The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 3, Number 3
Aug 1990

Editor's Page

A Thank-you to Supporters

Most of the Alkaline Paper Advocate's expenses, and those of its companion publication, the Abbey Newsletter, are not paid by an outside organization, but by the 500 or so subscribers to the Alkaline Paper Advocate, 1200 subscribers to the Abbey Newsletter, sales of the Abbey pH Pen, and voluntary donations. Last year these donations totalled $3593. The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., want to express appreciation for this support, and for the help given in other forms by many people.

Benefactors ($1000 and over)

Allan Thenen

Patrons ($100 and over)

The Bookbinder's Warehouse, Inc.
The New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Commission on Preservation & Access
Pest Control Services, Inc.
Wei T'o Associates, Inc.
One anonymous patron

Contributors ($25 and over)

M. Susan Barger
D. H. Smith
Hilda A. Robbins
Roberta Badiner
Kathy Ludwig
Nancy H. Hoyt
Two anonymous contributors

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued six times a year and has about 500 subscribers. Subscriptions (which include a free pH pen) are an a calendar year basis: All start with the first issue of the year, unless otherwise requested, and end on Dec. 31, or after the last issue of the year has appeared. An index for the year is sent out in the first quarter, and interim indexes are available an request. Individual subscriptions, and uncomplicated subscriptions from institutions, are $30; full-time students $20; others $40. Back issues for 1988 and 1989 are $25/year. Checks should be made out to Abbey Publications, 320 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84606 (801/373-1598).

Overseas subscribers may pay either in dollars or in British pounds. Checks in dollars mast be payable an a U.S. bank. Money orders are acceptable, but electronic bank transfers are not, because there is no way to identify the recipient of the subscription.

No paid advertisements are accepted, except for job ads, but anything with news value will be printed if there is room for it. News items and information may be sent or called in at any time. Readers are encouraged to copy or circulate issues and parts of issues, and to reprint unsigned articles and news item but the Editor's permission must be obtained for reprinting lengthy or signed articles.

Indexed in the Abstract Bulletin of the IPST.

Copyright 1990 Abbey Publications, Inc.


Tax #: 87-0436104 ISSN: 0897-2524

Editor: Ellen McCrady

Publisher: Abbey Publications, Inc.

Circ: Janice Miller



Another peculiarity of the pH indicator used in the Abbey pH Pens sold from this office: the mark on an alkaline paper will be quite faint, almost grey, if the paper is very dry. If the same paper is moistened before testing, so that it is damp (not wet), the color turns out purple, and it stays that way. But moistening the grey line afterwards does not seem to turn it purple.

The pen is available in Europe through Conservation Resources Ltd.; Units 1, 2 & 4 Pony Rd.; Horspath Industrial Estate; Cowley, Oxford OX4 2RD; England (tel: 0865-747755).

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