University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Abbey Publications, Inc., Records, [ca. 1970s]-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abbey Publications
Creator: McCrady, Ellen Ruth, 1926-2008
Title: Abbey Publications, Inc., records
Dates: [ca. 1970s]-2004
Abstract: Comprised of publisher and editor Ellen McCrady’s subject and project files, the Abbey Publications Inc. Records, [ca. 1970s]-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.
Accession No.: 2005-221; 2007-094; 2007-148
Extent: 23 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.

Source:

"Abbey Publications." Conservation OnLine. Accessed April 14, 2011. http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/.


Scope and Contents

Comprised of publisher and editor Ellen McCrady’s subject and project files, the Abbey Publications Inc. Records, [ca. 1970s]-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 printed Subject Classification Scheme for a more in-depth inventory by topic.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McCrady, Ellen Ruth, 1926-2008 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Abbey Publications -- Archives.
Subjects
Library materials -- Conservation and restoration.
Archival materials -- Conservation and restoration.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Abbey Publications, Inc., Records, [ca. 1970s]-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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