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Vol. 32, No. 13

March 30,1973


"Harlem Renaissance" Manuscripts
"I have been struck with the remarkable parallel
between that poem [Carl Sandburg's "Is God, too,
Lonely"] and James Weldon Johnson's 'The Crea-
tion'...." This comment in a letter from Walter
White to the editor of The Bookman is among the
items featured in an exhibit on the "Harlem Renais-
sance" of the 1920's which may be viewed in the
Manuscript Reading Room from April 1 through
June 30.
Following World War I and the domestic racial
violence which had accompanied it, there was a
demand for serious literature dealing with the Negro
in America. Initially, this demand was met by white
writers: T. S. Stribling's Birthright, and Clement
Wood's Nigger, for example. Publishers also became
receptive to works by black writers however, and 50
years ago, in 1923, a brief literary epoch began, now
known as the "Harlem Renaissance."
The two literary events which marked its beginning
were the publication of Cane, a novel by Jean
Toomer, and the appearance of Opportunity, the
journal of the National Urban League, represented in
the exhibit by the first edition of Cane, a letter from
Jean Toomer, and the first issue of Opportunity.
In the following year (1924) Opportunity devel-
oped into a literary magazine through the efforts of
its editor, Charles S. Johnson, a professional sociolo-
gist, who was, nonetheless, aware of the necessity to

encourage young black writers. Johnson's efforts on
behalf of Negro literature were the subject of his
recommendation for the Harmon Foundation award
in literature by Alain Locke, which is displayed. This
same year also saw the publication of two significant

Time Stops in Main Reading Room

The gilded hands of time have stopped, indeed
vanished, from the Main Reading Room for a
while. Mr. Flanagan's clock, which has been run-
ning steadily for more than 75 years, has faltered,
mostly because of old age, and is undergoing
When the clock stopped a few months ago, the
Library's engineers were summoned and they
discovered that the cable which lifts the weights
which tense the spool which swings the pendulum
which moves the hands had broken. They tried
patching the cable, as they have done in the past,
but this time Mr. Flanagan's clock lost time, not
much, but apparent to those who watch time so
carefully in the reading room. They called local
horologists and clock repairmen but to no avail:
Flanagan's clock, built in Paris in 1897, was too
The engineers removed the misleading hands on
the dial. They are performing delicate surgery to
the cable. And they assure us that Father Time
will again pass in the reading room.

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Basketball Team Continues in Tournament ..... .106
Conservation Guild Visits LC . .106
Credit Union Announces New Policies ...... .106
Juilliard and Claude Frank to Perform 105-106
Library of Congress Publications ... 108-109
Luce and Michener Named Consultants 104-105
News in the Library World . .. 109-112
Soviets Adopt Universal Copyright Laws 105
Staff News . .... 106-108
Time Stops in Main Reading Room ... ..103
Two Exhibits Open in April . 103-104

novels: There is Confusion by Jessie Fauset, repre-
sented in the exhibit by a photograph and correspon-
dence, and Fire in the Flint by Walter White,
Assistant Secretary of the NAACP. Several draft
pages of the latter novel are also on display.
The year 1925 was "the year of the poet," for both
Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen produced their
first volumes of verse. Cullen is represented in the
exhibit by several letters and a portrait sketch. A
letter from Langston Hughes to Walter White re-
questing advice for the "budding author" is also
featured, along with poetry manuscripts by Hughes.
Another poet whose manuscripts are featured in the
exhibit is Claude McKay.
A major controversy arose in 1926 when Carl Van
Vechten, a sympathetic white writer, published a
novel of Harlem life entitled Nigger Heaven. The title
alone was considered an affront by some black critics,
and many reviews objected on that basis alone. As a
result several leading black newspapers refused to
accept advertising for the book. The controversy is
documented in the exhibit by an exchange to tele-
grams between Walter White and Robert L. Vann,
editor of the Pittsburgh Courier.
Van Vechten's novel was, beyond its intrinsic

worth, symptomatic of the white intellectual's inter-
est in the Negro and particularly the Negro writer.
Among the established writers who assisted and
Eugene O'Neill, and Van Vechten himself, as several
letters in the exhibit demonstrate.
Nella Larsen and Claude McKay were the principal
contributors to the "Harlem Renaissance" in 1928.
Nella Larsen's highly regarded Quicksand is repre-
sented in the exhibit by a letter from Walter White to
Nella Larsen offering critical comments, as well as a
letter and photograph of her. Several of McKay's
letters relating to the writing of Home to Harlem are
also displayed.
As the twenties drew to a close, so too did the
"Harlem Renaissance," an apparent victim of the
nation's economic depression. The Renaissance ended
on a satiric note but with more than a slight trace of
bitterness. George Schuyler's Black No More is a
fantasy predicated on the discovery by a Negro
doctor of a process by which Negros were turned
white. The galley proofs of this novel complete the
exhibit, as the novel might be said to have concluded
the "Harlem Renaissance."

19th Century B.C.-7th Century A.D.
Near East Law and Legal Materials
"Law and Legal Materials in the Near East, 19th
Century B.C.-7th Century A.D.," an exhibit pre-
pared by the staff of the Near Eastern and African
Division, will open April 2.
The exhibit will include facsimiles of the law codes
of Lipit-Ishtar and Hammurabi, the Middle Assyrian
Laws and the pre-Islamic Arabian laws, a copy of the
Talmud, the Armenian Cannon laws, a manuscript
copy of the Koran, and other items from the period.
The exhibit will be located in the foyer of the Law
Library on the second floor of the Main Building
through June 30.


Clare Boothe Luce and James A. Michener have
been appointed by the Librarian of Congress as Hon-
orary Consultants in American Letters for the next
three years. They succeed MacKinlay Kantor and
John Hall Wheelock, whose terms have expired.
The role of the Honorary Consultant in American
Letters is to advise the Library on the acquisition of
literary works, particularly of manuscripts and for-
eign books in the field of belles lettres; to advise on

March 30. 1973

eign books in the field of belles lettres; to advise on
the selection of the Consultant in Poetry in Lnglish,
who is customarily employed for a one- or two-year
term. to recommend projects for bibliographic work
on specific groups of materials in the Library; and to
suggest scholars to carry out such projects. They also
advise on the selection of contemporary poets to be
recorded by the Library in readings from their works,
and assist in specific literary activities which the
Library may undertake, on which the expert advice
of American writers in the field is required.
Clare Boothe Luce was born in New York City in
1903 and educated in private schools. She held edi-
torial positions on Vogue and Vanity Fair, and in
1935 married Henry R. Luce, founder and editor-in-
chief of Time, Fortune, and Life. Mrs. Luce served as
congresswoman from Connecticut from 1943 to
1947, and was ambassador to Italy from 1953 to
1957. A playwright since 1935, she has written Abide
with Me (1937); The Women (1937); Kiss the Boys
Goodbye (1938); Margin for Error (1939), and Child
of the Morning (1951), among other plays. She is the
author of several books, including Stuffed Shirts
(1931) and Europe in the Spring (1940). Mrs. Luce
lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Born in New York City in 1907, James A. Michener
graduated in 1929 from Swarthmore College (A.B.,
summa cum laude) and received the A.M. from Colo-
rado State College of Education in 1936. He taught at
the latter institution from 1936 to 1941, and was
visiting professor at Harvard in 1940-41. Among Mr.
Michener's many books are Tales of the South Pacific
(1947), which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize; The Fires
of Spring (1949); Return to Paradise (1951); The
Bridges at Toko-ri (1953); Sayonara (1954); The
Bridge at Andau (1957); Hawaii (1959) and Iberia
(1968). His interest in Asia and the Pacific dates
from childhood, and he is a widely known collector
of Japanese prints.
The other Honorary Consultants in American
Letters currently serving the Library of Congress are
Conrad Aiken, James Dickey, Bernard Malamud,
William Jay Smith, William Stafford, William Styron,
and John Updike.


On February 27, 1973, the Union of Soviet Social-
ist Republics deposited its instrument of adherence to
the Universal Copyright Convention. The effective

date of adherence is May 27, 1973.
The version of the Convention to which the
U.S.S.R. has adhered is that of September 6, 1952,
which became effective on September 16, 1955.
There are more than 60 other member countries.
including the United States.
In accordance with the Convention and the provi-
sions of U.S. law which implement it, works by
Soviet citizens, or works first published in the Soviet
Union will secure U.S. copyright protection if pub-
lished on or after May 27, 1973, with a copyright
notice consisting of the symbol accompanied by
the name of the copyright owner and the year date of
first publication. For example: John Doe 1973.
This notice must be in such a form and position as to
give reasonable notice of the copyright claim.
At the same time, works by U.S. authors published
on or after May 27, 1973, with the Convention form
of notice will generally qualify for protection in the
U.S.S.R. under the Convention. In general the appli-
cation of the Convention is not retroactive, so that
neither country is obligated, as a result of the adher-
ence by the U.S.S.R. to the Convention, to protect
the works of the other country that were first pub-
lished before May 27, 1973.


On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 5 and 6,
the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the Li-
brary of Congress will sponsor two concerts of cham-
ber music by the Juilliard String Quartet (Robert
Mann and Earl Carlyss, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola;
and Claus Adam, violoncello). They will be assisted
by Claude Frank, piano. Their program will include
Quartet in E flat major, for violin, viola, violoncello,
and piano, K. 493 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;
String Quartet No. 4 by Ernest Bloch; and Quintet in
E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann.
Both concerts will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for
these concerts will be distributed by Patrick Hayes,
1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Mon-
day, April 2. 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.

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The concert on Friday evening will be broadcast in
its entirety by station WETA-FM (90.9) and made
available to stations in other cities through the Katie
and Walter Louchheim Fund in the Library of


An increase in loan insurance, in first quarter divi-
dends, a higher membership fee, and termination of
Card Division payroll services were recently an-
nounced by the Library of Congress Federal Credit
Union's Board of Directors.
Beginning April 1 all loans will be insured to the
allowable maximum of $10,000 at no direct cost to
the borrower. The $10,000 coverage will apply to all
existing loans. Previously, maximum loan insurance
was $2,500.
For the quarter ending March 31, the Board de-
clared a 4% percent dividend on all share accounts.
The dividend will be posted on April 1.
Because of increased costs in processing new
accounts, effective May 1, the Credit Union member-
ship fee, payable only on initial application or
renewal of membership, will be $1. This $1 fee is in
addition to the $5 share deposit required for
With regret, the Board of Directors announced that
pay-day service at the Navy Yard Annex will termi-
nate after April 10. Pay checks for Navy Yard
personnel that were distributed by the Credit Union
will be distributed through the respective divisional
The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union
maintains hours between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily
and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on pay days. The
Credit Committee reviews loan applications each
Monday and Tuesday.

Seventy-five members of the Washington Regional
Conservation Guild met at the Library of Congress on
the evening of March 1.
Following a social hour in the Whittall Pavilion, the
group proceeded to the Coolidge Auditorium to hear
a talk on "The Concept of Alkaline in the Deacidifi-
cation of Paper" by George Kelly of the LC Pres-
ervation Research Office.

Mr. Kelly's talk was followed by a tour of the Li-
brary's Preservation Research Laboratory and the
Restoration Workshop.


The LC Caps Basketball Team has lost and won a
game in the Double Elimination Tournament between
the competing Welfare and Recreation Association
teams in the Government agencies. The Caps first
game against the Treasury Department was so close
that the game was decided during a two minute
overtime situation with the LC Caps just losing the
March 10 game with a score of 59 to 55. The Caps
came back to overpower the NASA team with a win
of 67 to 31. During the second game on March 20,
Roland Poindexter scored 10 points; Randy Scott, 22
points; Otis Stith, 12 points, Lawrence Suggs, 5
points; and James Travis, 18 points.


John J. de Pony, a longtime Library employee,
died on March 18 in Prince William Hospital,
Manassas, Va., 10 years after his retirement from the
Library [see LC Information Bulletin, March 18,
1963, p. 119]. Mr. de Porry served on the staff of the
Manuscript Division during his 37 years of Library
service. He lived in Alexandria, Va., during his retire-
ment years.
Though severely handicapped physically, Mr. de
Porry bore his afflictions with grace and was steadfast
in his attention to his duties. A graduate of Washing-
ton's Gonzaga High School, he obtained his college
education chiefly by attending George Washington
University after working hours, achieving his A.B. in
1936. His real education, however, as was the case of
many in his generation, occurred in the Library, and
especially in the Manuscript Division, where he was a
fixture in the Reading Room, interviewing and regis-
tering readers and advising them on original sources
pertinent to their projects.
John de Porry came to the Library at the age of 19,
having been recommended by the historian James
Truslow Adams. He himself became interested in the
history of railroads and made many "last trips" on
vanishing local railroad runs. His own contributions
to history, however, were almost exclusively in

March 30. 1973

service to others A proverbial "-'Mie foot shelf of
books" could be assembled in which historians gi alc-
fully inscribed their indebtedness to his informed
assistance. In such acknowledgemciits in the memo-
ries of lus former colleagues and in a hikingng IliC-
time ol Library service. John de Pmry's lasting
memorial is to be found.

Mrs. Marie H. McCullough. a Nurse wilh the Li-
brary's Health Services Office for more than 20 years.
retired on March 2. Colleagues and friends from
throughout the Library honored her at a luncheon on
March 1.
From 1938 to 1945, Mrs. McCullough was a nurse
with the Federal Housing Administration and she
served nearly a year at Gallinger Municipal Hospital
(now D.C. General). She came to the Library in
November 1952. Since June 1964 she has been in
charge of the Health Room at the Navy Yard Annex.
In 1960 she received a Meritorious Service Award.

Thomas F. Raftery, Senior Disbursing Assistant in
the Disbujsing Office, was presented a 30-year Fed-
eral Service Award pin on March 15 by F. E.
Croxton, Administrative Department Director.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mr Raftery lived in Ire-
land as a youth and attended schools in county
Galway. He returned to Washington where he
attended Georgetown University. In 1942 he enlisted
in the U.S. Marine Corps, working in finance and dis-
bursing until his retirement in 1964. Mr. Raftery
came to the Library in May of that year as Disbursing
Assistant and he was promoted to his present position
in January 1971.
James H. Thomas, Supervisor of the Card Drawing
Unit, Card Division, was presented a 30-year Federal
Service Award pin on January 24 by William J. Welsh,
Processing Department Director.
A native of Canonsburg, Pa., Mr. Thomas was grad-
uated from Canonsburg High School and received
machinist's training at the California State Teachers
Normal School. Following three years of service with
the U.S. Army Air Corps, he joined the Library in
1946 as a Final Sorter in the Surplus Books for Vet-
erans Project of the (then) Acquisitions Department.
He transferred to the Card Division as a Card Drawer
in March 1948 and was subsequently promoted to
Senior Card Drawer. He was promoted to Assistant
Supervisor of the Card Drawing Unit in March 1968
and to his present position in September 1969.

Imogene White, Supervisor of the Accounts Receiv-
able Unit in the Card Division, was presented a
30-year Federal Service Award pin on January 24 by
Mr. Welsh.
A native of Lynn, Ark., and a grjdudat of the
public schools of Bay, Ark., Miss White attended the
Burroughs School for Operators in Memphis, Tenn ,
and George Washington University. She worked in
private industry, the former Office of Defense Mobili-
Lation1. War Department. War Assets Administration,
and Public Housing Administration before coming to
the Library in 1953 as a Cash Accounting Clerk in the
Card Division. She served in positions of increasing
responsibility and was promoted to her present posi-
tion in 1971. Miss White received outstanding perfor-
mance ratings in 1956-59, and in 1963.


Appointments: Jennifer M. Clapp, social science analyst,
GS-7, CRS EP, 4455; Sandra W. Dizel, training instructor
(braille), GS-5, DBPH, 4529; Delilah Gueory, clerk-typist,
GS-3, Cat Publ, 6-500; Robert G. Lauck, legislative attorney,
GS-15, CRS A, 4676; Eugene J. Malloy, Jr., card drawing
clerk, GS-3, Card, 11-500; Jack H. Maskell, attorney adviser,
GS-11, CRS A, 4586; Marsha Dee Perman, clerk-typist, GS-4,
Mss, 4642; Lillian Rymarowicz. economist, GS-12, CRS E,
4606; Vincent E. Treacy, attorney adviser, GS-12, CRS A,
Temporary Appointments: Gerald R. Greenwood,
searcher-filer, GT-5, Cat Publ, NP; Brian H. Henning, refer-
ence librarian, GS-7, CRS E, NP; Kathryn M. Hume, library
aid, GS-1, Ord, NP; Lois A. Johnson, library aid, GS-1,
DBPH, NP; Marjorie J. Mastrangelo, filer, GT-5, Cat publ, NP;
George E. Pannell, production assistant arranger, GT-3, Cat
Publ, 6-500; Phillip Session, production assistant arranger,
GT-3, Cat Publ, 6-500; Elizabeth J. Temple, editorial assis-
tant, GS-7, LL Eur, NP; Sybil J. Tolbert, Library aid, GS-1,
Reappointments: Michael R. Fenwick, warehouseman,
WG-5, Card, 4560; Geraldine Duncan, searcher-filer, GT-5,
Cat Publ, NP; William E. Toyer, card drawing clerk, GS-4,
Card, NP.
Temporary Promotions: Carol A. Mahoney, to hbranan,
GS-12, CRS C, 4557; Leon Turner, to serials accessioner,
GS-5, CRS L, 4678.
Transfer: Maxine L. Mack, Proc, to additions and correc-
tions assistant, GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 4453.
Resignations: Ronald Grice, Cat Publ; Stuart Johnson,
Desc Cat; Kathryn Kayser, CRS E; Michael P. Kling, P&P;
Alphonso G. Marquis, CRS GGR; Thomas A. Pomeroy, Bldgs.

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Mrs. Eilene Galloway, Senior Specialist in Inter-
national Relations (National Security), Foreign
Affairs Division, Congressional Research Service, con-
ducted a seminar at the U.S. Civil Service Com-.
mission's Executive Seminar Center in Oak Ridge,
Tenn., on March 8. The subject of the seminar was
"The Role of Congress in Science and Technology."
The CSC Seminar programs are designed "to broaden
the conceptual understanding and to enhance the
administrative abilities of selected mid-career govern-
ment executives." Approximately 40 participants are
chosen from agencies throughout the nation for each
Hazel Marie Griffin, Head of the South Asian Lan-
guages Section of Descriptive Cataloging Division, has
received a Ph. D. in education from the University of
Pennsylvania. Her dissertation topic was "Thomas
Babington Macaulay and the Anglicist Orientalist
Controversy in Indian Education, 1833-1837."
Miss Griffin also holds a B.S. in Library Science
from New York College for Teachers, Albany, and an
M.A. in South Asian Regional Studies from the
University of Pensylvania.
Joseph C. Hickerson, Reference Librarian in the
Archive of Folk Song, has been appointed a member
of the Archives Committee and the Nominations
Committee of the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Alan Jabbour, Head of the Archive of Folk Song,
addressed the Spring Institute of the National Council
of Teachers of English in Atlanta on March 10. The
subject was "Learning and Creativity Among
American Folk."
Dennis L. McCain of the Special Police Force has
been awarded two "Fishing In Maryland" citations
"as a symbol of achievement in fishing in the State of
Maryland" for a 33-pound carp and a 13-inch yellow
perch. Private McCain landed his carp in late January
at Chalk Point with a white creme worm after playing
it for 20 minutes on light spinning tackle. He caught
his yellow perch with a live minnow at Wayson Cor-
ner on March 15.
Leo A. Orleans, China Research Specialist in the
Reference Department, served on a panel which dis-
cussed China as a developmental model at the 13th
World Conference of the Society for International
Development. The conference was held in San Jose,
Costa Rica, from February 22-25.

WRA Philatelic Club members were given a special
behind-the-scenes tour of the Main Post Office on

March 20 by Chauncey Lyles. a clerk in the Post-
master's Office. The hour-and-a-half tour enabled
each club member to examine first hand the complex
operations of handling tons of mail with large high-
speed sorting and canceling machinery. Mrs. Arline
Custer, Descriptive Cataloging Division, made the
arrangements for the tour. A tour of the Smithsonian
Institution philatelic collection is planned for the
future. Anyone interested in joining in Philatelic Club
activities should contact Pat Bernard, ext. 5954.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Hutson are the parents of a
boy, Scott Randolph, born on March 7 at Fairfax
Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Mr. Hutson is Coordi-
nator of Bicentennial Programs at the Library.


Accessions List: Israel. Index to Vol. 9, 1972. (pp.
i- cvii.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 12, No. 1, January
1973. (pp. 1-12.) Continuing subscriptions free to li-
braries upon request to the Field Director, Library of
Congress Office, American Consulate General,
Karachi, Pakistan.
Manuscripts: A MARC Format; Specifications for
Magnetic Tapes Containing Catalog Records for
Single Manuscripts or Manuscript Collections. 1973.
(v, 47 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402, for 80 cents.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 64,
No. 3, March 1973. (pp. 141-202.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents for $11.50 a year,
domestic, or $14.50 a year, foreign. Single monthly
issues and the index are sold for $1, except in June
and December for $1.75.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949.
February 1973. (iv, 42 p.) Prepared under the spon-
sorship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and issued in eight monthly and four quarterly
issues and a cumulative annual volume. Supplement
to the Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by
the Card Division. Library of Congress. Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington. D.C. 20541, for $170
a year.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
February 1973. (40 p.) Prepared under sponsorship

March 30, 1973

of the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials
and published monthly by the Libr.try of Congress
For sale by the Card Division tor $.2 a year.
RECON Pilot Project: Final Report on a Pro jct
Sponsored by the I. library of C ,ngres '. the (Cimm'nil on
Library Resources. Inc., and the U.S. Department of
Health. Education, and l'eljarc, Office Educatiain.
1972. (vii. 49 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents for $1.50 a copy.
Prepared by the project director. Mrs. Henriette D.
Avram. Chief of the MARC Development Office, this
final report includes the result of a pilot project con-
ducted by Library of Congress staff to convert retro-
spective catalog records to machine-readable form. A
companion volume, entitled National Aspects of
Creating and Using M .4R C/R ECON Records, has been
compiled by the RECON Working Task Force and
covers certain basic questions of national scope con-
cerning retrospective conversion. This second report
is still in press.
Selected Information Resources and Materials For
Environmental Education (12 p.), Selected Infor-
mation Resources on Population (15 p.),.... on
Transportation: Aviation (15 p.),.. on Wood
Products (12 p.) The National Referral Center has
recently revised and updated the above four informal
"Selected Lists of Information Resources" originally
compiled and issued in early 1972. Copies of the
revised lists may be obtained free upon request from
the National Referral Center, Science and Technology
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Press Releases: No. 73-13 (March 19) Two black poets
Lucille Clifton and Owen Dodson to read selections from
their work at the Library of Congress. March 26.


Conservator-Director Appointed to the
New England Document Conservation Center
The Governing Board of the New England Docu-
ment Conservation Center, meeting in Boston,
February 27, appointed George Martin Cunha, Tops-
field, Mass., Director-Conservator of the newly
established Center, effective April 1.
The Center was established by a joint agreement
authorized by the interstate library compact statutes
of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamp-
shire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Walter Brahm,
Chairman of the Board and Connecticut State Li-

brarian. said the purpose of the Center is to provide
a place, special equipment, and skilled staff where the
thousands of valuable documents, manuscripts, ar-
chive. and vital records in the towns, libraries,
historical societies, universities, and institutions of
the region can be chemically and physically preserved
or restored. It would be impossible and uneconomical
for each state to develop a center. One center, a
cooperative venture, appealed to the states as the
most promising solution.
Mr. Brahm reported that the Board selected Mr.
Cunha after a nationwide search for an expert in the
field of restoration and preservation who also had the
ability necessary to administer and manage a service
which once in operation is expected to be self-
supporting Mr. Cunha, conservator of rare books,
documents, and works of art on paper at the Boston
Athenaeum, also conducts a professional practice in
the conservation of library and archival materials
from his laboratory-workshop in Topsfield. He
studied chemistry at MIT and worked as a chemist at
the Phillips-Baker Rubber Company in Providence
and the Vultex Chemical Company (now General
Latex and Chemical Corporation) in Cambridge be-
fore entering the Navy just before World War II. He is
co-author of The Conservation of Library Materials, a
manual and bibliography on the care, repair and
restoration of library materials, and is co-editor of
Library and Archives Conservation, the proceedings
of the Boston Athenaeum's 1971 Seminar in the
Application of Chemical and Physical Methods to the
Conservation of Library and Archival Materials. He is
Vice President-at-Large of the Guild of Book Workers
and is a member of the International Institute for the
Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), the
American Institution for Conservation, and the
National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a
member of the Library Binding Institute's Advisory
Panel and serves on the Library Advisory Board of
the Pilgrim Society.
Space and a permanent location for the Center,
ordering of equipment, and selection of staff are the
first tasks to be accomplished with operation ex-
pected to begin on a small scale by June 1 and in-
crease thereafter upon receipt of special equipment.
Approximately $100,000 of the $140,000 needed for
capitalization of the equipment and initial start-up
costs has been contributed or pledged. The Council
on Library Resources, Washington, D.C., granted
$70,000 contingent upon matching funds provided
within the region. Other contributions or pledges
have been made by: Connecticut Historical Society,

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Vivien Kellems, Massachusetts Bureau of Library
Extension, Connecticut State Library, New Bedford
(Mass.) Public Library, and the New Hampshire Col-
lege and University Council.
Members of the Governing Board of the Center are
Gary Nichols, Maine State Librarian; Mary E. Flynn,
head, Massachusetts Bureau of Library Extension;
Emil W. Allen, Jr., New Hampshire State Librarian;
Elizabeth Myer, Rhode Island Department of State
Library Services; and Kathryn Nelson, head, Vermont
Department of Libraries.

Nixon Nominates Ottina to HEW Post
On March 12 President Nixon announced his inten-
tion to nominate John R. Ottina of Los Angeles,
Calif., to be Commissioner of Education. He succeeds
Sidney P. Marland, Jr., who was Commissioner of
Education from December 12, 1970, until he was
appointed to the new position of Assistant Secretary
for Education in HEW on October 17, 1972.
Mr. Ottina has served as Acting Commissioner since
November 1, and has been Deputy Commissioner of
Education for Planning, Evaluation, and Management
since January. He was born in Los Angeles in 1931,
and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. degrees from
the University of California at Los Angeles in 1953,
1956, and 1964 respectively. Before joining HEW in
1969, Mr. Ottina was President and Chairman of the
Board of Worldwide Information Systems, and was
Vice President of the Systems Development

Archives of Ancient World Examined
Ernst Posner, long familiar to archivists and li-
brarians through his lectures and writings on archives,
has made a valuable contribution to the history of the
archival profession in Archives in the Ancient World
(Harvard University Press, 1972. 283 p. $10).
Examining record-keeping practices from the days
of the clay tablets to Imperial Rome, Dr. Posner re-
veals the considerable archival accomplishments and
sophistication of the cultures of the ancient world, at
the same time adding to our knowledge of the so-
cieties in which they developed. Over 40 illustrations
and 35 pages of bibliography enhance the value of the
Dedicated to the late Verner W. Clapp, the book
was completed with the help of a grant from the
Council on Library Resources, Inc.

CLR Seeks Candidates for Fellowship Program
The Council on Library Resources' Fellowship Pro-

gram invites applications from and nominations of
candidates for its approximately 30 fellowships avail-
able to U.S. and Canadian librarians for the academic
year 1974-75. The program, initiated in 1969, enables
mid-career librarians to improve their competence in
the substantive, administrative, and/or technical
aspects of their profession by devoting a minimum of
three and a maximum of nine months to projects or
internships of their choosing. In reviewing applica-
tions, which must be completed and returned by
November 1, the committee will consider the thought
and care given to development of the proposed pro-
gram of study, investigation, training, or internship as
well as the candidate's professional qualifications.
Interested librarians may obtain an application form
by writing to The Fellowship Committee, Council on
Library Resources, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 620,
Washington, D.C. 20036.

Columbia to Offer Oral History Program
An intensive four-week course in Oral History will
be offered by Columbia University from July 7
through August 3. The course, approved for degree
credit by both the School of Library Science and the
Department of History, will give students an opportu-
nity to conduct oral history interviews under profes-
sional guidance and will provide a comprehensive
view of the development and administration of an
oral history program. The first such program was
initiated at Columbia 25 years ago, under the direc-
tion of the late historian Allan Nevins; there are now
250 programs in operation throughout the United
Application for the Columbia summer session may
be obtained from the School of Library Service, 516
Butler Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
10027. Inquiries should be addressed to the Oral
History Research Office, Butler Library.

Washington Receives Grant to Development Network
The Washington State Library has received a
$25,000 Council on Library Resources' officer's grant
to fund work toward the development of a state-wide
computerized library network. The Washington State
Network was proposed in 1967 "to promote in-
creased sharing of resources by libraries" and the
initial plan for network development was presented
to the library profession at a series of meetings held
throughout the State in 1968. The Council funds,
together with $20,000 from Washington State, are
earmarked for development of specifications for the
library network's online acquisitions module. The

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Washington State University Library will work closely
with the State Library in developing these specifica-
tions which, once determined, will allow existing
automated acquisitions systems to be evaluated be-
fore a decision is made to adopt one of them or to
design a new system.

CLA Publishes Nonbook Cataloging Rules
Nonbook Materials: The Organization of Integrated
Collections, 1st edition, by Jean Riddle Weihs,
Shirley Lewis, and Janet Macdonald, was published
last month by the Canadian Library Association.
Advance copies were available at some of the sessions
of the American Library Association's Midwinter
meeting in Washington in January [see Information
Bulletin of February 23, p. A-47, reports of the
RTSD CCS Executive and Descriptive Cataloging
Committees] -
The authors prepared the work in consultation with
the Advisory Committee on the Cataloguing of Non-
book Materials made up of representatives of the
Canadian Library Association, American Library
Association, Association for Educational Communica-
tions and Technology, and Educational Media Asso-
ciation of Canada. As the subtitle suggests, Nonbook
Materials "has been written for all types of libraries
and media centers which wish to have an omnimedia
catalogue, Le., one in which the entries for all mate-
rials, both book and nonbook, are interfiled." Its
rules have been developed according to the precepts
of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Parts I and
II, to which reference is made for rules and pro-
cedures of general application in matters of entry and
heading and description. Copies of the work are avail-
able at $6.50 from the Canadian Library Association,
151 Sparks St., Ottawa. The U.S. distributor is the
American Library Association.

CLR Issues Annual Report
The 16th Annual Report of the Council on Library
Resources is now available free of charge from CLR,
1 Dupont Circle, Suite 620, Washington, D.C. 20036.
The 56-page report divides CLR's broad range of
activities into seven categories: (1) the academic li-
brary, (2) national library service, (3) the public
library, (4) archives and special collections, (5) inter-
national cooperation, (6) preservation and library
technology, and (7) the professions, and includes
statistics of the 1971-72 grants and commitments
under these categories. Summaries of CLR's role in
national library services, automation in libraries, the
CLR/NEH Joint College Library Program, and the

CLR Fellowship Program are special topics covered in
the Report.
"If there is a common thread woven through the
Council's activities during 1971-72, it is the effective
and economical management of libraries," observes
Council President Fred C. Cole in the report's intro-
duction. He qualifies the Council's concern with
management by calling it "only the means to an end,
to our hoped-for goal of helping libraries in this
country and elsewhere shift more effectively from a
pressing concentration upon their own internal prob-
lems to their purpose of promoting scholarship and
inculcating learning."

Guide to Federal Libraries Available
Recognizing that Federal research libraries consti-
tute one of the Nation's great intellectual resources,
the Task Force on Interlibrary Loan of the Federal
Library Committee and the Panel on Library Pro-
grams of the Committee on Scientific and Technical
Information have cosponsored the publication
Federal Library Resources; A User's Guide to Re-
search Collections, designed to identify and describe
significant Federal libraries. Compiled by Mildred
Benton, Research Bibliographer, Biological Sciences
Communication Project Medical Center, George
Washington University, the guide includes the loca-
tion and availability of major subject collections for
the benefit of librarians and other users.
The guide is a direct result of an earlier publication,
A Study of Resources and Major Subject Holdings
Available in U.S. Federal Libraries Maintaining Exten-
sive or Unique Collections of Research Materials,
which was found to be too limited in scope as much
of the information supplied was in tables and in a
format which was geared to the needs of the Task
Force which supported it, but not suitable for general
use and understanding. The Second Conference on
Federal Information Resources, cosponsored by the
Association of Research Libraries, encouraged a re-
working of the data and republication of those parts
relating to subject coverage and availability of
Federal Library Resources is the final product of
the reworking and identifies approximately 160 li-
braries as holders of comprehensive, research, and/or
unique collections. All of these libraries offer musical
scores, recordings, prints, drawings, posters, manu-
scripts, diaries, account books, talking books, oral
histories, and photographs. The guide identifies each
library in alphabetical listings which note agency
affiliation, provide telephone numbers and contacts,

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cite service opportunities, and describe collections.
Subject and personnel indexes are also included.
Published by the Joint Venture, a non-profit,
library-oriented publisher, the 190-page guide is avail-
able for $10 a copy from Science Associates/'
International, Inc., 23 East 26th St., New York, N.Y.

Serials Publications Revised
Serial Publications; Their Place and Treatment in
Libraries by Andrew D. Osborn, has been published
in a second, revised edition by the American Library
Association. First published in 1955, Serial Publica-
tions is designed as a "theoretical and practical intro-
duction to the library aspects of serial publications."
In addition to up-dated surveys of serials selection
and acquisition, descriptive and subject cataloging,
reference work, etc., the second edition contains
expanded or new sections on abstracting and index-
ing, standard codes and numbers, microreproduc-
tions, and computer applications.
Serial Publications is available at $15.50 a copy
from the American Library Association, 50 East
Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.

AFI Theater Opens April 3
The American Film Institute's new 224-seat theater
in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts will open April 3 with a three-week, 30-film
showing of American masterpieces, outstanding

foreign works, and new films by young or indepen-
dent American directors.
The theater will be in continuous operation, show-
ing weekend matinees of children's films and evening
screenings devoted to surveys of films from around
the world, with special emphasis on the American
heritage. An invitational showing of D. W. Griffith's
1919 classic, "Broken Blossoms," will launch the first
film series on April 3.
Many of the filmmakers will be present to intro-
duce and discuss their films with the audience. Jack
L. Warner will introduce excerpts from Warner Bros.
films on the company's 50th anniversary; director
Costa-Gavras will present his "State of Siege"; inde-
pendent filmmaker Jonas Mekas will discuss his
"Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania"; and Brit-
ish director Lindsay Anderson and actor Malcolm
McDowell will appear with their new film, "0 Lucky
The program will also include a 75th birthday trib-
ute to actor Paul Robeson; two screenings of a
newly-restored, 5%-hour version of Abel Gance's si-
lent classic, "Napoleon"; Washington previews of
"The New Land," the second part of Jan Troell's saga
of Swedes who emigrated to America in the 19th
century (the first part is "The Emigrants"), Francois
Truffaut's "Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me," and Fran-
co Zeffirelli's "Brother Sun, Sister Moon"; the 1924
version of "Peter Pan"; and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde" (1934).
For ticket information, call the AFI Theater box
office, 785-4600.


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