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June 15, 1973

T::iiank Kurt Cylke, and experience tinistrator
.if Si..tional and local library pro ,a has been
'* pp oited Chief of the Division fo eBlind and
htisily Handicapped effective. H ill
*imiae his new duties on July 16, sucdg Rbert
hai y who retired December 11, 1972.-. Z
:.* library work full time for over 16 ye id.%g _
Alimaii rator of library programs for about hil'Wi
fimt time, Mr. Cylke has been with the Library of
S:gres since January 1970 as Executive Secretary
fAbhe Federal Library Committee and, since April
1972, also as Chairman of the U.S. National Libraries
Tfak Force on Cooperative Activities. In his new posi-
tion, he will direct a staff of 99 in operating the
(Continued on p. 211)

22 Couriers Insure Swift
-Completion of Appointed Rounds
iF te mail service in the Library of Congress is, a
itant yet largely unobserved process. Busy otit-
Sfngtmail boxes in each office seem to empty them-
iS~ea.our times daily, while a magical slot at the rear
frl4a Main Building willingly accepts letters with a

7IrpJise that they will be picket up at 9:15 a.m.,
?f^ p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m., or 5:30 p.m. Rush
,pejynL reach outlying annexes in a few hours and
Iipsne nd postcards from vacationing co-workers find
th4jyl to the right offices.
T services, and many more which stem from
rebanl*bilities relating to the delivery of mail in the
a, are assigned to the Mail Receipt and Delivery
PifiI'(Mail Room) and to the Mail Analysis Unit, both
,ptthin the Central Services Division. The 22 staff
members of these two offices are responsible for the
receipt and distribution of all incoming mail and for
the dispatch of all outgoing mail in the Library of
Mail arrives at the Library five times daily during
(Continued on p. 208)
The Health Room in the Main Building, Room
104A, was closed on May 25 due to remodeling
construction in adjacent areas. The projected date
of reopening is in six to eight weeks.
All medical services will be provided in the
Annex Health Room, A-1017, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. on weekdays. Weekend hours of service will
be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 5
p.m. on Sunday. Inquiries and emergency calls can
be made on ext. 5614 or 5616.

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ALA Conference to Include Special Program
Bloodmobile to Visit Library .
Arna Bontemps Dies . .
Frank Kurt Cylke to Head DBPH .
Health Room Temporarily Closed .
Jury Selects Prints for National Exhibition
Librarians View LC Personnel Programs .
Library of Congress Publications .
Mail Delivery in the Library of Congress .
News in the Library World .
Philatclic Club 1-xhibition Held .
Professionally Oriented Picnic Held .
Soflball T'cam Breaks Losing Streak .
Staff News . .
Visitor% to L . .
Appendix LC Semiannual Report
June 1973 . .

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..... 216
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205, 211-212
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205. 208-210
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Five members of the American Library Association,
accompanied by Robert Wedgeworth, Executive
Director of the Association, visited the Library of
Congress on June 5, 6, and 7 for consultation on the
Library's Affirmative Action Program.
With an initial supplemental appropriation of
$150,000 for a 6-month period in fiscal 1973, the
Library instituted a new affirmative action program
as authorized in the Equal Employment Opportunity
Act of 1972. To examine this and other personnel
programs of the Library, the visitors conferred with
the Librarian of Congress, the Deputy and Assistant
Librarian, and Department Directors. Meetings were
also held with the Assistant Director of Personnel for
Equality Programs, the Coordinator of the Library's
Equal Opportunity Office, the Federal Woman's Pro-
gram Coordinator, and members of the Human Rela-
tions Committees and Council. The visitors toured


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various areas of the Library and talked individually to
staff members they selected at random.
The group consisted of W. Carl Jackson, Dean of
Libraries, Indiana University, who acted as chairman,
Thomas Alford, Director of the Benton Harbor
(Michigan) Public Library, Yen Tsai Feng, Assistant
Director of the Boston Public Library, Jane Flener,
Associate Director of the University of California
(Berkeley) Libraries, and Henry Shearouse, Director
of the Denver Public Library.


Indian and Chicano Heritages
To Be Featured on ALA Program
A Prominent Sioux author and two library special-
ists will speak on "Preserving the Record of Spanish-
Speaking Americans and of the American Indian" at
the .program meeting sponsored by the Joint ALA/
SAA Committee on Library-Archives Relationships to
be held on Tuesday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m., in the
Third Ring of the Circus Circus Hotel during the
annual conference of the American Library Associa-
tion in Las Vegas.
In "We Talk-You Listen," Mr. Vine Deloria, Jr., a
Standing Rock Sioux and the author of Custer Died
. for Your Sins, will speak on the need for preserving
the cultural heritage of the American Indian and will
give suggestions in regard to materials that should be
collected for the record and for research use. Mr.
Deloria, who lives in Golden, Colo., has a B.S. degree
from Iowa State University, a B.D. from the Lutheran
School of Theology, and a J.D. from the School of
Law at the University of Colorado. He is a former
executive director for the National Congress of Amer-
ican Indians and has served as a member of the execu-
tive council of the Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Elizabeth Martinez Smith of the Los Angeles
County Public Library System will deal with Spanish-
speaking people of the Southwest. In her paper, "Her-
itage of Aztlan" (the Aztec word for the Southwest),
Mrs. Smith will use her own experience in tracing her
ancestry to illustrate what materials can be found and
how they can be used. She will also describe the
special services that her library provides for Spanish-
speaking Americans. Mrs. Smith, a native of Cali-
fornia, received her B.A. degree in Latin American
Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles
in 1965 and her M.L.S. at the University of Southern

June 15, 1973 207


Misch Kohn, printmaker;
Victor Carlson, print and draw-
ing curator, Baltimore Muse-
um; and Peter Milton, print-'?
maker (seated I-r), the selection k
jury for the 23rd National
Exhibition of Prints, met on
May 24 and 25 at the National
Collection of Fine Arts to con-
sider works submitted for
inclusion in the exhibition by
more than 460 American art-
ists. The biennial exhibition,
sponsored since 1943 by the
Library of Congress, will this
year be jointly sponsored by
NCFA. Included in the exhibit,
to be shown during September
and October at NCFA, will be
the 71 prints selected and a :;'
print hors concours from each
juror-artist. Following its fall -
showing, the exhibition will be
circulated by the Exhibits
Office of the Library of Con-
gress to libraries and museums throughout the United
States. Pictured in the background (1-r) are Joshua C. Tay-
lor, NCFA Director; Mrs. Janey Flint, Curator of Prints and
Drawings, NCFA (seated); Edgar Breitenbach, Chief, LC

California in 1967. She served as a consultant with
Los Angeles County for library services to the
Spanish-speaking community from 1968-73 and is
now regional Administrator of Libraries in Institu-
"Preserving Hispanic Materials in New Mexico" will
be discussed by Benito G. C6rdova. Mr. C6rdova, a
native of New Mexico, received his B.A. in history
and Spanish from New Mexico Highland University in
1967 and his M.A. degree in anthropology from the
University of Arizona. He was with the Ford Founda-
tion Leadership Development Program, 1970-71, and
is at present with the New Mexico State Library as
Director of the Cultural Research and Information
Center in Santa Fe.
Presiding at the meeting will be Roger H. Mc-
Donough, Director of the New.Jersey-State Library
and chairman of the Joint Committee, and Mrs. Eliza-
beth Hamer Kegan, Assistant Librarian of Congress
and the immediate past chairman.

Prints and Photographs Division; Mrs. Martina Norelli, Assis-
tant Curator of Prints and Drawings, NCFA (seated); Alan
Fern, Assistant Chief, LC Prints and Photographs Division;
and Gabor Peterdi, Pennell Fund Committee Member.

CIP Workshop to Be Held
An open CIP workshop will be held on June 27,
from 8:30 to 10 p.m., during the ALA annual meet-
ing in Las Vegas, Nev. The workshop, sponsored by the
AAP/RTSD Joint Committee, will meet in the Big
Top Room of the Circus Circus Hotel. It is designed
to give librarians attending ALA an opportunity to
hear a progress report on the CIP Program by the
Library of Congress staff and to exchange ideas and
experiences with respect to their use of the CIP data.


Ama Bontemps, poet, author, and critic and an
Honorary Consultant in American cultural history to
the Library of Congress, died on June 4 in Nashville,
Tenn., following a heart attack.
Born in Alexandria, La., Mr. Bontemps received an

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A.B. degree from Pacific Union College in 1923, and
first achieved prominence as a poet in the "Harlem
Renaissance" of the 1920's. He emerged as a novelist
in 1931 with the publication of God Sends Sunday;
and among his later novels were Black Thunder and
Drums at Dusk. Mr. Bontemps had written a number
of studies of Negro culture, including books for chil-
dren. and had edited several anthologies of Negro
literature; the latest of these was The Harlem Renais-
sance Remembered. One of his favorite subjects was
Frederick Douglass, about whom he wrote two
books: Frederick Douglass: Slave-Fighter Freeman
and Free at Last. The Life of Frederick Douglass. He
received the Crisis Poetry Prize and the Alexander
Pushkin Prize in 1926 and the Jane Addams Chil-
dren's Book Award in 1956.
He had served as Librarian of Fisk University,
Director of the Afro-American Program at Yale Uni-
versity, and Curator of the James Weldon Johnson
Collection at Yale's Beinecke Library. He was ap-
pointed to the Library of Congress post last December.


Soviets Tour Copyright Office
On May 1 and 14. Prof. Mark Boguslavsky, Vice
President of the Soviet National Group of the Inter-
national Association for the Protection of Industrial
Property, visited the Copyright Office in connection
with the U.S.S.R. adherence, effective May 27, to the
Universal Copyright Convention. He was accom-
panied by Gennadi V. Dmitriev, Assistant Commer-
cial Counselor of the Soviet Embassy in Washington,
D.C. The visitors met with Abe A. Goldman, Acting
Register of Copyright, L. Clark Hamilton, Assistant
Register. Waldo H. Moore. Chief of the Copyright
Reference Division, and Benjamin W. Rudd, Librar-
Following a tour of the Copyright Office, Professor
Boguslavsky spent most of his two-day visit studying
the Copyright Office's extensive holdings in Russian
and international copyright law. He stated that, based
on his observations while visiting other libraries with
copyright collections, the U.S. Copyright Office
Library was the most comprehensive.

Three Visit Motion Picture Section
On June 1. Dr. Paul Gennard, Curator of the Muse-
um of Cinema in Lyon, France; Alberto Cavalcanti,
an innovative filmmaker who has influenced the
French avant-garde, the English documentary move-

ment, and the Cinema Novo in his native Brazil; and
Anna Johnson. head of the organization Paris en
Films, toured the Library's Motion Picture Section.
They were particularly interested in the Library's
paper print collection and pre-1900 motion picture
materials. The three were in Washington, D.C., in con-
junction with the opening of the American Film Insti-
tute's series "Paris on Film."


Not even the weather could dampen the celebration
of a Library "first" when the Professional Orientation
class held a picnic lunch after the closing session of
their course on Thursday, May 24. Eighteen classes
have been through Professional Orientation since the
series began in 1966, but this was the first class to eat
as well as study together. Inger V. Nielsen of the
Dutch Scandinavian Section, Shared Cataloging Divi-
sion, planned a picnic in the courtyard, but rain
forced it indoors to the back room of the cafeteria.
Composed of 19 lectures, supplemented by tours of
various activities, the series aims to help library
employees better understand the total operations of
the Library, the relationships of its various organiza-
tional units, and the way in which each employee's
job contributes to the whole. To date 947 staff mem-
bers have been able to take the course.
In order to give the information in the lectures to
an even wider Library audience, it is planned to make
the series eventually available to the Divisions in a
slide/tape format.

(Continued from p. 205)

the work week, once on Saturday, and twice on Sun-
day, from the U.S. Postal Service. It is received by the
Mail Room and preliminary sorting is done there.
Unopened and delivered directly is all mail addressed
to the Card Division, Catalog Publication Division,
Congressional Research Service, Federal Research
Division, Law Library, Loan Division, National Refer-
ral Center for Science and Technology, Office of the
General Counsel, Personnel Office, Photoduplication
Service, Slavic and Central European Division, and
the Union Catalog and International Organizations
Reference Section. Freight for the Exchange and Gift


June 15, 1973

Division, the Serial Division, and for the NPAC and
PL-80 Programs is also direct mail. The U.S. Postal
Service delivers all mail addressed to the Copyright
Office and to the Division for the Blind and Physi-
cally Handicapped directly to their respective an-
nexes. All remaining letter-size mail is sent to the Mail
Analysis Unit located in the Central Services Division
In what is one of LC's smallest
units, a job which influences the
workflow of all departments is
undertaken. The Mail Analysis Unit,
operating with a staff of three under
the supervision of Mrs. Marian Lager,
controls and routes letter-size mail as
well as all interlibrary mail. Mrs.
Lager's own duties include corre-
Apondence control of all mail ad-
dressed to the Librarian, the Deputy
Librarian, the Assistant Librarian,
and the Director of the Administra-
tive Department. She receives these
letters directly from the Mail Room,
opens and analyzes them, attaches
background material from the Central Files, and for-
wards them to the appropriate office for reply. A

record of each letter is kept on file until the corre-
spondence has been completed and all materials have
been returned to the Library's archives. Mrs. Lager is
also responsible for the transmittal and receipt of
telegrams and cables, supervising the operation of the
Library's Western Union Desk Fax. She also receives,
records, and routes classified mail.

Sorting LC mail are (I-r) Mail Analysis Unit Staff members
Mr. Cuozzo, Mrs Lewis, Miss Benekin, and Mrs. Lager.

Mal Receipt and Delivery Unit staff members, front row Beck, Mr. Blakely, Mr. Harris, Mr. Butler. Mr. Brown, Mr.
I-r): Mr. Coley, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Walker, Mr. Boone, Mr. Quinn, Baumgartner, Mr. Jones, and Mr. Simpson. Not pictured: Mr.
Mr. Johnson, Mr. Douglas, and Mr. Hendricks. Back row: Mr. Qunningham and Mr. Hammock.

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The mail received by the Unit is date stamped,
sorted, analyzed, and routed by Mrs. Gladys Lewis
and Miss Dorothy Benekin. Their analysis, using the
Mail Routing Guide compiled and updated frequently
by the Central Services Division, insures that letters
reach their proper destination and that money which
may be enclosed is separated, recorded, and held for
pickup by a designated representative of the recipient
The fourth staff member of the Unit is Domenic
Cuozzo, whose many duties include four mail deliv-
ery trips daily to offices on executive row and the
sorting of all interlibrary mail. Mr. Cuozzo encourages
all LC staff members to "use full names and correct
abbreviations for all divisions and sections when
addressing interlibrary mail envelopes. The sorting
and delivery process will be faster." Zip code may
move the mail nationally, but Mr. Cuozzo's sugges-
tion is the key to "zipping" the mail through the
Library. Interlibrary mail which has been sorted is
then picked up by Mail Room messengers for delivery
throughout the Main and Annex Buildings.
Mail Room messengers Raymond Boone, Carl
Butler, Hugh Coley, Gary Hammock, Carl Harris, Paul
Quinn, and Michael Walker make their first stop on
each of the four regularly scheduled delivery trips
daily in the Analysis Unit. In addition to interlibrary
mail, they pick up letter-size mail from Mrs. Lewis
and Miss Benekin. As deliveries are made, outgoing
mail is picked up in each office and preliminary sort-
ing is done by the messenger at this time. At the end
of the trip, interlibrary mail is left with Mr. Cuozzo
and outgoing mail goes to the Mail Room. After sort-
ing. mail addressed to the outlying annexes is sent to
the Motor Vehicle Unit for delivery by shuttle, and
outgoing mail is bagged for the six daily pickups by
the Postal Service.
Letter-size mail is a small part of the work assigned


The LC Men's Slow-pitch Softball Team survived
a shaky start against a team named Phase II on
June 4, rallying from a 14-4 deficit early in the
game for an 18-17 win. LC was paced by home
runs for Rick McCrellen, George Perreault, Lou
Pizzoli, and Stan Thomas, as the team won its first
game of the year to finish at one win and four
losses in the first half of the season.

to the Mail Room. According to Ernie Simpson, Mail
Room Supervisor, "the biggest responsibility is to
move the tremendous volume of land, sea, and air
freight received and sent by the Library." The Li-
brary acquires an average of 25,000 items daily for its
collections through its various acquisitions programs,
loans books and non-book materials to libraries in
this country and abroad, and maintains agreements
for the exchange of material with over 15,000 ex-
change partner libraries, and all these materials pass
through the Mail Room at one time or another.
Assisted by the Motor Vehicle Unit, Mail Room staff
members Steve Baumgartner, Linus Beck, Curtis
Blakely (Assistant Head), Leroy Brown, Mike Cunn-
ingham, Samuel Douglas, Hank Hendricks, LaReintz
Johnson, Jimmy Jones, and Robert Pratt handle
special categories of mail-registered, special delivery,
certified, and insured-and deliver and pick up freight
to and from local airports, trucking depots, and the
Baltimore and Alexandria docks. Recently the papers
of Sigmund Freud were acquired by the Library and
were sent from Austria to Washington, D.C., where
they were met at Dulles International Airport by a
Mail Room pickup crew. When freight is unloaded at
the Library it is sorted and delivered to the addressee.
Bulk mail is handled in much the same manner, with
deliveries to offices scheduled twice daily and pickups
made as often as necessary.
The Library of Congress will send out 2,528,199
pieces of mail in fiscal year 1973, a projected figure
based on a two-week sampling taken in December
1972. Along with incoming mail, these pieces will
pass through the Mail Room and the Mail Analysis
Unit in a continuous flow numbering thousands of
pieces per day, a volume comparable to that of a
small first-class post office. [Nancy R. Mitchell]


The LC Philatelic Club held a stamp exhibit in the
Page School on June 5 with prizes awarded for the
display showing the greatest originality in selection,
rarity of material, arrangement, and evidence of re-
First prize was presented to Anthony Nicastro,
Cataloging Publication Division, for his display of
four airmail first flight covers for trips made across
the Atlantic and across the United States between
1926 and 1939. Newspaper clippings of the flights
and photographs of the planes carrying the mail
accompanied his three-panel exhibit.


June 15, 1973

Other exhibitors included Arline Custer, Swiss first
day covers; Frank Wilson, 1938 three-cent Jefferson;
Harriet Ostroff, postal service slogans; Kajak Balek-
jan, Iraqi costumes on stamps; Pat Bernard, IBY on
stamps; and Catherine Bahn, Copernicus on stamps.
The next meeting, scheduled for July 17 at noon in
the Page School, will feature John Hoffman as
speaker. Mr. Hoffman is the director of the National
Philatelic Exhibition to be held in Washington, D.C.
this fall.


Joseph W. Dougherty, Custodian of the Library of
Congress Station in the Capitol and Head of the Con-
gressional Section, Loan Division, retired on June 1,
after 29 years of Government service, most of it with
the Library of Congress.
Mr. Dougherty, a native of Norwich, N.Y., attended
Georgetown, Catholic, and Columbus Universities. He
was initially appointed to the Library staff on Febru-
ary 1, 1936, and after a short period in the then
Classification Division, served in the Reading Rooms.
His training in service to Congress came early in his
career. He was initiated in the book stacks and
learned the Canons of Service under such preceptors
as Verner W. Clapp, David C. Mearns, and Willard
Webb. He was on the staff of the Reading Room's
Congressional Unit, now the Loan Reference Section
of the Loan Division, and served at the Reference
desks in the Main and Thomas Jefferson Reading
Rooms. Following service with the U.S. Navy during
World War II, Mr. Dougherty returned to the Li-
brary's Book Room in the Senate Office Building. He
resigned in 1946 to accept a position on the research
staff of the California Lands Commission.
In 1954 Mr. Dougherty was appointed Assistant
Custodian of the Capitol Station. His past experience
in the Reading Rooms and in various aspects of the
Library's service to Congress, and his familiarity with
reference sources and the legislative process contrib-
uted greatly to the Station's service, and led to his
promotion in 1966. Under his direction the Office of
the Curator of Art and Antiquities, U.S. Senate, was
established in 1969, but because of ill health he was
unable to complete the assignment. He returned to
the Library Station late in 1969.
Mr. Dougherty's tact and the esteem in which he
was held by many of the legislators and their aides
greatly facilitated the operations of the Capitol Sta-

tion, both in obtaining and giving legislative infor-


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42-year-old national program that produces and dis-
tributes special reading materials for blind and handi-
capped citizens who cannot read conventional print.
The Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped works with 51 cooperating regional libraries
and, through them, with over 70 local public libraries

Mr. Cylke

in the Nation in circulating books and magazines in
braille or recorded on disc or cassette and their play-
back equipment to more than 400,000 eligible
The Federal Library Committee that he has served
as Executive Secretary for the last 3 1/2 years is an
inter-agency group under the auspices of the Library
of Congress and the Office of Management and
Budget. Composed of representatives cf the executive
departments and of independent agencies, the
Committee's mission is to improve coordination and
planning among research libraries of the Federal
Government so that common problems n.ay be iden-
tified, solutions sought, and services improved. Mr.
Cylke directed an extensive cooperative program as
Chairman of the U.S. National Libraries Task Force

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on Cooperative Activities, whose representatives from
the three National Libraries are working toward the
primary goal of developing a national data bank of
machine-readable cataloging information as a central
resource for all libraries.
He came to the Library from the U.S. Office of
Education where, beginning in 1968, he was Research
Associate and, later, Chief of the Library and Infor-
mation Sciences Research Branch. He was responsible
for analyzing the research requirements in library and
information sciences, formulating the needs and
priorities for research, establishing criteria and guide-
lines for evaluating and monitoring research proposals
and projects, and maintaining continuous liaison with
other Government agencies, State and local govern-
ment agencies, professional organizations, project
directors, and universities.
Before his Federal service, Mr. Cylke was Assistant
Librarian of the Providence Public Library, with
which he first became associated in 1965 as Chief of
Public Services. As Assistant Librarian, he was re-
sponsible for State and Federal relations in a library
system comprised of 13 central library departments,
eight branch libraries, and a combined staff of 205
employees. He devised and implemented a regional
communications network for a reference and inter-
library loan system, directed conversion of several
library services and operations to automation, and
moderated a weekly radio interview program about
books and reading. He was before that head of Refer-
ence and in charge of public relations at the New
Haven (Conn.) Free Public Library, 1962-65; in the
Reference Department, Bridgeport (Conn.) Public
Library, 1958-62; and Librarian and Resident Master
of the Graham-Eckes School, Palm Beach, Fla.,
A native of New Haven, Mr. Cylke first became
interested in a library career through part-time work
at the Yale University Library during the years he
attended the University of Connecticut, where he
received a BA. degree in 1954. He earned an M.L.S.
degree from Pratt Institute, New York, in 1957 and
has undertaken postgraduate work primarily in li-
brary administration, systems analysis, and informa-
tion sciences.
He has been cited for excellence of professional
achievement on several occasions. In 1964 while with
the New Haven Free Public Library, he received a John
Cotton Daa Publicity Award for outstanding library
publicity and, in 1969, the United States Office of
Education honored him for superior service in adminis-
tering the grants program in library research.

Mr. Cylke was a part-time instructor in reference at
the University of Rhode Island Graduate Library
School during the school year 1967-68, and is a
member of the Advisory Committee, ADP Manage-
ment Training Center, United States Civil Service
He assisted in establishing the ALA Federal Librari-
ans Roundtable, is a founding member of the Federal
Librarians Association, and is a member of the
American Library Association; American Society for
Information Science; International Federation for
Documentation, Special Libraries Association; Dis-
trict of Columbia Library Association; Z 39 Subcom-
mittee No. 7 on Library Statistics, American National
Standards Institute; Association of Cooperative Li-
brary Organizations; Fellowship Screening Committee
of the Council on Library Resources; Manuscript
Society; Advisory Board, ERIC Clearinghouse on
Library and Information Science. He also attends
meetings of the Committee on Scientific and Techni-
cal Information, Federal Council for Science and
Technology, as an observer. Other affiliations are
secretary of the U.S. Book Exchange, Inc., Dinghy
Cruising Association, and Melvil Dui Chowder and
Marching Association. He is the author of a number
of articles in the professional literature, and a collec-
tor of the works of Arthur Ransome.
Mr. Cylke and his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth
Zembrowski, live in Arlington, Va., with their two
children, Frank Kurt, Jr., aged 9, and Mary Amanda,
aged 8.

Appointments: Gloria E. Baskerville, library aid, GS-3, Cat
Publ, 10-500; Patricia Busselle, analyst in education, GS-13,
CRS Ed, 4835; Walter Cutine Pennix, stack cleaner, WG-2,
Bldgs, 4747; Sonya E. Simmons, searcher-filer, GS-5, Cat
Publ, 4716.
Temporary Appointments: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., refer-
ence assistant, GS-5, CRS E, NP; Merrick Garland, reference
assistant, GS4, CRS E, NP; Janet E. Lemke, research assis-
tant, GS-5, CRS SPR, 4832; Vincent Manzella, library aid,
GT-1, Photodup, NP; Patti B. Saris, reference assistant, GS-4,
CRS E, NP; Arthur Segel, reference assistant, GS-4, CRS E,
Reappointments Christopher T. Anderson, clerical assis-
tant, GT-3, Photodup, 3-100; Margaret K. Hall, peripheral
equipment operator, GS-5, Pers Opns, 4862; James T. Harley,
reading room assistant, GS-2, S&R, 5-600; Leonard Hodges,
library technician, GS-4, E&G, NP.
Promotions: Ernest W. Burton, to order control clerk,
GS-4, Ord, 4800; Consuella E. Hardy, to additions & correc-
tions assistant, GS-7. Cat Mgmt, 4793; Johnnie R. Lewis, to

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stack cleaner, WG-2, Bldgs, 4747; Katherine B. Meyers, to
head fiscal section, GS-7, Ord, 4855; James L. Miller, to
laborer leader, WL-3, Bldgs, 4766; Harold Pearson, to laborer
leader, WL-3, Bldgs, 4766; Thomas R. Wenner, to assistant
head European exchange section, GS- 1, E&G, 4839.
Resignations: Maria Andras, Cat Publ; Margaret R. Brady,
CRS E; John C. Burt, CRS SPR; Craig H. Cromer, Preserv;
Charles E. Davis, FRD; Margaret M. Hayes, Cat Publ; Carrie
V. Herr, MARC Dev; George S. High, Cop Serv; Clinton
Jones, Jr., Bldgs; Charles H. Knull, LLAB; Patricia D. Kyte,
Photodup; Cordell A. McKinley, S&R; Norman L. Maynard,
CMO; Kenneth A. Neal, Jr., ISO; Samuel C. Oglesby, CRS F;
Natalie G. Perry, Cop Serv; Vernon E. Strobel, II, S&R;
Joseph P. Vessels, Cop Serv; Richard M. Weintraub, CRS A;
Betty Ann Williams, Card.

S. Lester Ungerleider, Programmer, MARC Devel-
opment Office, has been awarded the Certificate in
Data Processing by the Certification Council of the
Data Processing Management Association. Mr. Unger-
leider was one of 852 successful applicants in a field
of 2,722 who took the CDP examination in test
centers throughout the United States and Canada.
The examination establishes a method for recognizing
a corps of individuals having knowledge considered
important to data processing management.
He becomes one of 13,992 who have been awarded
the Certificate since the first exam was given in 1962.
The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music was con-
ferred upon Edward N. Waters, Chief of the Music
Division, by the Cleveland Institute of Music at its
48th commencement on May 31. The citation read in
part, "For your distinguished contribution, as a
musician and scholar, to the foremost achievements
of American musicologists, and for the significant
enrichment of the music collection of the Library of
Congress, accomplished through your ministrations,
we consider it fitting, and in accord with the purposes
and ideals of this institution, to honor you on this
thirty-first day of May 1973."


The Library of Congress Professional Association Book
Sale will be held on Wednesday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m., on Deck 11 North, Annex Building, An LC em-
ployee building pass will be required to purchase books
before 1 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schroeder are the parents of a
daughter, Jessica Helen, born May 20 at Alexandria
Hospital. Mr. Schroeder is a Cataloger in the Geogra-
phy and Map Division.

Upon determination that the Black Employees of
the Library of Congress (BELC) has fulfilled the crite-
ria of LCR 2022-2, the Library has recognized BELC
as an employee organization.
The criteria for recognition are that it does not
advocate the overthrow by force of the constitutional
form of Government of the United States; it is orga-
nized and open to all staff members on a Library-
wide basis; it does not discriminate with regard to
membership because of race, color, sex, national
origin, religion, or age; it is organized to conduct its
affairs in an orderly manner and in accordance with
democratic principles and practices; it does not and
will not assist or participate in a strike against the
Library, the Government of the United States or any
agency thereof, and imposes no duty or obligation to
conduct, assist, or participate in such a strike, and it
maintains a continuing membership of not less than
50 employees of the Library of Congress.


Accessions List: Middle East. ISSN 0041-7769.
Vol. 11, No. 4. April 1973. (pp. 75-95.) 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 Egypt.
Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for the
Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1972. ISSN 0083-1565.
Washington, 1973. (xiii, 147 p.) Clothbound. For sale
by the Superintendent of Documents for $3.85 a
copy (LC1.1:972). Free to libraries upon request to
the Central Services Division, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540. On the basis of need, LC
staff members may obtain copies in person from the
Publications Distribution Unit in the north section of
the Cellar in the Main Building; telephone requests
cannot be filled.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
ISSN 0012-2785. 93rd Congress, Ist Session. Supple-
ment No. 2 to Cumulative issue No. 1, 1973. (Various
pagings.) For sale by the Superintendent of Docu-
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402, for $2.25 this issue or $90 a session,

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domestic, and S 122.50 a session, foreign (LC 14.6:
93-1/1-3/Supp. 2).
Monthly Checklist of State Publications 1972
Index. Vol. 63 (pp. 1081-1221.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents for 45 cents, or as part
of a yearly subscription for $6.50 a year, domestic,
and $8.25 a year. foreign (LC30.9:63/lndex).
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
ISSN 0028-6699. May 1973. (41 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, Library of
Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20541, for $25 a year.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949. ISSN
0028-6680. May 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 for $170 a year.
Selected Information Resources on Science Educa-
tion (SL 73-2). May 1973. (7 p.) Compiled by the
Science and Technology Division's National Referral
Center. this is an informal listing of 21 organizations
in the United States that will provide information on
various aspects of education in the basic or applied
sciences. Each entry gives the name, address, and tele-
phone number of the organization, and a brief de-
scription of the information services it provides.
Copies of the list may be obtained free from the
National Referral Center, Science and Technology
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Cooperative Publication Projects: The National
Union Catalog: Pre-1956 Imprints. A Cumulative
Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed
Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Librar-
ies Vols. 260-264; Hultberg-lmandt. Compiled and
edited with the cooperation of the Library of Con-
gress and the National Union Catalog Subcommittee
of the Resources Committee of the Resources and
Technical Services Division, American Library Associ-
ation. For sale by Mansell Information/Publishing
Ltd., 3 Bloomsbury Place, London WCIA 2QA, En-
gland, about $25-$30 each depending on the mode of
payment. Particulars are available from the publisher.

New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
gress Photoduplication Service has available on 35mm

positive microfilm numerous titles of press summaries
and other Government serials, the Trudy miestnykh
Komitetov o nuzhdakh sel'skokhoziaistvennoi promy-
shlennosti, and the Preussischen Jahrbiicher (Shelf
No. 38041).
Circular C-94 (revised) lists 42 items, among them
U.S. or British reports on the press of the Central
Powers, China, Czechoslovakia, Finland, Hungary,
Indonesia, Japan, Okinawa, Poland, Rumania, and
Yugoslavia; press releases or other serial reports of the
Civil Service Commission and the Department of
State; Presidential Executive Orders; and English
scripts of the Voice of America. Inquiries should be
addressed to the Library of Congress, Photoduplica-
tion Service, Department C-94, Washington, D.C.
The Trudv miestnykh Komitetov o nuzhdakh
sel'skokhoziaistvennoi promyshlennosti, a collection
of reports in 58 volumes of local Russian committees
submitted to the Special Conference on the Needs of
Agricultural Industry which was set up in 1902 to
examine the state of Russian agriculture, is available
on 12 reels for S200. These reports provide much
information about peasant life and about the eco-
nomic changes affecting rural Russia at the turn of
the century. Orders or letters of inquiry should be
addressed to Department C-88.
The Preussischen Jahrbiicher, published in Berlin, is
covered on microfilm for volumes 1-240 from
1858-1935. This historical journal reflected the point
of view of the Constitutional and National Party in
Prussia which sought to establish a relationship with
the German intelligentsia of the period. This material
is available on 53 reels for $510 including boxes,
spools, and mailing from Department C-194.

Press Release: No. 73-25 (June 5) Librarian of Congress
announces appointment of Frank Kurt Cylke as Chief of LC
Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.


Latin Americanists from D.C. Hold Meeting
The Inter-American Council of Washington, D.C.,
representing Latin Americanists from the Washington,
D.C., area, held its final meeting of the academic year
in the Library of Congress Whittall Pavilion on May
17. The Library's Latin American, Portuguese, and
Spanish Division was host for the luncheon meeting.
Plans for the coming year were discussed and prelimi-

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I. nary arrangements for the selection of new officers
were made.
Dorothy Dillon, Council President, introduced the
speaker, Joseph John Jova, U.S. Ambassador to the
Organization of American States. Mr. Jova spoke
about the recent OAS Council meeting and the pre-
liminary plans now under consideration for reorgani-
zation of the OAS structure.
The Council will hold its next meeting at a local
university at the beginning of the fall term.

AFI Elects Board Members, Changes Award Policies
Four film artists were elected to the American Film
Institute Board of Trustees at a meeting of the Board
on May 21. They are actor-producer Warren Beatty;
Academy Award nominee Cicely Tyson; Larry
Jordan, independent filmmaker and Chairman of the
FlUmmaking Department of the San Francisco Art
Institute; and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter-
producer Eleanor Perry.
The Board extended a special vote of appreciation
to four founding Trustees whose terms expire June
30. Jack Valenti, Gregory Peck, George Seaton, and
Arnold M. Picker were commended by Board Chair-
man Charlton Heston for their dedication to the Insti-
tute since its founding six years ago.
The Board also approved basic policy changes relat-
ing to AFI's Independent Filmmaker Awards Pro-
gram. They are that the Institute will make outright
grants to independent filmmakers for new projects
under which the filmmakers will be entitled to all
revenues resulting from distribution of their films,
and that filmmakers will be permitted to apply for
living stipends as part of their grants. The changes
were made possible by a grant from the National
Endowment for the Arts which gives the award pro-
gram an assured level of funding. Previously, a per-
centage of any revenues from AFI-produced films was
retained by AFI to replenish program funding.
Since 1968, AFI has awarded more than $850,000
for film productions to 114 filmmakers, including
$200,000 for 14 projects under a special Corporation
for Public Broadcasting-AFI program. The program is
administered at AFI's Center for Advanced Film
Studies in Beverly Hills, Calif. Applications are now
being accepted for the next cycle of awards to be
granted in October. Applications will be accepted
until July 15.

Samuel Lazerow Named to ISI Board of Directors
Samuel Lazerow, Chief of the Library of Congress
Serial Record Division for six years before his retire-

ment in 1972, has been elected to the Board of Direc-
tors of the Institute for Scientific Information in Phil-
adelphia. Mr. Lazerow is ISI's Vice President for
Administration and is responsible for the company's
personnel, purchasing, subscription fulfillment, and
financial departments. He joined the Institute in
October 1972.
While at the Library of Congress, he served as
Chairman of the U.S. National Libraries Task Force
on Automation. In 1967 he received a Superior Ser-
vice Award from the Library of Congress for planning
and supervising the processing of nearly 500,000
backlogged journal issues. He has also served as Chief
of the Acquisitions Section of the National Agricul-
tural Library and as Chief of the Technical Services
Division at the National Library of Medicine where he
was involved in the development of the Medical Liter-
ature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS).

Columbia Oral History Catalog Published
The Oral History Collection of Columbia Univer-
sity, edited by Elizabeth B. Mason and Louis M.
Starr, has been published by the University's Oral
History Research Office on the 25th anniversary of
the program. The 500-page volume contains a history
of the program and a redescription of material
covered in an earlier (1964) catalog.
The oral history program began on May 18, 1948,
when Allan Nevins, the late historian and Columbia
professor interviewed a New York City father named
George McAneny, and a graduate student transcribed
the notes taken during their conversation. Note
taking was replaced by wire recorders in 1949 and
shortly after by tape recorders. The interviews are
transcribed and available to scholars, many of whom
have based prize-winning books on the material. Part
of the collection is available, with permission from
the oral authors, for acquisition on microfilm and
microfiche. The collection includes 365,000 pages of
typewritten transcripts and covers all aspects of
American history and life from the 1880's to the
The new volume describes 549 biographical
memoirs and 72 special projects-altogether, individ-
ual descriptions of 1,038 memoirs. The catalog is
available in both a hardcover library edition ( 12.50)
from Microfilming Corporation of America, Glen
Rock, N.J., or softcover ($7.50) from the Oral His-
tory project at Columbia.

Publisher Recalls Book on FDR
Since the publication last November of For the

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President-Personal and Secret: Correspondence
Between Fnkln D. Roosevelt and William C
BufItt, edited by Orville H. Bullitt, several errors and
infelicities in the index of the volume have been
discovered. To remedy the situation, the publisher of
the volume, Houghton Mifflin Company, is offering
to send, upon request, a corrected version of the
index to any library that has a copy of the book.
Requests should be addressed to David Harris, Man-
aging Editor, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2 Park St.,
Boston, Mass. 02107.

Book on Microforms Available from ASIS
The American Society for Information Science
(ASIS) has published The Invisible Medium: The
State of the Art of Microform and a Guide to the
Literature by Frances G. Spiagai. The publication,

commissioned by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Library
and Information Sciences (ERIC/CLIS), is being
issued in cooperation with the ASIS Special Interest
Group on Reprographic Technology and with the
ERIC Clearinghouse on Media and Technology. at
Stanford University.
The publication contains descriptions of many
types of microforms and the differences between
each type, and a discussion of the uses, benefits, and
drawbacks of the various microforms. A discussion of
related technological events of the past decade and a
list of microform equipment is included. Many teoh
nical terms are defined and an annotated bibliography
of the literature of micrographics is appended. The
publication, priced at $3.50, is available from ASIS,
1140 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 804, Washington,
D.C. 20036.



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The American Red Cross Bloodmobile Unit will
visit the Library's Navy Yard Annex, Building 159,
Room 317, on Thursday, June 21, from 9:00 a.m.
to 2:45 p.m. Staff members wishing to donate
blood should register with keyworkers in their
respective divisions. A schedule for shuttle bus
transportation to the Navy Yard will be issued to
each keyworker.
In accordance with LCR 2015-17.4, all blood
donors may be granted a maximum of four hours
excused absence, which will consist of the actual
time spent giving blood and a rest and recuperative
period immediately following. The time of dona-
tion must be approved by the donor's supervisor.
Inquiries concerning blood donation should be
directed to Mrs. Johnnie Barksdale, ext. 6053.




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