Reply To: special document cases as precaution measures for water damage from sprinklers

Charlene Martin

As a follow-up to this, my employer has told me we may not be able to afford sprinklers. She mentioned using fire-proof filing cabinets to store archival collections instead of document cases, but the National Park Service does not recommend storing an archival collection in file cabinets.

My collection in includes letter, legal, and over-sized documents.

I could really use advice from folks about whether or not fire extinguishers can suffice, if sprinklers are a must, and if archival documents can be safely stored in file cabinets.  Thank you!