Abbey Publications, Inc., records
Scope and Contents
Comprised of publisher and editor Ellen McCrady’s subject and project files, the Abbey Publications Inc. Records, circa 1970-2004, document the administration of Abbey Publications, Inc. Arranged by topic, the files consist of correspondence, publications, printed material, research material, financial records, mailing lists, board reports, and meeting minutes. Topics related to preservation and conservation in libraries and archives include preventive care, the handling of materials, laws and regulations, organizations, information systems and catalogs, and related fields. Additionally, the collection chronicles the publication and distribution of the Abbey Newsletter, the Mold Reporter, North American Permanent Papers, and the Alkaline Paper Advocate, among other publications.
Archivist's note: See the Subject Classification Guide for a more in-depth inventory by topic.
- Creation: circa 1970-2004
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. A portion of this collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Based in Austin, Texas, Abbey Publications, Inc., was a nonprofit corporation established to encourage preservation of library and archival materials and the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. Trustees at the time of the organization’s dissolution in 2006 were Ellen McCrady, Gary Link Frost, Roberta Pilette, James Wellvang, and Ellen Cunningham-Krupa, and officers were president McCrady, first vice president Frost, second vice president Wellvang, and treasurer Craig Jensen. McCrady also edited the Alkaline Paper Advocate (1988-1997) for users and makers of alkaline paper, the Mold Reporter about toxic mold, and the Abbey Newsletter (1975-2004), which published book and paper conservation research. Abbey Publications also published McCrady’s North American Permanent Papers, listing manufacturers and types of permanent papers and special archival products as well as discussing the process of papermaking.
Abbey Publications. Conservation OnLine. Accessed January 2023. http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/.
38.6 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Comprised of publisher and editor Ellen McCrady’s subject and project files, the Abbey Publications Inc. Records, circa 1970-2004, document the administration of Abbey Publications, Inc., and publication of books, newsletters, and other items regarding preservation and conservation of library and archival materials.
2005-221; 2007-094; 2007-148
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011. Subsequent processing by Colleen Hobbs, January 2023.
- Abbey Publications, Inc., Records, circa 1970-2004
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- 2023-01-27: Inventory moved to ArchivesSpace by Colleen Hobbs.