The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 2, Number 5
Dec 1989

Editor's Page


There is a BIG error on p. 11 in the first issue of this year: an author's name was misspelled. It should be Andrei Codreseu (not Condrescu). He must have seen it when he got his tear sheet, but he didn't say anything--too busy or too good-natured, probably, or both.

A Thank-You To Supporters

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is one of two newsletters issued by Abbey Publications, Inc.. (a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation) to promote and encourage the preservation of books and documents. The Abbey Newsletter covers preservation and treatment of existing materials; the Alkaline Paper Advocate promotes the production and use of alkaline paper. Since alkaline paper lasts several times as long as paper made in the usual pH range around 5.0, its use can be considered a way of preserving the materials of the future.

Subscribers provide nearly all the income of Abbey Publications, but since the field is small and the cost of gathering information is rather high, especially for this Newsletter, subscription fees do not cover all costs. The deficit is made up from voluntary contributions.

This year, $1916 has been received, which the Editor and Trustees acknowledge with gratitude:

Corporate Patron ($250 and over)

Bridgeport National Bindery
Bookbinders Warehouse

Patrons ($100 and over)

Joan T. Batchelor Colophon Bindery
Conservation Materials Ltd.
Don Etherington
Nancy C. Schrock
University Products

Sustaining Subscribers ($60 and over)

M. Susan Barger Bookmakers
Sally Buchanan
Julia Miller
Northeast Document Conservation Center
Ralph F. Ocker
Jeffrey M. Rigby
Wei T'o Associates

The Alkaline Paper Advocate is issued six times a year (1988 had only five issues ), and has about 370 subscribers. Subscriptions (which include a free pH pen) are on a calendar year basis: All start with the first issue of the year, unless requested otherwise, 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, and interim indexes are available on request. Individual subscriptions, and uncomplicated subscriptions from institutions, are $30 starting with 1990; others are $40. Back issues for 1988 and current subscriptions for 1989 are $25. The following special subscription categories have been established:

Sustaining Subscriber: $60
Patron 100
Corporate Patron 250


Checks should be made out to Abbey Publications, 320 E. Center St., Provo, UT 84606 (801/373-1598).

Overseas subscribers may pay either in dollars or in British pounds. Checks in dollars must bear the name of a U.S. bark.

No paid advertisements are accepted, but anything with news value will be printed if there is room for it. News item and information may be sent in by mail 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 before reprinting signed articles.

Indexed in the Abstract Bulletin of the IPST.

Copyright 1989 Abbey Publications, Inc.  
Tax #: 87-0436104 ISSN: 0897-2524 Editor: Ellen McCrady
Publisher: Abbey Publications, Inc. Circa: Janice Miller


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