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Letter of Transmittal ****************...* .....,.......... i***

Introduction *........................................* 1

Staff ...........................*.* .... .....*. ***...*..........*........ 1

High School Libraries ........... ...................................... 2

Public Libraries *******..........* ........... *........** .*** 3

Great Books Discussion Group ..............***..... ............. ... 4

Photo Duplication Service ..........................................

Von Scholten Room ................... ............... ............... 7

Library Exchanges ....... ................................ 9

Inter-library Relations .......... ,.................................... 10

Buildings and Space ....................................... ....... 11
Rural Udibrn a Serrioe ***************************************...,*..c*o 13
Rural Library Service ..................o. .............................. 13

Archives .************...** ..... *... ............... 14

The St. Croix Museum, Inc ........................................ 17

The Virgin Islands Museum, Inc.-St. Thomas, V.I. ..................., 19

APPEIDI I Library Personal Services


APPENDIX III Library Service to Rural Areas, Financial Report

APPENDIX IV LSA Program (Budget)

APPENDIX V Bureau of Libraries & Museums, Budget 1959/60

APPENDIX VI Bureau of Libraries & Museums, Budget 1960/61



Division of Box 390
Libraries & Museums January 13, 1961

Dr. Alonzo G, Moron
Commissioner of Education
Department of Education
Charlotte Amalie,
St. Thoias, Virgin Islands

Dear Dr. ioron:

I have the honor to submit to you the Annual Report
for the Bureau of Libraries & Museums for the fiscal year end-
ing June 30, 1960. In addition, because of my leave of absence,
I have included the first six months of the current fiscal year
to December 31, 1960.


-3 Enid .M Baa
J Chief, Bureau of Libraries & Museums





July 1, 1959 to June 30, 1960
(including 6 months to December 31, 1960)

The tremendous strides recorded in this year's work point to what

is usually called improvement, The library services are not by any means

to be considered average, On the contrary these islands can boast of

exceptional coverage of good quality and high standards. The area is

well served, and unfortunately as in the case of the exceptional climate

we enjoy, the population takes it for granted and as a result does not

avail itself generally of the resources. On the other hand the library

can do much more in the way of publicity and public relations to bring

the population to recognize these available benefits. This requires a

larger staff.,

This cotybiniis to bjjle r.an ;. ich tihe stu;'

minimum rreq uierieent of twenty-seven (27), This means that we are under-

staffed by six positions. There is no relief for anyone who takes annual

or sick leave. In such cases the services are curtailed until the employee

returns to duty. It means further that the work is nct properly delegated

in a manner to produce efficient accomplishment, but rather is piled on

to existing wmrployees in the hope that it may be done. Moreover, frequent

changes in the clerical level result in additional delays for orientation

only to change again as soon as that clerk is promoted to another office.

The paper work piles up. During the first half of the fiscal 1960/61 the

situation has not show improvement. The salary iteiri has been increased

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because of the cost of living raises but this is without benefit to the

personnel situation. (See Appendix I)


The school libraries are functioni-T this year with more crowding

than the previous year. In the Charlotte Amalie High School there was

necessity to bring two classes into the library because of the shortage

of classrooms. Lately, they have been able to stagger their classes and

thereby relieve the library of its classroom services. The St. Croix

library Christiansted High School Library has continued to be well

used for library purposes only. However, no additional books are being

provided. The elementary school section of those library is not meeting

the requirements of its readers because no books have been ordered or

purchased from the budget of the division. All additions which have been

rmde to these libraries fron the Secondary Education budget have been

World Book Encyclopedia and during fiscal 1960/61 the Collier's Encyclopedia.

No orders for any other books were allowed from Secondary Education budget.

It would seem that the National Defense Education Act did not apply

to these libraries for the purchase of books according to the way that

program; is run in the Virgin Islands. The tUS.,Office of Education is

now planning a workshop on National Defense Education Act. Title III

of this Act provides the largest amount to be spent from Federal grants

to help elementary and secondary schools and junior colleges to purchase

equipment and printed materials (other than textbooks) to improve the

teaching of science, mathematics, and modern foreign languages and for

the minor remodeling of laboratory or other space in connection with the

use of this equipment. $70 million a year for each 4 years is authorized.

The law provides, among other things, that funds can be expended for the

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purchase of insrtuctional supplies and teachirj aids and for instructional

equipment. These ray be library books and other materials such as audio-

visual aids, The exception shown above "(other than textbooks)" means that

they will not approve the purchase of classroom texts for each student, but

they will certainly approve the purchase of such texts to be used in the

libraries as reference materials. This only means that as reference we

would not be ordering as many copies of the same title as would be needed

for use as text. In this way school libraries are able to build up their

collections. It would seem also that the Act did not intend that such

books would be ordered for teachers' use instead of for libraries.

Since April 1959 a list of library reference books has been submitted

to the office of the Comnissioner and though the program is under way here,

nothing is done about the library books altriough other books have been pur-

chased for teachers' use. Library books are very rr-ch needed in both

Christiansted and Charlotte Analie Hi:h School libraries, as well as the

Claude O. harkoe School in Fredericksted.

The Claude O. iarkoe School has been in use for the past year (fiscal

1959/60) and still the library is witV out personnel and decision. No

assistant has been employed under the Secondary Education Budget. However,

during 1959/60 a Librarian I from the Public Library budget was assigned out

of emergency to that library and remained through the entore school year at

Public Library expense in order that some service could be given. During

1960/61 this practice has been discontinued and the library is without

service. The books and equipment are being destroyed by neglect.


Public libraries in the towns have been able to keep more regular

schedules than in the past two years. The library at Fredericksted has

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remained open every day of the week, Mondayy through Friday, from 9 a.m.

to 9 p.m. The circulation has shown and appreciable increase because the

flow of new books has sustained the interest of the public. Children's

work was kept constantly enthusiastic by quantities of new books purchased

through the Federal grants of the Library Services Act. This has helped

tremendously to keep the libraries equipped.

The St. Thomas Public Library was able to resume its evening opening

through this past year which means that the library was open from 9 a.m.

to 9 p.m. each week day excepting Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Here

again children's work was lively and enthusiastic.

Christiansted Public Library was kept open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

only because most of the evening work was for the service of students ar.d

teachers and they are now expected to use their high school library for

this purpose. Had the libraries more personnel it would have been possible

also to give this library an evening schedule.

The Bookmobile rural library service takes care of those readers who

otherwise would be coming to the town libraries of Fredericksted and

Christiansted on Saturdays or late evenings.


The new feature in the St. Thomas Public Library this year was the

formation of the Great Books Discussion group which has continued its

activities throughout the year. This is a reading group which meets at

the library to discuss the program of prescribed books organized by the

Great Books Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, The group is comprised of

25 regular members who purchased their books and have been quite constant

in attendance and discussions. They meet at the library bi-weekly and

discussions last two hours at each meeting. Some very lively discussions

have taken place. They are reading in their first year.

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Another new technical service added to the St. Thomas library is

the establishment of the Photo Duplication Center. This aspect of

library service is new to some libraries and non-existent in many more.

It enables the libraries to provide information and materials on microfilm

which otherwise would be impossible. It also allots for the rapid repro-

duction of scarce or limited materials. It improves the type of reference

and research services which the libraries can place at the finger-tips of

its readers. This is the type of service too which can preserve the fragile,

deteriorating archives and documents so valuable to the history of any area.

In order to do this on the best standards we have been assisted by

the Government Secretary,'s Office. We have purchased some of the basic

machines and equipment necessary to begin with, and plan to complete the

equipment of this photo-duplication laboratory in the present and succeeding

fiscal years. In the meantime we have secured the cooperation of the

University of Puerto Rico's photo-duplication laboratory to assist whenever

necessary in the duplication of films, and the exchange of necessary

reference materials.

The equipment on hand to date include the following:

1 35mm Microfilm camera (Remington Planetary purchased
by the Government Secretary's Office, Tax Assessor)
1 16mm Microfilm camera (Remington, purchased by Education
1 Microfilm reader (A/O electronic floor model, purchased
by the Bureau of Libraries & Museums)
1 Microfilm reader-printer (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing
1 Microfilm Storage Cabinet (Capacity 675 35mm rolls or
112 16mm rolls)
1 Enlarger (Kodak)
1 Verifax (Kodak)
1 Unipro (Continuous processing unit, Remington)

It remains to complete this laboratory with other cameras and a film

printer for making positive copies of negative microfilms, and air-con-

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ditioning installed im order to insure even temperature for film pre-

servation and processing.

Two microfilm operators have been employed and trained on the main-

land during the last months (October to November 1960) with tours of duty

in the New York Public Library, the library of Congress, Virginia State

Library at Richmond, Remington Rand laboratory in New York City, Columbia

University, and Recordak in New York City and Rochester. The operators,

Miss June Lindqvist and Mr. Franklin Jarvis have returned to the Public

Library and are putting their knowledge to use. Mr. Jarvis is charged

with the actual photographic work while Miss Lindqvist is responsible for

the coordination of library procedures with photo-duplication work.

Since April 1960 to date the photo-duplication laboratory had micro-

filmed all of the existing documents in the Tax Asssssor's Office in St.

Thomas from 1823 to 1959 (64 35mm rolls) and all of the 16 protocols of

index to quarters. Only four (4) large protocols of the latter half of

the 19th century which were too fragile to handle were left out for obvious

reasons. We are now ready to begin the St. Groix documents.

This addition of a photo-duplication laboratory to the library system

in St. Thomas is a step miles in advance of any library service in the

U1S. for an area this size. Indeed, visitors to our library are amazed

at the efficient service rendered through this medium.

Our film collection of local newspapers which date back to 1770 never

ceases to be a tremendous reference source for all kinds of information.

Questions pertaining to local history & information are coming in regularly

from the continent and other foreign countries and are answered 95% of the

time from this source. The newspaper collection of films number 116 35mm

rolls. Other material of historic importance is also acquired on films.

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This library is about to film the local Daily News as soon as we are

able to fill in the missing issues.

In addition to the news paper collection already on film we expect

to put all of the local newspapers on films which are now being collected.

In that way we can realize more shelving space for books so sorely needed.

This will include all newspapers published from 1917 to date.

The library also gives public service for a modest fee to all those

requiring photostat copies of personal documents. This is done through

the use of a Verifax rapid photostat. This is used in combination with a

multilith machine which can produce multiple copies in minutes through the

use of Verifax photoelectric masters.

The aim of the photo-duplication laboratory is to provide the services

whereby all government agencies may reduce their voluminous steel files to

microfilm rolls or microcard files. These micro-copies can be quickly and

easily reproduced in enlarged photographic copies for all types of uses.

Such copies are acceptable in court as the equal to originals.

The library will begin to process its own films as soon as the

laboratory is air-conditioned. At such time we expect to be able to

augment our revenue by processing films for the local banks or any other

agencies using microfilms, providing our processing is good. By this means

also we would be reducing the eisl of loss in the mail and eliminating the

time which is necessary to transport films to and from New York for pro-



In November 1960 the Virgin Islands Special Reference Collection was

re-named the Von Scholten Collection to commemorate the man who did most

to make the Virgin Islands history what it is today. This was Governor-

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General Peter Carl Frederik von Scholten, (1784-1854) Major-General,

Chamberlain, Grand Cross of the Order of Dannebrog, Silver Cross of

Dannehrog, Grand Cross of Isabella the Catholic's Order, Grand Officer

of the Legion of Honor, Comnodore of the Order of Guelphe-Orden, and

Knight of the Order du Merite Militaire. Peter von Scholten was the man

who introduced free compulsory education for all; he was the author of

the Proclamation of 1831 entitled PLAIN FOR AN IMPROVED AND MORE DISTINCT


published at St. Groix. He was the one who freed the slaves of the three

islands on July 3, 1848, some twelve years prior to the date agreed upon

by himself and His Majesty Frederik VII.

On this occasion the Consul-General of Denmark, Honorable A, Aabye

and Cultural Counselor Carlo Christensen of the Danish Embassy in

Washington, and His Excellency John David Merwin, Governor of the Virgin

Islands were at hand for the dedication, together with a small official

family gathering. This took place on November 3, 1960,

The collection of reference material housed in this room continues

to be of invaluable research importance in the service given. A full-time

reference assistant and a clerical assistant is decidedly necessary for this

section of library work in order to satisfy the numerous requests and inquiries

made on the material. Moreover, continuous cataloging needs to be done in

order to bring the material to the useful stage for the readers. Much in-

formation is hidden in the many volumes of uncataloged materials still

waiting to be analyzed.

Because this material housed in this room is not only Virgin Islands

history but includes all of the Caribbean area it has been found important

to coordinate these services with the Institute of Caribbean Studies estab-

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lished at the University of Puerto Rico. This Institute is endeavoring

to encourage studies on various aspects of social, economic and cultural

or literary nature covering all of the Caribbean area. For this reason

it must compile a catalog of that material which the University Library

hasj that material must be augmented and kept up to date, and in addition

it must have knowledge of the local history contents of all pther Carib-

bean libraires. This Von Scholten collection therefore must be made known

to the Institute library. We have therefore sent our first contribution of

some 1800 entries for such a union catalog. This represents just about 1/3

of our total Caribbean entries. Similar contributions were sent to the

libraries of the University of Florida, the Caribbean Commission, and the

Christiansted Public Library.

The Institute was established in July 1958 as a research and teaching

organization. Its function and activities are to include research, teaching,

folklore, music and the plastic arts, studies, and to serve as a meeting

place and center of exchange and dissemination of Caribbean materials. For

this reason the holdings oi the St. Thomaa collection are important as a

contribution to the Union Catalog.

Students matriculated at the Institute will be aware of the available

materials in the Virgin Islands and may be encouraged to do part of their

research in this library, particularly if that project has reference or

pertains to the Virgin Islands.


In the past year an increasing amount of requests have been received

from important libraries on the mainland for materials relating to or

originating in the Virgin Islands. Requests have come fom the Library of

Congress, Columbia University Library, Harvard University Library, University


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of Califronia (see Appendix II for mailing list of Institutions), and we

have been filling their needs. Of particular importance are legal publi-

cations and library reports. In return we have been receiving lists of

materials forn which we can select the items which interest us. This is

a most valuable source of free but important items, and in addition it

serves as a form of publicity and increased inter-library prestige for

the library system.


In the last five year period the relations between this Bureau of

Libraries and Museums and other agencies have improved to the point at

which now we believe we are pretty well known. This has been brought

about mostly through the activities of the Library Services Act in the

U. S. and significant events such as the publication of Virgin Islands

legal works, the meeting of the Caribbean Commission in St. Thomas, and

library conferences and seminars attended by the Virgin Islands librarian.

Whenever the libraries taje part in public affairs or related activities

away from home it advertises their existence. For the period covered by

this report the library has been represented in the following activities:

July 1959- 3d Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American
Library Materials, Pan American Union, Washington,
D. C. Paper submitted entitled "Survey of West
Indian Libraries" in collaboration with Librarian
of Caribbean Commission. (Copy on file in Com-
missioner's office.)

July 1959 American Library Association Annual Meeting,
Washington, D. C.

August 1959 Caribbean Commission Meeting at St. Thomas, V. I

May, 1960 Librarian made a reconnaissance tour of Martinique
& Guadeloupe to survey library facilities in pre-
paration for paper on Caribbean Library Cooperation.

July 1960 4th Seminar on Acquisition of Latin American
Library materials, New York Public Library. Paper
submitted. mentionedd above copy on file in
Commissioner's office.)

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July 1960 American Library Association Annual meeting
at Montreal, Canada,

November 1960 2d Assembly of State LibrarianE at Library
of Congress, Washington, D. C, (fieport,
January 11, 1961)

November 1960 3d Seminar on Bibliography of Central
American and of the Caribbean, Mexico City.
(Report, January 11, 1961)

December 1960 2d Assembly of Mexican Librarians, Mexico
City. (Report, January 11, 1961)

Attendance at the 4th Seminar on Acquisitions in New York conflicted

with the Seminar on Catalog Code Revision held at McGill University in

Montreal during June 1960, but it does not mean that this Library is not

keenly interested in the activities of the Code Revision. This is an

activity which will influence library service throughout Europe, the Americas,

and Asia because the Code is to be made international and uniform, It is

important to keep abreast with these developments and to accept the change

which will come with the findings. Moreover, such changes will also demand

that the proposed and long delayed Conference of Caribbean Librarians be

no longer delayed for the good of the services, The Virgin Islands libraries

must take an active part in this Conference since we are far advanced in

the field of library services.


There is hardly a library in existence which is not concerned about

space, The tremendous production of publications requires that libraries

make the best use of available space. Microforms have been employed

because of this need of space saving.

The St. Thomas Public Library (the central library) is very much in

need of space. The Children's room is too small to accommodate all of

the children from 3d to 6th grades. There is no young people's section

in which the teen-age or high school students may be served. The

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preparations section is now occupying a space formerly used for exhibits

and which is sorely needed in any library. Preparations too require ade-

quate space, Microfilming requires a s action of its own and equipment

and furnishings suitable to it. The V. I. materials have expanded beyond

the provisions of the Von Scholten Room and must be carried on to the

third floor. There is no storage space. On the whole the physical pro-

visions have not kept pace with the improvements and advances made.

In the Christiansted library the building is in need of immediate

refurnishing and/or restoration. Since it is an historical site this

must be done under the supervision of the National Park Services.

Negotiations have been started for its restoration, but this must all be

processed through the Washington Office of the National Park Services

and appropriations must be made available after the architect's frawings

have been approved.

In the meantime the roof leaks, the floors are going into boles,

the partitions and wood shelves are termite infested and therefore the

books are being destroyed, the paint on the walls in stained and faded,

On the main floor where the St. Croix Museum is housed the condition

is not any better, Fortunately, there is hope for increased space avail-

able to the library when the Museum is moved out into the Staeple Building.

Contracts for the restoration of that building have been awarded and in

another year we may see the relocation of the Museum in the Steeple

building, That space which the museum will leave it is hoped will be

given to the library for the housing of the children's room and the young

people's room will be provided in the space on the second floor which is

now used by children.

In July 1960 definite action was started on the restoration project

of the Christiansted Public Library building when an inspection was made

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by the National Park Service and architectural. drawings were submitted

with proposals to the Commissioner of Education (Preston). However,

by October 1960 things took a peculiar turn dur to misunderstanding and

I misinformation and everything seems to have come to a standstill. (See

correspondence on file.) This is unfortunate for the library.

The Frederiksted Public Library has enough space for the next 15

years and the building is in fairly good condition although it is not

' new. It will require regular maintenance to keep it so. The outdoor

theatre and rooms may utilized for recreational purposes by both the

library and the Bureau of Recreation. However, the Bookmobile will have

to be housed in the yard area.


The bookmobile has continued to give rural library service to all

areas. However, changing drivers have been a source of delays and

broken schedules for periods of time. During the summer of each year

the bookmobile has been found quite important in providing the children

with summer reading. The adults have still not taken as easily to this

mode of library service although one would have imagined that they would

have been more eager than the children. During the period covered by

the report the schedule has been broken for the entire months of November

and December due to a lack of a driver. Also, the bookmobile librarian

has cooled toward the innovation of a library on wheels and nov prefers

to stay in the twon libraries. The driver, however, is the most pressing

need that we have for without him there can be no service. There is

nothing to take the place of the library on wheels when it comes to

efficient home service. (See Apendix III)

The Library in St. John is constantly being used. We have had a

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change in the library assistant who handles this part-time library. Mrs.

Nancy Edwards unfortunately became ill after her leave of absence in the

United States and has had to resign. She has been succeeded by Mrs.

Leola Richards who was at one time teacher in the public school system.

ras. Richards pursues cources in the college level program. She has

much interest in the library profession. The reading interest of the

people in Cruz Bay has been maintained and increased. In Coral Bay and

East End as well as John's Folly the reading service has been Treasure

Chests and regular magazine subscriptions. The little library effort

oo=itnues to attract the attention of generous donors.


The extent of work done in the Von Soholtep Room (Virgin Islands

Special Reference Collection) points to the increased interest in things

historical about our islands. As more tourists visit and establish them-

selves in the community they also tend to dig into the past, finding out

the origin for and the reasons why things are as they find them. This is

S only natural. The well-equipped library should always be able to produce

these answers in a satisfactory manner. But there are always those who

cannot be satisfied with just the facts, they want the whole story and

they sometimes need to associate and document these associations with

the proof,

This documentation cannot be done without archives. It is the duty

of every government to preserve their papers, publications, vital

statistics, records, etc. Unfortunately, much is already lost or removed

from the land, Fortunately, however, there still remains much of the

earlier materials in the Royal Archives of Copephagen and for a later

period we may find surprising amount in the National Archives at

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Washington, D. C. All of this nay be recovered from both institutions

at comparatively little cost on microfilmso Current documents on the

islands, however, must be Aicrofilmed and stored for preservation before

the files are cleared to i:ake space or other changes. Under no circum-

stances should any government agency destroy or otherwise remove from

their files the information or papers or other documents without having

first filmed them, This will insure the preservation of the knowledge

existing on them, In this way the Virgin Islands Archives may be built

up for posterity,

Microfilms is therefore the answer to all agencies, whether govern-

ment or non-government, to preserve their records and at the same time

obtain the use of the much needed space in offices and storage. The local

banks have already seen this necessity. It remains for Finance, Health,

Personnel, Education, Public Works, Safety and all other government

agencies to avail themselves of the facilities offered them by the photo-

duplication center at the library both in filming and processing. This

laboratory is designed to be able to give 24 hours service or less on

any job once it is completely equipped.

A word needs to be siad about the provenance of archives. Unlike

library procedure and policy, documents in an archive cannot be separated

and broken down into particular classifications. The arrangement of

records in a state archive is to proceed according to the provenance of

their constituent parts. This means that each agency, as soon as it

begins to release records, is to be assigned a stack area intended

exclusively for the records of that agency. Within this area, the

official papers are to be maintained in the order and with the designa-

tions which they received in the course of the official activity of the

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agency concerned. The library policy would be, to break down these

records into separate classifications, This is the essence of the

difference between librarian and archivist in their approach to their

distinct jobs.

This is why there is strong suggestion here for the establishment

of the photo-duplication section as a part of the Government Secretary's

Office and to combine this with the archival activities of that office with

which the Revised Organic Act of 1954 (Public law $17) endows it:

Sec. 12. "The President shall appoint a Government
Secretary for the Virgin Islands. He shall
have custody of the seal of the Virgin Islands
and shall countersign and affix such seal to
all executive proclamations and all other
executive documents. He shall record and pre-
serve the laws enacted by the legislature .."I

The budget request for 1961/62 reflects this thinking by the break-

down of the photo-duplication cost in order that it may either separate

from the library or included in it as they may decide. Administratively,

however, the photo-duplication center would be better under the Government

Secretary's Office because it provides the backbone for a more complete

state archives. The important records of all government agencies can be

filmed and preserved in a minimum of operational space.

Training in archives services is already arranged for between this

Bureau and the Archivist of the United States with plans to begin in

June 1961 when other details are approved. This government has a very

fair chance of being able to receive the best possible cooperation from

the National Archives in all matters relating to the future of Virgin

Islands Archives.

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The two museum of the Virgin Islands continue to function separately

and independently. They are both privately controlled and derive their

revenues from membership dues and donations, Only one, the St. Croix

Museum, Inc. receives government assistance and is housed in a government-

owned building, rent free. The St. Thomas museum, called the Virgin

Islands Museum, Inc., has never officially received government grants.

Each museum submits their annual report at the end of the calendar year

to the Bureau of Libraries & Museums. The following is taken from those

annual reports.

The St. Croix Museum, Inc.

On January 19, 1961 the St. Crjix Museum will have completed ten

years of existence. It still occupies the same quarters in which it was

established the main or street level floor of the Public Library building

situated in the historic site area of Christiansted waterfront However,

the museum has two other buildings which a-e being restored and prepared

for their housing. These are the Whim Greathouse in the Frederiksted area

which will house a portion of the museum's assets and treasures, and the

Steeple Building in the Christiansted historic site area in which most of

their artifacts, etco will be displayed.

The Steeple Building restoration is under the supervision of the

National Park Service and work which has just been begun should be com-

pleted by the end of 1961. At that time it is expected that the move will

take place into the new quarters.

The Whim Greathouse is still not completed. Money appropriated to

finish this project has not been released, but efforts are being made to

overcome this handicap and proceed with minor construction and landscaping

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that still need to be done. Upon the completion of this fine building,

which has recently been entirely treated to prevent termite infiltration,

furniture appropriate to the home of an affluent sugar planter will be


The museum's membership shows a slight decline from 228 to 218 in

the last year, The Director and assistant continue their faithful ser-

vices over the past ten years without a break and the association with

this museum and the Plimouth Plantation project continues through the

services of the Museum Director Marshall during the summers

Gifts continue to come in and they include this year military

uniforms of Danish times, books, salve pots, cannon ball, effigy of clay

believe to be modelled by Antilles Arawak Iniian and donated by Hon.

Harry E. Taylor, former Administrator for St. Croix.

The Board of Trustees are.

Henry E. Rohlsen, Chairman 0. William Gregory

Elena Christian, Treasurer Harry Neumann

IM. K, Armstrong, Secretary Anton Teytaud

George Van Riper

The Financial statement for the St. Croix IEuseum, Inc. follows:

tV. 19


Cah in bank Cheeking aset. *..............** 69499
Cash in baak STving aeat. * ............. 15,974.52
Inventory & display awmes ..,........ 2,000.00
Aaderrn oollatia (artifet) ***....******* 6,000.00
Jakban 01oU4mtio (pietafes) **..***.****..** 29.00
Pernant collection (gifte, purchaee) ***... 2o.000
Ihs Greathousl .....* ...*****.* 131690.31
Ital At *** ..........**************so$3 9*-77

-"i ^Bota Note SD pyjble .t VICwprp.-el. 793.86
Total Idabilitie .............e.e *.

ehip duoe ****..............*********. 3,133.00
laeome from contrribtioM eales ita ..*... 30.85
UIntert t f8sTn A oe t .......** ...**... 9**.87
dtede* d St. Crozx Caooert lee. IkM pls
Intereter ..... ........********************* *A00
On loan sauy of IMseu Dtrator paid by
PUaeoth Platatiol (Apri--Au. imcl. ) ... 1,5r00.00
V.I. Govt. grant (1960-61) halt paid....... P,500.(
AWnd eoa at iser. Tax (e~vr Iyaymo t) ........ 1
Total "IV es ..vO.....W. *******O*****

e ************** ****** 5*992.J3
OL" secutly 90.0,..0. ..7............ ,... 0i 3 .e~
I Aat At ......o..........,..o..*........... 191*.7
PiLatting e... ee ..************************e** 114*76
WMagghagitnn iu~ehasd for MS ************** 140.U
lmeu1mse ,bud f,,,,...,.w,...........-... 14.801

XnZat t on VOarp note pls reduce. of pria. 14.53
IMa. eo, s*s0p, Oetff e ppeUs, et*. ... A30.80
Ik.* estq fa Whis p i fre um Onaw hain .. 43.1
be Iherges *oe.ee eeg.se** oee*I***l**** ...O. -Z
,ot.!. Ipewie O..oe.ooe**** 099* Lz.a

lres Chrenttn,



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Tar of am_^ An o Ns
J~amry 1 1950 -Resember 31 1960

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The Virgin Islands Museum, Inc.
St. Thomas

This museum has had a very successful year according to the annual

report for 1960. It hEd a record number of visitors of 9030. It con-

ducted a tour of old and interesting homes on the island from which it

derived a total of $159.25 and a lot of fun.

The personnel of the St. Thomas museum has changed during the year,

and Mrs. McIntosh was replaced by Mrs. Conrad and Mrs. De lagarde. The

part-time curator, Mrs. Hilda Davis, also returned to the United States.

She was helped in renewing exhibits and desplay work.

Many gifts were received for the report period among which were a

collection of monaemorative stamps "Handicap Series" from His Excellency

John D. Merwin; a Danish Bank note from the Hon. Consul-General of

Denmarks A. Aabye; old keys from Isidore Paiewonsky; old documents,

furniture, etc.

The membership drive for 1960/61 held during Ncvember and December

brought in a total of $3,000.

The following trustees were elected to office in a meeting held

August 10, 1960:

Mrs. Ethel Byers, President
Mr. A. Aabye, Vice-President
Mrs. Francis Haskell, Secretary
Mrs. Fritz Humphreys, Asst. Secretary

A partial financial statement was given in the Annual Report by the

Secretary dated January 11, 1961:

Balance-on hand $ 456,02
Total Receipts 4,131.17
Total $ 4,587.19

Total Expenditures 4,262.05

Balance as of June 1, 1960 32_.O0

From the financial report for the period June 1, 1959 to June 1, 1960.



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). City LTrarian
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i* isntos portions requested but not yet approved.







Aruba, N. A.

Dr. J* Hartog, Librarian
The Public Library
Wilhelainastrat 6
Aruba, Moth. Antilles


Dr. Carlos Victor Ponna
Aotividades Culturales
Apartado 1352
La Habana, Cuba

Curacao, N, A.

Mias Daphne Labega
Openbare Lessaal an Bibliotheek
John van Walbeokplein 13
Cursoao, Neth. Antilles

frenoh Ouiana

L'Znatitut Franoais d'Amsique t ropicale
B.P. 165
Cayern, Froech Ouiana

GOadeoupe, F. I

M* Daniel Brraier
Masee Sohoolheor
Point-a-Pitre, Quadeloupe
F. W. I.

M. Mur ice Nieolaa, Arohiviste
Los Arshives Departmental
hBas Torr, Quadeloup
,7. W. I.

Jamica, B. W. I.

M W. Z. Gocking
Oniversi College of th Woot ,~n4p
Mona. Jamaica, B. 'd, I,

Mrs. Joyce L. Robinson, ~i%0t#
Jawmica Library Servioe
8O Brentford Rd.
Cross Roads, P.O.
Jamaica, Be W. Io

Martinique. F. W. I.

M. Raphael Henri
Bibliotheque Sohoohoer
Rue de.la Libort
Fort-de-France, Martinique
F. W. I.

M. Jacques 8nmot, Arohivit~f
Los Arohives de La Nartni4q*
Fort-do-Franoe. Martinique
F. W. I.

Pan American Union (W!shingtont R&

Miss Marietta Daniels
Assoe. Librarian
Columbus MIorial Librar
Pan American Union
Washington 6, D. C.

Puerto Rico (Cm.nus th

Sr. ausaulo Velasques, ISbSpgk
Carnegie Library of San Juan (
San Juan, P. R.

Sister St. Angel
Valdes IAbrar
Catholic University
Poneo, Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rloo (Comonwealth)

Caribbean Coiassion
Central Secretariat
452 Avenida Ponoe de Leon
Mato Rey, Puerto Rico

Cable Address: Cenaoo, San Juan

Mr. Richard N. Morse, Director
Institute de Eatudies del Caribe
Universidad do Puerto Rico
Rio Piedraa, P. R.

Trinidad, B. W. I.

Mr. Carlton N. Coma, Librarian
Trinidad Public Library
Port*of-Spain, Trinidad
I. W. I.

Mr 8. W. Hookey, 0.B.B., F.L.A.
,..Jintral Library
29 Maraval Rd.
Trinidad, B. W. I.

Miss Marjorie Lmauden, F.L.A.
Eastern Caribbean Regional Library
P, 0. Box 547, Pert-ef-Spain
Trinidad, B. W. I.

Miss Alma Warner, Librarian
SSt. Thomas T.
Tnsapuaa, Trinidad
B. W. I.

Os. California

University of California
Law Library
Loi Angeles California

SU.S. Florida

Mr, Stanley west, Librarian
School of latr-Amorioan Studies
university of Florida
Oainesville, Florida

Us. Florida

Dr. Alva Curtis Wilp
School of Inter-American Studiso
University of Florida
Oainoail1e, Flo.ida

U.S. Illinois

Doeumet Section CL
University of Ilinoi Library
Urbana, Illinois

U.S. Kentucky

Mr. Lawrence S. Thompon, Director
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kwitueky
Lexington. Klntuack

U.S. Harvard, ssaa.

Miss a4rtle Moody
Aequisition Dept.
Harvard Law School Library
Langdell Hall
Cambridge, 38, Ma.,

U.S. Now York

Mr. Robert I. Kingory
Chief, Preparation Division
New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York 18, V. Y.

Mr. Alexander Farrelly
United Nations Secretariat
P. 0. Box 20, Grand Central Station
New York, N. Y.

United Nations Library
United Natione
New York, N. Y.

U.S. Ohio

Mr. David K. Easton
509M S. Main Street
Middletown. Ohio

,aI. Florida

Florida State University Lbrary
Doonuanta Divisio
Tallahase, Florida

Attn. Miss Jo Kr.namd

.s.8 Nw York

Celubia Oniversity LibrarieA
Doowment Acquisitions
535 W. 114 Street
Now York 27, X. Y.

Attn.: Mr. Chester

OS. Penn!ylvania

Appendix Ui (oont.)

Virgin Islands (U.K.)

MLas Tvorae sEtnay
Road Tom. Tortola
D. V. 1.

R. Oough,

Fre Library of PtiUadsphia
Dept. of Publio Doouamtna
l*gns Cirel*,
Philadelphia 3, Pa.

Atto.: Mra. Jeanne H. Mahler

0.S. Orvpn

Orqena State Library
State Library Building
Sale, Oreon

U.S. Washington D. C.

Mr. Nathan Runorn
Aotg. Aest. Chief
sehange A Gift Dyiraion
The Library of Congres
ahdtington 25. D. C.

Mis Luaille 8. Marsoe
Deputy Librarian
Library of Congress
Vashington, D. C.

Mr. John 0, Loreas, Direotor
goU. Office of Edseation
Library Serrioe Branch
Washington, D. C.


Library Services to Rural Areas (LSA Prograa)
Financial Report
1957/58 to 1959/60

0Federal LA


$20 641.00


Unobligated balance
carried forward


$25. 641.00






1959/60 Totals



7,500,00 17,500.00







Books, etc.
All Other





$ 5,624.34

233.19 5

1959/60 Totals

$ 6.243,13



$ 9,44500

1,647.11 3089,07

$1 .812 l$61.443.96


St. John Islarnd (923 pop. U.S. Consu 1960)
Tromasu Cheste:
Cru Oar Branch library (part-tim)

St. Croix Island% (14.935 pop. U.S. Census 1960)
Christiansted Public Library
Frederte~rld Public Library
oolobile Service

Yolumes added

1960 enmsu showed an increase of 5,239 over
26,665 for 1950. and 31,904 for 1960.


100 01





1950 population.



10 411
24 216


a1aa~i X~ LV

LSA Progr (38adgt)

2, 1959/60 Rural Library Services (Special 1-3-17)
Act No. 428 (1U1l No. 870) ustse Pertion RIral
library xUasien Fund
Federal LSA Apropriation
Unobligated balance carried forward from 1958/59

Total for Rural Library bxtension Fnd for 1959/60

Personal Services

peeks, otc.



All their

nhbligated k&laneo

Total tendi true

$ 7.5000.0


$ 6,243.13








Bureau of Libraries & umsu

Budget 1959/60

A. Aot io. 428 (Bill No. 870) Departent of Education
Total for General Library Servies
B, A&t N 42 (Bill No. 870) State Portion Rural
Library hatension a Fud 3-17 $ 7,500.00
Federal L Appropriation 1959/60 11,09.00
Total for Rural Library arvioes, inoludinc LSA


Total for all Library Service for 1959/60



Bure-a of Ubrari.e & MQumaus
Bidaet 1960/61

A. -At No. 589 (Mil No. 113) Department of Zdwation
Tot&l for General Library Services
i. Aet Ne. 589 (rUl No. 1143) State Portion Burul
Uba my B te.ion Fund X-1347 7,500,00
Addition for salary inoremes 1960 Pay Plan 69600
Total State Portioa Rhrel Library frteasion 8,196.00
rFeeral UA Appropriation 1960/61 1.79.00
Tbtal for ua l L4brary Servioes, including LSA

S 7s,019.00

etel for all ltbary Servioes for 1960/61


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