It also gives us the opportunity to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a joyous and healthy New Year. is very proud to announce that our current Index to Shroud Spectrum International page, online since 1997, will soon be upgraded to include the contents of all 42 issues of the only English language peer reviewed journal ever exclusively devoted to scientific and scholarly studies of the Shroud.
Our next update is scheduled for January 21, 2013, which also marks our 17th Anniversary online! Published by Dorothy Crispino and her Indiana Center For Shroud Studies from 1981 through 1993, Shroud Spectrum International has only been available to those who were subscribers or who purchased a set after publication ceased. has received Dorothy's permission and will begin reprinting each issue starting in our next update on January 21, 2013, and will continue until they are all online in their entirety.
As most everyone knows, each laboratory kept portions of their samples in reserve.
Helmut was researching the samples and had already contacted Dr.
Timothy Jull, the current Director of the laboratory, to make the preliminary arrangements for the samples to be photographed. Charles Mader, who had a parallel interest in the research Helmut was doing and Holger Kersten, another noted German Shroud researcher and author.
Helmut, Charles and Holger each made tax deductible contributions directly to STERA, Inc.
That continues to be our plan and we will certainly do so in the future, but everyone, including Rex, agreed that Shroud Spectrum should have the highest priority and go online before Shroud News.
You should find this an interesting look at the important Shroud and Website events in 2012.
Today's update, although considerably smaller than our last one in August, contains some extremely important news and information that we wanted to get to you before the upcoming holidays.
These are the items that were included on the "Late Breaking Website News" page in 2012.
Items are listed with the most recent one first, and each article carries the posting date indicating when it was first uploaded.
Since many scholars over the years have used articles from Spectrum as references in their scientific and academic papers, we will retain all the original page numbers and page layouts so the online versions will remain consistent with the earlier printed references.
In our last update we mentioned that Australian Shroud scholar Rex Morgan, publisher of Shroud News back in the 1980's and 1990's, had given us permission to reprint select issues here on