The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 16, Number 1
Feb 1992

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 $3,168 has been received.

All donations are considered as going to Abbey Publications (thus contributing to both the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Ad uocate). Donors are listed below as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).

Benefactors: Miami Paper Corporation

Sponsors: Acme Bookbinding Company, Inc.

Patrons: Pamela W. Darling, The New York Community Trust--James Talcott Fund, Elaine R. Schlefer, University Microfilms, Inc., University Products, Inc., and William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.

Contributors: Anchor Hand Bookbinding, Catherine Atwood, Ronald L. Becker, Wesley L. Boomgaarden Constance L. Brooks, Sherry Byrne, Elizabeth S. Cziffra, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, James C. Dast, Judith Fortson, Margaret H. Johnson, Eric Mac Donald, Kathleen M. Orlenko, Marie L. Payne, Eleanor Quandt, Eric C. Shoaf, James G. Stephens, Willman Spawn, Ann G. Swartzell, Technical Library Service, Inc., Marilyn Kemp Weidner, James K. Wellvang, William K. Wilson, and Ursula Wille.

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conseruation is issued eight times a year and has about 1250 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.

    Full-time students and unpaid interns           $20

    Personal subscriptions &
        uncomplicated institutional subscriptions    37

    Subscriptions involving numerous
        forms, claims and complications              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 6 months 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 and the Institute of Paper Science & Technology Abstract Bulletin. 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 the Alkaline Paper Advocate.

Editor: Ellen McCrady

©1992 Abbey Publications, Inc.

Circulation: Linda Agler

Fax: 801/375-4423

ISSN: 0276-8291

Fax: 801/373-1598


Improved pH Pens to Cost 20% More

The pH pens we sell from the Abbey Publications office, which are the same as those distributed through University Products and other retail outlets, will be making a darker mark in the future´┐Żat least the new ones we just received from the manufacturer will. Old prices will apply on the older pens: $2.95 per pen in quantities of one or two, ranging down to $1.00 in quantities of 1500-5000. New prices will be about 20o higher:

Number of Pen

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Until the old pens are gone, customers can specify which kind they want.

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