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• The University of Colorado’s Western Historical Collection has received four gifts of personal papers.

1. The James G. Patton Papers have been accessioned. James G. Patton, long-time president of the National Farmers Union (1940- 1967), has been a leading spokesman for the family farmer for four decades and advisor to governments on agricultural policies and related social and humanitarian questions. The Patton papers occupy sixteen record boxes and pertain to most facets of his highly productive career. Included are nearly 700 letters from U.S. presidents written before, during, and after their terms of office.

The Patton correspondence files, memoranda, reports, and related documentation support and enhance this repository’s National Farmers Union Archive, a substantial body of materials dating from 1905-1968 and dealing with a variety of NFU areas of interest and organizational activities. Together, these papers shed considerable light on recent agricultural problems with emphasis on political responses to these matters.

2. The Thomas M. Patterson Family Papers have been received from Mrs. Mancourt Downing of Boulder, Colorado. Thomas M. Patterson (1840-1916), congressman, 1876-78, and U.S. senator, 1901-07, was an outstanding Colorado mining lawyer and Democratic Party leader. He also owned and edited Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, 1892-1912.

The collection occupies eight record boxes and consists of correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs totaling more than 3,800 items dating from 1838-1925. Patterson corresponded frequently with his wife, son, and daughters. Margaret Patterson married Richard C. Campbell, member of a prominent West Virginia newspaper family, and their letters as well as those of their children are included. The correspondence is rich and varied, most letters are lengthy and substantive. It makes a full record of active and socially prominent individuals, detailing in depth the personal triumphs and tragedies of the Pattersons and Campbells.

3. The Arthur C. Johnson Papers have been received from his daughter, Mrs. John Gürtler of Denver, Colorado. Arthur C. Johnson (1874- 1937) was a long-time Denver journalist, lawyer, and owner-publisher of the Record Stock- man, formerly called the Denver Daily Stock- man.

The Johnson Papers (1885-1937) include letters, diaries, reminiscences, book manuscripts, business records, printed articles and reports by Mr. Johnson, and many photographs. He wrote extensively about events he personally observed in Asia and Europe as a free-lance reporter, in the Philippines as a member of the Colorado Volunteers, in Washington, D.C. as secretary to Senator Thomas M. Patterson of Colorado and as congressional enrolling clerk, and in Denver as a lawyer-publisher. There are four boxes of materials including diaries kept by Mr. Johnson throughout his life.

The Johnson Papers contain many historically useful observations of national, regional, and local events plus substantial documentation of Arthur C. Johnson’s own energetic and full career.

4. The Elwood M. Brooks Papers (1920- 1965) have been deposited by Mr. Max G. Brooks, son of Elwood Brooks and his successor as chief executive officer of Denver’s Central Bank and Trust Company. Elwood M. Brooks was a vital force in Denver’s business community and active in other areas including politics.

The Brooks Papers consist of approximately sixty boxes containing personal and business correspondence, many photographs and other items of memorabilia, books, etc. The bulk of these papers are closed indefinitely as they relate to Central Bank and Trust Company business. The letters, publications, and personal items relating to Mr. Brooks’ early years in Kansas before acquiring the Central Bank and Trust Company in 1943 and certain subsequent non-bank activities are available to researchers.

• The College of Charleston is the recent recipient of a valuable book collection from the residual colonial library of Ralph Izard. An eighteenth-century South Carolina statesman, Izard gained fame as an American revolutionary patriot, commissioner to Tuscany, and United States Senator. Born at “The Elms” estate near Charleston and educated at Cambridge, England, Izard was fond of diverse topics in literature and was a patron of the arts. The 800 volumes remaining from his plantation library reflect his eclectic mind.

The collection is a gift to the College of Charleston from Mrs. Marsden C. Smith, a descendant of Ralph Izard from Richmond, Virginia. This surviving collection represents only a portion of the original which was one of the finest libraries of the colonial period and was likened to the libraries of Thomas Jefferson and William Byrd. The Izard library, having been transferred numerous times over the years and sought by several other academic institutions in the South, has finally come home to Charleston.

The collection will be housed in the Robert Scott Small Library. New wings to the library are currently under construction and will contain a special room for the Izard collection to remain on permanent display.

• Wheaton College in Illinois has joined in the celebration of the centennial of G. K. Chesterton’s birth by acquiring what is regarded as the finest collection of his books in the United States. Over 600 volumes by and about him have been purchased from dealer A. C. Prosser in Chicago and become a part of the Marion E. Wade Collection, which also includes books and papers by C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, Owen Barfield, and Dorothy Sayers. Presently Wheaton College has the best collections anywhere of Lewis, Williams, and Barfield, including large numbers of their letters and unpublished papers.

Chesterton’s first book appeared in 1900 and thereafter he poured out a vast river of essays, novels, detective stories, biographies, criticism, poetry, nonsense verse, and journalism. World traveler, lecturer, debater, and humorist, he was ready to draw a clever cartoon or write a book at the drop of a hat. He carried his six feet-four inches and 300 pounds through time and space like a speeding railway train. Within a few years he became known to millions.

Funds for the purchase of the Chesterton collection came from a memorial to the late Marion E. Wade, one of the founders of ServiceMaster.

• The Oakland University Library (Rochester, Michigan) has acquired and added to its special collections the Hicks Women in Literature Collection, which consists of about 1,000 English-language volumes written by or about women in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. The largest part of the collection was printed in the eighteenth century and written by Englishwomen. The collection was created in the 1930s by Mrs. R. Carl Hicks of Detroit, from whom it was recently acquired.

• The Friendship Library at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, has announced two acquisitions. The working library of Alexander Bittelman, one of the surviving founders of the American Communist Party, has been acquired from Mr. Bittelman with the assistance of the Beatrice and Ben Goldstein Foundation. It has been placed in the Special Collections section of the Madison Campus Library of Fairleigh Dickinson University and is being cataloged at the present time. This collection served as the nucleus of Mr. Bittelman’s rather extensive library and is of considerable importance to scholars because of the profusion of notes and underscorings. The collection is available to qualified researchers.

In addition, the library has acquired the Harry A. Chesler Collection of Comic Art and Illustration. The collection is in three parts: editorial art from the time of Thomas Nast to Winsor McCay; periodical illustration mainly represented by the work of Jerome Rozen; and the original drawings for strips and pages of American comics from Richard Felton Outcault to Charles Schulz.

The collection consists of more than 2,000 original pen-and-ink pages, strips and single cartoons, and several thousand miscellaneous pieces of ephemera. James Steranko states in his History of American Comics that “into Chesler’s studio on 23rd Street passed all of the greats in his time and at one time he had the comic book industry in the palm of his hand.” Mr. Chesler saved the materials from his own studio and then acquired from others in order to develop his substantial collection. The major artists and many of the minor ones are represented. More than 2,000 pieces of correspondence have also been preserved, along with pristine copies of those comic books which were produced by the Chesler Studio. The collection is funded and at the present time a reference library on the comic book in Western European languages is being developed.

• The Earl Gregg Swem Library of the College of William and Mary in Virginia recently acquired a group of fifty-six eighteenth-century British pamphlets relating to America. Most are related parts of the pamphlet “wars” of propaganda and argument that raged around various governmental policies toward Britain’s colonies in North America, such as the six Letters to the People of England, written anonymously by John Shebbeare, and the various refutations they inspired, or the numerous retorts to Richard Price’s Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty. Others are more independently important, such as Elizabeth O’Neil’s Oppositions Morning, which, among other things, suggests that an eighteenth-century woman could wield a fierce satirical pen as well as a distaff.

The group complements collections at Swem Library already strong in the field of eighteenth-century American history. Its acquisition was made possible by a fund established in 1970 by Jay W. Johns, of Charlottesville, Virginia, in memory of John Garland Pollard, a one-time Williamsburg resident, dean of the college’s Marshall-Wythe School of Government and Citizenship, and governor of Virginia, 1930-1934.

• The Friends of the University of Houston Libraries and the Board of Regents of the University of Houston have donated a run of newspapers printed in German for Texans of German origin in the late nineteenth century. The papers, known variously as Wöchentliche Texas Post, Sonntagsblatt der Texas Post, Die Texas Post, and Wochenblatt der Texas Post, were all variations of the same paper printed in Galveston, Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

The gift, which constitutes the largest holding of these papers in the United States, was made in memory of the late Col. William B. Bates, a former regent of the university and donor of the magnificent William B. Bates Collection of Texana and Western Americana, who died early this year. It will be housed in the Special Collections department at the M. D. Anderson Memorial Library at the University of Houston.

• Mrs. Charles Bidwell has presented to the Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh the library and papers of Charles E. Bidwell, late distinguished professor of Slavic and general linguistics.

The Bidwell Collection consists of approximately 1,200 volumes in more than thirty languages, including all thirteen Slavic languages, most Western European languages, and several more exotic languages including Uzbek, Uigur, Kurdish, Tadjik, and Kirghiz.

The collection contains a substantial number of works in Indo-European philology and general linguistics, but of greatest importance for the development of the Hillman Library’s resources is the large number of works in the broad area of Slavic philology. This portion includes dictionaries and grammars for the individual Slavic languages, historical and descriptive studies in Slavic linguistics, and histories of the various Slavic literatures.


• Since 1969 the Council on Library Resources has offered a limited number of fellowships each year to mid-career librarians of the United States and Canada who have demonstrated a strong potential for leadership in the profession. Similar to the traditional sabbaticals enjoyed by their faculty colleagues, the fellowships enable successful applicants to pursue a self-developed study or research project aimed at improving their competence in the substantive, administrative, and/or technical aspects of librarianship.

Requirements: applicants must be librarians or other professionals serving the library community, with U.S. or Canadian citizenship or resident status in either country. Their employers must be willing to provide them with a period of continuous leave of from three to nine months in which to carry out the proposed program. No exceptions can be made to this requirement. A final report must be submitted to the Council on Library Resources.

Interested librarians may receive an application form by writing to: The Fellowship Committee, Council on Library Resources, Inc., One Dupont Circle, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than November 9, 1974. The awards will be announced on or about April 1, 1975.


• The Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) has recently received grants of $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and $10,000 from the Council on Library Resources. Announcement of the receipt of these grants was made by Dr. John H. Gribbin, chairman of the SOLINET Board of Directors and library director of Tulane University in New Orleans. SOLINET has a membership of ninety-nine academic and public libraries in ten southeastern states.

The two awards, together with $268,981 contributed by member institutions of SOLINET, will be used to establish a library network in the southeastern states and, by use of electronic data processing and telecommunications, increase the availability of bibliographic information and resources in the region. As an interim step to establishing its own computer center in Atlanta, Georgia, SOLINET plans a tie-in arrangement with the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) in Columbus, Ohio. Cathode ray tube terminals and existing telephone lines will provide access to the OCLC data base.

• The Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Library has been awarded a three- year, $83,000 grant by the National Institute of Health to aid in providing informational materials for the new Veterinary Medical College Complex now under construction. Located two miles from the central campus, the new Veterinary Complex is scheduled for completion in 1976,and will rank as a unique center for study and research in the field. An opening-day collection of 12,000-14,000 volumes is planned, with a future working collection of 25,000 volumes anticipated.

The new complex will provide a 90 percent increase in student facilities for the college and will allow a 63 percent increase in student enrollment to better meet rising demand. In addition, research programs will be markedly expanded. The library in the new complex will provide essential bibliographic resources and services to help support teaching, diagnostic, and research activities. The grant funds make it possible to greatly strengthen basic and working collections in all course and research areas. The collections being developed are designed to support the college’s instructional programs, provide a wide spectrum of current awareness materials in health science fields, and improve bibliographic assistance for increased access to local, regional, and national health science resources.

The library in the new complex will also provide further support for such corollary facilities as the Iowa State Veterinary Medical Research Institute and the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Professional staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Animal Disease Center and the U.S.D.A. Veterinary Services Biologies Laboratories located in Ames, and practicing veterinarians in the state who use the present library facilities are also expected to make extensive use of the new facility.

• The Flagstaff Cooperative Newspaper Indexing Project (composed of librarians from the Flagstaff Public, Museum of Northern Arizona, and Northern Arizona University libraries) has received a $10,850 grant from the Raymond Foundation to begin indexing the Arizona Champion-Coconino Sun newspaper of Flagstaff, Arizona, from volume 1, 1883. This has been designated as an official project of the Arizona Bicentennial Commission.

• A $93,000 grant has been given to the General Library on the University of California, Berkeley campus to help it develop an innovative health sciences library service, university librarian Richard M. Dougherty has announced. The grant, covering a three year period, is from the National Library of Medicine. It provides funds to enhance current library services without the necessity of developing a central health sciences library facility. In this, the project corresponds with the health and medical sciences program at Berkeley, which offers students career training in health- related fields by using existing campus and community facilities, deliberately avoiding the establishment of a formal school.

A health sciences information staff will be created to serve as a link between the strong but scattered library resources on campus and the equally scattered faculty, students, and physicians involved in the health sciences program, Dougherty said.

Dougherty will serve as project director. Rita Kane, biological sciences librarian, and Louise Eastland, public health librarian, will be the project coordinators.

• The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) was the recipient of three federal project and acquisition grant awards during the month of June totalling $139,352. AAS is a national research library of American history founded in Worchester, Massachusetts in 1812 to collect, preserve, and make available for study the printed record of this country’s early years. The library specializes in the American period 1640 through 1876.

The first award is a two-year extension of an original grant made in 1972 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support an AAS project to organize, catalog, preserve, and make more available for study the half million manuscripts in the society’s library. “Better knowledge and preservation of this important collection is essential to future research in early American history,” Marcus McCorison, the director and librarian, said. This two year grant totals $94,020 and terminates in September 1976. The project is under the supervision of William L. Joyce, curator of manuscripts.

The second is a $41,097 grant awarded by the Educational Division of NEH in support of a film project entitled,“Pictures to Serve the Common Man: American Lithography—1830 to 1855.” The Jacksonian era was chosen because it was the earliest and one of the most interesting depicted by the lithographic medium. To make the full-color, twenty-minute documentary, the collections held by a number of research libraries and historical societies will be used, including AAS, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Dr. Elizabeth Gilmore Holt of Belmont, Massachusetts is preparing the script and selecting the illustrations for the film. Wheaton Galen tine of New York City is the producer. When completed early this fall, the film will be made available to art schools, high schools, and colleges where graphic arts are taught, museums, libraries, exhibitions, and for educational television.

The third grant of $4,235 was made by the College Library Resources Program, Title IIA, of the Health, Education and Welfare Department of the federal government for the addition of volumes lacking in the AAS collection of nineteenth-century journals, periodicals, and serials not available in Worcester; and to allow subscriptions to current periodicals and serials also not available in Worcester.


September 29-October 2: Public Relations—A Library Tool will be the theme of the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference to be held at Host Farm Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Information may be requested from Stepnen D. Wood, Lancaster County Library, 125 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

October 14-15: Kansas Academic Librarians. The College and University Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association will hold its annual fall meeting at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. Out of state librarians are welcome. For program information and further details contact Arne Richards, Chairman, KLA/CULS, K-State Library, Manhattan, KS 66506.

October 15: A Nonprint Media Institute will be held in Galveston, Texas on the Southwestern Library Association’s annual conference registration day. The one day institute, sponsored by SWLA, will feature morning speakers including Pearce Grove discussing progress in resolving differences among three cataloging standards for nonprint media, and Vivian Schrader, head of the AV section of Library of Congress, reporting on the progress of LC’s nonprint cataloging standards. Afternoon informal discussion forums will focus on technical service handling of art prints, microforms, films, kits, phonorecords, and audiotape.

The Nonprint Media Institute is open to members and nonmembers of SWLA, but is limited to 150 registrants. Registration fee is $20.00. For registration, hotel reservations, and transportation information, write: Ann Adams, Head Cataloger, Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002.

October 17-19: Management. The sixth annual seminar on “Management Concepts for Librarians,” sponsored by the graduate School of Business Administration and Washington University Libraries, will be held at Bromwoods, the residential conference center of Washington University, located sixty miles southwest of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The purpose of this seminar is to provide professional librarians managerial instruction applicable for use in their organizations, an opportunity to improve their backgrounds for work in supervisory or managerial positions and to discuss mutual problems with colleagues. A basic overview of management concepts will be presented, with particular emphasis upon how those concepts are applicable to the unique problem of library organizations. In addition to the development of a general understanding of the basic functions and activities of management, the special problems of directing and motivating library personnel will be stressed. Both theoretical concepts of management and the practical applications of these concepts will be discussed.

The seminar is in general directed toward librarians both at the supervisory level and to those in the middle management area, but with relevance for top library management as well. The underlying management principles serve as a unifying theme for the varied administrative responsibilities reflected in the seminar participants.

Seminar sessions will include lectures, discussions, and case studies in which participants will actively analyze and discuss organizational problems and their managerial solutions. Group exercises will be used to supplement the ideas presented in lecture and discussion sessions. Material covered will include functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Other topics will be considered including such important aspects of management as: decision making, communications, motivation, and financial management. These will be related to the basic problems of management of creative and professional personnel.

Registration is limited to thirty-five on a first- come first-serve basis. The $185 fee covers all instructional costs, textbook, materials, meals, and lodging while at Bromwoods. For further information please contact William H. Kurth, University Librarian, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, MO 63130 (314-863-0100, extension 4523), or Mrs. Marilyn Pryor, The School of Continuing Education, Washington University (extension 4261).

October 18-19: International Standards for Cataloging: An Institute on ISBD, ISSN, NSDP, and Chapter 6, AACR. The seventh annual institute of the Library Institutes Planning Committee will be held at Rickey’s Hyatt House Hotel, Palo Alto, California.

Paul W. Winkler, principal descriptive cataloger, Library of Congress, will speak on the application of the International Standard Bibliographic Description to monographs and on related topics. The establishment of bibliographic control of serials through International Standard Serial Numbers, Chapter 6 of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, and the National Serials Data Program will be presented by a knowledgeable serials librarian (to be announced later). The program is designed to be of particular interest to technical service librarians, serials librarians, bibliographers, and administrators.

Registration for the two-day meeting is limited; the fee is $20.00 and includes two luncheons. Further information, including a list of hotel accommodations, will be mailed to applicants.

Registrants of the 1972 and 1973 institutes will automatically receive registration forms. Others may obtain forms by writing Joseph E. Ryus, 2858 Oxford Ave., Richmond, CA 94806, or by telephoning him during weekday hours at the University of California, Rerkeley: (415) 642-4144. All registration forms will be mailed early in September.

October 22: Rap on MRAP. The New England chapter of ACRL and the College and University Section of Connecticut Library Association will cosponsor a seminar, entitled “Sharing the MRAP Experience,” at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The seminar will examine the application of the Association of Research Libraries’ Management Review and Analysis Program at the University of Connecticut Library. Registration is limited to 150 on a first-come first-serve basis. The $5.00 fee includes lunch and the afternoon program. For further information, please contact: Doris R. Brown, University of Connecticut Library, Storrs, CT 06268. For registration, please contact: Lynn Derosiers, Box U-56, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06268.

October 23-25: The Illinois Library Association Conference will be held in Spring- field at the new Ramada Inn Forum XXX. The three days of sessions will explore “The Com- pleat Library—Real or Imagined?” More than 1,200 librarians are expected to attend.

For further information contact Sella Morrison, Chairperson, Publicity Committee for Illinois Library Association Conference, Lincoln Library, Springfield, IL 62701. For more information, see the July/August News.

October 27-29: Drug Information. The Drug Information Association will sponsor a symposium on unusual and underutilized drug information resources. It will be held at the Hilton Inn 1776, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Registration is limited to the first 200. Registration information can be obtained from: Dr. Fred Salter, VADICS Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23298.

November 2: Potomac Technical Processing Librarians. Annual meeting to be held at the Sheraton-Park Hotel & Motor Inn, Washington, D.C.

November 3-6: The 1974 Mountain Plains Library Association’s Annual Convention will be held at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Nevada. “A New Direction” will be the theme. Those interested in receiving further information concerning the convention should contact Mr. Joseph Edelen, I. D. Weeks Library, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, in order to be placed on the mailing list. All of those interested in exhibiting at the convention should contact the local arrangements chairman, Dr. Larry W. Crandall, Learning Resources Center, Western Nevada Community College, 813 North Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701.

November 6: Bibliography. The Graduate School of Library Service at Rutgers University has announced its fourth annual Richard H. Shoemaker lecture on bibliography. The lecture, “Priorities in Bibliography,” will be delivered by Mr. Daniel Melcher. It will be given at 8:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall 114, Hill Math Statistics Center, Busch Campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

November 10-13: Collective Bargaining in Libraries will be the topic of the twentieth annual Allerton Park Institute of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science. The institute will be held at Allerton House, the university’s conference center at Robert Allerton Park, near Urbana. The conference will include papers and discussions both by librarians and by experts from the field of industrial relations, including arbitrators, union representatives, lawyers, etc. The trend toward unionization and collective bargaining has been pronounced in American libraries in the last few years, and the institute topic is therefore of particular current interest to librarians.

The institute is co-sponsored by the Illinois State Library and the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science. The institute chairman is Frederick A. Schlipf, assistant professor of Library Science. Further information may be obtained from Mr. Brandt W. Pryor, Institute Supervisor (OP-003), University of Illinois Office of Continuing Education and Public Service, 116 Illini Hall, Champaign, IL 61820.

November 14-16: The Virginia Library Association Annual Conference will be held at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia. For further information contact: Sylvia E. Dawson, Local Arrangements Committee, Charles Pinckney Jones Memorial Library, Inc., 406 West Riverside St., Covington, VA 24426.

November 16-23: National and International Library Planning is the theme for the first IFLA General Council Meeting to be held in the United States. The meeting will be the 40th General Council Meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). The theme is related to the UNESCO International Conference on Planning of National Overall Documentation, Library and Archives Infrastructures to be scheduled for Paris in late September 1974.

The IFLA 1974 Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Overall conference chairman is Robert Vosper, vice-president of IFLA and professor of library service at the University of California at Los Angeles. Speakers at the plenary sessions will include Dr. Frederick H. Burkhardt, chairman, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, and Dr. Harry T. Hookway, executive director, the British Library, London.

For further information, contact: IFLA 1974 Conference Secretariat, c/o Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 232-2434.

November 22-24: International Documents. The International Documents Task Force of the American Library Association has announced a workshop on “International Documents and the Depository Library” to be held in Philadelphia on 22-24 November 1974. The workshop has been planned to coordinate with the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations, and it will cover, through speakers and panelists from international libraries, and group discussions, the following topics:

international documents in the research library;

the sources, information practices, and policies of intergovernmental organizations;

acquisition and organization of international documents;

utilization of international documents;

the depository system, its history, and evaluation; and

the depository relationship, its effect and its meaning for the library.

For that part of the workshop concerned with “International Documents: The State of the Art,” Sources, Organization, Utilization of International Documents is recommended as background material. This publication contains the proceedings of the International Symposium on Documentation of the United Nations and Other Intergovernmental Organizations, held in 1972 in Geneva, and has been published by FID. Copies are available from the Sales Department of the Federation Internationale de Documentation for $20.00 (FID 506).

Further information about the workshop is available from Carolyn Kohler, Government Publications Department, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA 52242. A registration fee of $45.00 covers luncheons and dinners.


• The Council on Library Resources (CLR) has launched its new Academic Library Management Intern Program with the selection of five mid-career librarians of exceptional management potential to work closely this coming academic year with the directors of five important research libraries at the universities of Michigan, Tennessee, and California (in Los Angeles), and Columbia and Princeton universities.

Barbara Brown, head of reference and public services, Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Virginia), will work with Page Ackerman, University of California in Los Angeles; Ralph Edwards, assistant director of the School of Librarianship, Western Michigan University, will intern with Frederick Wagman, University of Michigan; Judy Fair, director, Urban Institute Library (Washington, D.C.), will serve her internship with William Dix, Princeton University; Thomas Michalak, librarian for economics and political science, Indiana University, is assigned to Warren J. Haas, Columbia University; and Barbara von Wahlde, associate director of technical processing, University of West Florida, will work with Richard Boss of the University of Tennessee.

During the period of the internship, the participants will receive salaries, benefits, and approved expenses from CLR. The host institutions are providing the training experience.

• Students in the University of Texas Graduate School of Library Science have completed a tedious task that will make life easier for faculty advisers and undergraduates. They have compiled a comprehensive index, by subject area rather than title or department, to all undergraduate courses offered at the university —more than 2,000 listings.

The index’s circulation manager, Alison Marie Kyser, explained: “We feel that the index is a potentially invaluable advising tool. Often a student would like to find out if any courses are offered in a particular subject, but does not know how to find this information in the catalogues of the different colleges. By flipping to the appropriate subject term in the index, the student or adviser will find a list of one or more courses dealing with this topic.”

Students in professor Eugene B. Jackson’s indexing and abstracting class compiled the index from UT undergraduate college or school catalogs, gleaning subject headings that might not appear obvious from the titles and descriptions of courses. The Graduate Library Science Students Association contributed funds to have the forty-page index printed and plans to give a copy to everyone on campus who is involved in undergraduate advising, in time for summer registration. The group hopes the index will be useful for several semesters.

• Eugene W. Wu of the Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University, has been named 1974 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Washington School of Librarianship. The award was made at the school’s annual banquet by John Ashford, coordinator of instructional materials for South Seattle Community College, president-elect of the UW School of Librarian- ship Alumni Association.

A UW graduate in history, Wu received his degree in librarianship from there in 1951. He has been a librarian since 1965 at Harvard where he is a specialist on modern China. Among his publications is a worldwide bibliography of research materials for studying contemporary China. Before his present post, he held several positions at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, including that of curator of the East Asian collection.

Born in China, Wu attended the National Central University until 1943. During World War II he served the Allied Forces as an interpreter and language expert, receiving the U.S. Medal of Freedom for his service.

• The Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Program (CIP) is absorbing the LC preassigned card number program. The growth and success of CIP has made possible the consolidation of these two programs. All LC preassigned card number activities for books are being transferred from the Card Division to the CIP office. Publishers now participating in the Card Division’s preassigned number program are being asked to communicate with the CIP office in the future and that office will in the future handle all preassigned number functions for monographs. CIP, which began in June 1971, now includes the output of 610 publishers whose titles account for about 65 percent of all monographs published in the United States and collected by libraries.

The preassigned number program began in July 1956 as part of LC’s All the Books program, which enabled publishers to obtain numbers for use in advertisements and announcements; LC to receive prepublication copies of books for speedy cataloging; and the library community to learn of new books from the dissemination of the catalog record as well as to order catalog cards by number for half the price of orders without card numbers.

Using CIP gives publishers, librarians, and the Library of Congress the same advantages. The Library of Congress has found, however, that it is best to preassign numbers with the galley or front matter in hand, which does away with most incorrect or “ghost” numbers, numbers which were given to titles which remained unpublished for a long time or, in some cases, forever. Books receiving CIP treatment are likely to be published in the near future.

• More than 1,360 research efforts, books and monographs in preparation, and innovative activities involving some 3,000 key personnel throughout the world were reported in LIST, Volume 4, 1974: Library and Information Services Today. Dr. Paul Wasserman, director of the University of Maryland-based project, has issued a call for new project data to be included in the fifth edition to be published in 1975.

The widespread interest and participation in this international registry of research and innovation in librarianship, documentation, and information science has established LIST as the key source book for activities under way in governmental and academic institutions, industrial and research organizations, international associations, foundations, societies, etc. Still, its content and utility depend upon receiving details of ongoing efforts from all those whose work warrants mention in this source book.

Questionnaires are currently being distributed to personnel in order to identify ongoing projects. Data provided for each entry include names of the principal investigators, the name of the project, the name and address of the institution at which the project is in progress, the name of the funding source (if any), the beginning and anticipated completion dates, as well as a carefully edited description of the project based upon information provided by project staff members. All those who require questionnaires and whose effort has not been identified in earlier editions should request them from LIST, Volume 5, College of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. For additional information on the recently published LIST, Volume 4, contact the publisher, Gale Research Company, Book Tower, Detroit, MI 48226.

• A number of Michigan libraries are getting together to share their resources. With impetus from the Michigan State University Libraries, a new organization, the Michigan Library Consortium, has been formed. Formal approval for the MSU Libraries to participate in the cooperative effort was given recently by MSU’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Richard Chapin, director of MSU Libraries, who is serving as the consortium’s acting director, said that members include libraries of small, private colleges, community colleges, large universities, and public libraries. Purposes of the organization include better sharing of resources among members and improving the expenditure of funds by the member libraries. The consortium, said Dr. Chapin, also hopes to tie into OCLC, which will provide catalog cards and can locate materials for members on a regional basis. So far, fourteen libraries have joined the new organization. Dr. Chapin anticipates membership climbing to about fifty. Dr. Chapin will serve as acting director until the consortium’s board of trustees elects officers.


• Noted bibliographer Eric H. Boehm has just announced the expansion of his publication, America: History and Life, to include books, book reviews, dissertations, and additional periodicals from local and specialist sources.

The result will be bibliographic control over virtually all periodicals, books, and dissertations in American and Canadian history and studies. Additionally, this program will allow expansion into any other area of writings on American history, such as conference programs and works- in-progress.

Beginning with Volume 11 (1974), two publications will join an enlarged America: History and Life to form the new, expanded three-part service.

Part A, Article Abstracts and Citations, will continue the coverage of historical periodical literature initiated in the first ten volumes of America: History and Life. It will abstract or give an annotated citation for articles in American and Canadian history and studies from 1,700 foreign and domestic historical periodicals. This will be the first appearance in English for many of the bibliographical entries. Domestic coverage will be increased to include local and specialist publications. Part A is to be issued quarterly, with cumulative index.

Part B, Index to Book Reviews, is a unique service designed specifically for historians. Part B will cite book reviews pertaining to American and Canadian history and studies from over 100 key periodicals and reviewing services. In all, Part B will cover about 5,500 reviews of about 2,500 books per year. Most of these periodicals are not covered by any other index to book reviews, making Part B of the new America: History and Life the only single source for book reviews in this field. Part B is to be issued semi-annually.

Part C, the American History Index (Books, Articles and Dissertations), will cite article and book entries from parts A and B. Part C will be arranged in dictionary index form: entries listed alphabetically under subject, geographic, and biographic index headings. Part C is to be issued annually.

The new format of America: History and Life will be: Part A, Article Abstracts and Citations; Part B, Index to Book Reviews; and Part C, American History Index (Books, Articles and Dissertations).

America: History and Lifewas previously a service of approximately 4,000 abstracts covering only periodical literature. As a consequence of the expansion, America: History and Life will now include approximately 11,500 abstracts and citations covering virtually all current periodical literature, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the field.

Music in Ohio, a preliminary bibliography compiled by Frederick Freedman, music librarian at Case Western Reserve University, has recently been completed and is available on request. There are 226 citations listed in the eleven-page bibliography. Requests for free copies of the publication should be addressed to: Music Library, Music House, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106. Please include a self-addressed business-sized envelope with stamp (lO¢).

Participatory Management; A Selective Bibliography for Librarians is now available from the Library School, 419 Walter Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Donation of copying and mailing costs by requestors would be appreciated.

• If you missed the New York Book Fair, don’t miss the catalog! Over 230 small, fiercely independent publishers are listed with delightful graphics highlighting the feminist, third world, and avant garde literary coalition who presented their wares in New York during ALA Annual Conference. Send a stamped (25¢), self-addressed six-by-nine-inch envelope—or 25¢ in stamps—to: WARM NECK, 23 Bay Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Atatürk and Turkey: A Bibliography, 1919-1938 has been published by the Library of Congress. This bibliography comprises a total of 1,338 entries of monographs and articles in Western languages. It deals with Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first president of the Turkish Republic from the time of his coming to eminence in Turkish politics until his death. The different aspects of Turkish life during this same period are also included inasmuch as Atatürk’s career has left an indelible mark on the social, cultural, and political life of Turkey.

All but 106 of the items compiled are held by the Library of Congress and the nearly 200 periodical sources utilized are listed together with their location and dates of establishment in a special section following the bibliographic entries. The entries are arranged alphabetically by author where known and otherwise by title. An extensive and detailed subject index based on key words, concepts, and content is supplied.

Published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Republic of Turkey (1923- 1973), this bibliography is intended to provide the reference librarian, the student, and the scholar with a basic research instrument.

Atatürk and Turkeyis for sale by mail from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 at $1.20 domestic, and $1.50 foreign, or in person from the Information Counter, Library of Congress. The GPO catalog number for the publication is LC 17.2: ATI/919-38.

Winnipeg: A Centennial Bibliography, edited by D. Louise Sloane, Janette M. Rosened- er, and Marilyn J. Hernandez, is a centennial project of the Manitoba Library Association, compiled with the cooperation of over thirty local libraries.

This unannotated, indexed bibliography lists over 1,400 unique entries. It provides an excellent summary, as well as an introduction, to the study of this important Canadian city. The cost is $4.00.

To preorder, contact Ms. Louise Sloane, Reference Department, University of Winnipeg Library, 515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9.

• The new Library Security Newsletter (charter issue due out September 1974) is now seeking professional articles on the damage and theft of library books, periodicals, and other library materials.

Of particular interest will be studies of the various conditions under which library materials are stolen, by whom, what for, and evaluations of preventative measures under various budget restrictions.

Honorariums will be available for contributors. For full information, write to: W. A. Bory, Mgr., Haworth Press, 130 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023.

• The Stanford University Libraries have published Russian Materials in the Stanford University Libraries: A Collection Survey, compiled by Wojciech Zalewski, curator of Russian and East European materials. This survey focuses on materials relating to Russia or the Russian Republic (R.S.F.S.R.) of the Soviet Union, and serves as a general informational guide to works on Russian linguistics, literature, history, and general reference. This work can be obtained for $3.00 (prepaid) from the Financial Office, University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305.

Also, the libraries have recently published A Guide to Holdings of the Stanford University Libraries on Middle American Anthropology, compiled and edited by James M. Breedlove, Marcia Dias Tchen, and Ana-Maria V. Zaugg. This bibliography is a partial listing of the Latin American materials in the Stanford University Libraries and is concerned with works on Middle American anthropology published after 1960. It includes studies on the archaeology, folklore, ethnology, art, architecture, and music of Middle American Indians in what is now British Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama. A separate section has been devoted to periodicals of significant interest in the field. Individual articles have not been cited, except those which have been separately classified. This publication can be obtained for $4.00 from the Financial Office, University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305.

Microform Volume I, the first in a projected series of microform catalogs published by UPDATA Publications, Inc., was recently nominated for the Information Product of the Year Award by the Information Industry Association.

The nomination coincides with the publication of Microform Reference Volume II. Designed as á reference tool for librarians, this new catalog lists 3,500 titles, from thirty-five U.S. and foreign micropublishers, alphabetically, with full bibliographical data, plus subject and author indexes for cross-reference purposes. It also contains an expanded section which features microreaders and related hardware of interest to microform users.

The catalog will be available free of charge to established libraries, and at $5.00 to all others. Further information and/or a copy of Microform Reference Volume II can be obtained by writing to Catalog Department, UPDATA Publications Inc., 1508 Harvard St., Santa Monica, CA 90404, or by calling (213) 829-5090.

• A new journal, Library History, has begun publishing. It aims to integrate the research of library historians on an international plane and thereby contribute toward a better understanding of the development and linking of libraries worldwide.

The journal’s field of interest embraces all epochs of library science movement and all aspects of library development and activity in the whole range of their cultural, scientific, and social implications. Authoritative and constructively critical book reviews of the most important books in the field of library history will also be included.

Library Historywill also publish information concerning the most important events of international library-historical activity. A special “News & Notes” section will illuminate projects such as the establishment of new centers of library history and societies and the proceedings of national or international congresses, etc. Ideas that historically advance professional progress, be they short or long, factual or utopian, whose conclusions have been reached through a use of methods, criticism, or knowledge of modern research in library history presenting originality, vision, and challenge are respectfully invited. Contributors of main articles will receive twenty-five reprints free of cost. Particulars of the cost of additional reprints, if required, will be sent before publication and orders for additional reprints should be made by return mail.

The journal will be published quarterly in the third week in March, June, September, and December.

The subscription rate is U.S. $25.00 a year in the United States and Canada, and £10.00 in Europe and elsewhere.

Manuscripts, review copies of books, and subscription orders should be addressed to K. K. ROY (PRIVATE) LTD., 55 Gariahat Road, P.O. Box 10210, Calcutta-700019, India.

• Electronic theft detection systems for libraries—an interesting novelty to impress visitors with the library’s modernity or an indis- pensible administrative tool for eliminating unauthorized removal of library materials? In a ninety-eight-page survey published in the May 1974 issue of Library Technology Reports the editors have tried to strip away the glamour and to present the library administrator with answers to questions such as: What systems are now available? How do they work? How much do they cost? How does a determined thief “Beat the System”? and Which libraries have already purchased the various systems? These and many other questions are answered in a form which allows for side-by-side comparison of the ten systems currently available.

The introduction to the survey identifies and describes the two basic types of theft detection systems and outlines their comparative strengths and weaknesses.

A synopsis of user experience based on the responses of sixty-six current theft detection systems users reveals some of the added benefits as well as some disadvantages encountered in actual library use.

Library Technology Reportsis a self-supporting subscription service published six times a year under the auspices of the Library Administration Division of ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. The May 1974 issue may be purchased for $20.00.

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