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CFC Tops 100 Percent Mark .
Christmas Tree Safety . .
Courses, Seminars Sponsored by ISO .
Glazed Panels Installed .
Goldman Appointed to Coolidge Committee
Holiday Greetings .
Holy Land Maps Exhibited .
LC Begins Tutition Support .
Library of Congress Publications
Look Photographs Displayed
New Reference Works ..
News in the Library World .
Senator Jordan Presented Picture
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LC BEGINS TUITION SUPPORT
PROGRAM UNDER EEO PROVISIONS
Congress has provided $12,000 [Editor's Note: The
Special Announcement issued to the staff on Decem-
ber 11 stated that $20,000 was available. This figure
should have been $12,000.] which will enable the
Library of Congress to start a Library-wide tuition
support program for the last six months of the 1973
fiscal year. These funds are in addition to funds that
departments are currently devoting to the individual
training needs of their staff members.
An important objective of this expanded program is
affirmative action in providing opportunities for
improved job mobility. Therefore, in order to move
forward with this program in the next six months,
support for specific skills training courses, college
courses, or other formal training will be provided,
within funds available, to as many staff members as
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possible.. Initial eligibility requirements are that
(1) Must be full-time staff members in grades GS-
or GT-7 and below and equivalent wage grades, with
permanent or indefinite status (such status is usually
obtained after one year of satisfactory performance)..
(2) Must meet the entrance requirements, if any,
of the facility providing the training.
(3) Must be willing to participate in the training
during off-duty time, if necessary.
(Continued on p. 547)
LIBRARY PRESENTS SENATOR JORDAN
WITH PICTURE OF JMMB RENDERING
Senator B. Everett Jordan, Chairman of the Joint
Committee on the Library and a member of the Joint
Committee since 1959, was honored at a luncheon in
the Whittall Pavilion on December 5. The Librarian,
Deputy Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Department
Directors, and other LC officials as well as William M.
Cochrane, Administrative Assistant to the Senator,
attended the luncheon.
The Librarian paid particular tribute to Senator
Jordan for his understanding and support of the
Library of Congress as well as for his assistance in
obtaining passage of the expanded Depository Librar-
ies Act and the extension of the Books for the Blind
Program to the physically handicapped. In speaking
of the Senator, Mr. Mumford said the "future his-
torians of the Library will give him a prominent place
in describing our unparalled growth during the last
Senator Jordan responded by saying that as a
(Continued on p. 548)
R. F. GOLDMAN APPOINTED TO
COOLIDGE FOUNDATION COMMITTEE
Richard Franko Goldman has been appointed a
member of the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Founda-
tion Committee in the Library of Congress. In this
capacity he succeeds Earl V. Moore, music educator
and administrator, who served as a member of the
Committee since 1956 until he recently retired.
Mr. Goldman, born in 1910, enjoys an enviable
reputation as composer and conductor, and has made
important contributions to music literature and
theory. He is the son of the famed band leader and
conductor, Edwin Franko Goldman. In 1930 he
December 22, 1972
Seventy-five years ago this Christmas, John Russell Young, then Librarian of Con-
gress, must have thought the year just ending one of unparalleled accomplishment. The
old Library of Congress, after years of hopes and plans, had completed its move into
this splendid building, departments were being organized, and the Library was giving
service to an unprecedented number of readers. The new Library of Congress was very
much in the national spotlight and the staff, in spite of the problems of getting settled
in its new home and deciding how to tackle the arrearages it was discovering, had time
to bask in the glow.
Today, we too can look back on a year of accomplishment, but I know it will be
surpassed in years to come. This magnificent building is now a familiar landmark on
Capitol Hill, bursting at the seams with books and people. Serving a Congress with
national and international responsibilities unknown in 1897 and a population that has
almost tripled in 75 years, we have little time for congratulatory reflection.
Libraries, no matter how they change, are also keepers of traditions. And one of the
traditions I am glad we keep is the celebration of the holiday season together in the
Great Hall-on marble floors now a little worn. Unlike my predecessor of long ago, I
do not see all of you each day of the year; even at Christmas time we are too scattered
here and abroad to exchange personal greetings. I can, however, take this page to tell
all of you how much I appreciate your contribution to the work of the Library in the
past year and to send you the warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful
Happy New Year.
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graduated with honors from Columbia University,
and in 1964 Lehigh University bestowed upon him
the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters. He
has taught at the Juilliard School, Princeton Univer-
sity, Columbia University, and New York University.
Since 1969 he has been Director of the Peabody
Conservatory and President of the Peabody Institute
in Baltimore, Md. Among his many distinctions are
the Juilliard Music Foundation Award, the Little
Orchestra Society Award, the Alice M. Ditson Con-
ductor's Award, and the key to the City of New
Orleans. He is a member of the American Musico-
logical Society, the League of Composers, Phi Beta
Kappa, Phi Mu Alpha, and many other organizations.
As a composer Mr. Goldman has written music for
various mediums, large and small; and as an author he
has written on the history of band music, pedagogical
literature, and provided articles for the new Oxford
History ofMusic and Ausik in Geschichte und Gegen-
wart. It would be difficult to find a person more
conversant with contemporary musical trends and
needs or more articulate in translating them into
The Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation was
established in the Library of Congress by Mrs.
Coolidge in 1925 with an endowment for the promo-
tion and advancement of chamber music through
commissions, public concerts, and festivals.
The Committee composed of the Librarian of
Congress, the Chief of the Music Division, and a third
member appointed jointly by the Librarian and the
Chief of the Division, acts as an advisory board to the
LOOK PHOTOGRAPHS DISPLAYED
A selection of 76 photographs from the Look
magazine collection which was presented one year
ago to the Library of Congress has been put on dis-
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play as part of the "Recent Major Photographic
Acquisitions" show on exhibit on the Ground Floor,
Main Building, for an indefinite period.
The Look photographs include both black and
white and color prints taken' for the magazine during
its 35-year history by some of the world's leading
photojournalists. The photographs cover events and
people in the United States and around the world
which Look photographers recorded for posterity
with imagination and feeling. Many of the photo-
graphs in the exhibition dwell on the informal aspects
of White House life, among them pictures of Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy and his son, John, walking
hand in hand down an empty corridor; Jacqueline
Kennedy playing with her son and daughter; Presi-
dent Lyndon B. Johnson watching over his grand-
daughter; Lucy Johnson dancing the frug in the Blue
Room; Lady Bird Johnson sitting in a field of blue-
bonnets; and Eleanor Roosevelt rubbing noses with a
Maori woman from New Zealand. Robert Kennedy is
shown with his family on the campaign trail, racing a
dune buggy, and, with his brothers, John and
Edward, walking along the seashore. Among other
notables portrayed in the exhibit are Ernest Heming-
way stalking game in Africa; Fidel Castro giving a
speech; and portraits of Che Guevara, architect Frank
Lloyd Wright, baseball star Jackie Robinson, and
actress Judy Garland.
A series of striking color photographs depict famil-
iar sights in the Capitol city-the White House, the
Capitol dome, the Lincoln Memorial, the Library of
Congress, the internal flame at the Kennedy grave-
site, and the spires of Georgetown University. Look's
fashion photography is represented by a series of
studies of models posed against exotic backdrops in
Afghanistan and Mongolia. Scenes of the Vietnam
conflict, of romantic Ireland, and of buildings and
bridges in New York City are among the other items
in the exhibit.
Presented to the Library on December 17, 1971,
the entire photographic files of Look magazine contain
17 1/2 million black and white negatives, 1 1/2
million color transparencies, 450,000 contact sheets,
and 25,000 movie stills; the collection fills more than
100 five-drawer filing cabinets. [A story on the col-
lection appeared in the December 30, 1971 issue of
the Information Bulletin, pages 733-34.]
In addition to the Look photographs, the major
photographic acquisitions show contains 85 photo-
graphs by Toni Frissell, an independent photographer
whose work has appeared in such magazines as Life,
Vogue, and Sports Illustrated, and 67 photographs by
Arthur Rothstein, now an Associate Editor of Parade
and formerly Director of Photography for Look.
[Stories on the Frissell collection appeared in the
May 27, 1971 (pp. 303-04) and the November 10
(pp. 477 and 479) issues of the Information Bulletin;
articles on the Rothstein collection appeared in the
September 29 (pp. 421-22) and the November 10
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN TOPS
100 PERCENT MARK AT LIBRARY
As a result of the generous support of the Library
staff and the dedication of nearly 200 campaign
workers, the Library has concluded one of its most
successful Combined Federal Campaign drives. Even
while contributions still are being received, the funds
contributed by the staff amounted, as of December
11, to $80,673.99 or 106.3 percent of the quota. Of
the 4,138 Library staff members, 2,080, or 50.2
percent, contributed to the campaign by pledging an
average gift of $38.78.
The following divisions and offices of the Library
reached 100 percent or more of their goals:
Office of the Librarian-the Librarian's immediate
office, including the Executive Assistant's Office,
Deputy Librarian's Office, Assistant Librarian's
Office, American Revolution Bicentennial Office,
Office of the Chief Internal Auditor, Equal Oppor-
tunity Program Office, Exhibits Office, Federal
Library Committee, Office of the General Council,
Information Office, National Serials Data Program,
Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes
Devise, and Publications Office.
Administrative Department-Office of the Director,
Information Systems Office, Personnel Office, and
Building Planning Office.
Congressional Research Service-Office of the
Director, Economics Division, Education and Public
Welfare Division, Government and General Research
Division, and Library Services Division.
Copyright Office-Examining Division.
Law Library-American-British Law Division.
European Law Division, Far Eastern Law Division.
and Near Eastern and African Law Division.
Processing Department-Office of the Director,
including the Cataloging Instruction Office, Selection
Office, and Technical Processes Research Office:
Decimal Classification Division; Descriptive Cata-
loging; Exchange and Gift Division; MARC Develop-
ment Office: National Union Catalog Publication
December 22, 1972
IF// l Percentage of staff who have participated
U S Percentage of departmental quota achieved
10%1 20%1 30%1 40%1 50%1 60%1 70%1 80%
Project; Overseas Operations Division; and Subject
Reference Department-Office of the Director,
General Reference and Bibliography Division, Geog-
raphy and Map Division, Manuscript Division, Music
Division, Prints and Photographs Division, Rare Book
Division, and Slavic Division.
The percentage of departmental quotas reached and
the percentage, by department, of staff members
participating in the campaign are represented in the
TUITION SUPPORT PROGRAM BEGINS
(Continued from p. 545)
(4) Training must be related to the career objec-
tives of the staff member in terms of the work.
activities and job requirements of the Library.
Supervisors should be consulted by interested staff
members for guidance and counseling on individual
career objectives in the Library, specific courses of
training appropriate to assist them in qualifying for
advancement and attainment of their immediate
career objectives, and the potential availability of
positions for which qualification is desired.
Supervisors will nominate qualified staff members
for specific courses in accordance with the provisions
of Library of Congress Regula-
tions 2017-1 and 2017-1.1, by
January 5. Complete justifica-
tion for each course will include
I 90%1 100%1 a statement of career objectives,
195 how the course will assist in
obtaining the objective, and
What additional courses and/or
experience will be needed to
Qualify for the career objective.
Normally not more than one
course per staff member will be
approved under this initial pro-
gram. An obligated service agree-
ment is required for all
non-Government training (see
LW 3/61a (rev 10/71)).
Successful completion of all
qualifying courses or training is
ano assurance that a staff member
will be promoted or accepted for
Another position requiring
reassignment to another section,
division, or department. Com-
petition under the Library's "Job Posting" proce-
dures are required in accordance with LCR 2010-14.
If more nominations are received than can be
supported with currently available funds, preference
will be given, for the remainder of the current fiscal
year, to applicants on the basis of length of their
service in the Library and the kind and amount of
training required to qualify for their immediate career
goals in the Library.
Before July 1973 this program will be reviewed and
evaluated in terms of numbers of applicants, kinds of
training desired and provided, relationships to effec-
tive upward mobility or attaining career objectives,
availability of funds, eligibility requirements, priority
in relation to other upward mobility programs to be
established as parts of the Equal Employment Oppor-
tunity Program and Plan for the Library, and com-
ments of staff members and employee organizations.
Supervisors may address questions about this pro-
gram, through established channels, to department
executive officers or administrative officers.
GLAZED PANELS BEING INSTALLED
OVER COURTYARD WINDOWS
The installation of glazed window panes along the
stack area walls on the Library's southwest and north-
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Mr. Mumford and Senator Jordan
west courtyards began this week. The work is
expected to be completed by January 12, 1973.
The glazed panels are being installed over the exist-
ing clear glass windows and will improve the esthetics
of the exterior wall and prevent condensation on the
interior of the windows.
The work is being done under contract by the
Washington Glass Company, Inc.
SENATOR JORDAN PRESENTED PICTURE
(Continued from p. 544)
young boy his father, a Methodist minister, had
impressed upon him the importance of books and
libraries. The knowledge gained from books could not
be taken away, his father told him. The Senator said
that even in the days when food was scarce at home,
books were plentiful. Libraries are a most important
part of this nation's educational system, Senator
In presenting the Senator with a framed photo-
graph of the architects' rendering of the Library of
Congress James Madison Memorial Building as a gift
from the LC staff. Mr. Mumford said that the build-
ing will always be a monument to the Senator's legis-
Senator Jordan will retire from the Senate on
January 3, 1973.
CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY
An eight-foot pine Christmas tree can bur com-
pletely in just 27 seconds. Thus it is advisable to place
the tree away from heat sources, check the lights for
loose sockets, broken and frayed wires, turn off the
lights when unattended, and keep water in the base
Two special tips would be never to use a regular
string of lights on a metal tree because of the danger
of shock and never use glass wool or "angel hair" in
combination with spray-on flocking snow because the
combination is highly combustible. If a metal tree is
to be illuminated spotlights should be used for
ON HOLY LAND MAPS
An exhibit of maps of the Holy Land is on display
during the holiday season in the Geography and Map
Division, 845 Pickett St., Alexandria, Va. Included
are maps of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Palestine, and
Bible History. Interspersed with the maps are Christ-
mas cards illustrated with maps of Bethlehem. Jeru-
salem, the Holy Land, and the World. Highlights of
the exhibit include Ptolemy's 1541 map of the Holy
Land, Hermann Bollman's views of Bethlehem and
Jerusalem of recent date, Seutter's 18th-century map
of Jerusalem, and Jan Jansson's 1650 map of Pales-
tine. The exhibit will remain on display until Jan-
William G. Thompson, Supervisor of the Stock Unit
in the Card Division, was presented with a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin by William J. Welsh,
Director of the Processing Department, on De-
A native Washingtonian and a graduate of McKinley
High School, Mr. Thompson began working in the
Library's Card Division on December 7, 1942, at the
age of 16. He has thus received his 30-year pin at a
relatively early age.
During his years with the Card Division. Mr.
Thompson, or "Tommy" as he is known, has held a
number of successively responsible positions. He has
performed the duties of each one with eagerness and
a dedication to the work of the Division and the
Library that is commendable. When asked if he
expected to try for "50," Mr. Thompson smiled and
said it was probably not likely.
December 22, 1972
Subject Cataloging Assistant Chief Named
David G. Remington, Director of Library Services
for Stacey's the western division of Bro-Dart, has
been appointed Assistant Chief of the Subject Cata-
loging Division, effective February 5. A native of
Worcester, Mass., Mr. Remington received his A.B.
degree in English literature from Wesleyan University
in 1959 and his master of library science degree from
Rutgers University in 1961. After a:period of three
years as Head of Technical Services with the Summit
(N.J.) Free Public Library, he joined Bro-Dart in
1964 as: Director of the Alanar Book. Processing
Center in Williamsport, Pa., remaining there until his
transfer to Stacey's in California in 1971. He has been
active in the American Library Association, having
served on committees on subject headings and classi-
fication, and presently is chairman of the ALA
Committee on Audiovisual Materials in Libraries.
Mr. Remington will fill the position vacated by
Edward J. Blume, who was appointed Division Chief
on August 7 [see the Information Bulletin, August
Appointments: Theresa J. Angood, optical character read-
ing equipment operator, GS-5, Card, 4130; Norman S.
Anthony, reading room. assistant. GS-2, S&R, 5-600; James
Milton Golin, assistant electrostatic print operator, GT-3,
Photodup, 8-100; Helen E. Highberger, secretary to the Heatd,
National Collections, GS-4, DBPH, 4353; Stuart Johnson,
mail and' file clerk, GS-3, Desc'Cat, 4251; Theortis Ernest
Jones, special policeman (private), Bldgs, 4275; Elizabeth
Layton, library technician. GS-5, Share Cati 4347; Sue G0.
Levine, assistant editor of catalog publications, GT-7, Cat
Publ, 4173; Marcia Lee Sybert, library technician, GS-4,,Desc
Temporary Appointments: Willie H. McCoy, production
assistant arranger, GS-3, Cat Publ, 6-500; Beverley Wrey
Thompson, assistant secretary, GS-6, Preserv, NP.
Reappointment: Cheryl Kelly, arranging and distribution
assistant, GS-3, Cat Mgmt, 4308.
Promotions: Anthony R, Biondolillo, to library technician,
GS-5, Cop Serv, 4287; Kevin R. Brooks, to deck attendant,
GS-3, S&R, 2-600; Mary E. Hill, Desc Cat, to secretary and
editorial assistant, GS-7, Publ, 4378; Leon C. James, III, to
area supervisor, GS-5, S&R, 4369; Elizabeth K. Johnson, to
supervisor, Searching and Visible File Cataloging Unit, GS-10,
Ser Rec, 4400; LaVerne P. Mullin, E&G, to preservation
specialist, GS-9, LL, 4377; Melvin R. Peterson, to head,
editing and publishing section, GS-13, Cop Cat, 4346; Russell
C. Smith, to library technician, GS-5, Cop Serv, 4287; James
B. Vassar, Cop Cat, to copyright examiner, GS-9, Cop Exam,
Temporary Promotion: Cynthia D. Parker, to issue desk
assistant, GS-5, S&R, 4319.
Transfers: Louisiana S. Jones, E&G, to editorial assistant,
GS-4, CRS F, 4247; Linda S. Kline, CRS E, to secretary,
GS-6, CRS SP, NP.
Resignations: Patricia E. Burger, CRS E; Patricia B. Fox,
Desc Cat; Norman Gluckman, Subj Cat; Helen M. Haley, Desc
Cat; Judith Ann Hufnagel, CRS E; Jacqueline Kennedy, CRS
L; Arthur L. Perry, Desc Cat; Mary E, Shannon, Photodup;
Mary R. Stoney, Subj Cat; Pamela Ann Wood, Proc.
Nathan RI Einhorn, Chief of the Exchange and Gift
Division, is the author of the article "Exchange of
Publications" which was published in Volume 8 of
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
(New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1972). The article
gives an historical background of the development of
publications .exchange relations, considers the
differences between official and unofficial exchanges,
explains the various types of exchanges in use today,
and mentions many organizations which have been
formed to centralize or facilitate the exchange of
Joseph Hickerson: Reference Librarian in the
Archive of Folk Song, will present a concert of folk
music at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th
St., N.W.,at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 6. Mr.
Hickerson will sing and play on the guitar a selection
if folksongs from the United States and Great Britain.
C. Sumner Spalding, Assistant Director (Cata-
loging), Processing Department, wrote one of two
articles appearing in the December issue of the Wilson
Library Bulletin under the headline "I'll Never Forget
Where I Looked for Whatsisname in the Card Cata-
log." Mr. Spalding's, article, entitled "Reality Is
Satisfying Everyone Some of the Time," explains
how the pseudonym game is played in various types
COURSES, SEMINARS SPONSORED BY ISO
The Information Systems Office on November 6
sponsored a Terminal Training Course as a function
of the Automation Training Program. The course was
conducted by Delta Data Systems in conjunction
with the installation of test terminals and provided
training for programming and operator staff members
in the capabilities and use of the terminals.
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On November 10, ISO sponsored an Automation
Seminar on the VIDEOFILE Document Storage
and Retrieval System, conducted by L. R. Leonard of
the Ampex Corporation. The seminar presented the
major functional characteristics of the system which
utilizes advanced computer-driven video and digital
techniques to facilitate automated storage and
recovery of graphic documents from a large, dynamic
On November 13-14, ISO sponsored a Computer
Debugging Techniques Course as part of the Automa-
tion Training Program. Conducted by H. Tom Little-
john and Jerry C. Saunders, both of ISO, the course
provided training for programmers and analysts in the
use of IBM OS computer software, reading of OS core
dumps, and techniques for computer debugging pro-
On November 16, ISO also sponsored a briefing, as
part of the Automation Training Program, on the
IBM 3330 Disk Subsystem. The briefing was con-
ducted by Mr. Littlejohn and provided an introduc-
tion to the use of the IBM 3330 subsystem as it will
be implemented in the Computer Service Center at
the Library of Congress.
NEW REFERENCE WORKS
The fourth revised and enlarged edition ofSuomen
Tieteellisten Kir/astojen Opas (Guide to the Research
and Special Libraries of Finland), edited by Matti
Liinamaa (Helsinki, Council of Research Libraries in
Finland, 1971. 140 p. Z821.AiL54 1971) has been
added to the reference collection in the Science Read-
This work differs in several respects from the third
edition published in 1962. The size is larger (17 1/2 x
25 versus 15 x 21 cm), the scope is broader, and the
book incorporates data from the Directory ofSpecial
Libraries in Finland (Helsinki, Finnish Association for
Documentation, 1958), which the Guide now also
supersedes. Of the 399 descriptive entries, 120 are
new, including descriptions of 16 large public libraries
with noteworth special collections that provide inter-
library loan. Participation in interlibrary loan or simi-
lar cooperative arrangement was a prerequisite for
inclusion in the Guide. In contrast to the classified
arrangement of the 1962 volume, the libraries are
listed alphabetically by their Finnish (or Swedish)
name with cross-references. While most entries are
written in Finnish (a few are in Swedish), all contain
the English name, and all follow a structured format
explicit numbered from I through 69; Keys to the
format in Finnish, Swedish, and English appear on
the inside covers. The English key enables the non-
Finnish reader to find and understand a good deal of
the information in the entries. The following indexes
are included: Union lists, UDC index (in Finnish),
subject index (in Finnish, keyed to the UDC index),
alphabetical index of libraries (in English), geographic
index, list of telex numbers, arid a brief list of abbre-
viations (Finnish-Swedish-English). An abridged
English version of the third edition was issued in
1962; until such an English guide is again published
(if indeed this is in the offing), the present Guide is
the major reference tool to Finnish research libraries
and international library cooperation. [Uno Teemant]
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: India. Annual Supplement,
Cumulative List of Serials, 1972. (548 p.) Continuing
subscriptions free to libraries upon request to the
Field Director, Library of Congress, American Librar-
ies Book Procurement Center, American Embassy,
New Delhi, India.
This latest edition of the Supplement lists 5,720
Indiari serial titles currently received in the New Delhi
office, and an additional 269 titles which have ceased
publication during the past year. The Supplement
graphically demonstrates both the dramatic increase
in the volume of Indian publishing activity, as well as
the continuing expansion of the New Delhi office's
coverage of current output. The first cumulative list
issue in April 1963 contained 1,115 titles in 78 pages.
If the growth trend continues, it is expected that the
next Supplement will require two volumes. The New
Delhi office also hopes to add a subject index to
make the list more useful to its users.
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 10.
October 1972. (pp. 281,301.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Acting
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, U.S. Inter-
ests Section, Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949.
November 1972. (iv, 36 p.) Prepared under the spon-
sorship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and issued in eight monthly and four quarterly
issues and an annual volume. Supplement to the
Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by the
Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
December 22, 1972
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541, for $160
New Microfilm Publications: The title El Cojo Ilu-
strado, a literary, cultural, and current events ori-
ented periodical of the late 19th and early 20th
century published in Venezuela, has been micro-
filmed for the period 1892-1915. This publication
was attractively illustrated and contained information
on the society and culture of Latin American politics,
social thought, and literature. The title is available on
20 reels of 35mm positive microfilm for $325 includ-
ing boxes, spools, and mailing from the Photoduplica-
tion Service, Library of Congress, Department C-187,
Washington, D.C. 20540.
The following Proceedings of the National Conven-
tions of the Democratic and Republican Parties are
available on 35mm positive microfilm from the
Photoduplication Service, Department C-127: Demo-
cratic Party Proceedings for 1832-1952 (5 reels for
$50); 1956-1964 (3 reels for $22.50); and 1968 (1
reel for $7.50). Republican Party Proceedings for
1832-1952 (4 reels for $35); 1956-1964 (2 reels for
$15): and 1968 (1 reel for $7.50).
Bohemia. (Shelf number 02930) originally pub-
lished in Havana. Cuba is available on 35mm positive
microfilm from the Library's Photoduplication Ser-
vice. It is a general magazine, established in 1908,
covering current events. On October 9, 1960 the title
was changed to Bohemia Libre Internacional and was
moved to Caracas, Venezuela after Castro assumed
power in Cuba. The microfilm consists of Volume 8,
1971-Volume 47, 1955 with some scattered missing
issues and mutilations.
Positive film on 84 reels can be supplied for
$1,260. Orders or inquiries should be addressed to
the Photoduplication Service, Department C-177.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
November 1972. (37 p.) Prepared under the sponsor-
ship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and published monthly by the Library of Con-
gress. For sale by the Card Division for $25 a year.
The official English language Proceedings of the
International Military Tribunal for the Far East are
available on microfilm. These documents constitute
the transcript of the so-called Japanese (or Tokyo)
War Crimes Trials of 28 high-ranking Japanese offi-
cials, extending from April 29, 1946 to April 16,
1948. A separate volume is included for each day of
the trial, the whole constituting about 50,000 mimeo-
graphed pages. A functional index of the Proceedings,
compiled by Paul S. Dull and Michael T. Umemura,
was published as Occasional Paper No. 6 of the Cen-
ter for Japanese Studies by the University of
Michigan in 1957. A bibliographical article on "The
Tokyo War Crimes Trial" by Sung Yoon Cho, Legal
Specialist in the Far Eastern Law Division of the Li-
brary, appeared in the October 1967 issue of The
Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.
The positive microfilm on 36 reels is available for
$430. Inquiries or orders should be addressed to
Press Release: No. 72-84 (December 8) LC issues recording
of Moroccan music.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 2011-4 (December 1)
concerned authority for approval of Personnel Action
Recommendations; no. 1619 (December 4) prescribed
requirements for providing Library staff members with uni-
forms and protective clothing and equipment; nos. 111 and
2025-1 (December 4) concerned the disposition of personal
property lost or found on Library premises and that of
deceased or disabled staff members.
Special Announcements: No. 528 (November 20)
announced the semi-annual review of certain parking assign-
ments for Library staff carpools; no. 529 (November 24)
asked for a Library-wide mail count on December 9-15,
1972; no. 530 (December 6) announced the Bloodmobile
visit to the Library on December 22, 1972; no. 531 (Decem-
ber 6) indicated that January 20, 1973 would be a holiday
for pay and leave purposes only; no. 532 (December 7)
announced the promotion of Donald C. Curran to the posi-
tion of Chief of the Financial Management Office, Adminis-
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Series on Middle American Indians In Process
The Handbook of Middle American Indians,a multi-
volume series devoted primarily to the cultural
anthropology and archaeology of the Aztec and Maya
civilizations, is being published by the University of
Texas Press under the general editorship of Professor
Robert Wauchope, Director of the Middle American
Research Institute of Tulane University.
Volume 12 of this series, entitled "Guide to Ethno-
historical Sources (Part One)," was prepared under
the editorship of Howard F. Cline, the late director of
the Hispanic Foundation at the Library of Congress
with Charles Gibson of the University of Michigan,
John B. Glass, and H. B. Nicholson of the University
of California at Los Angeles as associate editors.
Volume 12, which is the first of four volumes con-
cerning ethnohistorical sources, contains chapters on
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the cultural, political, and linguistic characteristics of
the Indian groups which inhabited the high culture
areas of Middle America. Mr. Cline's introduction
explains in detail the background and development of
the new discipline of ethnohistory, which is the utili-
zation of written records to reconstruct the culture
and history of the American Indians. Other chapters
include "Introductory Notes on Territorial Divisions
of Middle America," "Viceroyalty to Republics,
1786-1952: Historical Notes on the Evolution of
Middle American Political Units," and "The
Relaciones Geogrdficas of the Spanish Indies,
1577-1648." The last was a system devised by the
Spanish Crown to gather information on the social,
political, cultural, and economic aspects of Indian life
in the New World.
Sources in the European tradition-printed collec-
tions, secular and religious chroniclers, and bibliogra-
phies will be covered in volume 13. Volume 14 will
focus on native tradition including prose and pictorial
materials, and Volume 15 will include a checklist of
repositories and an index of authors, titles, and syno-
nyms. The remaining three volumes in the series are
scheduled to be published by the University of Texas
Copies of individual volumes are priced at $20 per
volume and may be ordered from the University of
Texas Press, Box 7819, Austin, Tex. 78712.
New Art Directory Available
The Archives of American Art: A Directory of
Resources, compiled by Garnett McCoy (New York,
R. R. Bowker Co., $20) lists 555 collections of papers
by artists, critics, dealers, and other personalities
prominent in the art of the United States. This is the
first guide in book form to the Archives of American
Art. Founded at the Detroit Institute of Art in 1954,
the Archives became a bureau of the Smithsonian
Institution in 1970, and now serves researchers
(through microfilm copies) at offices in New York,
Boston, Detroit, and San Francisco, as well as Wash-
The entries in Archives ofA merican Art are arranged
alphabetically by donor, and each entry includes a
notation of the date of donation, type and number of
items, inclusive dates of the collection, and a general
description of the collection. There is a name index
to the collections, and a brief introduction and his-
torical account of the Archives by Mr. McCoy.
CLR Sponsors Book Restoration Manual
The Council on Library Resources has awarded two
grants to assist in a project to produce a manual on
the technology used to avert a cultural calamity fol-
lowing the November 1966 floods in Italy. The
manual will be prepared by an English bookbinder, an
English chemist, and an Italian book restorer of
Anthony Cains, the English bookbinder who was
technical director of restoration activities at the
flooded Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence,
Italy (BNCF), is in charge of the work. He writes:
"The manual places emphasis throughout on the
importance of the book in its historical setting so that
nothing is done which renders the restored book an
anachronism, and on the importance of the continued
functionability of the book after restoration. As
many alternatives as possible are described at every
stage, and the restorer is encouraged by constant
reference to other sectors of the work to appreciate
the fundamental interrelationship between the work
of one department and another in determining the
quality of the finished work."
Signora Barbara Giuffrida-Ruggeri, nee Walker, an
Italian book restorer of American origin, is co-author
of the manual.
Margaret Hey, an English chemist, is contributing
her technical expertise to the project while conduc-
ting a series of experiments at the Istituto di Patolo-
gia del Libro in Rome on the effects of various
bleaches on paper. To conduct this research and to
evaluate heatset paper tissues (the name given to a
material specially made for the mending of paper by
dry application)-Miss Hey has received a $10,500
CLR grant. Heatset tissues were initially developed by
Peter Waters, LC Restoration Officer, and first used
and tested by the bookbinding team of Roger Powell
and Peter Waters and the Cockrell Institute bindery.
Later, heatset tissues were used on books damaged in
the Florence floods.
Included in the manual as well will be some of the
findings of Christopher Clarkson's two-year "limp
vellum bindings" study financed in part by a CLR
grant to the Royal College of Art (London). In addi-
tion to his study of limp vellum bindings in other
European countries. He now heads the Rare Book
Section in the Restoration Office of the Library of
Chapter headings of the manual will include:
(1) Preparation of the Book for Restoration, (2) Wet
Handling (3) Bleaching, Sizing, Deacidification/
Buffering, (4) Specification and Costing, (5) The
Laboratory, (6) Mending, (7) Sewing, (8) Endband-
ing, (9) Binding, (10) The Repair of Parchment and
Vellum in Manuscript Form, and (11) Tools and
Publication plans for the manual have not been
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