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Vol. 31, No. 42
October 20, 1972
LIBRARY RECEIVES PAINTING
OF MEXICAN PRESIDENT JUAREZ
On Wednesday, October 4, in a ceremony at the
Library of Congress, the Ambassador of Mexico Jos6
Juan de Olloqui, presented to the United States Con-
gress an oil portrait of Mexican President and patriot
Benito Juarez. The gift was presented on behalf of
President Echeverria of Mexico in honor of the cente-
nary of President Juarez's death. The Librarian of
Congress accepted the portrait which was painted by
Martinez Biez of Mexico. Also attending the cere-
mony were Senator Mike Mansfield of Montana, Con-
gressman Eligio de la Garza of Texas, officials from
the U.S. State Department and the Mexican Embassy
in Washington, D.C., and Library officials.
In presenting the portrait, Ambassador Olloqui
pointed out several historical facts which relate the
U.S. Congress with President Juarez's personality and
struggle for freedom during the French Intervention
in Mexico. "Many times his name [Juarez] was heard
at the debates of the Congress of the United States.
Many enlightened friends like William Henry Seward
who understood his cause became his allies and it was
through this understanding of his principles that
during the French Intervention in Mexico, President
Lincoln recognized the legitimate Government repre-
sented by Juarez and this fact was perhaps a great
deterrent for other nations to join Napoleon in his
ambitious and illegitimate adventure," the Ambassa-
dor said. He added that, although Juarez never came
to Washington, D.C., his wife visited the city and was
received at the White House by President Andrew
The painting which will hang in the Hispanic
Society Room at the Library is an oil on canvas and
done in a naturalistic style. President Juarez is por-
trayed sitting at his desk and holding a blank sheet of
paper which might symbolize the Mexican Constitu-
[A photograph of the presentation is on page 457.]
INDEX TO PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS
PRESENTED TO SENATOR TAFT
The Librarian of Congress presented to Senator
Robert Taft, Jr., of Ohio a set of the recently-
published, six-volume Index to the William Howard
Taft Papers at a ceremony at the Library on Wednes-
day morning. October 11. In addition to Senator
Taft, a grandson of the late President, the Taft family
was represented by Mrs. Donald R. Morris of Wash-
ington, D.C., a granddaughter.
In presenting the bound volumes to Senator Taft,
Mr. Mumford said, "For nearly half a century,
William Howard Taft was a public man. Always mind-
ful of the claims of history, he faithfully preserved a
remarkable collection of personal papers and docu-
ments which illuminate the political and constitu-
tional philosophy which shaped his illustrious public
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LC Information Bulletin
Bowker Prepares New Serials Titles ... 452
Congress Approves Funds for EEO Program .. 454
Index to Presidential Papers Presented .451,453,454
Juilllard. Founder's Day Concerts Set ... 452
Librajr of Congress Publications ... 456
Library Receives Painting of Mexican President 451
News in the Library World . ... 456-458
Staff News . . ... 454-456
Appe ndi x-7th International Congress
on Archives . .... A-175-A-176
JUILLIARD ENSEMBLE TO PLAY;
FOUNDER'S DAY CONCERT SET
On Thursday and Friday evenings, October 26 and
27, the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the
Library of Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet. The
members of the ensemble are Robert Mann and Earl
Carlyss, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and, Claus
Adam, violoncello. The program will include "Quar-
tet in F major, Op. 77, No. 2, H. 111:82" by Joseph
Haydn, "Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op.
12" by Zoltan KodAly; and "Quartet in B flat major,
Op. 67" by Johannes Brahms.
The annual Founder's Day Concert sponsored by
the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation in honor
of the birth date of the founder, Elizabeth Sprague
Coolidge, will be held on Monday evening, October
30, featuring the Deller Consort. The concert of vocal
and instrumental chamber music, will include selec-
tion of English madrigals, French chansons, part-
songs for various combinations, instrumental pieces
for the lute, and a cycle of folk songs with guitar
accompaniment. Members of the Consort are Jean
Knibbs, soprano; Alfred Deller, countertenor; Mark
Deller, countertenor; John Buttrey, tenor: Maurice
Bevan, baritone; and Desmond Dupr6, lute and guitar.
The Consort was formed in 1948 for the purpose of
giving authentic performances of music of the
Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Each concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for
the three concerts will be distributed by Patrick
Hayes, 1300 G Street, N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m.,
Monday, October 23. A service charge of 25 cents is
placed on each ticket, and only two tickets are dis-
tributed to an individual. Telephone reservations may
be made on Monday morning preceding the concert
by calling 3934463.
The entire programs will be heard by delayed
broadcast at a time to be announced over Station
WETA-FM (90.9) and will be made available to sta-
tions in other cities through the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.
R. R. BOWKER COMPANY PREPARES
NEWSERIAL TITLES, 1950-1970
The R. R. Bowker Company is preparing a cumula-
tion of New Serial Titles covering the years
1950-1970. The new work will combine and super-
sede the cumulative volumes 1950-1960, 1961-1965,
1966-1969, and the quarterly issues for ]170.
The Library of Congress had already awarded a
contract to the firm of Rowman and Littlefield to
publish a 10-year (1961-1970) cumulation of New
Serial Titles when it transpired that the Bowker Com-
pany was testing the feasibility of preparing the larger
cumulation using optical scanning equipment. If both
projects had been pressed to a conclusion, users of
New Serial Titles would have been forced to purchase
both or to choose between two overlapping publica-
tions, one covering a longer time span and the other
containing several thousand revised entries and
additional library locations. The problem was solved
when Rowman and Littlefield, acting in the best
interest of the library community, graciously agreed
to withdraw. Rowman and Litlefield has informed
the Library that it will transfer orders and deposits
received for the 1961-1970 cumulation to the R. R.
Bowker Company, which will acknowledge receipt of
each order and request confirmation of the order
from every individual purchaser.
Publication of New Serial Titles, 1950-1970 which
will include the revised entries and additional library
locations planned for the Rowman and Littlefield
edition, is expected in the second half of 1973.
October 20. 1972
SENATOR TAFT RECEIVES INDEX
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service. Beyond their value for a portrait of the man
himself, the Taft Papers provide scholars with the
materialss for a fuller narrative than we have yet had
of the political history of the nation from the period
of Reconstruction to the eve of the New Deal."
The Taft Papers, housed in the Library's Manu-
script Division, consist of 700,000 manuscripts docu-
menting Taft's long public career. The first
installment of the papers came to thebLibrary as early
as 1919 and were 'added to by Mr. Taft during his
lifetime. Over the years further additions have been
made by his family.
The Index, which contains more than 465,000
entries, is the 19th' publication in the Presidents'
Papers Index Series. and the second of three multi-
volume indexes for 20th-century Presidential collec-
tions. An item index, it lists the writers and recipients
of letters and memoranda. and includes entries under
the speakers' names for speeches and lectures, mainly
Taft's, in the major manuscript series in the collection
and in the 658-reel microfilm edition of the collec-
There is. for example, a family correspondence
series including letters in which his proud mother
describes young William at the age of three months,
and 50 years later, objects to his running for the Pres-
idency. The early letters in this series depict the New
England and midwesrern cultural background of Taft
and his judicial heritage as the son of a prominent
lawyer, jurist, and Attorney General.
In other series of letters. speeches.' diaries, legal
instruments, and- other manuscripts, the Index
follows Taft in detail through'his career as U.S: Solici-
tor General (1890-92). U.S. Circuit Court Judge
(1892-1900). President of the U.S. Philippine Com-
mission (1900-01). first civil Governor of the Philip-
pine Islands (1901-04): Secretary of War (1904-08),
President (1909-13), professor of constitutional law
at Yale (1913-21),, and Chief Justice of the United
States (1921-30). Here also are the primary sources
on his peripheral activities as a practicing lawyer in
Cincinnati, President of the American Bar Association
(1913). Co-chairman of the War Labor Board
(1918-19). and member and President (1915) of the
League to Enforce Peace.
Taft's remarkable candor in writing to his family,
friends, and close associates insures a continually
clear view of his motives, aspirations, and opinions.
The index lists and locates thousands of these letters
to his wife, Helen (4.527 entries): his half-brother,
The Librarian, Mrs. Morris, and Senator Taft
Charles (2,513); his son, Robert (864); Elihu Root
(1,232); Mabel Boardman (2,106); Charles D. Hilles
(3,160); and Theodore Roosevelt (2,724). Most of
the latter group is in a single series of Taft-Roosevelt
letters revealing the personal and political relationship
of the two men and documenting the full participa-
tion of Taft in the Roosevelt administration in which
Taft, in addition to his Cabinet position, acted as an
unofficial "assistant President" and roving ambassa-
Four major series are complete for Taft's Presiden-
tial period: two sets of Executive Office Files, the
"President's Personal File," and a series of letter-
Relating to his career in the law are his superior and
circuit court notebooks, dozens of legal case files, his
Yale lectures on constitutional law, opinions and
letters to his brother, Horace, in the Supreme Court
period, memoranda on cases before the Supreme
Court, and correspondence with many of the leading
jurists in this country and abroad. Among them were
Charles Evans Hughes, John Marshall Harlan, Lord
Birkenhead of England, and Sir Charles Fitzpatrick of
With approximately 20,000 different persons or
organizations represented in the Index for a collec-
tion covering many decades of public activities of
national scope, the Taft Papers offer wide opportu-
nity for research in a variety of American historical
A provenance essay on the collection, a brief
description of each series, a reel list indicating the
LC Information Bulletin
content of each microfilm reel, and a list of the Presi-
dential Period File titles make up Volume 1 of the
Index. The name index entries are in Volumes 2-6.
Prices and ordering procedures are explained in the
Library of Congress Publications section of this issue
of the Information Bulletin.
Mrs. Anna Belle Zell, Stack Cleaner in the Buildings
Services Section of the Buildings Management Office,
retired on September 29 after over 18 years of service
with the Library.
She was appointed on March 15, 1954, as a part-
time custodial employee of the then Buildings and
Grounds Division and in February 1958 she was
reassigned to the Stack Cleaning position she held
until her retirement. Mrs. Zell worked at the South-
ern Building at 15th and H Streets, N.W., for six years
before coming to the Library.
Mrs. Zell will be missed by her many friends who
presented her with a purse on her last day of service.
Mrs. Louise Giovane Becker, Analyst in Informa-
tion Sciences for the Congressional Research Service,
was the moderator of three sections at the National
Environmental Information Symposium in Cincin-
nati, Ohio, on September 24-27. The sessions
examined the state of present legal, legislative, and
regulatory information systems and explored the
direction of future systems. The four-day symposium
dealt with the needs of persons in industry, the
academic community, research, and government and
of private citizens for environmental information
Abe A. Goldman, General Counsel of the Copyright
Office, is author of an article entitled "Copyright and
Archival Collections of Sound Recordings" published
in the July issue of Library Trends. The article begins
by making the distinction between the work recorded
and the recording of sound. He concludes with a sec-
tion devoted to the extension of copyright to sound
recordings and with a section about the effect of
copyright on uses of sound recordings in archival
John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Congress, is
the author of "Libraries and the Right to Read" in
the Winter-Spring issue of North Carolina Libraries.
The issue carries a report on the North Carolina
FUNDS FOR EEO PROGRAM
The Librarian has announced to the staff that
Congress has approved a request for a supple-
mental appropriation of $150,000 for fiscal 1973
in order to implement an affirmative action pro-
gram to carry out the provisions of the Equal
Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. The sup-
plemental appropriation bill now goes to the Presi-
dent for his approval. The funds will assist the
Library in expanding its training, recruitment, and
counseling programs, while at the same time estab-
lishing a core group of permanent full time posi-
tions to staff the Equal Opportunity Office.
A principal objective of expanding the coun-
seling and training programs will be to provide
staff members with added opportunities to reach
their full potentials and as a result advance in
grade, responsibility, and achievement.
Regulations and the Plan for the Equal Employ-
ment Opportunity Program are in draft stage.
Employee groups, Equal Opportunity Officers and
Counselors, human relations committees, and
supervisory personnel will be given an opportunity
to review and comment on them in the near
Library Association's Biennial Conference held in
November 1971, at which Mr. Lorenz presented the
Leo A. Orleans, China Research Specialist in the
Reference Department, is the author of a new book
entitled Every Fifth Child: The Population of China,
published by Eyre Methuen in London and by Stan-
ford University Press. Not intended as a textbook or
as a book for the professional China-watcher or
demographer, it tells the story of China's population
through history, but mostly what it is today and what
is known and not known about it. Mr. Orleans' book
relates population to public health, foreign policy,
the economy, and the daily life of the Chinese
Alfred Reifman, Senior Specialist in International
Economics in the Congressional Research Service,
participated in an international conference on the
Economic and Political Implications of European
Monetary Integration on September 20-21. The con-
ference, conducted jointly by the Department of
State and the Brookings Institution, brought together
leading academic economists with major policy
October 20, 1972
officials of the United States and Western Europe.
Chi Wang, Assistant Head of the Chinese and
Korean Section in the Orientalia Division, was guest
speaker at the Chinese Club of the U.S. Naval
Academy on September 28. MrJ Wang described his
recent visit to libraries and bookstores in the People's
Republic of China. About 60 midshipmen and faculty
members from the Academy attended the dinner-
lecture sponsored by the Academy's Division of U.S.
and International Studies.
Glen Zimmerman Named to Processing Post
Glen Zimmerman has been named Executive
Officer of the Processing Departmeht. He leaves the
position of Assistant Chief of the Descriptive Catalog-
ing Division which he has held since April.
In the latter position, Mr. Zimmerman, was instru-
mental in establishing and implementing the Catalog-
ing in Publication Program, which began daily
operations in the Library of Congress in July 1971.
Through Mr. Zimmerman's efforts 'and the coopera-
tion of Mrs. Carol Nemeyer of the Association bf
American Publishers, more than 300' publishers
currently are participating in the Prograrri.
More background information on Mr. Zimmerman
can be found on page 160 of the April 7 Information
Appointments: Leon O. Bean, card drawing clerk, GS-3,
Card, 4159; Jane C. Bradley, reference assistant, GS-5, CRS
C, 4119; Guy Pascal Brussat, shipping assistant, GT-1 E&G.
NP; Beverly Ann Gray, senior reference librarian and bibliog-
rapher, GS-11, GR&B, 2887; Mary A. Hildebrand, clerk
typist, GS-4, Card, 4185; Nvart Iskenderyan, preliminary
cataloger, GS-5, Desc Cat, 4126; Allis J. J. Robinson, clerk
typist, GS-4, Card, 4170; Donna J. Silliman, correspondence
clerk, GS-1, Cop Exam, NP; Carol Jean Van Duzer, inquiries
recorder trainee, GS-7, CRS D, 4196; Pamela V. Waesche,
inquiries recorder trainee, GS-7, CRS D, 4196.
Temporary Appointment: Connie M. WilIon, library aid,
GT-1, Photodup, NP.
Reappointments: Norma L. Clarke, accounting clerk, GS-4,
Card, 4132; Mary E. Hill, secretary to the assistant -hiet,
GS-5, Desc Cat. 4223; Donna E. Maguire, clerical assistant,
GS-4, Proc, NP.
Promotions: Vivian F. Coon, Procure, to clerk-typist, GS-5,
Sci, 4211; George Garner, to laborer, WG-4, Bldgs, 4183;
Walter B. Hobart, Jr., to assistant placement and classifica-
tion specialist, GS-13, Admin, 4201: Edward J. Miller, to
laborer, WG-4, Bldgs, 4183; James L. Miller, to laborer,
WG-4, Bldgs, 4183; Norrise Nance, to laborer, WG-4, Bldgs.
4183; Alfredda H. Payne, to editorial assistant. GT-7, LAPS.
4172; Harold Pearson, to laborer, WG-4, Bldgs. 4183:
Braxton T. Pollard, to laborer, WG-4, Bldgs, 4183; Margaret
R. Smith, to reviewer, GS-9, Subj Cat, 4202; Clark M. Wood-
son, to head, bibliographical and binding control section.
GS-6, Bind, 4151.
Transfers: Aaron Bonds, S&R, to reference clerk, GS-3,
CRS Ed, 4141; Isabelle S. Payton, CRS C, to library techni-
cian, GS-5, E&G, 4097; John C. Schleifer, S&R,'to loan refer-
ence assistant, GS,7, Loan,'4135.
Resignations: David E. Coe, Photodup; Paula D. Leme.
Desc Cat; Ann G. Maletta, G&M; Mary D. Roth, Sci.
The' Library'of Congress SkiClub has announced
plans to support the 1972 Oktoberfest sponsored by
the Ski Club of Washington. D.C. to provide financial
support for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team. The event
will take place on Friday, October 27, at 8 p.m., in
the Sonesta Ramada Inn. Advance admission price is
'$6 per person (checks should be made payable to the
U.S. Ski Team and mailed to the Ski Club of Washing-
ton, D.C., 4711 De Russey Parkwa) Chevy Chase,
Md.) or $8 per person at the door.
The LC Ski Club is getting its 1972-73 season
uriderway and has available to its members, and to all
Mr. Mumford presents William W. Rossiter. Chief of the Li-
brary's Financial Management Oftice with a 40-year Federal
Service Award pin. Mr. Roniter has been with the Lt.hrary
since 1932, with the exception of two years during World
War II. Earlier this year he received a Superior Service A ward
Isee the May 19 issue of the Information Bulletin/.
LC Information Bulletin
interested skiers in the Library, a number of ski infor-
mation brochures on ski areas and special ski tours in
the United States and abroad. Representatives from
various ski areas are being scheduled to speak at club
meetings. Materials and information about the LC Ski
Club are available from Jack Tsai on ext. 5320.
Carol A. Stup and James A. Kepler were married on
September 23 at the Evangelical Luthern Church in
Frederick, Md. Mrs. Kepler is a Medical Social Worker
at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Mr.
Kepler is an Accountant in the Internal Audit Office.
Their home is in Columbia, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Edwards are the parents
of a daughter, Kimberly Ann, born on September 22
at the George Washington University Hospital. Mrs.
Edwards is a Compliance Specialist in the Compliance
Section of the Copyright Office Reference Division.
Mr. Edwards works for the U.S. Postal Service.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Neal are the parents of a
daughter. Theresa, born on September 15 at
Alexandria Hospital. Mr. Neal is a member of the
Systems Development and Standards Office, ISO,
Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Zimmerman are the parents
of a son. Craig William, born on August 24 at Sibley
Memorial Hospital in the District of Columbia. Mr.
Zimmerman is Executive Officer of the Processing
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: India. Vol. 11, No. 8, August
1972. (pp. 493-613.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director. Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi,
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia. Singapore and
Bnrei. Vol. 7, No. 7,July 1972. (pp. 177-198.) Con-
tinuing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to
the Field Director, Library of Congress Office, Ameri-
can Embassy, APO San Francisco 96356.
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 8,
August 1972. (pp. 243-262.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Acting
Field Director. Library of Congress Office, United
States of America Interests Section Spanish Embassy,
Cairo. Arab Republic of Egypt.
Accessions List: Nepal Vol. 7, No. 2, August 1972.
(pp. 19-40.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Index to the William Howard Taft Papers. 1972.
Vol. 1, Introduction and Presidential Period Subject
Titles (xxxiv, 35 p.); Vol. 2, A-C (xxiv, 479 p.); Vol.
3, D-H (xxiv, pp. 481-1015.); Vol. 4, I-M (xxiv, pp.
1017-1471.); Vol. 5, N-S (xxiv, pp. 1473-2009.); Vol.
6, T-Z (xxiv, pp. 2009-2438.). For sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at $24 per six-
volume paper bound set. Positive copies on microfilm
may be ordered for $7,015 from the Chief, Photo-
duplication Service, Library of Congress, Washington,
D.C. 20540. A positive print may be requested on
interlibrary loan through the Chief, Loan Division,
Library of Congress. [See related story on page 451
of this issue of the LC Information Bulletin. ]
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Quasars (TB 72-11). July
20, 1972. (3 p.) Compiled by V. O. Sammons. Free
upon request to the Reference Section, Science and
Technology Division, Library of Congress, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20540.
LC Science Tracer Bullt: CATV (Community
Antenna TV) (TB 72-12). July 26, 1972.(3 p.)Com-
piled by Y. Y. Liu. Free upon request to the Science
and Technology Division.
Press Releases: No. 72-70 (October 4) Library of Congress'
48th concert season to begin October 12 and 13; No. 72-71
(October 4) David H. Kraus appointed to new position in
Library of Congress Slavic and Central European Division;
No. 72-72 (October 10) Anne Sexton and X. J. Kennedy to
read at the Library of Congress; No. 72-73 (September 18)
Performers from. a bygone day take center stage at Williams-
burg; No. 72-74 (October 10) Library of Congress chamber
music concerts to be broadcast live on radio station WETA-
FM; No. 72-75 (October 11) Library of Congress publishes
six-volume set of Index to the William Howard Taft Papers.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
William B. Stern, Noted Law Librarian, Dies
William B. Stem, noted law librarian and expert in
foreign law, died in California on September 27,
following a long illness.
During most of his distinguished career, Dr. Stern
was associated with the Los Angeles County Law Li-
brary, serving there from 1939 to 1945 as Foreign Law
Librarian and Head Cataloger, and from 1945 until his
retirement in April 1971 as Foreign Law Librarian. In
1953-54 he was Editor of the Law Library Journal.
October 20, 1972
Participating in the presen-
tation of an oil painting of
former Mexican President
Benito Juarez were Con-
gressman de la Garza, Sena-
tor Mansfield, Mr.
Mumford, and Ambassador
Olloqui The story on the
presentation is on page 451.
A leading figure in the American Association of Law
Libraries, he was a member of the Executive Board
from 1954 to 1958, President during 1969-70, and
Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Law Indexing
from 1959 to 1970. In the latter office Dr. Stern was
instrumental in the conception and subsequent publi-
cation of the Index to Foreign LegalPeriodicals, an
invaluable bibliographic tool in the study of non-
American legal systems. He also rose to prominence
in the International Association of Law Libraries,
acting as Secretary during 1959-62 and President
during 1962-65. Dr. Stern was also a member of the
Commission de Bibliotheque, Association Inter-
nationale pour l'Enseignement du Droit Compare,
1962-1970, and a contributor to the Law Library
Journal and Library Trends. His articles appeared in
numerous other American and foreign legal journals.
Born in Wurzburg, Germany, in 1910, Dr. Stern
received the degree of Doctor Juris Utriusque, magna
cum laude, from the University of Wurzburg in 1933,
and studied at The Johns Hopkins University and the
University of Texas.
After his death, Dr. Stern was described by a col-
league as "a man of principles, a great scholar, hard
worker, dedicated law librarian, and a good friend."
List of Accredited Library Schools Issued
The American Library Association has issued the
August 1972 list of Graduate Library School Pro-
ar.ams Accredited by the American Library Associa-
tion. This semi-annual publication is prepared by the
ALA Committee on Accreditation and gives the name
and address of each library school offering an accred-
ited program, the name of the dean or director, and
the name of the degree to which the accredited pro-
gram leads. Library schools offering doctoral and
post-master's specialist or certificate programs are
The list is available upon request from the Com-
mittee on Accreditation, ALA, 50 East Huron St.,
Chicago, Ill. 60611.
ALA Opens 1973 Awards Program
The American Library Association has announced
its 1973 awards program. Categories include awards,
citations, scholarships, and grants for special studies
or projects. Each member of the Association is
invited to participate in nominating candidates.
Information and application forms are available
from ALA, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, I11. 60611.
Local Educational Resources Guide Available
The Directory of Educational Opportunities in the
Washington Area, a guide to educational resources
and programs, has been published by the Museum
Education Roundtable, a non-profit educational
corporation interested in furthering the use of
cultural and scientific institutions as educational
resources. The 28-page Directory briefly describes the
collections and tours available at 69 museums, parks,
LC Information Bulletin
and institutions in the Washington metropolitan area.
Copies of the Directory are available for $.50 from
Museum Education Roundtable, 2616 Cathedral
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008.
Daniel H. Woodward, newly appointed Librarian of
the Henry E. Huntington Library, received his M.S. in
L.S. degree from Catholic University in 1969 and his
Ph. D. in English literature from Yale. The story of
his appointment, which appeared in the September
29 issue of the Information Bulletin, incorrectly
stated that he had received his master's degree from
the University of Colorado.
Vol. 31, No. 42
October 20, 1972
REPORT ON THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ARCHIVES
Moscow, U.S.S.R., August 21-25, 1972
More than 1,000 participants from 66 countries
attended the 7th International Congress on Archives
in Moscow, August 21-25. Over 50 representatives
from the United States attended, including James B.
Rhoads, Archivist of the United States, and Charles
E. Lee, President of the Society of American Archi-
vists. Library of Congress representatives were Mrs.
Elizabeth E. Hamer, Assistant Librarian of Congress,
and John C. Broderick, Assistant Chief of the Manu-
script Division. Mr. Broderick was a panelist at the
section meeting on "Archives of Literature and Art."
The Congress included four plenary sessions, three
section meetings, ceremonial opening and closing
sessions, a general assembly, a round table on
archives, and various meetings of committees and
commissions of the International Council on Ar-
chives. All meetings were held in the Trade Union
House, most of them in the spectacular Hall of
The plenary sessions, held on successive mornings,
dealt with basic archival topics of wide interest and
applicability. The topics and the principal speakers
were: August 22, "The Relations between Govern-
ment Archives and Administrative Archives," F. I.
Dolgih, Director General of the Main Archives
Administration of the Council of Ministers, U.S.S.R.;
August 23, "New Techniques in Archives," Dr.
Rhoads; August 24, "Finding Aids of the Archives at
the Service of Science," Franjo Biljan, Director of the
Archives of Yugoslavia; August 25, "Archives of
Developing Countries," J.R. Ede, Keeper of Public
Records, United Kingdom, and S. N. Prasad, Director
of the National Archives, India.
The speakers summarized and augmented their pub-
lished reports, which had been distributed to partici-
pants in advance of the meetings. The reports were
based upon detailed questionnaires circulated in
1971. Following the speakers' statements, five to
seven panelists read prepared papers on the topics,
after which the floor was opened to statements by
The plenary sessions disclosed wide variance in the
sophistication of archival practices, a difference of
opinion between developing and developed countries
over the disposition of archives documenting a
colonial period, concern with problems of mass and
volume, and interest in new technological means in
their solution. They also revealed widespread adop-
tion or consideration of records centers, such as those
in the United States, to ease the transition from ad-
ministrative records to permanent archives. Of less
but real concern was the relationship between the
archives and historians and other users of archival
The three section meetings focused on special docu-
mentary materials not always regarded as suitable for
inclusion in archival repositories and more often
found in libraries and museums. The meetings
followed the pattern of the plenary sessions described
above. The topics and speakers were: August 23,
"Archives of Literature and Art," Mrs. N. B. Volkova,
Director of the Central State Archives of Literature
and Art, U.S.S.R.; August 23, "Architectural Re-
cords," Michel Le Moel, Curator of Maps and Plans,
Archives Nationales, France; August 24, "Films and
Photographs Archives," W. Kohte, Director of the
Federal Archive of Motion Pictures, Photographic Re-
cords and Sound Recordings, West Germany.
In all three section meetings there were differences
of opinion concerning the custodial responsibility of
Archival institutions toward such special docu-
mentary materials. Some spokesmen favored central-
ization of all documentation in state archives. Others
favored leaving the chief responsibility for preserving
such material to libraries and museums.
In addition to formal sessions, participants had
access to tours of archives, libraries, and historical
and cultural attractions in Moscow. These included
the Kremlin and its splendors, especially in the
Armoury Museum; the Lenin State Library; the
Tretyakov Art Gallery; and the Central state archives
of Ancient Acts, the October Revolution, and Litera-
ture and Art.
New officers of the International Council on
Archives are Mr. Dolgih, President; Guy Duboscq,
Director General of the Archives of France, and Dr.
Rhoads, Vice Presidents; and O. J. F. Gauye, Deputy
Archivist of Switzerland, Treasurer. Officers continu-
ing in office are G. Antonelli, Italian State Archives,
Secretary-General; Morris Rieger, National Archives
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(U.S.A.), Deputy Secretary-General; and Charles
Kecskemeti of France, Executive Secretary.
The 8th International Congress on Archives is
planned for Washington, D.C. in 1976.
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