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Vol. 32, No. 27
July 6, 1973
IN MANUSCRIPT DIVISION
:"I called for the spirit of my father. It... re-
spoided by rapping." This entry from the diary of
2-year-old James A. Garfield goes on to describe the
future President's reactions during a stance at which
the celebrated Fox sisters communicated with the
spirits of those who had passed over. Garfield con-
chuded, "Tis a mystery ... and I'll not speculate upon
'..~s diary and a varied assembly of other manu-
mit~i pertaining to the spirit world will be displayed
in the Manuscript Reading Room through September
29% Examples of mirror writing and automatic writing
produced by two Whshington, D.C. mediums in the
19th century will also be shown. The medium J. B.
Conklin received a telepathic message from President
Abraham Lincoln's close friend, Edward D. Baker,
who had recently been killed in action at Ball's Bluff,
Va. Conklin transcribed and sent to President Lincoln
the message which can only be read by reflecting the
written images into a mirror. Mrs. Cranston Laurie
held sances in her Washington home and there,
according to the diary of Major Benjamin B. French,
the spirit of President Andrew Jackson controlled her
hand as she recorded a letter to him from the Presi-
Othar jtims in the exhibit are a petition for clem-
enam in.ied by eight women accused of witchcraft in
Ipswhifa Mass., in 1692; the American physicist Wil-
liam W. Coblentz's description of a stance during
which he conversed with the spirit of William James
about the importance of developing our psychic
senses; manuscripts of the Wright Brothers, the
Rodgers Family, Phineas P. Quimby, Shirley Jackson,
Taylor Caldwell, and a letter written by Madame
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, who was perhaps more
deeply versed in the occult sciences than any other
woman of modem times.
The Manuscript Reading Room is open from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
SYLVIA RENDER APPOINTED
AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY SPECIALIST
Sylvia Lyons Render, a black woman scholar, has
been named to the post of Manuscript Historian and
Specialist in Afro-American History and Culture at
the Library of Congress. Mrs. Render has been
granted a leave of absence from North Carolina
Central University, Durham, where she is a professor
of English, in order to accept the appointment for the
1973-74 academic year.
Mrs. Render will assist researchers in the use of the
Library's valuable source materials in Afro-American
history and culture and will advise potential donors
on the need to build up the collections. The Library's
collections in these subject areas are extensive, cover-
ing the colonial period, slavery, colonization and the
founding of Liberia, the abolitionist movement, the
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Civil War, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington,
the National Urban League, the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People, and literary
figures of the 19th and 20th centuries.
A distinguished scholar, lecturer, and educator,
Mrs. Render has been a member of the North Caro-
lina Central University faculty since 1964; she pre-
viously taught at Florida A & M University in
Tallahassee. A graduate of Tennessee A & I State
College, she holds the M.A. degree from Ohio State
University and the Ph. D. degree from George Pea-
body College for Teachers, Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to her academic work, which has
included speeches and lectures in universities through-
out the country, Mrs. Render acts as textbook con-
sultant to the Macmillan Company, as a member of a
college evaluating team for the North Carolina State
Department of Public Instruction, and as a consultant
to the Ford Foundation on the award of post-
baccalaureate fellowships to blacks. This spring she
lectured on the subject of Afro-American literature to
teachers in the Durham County School system.
Mrs. Render is an authority on the work of Charles
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W. Chesnutt, a popular black author of the 19th cen-
tury. She wrote the introduction to his Marrow of
Tradition in the Amo Press/New York Times series,
"The American Negro: His History and Literature."
She contributed the article on Chesnutt to the 1969
edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica and will com-
plete a general biocritical study of Chesnutt this
summer for Twayne's U.S. authors series.
Her collection of Chesnutt's short fiction, including
a monograph-length introduction, has been accepted
for publication by Howard University Press.
Mrs. Render is a member of the College Language
Association, the National Council of Teachers of
English, the Modem Language Association, the North
Carolina-Virginia English Association, the North
Carolina Folklore Society (she is second vice presi-
dent), and the South Atlantic Modem Language
LC POLICE PAY LEGISLATION
The Senate Committee on Rules and Administra-
tion held hearings on June 27, in executive session,
on S. 1904, a bill to provide salary increases for
members of the police force of the Library of Con-
gress. The Director of the Administrative Department
and the Legislative Liaison Officer appeared before
the Committee to support this legislation.
The Committee approved reporting the bill to the
floor of the Senate where it was passed on June 28.
The bill as reported would increase the maximum pay
of privates on the Library of Congress Police Force
from the equivalent of Grade 5, Step 5, of the general
civil service classification schedule to the equivalent
of GS-7. The pay of sergeants would be increased
from the equivalent of GS-6, Step 5, to the equivalent
of GS-8; lieutenants from the equivalent of GS-7,
Step 5, to the equivalent of GS-9; senior lieutenants
from the equivalent of GS-9, Step 5, to the equivalent
of GS-10; and captain from the equivalent of GS-1O,
Step 5, to the equivalent of GS-I 1.
CARD DIVISION TO DISTRIBUTE
CARDS FOR MARC MAP TAPES
The Card Division has available for distribution
catalog cards for all maps included on MARC tapes.
The tapes, a result of the recent expansion of the
MARC Distribution Service to include bibliographic
records for maps currently received and cataloged at
Catherine Bahn Receives SLA Award .
Card Division to Distribute MARC Map Cards .
Eerie Manifestations in Manuscript Division .
Federal Credit Union Declares Quarter Dividend
Health Services Office Continues Campaign .
LC Police Pay Legislation ... ..
Sylvia Render Appointed
Afro-American Specialist . ..
Softball Team Evens Second Half Record .
Staff News . . .
Appendix . .... A-10
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the Library of Congress, cover all single and multi-
sheet thematic maps, map sets, and maps treated as
serials in all Roman alphabet languages.
The Card Division, which also distributes the tapes,
is able to sell map catalog cards on a standing order
basis to anyone who wishes to purchase them. It is
estimated that anyone placing an annual subscription
for these printed map catalog cards, which is the only
manner in which they will be sold, will receive
approximately 4,800 cards per year. The cost to the
subscriber will be five cents per card. Shipments of
cards will be made weekly and billings will be made
monthly. Subscribers who have regular established
accounts with the Card Division may charge subscrip-
tions for these map cards to their accounts. New sub-
scribers may write to the Chief of the Card Division,
Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C.
20541, for information on establishing an account.
CATHERINE BAHN RECEIVES
SLA HONORS AWARD
Catherine I. Bahn, Principal Recommending Officer
in the Science and Technology Division, is the 1973
recipient of the Special Libraries Association Geog-
raphy and Map Division Honors Award for outstand-
ing achievement in geography and map librarianship.
Active in the field of geography most of her adult
life, Mrs. Bahn has served on various committees of
the SLA Geography and Map Division and has con-
tributed many articles to the Division's Bulletin,
while also serving as the Bulletin's book review editor.
Other articles by Mrs. Bahn have been published in
the Journal of Geography and The Carto-Philatelist.
In addition to her efforts in support of the SLA
Geography and Map Division, Mrs. Bahn has been
active in the Science and Technology Division of
SLA, the Washington, D.C. Geography and Map
Group, the Association of American Geographers, the
Arlington Historical Society, and the Carto-
Philatelists. Since 1952, she has taught at the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Graduate School, where,
through her course "Library Techniques: Maps and
Charts," she has shared her high standards and
personal enthusiasm with her students.
Before assuming her present position in the Science
and Technology Division, Mrs. Bahn was head of the
Acquisitions Section in the Geography and Map
WILLIAM JAY SMITH REAPPOINTED
HONORARY CONSULTANT AT LC
William Jay Smith has been reappointed Honorary
Consultant in American Letters at the Library of
Congress. In his position, Mr. Smith will be informed
of Library activities and will be consulted concerning
literary programs, additions to the collections, and
nominations for the post of Poetry Consultant. He
will serve for a three-year term.
Mr. Smith served as Consultant in Poetry in English
to the Library from 1968-70, and as Honorary Con-
sultant from 1970-73. His published works include
Mr. Smith and Other Nonsense. If I Had a Boat, The
Tin Can and Other Poems, Poems: 1947-57, Celebra-
tion at Dark, and two works of criticism, The Spectra
Hoax and Herrick. A contributor to The New Yorker,
The Atlantic, and other magazines, he was for five
years poetry reviewer for Harper's. He is a permanent
member of the faculty of Hollins College, Hollins
QUARTER DIVIDENDS DECLARED
BY LC FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
The Board of Directors of the Library of Congress
Federal Credit Union declared a 4 3/4 percent divi-
dend for the quarter ending June 30. The dividend, a
quarter percent higher than the traditional dividend,
will be credited to members accounts on July 1.
The Credit Union reminds its members that the
reduction of its annual percentage loan rate from 12
to 10.8 percent continues until August 31.
The Credit Union is open daily from 1 I a.m. to 3
p.m. and on paydays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is
located in Room 1008 in the Sub-basement of the
Annex Building. The Credit Committee meets at
noon each Monday and Thursday to review loan
applications. Credit Union Manager is Jim Mitchell.
Library employees who are not members of the
Credit Union may join by paying a $1 membership
fee and depositing a $5 share.
SOFTBALL TEAM EVENS
SECOND HALF RECORD
The WRA Men's Slow-Pitch Softball team lost the
first game of the second half of the season on June 11
to the S.W. Senators, 12-6. Although LC outhit the
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Senators by 14-12. they could not bring enough
runners across home plate.
On June 18 LC spotted U.S.P.S. six runs in the first
inning and came from behind to win 19-17. Dave
Osnon slugged two home runs for LC, and James
Travis and Edward Jewell hit one each as the team
evened its second half record at 1-1.
HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE
CONTINUES HYPERTENSION CAMPAIGN
The Health Services Office reports that it has tested
175 staff members in the first four weeks of its cam-
paign to detect high blood pressure and that 23 staff
members, or 13 percent of those tested, were found
to have a significantly high blood pressure. Of the 23,
the report states, six had not been aware that they
had high blood pressure and. of the 17 who did
know. 10 were under a doctor's observation. More
than half of the staff members discovered to have
high blood pressure were overweight.
Ini projecting diese statistics, the Health Services
Office estimates that one out of eight staff members.
or a total of 5(X). would show symptoms of hyper-
tension if tested. More important, 100 of these would
learn for the first time that they had high blood pres-
sure. This does not mean that there are 500 very sick
people. Of the people tested by the Health Services
Office. only six required medicine for high blood
pressure. Early detection, however, can protect
against the more severe or complicated hypertension
which can develop.
Staff members may have their blood pressure taken
in the LC Health Rooms between 2 and 4 p.m. daily,
as the detection campaign continues.
The month of June has brought an unusual number
of retirements from the Library, 59 to date. In this
and following issues, the LC Information Bulletin will
focus on the retirees, beginning this week with those
from the Reference Department and Congressional
Elden E. Billings, Analyst in International Trade
and Finance, Economics Division, Congressional
Research Service, retired on June 29, after more than
36 years of Government service, all with the Library
of Congress and most in CRS.
A native of Pasco, Wash., Mr. Billings received his
B.A. degree in business administration from the
College of Puget Sound in 1935. He has done exten-
sive graduate study at American University, and in
1952, studied at the University of London School of
He began his Federal career at the Library in
November, 1936, as a Deck Attendant in the former
Reading Room Division. Later, he was in charge of
the book-control room in the Annex Building before
transferring to the then Legislative Reference Service
in 1941. During World War II, he served in India with
the U.S. Army Air Corps.
In the Legislative Reference Service, Mr. Billings
served as a Reference Librarian, and in January, 1948
was promoted to Analyst in International Finance in
the former General Research Section. On leave for
three months in 1953-54 while serving with the Com-
mission on Foreign Economic Policy, Mr. Billings
returned to LRS as an Economist in International
Finance in the Economics Division. In January 1968,
he assumed his present position.
On February 10, 1972, Mr. Billings received the
1971 Lincoln Award of the Year, presented by the
Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, for out-
standing interest, research, and scholarship of Abra-
Eileen C. Donahue, Reference Specialist in Educa-
tion in the Thomas Jefferson Reading Room, retired
from the Library on June 23 after more than 12 years
A native of New Bedford, Mass., Mrs. Donahue
received a bachelor's degree from Bridgewater
Teachers College and taught at the junior high school
level for several years before moving to Washington,
D.C. In 1959, she received an M.S. in library science
from Catholic University. She acquired a year's expe-
rience in reference and cataloging at Dunbarton
College before coming to the Library.
Conscientious and dedicated, and a most thorough
researcher, Mrs. Donahue has been ideally suited to
public reference work. Over the years many readers
she assisted have sent written commendations to her
supervisors. Perhaps the culminating accolade came in
1969 when Milton Lomask dedicated his Odd
Destiny: A Life of Alexander Hamilton (New York,
Farrar, 1969) to her saying, "since one of the nobler
beings, second only to guardian angels and honest
mechanics, is a good reference librarian, this book is
for Mrs. Eileen Donahue of the Library of Congress."
After July 1, the Donahues will be putting their
Cape Cod place in order with the aid of their son and
Vol. 32, No. 27
July 6, 1973
64TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION
Pittsburgh Pa., June 10-14
More than 2,000 persons attended the 64th Annual
Conference of the Special Libraries Association on
June 10-14 at the Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh. The
Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pete Flaherty, had officially
proclaimed June 10-16 as Special Libraries Week "in
recognition of the contributions made by the Special
Libraries Association in providing organizations, both
private and public, with a wide variety of specialized
scientific and technological information and for their
interests in improving communications and education
in the community."
On Sunday afternoon, first conference attendees
enjoyed a Viennese Table Party at which they met
SLA officers and division representatives and saw a
10-minute film about Pittsburgh.
A conference-wide reception later that afternoon,
sponsored by some 100 exhibitors, was followed by
an evening "Party Liner," a boat ride with a buffet
and band entertainment. The cruise gave SLA mem-
bers a view of Pittsburgh from three rivers-the Mo-
nongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio.
SLA President Edward G. Strable, J. Walter
Thompson Company, Chicago, presided over the
opening session on Monday morning. Leonard C.
Staisey, Chairman, Allegheny County Commissioners,
and Peggy Hinchcliff of the Mellon Institute Library,
President of the Pittsburgh Chapter, welcomed the
Association members. Conference Chairman, Robert
E. Fidoten, PPG Industries, introduced four speakers
on "Expectations for the Future." Irving Wender,
Director, Energy Research Center, U.S. Bureau of
Mines, outlined the future demands in research,
declaring that practical management would be a
necessity. Jerome B. Schneewind, Dean, College of
Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, spoke
about the future role of academia, saying "colleges
have changed now, encompassing any group, any age,
any place, any time, but the goal of higher education
is still to learn to think and to do research." Richard
W. Cottam, Political Science Department, University
of Pittsburgh, traced the erosion of American sover-
eignty to the literature that dominated the country in
the last decade and extended it to the decade of the
70's. Ronald R. Davenport, Dean, School of Law,
Duquesne University, said that extensive use of film
could cut operating costs in legal libraries.
The Tuesday morning session opened with brief
welcomes from the Pennsylvania Library Associa-
tion's President, Joseph Falgione, Carnegie Library,
and from Emest Deerschuk, State Librarian, Harris-
burg. Three speakers talked about planning for the
future. Maurice J. Mascarenhas, Executive Consul-
tant, Sewickley, noted that in a period of unprece-
dented change, those who do not plan will not
survive; Allen Kent, Director, Office of Communica-
tions Programs, University of Pittsburgh, discussed
fitting the new library technology into the old library
budget; and M. Garland Reynolds, Jr.. Vice President,
Welton Becket and Associates, Los Angeles, urged
that buildings and architecture be simple, more com-
pact, and plans thoroughly researched. Robert Pease,
Executive Director, Allegheny Conference on Com-
munity Development, discussed urban redevelopment
from the Pittsburgh point of view.
Following various luncheon meetings, eight concur-
rent sessions of papers contributed by SLA members
and others interested in the future of special libraries
and related areas were held in different hotels. The
papers, which were abstracted in the February issue
of Special Libraries, may be purchased from the
Association, 235 Park Ave. S, New York, N.Y.
The SLA Scholarship Event Tuesday night gave
members an opportunity to attend the opening per-
formance of Harry Belafonte at Heinz Hall of the
The Annual Meeting, chaired by Mr. Strable, on
Wednesday morning originally had been streamlined
to last an hour and a half but because of membership
participation it ran well over three hours. The
membership approved an increase from $5 to $8 per
year in student dues and a resolution on freedom of
communication. SLA's new officers and directors,
who took office at the end of the meeting, are Gilles
Frappier, Associate Parliamentary Librarian, Library
of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada, as President; Edythe
Moore, Manager, Library Services, Charles C.
Lauritsen Library, Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, as
President-elect; Roger Martin, Manager, Informatio
Center, American Express Investment Management
Company, San Francisco, as Chairman-elect of the
Advisory Council; and Janet Rigney, Assistant Li-
brarian, Council on Foreign Relations Library, New
York, as Treasurer (re-elected). Two new Directors
are Robert Klassen, Planning and Legislation Officer,
Office of the Associate Commissioner, Bureau of
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Libraries and Learning Resources, U.S. Office of
Education, and Marian Lechner, Librarian, Con-
necticut Ge.ieral Life Insurance Company, Hartford.
In his inaugural address, Mr. Frappier noted that SLA
has truly become an international association.
At the conference-wide reception preceding -the
banquet on Wednesday night Act 11, a balalaika
group provided entertainment. The banquet, a "Sa-
lute to All Nations," featured popular courses from
A scroll and medallion were presented to Sara Aull,
Science Librarian at the University of Houston, who
was elected to the SLA Hall of Fame in 1973. This
award is given in recognition of an extended and
sustained period of distinguished service to the
Association in all spheres of its activities.
The 1973 SLA Professional Award went to
Marjorie R. Hyslop, formerly joint editor of Metal
Abstracts and Metal Abstracts Index and Director of
Metals Information, American Society of Metals and
now Consultant to the American Society of Metals,
Copper Development Assoc., and the National
Federation of Abstracting and Indexing Services. A
book on information sources for metals literature
which she has written will be published this year. Miss
Hyslop received the award in recognition of her
accomplishments in the control of information ser-
vices in metals literature.
Jeanne M. Keogh, Chairman of the SLA Scholar-
ship Committee, announced that the recipients of
four $2,000 scholarship awards for graduate study at
library schools during 1973/1974 were Carolyn Niles
Davis (Newport News, Va.) to attend the Graduate
School at the University of North Carolina; Elleni
Kuliopulos Koch (Amherst, Mass.) to attend the
School of Library and Information Science, State
University of New York at Albany; Janet Suzanne
Kontje (Bayonne, N.J.) to attend the Catholic Univer-
sity of America Graduate Library School; and Dennis
Ray Petticoffer (Pasadena, Calif.) to attend the Uni-
versity of Southern California School of Library
Other awards presented were the Early Bird (first
person to pre-register) which went to Jean Flegal,
Union Carbide Co., New York; First Exhibitor to
reserve a booth to Readmore Publications, Inc.; the
1972 Chapter Growth Award to the Wisconsin
Chapter (45.8 percent); and the H. W. Wilson Co.
Award for the best Paper in Special Libraries in 1972,
to Dean Tudor for "The Special Library Budget"
The Pittsburgh Tamburitzans, a Yugoslavian group
of folk singers and dancers, provided spirited enter-
tainment for the banqueters.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
The Science and Technology Division opened its
activities with an "Open House" Monday night in the
Division suite. A business meeting was held on Tues-
day afternoon with Chairman Robert G. Krupp, New
York Public Library, presiding. After considerable
discussion, the members voted to make $2,000 of the
Division's funds available to SLA for the Research
and Planning Committee's use. New Division officers
and committee chairmen are: Chairman, Herbert
Holzbauer, Librarian, Defense Intelligence Agency;
Chairman-elect, Ellis Mount, Engineering Library,
Columbia University; Secretary, Elizabeth Walkey,
Milwaukee Public Library; Treasurer, Thomas J.
Deery, Technical Information Services, Armstrong
Cork Co.; Sci-Tech News Editor, Gabriele Wohlauer,
Eastman Kodak; Membership Chairman, Ann Hanlon,
DIA Library; Nominating Committee Chairman, Jo
Ann Clifton, Litton Industries (Calif.); and Chairman
of the Ad Hoc Committee on Planning, Catherine I.
Bahn, Library of Congress.
At a luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Ruth
Atkins, a student at the Graduate School of Library
Science, Austin, Tex., was introduced as the
Sci/Tech-sponsored student-visitor to the conference.
She has prepared a paper for the Sci-Tech News en-
titled "A Student's View of Special Library Educa-
tion: Some Questions That Need Answers." The
Preliminary Report of the Sci/Tech Ad Hoc Com-
mittee on Future Planning was presented at this meet-
ing by the Chairman, Catherine I. Bahn, Principal
Recommending Officer, Science and Technology
Division, Library of Congress. Among the goals
suggested by the Committee were cooperation with
other SLA divisions, a realistic assessment of person-
nel needs for the immediate and long-range future in
libraries oriented toward science and technology,
greater consideration of the needs of industrial and
commercial special libraries as opposed to govern-
ment libraries, recognition and support of the
regional network concept, and use of technology
assessment and technological forecasting for specific
requirements. The report contained a number of
recommendations, including one that the Division
devote some of its resources to the production of
specialized reference tools.
On Wednesday afternoon, a panel, all from the
University of Pittsburgh, discussed "Conventional and
Non-conventional Information Resources." The
participants were Carl Beck, Director, Center for
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International Studies: Edmond Howie, Assistant
Director. Knowledge Availability Systems Center;
Anthony Debons, Vice Chairman. Interdisciplinary
Doctoral Program in Information Science; and D.
Elizabeth Duncan, Coordinator, Campus-Based Infor-
mation Systems. The University has been accumulat-
ing a variety of commercial and noncommercial data
banks (Engineering Index, the American Chemical
Society, the AEC, etc.) and making the information
available on a regional basis to various universities. It
has also been building its own specialized campus
data bases. The panelists spoke of their belief that the
librarian should be an educator, educating students,
college instructors, and others in ways of utilizing
library resources to their fullest.
The Science and Technology Division joined the
Chemistry Division on Thursday for a joint tour of
the rolling mill of the Allegheny-Ludlum Steel
Corporation, Brackenridge, Pa., where members
viewed a computer-driven assembly line, metallurgi-
cal, chemical, and stress tests, and a miniaturized
scale of processing under laboratory conditions.
[Catherine I. Bahnj
GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION
The Division program opened on Monday with a
luncheon attended by 49 persons. Historian Lester J.
Cappon of the Newberry Library spoke on "Cartog-
raphy and History, a Case Study: The Atlas of Early
American History." Mr. Cappon, who is editor-in-
chief of this projected atlas, described the 10-year
struggle to obtain financial backing for the project.
Volume II, which covers the American Revolutionary
War era in 200 maps on 80 pages, is expected to be
published in 1975 by the Princeton University Press.
Volumes I and III will follow later.
On Monday afternoon more than 50 members
attended the annual business meeting presided over
by Division Chairman Richard W. Stephenson, Head
of the Reference and Bibliography Section, Geog-
raphy and Map Division, Library of Congress. High-
lights of the business meeting were the presentation
of the preliminary report of a committee established
to study standards for map librarians and map li-
braries; a report by David K. Carrington, Geography
and Map Division, Library of Congress, concerning
LC's recent offering of the monthly MARC Map tapes
on a subscription basis; and the presentation of the
Division's Honors Award. The Honors Award for out-
standing achievement in geography and map librarian-
ship was presented to Catherine I. Bahn, Library of
Congress, who was honored for her many years of
dedicated service to the SLA Geography and Map
Division and her significant contributions to the field
of map librarianship.
On Tuesday, 78 Division members lunched at the
La Bastille Restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh and
heard Walter W. Ristow, Chief of LC's Geography and
Map Division, speak on "Map Production and Pro-
curement Today." Mr. Ristow discussed the desir-
ability of regional map acquisition centers, the
possibilities of cooperative map acquisitions pro-
grams, and the desirability of declassification and
wider distribution of maps produced by military and
intelligence mapping agencies.
A Tuesday afternoon session, chaired by Gerard L.
Alexander, Chief of the New York Public Library's
Map Division, dealt with atlases. Norman L. Nichol-
son, Department of Geography, University of Western
Ontario, spoke on "National and Regional Atlases: A
Glance Backward and a Look Forward." Geoffrey J.
Mathews, Cartographer, University of Toronto, dis-
cussed "The Concordant Colophon: A Calm After a
Storm." And Jon M. Leverenz, Business Manager,
Cartographic Division, Ran McNally and Co., pre-
sented a talk entitled "Commercial Atlas Publishing:
Theory and the Real World."
Sixty-three persons attended a luncheon on
Wednesday in Webster Hall in Oakland. Wilbur
Zelinsky, President of the Association of American
Geographers, presented a stimulating address on "The
First and Last Frontier of Communication: The Map
The program continued that afternoon in the
auditorium of the Historical Society of Western Penn-
sylvania with a session of contributed papers, chaired
by Mary Galneder, Map Librarian, University of Wis-
consin, Madison. The speakers and their topics were:
Paula M. Strain, Librarian, Mitre Corp., McLean, Va..
"Mountain Libraries-A Look at a Special Kind of
Geographic Library"; Tamara Brunnschweiler, Inter-
national Library, Michigan State University, "The
Importance of Maps in Area Studies"; Frances K.
Drew, Price Gilbert Memorial Library, Georgia Insti-
tute of Technology, "The Development of the
Georgia Tech Library Map Collection"; Jean M. Ray,
Map Librarian, Southern Illinois University, "Who
Borrows Maps from a University Library Map
Collection-and Why?"; and Mr. Stephenson, "The
Reference Facilities and Services of the Geography
and Map Division, Library of Congress."
On Thursday, 96 persons participated in an all-day
geographical and historical field trip through south-
western Pennsylvania. Stops were made at recon-
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structed Fort Ligonier and at Falling Water, the
famous residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for
the Edger J. Kaufman family.
Newly-elected officers of the Division are: Chair-
man, Serge A. Sauer, Map Librarian, University of
Western Ontario; Chairman-elect, Alberta G. Koerner,
Assistant Map Librarian, University of Michigan; and
Secretary-Treasurer, W. Dale Ebersole, Assistant
Reference Librarian, University of Toledo.
[Richard W. Stephenson
The Picture Division officers attended the Division
Officers and Bulletin Editors meeting on Sunday and
a Conference Planning Meeting devoted to the tenta-
tive program of next year's Toronto meeting.
At a Division luncheon and program meeting on
Monday, Frazer Poole, Assistant Director for Pres-
ervation and Peter Waters, Restoration Officer, both
of LC, gave a talk on "Preservation of Library
Materials," with special emphasis on visual material,
i.e., posters, photographs, prints, and drawings. The
talk was followed by a lively question and answer
The Division's business meeting was held on Tues-
day. The new officers are: Chairman Kathryn D.
Blackwell, Minneapolis College of Art and Design:
Chairman-elect, Renata V. Shaw, Bibliographic
Specialist, Prints and Photographs Division, LC;
Secretary-Treasurer, Arline Baxter, New York Public
Library Picture Collection; and Director, Doloris C.
Renze, State Archivist of Colorado.
Picture Sources 3 and Picturescope, the two publi-
cations of the Division, were discussed extensively.
Mrs. Baxter offered to serve as interim editor for
Picturescope for the year 1973-74.
After a joint luncheon on Tuesday with the
Museums, Arts and Humanities Division, members of
the Picture Division visited the Carnegie-Mellon
University's Hunt Botanical Library and the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh's Frick Fine Arts Library.
J. E. Daily of the Graduate School of Library and
Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh
spoke at the Division luncheon on Wednesday on the
subject "Why Classify Picture Subject Headings?" His
talk, was followed by a discussion of the practical
consequences of his proposals. Following the debate,
the group toured the new facilities and library of
WQED, the public television station of Pittsburgh.
On Thursday the Picture Division and the Muse-
ums, Arts and Humanities Division participated in the
all day joint outing with the Geography and Map
Division to Fort Ligonier.
On Friday a small group of conference visitors went
on a bus tour of the Selma Burke Art Center and Old
Economy, a historic town administered by the Penn-
sylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Staff members of the Library of Congress Prints
and Photographys Division participating in the Pic-
ture Division programs were Virginia Daiker, Elisa-
beth Betz, and Mrs. Shaw. [Renata V. Shaw]
At a meeting of the Publisher Relations Committee
of the Division entitled "Forms and Formats: Stan-
dard and Rush Orders," participants discussed a stan-
dard order form for use by libraries, developed by a
National Libraries Task Force Work Group chaired by
Jennifer V. Magnus, Assistant Chief, Order Division,
LC. The draft form presented is being considered by
Subcommittee 36 of the American National Stan-
dards Institute Z-39 Committee. The session also
dealt with a rush order service form devised by Henry
Z. Walck, Sr., President of Henry Z. Walck, Inc.
Publishers, for the School and Library Marketing
Committee of the Association of American Pub-
Both forms were created as efforts to improve the
supply of books to libraries, by eliminating fulfill-
ment errors and reducing the time needed for process-
ing orders by suppliers. Representatives of libraries,
publishers, and wholesalers offered alternate sugges-
tions of varying degrees of feasibility to speed
receipts, telephone orders to publishers' retail depart-
ment, cash with order, one title per page, citation of
stock numbers (or ISBNs), and request for Special
Handling to reduce postal delivery time.
The suppliers agreed that standard locations of data
on orders would improve service, but also that "rush"
or "urgent" messages on orders have no effect on
filling speed. Widely varying processing routines
among the larger publishing houses preclude a single
successful method of reducing the handling of li-
The consensus of librarians in the audience was
favorable to a standard order form providing 3" x 5"
copies for the library. [Jennifer Magnus]
MILITARY LIBRARIANS DIVISION
At the Division's combined luncheon, program, and
business meeting on Wednesdays Richard E. Leonard,
an educational research analyst at the U.S. Army War
College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.. presented to talk
July 6, 1973
"Changing Information Requirements of Students
In his opening remarks, Colonel Leonard discussed
the challenges military librarians face, among them
overcoming the reticence of military officers, who are
action oriented rather than scholarly, in using library
facilities for research and data needs. He noted that
the military establishment is changing in response to
revised priorities. Some of the changes already under-
way, he said, are career specialization, curricular
revisions at service schools, tightened standards for
military research, and a new sense of military profes-
sionalism. Each of these vehicles of change has a
significant impact on the information needs of mili-
tary students and researchers-and on the libraries
which serve them.
As the military establishment changes, so too do
the students attending the Army War College. Ten
years ago only 25 percent of all students held ad-
vanced degrees. Today more than 50 percent have at
least a masters degree.
Col. Leonard discussed the current curriculum
practices at the College and reflected upon possible
changes. The core curriculum, which provides courses
in domestic problems, world power strategies, defense
management, and the behavioral approach to military
leadership, is supplemented by electives such as semi-
nars in logistics, military history, international rela-
tions and social factors of urban unrest and by
research. Changes will result in the offering of all core
and elective courses during the first two-thirds of the
school year and group research projects during the
Col. Leonard also described the College's oral his-
tory program in which retired senior officers are
The business meeting followed his talk and Presi-
dent Virginia Eckel, Wright Patterson Air Force Base,
Dayton, presided. New Division president for
1973-74 is Ruth A. Longhenry, Army War College
Library; Secretary-Treasurer, Aileen Ellis, Eglin Air
Force Base, Florida; and President-elect, Lovis Rains,
Office of Naval Research, Boston. A brief discussion
of financial and membership matters concluded the
meeting. [Frank Kurt Cylke
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his family. They plan to live a quiet life on the Cape
with side trips to Boston for cultural diversions. Many
of Mrs. Donahue's associates and friends in the
Library are urging her to continue her career once she
has settled into the New England life she knows and
loves so well.
On June 20, the General Reference and Bibliog-
raphy Division honored her and another retiree, Mrs.
Helen Killens [story follows], with a reception.
Helen H. Killens, Senior Reference Assistant in the
Union Catalog Reference Unit, General Reference
and Bibliography Division, retired on June 29 follow-
ing nearly 33 years of Federal service.
A graduate of Dunbar High School and Cardozo
Business College in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Killens
began her Federal service with the U.S. Bureau of the
Census in April 1934. She was also employed by the
Department of Justice and the War Production Board
before coming to the Library in May 1948.
Virtually all of Mrs. Killens Library service has been
related to the National Union Catalog (NUC). She
was originally appointed as a preliminary Filer in the
former Union Catalog Division, and received promo-
tions to increasingly responsible positions thereafter.
Her individual contributions in editing NUC entries
and providing reference service on library locations
are not easily recorded, but countless scholars have
been aided by her resourcefulness and her pain-
staking work. Always friendly, cooperative, and
reliable, Mrs. Killens will be missed by her colleagues
and friends in the Library.
She and her husband, Charles Killens, Jr., who
retired in May after 38 years service with the Govern-
ment Printing Office, expect to remain in Wash-
ington, D.C. and also plan to do some traveling.
John Kerr Rose, Senior Specialist in Conservation
in the Senior Specialists Division, Congressional
Research Service, retired June 29, after completing
37 years of Federal service, of which nearly 27 years
were at the Library of Congress.
Born in Tazewell County, Ill., Mr. Rose attended
Indiana University (A.B., 1928, M.A., 1931), Univer-
sity of Wisconsin, Clark University, University of
Chicago (Ph. D., 1935), and George Washington Uni-
versity (J.D., 1945).
Mr. Rose began his career with the Federal Govern-
ment in June, 1936, at the Rural Electrification
Administration, where he served as a research tech-
nician and economic analyst. He also worked for the
Board of Economic Welfare, the Foreign Economic
Administration, and the Office of International
Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce. He was
appointed to the Library of Congress in October,
1946 as a Consultant Geographer, later served as an
Analyst Geographer and, in 1955, was promoted to
his present position.
Mr. Rose's articles have been published in several
books, periodicals, and Congressional documents, the
Encyclopedia Britannica, and professional journals in
the fields of agriculture and conservation.
He holds bar memberships in Illinois and the
District of Columbia and is an active member in
numerous professional geographic, economic, and
scientific organizations, and is serving as a member of
the U.S. Committee for the International Geogra-
Burnis Walker, Executive Officer of the Congres-
sional Research Service who retired June 29, received
a Superior Service Award "... for more than thirty-
four years of energetic, resourceful, and above all,
dedicated service to the Library, particularly reflected
by your spirited leadership in the role of Executive
Officer in the Congressional Research Service...."
In presenting the award Librarian of Congress L.
Quincy Mumford said, "Your splendid record of ser-
vice in the Library certainly merits this award."
Born in Sherman, Tex., Mr. Walker attended the
Texas Technological College, where he studied jour-
nalism and received a B.A. degree in 1937. Deciding
on a career in library work, he went to the Louisiana
State University for his library degree which he
obtained in 1938. He has since completed the course
work at American University for a doctorate in public
administration. Before his appointment to the staff of
the Library of Congress in 1939, Mr. Walker was
Louisiana State Supervisor for the American Imprints
Inventory, Historical Records Survey. Works Progress
His first post in the Library was in the Union Cata-
log Division. From there he transferred to the Photo-
duplication Service and in 1941 was promoted to
Administrative Assistant in the then Reading Rooms
Division. Following a second promotion there, he
became Assistant Director of Personnel in 1941.
Mr. Walker entered the U.S. Navy in 1942,
attended the communications school at Noroton,
Conn., and served on the staff of the Commander-in-
chief, Atlantic Fleet, from 1943 to 1944; in 1944-45,
he was the communications officer aboard the light
cruiser U.S.S. Cincinnati. He returned to the Library's
Personnel Office after World War II, and served in
several capacities there, including Acting Director of
Personnel before his appointment as Administrative
Officer in the then Legislative Reference Service in
LC Information Bulletin
1949. He became Executive Officer in 1954 and
served continuously in that post until his retirement.
Over the years. Mr. Walker has served on and
chaired a number of committees concerned with vari-
ous Library activities, including the Incentive Awards
Committee. the former Performance Rating Com-
mittee. the Special Recruit Selection Committee, the
former Staff Advisory Committee to the Librarian,
the Training Advisory Committee, and the Activities
Committee of the Welfare and Recreation Associa-
tion. He was Vice Chairman of the 1963 United
Givers Fund Campaign in the Library and Chairman
for the 1971 Savings Bond Campaign.
rr ," ,
Mrs. Walker. Ar. Walker. and Congressman George H.
Aahon. good friend and fellow Texan.
In addition to his library activities, Mr. Walker has
maintained an active interest and participation in the
Naval Reserve; he currently holds the rank of
Captain. He served as Commanding Officer of a local
Naval Security Group Division from 1955-58 and was
on the staff of the Commander for Naval Reserve,
Washington. D.C. area. from 1959-62, and a member
of the Naval Reserve Officer Counseling Board for the
Washington. D.C. area from 1966-67.
Community activities over the years have seen him
President of the Cheverly Citizens Association; Vice
Commander of the American Legion Post 208;
Director of 4-H Club work in Clinton, Md.; President
of the Surrattsville. Md. PTA; President of the Clin-
ton Recreation Council; and Director of the Surratts-
ville Teen Club in Clinton. He has been active in the
programs of the Boy Scouts of America since 1932,
serving in numerous positions on the unit, district,
and council levels. In May 1973 he received national
recognition for distinguished and outstanding service
to Scouting and was awarded the "Silver Beaver
Award" by the National Capital Area Council.
Raymond M. Wiggs, Analyst in Industrial Organiza-
tion and Corporate Finance, Congressional Research
Service, retired on June 29, after more than 36 years
of Government service.
Born in Lorain, Ohio, Mr. Wiggs graduated from
Howard University in 1932 with a B.S. degree in
commerce and finance. He was employed by the D.C.
Board of Welfare as a social worker from 1934 to
1935 before joining the staff of the Library of Con-
gress in October 1936 as a Junior Clerk in the then
Legislative Reference Service. In 1940, he transferred
to the Librarian's Office for two months before
returning to LRS. Mr. Wiggs served as a Library
Assistant and Reference Librarian until 1948, when
he was promoted to Economic Analyst in LRS. In
1954 he was detailed for 30 days to serve with the
Commission on the Organization of the Executive
Branch of the Government.
Mr. Wiggs received a quality increase in 1964 for his
superior work performance. He has served with
increasing responsibility in the CRS Economics Divi-
sion, answering Congressional inquiries in the area of
Government procurement procedures, business-
government relations, and specific data on industries
Mr. Beglin. Mr. Mason, and Mr. Mumford
July 6, 1973
John A. Begin, and Tyrone J. Mason, Personnel
Staffing Specialist in the Placement and Classification
Office, received Incentive Awards with cash awards of
$250 from the Librarian in June 14 ceremonies. In
making the presentation, Mr. Mumford cited their
"... superior performance of duties in the Placement
Office during the period August 18-November 24,
1972" and their "unusual competence ... in carrying
out the recruiting workload."
Louis H. Berube, Administrative Assistant in the
Central Services Division, also was presented an
Incentive Award plus a $250 cash award by the
Librarian. The award was "in recognition of... supe-
rior job performance during the past year and
particularly the manner in which [Mr. Berube]
carried out an in-depth study of telecommunication
services and facilities available to the Library which
[he] undertook in November 1971 and completed in
March 1972. The Librarian also commended Mr.
Berube for his "industry and dedication which have
significantly contributed to the efficiency of [his]
Bobby F. Dove, Management Analyst Officer in the
Central Services Division, received an Incentive
Award and a $300 cash award from Mr. Mumford.
The Librarian presented the awards to Mr. Dove for
his "proficiency in the areas of paperwork manage-
ment and public relations during fiscal year 1972."
Mr. Dove was particularly commended for his
"industry and devotion to duty which have signifi-
Mr. Berube, Mrs. Silliker. Mr. Dove, and Mr. Mumford
Pvt. Johnson and the Librarian
cantly contributed to the overall accomplishment of
the Library's paperwork management program."
Walter L. Johnson, Private in the Library's Special
Police Force, received an Incentive Award and $25
for a suggestion to provide a translation of the quota-
tion beneath the mosaic of Minerva in the area of the
Visitors' Gallery. The quotation, which is written in
Latin, means "Not unwilling, Miner Minerva erects a
monument more lasting than brass." The suggestion,
cited by the Librarian in the June 14 award cere-
nony, "contributes to the effectiveness of the
Library in serving the public."
Maryellen Silliker, Secretarial Assist-
ant in the Central Services Division, re-
ceived an Incentive Award and a $200
cash award for her "unusual compe-
tence and knowledge as well as a
remarkable capacity for absorbing
extra duties and detailed responsi-
bilities for extended periods.. ."
when, in 1972, she assumed duties in
the absence of the Division Secretary,
the Paperwork Management Assistant,
and the Editorial Assistant. Mrs. Silli-
ker received the award in ceremonies
held in the Librarian's office on June
Appointments: Joanna K. Brown, edito-
rial assistant, GS-4, CRS E, 4880; Nathaniel
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Forret. janitor. WG-1, Bldgs, 13-100; George E. Jackson,
clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, 8-500: Helen Marie Palmer, card
drawing clerk, GS-3. Card, 11-500; Roger J. Pomeroy, read-
ing room assistant, GS-2. S&R, 6-600.
Temporary Appointments: Ruth Claire Baker, editorial
clerk-typist. GS-3, CRS F, NP; Kenneth R. Parker, distribu-
nion & serials assistant, GS-3, CRS L, 4773.
Reappointments: Geney E. Hall, publications clerk, GS-3,
Cop Cat, NP; Karen Maria Rinta, editorial assistant, GS-4,
CRS F, NP.
Promotions: Ronald M. Coward, to deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R. 2-600, Cynthia D. Parker, to area supervisor, GS-5,
Transfers: Joseph S. Brown. E&G, to peripheral equipment
operator, GS-4, ISO, 4872; Jennie D. Irvin, Cat Publ, to
clerk-typist, GS-5, Desc Cat, NP.
Resignations: Allison Lee Grader, CRS EP; Johnnie W.
Brown Jr., Preserv; Reginald Butler, S&R; Robert M. Coffelt
Jr.. Loan; Margaret Fernandez, Place & Class; Barbara Galen
Grogan, Bind; Leonard Hodges, E&G; Barbara C. Koks, FRD;
Maida C. Parker, Cat Publ; Stephen A. Rucker, Cop Serv;
Paulette Sneed, Ord; Marcella S. Wilson, ISO; Mary Kim
Yanoshik, Cop Cat.
Floyd D. Hedrick, Chief, Procurement and Supply
Division, is the author of an article entitled "What
Management Expects from Purchasing," in the March-
April 1973 issue of Southern Purchasor. In the article
lie develops Ihe philosophy and attitudes necessary
for successful purchasing management in the modern
Helen-Anne Hilker, LC Interpretive Projects
Officer, received an honorable mention from the
Society of Technical Communication for her article
"Monument to Civilization; Diary of a Building,"
which appeared in the October 1972 issue of the
Library of Congress Quarterly Journal. The award
was presented at a dinner given by the Society on
Tao-tai Hsia, Chief of the Far Eastern Law Division,
participated in a symposium on the Sino-American
LC Information Bulletin
detente and its implications sponsored by Sdthera w
Illinois University and held on St. George's Island,
Bermuda, June 9-10. Mr. Hsia's presentation, a study
of legal and practical aspects of cultural eaishngi
with the People's Republic of China, focused npaft
Communist Chinese legislation relevant to possibed
exchanges in the areas ofjibraries and.publicatfIsm
cultural property, foreign students, and the copy-
Carolyn H. Sung, Head, Reader Service Section,
Manuscript Division, has been elected President of the
Greater Washington Area Chapter of the Manusipt
The Manuscript Divisionp~g represented at the
National Archives Conference on Federal Archives as
Sources for Research on Afro-Americans, June 4-5,
by John McDonough, Manuscript Historian, and
Sylvia Render. Mrs. Render, who has been Professr
of English at North Carolina Central University, Dur-
ham, has accepted an appointment as Manuscript
Specialist in Afro-American History and Culture. She:
will join the staff of the Manuscript Division in
September. [See p. 237 of this issue.]
Gwendolyn R. Andrews and Sammy Davis were
married June 22, in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Davis is.
Library Aid in the Catalog Publication Division, Pro-
cessing Department, and Mr. Davis is with the General
Rachel E. Hawkins and Edward E. Watkins, Jr.
were married on June 23, at East Washington Heights
Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Watkins is a
Verifier in the Data Preparation Section of the MARC
Editorial Division and Mr. Watkins is a Pharmacl.
with the Peoples Drug Co.
The LC Professional Association will present kDr.
Hamilton Webb as guest speaker at the July 11 nIun
ing at 11:45 a.m. in the Whittal Pavilion. Dr. Webb~;i
the Library's Medical Officer, will speak on "Plannki
a Health Program."
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