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June 30, 1972

Work on Phase I of construction of the Library of
Congress James Madison Memorial Building is
expected to be complete in the fall of this year. The
Phase I contract, which was awarded in May 1971
and which is behind schedule because of adverse
weather conditions and the truck drivers' strike, in-
cludes all excavation work and construction of the
four-foot-thick concrete mat that will support the
building and the building's exterior walls.
Work is also underway on Phase II of the construc-
tion. This contract, which was awarded last Decem-
ber, calls for the quarrying and cutting of the granite
and marble that will be used to face the finished
building, work scheduled for the third phase of con-
The final phase of construction, the superstructure,
has now been subdivided into Phase III and Phase IV.
In the former, the shell of the building, including all
interior columns and structural flooring, will be
erected, and the building will be faced with the stone
now being quarried. In Phase IV, all interior work will
be completed, including mechanical work, electrical
work, and so forth. As of this time, the official
schedule calls for an occupancy date for the building
in mid-1975.
Working drawings for Phase III have been com-
pleted and are now being reviewed by the Office of
the Architect of the Capitol; it is expected that the
contract for this work will be awarded during the

early fall of 1972. In the meantime, the Library's
Building Planning Office is completing various aspects
of the interior planning required in Phase IV for sub-
mission to the Architect of the Capitol and the
Associate Architects. Working drawings for Phase IV
should be complete this fall and this phase is
expected to go to bid during the winter of 1972-73.
The Building Planning Office is also working on
final plans for the interior layout and furnishings.
This task includes everything from the selection of
the Madison quotations for the memorial to the
fourth President to the selection of furniture and fur-
nishings, bookstacks, and carpet colors. In order to
determine what furniture may be reused, the BPO is
also conducting a survey of existing furniture.
To facilitate making some of the more important
practical decisions, a test area, now 80 percent com-
plete, is being constructed at the Pickett Street
Annex. This area, covering some 2,500 square feet, is
almost identical in scale to four of the areas or bays
marked off by the Madison Building's columns
(which are spaced 25 feet apart), and is complete
with walls and ceiling. Bookstacks, furniture jrrange-
ments, wall colors, lighting, and other items impor-
tant to the decor of the building and to the
employee's comfort will be tested in this area.
Finally, the Legislative Appropriations Bill for
fiscal 1973 includes an appropriation of four million
Sci-Tech staff member places second in weight lifting
meet. See page 297 for story.


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Congressman Presents Book to the Library 292
DBPH Volunteers Guests of First Lady ... 293
Employees Meet Blood Quota . ... 294
Library of Congress Publications . ... 298
Library Showcase Exhibit . ... 292-293
Loomis Honored in Manuscript Exhibit ... 292
Madison Building Progress Report .... 289-290
New Reference Works . 298-299
News in the Library World .. ... 299-302
P & P Holds Symposium . ... 290-291
Rare Recordings Given to LC . 291
Staff News . . 294-298
Verner W. Clapp Memorial . ... 293-294
Appendix-SLA . A-97-A-105

dollars for furnishings, mostly for compact shelving
for parts of the Library's law and music collections.
Once that is passed and signed, the Building Planning
Office will prepare specifications for bidding on this
specialized shelving. The use of compact shelving is
expected to increase the capacity of the stack areas in
which it is used by approximately 80 percent.


A symposium of American historical prints was
held at the Library of Congress, June 12 and 13. This
was the third meeting growing out of the Winterthur
Conference in 1970 on "Prints in and of America to
1850," which was followed by a meeting in Boston in
1971 on Colonial American printmaking. The theme
of this year's symposium was "American Printmaking
Before 1876: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy." Partici-
pating were print curators and historians from Texas,
Massachusetts, Virginia, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsyl-
vania, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and Washing-
ton, D.C.

The sessions were held in the Library's Wilson
Room, where an exhibit featuring prints was on
display. After Paul Berry, Director of the Reference
Department, welcomed the guests on behalf of the
Librarian of Congress, Milton Kaplan, Curator of
Historical Prints of the Prints and Photographs Divi-
sion, opened the session with remarks concerning the
aims of the conference and introduced the speakers.
Josephine Cobb, Specialist in Iconography at the
National Archives, was the first of three speakers on
Monday morning. In "The Prints, the Camera, and
Historical Accuracy" she revealed that many prints
dealing with the American past were produced with
the assistance of the camera lucida and the camera
obscura, or were copies of photographs and could,
therefore, be considered accurate portrayals of their
subjects. David Tatham of Syracuse University spoke
on the "Pictorial Responses to the Caning of Senator
Sumner," published after the event of May 22, 1856.
During his research, Mr. Tatham discovered that the
Prints and Photographs Division has a very rare,
perhaps unique, Winslow Homer lithograph, "Argu-
ments of the Chivalry," signed with the initials W. H.
The morning session concluded with an examination
of the cartoons and caricatures of Andrew Jackson
presented by Nancy R. Davison of Ann Arbor, Mich.
On Monday afternoon Frank H. Sommer III of the
Winterthur Museum, Wmterthur, Del., discussed how
engravings have aided the study of the American past,
especially in the field of the decorative arts. Elizabeth
G. Holt, of Belmont, Mass., interpreted "Religious
Prints of Jacksonian America" (Biblical illustrations,
the Prodigal Son theme, ways of good and evil, and
preoccupations with death) and added to the enjoy-
ment of her paper by presenting two young musicians
from Boston, who played and sang religious songs
popular during the mid-19th century. Edgar Breiten-
bach, Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division,
was the final speaker of the afternoon session and
presented a paper on an early 19th-century etching
entitled "Little Loretto, Kentucky."
Peter Marzio of the Museum of History and Tech-
nology, Smithsonian Institution, opened Tuesday's
session with a discussion of "American Prints as News
Media." He suggested it would be preferable to
describe many of the prints produced during the 18th
and 19th centuries as news pictures rather than
historical prints, because they were published as
records of news events. Ron C. Tyler of the Amon
Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, Tex.,
evaluated "Prints of the Mexican War as Historical
Evidence." In a comparison of the numerous litho-


June 30, 1972

graphs published by Nathaniel Currier and other firms
with lithographs based on eyewitness sketches, he
demonstrated the truth of some and the fiction of
others. The final paper of the conference was the
delightful "Amiable Frauds" in which Frederick S.
Hicks of Alexandria, Va., revealed how often book
publishers reused prints which had appeared in earlier
publications or copied prints and, by retitling them,
placed them into different periods and locations.
The principle thought emerging from the confer-
ence was that American historical prints should be
studied and examined as are other documents of the
American past. One should not automatically assume
that the title of a print will sufficiently guarantee its
validity. Fictitious images also have a role to play in
understanding 18th-and 19th-century America, for
they reveal tastes and attitudes of the period.
A dinner before the symposium in the Whittall
Pavilion, and a luncheon between the first two ses-
sions provided the opportunity for informal meeting
of participants. The Smithsonian National Collection
of Fine Arts, and the Museum of History and Tech-
nology graphic arts collections were opened to the
participants at the close of the formal sessions held at
the Library. A generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lionel
C. Epstein of Washington, D.C., supported a substan-
tial portion of the symposium.


Mrs. Mabel Strohl has given the Library of Congress
part of the large collection of sound recordings
assembled by her late husband, Joseph B. Strohl. This
group of recordings, about 3,000 discs and cylinders,
is one of the finest to be given to the Music Division
in many years. It includes over 400 records published
before 1908 by the Gramophone and Typewriter
Company of London and its sister companies on the
continent, and more than 200 more published after
the word "Typewriter" was dropped from the com-
pany name. There are 180 rare Fonotipias, 200 early
brown-label Odeons, nearly 400 french Pathes, 13
pre-1900 Berliners, and a good representation of
smaller European labels, such as Anker, Zonophone,
Favorite, Homokord, Chantal, and Polydor. The col-
lection also includes the first specimens to be received
in the Library of such unusual record labels as Butter-
fly, Tilophon, Fairview, Disque Eden, Parade,
Heneyphon, Applaudando, Clarus, Cantophon,
Metropole, Quillet, and others.

In content the cellction, while weighted toward
opera singers, preserves a broad spectrum of recorded
talent. Military bands, laughing songs, ethnic music,
dramatic recitations, and vaudeville routines are all
well represented. While the whole of the collection is
a musical treasure house, some of the individual items
are worthy of a special note: a series of "Sample
Records" issued by the Fonotipia Company, bearing
handwritten labels and including such artists as
Ferruccio Corradetti, Giannina Russ, Aida Gonzaga,
and Amelia Talexis; a fine series of recordings issued
by the London Gramophone and Typewriter Com-
pany of such turn-of-the-century British oratorio
singers as Edward Uoyd, Percival Allan, and Eleanor
Jones-Hudson; a recording of the opera Carmen made
in the early years of this century by members of the
Paris Op6ra-Comique and issued on 14-inch French
Path6 discs; a series of recitations from Shakespeare
by Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Henry Ainley, issued
on London Gramophone Company discs; and a rare
1902 Victor Talking Machine Company recording of
the "Prologue" to the opera Pagliacci, sung by the
American baritone Emilio de Gorgorza under the
pseudonym "Signor Francisco," accompanied by the
Sousa Band.
This acquisition is part of a much larger collection
assembled by the late Joseph B. Strohl of Greens-
boro, N.C. A mathematician and statistician by pro-
fession, Mr. Strohl was a 1927 graduate of the
University of Illinois and a high school teacher of
mathematics and science for about 12 years. After
war work in the years 1941-44, Mr. Strohl joined the
Engineering Department at the Chicago plant of the
Western Electric Company, where he became a Senior
Engineer. The firm sent Mr. Strohl to Greensboro in
1968 to develop quality standards for the Safeguard
Anti-Ballistic Missile System. He died suddenly, while
working in his garden, in June 1971.
Mr. Strohl's life-long love of music and recordings
occasionally merged with his professional interests
and produced such statistical tabulations as a study of
uninterrupted vocal phrases of over 14 seconds, as
documented on recordings in his collection. A 1907
Selma Kurz recording of Taubert's "Der Vogel im
Walde" (G & T 43885) included such a phrase lasting
as long as 28 seconds.
The collection is in the process of being indexed
and transferred to special storage containers. It is
anticipated that a portion of it will be available for
listening, by appointment, by the end of the summer,
although the index will not be completed for several

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On Thursday, June 15, Congressman William S.
Moorhead of Pennsylvania, accompanied by Special
Assistant William S. Maloni, visited the Library of
Congress to present to the Librarian a copy of a book
relating the experiences of Jewish immigrants who
settled in Pittsburgh between 1890 and 1924. Com-
piled by the Pittsburgh Section of the National
Council of Jewish Women, By Myself, I'm a Book
(Waltham, Mass., 1972) is a collection of 220 oral
histories taken from interviews over a period of four
years by volunteers in the Council and reveals the life
of newcomers to the Jewish community during their
hardest years. Its title was the response of one elderly
Pittsburgh resident when approached for an inter-

Congressman Moorhead presenting to Mr. Mumford a copy of
By Myself, I'm a Book (Waltham, Mass., 1972), for LC's

Mr. Mumford remarked, in accepting the gift, that
it would be a valuable addition to the Library's col-
lections. "Americans are more and more aware," he
said, "as they seek information on their heritage, that
much of it was never recorded and is lost forever. To
capture in such interviews and to preserve in book
form the history of one community is a service for
which we can all be grateful."


During the month of July, the Manuscript Division
will display selections from the papers of Mahlon
Loomis (1826-1886), American pioneer in wireless
telegraphy and precursor of Marconi. The exhibit
commemorates the centenary of Loomis' July 1872
patent for an "improvement in telegraphing." to
establish "an electrical current or circuit for tele-
graphic and other purposes without the aid of
wires... and yet communicate from one continent
of the globe to another."
Loomis first demonstrated wireless telegraphy by
sending signals between two mountain peaks in
Loudoun County, Va., utilizing aerials carried aloft
by kites. The signals, recorded on a galvanometer.
were witnessed by an audience of public officials and
other invited guests. Following Loomis' patent, a bill
incorporating his Aerial Telegraph Company passed
Congress in 1873, but it did not provide the $50.000
appropriation which he had requested to finance the
venture. Loomis was never able to raise enough
capital to utilize his discovery commercially, so that
Guglielmo Marconi, who almost 30 years after the
Virginia experiments utilized the same principle and
found financial backing for his work, is usually con-
sidered the "father of radio."
The exhibit will include a number of Loomis'
drawings, scientific notes and letters, as well as
patents, photographs, and several pieces of his electri-
cal apparatus on loan from the Smithsonian Institu-
tion. [Ronald S. Wilkinson]


Calvin Coolidge. 30th President of the United
States, is the subject of a single-case "Showcase
Exhibit" opening on July 3 in the west foyer on the
Ground Floor of the Main Building. Commemorating
the centennial of Coolidge's birth, the display in-
cludes items from the Prints and Photographs, Music.
and Rare Book Divisions.
Born on July 4, 1872, in Plymouth Notch. Vt..
Coolidge worked his way up the Massachusetts politi-
cal ladder to the governorship, was elected Vice Presi-
dent under Warren G. Harding in 1920. and ascended
to the Presidency in 1923. A shy, taciturn politician.


June 30. 1!72

he was know as "Silent Cal." and when he did speak.
his statements were characterized by an epigrammatic
style and, often, a dry wit. The exhibit uses items
from the Library's collection to illustrate both
Coolidge's reputation as "Silent Cal" and some of the
stories and statements that will always be associated
with him.
A volume of his speeches from the Rare Book
Division is open to his "Have Faith in Massachusetts"
address. from which the book takes its title. A car-
toon reproduced from the Boston Herald shows
Coolidge weathering the storms of anarchy during the
1919 Boston police strike, at which time he sent his
famous telegram to Samuel Gompers declaring that
"There is no right to strike against the public safety
by anybody, anywhere, any time." A sketch of
Coolidge taking the oath of office after Harding's
death recalls his statement that his first thought upon
realizing he was President was "I think I can swing
it." An original cartoon drawn by Clifford Berryman
for the Washington Star illustrates Coolidge's decision
not to seek re-election. In his well-known, one-
sentence announcement to the press, Coolidge merely
stated. "I do not choose to run for President in
In a lighter vein are two sheet music covers showing
contemporary songs written about the President, one
entitled "Silent 'Cal' Coolidge" and the other "Keep
Cool With Coolidge," his campaign slogan in 1924.
Also included is a copy of Vanity Fair for May 1932
in which is presented a caricature of "Silent Cal" in
an "Impossible Interview" with the reticent Greta
The exhibit will remain on view through Septem-
ber. I Naanc Reichley]


Thirty-seven of the volunteers who work regularly
with the Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped. accompanied by four Library staff members,
were guests of the First Lady, Patricia Nixon, for a
luncheon and an afternoon trip on the Presidential
yacht "Sequoia," on Monday, June 19.
Arranged by the White House Visitors Office at the
request of Mrs. Nixon, the trip consisted of a cruise
on the Anacostia River and around the Washington
Channel. Guests were entertained with songs by a
Washington area barbershop quartet, The Committee-
men. and with music by a combo.

The volunteers invited represented every area of
volunteerism connected with the program Telephone
Pioneers of America. braille transcriber'., narrators
and monitors of recorded books, and various other
contributors to the efforts of the MNarland Associa-
tion for the Visually Handicapped, which serves the
National Capital area, including the Division.
Transported by chartered bus as a group, guests
boarded the yacht at the Washington Navy Yard,
where they were welcomed by Pat Price of the White
House Visitors Office. Via the intercom system, the
captain also welcomed the group and summarized the
ship's history, including its service as a Coast Guard
inspection vessel dating from construction in 1924
until 1968 when it became one of the Presidential
As mementos, each guest received a snapshot of
himself taken during the cruise and a pen inscribed
with the signature of the First Lady. The guests
expressed their appreciation to the White House rep-
resentative, the ship's crew, and to the Division for
the enjoyable excursion.


Hundreds of friends and colleagues of Verner W.
Clapp, who died June 15, joined the Clapp family at a
memorial in the Coolidge Auditorium on Tuesday,
June 20. The people there-directors of libraries, pub-
lishers, retired Library messengers, Government
officials, and private citizens from all walks of life-
by their coming expressed how much this man meant
to everyone whose life he touched.
The Librarian of Congress, who presided at the
meeting, recalled his first meeting with Verner in
1940 and the years of happy association that
followed. Mr. Mumford spoke of that singular man
"whose mind never grew stale or failed to find fresh
stimulation in the work of the day; always accessible,
always willing to devote himself to the problems of
his colleagues, he had an extraordinary gift for
infusing others with his enthusiasm and imagination."
In remarks that will be published, with the other
tributes delivered on the occasion, Mr. Clapp's long-
time friend and associate David C. Mearns, LC's
Honorary Consultant in Humanities, gave an affec-
tionate account of some of the Library tasks they had
shared-inventorying the books and prints of the late
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and preparing a
documentary history of egg rolling on the White

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House lawn. Of Mr. Clapp's significant accomplish-
ments, Mr. Mearns said in conclusion, "But it is here
in the Library of Congress, atop Jenkins' Height,
whence his spreading influence will emanate forever.
He is eternally a part of it and of its story. He will
continue to grace it as once he marked it with his
manhood. He has richly endowed it with his person-
ality and with his spirit. Si monumentum requires,
Frederick H. Wagman, Director of the University of
Michigan Libraries, spoke not of his remarkable
achievements but of his qualities of mind and charac-
ter that made so many proud to be his friend-"his
integrity, his deep commitment to justice and
honesty, and to the preservation of our civil liber-
ties." William S. Dix, Librarian of Princeton Univer-
sity, discussed his range of interests and his
imagination and pointed out that "there is obviously
rewarding material for a dissertation by some student
of library history which could grow into a full-scale
biography, a biography which would surely place
Verner in the company of the greatest of librarians."
The object of his interest and concern to the very
end of his life, the Library of Congress received on
June 12 a letter he had written three days before
about a new edition of the Dewey Decimal Classifica-
tion. His interest in the Library. has a permanent
memorial in the Verner W. Clapp Publication Fund,
established by the Library staff when he left LC in
1956 after 33 years of service. His family has re-
quested that expressions of sympathy be in the form
of contributions to this fund, which enables the
Library to publish facsimiles of historic and rare
materials in the LC collections. Titles already pub-
lished through the Clapp Fund are The Captain John
Smith Map of Virginia; a facsimile of the first page of
Genesis of the Gutenberg Bible; Long Remembered,
facsimiles of the five known drafts of the Gettysburg
Address in Lincoln's handwriting with an essay by
David C. Mearns and Lloyd A. Dunlap; a facsimile of
Paul Revere's engraving of The Boston Massacre,
1770; and The Gettysburg Address in Translation,
compiled by Roy P. Basler.


Employees signing up to donate blood have
doubled during the past six months. The LC quota of
125 pints for each visit of the Red Cross was met
during the June 8 Bloodmobile visit to the Library.
Staff members who could not be present on June 8

may still donate blood by calling Marjorie Brothers at
ext. 6053. LC blood donors may be granted a
maximum of four hours excused absence, with super-
visory approval, which covers travel time, time spent
giving blood, and rest and recuperation immediately
following. Transportation will be provided to the
D.C. Chapter of the American Red Cross at 2025 E
St., N.W.
The next Bloodmobile visit to LC is scheduled for
August 14.


Three Senior Specialists Appointed
L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, has
appointed three Senior Specialists to the Congressio-
nal Research Service. They are John M. Collins as
Senior Specialist in National Defense, effective June
5; Allen Schick as Senior Specialist in American
Government and Public Administration, and Joseph
C. Whelan as Senior Specialist in International
Affairs, effective May 29.
Col. Collins, who has retired from the U.S. Army,
comes to the Library from the National War College
where he has been on the faculty since 1968 and
most recently has served as Chief of the newly-
organized Strategic Research Group, a highly select
group of military officers and civilians who seek to
develop innovative theories and concepts to help the
United States cope more effectively with the
changing strategic environment. Previously Col.
Collins was Director of Military Strategy Studies at
the College and. in that capacity, he restructured the
core and elective courses on strategy at senior service
colleges around the country. Col. Collins served in
Southeast Asia as Chief of the U.S. Army Vietnam
Campaign Planning Group, a handpicked multi-service
staff which prepared contingency plans and feasibility
studies for Generals Westmoreland and Abrams.
In addition to degrees from the University of
Kansas City (A.B., 1949) and Clark University (M.A..
1951), Col. Collins holds diplomas from the Army
Command and General Staff College. Armed Forces
Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
and the National War College. He has just completed
a book entitled Strategy for Beginners. In CRS Col.
Collins succeeds Donald S. Bussey who retired
Mr. Schick comes to the Library from the
Brookings Institution where he served as a Senior
Fellow in the Government Studies Division. At


June 30. 1972

recently as a Specialist in Soviet and
Eastern European Affairs in the
Foreign Affairs Division of CRS.
Over the years Mr. Whelan has
worked in the area of Soviet bloc and
international affairs and has become
familiar with Congressional informa-
tion needs in the foreign affairs field.
He has worked closely with the staffs
of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, the House Foreign
Affairs Committee, the Senate
StnAeronautical and Space Sciences
Committee, the Senate Committee
on the Judiciary, and other Congres-
sional committees concerned with
foreign policy matters. He has pre-
pared numerous reports for the Con-
S, gress and is a frequent contributor to
scholarly journals in his field. He has
also taught diplomatic history at
local schools and has been a partici-
After donating blood, Mary B. Licari, Subject Cataloging Division, and Victor pant in various colloquia at the
Warner and Mrs. Dorothy Clark, both of the Federal Research Division, calculated Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies at
their total blood donations over the years at well over 33 gallons or more than a George Washington University. (See
barrel. LC Information Bulletin, July 13,
1967, p. 445.) As Senior Specialist
Brookings, Mr. Schick was responsible for Budget he will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of
Innovation in the States and, with a co-author, for Sergius Yakobsen.
Setting National Priorities: The 1971 Budget. In
addition he is the author of a textbook American RETIREMENTS
Government, and numerous articles in the field of John M. Hunt, Librarian in Charge of Correspon-
budgeting and public administration, dence in the Bibliography and Reference Correspon-
Mr. Schick graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., dence Section of the General Reference and Bibliog-
1956) and Yale University (M.A., 1959; Ph.D., 1965). raphy Division, retired on June 30 after more than 31
From 1961 to 1968 he served as a member of the years of Federal service.
Political Science Department at Tufts University, and A native of Texas, Mr. Hunt received an A.A.
he has served as visiting professor at Syracuse Univer- degree from Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, and a
sity, the University of Oklahoma, and American B.A. degree from the University of Iowa, where he
University. His government service includes staff also completed one year of graduate work. All of Mr.
positions on the New York State Commission on the Hunt's Federal service has been with the Library of
Constitutional Convention and the President's Task Congress. From 1941 to 1943 he was on the staff of
Force on Government Organization. He has served as the former Reading Rooms Division; from 1943 to
consultant to various Government agencies, including 1947 he worked for the Photoduplication Service:
the Office of Management and Budget, the Civil next he transferred for a short period to the former
Service Commission, and the Civil Rights Comn- Motion Picture Division as an Acquisitions Reviewer.
mission. Currently he is an advisor to the New York The following six years were spent as a Reference
State Commission on the Powers of Local Govern- Assistant in GR&B. In 1962 he became Supervisor of
ment and the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers Univer- the Microfilm Reading Room and was promoted to
sity. In joining CRS Mr. Schick fills a position last the position of Head of the Reader Services Section
held by Miss Dorothy Schaffter. in November of that year. He transferred to his
Mr. Whelan has been with CRS for 20 years, most present position in October 1967.

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Mr. Hunt's retirement plans include relocation in
Major J. Winston, Federal Documents Aid in the
Exchange and Gift Division, retired on June 30 after
35 years of Federal service, 30 years of which were at
the Library of Congress.
A native of Gordonsville, Va., Mr. Winston
attended school there. He began his Government
career with the District Government in 1936, and in
1942 came to the Library as a Laborer in the former
Buildings and Grounds Division. Mr. Winston entered
the U.S. Army in 1942; in 1947 he returned to his
position as Laborer at the Library. In 1951 he trans-
ferred to the Card Division where, from that year
until 1963, he was a Messenger both in the Inventory
Section and the Administrative Services Section. In
January 1966 Mr. Winston was promoted to the
position of Mail Clerk in the Exchange and Gift Divi-
sion, and in 1969 he was promoted to his present
Mr. Winston's friends and co-workers will long
remember his cooperative, friendly, and cheerful


Two Copyright Employees Receive Incentive Awards
Timothy L. Sumrall and Ruth Fulton, both of the
Copyright Office, received Incentive Awards in
ceremonies held in the Librarian's office on June 9.
Mr. Sumrall, a Copyright Examiner in the Book
Section of the Examining Division, received his
Incentive Award plus a $200 cash award, for his con-
tribution in keeping the work of his section current
during a nine-week period when the section was
understaffed. In June, July, and August 1971, Mr.
Sumrall examined 3,118 claims, an excess of 2,638
claims over the normal distribution for that period.
Mr. Sumrall was also commended for his past perfor-
mance of work beyond the normal work load.
Miss Fulton, Correspondence Unit Supervisor in the
Music Section of the Examining Division since March
1969, received her Incentive Award plus a $175 cash
award, for her "significant contribution to the work
of the Examining Division and [her] capacity to
recognize and accurately analyze problems in a
manner so superior as to warrant the Library's special
recognition." Miss Fulton was also commended for
her contribution in revising the Music Section Corre-
spondence Clerk's Manual, for setting up new proce-
dures in the section, and for assuming the added re-
sponsibilities of the section secretary in her absence.

Director of CRS Presented 30-Year Pin
Lester S. Jayson, Director of the Congressional
Research Service, was presented a 30-year Federal
Service Award pin by the Librarian on June 8.
Born in New York City in October 1915. Mr
Jayson received the Bachelor of Social Sciences
degree with special honors in history and government
from the New York City College in 1936. Three years
later, he obtained his LL.B. degree from Harvard Law
School (1939). He practiced law in New York City
until May 1942. when he was appointed Special
Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General to handle trial
and appellate proceedings in civil cases in the New
York field oilice of the Department of Justice.
In October 1950, Mr. Jayson moved to Washington
to join the staff ol the Appellate Section of the Civil

Mr. Sumrall and Mr. Mumford

Division at the Justice Department. briefing and
arguing cases in various Courts of Appeals and in the
U.S. Supreme Court. Early in 1957, he became
Assistant Chief of the Torts Section in the Civil Divi-
sion, and later that same year he was promoted to
Chief. He served as Vice Chairman of the Inter-
departmental Federal Tort Claims Committee and as
a member of the Justice Department's Committee on
Executive Privilege.
Mr. Jayson joined the staff of the Library of Con-
gress in October 1960 as Senior Specialist in
American Public Law and Chief of the American Law
Division of the (then) Legislative Reference Service.
He was promoted to the position of Deputy Director


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Mrs. Dorothy P. Keziah, Head of the Music Section, Miss
Flilon. and the Librarian

in May 1962 and in February 1966 was made Direc-
tor of the entire Service.
Admitted to the bar of the State of New York, Mr.
Jayson is also a member of the bar of the U.S.
Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
and various other Federal courts. His book, Handling
Federal Tort Claims: Administrative and Judicial
Remedies, published in 1964 by Matthew Bender &
Co. and updated each year, is recognized as the most
comprehensive and authoritative work in this field of
law. For the Library of Congress, he served as Super-
vising Editor of the 1964 edition of The Constitution
of the United States of America: Analysis and Inter-
pretation, published for the Congress by the Govern-
ment Printing Office.
After the presentation had been made, Mr. Jayson
discovered that he had been given a pin which read
"30 years, Department of the Army," Under the
impression that retirement pay for the military
exceeds that for the civilian service and that the pin
might be useful evidence some day, he had decided to
keep it, although the Library has now given him a pin
with the proper insignia.


Vincent Tenant Places in Weight Lifting Meet
Vincent A. Tenant, of the Science and Technology
Division, took second prize at the Third Annual Tri-
State Open Power Lifting Meet, held on May 28 in

North Harford High School. at Pylesville. Md. Open
power weight lifters from Delaware. the District of
Columbia. \Ijrlanld. and Virginia participated in the
meet. Mr. Tenant lifted a total of 'MJU pounds in the
148-pound class with a 250-pound two-handed bench
press, a 305-pound squat lift. and a 425-pound two-
handed dead lift.
Mr. Tenant, who has distinguished himself with two
trophies and two awards, began lifting weights in
1959 and entered his first competition in December
1971. A member of the American Athletic Union. he
enthusiastically works out three nights a week at the
Spartan Health Club at Temple Hills. Md.

Appointments: Rebecca J. Banken, clerical assistant. GS-4.
Subj Cat. 2733: Halyna Andrijevna Barannik, l-uropean ex-
change specialist. GS-9. F&G. 2731: Ernestine S. C(oghill.
clerk-typist. GS-3, C(at Publ. 5oi. Warren FI. Farb. analyst in
housing and community development. GS-1 3. CRS F. 2580:
Gailya F. Osborne. clerk-typist. GS-2. Cat Publ. 500-10:
Bluette A. Pasche. library technician, GS-6. Share Cat. 2705:
Diana Pierce, deck attendant trainee. GS-3, Ser. 2805;
Cadelina Stephens. warehouseman. WG-5. Card. 2762:
William R. Sweeney. Jr.. reference clerk. GS-1. CRS Id.
2767; Sandra M. Williams, microphotographer assistant.
GT-3. Photodup. 5-100.
Temporary Appointments: James H. Cunningham,
aid. GT-1. Photodup, NP; George W. Dervis. library techni-
cian. GS-5. G&M. NP: Richard M. Fox. library technician.
GS-5, G&M, NP: William 1. Knutson. library technician.
GS-5, G&M. NP: Patrick J. Logsdon, assistant to the book
room attendant, GS-4. Loan. NP: Pamela J. Miles. library aid.
uT-1. Photodup. NP: Britt A. Preyer. deck attendant. G(S-3.
S&R, NP: Stephen W. Stathis. analyst in history & public
affairs, GS-9. CRS GGR. 2821: Kathleen Ann Stypula.
editorial assistant. GS-4, CRS 1). 2721: Stephen H. Weller.
library technician. GS-5. G&M. NP: Diana F. Wilson. library
aid. GT-1. Photodup, NP.
Reappointments: Marsha F. Carlin, research assistant.
GS-9. CRS SPR. NP; Cheryll A. Beasley, editorial assistant.
GS-4, CRS 1F. 2010.
Promotions: Barbara Bowman. to catalog maintenance
reviser. GS-7. Card. 2769: Cathy Joan Douglass. to catalog
maintenance assistant. GS-7. Card. 2769: Paul A. Frazier. io
shipping assistant. GT-3. E&G. NP; Ronald J. Jackson. to
deck attendant, GS-3, S& R. 4-600; Ester R Smith, to catalog
maintenance assistant. GS-7. Card, 2769; Lenzy G. Southall.
to deck attendant. GS-3. S&R. 4-600.
Transfers: Wayne A. McKenney. CRS 1-. to research
assistant, GS-7. CRS S. 2828: Robert M. Moody. Card. to
catalog filer. GS-6. Cat Mgmt. 2684; James M. Rocca. Ord. to

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fiscal records clerk, GS-5, FMO, 2835; Marjorie E. Wis.; No. 72-44 (June 21) Library of Congress given rare
Thompson, Loan, to clerical assistant, GS-4, Subj Cat, 2733; turn-of-the-century sound recordings from collection of late
Gregory A. Wise, S&R, to card drawing clerk, GS-3, Card, Joseph B. Strohl; No. 72-45 (June 22) Three staff appoint-
2832. ments in Congressional Research Service announced by
Resignations: Lawrence Bishop, S&R; Rodney Collins, Librarian of Congress.
CRS A; Daniel Evans, S&R; Robert J. Hinton, CS; Lottie B.
Marbley, Ord; Linda D. Morgan, ISO; Aaron J. Morris, Bldgs;
Sandra Kelly Morant, Photodup; Selesta E. C. Waul, Photo- '. NEW REFERENCE WORKS
dup. j' ..,.,
The International Monetary Fund (IM F) has
ANNOUNCEMENTS recently compiled a complete listing of all publica-
Jo Ellen Calvin and James A. Gass were married on tions and documents issued for public use since it was
June 10, at St. Bernadine's Catholic Church in Suit- founded more than a quarter century ago. Titled
land, Md. Mrs. Gass is a Correspondence Clerk in the Catalogue of Publications, 1946-71 (Washington,
Music Section of the Copyright Examining Division 1972), this 104-page volume includes brief annota-
and Mr. Gass is employed by the Pepsi Cola Company tions for most of the entries, which are arranged by
in Cheverly, Md. They reside in Suitland. author or title under the following categories:
Linda J. Tusing and William J. Ambrose, Jr. were general, periodicals, pamphlets, books, documents,
married on June 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of information for the press, and translations. Four
Latter Day Saints in Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Ambrose is appendixes follow the main body of the work.
a Correspondence Clerk in the Music Section of the Appendix I lists all articles published in IM F's Staff
Copyright Examining Division and Mr. Ambrose is in Papers over the years; while Appendix III cites
private industry. They live in Alexandria, Va. selected articles on the Fund and its work which have
appeared in Finance and Development. Appendix 11
reproduces the table of contents of the third volume
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS of the Fund's 20-year history, The International- .,
Monetary Fund, 1945-1965 (HG3881.1637). Infor-
Accessions List: Eastern Africa. Vol. 5, No. 3. May mation on ordering agency publications is given in
1972. (pp. 94-140.) Continuing subscriptions free to Appendix IV. Because it is the first. this czni is
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library especially welcome. The IMF hopes to issue supple-
of Congress Office, P.O. Box 30598, Nairobi, Kenya. ments from time to time bringing the information
Library of Congress Catalog-Books: Subjects. A up-to-date. A copy of the IMF Catalogue is available
Cumulative List of Works Represented by Library of for consultation in the Union Catalog and Inter-
Congress Printed Cards. Part 1: A-J. (ix, 873 p.) Part national Organizations Reference Section, MB-144.
2: K-Z. (910 p.) For sale by the Card Division, [Robert W. Schaaf]
Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, The Directory of American Firms Operating in
Washington, D.C. 20541. Foreign Countries has a companion volume in the
Library of Congress Catalog-Motion Pictures and recent publication and addition to the Main Reading
Filmstrips: A Cumulative List of Works Represented Room reference collection entitled Directory of
by Library of Congress Printed Cards. January-March Foreign Firms Operating in the United States, by
1972. (x, 141 p.) For sale by the Card Division. Juvenal L. Angel (New York, Simon & Schuster,
LC Science Tracer Bullets: Endangered Species 1971. 385 p. HG4057.A155). This fourth volume of
(Animals) (TB 72-3). May 2, 1972. (4 p.) Compiled the Encyclopedia of International Information lists
by Constance Carter. Fresh Water Ecology (TB 72-4). names and addresses of foreign companies which
May 3, 1972. (3 p.) Compiled by Diana Niskern. Free maintain subsidiaries, branches, or affiliates in the
on request from the Reference Section, Science and United States with the names, addresses, and lines of
Technology Division, Library of Congress, Washing- business of the American firms. Some Canadian sub-
ton, D.C. 20540. sidiaries are included. The work is arranged by
country with indexes by American and foreign com-
Press Releases: No. 72-43 (June 21) American beer posters pany names.
from the collections of the Library of Congress exhibited at The International Trade Centre's World Directory
the Rahr Civic Center and Public Museum in Manitowoc, of Industry and Trade Associations (Geneva, 1970.

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370 p. HF294.187 1970) has been bound and is now
available in the Main Reading Room. This expansion
and rearrangement of the Cenire's 1966 Manu-
facturnng and Trade Associations in Twenty-eight
Countries now lists nearly 6,000 associations in 60
countries. The arrangement is by the Standard Indus-
trial Trade Classification (SITC) and by country
within each product category. Chambers of com-
merce are not included in this edition, and organiza-
tions directly involved in buying and selling are
excluded. General associations not limited to a
specific industry are listed in part two. A list of the
published sources consulted concludes the work.
[Allen W. Mueller]


Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities Meets
The Federal Council on the Arts and the Humani-
ties, with the Chairman, John Richardson, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and
Cultural Affairs, presiding, met in the State Depart-
ment on June 13 to discuss how the Federal Council
can work with the American Revolution Bicentennial
Commission in encouraging, reviewing, and possibly
helping to fund appropriate projects. ARBC Com-
missioners James Biddle and George Irwin were
present, as was LC's Assistant Librarian of Congress,
Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hamer, who represents the Library
on the ARBC.

IBY Accomplishments Cited at Half-Way Mark
As International Book Year neared the half-way
mark, activities in 108 Unesco Member States were
reported to the Support Committee, composed of
representatives of the leading professional organiza-
tions in the book field. Some non-member States
were also active in promoting the objectives of Inter-
national Book Year.
Among the activities reported were the establish-
ment of national IBY Committees in 57 countries,
and the issuance of commemorative postage stamps
and posters. In addition, programs to promote
reading, increase book production and distribution,
develop library services, and promote the free flow of
books across national frontiers have been initiated.
Professional organizations in the book world have
played a leading role in many of these measures.
The Charter of the Book, a statement of the unique
position occupied by books in the world which had
been approved by the Committee at its earlier

meeting in 1971, has evoked widespread and
favorable reactions. The document has already been
formally approved by a number of professional and
non-governmental oiganiiiations and has been widely
translated and published in abridged form on the
inside covers of paperback books.
The Support Committee at its May meeting in
Vienna recommended that a world federation linking
national book development councils in developing
countries with similar organizations in the developed
world be established, a measure which the Committee
felt would extend the effects of IBY through the
coming years.
Other proposals made were establishment of a com-
mittee of book organization representatives to study
the multiple problems of books in society and
scheduling of an international meeting for 1973/74 to
discuss IBY's impact throughout the world and to
compare operations of regional book development
The Chairman of the Committee was Herman
Liebaers, Royal Librarian of Belgium. Vice Chairmen
were Jorge Cardenas Nanetti, Colombia; Dina N.
Malhotra, India; V. I. Naidenov, U.S.S.R.; and
Theodore Waller, U.S.A. The Rapporteur was A. G.
T. Ofori of Ghana.

Northern Library Resources Group Meets
The Second Colloquy on Northern Library Re-
sources was held in Hanover, N.H., at the U.S. Army
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
(CRREL) on June 1-2.
Some 40 participants from libraries and other
institutions attended. The Library of Congress was
represented by Geza T. Thuronyi, Head of the Cold
Regions Bibliography Project in the Science and
Technology Division, and Robert Moesker and
Natalie Voshinin, Information Science Specialists
with the Project.
A social hour on the eve of the conference quickly
established an atmosphere of congeniality among
attendees, some of whom, they explained, had re-
learned the art of conversation during long confine-
ments in small groups on northern assignments.
The meeting was opened on Thursday by Col. J. F.
Castro, Commanding Officer and Director of CRREL
followed by a brief tour of the CRREL facility. The
rest of the morning was devoted to a detailed descrip-
tion of the Cold Regions Bibliography Project in the
Library of Congress by the three members of the
The afternoon program featured several research

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scientists commenting on their personal experiences
with various library collections and information tools
in a number of countries.
A visit to the Stefansson Collection at Dartmouth
College, and a showing of some 300 color slides taken
by members of the Coastal Research Center, Depart-
ment of Geology, University of Massachusetts, during
a field trip on the southeast coast of Alaska, con-
cluded the first day's agenda.
On Friday, representatives of a number of libraries
and producers of bibliographies described their activi-
ties. These included the Office of Polar Programs,
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.,
which has been assigned as lead agency for Arctic
programs (in addition to being solely responsible for
all U.S. Antarctic studies) and has been sponsoring
such undertakings as the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint
Experiment, the Man in the North and Tundra Biome
Projects, Project Northwater, and others; the Arctic
Bibliography, Washington, D.C., and its progress in
mechanization; and the Scott Polar Research Insti-
tute, Cambridge, England, and its new method of pro-
ducing "Recent Polar Literature" in the Polar
Also described were the activities of the Boreal
Institute for Northern Studies, Edmonton, Alberta,
announcing the forthcoming publication of a Yukon
Bibliography (an updating of the 1963 preliminary
edition), expected for this summer, as well as a new
continuing bibliography, Northern Titles, a KWIC
index of the Institute's library accessions; and the
IGY World Data Center A Glaciology, Takoma, Wash-
ington, and its quarterly publication Glaciological
Notes. An illustrated description of a number of
CRREL projects conducted in Alaska, and a film on
the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment concluded
the morning session.
The afternoon was devoted to a review of Colloquy
projects and discussion of plans for next year. Some
progress has been made toward the compilation of a
directory of northern library resources. No precise
specifications could be drawn up at this time for the
direction future work on the directory should take,
but a committee headed by H. G. R. King of the
Scott Polar Research Institute was appointed to
formulate such specifications. Mr. King was also
named to head a committee that will determine the
time and place of the third Colloquy to be held next
The Colloquy of Northern Library Resources is an
informal gathering of representatives of libraries
located in the north or having northern-oriented

collections. It has no organizational structure, its con-
tinuity being preserved principally by the persons
responsible for arranging a meeting in any given year.
The first meeting was arranged by the Arctic Institute
of North America in Edmonton, Alberta, in June
The Northern Libraries Bulletin, edited by Phyllis
Nottingham, Alaska Division of State Libraries,
Juneau, Alaska, serves an an informal link between
members of the group and furnishes information on
northern libraries, activities, developments, and
cooperation. [ Geza T. Thuronyi]

New Book on Binding Restoration Is Published
Rare book librarians and conservators will welcome
a forthcoming book by Bernard C. Middleton, The
Restoration of Leather Bindings, as a significant
addition to the literature dealing with library
materials conservation.
An internationally-renowned authority on the
history and craft of bookbinding in leather, Mr.
Middleton is the author of A History of English
Bookbinding Technique (1963). He has won a
number of outstanding awards in bookbinding and
has designed and executed bindings for a number of
well-known collections in both the public and private
sectors; Mr. Middleton's bindings can be found in the
British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum,
and the Royal Library in the Hague, Netherlands. He
has been a restorer of fine bindings for many years.
In The Restoration of Leather Bindings, detailed
descriptions, accompanied by photographs and line
drawings, illustrate numerous techniques, including
removal and replacement of old leather bindings or
parts of bindings, corner and board restoration, and
the tooling and staining of leather. The noted illustra-
tor, Aldren A. Watson, prepared the line drawings. A
glossary and a materials and equipment section are
also included. Mr. Middleton's latest book is intended
to be useful in a specific way to both the experienced
and the neophyte library materials conservator,
though its contents will prove valuable to book
collectors and others who may be interested in book
The work, published by the American Library
Association as Library Technology Program Publicat-
ion No. 18, is the second volume in the series dealing
with the conservation of library materials and was
produced with the assistance of a grant from the
Council on Library Resources. The first LTP publica-
tion on a specific library conservation topic was
Carolyn Horton's Cleaning and Preserving Bindings


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and Related Materials.
Orders for The Restoration of Leather Bindings
may be sent to Order Department. American Library
Association. 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.
The publication is priced at $10.

Columbia Receives Planning Office Grant
The Columbia University Libraries have received a
grant of $126,308 from the Council on Library Re-
sources to extend library and information service
planning capabilities at Columbia University. The
funds will be used over a three-year period to create
and staff the planning office recommended in a
recent study of Columbia's libraries carried out under
the sponsorship of the management studies program
of the Association of Research Libraries, a study
funded by the Council.
In addition, the need to expand planning efforts
has been reinforced by steps taken to restructure the
University administration. These steps have brought
together all University components concerned with
information resources and the information handling
capabilities that are required to support Columbia's
educational programs; they include library service,
computer service, technical aids to instruction, and
other specialized teaching and learning resources. The
effect of this concentration of information resources
and services and the planning practices devised to
promote their development and effective use is
expected to prove of substantial interest to other uni-

Office of Education Awards Two Grants
The U.S. Office of Education has awarded a
$130,000 grant to California State College in Fuller-
ton to prepare 15 Mexican-American college gradu-
ates for professional positions in school libraries and a
$53,000 grant to the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten uni-
versities and the University of Chicago, to fund Phase
I of a four-year program to train 18 students from
minority or disadvantaged groups in library science at
the doctoral level.
The California State College grant is designed to
develop a graduate program of training members of
minoirty groups in school librarianship and instruc-
tional media services with particular emphasis aimed
at meeting community needs. Students will receive a
stipend of $2,400 for the year plus an additional
$600 for each dependent.
Phase I of the CIC doctoral program will begin
September I and will be devoted to planning, recruit-

meni, and participant training sessions. Phases 2
through 4 will be an Instilute of three years full-time,
self-contained advanced study and research. Program
activities will take place on ihe campuses of the six
CIC universities, including Chicago. Illinois, Michigan.
Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Information
about the program may be obtained from Hiram L.
Davis, Director of the CIC Program, University of
Michigan School of Library Science, Ann Arbor,

Roundup of Library Activities
Brent Breedin, Editor of College & University
Journal and Education Abstracts from 1966 to 1971
and Associate Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on
Higher Education during the past year, has joined the
Council on Library Resources as Director of Publica-
tions. He succeeds Lee E. Grove who served in that
position from 1958 until his death in December 1971
(see LC Information Bulletin, December 30, 1971, p.
Since graduating from Washington & Lee University
in 1947, Mr. Breedin has held reporting and editing
assignments on the Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-
Times and Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Daily Mail, a
publishing-correspondence venture in Washington,
D.C. called The South Carolinian, and public
relations-publications positions with Clemson Univer-
sity, U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, and the Dupont
Edmon Low, Professor of Library Science at the
University of Michigan, has retired and has been
named Professor Emeritus by the Regents of the Uni-
versity. Professor Low joined the University of
Michigan faculty on a full-time basis in 1967
following his retirement from the directorship of
Oklahoma State University Library, a post he had
held since 1940.
A series of courses in library-information science
will be offered by the City University of New York
(CUNY) Center for the Advancement of Library-
Information Science under the auspices of the
Center's Professional Development Program beginning
September 11 and running through December 18.
Further information or registration forms are
available from Vivian S. Sessions, Director, Center for
the Advancement of Library-Information Science, 33
West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017.
The U.S. Civil Service Commission will sponsor
"Storage and Retrieval Techniques," a new three-day
course conducted by Dataflow Systems, Inc., of
Bethesda, Md., on October 3-5. The course will

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emphasize the game approach, or learning by doing.
Additional information is available from the CSC,

Bureau of Training ADP Management Training
Center, Washington, D.C. 20415.



Vol. 31, No. 26

June 30, 1972

Boston, Massachusetts, June 4-8, 1972

The 63rd Annual Conference of the Special
Libraries Association, held in Boston June 4-8, at-
tracted 2,262 special librarians. A reception for those
attending the conference for the first time, held on
Sunday afternoon, became an informal personal
welcome to the conference with a slide presentation
of many of the Boston Chapter special libraries, inter-
spersed with scenic views and presented with a lively
commentary by Maurice F. Rahilly and Joanne
Portsch. Later in the afternoon a conference-wide
reception was held in the exhibits area, where 71
exhibitors displayed their publications and explained
their services.

The first general session was presided over by the
President, Efren W. Gonzalez, of Science Information
Services, Bristol-Meyers Products, Hillside, N.J. The
keynote address, based on the SLA conference theme
of people-centered services, was given by Leon H.
Sullivan, Zion Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa. Dr.
Sullivan is the founder of Opportunities Industrializa-
tion Center (OIC) which was created in 1964 and has
now burgeoned to over 90 centers in the United
States and four in Africa, as well as specific skill
centers located in the Caribbean area. A member of
the Board of Directors of General Motors and a Bap-
tist minister, Dr. Sullivan's innovations have brought
great practical benefits to disadvantaged peoples
throughout the world. His experiences have inspired
innovations in others whose services are also people-

The second general session was an idea exchange-a
scheduled opportunity to talk shop with more than
100 informal discussion circles, each with a "ring
leader," on topics relating to library operations, top
management, library management, personnel, tech-
niques, client services, government services, Special
libraries Association, college special libraries, and
other miscellaneous topics. Representing LC as
leaders were John Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Con-
gress, Renata Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division,
and Frank Kurt Cylke of the Federal Library Com-

Electronics in libraries was emphasized in the third
general session. This session brought together in one
room a variety of computer-based information
handling systems. These live systems, connected to
actual data bases demonstrated information-handling
techniques useful to libraries of all sizes. Companies
with operating facilities set up for the session were
ARAP (Aeronautical Research at Princeton), Control
Data, Honeywell, Mathematica, National CSS, Tele-
comp PHI Computer Services, Interactive Sciences,
and INFODATA Systems, Inc.
Contributed papers were given concurrently in two
sessions with Session A chaired by Hayden Mason of
the National Fire Protection Association. In a papter
titled "A Mechanized Library Ten Years Later," G. E.
Randall and J. G. Oxton of IBM stated that an inte-
grated library record-keeping system introduced ten
years ago is still viable and that unanticipated fringe
benefits have been interspersed with an occasional un-
anticipated faux pas. Computer costs, equipment
requirements, and the possibilities for the future were
covered. Roger P. Bristol of the University of Virginia
Engineering Library, in his paper "Threshold of
Acquisitions Automation," said that in small special
libraries there is a threshold below which automation
should not be attempted. He reviewed a reasonably
successful operation including cost figures for com-
puter use and for staff time after installation. "The
Computerized File Management System-A Tool for
the Reference Librarian," by Scott J. Buginas and
Neil B. Crow of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory,
University of California, described a system that pro-
duces both SDI and retrospective searches from
several diverse data bases. Costs were reasonable; an
average batch mode SDI search required 22 seconds
of CDC 6600 time. William Goodrich Jones, Institute
of Social Research, University of Michigan, in "A
Time-Series Sample Approach for Measuring Use in a
Small Library," described a simple means of esti-
mating patron use. Over a year's time about 100
observations were obtained which were extrapolated
to produce estimates of library use by hour, day of
week, month, and university term.
Session B, geared to the small library, was chaired
by John M. Connor of the Los Angeles County

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Medical Association Library. Hilary D. Burton of the
Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural
Library, in his "Personal Information Systems: Impli-
cations for Libraries," analyzed the effects which per-
sonal systems have on formal library and secondary
information services' use. Conclusions were that per-
sonal information systems are not "personalized librar-
ies," formal library services should concentrate on
developing complementary programs. The next
report, on "Automated Cataloging of Technical
Reports Via Optical Scanning," by Helen Stiles and
Joan Maier, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, Environmental Research Laboratory,
defined a system in which only one cataloging work/
input sheet is produced and is optically scannable.
The twice-per-month output is an updated book cata-
log, an announcement bulletin, demand bibliog-
raphies, and an SDI notification system. Benefits
include a 600 percent increase in report usage and a
10 percent decrease in catalog maintenance. Herman
Osborne and William Steinhoff of Atlantic Richfield,
Harvey Technical Center, told "How the Small
Library Can Harness the Computer." Catherine B.
McKee of Colgate-Palmolive Company, in her paper
"SDI for the Small Information Centers," said that
success of the SDI service will depend upon the infor-
mation specialist, the link between user and center.
Familiarity with basic computer systems and profiling
techniques is crucial. Monitoring the output, re-
viewing and updating the profiles, and interpreting
the resulting statistics are an integral part of "house-
Convention-wide activities providing a pleasant
interlude from the business .meetings were the delight-
ful Boston Pops Concert with Arthur Fiedler as con-
ductor on Monday evening and a cocktail party
afterward given by the Plenum Publishing Corp.

Charles Zerwekh, Jr., Program Chairman for the
Conference, was chairman of the fourth general
session on "The Environment: Information and
Policy Making." Max Ways, Board of Editors of
Fortune Magazine, approached the environmental
situation as a scholarly journalist with the intent of
presenting a factual, rational evaluation. Mr. Ways
said that no journalist can do his work unless he has
access to information centers or libraries. He thanked
librarians for their services to the education of
journalists, who have come to depend on them. He
does not believe all implications of interdependence
are realized. As we become more dependent on each

other we diminish our individuality, many who hold
this view make use of the issue of environmental
pollution and wish to return to a simpler way of life.
Mr. Ways rejects this. He does not believe society is
willing to retrace its steps. The challenge is how to
live in harmony with each other and with nature (the
environment). He sees no reason why man must fail.
The three categories of problems posed by damage to
the environment are (1) the number of people, (2)
the level of technology, and (3) the arrangements or
the employment of the level of technology. The latter
he considers to be the most important. Densely popu-
lated countries put less pressure on the environment
than do highly developed areas. The squeezing of
people into towns and cities is attributed to the over-
all growth of population, but the actual cause may be
our increased agricultural productivity. The bubble of
man's possessions puts more pressure on the environ-
ment than does man himself. Society has to appraise
and suppress certain technological advances, such as
supersonic noise, and reduce the use of autos because
of air pollution. Thus, the emphasis should be on
ways we use technology. The selective approach tends
to get involved in technical and legal snares. We have
to face the fact that we are not going to abandon
cars. Walden Park is not everybody's "way of life."
There is a connection between the problems of physi-
cal environment and the problems of information. To
maintain its coherence, society must have informa-
tion on environment and become more deeply knowl-
edgeable. Modem society would become demoralized
by inadequacy, but it may improve if its informa-
tional environment continues to improve.

On Tuesday morning the Government Information
Services Committee together with the Aerospace and
Social Sciences Division held a Joint Breakfast Round
Table on "Information Hang-ups and the Regional
User Groups" in which Patricia Marshall, American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, moderated
a panel of experts on scientific and technical, social
science, medical and agricultural automation, and
international information.
They discussed the problems encountered by users
of information to pinpoint persistent problems so
their possible solutions could be stated for the after-
noon panel on "Feedback: Government Information
Sources and the Users," which was moderated by
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Current problems identified by the users of informa-
tion, constraints on the flow of information, and
what users can expect in the future were discussed by
the administrators of Government information from
the U.S. Office of Educalion, the National Technical
Information Center, Department of Defense. the
National Agricultural library, the National Library of
Medicine, and the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Each panel member had five minutes to describe the
services of his agency, then to answer pertinent ques-
tions. Most of the questions had to do with the
Government Printing Office, so Robert Kling was
given additional time to answer the queries. Appar-
ently his solution to the problems of distribution of
GPO publications will be to ask Congress for funds to
open a swing shift for the Sales Office.

The annual business meeting was held on June 7
with Efren W. Gonzalez in charge. He presented the
President's report for 1971/72, Treasurer's report for
197 I, and reports for the Advisory Council, the
Chapters, the Divisions, the Government Information
Services Committee, the Membership and the Educa-
tion committees, the student relations officer, and
the special representatives to ASIS, to the Music
Library Association, and to the International Federa-
tion of Library Associations. After the Executive
Director's report, given by Frank E. McKenna, the
new business was the announcement by Robert W.
Gibson of the nomination and election of Howard
Haycraft, a publisher, author, and editor, as an
honorary SLA member. In the citation for Mr. Hay-
craft, the SLA Board of Directors noted his lifelong
advocacy of libraries and librarianship. His active
leadership as President of the H. W. Wilson Co. has
insured both consistently increased coverage and a
high degree of authenticity for the indexes that are
such important tools for the library community.
Edward G. Strable, who served as President-Elect
1971/72, assumed the office of President and empha-
sized "stimulus and response" in his inaugural
remarks. Mr. Strable is Vice President, J. Walter
Thompson Co., Chicago, Ill.
Gilles Frappier, Associate Parliamentary Librarian,
Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada, was elected
President-Elect for 1972/73; he will automatically
succeed to the office of President in 1973/74. Mary
A. McNierney, Librarian, New York Library, Price
Waterhouse & Co., was selected as Chairman-Elect of
the Advisory Council. Two new Directors elected for
three-year terms (1972/75) are Anne C. Roess, Super-

visory, Library Services, Institute of Gas Technology,
Chicago, Ill., and Charles H. Stevens, Executive Direc-
tor, National Commission on Libraries and Informa-
tion Science and on leave from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he is Associate Direc-
tor for Library Development, Project Intrex.
Other members of SLA's Board of Directors for
1972/73 are: Zoe L. Cosgrowe, Librarian, 3M Co.,
Tape Division Library, St. Paul, Minn., Chairman of
the Advisory Council; Janet M. Rigney, Council on
Foreign Relations Library, New York, Treasurer,
1970/73; John P. Binnington, Brookhaven National
Laboratory, Upton, N.Y., and Miriam H. Tees, The
Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal, P.Q., Directors
1970/73; Mark H. Baer, Hewlett-Packard Co. Librar-
ies, Palo Alto, Calif., and Molete Morelook, Purdue
University Libraries, Inter-Institutional Library
Services, West Lafayette, Ind., Directors, 1971/74;
and Efren W. Gonzalez, Bristol Myers Products,
Science Information Services, Hillside, N.J., who be-
comes Past President.

Efren Gonzalez presided at the banquet held at the
Statler-Hilton Hotel. After the invocation by Robert
W. Golledge, Vicar, the Old North Church, various
prizes and association awards were announced.
Charles H. Stevens, Teatotaler and Executive Director
of the National Commission and Information Science
on Libraries, gave an amusing 10-minute Technical
TeaTorial on "Everything You Didn't Know That
You Wanted to Know About the Boston Tea Party
(and a Little More Besides)."
The H. W. Wilson Co. award for the best paper in
Special Libraries in 1971 want to Helen J. Waldron of
the Rand Corp. in Santa Monica. Her article, "The
Business of Running a Special Library," appeared in
the February 1971 issue.
Clement G. Vitek, Chairman of the SLA Scholar-
ship Committee, announced the three scholarship
awards for graduate study at recognized library
schools during 1972/73. These went to Marsha
Zipper, Brooklyn, N.Y., who is attending Pratt Insti-
tute Graduate School; Pamela Ann Sexton, Fort
Worth, Tex., who has been accepted at the Graduate
School of Texas Woman's University; and Peggy
Jones Beavers, Tuskegee, Ala., who plans to attend
the School of Library Science at the University of
A Special Citation was presented to the late Verner
W. Clapp [see LC Information Bulletin of June 23,
pp. 275-279] in recognition of his continued en-

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couragement and support of special librarianship. The
citation read, in part: "Since graduation from Trinity
College in 1922, you have been an important part of
our library world. As a member of the staff of the
Library of Congress progressing from a summer job as
a cataloger of manuscripts to Chief Assistant Librar-
ian, as head of the Cooperative Acquisitions Project
to secure European publications produced during
World War II, as librarian of the United Nations Con-
ference on International Organization, as Chairman of
the United States Library Mission (to Japan) to
Advise on Establishment of a National Diet Library,
as consultant on the libraries of the United Nations,
as a member of the National Advisory Commission on
Libraries, as President of the Council on Library Re-
sources, Inc. dedicated to finding methods for appli-
cation of technological developments to overcome
obstacles to efficient library service, as a consultant
and writer on libraries and on information handling,
and in untold other ways, you have led and aided us
all. We salute you today."
A scroll and medallion were presented to Janet
Bogardus, who was elected to the SLA Hall of Fame
in 1972. This award is made to SLA members near
the close or following the completion of an active
professional career; the award recognizes an extended
and sustained period of distinguished service to the
Association in all spheres of its activities. Chief
Librarian of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
from 1954 until her retirement in 1969, Miss
Bogardus has been a member of SLA since 1935. She
has served on and chaired numerous Association com-
mittees. Under her chairmanship in 1954, the Com-
mittee on Publications compiled "Subject Headings
for Financial Libraries." For the standards she estab-
lished in her uncompromising pursuit of excellence
and in appreciation of the example she provided as an
administrator, teacher, and consultant, Miss Bogardus
was accorded this mark of recognition.
The 1972 SLA Professional Award was presented
to James B. Adler, founder, editor, and publisher of
the Congressional Information Service and CIS/
Index.) This award, the highest recognition granted
by SLA, is made in recognition of a specific major
achievement in, or contribution to, the field of librar-
ianship and information science. Since January 1970,
when publication of CIS/Index began, librarians who
must struggle through the maze of Congressional pub-
lications have been indebted to James Adler. CIS/
Index is an abstracting service that abstracts, indexes,
and catalogs Congressional documents, utilizing
accepted bibliographic practice aided by advanced

computer techniques. The Information Industry
Association also recognized the, value of CIS/Index
and awarded it "New Information Produce of the

At the Science Technology Division luncheon and
business meeting on Tuesday, presided over by the
Division Chairman, Robert Fidoten, the incoming
officers were announced. These are Robert G. Krupp,
New York Public Library, the new chairman, and
Herbert Holzbauer, Department of Defense, the Pro-
gram Chairman and Chairman-Elect.
John R. Abbott of Dow Chemical spoke on "Mid-
Career: And Great Was the Fall." He said that most
of us would have not one but two or three changes in
careers. The age of 40 to 45 seemed to be the critical
period. Industry is now counseling employees to
know themselves. He gave as an example the case of a
researcher who was now required to limit his research
to specific company products. The man was unable to
make the adjustment from free research. Many people
must see other roles as time goes on and maintain a
degree of flexibility. Society will change and there
will be a need to retool, which will affect both old
and young. There will be a longer period of leisure
and retirement. For many, the sudden change from a
business or work-a-day world comes as a shock.
Counsel and help are available, but if workers are
unable to adjust, there is no choice but to let them
Later in the afternoon, in a program on. contract
services, Herb Landau, Auerbach Associates, spoke on
the introduction, history, kinds, and costs of contract
services, while Agnes Tierney, Polaroid Corp., and
Evalyn Clough, PPG Industries, analyzed the satis-
faction versus dissatisfaction with the services.
Lawrence F. Buckland of Inforonics, Inc. speculated
on the future of contract services from the purveyor's
viewpoint, and Philip E. Weatherwax of NASA from
the user's viewpoint.
At the joint meeting of Special Librarians and the
American Mathematical Society, consideration was
given to the establishment of a Mathematics-
Astronomy Physics section of the Science Tech-
nology Division. Anyone interested in joining such a
group of special librarians should contact John W.
Weigel, University of Michigan, Physics-Astronomy
Library, Ann Arbor, Mich. 488104.
Stella Keenan, Executive Director of the National
Federation of Science Abstracting & Indexing
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Chemistry Division luncheon. June 8, on the develop-
ment of a machine-readable data base of abstracting
and indexing services.
Miss Keenan documented the progress made to date
by the two Federations, NFSAIS and FID (Inter-
national Federation for Documentation), under Phase
I of the project. This included development of an
initial data base file from the directories published to
date and definition of 125 data elements with identi-
fying machine tags, as well as the typographic codes
for printing. The Questionnaire/Input Sheet has been
designed, an initial batch has been printed, and a
Mini-Pilot Test Programme based on 100 services in
the fields of agriculture, physics, and geoscience has
been run. Jane Collins, Reference Librarian, Science
and Technology Division of LC, is providing and will
be primarily responsible for the input of new ab-
stracting and indexing services. Once the data has
been converted into machine-readable form, NFSAIS
and FID will make appropriate agreements which will
provide for regular updating of the data base, the
promotion and marketing of specialized search
services at an agreed cost, and any further utilizations
or expense. In addition, updated directories will be
produced off the file as seems appropriate.
Miss Keenan moderated the panel discussion that
followed her speech. Stephen J. Frycki, E. R. Squibb
& Sons, Inc., told of the use of mechanized bibli-
ographic data bases in a specific pharmaceutical com-
pany, and James L. Carmon, University of Georgia
Computer Center, discussed the services provided by
a campus based information center which acts as a
"middle man" between the data base producer and
the individual user. Priscilla Teitelbaum, New York
University Science Library, analyzed the results of an
experiment to provide NYU faculty with a mecha-
nized SDI service using an information center. Arthur
W. Elias, Information Interscience Inc., discussed the
development of specialized "repackaged" products
from large mechanized data bases, and Carol A. John-
son, National Agricultural Library, told of the devel-
opment of the agricultural information service
network in the United States. Ralph O'Dette, Chem-
ical Abstracts Service, described CAS and the devel-
opment of national and international chemical
information systems.
Elizabeth K. Miller, Port of New York Authority,
in her conference paper, given Wednesday afternoon,
titled "RUIN: A Network for Urban and Regional
Studies Libraries," described the attempt to create a
network of urban studies libraries in the Washington,
D.C. area. Having acknowledged the advantages of

cooperative efforts, a group of urban studies libraries
and information centers located in the Washington,
D.C. area undertook the development of the Regional
and Urban Information Network (RUIN) in the
spring of 1969. The formal establishment of RUIN
was preceded, beginning in early 1968, by a number
of informal bag lunch sessions on park benches and in
librarians' offices for the purpose of exchanging infor-
mation and nurturing cooperation among small to
medium sized libraries under great pressure to provide
information services to urban researchers, planners,
and policy makers. The original 26 member libraries
and information centers represented three Federal
agencies, seven local governmental -and quasi-
governmental organizations, six nonprofit research
organizations, seven nonprofit associations and public
interest groups, and three profitmaking private
Cooperative activities of RUIN currently underway
include the compilation of a union list of serials and
the creation of a dictionary of urban terms. Future
projects being considered are the joint compilation
and publication of the "Abstract of Current Urban
Literature" and the allocation of subject expertise
among members in terms of both collection and staff.
Problems faced by RUIN members are similar to
those facing any group of small to medium sized
libraries serving users with multidisciplinary needs.
A visit to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti-
tution provided conference attendees a rare oppor-
tunity to observe an agency directly involved in
scientific and technological research. Of special inter-
est were the National Marine Fisheries Aquarium, the
National Marine Fisheries Service Library, the Marine
Biological Laboratory Library, and the Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution Documents Library, as
well as the research ships and the portable special
laboratories and experiments. With a research staff of
more than 170 and a large supporting group of tech-
nicians, seamen, administrators, and office force, the
Institution is engaged in a wide variety of oceano-
graphic studies covering the basic disciplines of
physics, chemistry, biology, meteorology, and
geology as applied to the world's oceans.
Another tour featured libraries at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and Harvard University. At
MIT, the Barker Engineering Library, with its Project
Intrex, was visited. Intrex is a computer-based infor-
mation retrieval system containing over 17,000
documents-mostly journal articles sinee 1967-in
selected areas of materials science and engineering.
Documents in the system may be retrieved by author,


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title, and in-depth searches, and it is possible to dis-
play the text of the actual document on the console
screen. MIT's new Chemistry Library was also visited.
At the Vannevar Bush lecture hall, Professor Michael
B. Bever conducted a lecture and discussion on'
"Recycling." From MIT, the tour proceeded to the
Harvard University Faculty Club for lunch. This was
followed by visits-to Harvard's Widener Library, the
Gordon McKay Library of Engineering and Applied
Physics, and the Harvard University Museum, with a
highlight of the latter visit being the exhibit of the
Ware Collection of Glass Flowers. [The above reports
were compiled by Mrs. Catherine Bahn, Jane Collins,
John Price, Mrs. Mary Roth, Mrs. Vivian Sammons. ]

The Military Librarians Division held its annual pro-
gram and business meeting on Tuesday, June 6, at the
Charlestown Officer's Club.
Alvin E. Gorum, Director, Army Materials and
Mechanics Research Center (AMMRC), Watertown,
Mass., described the role of the AMMRC library. He
noted that all materials research in the U.S. Army is
pursued either at or through AMMRC. The library,
which is under the Planning Directorate, serves 221
professional, 108 technical, and 278 administrative
staff members who are working on "transparent
armour, light weight armour, and hardened ABM
The library regularly prepares Army need and
state-of-the art papers for the planning group. A
typical paper is developed by a team of professional,
technical, and library employees; it covers scope,
background, nature of the, industry, assessment of
capability, military requirements, and R & D activity
and proposes recommendations.
Dr. Gorum also talked about the Systematic
Planning for the Integration of Defense Engineering
and Research (SPIDER) program which he developed.
He described SPIDER as a roadmap to help bring a
project from the idea stage through maturity. It has
been adopted by the Department of Commerce and
other Government agencies. A lively discussion
followed his presentation.
The business meeting was conducted by Doris P.
Baster of the Naval Research Laboratory. Attention
was directed to a Federal Statistics Users' Conference
questionnaire which solicited responses to three ques-
tions regarding delays in receipt of Federal statistical
reports printed by GPO. Also discussed was a project
undertaken by Drexel University Graduate School of
Library Science, in cooperation with the Graduate

Library School, Antwerp, Belgium, and under
National Science Foundation sponsorship, on the bib-
liographic control and quality of technically-oriented
house journals published by private industry. Cooper-
ation by military libraries was urged.
Division members voted to keep the SLA Advisory
Council in its present form and to retain division
funds for division use. The vote results will be for-
warded to the appropriate SLA officers.
Virginia E. ,Eckel, Air Force Institute of Tech-
nology, was installed as Chairman. Ruth Longhenry,
Army War College Library, was voted Chairman-Elect
and J. Thomas Russell, U.S. Military Academy, was
named to the post of Secretary/Treasurer.
The meeting concluded with an expression of
thanks to Arrangements Chairman M. Jims Murphy,
Army Materials and Mechanics Research Center, and
with a tour of the ship, U.S.S. Constitution.
[F. Kurt Cylke]
Madeline Henderson, National Bureau of Standards,
and Susan Geddes, National Library of Medicine,
discussed "Automation and the Federal Library Com-
munity" at the Military Librarians Division meeting
held at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory
Library, L. G. Hanscom Field, on Thursday, June 8.
The speakers talked about the military implications
of the recent System Development Corporation
(SDC) study undertaken for the Federal Library
Committee. They recommended the SDC publica-
tions Guidelines for Library Automation, as a useful
tool for the military technical library community.
[F. Kurt Cylke1

The Standards Committee, under the chairmanship
of Logan Cowgill of the Department of Interior, also
met on Tuesday. In reporting on recent committee
activities, Mr. Cowgill cited the committee's liaison
work with the Federal Library Committee and the
National Center for Educational Statistics, U.S.
Office of Education. He also reviewed the cooper-
ation SLA has received from the Civil Service Com-
mission's Job Evaluation and Pay Review Task Force.
Frank L. Schick of the Office of Education dis-
cussed "International and National Library Statistics
Developments of Concern to Special Libraries." He
described the library related projects undertaken by
OE and noted that from 1960 through 1970 nine
college surveys and 13 surveys of public, school, and
special libraries, and library schools had been com-
pleted. The office has also completed two general and
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library/media center project based on 1970 statistics,
a college and university study based on 1971 figures,
and a public library survey related to 1971 data. Dr.
Schick indicated that state, commercial, and religious
library surveys are also under consideration for the
late 1970's.
Frank Kurt Cylke, Executive Secretary of the
Federal Library Committee, talked about the 1972
Federal Library Survey, funded by the Office of Edu-
cation. He explained that "the library community has
long suffered from the absence of comprehensive,
meaningful statistics essential for a realistic appraisal
of current needs and services in relation to costs and
increased demands for library services. Federal librar-
ies, in particular, have had no way of measuring and
comparing operating budgets, adequacy of holdings,
size of staff, types of services, scope of users, organi-
zational patterns, and other data essential for manage-
ment decisions because of the lack of a uniform
pattern for statistical reporting. The only tool in the
Federal area is a report covering special Federal librar-
ies only. This group of 450 cannot offer an adequate
coverage of the total Federal library community." He
noted that the Federal Library Survey, which will be
conducted by Edwin Olson, University of Maryland,
will be completed in early 1973.
Mr. Cowgill concluded the meeting by commenting
briefly on a Manpower Survey to be undertaken by
the Special Libraries Association. It is currently being
tested and will be sent to the special library com-
munity in late 1972. [Frank Kurt Cylke]

Catherine D. Scott, Vice Chairman of the National
Commission on Libraries and Information Science,
made the first of three presentations at the Govern-
ment Information Services Committee luncheon pro-
gram on Wednesday, June 7. In describing the
functions of the Commission, Miss Scott said that it
was established as an independent agency within the
Executive Branch and is responsible for developing
plans, studies, and analyses with libraries and others
interested in information problems in the various
library systems that exist in federal, state, local, and
private agencies. The Commission consists of the
Librarian of Congress and 14 members appointed by
the President for five-year terms. Dr. Frederick Burk-
hardt, President of the American Council of Learned
Societies, was appointed by President Nixon as Chair-

Miss Scott said the Commission is especially con-
cerned about the lack of statistics for non-
government libraries. "The Commission is attempting
to identify the priority issues for action and the 'uni-
verse' that concerns us," she said. "We have decided
to use current funds to embark on a study of the
feasibility of decentralized resource centers that will
relieve local libraries from the pressure of expanding
collections and at the same time improve user access.
Approximately $25,000 will be committed for this
proposal to study the first phase of a regional lending
library for periodicals and monographs. A second
study to be funded this year is a systems plan, which
will be a planning document viewing libraries, infor-
mation centers, and other components-in essence a
study to develop a national plan."
Miss Scott continued, "Our studies will not dupli-
cate those of the national libraries nor the Office of
Education. They will, instead, search for answers to
the broader questions that relate to national problems
rather than those with strictly geographic, subject, or
mission orientation.
"I emphasize that the interest and incentives of
special librarians will be advantageous to the Com-
mission in developing its recommendations for
national action. The Commission plans to continue to
hear and to study requirements of interested bodies
of citizens from all parts of the nation. Plans for
hearings in the far-West (San Francisco), mid-West
(Chicago), and South (Atlanta) have been formulated.
We will invite the special library community in these
areas to participate."
Following Miss Scott's presentation, Frank Kurt
Cylke, spoke on the subject "A Library Response to
the President's Reorganization Plan." He pointed out
that, "libraries in the Federal environment have the
usual problems afflicting all information processing
and storing operations. Service is dependent upon re-
sources available to the librarian. Resources depend
upon acknowledge need-acknowledgement by
policy-level staff.
"Federal libraries are often placed under the con-
trol of that office responsible for administration. The
library's director thus usually reports to a man con-
cerned with organizational services, paperwork, and
other similar operations. It is usual for the director of
administration not to be overly concerned with
library and related information matters," Mr. Cylke
said. "This, combined with the fact that libraries
within agencies are not operated in a coordinated
manner and operate with little regard for other infor-
mation activities, causes tremendous service prob-


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lems. Good service cannot be provided without
adequate support."
Mr. Cylke also said that plans call for an effort to
validate the modes of cooperation and coordination
identified by Alan Rees, Professor of Library Science
at Case Western Reserve University. The long-range
result will be the implementation of a coordinated
Federal information program.
John Sherrod, Director of the National Agricultural
Library and President of the American Society for
Information Science, closed the program by de-
scribing the 1972 ASIS Convention plans and urging
SLA members to submit papers for inclusion in the
program. [Frank Kurt Cylke]

The Geography and Map Division (SLA) program
was planned and arranged by Richard W. Stephenson,
Program Chairman, and Nan A. Johnson, Local
Arrangements Chairman. Mr. Stephenson is Head of
Reference and Bibliography Section, in LC's Geogra-
phy and Map Division and Miss Johnson is from the
Edwin Ginn Library, Fletcher School of Law and
Diplomacy, Tufts University. The program opened
with a luncheon for 53 persons at the Top-of-the-Hub
in the Prudential Center on June 5. W. Bart Green-
wood, Director of the U.S. Navy Department Library
and Coordinator of Naval Libraries, spoke on "The
U.S. Navy's Atlas of the American Revolution." Mr.
Greenwood displayed proof copies of the 20 maps
which will make up this important bicentennial con-
tribution to the study of the American Revolutionary
Division members gathered for the annual business
meeting at the Statler Hilton on Monday afternoon,
and elected the following officers for the coming
year: Richard W. Stephenson, Chairman; Serge A.
Sauer, Map Librarian, University of Western Ontario,
Chairman-Elect; and William Dale Ebersole, Jr., Map
Librarian, University of Toledo, Secretary-Treasurer.
The 1972 Geography and Map Division Honors
Award for outstanding achievement in Geography
and Map Librarianship went to Robert Curtis White,
who retired last year as Map and Geography Librarian
at the University of Illinois. Mr. White served as
Chairman of the Division from 1963 to 1965, wrote
several professional articles, and promoted the profes-
sional aspects of geography and map librarianship
through the teaching of graduate level courses in
cartobibliography at the University of Illinois. Mrs.
Catherine Bahn, Principal Recommending Officer,
Science and Technology Division, Library of Con-

gress, accepted the award for Mr. White who was
unable to attend.
On Tuesday, June 6, the Geography and Map
Division met for lunch in the Statler Hilton, where
about 60 persons heard Alan K. Henrikson, Assistant
Professor of Diplomatic History, Tufts University,
deliver a fascinating illustrated lecture on "The Map
as an 'Idea': The Use of Maps in the Intellectual
History of Diplomacy." Mr. Henrikson discussed how
the shift in American cartography from the Mercator
projection to the North Polar equidistant projection
popularized the image of an airplane-shrunk "One
World." He pointed out that one of the principal car-
tographers responsible for this new global look at the
world in the early 1940's was Richard E. Harrison, a
long-time member and friend of SLA's Geography
and Map Division, and one of this country's leading
Tuesday afternoon the Geography and Map Divi-
sion held its traditional Map Workshop Panel. This
year's discussion theme was "Problems of Repro-
ducing Maps in Libraries." Richard W. Stephenson
was the moderator and the panel members were
Charles G. LaHood, Jr., Chief, Photoduplication
Service, LC; Ralph E. Ehrenberg, Assistant Director,
Cartographic Records Division, National Archives;
and George F. McCleary, Jr., Associate Professor,
School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester,
Mass. Mr. LaHood presented the point of view of the
photographer, Mr. Ehrenberg, the custodian, and Mr.
McCleary, the reader. The 50 persons attending the
workshop participated in a lively discussion at the
conclusion of the speakers' prepared remarks.
The Tuesday program continued with the presenta-
tion of five professional papers. The speakers and
their topics were: Jeremiah Post, Free Library of
Philadelphia, "Cartographic Resources of the Free
Library of Philadelphia"; Mrs. Alberta G. Koerner,
University of Michigan, "Acquisition Philosophy and
Cataloging Priorities for University Map Libraries";
John R. H6bert, LC, "Panoramic Maps of American
Cities"; Serge A. Sauer, University of Western
Ontario, "University Map Collections in Ontario:
New Trends and Developments"; and Mary Galneder.
University of Wisconsin, "Continued Association with
Special Libraries Association: Pros and Cons."
William W. Easton, Map Librarian, illinois State Uni-
versity, Normal, Ill., presided at this session.
On Wednesday, the Geography and Map Division
held a luncheon in the Kent Room of the Sheraton
Boston. Members and guests were treated to an in-
triguing slide lecture by Denis Wood, Ph.D. candidate


June 30, 1972

from the School of Geography, Clark University. Mr.
Wood's presentation, entitled "'Maps Liharians Can't
Store," described the mental maps of our environ-
ment that each of us carries in our head. Some 75
color transparancies of sketch nmps from a variety of
subjects were displayed and discussed.
Division members and their guests participated in
an all-day field trip on Thursday. The first stop was
the Map Library, Carlographic Laboratory and Carto-
graphic Production Laboratory, Clark University's
School of Geography in Worcester, followed by a visit
to Clark University's new and exciting Robert
Hutchings Goddard Library. The bus tour then con-
tinued to Sudbury, where lunch was served at the
historic Wayside Inn, the inn made famous by Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of a Wayside Inn.
After a scenic bus tour through Concord and Lexing-
ton, participants visited Harvard University's Winsor
Memorial Map Room and heard Frank Trout, Curator
of Maps, describe his program to catalog and re-
classify all maps in his custody.
[Richard W. Stephenson]

The annual program began with a meeting for Divi-
sion officers and Bulletin Editors with Bess Walford,
Division Liaison Officer, presiding. The most con-
troversial question under discussion was the proposal
that subject representation should be omitted from
the Advisory Council because the Council was be-
coming too large to function efficiently.
The second general session was called an "Idea
Exchange-The Scheduled Opportunity to Talk
Shop." Mrs. Renata Shaw from LC's Prints and
Photographs Division was a discussion leader. Her
topic was "Staff Affairs: Meeting Hours, Responsi-
bilities, Travel."

The Picitre Divisionr Business Meeting was devoted
to a discussion of Pit rurin'n-opi. the quarterly publica-
tion of the picture librarian,, as well as to Pic-iur
Soiirc'.s, a directory of places in ilie United Si.rte
where pictures can be found for publication. The new
officers of the Pictiui- Division for 1972-73 are:
Robert F. Looney,Chjirman. Mrs. Kathryn D. Black-
well. Program Chairman. Mrs. Arline Bjxitr,
The Picture Division joined the Museums. Arts and
Humanities Division for a joint luncheon and program
at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on June 6.
Wilfoid P. Cole of the National Portrait Gallery in
Wa:ihington, D.C., gave a talk on The Cataloue of
American Portraits. which uses a computer to store
and retrieve the available data. The lecture was
followed by a tour of the Boston Museum of Fine
Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
The Picture Division breakfast on June 7 was
devoted to a continuation of the business meeting
topics which had not been solved. Picture preser-
vation was decided upon as a topic for the 1973 con-
On June 8 the Picture Division heard a talk by Mrs.
Shaw on the "Organization of Picture Collections."
The talk was followed by a discussion on picture
problems arising in different types of picture collec-
tions. Several speakers deplored the absence of
academic programs to aid picture specialists in their
need for continuing education.
The final program consisted of a joint luncheon and
program with the Museums, Arts and Humanities
Division at the Harvard Faculty Club. The round
table discussion on manuscripts and archives was led
by Robert W. Lovett and Robert Brown. Other LC
participants in the Picture Division programs were
Elisabeth Betz and Virginia Daiker, both of the LC
Prints and Photographs Division.
[Mrs. Renata V. Shaw]



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