Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 1, Number 5-6
Dec 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 $9710.

A Trustees' Fund was set up in December 1993 to receive donations from Abbey Publications' trustees. As of January 10, 1995, it had $2200 in it. This brings the total of donations for the last 12 months to $11,910.

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


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


Gaylord Bros.
Guild of FACTS


Bark Frameworks
Joan T. Batchelor
John Boral
Sally Buchanan
Margaret Child
Paula DeStefano
Information Conservation Inc.
Elizabeth Morse
National Institute for Conservation
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
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
Tim Barrett
Sidney Berger
Bookmakers International Ltd.
Connie Brooks
Michèle Cloonan
Custom Manufacturing, Inc.
Lisa Cziffra
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
James Dast
Ursula Dreibholz
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Jean Froissard
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
Maria Grandinette
Harlan Greene
Pat Grey
Hilary A. Kaplan
Erich J. Kesse
Mary Wood Lee
Jeanne Lewisohn
Carl Mendoza
Robert Milevski
Museum Services
Tawny Ryan Nelb
Terry O. Norris
Sandra Nyberg
Diane Paldan, in memory of Myra Jo Moon
Abigail Quandt
Jeff Rigby
Ruth-Ann Rohman
Ingrid Rose
Isamu Sakamoto
Eric C. Shoaf
James G. Stephens
Taylor Made Co.
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Marcia Watt
Wei T'o Associates
Marilyn Weidner
James K. Wellvang
Two anonymous contributors

Corrections and Clarifications

Other Things You Can Get from Abbey Publications Besides the APA

  1. The Abbey Newsletter, which covers repair, treatment, storage, display, microfilming, digitizing, deacidification, copying, permanence, and protection from pests, disasters and thieves, of books, paper, film, audio records, and electronic records. It is not a how-to newsletter, but it does give reliable information in this eclectic field. It's fun to read, too. It costs $40 a year for individuals, and $49 for institutions.
  2. The Abbey pH Pen®, a felt-tip pen filled with chlorophenol red, for testing dry paper. It makes a mark that changes to purple on neutral or alkaline paper, is well made, lasts for years, and costs $5.60 apiece, with quantity discounts.
  3. North American Permanent Papers, a 52-page booklet that lists over 350 permanent papers available in the U.S., with their recycled content, and gives useful background information. The 1994 edition costs only $7.00, but the 1995 edition will be about $20.
  4. A 23-page monograph, Artificial Aging as a Predictor of Paper's Future Useful Life, the translation mentioned in the fifth item in this issue's Literature section. It is full of data: over 16 of its pages are tables and graphs, reporting research done on a Volkswagen Foundation grant on the resistance of paper to aging. It is not available anywhere else. A steal at $5.00.

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued quarterly 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.

Abbey Publications 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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