The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 20, Number 6
Nov 1996

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, appreciate the support received from the people and organizations listed below, as well as from those who gave smaller amounts.

We consider all donations to be intended for Abbey Publications (thus contributing to the Abbey Newsletter, the Alkaline Paper Advocate and other publications and products of this office). In the last 12 months, donations from readers have totaled $5069.

Donors of the last twelve months are listed below as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).


Bridgeport National Bindery
Terry O. Norris


Acme Bookbinding
Elizabeth S. Banks
Bark Frameworks
Joan T. Batchelor
Sally Buchanan
Margaret Child
Custom Manufacturing, Inc.
Robert Frase
Edwin P. Garretson, Sr.†
Kater-Crafts Bookbinders
National Institute for Conservation
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Mark Reeves
Restoration Source
Nancy Russell Elaine R. Schlefer Nancy Carlson Schrock Marshall Swartzburg Susan Swartzburg † † Deceased


Tim Barrett
Bookbinders Warehouse
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Frames of Mind
Evelyn Frangakis
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
Maria Grandinette
Patricia B. Grey
Ingrid Rose Co. Ltd.
Fred Jordan
Hilary A. Kaplan
Gerald Lundeen
Jan Merrill-Oldham, in memory of Carolyn Harris
William Minter
Sandra Nyberg
Brian E. O'Connell
Paper Star Associates
Bonnie Parr
Eleanor Quandt
Jeff Rigby
Ruth-Ann Rohman
Isamu Sakamoto
Eric C. Shoaf
Martha M. Smith
James G. Stephens
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Univ. Iowa Center for the Book, Paper Facility
Duane Watson
and one anonymous contributor

New E-mail Address for Abbey Publications

Our American Online address ( will work for a while, but we have signed on to a local service, so our new address can be used too:

Abbey Publications On-Line

The Abbey Newsletter and Alkaline Paper Advocate have joined much of the rest of the conservation community as a part of Conservation OnLine (CoOL), a web page sponsored by Stanford University and webmastered by Walter Henry.

Currently, the site contains the following issues:

Year Vol. Nos.
AN 1992 16 1, 5-8
1993-95 17-19 Complete
1996 20 1
APA 1992 5 6
1993 6 3-6
1994 7 Complete
1995 8 1-4
1996 9 1-2

Walter has included a search engine to aid in searching for information; ultimately, we hope to have most, if not all, of our back issues online. This is, however, an arduous process and will take some time. The site also has information about the Abbey pH Pen® and chlorophenol red, the chemical in the pen which changes color in the presence of acid.

To find us, point your browser to or click on our logo to link directly from the CoOL home page (

Note to Authors

Authors of articles and other contributions accepted by the Abbey Newsletter assign to Abbey Publications the right to publish their work in both print and electronic form and to archive it and make it permanently retrievable electronically. Authors retain copyright, however, and may republish their work in any way they wish.

Articles Postponed till Next Time

There was too much material to fit into this issue, so the following articles had to be postponed till Vol. 20 #7:

Paper Aging Research at TNO - John Havermans

Paperbacks vs. Hardbacks - Brian J. Baird

Zeolites - [Information from PQ Corporation]

Final Report to Congress, Part 2 [on the six-year-old Permanent Paper Law]

Teens and the Utah Centennial Permanent Paper Law - Eileen Hallet Stone

Customized Tools for Assessing Preservation and Access Needs - Maria Holden

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, until October 1; after that, it is assumed that the subscription is for the following year. Checks or international money orders may be made out in U.S. dollars, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723, USA. Foreign checks must have the name of a U.S. bank printed on the front. International payments can be made by VISA or Mastercard.

Full-time students & unpaid interns: $20
Personal subscriptions, 1997- : $45
Institutional subscriptions, 1997- : $55

Paid advertisements, except for job ads, are not accepted. Job advertisements are billed at the rate of $50 for the heading and the first ten lines (55-60 characters per line), plus $2 per line thereafter. Any notice that is appropriate and newsworthy will be printed if there is room for it. Claims for issues never received will be honored within a year of publication. Defective issues will be gladly replaced on request.

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. It is the policy of Abbey Publications to use permanent paper for both newsletters.

The Editor encourages readers to photocopy freely from the Newsletter; but the Editor's permission must be obtained before making more than 20 copies at a time of lengthy or signed articles, so that we can make any necessary corrections or updates, or contact other copyright holders for permission to reprint.

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of the written record, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. Its other publications are the Alkaline Paper Advocate and the annual North American Permanent Papers. The corporation has five trustees (Ellen McCrady, Gary Frost, Roberta Pilette, James Wellvang, and Thomas Clareson), and five officers (Ellen McCrady, president; Susan Swartzburg, first vice president; Roberta Pilette, second vice president; Gary Frost, secretary; and Paul Banks, treasurer).

Editor: Ellen McCrady ©1996 Abbey Publications, Inc.Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel Phone: 512/929-3992ISSN: 0276-8291 Fax: 512/929-3995

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Editor: Ellen McCrady

©1996 Abbey Publications, Inc.

Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel

Phone: 512/929-3992

ISSN: 0726-8291

Fax: 929-3995

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