Envelope with Sleeve

Images and text by Garry Harrison,
Head, Circulating Collections Conservation,
Indiana University Libraries

Web design by Jake Nadal,
former Head, Preservation Department,
Indiana University Libraries



(Click on this image to begin slide show.)

Treatment criteria:

Some pamphlet-size materials are unsuitable for affixing into a binder by means of stitching or stapling. Among the commonest reasons they are unsuitable is that the paper is fragile. When this is true, the pamphlet can be placed in an acid-free envelope and the envelope affixed to the inside of the binder's back cover by means of PVA mixture or double-sided tape. However, merely placing a fragile item in an envelope poses the risk of its being damaged when it is removed from and returned to the envelope. This treatment involves merely making a protective sleeve which serves as a "handle" for getting the pamphlet in and out of the envelope without damaging it.

Tools and materials used in this treatment


ruler or straight edge


acid-free envelope
pamphlet binder
double-sided tape

Using the Manual

To facilitate convenient navigation and use, the procedural parts of this manual are presented in slide show form. As you can see above, clicking on the image shown on each treatment's front page begins the slide show.

Here are the navigational options within each slide. To view this information in illustrated form see the map image below.

Each slide offers the following capabilities:

* Thumbnail images of the entire treatment procedure are in a vertical column to the left. The progression is downward, beginning at the top and ending at the bottom. By clicking on any of these images, you can go to that point in the procedure.

* Clicking on any page's main image opens a larger version of the image in a separate window.

* Button links are provided to return to this page, to go to the next and previous slides in the series, and to go to the complete table of contents for the entire manual.

* The text is dotted with links to tools, materials, glossary terms, and other treatments. Linked text is gray in color and turns red when the pointer encounters it.

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