The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 20, Number 8
Dec 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 $5649.

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


Bridgeport National Bindery
Gaylord Bros.


Acme Bookbinding
Elizabeth Banks
Joan T. Batchelor
John Boral
Margaret Child
Evelyn Frangakis
Harlan Greene
Information Conservation Inc.
Library Binding Service
National Institute for Conservation
Tawny Ryan Nelb
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Ocker & Trapp
Mark Reeves
Elaine R. Schlefer
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Marshall Swartzburg
Susan Swartzburg †
University Products
Duane Watson


Nelly Balloffet
Bark Frameworks
Lisa Cziffra
D & M, Inc.
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
James Dast
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Robert Feller
Robert Frase
William Fuller
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
Maria Grandinette
Margaret H. Johnson
Karen Jones, in memory of Susan Swartzburg
Fred Jordan
Hilary A. Kaplan
Jeanne Lewisohn
Gerald Lundeen
Shirley Lyon
Marlene Matalon
Jan Merrill-Oldham, in memory of Carolyn Harris
Sandra Nyberg
Heinke Pensky-Adam
Eleanor Quandt
Jeff Rigby
Hilda Rohman
Isamu Sakamoto
Martha M. Smith
James G. Stephens
Tamara Swora-Gober, in memory of Susan Swartzburg
Taylor Made
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Deborah Wender
and one anonymous contributor, in memory of Susan Swartzburg

Finally, v.1 #2 of the Abbey Newsletter is Back in Print

With the help of PageMaker and assistant Dan Pace, this early issue has been reprinted in a facsimile copy. The headlines have been revised, however, to make them more consistent with the style of the text.

Now we can finally say that all back issues are in print. This issue can be purchased for $4, postage paid.

White pH Pens Offered to Groups at a Special Price

Smaller white Abbey pH Pens® are available from the Abbey office for $2.80 for 1-100 (half-price) and $2.50 for amounts over that, for associations and professional organizations to resell or distribute to their members, and for people who speak to groups about archival supplies and related matters. Contact the office by mail, telephone, fax or e-mail to place your order.

The printing on the barrel had to be shortened because the space was smaller. It reads, "Abbey pH Pen® (purple=alkaline). Abbey Publications 512/929-3992." We can arrange for the organization's logo and other information to be added in the remaining space on the pen, for a small charge. Ask Bette at the office for details.

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.

Beginning with 1997, personal subscriptions will be $45; institutional subscriptions $55, and subscriptions for full-time students and unpaid interns $20. Overseas air mail is $15/year.

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 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. This lets us 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 (President Ellen McCrady; first vice president (position vacant); second vice president Roberta Pilette; secretary Gary Frost; and treasurer Paul Banks).

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