The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 09, Number 3
Oct 1996

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

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

We consider all donations 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 $5907.

A Trustees' Fund was set up in December 1993 to receive donations from Abbey Publications' trustees. As of October 15, 1996, it had received $1100 over the last 12 months. This brings the total of donations for the last 12 months to $7007.

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


Bridgeport National Bindery
Terry O. Norris


Acme Bookbinding
Elizabeth S. Banks
Bark Frameworks
Joan T. Batchelor
Brown's River Records Preservation Service
Sally Buchanan
Campbell-Logan Bindery
Margaret Child
Custom Manufacturing, Inc.
Robert Frase
Edwin P. Garretson, Sr.†
Kater-Crafts Bookbinders
Metal Edge West
National Institute for Conservation
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery
Mark Reeves
Restoration Source
Nancy Russell
Elaine R. Schlefer
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Marshall Swartzburg
Susan Swartzburg†


Tim Barrett
Bookbinders Warehouse
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Robert L. Feller
Frames of Mind
Evelyn Frangakis
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
Maria Grandinette
Harlan M. Greene
Patricia B. Grey
Ingrid Rose Co. Ltd.
Fred Jordan
Hilary A. Kaplan
Gerald Lundeen
Jan Merrill-Oldham, in memory of Carolyn Harris
Willliam Minter
Tawny Ryan Nelb
Sandra Nyberg
Brian E. O'Connell
Paper Star Associates
Bonnie Parr
Eleanor Quandt
Jeff Rigby
Ruth-Ann Rohman
Isamu Sakamoto
Eric C. Shoaf
Martha M. Smith
James G. Stephens
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Univ. Iowa Center for the Book, Paper Facility
Duane Watson
and one anonymous contributor

Abbey Publications On-Line

The Abbey Newsletter and Alkaline Paper Advocate have joined much of the rest of the conservation community as a part of Conservation OnLine (CoOL), a web page sponsored by Stanford University and webmastered by Walter Henry.

Currently, the site contains the following issues:

  Year Vol. Nos.
AN 1975-78 1 1-4,7,15
1992 16 5-8
1993-95 17-19 Complete
1996 20 1
APA 1992 5 6
1993 6 3, 5-6
1994 7 Complete
1995 8 1-2

Walter has included a search engine to aid in searching for information; ultimately, we hope to have most, if not all, of our back issues online. This is, however, an arduous process and will take some time. The site also has information about the Abbey pH Pen® and chlorophenol red, the chemical indicator in the pen.

To find us, point your browser to or click on our logo to link directly from the CoOL home page (

New E-mail Address for Abbey Publications

Our American Online address ( will work for a month or two, but we have signed on to a local service, which we will soon be using exclusively. Our new address is

Note to Authors

Authors of articles and other contributions accepted by the Alkaline Paper Advocate assign to Abbey Publications the right to publish their work in both print and electronic form and to archive it and make it permanently retrievable electronically. Authors retain copyright, however, and may republish their work in any way they wish.

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued quarterly, and has about 300 subscribers. (Before 1995, it was issued six times a year.) 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 or MasterCard payments are convenient for payments from abroad, but for domestic payments we prefer checks drawn on a U.S. bank. We can send an invoice on request.

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), make any necessary corrections or updates before duplication, and confirm that the copies are being made for purposes not inconsistent with the nonprofit mission of Abbey Publications.

Authors who submit their material on disk should put it in MS Word if they can, because all our computers are Macs. Their work, if accepted, will be published both in the Alkaline Paper Advocate print version and in CoOL (Conservation On Line), to archive it and make it retrievable electronically. Authors retain copyright after publication.

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

©1996 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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