Re: 1940 Newspaper Stuck to My Cement Foundation!
The problem with preserving newspapers is that the wood fiber the paper is made of contains naturally occurring acid which eventually destroys the paper. The paper must be deacidified to preserve its current state.
I found this on a website: "The acid content in a lot of paper can cause paper materials to deteriorate over time, making them brittle. This includes photo storage materials, such as photo boxes, and scrapbooking papers, or even the photographs themselves. Lignin is a chemical substance found in wood that makes paper stronger, but it eventually breaks down, turning paper brown and releasing acids."
You might try doing some web searches on the subject of archiving & preserving paper documents.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.