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TABLL OF CONTENTS
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 II Exchange
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
GOVEZUi .TT' OF
THE VIRGIN IJLJ.D OF THE UI':TreD STATES
DEPARTIENT OF EDUCATION
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, ST. THOlAS
Division of Box 390
Libraries & Museums January 13, 1961
Dr. Alonzo G, Moron
Commissioner of Education
Department of Education
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
BUREAU OF LIBRARIES & MUSEIUMT
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
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
because of the cost of living raises but this is without benefit to the
personnel situation. (See Appendix I)
HIHII SCHOOL LIBRAhlLS
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
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
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.
GREAT BOOKS lj.i'.-L'lL F GROUP
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.
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
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-
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.
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-
THE VON SCHOLTEN ROOM
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-
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
ORGANIZATION FOR THE FREE COLOURED INHABITAiNTS OF THE DANISH WEST INDIES,
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-
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.
LIBRARY EXCHAI ES
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
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-
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
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.
BUILDINGS AiD SPACE
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
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
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.
V' RURAL IBPRARY SERVICES
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
S!ama Wp AISUU AI JCl
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
Off A ANDy-
Tar of am_^ An o Ns
J~amry 1 1950 -Resember 31 1960
The Virgin Islands Museum, Inc.
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,
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
4. Children's Libn. I.
. Librarian I
6. Librauan I
7. Clork lypist II
8. Cler Typiat I
90 Cout4i.al Worker I
0.0 MorofilA Operator
1. MLoro Ea Operator
S2 'Libraran I
3,. *zbrarlan I (V.I.etf.nM)
4. *bruarx4 I (Cat. now)
3. *OlarkI piat II (anw)
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Worker I FPL
Worker I CPL
25. Librartan I Crua lay
26. Lbraryan I Crnu Bay
i* isntos portions requested but not yet approved.
Aruba, N. A.
Dr. J* Hartog, Librarian
The Public Library
Aruba, Moth. Antilles
Dr. Carlos Victor Ponna
La Habana, Cuba
Curacao, N, A.
Mias Daphne Labega
Openbare Lessaal an Bibliotheek
John van Walbeokplein 13
Cursoao, Neth. Antilles
L'Znatitut Franoais d'Amsique t ropicale
Cayern, Froech Ouiana
GOadeoupe, F. I
M* Daniel Brraier
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
Rue de.la Libort
F. W. I.
M. Jacques 8nmot, Arohivit~f
Los Arohives de La Nartni4q*
F. W. I.
Pan American Union (W!shingtont R&
Miss Marietta Daniels
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
Poneo, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rloo (Comonwealth)
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
I. W. I.
Mr 8. W. Hookey, 0.B.B., F.L.A.
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.
B. W. I.
University of California
Loi Angeles California
Mr, Stanley west, Librarian
School of latr-Amorioan Studies
university of Florida
Dr. Alva Curtis Wilp
School of Inter-American Studiso
University of Florida
Doeumet Section CL
University of Ilinoi Library
Mr. Lawrence S. Thompon, Director
Margaret I. King Library
University of Kwitueky
U.S. Harvard, ssaa.
Miss a4rtle Moody
Harvard Law School Library
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
New York, N. Y.
Mr. David K. Easton
509M S. Main Street
Florida State University Lbrary
Attn. Miss Jo Kr.namd
.s.8 Nw York
Celubia Oniversity LibrarieA
535 W. 114 Street
Now York 27, X. Y.
Attn.: Mr. Chester
Appendix Ui (oont.)
Virgin Islands (U.K.)
MLas Tvorae sEtnay
Road Tom. Tortola
D. V. 1.
Fre Library of PtiUadsphia
Dept. of Publio Doouamtna
Philadelphia 3, Pa.
Atto.: Mra. Jeanne H. Mahler
Orqena State Library
State Library Building
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
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)
1957/58 to 1959/60
$1 .812 l$61.443.96
St. John Islarnd (923 pop. U.S. Consu 1960)
Cru Oar Branch library (part-tim)
St. Croix Island% (14.935 pop. U.S. Census 1960)
Christiansted Public Library
Frederte~rld Public Library
1960 enmsu showed an increase of 5,239 over
26,665 for 1950. and 31,904 for 1960.
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
Total tendi true
Bureau of Libraries & umsu
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
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
etel for all ltbary Servioes for 1960/61