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May 26, 1972


GERSHWIN SPECIAL RECEIVES AWARD

The television special "'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous,
'S Gershwin" received this year's Emmy award for
the outstanding music-variety program. A private
(non-preview) showing of the special was the high-
light of the opening of the Library's exhibit "The
Gershwin Collection: An Exhibit of Manuscripts of
George and Ira Gershwin" on December 7, 1971 in
honor of Ira Gershwin's 75th birthday [see LC Infor-
mation Bulletin, December 16, 1971, p. 709].

TWENTY-ONE STAFF MEMBERS
COMPLETE SECRETARIAL COURSE

Twenty-one staff members have received certifi-
cates for successfully completing the From Nine to
Five secretarial course. Frederick E. Croxton, Direc-
tor of the Administrative Department, awarded the
certificates on Wednesday, May 3, in the Whittall
Pavilion. The Class Coordinator, Mrs. Grace Hall, Pro-
cessing Department, and Instructors, Mrs. Mary Ann
Adams, Deputy Librarian's Office, Ann Costakis, Ref-
erence Department, and Mrs. Dorothy LeBaron, Law
Library, as well as immediate supervisors of the parti-
cipants attended the final session at which time a
review of the subjects covered in the course was pre-
sented.
From Nine to Five was produced by WETA in co-
operation with the Civil Service Commission, with the


aim of clarifying the professional and strategic role of
a secretary in the work organization. The course is
composed of nine two-hour sessions with each session
centered on a one-half hour televised lesson, preceded
and followed by classroom discussions, role-playing
situations, and demonstrations. Major topics covered
in the course are the importance of effective com-
munication, the secretary as a professional person,
and employee relations.
During the series Robert W. Hutchison, Director of
Personnel, spoke to the group about the relationship
of the supervisor and the secretary. Virginia Garret-
son, Chief Telephone Operator, also contributed to
the course by providing materials on telephone com-
munication, and by offering participants the benefits
of her experience in handling difficult callers.
Participants successfully completing the From Nine
to Five course are Beatrice Robinson, Personnel Oper-
ations Office; Harriet M. Saylor, Information Systems
Office; Mamie Stringfield, Binding Office; Eddie Jean
Battle, Betty Harris, and Brenda Weatherspoon,
General Reference and Bibliography Division, Mary
E. Law, Loan Division; Helen L. Branch, Decimal
Classification Division; Gail Q. James, Thomasine L.
Green, and Mary Wimbush, Card Division; and Jean-
nine Goodwin, Overseas Operations.
Also Barbara L. Johnson and Yvonne V. Pettit,
Descriptive Cataloging Division; Glenna R. Broderick,
Law Library; Linda Resnick, Hispanic Law Division;
Patricia Leiner, Congressional Research Service, Office
of the Director; LeNay Bates and Gwendolyn


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CONTEND

CONTENTS


Delayed Literary Broadcasts Rescheduled
Gershwin Special Receives Award .
ISO Holds Automation Seminar .
Library of Congress Publications .
New Reference Works . .
Staff News . .
Twenty-One Staff Members Complete
Secretarial Course . .
Visitors to LC . .


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Andrews, Copyright Examining Division; Jennifer C.
Smith, Copyright Reference Division; and Sharon D.
Edwards, Copyright Service Division. Photograph on
p. 235.


ISO HOLDS AUTOMATION SEMINAR

The Information Systems Office sponsored an auto-
mation seminar on April 28 on the STARAN associa-
tive array processor and applications. The seminar
was conducted by Jack Rudolph of the Goodyear
Aerospace Corp.. who defined the concepts of associ-
ative array processors and their unique characteristics
of "content-addressability" which enables the search
of a data file and identification of all data elements
meeting the search criteria in a single instruction
execution time. These concepts present a new way of
thinking for complex data-handling operations in
applications that have a large, highly dynamic data
base and require a rapid response to unanticipated
queries.
The Information Systems Office also sponsored an
automation training session on the ABA Conference
on Law and Computer Technology. The session, held
on May 2, was conducted by L. Clark Hamilton of
ISO. Mr. Hamilton summarized the conference pre-
sentations on the State of Washington Legislative


Information System, the Department of Justice
JURIS System, and various software packages used
for legal systems. Also highlighted were the technical
areas of data capture and conversion, text processing,
search and inquiry functions, and legal retrieval.


VISITORS TO LC

Librarians From Finland
A group of 22 librarians from Finland on a tour of
American libraries spent Easter weekend in Washing-
ton. They toured the Library of Congress on April 3.
Special guides in the Reference Department were Mrs.
Renata Shaw and Suzy Platt, and in the Processing
Department Mary Grathwol and Irene Werschkow.
The visit was concluded with a tour of the Card Divi-
sion where Mrs. Constance Stevens was their escort.
A buffet luncheon for the visitors was provided by
the Professional Association in the Whittall Pavilion.
Treva Turner, President, and Don Oneal, Social Chair-
man, and other members of the Association served as
hosts at the luncheon.

Library School Visits
During March and April approximately 400 Library
Science students and faculty members visited LC. The
schools represented were Catholic University, State
University of New York at Albany, Kent State Uni-
versity, University of Maryland, Kansas State Teach-
ers College, University of Pittsburgh, Community
College of Philadelphia, North Carolina Central Uni-
versity, Drexel University, Shepherd College,
Kutztown State College. and Columbia University.
Professional Librarians from the staff served as
guides for these tours. Guides from the Processing
Department were Susan Aramayo, Katherine Arn-
hold, Barbara Biebrich, Peter Bridge, Mary K. Daniels,
Margaret Detweiler, Peter De La Garza, Mary Grath-
wol, Berta Grossman, Bob Hiatt, Gloria Hsia, Barbara
Killian, Arthur Lieb, David Littlefield, Michael
McEnnis, Sharon Noble, Lucia Rather, John Rather,
Lois Rose. Barbara Smith, Margaret Smith. Constance
Stevens, Divna Todorovich, and Irene Werschkov.
The following guides were from the Reference
Department, Congressional Research Service and Law
Library: Harriet Aveney, Mildred Balima, Elizabeth
Betz, Richard Bickel, Barbara Burkey, Constance Car-
ter, Kimberley Dobbs, Dana Ellingen, Judith Farley,
Mary Ann Ferrarese, Evelyn Fitz, Karl Green, Bruce
Langdon, Louis Mortimer, Alan Mueller, Diana Nis-


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kern, Fred Reenstjorna. Joseph Schwarz, Patrick
Sheehan, Bill Sittig, Carolyn Sung, Pat Tsuchitani,
Marilyn Weissman, and Bob Zich.

Foreign Librarians
The Assistant National Librarian of Australia, W. B.
Richardson, was at LC May 1-3 to attend conferences
and observe Library operations.
Mrs. Paula Scherer-Goossens, Systems Analyst for
the National Center for Scientific and Technical
Documentation, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
toured several divisions of the Library of Congress in
April during a month's trip to the U.S. to study auto-
mation procedures. She also visited institutions in
Boston and New York.
Five German librarians representing the German
Research Society were at LC April 25-27 to discuss
current developments in automation and exchange of
information. The group, led by Dr. Walter Lingen-
berg, Deputy Librarian, Technical University, Berlin,
also included Dr. U. Fellmann, Deputy Librarian, In-
stitute of Technology, Aachen; Dr. F. G. Kaltwasser,
Director, Bavarian State Library, Munich; K. Nowak,
Coordinator of Automated Systems, Library of Ger-
many, Frankfurt; and Dr. J. Stoltzenburg, Librarian,
University of Constance.
Another Belgian visitor was Dr. Herman Liebaers,
Director of the Royal Library, who was guest of
honor at a luncheon in the Whittall Pavilion on April
5. Dr. Liebaers, who is President of IFLA, was in
Washington on official business.
Mrs. Hedwig Anuar, Director of the Singapore Na-
tional Library and Singapore National Archives, re-
ceived a grant from the Department of State for
appropriate visits in the U.S. She toured the Library
of Congress on March 24 and April 14.
Nabil S. Aly, Librarian, Ministry of Planning, Cairo,
Arab Republic of Egypt, visited recently while travel-
ing on a grant from Unesco. He spent the afternoon
at LC on March 16.
The Director of the National Book Institute, Rio de
Janeiro, came to the Library on April 11. Maria Alicia
Barrosa was sponsored by A.I.D. and was accom-
panied by Alice Palmer, the A.I.D. book representa-
tive in Brazil.

Multi-National Librarians Project
Ten foreign Ilbrarians wilh grants from the Depart-
ment of State for a four-month training program in
the United Staies visited the Library on April 14 at
the beginning of their program. The visitors were Ilda


Nelly Yuspa. Buenos Aires; Mrs. Vanda Sii Jdeii.
Brasilia, Brazil; Maria Sandra Acuna. Santiago. < ile:
Alfred Gyebi, Bolgatanga, Ghana; Lew Kin-Ketnii
Hong Kong; Jafred Musisi, Nairobi, Ken j. Mrs. Rosa
de Sains, Mexico City; Amhed Mujil. Saudi Arabia;
Abdeljelil Temimi, Tunis; and Mrs. Margarita Jova-
novic, Skopje. Yugoslavia. The group was escorted by
Dean Harold Lancour of the University of Pit hthi Il
School of Library and Information Science, which
administers the project for the Department of State.


DELAYED LITERARY BROADCASTS
RESCHEDULED

The George Garrett and Brendan Kennelly poetry
reading of April 10, originally scheduled to be broad-
cast on radio station WGMS-AM-FM in April [see LC
Information Bulletin, April 14, p. 166], ,. ill be
broadcast at 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. A lecture
presented on May 1 by Josephine Jacobsen [see LC
Information Bulletin, May 5, p. 1981 has been re-
scheduled by WGMS for airing on Saturday, June 24,
at 10 p.m.

CORRECTION
In the May 5, issue of the fflbnn7atii n Bulletin, an
article on the Library's recent acquisition of the Rus-
sian newspaper Sanklpcterburgskiia viedomosti stated
that each of 37 newspapers published in America in
1775 had a circulation of 8,000, when, in fact, only
one of the 37, the Connecticut Courant of Hartford,
claimed this circulation statistic.


STAFF NEWS

RETIREMENT
Lawrence Harris of the Card Division retired on
April 30 after more than 25 years of service with the
Library of Congress.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Harris was gradu-
ated from Cardoza High School in 1945. He began his
Federal service with the Office of Price Adminis-
tration in 1942 and came to the Lihrjr' in lPJ ;1
Junior Clerk in the Card Division, where he has se-rv
in positions of increasing responsibility. He was pro
moted to Senior Card-drawer in 1962, and in 1964,
was assigned to the Stock Unit, where he was respon-
sible for making up sets of cards for wholesalers :in
publishers participating in the cards-with-books !.o-






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gulni. In 1967, he became Assistant Supervisor of the
Delayed Orders Unit and in November 1969 was pro-
moted to Supervisor. In 1970, he was assigned to the
position of Wholesale Orders Technician, which he
held at the time of his retirement.
Throughout the years, Mr. Harris' service was
praised by his supervisors. As a chairman and key
worker for many campaigns, especially drives for
blood donations to the Red Cross, he always applied
the initiative and energy to make them successful.

AWARDS
One present and one former LC Special Police Pri-
vate have received Incentive Awards plus $35 cash
awards for suggestions leading to the improvement of
Library operations. In ceremonies in the Librarian's


Pictured at the Incentive Awards ceremony are (l-r) Capt. John W.
Speeal Police Force, Pvt. Johnson, the Librarian, and Gerald Garv
of the Buildings Management Office.

Office on April 28, Private Walter L. Johnson re-
ceived an award in recognition of his "demonstrated
initiative resulting in the installation of house phones
at guard posts where large numbers of visitors are
likely to need telephone service thereby reducing the
use of phones assigned to guard stations and provid-
ing a greater service to the general public."
Martin B. Rayman, former Special Police Private,
who is attending classes at American University and
could not be present for the awards, was cited for his
suggestionn that all LC Special Police carry a wallet-
size card stating a citizen's Constitutional rights "for


the purpose of informing a person being arrested of
[these] rights."
C. Sumner Spalding, Assistant Director for Catalog-
ing, was presented a Federal Service Award pin on
April 28 by William J. Welsh, Director of the Pro-
cessing Department, in recognition of 30 years of
Government service.
Mr. Spalding came to the Library in 1940 and
served first as an assistant in the Music Division and
then as a Music Cataloger in the English Language
Section of the Descriptive Cataloging Division. He
later served as Chief of the Catalog Maintenance Divi-
sion, the Serial Record Division, and the Descriptive
Cataloging Division. He assumed his present position
in 1968.
From 1942 to 1946, Mr. Spalding served with the
U.S. Army, and during that time was the
conductor of the 362d Army Band. From
1962 to 1966, he was on a temporary
leave of absence from the Library to act
as general editor of the Anglo-American
Cataloging Rules for which he received
the Margaret Mann Citation in Cataloging
and Classification in 1967.
Odessa C. Singletary, Bindery and
Finish Worker in the Printing Unit of the
Central Services Division, was presented a
20-year Federal Service Award pin on
May 10 by Mrs. Ida F. Wilson, Chief of
the division.
A native of Mullins, S.C., Mrs. Single-
tary worked one year for hie Federal
Works Agency before coming to the Li-
brary on May 8, 1953, as a Janitor in the
then Buildings and Grounds Division. She
was promoted to Bindery Helper in April
Cormier, 1963 in the former Aerospace Tech-
ey, Chief nology Division and transferred to the
former Office of the Secretary in July
1965. She was promoted to her present
position on August 25, 1969.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Richard S. Angell, Chief of the Technical Processes
Research Office, is the author of a paper entitled "Li-
brary of Congress Subject Headings-Review and
Forecast" in Subject Retrieval in the Seventies: New
Directions (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Publishing
Co., 1972). The volume constitutes the proceedings
of an international symposium sponsored by the Uni-
versity of Maryland School of Library and Infor-
mation Services on May 14-15, 1971. Eight other








May 26, 1972


papers discuss such topics as research in information
retrieval languages, the work of the British Classi-
fication Research Group, Thesaurofacet, the PRECIS
system, and the Universal Decimal Classification.
Roy P. Basler, Chief of the Manuscript Division, is
the author of a human interest story, "Did President
Lincoln Give the Smallpox to William H. Johnson?"
which appears in The Huntington Library Quarterly
(May 1972, pp. 279-284). Begun as a footnote to a
very brief Lincoln communication to be included in a
supplement volume to The Collected Works of Abra-
ham Lincoln, the article outgrew its original purpose.
It appropriately appears in The Huntington Library
Quarterly as the Henry E. Huntington Library and
Art Gallery is the custodian of the Lincoln autograph
note on which the story hinges.
Michael J. Costin, Assistant Field Director for Spe-
cial Operations in the Library's PL-480 New Delhi
office, was the featured speaker on April 29 at a pro-
gram on the Library of Congress sponsored by the
USIS Library in New Delhi for more than 100 parlia-
mentarians, their research staffs, and staff members
of the Indian Parliamentary Library. The program
also included a film about the Library produced by
Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints & Photo-
graphs Division, is the author of "The Print as Sub-


ject," an article in Studies in Honor of Gertrude
Rosenthal (Baltimore Museum of Art, Annual IV,
Part Two, 1972). Other articles in the volume which
deal with various aspects of the plastic arts and archi-
tecture and the collections of the Baltimore Museum,
are by Adelyn D. Breeskin, Philippe Verdier, Dorothy
Miner, Charles Parkhurst, Wolfgang Stechow, Kay Sil-
berfeld, George Boas, Phoebe Stanton, Thomas Mes-
ser, and W. R. Rearick.
John P. Hardt, Senior Specialist in Soviet Eco-
nomics, CRS, lectured on "Deteriorating Soviet-East
European Economic Relations" at the Foreign Serv-
ice Institute of the Department of State on May 2.
Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book Sec-
tion in the General Reference and Bibliography Divi-
sion, is the editor of a new ALA publication entitled
Children's Books of International Interest, an anno-
tated list of over 300 titles encompassing more than
40 years of children's book production in the United
States. Prepared with the assistance of the Interna-
tional Relations Committee of the Children's Services
Division of ALA, the list marks the observance of
International Book Year by its goal of stimulating the
exchange of excellent children's literature over inter-
national borders and increasing understanding be-
tween countries. Children's Books of International
Interest (69 p.) is available from ALA for $2.50.


Members involved with the Nine to Five Course are (front row l-r) Eddie Battle, Yvonne Pettit, Jennifer Smith, Mary Law, Gail
James, Glenna Broderick, Mamie Stringfield, Jeannine Goodwin, Sharon Edwards, Beatrice Robinson, Grace Hall, (rear row 1-r)
Ann Costakis, Brenda Weatherspoon, Gwendolyn Andrews, LeNay Bates, Betty Harris, Linda Resnick, Harriet Saylor, Mary
Wimbush, Thomasine Green, Barbara Johnson, and Mary Ann Adams. Not pictured are Helen Branch, Dorothy LeBaron, and
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Frank McGowan, Chief of the Overseas Operations
Division, and Virginia Haviland participated in a one-
day conference on "Books in a Starving World: A
Quest for Enrichment" in observance of International
Book Year 1972. The meeting, which was sponsored
by the Department of Library Science of St. John's
University, Jamaica, N.Y., was held on Saturday, May
6, and included five panel discussions. Mr. McGowan
served on the panel which considered "Books and
Area Studies and Ethnic Heritage Enrichment Pro-
grams" and Miss Haviland moderated a discussion of
"The Child's Book World."
Marlene C. McGuirl, Chief of the American-British
Law Division in the Law Library, will teach a new
course in the Graduate Department of Library Sci-
ence at Catholic University this summer entitled
"Legal Literature and Librarianship." The course, to
be offered from June 27 to August 1, is unique in
that it is presented in conjunction with the law school
and is open both to law students and to graduate
library school students. The course is intended as an
introduction to the bibliographic organization of legal
literature and to the techniques of legal research. Spe-
cial attention will be given to the administration of
law libraries.

PERSONNEL CHANGES
Appointments: Mrs. Christel Allers, librarian, GS-7, Share
Cat, 2602; Frank R. Hayes, auditor, GS-12, Audit, 2609;
Evan R. Hoorneman, general legislative attorney, GS-14, CRS
A, 2718; Mrs. Lydia C. Hsieh, decimal classification spe-
cialist, GS-9, DC, 2644; Mrs. Inga D. Kile, accounts main-
tenance clerk, GS-4, Cop Serv, 2696; Ernest James Poydence,
library aid, GS-3, Share Cat, 2606, Horace J. Saldi, communi-
cations management specialist, GS-11, CS, 2633; Robert W.
Piatt, mail clerk, GS-3, Ord, 2782; Edgar A. Sheppard, special
policeman (private), Bldgs, 2596; Clay Wellborn, analyst in
urban affairs, GS-14, CRS-GGR, 2668; Mary K. Wengeler,
copyright examiner, GS-9, Cop Exam, 2538.
Temporary Appointments: Mrs. Mary R. Herbert, filer,
GT-5, Cat Publ, 2634; Roy R. Thomas, bibliographer, GS-1 I,
GR&B, 2695.
Reappointment: William C. Putnam, supervisory librarian,
GS-9, E&G, 2637.
Promotions: Mrs. Barbara J. Black, to card preparation
assistant, GS-6, Cat Mgmt; Dennielle R. Black, to entry edi-
tor, GT-9, Share Cat, 2648; Ronald N. Gibson, Bldgs, to
general supply assistant, GS-4, Procurement, 2725; Mrs.
Joyce D. Holmes, DBPH, to administrative secretary, GS-7,
GR&B, 2673; William L. Hovey, to cataloger, GS-9, Ser Rec,
2597; Mrs. Karin A. Melchior, FRD, to librarian, GS-9,
GR&B, NP; David M. Saah, LL AB, to library technician,


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technician, GS-6, MARC Ed, 2618; Mrs. Bertha M. Williams,
to library technician, GS-4, Card, 2746.
Resignations: Faye Agatstein, CRS Ed; Gary W. Dungan,
Photodup; David J. Dyer, Cop Cat; Mrs. Gloria B. Holmes,
Proc; Kathleen E. Idoine, CRS-D; Eileen J. Ours, Cop Cat.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Powell, Jr., are the parents of a
son, Adam Clayton, II, born on April 30 at the
George Washington Hospital. Mr. Powell is a Library
Technician in the Catalog Publication Division.


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Accessions List: India. Cumulative Author and Sub-
ject Indexes 1971. Vol. 10, No. 12, pt. 2. December
1971. (pp. i-clxxxv.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress, American Libraries Book Procurement
Center, American Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Books: A MARC Format; Specifications for Mag-
netic Tapes Containing Catalog Records for Books.
Fifth ed. 1972. Addendum No. 1. This addendum,
issued by the MARC Development Office, is free
upon request to the Card Division, Library of Con-
gress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington,
D.C. 20541, Attention: MARC Distribution Service.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Supplement No. 1 to
Cumulative issue No. 1, 1972. (Various pagings.) For
sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Gov-
ernment Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for
$1 this issue or $50 a session, domestic, and $62.50 a
session, foreign (LC 14.6:92-2/1-2/Supp. 1).

Press Releases: No. 72-35 (May 15) Exhibit of music manu-
scripts, rare books, photographs mark 75th anniversary of
Library of Congress Music Division; No. 72-36 (May 15) Acu-
puncture exhibit at Library of Congress illustrates anceni
Chinese art of healing; No. 72-37 (May 16) Geography and


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Map Division commemorates 75th anniversary with an exhi-
bit of representative maps from its collections; No. 72-38
(May 17) Poster exhibit at the Library of Congress depicts a
century of world travel; No. 72-39 (May 17) Two staff
appointments in Congressional Research Service announced
by Librarian of Congress.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 1816 (May 15) re-
vised page 3 to reflect change in responsibility, for the issu-
ance and control of Government Property Pass, Form 21-13;
no. 214-4 (May 16) restated the organization and functions
of the Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,
Reference Department.
Special Announcement: No. 478 (May 17) announced the
appointments of Alfred Reifman as Senior Specialist in Inter-
national Economics, and Joseph E. Ross as Senior Specialist
in American Public Law, Congressional Research Service.


NEW REFERENCE WORKS

Two valuable source books for students of library
history have recently been published. In his Readings
in Library History (New York, Bowker, 1972. 137
p.), Leslie W. Dunlap weaves 23 readings about an-
cient and medieval libraries into a single chronological
narrative. The relatively short excerpts describe librar-
ies from the 7th century B.C. (Sumer) to the 15th
century A.D. (the private library of a Hungarian king,
Matthias Corvinus); included are essays by Dunlap
about the libraries of Ninevah, Alexandria, and
Rome. The volume contains a bibliography of the
sources from which the readings were drawn and sev-
eral illustrations.
The 24 readings in the Reader in American Library
History, edited by Michael H, Harris (Washington,
Microcard Editions, 1971. 242 p.) describe aspects of
American library development from the colonial peri-
od until the early 20th century. The papers provide
historical perspective on the evolution of several dif-
ferent types of libraries and library services. The Li-
brary of Congress is represented by two excerpts
from the writings of David C. Mearns. A list of addi-
tional readings supplements each chronological sec-
tion. [John Y. Cole]
A second edition of the Concise Encyclopedia of
Modern World Literature, edited by G. Grigson (New
York, Hawthorne, '1971. 430 p. PN771.C58 1971), is
presently available in the Main Reading Room. En-
tries are bio-bibliographical, although the first 28
pages are given to brief essays on various national
literatures and forms of literature. Emphasis has been
given to English-language authors and to foreign


authors who are largely translated into English.
"Modern" is understood to mean of the 20th cen-
tury, either chronologically or through identification.
The authors represented are principally the longer-
known authors, such as H. G. Wells, Saki, Hof-
mannsthal, and Pasternak. Among authors not
included are Burgess, Vonnegut, Hesse, Grass, and
Yevtushenko. The volume concludes with Notes on
the Contributors, an Index of Authors, and an Index
of Titles. [T. D. Burney]
Nicolas Slonimsky's Music Since 1900, 4th ed.
(New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. 1,595 p.
ML197.S634 1971), lists in chronological order sev-
eral thousand events in the history of music from
January 1, 1900, the date of publication, of the first
volume of the collected works of Berlioz, to July 20,
1969, when the "Harmony of the Spheres" was
"manifested as first men step on the silent surface of
the moon." The work also contains a collection of
letters and documents, including such diverse works
as Pope Pius X's instruction on sacred music, an
anonymous poem from an American newspaper mak-
ing fun of Wagner, and a letter from Ralph Nader on
the aural hazards of rock and roll. An extensive dic-
tionary of terms and a detailed index are also includ-
ed. [David Kresh]
Sears List of Subject Headings has just appeared in
a tenth edition edited, as was the ninth edition
(1965), by Barbara M. Westby, Chief of LC's Catalog
Management Division. While the new headings added
to the ninth edition were chiefly from the fields of
science and technology, those selected for this edition
reflect the current interest in social and environ-
mental problems. With patterns established and ex-
amples provided, the cataloger is enabled to supply
additional new headings as needed.
An important feature of the tenth edition is the
comprehensive treatment given by Miss Westby to the
theory and practice of subject heading work. It is a
complete revision of the former "Suggestions for the
Beginner in Subject Heading Work" and has been re-
titled "Subject Headings: Principles and Applications
of the Sears List." The chapter discusses the purposes
of subject cataloging, the value of a subject heading
list, grammar of subject headings, geographic names,
aids to subject cataloging, and other aspects of sub-
ject heading work. There is also a bibliography of
publications on the theory and technique of assigning
subject headings. As in earlier editions, the LC forms
of subject headings are used, with modifications to
meet the needs of small libraries.
The tenth edition also incorporates headings of the


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Subject Headings for Children's Literature issued by
the Library of Congress in 1969. For those libraries
which desire to substitute the term Blacks for Ne-
groes, a list of "Black Subject Headings" is included.
The Sears List is published by the H. W. Wilson Co.,
$10 a copy, U.S. and Canada, and $12, foreign. Like
other current Wilson Co. publications, it contains Li-
brary of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data.
[T. R. Barcus]


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

L. Quincy Mumford Is Noted in New Book
on Cleveland Public Library
An informal biography of L. Quincy Mumford, Li-
brarian of Congress, appears in the recently-published
book, Open Shelves and Open Minds (Press of Case
Western Reserve University, Cleveland) an historical
account of the Cleveland Public Library written by
Clarence H. Cramer. Mr. Mumford served with the
Cleveland library as Assistant Director from 1945 to
1950 and as Director from 1950 to 1953, the year he
was appointed Librarian of Congress. The account
traces Mr. Mumford's early life, and education, his
association with the New York Public Library and the
Cleveland Public Library, and culminates with his
appointment as Librarian of Congress.

8 Are Appointed Public Members of ARBC
President Nixon recently appointed eight additional
public members to the American Revolution Bicen-
tennial Commission, bringing the total of public
members to 25. The new appointees represent a
broad cross section of age, ethnic, vocational, and
regional interests.
They are Frank Angel, Jr., Assistant Dean and Di-
rector of Latin American Projects in Education at the
University of New Mexico at Albuquerque; Kenneth
L. Beale, Jr. of Westchester, Pa., a 19-year-old mem-
ber of the National Executive Board of the Boy
Scouts of America and of the Executive Board of the
Valley Forge Council, Pa.; Roy L. Brooks, a 22-year-
old pre-law senior at the University of Connecticut at
Storrs; Thomasine Ruth Hill of Crow Agency, Mont.,
a 24-year-old student at the University of Arizona
and a Crow-Pawnee Indian, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. of
White Plains, N.Y., newly designated executive direc-
tor of the National Urban League; Judith L. Kooker
of Beaverton, Mich., a 24-year-old Ph.D. candidate at
the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced
International Studies; Charley Pride of Dallas, Tex.


star of country-western music; and Clarence W. Tay-
lor, County Attorney of Newcastle County, Del.

200 Attend Naval History Symposium
On May 8 the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis
sponsored a symposium on Twentieth-Century Amer-
ican Naval History. More than 200 persons represent-
ing governmental, academic, and archival institutions
attended. The symposium consisted of morning and
afternoon panels devoted respectively to "The Re-
sources of Twentieth-Century American Naval His-
tory," and "Opportunities for Research and Writing
in Twentieth-Century American Naval History." At
an evening session D. M. Schurman, a Professor at
Queens University, Ontario, Canada, read a paper en-
titled "Telling the 'Truth' about the Royal Navy in
World War I."
Emphasis at the morning discussion was on the re-
cent accessibility of the numerous official naval docu-
ments for the years 1946 to 1958 which are being
supplemented by the U.S. Naval Institute's oral his-
tory transcripts. At the afternoon session the first
two decades of the 20th century were singled out as a
fruitful area for research by naval historians; for the
more contemporary period the impact of science and
technology on the Navy was a suggested topic.
An added highlight of the day was the presence of
Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morison, USNR (Ret.), a
former Honorary Consultant in American History at
the Library of Congress. At the dinner meeting Adm.
Morison was presented with a 1502 letter of Queen
Isabella by Vice Adm. James Calvert, Superintendent
of the Naval Academy.

Law Librarians Hold Lunchtime Lectures
The first series of monthly lunchtime lectures has
just concluded and a new series for the fall is being
planned by the Law Librarian's Society of Washington,
D.C. The final session of the series which began in Janu-
ary was held on May 10. The new series, like the pre-
vious one, will be designed for Society members who
are beginning careers in law librarianship.
Topics discussed by lecturers and panels during the
first series included "Communication Between Patron
and Librarian," "Local Law Library Resources in the
D.C. Area," "Book Selection on a Limited Budget,"
"Organizing Your Law Library Collection," and
"Subject Cataloging and Indexing Law Materials."
Kimberly Dobbs, Executive Assistant in the Law
Library at LC, is co-chairman of the Society's Law
Library Science Committee which is in charge of or-
ganizing lectures.









May 26, 1972


FLC Executive Advisory Committee Meets
The 1971-72 Executive Advisory Committee of the
Federal Library Committee (FLC) met on April 26 to
discuss an appropriate statement for the FLC to pre-
sent to the National Commission on Libraries and
Information Science. Also during the meeting, a for-
mal portrait of the advisory group was taken.


non-members should be sent to Robert Q. Kelly,
Local Arrangements Chairman, DePaul University
College of Law Library, 25 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago,
I11. 60604.
The Association's annual Rotating Institute will be
held at the University of Illinois June 25-30. Some


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Members of the 1971-1972 Executive Advisory Committee are (l-r) Stanley J.
Bougas, Director of the Department of Commerce Library; John Sherrod, Direc-
tor of the National Agricultural Library; Lillian Hamrick, Librarian at the Depart-
ment of Labor; Mr. Mumford; Marlene D. Morrisey, Executive Assistant to the
Librarian of Congress; Russell Shank, Director of Libraries at the Smithsonian
Institution; and Frank Kurt Cylke, Executive Secretary of the FLC and Chairman
of the U.S. National Libraries Task Force on Cooperative Activities. Not pictured
are Martin M. Cummings, Director of the National Library of Medicine, and John
Culbertson, Management Analyst at the Office of Management and Budget.


The committee will hold its final meeting in June
and the new 1972-73 committee will meet on July
26. Members are appointed by L. Quincy Mumford,
Librarian of Congress and Chairman of the com-
mittee.

Law Libraries Group to Meet in Chicago
Members of the American Association of Law Li-
braries will meet at the Drake Hotel in Chicago July
2-5. The meeting will consist of sessions on a code of
ethics for law librarians, library networks, psychiatry
and the law librarian, nonbook materials, and govern-
ment documents.
A registration fee of $25 for members and $30 for


law librarians will study legal bibliog-
raphy in basic and advanced sections.
Shirley Bysiewicz, Law Librarian,
University of Connecticut, and Leah
Chanin, Law Librarian, Mercer Uni-
versity, are co-chairmen. Local ar-
rangments are being handled by
Sandra Meyer, Assistant Reference
Librarian, University of Illinois Col-
lege of Law Library, Champaign-
Urbana, Ill.

Endowment's Annual Report
Is Published
The Sixth Annual Report of the
National Endowment for the Human-
ities is now available at $1 a copy
from the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, Government Printing Office,
Washington, D.C. 20402. The
88-page report describes the projects
supported by the Endowment, in-
cluding state and community pro-
grams, public programs, education
programs, research and fellowship
grants, and recently-developed pro-
jects. Seven appendices cover such
topics as the Endowment's history.
financial report, and summaries of
grants and awards.


1971 George Freedley Memorial Award Given
The 1971 George Freedley Memorial Award was
presented to James M. Symons of the College of St.
Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., for his book, MeyerhIhl's
Theatre of the Grotesque: the Post-Revolutionary
Productions, 1920-1932 (University of Miami Press)
on May 1 in New York City. The Award, a plaque.
was made on the basis of scholarship, readability, and
general contribution to knowledge. It was established
in 1968 by the Theatre Library Association to honor
the late founder of the Association, theater historian,
critic, author, and first curator of the Theatre Col-
lection of the New York Public Library.
An Honorable Mention Certificate was presented to




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Stanley Weintraub, Research Professor of English at
the Pennsylvania State University, for his Journey to
Heartbreak: The Crucible Years of Bernard Shaw,
1914-1918 (Weybright and Talley).


Exhibit of Best Designed Slated
An exhibition of the best designed books from all
over the world will be shown September 3-17 in Leip-


zig, East Germany. The exhibit, which has been held
seven times since 1963 within the framework of the
International Leipzig Book Fairs, honors outstanding
achievements in book design. A special display of
encyclopedias and reference books will be included
this year.
Inquiries regarding the exhibition should be di-
rected to Borsenverein der Deutschen Buchhindler zu
Leipzig, DDR, 701 Leipzig, P.O. Box 146.


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