Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 5, Number 6
Dec 1992

Editor's Page


For Sale

Superseded catalogs and directories from the Abbey office are available to whoever can make good use of them. This is like a garage sale, because the items are previously used and there is only one of each.

Prices include postage. First come, first served, so call or fax your order. One to a customer.

  1. Walden's Paper Catalog, Western Edition, Spring 1991. Lists fine papers alphabetically and by type. A unique feature is a geographical list of distributors for each paper company. $5.
  2. 1992 Lockwood-Post's Directory of the Pulp, Paper and Allied Trades. Lists U.S. and Canadian mills geographically and gives management personnel, equipment and products for each. Many other lists are in the volume, e.g. watermarks and brands, market pulp suppliers, and paper merchants by state and city. $17. (Purchase price new was $172.)
  3. 1991 Lockwood-Post's Directory.... $10.
  4. 1990 Annual Book of ASTM Standards: Vol. 15.09: Paper; Packaging; Flexible Barrier materials; Business Copy Products. This is the volume that contains the standards for accelerated aging and for permanent copy paper, manifold paper, file folders and bond and ledger paper. $7.

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, want to express appreciation for support received from the people and organizations listed below.

All donations are considered as going to Abbey Publications (thus contributing to both the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Advocate). Since September 1992, we have been listing donations received during the previous twelve months, rather than those received during the current calendar year. Donors are listed below as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).


Bridgeport National Bindery
Miami Paper Corporation


Gaylord Bros.


Timothy D. Barrett
Joan T. Batchelor
Campbell-Logan Library Bindery
Robert W. Frase
James W. Mason
New York Community Trust--James Talcott Fund
Terry Norris
Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery
Lily Powell-Froissard (Assoc. Sauver les Documents...)
Elaine Schlefer
Susan G. Swartzburg
One anonymous patron


Anchor Hand Bookbinding
Nelly Ballofet
Sarah A. Buchanan
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Pat Grey
Hilary Kaplan
Gerald Lundeen
Jan Merrill-Oldham
Julia Miller
Myra Jo Moon (Deceased)
Tawny Ryan Nelb
Brian E. O'Connell
Roberta Pilette
Patricia Reyes
Cheryl Shackelton
Eric C. Shoaf
Martha M. Smith
Robert L. Snow
James G. Stephens
Joan ten Hoor
Carolina Veenstra
Marilyn Kemp Weidner
James K. Wellvang
William Minter Bookbinding

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued six times a year and has about 500 subscribers. Subscriptions (which include a free pH pen and a list of Useful Addresses) are on 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. Individual subscriptions, and uncomplicated subscriptions from institutions, are $35; full-time students $20; others $45. All issues are in print and indexed. Checks should be made out to Abbey Publications, 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723. This is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of the written record, including the use of lasting materials in their creation.

No paid advertisements are accepted, 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 items; but the Editor's permission must be obtained for reprinting lengthy or signed articles.

Indexed selectively in the Abstract Bulletin of the IPST, Paper and Board Abstracts (PIRA International) and Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts.

©1992 Abbey Publications, Inc. ISSN: 0897-2524
Editor: Ellen McCrady Phone: 512/929-3992
Circulation Manager: Renée Knauth Fax: 929-3995
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