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Place records in boxes. Files should be boxed in the order in which they were originally organized. Remove rubbed bands and binder clips whenever possible.
Do not overfill. A properly packed box will have:
Hanging file folders, binders, and scrapbooks should be packed lying flat. If packed upright, these containers can crush the boxes and damage files.
Keep other files in labeled folders. If file folders are not already marked, label file folders in pencil. Place file folders standing upright with labels facing forward.
Do not fold or bend any records to fit the boxes. Archives staff will provide additional oversize boxes or folders to transfer these materials. If you have any questions about how to pack an oversized item, contact the DUMCA by calling 919-383-2653 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.