The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 14, Number 6
Oct 1990

Editor's Page

A Thank-you to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., want to express appreciation for support received from the people and organizations listed below. So far this year $2650 has been received, of which $800 was spent on a fax machine in September to put us in better touch with readers and information sources. For the same reason, a second line was added to our telephone service so that two people can use the telephone at the sane time (we use the telephone a lot, both for gathering information and answering calls for information). The rest of the donated total was spent on operating expenses and was put in savings to build up a fund for compensating an editorial assistant--no timetable set yet, but there is enough work here for two people in the editorial and information service department, and it has to come some day.

All donations are considered as going to Abbey Publications (Thus contributing to both the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Advocate). Donors are classified as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).


Allan Thenen


The Bookbinder's Warehouse, Inc.
The New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Commission on Preservation & Access
Pest Control Services, Inc.
Wei T'o Associates, Inc.
Booklab, Inc.
Acme Bookbinding Company, Inc.
One anonymous patron


M. Susan Barger
D. H. Smith
Hilda A. Robbins
Roberta Badiner
Kathy Ludwig
Nancy H. Hoyt
Murray W. Millar
Charles R. Kalina
Two anonymous contributors

Just Drop Us a Line by Fax

We now have a Brother Instafax 300, whose number is 801 375-4423. It has already proved endearingly useful, enabling us to work much closer to deadlines of all sorts. News and information are welcome through this new channel.

Abbey Publications' Mission

As stated in the articles of incorporation, the purposes for which the corporation was formed are:

  1. To disseminate news and information to people involved in any aspect of conservation of library and archival materials;
  2. To stimulate and encourage the field of conservation in all its aspects--curatorial, scientific, restorative and administrative;
  3. To record the achievements of the field and to provide access to relevant professional literature of the past, of other fields and of other countries; and
  4. To engage in related activities such as organization of symposia, production of audio-visual aids, or maintenance of an information service.

Nonprofit status as a 501(c)(3) corporation was achieved in November 1986.

The Abbey newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued eight times a year and has about 1200 subscribers. All subscriptions are for the calendar year. Unless otherwise requested, new subscriptions received before September 1 are assumed to be for the current year, and all issues published since January are sent. Payments received after September I are automatically put toward a subscription for the following year, unless otherwise requested. Checks may be made out in U.S. dollars or English pounds, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 320 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84606 (801/373-1598).

Full-time students and unpaid interns: $20
Individuals and uncomplicated orders from institutions: 37
Other orders from institutions 45

Paid advertisements, except for job ads, are not accepted. Job announcements are billed at the rate of $50 for the heading and the first ten lines (60 characters per line), plus $2 per line thereafter. Any notice that is appropriate and newsworthy will be printed if there is room for it. Written contributions and bits of news are welcome. Claims for issues never received will be honored within a year of publication. Defective issues will be gladly replaced on request. A complete list of back issues is available.

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.

The Editor encourages readers to photocopy freely from the Newsletter; but the Editor's permission must be obtained before making more than 20 copies of any part.

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit tax-exempt corporation (tax ID#87-0436104). Its other publication is Alkaline Paper Advocate.

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

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