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Archival Album & Scrapbook Storage Box

  • Archival Album & Scrapbook Storage Box
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Archival Album & Scrapbook Storage Box


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Our Archival Album Storage Box is specifically designed to accommodate photo albums and scrapbooks up to 12" square (album not included). It's constructed from acid- and lignin-free materials and features a buffering agent to neutralize migrant acids and atmospheric pollutants. It resists dust, dirt and light infiltration, protecting your most treasured items. It can also be used for magazines, books, photos or folded newspapers.

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  • Hinged lid


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  • 12-1/2" sq. x 3" h

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Archival Album & Scrapbook Storage Box is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 55.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keep photos safe I have a lot of photos handed down to me. I need a way to safely store them.
Date published: 2019-01-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as archival photo boxes I have several of the archival photo boxes and they are very nice, with reinforced edges. I was not as pleased with the archival legal-size box, as it arrived flat and did not have the reinforcement. When I put it together, the gray paper separated from the other layers of paper on the tabs and some of the sides. I'm sure it will protect my papers, but is not worth the price.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did the trick Surprised how much I loved the file folders. I sorted photos and documents and was able to label one folder per family member. I was originally concerned about the contents "slumping" in the box and/or curling at the bottom, but the file folders helped prevent this.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hidden benefit Purchased these for large family photos. I was concerned about not having a rigid four-sided storage box, but the ability to lower one of the long sides (as shown in the product photo) allows for better access to documents. In other words, our photos were such a perfect fit, without this feature, you'd have to use your fingernail to lift the photo out.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent storage box I purchased two of these boxes. They are very sturdy and well constructed. I highly recommend them for storing keepsakes.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of mind When my Grandmother passed away last year, we began to clear out the attic of her house. We found a couple of boxes of photographs from the last 150 years. My Grandfather did genealogy and photography, so you can imagine the volume. I am very glad to know these photos can be stored in a preservation box, to preserve them for future generations.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for My Albums I had been storing my record albums in a moving box for almost 30 years - not the best solution. The Upright Archival Storage Box is the perfect size for albums and much more attractive and space-saving.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage boxes Got my storage boxes on time and they arrived in good condition. They were perfect, and I will be buying more. Using them to store taxes, investments, home/insurance documents. Helps being organized, they look good, and fit good in my safe. I will label each box. Just wish they had an area for a label. Would recommend them to my friends.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Function over beauty We have bought several of these for friends who have had babies and our own children. It is great that it will hold documents for the duration of their childhood to hold all of the important papers and photos that they collect and hold dear. I will admit they are not the most attractive, I wish they came in another color, even black or white would be nice, but these are the best archival boxes for their size and affordability that we could easily find.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Letter Size Archival File Storage Box & Files This was exactly what we were looking for to store ongoing projects. The box has plenty of space and it comes with file folders.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied! I bought this to store old photos in. It is really sturdy and looks pretty nice. My only issue was that as my husband was putting it together (it does not come assembled), some of the cardboard started to tear a little. But overall, easy assembly. Would recommend!
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Looks cheap and clunky I picked these out online, but when I saw them in person, I did not like them. I'm sure for photo storage purposes, they will protect them, but aesthetically, they were different than the photo. the edges/flap were bulky and stuck out. They just looked a little cheap, so for $25 each, I felt like it wasn't a good buy. I ended up getting 2 "Marten Office Storage Boxes" for the same price as one of these, and I think they look a lot nicer/cooler.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boxes - sturdy, but not what I expected These boxes arrived flat, and needed to be folded into place, like a banker's box - as such, they kind of look like an assembled banker's box -- sturdy and practical, but not good for display on an open shelf. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it's just not what I expected. They'd be perfect for stashing important papers in a closet or other out-of-the-way place.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product !! Great product for storing OLD documents. Love it !!
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Safe storage Great for storing old family photos and knowing that they will stay in good condition.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Large Photo Storage Purchase these same time I purchased the photo storage boxes to store large 8x10 photos found at mom's after she past away. Also found several old newspapers that had articles that I decided not to throw away. Thought these would be great for those as well.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LP Storage I bought a couple of these to put my parents old LP's in. They fit perfectly and the boxes are very sturdy.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got my storage boxes on time and they arrived in good condition. They were exactly as I had hoped, so no complaints here. Would recommend them to my friends.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would purchase again These are sturdy, easy to assemble boxes. I had ordered one a few years ago and have filled it up with family tree photos and info, and needed to start another one. I purchased the legal size and have found it to be a great size. I am confident that this box will hold up, and would not hesitate to order another, or any of the archival products at your store. I ordered an archival photo album as well.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift I have the legal size archival boxes and they have been great to store my large pictures in.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Quality These storage boxes seem well constructed and are easy to assemble. So far, I've seen no evidence of yellowing or degrading of any of the paper and photos I've stored in these boxes.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great heirloom organization tool Our family has heirloom clothing articles preserved in the archival storage boxes, so it just made sense to purchase the archival document storage boxes as I sort out the important family "paper" keepsakes. These boxes are easy to put together/use and of good quality. The Container Store assists in what would otherwise be a difficult process of sorting/organizing and purging. I highly recommend the archival box line.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hard to fold & not square Not sure I would buy these again. They are hard to fold & make square. Documents 8.5x11 won't fit.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use one of these to store our families memorabilia for the year, ie. concert ticket, special birthday cards, etc. I have the file folders labeled inside of the box corresponding to what type of memorabilia it is so that it's easy to transfer to permanent storage at the end of the year and keep everything organized all year long.
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Photo Storing Boxes Love my new silver archival folios. They are sufficiently sized to hold many precious photos of various sizes. I wish it was deeper, but no matter. I bought two and wish I had bought 3 or 4 . Superb for 8 x 10, 11 x 14 and the like. Really wish Container Store would carry archival divider sheets to go with this folio.
Date published: 2012-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for keepsakes got this to start keeping some of my baby keepsakes to pictures as they grow up.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I thought these were good until I found better I thought these were great boxes when I first got them. I store original illustrations in them. However, I ordered some from an art supplier, and now I can say that these are unreasonably bulky, cumbersome and a hassle to put together. I prefer now the kind with metal edges. They arrive already assembled and don't stick when I remove one from a stack.
Date published: 2012-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for random items This worked great for not just documents, but a small gift bag, a banner and other items we wanted to preserve.
Date published: 2012-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Storage I bought this box for storing my parents old LPs. The box worked so well that I went back for more. They hold up well. It's nice to know that the LPs will stay protected and dust free. The boxes are sturdy.
Date published: 2012-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage option I bought this to store a large family Bible inherited from Great Aunts. It worked quite well for the oversized book and protects it. The box is very sturdy which was important because this old Bible with early family records in it is an oversized very heavy book. Very good storage option for an excellent price.
Date published: 2012-03-20
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Community Q&A

Is this large enough to hold a newspaper folded in half? (Standard fold as it comes, as you would see in a newspaper box.)

Asked by: ProductQuery
Thank you for the response, @ContainerStore. I recommend clarifying the description as it currently states, "It can also be used for magazines, books, photos or folded newspapers." This could be mistakenly interpreted to indicate the box will fit newspapers as they come folded, not requiring additional folds.
Answered by: ProductQuery
Date published: 2018-02-11

Will this fit an entire newspaper?

I am trying to preserve an entire newspaper from a specific day. So its folded in half as you would purchase it
Asked by: DanielleC
Yes. A newspaper folded in half fits perfectly.
Answered by: JudithW
Date published: 2017-09-16

do you also sell the archival albums to go with this storage box?

Asked by: Zipp
We do sell several archival albums in different sizes. Please see our recommendations.
Answered by: cmrolf
Date published: 2017-05-10

can this box be used to store antique linens?

I am looking for a box to store a fine crocheted bed coverlet that is about 100 yrs old. the garment boxes on your site are too large and am hoping this one is textile-suitable.
Asked by: bjco
This box is suitable to store antique linens, we would recommend using the archival tissue sheets as well.
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2018-08-14

Multiple large scrap / photo albums

I have inherited about 2 dozen very old albums and want to protect them. I can't afford 18 - 20$ per box. Is there any type of larger box that I can place a bunch of them in and save $$?
Asked by: SCorral
One of these boxes can hold up to 30 LPs, including the covers, so you could hold all 2 dozen of the albums in one box. We have other boxes to hold records in as well:
Answered by: Hcordray
Date published: 2019-01-05

How many newspaper can i fit in 1 box?

I would like to know this so I can estimate how many storage boxes I need.
Asked by: pleiades
The amount of newspapers that can be stored in our Archival Document Storage Boxes depends on the fullness (number of pages) of the newspaper being stored and the number of times it is folded. Either size box provides approximately 2-3/4" of interior storage height.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-05-21

does LARGE ARCHIVAL FOLIO SILVER 11" X 14" X 2" H 10051554 fit 11"x 14" paper or does the paper need to be slightly smaller than 11"x14" to fit

in this box?
Asked by: LMH1
The Large Archival Folio holds 11" x 14" papers and other memorabilia. The Small Archival Folio holds 9" x 12" papers and other memorabilia.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2018-08-14

Where do I find the 12 pack "Additional Archival File Folders" mentioned in the description? They do not come up when searched for.

Asked by: Sholt
These folders are listed at the bottom of this product page below the file boxes.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2017-07-31
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