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Vol. 31, No. 20

May 19, 1972

"Travel: Then and Now," an exhibit of 65 posters
chronicling the past century of travel, is on display in
the west gallery, First Floor of the Main Building, for
an indefinite period. Selected from the collections of
the Prints and Photographs Division, the posters
represent travel in 40 countries, among them Bul-
garia, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Mozambique, and
Soviet Armenia.
The posters depict the development of transporta-
tion and its impact on travel, from the steamship to
the railroad which opened up inland territory, and
from the automobile which extended and facilitated
land travel to the airplane which opened up the
Among the items exhibited are an early steamship
poster, dated ca. 1875, illustrated with a very fine
woodcut; a rare 1897 Southern Railway poster adver-
tising California; two early railroad posters by the
well-known French artist, A. M. Cassandre; a zeppelin
poster by the German artist, Jupp Wiertz; several
early Chinese travel advertisements for the Manchuria
railroad, and an idyllic poster by the American artist,
Adolph Treidler, promoting "Bermuda, still a land of
horsepower and footpower."
On view also is a poster advertising a tour by
Thomas Cook, an Englishman who established the
first travel agency in the 1840's. The Cook's Tour
soon developed into the "thing to do" for the

wealthy and, instead of visiting the seashores, moun-
tains, spas, or ruins, people planned excursions to
international expositions, festivals, and trade fairs
using any excuse to travel.

An exhibition commemorating the 75th anniver-
sary year of the Geography and Map Division has
opened in the division's exhibit hall at 845 S. Pickett
St., Alexandria, Va., and will remain on view through
July 31. Significant maps illustrating the wealth and
variety of the Library's cartographic collections are
The Geography and Map Division was one of
several new administrative units authorized by Con-
gress in 1897 just before the then new Library of
Congress building was opened. It was initially desig-
nated the Hall of Maps and Charts with responsibility
for the care, development, and servicing of maps and
atlases. The first Superintendent was Philip Lee
Phillips, a cataloger in the Library since 1875, at
which time the collection included some 50,000 maps
and atlases. During his 27 years tenure as Super-
intendent, from 1897 to 1924, Phillips focused atten-
Quick thinking and action enabled LC staffer, Al Mar-
quis, to rescue a painter who fell from scaffolding in the
Thomas Jefferson Reading Room. See page 222 for story.

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Acupuncture Exhibit . ... 219
Boston University Presents Film .. 220
Committee Picks Theme . .. 221
Display of 65 Travel Posters . ... 217
ISO Sponsors Seminars . ... 227
Geography and Map Division Exhibit 217-219
Library of Congress Publications ... 227-228
Library Receives Olmsted Associates Archive 221-222
New Computer Techniques . ... 227
New Reference Work . ... 228
News in the Library Woild .. 228-230
1972-73 Special Recruits Named ... 220-221
Science and Technology Issues Publication 219-220
Staff Member Rescues Worker . .. 222
Staff News . .. 222-227

tion on enlarging the collections of maps of America,
acquiring significant atlases published by the major
17th-and 18th-century European publishing houses,
and preparing cartobibliographies including the classic
A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Con-
gress, the first four volumes of which were completed
under Phillip's direction from 1909 to 1920. Two
supplemental volumes, published in 1958 and 1963,
and a seventh volume presently in press, were com-
piled by Clara Egli LeGear, onetime associate of
Phillips and, since 1961, the Library's Honorary Con-
sultant in Historical Cartography.
When Lawrence Martin succeeded Phillips in 1924,
he de-emphasized the long-established bibliographical
program and concentrated on research, analysis, and
interpretation of maps important in U.S. history.
Acquisitions were expanded to include more contem-
porary maps, foreign as well as American, and official
and commercial cartographic publications.
During World War II, the division's small staff was
overwhelmed by requests from agencies of the
Federal Government, and maps were furnished in
unprecedented numbers. Wartime difficulties were
compounded in April 1944 when Col. Martin went on

special assignment to the Map Division of the Offices
of Strategic Services. Robert Platt, a University of
Chicago geographer, served as Acting Chief until 1945
when Burton W. Adkinson was appointed Assistant
Chief. In 1947, Mr. Adkinson was appointed Chief of
the division.
A cooperative interagency procurement program
was initiated in 1946 to assist the Library and other
governmental map libraries in re-establishing foreign
map procurement. A directing committee was set up
and specialists in geography and maps were assigned
by the Department of State to serve as field procure-
ment agents for the committee. This program, still in
operation, is the Library's principal channel for
acquiring currently produced foreign maps.
Arch C. Gerlach, who served as Chief of the divi-
sion from 1950 until 1967, was responsible for
initiating the special projects for processing an
enormous accumulation of maps that had been trans-
ferred to the Library in the early post-World War II
years. More than a million maps, surplus to the Li-
brary's needs, have been distributed to scores of uni-
versity libraries throughout the United States who
were cooperative participants in the 21 successive
projects. In 1965, the division was officially retitled
the Geography and Map Division.
The present Chief of the division is Walter W.
Ristow, a leading authority and writer in the fields of
historical cartography and map librarianship. Mr.
Ristow first came to the division in 1946 as Assistant
Chief, and was appointed to his present position in
December 1967.
The same year, with the aid of a grant from the
Council on Library Resources, and the assistance of
the Library's Information Systems Office, the
division developed computerized map cataloging pro-
cedures for controlling the flow of current map acqui-
sitions. Descriptive data for more than 15,000 maps
have been placed on magnetic tape which can be
manipulated by computer to provide cataloging con-
trols and bibliographic prints-outs.
Today 3 1/2 million maps and 35,000 atlases from
all parts of the world, plus nearly 8,000 reference
books in the fields of geography, cartography, and
history are in the custody of the division. The growth
of the collections necessitated the move of the entire
division in October 1969 to new and larger quarters
in Alexandria.
The exhibit marking the growth of this division and
its collections is arranged in 11 segments-Piinitive
Cartography, Renaissance Cartography, Nautical
Charts, Property Ownership Maps, Oriental Maps,


May 19, 1972

Expeditions, City Plans, City and Harbor, Panoramic
Maps, Relief Representation, and Cloth Maps. Some
of the distinctive items include an Eskimo map made
by a native of Greenland; Gastaldi and Bertelli's
world maps of 1560 and 1565, respectively; Mateus
Prunes' manuscript portolan chart of the Mediterra-
nean Sea drawn in Majorca in 1559; the Oztoticpac
(Aztec) lands map of circa 1540; a 19th-century
hand-drawn pictorial map of the Ming tombs north of
Peking, China; Samuel Champlain's original manu-
script map of the northeast coast of America drawn
in 1607; Joan Vingboons' map of Manhattan Island
prepared about 1639; and panoramic maps of Rome
in 1561 and Savannah, Ga., in October 1779.
Among these items are three recently acquired stick
charts, a primitive type of navigational aid used by
the natives of the Marshall Islands. (See LC Informa-
tion Bulletin, April 7, pp. 151-52.)
An exhibit catalog is available free upon request
from the Geography and Map Division, 845 S. Pickett
St., Alexandria, Va. 22304.


Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese art of healing, is
the subject of an exhibit assembled by the Science
and Technology Division and on view in the foyer of
the Fifth Floor in the Annex building through August
Acupuncture, which originated in China more than
5,000 years ago, is the practice of healing by placing
fine needles into the skin at one or more fixed points
on the human body. It is associated with the mystical
concept of Yin and Yang, negative and positive forces
of energy flowing up and down the body along 14
"meridians"; in a healthy body these forces are
thought to be at equilibrium.
The exhibit illustrates the meridians and the 800
points of acupuncture in a number of ways, notably
by a small but highly detailed modern Chinese plastic
model of the human body, two large Chinese
"atlases" of acupuncture, and an 18th century medi-
cal drawing. Authentic acupuncture needles are
shown in assorted sizes.
The display also notes early Western interest in the
practice. Copies of the British The Lancet (including
Vol. 1) and the Medico-Chirurgical Review, dating
from the 1820's, and a translation of a contemporary
French text, Memoir on Acupuncturation, published
in Philadelphia in 1825, are exhibited.

Reading Rooms Close Memorial Day

The Library will observe Monday, May 29, as a
holiday. All reading rooms will be closed except
the Congressional Reading Room which will be
open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit halls
will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Regular Saturday and Sunday service will be
maintained on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday,
May 28.
Contemporary interest is illustrated by a number of
books dating from the mid-1960's several of them
English translations of Chinese, Japanese, and central
European works. One is an American translation of
Huang-ti nei ching su win, the Yellow Emperor's
Classic of Internal Medicine, dating from about 2,500
B.C. A recent and dramatic development in acupunc-
ture-its use in anesthesia-is illustrated in colorful
displays from China Pictorial and China Reconstructs
It is this application of the technique in combination
with modern medicine that especially intrigued
Western scientists visiting China in May 1971, and
that earlier this year amazed newsmen accompanying
the President on his China trip. A number of
accounts, some of them touching on the inevitable
speculation and controversy, are on display in the
form of clippings from the Washington Post, the
Washington Evening and Sunday Star, the New York
Times, and the National Observer.
Also displayed is a copy of the LC Science Tracer
Bullet on acupuncture compiled by T. R. Liao, a
science reference librarian with the Science and Tech-
nology Division.


The first of a new series of publications, LC Science
Tracer Bullet, has been issued by the Science and
Technology Division. Edited by Constance Carter,
Head of the Reference Section, the series will serve
not only as a conventional bibliographic listing, but as
a guide for research on a variety of subjects. Its for-
mat has been adapted from the Pathfinder series
developed by Project Intrex at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
The first issue of Bullet, dated April 20, is a five-
page compilation on "Acupuncture," by T. R. Liao,
Science Reference Librarian. The issue begins with a
statement on the scope of the topic with reference to



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a work containing a suitable
introduction to the subject,
and presents a weighted list
of subject headings under
which books on acupunc-
ture can be found in the
Library of Congress card
catalogs. Actual references
are then listed under the
following headings: basic
texts; additional texts;
handbooks, encyclopedias
and dictionaries; bibliog-
raphy; and selected news-
paper articles. Cited
separately are three index-
ing journals (including the
subject terms under which
to look), three primary jour-
nals known frequently to
contain articles on the sub-
ject, and eight selected Attending the present
materials available in the Brooke, Mr. Bridge, Mrs.
Science Reading Room ver-
tical file. A list of four additional sources of informa-
tion concludes the compilation.
Acupuncture is available free on request from the
Reference Section, Science and Technology Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540. While
the Acupuncture exhibit is on display (Annex, fifth
floor, through August), free copies may also be
obtained from the reference desk in the Science
Reading Room.


Senator Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts and
Robert Minton, Director of Public Relations at Bos-
ton Universit) presented the Library with a copy of
the prize-winning motion picture film, "Relevance
and Response," in a ceremony at the Capitol on April
19. Accepting the gift on behalf of the Library were
John Finzi, Assistant Director of Library Resources,
Reference Department; Peter Bridge, Assistant Chief,
Exchange and Gift Division; John Kuiper, Head of
the Motion Picture Section, Prints and Photographs
Division; and Mary B. Smith, Head of the Gift Sec-
tion, Exchange and Gift Division.
The film, which documents the history of Boston
University, was produced to promote the higher edu-
cation needs in the metropolitan Boston area. Senator

rtion of "Relevance and Response" are fl-r) Mr. Finzi, Senator
Srmth, Mr. Minton, and Mr. Kuiper.

Brooke is a member of the University's Board of


Eight library school graduates and five Library of
Congress staff members have been selected to partici-
pate in the 1972-73 Special Recruit Program which
begins in mid-September.
The eight recent graduates are William Boletta,
Catholic University; Theodore Harris, Rutgers Univer-
sity; Beth Krevitt, Drexel University; David Rose,
University of Chicago; Michael Shelly, Emory Univer-
sity; Winston Tabb, Simmons College: Joan Van
Blake. University of Chicago; and Pamela Wolfe, Uni-
versity of Minnesota. They were selected from a field
of 76 candidates nominated by the deans of 42
accredited graduate schools of library science. Sixteen
candidates were selected to visit the Library of Con-
gress for interviews, and of these, eight were chosen
to participate.
The five LC employees selected from 11 nomina-
tions submitted by LC division chiefs are Michael
McEnnis, MARC Development Office; John Robert
Schroder, Geography and Map Division; Mrs. Barbara
A. Smith, Exchange and Gift Division; Margaret E.
Whltiock, Congressional Research Division; and Mary

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Margaret Wolfskill, Manuscript Division.
The program provides about 17 weeks of in-depth
orientation in the Library's functions, activities, and
policies in order to provide a background for fuller
job performance and to assist in developing career
potential for various positions in the Library. Semi-
nars, tours, and rotating work assignments are
included in the program.
Qualifications for staff members include a mini-
mum of one year of experience in the Library, a
bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred), U.S.
citizenship, current employment in grade GS-9 or
GS-11, and a demonstration of superior work per-
formance and of a potential for assuming greater
responsibilities. Candidates, preferably under 35 years
of age, are nominated by their division chiefs, or by
their deans or directors by March 1. A staff member
selected for the Special Recruit Program normally
remains in his present position, but is detailed to the
Training Office for the length of the program.


Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hamer, Assistant Librarian of
Congress, convened a meeting of the Library's Advi-
sory Committee on American Revolution Bicenten-
nial Programs on Friday, May 5, during the luncheon
recess of the Library's Symposium on the American
Revolution. Present were Richard B. Morris, Jack P.
Greene, and Edmund S. Morgan, all on the sympo-
sium program, and Lyman H. Butterfield, Merrill
Jensen, and Aubrey C. Land, as well as members of
the Library's American Revolution Bicentennial staff
and other observers from the Assistant Librarian's
The committee decided that the second Library of
Congress Symposium on the American Revolution, to
be held on a date to be determined in May 1973, will
be devoted to a discussion of "Fundamental Testa-
ments of the American Revolution." Topics to be
covered are, among others, the Declaration of Inde-
pendence, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and the
Articles of Confederation. Like the proceedings of
the first symposium, the proceedings of the second
will be published by the Library of Congress with the
assistance of the grant from the Morris and Gwendo-
lyn Cafritz Foundation which makes the symposium
series possible. The publication will include the texts
of the documents examined.


A very large addition has been made to the Records
of Olmsted Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects of
Brookline, Mass., in the Manuscript Division of the
Library of Congress. The gift of materials from
Artemas P. Richardson and Joseph G. Hudak has
greatly extended the range and scope of a remarkable
Olmsted Associates, Inc., is the successor firm of
Olmsted and Vaux, which was established by Freder-
ick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1858, and
which was followed by a variety of firms. Until 1949
one or more members of the Olmsted family were
associated with the day-to-day operations of these
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), whose sesqui-
centennial year is being celebrated in 1972, is well
known as the author of several volumes detailing his
travels and observations in the antebellum South.
These volumes were published separately and then
were used later as the basis for The Cotton Kingdom
published in two volumes in 1861. Olmsted is also
remembered for his achievements during the first
years of the Civil War as general secretary of the
United States Sanitary Commission, a forerunner of
the American Red Cross. By far the greater part of his
life, however, was devoted to the profession of land-
scape architecture in its many forms, including the
design of and detailed planning for parks, towns, sub-
divisions, playgrounds, parkways, private estates, and
the grounds of public buildings throughout the
United States. An excellent collection of Frederick
Law Olmsted's personal and professional papers,
amounting to some 24,000 items and reflecting his
position as the outstanding figure in his field, has long
been in the custody of the Manuscript Division.
In 1967, the Library received the first installment
of records from Olmsted Associates, Inc. These
records were largely for the 1880's and 1890's and
complemented and completed the Olmsted Papers
that were already on hand. Included in the 1967 gift
were letterbooks, reports of visits to sites, nursery
books, scrapbooks, and some private correspondence.
The records most recently received bring the chronol-
ogy of the firm down to the 1950's, covering the
period when John Charles Olmsted, nephew and step-
son of the elder Olmsted, and Frederick Law Olm-
sted, Jr., were associated with the business. This
second installment is voluminous, totalling more than
150,000 items. The bulk of the material is arranged in

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a numerical "Job File," with all correspondence,
reports, planting records, bills, invoices, and rough
sketches relating to a specific job filed together under
its own number. Work undertaken relates to nearly
every conceivable form of landscape architecture,
whether applied to small private gardens or to park
systems of thousands of acres. Much material is avail-
able concerning projects in the District of Columbia,
including the U.S. Capitol, the White House grounds,
the Mall, Columbus Plaza, the National Zoological
Park, Rock Creek Park, and the Grant and Lincoln
Memorials. Graphic materials, such as drawings, blue-
prints, and photographs, are retained by the firm in
The Records of Olmsted Associates, Inc., and the
Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, are available for
study in the reading room of the Manuscript Division.
[Joseph D. Sullivan]


What might have been a serious or even fatal injury
was averted by the quick thinking and action of LC
staff member Alphonso "Al" G. Marquis on the
morning of May 2 when scaffolding erected for
painters along the west wall of the Thomas Jefferson
Room suddenly collapsed, carrying a worker down
with it.
Mr. Marquis, a part-time Deck Attendant in the
Stack and Reader Division who was working on a
research paper for a class at Howard University, was
seated at a table near the closed-off work area when
he heard the crash of the scaffolding on the tables in
front of him. He looked up, saw the painter holding
onto a ledge about 12 feet above the marble floor,
and rushed over, pulled up a chair, stood on it, and
then braced the man against the wall and eased him
to the floor. The painter, McKinley Riley, an
employee of Safeway Contracting, was unharmed.
Attrtbuting his quick, calm action to "my four
years of training in the Navy," Mr. Marquis said, "it
was a natural reaction."
Mr. Marquis will have been employed with the
Library a year in June, and at the same time will
receive his master's degree in American History from
Howard University, where he is also a graduate assist-
ant in American History. He received a B.A. in his-
tory from Howard in 1961. He hopes to enter law
school this fall.
He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and while with the
U.S. Navy, he served aboard the minesweeper, the

Mr. Marquis loading pneumatic carriers with books in the
Control Room of the Main Building.

USS Dash, and with the Inshore Undersea Warfare
Group 2. He is married; his wife, Elizabeth, is a coun-
selor consultant with the Opportunities Industrializa-
tion Center in Washington, D.C.


Two Senior Specialists Appointed
Alfred Reifman has been appointed Senior Special-
ist in International Economics and Joseph E. Ross has
been appointed Senior Specialist in American Public
Law in the Congressional Research Service. Mr. Reif-
man's appointment, effective May 15, fills the
vacancy created by the recent retirement of Howard
Piquet, and Mr. Ross's appointment, effective May 8,
fills the position vacated by the retirement of James
P. Radigan.
Mr. Reifman received his A.B. and M.A. degrees in
economics from the University of Michigan and grad-
uated with honors and with distinction in mathe-
matics and economics. Honors include Phi Kappa Phi,
Phi Eta Sigma, and University Scholar. During World
War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps and
the OSS.
Mr. Reifman has worked extensively in the Field of
international economic policy. He has served in the
Department of State, the Council of Economic

May 19, 1972

Advisers in the White House, on various Presidential
commissions and at different assignments overseas.
In the Department of State, where he has worked
for most of his career, Mr. Reifman helped in the
development of the Marshall Plan, the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development
(OECD), U.S. foreign trade policy, and international
monetary policy.
At the U.S. Embassy in Paris during 1961-65, he
was Economic Adviser and Chairman of the 21-nation
Economic Committee of the OECD, which advised
Western Europe, Japan, and the United States on
economic policies. Mr. Reifman represented the
United States at various international negotiations,
notably those of the GATT on trade, and of the
OECD on economic growth and balance-of-payments
adjustment. At the Council of Economic Advisers in
1952-53 and, more recently, 1965-67, he worked on
a variety of domestic, as well as international, eco-
nomic problems. He served as consultant to the Presi-
dential Commission on International Trade and
Investment Policy in 1970-71 and earlier was Deputy
Director of the President's International Development
Advisory Board. From 1967-69 he was a Member of
the prestigious Policy Planning Council of the Depart-
ment of State.
His current assignment will be to prepare analyses
and recommend policies relating to the U.S. balance
of payments, trade, and international monetary
reform. He also finds time to teach a seminar on eco-
nomic policy at Yale.
Mr. Ross received his B.A., and L.L.B. degrees from
St. John's University, New York City, and has been
admitted to practice before the bars of the State of
New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S.
Court of Military Appeals. He is currently Chairman
of the Federal Bar Association's Criminal Law Com-
Upon admission to the bar, Mr. Ross engaged in the
general practice of law as an associate with the firm
of Bain and Hoopes in New York City from 1948 to
1951. He then entered the U.S. Navy and served in a
variety of increasingly responsible legal positions until
his retirement in 1969 as Deputy Assistant Judge
Advocate General (Military Justice). In that capacity
he supervised the administration of military justice in
the U.S. Navy; his duties included the appellate
review of courts-martial, and the preparation of
appeals, legal opinions, and appellate briefs. He has
written extensively on a variety of subjects for publi-
cation in legal periodicals. In his most recent position
as Assistant Chief of the Legislative and Legal Section

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Mr. Rossiter and the Librarian with a "Bill Rossiter Day"
banner made by Elliott Finley, Assistant Chief of the Central
Services Division.

in the Department of Justice, Mr. Ross supervised the
Department's legislative program.


FMO Chief Honored For Superior Service
"Strong leadership in and direction of broad fiscal
programs, thorough mastery of complex fiscal details,
exceptional skill in evaluating the fiscal requirements
of a wide variety of comprehensive Library of Con-
gress programs, thoughtful projection of budget
requirements, and prudent management of the fiscal
activities and resources of the Library of Congress
throughout a career marked by unsurpassed devotion
and loyalty of the highest order to this institution"-
those words could describe only one person, William
W. Rossiter, Chief of the Library's Financial Manage-
ment Office.
They were used in a special commendation from
the Librarian of Congress, given Mr. Rossiter in Mr.
Mumford's office on May 4. The Librarian presented
the commendation and a Superior Service Award of
$350, adding his own expression of warm friendship


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and sincere gratitude for Mr. Rossiter's service to him
and to his predecessors in the Librarian's office. The
Library's most celebrated raconteur, Mr. Rossiter was
for once speechless; in his acceptance, however, he
did ruefully admit that the bite taken from his cash
award for withholding taxes was the result of a deci-
sion he himself had made 10 years ago.
Mr. Rossiter, a 40-year veteran of the Library of
Congress, was appointed as clerk in the Disbursing
Office in 1932 and, with the exception of Army serv-
ice from 1944 to 1946, has been concerned with the
Library's fiscal affairs ever since. In 1953 he became
the Library's Budget Officer and in 1968 Chief of the
Financial Management Office. His exceptional service
has been recognized a number of times, with six out-
standing Performance Ratings between 1954 and
1960, a Superior Accomplishment Award in 1953,
and a Superior Service Award in 1957.

Three Receive Service Awards
Helen M. Payne, Head of the Book Section of the
Copyright Cataloging Division, received a 35-year
Federal Service Award pin on April 26 from George
D. Cary, Register of Copyrights.
A native of Van Wert, Ohio, Mrs. Payne attended
Marion College in Marion, Va., and received her A.B.
degree in library science from George Washington
University in 1932. She joined the staff of the
Library of Congress Union Cataloging Division in
April 1931, and transferred in July to the Cataloging
Division as an assistant supervisor of the Document
Serial Record. She was a Cataloger from 1933 to
1941 and a Reviser from 1941 to 1945, when she left
the Library for five years to devote herself to her
She returned to the Library in October 1950 as a
Cataloger in the Copyright Office Cataloging Division
and was promoted to Reviser in August 1952, to
Assistant Head of the Book Section in November
1962, and to her present position in November 1966.
Virginia Cunningham, Head of the Music Section of
the Descriptive Cataloging Division, received a 30-
year Federal Service Award pin on April 20 from
William J. Welsh, Director of the Processing Depart-
A native of Bridgeport, Ill., Mrs. Cunningham
received a B.A. and Certificate in Library Science
from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1932.
She did graduate work in musicology at Columbia
University until 1941 and came to the Music Division
of the Library in 1942. She was transferred to the
Descriptive Cataloging Division and promoted a year

later. In 1946 she was selected to head the newly
organized Music Section in the Cataloging Division of
the Copyright Office, and in 1957 she returned to the
Descriptive Cataloging Division to head the Music
During her 30 years at the Library, Mrs. Cunning-
ham has been active in developing rules for cataloging
music and phonorecords. She has represented the
Library at meetings of the Music Library Association
and the American Library Association and has been
the American representative on the Cataloguing Com-
mission of the International Association of Music
Libraries. She compiled the Association's Rules for
Full Cataloguing (Vol. 3 of the International Cata-
loguing Code for Music), which was published by C.
F. Peters, in Frankfurt during 1971. In 1971 the
Music Library Association presented her a citation
making her a life member. Among other contribu-
tions to the field of music librarianship, Mrs. Cunn-
ingham has served both as President of the Music
Library Association, 1956-58, and as Chairman of its
Cataloging and Classification Committee.
David Thomas, Reader's Advisor in the Division for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped, was awarded a
30-year Federal Service Award pin at a ceremony on
May 5 by Paul L. Berry, Director of the Reference
A native of the Dictrict of Columbia, Mr. Thomas
came to the Library in 1942 from the American
National Red Cross, where he worked for nearly five
years in the volunteer section, giving a correspond-
ence course in braille proofreading.
He has spent his entire Library career in the
Regional Library Unit for the blind and physically
handicapped. He started in 1942 as one of five staff
members in Services for the Blind where his duties
consisted of circulating braille, talking books, and
magazines to readers in four nearby States and the
District of Columbia. In 1959, he became Reading
Room librarian, and in 1968 he was appointed to his
present position. During the last three years, Mr.

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Thomas has led a biweekly book discussion for a
small group of blind and visually handicapped readers
in the Washington metropolitan area. He received an
outstanding performance rating in November 1963.
He holds a B.A. degree in English literature from
George Washington University.

Appointments: Samuel Anderson, special policeman
(private), Bldgs, 2596; Florence Boccia, clerk-typist, GS-3,
Cat Publ, 500-10; Joyce Y. Carter, photoduplication assist-
ant, GT-3, Photodup, 6-100; Rodney J. Collins, legislative
attorney, GS-14, CRS A, 2718; Henrietta L. Donnally, pro-
grammer, GS-11, MARC Dev, 2784; Glenn Drohan, reference
clerk, GS-3, CRS Ed, 2767; Daniel Evans, reading room
assistant, GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Charles G. Greene, senior pro-
grammer, GS-12, ISO, 2528; Mrs. Nannie L. Hill, editorial
assistant, GS-4, CRS Ed, 2721; Kenneth J. Hoopes, pro-
grammer, GS-9, MARC Dev, 2784; Lawrence A. Jordan, read-
ing room assistant, GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Mrs. Naomi E. Lapin,
correspondence clerk, GS-4, Cop Exam, 2558; Landis D.
Lewis, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs, 100; Michael Lutsky, clerk,
GS-4, Cop Serv, 2729; Ennis L. Morris, III, reading room
assistant, GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Isaac R. Showell, reading room
assistant, GS-2, S&R, 6-600; Mrs. Joan H. Souders, editorial
assistant, GS-4, CRS A, 2721; Fred Waldeck, entry editor,
GT-9, NUCPP; Mrs. Carolyn Wilson, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cat
Publ, 500-10.
Promotions: Aaron Bonds, to deck attendant, GS-3, S&R,
2-600; Carl J. Butler, to mail clerk, GS-4, CS, 2675; Howard
L Dunn, to senior serials preservation assistant, GS-7, Bind,
2704; Mrs. Mildred H. Kolstrom to coding clerk, GS-6, Card,
2697; Bobby Moore, to collection maintenance worker,
WG-5, CMO; Mrs. Nola F. Overton, to entry editor, GT-9,
NUCPP, 2648; Bruno E. Quiros, to entry editor GT-9,
NUCPP, 2648; Julius C. Wilson, Jr. to deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, 2-600.
Temporary Promotions: Abram J. Boni, to assistant head,
Loan Reference Section, GS-12, Loan, 2750.
Transfers: Yvonne T. Davis, Card, to editorial clerk, GS-4,
Desc Cat, 2677; Wilmer T. Frazier, Jr., Card, to card prepara-
tion assistant, GS-5, 2547.
Resignations: James H. Conway, Bldgs; Ronald Holmes,
Cat Mgmt; Lewis J. Kelley, Cat Mgmt; Brent Kendrick,
NUCPP; Janice L. Thompson, G&M.

The WRA Philatelic Club, with 30 members from
all departments of the Library, has had a very active
year to date. The officers serving for 1972 are Bill
Gosling, CIP, President; Barbara Harnish, CRS, Vice
President; Arline Custer, Descriptive Cataloging,

Secretary; and John Kimball, GR&B, Treasurer.
The club's primary activity is to gather and sort
philatelic material (as directed by LCR 515-2) from
the Library's incoming mail and to forward copies of
new issues to the Smithsonian Institution for the
National Postage Stamp Collection.
Recent club meetings have included trading ses-
sions; a talk by George Turner, an executive officer of
the American Philatelic Society, on methods of pre-
paring and displaying material for contests; and a
speech by Arthur Hecht of the National Archives
entitled "Abraham Lincoln and the Post Office." Ten
members of the club are currently subscribing to first
day covers, a project which is headed by Tom
Nichols, Copyright Office.
Other programs planned include local field trips to
points of philatelic interest, displays of members'
collections, and guest speakers.
The club subscribes to several stamp journals and
each year purchases copies of annual stamp catalogs
for use by club members. These materials later are
forwarded to "The Stamps for the Wounded" Pro-
gram, which distributes material to hospitalized
veterans. In addition, members donate duplicate
stamps from their own collections to this program.
Library employees who are interested in joining the
club should contact an officer or attend a meeting,
held at 12 noon on the first and third Tuesday of
each month in the Page School Library, Third Floor,
Main Building. Geography and Map Division staff
members should contact Jim Golliver, who presides
over the meetings held at the division.
Mrs. Henriette D. Avram, Chief of the MARC
Development Office, participated in a panel discus-
sion on libraries and information centers at a meeting
on "Networks and Higher Education" presented by
EDUCOM (Interuniversity Communications Council)
on April 13 at the Marriott Twin Bridges Hotel. The
panel, chaired by Frederick G. Kilgour, Director of
the Ohio College Library Center, discussed library
and information center networks at both national and
local levels. Other panelists were Donald J. Hummel,
National Library of Medicine, and James Carmon,
Director of the Computer Center at the University of
An article on street cries by Mrs. Karen F. Beal,
Curator of Fine Prints in the Prints & Photographs
Division, written for the January 1968 issue of the
Library of Congress Quarterly Journal, has been
translated into German and published in the March
1972 issue of Philobibion. The translated article was
used to announce the publication in early 1973 of a

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book by Mrs. Beall on the subject of street cries and
itinerant traders as depicted in series of original
prints. The book will be published by Dr. Ernst Haus-
wedell & Co., Verlag, Hamburg, with texts in English
and German.
Robert S. Bray, Chief of the Division for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped, was awarded the honor-
ary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Pacific
University, Forest Grove, Oreg., at commencement
exercises on May 7. Following a citation given by Dr.
Charles Margach, Professor of Optometry, James V.
Miller, University President, presented the degree to
Mr. Bray. Donald E. Morrison, President of the
National Education Association and a graduate of
Pacific University, also received the Doctor of
Humane Letters degree during the graduation exer-
Anthony Doherty, Reference Librarian in the
Music Division, directed the combined choirs of
Colesville United Presbyterian Church and St. Pat-
rick's Church, Norbeck, Md., in performances at both
churches on May 7. Mr. Doherty is Director of Music
at the Colesville Presbyterian Church and conductor
of the Colesville Chamber Orchestra which partici-
pated in the program of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's
"Vesperae Solemnes de Confessore," K. 339.
Peter Fay, also a Reference Librarian in the Music
Division, was bass soloist during the afternoon pro-
gram. Mr. Fay, who is Director of Music at St. Pat-
rick's Church, also led the St. Patrick's choir in the
singing of Gregorian Chant antiphons, hymn, and
responses of vespers. (See related story under
Nancy E. Gwinn, Librarian, Congressional Refer-
ence Centers, CRS, and Glen A. Zimmerman, Assist-
ant Chief, Descriptive Cataloging Division, recently
participated in the Alumni-in-Residence Program at
the School of Library Science, University of Michi-
gan. During the two-day event, they met with stu-
dents and faculty and presented a talk on the activi-
ties of the Library of Congress. Miss Gwinn, a 1969
graduate, entitled her speech "A Special Kind of
Public," while Mr. Zimmerman, who graduated in
1967, spoke on "Cataloging for the Country."
Theodore E. Leach of the Information Systems
Office participated in the ANS X3K5 Technical Com-
mittee's 75th Meeting in New York City during April.
The ANS X3K5 Committee is taking a principal part
in the development of national and international
vocabularies for information processing. Mr. Leach is
also a regular member of the National Bureau of
Standards FIPS Task Force Group 5, Federal Infor-

nation Processing Vocabulary.
Michael J. McElderry, Paperwork Management
Technician in the Central Services Division, has been
elected by the Information and Records Administra-
tive Conference Steering Committee as a member of
its new Junior Advisory Panel. The panel was estab-
lished in an effort to be more responsive to the needs
of the total membership because of growing concern
among some of the younger Government records
managers. Mr. McElderry was one of five panel mem-
bers elected from a slate of 14 nominees in the
government records management field.
Allan S. Names, an Analyst in Foreign Affairs Divi-
sion of CRS, has had an article reprinted in Congress
and the President-Allies and Adversaries, an anthol-
ogy edited by Ronald C. Moe. The article, "Congress
and Military Commitments: An Overview," originally
appeared in the August 1969 issue of Current History.
Wall hangings by Nancy Radford, Office of the
Librarian, are included in a current exhibit at the Art
Barn, Tilden Street and Broad Branch Rd., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. Eleven artists and sculptures have
combined their talents in this display, which is open
to the public from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday,
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday through
June 4.
Birgitta Sorensen, a Cataloger in the Scandinavian
Languages Section of the Shared Cataloging Division
under the special international cooperation program
with the Royal Library in Stockholm, has resigned
and returned to Sweden. Miss Sorensen served with
the Library for four years during a period when the
Library faced a shortage of experienced catalogers
with a knowledge of the Scandinavian languages. Miss
Sorensen provided a great service to the Library by
cataloging books in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and
Latin. Her associates and friends wish her continued
success as she returns to her native Stockholm.
Theodore Wiener, Supervisor of the Hebraic Lan-
guage Unit, Miscellaneous Languages Section of the
Descriptive Cataloging Division, has contributed the
articles "Biographical Lexicons," "Encyclopedias,"
and "Festschriften" to the new 16-volume Encyclo-
paedia Judaica (1972). He also compiled "Addenda
to Yaari's Bibliography of the Passover Haggadah
from the Library of Congress Hebraica Collection"
which was published in Studies in Jewish Bibliog-
rphy, History, and Literature in honor of L Edward
Kiev (1971). As in previous years, he also has pre-
pared a listing of "Jewish Literary Anniversaries,
1972" and an annotated bibliography of "American
Hebrew Books, 1970-71" for the Jewish Book


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Annual, Vol. 29 (1971-72).
Correction. Pvt. Izell Washington, Special Police
Force, was not identified in the photograph on page
213. Pvt. Washington is standing between Capt.
Cormier and Pvt. Broadus. The editors regret the

Mary L. Alston and Capt. Louis G. Jones were
married on April 22 in the chapel at Fort Carson,
Colo. Mrs. Jones is Secretary to the Assistant Chief of
the Copyright Office Cataloging Division and Capt.
Jones is a training instructor at Fort Carson with the
U.S. Army. They plan to make their home in the
Washington, D.C. area.
Barbara J. Behrendt and William R. Dougan were
married on April 22 at St. Alban's Church in Washing-
ton, D.C. Mrs. Dougan is Poetry Assistant in the
Poetry Office of the Manuscript Division and Mr.
Dougan is a research associate at the National Plan-
ning Association. They reside in Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Fay are the parents of a son,
Owen Patrick, born on May 7, at the Washington
Hospital Center. Mr. Fay is a Reference Librarian in
the Music Division. Some members of the Music Divi-
sion staff have nicknamed the baby "Vespers"
because he was born just a few minutes before Mr.
Fay was to sing the bass solos in the first of two
performances of Mozart's "Vesperae Solemnes de
Confessore." Mr. Fay did make the second per-
formance. [See story on page 226.]
Mr. and Mrs. John R. H6bert are the parents of a
son, John Raymond H6bert, Jr., born on April 21 at
Georgetown University Hospital. Mr. H6bert is a Ref-
erence Librarian in the Geography and Map Reading


The Information Systems Office (ISO) sponsored
an automation seminar on "Data Base Publishing in
the Legal Profession" on April 11. The seminar was
conducted by Richard J. Renehan of the Lawyers
Co-Operative Publishing Co. After defining the con-
cept of data base publishing, Mr. Renehan discussed
the problem of providing information in a timely
manner and in the most usable form. He also des-
cribed a systems approach to information processing,
composition, and retrieval using current technology
and noted new areas of technology in development.

A comprehensive automation training course,
"Basis PL/1 Coding Course Workshop", which began
on April 3 was directed by H. Tom Littlejohn of ISO.
The course introduced programmers and analysts to
computer language and coding techniques.
On April 20 ISO also sponsored a seminar, as a
function of the Automation Training Program, on
"Systems Analysis for Computer Programmers." The
seminar was conducted by G. Stanley Thomas of ISO
who presented principles and techniques of systems
analysis and design relevant to management oriented
computer applications including problem definition,
systems requirements, systems design and program-
ming, and systems testing and conversion as inte-
grated phases of applications development projects.


The MARC Development Office, in coordination
with the Subject Cataloging Division, has developed
and implemented a computer technique which
separates on MARC tapes the Library of Congress call
number into its component parts-the classification
number and the book number. The purpose of this
separation is to enable users of MARC tapes to
retrieve bibliographic data on a given topic by the
classification number and, for those users who do not
use the entire Library of Congress call number, to
retrieve only the classification number.
In a preliminary test the call numbers of more than
600 MARC entries were reviewed with less than one
percent of the machine separations inaccurate.


Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 3. March
1972. (pp. 47-71.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Acting Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, U.S. Interests Section,
Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
Arms Control & Disarmament: A Quarterly Bibliog-
raphy with Abstracts and Annotations. Vol. 8, No. 2.
Spring 1972. (pp. 127-251.) For sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at 75 cents this issue
or $2.50 a year, domestic, and $3.25 a year foreign
(LC 2.10:8/2).
Cataloging Service. Bulletin 104. May 1972. (20 p.)

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Free to subscribers to the card distribution service,
Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541. This
issue of Cataloging Service contains articles on cata-
loging rules-additions and changes, Superintendent
of Documents classification numbers, the analysis of
monographic series, alternative LC class numbers for
monographs in collected sets, Great Britain and
United States in subject headings, subject headings
and classification numbers for juvenile phonorecords
and films, author numbers, the International Stand-
ard Bibliographic Description (ISBD), the brochure
on LC technical publications, a list of participants in
Cataloging in Publication (CIP), and the romanization
of Chinese, Amharic, Greek, and Sindhi in Arabic
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Cumulative issue No. 1,
1972. (Various pagings.) For sale by the Superintend-
ent of Documents for $7 this issue or $50 a session,
domestic, and $62.50 a session, foreign.
LC Classification Additions and Changes. List 165.
January-March 1972. (121 p.) For sale by the Card
Division at $20 a year.
LC Science Tracer Bullet. April 20, 1972. (5 p.)
Free on request from the Reference Section, Science
and Technology Division. This first issue contains a
bibliography and other research tools on the subject
of "Acupuncture."
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
April 1972. (28 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials and
published monthly by the Library of Congress. For
sale by the Card Division.
New Serial Titles. A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949. April
1972. (iv, 24 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship 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.


The Library of Congress has received the latest
issue of the Soviet national statistical handbook,
Narodnoe Khoziaistvo SSSR v 1970 g., which was
published in December 1971. The 822-page volume
provides figures on such topics as population, com-
parisons of Soviet and world economic activity,
employment and production in the major branches of
Soviet industry and agriculture, and health, educa-

tional and welfare activities. Notes explain Soviet
statistical methods, indicating where there may be
differences between Soviet computations and those
made elsewhere. Students of the Soviet economy and
of other social phenomena will undoubtedly find this
volume helpful. A copy is available in the Slavic
Room reference collection.


Book Association to Honor Ursula Nordstrom
The Women's National Book Association (WNBA)
will honor Ursula Nordstrom, Senior Vice President
and publisher of Harper Junior Books, by presenting
her the 1972 Skinner Award at a dinner meeting in
New York on June 16. The annual award, for which
Miss Nordstrom was selected in a nationwide WNBA
vote, is a memorial to Constance Lindsay Skinner,
editor, author, historian, and critic, and has been
presented since 1940 to an American woman for dis-
tinguished contributions to the world of books and to
society through books.
Miss Nordstrom began her career in publishing as an
assistant to the children's book editor at Harper's in
1936, and became head of the department in 1940.
Her books have received many awards, and include
three Newbery and two Caldecott Medal winners. She
is the author of The Secret Language, one of the
Notable Books of 1960.

CLR Awards Four Local Fellowships
The Council on Library Resources (CLR) has
awarded fellowships to 30 U.S. and Canadian librar-
ians, four of whom work in the Washington, D.C.,
area. The purpose of the CLR fellowship program,
now in its fourth year, is to provide working librar-
ians with an opportunity to broaden their experience
by pursuing approved projects of their own devising
while on a continuous leave of absence of at least
three months from their regular assignments. The
awards, which this year total some $79,000, do not
cover salaries, but are for such items as travel, per
diem, supplies and equipment, and other costs inci-
dent to the project.
John Y. Cole, Technical Officer in the Reference
Department, Library of Congress, received an award
to complete research and begin writing a history of
the idea of a national library in the United States
during the 19th century. The study will focus on the
career and national library efforts of Ainsworth Rand
Spofford, Librarian of Congress from 1864 to 1897.

May 19, 1972

Three staff members of the National Archives and
Records Service also received fellowships. Patricia
Andrews, Chief Librarian of the National Archives
library, will undertake an investigation of the various
ways that Government publications are controlled in
libraries that are designated depositories of U.S.
Government publications, and will acquire data on
the scope of the collections. Ralph E. Ehrenberg,
Assistant Director of the Cartographic Archives, will
make a comprehensive survey and analysis of archival
map repositories and their functions in the United
States, Canada, and England in order to develop basic
guidelines for the care and servicing of cartographic
archival records. Harold T. Pinkett, Chief of the
Natural Resources Branch, will be working on a com-
parative study of accessioning activities in some repre-
sentative public archival agencies in the United States
and abroad.
Louis B. Wright, Vice Chairman of the Council's
Board of Directors and Director Emeritus of the
Folger Shakespeare Library, is chairman of the
Fellowship Committee. Other members are William S.
Dix, Librarian of Princeton University, Robert
Vosper, Librarian of the University of California at
Los Angeles, and, ex officio, Fred C. Cole, President,
Foster E. Mohrhardt, Senior Program Officer, and
Edith M. Lesser, Secretary and Treasurer of the Coun-
cil on library Resources.

Alan Rees to Make Federal Library Study
Alan M. Rees, Professor of Library Science at Case
Western Reserve University, will undertake a study of
the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and other
Federal libraries in relation to the President's Depart-
mental Reorganization Program under an agreement
with Nal.
John Sherrod, Director of National Agricultural
Library and Chairman of the Federal library Com-
mittee's Executive Advisory Committee, described
the major objective of the effort as an "identification
of the ramifications of the reorganization in terms of
library programs and services."
The project will identify and examine the libraries
involved in the proposed departmental reorganiza-
tion; the objectives, functions, and operation of the
libraries identified as being transferred to each of the
four new departments; the impact on the National
Agricultural Library of the transfer of components
from the Department of Agriculture to the new
departments; the various options for the operation,
coordination, and management of all libraries
affected by the reorganizational activity; and the

interface problem involving libraries and extralibrary
information systems within Federal departments and
The research will have generalized interest to all
Federal libraries, not only those involved in the
reorganization, since it will be necessary to perform
the following related tasks: (1) determination of the
objectives of Federal library and information pro-
grams and a review of the identified studies concern-
ing such programs; (2) evaluation of the total
resources available to meet the objectives; and (3)
identification of factors involved in reorganizational
activity such as inter-institution cooperation, utiliza-
tion of ADP equipment, budgetary processes, duplica-
tion of services and programs, overlap of collections,
acquisition and retention policies, cataloging policies
and programs, preservation and storage of materials,
interfacing problems, and networking arrangements.
A report will be prepared on the major findings and
conclusions and will contain an analysis of the major
components involved in the Departmental Reorgani-
zation Program and the relevant libraries involved.
The major factors involved in providing library and
informational support will be identified, and modes
of cooperation and coordination will be suggested. It
is anticipated that a number of options in terms of
literary structures, modes of cooperation, and so
forth, will be presented together with a discussion of
the advantages and disadvantages of each option. The
report will be available in mid-August.
[Frank Kurt Cylke]

MARC Uses Reported
Several notable uses of Library of Congress MARC
tapes were reported in the March issue of the Okla-
homa Department of Libraries' Automation News-
The SLICE (Southwestern Library Interstate
Cooperative Endeavor) Project, a cooperative venture
formed in October 1971, has chosen the utilization of
the MARC data base as one of the projects for its first
year. The SLICE/MARC-O Project offers four dissem-
ination services to libraries in the region. The Cata-
loging Data Search and Print Service provides for a
search of the MARC data base by LC card number
with cataloging data output in modified card format.
The Record Search and Copy Service provides the
same search but with output on magnetic tapes in
MARC format. SLICE offers two selective dissemina-
tion of information (S.D.I.) services. First, the Stand-
ard S.D.I. Current Awareness Service provides weekly
computer printed bibliographies of new books

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published on specific subjects as represented on the
weekly MARC tapes. Second, the Custom S.D.I. Cur-
rent Awareness Service provides weekly computer
printed bibliographies on user defined and prepared
subject profiles. In addition to its dissemination activ-
ities, SLICE continues to experiment with possible
new uses of the MARC data base.
Since the initiation of the MARC Cataloging Data
Search and Print Service, 35 different libraries
throughout the Southwest have used the service over
80 times, resulting in data base searches of 3,926 LC
card numbers. On one run the requesting library
received 100 percent matches on its request; that is,
every LC card number submitted was already in the
data base.
In the Data Base Storage and Retrieval Project,
MARC-Oklahoma has concluded that for small-and
medium-sized public libraries, 95 percent of current
acquisitions (books with imprints of 1969 or later)
are already in the MARC data base. This conclusion
was borne out by a search of 8,328 LC card numbers
submitted by the Tulsa City-County Library System
which resulted in 97.1 percent matches on its acquisi-
tions of post-1968 imprints.

Editor Seeks Materials on Benjamin Latrobe
The editor of the Papers of Benjamin Henry
Latrobe is searching for correspondence (both from
and to), other manuscript writings, published works,
watercolors, sketches, and architectural drawings and
plans of the great American architect for inclusion in
a complete microfilm edition and a selective letter-
press edition of his works. Persons or institutions
owning or knowing the whereabouts of Latrobe
works may write to Edward C. Carter II, Editor-in-
Chief, The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Mary-
land Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St.,
Baltimore, Md. 21201.

Law Librarians to Gather on May 24
The Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.,
will hold its annual dinner meeting and election and
installation of new officers on May 24 at 6 p.m. at
the Officers Club, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington,
D.C. Reservations for the dinner meeting, which is $5
per person, should reach Jim McGuirl, P.O. Box
7108, Washington, D.C. 20044, by May 19.

Volume 200 of NUC to be Bound in Brown
The next installment of The National Union Cara-

log, Pre-1956 Imprints, comprising volumes 200-204,
will include one volume not produced in the standard
green buckram binding. Volume 200 appears in a dis-
tinctive brown binding for easy identification because
the final 70 pages are devoted to an exposition of all
the symbols used throughout the catalog.
The publishers, Mansell/Information Publishing
Ltd., have planned to repeat this symbols section at
suitable intervals in two later volumes, with the inten-
tion of always placing this important key within con-
venient reach of users of the catalog.

Format Study Appears in Unesco Bulletin
The Unesco Bulletin for Libraries, January-
February 1972 (p. 50-52), carries a review of a paper
presented at the Meeting of the Library and Biblio-
graphical Committee of the National Commission of
the U.S.S.R. for Unesco, held on April 15 in Moscow.
The paper, "The Development of Formats for the
Presentation of Library and Bibliographic Informa-
tion in Machine-Readable Form," was written and
presented by B. A. Semenovker of the All-Union
State Foreign Literature Library.
In preparing his paper Mr. Semenovker studied a
variety of formats, including the Library of Congress
MARC format, the British National Bibliography
MARC format, and the MONOCLE Project format of
Grenoble University, France.

Balch Institute Names Two Aides
The Balch Institute, Philadelphia, has announced
the appointment of Glenn B. Skillin as bibliographer
and Philip F. Mooney as gifts librarian. The Institute
will soon begin construction of a library and museum
specializing in American political, immigration,
ethnic, and racial history, and Mr. Skillin and Mr.
Mooney will share responsibility for building the
Institute's collections of books, periodicals, and
manuscripts in these four areas of special interest.
Mr. Skillin, a graduate of the University of
Vermont and Columbia University, has served as
Assistant Director of the George Arents Research
Library at Syracuse University and as Director and
Librarian of the Main Historical Society.
Before coming to The Balch Institute, Mr. Mooney
has served as Assistant Director of the George Arents
Research Library, where he was responsible for the
administration of the library's manuscript collections.
He holds degrees from Boston College and Syracuse

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