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Vol. 32, No. 19


Francis E. Verrier, a veteran police officer and
administrator, has been appointed Head of the Li-
brary of Congress Protective Services Section, suc-
ceeding the late John W. Murphy, former Head. John
W. Cormier has been Acting Head for the last several
Mr. Verrier assumed his duties at the Library on
April 11 after retiring from the Washington Metro-
politan Police force. He joined the force as a uni-
formed patrolman, advanced to progressively more
responsible positions and, for the last few years, has
been a Captain in the force's Criminal Investigations
Division. He undertook and completed several train-
ing courses in police administration at American
(Continued on p. 162)


On April 11, President Nixon presented to Congress
for ratification the Convention for the Protection of
Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized
Duplication of Their Phonograms. The Convention,
originally drafted at a special meeting of members of
UNESCO and the World Intellectual Property Organi-
zation held in Geneva in October, 1971, provides that
nations adhering to the Convention shall protect pro-

ducers of phonograms of all member nations against
illegal duplication and distribution of their work. The
Convention entered into force on April 18.


Plans are underway for the third annual Employee
Art Show, sponsored jointly by the Library's Profes-
sional Association and the Welfare and Recreation
Association. The show is scheduled to run from Sep-
tember 17 through October 1, and will be on exhibit in
the central corridors, Ground Floor, Main Building.
The planning committee is composed of members
of both organizations. Co-chairwomen are Mary Ann
Ferrarese, Exchange and Gift Division, and Maria
Laqueur, National Union Catalog Publication Project.
Committee members are Jim Blakely, Congressional
Reference Division; Beverly Brannan, Manuscript
Division; Grace Ross, Shared Cataloging Division; and
Kathy Williams, MARC Development. Forms on
which employees may indicate an interest in showing
their works of art will be available at a later date. The
show will follow the tradition of the Employee Art
Shows of 1970 and 1971.

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Copyright Convention for Phonograms ...... ..161
Employee Art Show Slated ........... 161
Library of Congress Publications ... 165-166
News in the Library World . ... 166-168
Newspapers Offered to Libraries ... 162
Softball Team Opens 1973 Season ...... ..164-165
Staff News ................... 162-165
Verrier to Head Protective Services ...... .161,162


The Library of Congress is offering at no charge the
following uncut bound volumes of newspapers, which
have been replaced in its collections by microfilm, to
U.S. libraries which wish to have them and are willing
to pay the cost of packing and shipping. Requests will
be honored in order of receipt and should be directed
to the Chief, Exchange and Gift Division, Library of
Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.

(1) Georgia, Augusta. Augusta Chronicle, January-December
1950, (6 volumes)
(2) Nebraska, Omaha. Omaha World Herald, January
1936-June 1955. (234 volumes)
(3) New Hampshire, Manchester. Manchester Union
Leader, January 1898-June 1958. (343 volumes)
(4) New York, New York. Evening Post, July 1939-
December 1971. (373 volumes)
(5) New York, New York. Tribune, 1876-1924. (335 vol-
(6) South Carolina, Charleston. News and Courier,
1873-September 1945. (318 volumes)
(7) Washington. Seattle. Seattle Times. December 1897-
June 1955. (625 volumes)
(8) Washington, Tacoma. Tacoma Daily Ledger, January
1893-June 1937. (220 volumes)

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University during the last several years with funds
provided by the Law Enforcement Assistance Admin-
istration of the Department of Justice. The Protective
Services Head applauds the growing trend of aca-
demic training for police work: "It will in the future
be considered essential, especially for those police-
men in supervisory and administrative positions."
His primary duty in his new position is the admin-
istration and supervision of the Library's 103-man
Special Police Force in their oversight and protection
of the Library's personnel, visitors, buildings,
grounds, and property. He also will serve as the Li-
brary's Deputy Security Officer, and as liaison officer
with the General Services Administration and other
Federal agencies regarding protective services. On-the-
job training and training at outside institutions for
members of the Special Police Force is under his
Mr. Verrier was the recipient of citations for out-
standing performance during his local police career.
In February, 1962, he was appointed Policeman of
the Month for his successful efforts in disarming a
mental patient who was threatening to shoot his wife.
On another occasion, he was commended by a local
judge for his presentation of evidence in a particularly
complex case. He was frequently a spokesman for the
police force on local television shows, including appear-
ances on WTOP-TV's "Everywoman," WTTG-TV's
"Panorama," and WRC-TV's "Issues."
During World War II, Mr. Verrier served with the
United States Navy, holding the rank of Radioman,
3rd Class. He joined the United States Marine Corps
Reserve following his service in the Navy, and was
called to active duty during the Korean War. He held
the rank of Sergeant in the Marine Corps.
He and his wife, Yvonne, are the parents of two
sons, Francis E. Ill, 18, a student at Virginia Poly-
technic Institute, and John, 14, who attends junior
high school in Arlington, Va., where the family makes
their home.
Photography, golf, and his home are Francis
Verrier's hobbies. He has been interested in photogra-
phy for many years, working mostly in 35mm stills,
and develops his own photographs in a dark room in his
home. He counts the Library's frequent photographic
exhibits as a "fringe benefit" of his new position.



May 11, 1973

David J. H. Cole, a staff member in the Library for
50 years, died May 1, 10 years after his retirement
from the Library in April. 1963. Mr. Cole is remem-
bered for his devotion to high standards of public
service in his reference work and for his unselfish
assistance to readers, Library staff, Congress, and
other Government agencies for which he frequently
performed special reference assignments.
Over the years Mr. Cole's abilities were gratefully
acknowledged by many of the readers he assisted.
Catherine Drinker Bowen, describing "My Friends,
the Librarians" in the March 1958 issue of the Atlan-
tic Monthly, stated that Mr. Cole "can find any-
thing," an opinion she shared with numerous readers
over the years. As recently as 1972, Mr. Cole was cited
by Alden Todd in his work, Finding Facts Fast, as
"the most helpful general reference librarian I ever
met." Mr. Todd continued, "Many times Mr. Cole
revealed to me his amazingly detailed knowledge of
the open-shelf collection of some 30,000 volumes in
the alcoves around the main reading room, covering
most subjects represented in that library. David Cole's
breadth of knowledge was unusual."
In a letter to Mr. Cole on his retirement, President
John F. Kennedy singled out those qualities which
made Mr. Cole's achievements outstanding: "Your
dedication, generosity, and unfailing good judgment
have placed you in the front ranks of those who have
placed knowledge at the service of a wide public....
You have helped greatly in making the Library of
Congress a great force in American life. I know from
my own experience of the quiet effectiveness with
which you have always performed your many tasks."
That same day Mr. Cole's long-time friend and col-
league, David C. Mearns, read an essay detailing Mr.
Cole's accomplishments, pointing out that he was
inseparablyy a part of this institution's last half a
century," and noting that "to the public he is among
the best-known and most gratefully regarded mem-
bers of the staff. This is only his natural and proper
right. For as long ago as 1958, it was solemnly and
seriously and most conservatively estimated that he
had handled more than a million volumes in the
course of helping at least 430,00 readers." [See Infor-
mation Bulletin of May 6, 1963, for Mr. Cole's retire-
ment story.]
A Washington, D.C. native, Mr. Cole came to the
Library in 1913 on a temporary appointment in the
Manuscript Division at $360 per annum. After a brief
tour in the Catalogue Division he was transferred to
the Reading Room on August 1, 1917, where he

remained until April 30, 1963. a day that L. Quincy
Mumford, Librarian of Congress, designated "David
Cole Day in the Library."

Benjamin A. Custer, Chief, Decimal Classification
Division, was presented a 20-year Federal Service
Award pin on April 20 by William J. Welsh, Director,
Processing Department.
A native of Lima, Ohio, Mr. Custer received an A.B.
degree magna cum laude from Oberlin College in
Ohio in 1931, and a library science degree from Case
Western Reserve University in 1932. Before coming
to the Library as Chief of the Decimal Classification
Division in 1956, he worked as a Cataloger and Classi-
fier at the New York Public Library, as Head of the
Catalog Department at the University of California at
Los Angeles, as Head of the Slavic Cataloging Project
at the Library of Congress, and as Processing Director
at the Detroit Public Library. In his present position
he has been responsible for the development of three
full editions (16-18) and three abridged editions
(8-10) of the widely used and world-famous Dewey
Decimal Classification.
During his career at the Library, Mr. Custer has
received numerous outstanding performance ratings
in addition to continued commendations for his
expert direction of the development of the Dewey
Decimal system. In 1959 he was presented the Melvil
Dewey Medal, which is awarded by the American
Library Association "for creative professional
achievement of a high order." Mr. Custer has served
on numerous ALA committees and as President of
the ALA Division of Cataloging and Classification. He
is the author of numerous articles.

Appointments: Joyeline E. Dabbs, clerk typist, GS-4, Card,
4811; Frank W. Dean, accounting clerk, GS-4, Cop Serv,
4597; Linda Madge Gose, clerk, GS4, Cop Serv, 4698; Neal
Greene, clerk, GS-4, Card, 4639; MacDonald H. Leach, edi-
tor, GS-7, Cop Cat, 4782; David E. Madden, clerical assistant,
GS-3, Subj Cat, 4714; Barbara Maxwell, music cataloger,
GS-11, Desc Cat, 4628; Marcia Montgomery, library aid,
GS-3, CRS L, 4763; Barbara Anne Peterman, secretary to
assistant chief for acquisitions, GS-5, DBPH, 4769; Darlene
Ruth Shields, editorial & division secretary, GS-7, LL NEA,
4718; Diane DePaul Washington, clerk typist, GS-3, Card,
Temporary Appointments: Gwendolyn R. Andrews, mes-
senger arranger, GS-2, Cat Publ, 3-500; Vita Bite, foreign
affairs analyst, GS-7, CRS F, NP; Agnes Bowles, typist


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searcher, GS-4, LAPS, 4768; Joseph E. Cantor, research assis-
tant, GS-7, CRS, 4711; Ava J. Everett, worker trainee, GS-1,
Cat Mgmt, NP; Larry E. Franklin, worker trainee, GS-1, Place
& Class, NP; Tarig R. Kadri, bill digest & reference assistant,
GS-7, CRS A, 4635; Anna F. Lewis, worker trainee, GS-1,
Place & Class, NP; Benjamin F. Reed, assistant editor of cata-
log publications, GS-9, Cat Publ, 4734; Catherine E. Shifler,
editorial clerk typist, GS-4, CRS F, NP; Betty J. Smith,
worker trainee, GS-1, Card, NP; Paul F. White, worker
trainee, GS-1, Place & Class, NP.
Reappointment: Edward I. Boniface, systems analyst,
GS-13, ISO, 4637.
Promotions: Ola V. Countee, to assistant editor, GT-9, Cat
Publ, 4734; Deloris E. Freeman, to card preparation assistant,
GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 4691; Leroy A. Nevendon, to assistant edi-
tor, GT-9 Cat Publ, 4734; Gwendolyn W. Tynen, to secretary
to assistant chief, GS-5, E&G, 4765.
Transfers: Joy C. Fisher, Card, to order writer, GS-4, Ord,
4699; Ernestine D. McNeill, Photodup, to editorial assistant,
GS-5, CRS A, NP; Isamu Tsuchitani, Desc Cat, to librarian,
GS-12, Shared Cat, NP.
Resignation: Marie T. White, Card.
Correction: In the April 27 issue of the Information Bulletin
the name of Gary L. Hammock, CS, was inadvertently mis-

Mrs. Alice Lotvin Birney, Cataloger of English and
American Literature in the Subject Cataloging Divi-
sion, is the author of a book to be published May 23,
entitled Satiric Catharsis in Shakespeare; a Theory of
Dramatic Structure (University of California Press,
$7.50). Mrs. Birney's 158-page study examines the
question of the dramatist's use of satire to effect
societal change and applies it to five major characters
who function as satirists in Shakespeare's plays.
Dae W. Chang, Descriptive Cataloging Division, and
Key P. Yang, Orientalia Division, were participants in
a workshop on Korean Romanization and Institu-
tional Terminologies, sponsored by the Korean Com-
mittee of the Association for Asian Studies. Held at
the University of Washington, Seattle, from February
28-March 4, the workshop included a Romanization
Group meeting, during which two proposals were pre-
sented by Mr. Chang. [See related Information Bulle-
tin story, p. 168.]
Alan Fern, Assistant Chief, Prints and Photographs
Division, gave an illustrated talk on "Printmaking in
the Postwar Period" on April 24 to the Printmaking
Seminar and Workshop at Virginia Commonwealth
University in Richmond. Other speakers at the semi-
nar, made possible by a grant from the National

Endowment for the Arts, included curators and print-
makers from universities and art centers around the
Waldo H. Moore, Chief of the Reference Division of
the Copyright Office, addressed the opening session
of a copyright symposium at Rochester, N.Y., on
April 3. Mr. Moore's address dealt with the many
ways in which audio-visual material may be protected
under the copyright law. At a later session he partici-
pated as one of the five panelists in a general discus-
sion of domestic and international literary property
rights in audio-visual works of every description.
Sponsored by the Rochester Audio-Visual Associa-
tion, the symposium was attended by approximately
150 people.
Dorothy M. Schrader, Assistant Chief of the
Examining Division, copyright office, participated in
a copyright clinic on multimedia works held in Las
Vegas, Nev., on April 9, sponsored by the Educa-
tional Media Producers Council, a branch of the
National Audio-Visual Association. Miss Schrader
discussed registration procedures for multimedia
works and the problems encountered with these
works under the 1971 amendment to the copyright
law, which accords protection to sound recordings.

Nancy E. Gwinn and John Y. Cole, Jr. were mar-
ried April 28 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
Miss Gwinn, who will continue to use her maiden
name professionally, is currently in charge of the
Congressional Reference Centers of the Congressional
Research Service. Mr. Cole is the Coordinator of
Foreign Newspaper Microfilming in the Reference

Mr. and Mrs. Melton Belle are the parents of a
daughter, Wanda Michele, born April 23, at Columbia
Hospital. Mrs. Belle is a Cataloger in the Shared Cata-
loging Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Franco Salvo are the parents of a son,
Juliano, born April 24, at Fairfax Hospital. Mrs. Salvo
is an Arranger in the Shared Cataloging Division.
Mr. and Mrs. Miomir Scekic are the parents of a
daughter, Ksenia, born April 25, at Sibley Hospital.
Mr. Scekic is a Cataloger in the Shared Cataloging

LC Softball Team Announces
Schedule for 1973 Season
The Library of Congress Slow-pitch Softball Team
has been organized for the 1973 season under the

May 1, 1973
May 11, 1973

direction of placer coach Stan Thoims. Information
Systems Office.
Team members include Rick McCrellen. Francis
Scott, John Brightmjn. George Perreault, Dave Gold-
smith. Ken Neal, Frank Arbushites. Louis Pizoli, Jim
Travis, Lee Power, Martin Hluglhes. Larry Troxell, and
Ron Eller, all ISO staff members. George Zmudka
and Stan Lerner. MARC Development Office; Edward
Jewell, Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped; and Dave Osman and Vic Marton, Congressio-
nal Research Service.
Games are played on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. on
the fields at Independence Avenue between 17th and
21st St., N.W., near the Reflecting Pool on the Mall.
Games are scheduled for May 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18,
25, and July 2 and 9.
Other teams in the Library's league are USPS,
Barton Ascom, Hazbins. Phase II, and Senators.


Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 11, No. 2. Feb-
ruary 1973. (pp. 21-49.) Continuing subscriptions
free to libraries upon request to the Acting Field
Director, Library of Congress Office, U.S. Interests
Section, Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab Republic of
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 12, No. 2. February
1973. (pp. 13-26.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Consulate General,
Karachi, Pakistan.
Children's Books 1972: A List of Books for Pre-
school Through Junior High School Age. 1973.
16 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, at 25 cents a copy, domestic postpaid (LC
This ninth annual guide to children's books, com-
piled by Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's
Book Section, Library of Congress, Lois B. Watt,
Chief of the Educational Materials Center, U.S. Office
of Education, and an advisory committee composed
of Maryland and Virginia public and school librarians,
contains 200 titles from approximately 2,500 new
juvenile books reported to have been published in the
United States in 1972. The list represents a wide
range of fiction and non-fiction considered valuable
and enjoyable for children and is intended as an aid
to public as well as school librarians.

1V ". Folk Music Festivals, lFddlers' (.,ent\i ,'.,
and Related Events in the United States and Canada.
1973. (40 p.) This alphabetical listing, prepared by
Joseph C. Hickerson, Reference Librarian in the Li-
brary's Archive of Folk Song. represents a compre-
hensive guide to the dates and locations of folk music
festivals and events scheduled during 1973. This
publication, as well as a list of publications which
regularly carry announcements of and articles about
folk music events, is available free upon request to
the Archive of Folk Song, Music Division, Library of
Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
LC Science Tracer Bullet: Solar Energy (TB 73-7).
March 1973. (6 p.) Compiled by Diana Niskern, this
guide points to the literature dealing with the "utili-
zation of radiant energy from the sun for various pur-
poses." Copies are available free upon request to the
Reference Section, Science and Technology Division,
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 64,
No. 4, April 1973. (pp. 203-274.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents at $1 for single
monthly issues, except June and December for $1.75,
or $11.50 a year, domestic, and $14.50 a year,

New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
gress Photoduplication Service has available on posi-
tive microfilm issues of Le Martyr, Public Opinion,
and various presidential papers.
All issues of Le Martyr, a short-lived weekly pub-
lished by the Gouvernement Revolutionnaire de la
Province Orientale in Stanleyville during its rebellion
against the central Congolese Government in Leo-
poldville in the fall of 1964, are numbered 1-19 and
cover the period from August 23 to November 22,
1964. Positive microfilm is available on one reel for
$7.50 and on electrostatic prints for $12. Orders or
letters of inquiry should be addressed to the Library
of Congress, Photoduplication Service, Department
C-60, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Public Opinion, a weekly review of current thought
and activity, for the period October 5, 1861 to June
22, 1951, Volumes 1-179, is available on 82 reels for
$750. Orders or letters of inquiry should be addressed
to the Photoduplication Service, Department C-191.
Positive microfilm copies of the papers in the Li-
brary of Congress of the following Presidents are now
available at the purchase prices indicated:

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B. Harrison
W. H. Harrison
T. Roosevelt
Van Buren




$ 27

Positive microfilm of the Wilson papers on 540
reels for $5,590 and the Garfield papers on 177 reels
for $1,820 will be available in approximately six
months when the indexes are published. Libraries
may place their orders in advance.
Requests for interlibrary loan of Presidential papers
on microfilm should be addressed to the Loan Divi-
sion, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Inquiries about the contents of the films or other
papers should be addressed to the Chief, Manuscript
Division, Library of Congress. Orders for the purchase
of microfilm copies should be addressed to Library of
Congress, Photoduplication Service, Department

Press Releases: No. 73-20 (April 27) Serge Koussevitzky
Music Foundation in Library of Congress awards grants to six
for original chamber music or symphonic compositions; No.
73-21 (May 3) Jacobsen lecture on Monday, May 7, to mark
close of Library of Congress 1972-73 literary season.


Reprints of two LC Orientalia Division publica-
tions, Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period, edited
by Arthur W. Hummel (1943-44, 2 vols.), and A
Descriptive Catalog of Rare Chinese Books in the
Library of Congress, compiled by C. M. Wang and

edited by T. L. Yuan (1957, 2 vols.), have been issued
in Taiwan. Each title has been reprinted in one vol-
ume. Ordering instructions and prices are available
from the Chinese Material and Research Aids Service
Center, Inc., P. O. Box 22048, Taipei, Taiwan, the
Republic of China.
Modem China, 1840-1972: An Introduction to
Sources and Resource Aids by Andrew J. Nathan, has
been published recently as Number 14 of the Michi-
gan Papers in Chinese Studies series by the University
of Michigan. This reference guide is designed for stu-
dents of modem China, as it describes the major
primary sources and research aids available in all lan-
guages for historical and social science research. The
publication also discusses the most important libraries
and archives of research materials, and, whenever
possible, refers the student to sources of more de-
tailed information. The book is available from the
Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan,
Lane Hall, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104, for $2 a copy.


NCLIS Schedules Meeting, Hearings
The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Science continued its series of nationwide
public hearings with an open meeting held in Atlanta,
Ga., in March. Librarians and library users from 10
states and from the Virgin Islands were present to
testify and to answer questions concerning library
services in the southeast. Special emphasis in this
hearing was on service to the poor and to rural areas.
The March meeting was the third in a series of hear-
ings conducted by the Commission to probe the con-
temporary problems which libraries face. The next
public hearing will be held in Boston on October 3,
followed by a San Antonio, Tex. meeting scheduled
for April 24, 1974. The Commission will also meet
for two days following each of these hearings and in
Washington, D.C. on December 6 and 7, February 7
and 8, 1974, and May 30 and 31, 1974.

FLC Discusses Interibrary Loan Curtailments
At a meeting on April 25, the Federal Library Com-
mittee held a panel discussion on the topic "Inter-
library Loan: A Changing Picture." Elizabeth Tate,
Chairman of the Interlibrary Loan Task Force and
Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division at the
Library of Congress, led the presentation. Panel
members Mary Huffer, Librarian, US. Department of
the Interior Library; Hugh Bernard, Law Librarian,

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George Washington University, and Charles Gately,
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
discussed the curtailment of interlibrary loans in
some Federal and academic libraries as a result of
reductions in staff and funds. FLC members ex-
pressed their concern over this trend which goes
against the traditional and necessary concept of inter-
library cooperation in the use of library resources.
The Interlibrary Loan Task Force was directed to
study the problem further and to develop recommen-
dations and guidelines to assist affected libraries.

Lecture Series Begins at Textile Museum
The Textile Museum of Washington, D.C. intro-
duced a continuing poetry and literature series on
Tuesday, May 2, with a program featuring Reed
Whittemore, 1964-65 Consultant in Poetry to the
Library of Congress and presently Literary Editor of
New Republic magazine.
Other programs scheduled for the series are "Inter-
national Poetry Readings," a perspective of African
poets writing in English presented by John Pauker,
May 16; Linda Pastan, 1972 winner of a National
Endowment for the Arts grant to writers, in a pro-
gram entitled "A Perfect Circle of Sun," June 6; and
"Poets on Love," a dramatic reading by actress Ann
Chodoff, who is active in the local professional the-
ater, June 20.
All programs will be held at the Textile Museum,
2320 S Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., and will begin
at 8 p.m. Programs are free to Museum members;
non-members may purchase tickets at the door for

1.100 Attend OAH Meeting in Chicago
The Organization of American Historians held its
66th annual meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago,
April 11-14. Over 1,100 persons attended sessions
throughout the four-day meeting on topics ranging
from the American Revolution Bicentennial to the
American Indian and the New Deal.
Two evening sessions were of special interest and
commanded capacity crowds. The first was devoted
to "Adlai E. Stevenson-An Interpretation," by the
editor of his papers, Walter Johnson of the University
of Hawaii. In addition to an appraisal of his subject,
Professor Johnson explained some of the problems
encountered in collecting letters for his projected
eight-volume edition. The second was the Presidential
address by T. Harry Williams of Louisiana State Uni-
versity and biographer of Huey Long, entitled "Huey,
Lyndon, and Southern Radicalism," a comparative

analysis of the political thought and actions of the
two men.
Of particular interest of archivists and manuscript
curators was a panel workshop on "Archivists and
Diplomatic Historians," The Library of Congress was
represented on this panel by Paul T. Heffron of the
Manuscript Division who commented on some of the
problems confronting researchers in recent diplomatic
history (since the end of World War II), resulting
from access restrictions and the retention in private
hands of key collections. Arthur G. Kogan of the
Historical Office, US. Department of State, ex-
plained the Department's policies on access to its
files; Milton O. Gustafson of the National Archives
and Records Service pointed out the various types of
finding aids available to facilitate research in archival
material; and Stephen T. Riley, Director of the Massa-
chusetts Historical Society, spoke on reader expecta-
tions in non-governmental collections.
Other panels at the meeting on such subjects as
"Women and Medicine in 19th-Century America,"
"Two Psycho-Historical Approaches Appraised," "The
Crowd in American History," and "The Urban Image
Makers," illustrate current trends in historical writing.
The incoming President of the OAH is John
Higham of the University of Michigan. Next year's
meeting will be held in Denver. [Paul T. Heffron]

Australia National Library Appoints Advisory Groups
The National Library Council of Australia has
appointed the first members of its Advisory Com-
mittees in the Social Sciences and in the Humanities.
The decision to establish these Committees was
announced in February as a further step by the Li-
brary in gaining access to expert advice on the needs
of users of library and information services in all
fields of knowledge. The committees will assist the
Council in planning, under the terms of the National
Library Act, the future development of its national
services to ensure a proper rationalization of activities
and priorities in matching human and material re-
sources to the needs of users. The first four members
of each committee will recommend to the Council
additional members to a total of eight.
Members of the Advisory Committee in the Social
Sciences are Chairman Peter B. Westerway, member
of the National Library Council; A. W. Martin, Pro-
fessor of History, La Trobe University: F. D. O. Field-
ing, University Librarian, University of Queensland;
and A. Ellis, Director of the Resources Organisation
and Development Branch of the National Library.
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Humanities are Chairman Ursula Hoff, member of the
National Library Council; Francis J. West, Professo-
rial Fellow in Pacific History at the Australian
National University; I. D. Raymond, University
Librarian, University of Adelaide; and Jean P. Whyte,
Director of the Information, Reference and Research
Branch of the National Library.
Workshop Discusses Korean Romanization
A Workshop on Korean Romanization and Institu-
tional Terminologies, sponsored by the Korean Com-
mittee of the Association for Asian Studies, was held
February 28-March 4, at the University of Washing-
ton, Seattle.
Workshop participants were divided into two
groups: Romanization and Institutional Terminolo-
gies. Library of Congress staff members Dae W.
Chang, Descriptive Cataloging Division, and Key P.
Yang, Orientalia Division, participated in the Romani-
zation Group which sought ways to improve the
application of the McCune-Reischauer Romanization
scheme in cataloging Korean publications in the
United States. To expedite the discussion, the group
limited itself to two proposals-Korean romanization
problems and Korean word division-submitted by
Mr. Chang. After several days of painstaking discus-
sion, the Group presented revised versions of the pro-
posals to the Workshop's plenary meeting on March
4. The Workshop adopted tentatively the recommen-
dations and directed the Chairman, Edward Wagner
of Harvard University, to reword the proposals. He is
to submit them to Workshop members for final
approval. This final draft is expected to be distributed
to U.S. librarians who are engaged in cataloging of
Korean publications for review and comment.
METRO to Sponsor Processing Services Seminar
A seminar, "The Services of Processing Agencies,"
will be sponsored by the New York Metropolitan
Reference and Research Library Agency (METRO)
on May 23-24 at the Biltmore Hotel, New York City.
The seminar will provide librarians with a basic under-
standing of services offered by processing centers and
how they can best be utilized. The variety of services
and their potential utility will be discussed.
Barbara Westby, Chief of the Catalog Management
Division of the Library of Congress, will be general
chairman for the first day's program, which will focus
on library material procurement and cataloging and
book preparation services. The second day will be
devoted to the general aspects of bibliographic ser-
vices, both traditional union catalogs and machine-
oriented data bans.

Registration will be on a first-come, first served
basis. A $15 fee must be mailed with the registration
to METRO, 11 W. 40th St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
The Library Association Issues Bulletin
The Library Association has issued its Library and
Information Bulletin, No. 19, containing a full bibli-
ography of policy statements, standards for library
service, and memoranda of evidence to public bodies
on librarianship matters, put out by the Association
over the last 30 years. The bibliography includes over
160 separately annotated items, giving their sources
of publication and a brief note of their scope and
authority. The items begin with the famous McColvin
Report of 1942 and cover topics such as censorship,
public lending right, and standards for school and
college libraries, for scientific library services, and for
the national library structure. The Bulletin also con-
tains a list of nearly 800 monograph additions to the
Association's library collection.
The issue is priced at 1 and is available from The
Library Association, 7 Ridgmount St., Store St.,
London, WC IE 7AE.
Society for Technical Communication Will Meet
Mrs. Katie Louchheim. former Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State, will be guest speaker at the
Society for Technical Communication meeting on
Monday, May 21. Her topic will be "Poetry and
Other Things." The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at
the National Press Club Library, 14th and F Sts.,
N.W., Washington, D.C. The public is invited.
ALA Issues Accredited Library Schools List
The February 1973 issue of the list of Graduate
Library School Programs Accredited by the American
Library Association is now available. The list, issued
semiannually, gives the name and address, the name
of the dean or director, and the degree offered at
each accredited library school. Lists may be obtained
from Accredited List, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chi-
cago. Ill. 60611.
DCLA to Present Josephine Jacobsen Lecture
The District of Columbia Library Association's
Children's and Young Adult Librarian's Discussion
Group will present a lecture by Josephine Jacobsen,
1971-73 Consultant in Poetry in English to the Li-
brary of Congress, to be held on May 17. Mrs. Jacob-
sen's lecture, "From Anne to Marianne: Some
Women in American Poetry," will begin at 7:30 p.m.
at the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 901 G
St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Free parking is available
at the library and the public is invited to attend.

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