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Vol. 31, No. 15

April 14, 1972


The Director of Personnel, Robert W. Hutchison,
has announced that efforts to effect a consolidation
of the Placement Office and the Position Classifica-
tion Office are currently underway with the aim of
improving services to the various departments of the
Library through better coordination of activities and
methods. Mr. Hutchison has emphasized that in view
of the diversity and complexity of the Library's orga-
nization and missions and corresponding personnel
support, this coordinated approach will not occur
overnight; the transition and initial phase of the
merger will take several weeks. The objective in inte-
grating these two functions is to help both Library
supervision and individual staff members by providing
improved techniques in the use of qualifications and
position classification standards in establishing and
filling positions and in planning career development.
In bringing together the now separate specialists in
staffing and position classification on an organiza-
tionally assigned basis, the Director of Personnel
anticipates increased effectiveness as each specialist
becomes cross-trained and thus capable of handling a
wider range of the personnel needs of divisions and
offices. Pending formal establishment and announce-
ment of the combined office, current activities and
communications will continue to be handled under
present systems and regulations.


A Transportation and Parking Pamphlet containing
information about the Metropolitan fringe area park-
ing lots and commercial transportation serving the
Library is available in the Employee Relations Office,
Room MB G-112, upon request.
Staff members seeking transportation and those
interested in joining and/or organizing carpools are
encouraged to use the Carpool Locator Map placed in
the corridor opposite the entrance to the Credit
Union and the Main Building Health Room.
Employee Relations also maintains a listing of a
limited number of garages and parking spaces offered
for rent in the Capitol Hill area. Interested staff mem-
bers may call ext. 6361 for further information.
As a convenience to staff members at Crystal Mall,
the Copyright Office has placed a Carpool Locator
Map in Room 517-A. Employees desiring transporta-
tion are urged to use this facility.

On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 20 and 21,
the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the
Library of Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet
(Robert Mann and Earl Carlyss, violins; Samuel

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Concert .................
Exhibit . . .
Library of Congress Publications .
New Reference Books . .
News in the Library World .
Parking and Carpool Information .
Personnel Plans Consolidation .
Safety Tips . .
Staff News . .
Training Programs at LC . .
Volunteer Studio Director Named .
WGMS-FM to Air Poetry Reading .
Appendix-Preservation Supplement 72-2

. 165-166
. 168
S. 169-170
. 172-173
. 173-174
. 165
. 165
. 169
. 170-172
. 166-168
. 168-169
. 166
. A-63

Rhodes, viola; and Claus Adam, violoncello). This
ensemble, the Library's "quartet-in-residence" since
1962, will present a program which will include Pavan
and Chacony, both in G minor, by Henry Purcell;
Quartet in B flat major, K. 589 by Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart; and Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 by Arnold Schoen-
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., on Monday, April 17. A service charge of 25
cents is placed on each ticket, and only two tickets
are distributed to an individual. Telephone reserva-
tions may be made on Monday morning by calling
393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.


On Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 p.m., station
WGMS-FM, Washington, D.C., will present a delayed

broadcast of the literary program held on April 10
[see LC Information Bulletin, March 13, p. 140]. The
program featured poets George Garrett and Brendan
Kennelly in a reading; they were introduced by Jose-
phine Jacobsen, the Library's Consultant in Poetry.

A Two-Part Series

Training opportunities in the Library of Congress
go beyond the general Library courses offered under
the auspices of the Training Office. Many of the
Library's departments and divisions provide formal
training programs tailored to meet the specialized and
specific needs of their employees.
One of the most active of these special programs is
conducted by the Processing Department's Cataloging
Instruction Office. Originally established in 1967 to
train people with language facility to become cata-
logers, the Office has branched out to fulfill other
needs in the field of cataloging. Its primary emphasis
is on providing Library staff members with a back-
ground in cataloging procedures and catalog-related
work. Participants come from the Processing Office
and from other areas of the Library where a knowl-
edge of cataloging is necessary or useful. Courses
range from a "short-term" of 15 or 20 hours to a
"long-term" of 100 hours. Among the programs
offered are Basic Cataloging for Processing Assistants,
Cataloging Searching, Filing. Introduction to Cata-
loging, and Survey of the Cataloging Process for
Beginning Shelflisters.
Another developmental series of training programs
and seminars is provided by the System Development
and Standard Office in the Information Systems
Office. The Automation Training Program is a series
of technically-oriented, work-related courses for
career automation professionals at the trainee and
advanced levels. The courses are related to program-
ming languages and the computer. Some examples of
courses are COBOL Programming, Administrative
Terminal Systems, Customer Information Control
System (CICS), and use of Direct Access Storage
Device. The majority of participants are from Com-
puter Applications Office and the MARC Develop-
ment Office: staff members from other Legislative
Branch organizations including the House and Senate
also attend.
An adjunct to the Automation Training Program is
the one-year-old Automation Seminar Program, a
series of presentations on topics relating to computer

April 14, 1972


hardware, software, and applications technology. The
seminars deal directly with equipment and tasks
which Library employees are involved with now or
may be in the future. In addition to career automa-
tion personnel, other Library employees and repre-
sentatives from other government agencies may
attend the one to three-hour seminars.
Specialized training is also provided in courses
developed by the Copyright Office, which conducts a
copyright law course for staff members and a formal
orientation for new employees. The MARC Develop-
ment Office offers formal cataloging and automation
training for its employees.

Interagency Training
In addition to the wide variety of in-house training
programs-both general and specialized-Library
employees can be nominated for courses conducted
either at the Civil Service Training Office or at other
cooperating government agencies such as the Govern-
ment Printing Office and the General Services
Administration. CSC course offerings fall in three
categories: executive, managerial, supervisory, and
administrative training; technical training; and general
purpose training. An annual catalog and quarterly
supplements of the CSC curriculums are available in
the Library's Training Office, and special announce-
ments of current courses are furnished to Depart-
ments for distribution within their divisions and
sections. Library participants are nominated for the
courses by their supervisors. Nominations must be
authorized by division and department heads, and the
Training Office. For courses which cost more than
$100, the Deputy Librarian must also give his

Looking over recent publications announc-
ing training opportunities for Library em-
ployees are personnel of the Training
Office. From left, they are Catherine
Kaiser, Employee Development Specialist;
Mrs. Irene C. Kellogg, Employee Develop-
ment Assistant, and Harvey C. Joiner,
Training Officer.

Non-Government Training
In certain circumstances, the Library will provide
some help, in the form of tuition reimbursement or
administrative leave, to employees who enroll in a
non-government training program. This includes
college and university courses, Department of Agri-
culture Graduate School classes, technical schooling,
etc. For such help, however, Library regulations
require that the training provide the employee with a
special skill which he needs for his particular job
assignment. A request for such training must be made
in advance and submitted by the employee's super-
visor, and must be approved by the division and
department heads, and the Training Office, and if
costs exceed $100, by the Deputy Librarian. In addi-
tion, if the Library pays tuition cost, the employee
must sign an agree men I which obligates him or her to
remain at the Library a certain period of time after
the training, and to complete the course satisfactorily
or repay the costs incurred by the Library.
Training for Non-Library Employees
In addition to training for Library employees, the
Library provides limited training opportunities for
persons not employed by the Libraiy.
One of the most extensive programs in operation is
a Braille Transcription correspondence course pro-
vided by the Division for the Bind and Physically
In order to insure that every staff member in the
Annex Building receives a copy of the LC Informa-
tion Bul!tmn, the distribution point for the pickup
is being changed. Henceforth, division representa-
tives will find their division's supply of the Bulletin
on a table in the corridor next to room A2004, the
Processing Department office.

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Handicapped. Ten full-time Division instructors
administer the course by mail to correspondents
throughout the country. The training consists of
instruction in transcribing literature, music, and
mathematics into Braille. Graduates of the course
receive certificates signed by the Librarian of Con-
gress. Volunteer braille transcribers provide library
material not only to the Division but to many of its
regional libraries as well as vocational materials and
textbooks for all levels.
A High School Work Study program is offered
through the Library's Placement Office. The purpose
of the program is to provide high school students
with an opportunity to learn on-the-job and is
designed for juniors and seniors enrolled in vocational
office programs in metropolitan Washington, D.C.,
high schools. Students attend school for half a day;
the other half is spent at jobs in the Library. Cur-
rently 15 high school students are working as clerk-
typists, deck attendants, and library aides in the
Copyright Office, Stack and Reader Division, Ex-
change and Gift Division, and the Photoduplication
Service. Students are appointed as GS-1 and are
promoted to GS-2 and GS-3 upon high school gradua-
tion. On-the-job evaluations are made by supervisors
and forwarded by the Placement Office to the high
school counselors.
And, finally, an Orientation for Federal Librarians
is sponsored jointly by the Library and the Federal
Library Committee. The orientation, usually given
once a year, serves to acquaint librarians in various
Federal agencies with the functions, facilities, and
services of the Library of Congress through a week-
long program of lectures, discussions, and tours.
LC staff members with questions about training
programs may visit or call the Training Office in
Room G-129 of the Main Building, ext. 6348.


The Library of Congress commemorated the 750th
anniversary of the issuance of the Golden Bull of
Hungary with the opening on Wednesday, April 5, of
a special exhibit in the Law Library.
William S61yom-Fekete, Senior Legal Specialist in
the Library's European Law Division who prepared
the exhibit, acted as the master of ceremonies for the
occasion. Mr. S61yom-Fekete extended a special wel-
come to the Reverend Dr. Zoltan Beky, Bishop
Emeritus and Chairman of the Board of Directors of

the American Hungarian Federation. Edmund C.
Jann, Chief of the European Law Division, welcomed
the assembled guests on behalf of the Law Librarian.
The Golden Bull (Bulla Aurea), one of the most
important constitutional documents of Hungary, was
obtained from King Andrew II by the Hungarian
nation in 1222. This royal decree was the first written
reaffirmation of the rights and liberties of the Hun-
garian nobility and the other freemen who, at that
time, constituted the political nation. The basic rights
confirmed in the Golden Bull are direct contact with
the King, personal participation in the Diet, personal
freedom, freedom from taxation, privileges before the
law, and the right of resistance.
An 1861 facsimile of the oldest extant transcript of
the Golden Bull, a copy made in 1318, is central to
the exhibit. The exhibit also shows several books
including the text in Hungarian and English and in
the original Latin and works dealing with the signifi-
cance of this royal decree, which is frequently called
the Magna Charta of Hungary because its contents
bear a striking resemblance to those of the English
document which preceded it in history by only seven
Other works include Zsamboki Jdnos, a 1581 col-
lection of royal decrees and articles of law and Cor-
pus Juris Hungarici, a volume of the collection of
Hungarian laws issued between 1000 and 1526 which
was published in Budapest in 1899. A facsimile edi-
tion of the Hungarian Illuminated Chronicle
(Chronica de Gesta Hungarorum) shows King Andrew
II; Count Julius Andrissy's The Development of Hun-
garian Constitutional Liberties, published in London
in 1908, discusses the reasons for the preservation
and development of constitutional liberty in Hun-
gary, while Elem6r Hantos' The Magna Carta of the
English and of the Hungarian Constitution (London,
1904) is a comparative study of the law and institu-
tions of the two nations in the Middle Ages. Other
key works complete the exhibition.
The exhibit, which is located in the foyer of the
Law Library on the second floor of the Library's
Main Budding, will remain on view until June 30. The
Library's exhibit hours are 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
on Sunday and holidays.


A volunteer, Mrs. Rhoda Miklos, of Chevy Chase,
Md., is serving as Director of the Sound Recording

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Studio in the Division for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped at the Taylor Street Annex.
As Studio Director, Mrs. Miklos is working with the
Division staff in coordinating use of the studio; moni-
toring the functioning of the recording equipment;
conducting auditions for both volunteer readers and
monitors of talking books; and recruiting volunteers
for the talking book program from the metropolitan
area. She is available for consultation at the Division
and the studio from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through
Mrs. Miklos, wife of Foreign Service Officer Jack C.
Miklos, Country Director for Iran in the Department
of State, was a member of the board, and chairman of
the speakers service, of the Association of American
Foreign Service Women in 1970. She has lived in
Japan, Morocco, Turkey, Iran, India, and Ceylon
during her husband's 25 years in the Foreign Service.
Mrs. Miklos is active in other civic and voluntary
groups, among them the Maryland Association for the
Visually Handicapped.


Rear-End Collisions Costly
There's nothing dramatic about rear-end collisions
as compared to the more violent variety, but the
National Safety Council (NSC) cites this type as the
largest single cause of traffic injuries. It is also the
nation's most expensive accident, responsible for a
total loss of approximately 3 billion dollars in 1970
With statistics like these, it becomes obvious that
some attention must be paid to the causes of this
type of traffic accident. According to the NSC, there
are three major causes: (1) closing in on a slow-mov-
ing vehicle (10 percent); (2) tailgating (20 percent);
and (3) closing in on a stopped vehicle (70 percent).
To avoid costly rear-end collisions, one should not
be tempted to take his eyes off the road for girl or
boy watching, lighting cigarettes, reading billboards,
etc. Adjusting the senses to slowing down after driv-
ing at high speeds is particularly critical when there is
a halted or slowly moving car up ahead.
If in the lead car, avoid the tailgater by allowing
him to pass. If halted, keep the brake on to activate
the stoplights, and don't stop too close to the car
ahead. While following a car, never tailgate, and
always expect the unexpected. At all times drive
defensively and use seat belts and head restraints.
Whiplash and chest injuries are common injuries in

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


[Note: Beginning with this issue, the LC In formna-
tion Bulletin will include, whenever possible, the GPO
catalog number for all Library publications available
from the Superintendent of Documents. This num-
ber, which should be used when the publications are
ordered from the Superintendent of Documents, will
appear in parentheses at the end of the citation.]

Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Supplement No. 2 to
First issue, 1972. (Various pagings.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for $1 this
issue or $50 a session, domestic, and $62.50 a session,
foreign. (LC 14.16:9016).
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
Vols. 10-14. 1970. 1971. Compiled by the Library of
Congress with the cooperation of the Resources Com-
mittee of the Resources and Technical Services Divi-
sion, American Library Association. For sale by the
Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.
The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.
Vol. 29, No. 2. April 1972. (pp. 77-154.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents at 75 cents this
issue or $3.50 a year, domestic, and $4.50 a year,
foreign (LC 1.17:29/2).
The three illustrated articles in this issue deal with
Lafayette papers at the Chateau de La Grange, Gen-
eral the Marquis de Lafayette's home from 1799 to
1834; in the collections of the Co:nell University
Library; and in the Library of Congress. The issue
reflects the increasing interest in these sources of
American Revolutionary history.
In the first article, "Adrienne and Lafayette at La
Grange," Count Ren6 de Chambrun, owner of La
Grange and a direct descendant of Lafayette, presents
the story of the chateau and of the papers that bear
particularly on the little known but extraordinary
Adrienne, the faithful and courageous wife whom
Lafayette had married when he had not yet reached
his 17th birthday nor she her 15th. From the begin-

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ning of their marriage she exhibited heroic sympathy
for her husband's attachment to freedom and justice
and endured without complaint many hardships
during the American and the French Revolutions.
Imprisoned herself and sentenced to the guillotine,
she was finally freed from prison and with her daugh-
ters joined her husband in an Austrian dungeon,
where she contracted the blood poisoning that ended
her life 12 years later. The author concludes his arti-
cle with an account of the efforts he and Madame de
Chambrun are making to restore the chateau as a
museum dedicated to Lafayette and to preserve the
Lafayette papers.
Mary F. Daniels, Library Assistant in the Depart-
ment of Rare Books at the Cornell University Li-
brary, has made a survey of "The Lafayette
Collection at Comell," which, with the "Fabius" Col-
lection and a large portion of the Blancheteau, is the
principal American repository for the papers by and
about Lafayette. Among the material quoted and
illustrated are writings about Lafayette's family,
schooldays, marriage, roles in the American and
French Revolutions, imprisonment, life at La Grange,
emancipation of slaves, Mimoires, and the 1824-25
American tour. Also examined is important corres-
pondence from such prominent Americans as John C.
Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and the first
six Presidents, notably Jefferson; with prominent
European and South American liberals; and with his
wife and her aunt and uncle, the Comte and Comtesse
de Tess6. The Cornell collection also includes related
archives-legal documents, contracts, and deeds con-
cerning the estates, rents, and litigations of the fami-
lies from which Lafayette was descended, and
pictorial material, biographies, and critical studies.
Among "Lafayette Papers at the Library of Con-
gress," John R. Sellers, Acting Coordinator of Ameri-
can Revolution Bicentennial Programs, describes
some of the substantial number of letters and docu-
ments relating to Lafayette in the Library's Lafayette
Collection, the papers of Washington, Hamilton, and
Jefferson, the collected papers of American diplomats
to France and their secretaries, and many other col-
lections. Mr. Sellers also cites the Lafayette material
in the Library's holdings of foreign reproductions and
in Stevens' Facsimiles of Manuscripts in European
Archives Relating to America, 1773-1783 (London,
1889-98). A list of 73 collections containing material
on the Marquis de Lafayette is appended to Mr.
Sellers' article.
Selected Information Resources on Library Auto-
mation, recently compiled by the Science and Tech-

nology Division's National Referral Center, is an
informal seven-page listing of organizations that
provide information in the general field of library
automation. Included for each of the 19 organiza-
tions listed are its address, telephone number, a
description of the information services it will perform
for the public or selected users, and information on
its publications, holdings, and data collections. A
bibliography of five "selected publications on library
automation" is appended. Copies of the listing may
be obtained free from the National Referral Center,
Science and Technology Division, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20540.

Press Releases: No. 72-25 (April 4) Library of Congress
exhibits manuscripts and photographs marking Grant's birth-
day; No. 72-26 (April 7) Library of Congress mounts exhibit
marking 750th anniversary of issuance of the Golden Bull of
Hungary by King Andrew in 1222.
Library of Congress Regulations: Nos. 1514-5 through
1514-5.5 (April 3) concerned voluntary and involuntary
deductions from salaries; Nos. 1111 through 1111-3 (April 5)
restated the Library's program to provide reading materials
for the blind and physically handicapped.
Special Announcement: No. 469 (March 31) announced
the appointment of Paul L. Horecky as Chief, Slavic and
Central European Division, Reference Department.


Mrs. Margaret H. Horvath, General Reference and
Bibliography Division Administrative Secretary,
retired on March 31 after 27 years of service with the
Mrs. Horvath, who came to Washington from Pitts-
burgh, Pa., first accepted a position in the Library's
Reference Department office in 1945. She transferred
to GR&B in 1949, where she remained until her
retirement. During the course of her career, she was
detailed to Prints and Photographs Division for three
months during 1962 and temporarily served as
Administrative Assistant in GR&B.
In 1959, Mrs. Horvath received an outstanding per-
formance rating in which she was cited for "sustained
excellence in carrying out the duties of her position
over a period of years." As Division Administrative
Secretary and supervisor of a typing pool, Mrs. Hor-
vath successfully trained many young people in
Library correspondence format and office procedures
and enjoyed seeing many of them advance to posi-

April 14, 1972

tions of greater responsibility throughout the Libr.tny
[see LC Information Bulletin, April 9, 1970, page
On March 30, her friends throughout the Library
entertained her at a luncheon; the following day her
staff and friends filled her desk with bouquets of
spring flowers. At the end of her last day, GR&B and
Reference Department Office staff members pre-
sented her with a set of crystal cordial glasses and a
Waterford crystal decanter. On Sunday, April 9, the
GR&B staff, the Reference Department Office staff
and other friends feted her and John Ulrich, Assistant
Head of the Public Reference Section, who also is
retiring this year, with a coffee.
Mrs. Horvath and her husband, Louis, plan to make
their retirement home in Florida, where the sun and
fishing will keep them from missing the frantic pace
of Washington and where Mrs. Horvath will have to
deal with something she never had at LC-free time.

John W. Dietz, Copyright Compliance Specialist in
the Copyright Office Reference Division, was pre-
sented a 30-year Federal Service Award pin on March
9 by George D. Cary, Register of Copyrights, at a
luncheon given by his co-workers at the Flagship
Except for military service during World War II, all
of Mr. Dietz's Government service has been with the
Library of Congress, where he began work in the Card
Division in 1942. He transferred to the Service Divi-
sion of the Copyright Office in 1946, and in 1964
became a Searcher in the Compliance Section of the
Copyright Reference Division.

Marjorie B. Duvall, Senior Serial Recorder in the
Book Section of the Cataloging Division, was pre-
sented a 20-year Federal Service Award pin on March
10 by Mrs. Elizabeth K. Dunne, Chief of the Catalog-
ing Division. Mrs. Duvall joined the Library of Con-
gress in March 1955 as a Clerk-Typist.
During her Library service, all of which has been
with the Copyright Office Cataloging Division, Mrs.
Duvall has received a quality increase and four Out-
standing Performance Ratings.

Sandra Walberg has joined the Division for the
Blind and Physically handicapped as full-time Braille
Music Advisor. She fills a position in the Music Serv-
ices Unit that has been vacant since last November.
As the Library's and the Division's authority on

braille music notation, Miss W.ilher:' will have several
duties, including consulting with r,:~;i.n-l librarians,
music teachers, blind music students, and volunteers
throniiloL.i the country; and coriimiuting articles to
ilhe Division's bimonthly public ji ai u. The New Braille
One of her major assirnnienIs will be to develop,
for the first :ime, a new and original course of
instruction for blind proofreaders of braille music
notation. She also has a primary responsibility for the
Library's national pr ,-ram of :onducting the corres-
pondence course for and certifying qualified tran-
scribers of braille music notation, a program begun in
Miss Walherg comes to the Library from Seattle,
Wash., where she taught piano, braille, and spelling,
and also performed clerical duties (dictaphone typ-
ing) for Services for the Blind. a public rehabilitation
center. She was awarded the B.M. degree in piano
from W.isl1inton State University, and the M.M.
degree in piano from Indiana University, where she
studied under Karen Shaw. \While undertaking post-
master's academic work at Indiana University, she
also was a tutor for the Theory department and taught
private piano lessons. Miss Walberg reads primarily in

Appointments: George E. Brenner, supervisory storage
management specialist, GS-12, Procurement, PA2540; Hugh
E. Clark, copyright examiner, GS-9, Cop Exam, PA2538;
Mrs. Alice S. Corley, descriptive cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat,
PA2579; De'Ossie Dickerson, clerk-typist, GS-2, Cat Publ,
OP500; Mrs. Mary-Lee Y. IFlming. janitor, WG-1, Bldgs,
OP100; Susan M. Johannsen, clerk-typist, GS-2, Cat Publ,
OP500; William McDonald, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv,
OP200; Lossie M. Mitchell, janitor, WG-1. Bldgs, OP100;
Rtih. W. Ragin, clerk-typist, GS-4, Loan, OP600; Heywood
C. Rod',er< janitor, WG-1, Bldgs, OP100; Jared F. Ryker,
library assistant, GS-4. LLO, PA tn: Charles H. Thompson,
Jr., file clerk GS-4, Ord, PB2466; Mark Wainstock, language
specialist, GS-7, FRD, PA2425; Sonja A. Weems, clerk-typi-.
GS-2, Cat Piil. OPOnn.
Temporary Appointments: Mrs. F l ';he th J. Devins, serials
collection assistant, GS-3, CRS-L, PA2517; George A. Garris,
collections maintenance worker, WG-4, CMO. NP; Edward M.
Giles, Jr., janitor, \G-1, Rld-%. OP0I0. James E. Hall, collec-
tions worker, WG-4, CMO. NP; Bernard Hood, janitor, WG-1,
RIdes, OPlIi'. .Michael A. Lesesne, collections maintenance
worker. WG-4. C('O, NP; George C. Lewis, Jr., janitor, WG-1,
Bldgs. OPIO1. Aaron J. Morris, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs. OPI00;
Linda C. Phifer. clerical assistant trainee, GS-3, Suhi Cat, NP;

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Wayne C. Riddle, analyst in puleIC welfare, GS-7, CRS-Ld.
NP; Reginald K. Young, janitor, \'(;-I, Bldg%. OP100.
Reappointment: Mrs. Barbara A. La,\cnhberg. research
assistant, GS-9, CRS-SPR, NP.
Promotions: Kenneth S. Alexander, to senior research
analyst, GS-12, FRD, 70-FRD; Mrs. Delci Blair, Photodup, to
coding clerk, GS-4, Card, PB2583; Thelma Bowden, Cat Publ,
to clerk-typist, GS-4, Ser Rec, P-\266b; Barry G. Cooper,
Loan, to searcher-deck attendant trainee, GS-4, Music,
PA2594; Gary S. Gordon, Bldgs, to motor vehicle operator,
WG-5, CS, OP100; Michael E. Lestz, CRS. to research ana-
lyst, GS-7, FRD, PA2399; Willie R. Millingtonr. bidgs, to col-
lections maintenance worker, (\ -4, CMO, NP; Harold
Moore, CRS-LS, to publications clerk, GS-4, CS, PB2639;
Andrew R. Porvaznik. to laborer, \(-3, Bldgs, OP100; John
P. Stigger, to janitor foreman, \\S-2, Bldgs, PB2604; George
Williams, to laborer, WG-3, Bldg%, OPil0o.
Temporary Promotions: Wiilic Byrd, Jr., bidgs, to ollec-
tions maintenance worker, H~-4, CMO. NP; Robert C.
Gaddis, Bldgs, to aollctkion% maintenance worker, WG-4,
CMO, NP; Yancy G. Lea, Bldgs, to collections maintenance
worker, WG-4, CMO, NP; Guy Ross, tHldJg. to collections
maintenance worker. ( ;-4, ("01. NP; ( hiji l Tolhbtr Jr.,
Bldgs, to collections maintenance worker, \\(.4, CNMO, NP.
Transfers: Edward R. (l.irk, to llhrrJr technician, GS-5,
Cop Serv, PB2472; Sula P. Dyson, Card, to library technician.
GS-5, Ser Rec, PA2522; Mrs. Eunice F. Jackson, Mss, to
coding clerk, GS-4, (ard, PH25. 1.
Resignation'- Howard L. Anthony, 1)IPH; Mrs. Mary Jane
Bolle, CRS-Ed; Wilhaln Cole Jr., I)IPHl; Mrs. Deborah S.
Cross, Cop Serv; David J. Dyer, Cop Cat; Georgia M. Finney,
Card; Robert D. Hadl, Cop Reg; Phillip L. Holloman, Photo-
dup; Eugene B. Huffman, Mus; Mrs. Paula B. Johnson, Card;
Mrs. Kathleen M. Kreitzer, Pholodup; Jan Malluy. S&R; Mrs.
Adrian E. Poole, Card; Mrs. Marian R. Rogers, Ord; Malcom
Whiteside, Card; Carol M. Wh ll more, CRS-Ed.

Mrs. Mildred G. Balima, Acting Head of the
Library's African Section, recently returned from a
10-day trip to Dakar, Seniegal, and NMcnrolia, Liberia,
under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency.
Mrs. Balima visited several libraries and schools and
lectured and was interviewed in holh French and
English. She discussed the activities of the Africian
Section, showed a film on LC, and attended the open-
ing of an International Book Year exhibit at the
U.S.I.S. Auditorium in Monrovia and the inaugura-
tion of the President of the University of Liberia. One
of the purposes of Mrs. Balima's visit was to illustuale
the role of libraries in book promotion.
Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-

graphs Division, is the author of the chapter on the
British calligrapher Edward Johnston in Heritage of
the Graphic Arts, edited by Chandler B. Grannis
(N.Y., R. R. Bowker, 1972). The essays in the book
are based on the lectures given at Gallery 303 in New
York by specialists in many areas of the typographic
Richard W. Stephenson, Head of the Reference and
Bibliography Section in the Geography and Map Divi-
sion, is the author of "Atlases of the Western Hemi-
sphere: A Summary Survey," published in the
January issue of The Geographical Review, the quar-
terly journal of the American Geographical Society.
The article reviews 147 general and thematic atlases
published during the past 10 years including atlases of
the entire hemisphere, the continents, the major
regions, individual countries, and the separate states
and provinces of the United States and Canada.
Reprints are available on request from the Geography
and Map Division.
Correction. In the story at the top of page 160 of
the LC Information Bulletin of April 7, Mrs. Lorena
Lemons was incorrectly identified as Mrs. Lorena
Thomas. The editors regret the error.

The monthly meeting of the American Federation
of Government Employees, Local 1826 will be held
on Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the back of
the cafeteria.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary S. Branam are the parents of a
son, Shawn Kristian, born March 22 at the Alexandria
Hospital. Mr. Branam is a Mail Clerk in the Copyright
Office Service Division.


Clayton L. Eichelberger's Guide to Critical Reviews
of United States Fiction, 1870-1910 (Metuchen, N.J.,
Scarecrow Press, 1971. 415 p. Z1225.E35) is an
extensive listing of reviews of major and minor works
of fiction which were published in some 30 periodi-
cals during the 40-year period. Arranged by author
and title of the work reviewed, the guide cites reviews
of more than 5,000 works and includes a full title
index. It may be consulted in the Main Reading
Room. [Pam Wood]
Frances Neel Cheney's Fundamental Reference
Sources (Chicago, American Library Association,
1971. 318 p. Z1035.1.C5) is an introduction to

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selected sources of bibliographical, biographical, lin-
guistic, statistical, encyclopedic, and geographical
information. Intended to acquaint the beginning
library school student with the general characteristics
and use of these reference works, the guide lists titles
of importance in general reference collections in
American libraries. Only titles published prior to
September 1970 are listed. A copy is available in the
Main Reading Room. [Pat Tsuchitanil


Catalogers of Children's Materials Surveyed
The American Library Association ad hoc Commit-
tee on Cataloging of Children's Materials is conduct-
ing a survey of commercial cataloging and processing
services to determine their degree of awareness of the
Committee's 1969 recommendation, later endorsed
by ALA, that Library of Congress practices in cata-
loging of children's materials be accepted as a
national standard. The survey will also attempt to
determine the degree of acceptance of the standard,
and the problems anticipated or encountered in its
Questionnaires are being sent to firms listed in a
directory of commercial processors compiled by
Barbara Westby, Chief of LC's Catalog Management
Division, and published in Library Resources and
Technical Services several years ago. Firms which
have not received the questionnaire are urged to con-
tact Dr. Jessica L. Harris, School of Library Service,
Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027 for a
Proposed by Theodore C. Hines and Dr. Harris,
Columbia University School of Library Service pro-
fessors, the survey was endorsed by the ad hoc com-
mittee at the 1972 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.
The Committee will meet at the ALA Conference in
June to discuss points arising from the survey.

Task Force to Parallel FLC Program
L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, Martin
M. Cummings, Director of the National Library of
Medicine, and John Sherrod, Director of the National
Agricultural Library, have announced jointly that the
U.S. National Libraries Task Force will function as a
cooperative activity in parallel to the program of the
Federal Library Committee (FLC). Frank Kurt Cylke,
FLC Executive Secretary, will also serve, beginning
April 10, as Chairman of the U.S. National Libraries
Task Force on Automation and other cooperative

services, the other current members of which are
Samuel Waters, NAL, and Joseph Leiter, NLM. Mrs.
Marlene D. Morrisey, Executive Assistant to the
Librarian of Congress, will continue as a liaison
officer with the Task Force and the FLC.
Samuel Lazerow, Chief, Serial Record Division,
leaves the Task Force chairmanship at his request to
devote full time to direction of activities in the Serial
Record Division with emphasis on LC serials controls.
The Task Force was established by the three direc-
tors in 1967 to "improve access to the world's litera-
ture in all areas of human concern and scholarship, so
that comprehensive access to the materials of learning
can be afforded to all citizens of the United States."
Under Mr. Lazerow's leadership, the Task Force has
worked actively in the fields of acquisitions, descrip-
tive and subject cataloging, and various phases of
automation toward the ultimate goal of "develop-
ment of a national data bank of machine-readable
cataloging information .. as a central resource for all
libraries." During this period the Task Force has sub-
mitted recommendations to the directors on the
adoption of the MARC II format for the communica-
tion of bibliographic information, measures to assure
compatibility in descriptive cataloging practices,
adoption of standard calendar date and standard lan-
guage codes, adoption of standard character sets for
Roman alphabets and Romanized non-Roman alpha-
bets, and plans for national serials controls and for
further cooperation in acquisitions among the three
national libraries.
The Task Force's development of the National
Serials Data Project through its pilot stage made
possible the recent announcement of the on-going
National Serials Data Program under the sponsorship
of the three national libraries. This step and the place-
ment of the Task Force in close association with FLC
will extend the benefits of these cooperative pro-
grams, both technical and non-technical, to the
widest possible library and information science

Bavaria State Libraries Administration Reorganized
The Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Cul-
ture has revised the organization and responsibility of
the State libraries administration in Bavaria following
the retirement of Hans Striedl as Director-General,
and Heinrich Middendorf as Director.
The Ministry, in a January 28 decree, abolished the
previous union under one person of the directorship-
general of State libraries and the office of head of the
Bavarian State Library in Munich. The directorship-

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general has been transferred by the State Ministry to
Dr. Fridolin Dressier, and has been assigned the fol-
lowing duties: administrative and professional super-
vision of the libraries in Bavaria; comprehensive
planning and coordination of all professional, organi-
zational, and technical operating matters; cooperation
with the authorities and representatives of public
library service and other educational institutions in
planning and development matters; and training and
further professional education at the Bavarian Library
The management of the Bavarian State Library has
been transferred to Dr. Franz Georg Kaltwasser. The
Ministerial decree emphasized that the Bavarian State
Library is an independent agency with its own
administration, and among other Bavarian libraries it
maintains the special function of a central Bavarian
national library. Its director is the permanent deputy
of the director-general.
The Bavarian Union Catalog and the Institute for
Book and Manuscript Restoration will be under the
authority of the directorate-general and will be
administered by the Bavarian State Library. The
directorate-general is also responsible for the publica-
tions and exhibitions of the libraries.

Roundup of Library Activities
Members of the Society for Technical Information
will meet on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the
Chevy Chase Library, McKinley St. and Connecticut
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Guest speakers Thelma
Rudich and Barbara Plomondon will give a preview of
the Society's convention on May 10-13 in Boston.
The public is invited to attend the meeting.
The last two sessions of the New York Metro-
politan Reference and Research Library Agency's
closed circuit television series are "Microform Publi-
cation and Use in Retrospect and Prospect," April 21,
and "Systems Approach to Library Operations and
Management May 19. The series is aired in coopera-
tion with the City University Mutual Benefit Instruc-
tional Network (CUMBIN) from the City University
of New York Graduate Center.
The Archives of the Moravian Church is offering a
summer course in reading 18th and 19th century
German script. Scheduled for June 12 to June 23, the
course costs $125 for tuition plus $15 for materials.

Prerequisite is a reading knowledge of German. For
further information, contact the Archives of the
Moravian Church, 1228 Main St., Bethlehem, Pa.
Four two-day workshops for persons concerned
with libraries and library technical processes will be
held in August at the University of California, Santa
Cruz, under the sponsorship of the University Exten-
sion. The workshops are "Mechanization of Library
Technical Processes," August 11-12; "Cost Analysis
of Library Operations," August 18-19; "Contem-
porary Management Issues in Academic Libraries,"
August 22-23; and "Library and Information Services
for Prison Populations," August 25-26. Tuition for
each is $95. Additional information is available from
Donald Hummel, University of California Extension,
Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060.

Yakobson Honored at Slavic Studies Meeting
Sergius Yakobson, former Chief of the Slavic and
Central European Division, and now the Library's
Honorary Consultant in Slavic Studies, was given an
Award for Distinguished Contributions to Slavic
Studies at the Fifth National Convention of the
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic
Studies which met in Dallas, Tex., on March 15-18.
Noting that Mr. Yakobson was "advisor on Soviet
Affairs to a generation of legislators and statesmen,"
the citation speaks of his "uniquely valuable role in
developing the basic resources of our Russian area
field" and states that his "activity in the Reference
Department of the Library of Congress and simul-
taneously in the Legislative Reference Service linked
the long-range needs of scholarship and the pressing
requirements of policy-making." It also calls atten-
tion to Mr. Yakobson's pioneer activity in the analy-
sis of Soviet political slogans and of his services to
professional organizations in support of Slavic
Other recipients of this award were Father Francis
Dvornik, Professor-Emeritus of Harvard University, a
theologian and the author of many studies of
Byzantium and of the early history of the Slavs, and
Bertram D. Wolfe, long a student of Soviet affairs and
of the world Communist movement, whose Three
Who Made a Revolution and other writings have been
influential in historical scholarship.


Vol. 31, No. 15

April 14, 1972


The W. J. Barrow Research Laboratory of Rich-
mond. Va., was established in 1961 by the late Wil-
liam J. Barrow with assistance from the Council on
Library Resources (CLR) for the purpose of con-
tinuing the research he began in 1957 on the Coun-
cil's behalf in his restoration shop at the Virginia
State Library. The laboratory is devoted exclusively
to investigations related to the preservation of library
materials. Its research findings have been reported
principally in the monographic series, Permanencel
Durauhhl,y of the Book, of which six numbers have
been issued, but to a lesser extent in notes and arti-
cles in the technical press. Following Mr. Barrow's
death in 1967, Dr. Robert N. DuPuis, previously Vice
President for Research of General Foods Corporation,
served as part-time Director of the Laboratory. In
August 1971, Dr. Forestier Walker, previously Direc-
tor of Research of the Huyck Corporation was
appointed full-time Director, and Dr. DuPuis became
the Council's representative to the Laboratory. The
Laboratory continues to receive support for its basic
program, on a biennial schedule, from the Council,
but may take other commissions. One of its current
priority invriestigaions, the revision of specifications
for permanent/durable book paper uncoatedd), is co-
sponsored by the Council and the Library of Con-
The Laboratory's program for the current biennium
(August 1971-July 1973) covers the following investi-
gations (unless otherwise noted, all projects are spon-
sored by the Council):
I. Projects carried forward from previous biennia
1. An investigation of the characteristics of book
papers, from 1507 to 1970, will include the prepara-
tion and publication of a report of the investigation,
planned for completion during 1972.
2. Data previously gathered on the effect of storage
temperature upon paper permanence is to be ana-
lyzed and a report prepared for publication. The
report will include a mathematical analysis of the
data, information on the effect of light, air, and other

complicating factors and some characteristics of heat-
aging pursued to destruction.
3. A study of the effect of storage humidity upon
paper permanence is also included in this series of
11. Projects carried forward form 1969/71
1. The deacidification of book materials by gaseous
diffusion is now in progress.
2. The revision of specifications for permanent/dura-
ble uncoatedd) book paper is cosponsored by the
Council and the Library of Congress, and is scheduled
for completion in 1972.
3. A study of testing methods is also underway, and
will encompass investigation into a non-destructive
method for measurement of surface pH of paper,
inquiry into the applications of infra-red spectrome-
try to paper analysis, and the refinement of the MIT
paper folding endurance test.
4. A report covering work completed during the
previous biennium, and undergoing refinement, is
now in preparation and is expected to be completed
in 1972. This phase of the research project involved
feasibility tests concerning methods for strengthening
weak papers by polymer depositions, devising
methods of bleaching fire-damaged paper and dam-
aged paper, and inquiry into the suitability of various
films for the protection of documents.

Preparations have begun or are about to begin on
projects planned for implementation within the cur-
rent biennium, and will include the writing of specifi-
cations for permanent/durable book paper, (other
than uncoated), and the establishment of the effects
of natural aging of paper.
Other phases of this segment of the research effort
will cover the effect on paper aging of relative humid-
ity at room temperature, the evaluation and improve-
ment of certain bookbinding materials, and an
investigation into the permanence and durability of
vegetable parchment.

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