The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 24, Number 6
Apr 2001

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 received in 2000 were listed in the February issue. So far during the year 2001, we have received $2,150, not counting the paychecks I have returned to the corporation (I forget how many this year, but it's not a great hardship).

Ellen McCrady, Editor
April 26, 2001

Sponsors ($500+)

Gary Frost
Library Binding Service
Preservation Technologies, L.P.

Patrons ($100-$499)

Joan T. Batchelor
David Diggs La Touche
Ralph & Christa Ocker
Ocker & Trapp Bindery

Contributors ($25-$99)

Betsy Palmer Eldridge

Corrections & Apologies

The last issue was full of errors, because it was being put into PageMaker by a new employee who did not know as much about the program as I thought he did, and the computer crashed and wiped out the PageMaker program and much of the text we had worked on. We hastily reassembled the issue, and got it to the printer a few days later, but it contained some embarrassing errors.

The issue number was given as #4 instead of #5, with the result that we are now regularly receiving claims for #5 from subscription agents. The issue was full of typos and errors of spacing.

Names were misspelled on p. 79: Salley Buchanan should have been Sally Buchanan, Hilary Kaplan should have had her middle initial, K.; Christina Ocker should have been Christa Ocker.

All things considered, I decided to go back to pasting up the copy with wax, for this time at least. This issue has been put together the old-fashioned, reliable way.

Authors Please Take Note

Authors of articles and other contributions accepted for publication in the Abbey Newsletter will be assumed (unless they notify the editor otherwise) to be granting permission to publish their work in both print and electronic format, and to archive it and make it retrievable electronically. Authors retain copyright, however, and may republish their work in any way they wish.

Similarly with previous publishers of material who have given permission for their copyrighted material to be reprinted in the Abbey Newsletter. The permission will be assumed to cover the electronic as well as the printed form.

This policy has been adopted for two reasons: 1) It helps the cause of library and archive preservation, and 2) existing copyright law considers electronic reprints to be merely extra copies of the original publication, in another format.

Mold Reporter

Vol. 1 # 2, March 2001

Construction Defect Experts Write Homeowner Handbook


Litigation and Legislation

Editor's Page:

Children's symptoms help assess mold problems

Workshops & classes on IAQ and mold

Feature: Investigator Team's Response to MMWR Report

Research, Advocacy & Good Public Health Measures in Cleveland (a letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The Practice of Science at the Edge of Knowledge, by Frederick Grinnell (Reprinted from the Chronicle of Higher Education)

~ Subscriptions $25/year from Abbey Publications ~

62 Boxes of Back Issues Have to Go

The garage gradually filled up with back issues of the Abbey Newsletter and Alkaline Paper Advocate, and there would be no room to store anything else if we had not decided to get rid of most of them. Anyone who wants back issues of the Abbey Newsletter from 1975 to 1990 can have them. We are keeping only ten copies for future use. (About ten issues from this period are o.p.) Unwanted copies of issues from this period are now packed in 62 boxes, each 9" x 11-1/2" x 12-1/2".

We will hold them for a few months, and if no one wants them, we will recycle them. If a conservation program or library school wants them for the students, we will send them, provided the recipient pays for shipping.

Publication Schedule for An

Volumes will now begin in June and end in April . This issue (#6, April) is the last one of the year. The schedule looks like this:

Vol. # June Aug. Oct. Dec. Feb. Apr.
24 25 26 etc. 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 6

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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. Back issues from 1981 onward are on our Web page at

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