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Vol. 32, No. 11


March 16, 1973


LC SPECIAL POLICE
RECEIVE TRAINING
Six members of the Library of Congress Special
Police have received diplomas marking completion of
a four-week course in police work at the Federal Pro-
tective Service Training Academy. Daniel E. Healey,
John D. Warner, Jr., and Walter C. Williams were
graduated on December 22; Donald A. Fuller on
February 2; and Willie F. McGee and Ronald I.
McGuire on February 16.
The Academy, operated by the Public Buildings
Service, General Services Administration, includes in
the 160 hours of training such topics for study as
Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System,
Firearms and Explosives, Self Defense, Fire Preven-
tion and Control, First Aid, and Human and Public
Relations.
Three additional LC Special Police are enrolled in
the current course in the Academy's continuing
program.

BLACK POETS LUCILLE CLIFTON AND
OWEN DODSON TO READ THEIR POEMS
Employees and friends of the Library are invited to
a poetry reading on Monday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Coolidge Auditorium under the auspices of the
Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund.
Black poets Lucille Clifton and Owen Dodson will


read and discuss their poems with Josephine Jacob-
sen, the Library's Consultant in Poetry for 1972-73,
moderating the discussion. No tickets are required.
Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, N.Y., in 1936,
attended Howard University and Fredonia State
Teachers College, and is now poet-in-residence at
Coppin State College. Her poems and stories have
been published in serials such as Black World, The
Atlantic, Essence, Massachusetts Review, Redbook,
The New York Times Magazine, and The New York
(Continued on p. 89)

GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION
ACQUIRES PICTORIAL MAPS
The Geography and Map Division has acquired a
collection of 1,061 pictorial maps as a gift from Ethel
M. Fair. This special map collection consists of picto-
rial maps ranging from facsimile of historical maps to
contemporary subjects and formats including maps
on place mats, napkins, Christmas cards, blotters,
table cloths, and handkerchiefs. The majority of the
maps relate to the United States and date from the
early 1920's through the 1960's.
Examples of map titles are a "Bootlegger's Map of
the United States," "A Slightly Cockeyed Map of
That Slightly Cockeyed Community, Hollywood,"
"A Seagull's View of Seattle," "Dog Map of the
World," "All Mother Goose Panorama," and an
"Eagle's-eye View of Weber City" (the imaginary









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town of the radio program "Amos n Andy").
Miss Fair previously had donated to the Library of
Congress a subject card catalog to the picture maps in
her collection. The Fair Collection of Pictorial Maps
may be examined in the Geography and Map Divi-
sion, 845 South Pickett St., Alexandria, Va.
[Donald A. Wise]


CONTEMPORARY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
TO PERFORM ON MARCH 23

On Friday evening, March 23, the Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of vocal and instrumental
chamber music by the Contemporary Chamber
Ensemble under the direction of Arthur Weisberg.
Their program will include Prelude to Naples by Joel
Chadabe; Crossplay by Raoul Pleskow; Kaddish-
Requiem by Richard Wernick, featuring Jan De-
Gaetani, mezzo-soprano; From a Time of Snow by
Lawrence Widdoes; and Quartet for trumpet, saxo-
phone, piano, and precussion by Stefan Wolpe.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the


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CONTENTS

Automation Seminars Held by ISO ......... 89
Cary Retires as Register of Copyrights 88-89
Clifton and Dodson Read Poetry .. 87, 89-90
Contemporary Chamber Ensemble ... 88
Library of Congress Publications .... ... 91-92
New Reference Work . ... 92
News in the Library World . 92-94
Maps Acquired by the Library ... 87-88
Special Police Receive Training . .... 87
Staff News .................... 90-91


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, March
19. 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 by
station WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to sta-
tions in other cities through the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.


GEORGE D. CARY RETIRES AS
REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS

Goldman Named Acting Register

George D. Cary, Register of Copyrights since late
1971, retired March 9, the Librarian of Congress has
announced. Mr. Cary has 35 years of Government
service, 26 of which were in the Library of Congress.
He joined the staff of the Copyright Office in April
1947 as a Copyright Attorney and served as Assistant
Chief of the Examining Division, Principal Legal
Advisor, General Counsel, and Deputy Register of
Copyrights before his appointment to Register.
Mr. Cary's career in the Copyright Office covered
several fields of activity, including legal, legislative,
administrative, and international affairs. He worked
closely with the Department of State on numerous
international copyright agreements, serving as the
Vice Chairman of a UNESCO-sponsored Committee
of International Copyright Experts in Rio de Janeiro,
visiting Mexico to advise the Director General of
Copyrights on the details of procedures by means of
which U.S. Copyright interests could obtain specified
protection under recent Mexican law, and working
with a Government committee in the formulation of
the only multilateral copyright treaty to which the
U.S. adheres, namely, the Universal Copyright Con-
vention. He was the principal drafter of the imple-
menting legislation for U.S. adherence to this
Convention. He was also a member of a White House
panel on copyright matters. He served as a member of
a special committee within the Copyright Office to
revise the 1909 copyright law, participating in draft-
ing the legislation and in subsequent legislative
efforts.
Mr. Mumford said, in announcing his retirement,
"His expertise in copyright law will be sorely missed










March 16, 1973


by me and his colleagues here in the Library as well as
the national and international copyright com-
munity."
Abe A. Goldman, General Counsel of the Copyright
Office, will serve as Acting Register of Copyrights
until the appointment of a new Register. Mr. Gold-
man has served in the Copyright Office since 1952. A
graduate of the University of Chicago (Ph. B. and
J.D.), Mr. Goldman served as Editor of the Copyright
Revision Studies and played a principal role in the
program for revision of the copyright law. He is the
author of numerous articles on copyright and related
subjects and has represented the Cops right Office at
national and international meetings on copyright
matters.


AUTOMATION SEMINARS HELD
BY ISO DURING FEBRUARY

The Information Systems Office, as a part of their
Automation Training Program, conducted a work-
shop and two seminars during January and February.
The PL/I Programming Workshop, held January
22-February 5 and led by Francis J. Scott of the
Computer Applications Office, introduced program-
mers and analysts to language and coding techniques.
Mr. Joe Cisper, of the IBM corporation, in a semi-
nar held February 14, briefed LC personnel on the
characteristics and capabilities of new IBM hardware
and software.
In a seminar on February 23, William C. Mavity of
the North American Rockwell Corporation, intro-
duced the "Bubble Memory," a new computer
peripheral that will fill the "access time gap" between
main (random) memory and file (disk and drum)
storage.


POETRY READING
(Continued from p. 87)

Times Book Review. She has written two books of
poetry, Good Times (1969), which was selected by
The New York Times as one of the ten best books of
1969, and Good News About the Earth (1972). She
has also written two books of prose, The Times They
Used to Be and Generation.
Mrs. Clifton is also a writer of children's books. Her
books for children include The Black BC's (1970),


Some of the Days of Everett Anderson (1970), and
Everett Anderson's Christmas Conning (1971). Two
new books for children, All Us Come Across th1
Water and Good, Says Jerome, are scheduled for pub-
lication this year.
Owen Dodson is a graduate of Bates College. from
which he also received a doctor of letters degree in
1967, and he has a master of fine arts degree from
Yale University. He was Chairman of the Department
of Drama at the Howard University College of Fine
Arts from 1957 to 1967, having joined the depart-
ment of Associate Professor of Drama in 1948. In
addition, he has been poet-in-residence at the Ruth
Stephan Poetry Center at the University of Arizona.
As a poet, novelist, and dramatist, he has received
international recognition and numerous awards.
including a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a
Rockefeller grant, and a General Education Board
Fellowship.
His poetry is collected in a volume entitled Power-
ful Long Ladder (1946), and his poems and stories
are also included in many anthologies, among them
The Negro Caravan (1941), Book of Negro Folklore
(1958), Come Out the Wilderness (1965), Way Out
(1968), Black Literature in America (1971), Getting
Into Poetry (1972), and Of Time and Experience:
Literary Themes (1972). A book of his poems, The
Confession Stone, was published in 1970, and is now
being made into a dance opera. In addition, Mr.
Dodson's poems and essays have appeared in periodi-
cals such as Cavalcade, Christian Century, Tlheatre
Arts, New Letters, The Washingtonian, and Negro
Digest.
His first novel, Boy at the Window (1951), re-
printed in a paperback edition under the title When
Trees Were Green, was translated into Japanese and
published in Japan in 1961. His second novel, A Bent
House, will be published soon.
Mr. Dodson's dramas include Garden of Time
(1939), Amistad (1939), and Bayou Legend (1971),
and his plays have been performed by little theatre
groups all over the country, including off-Broadway
in New York City, and in England. He directed the
Howard University Players on tour in Norway,
Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Bermuda, as well as
at colleges in New England. He has also directed plays
at Atlanta University, Theatre Lobby (Washington,
D.C.), Hampton Institute, and the Inner City Theatre
of Los Angeles. In addition, he has conducted semi-
nars in theatre and playwriting, and has lectured at
many universities and colleges across the country.
This program will be broadcast in the Washington,










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D.C. area on radio station WGMS-AM (570) and FM
(103.5) on April 14, at 10:30 p.m. (one hour later
than previous broadcasts of literary programs).


STAFF NEWS

DEATH OF FORMER STAFF MEMBER
Merlin H. Nipe, who was employed in the Legisla-
tive Reference Service, now CRS, from 1937 to 1967,
died on March 3.

AWARDS
Helen Curtis, Senior Proofsheet Clerk in the Inven-
tory Section of the Card Division, was presented a
25-year Federal Service Award pin on February 20 by
Paul E. Edlund, Division Chief.
A native of Washington, D.C., Miss Curtis was
graduated from Cardozo High School. She began her
service with the Library in 1948 as a Checkroom
Attendant and transferred to the Card Division as a
Library Assistant in August 1952. She was promoted
to the position of senior billing clerk in 1964 and to
her present position in September 1971.
Mrs. Mary E. Dickerson, a Correspondence Special-
ist in the Customer Services Section of the Card
Division, was presented a 20-year Federal Service
Award pin on February 20 by Mr. Edlund.
A native of Berryville, Va., Mrs. Dickerson grad-
uated from Dunbar High School and attended Cortez
Peters Business School. She began her Federal career
with the Library on February 16, 1953 as an Assis-
tant Proofsheet Clerk in the Card Division. She
subsequently held positions as Clerk-Typist, Proof-
sheet Clerk, Supervisor of the Proofsheet Unit, and
Subject Orders Librarian before being promoted to
her present position in July 1971.
James E. Poole, Project Manager of the National
Union Catalog, Catalog Publication Division, was
presented a 20-year Federal Service Award pin on
February 15 by Mrs. Gloria Hsia, Division Chief.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Mr. Poole received a
B.A. degree from the University of St. Thomas in
1952 and, following four years of service with the
U.S. Army, a master of science degree in languages
from Georgetown University in 1957. He is currently
enrolled at the University of Maryland and expects to
receive a master's degree in library science in June.
Mr. Poole joined the Library in 1957 as a Searcher
in the Exchange and Gift Division. In 1958, he was
promoted and transferred to Translator in the then
Air Information Division, after which he held progres-


sively responsible positions, including Head of the
Reference and Control Section of the Defense
Research Division, the former Air Research Division.
In February 1972, Mr. Poole transferred to the Pro-
cessing Department where he was appointed to his
present position in which he is responsible for the
preparation of the 128-volume publication, The
National Union Catalog, a Cumulative Author List,
1968-72.

PERSONNEL CHANGES

Mrs. Tate to Head Descriptive Cataloging Division
Mrs. Elizabeth L. Tate has been appointed Chief of
the Descriptive Cataloging Division, succeeding
Joseph H. Howard, who is now Chief of the Serial
Record Division. Mrs. Tate has been with the Nation-
al Bureau of Standards for the past nine years, the
last six as Chief of the Library Division. She will
assume her new duties on April 2.
Before going to the National Bureau of Standards,
Mrs. Tate spent 22 years at the Library of Congress,
all but two of which were in the Descriptive Cata-
loging Division, where she was Head of the Prelimi-
nary Cataloging Section for more than 11 years. She
also served as Information Resources Analyst in the
National Referral Center for Science and Technology.
Mrs. Tate, a Phi Beta Kappa, received a Ph. D. in
library science from the Graduate Library School of
the University of Chicago in 1963. In addition to her
experience as a library administrator, Mrs. Tate has
earned a distinguished reputation in the field of cata-
loging through her published writings, her teaching
activities at the Department of Agriculture Graduate
School and the Catholic University of America, and
her five years of service as a member of ALA's cata-
loging unit, the RTSD/CCS Descriptive Cataloging
Committee, two years of which were as Chairman.
She is a member of the Task Force on Physical
Facilities and Chairman of the Task Force on Inter-
library Loan Arrangements of the Federal Libraries
Committee.

Appointments: Sarah D. Brown, clerk-typist. GS-3, GR&B,
9-600; Ronald M. Coward, reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, 5-600; Robert DeGostin, bill digester, GS-7, CRS A,
4635; Ralph Olen Eads, clerk-typist, GS-4, Trng, 4620:
Robert Floyd, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, 11-500; Debra
C. Gish, publications clerk, GS-3, Copyright, 11-200; John S.
McKay, library aid, GS-3, E&G, 4600; Norman S. Maynard.
collections maintenance worker, WG-4, CMO, 4490; Loretta
A. Norris, reference librarian, GS-13, LL AB, 4412; Allison L.











March 16, 1973


Porter, editorial assistant, GS-4, (RS A, 4533; Stewart E.
Sutin. research analyst. GS-9, I-RD, 45tJ, Futine S. Trian-
tafillos, purchasing assistant, GS-3, Procurement, 4544;
Barbara J. Tweedy, card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, 11-50n0.
Beverly B. Wright, card drawing clerk, GS-3. Card, 11-500.
Temporary Appointments: Diane C. Butler, editorial clerk-
typist, GS-3, CRS GGR, 4638; William L. Jaseph, production
assistant arranger. GT-3, Cat Publ, 6-500; David R. Siddall,
bill digester, GS-7, CRS A, 4635.
Reappointments: Bernice D. Deese, publications clerk, Cop
Cat, 11-200; Lawrence Hutchinson, research analyst, GS-11,
FRD. 4646; Alcide While. reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, 5-600.
Promotions: Barbara J. Collmn., to searcher GS-5, Card,
4525; Brenda S. Freeman, CRS A, to research production
assistant, GS-7, CRS EP, 4608; Vaughn C. Garner, to search-
er, GS-5, Card, 4525; Cora Justice, Cat Publ, to editorial
assistant, GS-4, CRS E, 4533; Margrit B. Krewson, to super-
visory librarian, GS-10, Loan, 4616; Dennis B. Pearson, to
deck attendant. GS-3, S&R, 2-600; Beverly A. Pluge, LL
NEA, to administrative officer, GS-9, Sci, 4505.
Transfers: Loretta K. Brooks, Cat Publ, to searcher, GS-5,
Card, 4525; Joyce Y. Carter, Photodup, to book preparation
assistant, GS-3, Preserv, 4601; Lewis T. Flacks, Cop Reg, to
copyright examiner, GS-11, Cop Exam, NP; Annie L. Gart-
mon, GR&B to clerk-typist, GS-4, Place & Class, 4617; Mary
M. Husmann, Cop Cat, to accounts maintenance clerk, GS-5,
FMO, 4640; Floyd S. Parlin, CRS CR, to social science
analyst, GS-7, CRS F, 4607; Rosemarie R. Scotton, Cop Ref,
to copyright technician, GS-7, Cop Exam, NP.
Resignations: Paulette A Brown, Cop Serv; Barbara M.
Devoe, CRS SPR; Charles V. Ciccone, CRS E; Rufus Goff,
Jr., CRS D; Roger Grewe, P&P; Eleanor W. Patterson, Card;
Lucy D. Stover, CRS E; Patricia Ann Walsh, FRD.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Albert Cherry, Director of the Library of Congress
Choral Society and a staff member of the Card Divi-
sion, was one of the featured soloists with the Fred-
erick Wilkerson Singers, under the direction of
Roberta Flack, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall,
on March 5. Mr. Cherry was a featured soloist in "Go
Down Moses," "River Chant," and "I'll Never Turn
Back No More," all arranged by Hall Johnson.
Nancy E. Gwinn, Librarian, Congressional Refer-
ence Centers, CRS, is the author of an article entitled
"Information for Congress: A Special Kind of Public"
in the February issue of Special Libraries. An over-
view of the operation of CRS is provided, with special
emphasis on the role of the librarian within the ser-
vice. The article provides details of the services
offered to Congress by the Library Services and


Congressional Reference Divisions of CRS and high-
lights the operations of the new Congressional
Reference Centers in the House and Senate office
buildings. The article was first delivered as a lecture
to the University of Michigan School of Lihrary
Science during the 1972 Alumni-in-Residence pro-
gram.
Frank M. McGowan, Chief of the Overseas Opera-
tions Division in the Processing Department, is the
author of a dissertation entitled The Association of
Research Libraries, 1932-1962 which was completed
in 1972 at the University of Pittsburgh Library
School. The study is essentially a history of the
ARL's first 30 years, and presents in some detail
information regarding key persons, important pro-
jects, and background on decisions regarding ARL
organization, administration, and membership. In
addition to published literature, papers, and reports
from the Association's files which were made avail-
able to him, Mr. McGowan also recorded information
obtained in personal interviews with former ARL
officers. As a result, the dissertation not only is a
well-written history of ARL but also adds extensive
documentation to ARL archives. A committee of
three ARL members is now investigating the possi-
bility of publication.
Robert C. Sullivan, Chief of the Order Division, is
the author of "Microform Developments Related to
Acquisitions," an article appearing in the January
issue of College and Research Libraries. This article,
which reviews several of the more significant recent
developments in the library microform area and
suggests some basic reference tools, techniques, and
procedures to be employed for the more efficient
acquisition of micropublications, was originally pre-
sented as a paper at the Institute on the Acquisition
of Foreign Materials for U.S. Libraries, held at the
University of Wisconsin School of Library and Infor-
mation Science in April 1971.



LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

Accessions List: Eastern Africa. Vol. 6, No. 1.
January 1973. (pp. 1-32.) Continuing subscriptions
free to libraries upon request to the Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, P.O. Box 30598, Nairobi,
Kenya.
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 11, No. 12. Decem-
ber 1972. (pp. 116-124.) Continuing subscriptions
free to libraries upon request to the Field Director,










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Library of Congress Office, American Consulate
General. Karachi, Pakistan.
Arms Control and Disarmament: A Quarterly
Bibliography with Alstracts and Annotations. Vol. 9,
No. 1. Winter 1973. (v, 125 p.) For sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for $1.75. Because
funds will no longer be available for the support of
Arms Control and Disarmament, the Library of
Congress regretfully announces that this periodical
will cease publication with the spring 1973 issue (Vol.
9, No. 2).
Creating Independence 1763-1789. 1972. (62 p.)
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, or in person from the Information Counter in
the Main Building of the Library, at 75 cents a copy.
As part of its bibliographic program in observance
of the American Revolution Bicentennial, the Library
has published Creating Independence, 1763-1789, an
annotated bibliography of background reading for
young people. Compiled by Margaret N. Coughlan,
Children's Book Section, with an introduction by
Richard B. Morris, Gouverneur Morris Professor of
History, Columbia University, the bibliography serves
as a guide to the selection of materials for young
people on the American Revolutionary War period.
Included under five broad subject headings-"The
Times." "The Rise of Discontent," "The Days of
Revolution," "A Constitution is Born," and "Heroes,
Heroics, and Traditions"-are accurate, well-
documented histories, biographies, and a few histor-
ical novels and fictionalized biographies. For the
interest of able students and teachers, a selection of
biographies, histories, and novels published for adults
has been included among books produced explicitly
for young people. Titles were chosen because they
were factually accurate, logical in organization, clear-
ly written, faithful in depiction of the period and
revolutionary movement, and successful in broaden-
ing the reader's understanding of not only the
American Revolution but of still current problems
such as equal rights and individual freedom. Omitted
are textbooks or other works designed primarily for
the classroom. Interesting examples of contemporary
art illustrating the bibliography were adapted from
paintings, currency, newspapers, and books in the
collections of the Library, and are available in photo-
copy reproductions.
Digest of Public and General Bills and Resolutions.
93rd Congress, Ist Session. Supplement No. 1 to First
Issue, 1973. (Various pagings.) For sale by the Super-


intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 at various prices for
single issues, or $90 a session of Congress, domestic,
and $112.50 a session, foreign.
Library of Congress-Books: Subjects A Cumula-
tive List of Works Represented by Library of Con-
gress Printed Cards. July-September 1972. Part 1:
A-F. (ix, 1013 p.) Part 2: G-Par. (888 p.) Part 3:
Pas-Z. (900 p.) For sale by the Card Division, Library
of Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20541 for $470 for three quarterly
issues and an annual cumulation.
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Steam Engines (TB
73-2). January 1973. (4 p.) Compiled by S. B. Dres-
ner. Venus (TB 73-3). January 1973. (5 p.) Compiled
by V. O. Sammons. Free upon request to the Refer-
ence Section, Science and Technology Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.


NEW REFERENCE WORK

The recent publication by the G. K. Hall Company
of the Southeast Asia Subject Catalog (6 vol.; 1972)
makes available to the public a major card file devel-
oped by retired LC staff member Cecil Hobbs. Now
an Honorary Consultant in Southeast Asian Biblio-
graphy to the Library of Congress, Mr. Hobbs was for
more than 28 years the principal Southeast Asia refer-
ence specialist in the Orientalia Division and from
1958 until his retirement in 1972 Head of the
Southern Asia Section. [See p. 93 for a report on Mr.
Hobbs' participation in a symposium in Australia and
a communication from him to the Library.]
The Southeast Asia Subject Catalog reflects books,
periodical articles, pamphlet materials, microforms,
dissertations, and other publications related to South-
east Asia, the large majority of them among the
holdings of the Library of Congress. More than
76,000 carded entries, painstakingly cumulated over
25 years, are incorporated. Approximately 350 serial
publications are represented.
This catalog is available for reference use in both
the Orientalia Division Reading Room and the refer-
ence collection of the Southern Asia Section.
[Louis A. Jacob]


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

Senate Extends Bicentennial Commission
On Thursday, March 1, the Senate passed without











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amendment H.R. 3094. extending the lite of the
American Revolution Bicenteinial Commission from
February 16 to June 30. 1973, and authorizing
$2.868.000 for its use during itha period.

Law Librarians' Society to Meet
The Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.
will meet on Wednesday, March 2S. at Blackie's
House of Beef. 22nd and M Sis., N.W., to hear Peter
Waters, Restoration Office, Library of Congress and
internationally-known book conservator, restorer,
and binder, speak on "Library Disasters Revisted."
The dinner will be $6.75 and reservations must be
prepaid and sent to James McGuirl. P.O. Box 7108,
Washington. D.C. 20044, by Friday, March 23.

Cedi Hobbs Attends Australian Symposium
on Southeast Asia
Cecil Hobbs, Honorary Consultant in Southeast
Asian Bibliography, and former Head of the Southern
Asia Section of the Orientalia Division, participated
in a Symposium on Southeast Asian Library Re-
sources in Canberra, Australia, on February 23-24.
The symposium, organized and sponsored by the
Australian National University Library, attracted
participants from various universities and centers of
Southeast Asian studies throughout Australia.
Mr. Hobbs, who is currently Visiting Consultant on
Southeast Asia at the Australian National University
Library, was the honored dinner speaker on February
23 and spoke on "Recollections of Southeast Asian
Studies and the Library of Congress." On the follow-
ing day, he presented a paper entitled "A Concept of
a Southeast Asian Reference and Bibliographical
Center" at the session on "Biblograptucal Controls"
chaired by Mollie Thomson, Deputy Librarian,
Macquarie University. [See p. 92 for an announce-
ment of the publication of the Southeast Asia Subject
Catalog, compiled by Mr. Hobbs.]
Other sessions of the symposium. organized under
the leadership of Jean M. Waller, Acting University
Librarian, were: "Southeast Asian Studies and Li-
brary Resources in Australia," chaired by Enid
Bishop, Asian Studies Librarian, Australian National
University; "Acquisition and Development of South-
east Asian Resource Materials." chaired by I. D. Ray-
mond, Librarian, University of Adelaide; and
"Development of Possible Programs for Future
Action," chaired by Harrison Bryan, University Li-
brarian, University of Sydney.
In a recent letter to the Information Office, Mr.
Hobbs made the following comments and observa-


tions concerning his consultantship, the Australian
National Library, and the international iniltience of
the Library of Congress:
Dunng the course of my most interesting activities as Con-
sultant on Southeast Asia Area Studies here at The Austrahan
National University, I am finding the Library quite a contrast
to the Library of Congress. In another way, however, I feel
that I am still at LC because I feel the atmosphere and the
influence of LC on many sides: the various LC publications
being used by the numerous employees in this Library; the
copies of LC cards in the Library card catalog; and they are
now in the process of changing over from the Bhss Classifica-
tion System to the LC Classification, which was started in
1966.
As I see the continued and extensive use of the LC Catalog
of Printed Books, LC National Union Catalog, LC National
Union Catalog; Cumulative Author List, New Serial Titles,
and other pubbcations issued by the Processing Department,
it should hearten those who had a hand in the preparation of
these valuable works for the cataloger and others in Australia
who make use of them.
Likewise, those works prepared by various persons within
the Reference Department-A Guide to the Official Publica-
tions of the Other American Republics, Africa, South of the
Sahara, French-speaking West Africa.... Southeast Asia
Subject Catalog, and Far Eastern Languages Catalog-are all
proving most useful to both the library staff and to faculty
and students of The Australian National University.
It causes me to realize once again the influence that the
Library of Congress has in various research centers through-
out the world, especially in those institutions where the LC
classification is being used.

AFI to Honor John Ford
John Ford will receive on March 31, the first of
what will become an annual award for life achieve-
ment in filmmaking, to be given by the American
Film Institute. The award recognizes individuals
whose talent has fundamentally advanced the art of
filmmaking and whose work has "stood the test of
time."
In announcing the award, Charlton Heston, Chair-
man of the AFI Board of Directors, noted that
"Ford's films are a creative tapestry representing over
50 years of exploring the American experience on
film."
Born Sean Alloysius O'Fenney in 1895 in Cape
Elizabeth, Maine, Mr. Ford has directed more than 90
feature films in his distinguished career which began
in 1917. More than 30 of Mr. Ford's films are pre-
served in the Motion Picture collections of the Li-
brary of Congress.





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McCormick Appointed Public Printer
Thomas F. McCormick, nominated on January 16
by President Nixon to be the 16th Public Printer of
the United States, was confirmed by the Senate on
February 8. Mr. McCormick, a native of Massachu-
setts and resident of Connecticut, attended Holy
Cross College in Worcester, Mass., where he graduated
in Business Administration in 1950. He then served as
a commissioned officer with the U.S. Navy until 1953
when he joined the staff of the General Electric
Company as a Financial Management Trainee. Mr.
McCormick held increasingly responsible positions
within the company and was Manager of the Power
Generation Strategy Development Department of GE
at the time of his appointment as Public Printer. Mr.
McCormick has long been an active leader in the
printing industry and served on the Board of Direc-
tors of the Printing Industry Association of East-
Central New York. He is married and has four
children.
As Public Printer, Mr. McCormick will head the
U.S. Government Printing Office, which executes
orders for printing and binding placed by the Con-
gress and the departments and offices of the Federal
Government. The Congressional Joint Committee on
Printing acts as GPO's board of directors.

Thomas J. Galvin Promoted at Simmons College
Thomas J. Galvin, formerly Director of Students,
School of Library Science, Simmons College, has
been promoted to Associate Director of the School.
Mr. Galvin, author of Problems in Reference Service:
Case Studies in Method and Policy (1965) and Cur-
rent Problems in Reference Services (1971), has ser-
ved in many capacities in the American Library
Association; is editor for the "Problem-Centered
Approaches to Librarianship" series, published by the
R. R. Bowker Company; and is widely known as a
writer, speaker, and consultant. In 1972 he was the
recipient of the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Citation pre-
sented by the Reference Services Division of the
American Library Association.
Mr. Galvin will be responsible for the administra-
tion of the School of Library Science, including both
the master of science program and the recently
announced doctor of arts program which will be
offered for the first time in September 1973.

Moravian Church Offers Course in German Script
The Archives of the Moravian Church in Bethle-
hem, Pa., will once again offer a summer course in the
study of German script. In its third year, the program


provides training in reading German script of the 18th
and 19th centuries, given by staff members of the
Archives. Classes will begin on June I I at the Ar-
chives, 1228 Main St., Bethlehem, Pa. 18018 and will
continue through June 22. Tuition is $125 with an
additional charge of $15 for materials. Participants
are required to have a reading knowledge of German.
Additional information is available from the above
address.


Berkeley Initiates Certificate
Program in Library Science
The School of Librarianship of the University of
California at Berkeley has initiated a new degree pro-
gram leading to one of three certificates: a Certificate
of Completion of a Graduate Curriculum in Bibliog-
raphy, a Certificate of Completion of a Graduate
Curriculum in Library Automation and Information
Science, or a Certificate of Completion of a Graduate
Curriculum in Library Management. The certificate
will be awarded on the basis of completion of an
approved program of 30 quarter units, or approxi-
mately a year's full-time study beyond the Master of
Library Science degree. Admission to the program
requires possession of an MLS degree or the
equivalent.
The program will be of special interest to profes-
sional librarians wanting to increase and update their
knowledge of the field and to new graduates of MLS
professional degree programs who wish to prepare
themselves more thoroughly for specialized work in
library and information science. Applications for
admission to the certificate program are available
from the School of Librarianship, University of
California at Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif. 94720. Appli-
cations for the program beginning in the fall of 1973
had to be received by March 1.


Guide to College Archives Published by SAA
The Society of American Archivists has published a
new directory, College and University Archives in the
U.S. and Canada, an updating of a 1966 list. Arranged
by state and province, entries give the name of the
university's archivist, the percentage of time he or she
spends as university archivist, and the approximate
volume of the institution's records.
Distributed free to contributing and institutional
members of the society, it is for sale for $2 from the
Society of American Activists, Rackham Building,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104.




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