Volume 12, Number 6
- Theo Kahle, founding member of Hand Bookbinders of California
and co-proprietor (with his wife Anne) of Capricornus for many
years, died on June 10.
- Bruce Levy has resigned his position as Senior Book Conservator
at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas
at Austin. He is now in private practice in California as a rare
book conservator, at 15053 Lake Lane, Nevada City, CA 95959
- Diane Van der Reyden has been made a Fellow of AIC.
- Anthony Cains and Ian and Angela Moor will all be participants
in the Getty Museum' s visiting conservator residency program for
- Dr. Paul M. Whitmore is the new Director of the Research Center
on the Materials of the Artist and Conservator at the Mellon
Institute, Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. Dr. Robert L.
Feller plans to remain associated with the lab on a part-tine basis,
completing a number of research projects and preparing data for
- Thomas F. Staley, University of Tulsa Provost, will assume the
position of Director of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
at the University of Texas on September 1.
- Carole Zimmerman is Preservation Office Librarian at the Library
of Congress. (The collection she cares for is listed on p. 112 of
the October 1987 issue of AN.)
- William J. Welsh, Deputy Librarian of Congress, will retire on
October 3, 1988, after 41 years of service with LC.
- Yehudah Miklaf writes that they have finally found and bought an
apartment with a studio attached, and would like for his new address
and telephone to be made known: 3 Shalom Yehudah St., Jerusalem,
Israel (02/717 599). He is getting lots of new work, "almost all new
artsy stuff," but he keeps in touch with the conservation world
through Patrick Ravines and Nellie Stavisky. He wonders if he is the
only subscriber with leather bound copies of AN.
- Sylvia Marie Rodgers and Thomas C. Albro II were married October
17, 1987 in Washington, DC.
- Janet Gertz is the new preservation microfilm librarian at
Columbia University Libraries; and Richard Peek, a new graduate of
the Preservation Administrator Program, will be the new Mellon
Intern in September.
- Cheryl Carrabba writes, replying to the Editor's inquiry, "Since
Jensen Bindery was absorbed and is now Book-Lab Inc., a lot of
people have asked if I was also absorbed or retired into the blazing
Texas sun. Happily, I remain in close association with the crew at
BookLab and until further notice (as in major relocation) I will
continue to offer conservation services for works of art on paper
and archival materials."
- Susan K. Martin, director of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at
Johns Hopkins University since 1979, is leaving Johns Hopkins to
become executive director of the National Commission on Libraries
and Information Science. Her place will he taken by Johanna Hershey
as acting director. (Ms. Martin has written occasional articles on
administrative aspects of preservation.)
- Ruth (Mrs. William J.) Barrow died on June 30, 1988.
- Deborah Miller Hefling has been appointed the librarian in
charge of preservation at the Cleveland Public Library, where the
Wei T'o deacidification system and an ultrasonic welder are being
used to treat 6,000 books, documents and maps on a grant.
- Melanie Martin and Grace Deem have completed two years of course
work in the program for Library and Archives Conservation at
Columbia University in New York, and will begin internships in the
fall. Ms. Martin will be working with Anthony Cams at Trinity
College, Dublin, and Ma. Owen will be working with Nicholas Pickwoad
in Norwich, England.
- Carla Montori and Karl Longstreth were married on May 28th.
Carla is Head of Preservation at the University of Michigan Library;
Karl's profession is rare books librarianship.