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Vol. 32, No. 1

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January 5, 1973

An exhibit of photographs by Alfred Cheney
Johnston of Oxford, Conn., who for 20 years, begin-
ning in 1918, specialized in portraits of stage and
motion-picture stars, will open at the Library on
January 10. During the 1920's he was the official
photographer for the famous Ziegfeld Follies produc-
tion. In 1960 he presented to the Library 250 hand-
some prints specially selected from his files.
Among the personalities to be represented in the
exhibit of approximately 26 photographs will be
Barbara Stanwyck, Tyrone Power, Mary Astor, Ruby
Keeler (Mrs. Al Jolson), Corrine Griffith, and Dolores
Costello (Mrs. John Barrymore). Also included in the
exhibit are photographic studies used in advertise-
The exhibit will be on view in the north and north-
east corridors of the Ground Floor of the Main Build-
ing for an indefinite period.

The ZIP Code of the Copyright Office has been
changed to 20559, effective January 1, and all future
mail addressed to the Copyright Office should bear
the new number.
The Copyright Office, which had earlier used ZIP
Code 20540, the general number for the Library of

Congress, was assigned the new number by the U.S.
Postal Service in order to facilitate separation and
delivery of the mail addressed to it. The general ZIP
Code for the other departments of the Library
(20540) remains unchanged, as do those of the Card
Division (20541) and the Division for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped (20542).
The Copyright Office emphasizes to those who deal
with it that they do not need to take any steps with
respect to items bearing the old number which have
already been mailed, or to change for this reason any
printed matter or documents received from the Copy-
right Office. Patrons are requested merely to use the
new ZIP Code as a part of the address on any pieces
of mail sent to the Copyright Office in the future.

The Librarian of Congress has announced the
1973-74 Library of Congress Intern Program for
selected members of the Library staff and outstand-
ing graduates of library schools.
Selections from library schools will be made as in
the past from nominations submitted by deans and
directors. Selection of LC staff members will be made
from nominations submitted by division chiefs and
may include candidates with backgrounds in library
science or in other disciplines needed in the Library's


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Alfred Cheney Johnston Photos Exhibited 1
Copyright Office Has New Zip Code ... 1
Earl Carlyss and Ann Schein to Present Concert .. 2
LC Intern Program to Begin . ... 1-2
LC Shares Christmas with Others . ... 2-3
Library of Congress Publications . 6
MARC Begins Map Catalog Services .. 3-4
Microfilm Reading Rooms Extends Hours 4
Staff News . . .. 4-6

The name of the program, formerly the Special
Recruit Program, has been changed in recognition of
the fact that the inclusion of candidates from present
staff of the Library is now a permanent part of the
The program offers up to 17 weeks of seminars,
tours, and rotating work assignments. Its purpose is
to give in-depth orientation in the Library's func-
tions, activities, and policies in order to provide a
background for fuller job performance, and to assist
in developing career potential for a variety of posi-
tions in the Library.
The Committee for 'the LC Intern Program will
review qualifications of nominees, interview candi-
dates, and make final selections from nominees from
inside and outside the Library. All nominations must
be submitted to the Placement and Classification
Office no later than February 19.
Qualifications for staff members include a mini-
mum of one year of experience in the Library, a
bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred), U.S.
citizenship, preferably under 35 years of age, current
employment in grade GS-9 or GS-11, and a
demonstrated potential for assuming greater respon-

Nominations should include a division chief's
endorsement, evaluating the professional and personal
qualities of the nominee, a current Form 171 for each
nominee, and a list of the candidate's undergraduate
and graduate courses. A staff member selected for the
LC Intern Program will remain assigned to his present
position during training status.


On Friday evening, January 12, the Mckim Fund in
the Library of Congress will sponsor a concert of
instrumental chamber music for violin and piano
featuring Earl Carlyss, violin, and Ann Schein,
piano. The artists will give the premiere performance
of Night Music composed by Ned Rorem. Night
Music, commissioned by the McKim Fund in the
Library of Congress, was composed in 1972 and is in
eight titled movements and is the second of two
books of studies for violin and piano. The first book,
Day Music, was composed a year earlier. Other works
to be included on this program are: Sonatina in A
minor, Op. 137, No. 2 by Franz Schubert; Sonata in
B flat major, K. 454 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;
and Sonata in C minor, Op. 45 by Edvard Grieg.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for the
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Monday,
January 8. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on
each ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to an
individual. Telephone reservations may be made on
Monday morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are
not accepted.
This concert will be broadcast in its entirety over
WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to stations in
other cities through the Katie and Walter Louchheim
Fund in the Library of Congress.


Christmas at the Library of Congress was partic-
ularly meaningful for many, as a number of charitable
activities took the place of traditional Christmas
parties and the exchange of gifts.
Children's Hospital was the recipient of donations
from the Stack and Reader Division, the Loan Divi-
sion, the Catalog Publication Division, the Copyright

January 5, 1973

The WRA officers (l-r) Natalie Wells, 1972 President, Donnie
Draughon, President-elect, and Jack McDonald, Vice Presi-
dent-elect, as they decorate the Christmas tree in the Great
Hall of the Library of Congress. The 21-foot white pine was
cut in Mt. Airy, Md., by WRA members and members of the
staff of the Buildings Services Section and was placed in the
Great Hall where it provided the focal point for the annual
carol sing held on Thursday afternoon, December 21.

Office, and the Library Services Division of the Con-
gressional Research Service.
Under the direction of Wiley Boyd and Theodore
Cassell, a preference poll was conducted of all Stack
and Reader employees, who chose to forego their
traditional Christmas party to make a sizeable
contribution instead to the hospital. The Loan Divi-
sion has, for a number of years, made a charitable
contribution at Christmas. This year, surplus money
collected for the division luncheon, in addition to a
general collection, was donated to the hospital. In
response to a Bill Gold column in the Washington
Post which sollicited donations for Children's Hospi-
tal, the Catalog Publications Division collected and
contributed a generous sum which was acknowledged
in Mr. Gold's column of December 22. The Library
Services Division, CRS, and the Copyright Office, also
collected and donated to the hospital.
The Offices of the Assistant Librarian and of the
Deputy Librarian undertook a similar charitable
project. Staff members purchased and wrapped small
gifts to be donated to the District of Columbia
Mental Health Association for distribution at St.
Elizabeth's Hospital.

"Christmas Around the World" was presented by the WRA
Choral Society on Friday, December 15, in the Coolidge
Auditorium. An annual event at the Library, the presentation
was staged and directed by Al Cherry, Card Division. Partici-
pating members of the Choral Society were Leo Anderson,
Leslie Anderson, Harold Boyd, Reba Burruss, Mr. Cherry,
Maxine Christian, Leontine Connolly, Nancy Davenport,
Elizabeth Gifford, Evelyn Hagwood, George Hobart, Jo
Jarrette, Sandra Johnson, William Lindner, Kim Moden,
Robert Nay, Lisa Nickerson, Joyce Nobles, Ernest Sowers,
Divna Todorovich, Linda Torockio, Cheryl Towne, Robert
Trbovich, Linda Umalas, Sammy Washington, and Dorothy
Zeiset. Pictures left to right are LeNay Jarrette, Teddy
Hobart, Laurie Hobart, and Claire Cherry as they stopped the
show with "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."


Beginning in the Spring of 1973, the MARC Dis-
tribution Service will expand its coverage to include
machine-readable map catalog records for currently
received single and multi-sheet thematic maps, map
sets, and maps treated as serials. MARC Map records
will be distributed on a monthly basis and the sub-
scription year will cover the period April 1973
through March 1974 inclusive. The first MARC Map
tape, to be distributed in April, will contain all map
records input beginning with January. Thereafter,
subscribers will receive monthly tapes containing
approximately 350 new or corrected map records
input during the previous month.
A map test tape, containing approximately 200
records, will be available for purchase on March 1, for
$20. Regular subscription tapes and test tapes will be

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available in either 7-track (556 cpi) or 9-track (800
cpi) mini-reels. MARC Map subscribers and pur-
chasers of test tapes will receive a copy of MAPS: A
MARC Format, which describes the record format
and data fields, specifications for the tape format and
character set (ASCII 6-bit or 8-bit), and code lists for
language, country of publication, and publisher.
The cost of the subscription service is $400 a year.
Orders for the service must be prepaid, mailed to the
MARC Distribution Service, Card Division, Library of
Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20541, and should specify the kind of
tape desired (i.e., 7- or 9-track). Checks should be
made payable to the Chief, Card Division, Library of
Congress. Orders for the test tape should be made in
the same manner as orders for subscription to the
distribution service.
Subscribers who have regular accounts established
with the Card Division may charge MARC Map
subscriptions to their accounts and should provide a
mailing address to which addenda to the map format
or technical notices about tapes can be sent. Further
information may be obtained by writing to the
MARC Distribution Service.


Charles F. Keyser, who served on the staff of the
Library for 45 years until he retired June 11, 1972,
died on Wednesday, December 20. Funeral services
were held at the Arlington Funeral Home, 3901
North Fairfax Dr., Arlington, Va., at 11 a.m. on
December 23.
Born in Richmond, Mo., Mr. Keyser came to Wash-
ington at an early age with his family. He attended
the District's Central High School, graduating in
1922, and continued his education at George Wash-
ington University, where he was awarded a bachelor's
degree in economics in 1931. He also took post
graduate courses in economics at George Washington
from 1932 through 1934.
Before his appointment to the Library of Congress,
Mr. Keyser worked for several years as Assistant
Office Manager of the Washington Bureau of the
Baltimore Sun. In 1927, he joined the Library staff in
what was then the Periodical Division. He served in
several positions in the division and when a News-
paper Reference Room was organized in 1939, Mr.
Keyser was designated Reference Assistant-in-Charge.
In 1944, he transferred from the Serials Division to

the Legislative Reference Service as a Reference
Librarian in the Congressional Reading Room. In
1947, he was promoted to Analyst in Regional
Economics and Economic Geography in the General
Research Section and in 1952 he was promoted to
Analyst in Conservation and Natural Resources in the
Economics Section. Mr. Keyser was an original
member of the Natural Resources Division and in
October 1969 was assigned to the newly created
Environmental Policy Division. He served as an
Analyst in Conservation and Natural Resources in the
Environmental Policy Division until his retirement in
June 1972.
The enthusiasm and conscientiousness which he
brought to his work during his many years of service,
as well as his skill in meeting the informational
requirements of the Congress are well known by his
many friends and colleagues. He will be missed
greatly by his friends throughout the Library and the


Colleagues and some of the many friends he has
made in 51 years of service to the Library of Congress
gathered in the Whittall Pavilion on January 4 to pay
tribute to Freeman W. Sharp. Mr. Sharp, Senior Legis-
lative Attorney in the American Law Division of the
Congressional Research Service, will retire on January
8. Except for a brief period with the Department of
the Navy and military service in World War II, Mr.
Sharp's entire career has been with the Library.
A native of the District of Columbia, Mr. Sharp
attended local schools and received a bachelor of arts
and a law degree in 1931 and 1934 respectively from
George Washington University. He continued his
education at the former National University Law
School, where he attained the degree of Doctor of
Juridical Science in 1937.
Beginning as a Hat Checker in the Buildings and
Grounds Division in February, 1922, he was
appointed to the staff of the Reading Room in 1923,

The Microfilm Reading Room will be open an
additional evening each week, effective January 1.
The new schedule is as follows: Monday, Friday,
and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.;
closed Sundays and holidays.

January 5, 1973

transferring to the Periodical Division in 1926. In
1935, following graduation from law school, he
became a member of the Bill Digesting staff in what
was then the Legislative Reference Service. In 1940
he went on active duty with the U.S. Army and
served in the European theater of operations. He
began his military duties as a 2nd Lieutenant and had
attained the rank of Major by the time of his dis-
charge in 1947. He was awarded the Army Commen-
dation Ribbon with Oak Leaf Clusters, and his
campaign ribbons bear two Battle Stars.
Mr. Sharp returned to the Library as a Legal
Digester in the former Federal Law Section of the
American Law Division in 1947 and was promoted in
1949 to Legal Analyst. Promoted over the years to
successively more responsible positions, he was
appointed to his present position in 1956. On several
occasions in recent years he has served as Acting
Chief of the division.
The author of numerous studies and reports that
have appeared in a variety of Congressional publica-
tions, he is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme
Court, the District of Columbia, and the State of
Maryland. A member of the Federal Bar Association,
he served on that group's National Council for about
six years beginning in 1962. Mr. Sharp has been active
in community affairs as well as in his profession. He
served as Director of the Prince Georges County
Association for Retarded Children and Vice President
of the Maryland Society for Mentally Retarded Chil-
In addition to tributes from officers of the Library
and the Congressional Research Service, Mr. Sharp
received a gift from his colleagues at the retirement
reception. He and his wife, who have three children,
one of whom is at home, plan to remain in the Wash-
ington area.
A story and photograph of Mr. Sharp receiving a
50-year Federal Service Award pin appeared in the
Information Bulletin, June 2, 1972, on page 246.


Joe Howard Named Chief of Serial Record Division
Joseph H. Howard, a member of the Library of
Congress staff since July 1967, has been named Chief
of the Serial Record Division. He succeeds Samuel
Lazerow who retired from the Library earlier this
A native of Olustee, Okla., Mr. Howard received a
bachelor's degree in music education from the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma in 1952. After serving with the U.S.

Army for two years and teaching music from 1954 to
1956 in the Kiowa (Kans.) Public Schools, he
returned to the University of Oklahoma, where he
received a master's degree in library science in 1957.
Mr. Howard served with the University of Colorado
libraries as Music Librarian in 1957-58, Circulation
Librarian in 1958-60, and Associate Director for
Public Services in 1960-63. In March 1963 he entered
the Peace Corps as a volunteer and served cheifly as a
librarian assigned to the University of Malaya in
Kuala Lumpur. There he directed the university
library's Public Services Division and assisted in the
organization and cataloging of the microfilm collec-
tion, including a large collection of film copies of
Malay manuscripts. In addition to lecturing on music
at the Malayan Teachers College and the Language
Institute in Kuala Lumpur, he prepared a bibliog-
raphy of Malay manuscripts published by the Univer-
sity of Malaya library.
In July 1965, Mr. Howard became Chief of the
Catalog Department at the Washington University
Libraries in St. Louis, where he was responsible for
the administration of cataloging, card preparation,
catalog maintenance, and binding activities until he
joined the Library of Congress staff in 1967 as Assist-
ant Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division. He
was promoted to the Chief of that Division in 1968.

William Huntley Appointed Assistant Chief
of the Descriptive Cataloging Division
William R. Huntley has been appointed Assistant
Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division to
succeed Glen A. Zimmerman, now Executive Officer
of the Processing Department.
Mr. Huntley has been Head of the Preliminary Cata-
loging Section since 1963. In addition to his consid-
erable experience in the Preliminary Cataloging
Section, he has had experience as a Editorial Assistant
in the former Union Catalog Division and as a Serials
Mr. Huntley is a graduate of the University of
North Carolina with a major in Romance languages
and has completed most of the credits necessary for a
master's degree in library science at the Catholic
University of America.
In the last several years he has received four out-
standing performance ratings and two quality
increases in recognition of his exceptional contribu-
tion to the Library of Congress.

Appointments: Mary H. Houlton, division file clerk, GS-4,
Ord, 4360; George J. Liwaj, mail clerk, GS-3, E&G. 4351;


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Loren M. Mannino, laborer (laboratory), WG-3, Photodup,
4-100; Morton Rosenberg, legislative attorney, GS-15, CRS
L, 4169.
Temporary Appointments: Elizabeth R. Gorham, inquiries
records clerk, GS-3, CRS D, NP; Therese M. Haas, inquiries
record clerk, GS-3, CRS D, NP; Janet E. Lemke, inquiries
record clerk, GS-3, CRS D, NP; Timothy J. Shaffer, deck
attendant, GS-3, S&R, 4-600.
Promotions: William C. Ackerman, CRS SPR, to assistant
coordinator of research, GS-13, CRS D; William B. Bodmer,
to editorial assistant, GS-5, Cop Cat, 4446; GS-5, Cop Cat,
4446; Cecilia A. Campbell, to editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS
D, 4247; James R. Dyson, to assistant section head, GS-11,
MARC Ed, 4409; Sharon A. Molnar, to editorial assistant,
GS-4, CRS D, 4247; Paceo Peebles, to general laborer, WG-3,
Bldgs, 14-100.
Transfers: Anna S. Schulti, Ref, to cataloger, GS-9, Share
Cat, 4358.
Resignations: Francis B. Biscoe, MARC Ed; Denise L.
Bush, Procurement; Jeredean Chance, Subj Cat; Leonard B.
Dryer, FRD; Joan A. Enerson, G&M; Thomas E. Fahey, Ser;
James L. Meeder, CRS A; Cheryl F. Miller, Exh; Karl F.
Poleman, Loan; Pamela B. Tyson, CRS GGR; Joyce F.
Upchurch, Proc; Patricia A. Wertman, CRS E.

An article entitled "International Personnel Ex-
change" by Nancy E. Gwinn, a librarian in the Con-
gressional Reference Division of Congressional
Research Service, has appeared in International Cata-
loguing, the Quarterly Bulletin of the International
Federation of Library Associations Committee on
Cataloguing for October/December 1972. The article
reports on the recent personnel exchange between the
Library of Congress's Dewey Decimal Classification
Division and the British National Bibliography and
tells of the attempts of the LC Professional Associa-
tion and staff associations in Britain to foster interest
in continuing a program of international exchange.
Miss Gwinn is Chairman of the Committee for Ex-
change of Personnel in the LCPA.

The LC Professional Association will hold its
annual membership drive during the month of Jan-
uary. The Association is open to all LC employees.

Interested staff members should contact the LCPA
membership representatives in their divisions.


Cataloging Service. Bulletin 105. November 1972.
(17 p.) Free to subscribers to the card distribution
service, Card Division, Library of Congress, Building
159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.
This issue of Cataloging Service is devoted primarily
to a detailed discussion of the International Standard
Bibliographic Description and the effects of this
standard on a draft revision of Chapter 6 (Separately
Published Monographs) of the Anglo-American Cata-
loging Rules and consequently on Library of Congress
cataloging. The discussion is accompanied by
examples of LC printed cards prepared under both
the present rules for description and the proposed
revised rules incorporating the provisions of the
ISBD. Bulletin 105 also contains articles on roman-
ized titles, subject headings to aid local historians and
genealogists, Class KD: Law of the United Kingdom
and Ireland, alternative Decimal Classification num-
bers for monographs in collected sets, initial articles
in audiovisual cataloging, and cataloging rules-
additions and changes.
Order Division Automated System. MARC Devel-
opment Office, Library of Congress. 1972. (74 p.).
Limited quantity free upon request to the Central
Services Division, Library of Congress, Washington,
D.C. 20540. This report is a summary description of
the Order Division Automated System as it is pres-
ently operating at the Library.
The system automates the preparation and printing
of regular and new continuation orders, establishes
and maintains a permanent computer file of all orders
placed, and establishes and maintains various com-
puter files containing data to assist in order prepara-
tion and placement as well as providing supplement
information for Order Division reports.
The report may be of interest to those individuals
or libraries considering automation of their own
monograph acquisition procedures. The publication
was prepared by the Order Division Automation
Project staff: Justin M. Kniemeyer, Project Head:
Earl J. Ross, Thomas W. Synnott, and James D.
Wood, programmers.

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