The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 5, Number 3
Aug 1981


The slim, expensive Restaurator has been for years the world's most important journal on conservation of library and archival materials. The articles are usually technical reports of original research, and often include contributions from outside America and Western Europe. Topics range from book lice to a method of sewing single pages into a book, and from the history of permanent paper to the consolidation of leather. Sometimes it is hard to read because some of the articles have been translated from Russian or other languages by someone who does not know English very well, and the editing, which is a big job with this type of material, has not always been done to completion; but this journal is a valuable, sometimes necessary, reference work for a book or paper conservator to have.

Not everyone can have a file of the back issues in their personal library, because of the expense. They can, however, read them in the library. The publisher, Munksgaard, has given permission to publish the list of 1980 institutional subscribers in this Newsletter, so that readers can find the library nearest them that has it.

There are about 250 subscribers, only 24 of which are individuals. The rest are public and private institutions as well as the "semi-private" ones which are open only to people of a certain class, e.g. employees or students.

Ten public libraries subscribe, or did in 1980:

New Orleans Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library, Colorado
Boston Public Library
Detroit Public Library
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Buffalo
Brooklyn Public Library
New York Public Libraries
Dallas Public Library
Houston Public Library
St. Louis Public Library

Thirteen subscriptions went to state and federal libraries and archives:

California State Library, Sacramento
National Archives Library, Washington, DC
Department of Archives & History, Atlanta
Illinois State Library, Springfield
Indiana State Library, Indianapolis
Maine State Archives, Augusta
National Library of Medicine, Bethesda (2)
New York State Library, Albany (2)
Oregon State Library, Salem
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg
Texas State Library, Austin
S. Carolina Dept. of Archives & History, Columbia
N. Carolina Dept. of Art, Culture & History, Raleigh

The college and university libraries that subscribed to Restaurator in 1980 are listed below in approximate zip code order.

Biblioteca Jose M. Lazaro, Univ. de Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras
University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston
Brown University Library, Providence
University of Massachusetts Library, Amherst
Harvard College Library, Cambridge
University of Massachusetts Library, Harbor Campus, Boston
Princeton University Library, Princeton
Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick
Alexander Library, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
Drew University Library, Madison, NJ
Simmons College, Boston
Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Cambridge
Yale University Library, New Haven (2 subscriptions)
University of Connecticut Library, Storrs
Magnus Wahlstrom Library, University of Bridgeport, CT
State University of New York, Albany
Scholes Library, Alfred Univ. - State Univ. of New York, College of Ceramics, Alfred
State University of New York at Binghamton Schwartz Memorial Library, Long Island University, Greenvale
St. Johns University Library, Jamaica, NY
Bobst Library, New York University, New York
University of Rochester Library, Rochester
Syracuse University Library, Syracuse
Cornell University Library, Ithaca
Butler Library, Columbia University, NY
Hofstra University Library, Hempstead, NY
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York
Drexel University Library, Philadelphia
Temple University Library, Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh, GSLIS, Pittsburgh
Mellon Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Science Library, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
University of Delaware Library, Newark
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Science Library, Catholic University of America, Wash. DC
Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, ND
CLIS Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Carol P. Newman Library, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg
Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Duke University Library, Durham
D.H. Hill Library, N. Carolina State University, Raleigh
Wake Forest University, Reynolds Station, Winston Salem
Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Wm, R. Perkins Library, Duke University Library, Durham
Thomas Cooper Library, University of S. Carolina, Columbia
University of Georgia Libraries, Athens
University of Tennessee Library, Knoxville
Vanderbilt University Libraries, Nashville
University of Southern Mississippi Library, Hattiesburg
Kentucky Library & Museum, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
Main Campus Library, University of Cincinnati
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Kent State University Library, Kent, Ohio
University Library at IUPUI, Indianapolis
Indiana University Library, Bloomington
Purdue University Libraries, Lafayette West, IN
Ball State University Library, Muncie, IN
Memorial Library, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University, Terre Haute
General Library, Wayne State University, Detroit
Michigan State University Library, East Lansing
University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor
Library Science Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Wisconsin Library, Madison
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Minnesota Library, Minneapolis
University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City
Iowa State University, Ames
Morris Library, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago
Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb
Northwestern University Library, Evanston
Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal
Illinois State University Library, Normal
University of Illinois Library, Urbana
University of Chicago Library
Library of Health Sciences, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago
Washington University Library, St. Louis
School of Medicine Library, Washington University, St. Louis
William Allen White Library, Emporia Kansas State College
University of Kansas Library, Lawrence
Kansas State University, Manhattan
Louisiana State University Library, Baton Rouge
University of Arkansas Library, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Oklahoma State University Library, Stillwater
General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin (2)
University of Houston Libraries, Houston
Health Sciences Center, Library, University of Texas at San Antonio
Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas University of Denver Libraries, University Park Campus,
University of Wyoming Library, Laramie (2)
University of Idaho Library, Moscow
Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo
University of Utah Libraries, Salt Lake City (2)
Arizona State University Library, Tempe
University of Arizona Library, Tucson
Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont
University of California Library:

San Francisco
Los Angeles
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz

California State University Library, Fullerton
Stanford University Libraries, Stanford
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
San Jose State University
University of Hawaii Library, Honolulu
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle

Many of the remaining subscribers were museums and private or semi-private libraries. Several other periodicals subscribed or had exchange subscriptions, among them Chemical Abstracts.

Subscription information from the latest issue reads:

"Restaurator, International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material is published quarterly. Annual subscription price is 260.00 plus postage 16.00 (total US$ 49.70. . .) payable in advance. Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuation. Subscription orders should be sent to MUNKSGAARD International Publishers, 35 Nörre Sögade, DK-1370 Copenhagen K, Denmark, or to any bookseller."

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