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VoL 32, No. 21

The second Library of Congress Symposium on the
American Revolution, held Thursday and Friday,
May 10 and 11, in the Coolidge Auditorium, at-
tracted a capacity audience of historians, Government
officials, teachers, and students. Planned by the
American Revolution Bicentennial Office, under the
direction of MritE izabeth Hamer Kegan, Assistant
librarian of Congress, in cooperation with the Li-
brary's advisory board of distinguished historians, this
symposium, like the others in the series, was made
possible by a grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn
Cafritz Foundation, established in 1948 by the late
Mr. Cafritz, Washington realtor and philanthropist.
The grant also supports the publication of the papers
delivered at the symposia; already published is The
Development of a Revolutionary Mentality, a collec-
tion of papers read at the 1972 symposium.
Julian P. Boyd, Editor of The Papers of Thomas
Jefferson, Princeton University, served as Chairman
of this two-day meeting, devoted to "Fundamental
Testaments of the American Revolution." Mr. Boyd
said, in introducing the speakers, that it was "fitting,
particularly in this time of grave national crisis, that
we should examine our beginnings in all humility, not
in i spirit of reverence or uncritical adulation but to
discover whether and how far the ship of state has
been blown off its original course. From our some-


what perilous ifrC of vantage, tfe grepts onor we
can pay to th i ,lutio ary generatimli o inform
ourselves, to VItp ulf stand, and t emulate if
possible its codi~-gdn accepting jvt responsi-
bilities consequefi tr ,f sovereignty
from a crown to a ctEipL t nse wager made
this an inescapable obligation or every one of us."
Bernard Bailyn, Winthrop Professor of History at
Harvard University, based his discussion of Thomas
Paine's Common Sense on three premises: its distinc-
tion as the first polemical pamphlet advocating not
just freedom from British exploitation but indepen-
dence; its rejection of many accepted-even by the
colonists-traditions of government; and its unique-
ness, compared with other contemporary writings
about the American colonies, being what Professor
Bailyn termed the "voice of the dispossessed."
(Continued on p. 179)

The Librarian of Congress, L. Quincy Mumford, has
sent the following letter, on behalf of the employees
of the Library, to the METRO Office of Planning,
encouraging them to consider improved bus service to
LC Special Police Officer receives award for execellence.
See story on page 182.


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l'.hibit Commemorates Hungarian Poet's Birth .179
Josephine Jacobsen to Give Farewell Reading 182
LC Holds Second of Five Symposia .... 177, 180
LC Requests Metro Heaing on Bus Service 177-178
Library of Congress Publicatis, .. ...... 185-186
Newr in the I.ibrar~World .'. ? .. 186-188
1( it lt.,ek I' :abIt Ir-jlure, / .
1'lh-icentury Anthors '* ... 178-179
Roberl Murray Honored .... .- 182
Staff News : ....... .... 182-185
Visitors to LC ... 182

and from Capitol 1ill'aid to hold a public hearing on
the subject (a legal prerequisite to bus route and
schedule changes):

Mr. William Herman
METRO. Office of Planning
950 S. L'Enfant Plaza, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
May 15, 1973
Dear Mr. Herman:
Library of Congress Employees Union, Local 2477, Ameri-
can Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees,
has expressed to me its serious concern about increasing
transportation problems and the critical shortage of parking
facilities on Capitol Hill. Their immediate concern stems
from the need for assurance that an opportunity will be pro-
vided for employees working in the Capitol Hill area to par-
acipate in a public discussion of the need for improved bus
service to this area, including more direct service from out-
lying communities especially during peak travel hours on
As the head of an agency employing over 4,000 people,
most of whom work in this area, I endorse the Union's posi-
tion Ihat any reexamination of bus routes and schedules give
full consideration to the critical transportation needs of

Federal personnel on Capitol Hill and that any changes con-
templated by METRO reflect these considerations.
I shall appreciate, therefore, your advising me when a
public hearing will be scheduled so I may advise the members
of the Library of Congress staff in order that they may ex-
press their interest.
Sincerely yours,
Isl L. Quincy Mumford
Librarian of Congress


"I never meant to publish anything again and
perhaps it is significant of the weakness of age that I
have done so." These words, written by John Green-
leaf Whittier in a letter of November 1, 1883,
accompanied a copy of the first edition of his Bay of
Seven Islands, presented by the author to his long-
time friend and admirer, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Both items are currently on view in an exhibit of
selected works of 19th-century American authors in
the Rare Book Division.
Eighteen authors, ranging from Washington Irving
to Henry James, are represented by 45 items-first
editions, author's first books, presentation copies,
letters and such notable rarities as Hawthorne's
Fanshawe, Poe's Al Aaraaf and Murders in the Rue
Morgue, and Melville's John Marr and Timoleon. The
authors and items selected reflect the ever increasing
textual and bibliographical interest in American
literature of this period. All but one, for example, of
the thirteen authors currently being edited by the
Center for Editions of American Authors are repre-
sented in the present exhibit.
Several works, such as Tom Sawyer and Whittier's
Legends of New-England, are from the large group of
first editions given to the Library by Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Kebler. A number of other works including
Lowell's Class Poem, and Poe's 1831 Poems, were
chosen from the many titles accrued to the Library in
a long-range policy of acquisitions in this field
implemented by the Division's former Chief, Fred-
erick R. Goff. Also displayed are works of Walt
Whitman, including three variant issues of the first
edition of his Leaves of Grass (1855) from the
Carolyn Wells Houghton Collection of Whitmaniana
and the first edition of Whitman's first work, Frank-
lin Evans-one of only four copies known to exist in
the original wrappers-a recent gift to the Library by

May 25, 1973

Charles E. Feinberg in memory of Col. Richard
The exhibit also demonstrates the strength of the
Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, bequeathed to the
Library of Congress by Justice Holmes in 1935. This
collection, containing almost 15,000 volumes, em-
braces a wide range of both subjects and dates, re-
flecting the fortunes, tastes, and attainments of the
distinguished Holmes family as far back as the
Justice's great grandfather, Jonathan Jackson, Revo-
lutionary patriot and statesman.
Most of the items shown are presentation copies of
first editions which Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes
received from Lowell, Whittier, Emerson, Jewett,
Howells, and others, testimony to the many and
valued literary associations he enjoyed.
Among other literary materials of interest from the
Holmes Library is Dr. Holmes' earliest contributions
of verse in the work, Illustrations of the Anthenaeum
Gaaery of Paintings (Boston, 1830). A rare pamphlet
in itself, this copy, in its original wrappers, contains
Holmes' manuscript notes indicating authorship of
the various anonymous pieces.
In addition to the Whittier letter, manuscript mate-
rials include a letter to Holmes from Longfellow
dated September 16, 1880, with humorous reference
to anticipated reviews of the first editions of two of
their works being issued simultaneously by the same
publisher, Longfelldw's Ultima Thule and Holmes'
The Iron Gate. Comparing both to "twins," Long-
fellow generously allows that the critics will put "the
'red string' round the wrist of your baby. He shall be
first he is such a healthy laughing boy." Another
manuscript item is Dr. Holmes' copy of the text of
the Massachusetts Medical Society's action disclaim-
ing "all responsibility for the sentiments contained in
the Annual Address" which Holmes himself delivered
before that body in 1860.
Two other items of special interest are a copy of
the rare second edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass
presented by the author to Thoreau in 1856, and a
copy of Henry James' second book, Transatlantic
Sketches (1875), presented by the author to the wife
of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Fanny Bowditch
Dixwell, together with an important autograph letter
of James to Miss Dixwell, dated May 9, 1872, written
just before his departure for Europe and her marriage
to the future Justice.
Other authors represented are Thoreau, Simms,
Cooper, Crane (all of whose works will. appear in
CEAA editions), Bryant, and Dickinson.
The exhibit, in the foyer of the Rare Book Divi-

sion, Second Floor, Main Building, will continue
through August.


"Alexander Pet6fi, 1823-1849," an exhibit com-
memorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of
Hungary's 19th-century poet and leader of the
nation's intellectuals in the country's 1848-1849
struggle for independence, is currently on display in
the west lobby, Fifth Floor of the Library's Annex
The exhibit includes a collection of rare first edi-
tions of Pet6fi's poetry and English translations by
Sir John Bowring (1847) and Washingtonian Grace
Greenwood (1852). Also included are rare specimens
of musical works written to Pet6fi's poetry, early
prints of original portraits of the poet and several of
his contemporaries, as well as documentation of his
continuing popularity in Hungary and abroad.
The exhibit will be on display through August 31.

(Continued from p. 177)

Cecelia M. Kenyon, Charles N. Clark Professor of
Government at Smith College, followed with a paper
on "The Declaration of Independence," examining
the appearance of the social contract theory and its
alliance with the concepts of natural equality and
rights in 17th-century English politics and ideology;
the emergence of individualistic forces in the politics
of colonial America; and the political thought of
Thomas Jefferson, who sought to harmonize the new
individualism with the older concepts of justice and
the common good to give to republican government a
stability which had been lacking.
The Articles of Confederation were the first consti-
tution of the United States, Merrill Jensen said in the
first session of Friday's meeting. Vilas Research Pro-
fessor of History at the University of Wisconsin,
Professor Jensen pointed out that Americans had
different convictions about the nature and purpose of
a central government as well as social and economic
differences, and the Articles reflect these differences.
They also, however, "demonstrated the capacity of
Revolutionary leaders to compromise or submerge
those differences in their determination to create a
common government."

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Mrs. Kegan and Mr. Boyd

Mr. Bailyn

Mr. Morris

"The Paris Peace Treaty" was the subject of the
address by Richard B. Morris, Gouverneur Morris Pro-
fessor of History at Columbia University-"an ex-
traordinary document, whether measured by such
criteria as the revolutionary objectives of the Ameri-
can negotiators, the very peculiar and complex nature
of the bargaining, the relevance of the negotiations to
today's diplomacy in several critical areas, or the dur-
able character of the treaty itself."
J. Russell Wiggins, newspaper publisher and former
US. Ambassador to the United Nations, closed the
symposium with a talk on "The Fundamental Testa-
ments Today." He said that they have much to say
"because the government which emerged from them,
for all its power and might has its elements of fragil-
ity, inherent in its principles... This government is

prey, as governments under no other systems are, to
the fluctuating whims, passions, and prejudices of
transient majorities. There was comfort in the past in
the thought that momentary errors of a majority
might be subsequently corrected, and the Ship of
State, temporarily adrift, once more put on a right
course. In the present state of the world, this no
longer is so sure a consolation. The margin for error
diminishes in a thermonuclear world. Perhaps we have
forever lost the luxury of a little electoral mistake
now and then."
Mrs. Gwendolyn Cafritz joined the Librarian and
Mrs. Mumford in greeting the speakers, participants,
and other invited guests at a reception in the Great
Hall following the Friday program.

May 25, 1973

Mr. Boyd

Librarian of Congress L. Quincy Mumford, Mrs. Cafritz, and Mrs. Mumford.

. Sarah L Wallace, LC Publications Officer, and Mr. Jensen.

Mr. Wiggins

Miss Kenyon and Symposium participants.

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The Library of Congress Professional Associa-
tion and the Welfare and Recreation Association
will sponsor jointly a farewell poetry reading by
Josephine Jacobsen, 1971-73 Consultant in
Poetry, on Wednesday, May 30, at 11:45 a.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium. All staff members are
invited to attend.


Foreign Librarians
Zhan Turkov, Senior Officer, INIS Section, Inter-
national Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria,
accompanied by Tom O'Leary, AEC.
Mrs. Ljubica SaviC, Chief, Exchange Section,
Jugoslovenski Bibliografski Institut, Belgrade, Yugo-
slavia, with her husband.
Ema Roos, Chief of Circulation, University of
Umei Library, Umel, Sweden.
Mrs. Diane Gail Saunders, Archivist of the Ministry
of Education and Culture, Nassau, Bahamas.
O. A. Mikhailov, Director, Department of Docu-
mentation, Libraries, and Archives, UNESCO, Paris.
Ganesh Battalacharya, Documentation Research
and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute,
Bangalore, India.
Yung-hsiang Lai, Harvard-Yenching Library, Arling-
ton, Mass.
Nine librarians in the United States Information
Service: Anne-Marie d'Athis, Paris, France; Salim
Suleiman Hashim, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mrs. Olga
J. Jovanovic, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Sylvere Kyelem,
Ouagadougou, Upper Volta; Hae Yong Kim, Seoul,
Korea; Hanneh Majaj, Amman, Jordan; Yolanda
Sanchez, Quito, Ecuador; Madhukar Sitaram Shetge,
Bombay, India; and Cleophas Koukou Vava, Fort
Lamy, Chad.

American Librarians
Mrs. Margaret Buehler, Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Carmencita Le6n, Director of School Librar-
ies, Department of Education, Hato Rey, Puerto
Mrs. Fiolina B. Mills, Coordinator of Library Ser-
vices, Department of Education, St. Thomas, Virgin

Mrs. Esther Ralph, cataloger, Haverford College Li-
Mrs. Denise Francis, Mrs. Mary Leahy, Mrs. Ruth
Reese, and Mrs. Esther Stults, catalogers, Bryn Mawr
College Library.
Thirty-five students from the Rutgers University
Graduate School of Library Service.


Pvt. Robert F. Murray of the Library of Congress
Special Police Force was awarded two trophies on the
completion of the four-week course in police work at
the Federal Protective Service Training Academy.
Officer Murray received the Academic Competition
Award and the Self Defense Competition Award, two
of the three awards presented to each class at the
Academy; the third award is for pistol qualification.
He ranked first in academic achievement and in self
defense in a class of 37 Special Police officers from
several Federal agencies. Officer Murray is only the
second graduate to win two awards since the Federal
Protective Service Training Academy was established
in May 1951.
Other LC Special Police officers who have com-
pleted the four-week course since March are Brady J.
Davis, Clinton Jones, Jr., David L. McCormack,
Nathaniel J. Rogers, and Edgar A. Sheppard. Lt.
Erskine J. Underwood recently completed a super-
visors training course offered by the Academy.


Mrs. Dorothy C. Denison, Supervisor of the Loan
Status Unit of the Records Section, Loan Division,
retired May 11, after 16 years of service to the Li-
brary, all in the Records Section.
Born in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Denison attended
St. Cecelia's Academy and graduated from Eastern
High School. She served later as an assistant buyer at
Lansburgh's Department Store where she was em-
ployed intermittently from 1938 to 1957.
Mrs. Denison joined the staff of the Loan Division
in September, 1957 as a Clerk-Typist. She was largely
responsible for devising the new procedures for recall-
ing books urgently needed for the Congressional Wait-
ing List, following the partial mechanization of the
charging system. Her ability to secure the return of

May 25, 1973

material in time to meet legislative deadlines earned
her high praise from many Congressional offices and
Library staff concerned with serving the Congress. In
1968, Mrs. Denison was awarded a quality increase by
the Librarian for her outstanding work.

t a .

Pvt. Murray receives award from Francis E. Verrier, Head of
LCs Protective Services Section.

Mrs. Valentine Gianturco, Senior Editor of the
European Law Division of the Law Library, retired
April 10 after almost 20 years with the Library.
A native of San Francisco, Mrs. Gianturco received
a B.A. degree in 1927 from the University of Califor-
nia, where she majored in architectural design. Before
coming to the Library, she was employed as a trans-
lator for the American National Red Cross and as an
editor for the Bureau of Latin American Research. In
1952 Mrs. Gianturco joined the Serial Record Divi-
sion as an Accessioner and Cataloging Assistant.
Following an intervening period of employment at
Pennsylvania State University, she returned to the Li-
brary in 1956 to assume the position of Editorial
Assistant in the European Law Division. The recipient
of several outstanding performance awards, she was
promoted in 1966 to the position of Senior Editor
where her knowledge of French and Italian enabled
her to assist in the preparation of legal translations
for the Division.
Mrs. Gianturco is also the English translator from
the Italian of Arturo Castiglioni's The Adventures of
the Mind, published by Alfred Knopf & Co. In addi-
tion, she has edited the works of her husband, Elio

Gianturco, professor, author, and former Library
employee, whose studies and translations have
appeared in many scholarly journals.
Mrs. Reba M. Perry, Senior Charge Assistant in the
Records Section of the Loan Division, retired April
27 after more than 21 years in Government service.
Born in Altoona, Pa., Mrs. Perry attended schools
there and later the University of Pennsylvania.
From 1942 to 1952, she served as Secretary of the
Board of Military Awards of the U.S. War Depart-
ment, later Department of the Air Force. In 1952 she
was transferred to the Fuels Division of the Air
Force, resigning in 1954. From 1955 to 1957, she
worked in the office of the Chief of Ordnance, U.S.
Mrs. Perry came to the Library in 1965 as an Edi-
torial Clerk in the Cyrillic Bibliographic Project. In
July 1966, she was appointed to the Loan Division's
Charge Records Desk and served in that unit until her
retirement. Mrs. Perry made valuable contributions to
the effectiveness of the Loan Division through con-
stant attention to detail and a ready tact in dealing
with official borrowers.

William R. Huntley, Assistant Chief of the Descrip-
tive Cataloging Division, was presented a 20-year
Service pin on April 29 by Elizabeth L. Tate, Chief of
the Division.
Although he began Federal service with the Norfolk
Navy Yard, most of Mr. Huntley's career has been
spent with the Library, principally with the Descrip-
tive Cataloging Division. He was promoted to his
present position in January of this year. [See LC
Information Bulletin, January 5.]

Appointments: Naomi H. Anderson, typist, GS4, MARC
Dev, 4553; Linda Kay Braithwaite, training instructor (Braille
music), GS-6, DBPH, 4504; Paul A. Colton, reading room
assistant, GS-2, S&R, 5600; Gertrude E. Dickson, payroll
clerk, GS-5, FMO, 4708; Ann L. Hansen, reference clerk,
GS-3, CRS E, 4707; Carolyn L. Hamrick, worker trainee,
GS-1, S&R, NP; Robert L. King, card preparation clerk.
GT-4, NUCPP, 4783; Helen J. McElhenie, telephone oper-
ator, GS-3, CS, 4657; Deborah A. McMullen, administrative
secretary, GS-8, FLC, 4816; Ronald W. McCreary, clerical
assistant, GS-3, Desc Cat, 4723; Jennifer O'Sullivan, analyst
in social legislation, GS-14, CRS Ed, 4774; Betty E. Owens,
arranger, GS-3, Card, 13-500; Barbara A. Young, clerk, GS-4,
Card, 4639.
Temporary Appointments: Sharon D. Edwards, file clerk,


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GS-4, Cop Serv, NP; Theresa D. Quails, clerical assistant,
GS-4, Proc, NP; Michael D. Sessions, assistant editor of cata-
log publications, GT-9, Cat Publ, 4734.
Promotion: Johnnie M. Barksdale, Pers Opns, to secretary,
GS-6, Health, 4818; Hodges Burton, to laborer, WG-3, Bldgs,
14100; Dorothy M. Bussey, to library technician, GT-6,
NUCPP, 4807; Kay D. Guiles, to MARC bibliographic
systems specialist, GS-15, MARC Dev, 4790; Thomas A.
Lewis, to offset pressman, WP- 1, CS, 4844; Larry D. Minus,
to digital computer operator, GS-5, ISO, 4826.
Transfers: Bernadine Pettigrew, Cat Publ, to clerical assis-
tant, GS-3, CRS C. 4703; Robert L. Williams, Ser, to
processing assistant, GS-6, Share Cat, 4671.
Reipaions: Mary Ann McFarland, Cop Cat; Susan Royse
McKenzie, CRS S; Ronald D. Miller, Cop Exam; James
Francis Parker, E&G; Jack Thomas Riley, Jr., Cop Exam.

Elmer Bako, Finno-Ugrian Area Specialist in the
Slavic and Central European Division, is the author of
Guide to Hungarian Studies (Stanford University,
Hoover Institution Press, 1973). The work includes a
review of Hungarian cultural history, as well as an
extensive chronology of Hungary's political, military,
ethnic, social, and economic history from the 4th
millennium B.C. to 1965. Intended as a practical tool
for scholars and librarians, the Guide presents a
bibliography of 4,426 standard reference works,
scholarly and popular titles, document collections,
serials, maps and musical works, audio-visual aids, and
microfilm, essential to the study of Hungary. Follow-
ing the publication of the work, Mr. Bako was inter-
viewed by the Voice of America. The interview was
taped to be broadcast in Hungary.
Constance Carter, Head of the Reference Section,
Science and Technology Division, was the luncheon
speaker at the University of North Carolina's Gradu-
ate School of Library Science alumni meeting in
Chapel Hill on May 5. Miss Carter, a UNC alumna,
discussed the activities of the Science and Technology
Division and described some of her experiences while
on special assignments for the Library.
Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book
Section, is the editor of Children and Literature,
Views and Reviews, just published by Scott Foresman
and Company (Glenview, Ill. 461 p. $4.95). The pre-
face states, "Gathered here is a selection of essays,
criticism, and statements of trends in the world of
children's books, intended for those concerned with
the creation, distribution, and reading of children's
books... The aim has been to make readily available
both the historical background and the broad range

of subjects and issues covered in a library science or
teacher education course in children's literature."
Miss Haviland and the Children's Book Section are
the subjects of an article by Paul Heins, Editor of The
Horn Book Magazine, celebrating the 10th anniver-
sary of the section. It appeared in the May-August
1973 issue of The Calendar of the Children's Book
Council, Inc.
Floyd D. Hedrick, Chief of the Procurement and
Supply Division, conducted a workshop May 7, on
"Purchasing Excellence in the Smaller Company," at
the Annual International Purchasing Conference of
the National Association of Purchasing Management.
Mr. Hedrick has been active in the Association for
many years. He currently holds the posts of Vice
President, District Five (extending from South Caro-
lina through Pennsylvania); and Financial Vice
President and member of the Executive Committee of
the Board of Directors. He is a former President of
the Purchasing Management Association of Wash-
ington, D.C.
Alan Jabbour, Head of the Library's Archive of
Folk Song, has been appointed Record and Film
Editor of the Journal of American Folklore, pub-
lished by the American Folklore Society. He succeeds
D. K. Wilgus of the University of California at Los
Angeles, who served the Journal many years as Re-
cord Review Editor. The appointment marks a de-
parture from the Journal's past content by adding
film as a subject for review.
Marvin W. McFarland, Chief of the Science and
Technology Division, was among the speakers at the
Atomic Energy Commission's Technical Information
Meeting, May 9-11. Mr. McFarland discussed "Techni-
cal Information at the Library of Congress." Among
those attending were technical information officers
from the AEC's field offices, its major contractors,
and the Headquarters program divisions.
Barbara Westby, Chief of the Catalog Management
Division, was General Chairman for the first day of a
two-day seminar entitled "The Services of Processing
Agencies," sponsored by the New York Metropolitan
Reference and Research Library Agency. The seminar
was held at the Biltmore Hotel in New York City on
May 23 and 24, and Mrs. Westby chaired the discus-
sion sessions, provided an overview of the day's pro-
ceedings, indicated areas for improved services, and
predicted future developments.

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Tyler are the parents of a
son, James B. III, born on May 2 at Washington


May 25, 1973

Hospital Center. Mr. Tyler is a Quality Control
Analyst in the MARC Editorial Division.


Accessions List: Eastern Africa Vol. 6, No. 2.
March 1973. (pp. 33-72.) Continuing subscriptions
free to libraries upon request to the Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, P.O. Box 30598, Nairobi,
Accessions List: India Cumulative Author and Sub-
ject Indexes 1972. Vol. 1, No. 12, pt. 2. December
1972. (pp. i-cclxiv) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi,
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,
and Brunei Including Annual Author Index 1972.
Vol. 7, No. 12. December 1972. (pp. 307-335.)
Continuing subscriptions free to libraries upon re-
quest to the Field Director, Library of Congress
Office, American Embassy, APO San Francisco,
Accessions List: Pakistan Vol. 12, No. 3. March
1973. (pp. 27-38.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Consulate General,
Karachi, Pakistan.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949. April
1973. (iv, 38 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials and
issued in eight monthly and four quarterly issues and
a cumulative annual volume. Supplement to the
Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by the
Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541, for $170
a year.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
April 1973. (39 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship of
the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials and
published monthly by the Library of Congress. For
sale by the Card Division for $25 a year.
The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress,
VoL 30, No. 2. April 1973. (pp. 82-168.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents at $1.25, this issue,
or $4.50 a year, domestic, and $5.75 a year, foreign
(LC 1.17:30/2).
This issue commemorates the 10th anniversary of
the Library's Children's Book Section. The resources
for study and research of children's literature are

firmly established, even though the idea was thought
to be an unusual undertaking for the National library
when first suggested.
Articles deal variously with the translation of
children's literature by the Danish translator of Hans
Christian Andersen, a survey of the Library's versions
of the nursery rhyme, "Cock Robin," a description of
children's folklore in the Library's Archive of Folk
Song, an account of the cataloging of children's
books in the Library, an article about the Library
program of special reading materials for blind and
physically handicapped children, and a list of recent
Library publications on children's literature.
Erik Haugaard, a native Dane and noted author of
children's novels in English, in the lead article, "A
Translator's Opinions," discusses his reasons for and
reactions to his translations of the stories of Hans
Christian Andersen, to be published in a two-volume
edition this year. Facsimiles of the translations are in
the Library's Jean Hersholt Collection of Hans Chris-
tian Andersen in the Rare Book Division.
Virginia Haviland, the first and the only Head of
the Children's Book Section, is author of a second
article, "Who Killed Cock Robin? Depositions in the
Collections of the Library of Congress." The tradi-
tional rhyme is utilized to demonstrate the kinds of
evolutions that occur in stories first in the form of
oral telling and, later, in print form. Included are
ample illustrations from print editions spanning 186
years, from 1780 to 1966, to be found in the Li-
brary's collections.
"Children's Folklore in the Archive of Folk Song"
is the contribution of Duncan Emrich, author of
books about folklore and books for children, a
teacher of American folklore at the American Univer-
sity, Washington, D.C., and former Head of the Li-
brary's Folklore Section. Mr. Emrich gives an
overview of the little-known material either by or for
children, an estimated 10,000 items, in the Library's
Archive of Folk Song. Several drawings by Ib Ohisson
from the author's work, The Nonsense Book, illus-
trate examples of the holdings, including dances,
tales, customs and beliefs, oral history, songs, games,
and jokes.
Treva Turner, Head of the Library's Children's
Literature Cataloging Section, Subject Cataloging
Division, describes the need for and the development
of special methods for cataloging children's literature
in an article entitled "Cataloging Children's Materials
at the Library of Congress." By the end of 1972, she
relates, the Library had made available annotated
cards for well over 30,000 children's books since the


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special children's cataloging section began operating
in late 1965.
"Books for Children Who Read by Touch or
Sound," the concluding article, describes the type of
children's literature made available primarily in braille
or recorded on discs and cassettes for blind and
handicapped children who cannot read conventional
print. The author, Catherine B. Wires, Selection Assis-
tant for juvenile and young adult material in the Li-
brary's Division for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, describes the methods of selection and
the means of distribution employed in the program.

New Microfilm Publications: The Library's Photo-
duplication Service has made available on 35mm
positive microfilm the Russian periodical Bibliotekar,
the Ottoman Official Gazette (Takvim-i Vakai), and
the Weekly Review (shelf no. 29992) of London.
The microfilm of Bibliotekar, published in Moscow
during the years 1923-1964, is lacking only issue
number 11 for 1937 but includes the subject index
for 1923-1928. This monthly service publication for
Soviet libraries contains valuable information on the
management of public libraries and their relationships
with their patrons. The cost for positive microfilm on
18 reels is $280 from the Library of Congress, Photo-
duplication Service, Department C-77, Washington,
D.C. 20540.
The unique file of the Ottoman Official Gazette
(Takvim-i Vakai) represents the main source of
Turkish law for the periods of May 1835-1854 and
September 1908-November 1922. Positive microfilm
on 25 reels can be purchased for $250. Orders or
letters of inquiry should be addressed to the Photo-
duplication Service, Department C-75.
The microfilm of the Weekly Review covers
volumes 1-45, March 21, 1925-June 5, 1947. It ranks
among the foremost British political journals of the
time, featuring articles by George Bernard Shaw, H.
G. Wells, and Hilaire Belloc, who used it as a vehicle
for the expression of their wide-ranging views on
society and government. During this span of 22 years,
the journal, through the medium of informed and
literate prose, carried out the tasks of censuring
political corruption and exposing what was regarded
as the progressive dehumanization of the individual
by the modern state. This material is available on nine
reels for $87 including boxes, spools, and mailing.
Orders or letters of inquiry should be addressed to
the Photoduplication Service, Department C-193.


E. B. Tompkins Named NHPC Head
E. Berkeley Tompkins, who has been Director of
Historical and Cultural Affairs for the State of Dela-
ware since 1971, has been named Executive Director
of the National Historical Publications Commission.
Mr. Tompkins succeeds Oliver Wendell Holmes, who
retired last year (see LC Information Bulletin March
3, 1972).
The Commission, of which the Librarian of Con-
gress is a member, encourages the collection, editing,
and publication of documentary source materials of
significance to American history. It is chaired by the
Archivist of the United States and has offices in the
National Archives Building.
A graduate of Yale University (1957), Mr. Tomp-
kins earned MA. and Ph. D. degrees at the University
of Pennsylvania (1960, 1963) and became a member
of the faculty of Stanford University in 1963, serving
from 1965-68 as Dean of Stanford summer sessions.
He later became Archivist and then Senior Fellow of
the Hoover Institution at Stanford.
In addition to more than 70 articles, essays, and
reviews in scholarly periodicals, he has written Anti-
Imperialism in the United States: The Great Debate
1890-1920 (1970) and has edited Peaceful Change in
Modern Society (1971) and The United Nations in
Perspective (1972). He is a member of the American
Historical Association, the Organization of American
Historians, the American Academy of Political and
Social Science, the Society of Historians of American
Foreign Relations, and the Phi Beta Kappa Associa-
tion. He was formerly an officer of the Northern
California Branch of the American Studies Associa-
Mr. Tompkins, his wife, and three children will live
in McLean, Va.

Dorothy Miner, Medieval Manuscript Expert, Dies
Dorothy E. Miner, librarian and keeper of manu-
scripts at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and an
authority on illustrated medieval manuscripts, died
on May 15 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Miss Miner joined the gallery staff in 1934 and
assisted in reorganizing the gallery as a public
museum. In addition to her duties with manuscripts
and the library at the museum, she served as curator
in charge of its Islamic collections and until 1969
served as its editor of publications. She organized and
wrote the catalogues for several major exhibits of
illuminated manuscripts, maps, bookbinding, and




calligraphy. She was also the author or editor of
books and catalogues and of many articles and
reviews in art and bibliographic journals, among them
the pamphlet, The Giant Bible of Mainz, 500th
Anniversary published by the Library of Congress in
She served as a visiting lecturer at several univer-
sities, and was a member of numerous art history and
manuscript groups.

U.S. Conference on Ethiopian Studies Held
The First U.S. Conference on Ethiopian Studies
was held May 2-5, at Michigan State University's
Kellogg Center for Continuing Education, East
Lansing. The Conference was organized by the Com-
mittee on Ethiopian Studies and chaired by Harold G.
Marcus of Michigan State. Following an opening
address by Clifton Wharton, President of Michigan
State University, and Alfred Opubor, Director of the
African Studies Center of Michigan State, Prof. Wolf
Leslau of U.CL.A. gave a survey of Ethiopian studies
in the United States since World War II. Papers for
discussion covered topics in anthropology, agricul-
tural development, medical geography, law, land
tenure, linguistics, and history. Evening sessions were
devoted to medieval Ethiopian manuscript illumina-
tion and the iconography of Ethiopian painting.
The Committee on Ethiopian Studies will publish
the papers presented at the Conference later this year.
The next Conference will be held at Amherst College
in 1975. It is anticipated that Somalia, the southern
neighbor of Ethiopia, will be included among the
topics discussed at that time. A copy of the Con-
ference's program with a few abstracts of papers
presented is available for consultation in the Library
of Congress African Section, General Reference and
Bibliography Division. [John B. Howell]

300 Attend Symposium on Naval Roles
More than 300 persons representing government,
academic, and archival institutions attended the
symposium "The Navy in an Age of Change and
Crisis: Some Challpges and Responses of the
Twentieth Century," sponsored by the US. Naval
Academy at Annapolis on April 27-28. Representa-
tives from several foreign navies also participated in
the sessions.
The international character of the symposium was
highlighted by two papers on NATO as a naval deter-
rent, delivered by Adm. William D. Scott of the
Royal Navy, and Gen. J. L. Moulton of the Royal
Marines. The US. Navy's role in diplomatic crises was

featured in papers by Adm. Arleigh Burke on the
Lebanon Crisis, and Adm. George W. Anderson, Jr.,
on the Cuban Crisis.
At a banquet on the first evening of the sympo-
sium, author Walter Lord spoke on Writing Naval
History. He concentrated his remarks mainly on his
techniques and experiences in writing Day of Infamy.
[Paul T. Heffron]

Library News Roundup
Warren N. Boes, Director of Libraries at Syracuse
University since 1966, has been named Director of
Libraries at the University of Georgia, Athens, effec-
tive July 1. Taking Boes' place at Syracuse will be
Metod M. Milac, who will serve as Acting Director
until July 1974 when a permanent Director is
expected to be named. Milac has been Assistant
Director since 1968.
Morris A. Gelfand, Chairman of the Department of
Library Science, Queens College, City University of
New York, was elected President of the New York
Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency
(METRO). He has been serving as Vice President and
Chairman of the Committee on Committees.
The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
has given the National Endowment for the Human-
ities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the
National Science Foundation $200,000 each for
Bicentennial-related program activities.

Organizational changes for the library system at
Dartmouth College have been announced. Edward
Connery Lathem, Librarian of the College since 1968,
has been designated to hold concurrently the title
Dean of Libraries. Adelaide B. Lockhart, formerly
Assistant College Librarian for Administrative and
Coordinating Services, has been appointed to the
newly-created administrative post of Director of Li-
brary Services. William B. Meredith and June I. Hicks,
previously Assistant College Librarians, have been
promoted to Associate Directors of Library Services.
The Los Angeles Public Library has received a
$48,320 grant from the Council on Library Resources
and the Educational Facilities Laboratories to sup-
port a social-psychological study of three neighbor-
hoods in which expanded library services are
proposed. The study will be supervised by C. M.
Deasy, a California architect.
Grants under the joint College Library Program of
the CLR and the National Endowment for the
Humanities have been made to Jamestown College in
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$50,000 and $75,750, respectively. Libraries at both
institutions will initiate five-year budgeted programs
designed to educate faculty and students in the areas
of library resources and their effective utilization.
The National Book Committee has eliminated three
full-time staff positions as a result of the withdrawal
of assistance, beginning last January, from the
Association of American Publishers. Committee
Chairman Roger L. Stevens said the cutback was
necessary to allow the Committee to maintain a
financially sound operation on and after June 30. He
noted that although individual publishers have sub-
stantially increased their contributions to the Com-
mittee, the amounts have not been adequate to offset
the withdrawal by AAP. Employees affected by the
cutback are Virginia H. Mathews, Director; Virginia
Barta, Senior Program Officer; and Gloria Griffith,
The National Translations Center located at the
John Crerar Library in Chicago has lost its partial
financial support from the National Science Founda-
tion and its operation will become self-supporting.
Although the Center's staff will be curtailed, essential
operations will continue. The Center functions as a
national depository for unpublished translations pro-
duced by industry, government agencies, universities,
and other sources, and provides referral services on
translations available at other locations in the
English-speaking world. The Center publishes a
monthly bulletin, Translations Register-Index, includ-
ing a computerized, cumulating source index, avail-
able for $50 a year.
The Ohio College Library Center will extend its
services to regional library groups outside Ohio. The
Center has developed a real-time, interactive, shared
cataloging system, and an on-line union catalog that
recently exceeded 900,000 holdings. These items
were processed by some 50 Ohio libraries and
affiliates in New England, New York, Pennsylvania,
and the southern states which each day add about
600 cataloging records to the central data base. These
libraries, in addition, daily catalog another 2,000
items using cataloging data already in the system. In
its program extension, the Center will provide services
from Columbus or will assist other consortia in
replication of the OCLC system. Further information
is available from Philip L. Long, Assistant Director,

OCLC, 1550 W. Henderson Rd., Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Historical Society will sponsor the third
annual Archives-Library Institute on July 9-20 at the
new Ohio Historical Center in Columbus. The insti-
tute will provide beginning and intermediate training'
in the collecting, processing, and referencing of
historical research materials. Tuition is $150. Further
information is available from David R. Larson (614)
469-2060 at the Ohio Historical Society, Interstate
71 and 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211.

Primer on Microfimh Published by NMA
The National Microfilm Association has published
Introduction to Micrographics, a 28-page primer on
the use of microfilm. Designed for users and potential
users of microfilm, the booklet describes the
characteristics of various forms of microfilm, shows
how it is produced and duplicated, and illustrates the
basic types of microfilm readers. In addition, thi
booklet contains a glossary of terms used in micro-
graphics, and sources of additional reading material
on the subject.
Copies of the booklet may be obtained by sending
$1 to the National Microfilm Association, 8728
Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md. 20910.

ALA Issues Handbook on Library Associations
The American Library Association has issued a
Handbook of National and International Libary
Associations, a compilation of factual information on
some 100 library organizations from around the
world. Edited by Josephine Riss Fang and Alice H.
Songe, the 352-page Handbook briefly describes the
origin, structure, goals, activities, and publications of
each organization. In addition, each entry contains
data on the officers and terms, staff members, lan-
guages spoken, finances, history, membership affilia-
tions, and meetings of the organizations. A general
bibliography on the association is included.
Entries are divided into two parts, international and
national, and are arranged alphabetically by country.
The organizations, their officers, and their publida
tions are indexed.
The Handbook is available for $8.50 from the
Order Department, ALA, 50 East Huron St., Chicago,
111. 60611..

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