The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 14, Number 4
Jul 1990

Editor's Page


Apparently the article "The Advantages of Low Relative Humidity" in the February issue (p. 15) gave the impression that research results are conflicting. This is not the case: research results uniformly support recommendations of low RH. But most recommendations that you hear from experts are high, and they do not agree with each other, because by and large they are based an tradition, rather than research. Each expert relates to a different tradition. There seems to be no pressure from any quarter to reach agreement on this matter, or to justify recommendations on the basis of research by scientists or curators, except within the NISO committee working on environmental conditions.

The reference in the last line of p. 50 in the last issue should be to the May 1989 issue of this Newsletter, where the continuous process leafcaster of Museum Services is described.

On p. 52 or the June issue, there is an announcement of publication of Proceedings of the International Symposium: Conservation in Archives (Ottawa, May 10-12, 1988). The ordering information was not clear at the time. It should have said clearly that the money should be sent, in German Marks, to the French address given for the International Council on Archives. K.G. Saur doesn't know anything about it.

The address for Paper Technologies that should have been on p. 50 of the last issue is 25801 Obrero, Suite 4, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (714/768-7497).

Amparo Torres's address was given wrong in the last issue: it should be 212 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850.

A Thank-you to Supporters

Most of the Abbey Newsletter's expenses, and those of its companion publication, the Alkaline Paper Advocate, are not paid by an outside organization, but by its 1200-odd subscribers, sales of back issues and the pH pen, and by voluntary donations. Last year these donations totaled $3663. The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., want to express appreciation for this support and the economic security it has brought.

This year $1870 has been received.

1990 Benefactors ($1000 and over)

Allan Thenen

1990 Patrons ($100 and over)

The Bookbinder's Warehouse, Inc.
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Commission on Preservation & Access
Pest Control Services, Inc.

1990 Contributors ($25 and over)

M. Susan Barger
D.H. Smith
Hilda A. Robbins
Roberta Badiner
Kathy Ludwig
Nancy H. Hoyt
Anonymous Donors (2)


The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued eight times a year and has about 1200 subscribers. New subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise. All subscriptions expire on the last day of the year. Checks may be made out in dollars or pounds, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 320 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84606 (801/3731598).

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The Abbey Newsletter is selectively indexed in Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts, the Institute of Paper Science & Technology Abstract Bulletin, and Graphic Arts Literature Abstracts. All issues but v-1 #2 are in print, and each volume has its own index. Interim indexes are available on request.

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Editor: Ellen McCrady Copyright 1990 Abbey Publications
ISSN: 0276-8291  
Circulation Manager: Janice Miller


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