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Vol. 31, No. 8

February 25, 1972


The Exchange and Gift Division has assembled a
large collection of bookplates used by LC and other
Federal libraries, and a few private bookplates belong-
ing to the staff of the Exchange and Gift Division,
which are displayed on its bulletin board, located in
the corridor beside the Division Office at the north
end of Floor 2, Annex Building. A notice in the
Federal Library Committee Newsletter (August-
September 1971) asked for copies of all bookplates
used by other Federal libraries, whether or not cur-
rently in use.
Many Federal libraries have discontinued the use of
bookplates in favor of simpler methods of affixing
marks of ownership, and the Library considers it
important to collect for historical and preservation
purposes samples of these bookplates while they may
still be available. One copy of each bookplate has
been sent to the Library's Prints and Photographs
Division for its collections.


The Central Services Division was recently reorga-
nized into three sections (formerly two sections with
units and sub-units) in an effort to become more
responsive to the Library's increased service require-
The division's sections and units are the Paperwork

Management Section; the Administrative Services Sec-
tion, consisting of the Mail Receipt and Delivery Unit
(formerly Mail Delivery and Receiving), the Mail
Analysis Unit (formerly Mail Analysis and Routing
Unit), the Central Files Unit, the Communications
Unit (formerly the Telephone Unit), and the Motor
Vehicular Unit (formerly a part of the Receiving Sub-
Unit); the Printing and Processing Section, which is
made up of the Composing Unit, the Printing Unit
(formerly the Duplicating Unit), and the Publications
Distribution Unit (formerly the Publications Distribu-
tion Sub-Unit). The receiving operations formerly
performed in the Receiving Sub-Unit are now the
responsibility of the new Procurement and Supply
Division; the Supply Unit has also been transferred to
the new division. There have been no basic changes in
staff assignments.


A recent issue of the GSA Accident and Fire Pre-
vention Bulletin contains an article entitled "Don't
Fall this Winter" with some useful tips on coping
with ice and snow.
Although most icy slips may not be serious, they
often result in disabling injuries and loss of pay. A
spin that lands you in a snow bank may be sort of
fun, but a fractured skull, broken hip, or severely
wrenched back is no trifling matter.
The Argonne National Laboratory lists the follow-

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Avoiding Winter Hazards .............. 77-78
Bookplates Displayed in E&G ............ 77
Central Services Reorganized .............. 77
Concert . . ... 79
Harold Spivacke Named Honorary Consultant ... 79
Library of Congress Publications ... 79-80
News in the Library World . 83-86
Staff News . . ... 80-83
Visitors to LC . . 78-79
Appendix-ALA . ..... A-33-A-34

Beginning with this issue, the Information Bulletin will be
distributed on Friday instead of Thursday. This and future
issues will bear the Friday, rather than the Thursday date.
Distribution procedures will remain the same.

ing precautions to avoid personal injury from slips
and falls this winter.
Wear sensible shoes or overshoes with good traction
for wintertime walking. Exercise caution when first
stepping into building entrances after walking on
snow and ice. Wet floors and wads of snow packed
under soles of your shoes are quick-skid hazards.
Watch for unexpected slippery spots along your
route of travel. Avoid them or shuffle across them
with extra care.
Don't trust icy steps, slick ramps, or treacherous
inclines. Detour around or backtrack. Notify your
supervisor when such conditions exist.
Hang onto supports wherever they are provided-
always a good practice, especially when you are walk-
ing outside.
Don't carry loads when footing is uncertain. Keep
your arms free for balance and emergency landings.


The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Science, which met in the Wilson Room on

February 17 and 18, devoted Friday morning, Febru-
ary 18, to a strenuous tour of the Main and Annex
Beginning at 8:30, the group heard a brief
description of the Library of Congress from the
Deputy Librarian of Congress, John G. Lorenz, and
of.the Reference Department by the Director, Paul L.
Bdvq. John Cole and Edward D'Alessandro of the
Reference Department guided the group through the
Hispanic Foundation, the Rare Book Division, Deck
30, the Science and Technology Division, the Thomas
Jefferson Reading Room, and the Newspaper and
Current Periodical Room. Division chiefs in the above
divisions briefed the Commission on their work.
William J. Welsh, Director of the Processing Depart-
ment, briefed members of the Commission on the
activities of that department and Mr. Welsh and
Edmond L. Applebaum, Assistant Director for Acqui-
sitions and Overseas Operations in the Processing
Department, conducted a tour of the Subject and
Descriptive Cataloging Divisions and the Official Cata-
F. E. Croxton, Director, Administrative Depart-
ment, met the visitors on the ground floor of the
Annex and gave them an introduction to some of the
programs of the Administrative Department. Paul R.
Reimers of the Information Systems Office con-
ducted a tour of the Computer Service Center. Frazer
G. Poole, Assistant Director for Preservation, Admin-
istrative Department, and Donald G. Etherington of
the Restoration Shop explained the activities of this
operation to the Commission members. A weary, but
better informed Commission, made its last stop at the
Preservation Research Laboratory, where John C.
Williams explained the activities of the laboratory and
described the equipment which has recently been
In the afternoon Library officials met with the
National Commission to discuss programs and future
plans of the Library of Congress.

Mrs. Jill McIvor, Tutor in Legal Research from
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, visited
the Law Library on February 3. Mrs. Marlene
McGuirl, Chief of the American-British Law Division
and Ivan Sipkov, Assistant Chief of the European
Law Division, guided her through the operations of
the European Law Division.
Mrs. Mclvor and her husband Basil, who is a Mem-
ber of Parliament of Northern Ireland and Minister of
Community Relations, were in Washington to attend
the National Prayer Breakfast.

February 25, 1972

Ten Audiovisual Archivists from the Presidential
Libraries of the National Archives and Records
Service visited the Library's Motion Picture Section
on January 26. After a brief slide presentation on the
activities of the Library in the fields of motion pic-
ture preservation, research, and public service by
John Kuiper, Head of the Motion Picture Section. the
group was taken on a walking tour of the newly con-
structed motion picture preservation laboratory in
the Main Building.


On Friday evening, March 3, the Elizabeth Sprague
Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Congress will
sponsor a concert of vocal and instrumental chamber
music by the New York Pro Musica. This ensemble,
created in 1953 by the late Noah Greenberg, is under
the direction of Paul Maynard. They will present a
program featuring the music of Spain and England.
Some of the composers whose works will be pre-
sented are Francisco de la Torre, Juan Vasquez, Diego
Ortiz, John Dowland, William Byrd, and Thomas
This concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. It will be
broadcast in its entirety by Station WGMS of Wash-
ington, D.C., and tape recordings for delayed broad-
casts will be made available to stations in other cities
by the Katie and Walter Louchheim Fund in the
Library of Congress.
Tickets for this concert will be distributed by Pat-
rick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m.,
Monday, February 28. A service charge of 25 cents is
placed on each ticket, and only two tickets are dis-
tributed to an individual. Telephone reservations may
be made on Monday morning by calling 393-4463.
Mail orders are not accepted.


Harold Spivacke, who retired on February 4 as
Chief of the Music Division after nearly 35 years in
that position, has been appointed by the Librarian of
Congress to serve as the Library's Honorary Con-
sultant in Musicology for a three-year term.
In this post Mr. Spivacke will continue to advise the
Library in the field of music, particularly contempo-

rary music both in the United States and abroad. lis
advice concerning commissions to contemporary
composers and performers, the public programs of
the Library, and significant music acquisitions will be
invaluable to the Library.
An account of Mr. Spivacke's career and his nlan\
contributions to the Library of Congress and the
music community appeared in the LC Inforimation
Bulletin of February 10, pp. 57-58.


Accessions List: Nepal. Including Cumulative List
of Serials and Annual Author and Subject Indexes.
Vol. 6, No. 3. December 1971. (pp. 47-88.) Continu-
ing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to the
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, American
Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Cataloging Service. Bulletin 102. January 1972. (2
p.) Free to subscribers to the card distribution ser-
vice, Card Division, Library of Congress, Building
159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.
This bulletin describes the elimination of the check
digit in the Library's "7-series" LC catalog card num-
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 1st Session. Final issue, Part 1, 1971.
(Various pagings.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20402, at $19.50 per set of two vol-
umes, or by subscription at $50 a session of Congress,
domestic, and $62.50 a session, foreign.
LC Classification-Additions and Changes. List 164,
October-December 1971. (170 p.) For sale by the
Card Division at $10 a year.
Latin America, Spain, and Portugal: An Annotated
Bibliography of Paperback Books. Hispanic Foun-
dation Bibliographical Series, No. 13. Washington,
1971. (180 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents for 75 cents.
This new bibliography, compiled by Mrs. Georgette
M. Dorn of the Library's Hispanic Foundation, up-
dates and enlarges two previous editions of this work:
Latin America: An Annotated Bibliography of Paper-
back Books (1967) and Latin America: A Bibliog-
raphy of Paperback Books (1964), which was
compiled by D. H. Andrews. Besides the addition of
Spain and Portugal to the new edition, the biblio-
graphy now includes travel guides in the Latin Amer-
ica and Iberian Peninsula sections and a new category
for a selection of outstanding grammars, language

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readers, dictionaries, and textbooks.
The bibliography lists 1,512 paperback books cur-
rently in print on the social sciences and humanities,
generally available at newsstands and college book-
stores. The entries are arranged alphabetically by
author within each section and include full biblio-
graphic information, price of the publication, and a
brief descriptive comment. To enhance the usefulness
of the bibliography, a list of publishers and a subject
index are appended.

Press Releases: No. 72-14 (February 16) Library of Con-
gress exhibits photographs of North American Indians by E.
S. Curtis.
Library of Congress Regulations: Nos. 2013-11 and
2015-19 (January 13) referred to the Library's policy on
overtime pay; no. 213-11, page 2 (January 19) reflected the
current organization, functions and procedures of the Serial
Record Division, Processing Department; nos. 1818-4, page 1,
1818-4.1, page 1, and 1918-4.2 (January 25) concerned park-
ing facilities for staff members; no. 1515-4 (January 26)
stated the Library's policy with respect to audits and fiscal
reports; nos. 2015-17.4 through 2015-17.7 (February 9)
clarified the Library's policies of granting excused absences.
Special Announcements: No. 459 (January 12) established
the Procurement and Supply Division, Administrative Depart-
ment; no. 460 (January 26) concerned the William A. Jump
Memorial Award for 1972.


James R. Wooten, a Mail Clerk in the Materials
Control Section of the Copyright Office Service Divi-
sion, died on February 9 at his home in Arlington,
Mr. Wooten graduated from Stanley County High
School in Fort Pierre, S. Dak., in 1967 and attended
Northern State College in Aberdeen, S. Dak. He came
to the District of Columbia in September 1969 and
worked for the Central Intelligence Agency until
December 8, 1969 when he joined the Library of
Congress staff as a Mail Clerk in the Copyright Office
Service Division.
A Mass was celebrated in his honor on February 15
in the St. Johns Catholic Church in Fort Pierre. A
contribution from the Copyright Office staff mem-
bers will be made to the Diabetic Association of
Washington, D.C. and the Metropolitan Area in Mr.
Wooten's memory.

Richard W. Stephenson, Head of the Reference and
Bibliography Section at the Geography and Map Divi-
sion, was presented a 25-year Federal Service Award
pin on February 7 by Walter W. Ristow, Division
Mr. Stephenson has been an employee of the Li-
brary of Congress for 23 years, 21 of which have been
in the Geography and Map Division. He has served in
progressively more responsible positions. From 1960
to 1966 he was Reference Librarian in the Reference
and Bibliography Section and for the latter part of
that period was First Assistant.
In 1966 he was appointed Head of the Acquisitions
Section, and in 1969 was promoted to his present
position. In 1968. he and his two assistants in the
Acquisitions Section were honored with a Meritorious
Service Award.
Mr. Stephenson has compiled several cartobibliog-
raphies and has contributed articles to many leading
professional journals. He is a frequent speaker on
cartographic subjects to local and national geographi-
cal and historical societies. Active in professional
associations, he is a member of the Association of
American Geographers, the American Congress on
Surveying and Mapping, and the Special Libraries
Association (SLA). He has served as Chairman and
Vice Chairman of the Washington Group of SLA's
Geography and Map Division. He is presently serving
in national office as Vice Chairman and Chairman-
elect of the Geography and Map Division of the SLA.

Arthur J. Lieb, Head, Shelflisting Section, accepted the award
for the Section from the Librarian.

February 25. 1972

The staff of the Sleltlisting Section in the Subject.
Cataloging Division was presented a Meritorious Ser-
vice Award by the ibrarian on February 9. The Sec-
tion was recognized for its significant contribution to
the work of the Subject Cilaloging Division. The pro-
duction of the staff members rose significantly be-
tween July 1970 and June 1971. The overall average
production for each employee was eight percent high-
er than that for fiscal year 1970 and 22 percent
higher that it was two years ago The Section staff
faced the fiscal year with about 31.000 titles in its

riear.age but ended the year with only 2,414 titles in
an ear.age.
In making the awards. Mr. Mumford noted how
"considerable dedication and CJinwork" brought the
%ear's production to 257,399 titles as compared to
217,33.2 titles produced in fiscal 1970. He concluded
his remarks to the almost 70 staff members in the
Section by stating. "My personal thanks to each of
you for the very important role you played in virtual-
ly eliminating working arrearages and in keeping up
with an increased current work load in your Section."

Staff members of the Shelflast Services
Unit who received the Meritorious Ser-
vice Award are, from left to right, Mel-
vilee Southard, Mrs. Dona M. Metnick,
Mrs. Dorice L. Williams, Lillie M. Mick-
ens, Mrs. Minnie C. Hood, Mrs. Juanita
Pinkett, Catherine B. Schiefer, Mrs.
Stella Simms, James Mauney, the Librar-
ian, Mrs. Mary C. Logan, and Mrs. Agnes
L. George, Unit Supervisor. Not pictured
are Mrs. Yvonne Horner, Alfred R.
Hyson, and Alexander Udris.

Members of the Law Unit and the Language
and Literature Shelflisting Unit are, from left to
right, Mrs. Elaine Thompson; Mrs. Elizabeth B.
Lockwood, Assistant Section Head; Mrs. Doro-
thy E. Johnson; Mrs. Halyna M. Stepanenko;
Mrs. Theresa E. McNair, Supervisor of the Lan-
guage and Literature Shelflisting Unit; Mrs.
Mary E. Greenfield; Mrs. Marianne E. Dubuque;
Joyce E. Anderson; Mrs. Pauline Satterthwaite,
Supervisor of the Law Shelflisting Unit; and the
Librarian. Not pictured are Jeri Chance, Eliza-
beth McNeil, and Mrs. Patricia Smith.

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Cited in the Award were members of the
Serials and Social Science Shelflisting Unit
who are, from left to right, Sallie M. Fenn;
Janet E. Moyer; Mrs. Nana Hickenbottom.
Lola Thompson; Mrs. Edwina L. Murphy;
Laura J. Squiers; Mrs. Jacqueline Williams;
Mrs. Carmen Bukaty; Cynthia J. Johanson;
Mrs. Ruby E. Hill; Mrs. Mary H. Sedberry.
Nancy B. Jones; Margaret R. Smith; Mar-
tha Merritt; Mrs. Eve Wood; Mrs. Mary
Louise Scott, Assistant Supervisor, Mrs.
Elfriede J. Leonard, Supervisor; and the
Librarian. Not pictured are Mrs. Mildred
Glasco and Hilda Sacks.

Award recipients from the General
Shelflisting Unit are, from left to
right, Mrs. May L. Fields; Kathryn
Morgan; Jannie A. Perchell; Ann V.
Malloy; Patricia L. Kelley; Mrs. Ada
B. Simmons; Mrs. Shirley S. Johnson;
Mrs. Thalia L. Taylor, Supervisor;
Mrs. Mary B. Licari; the Librarian;
Mrs. Marjorie W. Bill; CherylE. Cald-
well; Mrs. Darlena M. Biggers; Mrs.
Lois J. Austin; Mrs. Tatiana Pinto,
and hidden are Mrs. Carolyn T. Alex-
ander, Mrs. Selve Maas, and Reid L.
Graham. Not pictured are Mae Kim-
brough; Lucy McMorris; Brenda Mail-
lard; Mrs. Patricia Spengler; Mrs.
Anna Tresek; Mrs. Audree Turner,
and Mrs. Mary V. Wright.

Allena Roberts, Supervisor of the Keypunch Unit
of the Computer Service Center in the Information
Systems Office, received a cash award of $600 on
January 31 at the Prince Georges Fairlanes for her
outstanding performances in duckpin bowling.
She was awarded $300 by local proprietors for roll-
ing a 201 game. The 201 game followed games of 147
and 161 for a 509 set, a city and Central Atlantic
record set worth another $300 from Fairlanes. She is
the first local woman ever to bowl a sanctioned 500
set. She missed breaking the world record set of 511
by three pins.

Mrs. Renata V. Shaw, Bibliographic Specialist,
Prints and Photographs Division, is the author of a
two-part article in the December 1971 and January
1972 issues of Special Libraries, on "Picture Search-
ing: I Techniques; II Tools." The text is based on a
talk given by Mrs. Shaw at the Special Libraries Asso-
ciation 62nd Annual Conference in San Francisco in
June 1971 for the Picture Division Round Table.

Appointments: Andrew V. Blackwell, deck attendant,
(trainee). GS-3, Ser, PA2485; Emiko H. Francis, librarian,
GS-9, Share Cat, PA2327; Michael A. Hawkins, deck atten-

February 25, 1972

dant, (trainee). GS-3, Ser, PA2485. Donald F. Patderno. edi-
torial assistant, GS-4, CRS-ED. PA2493, Shirley M. Scott,
clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat Publ, OP500-10; Edward U. Sully,
library technician, GS-4, MARC DEV, PA2436.
Temporary Appointments: Samuel J. Archibald. expert in
government information, WAE, CRS-GGR, NP, Nicholas
Hotton IV, language specialist. GS-7, FRD. PA2425, Russell
O. Jones, analyst in international trade and finance, GS-9,
CRS-E. PA2508; Donald G. O'Meara, language specialist,
GS-7, FRD, PA2425; Pamela R. Rhinesmith, inquiries record-
er, GS-9, CRS, NP; Rita M. Simmons. employee relations
clerk, GS-4, Empi Rel, PA2505; Beverly B. Thierwechier.
inquiries recorder, GS-7, CRS, PA2488.
Reappointments: Norma R. Hendrickson, senior descrip-
tive cataloger, GS-12, Desc Cat, NP; R. Sheila Penners, trans-
lator, GS-8, CRS-GGR, PA2516.
Promotions: Judy Bacon, to deck attendant, GS-3, S&R,
PA2443; Alvin M. Brown, to clerical assistant, GS-3, Photo-
dup, PC2433; Maxine Christian, to library technician, GS-5,
Card, PC2409; Karl H. Kuckels, to librarian, Share Cat, GS-7,
NP; Otis R. McClees, to accounting clerk, GS-4, Cop Serv,
PA2555; Arthur L. Perry, Jr., to title file assistant, GS-4,
Dec Cat, PA2497; Oscar E. Scott, to deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, PA2443; Bohdan M. Skaskiw, to supervisor, cataloging
unit, GS- 1, Desc Cat, PB2501.
Transfers: Laura H. Malin, Cat Mgmt, to assistant catalog
editor, GT- 1, NUCPP, NP; Mamie E. Muse, Disb, to editorial
clerk-typist, CRS-E, PA2492; Yvonne Plater, Bldgs Mgmt, to
reading room assistant, GS-2, S&R, PA2412; James E. Poole,
FRD, to project manager, GT-12, Cat Pub, PB2406; Lorraine
Swanson, Ser, to library technician, MARC Dev, PA2436.
Resignations: Gary Cooper, S&R; Dwight R. Finch, Bldgs
Mgmt; Evelyn H. McFerren, CS; Shirley J. Moore, Cop Exam;
Jonathan M. Ruhe, Photodup.

Albert E. Brault, Chairman of the Organization
Committee of the District of Columbia Bar, has been
invited by the Capitol Hill Chapter of the Federal Bar
Association to meet with Government attorneys in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress
on Thursday, March 2, at 3 p.m. The D.C. Court of
Appeals, which will assume jurisdiction over the prac-
tice of law in the District of Columbia on April 1, has
recently instituted a unified bar for the District. Mr.
Brault will discuss the effect of this change on Gov-
ernment lawyers; he has agreed to answer questions.
Library of Congress attorneys may attend this
meeting on official time if they give prior notification
to supervisors.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams, are parents of a

daughter. Tanya Christina. born February 11. Mrs.
Adams is a staff member of the Preliminary Catalog-
ing Section of the Descriptive Cataloging Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Sigmon are the parents of a
daughter Heather Lee, born on January 31, at the
Alexandria Seminary Road Hospital. Mrs. Sigmon is
an Examiner in the Music Section of the Copyright
Office Examining Division and Mr. Sigmon is with the
U.S. Air Force at Boiling Air Force Base.


"Author's Intention" Exhibit at Folger
"The Author's Intention," an exhibition presented
by the National Endowment for the Humanities and
the Center for Editions of American Authors
(CEAA), will be on view in the Elizabethan Gallery of
the Folger Shakespeare Library until March 6. Since
1966, the Endowment has supported the CEAA, an
activity of the Modern Language Association, in the
production of 14 definitive editions (in 250 volumes)
of 12 classic American authors of the 19th century.
To date 54 volumes have been published, with 23
more in press for 1972; completion of the 100th vol-
ume is expected late in 1972.
The exhibition demonstrates in seven panels the
steps taken in preparation of a definitive edition,
using as an example Stephen Crane's posthumously
published romance, The O'Ruddy.
Guests at the reception marking the exhibition
opening heard a welcome from O. B. Hardison, Direc-
tor of the Folger Shakespeare Library, and remarks
by Ronald S. Berman, Chairman of the National
Endowment for the Humanities, Matthew J. Bruccoli,
Director of the CEAA, and Fredson Bowers, Linden
Kent Professor of English at the University of Vir-
ginia and editor of the definitive edition of the works
of Stephen Crane. Among Library of Congress guests
at the opening was John C. Broderick, Assistant Chief
of the Manuscript Division, an associate editor of the
definitive edition of Henry David Thoreau, and gen-
eral editor of the Thoreau Journals.

Frederick Douglass Home is Opened to Public
The newly-restored home of Frederick Douglass,
famed abolitionist, orator, and journalist, was dedi-
cated as a national shrine and opened to the public
with a ceremony on February 14. The 19th-century
civil rights leader had lived at the "Cedar Hill" house
in Anacostia from 1877 to his death in 1895.
Rogers C. B. Morton, Secretary of the Interior, was

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principal speaker at the dedication ceremonies. On
the platform with him were Mrs. Fannie Douglass, a
daughter-in-law of Douglass, and Anna W. Teabeau,
his granddaughter; Senator Philip A. Hart of Michi-
gan, who supported the bill in Congress to restore the
house; and Mary Gregory, president of the Douglass
Memorial and Historical Association, and Rosa Gregg,
president-emeritus of the National Association of
Colored Women's Clubs, whose groups maintained
the home for more than 60 years.
Library of Congress staff members who attended
the ceremony were Roy P. Basler, Chief of the Manu-
script Division; John C. Broderick, Assistant Chief of
the Manuscript Division; John McDonough, Manu-
script Historian; and Mrs. Mildred G. Balima, Acting
Head of the African Section.
The Library of Congress on January 17 received the
papers of Douglass in a transfer from the National
Park Service, which had acquired the papers along
with Cedar Hill in 1964. The collection contains some
5,000 items, including correspondence and manu-
scripts. [See the LC Information Bulletin, of January
27, pp. 35-36.]
The National Park Service has restored the house to
its original stately, Victorian style. Holding a com-
manding view of the Federal City, the handsome
brick house is located at 14th and W Sts., S.E. It is
open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

William Budington Elected ARL Vice-President
William Budington was elected Vice-President and
President-elect of the Association of Research Li-
braries (ARL) by the ARL's Board of Directors at a
meeting on January 23. Long active in ARL affairs,
Mr. Budington served as a member of the Non-GPO
Publications Committee and chaired the advisory
committee to the National Serials Pilot Project. He
was elected to the board in January 1970.
As vice president during 1973, Mr. Budington will
be an Executive Committee member and chairman of
the Nominating Committee. He will begin his year as
president in January 1974.
Three new members of the board, elected by the
membership during the ARL's 79th meeting on Janu-
ary 22 in Chicago, are Ralph Hopp, Roy Kidman. and
Warren Kuhn.
The next meeting of ARL will be held on May
12-13 in the Regency Hyatt House Hotel in Atlanta.

Two Georgia Educators Receive ALA Award
The 1972 recipients of the Distinguished Library
Service Award for School Administrators are John W.

Letson, Superintendent of Atlanta, Ga., Public
Schools, and James H. Broughton, Superintendent of
Whitfield County Public Schools, Dalton, Ga. The
awards were announced by the American Association
of School Librarians, a division of the American Li-
brary Association, and an associated organization of
the National Education Association, during the
annual Midwinter Meeting of the ALA in Chicago.
The award will be officially presented at the State
Assembly Breakfast in Chicago on June 28 during the
ALA Annual Conference.

Edelstein Appointed to National Gallery
J. M. Edelstein, Humanities Bibliographer and Lec-
turer in Bibliography at the University of California,
Los Angeles, and Assistant Chief of the Rare Book
Division of the Library of Congress from 1953 to
1962, will become Chief Librarian of the National
Gallery of Art on July 1. Mr. Edelstein will assume
responsibility for the acquisition program of the Li-
brary, which will be in both the physical and the
functional core of the Gallery's new Center for Ad-
vanced Study in the Visual Arts, to be located in the
East Building now under construction.
A rare book librarian with special interest in the
fields of literature and contemporary culture, Mr.
Edelstein received his master's degree in library sci-
ence from the University of Michigan and also did
graduate work in Italian history and literature at
Johns Hopkins University (where he had been an
undergraduate) and at the University of Florence. He
is the editor of the "News and Notes" section of The
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America and
has prepared a bibliography of Wallace Stevens which
is scheduled for publication this year.

Merle Fainsod, Harvard Library Director, Dies
Merle Fainsod, Director of the Harvard University
Library since 1964 and a leading Soviet studies schol-
ar, died on February 10 in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Fainsod held the Carl H. Pforzheimer Universi-
ty Professorship at Harvard, was a former president of
the American Political Science Association, and had
been director of Harvard's Russian Research Center.
When he became Director of the Library, Dr. Fain-
sod undertook the following year a study aimed at
developing the collections of the library, believed to
be the largest of its kind.
His book How Russia Is Ruled, published in 1952
and revised in 1963, won the Woodrow Wilson Foun-
dation Award. He was author or co-author of four
other books.

February 25, 1972

He was born in McKees Rocks, Pa., and graduated
in 1928 from Washington University in St. Louis, and
received a Ph.D degree from Harvard in 1932. He
joined the Harvard faculty in 1933. [See LC Informa-
tion Bulletin, December 9, 1971.
Supreme Court Cafeteria Manager Dies
Betty Stella Mertens, manager of the Supreme
Court cafeteria for 26 years, died of a heart attack on
February 11 at the Washington Hospital Center.
A native of Roanoke, Va., Mrs. Mertens had lived in
the Washington area for the past 40 years. She is
survived by her husband, John A., of Silver Spring, a
brother, and two sisters.
MIT Model Library Receives $71,000 Grant
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has
received a $71,000 grant for continued support of its
Model Library program from the Council on Library
Resources (CLR). The grant is an addition to the orig-
inal $150,000 grant given to MIT by CRL in October
The Model Library program is part of MIT's Project
Intrex, an experimental computer-based catalog and
text access system. The Model Library, which is lo-
cated in MIT's newly renovated Barker Engineering
Library, serves both as a traditional engineering li-
brary and as the experimental model library for Pro-
ject Intrex.
Since October 1969 the Model Library has worked
to develop new library services for "transitional li-
braries," in which services based on the new tech-
nology are provided concurrently with traditional
ones. The new grant will enable the Model Library to
advance these programs while beginning a study of
electronic calculators for a research engineering li-
brary, and increased user access to non-print media
by designing special area to house easy-to-use, indi-
vidualized projection and listening equipment.
Research Program Discussed
Bernard M. Fry and Douglas Ferguson of the
Graduate Library School, Indiana University, met
with 16 military librarians and other library-
information science researchers on Tuesday, February
15, at the University Library, Bloomington, Ind. A
Long Range Research Project (LRRP) "Brainstorming
Meeting" was held to assist in "identifying library
problem areas requiring research and distinguish be-
tween those which should be the peculiar province of
the Department of Defense from those which should
have multiple sponsorship and those which should be
sponsored outside DOD."

Prior to the meeting, the Long Range Research Pro-
ject staff, funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers since 1970 and supported by the Federal
Library Committee, completed Phase I activity: "a
state-of-the-art study which identified current re-
search bearing on technical information problems and
policies of Federal Libraries, information centers, and
information analysis centers, and evaluate it as to its
The first step in Phase II of the project-a survey of
100 Army, Navy, and Air Force technical library and
information center personnel-was also completed.
The purpose of the survey was to identify technical
information problems. The survey was in the form of
a letter that asked for a brief statement of five signifi-
cant problems affecting technical information ser-
vices. For comparison, a few letters were sent to
representatives of the Federal technical library com-
munity. Mr. Fry noted that "the problem statements
fell into nine groups. The groups were of approxi-
mately equal size, the largest containing twenty-seven
problem statements and the smallest containing
seventeen. The problem groups, in order of descend-
ing size, are: (1) procurement; (2) budget and cost;
(3) interorganizational; (4) resources; (5) manage-
ment; (6) organizational; (7) personnel; (8) users; and
(9) technology."
The "Brainstorming Meeting" was divided into four
sessions, each centered around a major area for re-
search and development: (1) Parent Organization
Assessment of Technical Information Flow; (2)
Library-Information Center Management of
Operations and Services; (3) Information Technology
for Providing Technical Information; and (4) Infor-
mation Personnel and Information Users. Each
session had an idea generation period to develop a list
of projects and an evaluation period to refine projects
that will likely produce useful results. The results of
the meeting, combined with other work, will be used
to develop a five-year plan for research and develop-
ment to improve the flow of technical information.
Participants included Margrett B. Zenich of the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Frank Kurt Cylke,
Federal Library Committee, and Mrs. Barbara
Markuson, principal investigator for the recent Sys-
tem Development Corporation study of Federal li-
brary automation activities. [F. Kurt Cylke]

Archives Administration Course Scheduled
American University will sponsor the Twenty-Sixth
Institute: Introduction to Modern Archives Adminis-
tration on March 6-17 at the National Archives Build-

LC Information Bulletin

ing in Washington, D.C. It will be offered in coopera-
tion with the National Archives, the Library of Con-
gress, and the Mary iand Hall of Records.
The purpose of the Institute will be to present
theory, principles, and techniques of administration
for modem documentary material of both public and
private origin. The program will consist of lectures
and discussions by specialists in all phases of modem
archives administration.
Further information and application forms may be
obtained by writing to the Department of History,
Twenty-Sixth Archives Institute, The American Uni-
versity, Washington, D.C. 20016, or by telephone
(202) 686-2401.

Technical Writers to Meet March 10
The Society for Technical Communication (for-
merly the Society of Technical Writers and Pub-
lishers) will meet at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at the
Mary Graydon Center, American University Faculty
Club, Nebraska and Massachusetts Aves., N.W. The
meeting will be preceded by a wine and cheese tasting
party to which the public is invited. The cost is $4.50
and reservations may be made through Dave Boyd at
948-8070 (days) or Marthe Harwell at 424-5910

SLA Science Groups Will Meet March 15
A joint dinner meeting of the Biological Sciences,
Military, and the Science and Technology Groups of
the Special Libraries Association, Washington Chap-
ter, will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m.
(cash bar at 6 p.m.) at The Lamplighter, 3501 N.
Fairfax Dr., Arlington, Va. Free parking is available in
the Virginia Square parking area.
David E. Marra, Head of the Marine Biology Sec-
tion, Marine Science Department, U.S. Naval Oceano-
graphic Office, will give an illustrated lecture on
marine oceanology. "Deep Scattering Layer," a film
prepared by the Oceanographic office, which pictures
the boiologici specimens that affect the transmission
of sound through the ocean, will also be shown.
Reservations should be made by Monday, March
13. Checks for $4.95, payable to SLA, Washington
Chapter, should be sent to Mrs. Vivian Sammons,
4213 Brooks St., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20019. For
reservations and/or information, call 426-5580.

Case Western Reserve Plans Summer Institu;es
The School of Library Science at Case Western Re-
serve University, Cleveland, will offer three special
institutes and a pre-session workshop this summer.
They are an Institute on Computers in the Health
Sciences, June 19-July 7; an Institute on Critical
Issues in Library Management: Structurig for the
70's-Library Organization and Reorganization. July
10-28; and an Institute on Reviewing Children's
Books, July 10-28. Inquiries should be directed to the
Admission Secretary, School of Library Science, Case
Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
A Workshop on College and University Archives
will be held June 12-16. Information about the work-
shop can be obtained from Mrs. Ruth W. Helmuth,
University Archivist, Case Western Reserve Uni-

Ohio Group Plans Archive-Library Seminar
The Ohio Historical Society will sponsor the Sec-
ond Annual Archives-Library Institute on Historical
Research Materials from July 10-21 in Columbus,
Ohio. Registration is limited to 40 participants en-
rolled in four concurrent seminar groups: archives,
manuscripts, library special collections, and oral his-
Interested archivists and librarians may obtain fur-
ther information from David R. Larson, Institute
Director, Ohio Historical Society, 1-71 and 17th Ave.,
Columbus. Ohio 43211.

Maryland University to Sponsor Institute
The University of Maryland, School of Library and
Information Services, will sponsor an Institute in
International and Comparative Librarianship and
Information Science from July 31 to August 11.
The institute is designed for members of the prac-
ticing library and information science community as
well as for master's and doctoral students for whom it
will constitute a formal course.
Fee for the institute is $38 per semester hour for
Maryland residents and $48 per semester hoar for
out-of-state residents.
Further details and application forms are available
from Mrs. E. Knight, Administrative Assistant, Inter-
national Institute, School of Library and Information
Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Ma.


Vol. 31, No. 8

February 25, 1972

Chicago, II., January 23-29, 1972

The Cataloging in Pubhlation Program was dis-
cussed at many meetings held during the course of
the Midwinter Conference in Chicago. Of note was
the enthusiastic endorsement of Cataloging in Publi-
cation for children's books by the RTSD/CCS Cata-
loging of Children's Materials Committee at their
meeting held January 23, chaired by Priscilla L. Moul-
ton, Director of Libraries, Brookline (Mass.) Public
During the RTSD/Association of American Publish-
ers Joint Committee meeting, held on January 25,
Glen Zimmerman, Assistant to the Chief, Descriptive
Cataloging Division. Library of Congress, presented a
summary of the Cataloging in Publication Program
through January 15, highlighting the addition of over
50 new publishers to the program within the first two
months of 1972, bringing to over 155 the total num-
ber of participating publishers. Mrs. Carol Nemeyer
then reviewed the extensive role that the Association
of American Publishers has played in the initial con-
tact with the publishing industry to get the CIP Pro-
gram launched from the publishing side.
The Cataloging in Publication Advisory Committee
[the list of members appears in the LC Information
Bulletin of October 7, 1971, p. 565] held its first
meeting on January 25 to receive a status report on
the program and discuss recommendations. Verner W.
Clapp, Consultant to the Council on Library Re-
sources, presented a brief historical sketch of the
cataloging-in-publication concept and earlier attempts
at such a program up until 1971. Glen Zimmerman
then traced the progress of the CIP Program, covering
types of publishers participating, volume of work-
load, and various problems which have been solved by
the Library and the publishers in cooperation. These
talks were followed by a lengthy discussion by the
committee members of what efforts need to be made
to alert librarians to the appearance of CIP data in
books and to tell them how they can make use of it.
Although the program has been operational for eight
months, titles are just now being published by many
houses with the first CIP data appearing in the vol-
umes. [William A. Gosling]

The MARC Users Discussion Group meeting was
held on Tuesday, January 25, and was chaired by
Fred Kilgour, Director, Ohio College Library Center.
The attendance was the largest to date.
The first item on the agenda was a discussion of
institution interest in and the problems associated
with the interchange of computer programs to pro-
cess MARC records. Brian Aveney, University of
Pennsylvania Library, was selected by Mr. Kilgour to
investigate the usefulness of publishing a list of avail-
able programs.
Henriette D. Avram, Chief, MARC Development
Office, Library of Congress, then briefly reviewed
MARC activities at LC and answered questions raised
by the participants.
The second item on the agenda was a presentation
by Tom Parr, James Rizzolo, and Michael Malin-
conico of the Systems Analysis and Data Processing
Office of the New York Public Library describing the
computer processing of the new book form catalog.
Mr. Kilgour reported on the OCLC utilization of
MARC records and subsequently adjourned the meet-
ing. [Mrs. Henriette D. Avram]

The activities of a number of the approximately 30
CSD committees were reported at an open board
meeting on January 24. Several of these related to
lists and other publications available from CSD. Two
recent publications prepared by the Division's Com-
mittee on Library Service to the Disadvantaged Child
are I Read... I See... I Hear... I Learn, a bibliog-
raphy combining lists of books, stories, and audio-
visual materials (ALA, $2), and Libraries and Day
Care (ALA, 25 cents; quantity rates on request). In
press now is Ellen Greene's Guide to Audio- Visual
Materials Related to Children's Books.
The International Relations Sub-committee noted
the completion for ALA publication, in observance of
International Book Year, of Children's Books of
International Interest, a revision of previous lists
covering 1930-71 edited by Virginia Haviland, Li-
brary of Congress. The sub-committee also an-


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nounced its selection of books given by the Children's
Book Council for repository collections of children's
books in 11 centers, to date, in developing countries.

CSD Announcements
The 1972 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, will
be given on April 14 by Mrs. Mary Orvig, Director of
the Swedish Institute of Children's Books, in the
auditorium of the Oriental Institute, University of
Chicago. Tickets (limited to two per request) are
available from Mrs. Zena Sutherland, 1100 East 52d
St., Chicago, Ill. 60615.
On Saturday, June 24, a one-day pre-conference
institute will be sponsored by the Children's. Book
Council/ALA Joint Committee. On the theme "Chil-
dren's Books and the Changing World: New Criteria
for Evaluation," the session will explore the radical
changes for today's child in the changing world and
the way, historically, children's books have reflected
current life styles while adult book selection for
children has not always recognized changes in the
contemporary scene. Registration, to begin after
April 1, will be limited to 200.

At a reception given by Daniel Melcher, sponsor of
the annual Newbery and Caldecott awards for authors
and illustrators, on January 27, the winners of Medals
and Honor Books awards were announced. The win-
ning books, published in 1971, were selected by the
Children's Services Division committee of 23 chil-
dren's and school librarians. Announcements were
made by the committee chairman, Anne R. Izard,
Children's Services Consultant, Westchester, N.Y.,
Library System.
Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most

distinguished contribution to children's literature was
Robert O'Brien of Cacapon, W. Va., and Washington,
D.C. for his animal-plus-science fantasy Mrs. Frisby
and the Rats of NIMH, published by Atheneum.
Combining the charm of a mouse-family story with
the novelty and drama of an experimental program at
the National Institute of Mental Health, this com-
pelling book has more than one level of interest.
Honor books for this medal reflect the good year in
children's literature: Incident A t Hawk's Hill by Allan
W. Eckert, published by Macmillan; The Tombs of
Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin, published by Athe-
neum; Annie and the Old One by Miska Miles, pub-
lished by Little, Brown; and The Headless Cupid by
Zilpha Keatley Snyder, published by Atheneum.
The Randolph J. Caldecott Medal for distinction in
picture-book illustrating was won by Nonny Hog-
rogian (wife of the poet, David Kherdian, of Lyme,
N.H.). For her retelling of an Armenian folktale, One
Fine Day, published by Macmillan, she has provided
lively, full-color pictures to describe the adventures of
a fox trying to regain his cutoff tail. This is the
second Caldecott Medal for this illustrator; the first
was for her art work in Always Room for One More
by Sorche Nic Leodhas (Holt, Rinehart & Winston,
Honor books for this medal were If All the Seas
Were One Sea with etchings by Janina Domanska,
published by Macmillan; Moja Means One: Swahili
Counting Book with pictures by Tom Feelings, writ-
ten by Muriel Feelings, published by Dial Press; and
Hildilid's Night illustrated by Arnold Lobel, written
by Cheli Duran Ryan, published by Macmillan.
The presentation of the medals will take place at
the Newbery-Caldecott Awards dinner on Monday
evening, June 26, at the Annual Conference of ALA.
[ Virginia Haviland]


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