The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 18, Number 1
Apr 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.

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, a total of $8616 has been received from those listed below as well as from those who gave smaller amounts.

A Trustees' Fund has been set up to receive donations from Abbey Publications' trustees. As of April 15, it had $1350 in it. This brings the total of donations for the last 12 months to $9966, the most ever received in a 12 month period.

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

Benefactors
Barbara Lubin Goldsmith Foundation
Cross Pointe Paper Corp., Miami Mill
New York Public Library
Sponsors
Bridgeport National Bindery
Gaylord Bros.
Patrons
Acme Bookbinding
Archivart
Joan T. Batchelor
Benchmark
John Boral
Sally Buchanan
Greg Campbell
Pam Darling
Paula DeStefano
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Information Conservation Inc.
Elizabeth Morse
National Institute for Conservation
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery
Restoration Source
Elaine R. Schlefer
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Marshall Swartzburg
William Minter Bookbinding
One anonymous patron
Contributors
Francis Archer
Nelly Balloffet
Jennifer Banks
Tim Barrett
The Bookbinders Company
Connie Brooks
Margaret Child
Michèle Cloonan
Lisa Cziffra
Ursula Dreibholz
Jeanne Drewes
Maria Fredericks
Mary Todd Glaser
Harlan Greene
Pat Grey
Fred A. Jordan
Hilary Kaplan
Erich Kesse
Jeanne Lewisohn
Gerald Lundeen
Marlene Matalon
Holly Maxson
Jan Merrill-Oldham
Jan Michaels
Murray Millar
Terry O. Norris
Sandra Nyberg
Brian E. O'Connell
Shaun Padgett
Bonnie Parr
Hilda Robbins
Ruth-Ann Rohman
Ingrid Rose
Isamu Sakamoto
Eric C. Shoaf
Martha M. Smith
James G. Stephens
Taylor Made Company
Joan ten Hoor
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Duane Watson
Marcia Watt
Wei T'o Associates
James K. Wellvang
Larry Wood
John C. Wright
One anonymous contributor

Correction

Phase One Office Products, the company that sells the staple removers announced in the November issue, was intrigued by the number of inquiries they got by mail, beginning in January. No phone or fax inquiries--just letters. That was because neither of the numbers we published were right. Nobody could get through, so they had to write. Our apologies to Elizabeth Morse, who sent in that notice, as well as the notice about the cheese grater; to readers, who were needlessly frustrated by these errors; and to the hapless woman whos home number, 617/364-3927, we gave as Phase One's fax number.

Both products are indeed offered by the companies named. Here is how those notices should have read:

A Grater for Vinyl Erasers

An industrial stainless steel cheese grater for grating vinyl erasers can be purchased through Globe Food Service Equipment Corporation of Belmont, MA. Their phone number is 617/923-1274 and their fax is 617/489-5550. The model name is "FIMAR" and it runs about $750.00. The crumb produced can be fine or coarse and is done in a fraction of the time needed for hand grating.

Staple Remover

A handy staple remover shaped like a Reach® toothbrush is a cheap and safe way to remove staples, especially from soft papers. It can be had for $3.50 from Phase One Office Products, Inc., 89 Fulkerson St., Cambridge, MA 02141. The part number is G2K. Their phone number is 800/999-5474 or 617/547-0700. Their fax is 800/333-3797. Just push it forward--the slotted blade retains the staples.

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued eight times a year and has about 1250 subscribers. All subscriptions are for the calendar year. New subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise, until October 1; after that, it is assumed that the subscription is for the following year. Checks or international money orders may be made out in U.S. dollars or English pounds, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723, USA. International payments can be made by VISA or Mastercard.

    Full-time students & unpaid interns   $20
    Personal subscriptions:               $40
    Institutional subscriptions:          $49

Paid advertisements, except for job ads, are not accepted. Job advertisements are billed at the rate of $50 for the heading and the first ten lines (55-60 characters per line), plus $2 per line thereafter. Any notice that is appropriate and newsworthy will be printed if there is room for it. Claims for issues never received will be honored within a year of publication. Defective issues will be gladly replaced on request.

The Abbey Newsletter is selectively indexed in Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts and the Institute of Paper Science & Technology Abstract Bulletin. All issues but v.1 #2 are in print, and each volume has its own index.

The Editor encourages readers to photocopy freely from the Newsletter; but the Editor's permission must be obtained before making more than 20 copies of lengthy or signed articles. This allows any necessary corrections or updates to be made before duplication.

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of the written record, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. Its other publication is the Alkaline Paper Advocate. It is the policy of Abbey Publications to use permanent paper for both newsletters. In recent years, the paper has been Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque, which meets the ANSI standard (Z39.48-1992).

Editor: Ellen McCrady
©1994 Abbey Publications, Inc.
Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel
Phone: 512/929-3992
Fax: 512/929-3995
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