As mentioned, the best thing is to make certain your negs. are properly fixed and washed. Cool and dry is the maxim. Refrigeration of exposed and processed B/W film is beyond the pale unless you are Corbis. Living anywhere in the North, I wouldn't be a bit concerned about longevity due to short periods of heat. Keep them in a fire safe on the floor (a naturally cool place) inside your house but outside of your lab. Obviously the fire safe offers some degree of catastrophic protection, but it will also force you to organize your negs., and because of its insulation keep them relatively cool and dry. Looking for assured longevity of your masterworks any longer than the couple of centuries that will be good for, I have to ask: Who the hell do you think you are? Adams?, Weston?, Capa?, Watkins?, Talbot? You do know that people are mostly interested in your prints, right?
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