Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 1, Number 4
Nov 1994

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, want to express our appreciation for support received from the people and organizations listed below, as well as from those who gave smaller amounts.

All donations are considered 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 $10,184.

A Trustees' Fund was set up last December to receive donations from Abbey Publications' trustees. As of November 26, it had $1700 in it. This brings the total of donations for the last 12 months to $11,884.

Donors are listed below as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).


Barbara Lubin Goldsmith Foundation
Cross Pointe Paper Corp., Miami Mill
New York Public Library


Bridgeport National Bindery
Gaylord Bros.
Guild of FACTS


Acme Bookbinding
Bark Frameworks
Joan T. Batchelor
John Boral
Sally Buchanan
Margaret Child
Paula DeStefano
Information Conservation Inc.
Erich Kesse
National Institute for Conservation
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery
Marc D. Reeves
Elaine R. Schlefer
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Marshall Swartzburg
Susan Swartzburg
William Minter Bookbinding
One anonymous patron


John P. Baker
Nelly Balloffet
Jennifer Banks
The Bookbinders Company
Connie Brooks
Michèle Cloonan
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
James Dast
Ursula Dreibholz
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Jean Froissard
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Maria Grandinette
Harlan Greene
Pat Grey
Hilary A. Kaplan
Jeanne Lewisohn
Gerald Lundeen
Carl Mendoza
Jan Merrill-Oldham
Jan Michaels
Sandra Nyberg
Brian E. O'Connell
Diane Paldan, in memory of Myra Jo Moon
Abigail Quandt
Jeff Rigby
Ingrid Rose
Isamu Sakamoto
Eric C. Shoaf
Martha M. Smith
James G. Stephens
Taylor Made Co.
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Duane Watson
Marcia Watt
Wei T'o Associates
Marilyn Weidner
James K. Wellvang
Two anonymous contributors

The APA Goes Quarterly

Please note: beginning with the first issue of next year, this newsletter will appear four times a year instead of six. Only the frequency will change. The amount and quality of news and information will remain the same.

This change is necessary because, ironically, there is so much more news and information now than there used to be, and we have more information sources. Less frequent publication will free up some of the editor's time, which is the limiting factor.

When the Abbey Publications board met in August, they voted to keep subscription prices the same, but to increase the prices of pH pens and the North American Permanent Papers booklet. We expect that these price increases, together with our increasing efficiency and generous donations from readers, will allow us to hire a part-time editorial assistant and give us a financial cushion as well.

Pen Prices to Increase

Pen prices will increase by about 60% January 1, 1995. Until then the old prices apply. New subscribers will continue to get their free pen. Old subscribers who have used up the pen they received originally may have it replaced with a new one on request.


The 1994 European Directory of Acid-Free and Permanent Book Paper, announced on p. 26 in the last issue, was wrongly called the 1991 European Directory [etc.].

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued six times a year (quarterly beginning with 1995) and has about 400 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 previous year is sent out in the first quarter. Individual subscriptions are $35; full-time students $20; institutions $45. All issues are in print and indexed. Checks should be made out to Abbey Publications, 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723. Visa/ Master Card payments are convenient for payments from abroad, but for domestic payments we prefer checks drawn on a U.S. bank.

This is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of written records, 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 making more than 20 copies of lengthy or signed articles. This allows us to consult with the author (who may hold copyright) and to make any necessary corrections or updates before duplication.

Indexed selectively in the Abstract Bulletin of the IPST, Paper and Board Abstracts (PIRA International), Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts, and Engineering Information's Table of Contents.

©1995 Abbey Publications, Inc. ISSN: 0897-2524
Editor: Ellen McCrady Phone: 512/929-3992
Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel Fax: 929-3995
E-mail: Tax ID #: 87-0436104

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