that you want to keep between sheets of the paper, then put into a clear plastic wallet and store in a folder.

By Frankie from Rhyl, North Wales, UK

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August 4, 20110 found this helpful

When I want to preserve a newspaper clipping, I just make a photo copy of of it. They don't yellow or anything. I use these in the genealogy scrapbooks that I am making, along with family photos, and little stories and historical facts that I can find about various ancestors. When I make these photo copies I make sure I used acid free paper in my printer/copier.

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June 25, 2005 Flag
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I promise this works.



  1. Stir this together in a glass or plastic pan. Now breathe.
  2. Put your newspaper clipping in to soak for one hour.
  3. Dry on a paper towel. This removes the acid in the paper and keeps it from yellowing and deteriorating and makes an instant heirloom.
  4. By Ardis

    Editor's Note: Thanks for sharing this Ardis, I have not heard this tip. It would be best to test this on an unwanted newspaper clipping before you try it on a treasured one.

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    June 26, 20050 found this helpful

    This looks like a wonderful idea and I look forward to trying it out but can you please explain "NOW BREATHE"?

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    June 30, 20050 found this helpful

    would maalox work???

    thank you

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