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Northern Arizona University library has recently established a special collections division. Several recent sizeable collections acquired by the division are the A. & B. Schuster business records, which include ledgers (1891-1920) and file cases of company correspondence (1948- 63); the United Verde Mines records, comprising bound ledgers of purchasing records (1892-1940), transfer cases of correspondence and contracts relating to purchases (1915- 1935), notebooks of data on smelter smoke damage to crops within the vicinity (1920’s), identified photos on crop damage due to smelter smoke (1920’s), transfer cases of records of the Verde Tunnel and Smelter Railway (1920’s’30’s); and the Norman Allerdice Collection, which consists of books, periodicals, and ephemera on right and left-wing social and political action groups but with emphasis on those groups to the right of center.

The papers of Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor, have been given to the Library of Congress by the AFL-CIO. More than three hundred volumes of letter books, spanning the period 1883-1924, make up the gift.

Frazar memorial library, McNeese State College, Lake Charles, La., through the efforts of the Friends of McNeese College Library, have acquired several fore-edge paintings among which are five double paintings, and one Oriental fore-edge. The Friends of McNeese library received $4,000 from Mrs. Alice Barr Smith for the purchase of modern American first editions, the largest single cash donation ever made to the library. Mrs. Smith also donated her family library of six thousand volumes. These volumes included numerous modern American first editions, and significant Louisiana imprints, and were donated in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Mason P. Erwin.

The Gerhart Hauptmann collection of the late Professor Siegfried H. Muller has been acquired through a gift to the Adelphi University library. Dr. Muller was an authority on Hauptmann, author of Gerhart Hauptmann and Goethe, as well as several books on general linguistics, and one of three scholars invited by the Federal Republic of Germany to the Gerhart Hauptmann Centennial in 1962. The Hauptmann collection, containing some three hundred and sixty items, consists of works by and about Hauptmann, translations, phono records, tape recordings, newspaper clippings, articles, and photographs.

The papers of Dwight L. Moody, 19th century evangelist, were given to Syracuse University by his granddaughter, Mrs. Emma Moody Powell.

The William R. Perkins library of Duke University has added eight new items to its collection of Greek manuscripts. These newest acquisitions obtained through a London sale in December increase the library’s total holdings to thirty-nine, the third largest in the United States. Duke has been collecting Greek manuscripts since the early 1930’s emphasizing Byzantine manuscripts of the gospels and Byzantine lectionaries containing gospel texts. They have been used to support research in the text criticism of the New Testament and are a principal resource of the International New Testament Project of the Duke divinity school. In addition to Biblical and liturgical manuscripts the collection also contains several manuscripts of early liturgicals and church fathers and one manuscript of Aristotle’s Organon. Three Latin manuscripts were purchased at the same time as the Greek.

A collection of letters written during the American Revolution has been acquired by the M. D. Anderson memorial library at the University of Houston. To be known as the Emily Scott Evans Collection of the American Revolutionary War, the gift contains sixty-four letters written by or to Colonel Israel Shreve, colonel of the Second Regiment of the New Jersey Line.


The new $1,300,000 library at Illinois Wesleyan University will incorporate a unique “quadrant concept” which places four areas of stacks on each of three floors around a central lounge and stairway area. Ground was broken for the library on Dec. 14, and completion is expected in the spring of 1968. The building will seat seven hundred persons and will have a maximum capacity of two hundred thousand volumes.

Ground was broken on Feb. 16 for a new addition to the University of Rochester’s Rush Rhees library. Construction of the addition, along with the remodelling of the existing building, will more than double the library’s space. The new wing is scheduled for completion by the fall of 1968, with the renovation of the present library building to follow. Aiding the library expansion will be nearly $2 million in grants from the state and federal governments under the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963. The expanded library will provide seating for 1,500 undergraduates, study cubicles for 570 graduate students, and studies for 125 faculty members. In addition, the enlarged facilities will include rooms for typing, improved facilities for rare book collections, increased space for staff operations, and additional stack space.

Construction has begun on a new 42,000-square foot library building to house the Scarritt College division of the Joint University Libraries, Nashville.


The University of Kentucky is pleased to announce that two additional work-study scholarships are now being offered to provide an opportunity for well-qualified students to enroll in the department of library science and, at the same time, acquire intensive work experience in the university library. This scholarship is offered on a cooperative basis by the university library and the department of library science. A stipend of $3,000 is paid for a ten month period. Students work 20 hours per week and register for nine hours of course work. This is a two year scholarship; the persons selected could continue for a second year at the same stipend, $3,000. Interested applicants should request forms from the Chairman of the Department of Library Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Applications must be postmarked not later than July 15.

The Welch medical library, Johns Hopkins University, has accepted a U.S. Public Health Service grant to train four graduate librarians in the subspecialties of biomedical librarianship. A year-long intensified program will be given to one trainee in each of the following fields: Public Services, Administration, Technical Services, History of Medicine. Training includes tuition-free academic courses, semimonthly informal seminars, and supervised work experience. A two-month special research project, selected by the trainee and an adviser, is another facet of the program. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who have received a master’s degree from an accredited library school before starting the program. Librarians who are already employed in the field will be considered as well as recent library school graduates. Trainees will be accepted to begin the program on July 1 or September 1. The stipend will be $5,500. Applications will be accepted until May 1 for those who wish to begin the program in July and until July 1 for those who wish to begin in September. For application forms and additional information, write to: Alfred N. Brandon, Director and Librarian, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University, 1900 E. Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21205.

The school of library and information services of the University of Maryland announces the availability of approximately ten graduate assistantships for the academic year 1967/68. These include library work-study assistantships and teaching and research assistantships. Some are offered as ten-month appointments carrying a stipend of $2,600 and others on a twelvemonth basis at $3,120. Library work-study assistants work in the professional library of the school under the direction of the librarian, while teaching and research assistants serve under other members of the faculty and aid in the educational program or in research undertakings being carried out by faculty members. All assistantships provide for exemption from tuition and holders may pursue up to ten semester hours during fall and spring semesters and three semester hours during the summer session.

Applicants may also apply for University of Maryland fellowships of $1,000. These are awarded on a competitive basis by the graduate school, to outstanding applicants upon the recommendation of the school of library and information services. Fellowship holders are expected to pursue their studies on a full-time basis and are exempt from tuition charges. During 1966/67 two fellowships were awarded to students in the school.

Further information is available from the Director of Admissions, School of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20740.

A pioneering scholarship program for able junior college graduates will start next fall at New York University, financed by a trust established by Richard P. Ettinger, has assigned to the program the income from a bloc of Prentice-Hall stock to enable NYU to provide annual scholarships for one hundred students transferring from junior colleges for their last two years of undergraduate work.

A training program in medical librarianship and communication in the health sciences will be initiated by the school of library science of Western Reserve University in July 1967 with the support of a five-year grant of $377,915 from the U.S. Public Health Service through the Extramural Program of the National Library of Medicine. The program, leading after one year to the degree of MS in Library Science, will utilize the resources and facilities of the school of library science and the Center for Documentation and Communication Research, the school of medicine and the Cleveland health sciences library on the Western Reserve University campus. Six stipends of $2,400 plus dependency allowance and full payment of fees will be available to applicants of excellence and potential. For further information contact the Program Director, Professor Alan M. Rees, School of Library Science, Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.


A comprehensive state-wide survey of library service is being conducted by the Arizona State University bureau of educational research and services, sponsored by the Arizona Department of Library and Archives directed by Mrs. Marguerite Cooley.

A $5,000 grant has just been made by the Council on Library Resources to enable the university to conduct a three-day seminar in connection with the survey, which itself is being financed by funds provided by the Library Services and Construction Act. Findings of the survey will be reviewed at the seminar, to be held in May, and recommendations developed for their implementation. Currently the data concerning sixty public libraries, one hundred and five special libraries, eleven college and university libraries, and eight hundred and eleven elementary and secondary school libraries are being tabulated and analyzed. The analysis is being conducted under the direction of Dr. Harold E. Moore and Mrs. Grace T. Stevenson.

The study is scheduled for completion next summer, when a comprehensive report will be made to the director of the Arizona Department of Library and Archives.

The Council on Library Resources has made a grant in the amount of $9,119 to the University of California, Berkeley, for an experiment, by the Institute of Library Research, in library application of facsimile transmission between the university’s Berkeley and Davis campuses. The two campuses are seventy-five miles apart. The experiment, under the direction of Raynard C. Swank, is being conducted with the use of LDX equipment loaned by the Xerox Corporation. The experiment follows a previous one with loaned Magnafax equipment in which the Reno and Las Vegas campuses of the University of Nevada were linked with the Davis campus.

The Council on Library Resources has made a grant of $2,000 to the American Bibliographical Center to support the preparation of a new type of subject index. The grant will be applied to the preparation of a computer program for the index to the periodical articles abstracted in the Center’s bibliographies, Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life. The Center’s publications feature an index in which each entry gives an abbreviated summary of topics, places and years covered. The new system was developed by Eric H. Boehm, the Center’s director, to speed search by users, reduce the number of “false drops” and serve as a means of arranging the abstracts in meaningful order. The abbreviations have the advantage over library code numbers in that they are easily recognizable, as “FOR” for Foreign Relations. The computer facilitates the rearrangement of these so-called cues under their appropriate headings.

The University of Colorado libraries have received a $54,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study development of a cooperative book processing center to serve all Colorado publicly supported college and university libraries. The one-year grant is the first given by the NSF to a group of academic libraries to develop a central processing center.

Ralph E. Ellsworth, University of Colorado director of libraries; Richard M. Dougherty, CU associate director of libraries, and Don S. Culbertson, librarian for research and development at Colorado State University, are the three principal investigators. They received the grant as representatives of the Colorado Council of Libraries which has contributed $10,500 for the study. Institutions represented on the council besides CU and CSU are the United States Air Force Academy, Fort Lewis College, Western State College, Colorado State College, Metropolitan State College, Adams State College, Southern Colorado State College and the Colorado School of Mines.

The objective of the study is to investigate whether a centralized processing center comprised of all of Colorado’s academic institutions would improve the dissemination of materials to library users throughout the state.

A grant of $108,855.00 from the Council on Library Resources, Inc., to the American Library Association, Chicago, Illinois, for the continued support of CHOICE, a book review journal, has been announced.

The Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, D.C., has awarded a grant of $5,668 to the University of Chicago graduate library school to study book losses through theft in academic libraries. The principal investigator will be Mrs. Maxine H. Reneker, whose work has been initiated under the direction of Herman H. Fussier and Philip H. Ennis. For this study, a questionnaire requesting figures on losses through theft and data on the use of control devices was distributed to all of the 1670 academic libraries serving student bodies of less than five thousand listed in the U.S. Office of Education publications, Library Statistics of Colleges and Universities, 1963-64 and its Supplement. Approximately ten hundred ninety libraries returned the questionnaire, a response of 65 per cent. Forty-five per cent of the responses included figures indicating the number of books lost.

A grant in the amount of $62,300 to the New England Board of Higher Education, Winchester, Mass., to further the design of a regional library cataloging and processing center for six New England university libraries, has been made by the Council on Library Resources. The grant supplements a previous grant of $45,860 to NEBHE by the Council for the same purpose. The libraries participating in the NEBHE project are those of the University of Connecticut, University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, and University of Vermont. The project is an investigation of the feasibility of a regional computer center for the processing and cataloging of books.

The Louis W. and Maude Hill Family Foundation has made a grant to the Endowment and Research Foundation of Montana State University, Bozeman, to enable the library to microfilm the Yellowstore Park records.

A grant to the National Book Committee, in the amount of $4,500, to assist its attack on the critical manpower shortage in the library field, has been made by the Council on Library Resources. A major part of the grant has been applied toward the expenses of a three-day conference sponsored by the American Library Association in cooperation with the National Book Committee. A second portion of the Council’s grant will be used to support for six months the formation of the National Book Committee’s Library Manpower Panel and a planning conference of manpower and personnel management experts reflecting education, business, labor and other non-library professions.

The American Jewish Historical Society is the recipient of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts to catalog the book, manuscript, and art collections of the Society by providing the services of two librarianmuseum trainees. Scheduled completion of the project is December 1967.

The Council on Library Resources has made a grant in the amount of $4,470 to Edward A. Chapman, director of libraries at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Paul L. St. Pierre, assistant director for library operations, to assist them in preparing a monograph, “Systems Analysis and Design as Related to Library Operations.” The book is intended to be a guide to the theory of systems analysis and design, and to provide a working knowledge of standard methods, procedures and tools which librarians can use in analyzing and evaluating operating problems.

Receipt of a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the Council on Library Resources will assist a subcommittee of the U.S. American Standards Institute to seek the development of uniform practices in preparing machinereadable bibliographical information for computers. The grant was made to the University of North Carolina in behalf of the Institute and supplements a grant of $7,000 from the National Science Foundation.

The resources of outstanding collections in southeastern university libraries will be made more available to scholars through a project financed by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation of Winston-Salem, N.C. The Association of South Eastern Research Libraries has announced plans for a guidebook to distinguished collections in the libraries of its membership. Editor for the project is Thomas H. English, professor emeritus of English at Emory University, under the direction of a committee headed by Guy R. Lyle, director of libraries at Emory. Other members of the committee of librarians are W. Porter Kellam, University of Georgia, Benjamin E. Powell, Duke, Stanley L. West, University of Florida, and Jerrold Orne, University of North Carolina.

Ferrum Junior College’s library fund has received a joint gift of $200,000 from former Virginia governor Thomas B. Stanley and Mrs. Stanley. With a federal grant for the major part of its cost already approved, the gift makes possible construction of a new library for the college.

A pilot project to attack problems in preserving the content of countless thousands of “brittle books” of the last century will be undertaken by the Library of Congress through a $26,800 grant which the Council on Library Resources has made to the Association of Research Libraries.


Apr. 12-14: The University of Pittsburgh will hold its second national conference on Electronic Information Handling. The conference will be co-sponsored by the university, Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, Western Michigan University, the Office of Naval Research, and the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval—Association for Computing Machinery. Further information regarding the conference may be obtained from Professor Allen Kent, Director, Knowledge Availability Systems Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

Apr. 13: Fifth annual Symposium for Librarians, sponsored by the alumni and faculty of the Graduate School of Library Service, Rutgers University. “Planning—Process, Problems, Politics” will relate planning for the development of libraries of all types to the problems of operating within the political and social sphere. For more information or reservation forms, write to Glenn Reed, Franklin High School, Francis Street, Somerset, N.J. 08873.

Apr. 28-29: A conference on The Developing Junior College Library will be held at DeKalb, Illinois, under the joint sponsorship of the Illinois Library Association and Northern Illinois University. Sessions will be held on the general topics of Library Administration, Collections, Services, Buildings, and Curriculum for Training Library Clerks. For further program information, write to: Sherman Zelinsky, Librarian, Danville Junior College, 2000 East Main Street, Danville, Illinois 61832. For conference reservations, write to: Mr. James B. Dodd, Faraday Library, Northern Illinois University, De- Kalb, Illinois 60115.

May 5-6: Midwest Academic Librarians Conference, Chicago Circle Campus, University of Illinois.

May 5-6: The annual Spring meeting of the Tri-State (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia) Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, at Shepherd College Library, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

May 21-26: Seminar in Public Library Administration. Drexel Institute of Technology. Led by Edwin Castagna, Enoch Pratt free library, Baltimore.

May 27-28: Symposium, Libraries and the Future, at Dalhousie University library. Keynote Speaker, Robert M. Hayes, UCLA. Sponsored by Atlantic Provinces Library Association in association with Dalhousie University. For further information contact Miss Nancy Stuart, Dalhousie University Library, Halifax, N.S. Preregistration is required; the fee of $10 includes two “official” meals.

June 11-16: The sixty-sixth annual meeting of the Medical Library Association will be held at the Americana in Miami, Fla.

June 12-16: Distinguished figures in librarianship from three continents will speak at an International Conference on Education for Librarianship at the University of Illinois, Urbana. The conference is being conducted by the graduate school of library science through the U. of I. division of university extension.

June 13-16: Technical Information Center Administration IV. Drexel Institute of Technology. Led by Arthur W. Elias, Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia.

June 14-17: International Federation for Information Processing and Federation Internationale de la Documentation meeting on Mechanized Information Storage, Retrieval, and Dissemination, Rome.

June 22-24: 12th Seminar on the acquisition of Latin American library material. Principal topic for discussion will be development of Latin American collections, considered from points of view of libraries of varying sizes for study and research purposes. Institutional membership is $15, payable to the “University of California at Los Angeles: Twelfth SALALM,” and checks should be sent to William R. Woods, Latin American Bibliographer in the University Research Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024. Preprint working papers are included in the membership fee, and are available only through payment of the institutional membership. The registration fee for additional participants from the member institution is $7.50, and includes preprint working papers. Additional sets of working papers can be subscribed to in advance for $5.00 each.

June 25-July 1: Annual conference, ALA, San Francisco.

July 1-8: Following the ALA conference in San Francisco June 25-July 1, the Hawaii Library Association will sponsor the Mid-Pacific Library Conference in Honolulu. Headquarters will be at the Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki. Plans are underway for trips to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Sea Life Park, the state Centralized Processing Center, the University of Hawaii, the East-West Center for Cultural and Technical Interchange, and various libraries on Oahu. An optional extension trip to the islands of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii will be offered. Travel arrangements are being handled by Bel-Air Travel, Inc., 600 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles 90049. Further information may be obtained from them or from Katherine Knight, Hawaii State Library, 478 South King Street, Honolulu 96813.

July 9-30: Fourth Annual European Library Study Tour. Drexel Institute of Technology. Led by Emerson Greenaway, Free Library of Philadelphia.

July 10-28: Edward McLean will direct a workshop on the care, binding and repair of books and the basic principles of preserving historical documents, at the University of Denver graduate school of librarianship. The workshop will be limited to twenty participants, with preference given to those working with special collections. Advance registration is required. Application forms and further information may be obtained from the co-director, H. W. Axford, Director of Libraries, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80210.

July 17-28: Seventh Annual School Librarianship Workshop. Drexel Institute of Technology. Led by Beatrice Downin, Abington Township, Pa.

July 17-29: Senior administrative personnel of large public, research and academic libraries will participate in a two-week University of Maryland seminar to study library organizations. Sponsored by the university’s school of library and informational services. Brochure and application materials are available from the Library Administrators Development Program, School of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20740.

Sept. 4-9. IATUL seminar on application of international library methods and techniques, at Delft Technological University library. Intended for directors or coworkers from libraries at research level. Official language is English. Number of participants will be limited to twentyfive. Fee is 400 guilders. Address all correspondence to Miss C. D. Wilson, c/o Library Technological University, 101 Doelenstraat, Delft, Netherlands.

Sept. 12-22: International Federation for Documentation (FID), thirty-third conference and International Congress on Documentation, in Tokyo, Japan.

Sept. 17-20: Data Processing in University Libraries Conference. Drexel Institute of Technology. Led by Ralph Parker, director of libraries and dean, graduate library school, University of Missouri.


Physicians throughout the Northwest paid tribute to one of the nation’s leading medical librarians when they presented a portrait of Bertha Brandon Hallam to the University of Oregon medical school.

Fifty or more Middle Atlantic area colleges and research institutions may be linked in a high-speed computer network designated the Eastern Pennsylvania Information Center computer network (EPIC) within the next two to three years. The network center would be at Franklin and Marshall College.

Jack P. Lewis, Harding College, Memphis, is preparing a census of Bishops’ Bibles in American libraries. He would appreciate being informed of any libraries holding copies of the following items: The Anglo-Saxon Gospels, John Day, 1571; The William Fulke New Testament, 1589, 1601, 1617, 1633; all printings of The Bishops’ Bible and New Testaments.

Eugene Miller, president of Documentation Incorporated, has announced plans for eighteen SEMINARS IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, tWO of them in Europe and two in Canada, during 1967. They will be conducted by Freeman H. Dyke and Basil Doudnikoff, associates of the Bethesda information handling firm, and sponsored jointly by DOC INC and IEI (Industrial Education Institute) of Boston, Mass. The seminars are intended to convey knowledge of how to design and operate an effective information retrieval system at minimal cost.

The new $1,600,000 Milne library on the campus of the State University College at Geneseo, N.Y., has been selected as the official depository for the new Thoreau edition that is jointly sponsored by the National Humanities Foundation and the Center for Editions of American Authors of the Modern Language Association.

Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City book publisher, has designated the manuscript collections division of the Syracuse University library as the repository for its permanent archives.

By action of the Executive Committee of the Duke University Board of Trustees the university’s general library has been named the William R. Perkins library in honor of the late Judge Perkins.

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