The revised report on book paper of the CLR Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity came out late in 1981 or early in 1982. It contains three new listings of alkaline paper mills and no other changes. The report now lists Warren, Glatfelter, Finch Pruyn, Allied (of Kalamazoo), Olin, Miami and Consolidated as sources of white and cream paper for general publishing. It lists Curtis, Howard, Mohawk and Monadnock as sources of paper for special purpose publishing. Only paper manufacturers who make neutral or alkaline grades as part of a regular product line are included in these lists. No paper manufacturers who make alkaline paper for other purposes (e.g., milk cartons, wire insulation, record keeping) are included.
The Committee's report on longevity of book bindings was published in full in the July 2 issue of Publishers Weekly. The "Guidelines for Longer-Lasting Bindings" listed there may have been summarized from the original report, or may have been quoted directly:
The Inside of the Book ("Textblock")
(The hinge is critical for durability and longevity)
("Type II" cover material is basically paper, specially treated.)
The Committee also surveyed publishers in January 1982 and found that, of those reporting [% return was not reported in the PW article], 67% of university presses and 21% of other publishers produced all their hardback books on acid-free paper. A full analysis of the survey is available from the Council on Library Resources, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. So are the two reports. Send a self-addressed mailing label and a stamp or two. One of the reports will go into an ordinary envelope, but if you ask for all three it may take a big envelope.