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December 29, 1972


MUSICAL ARTS STUDIO
TO PRESENT CONCERT
On Friday evening, January 5, the Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of vocal chamber music
featuring vocalists from the Musical Arts Studio
under the direction of John Gutman. The musical
director is John Ryan, who accompanies the ensem-
ble. The artists (Mary Beth Peil, soprano; Ivanka
Myhal, mezzo-soprano; Gary Glaze, tenor; and Gene
Boucher, baritone) will be assisted by Herbert Levine,
guitar. Their program will include "Nuit paisible et
sereine" and "L'amour est un flambeau" from B6a-
trice et B6nbdict by Hector Berlioz; "La Nuit" and
"R6veil," Op. 11 by Ernest Chausson; "Pleurs d'Or,"
and "Cantique -de Jean Racine" by Gabriel Faur6;
Romancero Gitano, Op. 152 by Mario Castelnuovo-
Tedesco; and Rondels by Reynaldo Hahn.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for this
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, January
2. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each
ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to an indi-
vidual. Telephone reservations may be made on
Tuesday morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are
not accepted.
This concert will be broadcast in its entirety over
WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to stations in
other cities through the Katie and Walter Louchheim
Fund in the Library of Congress.


SENATE REFERENCE CENTER
OPENED BY CRS
An on-site reference center to serve Members of the
U.S. Senate and their staffs has been opened by the
Congressional Research Service in the Russell Senate
Office Building (better known as the Old Senate
Office Building)
Authorized by the Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration last summer, the new center is located
in Room 34A (ext. 5976) on the ground or basement
level of the building, and is a counterpart to the Li-
brary of Congress Reference Center in the Rayburn
Office Building for ready reference service to Mem-
bers of the House of Representatives and their staffs.
The Loan Division, which had provided reference and
related services in the Senate location for the last few
decades, will maintain records of deliveries and
returns in the Senate Buildings.
The Senate Reference Center contains essentially the
same basic collection of books, newspapers, periodi-
cals, CRS material, photocopying machine, and ATS
computer terminal as the House Reference Center. Un-
like the House center, it does not yet have a microfilm
and a microfilm reader-printer. The staffs for the two
centers also are similar in size: two librarians and two
messengers from CRS, and one attendant from the
Loan Division. Nancy E. Gwinn, Librarian. is in charge
of the Senate center. All needed renovations have been
completed and new furnishings installed. The center is
expected to be in full operation by the time the first
session of the 93rd Congress convenes.


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Vol. 31, No. 52












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CONTENTS

Copernicus Materials Exhibited .......... 555
lan Hamilton Lecture to be Broadcast ... 555
Library of Congress Publications . ... 558
Matthew Maury Manuscripts on Exhibit 555-556
"Music of Morocco" Recording Issued by LC 556
Musical Arts Studio to Present Concert ... 553
New Reference Works . 558
News in the Library World . ... 558-560
Senate Reference Center Opened by CRS 553
Staff News . . 556-558
Three Honorary Consultants Appointed 554-555


THREE HONORARY CONSULTANTS
APPOINTED BY THE LIBRARIAN

The Librarian of Congress, L. Quincy Mumford, has
appointed three new Honorary Consultants in Ameri-
can cultural history, each to serve a term of three
years beginning January 1. They are Arna Bontemps,
Margaret Mead, and Henry Nash Smith. Charles E.
Feinberg, the noted bibliophile and collector of
manuscripts, has been reappointed to a second three-
year term as Honorary Consultant in the Walt Whit-
man Studies.
Mr. Bontemps has been both creator and critic of
American literature. Born in Alexandria, La., he
received an A.B. from Pacific Union College in 1923,
and first achieved prominence as a poet in the "Har-
lem Renaissance" of the 1920's. He emerged as a
novelist in 1931 with the publication of God Sends
Sunday; among his later novels were Black Thunder
and Drums at Dusk.
Mr. Bontemps has written a number of studies of
Negro culture, including books for children, and has
edited several anthologies of Negro literature; the
latest of these is The Harlem Renaissance Remem-
bered. He has served as Librarian of Fisk University,


director of the Afro-American Program at Yale Uni-
versity, and curator of the James Weldon Johnson
Collection at Yale's Beinecke Library. He lives in
Nashville, where he is currently writer in residence at
Fisk University.
Dr. Mead is among the most distinguished of
American anthropologists. She was born in Philadel-
phia and educated at Barnard College and Columbia
University, taking the Ph.D. in 1929. In the previous
year she published her first classic work in cultural
anthropology, Coming of Age in Samoa, based on
research undertaken during her first field expedition
in 1925-26. Upon her return from Samoa she joined
the curatorial staff of the American Museum of
Natural History in New York and has spent nearly her
entire career in various positions at that institution.
Among the best known of Dr. Mead's many other
books are Growing Up in New Guinea, Sex and
Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, and Male
and Female: A Study of the Sexes in a Changing
World. She has always been concerned with the impli-
cations of how children develop in differing societies,
and much of her recent work is still with accultura-
tion of the young, as in Culture and Commitment: A
Study of the Generation Gap. Dr. Mead's vital inter-
est in modern society has led her into many areas of
American culture. As an authority in various fields
from ethnology to mental health, she is in much
demand as a lecturer, and is the recipient of a number
of honorary degrees.
Dr. Smith is best known as the author of Virgin
Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, an
important work in American studies, demonstrating
the way in which collective symbols can be used to
explain behavior. His book has inspired a number of
efforts to relate consciousness to society in America.
Born in Dallas, Dr. Smith was educated at Southern
Methodist University and Harvard, where he received
his Ph.D in 1940. After teaching in the English
departments of Southern Methodist University and
the University of Texas, he joined the faculty of the
University of California at Berkeley, where he con-
tinues to teach American literature. In addition to
Virgin Land, Dr. Smith has written a number of
books, including Mark Twain: The Development of a
\Writer and Mark Twain's Fable of Progress, and was
co-editor of the published correspondence of Twain
and William Dean Howells. Dr. Smith has lectured at
universities in the United States and abroad, and for
many years was a member of the editorial board of
the Southwest Review. In 1969 he was President of
the Modern Language Association.











December 29, 1972


The two retiring Consultants in American cultural
history are Merle E. Curti, Frederick Jackson Turner
Professor of History Emeritus at the University of
Wisconsin, and Louis B. Wright, Director Emeritus of
the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
The Library of Congress has honorary consultants in
various fields; they provide counsel on such matters
as acquisitions and service to scholars in their particu-
lar disciplines.


COPERNICUS MATERIALS EXHIBITED

An exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary
of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus in 1473 will be
on view from December 22 through February 28 in
the foyer of the Rare Book Reading Room. The incu-
nabula and other rare books, maps, globes, and picto-
rial materials comprising this exhibit were selected
from the collections of the Library of Congress by
the Slavic and Central European and the Science and
Technology Divisions to illustrate the inception and
establishment of the heliocentric system.
Copernicus spent his childhood and boyhood in
Toruf (Poland), his birthplace. He entered the Uni-
versity of Krak6w in 1491 and later studied mathe,
ratics, astronomy, and medicine at Bologna, Padua,
and Ferrara, receiving his doctor's degree in canon
law in 1503. Truly a man of the Renaissance, versatile
and learned, he was above all a scientist who con-
structed his own instruments for exploration of the
heavens from which he arrived at revolutionary con-
cepts with far-reaching effects.
Before the publication of Copernicus' De Revolu-
tionibus orbium coelestiom (on the revolutions of the
heavenly spheres) in 1543, the writings of Aristotle
and Ptolemy had dominated the astronomical and
.'-:.,,logical ilought of Europe.
Al:hcue;g Copernicus made his observations and
worked out the mathematical and theoretical applica-
tions of the heliocentric system, he did not permit
publication of the mathematical system he had predi-
cated on the earth's motion until some years later,
and then largely through the efforts of Georg
Joachim Rhaticus. a professor of mathematics at
Wi'atenberg. This 25-year-old Protestant scientist
stayed with the aging Copernicus at Frombork in
1539, studied his system with enthusiasm, and finally
secured Copernicus' permission to publish the
Narratio prima (the first account) as a general report
of the heliocentric theory, which was printed in
Danzig in 1540. The more extensive De revolu-


tionibus... was published in 1543 as Copernicus lay
on his deathbed.
In addition to the first printing of Copernicus De
revolutionibus..., the exhibit includes first editions
of works of Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, as well as
Rhiticus' Thesaurus Mathematicus and Erasmus Rein-
hold's Prutenicae tabulae (1551), which illustrate the
mathematical labors required to work out the astro-
nomical theories. Works of Ptolemy and a treatise on
meteorology by Jan Glogowczyk, one of Copernicus'
teachers at Krak6w, are also contained in the exhibit.
Other items include a 1543 terrestrial globe within an
armillary sphere made by Caspar Vopell showing the
earth's relation to the universe according to the Ptole-
maic system; contemporary maps of 16th century
Poland; pictures of reconstructions of instruments
used by Copernicus; diagrams of the earth-centered
and sun-centered systems; a 17th-century seleno-
graphic chart by Riccioli; and a modern Apollo
photograph of the Copernicus crater on the moon's
surface.


OCEANOGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPTS
OF MAITTHEW MAURY ON EXHIBIT

The Manuscript Division will exhibit papers of the
"Pathfinder of the Seas," Matthew Fontaine Maury,
from January through March, to mark the centenary
of his death on February 1, 1873.
Sounding much like a latter-day Neptune, Maury,
whose work created the modern science of oceanog-
raphy, wrote to a friend in 1860, "I flirt with the sea,
or dally with the winds, or sport with the clouds or
'kick up' my heels ." The outbreak of the Civil War
soon shattered Maury's state of euphoria and termi-
nated his activities as the first Superintendent of the
United States Naval Observatory. The exhibit in-
cludes the letter written almost 20 years earlier, on
the eve of his appointment as Superintendent of the
Navy's Depot of Charts and Instruments, in which
Maury mentioned that "a bill has passed the Senate
for building a 'depot' as 'tis called, but its a regular
'lighthouse in the skies.' "

A lecture by lan Hamilton on recent poetry in
Great Britain, which was presented at the Library
under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall
Poetry and Literature Fund on November 27, will
be broadcast by WGMS-AM (570) and FM (103.5)
on Saturday, January 6, at 9:30 p.m.











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One of Maury's major achievements while at the
Observatory was his revolutionary recharting of sea
routes. Using information obtained by questionnaire,
Maury devised abstracts of.ships' logs, which were
distributed to mariners. During each voyage the forms
were filled in with the information requested and
were forwarded to Maury who tabulated and evalu-
ated the data. Charts were then prepared which
described average sailing conditions on various sea
routes for each season of the year. At the beginning
of the Gold Rush in 1849 the sailing time from New
York to San Francisco averaged 180 days. By means
of Maury's charts, the time had been reduced to 135
days in 1855.
Other aspects of Maury's. career to be explored in
the exhibit are his invaluable writings in the field of
navigation (particularly The Physical Geography of
the Sea, the first textbook of modem oceanography)
and his efforts for reconciliation between North and
South prior to the Civil War.
The exhibit will also feature correspondence
received by Maury from the German scientist Alex.
ander von Humboldt, Constantine Nikolaevich, Grand
Admiral of Russia, and Maximilian, Emperor of
Mexico.


"MUSIC OF MOROCCO" ,
RECORDING ISSUED BY LC

The Archive of Folk Song in the Library.of Con.
gress has recently issued a double-LP recording
entitled "Music of Morocco" (L63-L64), edited by
Paul Bowles, noted writer and composer. The album
features a wide variety of Moroccan music, from the
music of the mountain-dwelling Berbers and the vari-
eties of "town" music to the Sephardic Jewish tradi-
tions and the Andaluz "classical" music of the
country.
In 1959, Mr. Bowles, who has resided in Morocco
for many years, began to record the native music of
Morocco with the assistance of the Rockefeller Foun-
dation and the Library of Congress. This album is his
selection of representative highlights of this project; a
nine-page accompanying pamphlet contains his com-
ments on Moroccan music in general and information
about each item on the records, as well as a bibliog-
raphy-discography of Moroccan music, compiled with
the assistance of Professor Lois Ann Anderson of the
University of Wisconsin. Among the many novels,
poems, and miscellaneous publications Paul Bowles
has written is a book on his life abroad, TheirHeads


are Green and Their Hands are Blue, which includes a
chapter describing his experiences during his 1959
collecting jaunt through Morocco.
The two-LP set, "Music of Morocco," may be
obtained in person for $7.50 or by mail for $7.95
from the Recording Laboratory, Music Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.


STAFF NEWS

DEATH OF A STAFF MEMBER
Lieutenant John M. McKimmie, a Member of the
Library's Special Police Force, died on December 20.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. McKimmie
attended Maryland Park High School in Maryland. He
worked in. private industry before joining the Li-
brary's Guard Force on May 26, 1959. On January
20, 1964,, he was promoted to Sergeant, Special
Police Force, and on April 20, 1970, was appointed
Lieutenant, in which post he served with distinction.
He, is survived by his wife Marian, of Upper Marl.
boro, Md., four children, and nine grandchildren. A
Mass of the Resurrection was offered at St. Margaret's
Catholic Church in Seat Pleasant, Md., on December
23, and burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

AWARDS
Congressional Research Service staff members
George K, Brite,.Charles R,. Gellner, and Betty C.
Jones received their 30-year Federal Service Award
pins and Harvey H, Sherman received his 20-year pin
from Lester Jayson, Director of the CRS, at a cere-
mony on December 1 1.
Mr. Brite, Specialist in Financial and Fiscal Policy
in the Economics Division, .pent the first 20 years of
his Federal service with the military. He entered the
U.S. Army in 1941 and saw action asa bomber pilot
with the 8th Air Force in England during World War
II. He was decorated with the Distinguished Flying
Cross and the Air Medal with three oakleaf clusters.
During 1953-57 he was stationed in Paris at Supreme
Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe (SHAPE), and
from 1958 until his retirement in 196 1 he served in
an administrative capacity in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Brite came to the Library of Congress in 1962
as a staff member of the Economics Division in til
former Legislative Reference Service (now CRS). He
has served in progressively responsible positions and
was promoted to his present post in October.
Mr. Gellner, Chief of the Foreign Affairs Division
and Senior Specialist in International Relations since










December 29, 1972


January 1966, began his Federal service in 1942 with
the U.S. Navy, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific
theaters for three years. After his military service, he
taught high school briefly before coming to the
Library of Congress in 1946 with the Foreign Affairs
Division of LRS where he specialized in Western
European Affairs. During 1947-48 he was assigned
temporarily to the staff of the House Select Com-
mittee on Foreign Aid and during 1958-59 served as a
professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Rela-
tions Committee's Subcommittee on Disarmament.
Mr. Gellner had progressively responsible positions in
LRS, becoming Assistant Chief of the Division. He
resigned from the Library in 1961 to assume the post
of Chief of the Reference Research Staff at the U.S.
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, where he
also served on the agency's Research Council. Mr.
Gellner returned to the Library in 1966.
Mrs. Jones, Research Production Assistant in the
Environmental Policy Division, began her Federal
career with the War Department in September 1942.
She came to the Library in October 1945 as a Clerk
Typist in the General Research Section of LRS.
During 1948-51 she served in progressively respon-
sible positions in the History and Government and
the American Law divisions of LRS. She was pro-
moted to Assistant Secretary in the Senior Specialist
Division in May 1951 and in 1959 was appointed
Assistant-Coordinator in the Division. In May 1962
she became Administrative Secretary in the former
Natural Resources Division and was promoted to her
present position in November 1970. Mrs. Jones
received a Meritorious Service Award in 1959.
Mr. Sherman, Specialist in Conservation and
Natural Resources in the Environmental Policy Divi-
sion, joined the Library in November 1955 as Edito-
rial Clerk Typist in the Office of the Director of LRS.
One month later he was promoted to Reference
Assistant in the Economics Division and in 1957 to
Research Assistant in the Senior Specialist Division.
From 1957 to 1965 Mr. Sherman served in progres-
sively responsible positions, including Research
Analyst and Analyst in Conservation and Agriculture.
In 1965 he left the Library to serve as a professional
staff member of the Subcommittee on Intergovern-
mental Relations of the Senate Committee on
Government Operations. He returned to the Library
in 1967 as a Research Associate in Agriculture and
Conservation in the Senior Specialist Division and in
1969 was promoted to Specialist in Agriculture and
Conservation. He transferred to his present position
in October 1969.


Mrs. Minnie Hood, Library Assistant in the Shelflist
Services Unit, Shelflisting Section, was presented a
20-year Federal Service Award pin on December 8 by
Edward J. Blume, Chief of the Subject Cataloging
Division.
Mrs. Hood began her Federal service in 1942 with
the War Production Board, leaving in 1944 to enter
private industry. In 1954 she joined the District of
Columbia Metropolitan Police Department where she
was employed until she came to the Library of Con-
gress in 1958 as a Record Clerk in the former Air
Information Division, Reference Deportment. In
1964 she was appointed Clerk in the Department's
Aerospace Technology Division and in 1968 a Library
Aid in the Library Services Division of the former
Legislative Reference Service. She was appointed to
her present post in the Processing Department in
April 1971.

PERSONNEL CHANGES
Appointments: Nancy L. Brun, technical writer-editor,
GS-11, Sci, 4393; Laura C. Curlett, accounts maintenance
clerk, GS-5, FMO, 4350; Samuel Venable Daniel, caption
assistant and searcher, GS-5, P&P, 4296; Nancy J. Dawson,
editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS Ed, 4247; Harry Walter Failing,
special policeman (private), Bldgs, 4275; William R. Gigax,
bibliographer, GS-9, CRS L, 4237; Patrick Kelley Hayes,
administrative officer, GS-9, CRS D, 4284; Herman W.
Jensen, supervisor, accounting and procurement unit, GT-9,
Photodup, 4382; Susan F. Levine, cataloger, GS-7, Cop Cat,
4214; Joseph E. Lomax, mail clerk, GS-3, Ord, 4279; Peter J.
Lynn, international and comparative law specialist, GS- 1,
LL, 4402; James O. Thompson, mail clerk, GS-3, Ord, 4279;
Frank J. Williams, III, reading room assistant, GS-2, S&R,
5-600.
Temporary Appointments: Ben W. Crain, economic
analyst, GS-7, CRS E, 4413; Winifred L. Griffin, research
assistant, GS-9, CRS SPR, 2010-14; Douglas S. Hamm,
production assistant, GT-2, Cat Publ, 5-500; Richard George
Howard, economic analyst, GS-7, CRS E, 4413; Adrianne
Jenkins, clerk-typist, GS-4, Procurement, NP.
Reappointments: Edward F. Bachman, manuscript librar-
ian, GT-7, Mss, NP; Bruce F. Norton, expert in congressional
operations, CRS D, NP.
Promotions: Roosevelt J. Davis, Jr., to control room
supervisor, GS-5, S&R, 4282; John G. Herbert, to cash
accounting clerk, GS-4, FMO, 4365; Shirley L. Johnson, to
area supervisor, GS-5, S&R, 4411; Greg Nelson, to deck
attendant, GS-3, S&R, 2-600; Sundari T. Prahasto, GR&B, to
clerk-typist, GS-4, Loan, 4437.
Tranfers: Elizabeth I. Gifford, Pers Opns, to information
derk, GS-6, ALC, 4451; Maxine I. Marshall, Card, to clerk-
typist, GS-4, E&G, 4447.


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Resignations: Jerry A. Abel, Cop Serv; Thomas H.
Andrews, S&R; Charles H. Bass, Loan; Jimmy J. Bevineau,
Cop Exam; Pamela J. Crupi, Ord; Anne V. Gard, NUCPP;
Joseph B. Gellman, S&R; Lawrence A. Jordan, S&R; Cheryle
A. Mansley, Photodup; Peter A. Michaud, Cop Serv; Patricia
Squitieri, Photodup; lomia D. Trowell, Photodup; Eoanna G.
Zitrides, Inf.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Mrs. Lorena F. Lemons, Head of the Standards and
Training Section in the Information Systems Office,
spoke to the Social Sciences Group, Washington, D.C.,
Chapter of the Special Libraries Association, on
November 28. Mrs. Lemons discussed ISO's Automa-
tion Communications Program and its Automation
Training Program.
Jerald C. Maddox, Curator of Photography in the
Prints and Photographs Division, has three photo-
graphs in a show at the Sales and Rental Gallery of
the Baltimore Museum of Art. The photographic
show will run through the month of December.

ANNOUNCEMENT
The Welfare and Recreation Association election
results have been announced. Jack McDonald of the
Reference Department Office has been elected Vice
President for 1973 and President-elect for 1974.
Other new officers for the 1973 term are Dan
Burney, Rare Book Room, Treasurer; Jean Orne,
Descriptive Cataloging Division, Corresponding Secre-
tary; and Mildred Henninger, Copyright Examining
Division, Recording Secretary. Donnie Draughon,
Exchange and Gift Division, will move from his posi-
tion as Vice President and President-elect for 1972 to
the position of President for 1973.


NEW REFERENCE WORKS

A recent Soviet bibliographic work for librarians
and researchers of Russian history before 1917 is
Spravochniki po istorii dorevoliutsionnoi Rossii; bib-
liograflia [Handbooks on the History of Pre-
Revolutionary Russia; A Bibliography] (Moscow,
Izdatel'stvo "Kniga," 1971. 515 p.). The volume
mentions such publications as lists of officials; city
directories; encyclopedias; biographical dictionaries
(by general, area, or special subject); statistical hand-
books for Russia as a whole and for individual prov-
inces; and other guides to sources on Russia before
1917. Entries are distributed under a number of
general and specific headings by chronology, subject


and geographic area, and indexes enable the user to
locate material relating to specific governmental insti-
tutions, military formations, and trade and economic
groupings. A copy of this work is available in the
general collections. [Robert V. Allen]


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Order Division Automated System. 1972 (74 p.)
Free upon request from the MARC Development
Office, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.

Press Releases: No. 72-85 (December 14) Photographs
from Look Magazine Collection put on display at the Library
of Congress; No. 72-86 (December 18) R. F. Goldman
appointed to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Com-
mittee at Library of Congress; No. 72-87 (December 21)
Honorary Consultants appointed by Librarian of Congress.
Library of Congress Regulation: No. 411-1 (p. 2) (Decem-
ber 19) concerned priorities in cataloging.
Special Announcements: No. 533 (December 11)
announced the Library's tuition support program under pro-
visions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act for fiscal
year 1973;No. 534 (December 12) called attention to special
safety precautions to be taken during the holiday season in
the Library.


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

Bobst Library Dedicated at NYU
The Elmer Holmes Bobst Library and Study Cen-
ter, the only major research library to have been built
in New York City in 35 years, was dedicated on
December 16 by New York University.
Over 1,000 scholars, civic, religious, and political
figures gathered to pay tribute to Mr. Bobst, the
honorary chairman of the Warner-Lambert Pharma-
ceutical Company, and principal benefactor for the
project. Mr. Bobst's gift of $11 million and a con-
struction grant of $4.8 million from the US. Depart-
ment of Health, Education, and Welfare enabled the
construction to begin in 1967 on the 12-story struc-
ture, designed by architects Philip Johnson and
Richard Foster.
With a capacity of 2.5 million volumes and seating
for 4,000 persons, the library will become fully
operational in September 1973. It is believed to be
one of the largest open-stack libraries in the nation.


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DCSLA To Sponsor Reception at King Library
The D.C. Chapter of the Special Libraries Associa-
tion will sponsor a reception and tour of the Martin
Luther King Memorial Library on January 9, at 7:30
p.m. All members of the D.C. Library Association are
invited to attend. Parking is free inside the Martin
Luther King Library. Additional information may be
obtained from Mrs. Elaine P. Rosenthal, Publicity
Chairman, D.C. Special Libraries Association, tele-
phone 966-8127.

Louis E. Barbrow to Address STC Meeting
"The Metric System-The Implications for Tech-
nical Communications" will be the subject of a lec-
ture given by Louis E. Barbrow, Coordinator of
Metric Activities at the National Bureau of Standards,
at the January 15 meeting of the Society for Tech-
nical Communication (STC), formerly the Society of
Technical Writers and Publishers. The meeting will be
held at the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville,
Md., at 7:30 p.m., and all interested parties are
encouraged to attend. Additional information is avail-
able from Harry Dvhrvyrt, 2939 Van Ness Street,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone 223-4060.

Nominations Invited for George Freedley Award
Authors, publishers and members of the Theatre
Library Association are invited to submit nomina-
tions for the 1972 George Freedley Award which will
be presented by the Association next spring. Estab-
lished in 1968, in memory of the late theater histo-
rian, critic, author, and first curator of the New York
Public Library Theatre Collection, the award honors a
work in the field of theater published in the United
States. A plaque is presented to the author on the
basis of scholarship, readability, and general contri-
bution to the broadening of knowledge.
Nominations should be submitted in writing to
Robert M. Henderson, Library & Museum of the
Performing Arts, 111 Amsterdam Ave., New York,
N.Y. 10023. Deadline for nominations is January 19,
1973.

Erik Erikson Named Jefferson Lecturer
The National Endowment for the Humanities has
named Erik H. Erikson to be the Jefferson Lecturer
in the Humanities for 1973.
Mr. Erikson, whose book Gandhi's Truth, published
in 1969, won both a Pulitzer Prize and the National
Book Award in the category of philosophy and reli-
gion for 1970, is an internationally-known writer and
teacher acknowledged by his contemporaries to be


one of the most widely-read psychoanalysts in
America today.
Mr. Erikson's two lectures will be delivered in
Washington, D.C., next April and will be published at
a later date. He is the second distinguished scholar to
be chosen by NEH for the Jefferson Lecture in
Humanities. The first Jefferson Lecture was given by
Lionel Trilling in Washington, D.C. on April 26. The
lectureship carries an award of $10,000.

ANSI Publishes New Standards
Standards Committee Z39, Library Work, Docu-
mentation, and Related Publishing Practices, of the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has
announced the recent publication of two standards:
Z39.11-1972, System for the Romanization of
Japanese, and Z39.12-1972, System for the Romani-
zation of Arabic. Both standards are available from
ANSI, 1430 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018, for
$3 and $2.50 respectively.
The ANSI Arabic standard is essentially the same as
the LC/ALA system. The ANSI Japanese standard
differs from the LC/ALA system in one important
respect: the phonetic change of "n" to "m" before
certain letters is ignored.

Calendars Available to Libraries
The Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company is again making
available its "Famous Black Americans" calendar and
the "Mexican/American Historical" calendar. The
company will publish for the first time a Puerto
Rican and Native American (Indian) calendar for
1973.
Quantities of 10 copies will be donated to request-
ing libraries, and up to 25 copies to requesting
schools and non-profit organizations. Other organiza-
tions or persons can order the calendars for a $1 each.
Orders and requests may be directed to: Schlitz
Black Calendar, P.O. Box 968, FDR Station, New
York, N.Y. 10022; Schlitz Puerto Rican Calendar,
P.O. Box 5032; Schlitz Mexican/American Calendar,
P.O. Box 1766; and Schlitz Indian Calendar, P.O. Box
5059.

U. of Illinois Announces Newsletter and Programs
The University of Illinois Graduate School of
Library Science and the Division of University Exten-
sion will co-sponsor an institute on research in the
field of reading to be held at the Allerton House,
Robert Allerton Park, University of Illinois Confer-
ence Center, Monticello, Ill., on May 20-23. Addi-
tional information on the institute is available from


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LC Information Bulletin


Leonard E. Sigler, Institute Supervisor (OS-72), 116
Illini Hall, Champaign, Ill. 61820.
The School of Library Science at Urbana began
publication in September of a quarterly Newsletter
on Library Research. The Newsletter is designed to be
of help to all who are doing research in library prob-
lems and will emphasize news notes and suggestions
on research methodology relevant to librarianship.
Copies are available free from Newsletter on Library
Research, c/o Graduate School of Library Science,
University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. 61801.
The Graduate School has also announced its sched-
ule of summer courses for 1973. Two four-week
courses to be held June 18 to July 14 on the Urbana
campus are Information Storage and Retrieval taught
by Robert S. Hooper, and Library Systems taught by
Alphonse F. Trezza. Offered during the full eight-
week sessions will be Resources of American
Research Libraries, Books and Libraries in the
Ancient and Medieval World, Contemporary Book
Publishing, and Evaluation of Information Services.
Courses offered on the Chicago campus in special
four-week sessions will be Medical Literature and
Reference Work to be held June 18 to July 14 at the
Medical Center campus, and The Preservation of
Research Library Materials to be held at the New-
berry Library from July 16 to August 10.
Additional information on the courses to be held
on the Urbana campus is available from Robert E.
Brown, Graduate School of Library Science, Univer-
sity of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. 61801. Information on
courses to be held in Chicago is available from
Richard F. Caspar, 1315 Science and Engineering
Office, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill. 60680.

New Studies in Library and Information Science
Issued by University of Pittsburgh
The Graduate School of Library and Information
Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, has published
three additional papers in its series The Pittsburgh
Studies in Library and Information Sciences: "A
Study in the Syndetic Structure of the Library of
Congress List of Subject Headings," by George M.
Sinkankas; "An Overview of Microforms: A Report
on the Role of Microforms in the University of Pitts-
burgh Libraries," by Homer I. Bernhardt; and the
"The Rolling Stones: An Annotated Bibliography,"
by Mrs. Mary L. Dimmick.
Mr. Sinkankas, Lecturer in the Graduate School of
Library and Information Sciences, writes on the use
of see-also references in subject heading lists, conclud-
ing they do not accomplish their intended purpose.


Rather than providing the searcher of a subject cata-
log with a guide through the subject matter, he states
that the use of see-also references often leads the
searcher out of the subject altogether.
The paper by Mr. Bernhardt, Librarian of the
Bevier Engineering Library of the University of Pitts-
burgh, surveys the use of microforms in the various
libraries of the University of Pittsburgh, analyzing the
collections and examining their formats and orga-
nization.
"The Rolling Stones: An Annotated Bibliography,"
by Mrs. Dimmick represents an experiment in the use
of title entry in bibliography, while serving as a guide
to material not available from another source. Anno-
tations, chronologies, and bibliographic details are
included about the Rolling Stones. Mrs. Dimmick is
Senior Information Librarian in the Hillman Library
of the University of Pittsburgh.
The papers are available at $3 a copy from the
University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth
Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213, on a prepaid basis only.
Overseas orders require an additional $1 charge for
postage and handling.
H. W. Wilson Appoints New Editors
The H. W. Wilson Company has announced the
appointments of Elizabeth E. Pingree as Editor of
Social Sciences & Humanities Index and Betty Jane
Third as Editor of Business Periodicals Index.
Miss Pingree succeeds J. Doris Dart who retired on
September 15. A native of Connecticut, Miss Pingree
attended Columbia University, Barnard College, and
the University of Connecticut. She joined the staff of
the Wilson Company in 1953 as an editorial staff
member and in 1967 was appointed Editor of Busi-
ness Periodicals Index.
A native of North Crolina and a graduate of East
Carolina and Columbia universities, Mrs. Third comes
to the Wilson Company from the World Trade Center,
Port of New York Authority, where she has served as
Librarian of the Information Center.
CORRECTION: In its report on the annual meeting
of the Society of American Archivists, the LC Infor-
mation Bulletin for December 8 attributed to Dr.
Walter Rundell, Jr., of the University of Maryland the
following remarks (p. A-194): ". .. all archivists and
manuscript librarians are probably dealing with stolen
property; he prophesied that we could probably never
get proper legal title to most of our collections." Dr.
Rundell has informed the editor that he has no recol-
lection of having made these remarks and that they
do not reflect his sentiments at all.


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