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Archival Document Storage Boxes

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$14.99/ea. - $19.99/ea.

You can achieve near-museum quality archival storage at home for a fraction of the cost of professional storage. It's easy with our archival storage products for printed materials and photographs. The sides of each box folds down for convenient, flat storage. For the storage of documents, small pieces of art and collectible printed pieces, our Archival Document Storage Boxes provide the archival environment to preserve and protect your treasures. Constructed from acid- and lignin-free materials, these boxes feature a buffering agent to neutralize any migrant acid and atmospheric pollutants. This archival material is crafted into solid, secure boxes that resist dust, dirt and light infiltration.

Letter-Size Archival Storage Box
  • SKU#: 452010
  • 12-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 3" h
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Legal-Size Archival Storage Box
  • SKU#: 452020
  • 15-1/4" x 11-1/2" x 3" h
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Archival Document Storage Boxes
$14.99/ea. - $19.99/ea.

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Archival Document Storage Boxes is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 22.
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 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 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 Wonderful purchase These storage boxes allow you to put family memories all in one place. Photos, clippings, mementos all safely stored!
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A GREAT IDEA BUT I purchased 2 of these boxes to help preserve a stamp collection. The bottom of the box was quite easy to put together. The top gave me a little trouble when trying to get the inserted taps to stay inserted into the slot. They keep popping out. I had to push the short sides in on an angle and not totally straighten the side once it was inserted. It held together once the top was placed over the bottom.
Date published: 2012-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I purchased this to hold records and photographs which are nearing or exceed 100 years old. When they say "near-museum quality", they are greatly exaggerating. First, the small box dimensions as given are not correct for the inside of the box. You can subtract almost 3/4" from the totals because the lid is so thick. This means the box was too small for an item I had measured at 12" x 9", which should have fit. Second, it is difficult to get the seams of the box to fold crisply, and the end product is sloppy looking with considerable gaps in the seams and the sides which bulge out. Third, the drop-down side feature is virtually non-functional. Attempting to "break-in" the mechanism results in the cardboard quickly fraying and breaking down. I will say that the materials appear to be decent quality, the cardboard is very thick and the box is sturdy once assembled. Also, the lid does fit well. In the future I will pony up the cash and buy proper metal-edged archive boxes from sources that actually sell to museums.
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great box for storing paper treasures I bought two of these boxes to store old, original family papers. They are easy to assemble and are sturdy.
Date published: 2011-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs Sturdy, and sized right for over-sized, historic family photographs. Allows me to get them out of frames, and put away for future generations.
Date published: 2011-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful storage for special items I am more than happy with the quality and durability of these archival boxes. I actually purchased this one for a friend. She is giving this to her mom for Christmas. I will be purchasing more myself since having my 97 year old father in law come to live with us. Many treasured documents to keep safe!
Date published: 2010-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than a shoebox! I finally found an affordable solution for heritage items. Fits nicely on elfa 12" shelves, too!
Date published: 2010-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perfect for documents While a bit pricey for the quantity I would prefer to get, these are perfect for keeping documents, magazines, etc. that need preservation to maintain their value.
Date published: 2010-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Archival boxes These boxes are great, they are very heavy. I have purchased archival boxes other places, but they were not nearly as nice. These stack easily and hold a lot of memorabelia.
Date published: 2010-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from less mess My wife told me to clean up a "paper mess" in one storage closet. So I purchased 4 of the letter sized document storage boxes. Expecting disapproval of my selection of color, I was very surprised when she saw them neatly lined up in the messy closet and liked them ( purchased the green ones because that was the only color available the day I ordered them). I like them also. Exactly what I wanted and needed.
Date published: 2010-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Storage Box this is wonderful. Easy to put together, the surprise was when I opened the box there was also tissue inside.
Date published: 2010-03-21
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Community Q&A

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
The Letter-size Document Storage Box holds 8.5" x 11" papers. The Legal-size Box holds 8.5" x 14" papers. If you are in need of a larger archival option, please see the product recommendations below. 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: 2015-05-15

Larger box?

I have some larger items that won't fit. Is there a larger box I could use? Thanks!
Asked by: DECOR8Rgirl
The letter and the legal sized boxes are the only archival document storage box we have available.
Answered by: mgwinston
Date published: 2016-12-28
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