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Vol. 32, No. 5

February 2, 1973

Seventy-five years ago, on a rainy November 1,
1897, the new building housing the Library of Con-
gress opened its doors to the public. To mark this
anniversary, the October 1972 issue of the Quarterly
Journal of the Library of Congress carries an article
on the architects of the building, an account of its
development from drawing boards to completed
structure, a picture story of the construction from
excavation to completion, and a chronology of the
Library's buildings from the day in 1871 when
Librarian Ainsworth Rand Spofford suggested a
separate structure to contain the burgeoning collec-
tions and activities to the legislation authorizing a
third building, which is now rising across Indepen-
dence Avenue from the Main Building.
In the article "Monument to Civilization, Diary of a
Building," author Helen-Anne Hilker. the Library's
Interpretive Projects Officer, traces the day-to-day
progress at the construction site. Miss Hilker bases her
account primarily on a detailed construction journal
which was kept by Bernard R. Green, superintendent
in charge of construction from April 1888 to its
completion in 1897. The conception, execution, and
installation of many of the Library's decorative
features-the murals, statuary, and sunburst clock in
the Main Reading Room, the keystone heads on the
building's exterior, the bronze sculpture in Neptune's
Court fountain, the massive bronze front doors, and

the gold dome lantern-are described, as are several of
the artisans who worked on the monumental build-
In the article "Smithmeyer & Pelz, Embattled
Architects of the Library of Congress," author John
Y. Cole, a member of the Assistant Director for
(Continued on p. 38)

The Library of Congress and the National Endow-
ment for the Arts will present at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
February 8, in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium a
preview of the film "Bolero" featuring the Los
Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta
conducting. All staff members are invited to the
showing, for which no tickets are required.
The film sponsored jointly by the National Endow-
ment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broad-
casting, and the American Federation of Musicians,
shows the members of the Los Angeles orchestra
during rehearsal and in informal sessions leading up
to the presentation of the famous work by Maurice
The film will be shown by the Public Broadcasting
System on Monday, February 19, at 9 p.m. Following
the telecast, the film will be made available to
schools, civic groups, and organizations throughout
the country.

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"Bolero" Film to be Previewed ..........
ISO Sponsors Seminar, Briefing ..
Jaime and Ruth Laredo in Concert .
Library of Congress Publications .
News in the Library World . .
Quarterly Journal Commemorates Main Building .
Staff News ....................
Taxation Seminar Held . .
, Visitors to LC . . .


On Friday evening, February 9, the McKim Fund in
the Library of Congress will sponsor a concert of
chamber music for violin and piano presented by
Jaime Laredo, violin, and Ruth Laredo, piano. Their
program for this concert will included: Suite Italienne
by Igor Stravinsky; Six Variations, K. 360 by Wolf-
gang Amadeus Mozart; Sonata in D minor, Op. 121
by Robert Schumann; and Fantasia in C major, Op.
159, D. 934 by Franz Schubert.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for this
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, Febru-
ary 5. 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.

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The second in a series of seminars on taxation for
personnel of Congressional offices, sponsored by the
Congressional Research Service, was held on Jan-
uary 10.
The subject of the seminar was "Theories of Taxa-
tion and Distribution of the Tax Burden." Featured
speakers were Herman P. Miller, Economist and
Adjunct Professor, Temple University, who spoke on
"Measuring Tax Burdens and Benefits;" Henry Aaron,
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, who spoke on
"Tax Shifting and the Burden of Payroll Taxes;" and
Norman B. Ture, Economist, who spoke on "Tax
Neutrality and Balanced Growth." A lively question
and answer period followed the speakers' presenta-
tions. A follow-up discussion was held the following
day moderated by John B. Henderson, Chief of the
Economics Division in CRS, and I. M. Labovitz,
Senior Specialist in CRS; and Arthur Fefferman,
Chief Economist, and Albert Buckberg, Economist,
Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation.
Approximately 10 more sessions are planned in the
series of tax seminars. The third seminar on "Issues in
Federal Tax Legislation in 1973" was held on
January 24.

(Continued from p. 37)

Library Resources staff in the Reference Department,
writes about the controversy over architectural plans
which plagued the building's construction. In March
1873, the architectural firm of Smithmeyer & Pelz
won a competition authorized by Congress with its
entry of an Italian Renaissance design, only to have
that decision reversed in June 1874 when the compe-
tition reopened because of conflicting ideas in Con-
gress. Controversy was limited not only to the style
but to the location and plan of the building. After 13
years of debate, Congress appointed John L. Smith-
meyer as architect and approved a design based on
the original 1873 plan. Two years later Brigadier
General Thomas L. Casey of the US. Army Engineers
was placed in charge of construction, Smithmeyer
dismissed, and Paul J. Pelz appointed architect. Mr.
Pelz was replaced in 1892 by General Casey's son,
Edward P. Casey, as architect.
The illustrated accounts are supplemented with a
"Chronology, 1871-1965" of Library buildings and

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February 2, 1973

an "Album," a series of 13 photographs taken for the
architects and engineers during construction of the
Main Building.
Also in the October issue is an article by Joan
Aiken, author of adult mysteries, short stories, and
children's books and the daughter of Conrad Aiken
who served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of
Congress in 1950-52. Entitled "Between Family and
Fantasy, An Author's Perspectives on Children's
Books," the illustrated article is based on a lecture
given by Miss Aiken at the Library on November 15,
1971, in honor of National Children's Book Week and
under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall
Poetry and Literature Fund. Recalling her own
experiences as a child, Miss Aiken describes the role
fantasy plays in the lives of children.
The issue concludes with a report on "Recent
Acquisitions of the Manuscript Division" written by
Division staff members. The collections described
were selected from more than one million manu-
scripts and approximately 1,000 reels of microfilm
accessioned by the Division during 1971. All principal
accessions, including those described, are recorded in
a classified list appended to the report. Among the
items noted are the newly-acquired Henry R. Luce
Papers of approximately 22.000 items given to the
Library as a gift by the widow of the editor and
publisher of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines; some
14.000 items of one of the most influential architects
of the 20th century, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; and
additions to the Chester A. Arthur Papers and to the
Records of Olmsted Associates.
The October issue of the Quarterly Journal is avail-
able by mail from the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.
20402, or in person at the Information Counter,
Ground Floor of the Main Building of the Library of
Congress. The price of this issue is 65 cents. Subscrip-
tions are $2.50 per year domestic, 75 cents additional
for foreign mailing.


The Information Systems Office sponsored a docu-
mentation briefing on December 14, as part of the
Automation Training Program. The briefing was con-
ducted by the Systems Development and Standards
Office to introduce the content, structure, and
organization of the L.C. Automation Standards
Manual and the L.C. Automation Resources Manual
as developed and implemented for automation users

throughout the Library.
On December 15, ISO also sponsored an automa-
tion seminar on "Optical Information Processing Via
Computer Generated Holograms and Kinograms."
The seminar was conducted by Louis B. Lesem of the
IBM Corporation who described the development and
possible uses of wavefront reconstruction techniques
for information storage, processing, and display. Mr.
Lesem also discussed the historical development of
optical holography, digital computer simulation of
the optical process, and computer generated holo-
grams and kinoforms.


Parliamentary Librarian of Australia
A. L. Moore, Parliamentary Librarian of Australia,
visited the Library of Congress on January 2-5 to
study the organization and operation of the Con-
gressional Research Service, and to discuss problems
of mutual interest with Lester Jayson, Director of
CRS, and with members of his staff. Mr. Moore was
entertained by the Librarian at a luncheon in the
Whittall Pavilion.

Recent Visiting Librarians
Three librarians employed by the U.S. Information
Service have visited the Library of Congress recently.
Ann Hopping, who is about to leave for Brasilia as
supervisor of all library activities operated by the
USIS in Brazil, spent the afternoon of January 3 at
Kazuyo Yokoi and Masao Hattori, both assigned to
the American Center, Nagoya, Japan, visited LC on
January 9.


Mrs. Mary D. Bolton, Payroll Clerk in the Payroll
Preparation Unit, died on January 23 at Alexandria
Hospital in Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Bolton's mother,
Mrs. Rose M. Disse, died the following day. A joint
funeral service was held at St. Rita's Catholic Church
on Friday, January 26. Burial was in St. Mary's Ceme-
tery in Washington, D.C.
A native of Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Bolton attended
St. Dominic's Elementary School in Washington,
D.C., and was graduated from St. Mary's Academy in
Alexandria in 1944. She worked at the Naval

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Torpedo Station in 1944-45, at the Veterans' Admin-
istration in 1948-50, and at the Public Housing
Administration in 1952-57. In October 1957, Mrs.
Bolton came to the Library as a Keypunch Operator
in the then Data Processing Office and in 1964 moved
to the Accounting Section where she was a Time,
Leave and Payroll Clerk.
In May 1967, Mrs. Bolton was one of seven staff
members in her section who received a Meritorious
Service Awards for their outstanding performance in
converting to a new time and leave system for the
Library in late 1966. She received a 20-year Federal
Service Award pin in February 1969 [see LC Infor-
mation Bulletin, March 13, 1969, pp. 147-48].
Mrs. Bolton is survived by two daughters, Mrs.
Virginia Marie Fearson, and Loretta Anne; and one

Robert W. Agnor of the Building Services Section,
Buildings Management Office was presented a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin on January 17 by Fred E.
Croxton, Director of the Administrative Department.
Mr. Agnor was born in Lexington, Va., where he
attended local schools. From 1941 to 1962, he served
with the U.S. Army. Mr. Agnor joined the Library
staff in 1963 and has served in both the Special Police
Force and in the Buildings Services Section. He cur-
rently works in the Annex Building.


Two Senior Specialists Appointed in CRS
Two Congressional Research Service staff members
were promoted on January 8 to Senior Specialist
positions in CRS. Franklin P. Huddle was promoted to
Senior Specialist in Science and Technology in the
Science Policy Division and Robert L. Tienken to
Senior Specialist in American Public Law in the
American Law Division.
Mr. Huddle, who came to the Library in 1967 [see
LC Information Bulletin, February 23, 1967, pp.
139-140], received a bachelor's degree from the Uni-
versity of Arizona in 1937, a master's degree from
Brown University in 1939, and a Ph. D. degree in
government and public administration from American
University. From 1947 to 1962, Mr. Huddle served in
the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Huddle
left Government service in 1962 to join the Hughes
Aircraft Company, where he served as senior staff
engineer and senior staff scientist in the Product
Effectiveness Laboratories of the Ground Systems

Group of Hughes.
When he came to the Library, Mr. Huddle was
appointed Specialist in Science and Technology with
the Science Policy Research Division of the then
Legislative Reference Service. In January 1970, he
was promoted to Specialist in Systems Analysis and
Born in Yonkers, N.Y., Mr. Tienken received a
bachelor's degree in 1945 from Princeton University
where he was graduated summa cum laude and a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an L.LB. degree
from Yale University Law School in 1947. He became
a member of the New York State Bar in 1949.
From 1948 to 1953, Mr. Tienken worked as an
assistant in the Assistant General Counsel's office,
Royal-Liverpool Insurance Group, New York City.
From 1953 to 1956, he was in private law practice in
Princeton, N.J., during which time he earned a
master's degree in political science at Princeton. Mr.
Tienken served as Legislative Assistant to Senator H.
Alexander Smith in 1957-58, and as Legislative Assis-
tant to Representative Seymour Halpern in 1958-60.
Mr. Tienken came to the Library in February 1961
as a Legal Analyst on the American Law Division
staff. He has served in progressively responsible posi-
tions and was promoted to Assistant Chief of the
Division in July 1970.

Appointments: Judy A. Lavery, editorial assistant, GS-4,
CRS Ed, 4533; Cardell A. McKinley, reading room assistant,
GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Ronald C. Moe, analyst in American
national government, GS-14, CRS GGR, 4501; Ilona Joan
Nemesnyik, analyst in social legislation, GS-9, CRS Ed, 4455;
Suzanne Parker, analyst in money and banking, GS-9, CRS E,
4341; Mitchell Stroy, deck attendant, GS-3, S&R, 2-600;
Daniel M. Studenberg, deck attendant, GS-3, S&R, 4-600;
William Vernigor, 11, cataloger, GS-9, Share Cat, 4358.
Temporary Appointments: Susan B. Hornik, bibliographic
assistant, GS-7, Slav D, 4555; John D. Ohmans, microfilming
assistant, GS-4, PMO, NP; Jonathan E. Sanford, analyst in
international relations, GS-9, CRS F, 4352; Phyllis L. Smith,
analyst in public welfare, GS-7, CRS Ed, 4455.
Transfers: Carol Barsky, CRS A, to secretary to the assis-
tant director, GS-5, CRS D, 4356; Theodore B. Harris, Trng,
to descriptive cataloger, GS-9, Desc Cat, 4559; Beth Irene
Krevitt, Trng, to informations systems research assistant,
GS-9, MARC Dev, 4565; Dorvell Winston Tabb, Trng, to
reference librarian, GS-9, CRS C, 4551; Joan C. Van Blake,
Trng, to executive assistant, GS-9, Proc, 4462; Pamela Wolfe,
Trng, to reference librarian, GS-9, CRS C, 4541.
Resignations: Mildred G. Balima, GR&B; Lorena F.
Lemons, ISO; Patricia H. Squitieri, Photodup.

February 2, 1973

Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division, i" author of the "Technical Note" in
the catalog, Milton Avery: Prints, published by
Graphics International to accompany the current
exhibition of Avery's work at the Corcoran Art
Gallery in Washington, D.C. The book contains a
complete catalog of Avery's drypoints, woodcuts, and
lithographs, and opens with an appreciative essay by
Frank Getlein of the Washington Evening Star News.
Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book Sec-
tion, General Reference and Bibliography Division,
spoke in Chicago on January 10 at a luncheon meet-
ing of the Teacher Librarians Club. The meeting was
held in honor of "Fifty Years of the Newbery
Paul G. Sifton, Specialist in Early American His-
tory, Manuscript Division, on January 17 addressed
the members of John Blair Lodge No. 187, A.F. &
A.M. at the Scottish Rite Temple, Alexandria, Va.
Mr. Sifton's talk, "Benjamin Franklin: The Making of
an Outstanding Citizen," was given on the occasion of
the 267th anniversary of Franklin's birth.

The Library of Congress Professional Association
on Wednesday, February 7, will present a discussion
on the activities and future of the Congressional
Research Service. Speakers will be Norman Beckman,
Deputy Director of CRS, and Walter Kravitz, Senior
Specialist in American National Government and
Public Administration. The program will begin at
11:45 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.
The WRA Philatelic Club members have elected the

following officers for 1973: Patrick S. Bernard. Cata-
log Publication Division, President; Anthony J.
Nicastro, Catalog Publication Division. Vice Presi-
dent; Harriet Ostroff, Descriptive Cataloging Division.
Treasurer; and Arline Custer, Descriptive Cataloging
Division, Secretary.
The club's primary activities include gathering and
sorting philatelic material, trading sessions, lectures.
subscribing to first day covers, and field trips.
The annual Philatelic Club dues to WRA members
are $1. Library employees who are interested in join-
ing the club should contact an officer or attend a
meeting, held at 12 noon on the first and third Tues-
day of each month in the Page School Library, Third
Floor, Main Building. Geography and Map Division
staff members should contact Jim Golliver, who pre-
sides over the meetings held at the Division.


Accessions List: Israel. Vol. 9, No. 12. December
1972. (pp. 417-431.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy. Tel-Aviv,
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 10, No. 11.
November 1972. (pp. 303-319.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Acting
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, U.S.
Interests Section, Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab
Republic of Egypt.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 64,
No. 1, January 1973. (pp. 1-65.) For sale by the

Rossiter Retirement Reception

A retirement reception was held in the Whittall Pavilion of
the Library of Congress on January 12, in honor of William
W. Rossiter, former Chief of the Financial Management
Office. Pictured with Mr. Rossiter is the Librarian of Con-
gress, L. Quincy Mumford, as he reads a letter sent by
David Mearns, former Chief of the Manuscript Division,
who was unable to attend the reception. In his letter. Mr.
Mearns lamented that he was "stricken to learn from public
announcement that Willy Rossiter is removing himself from
acreeping computers and other embarrassments to learning
and that by free will and selection has chosen to seek out
new pastures... ."Also attending the reception were Mr.
Rossiter's many friends and co-workers throughout the

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Superintendent of Documents at $11.50 a year,
domestic, and $14.50 a year, foreign (LC 30.9:64/1).
The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.
Vol. 29, No. 4. October 1972. (pp. 231-386.) For sale
by the Superintendent of Documents at 65 cents this
issue or $2.50 a year, domestic, and $3.25 a year,
foreign (LC 1.17:29/4). The Quarterly Journal is
featured on first page in this issue of the LC Informa-
tion Bulletin.
Special Announcements: No. 540 (January 18) listed staff
members available for assistance in preparing Income Tax
returns for Library staff; No. 541 (January 18) announced
the Pre-Inaugural holiday on January 19.

CLR Launches Recent Developments
The Council on Library Resources, Inc., has begun
publication of Recent Developments, a newsletter to
be published irregularly five times a year, in which
CLR will announce and comment on grants, pro-
grams, and projects of interest to the library world.
The first issue, which covers the period July-
December 1972, includes articles on the international
library activities of CLR, a progress report on the
National Serials Data Program, a review and report on
the progress of the CLR fellowship program for mid-
career librarians, as well as a listing of CLR grants
awarded between July 1 and November 30, 1972.
CLR press releases, which have been limited to
brief announcements of current topics of interest to
libraries, will continue to be issued but will be sent to
press and media sources only. Those libraries, institu-
tions, and individuals who have been on the mailing
list for these releases will automatically receive
Recent Developments in their place. The publication
is available free upon request from the Council on
Library Resources, Inc., One Dupont Circle, N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20036.
Mohrhardt, Korry Appointed to CIP Committee
Foster E. Mohrhardt, Consultant to the Council on
Library Resources, Inc. and Edward M. Korry, Presi-
dent of the Association of American Publishers have
been named to serve on the Cataloging in Publication
(CIP) Advisory Committee. Mr. Mohrhardt fills the
position formerly held by the late Verner Clapp and
Mr. Korry replaces the past AAP President Sanford
Cobb. Other members of the CIP Advisory Com-
mittee include John G. Lorenz, (Chairman), Deputy
Librarian of Congress; Mrs. Connie R. Dunlap, Head,
Graduate Library, University of Michigan; Harry

Ford, Vice President, Production, Atheneum; Robert
W. Frase, Consulting Economist; Mary V. Gaver,
Director of Library Consulting Services, Bro-Dart
Industries, Inc.; William A. Gosling, CIP Project
Manager, Library of Congress; Carl B. Hansen, Assis-
tant Director, Columbia University Press; M. Ann
Heidbreder, Director of Education and Library Ser-
vices, Trade Division, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
Inc.; Joseph H. Howard, Chief, Serial Record Divi-
sion, Library of Congress; W. Carl Jackson, Dean of
University Libraries, Indiana University; James A.
McNeish, Vice President, Production, John Wiley and
Sons, Inc.; Mrs. Priscilla L. Moulton, Chairman, Chil-
dren's Service Division, ALA, The Public Schools of
Brookline; Carol Nemeyer, Senior Associate, Educa-
tion and Library Services, Association of American
Publishers, Inc.; C. Sumner Spalding, Assistant Direc-
tor (Cataloging), Processing Department, Library of
Congress; Mrs. Helen W. Tuttle, Assistant Librarian
for Preparations, Princeton University Library; Henry
Z. Walck, Sr., President & Treasurer, Henry Z. Walck,
Inc.; William J. Welsh, Director, Processing Depart-
ment, Library of Congress; Mrs. Avis Zebker, for-
merly Coordinator of Book Order Department,
Technical Services Center, Brooklyn Public Library;
and Glen A. Zimmerman, Executive Officer, Pro-
cessing Department, Library of Congress.
Folger Announces 1973 Poetry Series
The Folger Shakespeare Library began its 1973
Poetry Series on January 22 with a reading by John
Hawkes, the first novelist to participate in the series
which began in 1970. Also scheduled to appear are
Henry Taylor on February 12; Bink Noll and Ann
Darr on February 19; Colette Inez and Peter Klappert
on March 12; William Claire in a special reading from
the works of Mark Van Doren on March 19; and
Michael Harper on April 2.
The series is free and open to the public. All read-
ings are held at 8 p.m. on the scheduled date at the
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street,
S.E., Washington, D.C.
MLA to Hold Annual Convention
The Maryland Library Association will hold its
annual convention on May 10 and 11 at the Sheraton-
Silver Spring Motor Hotel. Additional information
and registration materials are available from Jane K.
Hirsch, Assistant Coordinator of Adult Services,
Montgomery County Department of Public Libraries,
99 South Perry St., Rockville, Md. 21208. Exhibit
information is available from Milt Ducher, Branch
Librarian, Essex Area Branch, Baltimore County
Public Library, 1110 Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore,
Md. 21221.

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