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Vol. 32, No. 4


January 26, 1973


FAMOUS COOLIDGE MANUSCRIPT
ACQUIRED BY THE LIBRARY
The Library of Congress has acquired the original
manuscript of the statement issued by President Cal-
vin Coolidge that he did not choose to run in 1928.
The full text in Coolidge's hand consists of 12 words:
"I do not choose to run for President in nineteen
twenty eight." Copies were distributed to the press
on August 2, 1927, at the summer White House in
Rapid City, S. Dak.
A memorandum in the papers of Coolidge's secre-
tary, Everett Sanders, and included in Claude Fuess'
biography, Calvin Coolidge: The Man From Vermont
(1940), explains the provenance of the document. In
late July 1927, the President wrote out the statement
in the presence of Mr. Sanders. He subsequently
arranged to have the announcement made public on
August 2. At 11:30 a.m. on that day Coolidge sum-
moned Sanders to his office and wrote out the mes-
sage again on a small slip of paper. Typed copies were
then made and personally distributed to representa-
tives of the press by the President.
This somewhat ambiguous statement, made against
a background of speculation about Coolidge's inten-
tions, is one of the most famous presidential utter-
ances in American political history. The manuscript is
a gift of Mrs. Hilda Sanders of Dearborn, Mich.,
widow of Everett Sanders. It is available for examina-
tion in the Manuscript Reading Room.
[Paul T. Heffron]


TEACHING CREATIVE WRITING
CONFERENCE BEGINS JAN. 29
Advance registration indicates a full house for each
of the sessions of the Conference on Teaching Crea-
tive Writing, to be held Monday and Tuesday, Jan-
uary 29 and 30. Although all available seats are now
reserved, they will be held only until the beginning of
each session, when members of the public not regis-
tered in advance may be seated. Beginning with the
second symposium on Monday afternoon and con-
tinuing until the end of the Conference, seats may
also be available in the Whittall Pavilion, where
proceedings can be viewed and heard on closed circuit
television.
Following welcoming remarks by L. Quincy Mum-
ford, Librarian of Congress, the first symposium of
the Conference will take place on Monday morning at
10:30. Chaired by Professor Elliott Coleman of Johns
Hopkins University, a panel of John Ciardi, Paul
Engle, George Garrett, Theodore Morrison, and
Wallace Stegner will discuss "A Perspective of
Academic Programs in Creative Writing." In the after-
noon Michael Dennis Browne, John Ciardi, Elliott
Coleman, Josephine Jacobsen, Anthony McNeill, and
Miller Williams, with Paul Engle of the University of
Iowa as chairman, will discuss "Teaching the Writing
of Poetry." A program of readings at 8 p.m. Monday
evening will feature novelist-poet Margaret Walker,
poet Miller Williams, author William J. Lederer, and
novelist John Barth.


et Walker,
poet Miller Williams, author William J. Lederer, and
novelist John Barth.










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Coolidge Manuscript Acquired . 27
French String Trio to Perform. . .... 28
Late Howard Cline Honored . ... 29-30
LC Received Federal Grant . ... 30
Library of Congress Publications . 33-34
Motor Vehicle Unit ................30-31
Motor Vehicle Unit . . 30-31
Mrs. LeGear Ends 58 Years of Service .. 29
New Reference Works . ... 34-35
News in the Library World . ... 35-36
Serials Converted to MARC Format .. ... 33
Staff News . .. 32-33
Teaching Creative Writing Conference 27-28
Library Training Programs . ... 28


Professor Wallace Stegner of Stanford University
will chair the third symposium, "Teaching the Writing
of Fiction," on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Panel members
will be John Barth, Ralph Ellison, Ernest J. Gaines,
George Garrett, Robie Macauley, and Margaret
Walker. At the final symposium at 2 p.m. Tuesday
afternoon, John Ciardi will lead a panel of Ralph
Ellison, Josephine Jacobsen, William J. Lederer, N.
Scott Momaday, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., and Wallace
Stegner on "The Writing of Non-Fiction Prose." The
conference will close that evening with a program of
readings by poet Anthony McNeill, poet Michael
Dennis Browne, poet-novelist N. Scott Momaday, and
novelist Ernest J. Gaines.
Conference participants have been invited to attend
the annual meeting of the Associated Writing Pro-
grams to be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January
31, in the Coolidge Auditorium. AWP, formed in
1967, has its headquarters at Washington College,
Chestertown, Md. George Garrett, University of
South Carolina, is President, Walton Beacham, Uni-
versity of Richmond, and Robert Day, Washington
College, are co-directors.


LIBRARY TRAINING PROGRAMS

Over 100 applications have been received, have
been approved, and are being funded under the
Library-wide tuition support training program. The
program, announced in the December 22 issue of the
LC Information Bulletin, has met with good response
from the staff; a complete report will be published as
soon as the data have been compiled.
Recent figures compiled on funds for training
indicate that the Library had already increased its
commitment to training opportunities even before
this new program was introduced. In the first six
months of fiscal 1973, $39,256 was committed to
tuition, registration, and book fees for staff members.
This compares to $30,826 expended for all of fiscal
1972.
The 1973 funds were allocated as follows: Librar-
ian's Office, $1,124; Administrative, $4,847; Law,
$439; Processing, $12,436; Reference, $8,408;
Copyright, $355; Congressional Research Service,
$11,647.


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CONTENTS


THE FRENCH STRING TRIO
TO PERFORM FEBRUARY 2

On Friday evening, February 2, the Gertrude
Clarke Whittall Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of instrumental chamber
music featuring the French String Trio. The members
of this ensemble are Gerard Jarry, violin; Serge
Collot, viola; and Michel Toumus, violoncello. This
ensemble was founded in 1959. Their program will
include Trio in B flat major, Op. 53, No. 2, H.XVI:
42b by Joseph Haydn; Trio in A minor, Op. 77b by
Max Reger; and Divertimento in E flat major, K. 563
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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., on Monday, Janu-
ary 29. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each
ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to an
individual. Telephone reservations may be made on
Monday 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.









January 26. 1973


58 YEARS OF SERVICE TO LC
COMPLETED BY MRS. CLARA LEGEAR

Mrs. Clara Egli LeGear on December 24 completed
S11 years of service as the Library's Honorary Consult-
ant in Historical Cartography, a period of voluntary
service preceded by 47 years of full-time employ-
ment. Mrs. LeGear's continuous association with the
Library for 58 years is believed to be unequalled in
the Library's long history.
Clara Egli's initial appointment on December 16,
1914, was in the Cataloging Division. Eleven months
later she transferred to the then Map Division, the
unit with which she was associated for the remainder
of her long and productive professional career. She
held various positions in the Division and in 1950 was
appointed to the newly-established position of Bibli-
ographer, which she held until her retirement in
December 1961.
Mrs. LeGear's responsibilities as Bibliographer were
primarily concerned with compiling supplements to
Philip Lee Phillips' four-volume List of Geographical
Atlases in the Library of Congress (1909-1920).
Volume 5 of the LeGear supplements was published
in 1956. and Volume 6 appeared in 1963. The entries
and author list of Volume 7 are in type and compila-
tion of the index has now been completed; publica-
tion is expected in late 1973.
During her career, Mrs. LeGear has contributed a
number of professional papers to geography, cartog-
raphy. history, and library journals as well as several
cartobibliographies and special studies which have
been published by the Library.
Mrs. LeGear has been the recipient of a number of
awards and honors, including the Meritorious
Achievement Award of the Association of American
Geographers (1952), the Honors Award of SLA's
Geography and Map Division (1957), ALA's C. S.
Hammond Award and LC's Distinguished Service
Award, (1963), and designation, in 1968, as Honor-
ary Fellow of the American Geographical Society of
New York.
She was an honored guest at her 40- and 50-year
service parties [see LC Information Bulletin, Decem-
ber 20, 1954, p. 8] and at her retirement party in
1961 at the Library [see LC Information Bulletin,
December 18, 1961, p. 749].
At the Geography and Map Division's Christmas
party on December 15, Division Chief Walter W.
Ristow paid tribute to Mrs. LeGear's long and
devoted service. He noted that, with compilation of
the index to Volume 7 nearing completion, Mrs.


LeGear had requested that her honorary consultant-
ship not be extended. Mr. Ristow remarked that, in
view of Mrs. LeGear's many honors and awards, it
was difficult to recognize appropriately the termina-
tion of her unprecedented years of service. She was
nonetheless presented a corsage from her G&M
colleagues; a reproduction of the memorandum,
approved August 24, 1949, by then Librarian of Con-
gress Luther H. Evans, which authorized reactivation
of the List of Geographical Atlases project; and a
portrait of the young Clara Egli, made in 1925, which
was recently discovered in the files of the Prints and
Photographs Division.


LATE HOWARD F. CLINE
HONORED BY HISTORIANS

Howard Francis Cline, Director of the Library's
Hispanic Foundation from 1952 until his death in
1971, received posthumously the Distinguished
Service Award of the Conference on Latin American
History on December 28. The award was accepted by
Mrs. Mary W. Cline at the luncheon session of the
Conference on Latin American History during the
87th Annual Meeting of the American Historical
Association in New Orleans. Mrs. Josephita Boddie,
Administrative Secretary of the Hispanic Foundation
until her resignation in January 1972, was also an
honored guest for the occasion.
The award, which includes a prize of $500 was
given to Mr. Cline "in appreciation of his outstanding
contributions to the study of Latin American His-
tory." The citation continues, "Through a lifetime of
dedicated endeavor, Howard Francis Cline exempli-
fied to the full the qualities of scholarship and service
that our profession most highly values. He supported
our Conference in its early years and gave to its sub-
sequent development the benefit of his leadership,
guidance, and counsel. His labors on behalf of similar
organizations, in this country and in other countries,
gained him the esteem of those with whom he
worked. His students and his colleagues held him in
respect. All were his friends. We offer this tribute in
recognition of his many achievements and of the
person he was."
The presentation was made by Charles Gibson,
Chairman of the Committee on the Distinguished
Service Award. The award has been made only once
before, in 1970, when it was awarded to Charles C.
Griffin, Professor Emeritus at Vassar College. Mr.
Griffin was so honored in part for his editorship of








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Latin America, A Guide to the Historical Literature, a
publication that was prepared through the joint
efforts of the Conference on Latin American History
and the Library of Congress.


LC RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT
FOR EMPLOYEE ADVANCEMENT

The Personnel Office has announced that the
Library of Congress has received approval from the
Civil Service Commission of its proposal to administer
a grant of up to $74,000 for the remainder of fiscal
year 1973 for an employment and training plan under
the authority of the Public Service Careers (PSC) Pro-
gram of the Department of Labor. PSC is a two-part
manpower utilization program designed to employ
persons with limited education and skills (entry com-
ponent) and to upgrade lower paid employees (up-
grading component).
At the Library of Congress this PSC-funded project
will be another facet of the increasing efforts to
encourage individual advancement. Under the upgrad-
ing component, the Library of Congress will now be
better equipped through use of this "seed money" to
achieve further career ladder development and
expand hiring and training opportunities. Upgrading
opportunities for both general schedule (GS) and
wage grade (WG) positions will result from "bridging"
positions within the Library as well as aiming to
satisfy needs to fill shortages for technicians and pro-
fessional aids. Upgrade training opportunities will be
open to employees on a competitive basis.
The entry component is similar to other manpower
programs that provide funds enabling employers to
"hire first and train later." Under the entry compo-
nent the Library of Congress will pay the trainee's
salary and fringe benefits out of budgeted funds, but
receive partial reimbursement by the grant to pay for
extraordinary costs incurred in implementing the
components. Entry opportunities will result through
vacancies created by the upgrading component. The,
Library will provide for each entry level PSC trainee
an initial orientation, individual assessment of voca-
tional and educational aptitudes, a career develop-
ment plan, and counseling. Supervisors of PSC
trainees will also receive specialized orientation and
training in the elements of this program and their
responsibilities under it.
Extraordinary costs specifically tied to the entry
and upgrading components include those related to
skills training, basic education courses, job restruc-


turning and career ladder development, counseling and
advisory services, supervisory training, and adminis-
trative services. The Library's PSC plan will be imple-
mented by the Personnel Office during the next 15
months. Mrs. Linda Gainer of the Placement and Clas-
sification Office is the Project Officer.
[Mrs. Linda Gainer]


MOTOR VEHICLE UNIT ON THE MOVE
From Horse and Cart to Fleet of Cars
By Nancy R. Mitchell

Getting books and people to their destinations in
the minimum amount of time has long been a con-
cern of the Library of Congress. With the move to its
new building in 1897, the Library expanded its staff
and facilities and initiated services for the delivery of
materials and the transportation of passengers. Then,
as now, these duties were assigned to the Library's
delivery section, now known as the Motor Vehicle
Unit. A complicated procedure until the turn of the
century, deliveries involved renting a horse from one
of the many stables on Capitol Hill-possibly one of
those located along Independence Avenue where the
House Office Buildings now stand-as mjst Govern-
ment agencies could not afford to own and maintain
their own stables.
A few years later a horse was procured for the
Library's needs, but in 1910, the Library bought its
first motorized vehicle, an electric automobile, and
established with this purchase the Motor Vehicle Unit
which has since been functioning regularly. Growth
of the Unit was rapid and by 1917, according to the
Annual Report of the Librarian for that year, the
Library owned two electric cars, one gasoline car, two
motorcycles, and relied on horse-drawn conveyances
only for emergencies.
Originally under the Superintendent of Buildings
and Grounds, the Motor Vehicle Unit has undergone
a number of organizational changes during its 62-year
history, and is now part of the Central Services Divi-
sion. In January 1972, the Unit became an independ-
ent section within the Division when it was separated
from the Receiving Unit. Under the direction of
Warner Patterson, Head of the Unit since 1966, the
staff now numbers 12. Staff members are Henry W.
Wright. Navy Yard shuttle; James W. McLeod, city
run; William H. Bowman, Copyright shuttle; John D.
McKinney, van driver; Franklin Peterson, substitute
van driver; Alvin H. Louallen, Massachusetts Avenue-
Taylor Street shuttle; Gary S. Gordon, Congress-









January 26, 1973


Capitol Hill run; Leroy Clarke, chauffeur for special
assignments; Ell B. Childs, chauffeur for the Copy-
right Office; Richard Sheridan, Pickett Street shuttle;
aad James P. Pipkin, assistant chauffeur. Mesrs.
Clarke, Wright, and Sheridan represent over 90 years
of Federal service, as each has spent 30 or more years
with the Library.
Potential employees of the Unit are required to
pass special tests and to meet specific requirements
when applying for a position. As staff members, they
receive on-the-job training and are eligible to take
special courses for advanced driver training offered
periodically by the General Services Administration
or other organizations and agencies in the area. At
present, the staff of the Unit is completing an Emer-
gency Vehicle Operation and Safety training course
administered by the Metropolitan Police Department
of Washington. The 40-hour course of classroom
lecture and vehicle operation is planned to prepare
the driver to meet emergency situations which may
arise. The final two days of the course are devoted to


testing the drivers' response and performance through
a series of simulated stress situations.
The Motor Vehicle Unit operates 17 vehicles which
are assigned to a variety of tasks: 11 cars used as
shuttles between the annex buildings, two officials
cars; four vans used for heavy duty assignments,
which include the transfer from Dulles Airport of
materials for the NPAC Program and the transport of
Preservation Office materials to the Middle River
storage area; one 30-passenger bus used as the Navy
Yard Annex shuttle; and a heavy-duty truck assigned
to the Card Division.
Until 1965, the Library owned its own vehicles and
was responsible for their maintenance and replace-
ment. At that time, the Library joined the GSA
Motor Pool which owns and maintains vehicles used
by most Government agencies. The Library owns
only one official car at present.
Operating out of its new office in Room G-178 of
the Main Building, the Unit meets the daily delivery
needs of the Library and its staff.


The staff of the Motor Vehicle Unit are (front row 1-r) Mr. Sheridan, Mr. Bowman, Mr. Wright, Mr. Childs, Mr. Patterson, (back
row l-r) Mr. Gordon, Mr. Peterson, Mr. McLeod, Mr. Pipkin, and Mr. Louallen. Not pictured: Mr. McKinney and Mr. Clarke.









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STAFF NEWS

RETIREMENTS
Mrs. Irene M. Rogers, Supervisor of the Invoice
Unit in the Order Division, retired on November 17
after completing more than 25 years of Federal
service, all but the first few weeks of it with the
Library's Order Division. An account of Mrs. Rogers'
career in the Library appeared in the April 21, 1972,
issue of the Information Bulletin, p. 179, when she
was presented her 25-year Federal Service Award pin.
A reception honoring Mrs. Rogers upon her retire-
ment was held on November 9 in the office of the
Director of the Processing Department.
In addition to a gift, Mrs. Rogers was presented a
book of signatures from her many friends throughout
the Library. Her charming manner, constant coopera-
tion, and dependable leadership will be greatly missed
by the Library.
Mrs. Glafira R. Petroff, Senior Acquisitions Assist-
ant in the Order Division, retired from the Library on
December 29 after more than 12 years of Federal
service, all of them with the Library.
A native of Russia, she came to the United States
more than 20 years ago. She began her career at the
Library in June 1960 as an Editorial Clerk-Typist in
the Cyrillic Bibliographic Project. In July 1966 she
transferred to the Order Division as Operations Clerk
and subsequently was appointed to the position of
Acquisitions Assistant. She was promoted to a Senior
Acquisitions Assistant in March 1967. In addition to
her regularly assigned duties, Mrs. Petroff translated
much of the correspondence received by the Division
that was written in French, Polish, and Russian.
A luncheon honoring Mrs. Petroff upon her retire-
ment was attended by many of her co-workers. She
plans to spend her leisure time painting, crocheting,
and taking photographs.

PERSONNEL CHANGES

Doreena Thomas Appointed Secretary to EO Office
Doreena L. Thomas has been appointed Secretary
in a permanent status in the Equal Opportunity
Office. Mrs. Thomas has been serving as Secretary in
the Office since September 1971. Congress recently
approved a request from the Library for a supple-
mental appropriation which makes possible the estab-
lishment of several permanent positions for this
activity. [Announcement of the appointment of
Thomas C. Brackeen to the permanent position of EO
Coordinator appeared in the Information Bulletin,


January 19, p. 15.] Mrs. Thomas will serve under the
direction of the Coordinator and will assist the EO
Investigator and the EO Officers and Counselors, who
will continue serving on a part-time basis.
Mrs. Thomas joined the Library in February 1965
as a part-time employee and in June of that year
continued on a full-time basis as a Production Assist-
ant in the Catalog Maintenance Division of the
Processing Department. She later was promoted to a
Clerk-Typist in the Division. At the time of her
appointment to the EO Office in 1971, Mrs. Thomas
was serving as an Editorial Clerk in the Subject Cata-
loging Division.
Since joining the EO Office, Mrs. Thomas has
participated in the From Nine to Five training course,
Civil Service Commission Workshops in Shorthand
Excellence and in Report Writing, and a course in
psychology at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Graduate School.
Mrs. Thomas' duties as EO Office Secretary include
scheduling of appointments for full- and part-time EO
staff, taking of minutes of meetings and testimony,
typing reports and correspondence, and handling the
telephone calls and visitors who come to the EO
Office.
Mrs. Thomas, her husband, and two sons live in
Silver Hill, Md.

Appointments: Winston D. Bacon, deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, 4-600; Susan Hope Boren, analyst in education, GS-7,
CRS Ed, 4456; Mary Jane Echenhofer, reading room assist-
ant, GS-2, S&R, 4-600; Gilbert F. Young, mail and file clerk,
GS-3, Desc Cat, 4517.
Temporary Appointments: Bette Jane Ackerman, analyst
in social legislation, GS-9, CRS Ed, 4455; Johannes A.
Binnendijk, analyst in international relations, GS-11, CRS F,
4352; Marjorie Niehaus, analyst in international relations,
GS-9, CRS F, 4352.
Promotions: Audry O. Bennett, to card preparation assist-
ant, GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 4304; Henry F. Birckbichler, DBPH, to
operating accounting technician, GS-7, Card, 4386; Carolyn
B. Brown, to section head and descriptive cataloging special-
ist, GS-13, Desc Cat, 4489; Edith M. Cannon, FRD, to
administrative secretary, GS-7, E&G, 4539; Matthew O.
Caulfield, to section head and descriptive cataloging special-
ist, GS-13, Desc Cat, 4489; E. Jean Connelly, to personnel
clerk, GS-6, Pers Opns, 4526; Robert B. Ewald, to section
head and descriptive cataloging specialist, GS-13, Desc Cat,
4519; Elizabeth C. Hightower, to section head and descrip-
tive cataloging specialist, GS-13, Desc Cat, 4489; Evelyn M.
Jay, to secretary, GS-6, Cop Cat, 4433; Louis A. Talley, Place


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& Class, to library technician, GS-5, CRS L, 4488; Helen
Walker, to cataloger, GS-7, Cop Cat, 4436.
Transfers: Patricia C. Moore, Ord, to card preparation
assistant, GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 4304; Joan H. Souders, CRS A, to
secretary to assistant chief, GS-5, Desc Cat, 4510.
Resignations: Deborjha G. Blackwell, CRS C; Robert F.
Comeau, Cop Serv; Virgie Mae Harris, Cat Publ; Francis
Hugo, CRS D; Ruby W. Ragin, FMO; Curtis F. Slaiman,
CRS C.


STAFF ACTIVITIES
Charles F. Cooney, Manuscript Librarian in the
Manuscript Division, has been appointed Editor of
the Civil War section of "Collector's Showcase" in
Manuscripts, the quarterly publication of The Manu-
script Society. He replaces John Y. Simon, who now
devotes himself full-time to the Ulysses S. Grant
Association. Mr. Cooney is particularly interested in
the Civil War and Afro-American history, and has had
articles published in The Lincoln Herald, The Journal
ofNegro History, and Menckeniana
Mr. Cooney's first article in his new capacity,
"General Grant and the Democrats," appears in the
Winter 1973 issue of Manuscripts. The article dis-
cusses Grant's ambivalent attitude toward the
Republican and Democratic parties-in 1867 the
general appeared to be quite willing to accept a Presi-
dential nomination from either party.


ANNOUNCEMENT
The Welfare and Recreation Association 1973
membership drive was launched with a keyworker's
coffee in the Whittall Pavilion on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 23.
Plans for the membership drive and forthcoming
WRA activities were discussed. Goals of increasing
benefits to WRA members and making LC a more
enjoyable place to work through WRA services, activi-
ties, and clubs were affirmed by the WRA Executive
Board and keyworkers.
After the coffee, Donnie W. Draughon, Exchange
and Gift Division and President of WRA, presented
membership card number one to L. Quincy Mumford,
Librarian of Congress.
Membership flyers identifying divisional key-
workers have been distributed to all employees. Staff
members wanting to join the WRA should contact
their divisional keyworkers. Membership dues are $1
for calendar year 1973.


CATALOGED SERIALS CONVERTED
INTO A MARC FORMAT

The Library of Congress is planning to convert the
catalog records for newly cataloged serials into
machine-readable form beginning in February 1973.
It is also anticipating distribution of these records on
magnetic tapes on a subscription basis through the
MARC Distribution Service. Serials in all roman
alphabet languages will be included in the data base.
Cyrillic, Greek, and Hebrew serial records, in trans-
literation, may be included at a later date. Records
distributed will be structured according to the specifi-
cations found in Serials: A MARC Format, A Prelimi-
nary Edition and in its Addendum Number (available
from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govern-
ment Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20540, at 70
and 35 cents a copy respectively). Cataloging infor-
mation will follow the guidelines provided in the
Anglo-American Cataloging Rules. It is anticipated
that approximately 10,000 records will be distributed
in a year.
A questionnaire has been mailed to MARC sub-
scribers and certain other organizations to ascertain
the number of potential subscribers to the distribu-
tion service for MARC serial records and to determine
the amount of interest in the possible later inclusion
of transliterated records for Cyrillic, Greek, and
Hebrew records. Questionnaires and further
information may be obtained by individuals or orga-
nizations interested in such a service on request to the
MARC Development Office, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540.


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Accessions List: Eastern Africa. Vol. 5, No. 6.
November 1972. (pp. 344-438.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Field Direc-
tor, Library of Congress Office, P.O. Box 30598,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Accessions List: India. Vol. 11, No. 11. November
1972. (pp. 819-907.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi,
India.
Accessions List: Pakistan. Quinquennial Index,
1967-1971. 1972. (pp. 1-98.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Field Direc-
tor, Library of Congress Office, American Consulate
General, Karachi, Pakistan.








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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series, Vol. 25,
Part 5, No. 2, Section 1: Music; Current and Renewal
Registrations. July-December 1971. (ix, pp.
1701-2669.) Section 2: Music; Name Index. July-
December 1971. (pp. 2671-3329.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at $7.50 an
issue (in two sections) or $15 a year, domestic, and
$18.75 a year, foreign.

The Development of a Revolutionary Mentality.
1972. (157 p.) For sale by the Information Office,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540, or in
person from the Information Counter in the Main
Building of the Library, at $3.50 a copy.
The publication is a collection of papers and com-
ments presented on May 5 and 6, 1972, at the first in
a series of five symposia to be held by the Library in
observance of the American Revolution Bicentennial.
The series, made possible by a grant from the Morris
and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, assembles
distinguished scholars and historians in the field of
American Revolutionary history to lecture and
comment on selected topics of the period. The
Cafritz Foundation also makes possible the publica-
tion of the papers presented at each symposium,
preserving them for a wider audience.
Chairman of this first symposium, which explored
the origins of the Revolution both in England and in
America, was Richard B. Morris, Gouverneur Morris
Professor of History at Columbia University and
member of the Library's Advisory Committee on
American Revolution Bicentennial Programs, whose
brief comments on the Revolution and the study of
the period serve as an introduction to the published
papers. Speakers for the symposium and their topics
were: Henry Steele Commager, Professor of History,
Emeritus, Amherst College, "America and the
Enlightenment", a paper; Caroline Robbins, Professor
of History, Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College, "European
Republicanism in the Century and a Half Before
1776", a paper; J. H. Plumb, Professor of Modem
English History, University of Cambridge, "The Fasci-
nation of Republican Virtue Amongst the Known and
the Unknown", a commentary; Richard Bushman,
Professor of History, Boston University, "Corruption
and Power in Provincial America", a paper; Edmund
S. Morgan, Sterling Professor of History, Yale Univer-
sity, "Royal and Republican Corruption", a commen-
tary; Pauline Maier, Assistant Professor of History,
University of Massachusetts, "The Beginnings of
American Republicanism, 1765-1776", a paper; Jack


P. Greene, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity, "The Preconditions for American
Republicanism: A Comment", a commentary; Mary
Beth Norton, Assistant Professor of History, Cornell
University, "The Loyalist Critique of Revolution", a
paper; and Esmond Wright, Director, Institute for
United States Studies, University of London, "Men
With Two Countries", a commentary.

Press Release: No. 73-3 (January 15) Thomas C. Brackeen
Is Appointed Coordinator of Equal Opportunity Office at
library of Congress.


NEW REFERENCE WORKS

The World Wide Business Publications Directory,
compiled by George M. and Herbert J. Smith (New
York, Simon and Schuster, 1971. 593 p.
Z7164.C8S55), "is virtually a 'directory of direc-
tories,' a 'directory of yearbooks, handbooks and
encyclopedias,' as well as a directory of periodicals
and research studies." The title, publisher, address,
and price of each publication together with a concise
description of its contents are provided in this direc-
tory. Intended as an international reference work
with an extensive coverage of consumer publications,
"it will be of particular value to market researchers,
international traders, and financiers." An alphabetical
listing by country guides the user to the economic,
financial, and political background of each country
covered. Such topics as transportation, communica-
tions, finance, insurance, and air pollution are
covered. This book is available for consultation in the
Main Reading Room. [Jeffie Smith]

The following three directories are available for
reference use in the Science Reading Room.
The World Directory of Collections of Cultures of
Microorganisms, compiled by S. M. Martin and C.
Quadling of Canada, and M. L. Jones and V. B.
Skerman of Australia for the World Federation for
Culture Collections of the International Associations
of Microbiological Societies (New York, Wiley-
Interscience, 1972. xlviii, 560 p., QR64.5.267), is the
result of an international cooperative effort to
provide a means for locating samples of a particular
species of microorganism or a cell line. The inter-
national nature of the compendium, which owes its
origin to an initiative by the Japanese Federation of
Culture Collections and was in part sponsored by
UNESCO, the World Health Organization, and the








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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization in Australia, is further evident in the
introduction and other sections of text that appear in
English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and
Japanese. In addition to a main listing of collections
in English, the directory contains a geographical
index, an index of collections by type of microorga-
nism (algae, fungi, etc.), an index of the main inter-
ests of the collections (e.g., medical microbiology),
and a personnel index. Especially valuable are lists of
individual microorganisms, keyed to the collections,
with cross-references or other mechanisms to indicate
preferred nomenclature. Separate lists cover algae,
bacteria, fungi, lichens, protozoa, tissue cultures (sub-
divided into animal tissue cultures and host origins of
animal and plant tissue cultures), viruses (animal,
bacterial, insect, and plant), and yeasts. An appendix
contains examples of questionnaires and forms used
in collecting the data.
The first issue of Directory of Engineering Docu-
mentation Sources (California, Global Engineering
Documentation Services, 1972. 369 p., Z5852.G5) is
a consolidated cross-index of document initialisms
(acronyms) assigned by Government and industrial
organizations to technical and/or management specifi-
cations, standards, reports, and related publications.
The directory is divided into six sections: an alpha-
betical listing of document initialism series with the
name of the originating organization, indexes to
document series, sources for procuring documents,
code identification numbers, U.S. Government orga-
nization charts, and document series issued by
Government organizations.
The 81st edition of the Electrical World Directory
of Electric Utilities (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1972.
951 p., TK1194.M3) is the updated record of the
names of electric light and power utilities of the
United States and Canada with the names and titles
of executive and operating personnel. It includes
equipment and system characteristics, number of
customers, major interconnections, average kilowatt
hour rates, and system heat rates.
[Catherine Bahn and Staffan Rosenborg]


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

Library Meetings and Workshops Scheduled
The Information Industry Association will hold its
fifth National Meeting on April 1-4, at the Penn
Center Holiday Inn in Philadelphia. The meeting will
feature a critical analysis and self-evaluation of the


information industry, and will include discussion
sessions on production techniques and information
marketing strategies, information industry activies,
and "a controversy session of hot topics." Informa-
tion is available from Paul G. Zurkowski, Executive
Director, Information Industry Association, 904
Montgomery Building, Washington, D.C. 20014.
The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Uni-
versities, Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education,
and Pittsburgh Regional Library Center will sponsor a
conference on "Resource Sharing in Libraries" for
presidents and librarians from Pennsylvania colleges
and universities. The conference will be held on April
11 and 12 at the Hotel Webster Hall in Pittsburgh,
and will allow administrators to discuss plans for
institutions of higher education to cut the cost of
library services by sharing resources. Topics to be
discussed in individual sessions are reasons for sharing
library resources; cooperation in the areas of acquisi-
tion, processing, storage, and delivery services; cur-
rent cooperative programs; and ways of establishing
cooperative services. Additional information and
registration material are available from Allen Kent,
Director, Office of Communications Programs, Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
The Intellectual Freedom Committee of the ALA
will sponsor a national prototype workshop on
intellectual freedom, to be held in Chicago, April 16
and 17. Funded by the annual J. Morris Jones-World
Book Encyclopedia-ALA Goals Award, the workshop
will spotlight pressure groups and would-be censors
"who try to tell libraries what books or materials are
fit for public consumption," and will discuss the
Library Bill of Rights, tactics to counter an attack on
intellectual freedom, and public relations techniques
used to influence favorable community opinion.
Participation in the workshop will be limited to one
representative from each state Intellectual Freedom
Committee and one representative from each state
library association. The goal of the workshop is to
prepare each participant to plan and carry out a
similar workshop on the state or regional level. Addi-
tional information can be obtained from the Intellec-
tual Freedom Committee, American Library
Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.
The American Society for Information Science will
hold its 36th Annual Meeting at the Los Angeles
Hilton Hotel, on October 21-25. The theme of the
meeting will be "Information: Benefits and Costs,"
and will feature technical papers, formal debates,
panel discussions, and special Interest Group activi-
ties. Exhibitors will display and demonstrate the











latest products of the information industry. Addi-
tional information on the meeting is available from H.
W. Jones, Northrop Corporation, Aircraft Division,
Hawthorne, Calif. 90250, or Robert McAfee, Jr.,
ASIS Headquarters, 1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20036.
The Library of the Boston Athenaeum will sponsor
a "Second Seminar in the Application of Chemical
and Physical Methods to the Conservation of Library
and Archival Materials," to be held in Boston on
October 1-5. The two-part seminar will devote three
days to the study of the theoretical aspects of the
conservation of library materials; the examination
and treatment of damaged materials; and a review of
the latest developments in research on the causes of
deterioration, new restoration techniques, and recent
literature on the subject. Topics to be discussed dur-
ing the final two days of the seminar are administra-
tive aspects of conservation including planning for
total conservation; staff organization and manage-
ment; recruiting, education, and training of conserva-
tion personnel; budget considerations; disaster
control; and criteria for on-the-premise repair and
restoration versus professional assistance. Those
interested may apply for registration by contacting
the Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston,
Mass. 02108.


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The Illinois Chapter of the Special Libraries Asso-
ciation will sponsor a one-day workshop entitled
"Sources for the Seventies," a continuing education
seminar on current reference materials, to be held at
the Drake Hotel in Chicago on March 30. Topics to
be discussed are: "Science and Technology Sources,"
"Business and Marketing Sources," and "Public
Affairs and General Reference Sources."
Registration materials and information are available
from William D. Murphy, Librarian, Kirkland & Ellis,
2900 Pridential Plaza, Chicago, Ill. 60601.

CUNY to Offer Courses in Library Science
The City University of New York Center for the
Advancement of Library-Information Science will
offer a series of six courses for library and informa-
tion personnel on information access, technology,
and management which will begin on February 13
and continue through May 19. The courses, offered
under the auspices of the Center's Professional
Development Program, will include: Basic Mathe-
matics, Content Analysis, Census Data Use, Informa-
tion Center Management, PL/1 Workshop and
Systems Analysis.
Course descriptions and registration information
are available from Vivian S. Sessions, Director, Center
for the Advancement of Library-Information Science,
33 West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10001.




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