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Vol. 31, No. 12

March 24, 1972

The Librarian of Congress announced on March 16
the appointment of Edward N. Waters as Chief of the
Music Division of the Library of Congress. Mr.
Waters, Assistant Chief of that division since May
1938, has been Acting Chief since the retirement of
Harold Spivacke on February 4.
Long in the front rank of American musicologists,
Mr. Waters is the author of a definitive biography,
Victor Herbert: A Life of Music, published by the
Macmillan Co. in 1955. Also an authority on Franz
Liszt, his first published study on the Hungarian com-
poser appeared in print in 1949, and in 1963 he pub-
lished his translation, the first in modern English, of
Frederic Chopin by Franz Liszt. In 1962 Mr. Waters
was awarded a Senior Fulbright Research fellowship
and a Ford Foundation fellowship for research on
Liszt's life and works. A grant from the Chapelbrook
Foundation of Boston, Mass. in 1968 enabled him to
continue this research. He is a regular contributor of
articles and reviews to journals in the field of music,
and has been the author of the annual survey,
"Notable Acquisitions of the Music Division," for
each January issue of the Quarterly Journal of the
Library of Congress.
Many of the important acquisitions described in
this yearly survey have been the result of Mr. Waters'
own efforts. Outstanding among the collections that
make the Library of Congress a center for the study
of music and music history is the Heineman Founda-

tion Collection, treasures from which were exhibited
at the Library in 1970. Mr. Waters is a board member
of the Heineman Foundation for Research, Educa-
tional, Charitable and Scientific Purposes, Inc., which
for 13 years has made annual donations to the Li-
brary for the purchase of music rarities. Through
Mrs. Sergei Rachmaninoff, who died in 1951, and her
sister, Dr. Sophie Satin, Mr. Waters arranged the
transfer to the Library of a sizable collection docu-
menting the life and work of one of the dominant
musicians of the 20th century, the Rachmaninoff
Archives. He was also responsible for Geraldine Fer-
rar's gift of her personal papers, scrapbooks, playbills,
and other memorabilia of her career as an opera
prima donna and as a movie star.
Mr. Waters earned two degrees in music from the
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester,
and was an organist and teacher, both privately and at
Juniata College, before coming to the Library of Con-
gress as an assistant in the Music Division in 1931. He
has been prominent in the Washington music com-
munity since that time; from 1934 to 1943 he was
the program annotator for concerts of the National
Symphony Orchestra, and in 1971 he retired from a
six-year term as a member of the board of the Wash-
ington Performing Arts Society. Active in profes-
sional associations in both the music and library
worlds, he served as President of the Music Library
Association, 1941-46, Chairman of the Council of
National Library Associations, 1946-47, Secretary of
the American Musicological Society, 1947-48,


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Archives Seminar Held at LC .
Automation Training Courses .
Concert . .
Exhibits . .
LC Joins in Tribute to Madman .
LC Staff Member Selected for New Post
Library of Congress Publications .
MARC Service Announces Cost .
New Reference Books . .
News in the Library World .
Noteworthy Acquisition .
On Applying for a Job . .
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Secretary of the Committee on Musicology of the
American Council of Learned Societies, 1950-52, and
President of the D.C. Library Association. A member
of the Corporation of the U.S. Book Exchange, he is
also past President and past Chairman of the board of
that organization; he was a founder of the American
Studies Association, and was long active in the Music
Teachers National Association. In 1971 he was
appointed to the editorial board of Grove's Diction-
ary of Music and Musicians, to advise the Macmillan
Co. (London) on the preparation of the 6th edition
of that multi-volume reference work, to be published
in 1976.
Mr. Waters is married to the former Lilly Lesin and
is the father of two children, Lois Elaine, the wife of
Air Force Major David J. Affholder of Dover, Del.,
and Hugh Richard Waters, a member of the U.S.
Foreign Service, stationed in Hong Kong.


The National Serials Data Program will enter its
third phase with the appointment of Paul Vassallo,

now Chief of the Congressional Reference Division of
the Congressional Research Service, as Director of the
program, effective April 17. Supported jointly by the
Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Li-
brary, and the National Library of Medicine, the pro-
gram will continue the development of a central
machine-readable source of serial cataloging informa-
tion and an economically feasible system of handling
serials that will eliminate the costly duplicative input
and conversion projects that would otherwise be
Although progress has been made over the last 100
years in developing standard bibliographic description
and centralized cataloging for books, libraries have
experienced a growing need for similar controls for
serial publications, which are more difficult and
expensive to handle. In the first phase of the pro-
gram, the Library of Congress developed a format for
recording bibliographic data about serials in machine-
readable form. In 1969, the Association of Research
Libraries, with a grant from the National Agricultural
Library, began the administration of a two-year
National Serials Pilot Project, supported thereafter by
the three national libraries and the Council on Li-
brary Resources, Inc. Using the scientific and tech-
nical serials held by the three national libraries, the
pilot project began the development of a union list
and provided data about the characteristics of serials
and the effectiveness of various techniques for han-
dling serial information.
The third phase of the program will provide the
three national libraries, and other research libraries as
well, with an authoritative automated bibliographic
resource upon which serials processing systems can be
built; provide a base record of serial titles to which
the International Standard Serial Number can be per-
manently affixed, thus ending the confusion about
precise identification of serials; provide a machine-
readable bibliographic resource for serials which will
supply important cataloging information to libraries
and at the same time permit the uniform transfer of
data on serials among libraries; provide a base from
which several kinds of library tools can be developed;
and provide a serial system which will constitute the
U.S. segment of the developing International Serials
Data System.
Mr. Vassallo served as consultant to the National
Serials Data Program in its initial stages in 1967-68. A
graduate of Wayne State University with an M.A. in
Library Science from the University of Michigan, he
came to the Library of Congress in 1962 under the
Library's special recruit program for selected out-

March 24. 1972

standing library school graduates and has served as
Assistant Head of the Hispanic Exchange Section,
Exchange and Gift Division; Subject Cataloger, Sub-
ject Cataloging Division; Head of the Newspaper and
Periodical Section of the Serial Division; Assistant
Head of the Public Reference Section of the General
Reference and Bibliography Division; and Assistant
Chief of the Serial Record Division, before becoming
Chief of the Congressional Reference Division. From
September 1967 to April 1968, while acting as con-
sultant to the NSDP, Mr. Vassallo was Assistant to
the Dean of the School of Library and Information
Service of the University of Maryland. The headquar-
ters office of the National Serials Data Program will
be at the Library of Congress.


On March 15, the Manuscript Division was in
charge of an all-day program for participants in the
26th Institute in Modern Archives Administration,
sponsored by the American University in cooperation
with the National Archives, the Library of Congress,
and the Maryland Hall of Records. The meeting took
place in the Library's Woodrow Wilson Room. Frank
B. Evans, Deputy Assistant Archivist in the Office of
the National Archives, directed the Institute. Thirty-
five librarians and archivists from 19 states and the
District of Colubmia attended the Institute and came
from as far as the States of California, Washington,
Maine, and Minnesota.
Manuscript Division staff members who spoke to
the Institute, and their topics, were John C. Broder-
ick, Assistant Chief, "Acquisition of Manuscripts and
Personal Papers, Past History and Present Practice";
John D. Knowlton, Head, Preparation Section, "Orga-
nization, Description, Preservation, and Handling";
and John McDonough, Manuscript Historian, "Refer-
ence and Reader Service." Mrs. Arline Custer,
Descriptive Cataloging Division, described the
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, of
which she is Editor.
The participants were joined for mid-morning
coffee by Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hamer, Assistant Librar-
ian of Congress; Paul L. Berry, Director of the Refer-
ence Department; Mrs. Ida F. Wilson, Chief of the
Central Services Division; Roy P. Basler. Chief of the
Manuscript Division; Mrs. Josephine Jacobsen, LCWs
Consultant in Poetry in English; and other staff mem-
bers. The day concluded with tours of the Manuscript

Division and the Library of Congress.


Beware of Trip Traps
Trip traps include loose objects such as tools,
wastepaper basket, dollies, and fixed objects such as
piping on floors or walkways. An open desk drawer
or file cabinet can be deadly in an office. As soon as
you notice anything that doesn't belong on a walk-
way floor, stairway, or scaffold, pick it up and
remove it. Even a paper clip or rubber band can cause
a fall. Keep desk drawers closed when not in use.

A Shocking Subject
The National Safety Council advised that more
people are killed annually by household electricity
(which usually has a current of 115-120 volts) than
any other voltage. It actually takes less current to kill
than it does to light a 10-watt light bulb.
If you have ever experienced a slight shock when
using a switch, electric tool, or appliance, you should
have heeded the warning that something was wrong.
Experiencing a shock is not a normal occurrence to
be anticipated. Appliances or wiring should be
checked or repaired. Faulty wiring is also a major
cause of fires each year. The National Safety Council
advises that we should: (1) buy only appliances and
electrical equipment having a UL (Underwriters'
Laboratories) marker; (2) keep appliances in good
condition; repair them when needed, and use them
properly; (3) properly ground all portable tools,
except those marked "double insulated," as well as
other appliances, particularly where moisture is
present; (4) keep moisture and electricity separate.
Moisture makes your body a very good conductor of
electricity, and the danger of shock is greatly in-
creased with wet or damp skin.

-Reprinted from the Safety Bulletin for January-February
1972, published by the Treasury Safety Council, Department
of the Treasury.


The Librarian of Congress joined the American
Foundation for the Blind on last Thursday, March 16,
in New York City in paying tribute to the U.S. Postal

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Service for an outstanding record of delivering non-
print library materials to blind people in the Nation.
A message from the Librarian was presented to
Postmaster General E. T. Klassen following the pre-
sentation of a plaque to the Postal Service by Robert
Barnett, Director of the American Foundation for the
Blind. The plaque was awarded at a press conference
held jointly with the Canadian National Institute for
the Blind, which presented a similar tribute to the
Canadian Post Office for comparable service to blind
Canadians, and in conjunction with the annual Inter-
national Stamp Collectors and Exhibitors Show and
Conference (INTERPEX). Henry Roginski, Customer
Service Representative in the New York Metropolitan
Center of the U.S. Postal Service, accepted the award
on behalf of the Postmaster General. Nadine Pitts of
the Information Office presented the Librarian's
message to Mr. Roginski.
The Canadian Post Office also presented silk scrolls
to representatives of the American Foundation for
the Blind and of the Canadian National Institute for
the Blind for their pioneering service to blind people,
and a presentation album containing the first plate
blocks of two Canadian stamps, to Carmen Mathews,
New York actress and a longtime reader for the talk-
ing book program, as representative of the many per-
formers and authors who record or otherwise help to
produce talking books.
Reading materials for the blind have been mailed
free in the United States by the Postal Service (for-
merly the Post Office Department) since 1904, fol-
lowing passage of enabling legislation that year by
Congress. The quantities of library materials-braille,
talking books and magazines on disc and tape, and
playback equipment-handled by the Postal Service
have grown increasingly larger since Congress estab-
lished the national free library service for the blind in
1931. By 1972, six years after the physically handi-
capped who cannot read conventional print materials
became eligible for the free library service, the annual
level of materials delivered by the Postal Service for
this program alone amounted to over eight million
"The American Foundation for the Blind," said the
Librarian in his message to the Postmaster General,
"has long been a deeply valued partner of the Library
of Congress m the production of library materials for
the blind. But it is to a third partner, to the Postal
Service, that we both have always needed, and have
always been able, to turn to move the materials from
the producer and the Library to the readers now
numbering more than 250,000 in all parts of

the country."
A special certificate of appreciation to postal
workers was presented to the Postmaster General by
the Librarian of Congress in 1969 for their extra-
ordinary effort in delivering library materials even to
blind and physically handicapped readers in remote,
isolated areas.
"As we continue trying to reach many more of the
estimated two million-plus blind and physically
handicapped individuals eligible for the free national
library service," stated the Librarian in his message,
"the efforts of the Postal Service will remain vital and
critical in achieving that goal."


On Thursday and Friday evenings, March 30 and
31, the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the
Library of Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet. The
members of this ensemble are Robert Mann and Earl
Carlyss, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Claus
Adam, violoncello. They will be assisted by Julius
Baker, flute. Their program will include Quartet for
flute and strings in D major, K. 285 by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart; Impresiones de la Puna by Alberto
Ginastera; Assobio a Jito for flute and violoncello by
Heitor Villa-Lobos; and Quintet in E minor, Op. 51,
No. 2 by Friedrich Kuhlau.
Each concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. The Friday
evening concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
station WGMS of Washington, D.C., and tape record-
ings for delayed broadcasts will be made available to
stations in other cities by the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.
Tickets for both concerts will be distributed by
Patrick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30
a.m., Monday, March 27. A service charge of 25 cents
is placed on each ticket, and only two tickets are
distributed to an individual. Telephone reservations
may be made on Monday morning by calling
393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.


Manuscripts and Photos Mark Grant's Birthday
"Julia, aint you getting tired of hearing war, war,
war? I am truly tired of it." This pacifist sentiment

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was expressed by one of America's most renowned
warriors, Ulysses S. Grant, in a letter written to his
fiancee during the Mexican V.'ar. This and many other
manuscripts and photographs relating to Grant's
career will be exhibited in the Manuscript Division
from April 1 through June 30 in honor of the 150th
anniversary of his birth, April 27, 1822.
While many of the papers will concern his military
successes-notably the Civil War battles of Vicksburg,
Chattanooga, and the seige of Petersburg-others will
reveal the quiet, deeply humane side of the man. Of
particular interest, also, is a letter written from China
during the round-the-world trip Grant made following
his two troubled terms as President. Writing from
Peking, where as a guest of "The Bismarck of Asia,"
Li Hung-Chang, he dined at a 70-course dinner which
included soles of pigeons' feet and suckling pig, Grant
looked into the future of that fragmented nation:
"...they are enduring, patient to the last degree,
industrious, and have brought living down to a mini-
mum... they have the material for a strong inde-
pendent nation and may, before many years roll
around, assert this power.... But before this change
begins to show itself there will be a change of dynas-
ty." On his trip around the world, Grant was accom-
panied by journalist John Russell Young, later to be
Librarian of Congress from 1897 to 1899.

Olmsted, Capitol Landscape Architect, Featured
Landscape architect, conservationist, and urban
planner, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is the
subject of a "Showcase Exhibit" which will open
April 3 in the west foyer on the Ground Floor of the
Main Building. The display, commemorating the ses-
quicentennial of his birth, includes selections from
the Frederick Law Olmsted Papers in the Manuscript
Division, photographs from the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division, and a plan for the U.S. Capitol
grounds from the Geography and Map Division, as
well as materials from the general collections.
Among the items exhibited is an 1847 letter from
Olmsted to his brother in which he discussed and
sketched his plans for the yard of his newly pur-
chased Connecticut farm. An 1852 London edition of
Olmsted's Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in
England is open to his description of Birkenhead
Park, one of many Europen "pleasure grounds" he
visited and which influenced his own park designs.
His involvement in the design and construction of
Central Park in New York City, the project which is
considered the beginning of landscape architecture as
a profession in the United States, is represented in the

display by a copy of his 1857 plan and an 1868 map
of the park.
In 1874, Olmsted was placed in charge of the
improvement of the U.S. Capitol grounds, and
included in the exhibit are a map that was printed
from his manuscript plan for the grounds and two
perspectives of the stairways and marble terraces he
proposed for the west front of the building. Finally,
Olmsted's work as site designer for the 1893 World's
Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the culmination of
a long and distinguished career, is represented by
photographs showing the fair grounds both under
construction and after completion.
The exhibit will remain on view through June 30.


Through its office in Dacca the Library of Congress
has received a small but unusually interesting collec-
tion of political ephemera documenting the birth of
Bangladesh. Among the 20 items, in both English and
Bengali, are speeches, handbills, posters, and broad-
sides. One of the speeches, "Victory is Ours," was
broadcast by Mr. Tajuddin Ahmad, Prime Minister of
the People's Republic of Bangladesh, on November
23, 1971, just prior to the outbreak of hostilities
between Pakistan and India on December 3. Others
contain the texts of addresses broadcast on December
7, 8, and 17; the last of these is entitled "March
Towards an Era of Light." Among the posters is one
in black, orange, and white showing a young freedom
fighter brandishing a bayonet above the legend "Ever-
vigilant Liberation Forces of Bengal."
After processing, the collection will be available for
examination in the Orientalia Division.


Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. First issue, 1972. (Vari-
ous pagings.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402, for $3.50 this issue or $50 a session,
domestic, and $62.50 a session, foreign.
A Report for July-December 1971 on the National
Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections has been
issued by the Processing Department through the
Descriptive Cataloging Division's Manuscripts Section,
and has been distributed to the various repositories of
manuscript collections cooperating in the NUCMC


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program. This report is the last in the series of regular
reports issued monthly, quarterly, and semi-annually
over the past 10 years. In the future, only notices of
policy decisions or changes in practice affecting parti-
cipation in the program or the publication of the
catalog will be distributed. The report was prepared
by Mrs. Arline Custer, Editor of NUCMC and Head of
the Manuscripts Section.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949.
February 1972. (iv, 26 p.) Prepared under the spon-
sorship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials. Supplement to the Union List of Serials. 3rd
edition. For sale by the Card Division, Library of
Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20541.
Specifications for the Microfilming of Newspapers
in the Library of Congress Prepared by the Photo-
duplication Service. 1971. (v, 17 p.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents at 30 cents a copy.
This new publication embodies the procedural and
technical changes in the Library's photoreproduction
methods adopted since 1964 when an earlier edition,
Specifications for Library of Congress Microfilming,
was published. The new edition is limited to the dis-
cussion of the microfilming of newspapers.

New Microfilm Publication. Phase XI of the Li-
brary's project to microfilm the bills and resolutions
introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives from the I st through the 84th Congresses
(1789-1956) has been completed. Phase XI, on 209
reels of microfilm, covers the 63rd through the 66th
Congress (1913-1921). The filming of materials for
Phase XII has begun, and Phases XIII and XIV will
follow in consecutive order in future years. Phases I
through X are still available.
Orders or letters of inquiry should be addressed to
the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service,
Washington, D.C. 20540. The cost of the positive
microfilm of Phase XI on 209 reels is $4,210.

Press Releues: No. 72-17 (March 16) Librarian of Congress
joins in tribute to U.S. Postal Service for handling library
material for bbnd and physically handicapped; No. 72-18
(March 16) Paul Vassallo named Director of National Serials
Data Program; No. 72-19 (March 16) Edward N. Waters
named Chief of Music Division, Library of Congress.


An article by Andrew Farkas entitled "Profile of

the Library Job Seeker" in the February 15 issue of
Library Journal, is a detailed account of some of the
problems facing the job applicant and his prospective
employer. The case history of an opening advertised
in Library Journal last April, complete with a break-
down of the backgrounds and qualifications of the
127 applicants for the position, is presented. Of great
interest are the author's comments on the general
inferiority of the applications themselves and the
shortcomings in the letters and r6sum6s of 110 of the
127 applicants; incomplete applications, barely legi-
ble photocopies of photocopies, messy handwritten
corrections, misspellings, and other negative attri-
butes left the prospective employer with an unfavor-
able impression. The article concludes with a "how-
to" discussion of preparing a resumd.
The usefulness of such information to employees of
the Library of Congress was pointed up in a recent
experience in one division, which may unfortunately,
be all too typical. In this case, the applications were
for two positions, one at the GS-3 level, the other at
the GS- I level. In both instances, the applications
had numerous typing and spelling errors (including
misspelling the name of the applicant's supervisor),
illegible or messy photocopies, and handwritten cor-
rections. The facts of these two case histories empha-
size the need for employees seeking new positions at
all levels to present a favorable first impression of
themselves through the applications they submit for



Meritorious Service Awards
During ceremonies held in the Librarian's Office on
March 9, L. Quincy Mumford presented Meritorious
Service Awards to four staff members.
Robert L. Felder, Clerk in the Congressional Refer-
ence Division, received a Meritorious Service Award
plus a cash award for $50 for "the imagination and
initiative [hel displayed in assisting the staff of the
Service's Rayburn Reference Center to improve its
services to Congressional offices located in the Ray-
burn House Office Building." Mr. Felder was also
commended for his efforts in mapping more efficient
delivery routes and planning more effective pick-up
schedules. His method of marking returned materials
for easy identification was also beneficial to the Ref-
erence Center.

March 24, 1972

Frank A. Dubas, Robert T. Smith, both Library
Assistants, and Richard R. Greenfield, Searcher, each
received a Meritorious Service Award plus a cash
award of $100 in recognition for their significant con-
tributions and special achievement "in rearranging,
sorting, and shifting of the office law collections of
the European Law Division under difficult working
Mr. Dubas was unable to attend the presentation.

Mr. Felder and the Librarian

Mrs. Mantalene Hemphill, Secretary to the Assist-
ant Chief of the Examining Division in the Copyright
Office, received a Meritorious Service Award and a
cash award of $175 to acknowledge her performance
while Section Secretary in the Music Section. Mrs.
Hemphill "enabled the Section to continue func-
tioning normally in spite of [a] severe shortage of
help." The award was also given for her "preparation
of a form for the recording of work, enabling the
Section Head to more effectively evaluate the clerks' Mr. Greenfield and Mr. Mumford
work." She was further praised for the preparation of
an article for publication in the Bulletin of the Copy-
right Society of the U.S.A.

The Librarian and Mrs. Hemphill

Three staff members of the European Law Division,

Mr. Smith and the Librarian

Incentive Awards
Two former staff members have been recognized
for their contributions while employed at the Library.

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Allen F. Howard, formerly of the Card Division,
was mailed an Incentive Award plus a $50 cash award
to honor his significant contributions. Mr. Howard
"devised and helped to implement a guide card sys-
tem which now aids the employees of the Card Divi-
sion in properly filling purchase orders for catalog
Mrs. Lenora G. Young, widow of James C. Young,
a staff member of the Card Division who died on
June 7, 1971 [see Information Bulletin July 8, 1971,
p. 369], was forwarded an Incentive Award plus a
$50 cash award. The awards were in recognition of
Mr. Young's "initiative,... his contribution to work
methods of [the] Division,... and for his interest
and work in improving the efficiency of the Library's
card sale program."

Appointments: Mrs. Maria Andris, hbrarian, GS-9, Cat
Publ. PA2451; Elizabeth J. Beall, library technician, GS-5,
Cat Publ OP500; Anthony M. Butler, deck attendant,
trainee, GS-2, S&R, PA2443; Kenneth L. Cones, mail & file
clerk, GS-3, Desc Cat, PA2621; Gregory Lee Davis, library
aid, GS-3, S&R, PA2443; Evelyn M. Eiwcn, research & secre-
tarial assistant, GS-5, ALC, PA2595; Ardie S. Myers, refer-
ence librarian, GS-9, CRS-C, PA2499; Jeanne O. Nienaber,
analyst in environmental policy, GS-9, CRS-EP, PA2432;
Richard E. Parker, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, OP200;
Sharon E. Russell, lbrary aid, GS-2, Cat Publ, OP500;
Anthony S. Sonnino, production assistant-arranger, GS-3, Cat
Publ, OP500.
Temporary Appointments: Alan D. Lee, library aid, GS-3,
CRS-L, PA2500; Thomas J. Lewis, admirustrative assistant,
GS-9, CRS-D, PA2586; Georganna Quigley, clerk, GS-3,
CRS-D, PA2567.
Reappointments: Muriel A. Burdeau, correspondence clerk,
GS-5, Cop Exam, PA2558; J. Emory Ward, photostat and
blueprint operator, GT-3, Photodup, PA2563.
Promotions: Jacques Anezin, to classification clerk, GS-4,
CS, PA2527; James M. Burleson, Cop Cat. to correspondence
clerk. GS-4, Cop Exam,, PA2558; Mrs. Novella K. Colbert.
to supervisory clerk-typist. GS-5, Ser Rec, PB2616; Terry G.
Guertin, to supervisory attorney-advisor, GS-14, CRS-A.
PA25 74; Mrs. Mary E. Law, to charge records assistant, GS-5,
Loan, OP600; Bruce Martin, to issue deck assistant, GS-5,
S&R, PB2588; Mrs. Yvonne M. Plater, S&R. to lbrary aid,
GS-3, Card, PA2562, Mrs. Ania S. Scheinin, to technical
information specialist. GS- 11, Sci, PB2593.
Transfers: Cathy Lunne Beebe, Cop Cal, to clerk-typist,
GS-3, Subj Cat, OPS0; Cynthia J. Everette, E&G. to edi-
torial assistant, GS-4, CRS-GGR, PA2493; Fred Friedman.
Cat Mgmt, to preliminary cataloger, GS-5, Desc Cat, PA2600;

Mrs. Karla Graham, DBPH, to library technician. GS-5, Pre-
serv, PA2564; Sharon Lynn Grant, FRD, to preliminary
cataloger, GS-5, Desc Cat, PA2600, Mrs. Grace M. Ross. Ser
Rec, to librarian, GS- 11. Share Cat, PA2561
Resinations: Sylvia C. Griffis, CRS-F, Donna S. Lewis,
G&M; Stephen Nieberding. CRS-Ed; Mrs Roxana W. Parker,
Desc Cat; Richard Wakeman, Photodup; Bruce A. Williams,
CS; Efton Woodford, S&R.

John C. Broderick, Assistant Chief of the Manu-
script Division, spoke to the March 8 meeting of the
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America at
its headquarters in Dumbarton House. His topic was
"Preserving Valuable Manuscripts."
Louis Fisher, Analyst in the Government and
General Research Division of CRS, has published a
book on the President and Congress: Pot er and
Policy (New York: The Free Press, 1972). His book
describes how the President and Congress have shared
four types of power: legislative power, spending
power, taxing power, and the war power. Of special
interest are the questions, how have the four powers
shifted between the two branches?, why have they
shifted?, what impact have the shifts of power had on
policy?, and what are the constitutional implications?
The issues are partly philosophic, political, economic.
and legal.
A large part of Mr. Fisher's book has already
appeared as articles in the following magazines aid
journals: The New Leader, George Washington Law
Review, The Progressive, Administrative Science
Quarterly, Western Political Quarterly, Journal of
American Studies, and Journal of Public Law.
Charles W. Harris, Chief of the Government and
General Research Division, was guest lecturer in the
telecture series of St. Augustine's College, Raleigh,
N.C. on March 15. His lecture on "Problems in Urban
Politics" was given from his office in Congressional
Research Service and was conveyed live to the assem-
bly of students and faculty via amplified telecom-
munication. The one hour-fifteen minute program
allowed for questions and dialogue with the listeners
through the use of wandering microphones in the
John B. Kuiper, Head of the Motion Picture Sec-
tion, Prints and Photographs Division, participated in
the Executive Committee Meeting of the Inter-
national Federation of Film Archives held February
23-29 at the Norsk Filminstitutt in Oslo. The Com-
mittee is the governing body of the International
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legal rights of film archives, acquisition policies, inter.
national exchange, and film preservation. Mr. Kuiper
serves as vice president of the organization.

The Library of Congress Choral Society will present
a program of music for the Easter season on Tuesday,
March 28, at 11:45 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium.
All staff members are invited to attend.


The Information Systems Office sponsored an auto-
mation training session on computer/microform inter-
faces on February 24, conducted by Dennis Chin of
ISO. It reviewed microform characteristics, computer
output-to-microform systems, and computer retrieval
techniques for microform stores.
ISO also sponsored a six-day automation training
course, "OS/360 System Synopsis and Coding Work-
shop," which began on February 16. H. Tom little-
john of ISO conducted the course, intended to
provide training for programmers and analysts in the
use of JCL coding, service programs, and utility pro-
On February 29, Charles J. Purcell of Control Data
Corp. conducted an automation seminar on the
STAR-100 computer system. The function of the
seminar was to acquaint interested persons with the
design concepts of a string-array computer processor
and the potential applications within an automation
environment. The presentation high-lighted the effec-
tive use of a very large computer system having access
to a high data base and the potential of sharing this
resource without contention to a number of either
local or remote users.


Since March 6, the Library of Congress has discon-
tinued using the abbreviations "U.S." and "GT. Brit."
in headings entered under these jurisdictions. Hence-
forth they will be written in full, for example,
"United States. Dept. of State." Likewise, "United
States" and "Great Britain" will be written in full in
topical subject headings whether used as a main sub-
ject heading, as in "United States-History"; as a
geographical subdivision, as in "Sports-United
States"; as a parenthetical qualifier, as in "Canteen
(United States Army)"; or as a phrase, as in "Belgian

students in the United States." In headings for non-
official corporate bodies that use either abbreviation
in their names and in for corporate bodies
that have to be distinguished by the addition of
parenthetical qualifiers, for example, "Labour Party
(Gt. Brit.)," the abbreviations will continue to be
The official revision of the Anglo-American Cata-
loging Rules will appear in the forthcoming Catalog-
ing Service Bulletin 104.
The MARC data base at the Library of Congress
will be updated to effect these changes at the end of
the current subscription year, and a tape of the antici-
pated 30,000 to 35,000 records changed will be made
available to subscribers for $150. The tape may be
ordered from the MARC Distribution Service, Card
Division, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy
Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.


The price of the MARC Distribution Service for the
subscription year beginning April 1 will be $1,000.
This amount covers the distribution of cataloging
information in machine-readable form for English
language monographs and Cataloging in Publication
titles, and approximately 67,000 records are expected
to be sent to subscribers in the course of a year.
Records for subscription years going back to March
1969 will also be available for $1,000 a year. Infor-
mation about the MARC Distribution Service, includ-
ing details on subscriptions, mailing of tapes, and so
forth, can be obtained by writing to the Card Divi-
sion, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard
Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541. Queries should be
directed to the attention of the MARC Distribution


A recent addition to the reference collection in the
Main Reading Room is Philip Mayerson's Classical
Mythology in Literature, Art, and Music (Waltham,
Mass., Xerox College Publishing, 1971. 509 p.
NX650.M9M38), which combines the aspects of a
college text, a cultural history, and a reference
source. This work groups the classical gods, god-
desses, and heroes into families or story themes
by chapters, replete with illustrations, and includes
references with quotations from texts, chiefly by

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english poets. Mayerson's work provides a fuller
account of myths, mythological characters, and
allusions than do the standard classical dictionaries.
IT. D. Burney]
Also available in the Main Reading Room is a copy
of the third edition (1971-1972) of Who's Who in
.4merican Politics: Biographical Directory of United
States Political Leaders, edited by Paul A. Theis and
Edmund L. Henshaw, Jr. (New York and London,
R.R. Bowker Co., 1971. 1171 p. E176.W6424). This
edition follows the same format as the second and
provides who's who information on nearly 16,000
individuals active in national, state, and local politics.
[Margaret Porter Smith I
Two recent additions to the collections of the
Science Reading Room are George H. Daniels' Sci-
ence in American Society-A Social History (New
York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. 390 p. Q127.U6D33)
and Dean Schooler, Jr.'s Science, Scientists, and
Public Policy (New York, The Free Press, 1971. 338
p. Q127.U6S28).
In Science in American Society-A Social History,
Daniels traces developments from the impact of the
new world upon medieval science to the present day.
The state of scientific knowledge and interest in the
colonies, the emphasis on utilitarian results during the
enlightenment, the 19th-century changes brought
about by urbanization and industrialization, public
education and the desire for self-improvement, and
the formation of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science are all recorded. Today,
Daniel says, science has become involved in domestic
politics, in international relations, in virtually every
institution that vitally affects man. It has become
largely a corporate enterprise dependent on govern-
ment and industry for continued support, with an
increasing tendency toward centralization and
bureaucratic control.
In Science, Scientists, and Public Policy, Schooler
says that most of the notable relationships between
scientists and policy making in the United States dur-
ing the postwar period, 1945-1968, have developed
on a national level in the Executive Branch "where
the action has been." Schooler considers the extent
of scientists' influence in about 20 policy areas,
including the social redistributive area, the extra-
national or foreign political policy area, and the
regulative area (e.g., enforcement of automobile
Schooler believes that scientists' influence on
policy making will increase in the future. He states, in
this connection, that "Congress created a Science

Policy Research Division in the Library of Congress'
Legislative Reference Service in 1962 and its pro-
ductivity has already been notable." He points out
that there have been proposals in Congress for the
establishment of a Joint Committee on Science Tech-
nology. Congress is finding, he says, that it must
increase its use of scientists for more information,
intelligence, and expertise if it is to survive as a regu-
lative institution.
Excellent bibliographies and indexes are included in
both books. [Mrs Catherine I. Bahn]
The State Public Library of the Mongolian People's
Republic is described in an illustrated 28-page pam-
phlet received recently on exchange from that library.
The pamphlet describes in Mongolian, Russian, and
English the establishment of the State Public Library
under the Academy of Sciences following the Revolu-
tion of 1921. The English section gives a brief sketch
of the manuscript collections (deriving in part from
former monastery libraries), cataloging and biblio-
graphical services, and acquisitions procedures, which
include purchase, exchange with foreign libraries, gift,
and provisions for deposit of publications issued with-
in the country. According to the pamphlet, which
will be available from the Library's collections follow-
ing processing, the collections of the State Public
Library contain 2,000,000 books and manuscripts in
several languages, and its reading rooms are open
from 9 a.m. to II p.m. (Mrs Susan Sayre]


President Issues IBY Proclamation
On March 13, the President issued a statement
proclaiming 1972 International Book Year in the
United States. The text of the Presidential Proclama-
tion follows.

Books and libraries are among mankind's greatest sources of
enlightenment. They contain the cultural inheritance of our
forefathers and the core of our educational system. In the
words of Thomas Carlyle: "All that Mankind has done,
thought, gained or been; it is lying as in magic preservation in
the pages of Books."
As this Nation approaches the beginning of its third century,
we should remind ourselves that nothing in our heritage is
more precious than the right to express ourselves freely on
any subject and the right of access to the expressions of
Today, with high-speed presses, mass distribution of printed
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March 24, 1972

that the knowledge contained in books is equally available to
all Americans. But the right to read requires more than just
the availability of books. It also requires the ability to read.
In spite of our commitment to the concept of universal edu-
cation, millions of our citizens are still so deficient in reading
skills that the covers of books are closed to them.
It is incumbent upon all who desire a better America, public
officials and private citizens alike, to help improve both our
intellectual resources and the free flow of information within
and across our national boundaries.
First, we must abolish functional illiteracy so that all our
citizens, rich and poor alike, will have a better chance to
learn from the accumulated wisdom of man. This is the goal
of our "Right to Read" program, and to achieve it we must
not only eliminate the existing reading and literacy deri-
ciences of today, but also reform our educational institutions
so that these problems will not reoccur tomorrow.
Second, we must continue to foster the growth of learning
and culture by protecting intellectual production through
copyright. During the course of this year, the United States
and other member countries of the Universal Copyright Con-
vention will be considering adherence to the 1971 revisions
of the Universal Copyright Convention, which strengthen
international copyright protection for American works and
assist developing countries to meet their need for educational
materials. At the same time, we should continue our efforts
in this country to modernize our own copyright laws.
In recognition of the importance of books in our society, and
the observance by the United Nations Educational, Scientific,
and Cultural Organization of the year 1972 as International
Book Year, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 149 of
December 15, 1971, has requested the President to issue a
proclamation designating 1972 as International Book Year.
NOW, THEREFORE, 1, RICHARD NIXON, President of the
United States of America, do hereby proclaim 1972 as Inter-
national Book Year in the United States. I call upon the
people of the United States, interested groups and organiza-
tions, appropriate officials of the Federal Government and of
State and local governments to provide for the observance of
International Book Year with appropriate ceremonies and

Howard Applegate to Head Balch Institute
Howard L. Applegate, Director of the George
Arents Research Library at Syracuse University, has
been appointed the first Executive Director of the
Balch Institute in Philadelphia.
The Institute, supported by trusts established by
the late Mrs. Emily Swift Balch and her two sons,
Edwin Swift Balch and Thomas Willing Balch, plans
to build by 1974 a new library and museum at
Seventh and Ranstead Sts. The library will be

designed as a research center for specialists in Ameri-
can political, immigration, ethnic, and racial history,
and the museum will host exhibitions devoted to
these areas.
Mr. Applegate holds masters and doctoral degrees
from Syracuse. From 1961 to 1966 he was Executive
Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
at Syracuse. He is a director of the Manuscript
Society, publications chairman of the Society of
American Archivists, a director of the Union Library
Catalogue of Pennsylvania, chairman-elect of the Rare
Book and Manuscript Section of the American Li-
brary Association, and a member of the Board of
Directors of the Association of College and Research

ANSI Subcommittee to Prepare New Standard
Subcommittee 2 on Machine Input Records of the
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Com-
mittee Z-39 on Library Work, Documentation, and
Related Publishing Practices has been reorganized to
prepare a standard for the interchange of biblio-
graphic information via data communication lines.
The original subcommittee was responsible for the
compilation of the American National Standard for
Bibliographic Information Interchange on Magnetic
Tape, which was published in 1971.
The new subcommittee held its first meeting on
March 1 at the Library of Congress. Mrs. Henriette D.
Avram, Chief of the MARC Development Office, is
the subcommittee chairman. Other members are
Lawrence Buckland, Inforonics, Inc.; Kay Guiles,
Library of Congress; Michael Keplinger, National
Bureau of Standards; and Philip Long, Ohio College
Library Center. George Clark, National Bureau of
Standards, provides the liaison between ANSI Com-
mittee X-3 on Computers and Information Processing
and ANSI Z-39 SC2.

ARL Newsletter Reviews Copyright Case
In the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Newsletter of March 3 (No. 53), Verner W. Clapp,
Consultant to the Council on Library Resources and
former staff member of the Library of Congress,
reviewed the events of the Williams & Wilkins v.
United States copyright infringement case now pend-
ing before the U.S. Court of Claims (see also the LC
Information Bulletin, March 10, pp. 101-102). Mr.
Clapp, who is on the ARL Copyright Committee,
summarized the findings in the report of Commis-
sioner James F. Davis and discussed the next steps in
the case itself. He also reported on a meeting held in

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Washington, D.C., on February 24 at which the copy-
right representatives of a number of library and other
associations discussed the implications of the Com-
missioner's report. (Copies of the Commissioner's
report are available from the Clerk of the Court of
Claims for 50 cents each.)

Change to ISBD Begins
In 1969 the International Meeting of Cataloging
Experts in Copenhagen appointed a Working Party on
[the International] Standard Bibliographic Descrip.
tion (ISBD), charged with drafting a set of rules for
the preparation of the descriptive portion of biblio-
graphic entries, including catalog entries, for mono-
graphic publications by national bibliographic and
cataloging agencies of all countries. The recommenda-
tions of the Working Party were adopted by the IFLA
Committee on Cataloging at the 1971 meeting in
In general. ISBD sets forth the essential elements of
bibliographic description; indicates the order, and in
some cases the form as well, in which the elements
are to be given; and designates certain standard punc-
tuation marks for the separation of major areas of the
description (e.g., title area, edition area, imprint area)
and in some cases of elements within these areas.
ISBD is concerned with the standardization of the
transcription of title page data, the collation, and
notes; it is not concerned with the choice and form of
heading. ISBD is also designed to facilitate the con-
version of this bibliographic information into
machine-readable form.
ISBD differs in no radical way from the Anglo-
American descriptive cataloging practice. The most
novel aspect is its prescription for standard punctua-
tion, the principle features of which are: separation
of major areas by a period-space-dash-space (.-);
separation of parallel titles (titles in other languages)
by the equal sign (=); separation of the subtitle from
the title by the colon (:); and separation of the
author statement from the title or subtitle by a slash-
space (/ ).
The British National Bibliography and the Deutsche
Bibliographie began using ISBD in January. The ALA
Descriptive Cataloging Committee has approved the
ISBD in principle, and the Library of Congress has
agreed to make the necessary revisions in Chapter 6
of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, North
American Text After the revisions have been
approved by the Descriptive Cataloging Committee
and the Canadian Library Association and after the
Library of Congress has completed modification of its

software related to MARC input to accept ISBD, the
Library of Congress will begin to use the Standard in
all of its cataloging except for certain categories of
rare books. Meanwhile, non-MARC Shared Cataloging
entries derived from national bibliographies which
have adopted ISBD will incorporate its provisions.
Libraries wishing to purchase copies of ISBD may
order them from the IFLA Committee on Cataloging,
c/o Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum, London
W.C.I, England, for 0.90, or from the American
Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill.
60611 for $2.50.

NHPC Appoints Fellows in Advanced Editing
The National Historical Publications Commission,
at its February meeting, announced the appointment
of five NHPC Fellows in Advanced Editing of Docu-
mentary Sources for American History. During the
year 1972/73 David G. Allen will serve with Charles
M. Wiltse, Editor of The Papers of Daniel Webster at
Dartmouth College; Barry A. Crouch will assist Louis
R. Harlan, Editor of The Papers of Booker T. Wash-
ington, University of Maryland; N. Stephen Kane will
work on Foreign Relations of the United States under
S. Everett Gleason at the Department of State;
Eugene R. Sheridan will serve with Lyman H. Butter-
field, Editor in chief of The Adams Papers, Massa-
chusetts Historical Society; and W. Allan Wilbur will
assist Herbert A. Johnson, Editor of The Papers of
John Marshall at the College of William and Mary.
The Commission also voted to support the letter-
press edition of the papers of Jonathan Trumbull, a
project jointly sponsored by the University of Con-
necticut and the Connecticut State Library. The
project, which has been in existence for five years,
had already been endorsed by the Commission; it will
now have Commission financial support. Support was
also voted for a microfilm edition of the papers of
President James Buchanan, to be sponsored by the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hamer, Assistant Librarian of
Congress, attended the February meeting as the repre-
sentative of the Librarian of Congress, a member of
the Commission.
In a related action, the President announced the
appointment on March 9 of Philip A. Crowl of
Lincoln, Nebr., to be a member of the Commission.
Mr. Crowl succeeds Henry Franklin Graff.

Abstracting, Indexing Guidelines Are Proposed
Existing Associations of Editors of Primary Publica-
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draft proposals dealing wigh "Cooperation Among
Editors: Guidelines for Primary Publications and
Abstracting and Indexing Services" prepared by a
Working Group which met in Paris last November.
The project was initiated at the 1971 International
Council of Scientific Unions Abstracting Board
General Assembly. At that time, a joint Working
Group was created to study the problems of coopera-
tion and to propose practical steps for its develop-
ment. After receiving comments from various asso-
ciations, the Group will prepare a final version for
wide distribution later this year.

SLA Aids Music Library Association
The Special Libraries Association Board of Direc-
tors has authorized a contribution of $50 to the
Music Library Association to assist in salvage and
restoration of the Association's business offices which
were destroyed by fire on November 10. All office
equipment, furniture, supplies, and publications
(other than its journal, Notes) were a total loss. The
Association's new address is 343 S. Main St., Room
205, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48108.

Roundup of Conferences, Meetings
Meetings and conferences for various associations
and groups have been scheduled for April and May.
The Southwestern Social Science Association is
holding an annual meeting of the history section
March 30 and April 1 in San Antonio, Tex. A series
of speakers and discussion sessions are scheduled.
The American Center of P.E.N., an international
writers' organization, has invited out-of-town book
reviewers to a cocktail party on April 10 at the Hotel
Pierre in New York City, in honor of the first day of
the National Book Award week. A dinner which fol-
lows will celebrate P.E.N.'s Fiftieth Anniversary.
Pablo Neruda, 1971 recipient of the Nobel Prize in
Literature, will give the main address. The P.E.N.
Translation Prize of $1,000 will be awarded during
the dinner.
The Midwest Academic Librarians Conference will
meet May 18-20 at Northwestern University and the
University of Chicago. Conference Chairman is
Donald E. Thompson, Wabash College Library, Craw-
fordsville, Ind. 47933.

140 Attend MARC Processing Institute
Approximately 140 persons attended the MARC
Processing Institute at the Statler-Hilton Hotel in
Washington, D.C. on February 24 and 25. The Insti-
tute was sponsored by the MARC Development

Office of the Library of Congress and the Infor-
mation Science and Automation Division of the
American Library Association.
Staff members of the Library of Congress Pro-
cessing Department discussed automation projects
such as Multiple Use MARC System, format recog-
nition, subject headings project, Order Division
Project, automation of the Process Information File,
filing rules and machine filing, book catalogs, and the
Card Division Mechanization Program.
Lecturers from the MARC Development Office
were Mrs. Henriette Avram, Kay Guiles, Mrs. Pamela
Jensen, Justin Kniemeyer, Lenore Maruyama, and
Mrs. Lucia Rather. Lecturers John Rather represented
the Technical Processes Research Office and Mary
Kay Daniels the Card Division.

Folger to Sponsor St. Bartholomew Symposium
The 400th anniversary of St. Bartholomew's Day
Massacre will be commemorated by the Folger Shake-
speare Library with a symposium on April 22 at the
Library. Entitled "St. Bartholomew: The Widening
Circle, the Event and Its Implications", the day-long
symposium will examine topics including religious
toleration and the interplay of religion and politics in
Europe during the late 16th century.
Robert M. Kingdon, Professor of History at the
University of Wisconsin, will discuss "St. Bartholo-
mew's Massacres and the Rise of French Calvinist
Militancy." A. G. Dickens, Director of the Institute
of Historical Research, University of London, will
speak on "St. Bartholomew and the Elizabethans."
Lewis W. Spitz, Professor of History, Stanford Uni-
versity, will discuss "Imperialism, Particularism and
Toleration." Excerpts from Christopher Marlowe's
The Massacre at Paris: With the Death of the Duke of
Guise will be performed by the Folger Theater
Reservations for the symposium may be made by
writing to the Director of Research Activities, Folger
Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St., Wash-
ington, D.C. 20003.

Two New Centers for Humanities Series Open
The National Endowment for the Humanities has
announced the establishment of two additional cen-
ters for the National Humanities Series. Now in its
third year, the Series has been administered nation-
ally by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation in Princeton, N.J.
A Midwestern Center will be set up at the
University of Wisconsin in Madison, and a Western


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Center at the University of Cahfornia in Los Angeles.
Designed primarily for adult education, the
National Humanities Series is part of the Endow-
ment's effort to bring humanistic knowledge and
insights to wide audiences. Humanist-lecturers, sup-
ported by performers or audio-visual media, make
presentations and lead discussion on various contem-
porary themes.

Publication of Foreign Relations Accelerated
In a March 8 memorandum to the Secretary of
State. the President directed that the lapse of time
between the event itself and its publication in the
series Foreign Relations of the United States be short-
ened from 26 to 20 years. The reduction of the time
lag for this official documentary series which is pub.
wished by the Department of State is to be accom-
plished in three years. The President noted that the
acceleration was "in the interests of a better informed
public. ...."

New Folklore Book is Published
Duncan Emnch, who headed the Library's Archive
of Folk Song from 1945 to 1955, has compiled and

published a major new text of American folklore. The
700-page volume, entitled Folklore on The American
Land (Little, Brown and Company, 1972. $15),
includes materials representing folk speech, names,
children's lore, street cries, epitaphs, legends, tales,
songs, beliefs, and related subjects. It draws heavily
upon Library of Congress resources, ranging from
songs in the Archive of Folk Song to photographs
from Prints and Photographs Division. Alan Jabbour,
Head of the Archive of Folk Song, transcribed the
music for the large section on American folksongs.

CLR Publishes College Librarians Wage Survey
The Council on Library Resources has just pub-
lished the results of a second survey of college and
university librarians' salaries and other compensation.
Entitled How Well Are They Paid?, the 24-page
booklet contains statistics and analyses of data col-
lected from colleges and universities across the
country during the academic year 1970-71. The
figures are compared with statistics obtained and pub-
lished in July 1970 during a trial survey. Copies of
the booklet are available upon request from CLR,
One Dupont Cir., Washington, D.C. 20036.

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