The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 23, Number 7

Editor's Page

Photograph of Ellen McCrady

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, are grateful for the support listed below, as well as for numerous smaller amounts. Donations are listed below for Sponsors ($500 or more), Patrons ($100-$499), and Contributors ($25-$99).

So far in the year 2000, we have received $4830 in gifts, which should cover 6% of our expenses this year. One gift was from a trustee, and one was anonymous.

Things are looking up: After seven computer experts of different sorts had tried to save data on the Performa's hard disk, visited the office to do housekeeping and "tuneup and lube" jobs on it, and talked to the people who have have been trying to work with QuickBooks on our Performa, the clouds parted last Thursday and we have had no trouble since then. In this process, we learned some fairly basic things, which I have proposed to write up as the Ten Commandments for computer operators (including myself) who sincerely want to keep things running. The various consultants, and especially one very outspoken fellow, have been my source (e.g., "Stay out of the freaking system folder!"). But now that source has run dry, since he is off fixing other people's computers, and I will need six more commandments before the list can be made complete.

Ellen McCrady, Editor


Terry O. Norris
Nancy P. Russell


Elizabeth S. Banks
Joan T. Batchelor
Jack Bendror, Mekatronics
John Boral, B2B
Sally A. Buchanan
Elizabeth P. Eldridge
Jean & Lily Froissard
Larry Gates, Metal Edge
Lilly Hollander
David Diggs La Touche
Tawny Ryan Nelb
New York Community Trust
Ocker & Trapp Bindery
Ralph & Christina Ocker
Elaine Schlefer
Richard Daniel Smith
Duane A. Watson


Nelly Balloffet
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
David B. Gracy, II
Maria L. Grandinette
Kathleen A. Ludwig
Susan Lunas
Cynthia Ostroff
Heinke Pensky-Adam
Jeffrey M. Rigby
Ingrid Rosse Co., Ltd.
Martha M. Smith
Nathan Stolow
Ann G. Swartzell
Tamara Swora-Gober
Marilyn Kemp Weidner
Deborah Wender
John C. Wright

Abbey Online

  Year Vol. Nos.
AN 1975-78 1 #1-4, 7, 15
  1981-98 5-22 Complete
  1999 23 #1-6

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These are the back issues of the Abbey Newsletter on our Web page in CoOL ( A volume is judged to be "complete" in CoOL when the longer features of each issue are posted. Events are not posted.

Also posted on our Web page are selections from North American Permanent Papers 1998.

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Back issues from 1981 onward are on our Web page in CoOL

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of written or recorded information, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. 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 Gary Frost; second vice president Jim Wellvang; secretary Tom Clareson; and treasurer Paul Banks).

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