The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 17, Number 1
May 1993


* Duane Watson was appointed Assistant for Preservation Planning and Administration at the New York Public Library as of January 19. This is a one-year temporary appointment, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Preservation Endowment. He was Associate Librarian for Preservation at the New York Historical Society from 1987 to 1993; before that, he was at NYPL for four years.

* Christopher Calnan is leaving the Leather Conservation Centre in Northampton, England, to establish his own consultancy and practical workshop, where he will offer a full range of work on historical leather objects, as well as specialist analysis and scientific investigations. His new address is 57 Park Avenue South, Northampton NN3 3AB; tel. (0604) 36496; Fax (0604) 26337.

* Gabrielle Fox Butler of Cincinnati accepted a post last fall as part-time Binder-in-Residence at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, where she will be restoring, preserving and rebinding the University's rare books and its 18th century medical collection. She has taken on several students, one of whom is receiving college credit for his work.

* Karen Garlick has been made a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation.

* Pete Merrill-Oldham has been appointed to the position of Marketing and Sales Director for Acme Bookbinding of Charlestown, Massachusetts.

* Betty Fiske has joined the conservation staff at Winter-thur Museum, Delaware, as associate paper conservator.

* Nick Hindhaugh has left the Paper Conservation Section of the Victoria and Albert Museum to set up a private conservation practice in London.

* Larry Wood, formerly Operations Manager and Chief Engineer of Blackmon-Mooring-Steamatic Catastrophe in Fort Worth, is now with Disaster Recovery Services, a new firm that operates nationally. He can be contacted at DRS, 414 Blue Smoke Court West, Fort Worth, TX 76105 (800/856-3333 or 817/535-6793, fax 817/536-1167).

* Andrew Raymond has joined the New York State Archives and Records Administration as the Regional Advisory Officer in the Local Government Records Services' Region 3 office in Albany. He was previously Assistant Director for Micrographics at NEDCC.

* Roberta (Bobbie) Pilette will become the Book Conservation Laboratory Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin next fall in the Preservation and Conservation Studies for Libraries and Archives Program of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She is a 1984 graduate of the Conservation Education Programs at Columbia University.

* Valerie Ferris has become the new Head of the National Preservation Office at the British Library. She has been with the British Library since 1975 and has been Manager of the Register of Preservation Microforms since 1986.

* Lisa Fox has resigned from SOLINET, where she established the SOLINET Preservation Program in 1985, to work independently as a trainer and consultant. She is available to provide training programs in a wide range of preservation topics and to assist in institutional and cooperative planning projects. She may now be reached at 840 Rosedale Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312-3626 (tel. 404/627-2855, Internet

* Shawne Diaz Cressman was appointed Manager of Microfilming Operations at NEDCC as of March 1. She comes to NEDCC from MAPS, where she had six years of preservation microfilming experience, four of them as manager.

* Barbara Lilly has been appointed as New York State Library Development Specialist II (Conservation), to start June 10.

* Winston Atkins is a Mellon Intern in Preservation Administration at Yale University.

* Melanie Martin has accepted the position of conservator for the Milbank Memorial Library, Teachers College, Columbia University.

* George Cunha is teaching a one-month credit course this month in library and archives management at the University of Kentucky. The class meets two hours a day for a total of 40 hours.

* Catherine A. (Cathy) Bell was appointed Collections Conservation Librarian, Preservation Department, General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin on March 8. She was formerly Assistant Conservator, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

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