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April 6, 1973


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
PLANS SET FOR APRIL 8-14
"Get Ahead. Read." and "Widen Your World" are
the dual themes selected for National Library Week,
April 8 through 14. The program this year marks the
16th annual observance of National Library Week in
the Nation. Library systems in most of the States will
be participating in the event sponsored annually by
the National Book Committee Inc., in cooperation
with the American Library Association.
The primary purpose of National Library Week is
to provide effective channels for citizen action in
developing lifetime reading habits and strengthening
total library resources in the various States. The
extent of activities planned varies from one State to
another. Planning for the 1973 observance began in
the fall of 1972 under the direction of the various
elected or appointed directors of NLW and appointed
chairmen from outside the library profession in the
various States. (Continued on p. 118)

POETRY READING SLATED
FOR APRIL 16
The staff and friends of the Library of Congress are
invited to hear poets Donald Justice and Carolyn
Kizer read and discuss their poems, with Josephine
Jacobsen, the Library's Consultant in Poetry, as
moderator, on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the


Coolidge Auditorium. The reading will be held under
the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry
and Literature Fund.
Donald Justice was born in Miami, Fla. in 1925. He
received a B.A. from the University of Miami in 1945,
an M.A. from the University of North Carolina in
1947, attended Stanford University from 1947 to
1948, and received a Ph. D. from the University of
Iowa in 1954. He has taught at the University of
Missouri, Hamline University, the University of Iowa,
and Syracuse University. Mr. Justice is now teaching
the Program in Creative Writing at the University of
Iowa. He has received many grants and awards,
including the Lamont Award (1959), the Inez Boul-
ton Prize (1960), a Ford Fellowship in theatre
(1964), and Iowa-Rockefeller Grant in poetry (1964),
the Harriet Monroe" Memorial Prize (1965), and a
National Council on the Arts grant in poetry (1967).
His books of poems include The Summer Anniver-
saries (1960), A Local Storm (1963), and Night Light
(1967). His work is represented in numerous antholo-

Equal Opportunity Office Moved
On March 28 the Equal Opportunity Program
Office was moved to Room G-161 of the Main
Building.
There is no change in any of the office's tele-
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CONTENTS


Equal Opportunity Office Moved ... 113
Foundation Awards Music Grants ... 115
Juilliard and Beveridge Webster to Perform 115
Library of Congress Publications ... 117-118
National Library Week Plans Set ..... 113, 118
New Reference Works ............. 118
News in the Library World ......... 118-120
Poetry Reading Slated for April 16 .... 113-114
Rachmaninoff Exhibit Opened. . 114
Staff News ................... 116-117
Visitors to L . ... 115-116


gies. including New Poets of England


and America


(1957, 1962), Contemporary American Poetry
(1962). and Twentieth-Century American Poet'r
(1963). He is a frequent contributor to Poetry and
The New Yorker, and is editor of The Collected
Poems of Weldon Kees (1960, 1962), and, with
Alexander Aspel, Contemporary French Poetry
(1965).
Carolyn Kizer was born in Spokane, Wash. in 1925.
She is the founding editor of the magazine Poetry
Northwest, has been poet-in-residence in Pakistan for
the U.S. Department of State, Director of the Liter-
ary Program for the National Endowment for the
Arts, and Acting Director of the Graduate Writing
Program at Columbia University. Miss Kizer is now
Director of the Poetry Program at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her books of poetry
include he Ungrateful Garden (1962), Knock Upon
Silence (1965), and Midnight Was Adf'.A 7 9-, ).
Her poems are included in many anthologies, among
them New Poems by American Poets (1957), New
Poets of England and America (1962), Anthology' of
Modern Poetry (1963), Erotic Poetry (1963), and


A'Nw Modem Poetir (1967). Miss Kizer has also
cooruiiuted poems to Sewanee Review, Kenyon Re-
view, Poetry, Hudson Review, The New Yorker,
Harper's M.gaz;rne Partisan Review, Bottcghe Oscure
(Rome), and The Spectator.
In the Washington, D.C., area. riis program will be
broadcast by radio station WGMS-AM (570) and FM
(103 5) on Saturday, April 28, at 10 30 p m.



RACHMANINOFF EXHIBIT OPENED

Sergei Vassilievich Rachmaninoff was born on April
1, 1873. He died on March 28, 1943. Mrs. Rachma-
ninoff died on January 17, 1951, but before her
death she presented to the Library of Congress the
remarkable collection of manuscripts, papers, corre-
spondence, photographs, and memorabilia known as
"The Rachmaninoff Archives." Over the last score of
years other members of the family have generously
added to this extraordinarily rich assemblage of
materials. The collection has a wealth of pictorial
material representing the master composer-pianist
throughout all stages of his life which helps make it
one of the finest collections reflecting the career and
accomplishments of a great composer and artist in the
Library's Music Division.
The Library of Congress has opened a large exhibit
of rare and precious items in observance of the 100th
anniversary of this master's birth. Among the original
manuscripts to be on view are the fourth piano con-
certo, Op. 40; the "Russian Songs." Op. 41, the
"Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," Op 43; the
third symphony, Op. 44; the "Symphonic Dances,"
Op. 45; a number of his shorter works, and several of
his piano transcriptions, including the piano solo
version of Fritz Kreisler's famous "Liebesleid." Also
on view will be the two-piano version of the com-
poser's celebrated "Prelude in C sharp minor," Op. 3,
No. 2.
Although conservative in his creative endeavors,
Rachmaninoff was a towering figure in 20th-century
music. His compositions were and are played all over
the world, and he became one of the greatest pianists
in the history of music. He was also uniquely gifted as
an orchestra conductor, but never yielded to the
- en ",gleCn confronting him, of heading a
symphonic ensemble.
The exhibit will be on view in the north and north-
west corridors and in the Coolidge Auditorium foyer,
Ground, Main Building, for an indefinite period.










April 6, 1973


FOUNDATION AWARDS MUSIC GRANTS

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the
Library of Congress has awarded grants to six
composers-five in the United States and one in
France-to write new works of chamber and sym-
phonic music. Their original manuscripts will come to
the Library of Congress later.
Lou Harrison, John Harbison, and Chou Wen-
Chung have been commissioned to compose works
for symphony orchestra. Gilbert Amy of France,
Chinary Ung, and Edwin Dugger have been com-
missioned to compose works of chamber music.
These awards bring to 184 the total number of
works commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky
Music Foundation in the Library of Congress, found-
ed in 1950, and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation,
Inc., founded in 1942. The two foundations perpet-
uate the lifelong efforts of Serge Koussevitzky to
encourage contemporary composers and to provide
them with opportunities to create new works. Among
those who have received commissions since the
creation of the foundations are many prominent com-
posers as well as younger creative artists of the United
States, Canada, a number of European and several
Latin American countries, and Japan. One of the
compositions commissioned by the Foundation in the
Library, Jacob Druckman's "Windows," was awarded
the 1972 Pulitzer Prize in Music.
Many of the works written under grants from the
foundations are now standard items in the repertoires
of the major symphony orchestras and chamber
music ensembles of this and other countries. Operas
written for the foundations have been performed by
the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Center
Opera, and other companies in the country and
abroad. The original autograph manuscripts of all
works written for the foundations are placed in the
Serge Koussevitzky Music Collection in the Library of
Congress.


JUILLIARD & BEVERIDGE WEBSTER
TO PERFORM ON APRIL 12, 13

On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 12 and 13,
the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the Li-
brary of Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet, as-
sisted by Beveridge Webster, piano. The members of
the Juilliard String Quartet are Robert Mann and Earl
Carlyss, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Claus


Adam, violoncello. Their program will include
Quartet in G minor, D. 173 by Franz Schubert; Trio
in E major, K. 542 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;
and Quintet by Bela Bartbk.
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 9. 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.
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
Congress.

VISITORS TO LC
Foreign Librarians
Akira Okamoto, Librarian of the Ministry of Edu-
cation, Tokyo, Japan, with other members of a team
from the Japan Information Processing Development
Center.
Rasu Ramachandran, librarian in charge of audio-
visual and other public services, Singapore National
Library. He has just received a master's degree from
the Graduate School of Library Studies, University of
Hawaii, under the sponsorship of the East-West
Center.
Ray S. Walsh, Systems Librarian, Canberra College
of Advanced Education, Canberra, Australia. He is
recipient of a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship
to observe applications of computer technology to
library processes.
Maria Teresa Sanz, Director of the Library, Catho-
lic University, Santiago, Chile.
Isabel Haberer, Tutor Librarian, Hatfield Poly-
technic, Hatfield, Herts, Great Britain. She is serving
as Head of Circulation Department, Baker Library,
Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration,
on an exchange arrangement.
Ernst Kohl, Chief, Computer Operations, Bavarian
State Library, Munich, Germany. His special interests
also include African studies.
Tatsumi Hyodo, Chief of the Library Division,
Japan Securities Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

American Librarians and Library Students
Six technical librarians from the Swem Library,










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College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
Dr. Mathilde Rovelstadt and 20 graduate students
in library science from Catholic University.
A class of 15 graduate students in advanced refer-
ence services from the University of Maryland with
their instructor, Henry Dubester.
Mrs. Mary Minton. public librarian from Berkeley,
Calif., and a recent recipient of a master's degree
from the Graduate School of Librarianship there.


STAFF NEWS

AWARDS
Mrs. Ida F. Wilson, Chief of the Central Services
Division, Administrative Department, was presented a
30-year Federal Service Award pin on March 21 by F.
E. Croxton, Administrative Department Director.
Mrs. Wilson came to the Library in August 1943
and worked in the Legislative Reference Service and
the Processing Department before joining the Admin-
isrative Department staff. In 1951 she was promoted
to the position of Assistant Secretary of the Library
and in August 1969 was appointed to her present
position. Mrs. Wilson received her A.B. degree from
Wiley College. Marshall, Tex., and has pursued grad-
uate studies in the field of public administration at
American University.
Mrs. Maria N. Levitzky, Subject Cataloger in the
Law Section, Subject Cataloging Division, was pre-
sented a 20-year Federal Service Award pin on March
23 by Edward J. Blume, Division Chief.
Born in Petersburg, Russia, Mrs. Levitzky received
her bachelor of laws degree from the University of
Tartu, Estonia. in 1939 and a master of comparative
law from the George Washington University Law
Center in 1971.
Mrs. Levitzky joined the Library in 1952 as a
Secretary-Translator in the Law Library where she
worked on the Mid-European Law Project. In 1959
she transferred to the former Air Information Divi-
sion and in 1960 to the Defense Research Division
where she served until 1970. She was appointed to
her present position in January 1971.

PERSONNEL CHANGES
Labor-Management Specialist Appointed
Martin F. O'Donoghue, Jr. has been appointed
Labor-Management Specialist, the Librarian of Con-
gress has announced. Mr. O'Donoghue, who will join
the Library staff on April 16, will serve in the Office
of the Assistant Director for Personnel.


Active in the labor-management relations field, Mr.
O'Donoghue is familiar with Federal labor-
management practices. His experience includes service
as counsel to health and welfare and pension funds
and participation in arbitrations under collective bar-
gaining agreements, both Federal and private. He has
dealt with the National Labor Relations Board and he
has represented both Federal agencies and Govern-
ment employee unions.
A graduate of Georgetown University (A.B. 1955)
and Georgetown University Law School (LL.B. 1958
and LL.M. 1962), he was admitted to the District of
Columbia Bar in March 1958 with practice before all
courts of general jurisdiction, including the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia


Mr. O'Donoghue


Judicial Circuit. He comes to the Library from the
Washington, D.C. law firm of O'Donoghue and
O'Donoghue.
Mr. O'Donoghue arid his wife, the former Marjorie
Dawdy, have four children, two boys and two girls.
aged 7 to 12. They make their home in McLean, Va.

Appointments: Barbara Jean Dvoryak, clerk-typist. GS-4,
Ser Rec, 4355; Hugh L. Elsbree. Jr., legal analyst. GS-12,
CRS A, 4630; Josephine T. Gibson, editorial assistant of cata-
log publications. GS-5, Cat Publ, 4487; Ellen Schaffer
Gomez, descriptive cataloger. GS-9, Desc Cat, 4670; Kent H.
Hughes, analyst federal budget, GS-1 2, CRS E, 4606; William
S. Hwang. decimal classification specialist, GS-9. DC, 4631;











April 6, 1973


Sheili A. Johnson, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, 8-500; Jim
King, bibbographer GS-5, E&G. 4673. Barbara J. Landrum,
card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, 11-500; Mollen Lee, clerk-
typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, 8-500; Dennis J. McHugh. payroll
clerk, GS-5. I MO. 4708; Deborah Medlar, editorial assistant,
GS-4, CRS SPR, 4533; Daniel M. Me. er, cataloging assistant,
GS-5, Cop Cat. 4663; Anne Langley Moore, accessioner,
GS-5, Ser Rec, 4578; 'Vctorla Van Deerlin, clerk-typist.
GS-3, GR&B, 9-600: Evelyn C. Vass, employee development
specialist. GS-7, Trng, 4572; Ellen Teola K. Watkins, em-
ployee development assistant, GS-5, Trng, 4654.
Temporary Appointments: Deborah K. Banks, clerical
assistant, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP; Paula J. Baughman, clerical
assistant, GS-3, Subj Cat. NP. Michelle Butler, library aid,
GS-1, DBPH, NP; David J. Godfrey, reference clerk, GS-3,
CRS F, NP; Allison Lee Grader, reference assistant, GS-4,
CRS EP, NP; Debra K. Leonard, clerical assistant, GS-3, Subj
Cat, NP; Willard T. Oyler, clerical assistant, GS-3, Subj Cat,
NP; Sarah M. Stolz, clerical assistant, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP.
Reappointments: Frederick W. Bauman, Jr., language spe-
cialist, GS-9, FRD, 4625; S. Diane Burns, special assistant to
the head, GT-5, Photodup, 4568.
Promotions: Nancy Abbott, to clerk-typist, GS-4, DBPH,
4687; Laura A. Christian, Ov Op, to assistant division secre-
tary, GS-6. Ser, 4686; Mia F. Greene, to research assistant,
GS-5, FRD, 4614; Jeffrey Lubin, Cop Serv, to copyright
technician, GS-6, Cop Exam, 4666; Elizabeth A. Madden,
G&M, to secretary to the executive officer, GS-7, CRS D,
4695; Connie M. Wilson, to clerk, GT-2, Photodup, 1-100.
Transfers: Alan D. Lee, CRS L, to peripheral equipment
operator, GS-4, CRS A, 4636.
Resignations: Donna Marie Baines, CRS E; Carol Ann
Bently, Photodup; James L. Cunningham, Card; Mattie R.
Fair, Bldgs; William T. Farrell, Jr., Photodup; Willie J. Gil-
christ, Jr., Bldgs; Lloyd E. Hankinson, MARC Dev; Marilee A.
Hill, Desc Cat; James J. Keeler, CRS EP; Gloria J. Kozak,
Cop Exam; Laura H. Malin, NUCPP; Robert L. Neal, Subj
Cat; Robert M. Smith, S&R; Barbara G. Snider, CRS E;
Patricia Ann Tebbs, GR&B UCIO; Michael R. Thompson,
Photodup; Winifred L. Thompson, CRS A; Margaret Vander
Els, Subj Cat; Mary L. Whalen, CRS Ed; Carol L. Word, Subj
Cat.

STAFF ACTIVITIES
Tao-tai Hsia, Chief of the Far Eastern Law Division,
delivered a paper on industrial and intellectual prop-
erty laws in the People's Republic of China (PRC) at
a symposium on the legal and practical aspects of
trade with Communist China held in Washington,
D.C., March 16 and 17. The symposium, a regional
meeting of the American Society of International
Law, was organized by the James Brown Scott


Society of International Law and by the staff of Law
and Policy in International Business, both associated
with the Georgetown University Law Center. In his
paper, Mr. Hsia focused upon the evolution of Com-
munist Chinese theory on patent, trademark, and
copyright protection as evidenced in its legislation
and upon the problems presented to Sino-Western
trade by the absence in the PRC's legislation of the
rights provided and guaranteed in comparable West-
ern enactments.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mr. and Mrs. Arvell Giles are the parents of a
daughter, Monique Shawnta, born March 20 at the
Columbia Hospital for Women. Mr. Giles is Supervisor
of the Publications Distribution Unit, Central Services
Division, and Mrs. Giles, the former Carolyn Cole-
man, is employed in the Bill Digest Section, American
Law Division, Congressional Research Service.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth K. Tanaka are the parents of
a daughter, Karen Yayoi, born on March 26 at Co-
lumbia Hospital for Women. Mr. Tanaka is a Subject
Cataloger in the Subject Cataloging Division.


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS

LC Science Tracer Bullet: Artificial Intelligence
(TB 73-4). January 1973. (6 p.) Compiled by B. 1.
Krevitt, the scope of the guide is defined as including
"material on the technical and philosophical aspects
of the question: Can a machine think?" Copies are
available free on request from the Reference Section.
Science and Technology Division, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and 7Ttles Reported by Other American Libraries.
January 1973. (xx, 532 p.) Compiled by the Library
of Congress with the cooperation of the Resources
Committee of the Resources and Technical Services
Division, American Library Association. For sale by
the Card Division, Library of Congress. Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex. Washington, D.C. 20541. for $890
for the year's subscription.

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. No. 73-14
(March 27) Clare Boothe Luce and James Michener named
honorary consultants in American Letters to the Library of
Congress.









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Library of Congress Regulations: No.1320 (March 28) con-
cerned the inclusion of cataloging and availability of data in
Library of Congress publications to assist purchasers; no.
1514-8, page 6 (March 29), provided for the Librarian's re-
view of Federal tort claims in excess of $1,000.
Special Announcements: No. 552 (March 15) announced
the appointment of Mrs. Elizabeth L. Tate as Chief, Descrip-
tive Cataloging Division, Processing Department; no. 553
(March 16) referred to the Library's tuition support program
under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act for Fiscal
Year 1973.


NEW REFERENCE WORKS

The first volume of the third edition of the Soviet
children's encyclopedia Detskaia entSiklopedia, spon-
sored by the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the
USSR and issued by the Moscow publishing house
"Pedagogika" (AG55.D4) is devoted to an examina-
tion of the planet earth, its origins, geological struc-
ture, biosphere, and exploration. Each of the
succeeding volumes of this encyclopedia, to be
completed in 12 volumes, will be devoted to a similar
single theme, and will present its articles and support-
ing pictorial, cartographic, and bibliographic material
with the aid of an advisory board among whom are a
number of eminent Soviet scholars. A short examina-
tion of this first volume indicates that it makes
relatively few concessions to the young reader, assum-
ing a considerable level of literacy and ability to
handle complicated concepts, and it is also evident
that significant attention has been given to presenta-
tion of up-to-date scientific information. A copy of
this first volume is available in the general collections.
[Robert V. Allen]

Xerox University Microfilms of Ann Arbor, Mich.
has issued a guide to doctoral dissertations on sub-
Saharan Africa accepted by universities in the United
States and Canada from the 19th century through the
1968-69 academic year. Entitled United States and
Canadian Doctoral Dissertations on Africa, it revises
and updates A List of American Doctoral Disserta-
tions on Africa, compiled by the African Section,
Library of Congress, in 1962. While the earlier guide
identified approximately 700 titles, including works
on North Africa, the revision has over 1,000 titles
exclusively on Africa south of the Sahara. The com-
piler, Peter Duignan, Director of the African Program,
Hoover Institution, points out in the introduction
that North Africa is excluded from the guide because


this area is covered by American Doctoral Disserta-
tions on the Arab World, 1883-1968 (Washington,
1970. Sold for 55 cents by the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20402), compiled by the Near East
Section, Orientalia Division, Library of Congress.
Each entry in United States and Canadian Doctoral
Dissertations on Africa includes the University Micro-
films order number. Entries are established by per-
sonal authors, and their is a useful index arranged by
catchword or by parts of the title. Copies may be
requested free of charge from Xerox University
Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Mich.
48106. A copy is available for consultation in the
African Section, General Reference and Bibliography
Division. [Julian W. Witherell


NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
PLANS SET FOR APRIL 8-14
(Continued from p. 113)

Promotional aids prepared for use in this year's
observance by cooperating artists and advertising
agencies include three posters, a mobile, a calendar
sponsored by the American Library Association's
National Library Week Committee, a streamer, a
bookmark, and a button. Many of the aids feature an
ostrich that has been used in promotional materials
for past observances, bringing the message that only
an ostrich can afford to neglect the purposeful use of
books and other library materials.
National Library Week in the District of Columbia
will be kicked off on Sunday, April 8, by a meeting
of the D.C. Library Association at 2 p.m. at Caldwell
Hall, Catholic University of America. A highlight of
the week's observance will be the formal opening on
Wednesday, April 11, of the District of Columbia
regional library for the blind and physically handi-
capped in the Martin Luther King Memorial Library.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30
a.m. that day in the Library's Special Services Divi-
sion, of which the regional library is a part. Milton S.
Byam, Director of the District of Columbia Public
Library, will be in charge of the opening ceremonies.


NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD

White House Receives Record Library
The Recording Industry Association of America has
presented to the White House a collection of Ameri-










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can recordings which reflect the Nation's wide range
of interest in recorded InmuiL diama, prose, and
poetry. The diverse collection of 1.85( records is the
result of an offer made by RIAA in 1969 to provide
the White House ,vith a repiest'!tstive collection of
American recordings and the necessary recording
equipment, while at the same time establishing a
duplicate collection at a Washington location for use
by the public. Mrs. Richard Nixon, to whom the offer
was made, was enthusiastic about the proposal and,
with the concurrence of the Committee for the Pres-
ervation of the White House, announced plans in
January 1970 to establish a White House Record
Library.
A special commission was named by Mrs. Nixon of
five individuals with expertise in the five categories to
be included in the collection: Johnny Mercer, com-
poser (popular); Irving Kolodin, music critic and
associate editor of Saturday Review jazz broadcaster
for the Voice of America (jazz); Paul Ackerman,
executive director and music editor of Billboard
(folk, country, and gospel); and Helen Roach,
founder of the Brooklyn College spoken word collec-
tion (spoken word). The Commission's objective was
to develop a representative collection of the finest
recordings reflecting American cultural tastes over the
years. Selections were generally limited to American
labels, but not necessarily to American music. While
each member was responsible for a particular cate-
gory of recordings, the final selections represent the
decision of the full Commission. The size of the
collection was limited to 2,000 records, as the library
will be housed in the White House living quarters. A
number of Library of Congress recordings were
chosen. Plans have been made to periodically update
the collection so that the library will continue to re-
flect the changing American cultural scene.
At the ceremony held at the White House on March
20, Mr. Conover, chairman of the selection com-
mission, made the presentation, describing the collec-
tion as one that "might have been chosen by any
mature family with taste and $12,000 to indulge it."
Mrs. Nixon accepted the record library on behalf of
the White House Historical Association and The
Kennedy Center will be the location of the duplicate
collection to be available to the general public.
Representing the Library of Congress at the
presentation ceremony were Librarian of Congress and
Mrs. L. Quincy Mumford, Reference Department
Director and Mrs. Paul L. Berry, Processing Depart-
ment Director and Mrs. William J. Welsh, former
Register of Copyrights and Mrs. George D. Cary,


Chief of the Music Division Edward N. Waters, Assis-
tant Chief of the Music Division and Mrs. Donald L.
Leavitt, and Recorded Sound Section Business
Manager Alvan R. Greyer. A reception followed the
presentation.

Enoch Pratt Free Library
Begins Fund-Raising Drive
A drive is under way to raise money for the George
Peabody Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
of Baltimore. Formerly the Peabody Institute Li-
brary, chartered in 1858 and housed since 1878 in a
remarkable building on East Mount Vernon Place, the
Peabody became a department of Enoch Pratt in
1966. Its collections, which remain intact, are partic-
ularly strong in genealogy, medieval art and architec-
ture, natural history, cartography, and travels.
Many of the rare books and manuscripts, however,
are in danger of deterioration-and eventual
destruction-from heat and dryness. The building, an
architectural gem, has had little renovation in its 95
years. A Committee for the Peabody Department has
begun a fund-raising campaign. The first phase, with a
goal of $250,000, will provide air conditioning and
humidity control; the second, a $550,000 program of
rebinding and restoring those items already badly
damaged.

Technical Services Librarians to Meet
The New England Technical Services Librarians will
meet on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
the Boston Public Library for a Workshop on Tech-
nical Services Costs. Preregistration is required and
inquires should be sent to Jacqueline Colby, MIT
Libraries, Cambridge, Mass. 01906, or Richard
Palmer, Graduate School of Library Science, Sim-
mons College, Boston, Mass. 02115.

Library Measurement Study Conducted
The data-gathering phase of the Public Library
Measurement Study, currently in progress at Rutgers
University, has been completed under the direction of
Binford H. Conley. The study was designed to test
demonstrable relationships between library user
satisfaction, select indices of library performance, and
resource allocation. The second phase will be an anal-
ysis of collected data which, when completed, should
provide a broad data base and different measurement
tools for decision making by library managers and
academic administrators. The study has been funded
by the National Agricultural Library and participating
institutions include Florida A & M University; Fort






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Valley State College, Georgia; North Carolina A & T
University: South Carolina State College, and South-
ern University in Louisiana. Further information con-
cerning the study is available from Mr. Conley at the
Graduate School of Library Service, Rutgers Univer-
sity, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903.

Washingtonian Publisher to Speak to STC
The Society for Technical Communication will
meet on April 16 to hear Richard Conte, Publisher of
the Washingtonian Magazine, speak on "Editorial
Policy and Production of the Washingtonian." A
coffee at 7:30 p.m. will precede the 8 p.m. meeting in
the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Md.
Additional information may be obtained by contact-
ing Harry Schecter, 2939 Van Ness St., N.W., Wash-
ington, D.C. 20008, (202) 223-4060. The public is
invited to attend.

Archival Institute to be Held in Denver
The Department of History and the Graduate
School of Librarianship at the University of Denver
will conduct, in cooperation with the State Archives
of Colorado, the Twelfth Annual Institute for Archi-
val Studies and Related Fields to be held at the
University July 12 through August 10. Designed for
those employed in archival, library, or related profes-
sions, as well as advanced students of history, the
Institute will present, theory, principles and applied
methodology of archives administration through
lectures and discussions led by specialists in the pro-
fession. Additional information and registration
materials are available from Institute Director and
State Archivist of Colorado Delores C. Renze, Insti-
tute of Archival Studies, Department of History,


Mary Reed Building, Room 424, Denver, Colo.
80210.

International Library School to Meet in Wales
The first annual International School of Librarian-
ship will be held in Aberystwyth, Wales, from July 3
to August 25. Under the joint sponsorship of the
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Library
and Information Sciences and the College of Li-
brarianship Wales, the School will offer seven
advanced-level courses in school library management,
music libraries, descriptive bibliography, communica-
tions, international librarianship, and information
science. A distinguished international faculty has
been drawn from major schools of library and infor-
mation science in Canada, the United States, Wales,
and England to conduct classes on the new campus of
the College of Librarianship Wales located in an
ancient village two miles from the famous summer
resort of Aberystwyth on Cardigan Bay.
Additional information and a descriptive brochure
are available from Harold Lancour, Dean Emeritus,
Graduate School of Library and Information
Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
15260.

Correction: In an article entitled "Eastern Euro-
pean Materials Discussed at Joint Meeting," appearing
on A-68 of the Information Bulletin for March 9,
Stan Humenuk was erroneously listed as Head Cata-
loging Librarian at Kent State University; in fact, he
occupies that position at Western Illinois University.
Omitted from the list of Slavic specialists attending
the meeting was the name of Andrew Turchyn, Li-
brarian for Slavic Studies, Indiana University.


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