The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 15, Number 1
Feb 1991

Editor's Page


In the Editor's note following Richard Frieder's letter about the CIC libraries and deacidification on P. 136 in the December issue, CIC (Committee on Institutional cooperation) was erroneously identified as a consortium of libraries. It is actually a consortium of major research universities.

A Thank-you to Supporters

In 1990, a total of $4663 in donations was received. The editors and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., want to express appreciation for support received in 1990 from the people and organizations listed below.

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 (10D+), and Contributors ($25+).

Benefactors: Allan Thenin. Sponsors: Goldsmith-Perry Philanthropies, Inc. Patrons: 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, Inc., Joan T. Batchelor, Susan G. Swartzburg, Bookmakers, Robert W. Frase, LM Preservation Division, Elaine R. Schlefer and two anonymous patrons. Contributors: M. Susan Barger, D.H. Smith, Hilda A. Robbins, Roberta Badiner, Kathy Ludwig, Nancy H. Hoyt, Murray W. Millar, Charles R. Kalina, William K. Wilson, Taylor Made Co., Nancy Schrock, Maria Fredericks, Robert L. Snow, T.O. Norris, Myra Jo Moon and three anonymous contributors.

So far in 1992, a total of $1005 has been received from the following people and organizations.

Sponsors: Cross Pointe Paper Corp. Patrons: Ralph F. Ocker, LBS/Archival Products and Heckman Bindery, Inc. Contributors: James Wellvang and Robert L. Feller.

Where to Buy Abbey pH Pens®

Orders can always be placed directly with the Abbey Publications office, but we also have distributors in the following countries:

United States:
University Products, Inc.
PO Box 101
Holyoke, MA, 01041

United Kingdom:
Conservation Resources Ltd.
Units 1,2 & 4 Pony Rd.
Horspath Industrial Estate
Cowley, Oxford OX4 2RD
(0865-747755; Fax 0865-

Conservation Products Pty.
17 McPherson Ave.
Carnegie, Victoria 3163
(03/571 0386;
Fax 03/571-8178)

New Zealand:
Raeco (New Zealand) Ltd.
18 Kerwyn Ave.
East Tamaki
Auckland, New Zealand
(64 9 274 9502;
Fax 64 9 274 4691)


The Abbey pH Pens® are felt-tip pens containing the pH indicator chlorophenol red instead of ink. They provide a handy way to distinguish between acidic and alkaline paper. Information can be sent on request.

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued eight times a year and has about 1200 subscribers. All subscriptions are for the calendar year. New subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise. 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 (801/3731598).

Full-time students and unpaid interns:


Individuals and uncomplicated orders from institutions


Other orders from institutions



Paid advertisements, except for job ads, are not accepted. Job announcements are billed at the rate of $50 for the beading 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 are than 20 copies of any part.

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

Editor: Ellen McCrady

Copyright 1990 Abbey Publications

ISSN: 0276-8291

Fax: 801/375-4423

Circulation Manager:

Janice Miller

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