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Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


Vol. 1 No. 1 

October l6, I9U7 


The UCLA Library system, embracing the Main Library end Branches and 
the Clark Library, has reached a size and complexity which calls for some 
standard and regular medixm of informing its more than eighty employees of 
personnel, policy, and other matters. The mimeographed bulletin is being 
employed effectively for this purpose by our "big brother" at Berkeley, at 
Illinois, Northwestern, Washington, and elsewhere. We have studied these 
pioneer efforts, including the excellent Library of Congress Information 
Bulletin , and shamelessly appropriated what we regard as some of their 
best features. Our only original contribution is our title. 

Because of his varied editorial experience in schools, libraries and 
the U.S. Army, Everett Moore, head of the Reference department, was named 
as editor. All uninitialed contributions are edited by him. Bouquets and 
brickbats should be delivered directly to his office. 

The University of California Library Council will hold its annual 
fall meeting on the Riverside Campus, October 22-23. I ^^ave now succeeded 
Mr. Coney as secretary, to be followed in turn after two years by Dean 
D ant on. 

On October 8 I had the pleasure of addressing a meeting of the Los 
Angeles County Library's department heads and branch librarians. The sub- 
ject was a repeat performance of ray talk to PNLA on reading. It will be 
printed in the PNLA Quarterly and the Wilson Library B\illetin . 

The Librarian's Occasional Letter to the Facility No. 5 was issued 
late in September. Copies are available in the office. 

Committee on Uncataloged Arrears 

In order to plan the reduction of our present 28,000 volumes of \m- 
cataloged arrears I have appointed the following special interdepartmental 

Mate McCurdy, Chairman 

R.K. Engelbarts 

Robert Vosper 

Committee on Cataloging the Music Library 

Because cataloging the Music Library presents many special technical 

problems I have appointed an Interdepartmental committee for the project: 

Neal Harlow, Chairman 
Ruth Doxsee 
R.K. Engelbarts 
Alice M. Humlston 

Committee on Public Exhibitions 

I have appointed the following interdepartmental committee to plan 
and arrange exhibitions in the Library: 

Mary de Wolfe, Chairman 

Neal Harlow 

Everett Moore 

Robert Quinsey ^ 


Marjorie Biggam , Librarian I, has resigned as recording serials 
librarian in the Acquisitions department. She has accepted anothsr 
position in the Los Angeles Public Library. 

Donald R. Stiess has been appointed Principal Library Assistant in 
the Circulation department, with the working title of Stack Supervisor. 
His first assignment will be to plan the move into the new stacks, which 
are due to be ready by the end of this calendar year. Mr. Stiess has an 
A.B. from UCLA (I9lt0), was a graduate student in English 19^0/41 and 
spring of 19k6. Between those dates he served in the U.S. Army, rising to 
the rank of Major, in command of a battalion. 

Georgiana Patty Faggioli has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Catalog department. Mrs. Faggioli has an A.B. from Stanford (I9U5), 
following which she worked for two years in the Huntington Library as 
Catalog Clerk and Assistant to the Reference Librarian. 



Neal Harlow , in his capacity as editor of the California Library 
Bulletin , spent the week-end of October 5-5 at the Santa Cruz meeting of 
the California Library Association. He attended the regular annual meeting 
of the county librarians, the convention of the three northern districts 
of the California Associations, and sessions of the CLA Executive Board. 
Library housing, bookmobiles, cooperative library activities, and 
California centennial celebrations were among the subjects discussed. Mr. 
Harlow topped off his own convention activities by participating with other 
CLA officials in a radio summary of the convention over local station KSCO 
on Sunday morning. 

Gladys Coryell , Reference Department, Is the author of Survey of 
Elementary School Library Services, San Diego County Schools (Curriculum" 
Monograph No. 9, Elementary Education, Series 5, San Diego County Schools 
Piiblications, I9I+7) . This survey is the result of her tour of duty in San 
Diego County in May and June I9U6. On October 8 Miss Coryell spoke at the 
College Woman's Cliib of Westvood Hills on "Changing Ideas and Concepts of 
Libraries and Librarians." 


The Acquisitions Department probably holds a long-distance phone call 
record, vith a recent call Mr. Vosper received from the American Embassy in 
Madrid about a book collection under consideration there. Results of the 
conference have not been revealed, but it has been reported on reliable 
authority that Mr. V. still hates telephones. 

Acquisitions hrs just received three cases of Chinese and Japanese 
duplicates from Berkeley's Far Eastern Collection. The three thousand 
volumes start off our Oriental languages program for Professor Rudolph, 
chairman of the new department. We are grateful indeed to Berkeley for 
the generosity of this transaction, many of the books comin:g as a gift and 
the others at a nominal price. 

Engineering Library 

Senior member of UCLA's fast-growing family of branch libraries, 
Engineering Library recently gained some badly needed space, which has 
made possible a reorganization of its facilities. 

With removal of two temporary partitions and a door, construction of a 
new partition farther into Room li+5, addition of some tables, and installa- 
tion of a new 60-tray card catalog, the library is able to give better 
service than was possible last year. The net result. Miss Allerding reports, 
is a general easing of the crowded book shelves and card catalogs, more 
study space ( 25 persons can now be accommodated), more direct control of the 
exit and the charging of library materials, better control of reserve books 
and college cateilogs, and ready access to files of unbovmd magazines. 

"These temporary expedients should suffice," she adds, in the language 
of the times, "until we are evicted when the new library wing is completed. 
Then we will probably move into one of the temporeiry study halls, awaiting 
the final move to the yet-to-be-built permanent Engineering Building." 

Engineering Library now has almost 5,000 volumes and receives regularly 
more than 200 technical magazines. 

Institute of Industrial Relations 

The Institute Library is now receiving the ultimate in research ser- 
Bureau of National Affairs, a private Washington agency, is delivered daily 
by airmail special -delivery from Washington. The Institute research staff, 
Mr. Smith points out, is now able to compete fairly with those universities 
more closely situated to the capital in reading the significant news as it 

Full texts of court decisions, arbitration awards, government releases, 
important addresses, and official documents of any importance in the national 
industrial relations picture are contained in the thick, paper-bound issues. 
F.-equent index" r.g and up-to-the-minute etatistical data released by the 
Federal Governneat ualie the DAILY REPORT exceptionally useful. 


One $10 check has now been sent to CARE for the purchase of food for 
a librarian, as yet unidentified, somewhere in Europe. A second may be sent 
soon (we have $8.56 on hand); so don't forget the boxes for your donations 
in the Staff Rooms and on Helen Shumaker's desk. 

Signs of the times: The Staff Room door now says LIBRARY STAFF instead 

As we go to press, 50 staff members have signed the new constitution. 


UCLA Librarian sends greetings to Miss Elinor Vosper, born October 1, 
I9U7. In line with modern trends in processing, Miss Vosper will not be 
formally assigned an accession number. Everyone knows, however, that she is 
number J. 

Multi-Campus Confusion 

Classic example of CU-CLU confusion is the following letter Just 
received by air mail from the Librarian of the Copenhagen Graduate Business 

"Dear Mr, Harlow; 

In August 19U6 I sent a letter to the University Library, 
Los Angeles, and in February and March I9U7 I got replies from 
Berkeley, informing me that my letter to Los Angeles was handed 
over to Berkeley. In April I9U7 I answered to Berkeley, and in 
May I got a letter from you in Los Angeles, and it seems as if 
my letter was sent to you from Berkeley. Since then I have con- 
tinued by corresponder.ce with you, and I have sent some books to 
Los Angeles. Today I received a letter from Wilbur J. Smith, 
Exchange Assistant, who seems to know nothing about our exchange 
agreement, and he tells me that he has notified the librarian at 

Perhaps I have misunderstood your organization, but would not 
you be so kind as to give me the exact address, to which you want 
to have sent books, journals and communications from us. 

Yours sincerely, 


Knud Larsen, Librarian" 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Contributions should be in 
the hands of the editor, Everett Moore, Library 236, not later than noon of 
the Thursday preceding publication. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


/ol. 1 No. 2 


October 30, 19'+7 

The annual fall meeting of the University of California Library Coun- 
cil, held on the Riverside campus October 22-23, was, as the saying goes, 
the best yet. Created two years ago by President Sproul as an agency to 
study and coordinate matters concerning the statewide university libreiries, 
the Coiincil has never lacked material for discussion. Last week's meeting 
dealt with such things as annual reports, library publications, the Farming- 
ton plan, the Mood survey, newspapers and cataloging. Dr. Davidson, the new 
librarian at Santa Barbara, briefed the Council on the program there. Dean 
Danton reported on education for librarianshlp. Mrs. Margaret Butler, alter- 
nate for Dr. Saiinders, exchanged Information with me about medical libraries. 
Miss Ragan, Miss Branch, Mr. Coney, Mr. Neubauer, and our hostess. Miss 
Buvens, completed the roster. 

Miss Buvens' Library Committee (Professors Vanselow, Jones and Sinclair) 
joined the Covincll for an opening luncheon at the Mission Inn. The final 
afternoon was devoted partly to a visit, led by Mr. Winslow, to the Experi- 
ment Station's greenhouses and insectary. Many wonderful and amazing things 
were seen. The tour led through a grove of guavas and I must confess revert- 
ing to boyhood and filling my mouth and pockets with this ambrosian fruit. 

The closing hour found us assembled in the Station's 12,000 volume 
library for Informal discussion of Its contents, services and problems, and 
for refreshing draughts of the Station's official beverage --pure orange 

The Council's fall meeting rotates among the eight campuses. Last year 
we met at La Jolla, next year we go to Mount Hamilton, and the year follow- 
ing, I hope, to Westwood, The annual spring meeting is held always at 
Santa Barbara. 

The Library Council Is an inspiring example of multi -campus coordina- 
tion and harmony. 


Mrs. Effle Flanagan has been appointed Llbrarian-I, as recording 
serials librarian in the Acquisitions Department. Mrs. Flanagan is a 
graduate of Converse College, in Spartanburg, S.C, and holds a B.L.S. 
degree from Emery University, at Atlanta, Georgia. She has been on the 
staffs of the Birmingham Public and the University of Florida Libraries, an* 
for a year and a half was librarian at the Aircraft War Production Council 
in Hollywood. Since September I9U5 Mrs. Flanagan has been librarian at the 
Menasco Manufacturing Company in Burbank. 

Mrs. Margaret White , Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, 
has resigned because she is moving to North Hollywood. 

Miss Charlotte Gay , has been reappointed Senior Library Assistant in 
the Catalog Department, after an absence of two months. 

Student Assistants* Privileges 

In pursuance of a policy partially established last year, stack 
permits for the current semester for all undergraduate student assistants 
in the Main and Branch libraries will be issued by the Stack Superviaor on 
receipt of lists of qualified students from the Heads of Departments and 
Branch Librarians. 

These permits will not apply to the Reserve Book Room. 

Presentation of the permit with the student's registration card at the 
Loan Desk ported will permit him to withdraw books for a 28-day period. 

Effective at once, student assistants will be subject to the same fines 
as those imposed on other students for failure to return books on time, both 
at the Loan Desk and in the Reserve Book Room. 

Borrowing rules for reference books and periodicals are the same as 
for other students. 

Acquisitions Code 

In accordance with a Library Council recommendation that each member 
library formulate and issue a code of acquisitions by which its growth is 
to be regulated, we have recently published the Acquisitions Code for the 
Library at Los Angeles. The code, prepared by Mr. Vosper in consultation 
with the Librarian and the Library Committee, explains the canons of 
selection by which we are rapidly asseniblljig _our second half -million 

Copies have been distributed to all members of the faculty; additional 
copies are available in the Librarian's Office. 


Catalog Department 

With completion of the big shift of cards in the Public Catalog, a 
move necessitated by the addition of 29U drawers to the former total of 
155^+, it is interesting to note the careful organization that preceded the 
actued moving Job. 

Reporting the operation for the Catalog Department, Helen Jaue Jones 
suggests that we employ the end-to-end technique of visualizing a row of 
catalog cards nearly a quarter of a mile in length, composed of more than 

t«S iJ"""^ :^:J^H ""^^^^ '^^^^ ''^^^ ^®^P "s *° appreciate the herculean 
task of redistributing these cards into the new total of 1848 drawers, at 
a time when the catalog was constantly in use. 

^•^«« '?'^o^°l ''v^ ^"O'^liBhed during the relatively quiet week of registra- 
el^St Ln^? ^^ ^^; ^^! ^°*^^^ shifting took Just two days, with six to 
^«S n,f ^ ! ''°''^^''^ ^* ^ *^°^- ^^* ^°^ catalogers had snent three full 

iS. Hv°''+^^ r*^ T ^^""^ '^^'^ ^^^^^^" ^^ li^^i^e ^e^ labels to be made 
later by student assistants. <= *"« -=■ 

ConmiiSe/on"^th! r^if^T!*,'^'^ directed by Agnes Conrad, Chairman of the 
Connnittee on the Public Catalog, which included also Anne Greenwood, 

Jeeoiette Hagen, Roberta Nixon, and Helen Jane Jones. Because of vacations 
and illnesses, the burden of the actual shifting fell on Misses Conrad, 
Greenwood, and Nixon, assisted by Messrs. Engelbarts and Scheerer, Miss 
Struffert, and Mrs. Luginbyhl. 

The addition of rainbov hues to the dravers, vith the installation of 
entirely new labels, gives the Card Catalog something of a New Look. By 
the use of six colors - one color for the labels in each vertical row of 
drawers, with the six colors repeated every six rows - the cataloc;er3 hope 
that misplaced drawers may be readily spotted by anyone who can pass the 
Ishihara test. 

Congratulations go to Miss Conrad and her committee for their efficient 
execution of the shifting Job, and for giving us a more usable and more 
colorful catalog. 

Institute of Industrial Relations 

Librarian John Smith of the Institute of Industrial Relations recently 
participated in the UAW-CIO Southern California Summer Institute, co- 
sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Relations, the United Automobile, 
Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, and the United 
Rubber, Cork, Linoleum and Plastic Workers of America. Mr. Smith transport- 
ed to this four-day institute, at the Workmen's Circle Camp, Carbon Canyon, 
near Chino, some fifty books and fifty pamphlets, for display purposes in 
the classroom of the "Siommer Institute". In addition to attending classes 
in such varied subjects as "Time Study", "Grievance Procedures", Parliamen- 
tary Practice" and "Fair Employment Practices", he distributed mimeographed 
bibliographies and made a short talk on the part libraries should play with 
the labor movement in fighting for civil freedom and against suppression 
and censorship. 


Explansion of the library stack is actually under way. The contract, 
let to Sapp & Snead on February 28, for completion in 210 calendar days, is 
somewhat behind sched\ae, but work is now going ahead rapidly. The support- 
ing plates are fixed to the floor, the superstructure is rising, and six 
weeks should see the construction finished. The electrical work is to be 
installed by the Consolidated Electrical Company. Soon the old stack "well" 
will be no more. 

As the wooden forms are gradually removed from the new east wing, it 
begins to look like a part of the library building rather than a tenporary 
structure. Concrete has been poured on the third (top) floor, and work on 
the roof will begin this week. The contractors are well on schedule. 


Compilation of the Union List of Chemical Periodicals , a locater for 
libraries and laboratories in Southern California, has recently been under- 
taken under the joint sponsorship of the Southern California Section of the 
American Chemical Society and the Southern California Chapter of Special 
Libraries Association. Miss Allerding , Engineering Librarian , is actively 
participating in this work as a member of the Science-Technology Group of 

A preliminary survey of libraries and industrial research laboratories 
in this area has already shown that there axe nearly one hundred library 
collections possessing chemical journals. The Union List Is expected to 
offer valuable assistance in locating unusual and difflcult-to-obtaln items, 

and to make them generally available for the first time to many libraries 
and chemists. 

Russell Minter , student assistant in the Reference Department, is the 
co-author of an article in the Fall issue of Scop on the grovth of UCLA 
since I919, entitled "Fothing is Too Wonderful to be True." 


Nominating Committee . The chairman of the Librarian's Association has 
appointed the following as a nominating committee for officers of the Staff 
Association under the new constitution: Ardis Lodge, chairman, Sadie 
McMiirry, and John E. Smith. 

On the fire . If you read detective stories, you probably have already 
noticed the collection of paperboxinds on the stove in the staff room. Fans 
may take what they want and add their discards. 



The University of Washington Library , Seattle, started publication on 
October 1 of a leaflet entitled Library Information . Harry C. Bauer, 
Director of Libraries, states that it will serve to further a program of in- 
service training for the staff of the Library. Notes on current library 
practices are to be a principal feature of the new bulletin. 

"Know Your Building" is the title of one of the sections in the first 
issue, in which are described some of the figures and statues decorating the 
Library Building. Notes about this and other buildings on the canrpus are 
planned for future issues. 

University of Illinois Librarian, R.S. Downs, reports for I9U6/I17 the 
largest expansion in that library's holdings for any single year of its 
existence. In his annual report he shows that at the end of June I9U7 the 
University Library had 1,982,091+ volumes in Urbana, and 9U,ll8 on other 
Illinois campuses, for a total of 2,076,212 volumes. This was a net increase 
of 72,590 volxanes over the previous year. 

The Illinois Library established two junior college libraries during 
the year, in the new imdergraduate divisions at the Navy Pier in Chicago and 
at Galesburg. Library service was also extended to the new Institute of 
Labor and Industrial Relations, at Urbana. 


UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Contributions should be in 
the hands of the editor, Everett Moore, Library 236, not later than noon of 
the Thursday preceding publication. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


iNo. 3 


November 13, I9I17 

Thanksgiving Weekend Schedule . The Library will be closed all day 
Thursday, November 27, and all day Sunday, November 30. It will be open 
from 7:^5 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and on Friday and 
Saturday, November 28 and 29. 

"Personnel Rules for Non-Academic Employees", with notes applicable 
to library workers, has been distributed to every staff member. The notes 
have been approved by the Personnel Officer. Basically they are the work 
of Berkeley's /assistant Librarian Bryant. I am also grateful to the Per- 
sonnel Advisory Committee (Miss Lodge, Chairman, Miss Hagan, Mr. Vosper) 
for their aid in relating the notes to the local situation. 

My Annual Report for the year I946/U7 has been approved by the 
President for limited distribution within the University. Copies have 
been made available for reading by staff members. 

Mrs, Sidney Goodwin, Typist Clerk in the Catalog Department has 
resigned to accompany her husband to Mississippi. Mr. Goodwin dropped out 
of school on the advice of his physician. 

The Student Library Committee has held its first three meetings of 
the fall term. On Tuesday, October 22, Claire Greenbaum, chairman, opened 
the discussion of student-library relations with Mr. Quinsey, Library 
staff representative, Mr. Moore, and myself, and five student committee 
members. Discussions and open meetings of the Committee will be continued 
each week through the fall and spring semesters. 

Henry B. Fernald, of New York, donor of the Library's collection of 
early American school books, visited the Library on October 31, accompanied 
by his sister. Professor Grace M, Fernald, of the Psychology Department, 

Since 193^ I have been an occasional reviewer of Western Americana 
for the Automobile Club of Southern California's Westways , and for the 
past two years on a monthly basis. I do not experience difficulty in 
keeping track of current trade publications, but I am more apt to miss 
privately printed and ephemeral items. Hence this appeal to the staff to 
call to my attention any book, pamphlet or periodical item which they 
believe might escape my notice. Westways ' main zone of interest Includes 
California, Arizona, Mexico and New Mexico, Utah and Nevada. 



Temporary Study Hall . The first of two temporary study halls. Build- 
ing IG, south of the Physics Building, opened on Monday, November 3. Mem- 
bers of Mortar Board, senior women's honorary group, are serving as 
proctors, to enforce "no smoking" rulas and to maintain quiet study condi- 
tions . 

Each study hall seats 300 students. The Library Is supplying two 
unabridged dictionaries to each of the buildings; other than these, the 
study halls will contain no library books. The second study hall, In the 
temporary building area north of Royce Hall, will be opened later in the 

Construction Bulletins 

Ea qt vi nf;. That off -the- shoulder effect noted on the 3rd floor of 
the east wing a week ago Monday was accidental. The prankish wind, while 
twirling hats and whipping skirts during the Homecoming-Halloween weekend, 
did it. Wooden forms for four unpoured colunins to suppofc the coming 
roof vere tipped over the edge and left dangling in true Halloween style, 
God sent the wind, it was declared, so the insurance company pays. The 
section of flat roof has been poured, steel trusses for the gabled roof 
should be up this week, and the pouring of concrete for the main roof 
itself should begin next week. Work on the ornamental brick facing is to 
start at once. 

Bids are in on the R eading Eoom lighting ^ and the installation should 
be completed by New Year's. 

Action on the new, temporary Graduate Reading Room (3rd floor, west 
wing) is at last out of the declamatory stage, and the carpenters moved in 
November 5; the doors are off, and down come the partitions, converting 
most of the floor into a single room. 

Steel framework now rises four full tiers for the new stack . 


The Library is fortunate in its recent acquisition by exchange of 22 
titles of the Elzevir press. These books are from the series that gave 
the Elzevirs their chief celebrity, the so-called "Petites Republiques", 
representing the work of contemporary French authors on history and p*li- 
ticB. The tiny 2Umos are bound in old full vellum, and they look quite 
capable of lasting another three or four hundred years. 

In the early l600's the making of a book was still pretty much a 
matter of hand craftsmanship at every step, from papermaking to binding. 
And yet the Elzevirs, famous printers of Holland, were able to turn out 
books in volume (nearly 2000 titles), which, in durability and beauty, 
would be hard to match today. Each one was elegantly designed and printed 
cleanly on the strongest paper -- the standards of craftsmanship never 
flagged. Elzevirs were once common in second-hand stores, but inevitably 
they have been drawn into large libraries; one seldom sees a choice lot 
for sale now at a reasonable price. 

Harold Lamb, now a resident of Beverly Hills, who has on several 
occasions been most generous in lending the Library valuable items for our 
exhibit cases, has presented the Library with copies of the Spanish 
editions of three of his books, Historia de las Cruzadas , La Marcha de 
los Barbaros . and Omar Khayyam, ima Vlda j 

Reference Department 

The first volume in the series The United States Army in World War II , 
published by the Historical Division, Department of the Army, has just been 
received. This volume, entitled The Organization of Ground Combat Troops, 
is the first in the eubserles The Army Ground Forces . 

The completed series, vhlch vlll rim to approximately 99 voliimes, will 
present a comprehensive acccimt of the entire United States Military 
Establishment during World War II. The vork of research, analysis, and 
■writing of the series vas initiated by trained historians assigned to the 
larger units of the Army and War Department early in the war. Their work 
has been supplemented by additional research in records not readily avail- 
able dijring the war. 

Other important additions to the Reference collection: 

Frewer, Louis B. Bibliography of Historical Writings Published in Great 
Britain and the Empi-9, 19^0-19"^^ . Oxford, 19'^?. (Z620J| F89b) 
A British supplement, for the war years, to the International 
Bibliography of Historical Sciences. Lists books, periodical 
articles, and reviews. 

International Agencies in which the United States Participates . 

Washington, I9I+6. (JXI995 U6i) Compiled by the Department of State 
for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs "as a handbook of half a 
hundred bodies representative of the variety of forms that inter- 
national cooperation may take today." 


One of the most interesting acquisitions of recent weeks at the Clark 
Library is our 12 volvunes of A History of the Works of the Learned; or, an 
Impartial Accotint of Books lately Printed in all Parts of Europe, with a 
particular Relation of the State of Learning in each Countr y (London, 
January 1699-December I707; January 1709-December I7II) . Although we do 
not have a complete set of this monthly review, we are fortunate to have 
secured the 12 volumes out of Ik, as cnly three complete sets are reported 
in the United States, and no sets west of Chicago. 

The Clark Library's "Political and Religious Ephemera Collection ©f 
l61j-0-1750" (or more simply "Pam Collection") continues to expand at a 
steady clip. During the past four months, more than 200 tracts have been 
secured with the aid of R.W. Chapman, noted bibliographer and l8th century 
scholar of Oxford; and with the bibliographical searching completed, the 
cards duly typed, and the tracts now in the hands of our binder, history 
students will soon have more source material upon which to draw. 

Speaking of history students, for four consecutive semesters. 
Professor Clinton Howard has scheduled his seminar in British History, 
I660-I750, regularly on Tuesday afternoons from two to five o'clock, and 
our collection of 6,000 pamphlets provides the nucleus of source material 
with which the students work. He has informed us that two seminar papers, 
the result rf students* using the material in the Clark Library collection, 
have been published in historical magazines. 



The following ticket has been submitted by the Nominating Committee 
for members cf the Executive Board of the new Library Staff Association. 
The list, with any additions, will be voted upon today. Professional 


Kenbere: Johanna Allerding, Agnes Conrad, Louise Darling, Elizabeth 
Norton, George Scheerer, John Smith. Non-professional members: Geraldine 
Clayton, Mary De Wolf, Norah Jones, Marian Martin, Olven Mercer, Mildred 



The newly appointed Director of the Folder Shakespeare Library in 
Washington, D.C. is Louis B. Wright, Visiting Professor of English at 
UCLA, and member of the Executive Committee of the Huntington Library and 
of the Clark Library Committee. Professor Wright is well known to UCLA 
librarians for his English 200 Bibliography course. 

The announcement of his appointment, made from Amherst College, to 
which the Folger Library is an adjunct, indicates that the "new director's 
duties will be to transform the library into an 'active' research institu- 

Jens Nyholm, Librarian, Northwestern University, (formerly of the 
UCLA Library) has written an accovint of clandestine publishing in Denmark 
during the German occupation ("Danish Underground Publications", 
Scandinavian Studies , August I9I+7) . 

"Never in the history of the nation", Mr. Nyholm writes, "had the 
facile words about the power of the press been so deadly true as dxoring 
the trying but finally triumphant period of the occupation." 

Newspapers and periodicals constituted only a part of Danish under- 
ground publishing, he shows, for some two hundred books and pamphlets 
wer« produced and distributed, and editions in some cases went as high as 
20,000 to 3I/OOO copies. "Books could more thoroughly develop topics and 
problems touched upon by the papers. Their functions Increased in signifi- 
cance as the blacklist of books prohibited by the Germans Increased in 

Pennsylvania State College Library has published a handsome and use- 
ful handbook entitled Your Library . Mrs. Margaret K. Spangler, Assistant 
Librarian in charge of Readers' Service at Penn State writes us that they 
have admired our Know Your Library -- "in fact, the size, the floor plans, 
and the general arrangement of our Handbook was influenced by yours." A 
copy of the handbook is available in Mr. Qulneey's collection of library 

Replying to the earnest inquiries of many friends about our publica- 
tion, our Executive Technician for Ascertaining Lawful Entries in the Pub- 
lic Catalog has Just come out for UCLA Librarian as a preferred title 
ej^try. ( LC Information Bulletin please copyl) 

Because of the Thanksgiving Day holiday,' the next issue of UCLA LIBRARIAN 
will be on Wednesday, November 26. Contributions for this Issue shoTxLd be 
in the hands of the editor, Everett Moore, Library 236, not later than 
noon on Wednesday, November 19, 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


bl. 1 No. •* November 26, I9U7 


Oscar Wilde at the Clark 

Forty-seven years after his death Oscar Wilde's work is experiencing 
a renaissance of interest in which the Clark's collection is playing a use- 
ful role. N\imbering some 1,500 books by and about Wilde and 1,050 letters 
and manuscripts, and pictures, the Wilde collection is probably the 
largest and most distinguished in existence. In I9U5 twelve unpublished 
letters were released to Eichard Aldington for his Portable Wilde , and Just 
published is Edouard Roditi's Oscar Wilde , a monograph \Aiich drew on the 
Clark collection for its frontispiece portrait and bibliographical docu- 

Now in preparation for early publication in the Famous Trials series 
1b a f\ill account of Oscar Wilde's trial, by H. Montgomery Hyde, London 
barrister, for which we furnished photostats of certain items. 

Professor Rolfe is editing for publication by the University Press 
Wilde's poignant prison letters. William Conway recently contributed to 
the Quarterly News Letter of the Book Club of California an article derived 
from his cataloging of the collection. UnusuaQ. recent additions include 
recordings by John Gielgud, Frederic March, and Blng Crosby, and the MGM 
scripts of "Dorian Gray" and "The Canterville Ghost". 

Visits to Clark Library . Staff members who have not yet done so, are 
specially invited to visit the Clark Library, one of the world's most 
beautiful and distinguished rare book libraries. It is located nine miles 
from Westwood, at 2205 West Adams Blvd, and is open every weekday, includ- 
ing Saturday, closed on Sunday. Staff members will be admitted without 
formality, but should obtain visitors cards from my office for family and 
friends who may accompany them. Available free in the office are copies 
of a printed guide to the Clark collections. 


Mrs. Mildred Brelland . Librarian-1, has resigned her position in the 
Catalog department as of December 1. She plans to return with her husband 
to the University of New Mexico. 

Mrs. Otheo Metcedf . Librarian-2, in charge of Bindery preparation, 
Vill transfer to the Cateilog department on January 1. 

Miss Janet Thomas . Librarian-1, will replace Mrs. Metcalf in Bindery, 
reporting to work on December 1 for a month's indoctrination with Mrs. 
Metcalf. Miss Thomas has a B.S. in L.S. degree (I9l*0) from New York State 
College for Teachers in Albany. She has worked as a public school librari- 
an, in the New York Public Library branches, was a medicsd records librari- 
an in the U.S. Navy Women's Reserve, and most recently has been Librarian 


of the Radiation Laboratory in the University at Berkeley. 

Bornie Ross Rar dln (Mrs. Robert E.) has been appointed Typist Clerk 
in the Catalog department. She attended Murray State Teachers College in 
Kentucky and has had considerable clerical experience. 



Conferences on Training for Llbrarianship 

The autumn meeting of the Conference of College and University 
Librarians of Southern California, held on the UCLA campus last Satxirday, 
November 22, vas devoted to a discussion of Recruitment and Trends in 
Training for Llbrarianship . The scheduled speakers were J. Periam Danton^ 
Dean of the School of Llbrarianship on the Berkeley campus, and Levis 
Stieg, Director of the Graduate School of Library Science, University of 
Southern California. Since the Librarian went to press before the confer- 
ence was held, no report of the meeting can be made In this issue. 

On the Berkeley campus the week before, a two-day conference on Edu - 
cation for Llbrarianship was sponsored by the School of Llbrarianship. 
Participating in this conference were Clarence H. Faust, Director of 
Libraries, Stanford University, Robert L. Gitler, Director of the School of 
Llbrarianship, University of Washington, Sydney B. Mitchell, Professor of 
Llbrarianship, Emeritus, at Berkeley, Dr. Stieg of U.S.C., and Dean Danton 
and other members of the faculty of the School of Llbrarianship. 


This year's plans for exhibitions continue the established program of 
showing material from the Library's collections, loans from private 
collections, and occasional outstanding acquisitions. 

The current showing of "Venice of the Renaissance", exhibited in the 
Library Rotunda at the request of the Art Department, follows ovr policy 
of fostering close collaboration between the Library and teaching vinits of 
the University. From time to time other departments will be invited to \jse 
the Library's facilities and materials for exhibitions of special Interest 
in their teaching programs. 

Mary DeWolf , Chairman of the Committee on Public Exhibitions, announeet 
that showings from two private collections will follow the current exhi- 
bition. Manuscripts from the collection of Walter Slezak will be shown ill 
December, followed in January by works of William Faulkner, from the 
collection of Mr. Archer of the Clark, 

Construction Bulletins 

Work has at last begun on the new lighting installation in the Reading 
Room. Our eight sample mercury-vapor and tungsten panels will soon be 
expanded to forty, plus a group of hidden spotlights to Illuminate the 
Reference Desk. Over two and a quarter million lumens of light will be 
produced by the new system, consuming 8o,500 watts. 

After a manufacturer's delay, the floor slabs for the new stack are 
being Installed, and part of the electrical work on the first level is 

In the new wing the steel roof trusses (those golden trusses!) were 

set in place by a pair of monstrous, 80 ft. cranes, on the 17th and l8th, 
and the building's protective brick hide is fast forming. There is little 
hope that those drilling noises will stop very soon. 

Library Publications 

Mildred Bruder Buchanan, Editor of "The Crow' s Nest" in Wilson 
Library Bulletin , has some complimentary things to say in the October 
issue about two of the Library's publications, the Clark Library's Report 
of the First Decade, 193^1-19^^ , and Acquisitive Notes , The physical make- 
up of both publications drew forth particularly favorable comment. The 
Clark report was, of course, printed by the University of California Press; 
Acquisitive Notes is run off by the central Mimeograph Bureau, which also 
mimeographs the Librarian. 



Two sets of source material on the history of the Netherlands in the 
17th century have just arrived: Archives ou correspondence inedite de la 
maison d' Orange -Nassau , and Brieven, geschreven ende gevlBselt tueschen , by 
Johan de Witt. The material in these sets covers the turbulent period of 
Dutch history when Louis XIV of France tried to conquer Holland, when 
William III of Orange was placed on the throne, and when, as in recent 
times, the dikes were opened to save the country. The brothers De Witt, 
political writers and leaders of the aristocratic republican party in 
Holland, were killed during a popular outbreak at that time. Their letters 
throw much light on the happenings of the period. These sets supplement 
the recent p\irchase of a full file, both series, of Rijks geschiedkundige 
publicatien , an official compilation of archival material on Dutch history. 

Reference Department 

A copy of the report by the President's Committee on Civil Rights, 
released under the title To Secure These Rights , is available at the 
Reference Desk. This important report, which the editors of the Saturday 
Review of Literature call "without exaggeration a landmark in the history 
of civil rights in this country," is the result of a study undertaken by 
the Committee a year ago to discover how we are presently failing to live 
up to the American ideal of civil rights, and to recommend remedial action 
for our shortcomings. 

Catalog Department 

Eleven members of the Catalog Department attended the fall meeting of 
the Los Angeles Regional Group of Catalogers, on Saturday, November 8, in 
the Trophy Room of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Catalogers attending 
were Misses Humiston, Conrad, Curry, Hagain, Jones, McMvirry, More, Nixon, 
and Schimansky, Mrs. Breiland, and Mr. Scheerer. Mr. Conway from Clark and 
Misses Allerding and Wells also attended. 

The subject under discussion was the new Library of Congress Rules for 
Descriptive Cataloging . Miss McMurry of our Department participated in the 
panel discussion. Her topic was "Author, edition, volvune, and illustration 
statements in the catalog entry." 

Institute of Industrial Relaticna 

Edgar L. Warren recently assumed the Directorship of the Institute of 
Industrial Relatione, Southern Division, replacing Dean Peiul A. Dodd. Mr. 
Warren joins the University from Washington, D.C., where he had held the 
post of Director of the United States Conciliation Service, Department of 
Labor, after several years as a labor economist and administrator with the 
Department of Agriculture, the National Wage Stabilization Board, and the 
National War Labor Board. Mrs, Warren, Son William, and Daughter Marjorie 
will join the new Director within a few weeks. The family will reside in 
Santa Monica. 


Paul A. Bennett from Mergenthaler Linotype Company, a well-known 
Typophile, and officer of the American Institute of the Graphic Arts, 
visited the Clark during hie trip to Los Angeles in late October. Mr. 
Bennett was greatly impressed with our local Graphic Arts collections. 

Apropos the graphic arts. Merle Armitage has just delivered several 
more books which he designed, bringing oih* Merle Armitage Collection (a 
gift to the Clark Library from Mrs. Edwin Corle) up to date. The Armitage 
fills a noteworthy place along with our collections of Ward Ritchie, 
Wilder Bentley, Perry Strieker, Fred Lang, and others who are or have been 
prominent in southern California for the excellence of their book design 
and typography. 


A lively part of the Library is the Reserve Book Room . Two weddings 
involving its staff have already occurred this month, and who is to aay 
the end is in sight? On November 7, John Smith of the IIR and Lucille 
Tomlin, student assistant in the RBR, were married at the Hollywood 
Wedding Chapel. In accordance with University regulations, Mrs. Smith 
isn't working in the Library any more... On November l6, Cecilia Hassan 
and Morris Polan were married in the Religious Conference Building. Mr. 
Polan is a special student, and is active on the Daily Bruin . . . And now-- 
Maki Komai tells us that she too will be married soon. . . A lively place, 
the RBR. 

Hilda Gray . Reference Department, Is sailing today from New York on the 
Queen Mary, and will arrive in England on December 1. She is going 1;o 
Cambridge, where she will spend most of her six months' leave with relatives. 
In the spring she plans to visit Paris, and before she leaves England in May 
will visit friends in Cornwall. She will return to us on the first of June. 

We are told that to prevent her being cut off completely from American 
civilization, one of Miss Gray's faithful friends in the Library is sending 
her clippings of Dick Tracy -- at least until Mumbles is taken care of. 


Officers of the new Staff Association have been elected as follows: 
President. John E. Smith; Vice-President . Agnes Conrad; Secretary-Treasurer , 
Geraldine Clayton; Welfare . Betty Norton; Public Relations, Mildred E. 
Smith. ■ 

The first two committees to be constituted are made up as follows: 

W elfare ; Betty Norton (Chairman), Marjorie Buck, Louise Darling; Public 
Relations ; Grace Shumaker (Chairman), Donna Myers, Mildred Smith. 

Don't fail to look at "Facte about CAKE", posted on the bulletin 
board in Room 200. We still want your contributions, in emy amount. To 
date ve have sent one $10 remittance, and a second is now ready to be sent. 



An effective medium for furthering Library- student understanding is 
the column entitled "Library Stacks", which appears occasionally in The 
Daily Californian . at Berkeley . Questions and answers (a "Library Ice 
Box"), and announcements and comments on library services, exhibits, 
concerts, and the like, are published in this column. A recent issue con- 
tained queries about such familiar problems as stack study space, better 
lighting at the card catalog, and how to locate unbound monographic pub- 
lications in the library. Answers were supplied by the Library. 

The interesting story of the Yale Library 's acquisition of the 
Gertrude Stein Collection is told by Donald Gallup in The Yale University 
Library Gazette for October. The collection was begun in I958 with the 
first deposit by Gertrude Stein of about half the manuscripts now owned by 
the library. By 19i^0, with the addition of other manuscripts and numerous 
contributions of materials by interested friends, the collection had 
already become a unique gathering of manuscripts and photographs. Now the 
collection is remarkably rich not only in Stein manuscripts but, through 
her bequest made in 19U5, includes presentation copies of her books, news- 
paper clipping, photographs, and great quantities of her correspondence 
which accvimulated from her "habit of keeping all letters," 

The Yale Library has exhibited many of the more important items in 
the collection. Its materials are being used in the publication of 
authoritative texts of Miss Stein's unpublished \»ritings, and students at 
various other universities have already made use of Its materials in 
writing theses. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Contributions for the next 
issue should be in the hands of the editor, Everett Moore, Library 236, not 
later than Thvirsday, December k. Contributors to this issue: Mary DeWolf, 
Dora M. Gerard, Neal R. Harlow, Helen J. Jones, John E. Smith, Mildred E. 
Smith, Edna C. Davis (Clark). 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


Vol. 1 No. 5 


December 11, 19U7 

The President has authorized me to distribute within the University 
my Uth annual report as Director of the Clark Library, for the year 
19^+6/^7, which is the 13th year of the Library as part of the University. 
Staff members interested in reading it please see their department head. 

Last Monday I was in Berkeley for a meeting of the Library Council's 
Executive Committee. 

Yesterday I lunched at the Huntington Library with Dixon Wecter, 
Louis B. Wright, and Robert 0. Schad. We talked about -- books. 

Present at a meeting called by me last Thursday to discuss ways and 
means of more effectively using the Music Library were Provost Dyketra, 
Professors Arlt, Petran, and Vincent, Mr. Harlow, Mr. Vosper, and 
Miss Doxsee. Who knows but that someday record concerts may be "piped" 
into the Staff rooms at noon. 

On the last day of November my wife and I were privileged to attend a 
reception for the Huntington Library Staff given by Mrs. Edward Laurence 
Doheny at St. John's Seminary Library in Camarillo. On view were some of 
the special treasures of the Estelle Doheny Collection, including a glori- 
ous vellum copy of the first dated Bible, printed by Fust and Schoeffer at 
Mainz in lk62. It was our first trip to St. John's since the Library's 
dedication in 19*^0. 

Ernest Dawson's death was a blow to libraries. No dealer anywhere 
ever did more to enrich local collections. For 52 years "Father" Dawson 
bought and sold books in Los Angeles, and hardly a section in our stacks 
lacks items which came via Dawson's Book Shop. Glen Dawson, UCLA '35^ 
and his brother Muir, will manage the shop. If they continue to buy 
heavily and sell at a reasonable mark-up, as did their father, I foresee 
a long continuation of the mutually profitable relationship which has 
always existed between UCLA and the shop at 627 S. Grand Ave. 

Christmas Shopping . The University Personnel Office has informed ue 
that the half -day leave with pay will not be granted this year. 

Personnel Rules . Texts of the interpretation of Rule 7.I of Personnel 
Bules for Non-Academic Employees , pertaining to the prohibition of the 
employment of relatives in the same department, and of an addition to 
Rule 12, pertaining to sick leave, have been distributed to all depart- 
ments and branches. All staff members should add this interprertation and 
new rule to their copies of the Personnel Rules. 



The Acquisltione Code, drawn up by Mr. Vosper In October, has received 
recognition in a full-page analyala in the Library of Congress Information 
Bulletin for November U-10, by Acting Librarian Verner W. Clapp. And in 
Publiehers' Weekly for November 29, Jacob Blanck writes that the "Code" and 
the projected codes of the other libraries of the University of California, 
"will probably go down in book history as the California Plan." Mr. Blanck* a 
article is entitled "The California Plan and the Antiquarian Bookseller." 

The lead article in The Pacific Historical Review for November is 
Neal Harlow's paper entitled "The Maps of San Francisco Bay and the Town 
of Yerba Buena to One Hundred Years Ago," which he read originally before 
the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles, last April, and later, in somewhat abbre- 
viated form, before the Library staff. It is a synopsis of his forthcoming 
volume on the maps and voyages to be published by the Grabhorn Press. 

The Committee on Cataloging the Music Library submitted its report to 
the Librarian on November 1?. Its members, Mr. Harlow, chairman, and Miss 
Doxsee, Mr. Engelbarts, and Miss Humiston, agreed that the Music Librarian 
should catalog the present collection emd any sets of scores and parte 
■vrtilch may be added. The Catalog Department will then be responsible for 
the cataloging of the general music collection when it becomes a part of 
the Music Library, on completion of the remodeling of the west wing. 

Exhibit for December I 

Manuscript materials from the private collection of screen actor 
Weilter Slezak Include a number of the 3^ items which he is presenting to 
the library. The agonies Mr. Harlow suffered in preparing the exhibit 
were much abated by one of our staff linguists, Rudy Engelbarts, viio reads 
(in addition to English, we presume) German, French, Spanish, and Dutch. 
He has been studying Russian, emd has by this time acquired a smattering 
of Chinese. Victor Hugo's French script, however, stxanped even the ex- 
perts . 

Prelibrarianship Curriculum 

Establishment of a Curriculum in Prelibrarianship at UCLA has recently ' 
been announced by the University. The new curriculum, one of a number of 
recently outlined "organized fields of concentration" In the College of 
Letters and Science, allows an interdepartmental major, and is designed to 
meet the needs of students planning to take a general course in a graduate 
school of llbrarianship. Students intending to specialize in scientific, 
industrial, or other technical fields of llbrarianship, are advised to 
complete a major in an appropriate subject field, rather than the pre- 
librarianship curriciilum. 

The student choosing to pursue the prellbreurianship curriculum must 
file a "Prelibrarianship Plan" which has been approved by an authorized 
Library Adviser, and which meets the general requirements stated in the 
catalogue. Advisers will be appointed by the Librarian from the Library 

Provisions eind requirements of the curriculum ere described in the 
Supplement to the General Catalogue of the University, copies of >*ich 
are available at the Reference Desk. 

Construction Bullet Ine 

Newjrtng. By this fortnight about half the concrete for the new roof 
has been poured, and the outside brick wall is one story high. 285,000 
bricks laid in proper order will reach from the earth to the eaves, and 
should do 80 by mid-February. Our authority for this count is the Librar- 
ian, who received the figure from an unimpeachable source. The outside 
wall and inside plaster and furring are the two big projects which remain. 

Remodeling . An order has been written to remove partitions from the 
third floor of the west wing, and the conversion of that area into a tem- 
porary graduate reading room is imminent -- within the space of a couple 
of UCLA Librarians , we hope. The staff may have noise and grit with their 
tea for a few days... By the time the TGEE is ready, new lights ought to 
be on in the Reference Room. Equipment has been hauled up through the 
celling by night, and work has been going on over the heads of quailing 
students by day... In the "well", most of the slabs for the new stack 
floor are now in place; and the long awaited floors of new shelf space 
are "sold out" before they are ready for ixse. 

LC Proofsheet Catalog 

Mr. Powell and Mr. Vosper and the librarians of the Catalog Depart- 
ment met on November 20 to discuss the possibility of dispensing with the 
Library of Congress Proofsheet Catalog. 

From the general discussion it was decided that: (l) since we have 
nothing to take its place, we should keep our proofsheet file of entries 
through December 19h6 as It is, until a copy of the "Book catalog" is 
available; (2) we should continue our subscription for current slips 
until it expires at the end of Jvine 19^*8; (3) the Library of Congress 
should be queried as to whether it will be possible to subscribe to proof- 
sheets of cross-references and revised reprints; and that (U) we should 
continue to keep our file of 1914-7 and Januaiy-June 19'+8 slips filed sep- 

Conference on Training for Llbrarianship 

Probably the most valued feature of the fall meeting of the Confer- 
ence of College and University Librarians of Southern California held on 
the UCLA campus on Saturday, November 22, was the opportunity the attend- 
ing librarians had to interrogate the two speakers of the day, and to 
discuss their own problems of recruitment and training for llbrarianship. 
Dean Danton of Berkeley and Director Stleg of U.S.C. appeared to relish 
the opportunity they were given to express their convictions, and to give 
unequivocal answers to questions put to them. Adherence to high standards 
of selection and training of students found them in perfect agreement; 
discussion of specific programs of education brought out a variety of 
viewpoints among speakers and audience, 

A brief discussion and business meeting followed the Ixmcheon held 
at Westwood House, at which the Conference President, Mies Esther Hlle, 
was authorized to appoint a committee to prepare a reciniltment informa- 
tion sheet directed toward the field of college and university librarian- 

Arrangements for both the morning meeting on the campus and. the 
limcheon in the village were efficiently worked out by Miss Lodge of our 
staff . 

Speaking of the project for preparing recruitment literature, the 
Editor of the Librarian approved this plan until he was handed the chair- 

manehlp ©f the conmlttee, other membere of which are Miae Roewekamp of 
East Los Angelea Junior College and Mr. Hennessee of U.S.C. The chairman 
requests suggestions and advice on the project from members of the staff. 


Mr. Smith of Gifts and Exchanges reports that three slim volumes 
which reached his desk the other day caused a deal of puzzlement, not to 
say confusion and embarrassment to persons usually wise in matters linguis- 
tic. The facts were already known, thanks to the donor of the three books, 
but the opportunity to do a little leg-pulling was irresistible, and the 
tormentor allowed the affair to descend to wild guessing, until he dis- 
closed the simple truth that the books were printed in the Deseret alpha- 
bet of the Mormons. 

In the 1850*8 the Mormons were powerfully isolationist, and the Utah 
legislature approved, in 1855^ an appropriation to buy type for the strange 
characters of the Deseret alphabet. The University of Deseret, now the 
University of Utah, was responsible for the drawing up of textbooks and 
an edition of the Book of Mormon. All told, only a handful of titles 
appeared, and these are, needless to say, scarce and desirable items. We 
have acquired The Deseret First Book , and The Deseret Second Book , both 
published in 1866, and the Book of Mormon , Fart I, 1869. They are fine 
copies, in the original decorated bogirdB. The books, which will probably 
be added to the collection of the Book of Mormon at the Clark Library, are 
the generous gift of Mr. Erwin Morkish of the Huntington Library, presented 
to us in honor of his son Hans Erwin Morkish, now a student at UCLA. 

Mr. Wouter Nijhoff, present head of the great international book firm 
of The Hague, delighted some of us last week with first-hand information 
about the European book market and the wartime Dutch Underground movement. 
He and his affable young assistant, Mr. Corstius, were able to offer scarce 
sets of Flemish and Dutch folklore sets for which Mr. Vosper and Professor 
Hand have mortgaged their futures. 


The Executive Board completed committee appointments this week as 
follows: Program ; Otheo Metcalf (Chairman), Norah Jones, Mate McCurdy; 
Social ; Cecelia Hassan Polan (Chairman), Mollie Hollreigh, and Dorothy 
Wells, with Marian Martin and Irene Struffert as courtesy subcommittee; 
Membership : Barbara Slyh (Chairman), Barbara Cope, Helen More; Staff 
Booms : Helene Schimansky, Donna Handley; Stamps : Effie Flanagan, Harriet 
Sue Layne. Committees are assuming their new duties immediately. 

Watch for announcement of the first meeting of the new Staff Associ- 
ation to be held sometime in January. 


Contributions for the next issue of UCLA LIBRAEIAN, December 2k, should 
be in the hands of the editor, Everett Moore, Library 236, not later than 
noon on Wednesday, December I8. Contributors to this issue: Neal Harlov, 
Helen J. Jones, Grace C. Shumaker, Wilbur Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


Vol.1 No. 6 

December 2U, 19*^7 




In vishing a Merry Christmas to all vho read these pages, I am not 
happy vhen I think of how much of material things we in the United States 
have and how little eo much of the rest of the world has. I can only hope 
that the staff will not pause in its campaigns to send food, clothing, and 
books abroad. We are indeed oxzr brother's keeper. May every one of us hold 
this thought in heart while we move amidst our plenty. 

Last Thursday I was host at a luncheon for Harold L. Hamill , the new 
City Librarian of Los Angeles, preceded by a tour of the Library. 

The Library has issued a descriptive leaflet about the Olive Percival 
Collection of Children's Books. The purpose is to point out its strengths 
and weaknesses, to encourage its use by scholars, and to enlist interest in 
its growth. Copies are available in the office. 

The Clark Advisory Committee held its annual meeting at the Library on 
December 15. Membership of the committee includes President Sproul 
(Chairman), Provost Dykstra, Lindley Bynum, John Walton Caughey, Edward N. 
Hooker, Ernest Carroll Moore, Louis B. Wright, and myself as secretary. 

I hope that more of the staff will Join the University Friends of Music , 
a non-profit group of campus and community people which sponsors chamber 
music concerts. An annual membership fee of $2.50 entitles the member to 
admission to the several events given each year. On Sunday afternoon several 
weeks ago the Sven Reher Trio played Mozeirt, Milhaud, and Dohnanyi to a 
wonderfully attentive and appreciative audience in E.B. l45. Treasurer of 
the Friends is Professor John W. Olmsted, Royce Hall 53^c. 

Richard Aldington writes from Le Lavandou, a fishing village on the 
French Riviera, where he and his wife and daughter have settled more or less 
permanently. For several years the Aldingtons were heavy users of our books 
and of some we obtained for them on inter-library loan, while the Clark 
Library staff will long remember the efficient and determined way Aldington 
went about compiling his Portable Oscar Wilde . 

Coordinating Cataloger . Beginning the first of January, Agnes Conrad 
will act as coordinator between Branch Librarians and the Catalog Departmanfc, 
All questions pertaining to cataloging for the Branch Libraries should be 
taken up with Miss Conrad, who will discuss them with the catalogere con- 
cerned, or with the Head of the Catalog Department. 

Those nev pictures on our office wall are original pencil drawings (of 
flowers and leaves, berries, and vegetables) by the late Dillwyn Parrleh, 
loaned by his widow, M.F.K. Fisher. Some of the staff may recall the campus 
exhibition in 19lfl of these drawings and oils by Parrlsh, held Just a few 
months before his death. Others may know him as the author of Praise the 
Lord , a satirical novel of Los Angeles, or as the Illustrator of his sister 
Anne's children's books. We have had Parrlsh oils h\mg in our office, also 
loaned by Miss Fisher, who was a college friend of ovurs and the Editor's at 



The Library and CSEA 

A goodly number of the Library staff ate their share of fried chicken 
at the annual banquet of University at Los Angeles Chapter Ik, California 
State Employees' Association , on December 11. Installation of officers 
was a feature of the program. 

Library membership in CSEA has Increased remarkably in the last few 
years, and the whole staff is to be commended for their support of a program 
that is vitally important to all of us and to owr fellow workers on campus. 
This large library membership was probably a factor in the election as 
officers of the chapter of three of our Library staff, Robert Vosper becomes 
Vice-President and Delegate to the General Council, John Smith, Treasvirer, 
and Johanna Allerdlng, Member -at -Large. 

Mr. Powell Joins these thre« In encouraging new staff members to Join 
CSEA, and others to renew their membership. The $6.00 dues have brought cost 
of living additions of over $50.00 to our monthly pay checks and have 
resulted in other benefits in terms of retirement, holidays, and working 

Branch Library Progress 

Branch Librarians Joined the Library's Department Heads at the weekly 
Heads' meeting with the Librarian, on December l6, for an infomal progress 
report on the series of meetings which have been held this fall of branch 
librarians and menibers of main Library departments. 

Mr. Vosper, coordinator for branch library affairs, summarized the 
Accomplishments of meetings held to date, in which problems of general 
admlnletratlon, circulation, cataloging, and binding have been discussed. He 
was able to point to encouraging agreements already reached on a number of 
thorny problems of branch administration and service. So successful have 
these Initial meetings been that a valuable pattern has been set for reach- 
ing practical working agreements through conferences of this sort. 

The several branch librarians also presented reports of their libraries' 
activities. Despite their constantly heavy tasks and the crowded conditions 
under which they labor, they too were able to give encouraging reports of 

Meetings still to be held this year will take up problems of acquisi- 
tions, reference, and special collections. 

Music Librarlanshlp 

Leon Strashvm, vho retired last June as our Music Librarian, announces 
that he will give a course in "Music Library Science, Including Music 
Copying and Reproduction," beginning January 5. The ten weeks' course, to 
consist of two lessons per week, at hoxirs during the day or evening to be 
arranged, will Include such subjects as the classification, cataloging, re- 
pairing, and administration of music literature, and copying, penmanship, 
layout, and other processes in score-making. Further details are available 
in the Librarian's Office. 

Expansionist Tendencies 

With our new brick-covered wing now assured, Mr. Harlow, the Library's 
building expediter, and other interested members of the staff, are again 
building air castles. This time it's stack extension, and a new south 
facade, connecting the two wings. And it won't be done as soon as we need 

Before converting our plans into architecture, we must recollect that 
this will be our last possible expansion In the present library building, 
and must look well into the future. If we are to have space in the central 
library for the storage of two or three million books, a considerable part 
of the south addition must be used for book stacks. Specialized reference 
services and reading rooms, and a temporarily located education library are 
in the cards. Expanded space for Special Collections will be called for, to 
include the Ernest Carroll Moore library, browsing collections, )ilumni and 
Friends' Room, and an expanded Music Library with piano studio and a record- 
ing-transmitting room. Additional undergraduate facilities will be needed. 

With a maximum student body at UCLA estimated at 26,000, and no known 
ceiling on the book collection, we must be sure to think with our eyes open. 
The staff is encovuraged to discuss the Library's future development and to 
come up with suggestions and plans. 

New Posters 

Recently Installed at the Public Catalog are six attractive new posters 
to aid users of the Library in finding their way through the mazes of our 
constantly growing card catalog. For many weeks the Committee on the Public 
Catalog, consisting of Misses Conrad (Chairman), Greenwood, Hagan, Jones, 
and Nixon, worked on the Initial ideas, meeting together many times, 
criticising constructively, and altogether, cooperating very effectively. 

Once roughed into shape, Mr. Vosper's subcommittee of Miss Hagan, 
Mr. Quinsey, and Mr. Harlow worked successfully through several meetings to 
reconcile varying points of view and to help work out a final form. In the 
end the members of Miss Conrad's committee polished off all six posters, 
and while keeping in mind the necessity for simplicity and brevity, were 
nevertheless able to incorporate a large amount of fundamental and pertinent 

Santa Barbara and UCLA 

Mr. Vosper and Mr. Moore recently paid a visit to the Library at Santa 
Barbeura College, to discuss matters of mutual concern to our two libraries 
with Donald C. Davidson, the new Librarian, and Mrs. Violet Shue, Reference 

Librarian. Space problems beset the Santa Barbara campua, as elsevhere In 
the University. Relief will soon be provided for the Library by a temporary 
building to house the reserve book collection. Plajis for the new permanent 
library building on the Mesa campus, several miles from the present Riviera 
site, are still in the pre-blueprint stage. 

DiscusBlons were continued several days later, during Mr. Davidson's 
visit to UCLA. Librarian Davidson has come to the Santa Barbara caurpus this 
year, having served as Librarian at the University of Redlands since 19'+0, 
four years of which time he was on leave for service in the Army. 

Map Collections 

Mr. Vosper and Mr. Harlow met on November 11 with Professors Zierer and 
Putnam to discuss the collecting of maps on the can5)us and the place of the 
Library in a coordinated program. Discussion revealed that both the 
Geography and Geology Departments already have important map collections for 
particular teaching pvurposes, but that there is still a large service to be 
rendered by a central research and historical collection, with adequate 
facilities for use and loan. 


Goblndram J. Watumull Is the subject of one of the Reader's Digest 
"Chronicles of Americanization" articles, in its December issue. Mrs. 
Watumull, we recall, visited the Library last year, in connection with two 
$300 grants to vis from the Watumull Foundation. At the time of that visit, 
Mr. Watumull was an Indian; now he is an American, thanks to the revision 
last year of the Oriental Immigration Act. His story Is a thrilling one and 
of timely interest. 

Coming to our attention at the same time, is a copy of a letter just 
received by Mr. and Mrs. Watumull from their son David, at present in India 
with Dr. John Haynes Holmes. David gives his "iinpression of the way things 
are going today" in India in this letter which may be seen in the 
Acquisitions Department. 

Those interested in experimental literature will Trent to see 
F. F. Hoerger's The Immortal Memory In the Glorious Tragedy of Lite , sub- 
titled "The New Poemuslcdramurallterature ...," a copy of which Is now on 
hand at the Gifts and Exchanges desk, a gift of the author. In this minia- 
ture volume, whose scope is the "greatest ... ever to be attempted in a work 
on paper," poet Hoerger brilliantly proves his thesis that "The diversified 
repetitions of audible rhythm, as well as the disguised continuities of 
vibrant color, are the rose colored glasses for viewing truths which other- 
wise; retaining their common though superlative quality of endurance might, 
if human perception were sufficiently also accellerated to appraise them, 
sound devastating levels of profundity." 


The Executive Board of the Staff Association met with the Librarian otf 
December 5 to dljacuss machinery for svibmltting staff suggestions and problems 
to the Librerlan through the Welfare Committee . Ardle Lodge, re^preaentlng 

the Librarian's Personnel Advisory Board was also present. Agreement was 
reached on a procedxire for presenting individual and group ideas or 
grievances to the administrative staff from rank and file sources. 

Under the Chairmanship of Betty Norton, assisted by Majorie Buck and 
Louise Darling, the Welfare Committee is prepared to handle expeditiously 
any special problems which staff members may care to bring to its attention. 

Efforts are being made to secure a pay-telephone convenient to staff 
members . 

A big thank you to Cecelia Hassan Polan and her committee for arranging 
yesterday's highly successful Christmas party . We were all reassured when 
Santa Claus actually arrived with his full pack and was his old genial self. 


A little bearing down on the problem of titles for certain of oxar 
specialized functions might bring startling results. We note that one of 
our sister universities in the east sports an officieil with the title of 
Custodian of Back Numbers (printed letterhead and all) . A UCLA librarian 
was seen eyeing this title enviously the other day. Not to go too far 
afield, however, it should be observed that we do have a staff member who 
was recently referred to as Librarian- in-Charge-of -Missing-Periodicals. All 
this may call for a Committee to Study the Uplifting and Purifying of Working 
Titles in the Library. 

Ours isn't the only malicious elevator . A recent issue of the Uni- 
versity of Washington's Library Information lists six sensible safety rules 
for persons trapped in their elevators. At UCLA we have no such code. 
Obvio\isly it should be written by someone with experience, and thus far our 
trapped staff members will only swear or la\igh coldly. 

It pays in folding money to give good library service. The other day 
a research worker from one of the major moving pictiore studios brought Mr. 
Vosper $25 as a gift to the Library in recognition of the useful and kindly 
service given to him and his colleagues diiring the last several months. He 
asked that it be accepted as an anonymous gift and that the money be used 
to buy whatever books we want. A bouquet to the Circvilatlon and Reference 
staffs , 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Contributions for the n^xt 
issue should be in the hands of the Editor, Everett Moore, Library 2jo, not 
later than Wednesday, December 31. Contributors to this issue ; Neal R. 
Harlow, Helen J. Jones, Robert L. Qulnsey, Grace C, Shumaker, Mildred E. 
Smith, Wilbur J. Smith, Robert G. Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


Vol. 1 No. 7 


January 8, I9U8 

The Personnel Office has Issued the following amendment to the Non- 
Academic Title and Pay Plan: "Effective July 1, 19h8, step increases for 
the salary reaiges of librarians are amended as follows: Librarian 3> $15 
per month or $l80 per year; Librarian k, $20 per month or $2U0 per year." 



Walstan Steel Robson Memorial Fund 

A small but valued group of books now a part of the general collection 
of the Library is the one begun in 19ij-5 by the establishment of the Walstan 
Steel Robson Memorial Fund, created in memory of a UCLA student of the 
class of 19l)-4 who had worked in the Library. Steel Robson' s parents 
started this fund after he was killed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It was 
designed to augment Steel's own select library which came to UCLA after his 

In Mr. Powell's address last September on "Librarians as Readers of 
Books", before the 57th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Library 
Association, ( PNLA Quarterly , October I9U7), he spoke of Robson as a big 
silent fellow who unpacked incoming shipments in the order department while 
Mr. Powell was a member of that department. Gradually he was revealed as a 
reader of books and one who "was akin to Tom Wolfe, in that he wanted to be 
a writer in order to release the immense feelings and desires that were 
locked up inside of himself. He wo\ild have become a writer, I am sure," 
Mr. Powell said, "and possibly a very good one, if he had lived." 

To the Robson Memorial Fund has been added the amount which Mr. Powell 
received as a honorariiun from P.N.L,A. for his address, and £in additional 
gift of money which has just been received from Mr. and Mrs, Robson. The 
fund will be used for the purchase of creative works in American literature. 

Librarians and their Public 

Reviewing the handbooks of the Pennsylvania State and UCLA Libraries 
in "The Crow's Nest," Wilson Library Bulletin for December, Mildred Bruder 
Buchanan commends both libraries for their expression of concern for the 
student and the new user of the library. 

"There are too many librarians in the world," Miss Buchanan writes, 
"who still feel superior to the people whom they eire supposed to serve and 
too many of the public who are scared stiff to ask 'silly' questions in a 
library for fear of appearing woefully ignorant. One of our first big Jobs 

in library public relations is to establish the kind of rapport between 
the library personnel and the public that will result in mutual interest 
and respect. This rapport must not be confined to one or two individuals 
or one department but should, of necessity, originate with the adminis- 
tration and be carried through by the library staff as e. whole. It should 
be as much a part of library policy as the selecting and buying of books." 
Here are words for all librarians to "read, mark, learn, and inwardly 

Lights and Action 

In the Reference Department , all of last week's pushing and hauling 
of counters, desks, tables, and bookcases was undertaken in the interest 
of better service to students and faculty alike. By swinging the end 
counters around to their new positions at the ends of the Reference Desk, 
It is now possible to provide a more distinct separation between reference 
and periodicals service, Dtiring the hours student assistants are on duty, 
circ\ilation of periodicals and college catalogs will be handled at the new 
east counter, remodeling of which is not yet completed. 

The added space behind the Reference Desk makes possible a relaxation 
of the old principle of 'nobody but librarians behind the desk' . Faculty 
members and qualified students will now be welcomed to this once sacred 
area to consult bibliographical materials, and in certain instances, 
government publications and periodicals, at the tables provided there. 
Working space for the Reference staff is now considered reasonably adequate 
for the next year or so, by which time government publications and 
periodicals services will move into their new quarters in the east wing. 

All this reorganization, coupled with the near -completion of the 
magnificent new lighting system in the reading room, brings a new flush of 
enthusiasm to this department. 


Reviews of German Science 

One of the gratifying products of the Military Government for Germany 
is the series of reviews of German scientific research in the natxa-al 
sciences d\iring the war years now being published under the title FIAT 
Reviews of German Science . Field Information Agencies, Technical (FIAT) , 
of the Office of Military Government in the British, French, and United 
States Zones, is responsible for this prodigious undertaking which will 
make available to scientists throughout the world results of scientific 
investigation during the period from I939 to 1914-6, when exchange of infor- 
mation between Germany and other countries was almost impossible. 

This comprehensive summarization of the results of fimdamental 
scientific research has been prepared by leading German scientists londer 
the supervision of the Military Government. The completed series will 
bring to light the extensive fund of German scientific and technical 
information in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, 
physics, and sciences of the earth. So far, two volumes have appeared, 
both in the field of medicine: "Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology", and 
"Virus Diseases of Man." Copies are available at the Reference Desk, 

It is the Library's good fortune to have been chosen as one of the 
depositories to receive this important series, of vhich only a limited 
number of sets will be available for distribution. The Office of Technical 
Services of the Department of Commerce is directing the distribution of 
the series to depository libraries, and Schoenhof's Foreign Books, Inc., 
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has arranged to obtain 500 copies of each 
volume for sale in this coimtry. 

Two key reference tools recently arrived will fill gaps in o\ir 
Scandinavian holdings. They are the leading Danish and Swedish 
encyclopedias, Salmonsens Konversations Leksikon , Copenhagen, 1915-1930, 
in 26 volumes, and Nordisk Familjebok , Stockholm, 1904-1926, in 38 volumes. 
Also recently arrived is the standard 27-volume Japanese encyclopedia, Dai 
Hyakka J it en , Tokyo, I93I-I935. 


The Library Staff Association is entering the new year (and its first 
menibership drive) as a rejuvenated successor to the Librarians' Association 
of yesteryear. The new Association is organized on a broader base than its 
predecessor; it is designed to be attractive to all members of the staff, 
"to advance the common interests and professional standa:i;'ds of its members; 
to encourage individual and professional development; to foster a spirit 
of cooperation and fellowship; and to further the objectives of the Library 
in the University program." These high-sounding phrases are already 
implemented by an executive board and certain committees previously reported 

It is the earnest hope of the executive board that all individuals 
who are eligible for active or associate memberships will Join the Associ- 
ation this month, not as a duty, not merely for the immediate benefits to 
be enjoyed, nor even to stop the membership committee from the pestiferous 
and harassing treatment we hope they'll use; your officers want your 
membership, whether you were a charter signer of the Constitution or not, 
in order that you may contribute actively and whole-heartedly to the 
success of the Association in its objectives. I9I+8 will find you at work 
about two- thirds of the days of the year. Any effort to encourage indi- 
vidual development, foster cooperation, and further library objectives 
deserves your support. 

Fifty-cent dues are now payable to any member of the Menibership Com- 
mittee. Barbara Slyh is chairman, assisted by Helen More, Barbara Cope, 
Harriet-Sue Layne, Rexina Hempler, Norah Jones, and Edna Davis. 


A CARE food package has recently been sent to Maria Schleimer in 
Austria by the Staff Association. Mrs. Schleimer is the widow of the first 
librarian of the University at Graz, in Styria, Austria. 

Requests for aid are many, and we should remember to donate generously. 
CARE boxes awaiting your contributions are in the Staff Room on the third 
floor and on Helen Shumaker's desk in the Acquisitions Department. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN ia issued every other ThuredayT" Contributions for the next" 
issue, January 22, should be in the hands of the Editor, Everett Moore, 
Library 236, not later than noon on Thiirsday, January 15. Contributors to 
this issue ; John E. Smith, Mildred E. Smith, Wilbur J. Smith. 



Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


tol. 1 NoS 

January 22, 19^8 


School of Law 

Staff members vill have seen the stimulating nevs of the opening of a 
Lav School at UCLA in September, as publicly announced recently by President 
Sproul. The news comes close to us in the Library in two respects. The 
President stated that "immediately following the selection of a Dean, a 
Librarian will be appointed." He fxirther announced that $60,000 was avail- 
able for the purchase of law books dxiring the present fiscal yeeir. In 
spending this money, Mr. Vosper and I will confer with Mr. Vernon Smith, 
Librarian of Berkeley's School of Jurisprudence, Professor J. A, C. Grant, 
of our Department of Political Science, and with Mr. Thomas Dabagh, 
Librarian of the Los Angeles County Law Library. On January 12 Mr. Vernon 
Smith kindly came down from Berkeley to discuss initial plans with several 
of us who are directly concerned here, I am particxilarly glad to announce 
that the Law School Library already has one staff member on our payroll. 
Miss Mollie Hollreigh has agreed to relinquish her work in the Circulation 
Department and take on the Job of handling, under Mr. Vosper 's supervision, 
all initial details of buying and receiving law books this year. 

Library Council 

As Secretary of the Library Council I have been distributing the first 
biennial report of the Council. It is the work of Donald Coney, Secretary 
during 19^5/1^7. Staff members who have not yet read this report are urged 
to do so. Copies are available in my office. 

Administrative Survey 

During the last week in December Mr. Vosper met, in my absence, with 
the Provost and the Heads of other University Departments to discuss an 
administrative survey of the whole non-academic organization of the Uni- 
versity, that has been instituted by President Sproul. Public Administra- 
tion Service, a non-profit organization that analyees the administrative 
patterns of city governments and other public bodies, will conduct the 
survey very shortly. In order to provide the surveyors with preliminary 
information, each administrative officer was asked to prepare by January k 
a chart of his organization, to be forwarded along with all pertinent 
printed materials describing the work of his department and copies of 
exclusive forms. Considerable midnight oil was burned, even on New Year's 
Eve, in order to meet the deadline. Each Library Department head was asked 

to prepare his ovn chart, the several charts vere ably edited by Mr. Vosper 
for singleness of purpose, and the final drafts were drawn up in Miss Slyh't 
beautiful copperplate script on which she worked until J-OO a.m. the morninj 
of the deadline. Staff members interested in seeing the organizational 
charts will find them available in the office. I 

Library Schedule 

During the period between semesters, the Library will observe the 
following schedule of hours: 

Thursday, February 5: 7:^5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
February 6 to February 22: 

Open ; Monday through Satvirday, 8a.m. 

Closed : Sundays, and February 12 (Lincoln's Birthday) i 

The regular schedule will be resumed on Monday, February 23. 



Faulkner Exhibition 

On view in the Library rotunda during January is a collection of books 
and other materials by and about the contemporary American novelist, William 
Faulkner. In the exhibition cases are more than sixty items selected from 
the personal library of H. Richard Archer, Bibliographer at the Clark 

This is believed to be the first comprehensive exhibition of Faulkner'Si' 
work shown on the West Coast. Mr. Archer's collection, gathered diuring the 
past fifteen years, is arranged chronologically and covers a period of 
twenty-four years in Faulkner's literary life, from his first published 
book of poetry. The Marble Faun (I92U), to a recent crime story published 
in a popular monthly mystery magazine. 

As evidence that university students are maintaining an interest in 
Faulkner as a writer, Mary DeWolf, who arranged the materials, reports 
that since the opening of the show, all of the Library's copies of his 
writings have been charged out to readers. 

Construction Bulletins 

New Wing . The busiest man on the construction Job is probably the 
brick cutter. With the brick wall nearing the top floor, laying of arch- 
ways, lace, and intricate tessellation calls for thousands of made-to-order 
shapes... Inside, metal lath partitions are being erected on the first 
floorj and the break-through on the second floor, between the old building 
and the new, was made last week, to the delight of Circulation and Reference i 
staffs on the front lines. 

Do you want to tour the new wing ? See "Our Own Baedeker" on the *! 
Library 200 bulletin board. ;! 

Reference Room lighting is virtually complete, with kO new banks of j; 
ceiling lights and I5 spots in the dome. We have 100 percent more light '.■ 
than a week ago, and in June when new power fa^illtiec ni*e hooked up, v«-'ll | 
get another 85 percent increase. i 

A footnote on the new blaze of lights In the Reference Room: At 
5 p.m. of the day last week on which the reading room was lit up as never 
before, a student asked if it wasn't about time we turned on the lights. 
He was perfectly happy when we switched on the old chandeliers, now usef\il 
mainly for giving the room a warmer look. 

Pacific Aeronautical Libraiy 

The Library has no more constant patron than the Pacific Aeronautical 
Library in Hollywood. Every Thursday we are visited by PAL'S pleasant and 
energetic librarian, Mrs. Nell Steinmetz, and twice a week the brisk "Mr. 
Spee Dee" pushes his alvanlnum two-wheeler through the Library on his errands 
of pick-up and delivery of books borrowed and lent by PAL. Recently Mrs. 
Jean Anderson, Interlibrary Loan Librarian, reversed the normal process and 
visited this reference library and clearing house vrtiich serves and is 
supported by southern California's aircraft industry. 

One of PAL's important services, she reports, is the maintenance of a 
card file, consisting at present of about 150,000 entries, by which it 
indexes its extensive holdings of engineering serials and scientific reports 
of United States and foreign government agencies * Deposited in the library 
are the cards of the Air Documents Index , distributed by Wright Field, the 
national depository for captured German and Japanese wartime publications. 
Shipments of documentary microfilms are received regularly. Last year PAL 
distributed more than half a million of its own index cards to 38 subscrib- 
ing libraries, including UCLA's Engineering Library. Also issued regularly 
is a bi-weekly checklist of technical publications, 

PAL commands much respect for its efficient operation, in spite of 
heavy pressure of work and crowded quarters, in coordinating research 
activities in the aircraft industries, and in building up and making avail- 
able its valuable indexes and files of serials to other research libraries 
in this region. 

Music Library Catalog 

A catalog of one of the 'choice special collections of the Library', 
that of the Music Library, was issued in December. It contains a short- 
title list of the Library's rich holdings of orchestral and chamber music 
scores, including symphonies, and grand and light operas. Omitted from the 
catalog is an extensive collection of band music, some choral works and 
orchestral arrangements, and the record collection. The library is one of 
three such collections created by the Federal Music Project, this one having 
been transferred to UCLA in 19*^2, the others going to the Newberry Library 
in Chicago, and to the New York Public Library. 

The catalog is largely the work of the retired librarian of the Music 
Library, Leon Strashun; it has been revised and added to by the present 
Music Librarian, Ruth Doxsee. Miss Doxsee will welcome staff members inter- 
ested in this unusual collection of musical materials, at the Music Library, 
in its five-year-old temporary quarters in Library 35. 

Professional Roundup 

This is a time when, to echo the words of a well-knovm Presidential 
candidate, we should all 'stand up and be coixnted' as to our support of 
professional organizations. Those of us who are already members of CLA and 
ALA are receiving our bills for annual dues. Those who are not should give 

careful thought to the work of these organizations in maintaining high 
professional standards for librarianship locally and nationally, in sponsor- 
ing conferences and publications for the exchange of information and ideas, 
and for the promotion of legislation essential to the health and welfare of 

Directing the local campaign for membership in the California Library 
Association is Mrs. Jean Anderson. She appeals to present members to pay 
up for 19^8, and also stands ready to give information to non-menibers about 
the work of CLA and about membership fees. The best concrete evidence of 
the work of the association is to be formd in the California Library Bul- 
letin , now being edited by Neal Harlow. 

Membership in the American Library Association offers a choice of sub- 
menibership in one of its several divisions. The Association of College 
and Research Libraries is the division that promotes consideration of pro- 
blems peculiar to libraries in academic and scholarly fields, most notably 
through its quarterly Journal, College and Besearch Libraries . Membership 
blanks and fxirther information about ALA and ACRL may be obtained from 
Ardis Lodge, or from Everett Moore, who was recently appointed co-commit- 
teeman for California of the ACEL Merijership Committee. 


The first general Staff Association meeting of the year will be held 
on Monday, February 16, at 1^ p.m. , in the new staff meeting room. Library 
310-312, Harold L. Hamlll, Los Angeles Public Librarian, and John D. 
Henderson, Los Angeles County Librarian, are to be guest speakers. The 
Association expects a record attendance of members to hear these distin- 
guished librarians. 

A third CARE package has been sent to Europe, designated for 'a li- 
brarian' , We solicit your frequent and regular contributions to the CARE 
boxes in the staff room and in the Acquisitions Department. 


Withdrawal of the United States Marines from China is cause for re- 
gret of an imsuspected sort. The Marines, abetted by a well-known bever- 
age concern, were unwittingly of great aid to the Chinese book trade. 
Vide the following excerpt from a letter from Mr. T. K. Koo, the Library's 
agent in Peiping: 

"You suggest that the books be sent by mail. As there will be 500 or 
more cloth cases, this would be quite a job. The corrugated board now used 
came from Coca-Cola cartons, but since the withdrawal of the Marines, this 
source has been cut off and it is difficult to buy such board," 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore. 
<;ontributors to this issue ; Jean C. Anderson, H. Richard Archer, Mary 
DeWolf, Neal Harlow, Betty Rosenberg, Mildred E. Smith. Contributions for 
the next issue, February 5, should be turned in to the Librarian's Office 
not later than noon on Thursday, January 29. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Offiice 


iNo. 9 


Books at UCLA is the title of an excellent essay by Robert Vosper in 
the Winter l^kb issue of The Pacific Spectator. Reprints are expected 
soon and I shall place copies in all departments. I want every member of 
the staff to read this first account of the origins of this Library. 

Ambassadors to the North last week included Helen Shumaker, Everett 
Moore, John Smith, Neal Harlow, stopping at Berkeley, Coloma and way 

We are all glad to see the success of Jay Leyda ' s "The Moussorgsky 
Reader." Mr. Leyda has been an active and friendly user of the Library 
for the past three years. He brought in Robert Payne last week to use our 
books. Mr. Pajme, the author of some of the most beautiful and exciting 
books ever written about China, joined Messrs. Vosper and Harlow in my 
office one late afternoon last week for some of the best book talk the 
room has ever heard. 

Last week I served on a Los Angeles Civil Service Commission 
examining board for the new position of Assistant City Librarian for the 
Central Library. 

The Biomedical Library Advisory Committee held its second meeting in 
my office the evening of Jan. 22. Dr. Norman Nelson, Assistant Dean of 
the Medical School, Robert Vosper and Louise Darling gave special reports 
of progress, followed by group discussion. 

During hours when the campus switchboard is closed the Library has an 
outside telephone connection for emergency calls . It is located at the 
Reference Desk. The number is Bradshaw 23097 . 

I am glad to announce a successful conclusion to the Staff Association- 
sponsored drive to get an added pay telephone primarily for the staff's 
personal use. It is located in a booth on the corridor back of the Loan 
Desk and is available also to those employed and studying in the stacks. 
The number is Arizona 99567. 

The Committee on Catalofj; Arrears met with Miss Humiston and me last 
week to discuss its report. After slight revisions this useful document 
will be duplicated for reading by staff menibers involved in its implemen- 

Recently I talked on reading and collecting to the members of Kappa 
Phi Zeta . professional undergraduate sorority for pre-librarianship 


students . 


Mrs. Jonnie Chlldresa , Librarian I, is taking a five month's leave 
of absence from the Acquisitions Department as of February 1 owing to the 
illness of her son. Her work will be partly taken over in the emergency 
by Miss Mary DeWolf , Senior Library Assistant from the Circulation 
Department . 

Dorothy Dewey Greer (Mrs. Scott) Joined the Circulation Department 
February 2 as Tj^pist-Clerk in the place of Miss DeWolf. Mrs. Greer is a 
graduate of Eeed College and taught school before joining the Library 

Mrs. Mary Margaret Morrison has been advanced to Senior Library 
Assistant in the Circulation Department to take over the duties of Miss 
Mollie Hollreigh, while her work will be carried on by Miss Reree Schurecb 

Typist-Clerk. Miss Schurecht attended Forth Park College in Chicago and 
UCLA. She has had experience as a stenographer. 

Mis s Marian Cro mley resigned as Secretary-Stenographer in departments 
of Special Collecticns and Acquisitions as of January 2 to accept another 
position. She has been replaced by Mies Betty Jane Pickler , Secretary- 
Stenographer. Miss Pickler received her B.A. degree from UCLA last June. 
She has served as a member of the WAVEs. 



Wilbur Smith, Gifts and Exchanges, is now taking personal book orders 
for the Staff Association. Those who want to take advantage of our 
discount may leave their order slips at Mr. Smith's desk in the 
Acquisitions Department. 

Construction Bulletins 

The new stack floor is finished, except for some odd-size slabs. 
The shelving is installed, electrical work is well along, and the 
painters are now at work. Maybe we can move in in March, 

Oior newest Temporary Graduate Reading Room on the third floor, west 
wing, is to be occupied with the opening of the spring semester, 


Payment of the $6.00 annual dues for membership in the University at 
Los Angeles Chapter kk, California State Employees' Association, may be 
made to Helen Shumaker, Acquisitions Department, or to Nancy Taylor, 
Institute of Industrial Relations. 


The Book o f the R hymers' Club (1892) and The Second Book of The 
Rhymers' Club (iSglQ . the two rare volumes issued in a large -paper edition 
of fifty copies for England, and twenty copies for America, have been 

added to the Clark's collection of material relating to the Nineties in 
England. Among the members of the Ehymers' Club were several young poets 
who later became distinguished beyond the small circle of London 
aesthetes: Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, Richard Le Gallienne, William 
Butler Yeats, and others. 

With the set Just received, were six holograph letters written from 
1892 to 1904 by Edwin J. Ellis, Victor Plarr, and others, five of them 
addressed to John Lane, and one to Oscar Wilde from an editor of a 
magazine to \diich Wilde had contributed in l89lt-. All of these letters 
provide association interest for students of the period, and supplement 
the considerable holdings of similar material at the Clark. 

Sermons on Music 

The Clark Library's recent acquisitions include a group of ten hand- 
somely bound sermons from the library of Arthia- F. Hill, English violin 
maker who died in 1959. Published for the most part within the years 
I69U-I70O, their occasion in each instance was the anniversary meeting of 
the Society of Lovers of Music celebrating St. Cecelia's Day. Bearing 
such titles as "The Lawfulness & Expediency of Church Music Asserted," 
"Church Music Vindicated," "Sermon Concerning Vocal & Instrumental Musick 
in the Church," "The Usefulness of Church Music," and "Cathedral Service 
Decent and Useful," the tracts supplement the Clark's rare music 
collection of the 17th century. 


Three of the largest, bulkiest volumes we have seen in a long time 
ere the elephant folios (70 X 51-1/2 cms) of John Russell Scott's The 
Modem System of Naval Architecture , London, 186^1-65, which reached us 
last week, a gift to the University from Henry J. Kaiser, coming to us by 
way of Berkeley, So far as we can determine, these are the largest books 
in the Library, all dimensions considered, though not of record-breaking 
size. The first edition of Audubon's Birds of America is larger, and we 
have read of an old Dutch atlas measiiring six feet by four, with its own 
six- ton, power -operated pivotable lectern. However, as we are yet a 
young library, it is pleasant to have something to shoot for. 

Dr. John W. Shuman, Sr. , of Santa Monica, recently gave us the 
beginnings of a Medical History Musemn for the Biomedical Library. Mr. 
Vosper gratefully but gingerly received a wooden chest full of sharp and 
obviously effective surgical instruments that may date back to the 
Crimean War. Staff members will be relieved to know that the chest will 
not be added to the First Aid materials in the office. 

Dr. Shuman is well known for his studies of the history of medicine 
in California, particularly in Southern California, a subject on which he 
has written articles for The Annals of Medical History and other journals. 
We were glad to find that the Library already has an autographed copy of 
his rather scarce book California Medicine (a Review) , I95O. But we hope 
that some medical friend will find for us a copy of his Two Lectures on 
Southern California Medicine . . . mimeographed by the College of Medical 
Evangelists in 1937. 


Many times students have come to the Engineering Library asking for 
material which had been assigned for reading, only to find that the bcc* 
in question had just been checked out for two weeks, or that the professor 

(or some other professor) had it checked out, or that the Engineering 
Library did not even have the material. Sometimes further questioning 
revealed that the students were to copy a chart in a particular book 
which, again, had been checked out already by a quicker student. 
Frequently the same chart was found to be in other books as well, but 
which had not been mentioned by the professor. The assignments were 
sometimes so vague that the students didn't really know what they were 
looking for. 

In order to remedy this situation, the Engineering Librarian has 
prepared a list of suggestions to faculty members for making assignments 
involving Engineering Library materials. A form has also been prepared 
for the faculty to use in requesting the reserving of Engineering Library 
materials. These suggestions and forms will be sent to all Engineering 
instructors who will be teaching next semester, so that the Engineering 
Library will have advaaice notice of assignments and can assemble the 
material for reserve use. If all goes well, the staff should be spared 
many regretful explanations as to why material is not available, and 
students should have a much better chance of getting their assigned 
reading done in time. 


Most Head Librarians , myself included, agree that writing annual 
reports is one of the hardest tasks they have to do. I do not know if 
James T. Babb, Librarian of Yale University, feels the same way; but 
whatever his feeling may be, the fact is that his Annual Report for 
l^kG/kJ is distinguished for its easy assimilation and graceful presenta- 
tion of an immense amount of data. I like many things about this report: 
its unpretentious, personal style, the meticxilous listing of the entire 
library staff of 150 with their titles and degrees, a complete list of 
donors, and the lucid typographical layout. A few choice quotations from 

"Why is it that donors interested in libraries never give 
funds specifically for binding? It is as important to preserve 
eind protect the books that we have as it is to buy new ones." 

"There is nothing more permanent than a book fund in the 
Yale Library; buildings are torn down or replaced, but with the 
income from the first fund given to the Yale Library, ten 
pounds in I765 by Jared Eliot, B.A. I706, we continue to buy at 
least one book every year and place in it a special bookplate." 

"The lighting remains poor in many large rooms in the 
building, and all efforts to have something done about it prove 
futile. I believe that the only way to get action will be to 
have a revolt among the student body." 

A copy of this report is available at the Reference Desk. 


The work of the November I9I+6 Princeton Conference on International 
Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Exchanges has just been issued in 
book form by the A.L.A. 

Mr. Vosper, representing the University of California Library Council, 
was one of the 32 members of the discussion group as many of the staff 
will recall. The published volume includes the full preliminary memoranda, 
a summary of tha disoussion, nnd the 2k recoinm©ndj=vtinn» adopted by the 


Conf erence . 

It is interesting now to note progress during the intervening year 
on the reconmendations. The Conference proposed action on the Farmington 
Plan, and with the beginning of January 19^8 that plan has gone into 
operation on the "basis reconmended by the Princeton Conference, UNESCO at 
its recent Mexico City meeting adopted in general substance nany of the 
Princeton reconnendations to UNESCO regarding international library needs, 
partictilarly concerning national bibliographies and union catalogs, copy- 
right, adequate abstracting services especially in the social sciences, 
and the wider development of international library exchanges of both 
publications and personnel. An even more exciting development was the 
recent news that the Treasury Department had relaxed its requirements for 
Customs Invoices on library importations. This proposal came from both 
the Princeton Conference and the AEL, 

Mr. V gloats, albeit we hope modestly, over the fact that he wrote 
in part three of these successful recommendations. On the other hand he 
is dismayed at the thought of seeing in print the stenotype results of an 
unrehearsed discussion. 

UCLA LIBRAEIAN is issued every other Thursday. Contributions for the next 
issue should be in the hands of the editor, Everett Moore, Library 2^6, 
not later than Thursday, February 12. Contributors to this issue: 
Johanna Allerding, H. Richard Ai-cher, Edna C. Davis, Neal Harlow, Helen 
Shiomaker, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


1 No. 10 

February 19, 19^+8 


I am leaving today for Berkeley to attend a meeting of the Library 
Council Executive Committee. Dr. Georges Connes vlll accompany me on 
this trip and we plan to return via Carmel for a visit to Robinson Jeffers. 

Mrs. Elmer Belt's appointment by Mayor Bovron to the Board of Library 
Commissioners is welcome news to those interested in the welfare of our 
great City Library. Before her marriage to the distinguished virologist, 
Vincian collector and member of our Biomedical Library Advisory Committee, 
Ruth Belt was a member of CU's staff. 

Assistant Librarian Douglas Bryant of the Berkeley Library visited us 
earlier this week to discuss personnel matters. 



Dr. Georges Connes 

An even t that will be long remenibered by staff members is the visit 
of Dr. Georges Connes of Dijon to the Library on February 9. Dr. Connes, 
^Alo was Mr. Powell's teacher and friend at Dijon University back in the 
Thirties, is following a strenuous lectxiring schedule on his second trip 
to this country since the war. 

His talk to the staff only touched on the patriotic and important part 
he played during the German occupation of France. His work with the Under- 
ground, after he had had to leave Dijon in 19i^3, led to his being chosen 
Mayor of the city after his return there with the French 1st and the United 
States 7th Armies. During this first year of the Liberation Dr. Connes was 
a trusted adviser and friend to Army officials and GI's, and performed a 
particularly useful service in helping to establish the Army Education Pro- 
gram in Dijon. His remarkable command of English made possible the closest 
cooperation with Aneriean troops. He has many friends in this country 
among former Army personnel stationed there. 

Probably of greatest interest to us was Dr. Connes' tragi-comic account 
of the blundering steps taken by German occupation officials toward cleai'ln^ 
'dangerous' literature from the University Library. On this subject, so 
close to librarians everywhere, it was not necessary for him to point an 
obvious moral. 

Reducing Ave of the Library 

Since last Bummer the Library has seen an encouraging demonstration of 
what can be done in teaching students to use the Library -- and not neces- 
sarily by librarians. William Adams, Teaching Assistant in English, has 
recently reported the results of his procedure in showing members of his 
English lA classes the workings of the Library. He started his program 
during summer session, and found it worked so well that he repeated it in 
the fall. The tours were not compxilsory, but every member of each class 
went on one. 

Mr. Adams limits his groups to four students, an ideal group for a tour. 
Since he conducts the tour in conjunction with the study of a research 
paper, the group decides upon a hypothetical research topic and makes a 
systematic search for materials. After introducing his students to 
encyclopaedias for an introduction to the topic and its bibliography, he 
proceeds to a detailed demonstration of the workings of the Library's 
machinery -- the catalog, the circulation system, and the locating of books 
in the stack. The group then returns to the reference room where they look 
up references in indexes, bibliographies, and biographiceil works. 

"Besides reducing the students' awe of the Library," Mr. Adams 
concludes, "it speeds up their work and seems to stimulate their interest a 
little." If he succeeds in this little, we believe he will have done a 
large service to both students and librarians. 

Report from England 

Last week members of the Reference Department one by on© dropped their 
less inrportant tasks to read a fine twelve-page letter from Hilda Gray in 
England. She practices the honorable art of English letter-writing with 
her wonderfully detailed descriptions of what she is seeing and doing there. 
We are glad to report that ancient restrictions siirrounding the colleges 
and libraries at Cambridge have not wholly prevented her attending some 
lectures and even seeing the inside of some of the libraries. Needless to 
say, she is not in love with the weather, and we hope she will have at 
least a touch of spring before she sails from England on the 7th of May. 

Harding Cataloging Completed 

Some of our catalogers have been sighing with relief over the recent 
completion of the cataloging of the "Harding pamphlets," after eleven long 
years of living with them. The collection, so-named informally because 
they were purchased from George Harding, a London book dealer, consists of 
pamphlets, chiefly British, in the fields of economics and government, 
international relations, history, social conditions, religion, education, 
and literature, mainly of the l8th and 19th centuries. 

The first 180O pamphlets were given full cataloging, having been 
accessioned and 'pam-bound' ; but the remaining 2200 were given group treat- 
ment, since the pamphlets are now housed in the Department of Special 
Collections. They were, therefore, neither classified nor cataloged in the 
usual manner, but were provided with an author and chronological card for 
each item -- each of the two cards containing full descriptive cataloging. 
Instead of having cards for individual pamphlets in the public catalog, the 
collection is represented by three 'unit' general history cards describing 
the collection, referring the user to Special Collections for both card 
files and pamphlets. The three entries are: Harding collection of 
pamphlets. I6l4-1950. Gt. Brit. - History - Sources , and Pa mphlets. Harding 
collection of. '^ ' 


Sir Michael Sadler Library 

Arrangements hava Just recently been completed , after a year and a 
half of negotiations, for the pxirchase of the Sir Michael Sadler Library , 
our first major en bloc purchase since the conclusion of the var. 

The late Sir Michael Sadler, Master of Oxford's University College, 
vas one of the great figures in late 19th and early 20th centviry education. 
Sir Michael vas no 'typical pedagogue* but a man of wide cultural interests 
soundly based in historical understanding. 

A great book collector, he had at his death a library of about 50OO 
books and pamphlets. The collection comprises materials of primary research 
value, particularly in the history of British education, with a rather rich 
addition of Continental books. There is a valuable core of 17th and l8th 
centxiry material. The library includes strong accumulations of the works 
of such figures as Jeremy Bentham, Robert Oven, Joseph Priestley, Mrs. 
Sherwood, and Obadiah Walker. Many items are of considerable scarcity. 

The cost of the purchase is being met in paart by a fund-raising cam- 
paign among alumni of the School of Education. 

Five -inch Shelf 

Keesing's Contemporary Archives (London), to which the Library has 
just subscribed, is an index and summary of events in the grand manner. A 
"Weekly Diary of World -Events," Keesing's does something of the same job 
as that done by Facts on File , published in the United States, but publishes 
more extensive docxjmentary materials, including reports, statistics, and 
data from all parts of the world. Coverage of events in the United Kingdom 
is, of course, the most complete, but international affairs are given ex- 
tensive treatment. The material is compiled from newspapers, periodicals, 
news agencies, and official publications of vario\is countries, and sources 
are cited at the ends of articles. Keesing's should appeal particularly to 
Political Science majors boning up for their orals. Volume 6 (in a 5-inch- 
thick binder), beginning with January 1, I9U6, and continuing through 19^8* 
is now available at the Reference Desk . 

The World of Kate Greenaway 

The \mreal, fascinating world of Kate Greenaway — that world of 
solemn, fat -cheeked boys and girls playing sedately in their "Greenaway 
frocks" and pinafores, against backgrounds of sleepy summer days and 
uncluttered English landscapes — seems to have a universal appeal. Those 
in the Library who have never known that appeal, may now do so, for 
recently there arrived twelve of the Greenaway picture books, along with a 
Caldecott and some other children's books, in a gift package from Mr. 
Charles A. Masse, of Santa Cruz. These make a particularly fitting addition 
to the Olive Percival Collection, coming as they do from an old friend of 
Miss Percival, many of the volianes bearing her bookplate and inscriptions 
made by her at the time she gave them to Mr. Masse. Among the titles 
Included are Under the Window , the artist's first appearance in print as an 
author, with verses as charming as the pictures. The Language of Flowers^ 
The Pied Piper of Hamelln . Mother Goose , and fovir of the tiny ' almanacks . * 
American authors were illxiatrated by Kate Greenaway, too, and we have Anne 
and Jane Taylor's Little Ann , one of the pr©trtie£ft of the lot. 


As the Librarian goes to press, Mr. Vosper, one of seven delegates from 
the local chapter, will be attending the annual General Council Meeting of 
the statewide California State Employees' Associatio n. At this Santa 
Barbara meeting the new state officers will be elected, with some local 
favorites perhaps in the running; and over one hundred resolutions, 
emanating from locsil chapters, will be screened for possible statewide 
action on matters affecting the welfare of state ecrployees. 


Columbia University Press's Pleasures of Publishing for January 26 
has a roundup of news about a number of libraries' Information and publi- 
city materials. To staff members not acquainted with C.U.P.'s bi-weekly 
news sheet, counterpart of U.C.P.'s Pierian Spring , we commend It as lively 
bulletin board reading (Room 200); or the Editor of the Librarian will be 
glad to lend his copy to sitdown readers. Incidentally, the "University of 
California" in the Item mentioned above refers to UC, LA. 

From Berkeley comes news that ground will be broken between April and 
June for the Library Annex, to be known, we •understand, as CU's L.A. And 
CU News reports that a recent meeting of APCON took up the problem of "mis- 
understanding and confusion In 'hasten* and 'rush' routines..." 


Employee Morale Note ! Staff Association efforts have produced a 
cigarette um for the Receiving Room door for the convenience of smokers 
on the staff. 

Look for a change or two soon in the 5rd floor Staff Room. 


*** Attention; Almani of University of California School of Librarian - 
ship : Miss Annette Goodwin, Secretary of the Library School, sends an 
urgent request to all alumni who have not yet returned their Graduate 
Record blanks which were distributed a year ago, to fill them out and send 
them to Berkeley as early as possible. The School is anxious to complete 
its records on alumni, and Miss Goodwin asks that at least the first part 
of the questionnaire, covering factual data only, be completed by every 
alumnus. Copies of the form are available from Everett Moore. 

*** Gift Offer ; Mrs. Effle Flanagan in Acquisitions makes a no-strlngs- 
attached offer of a calendar for desk or wall. She may not have anything 
to equal last year's red-imderwear art (brought to you by Pepsi-Cola), but ■ 
she may have Just the one you have been looking for. Please come in and 
look over her selection. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue; Effle Flanagan, Helen J. Jones, 
John E. Smi-yi, Wilbur J. Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


oil No. 11 

March k, I9U8 


I vaa host at a luncheon last Monday for Matt Welnstock , Bruin alumnus 
vho writes a sparkling column in the Daily News . Before sitting dovm to 
table several of Matt's alumni and library friends were photographed in the 
rotunda at the opening of an exhibition of the manuscript and proofs of 
My L.A. , Weinstock's gift to the Library. 

I have accepted an appointment to the Committee on A.L.A. Income. 

Last week Mr. Vosper and I gladly carried l80 volumes of Danish books 
from the residence of Jean Hersholt to our waiting car. Arranged through 
the good offices of Professor Westergaard this outstanding gift includes 
plays, theatrical histories, and works on the graphic arts. In I9UI we had 
a loan exhibition of Mr. Hersholt' s famous Hans Christian Andersen collec- 
tion and are now planning an autumn display of "high spots" of his English 
and American first editions. 

A recent visitor to the Clark Library was Philip Eosenbach, the elder 
brother of the Doctor. 

H. Richard Archer addressed the March meeting of the Zamorano Club on 
the Oscar Wilde collection in the Clark Library. 

Department Heads, Branch Librarians , and their personnel are asked to 
exercise particular care in seeing that no press releases or interviews for 
publication are given out without clearing through this office. In my 
absence Mr. Vosper will act for me. 



Pasadena Conference 

"Card Catalog; Friend or Foe" will be the subject of a panel discussion 
at the winter meeting of the Conference of College and University Librarians 
of Southern Callf-jrnia « at Pasadena, on Saturday, March I3. The morning 
meeting at Pasadena City College will be followed by a luncheon at the 
Athenaeum of the California Institute of Technology, at which Mrs, Harold C. 
Chase will speak on "An American Family in Europe, I9U7." Details of the 
program are posted on the bulletin board in Room 200. 

Engineering Report 

The Department of Engine ering's occasional Ne vs Letter for January was 
an "Engrneering Library IssueJ^ in which Librarian Johanna Allerding 
reviewed the work of that branch from July to December 19*+?. The report 
shows that the Engineering Library is now a many-sided operation, meeting 
as it does a great variety of student needs and the demands of a rapidly 
growing research program. 

One of its important services has been in helping to arrange for a 
large number of interlibrary loans. One such group of loans was arranged 
after some 85 bibliographical references in a report on German studies on 
heat transfer from 1938 to 19^3 had been tracked down and located in 
libraries in various parts of the country. Loans were arranged also for 
two Los Angeles County Smog Control engineers working at UCLA, who had 
compiled an extensive bibliography on noxious gases, combustion, and 
related subjects. 

The Library's acquisitions for the period included several notable 
gifts, among which were the library of the late Robert Emmet Hopkins of 
Pasadena, rich in materials on communications engineering, a collection of 
vol\unes on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning from G. J. Cummings 
of Oaklemd, and many technical journals from Professor Wendell Mason. 

Librarians as Readers 

Mr. Powell's paper on "Librarians as Readers of Books," presented at 
the Pacific Northwest Library Association last September, appears in the 
Wilson Library Bulletin for February. 

Interlibrary Loan Notes 

During our February ' lull ' , Mrs. Jean Anderson visited northern 
California to study interlibrary loan relations with four libraries in the 
San Francisco Bay region. She held helpf;il conferences with Mrs. Margaret 
Uridge, Head of CU's Interlibrary Service Department --a department now 
staffed by six people, and handling about three times our niomber of Inter- 
library loans. She met at Mills College with Miss Helen Blasdale, 
Associate Librarian, formerly of UCLA's Reference Department. In San 
Francisco she visited the Sutro Branch of the State Library, whose valuable 
collections of English Civil War and Mexican revolutionary pamphlets are 
now housed in a former air raid shelter of the Public Library, and the 
California Academy of Sciences' important and very active research center 
in Golden Gate Park. 

In January the Union Catalog service of the Library of Congress 
demonstrated its great usefulness to us in locating two items which we had 
long sought for interlibrary loan. One was a selection of letters of Sir 
William Tengjle in two 17th century editions,, both of which were found in 
the Newberry Library. The other was the Japanese Journal of Botany for 
I9l<-1, \*ich, after fourteen months of searching in libraries of the United 
States, was located in the Canadian Department of Mines and Resourc^e. in 
Ottawa, and was promptly sent to us on loan. 

Nev Serials Inforaatlon 

Two changes in the Library's serials records are now being effected in 
order to make those records more complete and \iBable. One is the addition 
to the visible file In the Acquisitions Department of entries for all 
continiiations received by libraries on the campus. Branch librarians are 
working with Mrs. Flanagan to complete this project by July 1. The other 
change is the long-anticipated addition to the main card catalog of entries 
on blue cards for unbound serial pviblications . Locations of publications 
of which no volumes have been bound and cataloged will be shown for both 
Main Library and branches. 

CLA Membership 

The California Library Association now covints hk of our staff among 
its members. Our membership chairman, Mrs. Anderson, reports eleven new 
memberships this year, of which eight are new, and three are reinstatements. 


Harvard University 's Lamont Library for undergraduates is now under 
construction, and is expected to be ready for use next fall. President 
James Bryant Conant writes In his Report for 191*^7 that "when the Lamont 
Library Is opened with its collection of approximately 100,000 volumes, the 
Harvard undergraduate will for the first time In the history of modern 
Harvard have adequate and up-to-date library facilities," In the final 
article in a series of studies of Harvard's undergraduate library facili- 
ties ( Harvard Library Bulletin , Autvimn 19^7), Librarian Keyes D, Metcalf 
writes in detail of the growth of the idea for this library and of plans 
for its operation. In addition to establishing a high standard for 
service to undergraduates, opening of the new library will benefit graduate 
students and professional scholars by withdrawing undergraduate reading 
rooms from the Wldener Library, and converting it to a more satisfactory 
center for research activities of the University. 

One of the interesting features of the University of Nebraska 's 
recently dedicated Love Memorial Library is a modernly equipped auditorium 
seating about 350 people, to be used exclusively for University- sponsored 
functions, Frank A, Lundy, Director of Libraries (formerly of the UCLA 
and Berkeley staffs), announces that the Library plans to sponsor noon-hour 
concerts, showings of films, and a variety of other programs in the 

STAFF ASSOCIATION Announcement: The next meeting will be on Thursday, 
March 11, at h p.m. Our guest speaker will be Paul Jordan-Smith, author. 
Literary Editor of the Los Angeles Times , and onetime instructor in 
English at UCLA. The title of one of his best-known works. For the Love 
of Books , suggests the probable subject of his remarks. 


-—4 , 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this Issue: Johanna Allerding, Jean C. 
Anderson, Effie Flanagan, Mildred E. Smith. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


)1. 1 No. 12 

March l8, 19*^8 


I regret to aimounce the sudden death from illness of Lillian Hipsley, 
Senior Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. Miss Hipsley' s 
winsome personality and real ability will be sorely missed by staff and 
patrons alike. 

Staff members will need no tirging to attend the Charter Day ceremonies 
on Saturday afternoon, March 20, to be highlighted by Secretary of State 
Marshall's address. 

For a number of months now the Library Department Heads have been 
meeting with me every Tuesday morning at 900 for discussions of policy and 
service matters. This is the administrative committee which helps me 
govern the Library, and I want to emphasize to the staff that all matters 
of interdepartmental relations must be channeled through the Heads before 
any commitments are made final. I intend in future issues of the Librarian 
to report on some of the Tuesday morning discussions. 

Last Friday I was the guest of Dr. Dean E. McHenry, Dean of Social 
Sciences, at a liancheon for Miss Anne Mumford, Executive Secretary of The 
Haynes Foundation, and Dr. Franklin Hichborn, author of "The Story of the 
Session of the California Legislature of I909." 

Last week I drove Robert Payne to Harold Lanib's home in Beverly Hills 
BO that he might consult Mr. Lamb's books on Mogul India. Then I sat back 
and listened to some rare talk by two men who read, write, and talk with 
unusual distinction. 

Donald C. Davidson , Librarian of Santa Barbara College, visited us 
last Friday. We heard from him an interesting first-hand report on the 
recently-opened temporary Reserve Book Room, which provides badly-needed 
elbow room for the main library on the Riviera campus. 


Mrs. Marian Martin . Senior Library Assistant in the Catalog Department, 
is resigning as of March 23 to accompany her husband to Washington, D.C. 

Miss Claire Reineke was appointed Typist -Clerk in the Catalog Depart- 
ment March 16 to replace Mrs. Martin. Miss Reineke received her B.A. from 
UCLA this February. 


Homily of the Week , 

One of the rarest qualities in mankind is imagination. I find it 
particularly uncommon in librarians who tend to wear the blinders of 
and routines. I include myself among those who too seldom are visited by 
imaginative insight. In these sudden flashes appear simpler and better 
ways of doing old things, as well as new and exciting things yet undone. 
Here at UCLA where the mantles and mosses of tradition are light and airy 
we are singularly fortunate in being able to convert soxind imagination into 
solid action with a minimum of resistance from inertia. So here is an 
invitation to any and all whose Imagination is fertile and unfettered to 
come in and share with me their visions. We have an immense Job ahead of 
us and we need great amounts of energy/ enthusiasm, intelligence, and 
imagination -- and the last is not least. ..i ■ 



Record Music Circulation 

Record circulation statistics are reported by Ruth Doxsee, Music 
Librarian, for the month of February, during which a total of 51 scores 
and chamber and orchestral works were borrowed for performances by 22 
individuals and organizations. The farthest-distant borrower was the Utah 
State Sjonphony, which used music for Mozart's concerto for two pianos in 
E flat major. Local and nearby symphony groups Included the Glendale and 
. Highland Park Symphony orchestras, the Kern Philharmonic orchestra, and the 
Ethel Leginska Little Sjmiphony. Six works each were borrowed by the 
Musicians' Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego Sinfonietta. Other users 
included high schools, junior colleges, student chaiaber groups, and 
individual borrowers. 

Electro-chemical Analysis 

The Circulation Department recently blushed over having dunned a 
borrower for non-return of a book, when it received the following reply: 

"Gentlemen: You should be glad I lost it. No self-respecting 
• library would have this book on their shelves. I'll admit that 
electro-chemical analysis is a very popular thing these days, 
but after all, a book that was copyrighted in I893 is bound to 
get a little out of date." 

And we doubt that he had even read Garrett Hardin's "The Last Canute." 

Fishline Books 

A new version of the mediaeval chained book has appeared at the 
Reference Desk in the form of a short shelf of books tied to the counter 
by unobtrusive cuttyhunk fishline. These are a selection of nine quick- 
reference books which get heavy use, and cannot, according to sad experi- 
ence, be left out unguarded. They are duplicated in RBR for students 
needing them for longer use. The shelf includes bi-lingual dictionaries, 


"Oxford Companions" to literature, "Handbook to Chemistry and Physics," 
and the new "American College Dictionary." The new installation seems to 
be popular among most students, who are happy to know they can find the 
book they need when they need it. 

Acquisitive Note 

To help complete the files of Masses and Mainstream and its many- 
titled forebears, the Library has just acquired a nuinber of out-of-print 
and not easily obtainable copies of The Masses , The Liberator , The Labor 
Herald , and New Masses . 

The Mas se s , a " monthly magazine devoted to the interest of working 
people," was established in I9II, and was superseded in I918, after three 
months' suspension following its suppression, by The Liberator , which 
\mited with The Labor Herald to become The Communist . New Masses first 
appeared in May I926. An editorial note in the November I926 issue 
remarks: "This is the new size... and now otir brave readers can hide their 
copies in the subway from reactionary eyes." William Allen White gave the 
magazine six months to live after its first appearance, but it was only 
1^ this year that it suspended publication, pending reorganization and 
re -emergence under its new title — this time in digest- size format. 

Correction and Amplification 

Out article on Interlibrary Loans in the last issue of UCLA Librarian 
contained a misleading reference to the nuinber of people on the staff of 
CU's Interlibrary Service Department. In the editing-down of copy it was 
not made clear that certain of the positions in that department are not 
full-time, nor that interlibrary loan service is only a part of more exten- 
sive bibliographical services. We are glad to be able to pass on a clarify- 
ing note from Berkeley regarding the organization of this Service: 

"There are five staff members in the Interlibrary Service Department, 
of whom two are half-time, making a full-time equivalent of four persons. 
Of these, an average of three persons work on interlibrary loans. The 
balance of the time is spent on the major function of the department from 
the point of view of its origin, namely the establishment of records and 
the provision of service on the resources of other libraries than U.C., 
Berkeley ... It is this aspect of the department's work which we wish to 
expand in the futiire by interesting other libraries In cooperative support 
of a bibliographic center minus the customary Union Catalog." 

Paul Jordan-Bmith Talk 

In arranging Paul Jordan-Smith's talk to the Staff Association last 
Thursday, Program Chairman Otheo Metcalf scored another great success. 
Mr. Smith's vigorous and witty plea for independence of mind in book- 
collecting was good to hear at a time when even this honorable pursuit has 
often become a stylish, snobbish, and commercialized hobby. His enter- 
taining ajiecdotes of his own book-collecting experiences gave much evidence 
that his well-known erudition sits lightly on him. 

CSEA Deadline 

March 31 is the last date for payment of your CSEA dues. See Helen 
Shumeker, Acquisitiona Department, or Nancy Taylor, Institute of Industrial 
Relations -- nov. 


The Executive Board has appointed two new committees, one of a con- 
tinuing nature, the other to report on a specific problem. The Committee 
on Professional Literature has already drawn up a plan of attack on a 
difficult target; we owe thanks for the new look* in the rack of profes- 
sional Journals in the Bibliography Boom to George Scheerer, Chairman, and 
Gladys Coryell and Rudy Engelbarts. A Committee on Round-Tables has been 
appointed to investigate ways and means and possible subjects for the round 
tables provided for in the new Constitution. Ardis Lodge, Chairman, and 
Johanna Allerding, Jeannette Hagan, and Helen Shumaker compose this commit- 
tee, whose work will be finished when their report is submitted. The Com- 
mittee Invites suggestions from any member of the Association, 

Announcing the birth of the Suggestion Box -- to be administered by 
the Staff Association Welfare Committee, which is hoping for all manner of 
big ideas and little ideas -- pro and con -- for the improvement of the 
organization and services of this Library and its administration. The box 
will be placed on the Association Bulletin Board in Room 200. Don't mutter! 
Throw the idea in the suggestion box I 


International Relations Office 

Frederick Cromwell , Director of the International Relations Office 
of ALA, was a recent visitor to the Library, and gave us an opportunity to 
review some significant facts about the work of this office. As the oper- 
ating agency of the ALA's International Relations Board, the Office has 
worked since 19^2 to promote a coordinated program of international cultur- 
al relations, including advisory services to a number of governments and to 
foreign libraries. It has arranged exchanges of librarians between the 
United States and other countries, and has selected, purchased, and shipped 
to war-devastated countries American books and periodicals piiblished during 
the war years. The Rockefeller Foundation gave the ALA financial support 
for these efforts. During this period the Department of State has con- 
tracted with the International Relations Office to conduct book and library 
programs for Latin American countries, China, the Philippines, and the Near 
East. Funds are now being solicited by the Office for continuation of this 
Important program. 

A new departure on an old subject was recorded this week in a letter 
from a Midwestern university to the Institute of Industrial Relations, in 
the course of which the writer distinguished between "UCLA (Los Angeles) 
and UCLA (Berkeley)." 

*(General Order banning use of this term in the Librarian has been momen- 
tarily suspended. -- Ed ) 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236, Contributors to this issue: Betty Norton, Helen F. Shumaker, 
John E, Smith, Mildred E. Smith. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


1 No. 15 

April 1, I9U8 


Lesslng J. Rosenwald was a recent visitor to the Clark Library. I 
hope to repay the visit when I am in Philadelphia for the June meeting of 
the A.R.L, Mr. Rosenwald 's great collection of incunabula and early il- 
lustrated books has been willed to the Library of Congress, and his prints 
collection to the National Gallery, transfers of some of both having al- 
ready been made , 

Mr. Vosper flew last week to Eugene, Oregon for a meeting of the 
Classical Association of the Pacific Coast. He read a paper on English 
translations of the Anthologia Graeca. On his return he stopped over in 
Berkeley for consultations at CU. 

Recent tourists through the Land of the East Wing include Dr. Ernest 
Carroll Moore, Dean Knudsen, the Faculty and the Student Library Committees, 
Alumni Secretary John B, Jackson, Alumni Library Chairman, Gordon J, Holm- 
quist. Alumnus Glen Dawson, and Bruin Editor Cholly Chalberg and party. 
All narrowly missed getting plastered. 

Neal Harlow and I visited the Haynes Foundation yesterday, returning 
a cross-town visit made by Miss Mumford earlier in the month. The Founda- 
tion has recently secured the papers of Franklin Hichbom, long-time politi- 
cal columnist and analyst in California. The material, covering half a 
century of the State's history, is extremely valuable for research, and 
presents some engaging problems for the managing librarians. UCLA's politi- 
cal scientist. Dean McHenry, will be a frequent user of the collection. 

Personnel Rule 8.1 has been annotated by this Library to allow each 
employee a ten minute morning and afternoon rest period. Most of the staff 
understand that this means what it says and govern themselves accordingly. 
A few apparently do not and thus require governing. I have asked the Staff 
Association to xmdertake this responsibility for seeing that a minority 
does not continue to jeopardize a privilege respected by the majority. I 
am confident that the Staff itself will achieve the result which I should 
be reluctant to seek by arbitrary rule. 

For years we have been guided by Norman Penzer's Bibliography of 
Richard Francis Burton in our efforts to complete the Library's Burton 
collection. Last week we met Mr. Penzer himself as fellow guests in the 
home of Edwards Huntington Metcalf of San Marino. Nearly ten years ago 
we exhibited the Metcalf Burton and T.E. Lawrence collections. 



Catalog Confab 

At the recent Pasadena meeting of the Conference of College and Uni- 
versity Librarians of Southern California, Johanna Allerding participated 
in the panel discussion of card catalog problems, and Agnes Conrad 
exliibited some of the Library's posters on how to use the card catalog. 
Other participants in the panel discussion were staff members of the U.S.C. 
and Claremont College Libraries and a U.S.C. professor of English. The 
UCLA staff was represented principally by a large delegation from the 
Catalog Department. 

UTffiSCO Documents 

Commenting on the difficulties government officials and libraries 
are encountering in obtaining international documents, a recent article 
in International Organizati on (November 19^7) pointed out that by June of 
last year "the United Nations alone had issued more documentation than did 
the League of Nations in its more than twenty years of activity, and the 
specialized agencies already organized have almost equaled this pace." Of 
these specialized agencies, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, 
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with headquarters in Paris, has 
experienced the greatest difficulties in distributing its documents, 
because of the acute paper shortage throughout Europe. "Complete, or even 
relatively comprehensive, collections in this country," it is remarked, 
"are, therefore, extremely rare." Although the UCLA Library is one of the 
25 depositories for United Nations docximents, we do not receive pxiblica- 
tions of the specialized agencies on deposit. 

The Library was particularly pleased, therefore, to receive a short 
time ago a large batch of long-awaited and sought-after UNESCO documents 
from Paris, and was almost in a mood to overlook the fact that their ship- 
ment by air express actually resulted in a customs delay, and cost some 
$8.00 in postage at this end. 

From Washington, reports Betty Norton, have come several shipments 
of documents of the United States National Commission for UNESCO, sent to 
us through the good offices of the Department of State. These are princi- 
pally back issues of National Commission docviments -- as complete a set 
as is available. Depository libraries for UNESCO and National Commission 
documents, of which the Hoover Library at Stanford University is one, will 
have the only complete sets of these dociments. 

Special Librarians at Clark 

The Social Sciences Group of the Special Libraries Association's 
Southern California Chapter sponsored a meeting of SLA at the Clark Library 
on the afternoon of March 20. In spite of the competition of Charter Day 
ceremonies on the UCLA campus, some forty librarians and their friends 
gathered for the meeting and were escorted through the Library by Mr, 
Archer and Mrs. Davis. Professor Gordon S. Watkins of UCLA's Department 
of Economics talked informally on "Three Saints and the Good Society," 
tracing concepts common to the Utopian writings of St. Augustine, St. 
Thomas Aquinas, and St. Thomas More. Group Chairman John E. Smith reports 
enthusiastic reception of Professor Watkins' thesis that society today 
might well rethink its goals in terms handed down by these three philoso- 
phers . 

Flover King 

The Circulation Department claims the best flower arranger in the 
Library In the person of Deborah King, a claim no one disputes. But the 
enjoyment of those beautiful bouquets on the Loan Desk is not limited to 
the members of the Circulation Department. The whole staff, not to mention 
The Public, appreciates these, and the bouquets in the 'front office' as 
well. No satisfactory explanation has yet been given as to how Miss King 
manages to grow the flowers, arrange them, and spend even her Sionday morn- 
ings in the Library. 

Bevised Program at U.S.C. 

The revised program of training for librarianshlp of the University 
of Southern California's Graduate School of Library Science was described 
succinctly by Director Lewis F. Stieg at the staff meeting March 23. 
Under the new plan students will take ten units of introductory courses in 
the history of books and printing, trade and national bibliography, and 
the basic techniques for the construction of systematic bibliographies and 
catalogs, in their junior and senior years -- these courses to be accepted 
as electives for credit towards the bachelor's degree. The work for the 
graduate year Is organized around a first-semester core curriculum of 
required courses in librarianshlp, and a second semester of elective 
specialized courses in Library Science and other fields of graduate study. 
The M.S. in Library Science will be awarded upon completion of necessary 
units, passing of a comprehensive written examination, and performance of 
supervised practice work. The revised program at U.S.C. is of unusual 
interest since it is one of several similar plans now under consideration 
by library schools in the east and midwest. 

Law Purchase Ho.l 

The Law School Library program went into high gear last month, with 
the writing of Purchase Order No.l on March 19. The basic bidding list 
for the Law School Library has been received from Mr. Vernon Smith, Lib- 
rarian of Berkeley's School of Jurisprudence. It will be mimeographed 
soon and distributed to dealers throughout the country. 

Appreciation of Assistance 

Malbone W. Graham , Professor of Political Science, writes that chief 
among those to whom he is Indebted in connection with the preparation of 
his recently published book, "American Diplomacy in the International 
Community" (Johns Hopkins Press), "are professional librarians, who were 
invaluable aides in getting directly at the sources for minute and some- 
times almost inaccessible details." We are pleased to note that in addi- 
tion to recording his appreciation to librarians at the Library of Congress 
and the Los Angeles County Law Library, and to the Librarian and Eeference 
Librarian at UCLA, Professor Graham graciously expresses in his 
"Acknowledgements" his appreciation of assistance given to him by H. 
Eichard Archer at the Clark Library, and Jeern Anderson, Gladys Coryell, 
Hilda Gray, and Ardis Lodge, of our Eeference Department, His book is a 
collection of the Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History which 
Professor Graham presented at the Walter Hines Page School of International 
Eolations in 19^6. 


Construction Bulletins 

For the benefit of our foreign readers and posterity let it be 
recorded that the occupation of our expanded book stack is still a nonth 
or two renoved. . . We hope to receive the new wing in Ocxober or Noveiiber. 
Plastering of the interior walls is almost completed in the basement and 
first floors, and is well along on the second; steel lath is being 
installed on the third. Decorative brick work on the exterior wall is 
being set in place, and tar, paper, and tile are going on the roof. 
Glazing is three-fourths done. Vestigial windows in the adjacent building 
are being plastered over, and new openings finished... We hope that the 
west wing remodeling will get the go-aJaead signal soon. 

$2 on the Library 

President Sproul's reference on Charter Day to the gifts to the 
University which ranged fron $2 for the Library to an estate in Bel -Air 
recalled the story of how the Library's gift was made. It was at the end 
of last year's Spring Semester that Ardis Lodge was stopped at the bus 
station by a coed who said she wanted to show her appreciation for services 
she had received from the Library. Would the Library accept this small 
gift? It was of course accepted gratefully, and was duly acknowledged by 
the Board of Regents. 


The Clark Library's "Pamphlet Collection " has been greatly strengthened 
with the acquisition of 318 political and religious tracts of the 17th and 
18th Centuries from Ralph T. Howey of Alhambra. During the last six months, 
Mr. Howey and Dr. R, W. Chapman of Oxford, England, have between them en- 
abled us to add over 500 new tracts to this collection which has become 
the 'home ground' of Dr. C. N. Howard's graduate history students in their 
seminars at the Clark. 

D\iring the past eighteen months the Clark Library has secured most of 
the books printed by the Cuala Press, County Dublin, Ireland, from I902- 
1928, as well as the substantial number issued since Ransom's Bibliograpliy 
of their books was published. Known to be lacking are only five items — 
works of William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, and John Masefield -- 
and these are being searched for in the United States and England. 

The Cuala Press books are all thin octavos, printed on all rag paper 
produced in Ireland especially for the Press. Bindings are usually boards 
with linen backs. The nuinber of copies printed varies from 200 to 1+00 of 
each title. The first eleven volumes published were issued under the 
imprint of Dun Emer Press (1902-I907) . Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, founder 
and chief worker at the Cuala Press, and sister of William B. Yeats, died 
in 1940, but books are still being printed at the Press, a few having been 
piiblished since the war. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Edna Davis, 
Neal Harlow, Ardis Lodge, Betty Norton, Helen Shumaker, John E. Smith, 
Mildred E. Smith, Smith van Smith. 

u-t >i- 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 


Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


d1. 1 No. Ik 

April 15, 19^8 


Philip H. Eosen bach visited the Main Library a few days ago before 
returning to Philadelphia. His special purpose was to see the Olive 
Percival Collection of Children's Books. The famous Eosenbach collection 
of Early American Children's Books was given last year to the Philadelphia 
Free Library. 

In The Librarian's Bulletin of February 1?, 19*^8, James T. Babb of Yale 
issued a sober warning to catalogers either to streamline their routines or 
come to grief from the pressvire of mounting arrears. In the April 1 issue, 
Mr. Babb has devoted the entire contents to replies by Yale and other cata- 
logers. Included is a letter from our on-leave Professor Hugh G. Dick to 
Yale's Head Cataloger Livingston, expressing thanks for an accurate entry 
in the Yale catalog which enabled him to unravel what was an apparently in- 
soluble literary mystery. 

ColTimbia University's Director of Libraries Carl M. White has sent me 
mimeographed copies of recent Columbia libraries surveys. One is on 
"Technical Processes," by Tauber and Mumford, the other is on the overall 
program of the Libraries and the Library School, by Coney, Metcalf, and 
Wilson; both are good measures to apply to any vmlversity library system. 
They are available to interested readers. 

From Clarence H. Faust comes word that the Swank-Wilson survey of the 
Stanford libraries will be issued later this year in revised form, with re- 
ports of certain recommendations already carried out. 

A recent visitor was Helen M. Hendrick, former member of the Acqui- 
sitions Department. She has been promoted from San Diego Naval Base 
Librarian to Librarian of the 11th Naval District, still with headquarters 
in San Diego. Many of us thought with nostalgia of the days when Mrs. 
Hendrick shared with the staff her valley apricot harvest. Miss Bradstreet 
and Mrs. Kelly have succeeded to the roles of staff Pomonas. 


Mrs. Betty Abra ms. Senior Library Assistant, transferred April 1 from 
the Catalog to the Circulation Department. 

Mrs. Alberta Bossi was appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog Department 
April 5 to replace Mrs. Abrams. Mrs. Bossi attended Santa Barbara College 
and has had clerical experience. 



Farralngton Plan Apportionment 

Latest Farmlngton Flan developments arranged at the Mid -winter AHL 
Meeting give UCLA responsibility for the following classifications: His- 
tory of Australia and New Zealand; Spanish and Portugese Languages; Ger- 
manic Philology, General; Old Germanic Dialects; Proverbs; Portugese Litera- 
ture; and Geology, including Paleontology. 

The countries covered by the plan at present are Sweden, Switzerland, 
and France. All shipments beginning with January of the present year will 
be redistributed from the New York Public Library. Each participating lib- 
rary will be obligated to participate in cooperative cataloging with its 
own receipts. Details of procedure are being worked out by committees. 

Items from Imperial Russia 

Among recent Russian acquisitions are several books of interest not 
only for their literary value but also for their former ownership. On 
each of the three volumes of the complete works of the poet A, N, Maikov, 
is the gold monogram "A. T." with a crown above the letters. These are the 
initials of the last Empress of Russia, Alexandria Feodorovna, who was 
assassinated, together with the whole Russian Ing^erial family, in July I918. 
The books, bound in full morocco, finely gilded and tooled, evidently came 
from her library, V\,/ 

Another book, bearing the unique monogram: /\/\ -- composed of two A's 
and an H (probably the initials of the Grand Duke Alexander), with a crown 
above -- is a reprint from the supplement to the Morskoi Sbornik (Naval 
Journal) containing an article about Admiral Lefort of the Russian fleet. 

Both of these books apparently are part of a large shipment sent to 
this country by the Soviet government in search of precious American 
dollars. Many with bookplates of the late Emperor Nicholas II, the Em- 
press Alexandra, Czarevich Alexy, several Grand-Dukes, and the Library of 
the Winter Palace, have appeared in the trade in recent years. 

Paraplegic Students 

The handsome full-page picture in last week's Life (April 5) of one of 
UCLA's seventeen paraplegic students entering the main reading room of the 
Library introduces a brief picture-article on the University's program for 
paraplegics. Easier access to the Library for these students will soon be 
provided by a ramp to be constructed at the west entrance to the building. 
The entrance now being used is through the former quarters of the Student 
Health Service on the south side, presently to be occupied by the Music Lib' 
rary and the Photographic Service. 

Staff Notes 

Miss Shlmansky reviewed for the Modern Language Forum (Sept. -Dec, 19^7) 
"A Graded Word Book of Brazilian Portugese." This able and anbitious 
cataloger also serves as the Library's hostess for Spanish- and Portugese- 
speaking visitors. 

Mr. Vosper has been elected a member of the UCLA Health Committee, the 
University's contracting group for the Ross-Loos Medical Group. Other mem- 
bers of the committee are Professors Jesse Bond and George W, Robbins. 


CLA at Occidental 

The Southern Platrlct of the California Library Association will hold 
a full day's meeting on Saturday, April 17, at Occidental College. Presi- 
dent Arthur G. Coons of Occidental vill address the general session in the 
morning, £ind meetings in the afternoon will be devoted to group discussions 
of a nuEiber of specialized topics. Among these are panels on "How to 
Recruit, Train, and Hold Catalogers," in which Mr. Powell will participate, 
and "Libraries and Elections," for which John E. Smith is to be one of the 
discussion leaders. See the staff biolletin board for details. 

Vocational Conference 

A second Vocational Conference on Librarianship will be held next 
Thiorsday, April 22, in Education Building 120, at 3 P.m. It is almost a 
year ago to the day that the first of these conferences was held on the 
campus, with members of the U.C. School of Librarianship participating in 
a successful program. This year's session featxires 'loceJL talent,' with 
Librarian Harold L. Hamill of the Los Angeles Public Library scheduled to 
speak on "Libraries and Librarianship," Everett Moore on the activities of 
librarians, and Gladys Coryell on education for librarianship and profes- 
sional opportunities. The conference is one of a series sponsored by the 
University's Bureau of Guidance and Placement, to provide information for 
students on various occupations. 

Institute on History 

An all-day session of the Institute on History will be held on the UCLA 
campus on Saturday, May 1, as the final event of a series of programs being 
sponsored by the Department of History, the Department of Institutes of the 
Extension Division, and other educational and professional groups in 
Southern California. Speakers on that day will include Professors T. Walter 
Wallbank, of U.S.C, Allan Cole, of Claremont Graduate School, and John D. 
Hicks, of U.C, Berkeley, and Dr. Ftilner Mood, Special Assistant to 
President Sproul. Mr. Powell is among the participants in the sectional 
panel meeting on "California History--Methods and Materials," one of three 
panels to be held in the afternoon. On April 19, Professor Raymond H. 
Fisher will speak in Chemistry Building 19 on "Genesis of the Present 
Polish Government," in the third evening lecture of the Institute. Previous 
lectiorers in the series were Professor Roland D. Hussey and Professor 
Yu Shan Han. Further details of the Institute may be found on the staff 
bulletin board. 



Tours of CU's branch and depgirtment libraries are being conducted these 
days for Berkeley's staff members, to promote intramural understanding 
among campus librarians. Armed with maps and stout hearts, librarians are 
toiiring the canipus in groups of three to five, spending fifteen or twenty 
minutes at each stop. According to a CU News story, management of the 
tours is being handled by Library Tours Clearing House. 

Tea Formation at Berkeley 

The CU Staff Association's cordial invitation to tea, vhich Mr, Vosper 
received during his recent visit to Berkeley, was, he reports, almost over- 
whelming. It 80 happened that his visit coincided with the changing of the 1 
Old Order, for following the example of their Los Angeles brethren, 
permission was granted that day to male members of the Berkeley staff to 
use the attractive, well-furnished room which adjoins the Catalog Depart- 
ment. Mr. Alan van Seekor, CU Staff Association President, kindly turned 
over to Mr. Vosper a guest card which is now available to any Los Angeles 
colleague. This card and the enscrolled invitation have been on display 
on the Staff Association biolletin board. 

Loyalty Findings 

Librarian of Congress Luther E, Evans reports as follows on recent 
findings in the investigation of government employees' loyalty: 

" Doubtful loyalty findings by the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
show, according to Jerry Kluttz (Washington Post, March 17, 19^8), 
that of slightly more than one million employees checked, full field 
investigations were \mdertaken in 777 cases. Of these 170 have been 
completed, or 21.9 percent. Loyalty was established in 33 cases, 
38 employees resigned diiring the inquiries, 5 were found to be no 
longer employed, and 9k stood up sufficiently to be referred to the 
Civil Service Commission. In order to be couipletely safe, though no 
doiabt unfair to employees, in computing percentages, one might add 
the 38 and the 5 to the 9l^ and get a total of I37, which represents 
21.9 percent of a million employees, or a rate of disloyalty of 
6/100 of one percent. Applied to the Library of Congress staff of 
1650, this would mean almost precisely one disloyal person. I will 
do everything I can to find hin and any others who may be in our 
midst." (L.C. Information Bulletin . March 23-29, 19^8) 


As a part of the remodeling of the Library's west wing, improved 
lighting and ventilation of the enlarged staff rooms are being requested 
in the revised plans. Mr. Harlow reports that in addition to the built- 
in cabinets and the sliding door setting off the lunch room, it is probable 
that only a minimum of fumitxire will be provided. It is too soon to know 
precisely what will result from the request, but so far no hope-control 
measiores have been imposed on staff meinbers. 

The Executive Board wishes to express its appreciation to the Librarian 
for his assistance in removing the old stove, and to hand over a goodly 
share of the bouquets therefor from the staff. 

Professor Cesar Barja . recently returned from Spain, will speak on 
political and social conditions in that country, at the Staff Association 
meeting two weeks from today, April 29, at k o'clock. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thvirsday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 256. Contributors to this issue: Geraldine Clayton, Dimitri 
Krassovsky, Ardis Lodge, Grace Shumaker, Helen Shumaker, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


)1. 1 No. 15 

April 29, I9W 


Last Sat u rday Neal Harlow and I made a li-OO mile jaunt to Visalia and 
back to attend the Yosemite District meeting of the California Library 
Association. I spoJce to the audience on "The Valley in Literature," with 
emphasis on Mary Austin, Frank Norris, William Saroyan, John Steinbeck, 
and William Everson. Neal covered the meeting as Editor of the California 
Library Bxxlletin . 

Last week I made my FM radio debut, taking part in a panel discussion 
on Library Recruiting, aired by USC's own FM station. The program was 
arranged by Special Libraries Association, and I was cheered to see among 
the shining-faced audience a goodly number of this staff's "specials." 

Neal Harlow was in Berkeley last week for consultations at CU on 
photographic laboratory problems. 

New appointments to the Library Committee of the Academic Senate, 
effective Jxily 1, are Professors Alfredo Banos and Carl Hagge, replacing 
Professors Max S. Dixnn and Ernest Templin. Professor Lily B. Campbell will 
succeed Professor Dunn as chairman. Remaining members include Professors 
Cordell Durrell, Russell Fitzgibbon, A. Mandel Schechtman, and Warren 

Arrangements for use of the Staff Meeting Room (Library 510) are to 
be made through the Librarian's Office. This room is available for confer- 
ences and meetings of members of all departments and branches, but to avoid 
conflicts they must be schedtiled in advance. 

My wife and sons and I had much enjoyment from our recent open-house 
for the Staff, an event which was capped by the arrival of the Sydney B, 
Mitchells and the Tom Dabaghs toward the end of the afternoon. 

Belated felicitations go to four members of our staff on their 
recently announced engagements. Marjorie Buck is engaged to Warren 
Johansen, UCLA graduate in 19^+8, Harriet-Sue Layne to Dr. Barry Berg of 
Fresno, Clare Reineke to Ernie Wolfe, Senior Class President at UCLA, and 
Barbara Slyh to Victor Nikolenko, a Senior at USC, 



Nev Tvist in Acquisitions 

Tvo sets of rare books on numismatics, "Muenzen- und Medaillen- 
Sammburg in der Marienburg" (Danzig, I9OI-I907) and "Das Muenzwesen der 
Mark Brandenburg" (Berlin,, I889-I913), both by Emil Bahrfeldt, have been 
received by the Library from Wuerzburg, Germany, in exchange for CAKE 
packages. This unusual and non-precedent-setting exchange was arranged 
after extended correspondence between the Library and Mr. Arthur Sommer, 
through the assistance of a United States Army officer in the Military 
Government Headquarters at Wuerzburg. 

Having originally heard of UCLA in a "Voice of America" broadcast, 
Mr. Sommer wrote to the Library offering to send us his books, to express 
his "thanks for the humane and sympathetic treatment of the American 
occupation forces," and asking for payment in CARE packages for the value 
of the books. The offer was accepted by the Library, and the Staff 
Association agreed to arrange for shipment of the food packages. No way 
coxild be found, however, for a German to ship the books except at 
prohibitive expense, until the executive officer of a Military Government 
regiment offered to have them wrapped and mailed at his expense. This 
transaction was handled, we are told, in a thoroughly unofficial manner — 
the books becoming a gift to the officer who then presented them to the 


In many ways the youngest addition to our growing Australiana 
collection is a little biography of "Kit Koala, the Shy Little Bear," 
written and illustrated by Ninon. The copyright note indicates that 
"Ninon" is Ninon MacKnight Smith, and further searching reveals the need 
for a parenthetical "(Mrs. W.J.)." We've all known that Mrs. Bill Smith, 
a native Aussie, wrote juveniles, in which her husband frequently collabo- 
rated, but here's tangible, recent, and delightful evidence. 

CLA Report 

Several high spots of the recent CLA Southern District meeting at 
Occidental College may be recalled clearly from the great variety of 
subjects under discussion at that all-day event. The general meeting in 
the morning was highlighted by the forthright and courageous report by 
Miss Miriam Matthews, for the Committee on Intellectual Freedom (of which 
John Smith is an active member) , deploring current trends toward censor- 
ship of textbooks, and repressive measures such as certain recently- imposed 
loyalty oath requirements. A supporting resolution touching mainly on 
loyalty investigations of public employees was approved by an almost 
unanimous vote of the members present, after some vigorous discussion from 
the floor. 

Two of the afternoon panel sessions drew the greater portion of our 
delegation to the meeting. At the one on Recruiting, Training, and Hold- 
ing Catalogers, Mr. Powell and his fellow panellers discussed their 
problems before a gathering which included eleven UCLA catalogers. At the 
panel on Libraries and Elections, John E. Smith moderated a spirited 
discussion by representatives of three leading political parties of what 
libraries should do to help the electorate. A summary and interpretation 
of the arguments was presented by Profeesor Lowell Martin, of the Columbia 
University School of Library Service. 

Occupational Conference, I9U8 

LibrarlanB are more than booklovers , Librarian Harold L. Hamill of 
the Los Angeles Public Library told the student Conference on Librarian- 
ship last Thursday. In addition to knowing many books and how to use many 
types of materials in locating information, librarians, he said, must 
understand people and be aware of what is going on in the world today. 
The second speaker, Everett Moore, said that there is no 'typical' 
librarian -- that the activities of libraries offer opportunities for 
persons of a great variety of talents and better-than-average ability. 
Gladys Coryell pointed out that if librarians are to take their part in 
developing a more intelligent citizenry, they will need a full, rich edu- 
cation attuned to the society they are to serve. 

About twenty students interested in librarianship attended the meet- 
ing. Velma Regan was the Student Chairman, and Mr. Powell introduced the 
three speakers and directed the question period. The meeting was one of 
foxirteen such sessions in the Occupational Conference held on the campus 
last week imder the sponsorship of the Bureau of Occupations, the Associ- 
ated Women Students, and the National Student Association. 

One of the most favorably received features of the week's program was 
the demonstration-exhibit of occupational advisement materials in the 
foyer of the Library, furnished by the Bureau of Guidance and Placement 
and demonstrated by members of NSA and AWS. Large numbers of students 
crowded around the table to inspect these materials. Reference Librarians 
in the main reading room also noticed a lively interest in the Department's 
collection of occupational pamphlets, a selection of which were exhibited 
on the Bulletin Board. 

Theses Flown to Manila 

Just returned from a flying trip to Adamson University in the 
Philippines are four UCLA master's theses in Education. Mrs. Alexander 
Adamson, who guided their passage through bonding and customs, and their 
transit via Pan American Airways, has expressed to the Library the appreci- 
ation of the faculty and students who used the theses. This private 
school in Manila, having lost all its books and equipment during the war, 
is now nearly back to its previous enrollment of 2000 students, but is 
still severely handicapped in Its facilitiee. Though primarily a techni- 
cal school, Adamson is building its arts and teachers college divisions 
too, these latter being under the supervision of Mrs. Adamson, a UCLA 
graduate . 


McKeown's Assembly Line 

The Clark Library's Binder , William J, McKeown, is surrounded these 
days by neat piles of cloth and boards, all laid out for the speedy 
assembling of individually-cut cases for the Clark's rare \inbound tracts*. 
The current undertaking involves some 9OO separate pieces to be used in 
making cases for 90 pamphlets recently sent to him. While Mr. McKeown is 
reported as maintaining his usual genial hospitality, there is a tacit 
imderstanding between Bindery and Library that interruptions be kept at a 
minimum, as the gluing of cloth to board and fitting of piece to piece is 
an intricately timed process, requiring 'just that particular touch' at 
the correct momenti By his 'assembly line' technique, Mr. McKeovn has 
reduced the cost of the cases, yet the Library receives the same high 
standard of individually-measured cases as before. 

Cataloguing of French Collection 

Cataloguing the French collection at the Clark Library, which has 
Just been coapleted, proved to be an interesting project, Mr. Conway 
reports. Although it consists of only sone 250 titles, the collection is 
rich in first editions, principally of Racine, Comeille, Moliere, and Le 
Sage, High spots include several Ronsard Items, first editions of 
Montaigne's Essals , La Fontaine's Fables , Le Sage's Gil Bias , Voltaire's 
Candide , and a group of fifteen books by Emile Zola, each an autographed 
presentation copy to one of his friends, including Victor Htigo and Ednond 
de Goncourt. There are many beautiful examples of French book -binding of 
the 19th century, including work by Lotic, Trautz-Bauzonnet, Chanbolle- 
Duru, and Thibaron-Joly. The collection provides background materials for 
the study of English literatiire of the IJth and l8th centuries, and as 
such is an important segment of the Library's holdings. 


Overseas Library Service 

The Department of State is looking for well -qualified librarians for 
its Information Libraries in the Eastern Hemisphere and in the other Ameri- 
can republics. Caxl A. Sauer, Acting Chief of the Division of Libraries 
and Institutes, announces that the Department is putting increasing empha- 
sis on high quality reference service to its diplomatic staffs. In order 
also to provide a "full and fair" picture of the United States, Information 
Service Libraries have been established in Europe, the Wear East, Africa, 
and the Far East, and the library service of the cultural centers in the 
other American republics is receiving increasing attention. Mr. Sauer 
requests assistance in obtaining names of candidates who are qualified for 
and interested in these positions. He should be addressed in care of the 
Department of State, Washington 25, D.C. 

How to Address a Letter 

We always enjoy a fresh and unstuffy approach to difficult problems, 
so ve were tickled to see the address on a communication from the Vassar 
College Library which read: "University of California Library, Berkeley, 
California, or perhaps Los Angeles or Santa Barbara." It belonged to us, 
and we got it (finally), so we think the Vassar Approach is to be 


Let us remind you about CARE! Since January we have sent three 
packages to Eiirope (one each to Germany, Holland, and Scotland), but 
contributions have fallen off recently. After putting a mathematical 
genius to work we have determined that if each staff member gave only 
fifteen cents a month we could send a package a month to one of Europe's 
needy librarians. This is a very modest goal, and we should not stop 
there . 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is Issued every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Jean Anderson, Geraldine 
Clayton, William Conway, Edna Davis, Ardis Lodge, Helen Shumaker, Robert 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


^ol. 1 No. 16 

May 13, 19'+8 


We vere pleased to learn of the appointment of Cu's John Cory to 
succeed Carl Milam as Executive Secretary of the American Library Associa- 
tion. Our hearty congratulations to all concerned. 

Memorial Day , to be observed this year on Monday, May 31^ is an aca- 
demic and administrative holiday. The Library will be closed all day. It 
vill remain open on the regular schedule of hours on Siinday, May 30. 

An Ernest Dawson Memorial Fund is being established on the UCLA campus 
by a group of sixteen members and friends of the University as a memorial 
to the late Mr. Dawson, who was a bookseller in Los Angeles for almost half 
a century, and one of southern California's most renowned citizens. The 
fxmd is dedicated to the continuance of his efforts to bring to this area 
significant books about books -- bibliographies, books on printing, on book- 
selling, and on their reading and enjoyment. 

A leaflet announcing the fund. Just issued by its sponsors, suggests 
that "there is probably no one on the Pacific Coast who has had a greater 
influence on readers and collectors of books over so long a period of time 
as Mr. Dawson. He made friends of his customers, and one could scarcely be 
his friend without gaining something of his enthusiasm and becoming a cus- 
tomer... The circle of his friends and agents was international in scope." 

Books acquired from the fund will be inscribed as memorials to Ernest 
Dawson. Gifts of books themselves will also be welcomed, and they too will 
be specially designated. 

Added appropriateness is given to the plan by the fact that his elder 
son was graduated from UCLA, and by the wish which Mr. Dawson expressed be- 
fore his death last year eventually to have his private papers and corre- 
spondence placed in the University Libreiry. 

I was in Santa Barbara last Thursday and Friday for the annual spring 
meeting of the Library Council. 

In company with Lew Stieg and Glen Dawson I had the pleasure recently 
of judging a student book collecting contest at East Los Angeles Junior 
College. Who won? -- a collection on Medicine. One on Semantics placed 

The flov of bulk or specialized additions to the book collections 
through Acquisitions and Cataloging Departments Into the stack often raises 
unusual problems of man-power scheduling, of classification, of shelving- 
space, and the like. In order to solve these problems efficiently it is 
important that adequate information be brought early in the development of 
the buying plans to all departments concerned. To make certain this infor- 
mation progreim is developed and carried out regularly, I am setting up a 
standing committee, composed of the following staff members: As Chairman, 
the acquisitions librarian in charge of buying; the stack supervisor; and 
the chief classifier. Present persons involved will be Miss Shumaker as 
Chairman, Mr. Stiess, and Miss McMurry. 

Primary responsibility will fall on the Chairman to develop procedures 
and to see that the flow of information is started. 

Elizabeth J. McCloy . Librarian of Occidental College, visited the Lib- 
rary last week. Before she left she had made a complete tour of the new 



A Home for Biomedical Library 

The Biomedical Librsiry finally has a heme of its own. Its address: 
Library 18 (most recently occupied by Student Health Service, and before 
that by the Navy). Rooms l8 to 2k are included in the Library's allotted 
space. Miss Darling hopes that the shelving installed there for 10,000 
volumes will suffice for a few months at least. These quarters will be used 
principally for processing and storing the rapidly growing medical collection 
Later this year, a Biomedical reading room will be opened in the Temporary 
Medical School Office Building. 

Law Library Progress Report 

At the present time , it appears that the Law School Library is sur- 
passing the old criterion of accomplishment, that "what is difficult can 
be done immediately; what is impossible may take a little longer." Last 
month, bids for approximately 25; 000 volumes of law books were sent to 
forty-seven book dealers. To date, answers have been received from two- 
thirds of this number, with satisfying results, and orders have already been 
placed for English material which is relatively difficiilt to obtain. Fortu- 
nately, it will be possible to have complete sets of many of the titles. 
This particular spring shopping spree has proved that in some fields, at 
least, one can still obtain a wide variety of material at a wide price range. 

Exhibition on Pre -Soviet Russia 

" Men and Monarchs of Fre-Soviet Russia ." the exhibition for May in the 
Rotunda cases, includes books from the Library's collection on early peoples 
who Inhabited the lands that are now Russia, the founding of the first nil- 
ing dynasty of Rurik the Norseman, and the founding and fall of the dynasty 
of Romanov, A notable work in the exhibition is a work lent by Harold Lamb, 
"Rerum Muscoviticarum Commentarii," Basil, 1571, written following visits to 
Russia in I5I6 and 1519. A copy of Mr, Lamb's recently published book, 
"The March of Muscovy," is also shown in the exhibition. 

Meeting at Redlands 

" Our Fellov Librarians " ar6 the scheduled speakers for the meeting next 
Saturday, May 15, at the University of Eedlands, of the Conference of 
College and University Librarians of Southern California. President Esther 
Hile has planned a meeting which will allow "a mutual sharing of programs, 
accomplishments, failures, and dreams" of member librarians. Election of 
the secretary will be held, and reports of special committees will be given. 
At the luncheon Dr. Louis Mertins will speak on "The Significance of Robert 

Jewish Community Library 

Miss Rosenberg and Mr. Vosper spent an afternoon last week at the Los 
Angeles Jewish Community Coxmcil, 590 North Vermont Avenue, working with a 
committee to promote Jewish Book Month next fall. Mrs. Polan is a member of 
the planning sub-committee for this event. The Council has recently opened 
the Jewish Community Library, imder the directorship of Rabbi Rudolph Lupo, 
which is available for use by all interested students. The collections in 
this Library contain Judaica, Hebraica, and Yiddish materials not duplicated 
in this area. We are particularly interested in the Library because of 
UCLA's newly-developed program of studies in this field. Sumner session 
courses will be given here this year in Yiddish language, literature, and 
folklore by Professor Max Weinrlch, Research Director of the Yiddish 
Scientific Institute of New York. 

Staff Notes 

Helen Jane Jones has been appointed to the Board of Contributing 
Editors for the projected Journal for the Division of Cataloging and Classi- 
fication. An ALA Committee on a Cataloging Quarterly, originally formed in 
19^2 to study the possibility of establishing a publication devoted entirely 
to the technical aspects of librarianship and to the interests of catalogers, 
has resumed its activities since the war, and is now ready to present its 
plans to the membership of the Division at Atlantic City in June. Miss 
Jones, as Contributing Editor for Simplified Cataloging, one of twelve sub- 
ject specialists on the Board, is the only representative of a library west 
of Iowa. 

" Travelling fools " they are affectionately called by their brethren at 
Berkeley. And as if aiming to live up to the title, Mr. Moore spent a day 
recently at the Schoo3 of Librarianship in Berkeley on personnel business, 
and Mr. Vosper is in Berkeley this week working on the Law School Library 
bids, and will be a CLA delegate to the Pacific Coast Regional Conference on 
UNESCO, in San Francisco. 


Rirn -- do not wal k --to the nearest entrance of the Westwood Village 
Playhouse (Westwood and Santa Monica Boulevards) to see "The Bishop Mis- 
behaves," on Monday, May 2k, 8:00 p.m. Any member of the Executive Board 
will be happy to provide you with a ticket for the small fee of $1.00, 
Proceeds will go to CARE. 



In the Unlverelty of Washington's Library Information for April 29, 
Librarian Harry C. Bauer points out that the fifth (191*7) edition of "The 
College Blue Book," by Huber William Hiirt, contains so many errors as to 
make it of doubtful value as a reference work. Among the items of 'infor- 
mation' contained in this compilation are statements that Washington State ' 
College has a capacity of 220 students, with an enrollment of 99 inen and 
128 women, and that Oregon State College has a student capacity of 350. We 
have long realized that the Great Northwest grew some potent people, but 
with Mr. Bauer we marvel that their footbsill and basketvall teams have given 
so much trouble to their less select competitors -- particiilarly to certain 
larger Institutions farther south. Staff members are warned against trying 
to find this book in the Reference Department. 

The University of Illinois Library's Staff Bulletin for April reports 
that in the recent evacuation of a part of the campus because of a threatened 
tornado, three families, complete with small children and a dog, found shel- 
ter in one of the rooms in the Library. "Tying the dog to a chair and 
spreading the children's toys on the floor, they settled down calmly for the 
duration of the emergency, which fortunately was not long," 

What Really Happened 

For a lucid account of what actually befell the Colunibia University 
Library, where the Great Plague of Bookwonns had its beginning, we refer 
our readers to Morris Bishop's piece, "The Worms," in The New Yorker for 
April 2k. The author's research establishes the interesting fact that the 
bookworms started their activities "in varied areas of the great librsiry — 
in Jansenist theology, medieval bestiaries, and the English chapbooks." 
Before long, the bookworms, "hungry and infinitely miiltlplying, adapted 
themselves to a more varied diet. They formed a taste for publications of 
the Victorian era." From there it was a short step, or wiggle, to contempo- 
rary literature, into which they "finally flung themselves wholeheartedly." 
The rest is history, of course -- but worth reviewing -- in this succinct 
accoiuit of the sudden end of modern librarianship, and ultimately of all 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Louise Darling, Mary De Wolf, 
Helen Jane Jones, Grace C. Shumaker, Janet Thomas. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


'ol. 1 No. 17 

May 27, 19^8 


Librarian Emeritus Goodwin and Mrs. Goodwin visited the Library last 
week. I was joined by Neal Harlow in showing them the physical changes 
in the building which have occurred since their retirement four and two 
years ago respectively. 

Acting Director of Caltech's libraries Roger Stajiton visited us 
recently prior to an eastern trip to look at new library buildings. 

Nine years ago this summer Warren L. Perry, Librarian of Tacoma's 
College of Puget Sound, joined with me on an ALA program in friendly debate 
on the subject of rare books in college libraries. During Mr, Perry's 
visit to the Library last week we mused on the volume axid variety of water 
which has flowed under the bridge since then. 

Another recent college librarian visitor was Julian S. Fowler of 
Oberlin, who spent a busy day throughout the University Library and a half 
day at the Clark Library. 

I met Nathan Van Patten , Professor of Bibliography at Stanford Uni- 
versity, at the Clark Library last week and accepted an invitation from 
him to become a member of the newly fovmded Arthur Machen Society. 

Undergraduate facilities of the new wing were pointed out by Mr. Moore, 
Mr. Quinsey, and myself in the course of a tour taken by Dean of Women 
Jessie Rhulman and Dean of Students Milton Hahn. 

I missed seeing Wilma Waite , Librarian of CU's Lange Library of Educa- 
tion, when she visited us recently at the beginning of a trip to eastern 
libraries . 

Success of the Ernest Dawson Memorial Fund was assured before the 
oampaign was two weeks old. Generous contributions of cash and books have 
been received from virtually every section of the United States, A dona- 
tion of $2.00 was accompanied by the following note: "I would like to do 
more but am a poor bookseller with five kids and several 'in-laws' to 
support . " 

The Periodicals Committee appointed by me last year has made a valu- 
able report on periodicals records, which is now under intensive discussion 
by the Heads, Miss Doxsee, chairman, and Mrs. Flanagan, Miss Lodge, and 
Miss More composed the committee. 

Mrs. William Fuller Fielder , formerly Elizabeth Sheridan, was married 
on April 11. Mrs. Fielder plans to continue her work as Senior Library 
Assistant in the Catalog Department. Her husband is a junior at UCLA. 

Members of the Academic Senate Library Committee were guests at the 
annual "reports meeting of the Library Staff on May 20. Following brief 
accQionts from Department Heads and Branch Librarians I introduced to the 
capacity audience Chairman-Elect Lily B. Campbell, Professors Durrell, 
Fitzgibbon, and Scovllle, and Chairman Max S. Dunn. Since 1922 Professor 
D\ann has served on library committees under UCLA's three librarians, 
Elizabeth Fargo, John Goodwin, and myself. I herewith serve notice on him 
that although after June 50 he will no longer be a member of the Library 
Committee I shall continue to seek the benefits of Max Dunn's rich experi- 
ence, sage counsel, and unfailingly objective viewpoint. , 


Strayed Lambs 

This week the Student Library Committee has turned the tables and is 
carrying one of our 'growls' directly to the students of the University, 
for they are helping us actively in a campaign to retrieve lost Library 
books . 

Claire Greenebaum, Chairman of the Committee, recently spoke at the 
council meetings of living group presidents, stating our plan for the return 
of lost and strayed Library materials of all kinds. Mimeographed letters, 
prepared by Miss Greenebaum' s committee with the Help of Mr. Moore and Mr. 
Quinsey, have been sent to each of the some seventy UCLA residences, re- 
questing that their members ferret out and bring back -- without penalty 
of fine -- any Library books which may have been gathering dust in the 
wrong place. 

At last Thursday's Committee meeting, Mr. Quinsey and Mr. Harlow told 
Daily Bruin reporters the startling story behind the loss and subsequent 
fortuitous finding in Mandeville Canon a few months ago of several volumes 
of encyclopedias and periodicals from the Library reading rooms and stack -- 
and of how the delinquent former student who had made away with the books 
and dumped them in the canon is now paying the University the svan of $128.25 
for damages done to them. 

During the period of the general manesty. May 26, 2?, and 28, all 
Library materials except those on current reserve are being accepted at the 
regular return facilities at the Reference and Loan Desks and In the Reserve 
Book Room — no fines and no questions. 

Founder's Day at the Clark 

The Fo\irth Annual Founder's Day of the William Andrews Clark Memorial 
Library will be celebrated on Sunday afternoon, June 6, from 2 to 5 o'clock. 
With Ralph Freud again acting as Master of Ceremonies, the program featiures 
Music and Drama of England's "Mauve Decade," the nostalgic Nineties, Open 
house in the Library will be graced by exhibits on Oscar Wilde and his 
contemporary aesthetes. Welcoming words will be spoken by Dr. Louis B. 
Wright, Director-Elect of the Folger Shakespeare Library. 

Scenes from Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece, "The Importance of Being 
Earnest," adapted by Claude E. Jones, will be given by the Campus Theater 

group and the Department of Theater Arts, under the direction of Ralph 
Freud. The music of Gilbert & Sullivan will also enliven the celebration, 
with selections by the University Symphony Orchestra, John Vincent, Con- 
ductor, and songs from "Patience" by the Men's Choir, directed by Raymond 
Mcreman , 

At the conclusion of the afternoon festivities, refreshments will be 
served on the lawn. 

All staff members and their friends are cordially invited, 

Redlands Conference 

Librarians from colleges and universities in southern California heard 
reports from an amazing variety of institutions at the conference at the 
University of Redlands on May 15. Private and public junior and senior 
colleges and universities, small, medium, and large, were represented; a»d 
many items of news were exchanged regarding building plans, notable acqui- 
sitions, new services, and numerous other matters of mutual concern to this 
group of librarians , 

Distribution of sample mimeographed sheets of the "Union List of 
Bibliographies in Libraries of Southern California" accompanied the report 
of the committee on that project by Mrs. Fanny Coldren Goodwin and Mrs. 
Helen M. Simpkins. Warm appreciation of the work of this committee, on 
which Miss Humiston serves, was expressed by the Conference; and special 
recognition was given to tlae work of Willis Kerr, who will continue to 
advise the committee after his retirement as Claremont College Librarian. 

A report of the Committee to Prepare a Recruitment Leaflet was pre- 
sented by Everett Moore. The next step in this project will bo the distri- 
bution to member libraries, for criticism, of the suggested text of the 
leaflet prepared by the committee. UCLA is undertaking the mimeographing 
of the leaflet for this purpose. 

Dr. Louis Mertins, the luncheon speaker, topped off the session with 
remarks on Robert Frost's English interval, interspersing a number of 
saltily told anecdotes and reminescences of his association with Frost. 

Staff Notes 

Next week Hilda Gray will be welcomed back to the Reference Department 
after her six months' absence in Cambridge, England. Her recent letter to 
the staff, following her 'side trip' to France and Switzerland, was another 
demonstration of her fine gift for lively letter-writing. 

Helen Riley is rapidly recovering from her recent appendectomy. The 
Reference Department looks forward to her return in a few weeks. 

Mr. Vosper spent several days in Berkeley week before last, reviewing 
with Miss Clara Kilbourn, Assistant Law Librarian, the response to our Law 
School Library bidding list, and deciding which offers to buy. (Since his 
return, Mollie Hollreigh has been in 'continuous session,' tjrping purchase 
orders, the last of which went out last Thursday, May 20.) 

He spent a happy afternoon in San Francisco with Kenneth Rexroth, 
recently appointed Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, discussing books and writers. 

The opening sessions of the Pacific Coast Conference •n UNESCO wer<3 
most heartening, Mr. Vosper reports, with a tremendous txirnout that fij-led 
the Opera House to overflowing and gave full evidence of a gi-app-rerr, 
determination to work tcwoi-ci tho laiinteunnco otf" an hoaioi*aMe peace, through 
men's minds. 


The Clark Library vas host Monday night to a meeting of the Historical 
Society of Southern California. George R. Stewart spoke on Bret Harte, with 
accompanying exhibits from the Library's Willard S. Morse Harte Collection . 

Two distinguished visitors came to the Clark Library during the early 
weeks in May. Carl Purington Rollins, Printer to Yale University, spent 
the morning of May 10 seeing local fine printing and rare specimens of 
William Morris and Kelmscott Press books and drawings. The small collection 
at the Clark Library of early Rollins printing done at the Montague Press 
is probably unique in Los Angeles. 

On May 17 , Paul McPharlin and his wife spent part of the afternoon 
viewing the collections, Mr. McPharlin is a free lance book designer from 
New York who has a long list of Interesting articles and books to his credit, 
on puppetry, fine printing, book jackets, calligraphy, Punch and Judy, and 
a Typophile chapbook on Roman Numerals and Pointing Hands, At present he 
is gathering material about early Christmas cards for a Typophile piiblica- 


A note of thanks for the creative efforts of Betty Bradstreet and 
Barbara Kelly, who designed and executed the new CARE contribution box on 
the Staff Association bulletin board. As a result of this stimulus to the 
campaign, we were able to send a food package to Italy within a few days 
after the box was put up. 

Library tours , for those interested in seeing the new beautiful blonde 
interior of the east wing, will be conducted shortly. Watch the Staff 
Association bvilletin board for schedules. 

We join the CU staff in rejoicing at the joyful noise of the bulldozers 

preparing the way for their new annex. 

Blbliotrivia *** The receiving room has lately had a loirtide aspect with its 
crates of "East Asiatic Residue" *** M.I,T,'s Center of Analysis 
apparently employs a Joycean title-writer who recently got off an item 
called "Supersonic Flow around Yawing Cones" *** The Reference Department 
had a request for "The Taming of the Shrew" with connotations *** A stu- 
dent wandering in the ground floor hall asked Professor Grciham which room 
was the Clark Library ^** A Bruin reporter wrote that the books in the 
crates piled in this hallway would be used to fill up the new stack *** 
A student assistant complaining about working conditions in the dust-bowl 
of the first stack level documented his protest with a captured lizard *** 
The latest entry in our collection of Addresses of Distinction reads "Uni- 
versity of California, Southern California, Los Angeles, California" *** 
An Acquisitions librarian the other day was heard to say "May I open yoiir 
window? We need a cross reference." 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Geraldlne 
Clayton, Gladys A, Coryell, Neal R, Harlow, Robert L. Quinsey, Janet L. 
Thomas . 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 1 No. 18 

June 10, 19^+8 


When t his Issu e a p-gear s I shall be in Chicago, en route to Philadelphia 
and Atlantic City to attend meetings of the Association of Research 
Libraries and the American Library Association. Mr. Vosper will serve as 
Acting Librarian in my absence, I expect to be back on June 26. 

Because of the increasi ng size and complexity of the Catalog Department 
an executive coinmittee has been appointed to assist Miss Humiston in 
administering the department. The members and their functions are: Alice M. 
Humiston, Chairman; Agnes Conrad, Coordination of branch library cataloging; 
Jeannette Eagan, Personnel matters; Mate McCurdy, Expediting the flow of 
current and arrearage work; Sadie McM\a:ry, Policies of cataloging and 

The purpose of the committee is to study problems and accumulate data 
for discussions in department and in committee, in order to facilitate 
prompt and judicious administrative procedures and decisions. 

In the absence of Miss Bumlston I shall appoint from the Executive Com- 
mittee one member to serve as Acting Department Bead. Miss Bagan will serve 
in this capacity from June 9 "to sometime in July, while Miss Bumiston is 
attending ALA and on vacation. 

Administration of microfilm materials and equipment has been trans- 
ferred from the Reference Department to Circulation. Until additional 
space in the new wing is available, microfilm reading machines are situ- 
ated in cubicles on the 5th stack level. All requests for films and for 
assistance in using machines should now be directed to the Loan Desk. 

Bilda Gray returned to the Library on June 1 after six months in 
England. I have read lots of letters from abroad, but never any better than 
hers. We shall miss them, but frankly prefer her in person. 

The Library's Building needs were discussed by the Department Beads and 
myself at a recent meeting with the Provost, the Deans, and the Chairman of 
the Library Committee. 

Recent visitors to the Library were two members of the Los Angeles 
Public Library Survey Staff, Lowell A. Martin, Associate Dean of Colunbia 
University's School of Library Science, and Raynard C. Swank, Librarian of 
the University of Oregon Library and Director-elect of the Stanford Univer- 
sity Libraries, They were accompanied by Allen B. Stephenson, Analyst of 
the Los Angeles Bureau of Budget and Efficiency. 


Resignations of the following staff menbers have "been accepted vith 
regret: Elaine Brigham, Typist-Clerk, Reserve Book Room, to attend library- 
school; Harriet Sue Layne, Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, to be married on June ll+ to Dr. Barry K. Berg; Ann Luginbyhl, Senior 
Library Assistant, Catalog Department, to accompany her husband to Texas; 
Mary Margaret Morrison, Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Department, 
to become a housewife; Donald Stiess, Principal Library Assistant, Circula- 
tion Department, to write. 

Betty Abrams , Senior Library Assistant, Circulation Department, trans- 
f erred to' the President's office on June 5. She has been succeeded by Kim 
Carlyle , a graduate of UCLA in 19^+6. Miss Carlyle has been a teaching 
assistant in the Art Department for two semesters, and is working toward 
her M.A. 

Marjorie Buck was married to Warren LeRoy Johansen on May 29. She will 
continue to work in the Catalog Department. 



Library of Congress Proofsheet Catalog 

It is important for all users of the Library of Congress Proofsheet 
Catalog in the Bibliography Room to know that we are discontinuing our 
subscription to the Proofsheet Catalog when it expires at the end of Jtme 
19i*^8. This cancellation has been inspired partly by the fact that since 
January 19it'7, the Library of Congress has been issuing in book form its 
"Cumulative Catalog," containing the same entries as the Proofsheet Catalog 
for books currently being cataloged by the Library of Congress, and also 
because presumably much money, time, and space will be saved for other 
purposes when we no longer have to arrange, file, and house the proofsheet 
slips . 

Meantime, it should be noted that although the "Catalog of Books Re- 
presented by Library of Congress Printed Cards issued to July 31, 19^2" 
(the 167- volume set shelved in the Reference Department) plus the "Cumula- 
tive Catalog" mentioned above, contain substantially the same material as 
the Proofsheet Catalog, the period August 1, I9U2 - December 31, 19^6 is 
covered only by the Proofsheet Catalog. The material for this period will 
eventually, however, be included in the 19^2 - 19^7 Supplement to be printed 
by the Edwards Brothers. 

John Smith in the Capitol 

IIR Librarian John Smith is in Washington, D.C., this week, attending 
the 39'th Annual Convention of the Special Libraries Association. The 
Convention theme, "Future Indicative," focuses the attention of librarians 
on the possibilities of new techniques and knowledge. A two-day Federal 
Institute, voider the direction of Librarian of Congress Luther H. Evans, has 
been planned to acquaint convention visitors with workshop problems in 
federal libraries and library services emanating from Washington. 

Acquisitions News 

Word reached Acquisitions last week fron Otto Harrassowitz in Leipzig 
that another shipment of books and journals stored during the war for UCLA 
is on its way to us via the Library of Congress. A check for $1,035.12 
was airmailed to the Librarian of Congress to cover the transaction. In- 
cluded are such welcome continuations as the Astronomischer Jahresbericht , 
I938-I1.O; Hanisische Geschichtsblaetter , volumes 6k-6Q; and further parts 
of Eabenhorst's Kryptogamenf lora . 

The Receiving Room recently saw an interesting familial -bibliographical 
reunion. Three crates of Victorian novels from the private collection of 
Michael Sadleir arrived from England concurrently with eight crates con- 
taining the educational library of his father, the late Sir Michael Sadler. 

The Library' s holdings of early American periodicals have been greatly 
increased with the acquisition last week of microfilm copies of 126 titles 
published from I80O to I809. They continue the series of l8th Century 
periodicals published in the colonies and the United States and reproduced 
by University Microfilms. The Library has this earlier series and has 
ordered microfilm copies of American periodicals published through 1825. 
Catalog cards with complete bibliographical details are supplied with the 

Influence on the Northwest 

The Bridge (le petit journal), published by Glen Cof field in Eagle 
Creek, Oregon, has reprinted our Percival Leaflet in full as part of its 
April 27th issue for 1948. . . And from Forest Grove, Oregon, Mr. Robert K. 
Johnson , Librarian of Pacific University, writes that our Acquisitions 
Code inspired him to prepeire a similar document for his own library. 

A Good Man Nowadays 

A few Sundays ago an article in the Los Angeles Times drew attention, 
if somewhat inaccurately, to the bird-banding activities of a young man 
named Hatch Graham, forestry major at UCLA. Investigation has revealed 
that the Library has something of a corner on his services. 

Hatch, who lives in Beverly Glen across the road from the Quinseys, 
has not only initiated them into the mysteries of bird-bonding, but has 
also served frequently during the past months as curator of the Quinsey 
juvenile collection. Furthermore, he works in the Reserve Book Room. 

The pay-off came last week when Hatch presented to Mr. Vosper, for the 
Library, a file of the SPEBSQSA's Harmonizer . Translated for the neophytes, 
that is the official magazine of the Society for the Preservation and En- 
coioragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc., in which 
organization the Hatch Grahams, senior and junior, are eminently active. 


Phi Beta Kappa's Eta chapter at UCLA has elected Mr, Vosper 3rd(sic) 
Vice President; and Mr. Moore is the new Recording Secretary to the Execu- 
tive Board of the University Friends of Music. 

Critique on the Amnesty 

During the recent amnesty on Library fines, returns at RBE, Loan 
Desk, and Reference Desk indicated that while most students merely took 
advantage of the opportunity to turn in their current overdue books and 
periodicals --as was expected --a few interesting recoveries were made. 
Several books were received which had been billed as lost; one such was an 
RBE item from a student notorious for incurring fines and losing books. A 
volume of "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians," missing for many 
months from the Reference shelves was dropped in the chute at the Loan Desk. 
A good number of \inbound periodicals were returned; some of these were 
apparently returned to open shelves without our knowledge. 

Claire Greenebaum, whose Student Library Committee helped plan the 
campaign, simimarized the results very well, saying that with the aid of 
excellent Daily Bruin publicity, and in spite of minor errors in Bruin 
statements --at one point students were urged to throw ansrthing and every- 
thing down the return chutes -- improved Library- student relations made the 
drive well worth the effort. 


We have not been alone in starting publication this year of a bulletin 
for the staff. Although UCLA LIBRARIAN was born only last October we are 
already able to take notice of several others also less than a year old. 

We have made mention here from time to time of two of these in the 
university field, the University of Washington's Library Information , pub- 
lished by Librarian Harry C. Bauer, and Yale University's The Librarian's 
Bulletin , issued from the Office of Librarian James T. Babb. 

Closer to home, however, are bulletins published for the staffs of 
three public libraries in California. 

Oak Leaves is the "Librarian's Memorandum" addressed to the staff of 
the Oakland Library Department. Librarian Peter T. Conmy employs this 
bulletin to inform his staff of a wide variety of matters, and has paid 
particular attention to recommended professional reading, significant 
acquisitions by the library, and news of civic events and important 
personages in the community. 

In the Glendale Public Library's Across the Librarian's Desk , Eugene 
D. Hart has taken the opportunity to write frequently of new and improved 
facilities in both the main library and the fast-growing branch system. 
Official announcements are transmitted to the staff through this bulletin. 

Operation LAPL is the recently established bulletin issued from the 
Office of Los Angeles Public Librarian Harold L. Hamill. It is devoted 
largely to communications to the Library's far-flung staff, to keep them 
informed of official matters such as the ciirrent Library Survey, personnel 
matters, and new policies. (This official bulletin is not to be confused 
with the Staff Association's notable L.A.P.L. Broadcaster , now in its 23rd 
volume, having recently celebrated a tenth anniversary with a special 
souvenir issue.) 

As an old-timer in this field of youthful publications we greet these 
promising yoxongsters, the oldest of whom is at least a week younger than we. 
They are available to staff members on request at the Periodicals Desk. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 256. Contributors to this issue: Alice M. Humiston, Robert L. 
Quinsey, Helen F. Shumaker, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


1. 1 No. 19 

June 2k, 19^8 


The University Library vill b© closed Sijnday, July U, and Monday, 
July 5. 

From Georges Connes , safely home ill Dijon, came a generous gift of the 
French translation of Joyce's "Ulysses," a copy of unusual association 
interest in that it was given by Joyce to the late Emile Legouis, M. Connes' 
distinguished father-in-law. The Librarian of the University of Dijon has 
gratefully acknowledged receipt of the volumes picked by M. Connefi from our 
duplicates. Friend Connes will return to this country in the fall as visit- 
ing professor in the Romance Languages department of Cornell University. 

We recently enjoyed a visit from Miss Jean Macalister, Associate 
Reference Librarian of Columbia University. 

With Mr. Archer ^ I formally greeted the new President of USC at his 
inauguration on June 11, Mr. Archer robed as the representative of the 
Bibliographical Society of America, and I as the delegate of the Association 
of College and Reference Libraries. Provost Dykstra spoke from the platform 
for the state colleges and universities. Most colorful participaht was 
use's Professor Frank C. Baxter, speaking for his faculty colleagues, robed 
in the scarlet and lace gown of Cambridge University. 

Miss Allerding and I , with other officers of University Chapter kk, 
CSEA, recently attended the Director's meeting for Region Eleven, to discuss 
various problems affecting State employees. 

We were happy to receive an announcement of the birth of Bradley Allen 
Krebs, a grandson of Mrs. Jonnie Childress, on leave of absence from the 
Acquisitions Department •until Augvist first. 

The resignation of Betty Jane Pickler, secretary-stenographer. Acquisi- 
tions and Special Collections Departments, is sinnounced with regret. 


Keeping Step 

We have read with interest of the Initieil 

at Berkeley and elsewhere, 

CLU Farm-Plan , for use on Cooperative Cataloging copy. 

'Farmington Plan' shipments 
Ours arrived recently --a rubber s'^amp saying 

Acquisitions Nevs 

The Initial unpacking of the Sir Michael Sadler Library (UCLA LIBRAEIAN 
February 19 and June 10) promises good things. The collection is rich in 
important lyth and especially l8th century books. The Clark, as veil as the 
University Library, will be strengthened by Sir Michael's collecting. 
Obviously he was a real book collector as well as a scholar, for the books 
are all plated, many contain his provenance notes, and his working notes 
are often laid in. Particularly interesting on rapid review are his Robert 
Owen notes. Apparently Sir Michael gave special lectures on Owen at the 
University of Manchester, and he wrote the Owen article in the "Cyclopedia 
of Education." A copy of Jeremy Bentham's "Chrestomathia," apparently 
inscribed by the author, turned up; and there are many interesting Joseph 
Priestley titles, including William Cobbett's "Observations on the Emigra- 
tions of Dr. Joseph Priestley" in an early printing. A rather numerous 
group of theological and anti-popery volumes are, according to Sadler's note 
from the large library of the Rev. John Clayton (1700-1773) . 

A 7\ev record for bindery shipments was hung up by Jjjnet Thomas on 
June 11 when she sent 1835 volumes to the Santa Monica bindery of the Uni- 
versity Press. The previous monthly high was 125^. Thanks to Barbara 
Cope's research on missing issues of serials and to the ftayiey generously 
granted for arrearage binding, the bindery stacks show aa occasional bit of 
empty shelf. 

Law Library ordering is taking a new spurt with a recent addition to 
the budget and temporary shelving in the basement, Mollie Hollrelgh spent 
June 11 at the Los Angeles County Law Library, where Howard Jay Graham and 
William B. Stern went over with her the second part (separate volumes) of 
the bidding list. 

Mow I am a Man 

Stanford University 's former name, "Leland Stanford Junior University, 
was always a joy to gagsters, and more than that, sometimes prompted out- 
landers to ask vhere the Senior University might be. It is with the drop oi 
a tear, therefore, that we record the passing of Stanford's junior status. 
But regret of a different sort enters in here, for with the establishment 
of the new name for the university, two of our catalogers, Miss Curry and 
Miss More, were given the task of revising all entries in the public catalog 
affected by this change. The switchover, performed as a part of regular 
correction procedures, involved some 2000 cards in all, a^d more man-hours 
of work than are pleasant to contemplate. Catalogers believe that a change 
in name such as this should not be entered into lightly by any person, uni- 
versity, or other catalogable entity. 

The Wor m Turns 

Response in books , checks, and cash to the Ernest Pawson Memorial Fund 
leaflet continues to be heartening. But one famous public library won't ge" 
on the roster of friends; its response was a typical l^.fej'ary acknovledgemen' 
post card, thanking us for the leaflet I 


Myrdal Study on the American Negro 

UCLA, vlth nine other libraries in the United States, has now received 
its microfilm copies of the manuscripts and field tiotes comprising the 
Myrdal study on American Negroes, undertaken through the sponsorship of the 
■ Carnegie Corporation. This large collection of data was used by Professor 
' Gxinnar Myrdal, Swedish economist and stateBliian, in preparing his compre- 
hensive report on the American Negro in 19**^2, later published under the 
title of "An American Dilemma; the Negro Problem and Modem Democracy." Dr. 
Myrdal is now Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission 
for Europe. The material, a part of the Schordbiirg Collection of Negro 
Literature in the New York Public Library, constitutes a rich body of 
sociological data relating to this aspect of American society. The strong 
interest expressed by UCLA's Professor Bloom and Mr. Vosper to the Carnegie 
Corporation several years ago in secxuring access to this unusual set of 
soiirce materials is presumed to have had some effect in getting the micro- 
film project under way. We are esp'ecially pleased, therefore, to report 
receipt of our copy of the film. 

Report on SLA 

On the first two days of the Special Libraries Association convention 
in Washington, D.C., J\me 7 and 8, while most of the delegates to the 
convention were enjoying tours of federal libraries, the industrial rela- 
tions librarians from seven iiniversities, Joined by the Librarians from the 
Department of Labor and International Labor Office, met in the Statler Hotel 
to discuss the progress of their cooperative efforts which had been planned 
a year earlier in Chicago. The group represented only a third of the 
industrial relations centers involved in the cooperative projects. 

As now business, it was decided to support the Chairman of the Social 
Sciences Group of SLA, in her effort to divide that Group into six subject 
groups, of which industrial relations was to be one. Action to effect this 
major change in SLA was scheduled for the business meeting on June 11. 
John E, Smith, representing the Institute of Industrial Relations on this 
campus, was unable to remain at the convention to find out what action was 
taken. Mr. Smith is to serve for the next year as the western member of a 
three-man national committee set up by the directors of industrial relations 
centers to handle the business which the cooperative library projects will 
involve . 


Not One but Two 

From Claremont come two vol.1 no.l 's both edited by our good friend and 
doyen Willis Kerr. Books at Claremont will occasionally list new books and 
book news from the several Claremont College Libraries. The initial issue 
gives promise of its being an unusually lively publication, "Sometimes," 
states the Editor, "we shsill offer commentary instead of enumeration." 
Cooperative Notes > as announced by Mr. Vosper at the recent Occidental 
meeting, intends to keep southern California librarians informed about the 
latest book-buying developments and about ma^r acquisitions in the area. 
The Editor will appreciate notes at any time. We wish him good newe-2mntlng. 

Lubetzky's Appointment Confirmed at LC 

The Library of Congress Information Bulletin for May l8-2U bears the 
pleasing information that Seymour Lubetzky's appointment as Chief of the 
Catalog Maintenance Division at LC has been approved. Mr. Lubetzky^ who 
vas a member of our Catalog Department from 1936 to 19^+2, has served as 
Acting Chief of the Division since its establishment in 19^6. Librarian 
Luther H. Evans points out that the Division's most notable achievement 
during this period has probably been the development and production of the 
"Library of Congress Cumulative Catalog," an opinion in which we heartily 
concur. This Catalog has indeed been one of our essential tools ever 
since its inception. 

Without Comment 

" It is certain that In those early days when our religion 
first gained authority with the laws, many armed themselves 
with zeal against pagan books of every kind, in consequence of 
which men of letters have suffered an enormous loss. In my 
estimation this devastation has done more harm to Letters than 
all the fires of the Barbarians. A good witness to this is 
Cornelius Tacitus; for although the Emperor Tacitus, his kins- 
man, had, by express command, furnished all the libraries In 
the world with his works, not a single complete copy was able 
to escape the careful search of those who desired to destroy 
them, on account of five or six insignificant sentences adverse 
to our religion." ("Of Freedom of Conscience," by Montaigne. 
Essays , Trans. Trenchmann, II, II9) 

" Prague . June 12 -- Czechoslovakia's libraries will be purged of 
♦books devoid of literary worth' during the coming summer vacation. All 
private, cooperative or other libraries accessible to the public will be 
suppressed except State-owned and operated libraries londer a library law 
now in preparation. 

"Announcement of the coming book purge and of the nature of the new 
library law was made at a press conference in connection with a librarians' 
meeting in Prague . . . 

"The librarians' press conference was presided over by Dr. Lipovsky, 
head of the library branch of the Ministry of Information. Dr. Jaroslav 
Frey explained the new draft law for control of libraries and of librarians. 

"He stated that a library should be an instrument of culture and 
political education. The Communist organ of the Central Confederation of 
Labor was more specific, reporting that 'our libraries will educate staunch 
Socialists.'" (New York Times) 

UCLA LIBEAEIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Neal Harlov, Helen Jones, Helen 
Shumaker, John E. Smith, Hobert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


1. 1 No. 20 

July 8, ig^iS 


I am happy to announce the appointment of Robert Vosper to the newly 
created position of Assistant Librarian. Mr, Vosper 's two chief responsi- 
bilities will be for Collection Building an4 Branch Libraries, The Head 
of the Acquisitions Department and the Branch Librarians will henceforth 
report to him; the other department heads will continue to report to me. 
This appointment gives me great personal satisfaction, as I know it will 
also to staff, faculty, and administration, for Mr. Vosper has achieved a 
high reputation with us all f<^r his extraordinary htman and professional 
qualities and competence. 

I am equally pleased to announce the appointment of Helen F. Shumaker 
as Head of the Acquisitions Department with the grade Librarian-3. Miss 
Shiunaker will have as her first assistant Betty Rosenberg , who relinquishes 
her half-time position as Agriculture Librarian to the full-time transfer 
of Dora Gerard from the Acquisitions Department. Miss Rosenberg is newly 
classified as Librarian-2. 

The position of Head of the Reference Department, held by Everett T. 
Moore, has been reclassified as Librarian-i^. 

Ruth A. Brothers has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Reserve Book 
Room. Miss Brothers holds a B,A. from Talledega College and a Library Cer- 
tificate from Atlanta University. She worked most recently in the Teachers' 
Department of the Los Angeles Public Library. 

Robert L. Quinsey has left the Circulation Department to join the 
Reference Department in charge of the Undergraduate Library in the new wing. 
Cecelia Polan succeeds Mr. Quinsey as supervisor of the Reserve Book Room, 

Mrs. Esther Euler , who was temporarily replacing Hilda Gray, has been 
appointed Librarian-2 in the Reference Department. 

Agnes Conrad , Coordinator of Branch Library Cataloging, has been re- 
classified as Librarian-2, 

As of Jxily 1 George Sheerer will give full time to cataloging for the 
Biomedical Library. The position is classified as Librarian-2 in the 
Catalog Department. 

Margaret Mary Lane has been appointed Librarian-l in the Biomedical 
Library. Miss Lane holds B,A. and B.L,S, degrees from Santa Barbara (19^7) 
and California (19^8), and worked as a student assistant in the Library 
of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 

Mrs. Man-Hing Yue Mok has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Catalog 
Department. Mrs. Mok holds M.A, and M.S. degrees from Columbia University- 
Teachers College and a B.L.S. from the Colimbia Library School. She has 
worked in the Teachers College Library, and before leaving China in I9I1U 
she held various responsible positions in the National Library at Peiping. 

The following appointments are also effective this month: 

Mrs. Gertrude Sandmeier , Senior Library Assistant in the Acquisitions 
Department, replacing Harriet Sue Layne, studied at the Institute of Tech- 
nology in Switzerland, was employed in the Union Bonk of Switzerland, and 
for the past several months has been working in our Biology Library. 

Shirley Bosen , Typist-Clerk, Circulation Department, received her B.A. 
from UCLA last month. 

Audree Covington . Typist-Clerk in Special Collections and the Music 
Library, received her B.A. from UCLA last month, and worked for us as a 
student assistant for a year. 

Priscilla Hart , Typist-Clerk in Acquisitions, attended the Dalton 
School in New York, and has worked in the United States Department of 
Commerce . 

Mildred Hyson ^ Typist-Clerk, Engineering Library, received her B.A, 
from Ohio State University, and has been a chemical assistant in the Labora- 
tory of the Mead Corporation. 

Mrs. Barbara Hunter Johnson , Typist-Clerk, Biomedical Library, received 
her B.A, from UCLA last February, and worked for us as a student assistant 
for a year. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Marhart ^ Typist-Clerk, Catalog Department, received her 
B.A. from Indiana State Teachers College, and has had teaching and college 
library experience. 

Dorothy Saxton , Typist-Clerk, Catalog Department, has been a student at 
UCLA for three years. 

Mrs. Irene Woodworth , Senior Library Assistant, Biomedical Library, 
received her B.S, from Pennsylvania State Teachers College, has had courses 
in the School of Library Science at Syracuse University, and has been on the 
staff of the Syracuse Public Library. 

Recent visitors to the Library were Professor George P. Hammond, 
Director of CU's Bancroft Library, and Miss Elizabeth Chanibers, Head Cata- 
loger. University of Louisville, Kentucky. 

At the staff meeting last week John Smith and I were billed to report 
on our trips to SLA and ALA. John did very well, going, staying and return- 
ing with proper regard for chronology, whereas I bogged dawn in Philadelphia, 
in nostalgic memories of lobsters and libraries, experiencing great diffi- 
cvlty in covering the final 57 miles to Atlantic City. In order to adjourn 
punctually at 5 o'clock I hustled my hearers up and down the boardwalk, by 

air to Nev York and home via Chicaigo. Here are sone €idditional items for 
the record. 
' '• ; Pearl Buck's opening^^ addrag& was a 'moving piea for intellectual freedom 
and a call for librarians to read books," Ralph Shaw" ably presented the 
Fourth Activities Conraiittee's report on the reorganization of. the ALA. I 
enjoyed the evening as Miss Humiston's guest at the Catalogers' meeting on 
• Public Relations. I breakfasted with the Chicago GLS's DeanBerelson to 
leeim what he expected of me as a speaker on his August Institute on Library 
Education. Lawrence S. Thompson, the new University of Kentucky librarian, 
and I ate new eggs and talked old books. USC's Lew Stieg and I found our- 
selves in the same hotel lobby at the same hour waiting for the same candi- 
date to appear for interview. (Still a third library may get himi) 

At the Public Eelations Award meeting I was glad to see Glendale's 
Eugene Hart receive a prize. 

The Acquisitions Heads round table was- enlivened by a franjs: talk by 
New York bookseller Richard Wormser on some of the pe^y aspects of dealer- 
librarian relationship. 

New York was rainy and cool. I ranged from Stechert's on East 10th to 
Pierre Beres on West 56th and bought books for both libraries. Between 
trains in Chicago I visited Jens Nyholm in Evanston and had a tour of the 
beautiful Deering Library. He was on the verge of leaving on a buying trip 
to Europe, and on. his desk was a letter from Mr. Vosper, asking his good 
offices in the purchase of Scandinavian folklore and bibliographies. 

At the John Crerar Library in downtown Chicago I sped Librarian Herman 
HenJtle on his way to Oakridge and was shown through the Library by Medical 
Reference Librarian Ella M. . Salmo^sen. Their miniature skyscraper building 
has the benefit of a book conveyor such as we urgently need in our book 
stacks. After looking in on the Chicago Public Library I walked down the 
lakefront to the Art Institute and rested for an hoiir before some of my 
favorite French Impressionist paintings. 

It was good to return to my desk after 18 days' absence and find pro- 
gress had been made on a niooiber of fronts by those who stayed at home and 
worked hard. 



We learp with pleasure of the election of John E. Smith to the office 
of Secretary of the Social Sciences Grpup of the Special Libraries Associa- 
tion, at their meeting in Washington, D.C, last month. 

We are also happy to note that our associate^ Dorothy Well8> Librarian 
of the Bureau of Governmental Research, is Vice-President of the Southern 
California Chapter of SLA. - 

Remorseful Book 

Having apparently got wind of our amnesty on overdue-book penalties, 
a wandering copy of Shaw's 'Three Plays for Puritans" recently gave itself 
up and fell willingly into the hands of a friend of the Library, who started 
it on its way back home to Westwood. In the book when it arrived here 
safely in the mail .was a note from Gladys Percey, librarian at Paramount 
Studio: "I found this book at a rumraange sale (where I was workingl) I 
hope you still want it." 


The AssoctatlfTi aetaiovledges vlth thanks Betty Bosenberg's 'Service 
beyond the call of duty' in fiirnishing cookies for many coffee and tea 

Frances Rose has taken Mary Margaret Morrison's place on the Courtesy 
Sub -Committee of the Social Committee. 


The Committee on Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Associa- 
tion presented the following resolution to the ALA Council at its meeting 
on June l8. It was approved by a vote of 55 to 25 after warm debate. 

Resolution Protesting Loyalty Investigations in Libraries 

WHEREAS, it is the firm conviction of the American Library Association, 
as expressed in its formally adopted "Library Bill of Rights," that 
libraries must provide impartially information on all points of view 
concerning the problems and issues of our times, and 

WHEREAS, librarians must have the freedom "to devote themselves to the 
practice of their profession without fear of interference or of dis- 
missal for political, religious, or racial reasons," according to the 
A.L.A.'s formally adopted "Principles of Ten\are in Libraries," and 

WHEREAS, some libraries already have been subjected to loyalty investi- 
gations, requiring signed statements from the staff as to affiliation 
with specifically named organizations and such investigations tend to 
intimidate employees, limit intellectual freedom by thought control, and 
Impair the effectiveness of the service, and 

WHEREAS, loyalty investigations, seemingly harmless in themselves, are 
symptomatic of a dangerous tendency requiring conformity in the thinking 
of public employees, 


BE IT RESOLVED that the American Library Association, In conference 
assembled at Atlantic City, New Jersey, June l8, 19U8, record its \m- 
quallfied condemnation of the use of loyalty investigations in libraries, 
in the firm belief that the security of the state can best be maintained 
by defending, against all attacks, the basic freedoms which are our 
nation's most treasured heritage, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this action be transmitted to 

the President of the United States, to each member of the U.S. Congress, 

to the Attomery General, and to the principal press and radio services. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN la published every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 256. Contributors to this issue: Helen Jones, John E, Smith, 
Mildred E. Smith. 


Bi'Weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian s Office 


il. 1 No. 21 

Jiily 22, 191^8 


Under the auspices of the Staff Association Dr, Elmer Belt will 
speak tomorrov at 11 o'clock in Library 5IO on his recent trip to Eiarope. 
One of the world's foremost urological surgeons, Dr. Belt is also a great 
book collector, his library of Vinciana being especially distinguished. 
He is a member of the Biomedical Library Advisory Committee, and following 
tomorrow's talk he will be guest at a Committee luncheon to be given by 
Dean Stafford L, Warren and myself. 

The Ernest Dawson Memorial Fund has now grown to more than $2000, with 
donations of money and books still coming in. Individual contributors num- 
ber 125. Notices of the fuad have appeared most recently in the Library 
of Congress Information Bulletin and the Sierra Club Bulletin . 

Another Cal i fornia manuscript has been added to our growing collection. 
Susanna Bryant Dakln of has given the Library the original ver- 
sion of her book, "A Scotch Paisano," published in 1959 by our University 
Press. Thanks are due also to Lindley Bynum for his good offices in 
arranging this gift. 

The Library Committee of the Academic Senate met in my office last 
Tliursday to allocate the 19U8/i*9 book fund. Professor Roland D. Hus^ey 
has replaced Professor Warren D. Scovllle, who has gone to France on a 
Guggenheim Fellowship. Copies of the Library Committee's Annual Report for 
19217/1+8 are available in my office for staff reading. 

I wish to congratulate Miss King and her staff for the progress being 
made on the shift of the entii'e book stacks. Stack Supervisor Jack 
McSparron toured me throughout the seven levels last week and I was well 
impressed by his able foremanship. I have never seen such an enormous job 
so well organized and so smoothly executed. 

In recognition of the service rendered by our Music Library the 
Hollywood Bowl Association has sept me a book of 2-pass reserved seats for 
the season. I wish to offer these passes to Interested staff members. 
Please sign up in my office for the nights you wish to go. All you have 
to pay is the Federal tax ah both tickets. 

Visitors to the Library include Miss Dolly Ashley, recent graduate of 
California's School of Librarlanship, en route to join the staff of Santa 
Barbara College Library, and Downing P. O'Harra, Librarian of the University 
of Wichita Library, who was on a grand tour of libraries in the west. 

Mary Hurt Richmond , acting curator of the Chapin Library at Williams 
College, is visiting at the Clark Library to study function, organization, 
and routines. Mrs. Richmond is well remembered by Calif ornians for her 
contributions to librarianshlp and scholarship in the Bay region. 

Ana is Nin visited the Library today to record two of her own short 
stories on tape. We expect that this will be the first of many such re- 
cordings to be made and preserved in the Department of Special Collections. 


I am pleased to announce that William E. Conway, Catalog Librarian of 
the Clark Library has been reclassified as Librarian-2. 

Andrew F. Horn has been appointed Librarian-2 In the Department of 
Special Collections, a newly-created position of assistant to Neal Harlow. 
"Andy" is no newcomer to UCLA. His B.A. (1937), M.A. (19^+0) and Ph.D. 
(1914-3, in History) were all received at UCLA. Last month he received the 
B.L.S. from the School of Llbreirianshlp at Berkeley. He served in the 
Army for three years, taught History at Johns Hopkins year before last, 
and for a short period before entering Library School he worked for Messrs. 
Vosper and Harlow. 

David W. Heron has been appointed Librarian-l in the Reference Depart- 
ment. Mr. Heron holds B.A. and B.L.S. degrees from Pomona (19^2) and 
California (1948), served four years in the United States Army, and did 
graduate work at Berkeley in International Relations {19^6/k'j) . 

Mrs . Dorothy North has been appointed Librarian-l in the Acquisitions 
Department. While she was undergraduate at UCLA, Mrs. North worked as a 
student assistant in the Catalog and Reference Departments of the Library. 
She received her B.A. here in 19^+7, and her B.L.S. at Berkeley last month. 

Ri chard O'Brien has been appointed Librarian-l in the Reference 
Department. Mr. O'Brien holds B.A. and B.L.S. degrees from New York Uni- 
versity (1933) and California (I9U8), is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has 
done graduate work at Lyon and Columbia, has taught at Queens College, and 
during the war served with the O.S.S. and the Army Air Forces. 

Miss Charlotte Spence has been appointed Llbrarian-1 in the Acqui- 
sitions Department. Miss Spence holds B.A. and B.S. in L.S. degrees from 
U.S.C., and has been a staff member of the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 
County Public Libraries. 

Prise ilia Hart , Typist-Clerk, has transferred from Acquisitions to 
the Catalog Department. 



Norman Douglas Items 

A Norman Douglas collection , formed by the late Leon Gelber of the 
vell-knoim San Francisco bookdealers, Gelber-Lilienthal, Inc., has been 
donated to the Library by Mrs. Leon Gelber. The collection consists of 
thirty volumes of first and limited editions, a group of letters from 
Douglas to Mr. Gelber, and several photographs. They will be added to our 
present Douglas collection in the Rare Book Room. Among the Gelber books 
are such rarities as "South Wind," "Old Calabria," and Douglas's first 
book, "Unprofessional Tales" (19OI), in first editions. Special bookplates 
for this collection are now being printed by the Grabhorn Press, Mr. 
Gelber 's Sherwood Anderson collection goes to the Newberry Library to be 
added to the materials already there, and several west coast libraries 
besides our own are to receive Gelber books. 

Exhibition on History of the Bible 

The ciirrent exhibition in the rotunda has been arranged primarily for 
students in Professor Edgar J. Goodspeed's coiirse in the "History of the 
Founding of Christianity" (History Sll4) . Mr. Goodspeed has provided a 
number of items on the history of the English Bible, including facsimile 
pages of Bibles published from 1525 to I6II. 

From the Library's collection are shown six original leaves from 
historic Bibles, as well as a facsimile of the Rockefeller-McCormick New 
Testament, the Greek manuscript discovered by Mr. Goodspeed in I927 in a 
Paris antique shop. 

Library Photographic Service 

Attached administratively to the Department of Special Collections, 
the new Library Photographic Service came into existence July 1. It 
climaxes several years of study and planning and is an example of campus- 
wide and regional service in the field of documentary reproduction. The 
existing campus photographic service, formerly under University Extension, 
has also been transferred to the Library and provides an excellent nucleus 
of equipment, personnel, and service from which the new division can grow. 
Four employees are on the staff of the Photographic Service as of July 1: 
Harry d' Williams, Senior Photographer, who is in charge of the service 
directly under Mr. Harlow, assisted by Betty B. Johnson, Ben F. Sparks, and 
Vfilliam Beebe, Until the west wing of the Library is remodeled, the Photo- 
graphic Service will remain in its present quarters in the basement of the 
Administration Building. 

Machines Take Over 

Effects of the University Accoimting Department's new IBM equipment 
in the Administration Building have already been felt by our Acquisitions 
Department. Because the machines cannot handle more than seven digits, 
the old numbering system for ptir chase orders (e.g. 2739B-1^56) has been 
abandoned. The new system, which began J\ily 1, uses numbers of six digits; 
the Library's series is 200,000 to 399,999 -- sufficient, it is estimated, 
for about ten years. 


Reinhardt Regie -buch 

S everal weeks ago Mme. Helena Thimig -Reinhardt tiirned over to Mr. 
Vesper, at hei' home, the ^p gie-'huch (production book) prepared by her 
husband, the late Max ReiiJ.-.c.rdt, for his stage production of Goethe's 
"Faust." In his ovn handwi-iting and in typescript, this contains Director 
Reinhardt' s instructions for the staging, lighting, costuming, and acting 
of this great spectacle. The gift is in the interests of the new Depart- 
ment of Theater Arts and was arranged through the kindness of Professor 
William Melnitz, a friend and former colleague of the Reinhardts in 
Salzburg and Vienna. Hae. Reinhardt has returned to Vienna to reopen the 
famous Reinhardt-Seminar of the Theater and to act in repertory at the 
State Theater. 


Armine D. Mackenzie (UCLA '31)^ who was recently appointed to a newly- 
created administrative position involving advanced bibliographical work in 
the Los Angeles Public Library , has issued the first number of "Biblio- 
graphic Notes," as a supplement to Operation LAPL . Through these notes he 
will attempt to keep staff members informed of interesting and important 
acquisitions to the Library's collections. 

A few weeks ago we enjoyed Mr. Mackenzie's presence in the UCLA 
Library for several days when he was spot-checking our collections in 
Hispanic -American history in connection with the survey of the Public 

From the Sacramento County Free Library , Librarian Frederick A. 
Wemmer writes to ask for assistance in gathering information about reading 
done by California librarians. He encloses copies of a brief questionnaire 
which he hopes several of our staff members will wish to answer. "We are 
constantly concerned with the reading habits of the public which uses our 
libraries," says Mr. Wemmer. "A look at our own reading habits, a look 
based on fact and not fancy, should be of value to us in several ways." 

Copies of the questionnaire may be obtained by any staff member at the 
Reference Desk. A sample copy is posted on the staff bulletin board in 
Room 200, 

The work of CLA's Committee on Intellectual Freedom was given wide 
publicity at Atlantic City in that thousands of copies of the pamphlet, 
"The Right to Find Out; an Analysis of the Criticisms of 'Building America" 
were distributed. This was the work, staff members will remember, of Helen; 
Luce of the San Bernardino County Free Library, publicized by the Committee 
headed by Miriam Matthews, of the Los Angeles Public Library. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue ; Mary De Wolf, Neal Harlow, Helen 
Shumaker, John E. Smith, Wilbur J. Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 1 No. 22 

August 5, 19'+8 


I hope you have all read my Memorandum to the Staff on Rare Books 
and will constantly practice discrimination among the thousands of books 
you handle. Books are no more alike than people are, and yet, like 
people, some books need special handling and sometimes even to be locked 
up for their own protection. Be alert.' 

W. Bolingbroke Johnson , pseud., called on me last week and I told 
him how popular with the staff is his library mystery, "The Widening 
Stain." He got momentarily lost In leaving my office and remarked that 

the C 1 library is not the only one to contain labyrinths. Mr. 

Johnson was accompanied by his alter ego, Professor Morris T. Bishop, 
head of the Romance Languages department in Cornell University and 
author of many scholarly, readable books and two decades of sparkling 
essays and stories in The New Yorker . 

Another bookman visitor was Joseph T. Sullivan of Oakland, publisher 
of the California Centennials Biobooks series. Mr. Sullivan arranged to 
use for reprinting in his series our Cowan copy of Carson's "Early 
Recollections of the Mines," Stockton, 1852, a mighty rare book. 

Together with Mr. Archer I called on Mrs. Florence Moore Kreider, 
executrix of the Olive Percival estate, and after friendly tea and 
talk I took possession for the Library of a rich collection of Percival 
letters, manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia. 

The Dawson family has added to the Ernest Dawson Memorial an oil 
portrait of Mr. Dawson painted by Lockwood Moss, and an enlarged print 
of the last photograph taken of the great Los Angeles bookseller. 

A week ago Tuesday my wife and I drove to Santa Barbara to lunch 
with Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Corle at their home on the Hope Ranch. It was 
my first opportunity to give personal thanks to Jean Armstrong Corle 
for her generous gift last year to the Clark Library of a complete 
collection of books designed by Merle Armitage . I reported to Ed Corle 
(UCLA '28) the heavy reading our students give his "Mojave", "Fig Tree 
John", "People on Earth", "Desert Country," aod other of his fine books. 

I was pleased to have a visit from Andrew F. Rolle, an Occidental 
graduate who went from service in the armed forces to the vice consulate 
in Genoa. During his three years in northern Italy Mr. Rolle collected 
many books and wrote one himself, "Riviera Path," a delightful collection 
of stories. He is now enrolling as a graduate student to work for a 
doctorate under Professor Caughey. 

Neal Harlov and I drove over the Santa Monicas to Van Nuya one day 
last week, carrying a tape recorder, and came back with the voice of 
Robert Payne reading his own poems and a translation from modern Chinese. 
We paid farewell to a fine writer and a devoted bookman; Mr. Payne left 
the following day on a Journey to India and Malaya. 



The resiyiation of Mrs. Jonnle Chlldrefls has been accepted with regret: 

Miss Catherine Birch has been appointed Llbrarian-1 in the Engineering 
Library. She holds a B.A. from Whittier College, a B.S. in L.S. from the 
University of Illinois Library School, and. has been a staff member of the 
University of California, Whittier College, and the California Institute of 

Mrs . Bonnie Bardin , Biomedical Library, has been reclassified as Senio) 
Library Assistant as has Mrs. Alberta Rossi , Catalog Department. 



Building Progress Report 

Asphalt tile flooring has now been laid on the ground floor of the new 
wing and will spread rapidly to the other three levels in the next two or 
three weeks . Most of the some hundred doors are hung, and much of the 
birch woodwork has been rubbed to a light luster. Electric panel boards 
are being wired, and fluorescent fixtures are arriving in car lots. Rub- 
bish is disappearing from the adjacent grounds preparatory to grading for 
the new courts, walks, and parking areas. Comes the great day ever closer! 

Catalogers ' Activities ; 

Two of our catalogers have undertaken important responsibilities for 
the ALA'S Division of Cataloging and Classification. Miss More has been 
asked by its new President, Maurice F. Tauber, to serve on the Committee on 
Constitution and By-Laws, which not only reports on or recommends proposed 
amendments but examines the by-laws of affiliated groups, or groups seeking 
affiliation, to Insure their consistency with the Division's constitution. 
Miss Jones , as announced in UCLA LIBRARIAN, May 13, is a member of the 
panel of contributing editors for the Division's new cataloging quarterly, 
her particular responsibility being the subject of simplified cataloging. 
At the ALA Conference in June the Division voted to issue the new quarterly, 
edited by Arthur B. Berthold, as a part of an enlarged News Notes , which 
up to now has been distributed free of charge to all of its members. 

New Course in Librarianship ji 

Library Instruction is a new and notable venture of University Ex- 
tension with the establishment of XL l86 AB, "Technical Literature and 
Library Orientation," which Miss Allerdlng will teach next fall. Full 
announcement of the course will be avilable about August 16, at the Refer- 
ence Desk, or from Miss Allerdlng in the Engineering Library. 

Book Fund Allocation 

At ItB July meeting the Library Committee of the Academic Senate set 
up the 1914-8/14-9 book budget es follows: 

Departmental allocations ^3^)1^0 

Periodicals ' 22,000 

Reserve fund 20,250 

Library fund 10,000 

Sets 9,000 

Freight, postage, use tax l+,000 
The total of $100,000 is the highest in the library's history. In addition 
to departmental allocations, the Committee set aside special funds for the 
purchase of maps, scores, and records for the Music Library, for filling 
out of the United States serial set, and for acquisition of material in the 
fields of folklore, English local history, the French Eenaissance, the 
British empire, and American local history. 

Dutch Acquisition 

A nearly complete set of all publications of the Hlstorisch Genootschap 
te Utrecht has been received in the Acquisitions Department. The 239 
volumes (four less than a complete file) include the association's "Kronijk", 
"Berigten", "Werken", "Codex Diplomat icus", and "Bijdragen en Mededellngen," 
covering the period 18U6 to 19it-3, and provide an important addition to the 
Library's resources in history. 


On Freedom of Information 

In calmer days , we trust, we shall be able to look back with incredul- 
ity on such remarks as the one recently made by a public offici&l of a near- 
by local government, who said, "I, too, am against thought control, and for 
that reason I am in favor of loyalty investigations--particularly in lib- 
raries --because I do not believe we should have one disloyal employee in a 
position to control the thoughts of young people honestly seeking informa- 

More pertinent to the present situation is the view of Henry S. 
Commager, visiting professor of American history on the Berkeley campus, 
who has pointed out, according to the Dally Californian , that devices like 
loyalty checks, government dossiers of personal information about its citi- 
zens, censorship of publications, and attacks on minority parties are 
prevalent in the political reaction which follows every war. They are used, 
he said, by those "who pay lip service to democracy but are really fright- 
ened by complete freedom of thought. The commonwealth cannot prosper unless 
there is room for criticism... from the lunatic to the intelligent." 

One of the basic policies stated in the "Library's Bill of Rights" 
adopted by the Council of the American Library Association is that 

"There should be the fullest practicable provision of material present- 
ing all points of view concerning the problems and issues of our times, 
international, national, and local; and books or other reading matter 
of sound factual authority should not be proscribed or removed from 
library shelves because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval." 
This policy presupposes, of course, the active and unhampered participation 
of responsible librarians in making these materials available to readers 
"honestly seeking information." 

Librarians In Hollyvood 

Ever eager to hold up the mirror of reality to shop girl, bank execu- 
tive, gangster, and librarian alike, our friends In Hollywood have recently 
sought the help of ALA Headquarters in arriving at a valid portrayal of a 
Modern Librarian for a forthcoming picture. We have been tipped off that 
the Cahuenga Boulevard scouts may be with us any day now, trying to tell 
the librarians from the students. In fact, they may be snooping around 
right now, seeing If they can find out what makes librarians tick. All 
staff members are encouraged to give assistance in this worthy endeavor. 
ALA suggests we make a quick pool of suggestions to offer the movie industrj 
This sounds easy. If all of us are as readily reduced to tears over some of 
the present-day movies as this writer is. 


There Is evidence In the collection of rare books at the Clark 
Library that one of the subjects of great interest in the late seventeenth 
and early eighteenth centuries was Russia. Indeed, Giles Fletcher did a 
study as early as 1591> "Of the Eusse Common Wealth, Or, Maner of Govern- 
ment by the Russian Emperour", of which the Clark has a copy. During re- 
cent months several other important accounts of Russia have been acquired. 
Guy Miege "Relation of Three Embassies" (1669), Sir Roger Manley, "Russian 
Imposter" (16?'+), Samuel Collins, "The Present State of Russia" (1671), 
and Jodocus Crull, "Antlent & Present State of Muscovy" (I698), 2 parts). 
Among the books already in the library when Mr. Clark died, was the 
Important work by John Milton, "A Brief History of Moscovia" (168?) one of 
the rarer and more unusual books by the blind poet . 

Besides the interest shown in Russia by English authors there was a 
noticeable amount of translating done from foreign works on that country. 
Fontenelle's "Elogium of his imperial Majesty, Peter I, Czar of Muscovy", 
was published in London (I728), while Friedrich Weber's "Present State of 
Russia", translated from the High Dutch had appeared in London (1723). 
John Perry's work on the "State of Russia under the Czar", was published 
in 1716, and the Clark copy has Edward Gibbons ex librls and MS. notes and 
Index at the end, possibly in his handwriting. 

Even the prominent Daniel Defoe is supposed to have done "An Impartial 
History of the Life and Actions of Peter... Czar of Muscovy" (1723). Later 
in the century, John Mottley produced two of the books recently acquired: 
"History of the Life of Peter" (1739) and "History of the Life and Reign 
of Empress Catherine" (17^U), 2 vols.). Baron Charles Whltworth published 
his "Account of Russia as It Was in I7IO", done at the Strawberry-Hill 
Press in 1758, and limited to 700 copies, of which, according to Hazen's 
Bibliography, 600 "were sold for the benefit of poor Twickenham at 38. a 
volume." This work was popular and was reprinted in "Fugitive Pieces", 
1761, end appeared in a third edition in 1771. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor: Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue ; H. Richard Archer, Neal Harlow, 
Helen J. Jones, Helen G. More, Helen Shumaker. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


/ol. 1 No. 23 

August 19, 19^8 


On Mondo.y Mr. Povell flew to Chicago to present an invitational paper 
on "Educar.ioiL for Academic Librarianship" at this week's thirteenth annual 
Library Institute at the University of iJhicago. All of us shovild be ac- 
quainted with the several "Studios in Library Science," containing the 
papers presented at earlier Graduate Library School Institutes- -such use- 
ful voluraes as "Current Issues in Library Administration, " "The Reference 
Function of the Library," "The Acquisition and Cataloging of Books," and 
others . 

This year's Institute is concerned with "Education for Librarianship, " 
a subject under especially vigorous discussion these days as the A.L.A. 'e 
new President McDiarmid pointed out in his inaugural address at Atlantic, 
City. ....: 

Other headliners from the Pacific Coast, besides Mr. Powell, are .. 
Director Faust from Stanford and Berkeley's Dean Danton 

Having had a preview of Mr. Powell's paper, I can assure all of you 
that he more than lives up to his reputation as a stimulating proponent of 
the humane tradition in librarianship. 

The Library will be '-i l osed on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, but 
will be open for the usual hours of 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 5- 

E etumi n p: the ca ll mentioned in the last LIBRARIAN Mr. and Mrs, S. L. 
Kreider visited the Library for the first time last week, and several of us 
had the pleasure of showing them the building and our Olive Percival 

We enjoyed talking library matters one day last week with Professor 
Donald Howard, newly appointed chairman of the Department of Social Welfare, 
who comes to UCLA from the Eussell Sage Foundation, where library matters 
are also taken seriously. 

Janes W. Pi lie y (Ph.D., UCLA, ^^6), now on the history faculty of 
San Maceo Juriior College and a member of its library committee, was another 
recent visitor to the Library. 

A lso recent tourists of the Library were Professor and Mr. Donald E. 
Richmond from Williams College. At a luncheon given for them by the 
Librarian, we were intrigiied to hear from Mary Hurt Richmond a f iill account 
of the famous theft of a Shakespeare First Folio from the Chapin Library 
and to discuss with Professor Richmond and our Professor Olmsted the 
Library's History of Science program. 

Eugene and Katherlne Jett Barnes , both foraer staff members here, 
dropped in last week to say hello to friends. They were on the return end 
of a vacation from the University of Oregon where Gene is Head of the Order 
Department . 


Bobert E. Thomason , California's School of Librarianship, '39 Joins 
the Acquisitions staff as Librarian-1, bringing a good deal of bookish 
experience. Several years ago he worked in Vroman's Wholesale Department, 
and his most recent library job has been in the Acquisitions Department of 
the United States Department of Agriculture Library in Washington. 

I regret that Maxine Kim Carlyle was forced by illness to resign her 
typist-clerk position in the Circulation Department. 

It Is always a special pleasiore to announce the appointment to the 
regular staff of our former student assistants. Mrs. Margery Miller Hughes , 
who received her B.A. here last June and worked in the Catalog Department's 
marking section during most of her school days, is »ow Typist-Clerk in that 
Department . 



University Archives . 

We are all urged to become ardent collectors of material pertaining to 
the University for preservation in the University Archives. Clip your news- 
papers (we may usually omit the sports) and magazines, pick up handbills 
(subversive and otherwise) at the campus gates, bring in faculty and student 
publications and copies of your own published articles, UCLA photographs -- 
anything reflecting campus life or corarienting upon it — and turn the mater- 
ial iH to the Department of Special Collections. Always note sources and 
dates of clipped items, and the dates of other material which is not already 
so identified. We are offered the joys of collecting with none of its 
wearisome sorrows I 

Out-of-the-Ordinary Acquisitions 

An eye-catching item in the Acquisitions Department has been a recently 
purchased run of The Shadow , covering the period November 15, 1938, to June 
15i 19^1. Faculty and staff have commented on it, some with surprise that 
a university library should have such material, others with envy and the 
hope that they could soon borrow the set. This famous pulp magazine was 
one of the first to be devoted to a single character, and set a pattern 
for several later publications. 

"Choo-Choo Panorama " is probably the first book in the Library to 
measure ten feet in length. The cover blurb says it is that long, and 
doubters may vinfold the stiff-board insides for proof, if they wish. Des- 
tination of this super- colossal- jumbo book was not noted, but it may be 
one of our Sunset Boulevard branches. 

The latest addition to the collection of oriental books in the cages 
on the third stack level is the "Ssu pu ts'ung k'an, " Series 1 to 3, a 
compilation of famous Chinese writings in 3100 volumes. Since the National 
Library of Peiping has the same edition, our Library has also acquired from 
Peiping a complete set of some 1500 catalog cards printed in Chinese, vrtilch 
analyzes the series. 

Recapitulation on Salaries 

Salary range adjustments for certain classes of university employees, 
which took effect on July 1, provided not only an increase of $120 in most 
annual salaries, but increases in annual steps for certain classes ranging 
from $60 to $120. Following are the old and new schedules of monthly 
salaries, showing minimum salaries, step increases, and maximum salaries 
for affected classes of employees: 

Class Old Range New Range 

Typist-Clerk I65- 5-185 165-10-195 

Senior Typist-Clerk I85- 5-220 195-10-230 

Secretary-Stenographer I85- 5-220 195-10-230 

Secretary 220-10-260 230-10-270 

Senior Account Clerk I85- 5-220 195-10-230 

Senior Library Assistant I85- 5-220 195-10-230 

Principal Library Assistant 220-10-260 230-10-270 

Librarian- 1 220-10-260 230-10-270 

Librarian-2 260-10-3^0 270-10-350 

Displays of New Acquisitions 

Professor Charles W. Mowat of our History department, writing to Mr. 
Vosper from England about some recent work he had done in the Bristol Uni- 
versity Library, mentioned with particular appreciation that library's 
practice of displaying new acquisitions shortly after their arrival at the 
library. Current Briatish government publications, he said, were laid out 
on a shelf for readers to Inspect soon after their publication, "when they 
are of most value." Bristol University, he added, has some 2,000 students 
(as compared with our 15,000). He concluded that "it is no use sighing for 
a university of this sort in Los Angeles I" 

We believe that Professor Mowat will be pleased to find on his return 
here this fall that our new Government Publications Room, to be directed by 
Miss Gray of the Reference Department, will enable us to treat United States 
and United Nations official publications, and documents of many foreign 
governments as well, in much the same manner as he writes of. Our facil- 
ities for handling these materials will be among the finest in the country. 

Proposed schemes for making other newly acquired library materials 
promptly and conveniently available to staff and faculty were recently dis- 
cussed in a Department Heads' meeting. A satisfactory solution for placing 
books out for inspection before they are shelved in the stack has not yet 
been found. Staff members are asked to offer suggestions for such a plan 
through their departaient heads. 

Construction Bulletins 

Alterations and transnutatlons . The Engineering Library has been 
transferred from its temporary location in Library l^lj- (the "old Graduate 
Reading Room" or "stack annex") preparatory to remodeling that area as 
part of the new Reserve Book Room. It has been moved to Library 300 where 
it will have interim quarters, to be shared with the Temporary Graduate 
Reading Room until the GRR occupies its permanent hone in the new wing 
next fall. (We are already confused — but let's go on. -Ed.) The present 
Reserve Book Room, in Library ICO, will move to remodeled Ikk-, adjacent to 
the new wing, to begin operations in its permanent quarters when the wing 
is opened for use. This is only the beginning of a remodeling program 
which will affect every department of the Library and leave us at last 
wholly altered and transmuted, it is presumed, into a rejuvenated and 
efficiently functioning organization. 

New Construction . Installation of fluorescent lighting fixtures in the 
new wing is almost completed; asphalt tile is nearly all laid on the three 
lower floors; and what looks like the last steps are being taken in paint- 
ing, and in installing doors and hardware. Several virtually completed 
rooms are now barred to visitors in order to preserve their pristine state, 
uncut and unopened, until the keys are delivered to the new owners. 

Delinquency, Senior Grade 

We are temp ted to paraphrase Matt Weinstock and ask "Only at UCLA?" 
when we contemplate a recent encounter with a- oumncr session student over 
a mutilated book. The student had done a last-minute job of 'editing' the 
book with elaborate markings so that a public typist could put together a 
'term paper' complete with scholarly overtones. She had run into trouble 
with the authorities, however, when a check to the typist came back fi*om 
the bank unhonored, to start a chain of difficulties for its maker. One 
of the results has been that the Library will have a replacement for the 
damaged volume, courtesy of the ex-student. The title of the book: 
"Juvenile Delinquency and the School." 


A "Get-together Tea" for new and old members of the Library Staff 
Association wj.ll be held next Thursday, August 26, from 3:30 to U:30 p.m., 
in room 310-312. 

Contributions to C/Jffl have dropped during the past two months. Let's 
not let vacations and other added expenses keep us from sending more boxes 

The Nominating Committee for new officers has been appointed by the 
Executive Board and consists of Jeannette Hagan, Chairman, Barbara Kelly, 
and Barbara Slyh. Vacancies to be filled at the next election include 
three non-professional people and one professional person for the Executive 
Board. An opportunity for nominations from the Association at large is pro- 
vided in the Constitution. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, October 5 


UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday, Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Neal Harlow, Betty Rosenberg, 
Grace C. Shumaker, Helen Shumaker, John E. Smith. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


v^ol. 1 No. 2k 

September 2, ig'+B 


Mr. Powell sent the following Interesting report on the recent 
Institute on "Education for Librarianship" at the University of Chicago. 

"Although I am still on vacation until September 13, I want to 
contribute some impressions of the recent Institute at Chicago before the 
lazy life I am leading erases them from memory. My assignment was "Edu- 
cation for Academic Librarianship," and I had nothing new or radical to 
propose. In fact I am already a rather old-fashioned member of the pro- 
fession, believing as I do that a passionate devotion to books is better 
fundamental equipment in librarianship than administrative slickness. 
The Institute was excellently managed by Dean Berelson. There was much 
variety ani. no one "hogged" the floor. About 200 people attended from 
every section of the country. The four corners were represented by 
participants from Colby, Florida, and Washington, and Lew Stieg and my- 
self from Los Angeles. The weather was delightfully cool. We met at 
International House, a place dedicated to better understanding among 
races, and it was pleasant to be In that atmosphere of good will and 
tolerance. Luther Evans took notes throughout the Institute, both for 
his assignment as a final summarizer and for the L.C. "Information 
Bulletin," which nxaober I commend to you. Dean Danton had the very last 
word, as the third final summarizer, and I am pleased to report that he 
spoke with great poise and good sense. I left at 2 o'clock and was home 
at 9, via the Constellation 'Star of France.' 

"Two days later I drove to Berkeley with my family and we set up 
Operation Vacation in the Sydney Mitchells' guest house. I wished John 
Cory farewell to Chicago, had a Library Council Executive Committee 
meeting with Messrs . Coney and Danton, and sat in the Mitchells ' garden 
and felt myself very close to heaven. En route home we visited the 
William Wredens in Menlo Park, the Kemsen Birds in Carmel, the Henry 
Millers at Big Sur. 

"Now I am at home gardening and reading and coming to grips with my 
annual reports, thinking fondly of you all and hoping that your vacations 
have panned as rich as mine. 

L.C. P." 

Professor J. E. Spencer , our "Itinerant Philippine book agent," writes 
that a good many books are coming out in mimeograph with printed covers. 
"On the copyright page of aome," he reports, "you will find a statement 
about authenticity with the signature of the author to prove it: There 
were Chinese pirated editions of PI books coming In during 1914-6-47." He 
writes that publishers of Philippine journals are Interested in exchanges 
and asks about our Interest in purchasing a sampling of native belles - 
lettres in English and Tagalog. 

In memory of Paul Turner , USMCR, who was killed In action at Saipan, 
June, 19^^+* we have received from one of our good faculty friends a col- 
lection of 65 John Masefield books and pamphlets. Most of these will go 
into the new open-stack Undergraduate Library in the East Wing where they 
can be used readily by students, for Paul Turner was only of student age 
at the time of his death. 

When Professor Harry Hoijer was in Paris last fall, he made arrange- 
ments for us to purchase from M. Claude Tate the library of his late 
father, an amateur archaeologist. The collection of 605 items consisting 
primarily of serials in the fields of European anthropology, archaeology, 
and prehistory has just been received. This is the first major European 
purchase in these subjects, our collecting thus far having been concentra- 
ted primarily in areas of interest to Americanists. 

As you read this issue . Editor Moore and Mr. Harlow are, I trust, in 
the second lap of a less than 80 days' circuit that will take them to I8 
important American libraries in search of Information, conversation, and 
perhaps lunches. During Mr. Moore's absence, Ardis Lodge is editing the 
LIBRARIAN and heading Beference. Andrew Horn is acting for Mr. Harlow. 

It was pleasant to meet recently with two visitors from Berkeley, 
Miss Dorothy Mattel from CU's EBB staff, and Miss Anne Markley from the 
School of Librarianship. 

Miss Bessie Nelson Kylberg of Fresno State College Library visted us 
the other day with her friend Mrs. Agnes E. Partin of the Los Angeles City 
College English Department. Mrs. Kylberg, then Miss Nelson, resigned as 
head of our Accessions Department in April 1929 to be married. She was 
succeeded by Miss Julia Knowlton, who was in turn followed in the position 
by Mrs. Virginia K. Troutt in 1933- The first head of the department had 
been Miss Elizabeth Fargo, Mr. Goodwin's predecessor as Librarian. After 
Miss Fargo 's retirement. Miss E. Claire Darby took over, and Miss Nelson 
followed her. Our visitor noticed a few changes herei She recalled that 
she had one full-time assistant; Miss Shumaker now has a full-time staff of 
15 persons , 

The 19^7-1^8 report of the Watumull Foundation , recently received 
here, presents a remarkable 5 -year progress report of this enlightened 
private trust fund. The primary objectives of the foundation are listed 
as follows: 1. To promote cultural cooperation between the United States 
and India; 2. To help increase India's national efficiency, particularly 
through the award of scholarships to qualified graduates of Indian uni- 
versities for advanced study in the United States; 3. To carry on philan- 
thropic and cultural activities within the United States and especially 
Hawaii . 

The report Indicates that 91 scholarships have thus far been granted 
to permit Indian students to do advanced study or research at American 
universities. Ten libraries, including ours, received generous grants 
for book purchases . 

I am glad to announce here that as a result of the kind Interest of 
the Watumull Foundation in our book collections relating to India, we 
recently purchased a set of Sir George Watt's important "Dictionary of 
the Economic Products of India," in 11 volumes, published I889-96 by 
the Indian government . 


Miss Dorothy Harmon , who took her B.A. here in 1938 and attended 
U.S.C.'s School of Library Science the next year, comes to the Acquisitions 
staff as Llbrarlan-1 from the Los Angeles County Public Library. 

Mrs. Evelyn Hutchinson Is a new Typist-Clerk In the Catalog Department. 
Mrs. Hutchinson, who formerly attended UCLA, comes from Fresno. 

The Catalog Department loses two people to other positions, Mrs. 
Elizabeth Manhart, Typist-Clerk, and Mrs. Olwen Mercer, Senior Library 
Assistant. Mrs. Mercer has joined the library staff of Mt . Saint Mary's 
College. Mrs. Ruth Radlauer, Senior Library Assistant, also of the Catalog 
Department, has resigned to return to school. 

There are no regrets involved in accepting the resignation of staff 
members leaving to attend library school. I kno" we all wish a good year 
to Geraldine Clayton, Principal Library Assistant, Reference Department, 
and Norah Jones, Senior Library Assistant, RBR who will be departing for 
Berkeley in a few days to enroll in the School of Librarianshlp. 



The Good Old Days 

Weeding out her files last week, Janet Thomas unearthed a bindery price 
list of the vintage of 192p . In the days of Calvin Coolidge, she dis- 
covered, a 6-1/2" book could be bound in full buckram for 65 cents, vhereas 
in these atomic times it would take $2. Binding of a standard 8" volume 
In the old days came to an extravagant 8,5 cents; for 19^8, read $2.50. 

Tour of East Wing 

Staff members who have not Inspected the nev wing are Invited to Join 
a preview tour at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, September 9, or at 3:00 P.M. Friday, 
September 10. After arranging time off with department heads, please sign 
the appropriate list on the staff bulletin board. 


The Nominating Committee for new members of the Executive Board has 
submitted the following slate of names: Mary I. DeWolf, Eve Dolbee, 
Georgiana Faggloll, Bonnie Rardin, Frances Rose, and Rene^ Schurecht for 
non-professional members (3 to be elected); Esther Euler and Betty 
Rosenberg for the professional member. 

Additional nominations may be made by any member of the Association 
before September 22. Names should be given to Jeannette Hagan, Chairman 
of the Nominating Committee, after ascertaining the willingness of the 
nominee to hold office. 

The election will be held Tuesday, October 5. The final slate of 
nominees will appear In the LIBRARIAN September 30, together with instruc- 
tions for voting. 


Eetlrenent of Yale's Reference Librarian 

Mlse Anne Pratt's retirement this year as Reference Librarian at Yale, 
a position she had held since 1925, vas the occasion for a warm note of 
appreciation of her term of service by Associate Librarian Donald G. Wing, 
in the July Yale University Library Gazette . Some of his words might well 
go into the creed not only of reference librarians but of all who work at 

"Particular qualities which have appealed to many generations of 
\mder graduates are, among others, a kindly Interest in Immature enthusiasms, 
an extraordinary willingness to forget official hours of duty, and a cordi- 
ality which In a lesser person would be at times perfunctory. To graduate 
students, from their first indoctrination tour of the Library building to 
the final stylistic queries over footnotes for dissertations, the same high 
qualities have remained. Yet added to these there has also been a forbear- 
ance for the rule -breakers who 'must have at least a dozen books at once, ' 
an uncanny knack for knowing by heart the tremendous resources of the 
Library which are gradually appearing in the public catalogue, and, most 
glorious of all, a scholarly zest for the final complete identification of 
poor references together with such critical standards as are approximated 
by the finest members of the faculty. 

"As fellow workers In the Reference Department many have learned their 
more important lessons from her -- not just bibliography and library prac- 
tices but such more Important things as manners, courtesy, and the virtue 
of doing more than necessary and not stopping at good enough... A reference 
librarian's life is made up of interruptions, by mail, by telephone, and in 
person. That anyone at all gets answered is a miracle, but Miss Pratt gave 
everyone an answer, and this is attested to in the tributes she has re- 
ceived in prefaces and introductions to a considerable niMber of valuable 
and scholarly books published here and abroad." 

Japan's National Diet Library 

One of the less publicized accomplishments in post-war Japan is the 
establishment this year of a National Diet Library in Tokyo. Verner W. 
Clapp, Chief Assistant Librarian of Congress, has recently received a 
letter from Tokujiro Kanamori, Chief Librarian of the new Japanese national 
library, advising him of the official Inauguration of the library on 
June 5. "We entertain the earnest desire," he wrote, "of furthering the 
democratization of Japan as well as promoting political education through 
the activity of the Library." 

It was through the work of Mr. Clapp and Dr. Charles H. Broxm, 
Associate Director of the Iowa State College Library, that this notable 
library was established, following their recommendations made during their 
special mission to Japan last winter. The Library of Congress Information 
Bulletin , July 27-August 2, publishes some interesting excerpts from an 
account of the Library's opening in a recent issue of Stare & Stripes . 
"The Japanese members of the Diet Library Committees," it reports, ''have 
as their ultimate goal a brand new building, connected with the present 
Diet building, modelled on the same plan as the Library of Congress in 
Washington. About 230,000 volumes now line the shelves of the library 
and it is expected that the final total will be around six million." 

buLA LIBRAkiaw is issuea every other Thursday. — Acting Editor: Ardls Lodg6, 
Library Reference Desk. Contributors to this issue: Jeannette Hagan, Neal 
Harlow, Janet TbnniB,s. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


V^ol. 1 No. 25 

September I6, I9U8 


Mr. and Mrs. John B. 

Tompkins said hello to several of us last 
Horn, and looked Into the morale 

veek, toured the East Wing with Mr. 
good I trust --of the several new staff members vho took courses from 
Mr. Tompkins in Berkeley's Library School last year. Mrs. Dorothy 
Tompkins' many effective studies and bibliographies Issued from the 
Bureau of Public Administration at Berkeley have helped most of us at 
one time or another. 

"The East Wing isn't the only library construction that approaches 
completion. I recently toured the new BA-Econ Building under John Smith's 
guidance and was delighted with the appearance of the spacious quarters 
he will take over this winter. Mies Darling's new reading room in the 
temporary medical group is more pleasant than I had expected. She hopes 
to open it for the fall semester. 


Two new Senior Library Assistants joined the staff on September 13th: 
Miss Shirley Gordon comes from the Beverly Hills Public Library to replace 
Mary Margaret Morrison in Circulation, and Mrs. Betty Nelson who worked 
as a student in the Washington State College Library takes Mrs . Olwen 
Mercer's place in the Catalog Department. 



Changes in Circulation Rules 

Beginning with the fall semester the circulation period for books 
from the Loan Desk will be changed from 2 weeks to 3 weeks, with privilege 
of two renewals, if the book is not in demand. Books will be subject to 
recall at any time for the Reserve Book Room or the Graduate Reading Room, 
and for any reason during the renewal period. These rules will apply to 
graduate and undergraduate students alike. 

University Archives 

The Department of Special Collections is grateful to members of the 
staff who have been contributing material to the University Archives, We 
appreciate that clipping newspapers and picking up odds and ends are quite 
a bit of trouble, but we still Invite your cooperation in making our Uni- 
versity file as complete as possible. 

Acquis It lono Neva 

The first mlnlprlnt reproductions of English periodicals lost en route 
to this country during the war have been received from the Serials Com- 
mittee of the American Library Association. The committee's vork in 
filling the war-caused gaps in the holdings of libraries throughout the 
country la deserving of high praise and the gratitude of the scholarly 

Bright and early on a recent morning, the Acquisitions Department 
was flooded with one hundred and ten packages of Spanish books sent by 
Llvraria Portugal of Lisbon on our blanket order to them for books pub- 
lished between 1939 and 19'+5 • The letter which accompanied the seven-page, 
single-spaced invoice went into great detail concerning the meticulous care 
taken to gather the collection. They even sent a representative to Spain 
to see that our instructions were followed as closely as possible. Such 
service is most gratefully accepted; but the closing line of the letter, 
"In hope of your news, we are gentlemen , Yours faithfully," etc., gave us 
a chuckle. It's nice to know that the confusion which resulted from the 
descent of one hundred and ten packages all at once is caused by Portuguese 
gentlemen . 

The initial shipment under the Farmlngton Plan, a Swiss publication 
on glaciers, reached the Library last week. In accordance with the plan 
set up by the Association of Besearch Libraries for this co-operative 
buying venture, UCLA will receive Swiss, Swedish, and French publications 
in the following fields: the history of Australia and New Zealand, Spanish 
and Portuguese languages, German philology and languages, Portuguese 
literature, proverbs, and geology. 

Library Isolationism 

Another kind of isolationism has been increased by the shortage of 
librarians. This is the placement of most of a given school's graduates 
in the region in which the school is located. Our own staff is a case in 
point. Of a total of 60 professional members, kh are graduates of 
California and Southern California. Sixteen are graduates of the following 
schools: Atlanta University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, 
College of St. Catherine, Drexel Institute, Emory University, University of 
Illinois (3), University of Michigan, New York State College for Teachers, 
University of Oklahoma, Pratt Institute, Simmons College, University of 
Washington (2). 

Morale Builder 

In case the long summer has left you a bit skeptical concerning the 
inspirational values of librarianship, read Ernest A. Savage's, "A 
Librarian Looks at Headers" (London, 19'+?). Mr. Savage is Past -President 
of the Library Association and Sometime Librarian, Edinburgh Public 
Libraries. His calm dispassionate view of the less attractive and time- 
consuming routine duties leaves ample enthusiasm for the more satisfying 
results of having made books available to readers. If you will listen 
to him he will "take a stitch in you" for having allowed yourself to 
become bogged down and perhaps to lose sight of the goals of the profession. 
Remember the Idealism with which you began that first Job? You'll catch a 
glimpse of it once again. 

UCLA LIBRAEIAN is published every other Thursday. Acting Editor: /Irdls Lo 
Library Reference Desk. Contributors to this issue: Effle Flanagah, 
Andrew H. Horn, Helen Shumaker. 



Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


'ol. iNo. 26 

September 30, 19'*8 


Fall Is here . Old-timers needed no almanac to tell them. There was a 
subtle new tang in the air. On that equinoctial day Mr. Vogper and I were 
at Lee's for lunch with Deans Warren and Nelson and Profesgor Doudy of the 
Medical School, and hot navy bean soup was relished as the thermometer 
plunged from the middle 80 's to the low 70 s. 

The following Sunday my wife and sons and I were happy to hold open 
house for the staff; our autumn flowers were at least in bud if not in 
bloom. The next evening my wife and I enjoyed the hospitality of Dr. and 
Mrs. Elmer Belt at a dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hamill. I saw 
Merle Armitage twice when he was in town on vacation from his position as 
Art Director of "Look." My wife and I and Ward Ritchie dined with Mr, and 
Mrs. Armitage at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the following day Mr. Archer 
and Ritchie and I were at a Biltmore Hotel art directors liuicheon, and 
heard a dynamic talk by Armitage on the Job he has done in making "Look" 
more lookable. 

I have issued the sixth of my Occasional Letters tr> the Faculty, copies 
ef which are available in the office for interested staff members, I am 
calling a staff meeting for Thursday, September 30, 3:30 o'clock, at which 
Professors Dick, Mowat, Rubsamen and Wahlgren will talk about their biblio- 
thecal travels of the past year. 

Speaking of travel, staff members who can be away are urged to attend 
the annual meeting of the California Library Association in Santa Barbara 
next Wednesday -Saturday, October 6-9. Personnel Rule 8 specifies procedure 
to be followed by those who go. 

At Heads meeting last week Campus Personnel Officer Mildred Foreman 
clarified for us a number of xmcertainties in the conversion of the student 
pay rate. 

On September '^k the Library was h«st to the Iftiiversity' s Board of 
Regents, who held their n»nthly meeting in the new Graduate Room- -a most 
auspicious pre -dedication of the East Wing. 

I wag pleased to take Chief Telephone Operator Frances Buchanan 
through the ney wing, 

The Santa Barbara Library Association visited us one day last week in 
the persons of Howard Rowe, Librarian of the Public Library and currently 
President of CIA, and Donald Davidson, Librarian of the College, 

"San Freinclsco is the home of a novelist who waited 21 years before he 
published his second novel, two long decades in which his talent came to an 
extraordinary maturity. I refer to Clarkson Creme, whose first novel, "The 
Western Shore, ' was issued in 1925 by Harcourt Brace. 

"It was Carey McWilliams who led me to this volume. In 1929 an essay by 
him on "The Writers of California' praised Crane's first and only book, 
which even then was out of print and hard to find. Not until 1936 did I 
locate a copy, in the Bancroft Library, and there I read 'The Western Shore,' 
which has the Berkeley town and campus for setting. 

"Except for an edition of a Califomian item, issued in the thirties, 
Crane was heard of no more, until last year when his novel, 'Mother & Son, ' 
was issued by Harcourt, to be followed in less thein a year by 'Naomi Martin, ' 
another novel with a San Francisco Bay region setting. 

"Crane's work is in the realistic tradition of Zola and Frank Norris. 
He writes of real people caught in self -set traps of their own emotions. 
With infinite loving care he slowly constructs his books so that when you 
finally put them down you find yourself perfectly convinced of the exist- 
ences which the author has created. 

"Los Angeles has never had such a talented writer put it under the 
glass. Unless the writer be moved by love and compassion for his characters 
and by long and intimate knowledge of his setting, the resulting books will 
not be major creations in the way Clarkson Crane's San Francisco books are. 
He is a very fine writer and I hope he does not go into another decade or 
two of hibernation." 

The point of the foregoing paragraphs which I wrote for "Westways" last 
fall, is that the Library has now received from Clarkson Crane the original 
typescripts of "Naomi Martin" and of two unpublished novels. Typescripts 
of his two other published novels are somewhere in storage, Mr. Crane tells 
me, and he will forward them as soon as they can be located. 


Richard Bennett has been appointed stack supervisor with the rating 
of Senior Clerk. Mr. Bennett was with the U.S. Army Air Forces for two 
years and received his B.A. degree from UCLA last June. 

Ruby Horl, who also graduated from UCLA in June, has been appointed 
Typist -Clerk in the Catalog Department. 

Kathryn Koepke has been appointed Typist -Clerk in the Reserve Book 
Room. Miss Koepke received her B.A. degree from UCLA this year. She 
has served for two and one-half years as a storekeeper for the U.S. Navy. 



Library Visitors 

Professor and Mrs. Joseph Warren Beach were brought in the other day 
by Professor Ewing. Professor Beach, distinguished for his critical in- 
terpretations of American literature, has retired from the University of 
Minnesota. We talked of the studies he proposes to make of contemporary 
poetry and hoped that our files of "little magazines" may prove adeq.uate. 


Mr. Mark Jupiter , Cataloger of German, Polish and other languages and 
literatures in the Colunibia University Libraries, New York, was a visitor 
in our Catalog Department on September 11. 

Mr. Henry Black of New York who serves as chairman of the A.L.A. 
Division of Cataloging and Classification Committee on Subject Headings 
visited the Library on September l6. He conferred with Miss Hagan, a 
member of his committee, and Miss Allerding about his forthcoming book 
on subject headings. In his study, Mr. Black will attempt to formulate 
the principles underlying the subject cataloging of books and the com- 
posite indexing of periodicals. 

Staff Notes 

Mr. Powell has been elected Vice -President 19ll8-'+9 and President- 
Elect 19I+9-50 of the California Library Association. 

Mr. Vosper has been appointed to the A.C.R.L. Committee on Budget, 
Compensation, and Schemes of Service, 

Two catalogers will serve on Committees of the A.L.A. Division of 
Cataloging and Classification. Jeannette Hagan has been re-appolnted 
for the year 19^+8 -il9 as a member of the Committee on Subject Headings. 
Helen Jane Jones has been appointed to serve on the Committee on Des- 
criptive Cataloging for the period 19^8-50. 

Helen Shiomaker has accepted an appointment to the A.L.A. Membership 
Committee to represent the Southern District in California. 

Johanna Allerding is now West Coast Vice -Chairman of the Engineering- 
Aeronautics Section of the S.L.A. 

Messrs. Harlow and Moore, traveling so hard or so well that they 
haven't had time to write, are now probably somewhere between Minnesota and 
Los Angeles, presumably on their return trip . An occasional post card has 
given us the impression that they may have participated in a Farmers' con- 
vention in Urbana, parked in front of the Library of Congress early one 
morning, and had beer at the Princeton Inn on a Saturday, after which 
"fairly bubbling" they were "off for New York." Godspeed; 

An Orphan's World 

Miss Julia Matthews has given the Library an autographed copy of 
The Heart of an Orphan by Amanda Mathews Chase, (New York, 1912), This 
is an unusual Juvenile book, in the form of letters from the little orphan 
girl Giovanna to her mother. In one letter the little girl writes: "We 
aint all hole orfuns in this sylum. Lots of us is halfs and the halfs write 
to their whichever they got left every wensday, ..." 

Two rare Los Angeles imprints, also written by her sister, were 
included in Miss Matthews' gift. From the Old Pueblo , and other Tales. 1902, 
is a collection of six children's tales, early California locale. Two of 
the six are by Amanda Matthews and one by Olive Perclval. The Hieroglyphics 
of Love ; Stories of Sonoratown and Old Meyico was printed at the Arroyo 
Press; the colophon reads "Here then ends the 'Hieroglyphics of Love' as 
written by Amanda Mathews, with frontispiece by her, the decorations being 
by Ralph Fullerton Mocine, and published by the Artemisia Bindery, which 
is in Los Angeles, California, at the Sign of the Sagebrush; and completed 
on the Twenty-second day of November, One thousand nine hundred and six." 
The two children's books will be added to the Library's Olive Perclval 


During July and August, readers and visitors to the Clark Library from 
other areas increased noticeably. Among visiting scholars were Drs. Norman 
Pearson and Eugene Walth of Yale University, Leo Hughes of the University 
of Texas, Robert C. Bald of Cornell, Lester W. Cameron of Wayne University, 
Joseph E. Tucker of the University of Wisconsin, Paul H. Hardacre of Vander- 
bilt University, and Gwendolyn B. Needham of the Davis Campus, University 
of California. 

Among book dealers were Dr. Eivin Rosenthal of Berkeley, William P. 
Wreden of Burlingame, Gregory H, Paul of Columbus, Ohio, and Miss Itsian 
of Pierre Beres, Inc., New York. 

Summer visitors included Mr. and Mrs. Hlnman Root of Staten Island; 
and Mrs, Karl J. Holzknachat, Mrs. Hugo Steiner-Prag, Miss R, Dohn and 
Miss A. Blake of New York City. From Chicago were Miss Margaret S. Seaman 
and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Friedman; and Mrs. E.H. Duncan, Jr., visited from 
Nashville, Tennessee. Missouri guests at the Clark were Miss Helen Henge 
of Kansas City and Mr. and Mrs. John Philips of St. Louis. From Berkeley, 
California, were Ted Freedraan of the U.C. Press; and Wilder Bentley, Jr., 
taking notes from and adding information about the Library's collection of 
his father's printing and art work. 


The annual election of the Staff Association will take place on 
Tuesday, October 5. Election officials will be John E. Smith and Donna 
Handley. All active members of the Association (paid up in I9U8) are 
eligible to vote. The polling place will be in Library 101, the Institute 
of Industrial Relations, except for members working at the Clark Library, 
for whom special arrangements have been made. Those who expect to be 
absent on Election Day may vote on Friday, October 1. Ballots may be 
procured from Agnes Conrad, Catalog department. The hours of voting will 
be from 9 to h. The Executive Board will count the ballots and post results 
on the bulletin board on October 6. The ballot will contain the following 
slate of candidates : 

Nonprofessional Members (Vote for three) 
Mary I. DeWolf (Special Collections) 
Eve Dolbee (Chemistry Library) 
Georglana Faggioli (Catalog Department) 
Bonnie Rardin (Catalog Department) 
Frances Rose (Reference Department) 
Renee Schurecht (Circulation Department) 

The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will serve for 
two-year terms. The candidate receiving the third greatest number of 
votes will serve the final year of Mrs. Olwen Mercer's unexpired term of 

Professional Members (Vote for one) 
Esther Euler (Reference Department) 
Betty Rosenberg (Acquisitions Department) 


UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Acting Editor: Ardis 
Lodge, Library Reference Desk. Contributors to this issue: Edna Davis, 
Andrew H. Horn, Helen Jane Jones, Grace Shuraaker, Robert Vosper, 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. 1 

October lU, I9U8 


Frank McNltt , editor of the Westwood Hills Press , visited the Library- 
last week to gather material for a story about the new wing. I seized the 
opportunity of my first meeting with Mr. McNitt to tell him how highly I 
respect the news and editorial policies of his paper, it being the only 
local journal which consistently gives full coverage to issues affecting 
freedom of speech and of the press . 

And freedom of libraries from censorship. We have all been shocked 
by the recent hasty action of the County Supervisors in proposing a board 
of citizen censors for the County Library, coming as it did so closely 
after Communist Czechoslovakia ordered the purge of all nonconformist books 
in the libraries of that oppressed country. 

We had a stimulating visit from Henry B. Fernald of New York, donor 
of our collection of Early American Textbooks. In company with his sister, 
Dr. Grace Fernald of our faculty, her colleague Dr. Jean Sullivan, and 
author Albert D. Wiggam, my wife and I lunched with Mr. and Mrs. Fernald, 
toured the building, showed the Fernald collection to Mr. Wiggam, and 
then relaxed in my office for more book talk. 

I attended a send-off at Dawson's Book Shop for Albert C. Read, who 
retired from the Los Angeles Public Library in 19^+^ after serving since 
1919 as head of the Order Department. For the past five years he has 
sold books at Dawson's, and his retirement there marks the end of 58 years 
of continuous service in the book world. I owe a great personal debt to 
Albert Read: it was he who first encouraged me to leave bookselling for 
librarianshlp; then he gave me my first job after graduation from library 
school . 

Recent Issues of the Northwestern Library News contain excerpts from 
Jens Nyholm's letters to his staff, written from Scandinavia. They give 
a wonderfully sympathetic account of town and country, libraries and people. 
I wish that J.N. would expand them into a book similar to Munthe's on the 
United States. Library literature desperately needs civilized writing. 

Professor Robert Merrill , accompanied by the Swiss Consul in Los 
Angeles, Dr. Walter Schmid, brought a distinguished Genevese visitor to 
the Library in the person of Mr. Paul Lachenal. 

Personnel Notes 

Jeanne Anne Chattelle has joined the Loan Desk staff as a Typist - 
Clerk. She received her A.B. from UCLA in June 19^+8, and worked as a 
student assistant at the Loan Desk during her senior year. She was 
shipping and receiving clerk at the United States Army Port of Embarkation 

at Wilmington, 19hk-k'^. 

Charllne Matthewa has resigned as Stenographer in the Administrative 
Office to accept a position in an advertising agency. She has been re- 
placed by Frances_McQuade, Secretary-Stenographer. Mrs. McQuade received 
her A.B. from Manhattanville College in New York and her business training 
at Katherine Glbbs School, New York. She has held various secretarial 
positions in New York City. 

Dorothy Mitchell will undertake duties as a Typist-Clerk in the 
Beference Department, where she will work in the Undergraduate Library. 
Mrs. Mitchell attended Santa Monica Junior College and business school; 
for several years she has worked with the Bed Cross. 

Margaret Noreen Pickering has joined the Beference Department as 
Senior Library Assistant. Born in England of American parents, Miss 
Pickering was educated in Liverpool, and served as an assistant librarian 
in the Liverpool Public Libraries until last February. 

Toni Trigg (A.B., UCLA, 19i<-8) has been appointed Senior Library 
Assistant in the Beference Department. Prior to completing her under- 
graduate course at UCLA, Miss Trigg had been a Wave for two years. She 
worked as a student assistant in the Biology Library for a year. 

L. C. P. 


Newest Branch 

The Biomedical Library Beading Boom, situated in the new Temporary 
Medical Office Building, opened on Friday, October 1. Hours are 9-12 and 
1-5, Monday through Friday, and 8:30-12 on Saturday. The reading room 
seats thirty readers. At present its fast-growing collection consists of 
some 2500 volumes and over UOO current periodicals in the field of medicine 
and the life sciences. Miss Darling suggests that if we are not able to 
find our way down to this partially explored part of the campus, we may 
obtain a guide at Library 18. But in any case she extends an invitation 
to visit this newest branch library soon. 

October Exhibitions 

Notable among the Library's new collections are the works of Norman 
Douglas currently on display in the Botunda. Three cases contain the Leon 
Gelber collection of rare first and autographed limited editions, corres- 
pondence, and photographs recently acquired as a gift from Mrs. Gelber. 
The fourth case contains items acquired by purchase from the estate of the 
late Dr. J. Morris Slemons of Los Angeles. It includes several of the 
little-known early monographs, which supplement the Gelber gift and make 
the Library's Norman Douglas collection nearly complete. 

The flat case in the hallway contains an exhibition to commanorate the 
birth date of Mahatraa Gandhi (October 2), prepared by Bam Vepa, a graduate 
student from India. The exhibition contains, besides published works by 
and about Gandhi, a post card written by him to Vepa's father, and an 
example of the postage stamps recently Issued in India in honor of Gandhi. 

Wandering Scholars Report 

At the staff meeting of September 30, held In the Graduate Reading 
Boom on the third floor of the new wing, wandering Professors Walter 
Rubsamen, Charles Mowat, Hugh Dick, and Erik Wahlgren reported their varied 
and exciting experiences in libraries at home and abroad during the past 
year. Professor Rubsamen emphasized the problems of finding music manu- 
scripts in Italian libraries, having visited Rome, Florence, and Venice. 
Official permission to photograph rare documents proved a difficult hurdle, 
but with Machiavellian and/or Don Giovannlan skill. Professor Rubsamen re- 
turned with the desired prints. Professor Mowat , who enhanced the library's 
collection of British local history through a special fund set up by the 
Library Committee, told of the excellent service and comfortable appoint- 
ments in the war-damaged British Museum, and the expansion of the Oxford 
University Library since iie had used it as a student. He described the 
general layout of the Bristol University Library, in many ways typical of 
libraries in the United Kingdom. In a quest for materials for the UCLA 
Library, he visited bookstores from London to Glasgow. 

Professor Dick's projects for the past year led him to the Library of 
Congress, to New York's Morgan and Columbia University Libraries, and to 
Yale and Harvard. He reported a general receptiveness to scholars in Ameri- 
can libraries and pointed out some specific ways in which visiting scholars 
may be made to feel welcome. He commented on the value to scholars of full 
and accurate cataloging. Professor Wahlgren , also on leave of absence, 
spent two years at the University of Uppsala. His description of the ser- 
vice and personnel of the Library there, and of his reception, led the 
staff to believe that there is a kind of universality in the library pro- 
fession, a spirit bound by no geography or national culture, nor by the 
size or nature of the collection, a spirit emanating perhaps from the books 
and the human beings who read -- and write -- them. 

Staff Activities 

Seven engineers and eight technical librarians are enrolled for 
the course in "Technical Literature and Library Orientation" being 
taught this fall by Johanna Allerdlng as an Engineering Extension Course. 
In meeting the interests and needs of both groups. Miss Allerdlng is 
having to steer a practical middle course. She reports that this is a 
"broadening experience" for the instructor as well as for the students. 

Mr. Vosper talked last week to one section of Professor Melnitz's 
Theater Arts 200 class in Bibliography and Methods of Theatrical Research. 
Miss Shumaker will meet later with the other section. 

Joint participation by library staff members and faculty In biblio- 
graphical instruction is proving helpful in a number of instances. In an 
early issue of the LIBRARIAN we shall give an account of the valuable 
work being done by English lA teaching assistants, in cooperation with the 
Reference Staff, in instructing students in the use of library materials. 

Introductory Notes by Neal Harlow appear in the "Letter of Captain 
J. H. Folsom, " published in the Letters of the Gold Discovery Series , 
no. 8, August 19^8, by the Book Club of California. 

Mr. Harlow participated in the discussion of photographic processes 
at one of the C.L.A. meetings at Santa Barbara last week. (For further 
news of C.L.A. see the supplement to this issue.) 

Traveling Fools Home at Last 

A week ago department heads heard a preliminary report on the visits 
of Messrs. Harlow and Moore to libraries in the Middle West and on the 
Atlantic seaboard. They mentioned with particular interest the new build- 
ings at Harvard and Princeton as setting high standards for university 
library facilities and spoke of the special value they found in their 
visits to the great state universities of the Middle West, whose problems 
are close to those faced by the University Libraries at Berkeley and at 
Los Angeles. They felt they gained much from their comparison of services 
and procedures there with those of UCLA, and found most encouraging the 
knowledge that with the opening of the new wing we should soon be able to 
provide service to both undergraduate and graduate students comparable to 
the best that they saw on their trip. At the staff meeting last Tuesday 
their travelogue was continued in more detail. (Like the Wedding -Guest, 
staff members listened spellbound: they could not choose but hear. -- Ed., 
with apologies to S.T.C.) 


A recent visitor at the Clark Library was the New York lawyer, Boris 
Brasol. Mr. Brasol, a distinguished lecturer and author, wrote the 
authoritative biography, "Oscar Wilde, the Man, the Artist, the Martyr" 
(1938) which was awarded the Gold Medal of the Inst it ut Litteraire et 
Artistlque de France. Mr. Brasol is a collector of Wilde, Pushkin, and 
Dostoievsky, and has recently completed a translation of Dostoievsky's 
writings . 

Several important items have been added to the Clark's collection 
of Wlldeana in recent months. H. Montgomery Hyde presented two copies 
of his definitive work on the "Trials of Oscar Wilde" (19^8) as well as 
photostats and typescripts of various pieces of correspondence to and 
from Oscar Wilde. An original pencil sketch of Wilde by Charles Serret 
(1880) was located in New York by the Director last June and has now been 
purchased. The Library has also acquired various editions of Wilde in 
Danish, French, and German, as well as several of the Mosher Press 
limited editions printed on vellum. After long searching, the Peter 
Pauper Press printing of "Salome" with decorations by Boris Artzybasheff 
(1935) turned up locally and was admitted to the company of the half- 
hundred other editions at the Clark. 


The annual business meeting and installation of new officers of the 
Staff Association will be held in Library 310 on Friday afternoon, 
October 22, at h o'clock. The Executive Board for the year is composed 
of Agnes Conrad, President, John E. Smith, and Esther Euler, professional 
members, and Mary DeWolf, Frances Rose, and Bonnie Rardln, non-profes- 
sional members. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN Is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, H. Richard 
Archer, Louise Darling, Mary DeWolf, Helen Shumaker, John E. Smith, Robert 
Vosper . 


October Ik, 19^+8 

Some Notes and Obeervations on the Meeting of the California Library 
Association at Santa Barbara, October ^ - 9- 

With a theme both timely and timeless for librarians -- "Books to Free Men" -- 
the 50th meeting of C.L.A. reminded us in different ways of our primary responsibi- 
lities for getting books to people and for being among the first of those who must 
protect the democratic right of free Investigation. Twenty-six of us attended some 
part of the meetings, but we can locate no omniscient reporter to give us a compre- 
hensive view of the proceedings. Consequently this is an anthology, covering some 
of the more significant meetings -- not all of them, however, because up to deadline 
time we could find no one who could remember seeing that magician, Wednesday night 1 

Besume'' by the Librarian 

Accompanied by Editor Moore, my wife and I drove to Santa Barbara for the last 
two days of the C.L.A. Conference. The weather was a typical southern California 
mixture of cool early fog and hot midday sun. Drought conditions have been relieved 
by water from newly dug wells, yet like the rest of southern California the land is 
badly parched and needing rain. The ubiquitous pepper trees were clustered with 
ripe red berries. The town was its customary schizophrenic self -- leisurely Spanish 
and mechanized modern -- nothing else like it in California. 

I was impressed by Howard Eov/e's untiring enthusiasm for his job as C.L.A. 
president and Santa Barbara City Librarian. He was equal to every situation In which 
I saw him, and having 60O visiting librarians is a continuous situation. 

UCLA's Professor Johti Caughey read an excellent paper at the Friday dinner 
meeting in El Paseo. The subject was "California's Intellectual Centennial." He 
reviewed the early writings on the state and then analyzed the guidebooks for emi- 
grants which poured from presses throughout the world. Professor Caughey 's latest 
book, "Gold is the Cornerstone," is based partly on the multitude of guides which he 
acquired through us by film and photostat. He ended with a timely thrust at those 
who would censor libraries. 

Saturday morning's general session was distinguished by Donald Coney's compel- 
ling report on what the Fourth Activities Committee's plan means to C.L.A. It was 
eloquently endorsed by the Incomparable Willis Kerr, who recalled 48 years of member- 
ship in A.L.A. I share their belief that we should all hold joint membership in 
both organizations, which is the underlying plank in the Fourth's proposal. 

Saturday afternoon Neal Harlow and I attended a meeting of the Executive Board 
in the Trustees Room in the Public Library. Howard Rowe proudly showed us a magni- 
ficent exhibit of early documents and letters loaned by the Santa Barbara Mission, 
archival repository of all the missions. 

We drove home late afternoon and the west face of the cliffs of Point Dume, the 
opposite side of which we had seen the morning before shining white at sunrise, was 
a golden brown. 


Meeting on Intellectual Freedom (3rd General Session) 

Miss Miriam Matthews , Chairman of the Committee on Intellectual Freedom, pre- 
sented a clear-cut case for intellectual freedom as it pertains to libraries, and, 
quoting statements of librarians and newspaper editors, led up to the presentation 
of the Committee's proposed resolution (later passed by C.L.A.) urging the Los 
Angeles County Board of Supervisors to reconsider its recent action and remove its 
threat of censoring the book selection program of the County Library. The back- 
ground of the loyalty investigations of Los Angeles County employees then was re- 
viewed by Miss Matthews and Edwin Hughes, one of the affected employees, as an 



introduction to the reading of a second resolution (later passed in slightly- 
modified form) protesting repressive loyalty Investigations in California. 

Director J. E. Wallace Sterling of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art 
Gallery gave the main address, "Let Freedom Ring," emphasizing that although cen- 
sorship and suppression are not historic novelties, the present trend in censorship 
cases must be fought. He suggested that communism cannot be overcome by suppressing 
the literature of the left, and that those in public office who would deny the right 
of AmeriCEins to free inquiry miss the essential lessons of history. "So much steam 
over loyalty," he said, "may cause vapors that will blind us. Those most zealous 
for loyalty are not always the best guardians of freedom." 

Photography of Library Materials 

Because of the growing statewide interest in the conservation of newspaper re- 
sources in libraries and the development of several newspaper photographing projects 
In California, a session was given over to a discussion of the mlcrophotographing of 
California newspapers. Neal Harlow summarized the problems of newspaper consejrva- 
tion, stressing the importance of preserving historical files and the need of wide 
cooperation, eind discussed the photographic laboratory and program at UCLA. Miss 
Mabel E. Gillis reported the progress being made in newspaper microfilming at the 
State Library, Raynard C. Swank read a report by Joseph Belloli on newspaper con- 
servation at Stanford, and William R. Hawken, head of CU's Photographic Service, 
reported on the work and expansion of the photographic laboratory at Berkeley. 

Mrs. Helen M. Porterfield and Alan D. Covey, both of CU, told respectively 
of preparations being made to photograph the Bancroft Library's historical files of 
newspapers, and of national standards for the micro photographic reproduction of news 
papers and the union list of newspapers on microfilm. Willis Kerr focused the 
attention of the group on the importance of cooperative methods in California news- 
paper projects. There followed a general discussion of such problems as the inter- 
library loan of microfilm copies, the disposition of papers which have been photo- 
graphed, and the use of microfilm and reading equipment in libraries. 

College, University, and Research Library Section 

Two tsrpes of library surveys were discussed by Raynard C. Swank, Director of 
Libraries at Stanford University, and David W. Davies, Librarian of Claremont and 
Pomona Colleges, at the Friday morning meeting of the College, University, and Re- 
search Library Section. Mr. Swank, who was a member of the team which surveyed the 
Stanford libraries more than a year ago, analyzed the structure of a general survey 
of a university or college library, showing that it was necessary for the surveyors 
to become acquainted with the whole organization of which the library is a part in 
oixier to establish a sound basis for understanding the situation in the library it- 
self. He paid tribute to the gifts of Louis R. Wilson as a surveyor, citing his 
exceptional imderstandlng and careful Judgment in approaching library problems. 

Mr. Davies told of the survey recently carried out by staff members themselves 
in the college libraries at Claremont. Contrasting with surveys by outside groups, 
the Claremont survey involved an effort at conscientious self-examination. We 
gathered from Mr. Davies' modest and good-humored description of the svirvey that 
staff members gained much from this process of appraising their own and each others' 

Those Present 

The following staff members are known to have attended one or more sessions of 
C.L.A., and were present at a variety of official and extra-official events and 
functions in Santa Barbara (--to the best of our knowledge all have returned and 
are back in librarian's harness): Johanna Allerding, Jean C. Anderson, Agnes Conrad, 
Gladys Coryell, Julia Curry, Ruth Doxsee, Dora Gerard, Hilda Gray, Jeannette Hagan, 
Neal Harlow, Andrew Horn, Alice Humlston, Helen Jones, Ardis Lodge, Otheo Metcalf, 
Man-Hing Yue Mok, Everett Moore, Roberta Nixon, Dorothy North, Richard O'Brien, 
L. C. Powell, Robert Quinsey, Helen Shumaker, John Smith, Irene Struffert, J 

Robert Vosper. 1 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


pi. 2 No. 2 

October 28, I9U8 


Neal Harlov, Andrev Horn , and Everett Moore and I spent a day last 
week at the Huntington Library. After a warm welcome by Librarian Leslie 
Bliss and Curator of Rare Books Robert Schad we fanned out on our several 
missions, coming together for luncheon with Mr. Schad, Carey Bliss, and 
Lyle Wright. More fanning out after lunch; then en route home we paid a 
visit to that incomparable octogenarian, Dr. Henry R. Wagner of San Marino, 
whose current research is on the publishing activities of H. H. Bancroft. 

The regular Wednesday luncheon of the Zamorano Club last week was en- 
livened by H. Richard Archer's Informal account of a trip to "the city." 
Accompanied by printer Grant Dahlstrom, Mr. Archer visited the Presses of 
Grabhorn, Greenwood, Equinox, and U.C. 

On Monday the brothers Glen and Muir Dawson, Alumni Secretary John B. 
Jackson, and Alumni Library Committee Chairman Gordon J. Holmqulst inspected 
the Library and lunched with several of us. 

Chief Personnel Officer Boynton Kaiser and CU's Assistant Librarian 
Douglas Bryant are at the Library today for a conference on personnel 
matters . 

The Senate Library Committee held a meeting last Friday in my office. 
Subscriptions to 292 new periodicals were approved, as well as purchases 
totalling $2785 from the Reserve fund. Professor Joseph A. Gengerelli has 
replaced Professor Fitzgibbon on the Committee. 



Danish Archivist in Los Angeles 

Arthur G. Hassj^, distinguished archivist of the Danish National 
Archives in Copenhagen, was a visitor to the library last week. Mr. 
Hass^ perhaps best known in this country for his editorship of "Danske 
Slotte og Herregaarde" (Copenhagen, 19^3-^6), is visiting the United 
States under the sponsorship of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, 
to work on an extensive project he has undertaken for the Genealogical 
Society of Utah for microfilming all Danish records of genealogical 
value -- one of several such projects now underway in the United States 
and Europe. The project in Denmark alone will result in some 20,000,000 
frames of microfilm. Andrew Horn represented the Library at a party 
honoring Mr. Hassj^ in Professor Westergaard's home. 

Vines to Wilson j 

" San Joaquin Vision ," the talk given by Mr. Powell last April at the 
meeting of the Yosemite District of the California Library Association in 
Visalia, has now been reprinted in the Wilson Library Bulletin for October. 
"Carrying Vines to Visalia" was Mr. Powell's original descriptive title for 
the talk, but somewhere in the process of program-making and publicizing of 
the meeting the more elegant handle emerged. This did not discourage one of 
our downtown columnist friends who remarked apropos of Mr. P.'s line, "Highly 
dramatic was the old approach from Lebec via the grapevine, but the new high- 
way drops you down like a mlllrace, with the diesel taking the hindmost," 
how nice it was "to see the college kids unbend." 

Staff Activities 

Dimitry Krassovsky was in Berkeley recently as a member of the 
Advisory Board of the University's incipient Institute of Slavic Studies. 

Medical Records Librarians meeting on October 13 heard a paper by 
Gladys Coryell on "Fundamental Steps in Developing Syllabi for Professional 
Courses," and attended a two-hour workshop also conducted by Miss Coryell, 
in which she assisted smaller groups in developing syllabi on "Standard 
Nomenclature," "Professional Ethics," and "Management of Records Libraries." 
The meeting was a part of the institute of the Educational Section of the 
American Association of Medical Records Librarians, at the Mayfair Hotel in 
Los Angeles. The paper will be mimeographed by the Association for distri- 

On her recent week-end trip to Berkeley, Mrs. Lorita Schran k of the j 
Acquisitions Department was able to squeeze in a half -day at the University 
Library, She discovered the pleasant fact that even a large university 
library can find time to be hospitable. Mrs. Schrank was received graciously 
by Miss Ivander Maclver, who gave much of her valuable time to explaining 
routines of her Gift and Exchange Department. 

Arrears Cataloging Project 

Last Monday Mr. Powell talked with the Catalog Department on the 
important project for arrears cataloging, by which the department is now 
undertaking to process some 28,000 volumes now stored in the basement of 
the Library. Miss Humiston discussed plans that have been worked out for 
putting through this program, and Mr. Engelbarts outlined procedures to 
be followed. Preliminary work on the Aldine, Harding (Unionist), and 
Morrison collections has been done by Mrs. Faggioli, working principally 
with Miss Greenwood. The committee on the arrears program is composed of 
Mi'S. McCurdy, chairman, and Messrs. Engelbarts and Vosper. 

Construction Bulletin 

University Deans , Departmental Chairmen, and Administrative Officers 
will have a preview tour of the new wing tomorrow, so that they may observe 
the organization of services to be offered there. Preliminary plans are now 
being worked out for opening ceremonies for the wing, which we are hopeful 
of scheduling late In November or early in December. Construction of new 
Reserve Book Room facilities in the east end of the first floor of the old 
building, adjoining the new wing, is the only major construction work to be 
completed. This job is progressing 'steadily', though not fast enough, of 
course, for impatient staff and students. 


Student Committee Besumes Activities 

When the members of the Student Library Committee valked Into the 
top floor of the new wing, where their first weekly meeting of the semester 
was held, there was a chorus of "Ohs" and "Ahs" to warm the heart of any 
architect. We hope their enthusiastic appreciation will be contagious and 
that other students will find the Library ever more usable, helpful, and en- 
joyable . 

Messrs. Vosper and Qulnsey were on hand to welcome the group. Mr. 
Vosper's flair for well chosen words was in evidence in his remarks to the 
committee. Mr. Qulnsey, our Library representative on the committee, re- 
ports that business for the year looks good. Among its projects, the com- 
mittee plans to conduct surveys and opinion polls concerning the Library, 
and why students do or do not use our services. We are sure its findings 
will be helpful, if sometimes disturbing to us. 

Acquisitions: Some French Titles and Other Items 

Recently received is an important file of forty-one volumes of Eevue 
des Bibliotheques , 1891-1936, and fifteen supplementary volumes, 1909-1928. 
Many of the articles are concerned with the holdings of European libraries. 
Number 15 of the supplementary volumes is especially noteworthy: "Les 
Marques Typographlques Parisiennes des XV® et XVI® Siecles." In it are 
reproduced many printers' marks with a note about the presses where they 
were used. 

Devotees of the theater will be Interested in two handsomely bound 
sets, L'Art du Theatre , I9OI-I90I+, and Comoedla Illustre , 1909-1921. Pro- 
fuse and amusing Illustrations remind us of their places as continental 
counterparts, or, more accurately, predecessors of Theater Arts Monthly . 

A fine example of illustration for the novel is contained in the new 
three-volume edition of Marcel Proust's "A la Recherche du Temps Perdu" 
(Paris, Gallimard, 19^7)' The numerous water colors by Van Dongen have 
captured very successfully the temperament of the text. 

" Bibliotheca Reediana , " London, I807, is the auction catalogue of 
the library of Isaac Reed, l8th century editor of Shakespeare. Professor 
Claude Jones of the English Department recently presented the Library 
with a copy of this unusual book. It was Mr. Jones who edited the "Isaac 
Reed Diaries" (University of California Press, I9I+6). Reed's must have 
been one of the great private collections of his day. The sale, which 
took place immediately after his death, required thirty-nine days and 
brought a total of ^,386 pounds, which must have been something of a record 
for those times. Neat annotations in the margins of our copy give the 
prices, and in many cases, the purchasers' names. Heber, Dibdln, and other 
noted collectors were there. Thomas Gray was in low esteem -- his "Odes," 
first edition, sold for two shillings, and a lot of his poems in manuscript 
brought even less; while a manuscript of Goldsmith, another mere contempor- 
ary, went for eleven shillings. A Shakespeare First Folio, grangerized 
into three volumes, brought thirty-eight pounds. 

The- scarce periodical . Our Corner , London 1883-88, complete in 
twelve volumes, is noted at the accessioning table. The remarkable Annie 
Besant was editor, and socialist articles by leading members of the Fabian 
Society, notably G. B. Shaw, appear. Shaw's "Love Among the Artists" was 
first published in this monthly magazine. 

Professor Waldemar Westergaard has presented the Library with a col- 
lection of manuscripts, typescripts, galley proofs, notes, photostats of 
documents, translations, and related papers pertaining to several of his 
most recently published books. The collection is one of the most inter- 
esting and unusual sets of working materials to be added to the Library. 

" Books in Print, 19^8 " has arrivedl This is the long-awaited author- 
title index to the "Publishers ' Trade List Annual." The last such index 
was published by Bowker in 1902-01+, and librarians and the book trade have 
longed for its renewal these kh years. Some 85,000 titles of 357 United 
States publishers are listed in the volume. A copy of the volume will be 
available in the Reference Department as well as in Acquisitions. 

Our holdings of the United States Serial Set were considerably strength- 
ened recently with the arrival of approximately 400 volumes on duplicate 
exchange from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater. 
The eight crates of books, which proved to be in excellent physical condi- 
tion, constitute one of the largest exchange shipments we have received in 
recent years . 


The following officers have been elected for the year 19li^8/U9: Presi - 
dent , Agnes Conrad; Vice-President , Esther Euler; Secretary-T reasurer, Mary 
DeWo If . 

A partial list of committee appointments is as follows: Welfare : 
Bonnie Eardin, Chairman, Janet Thomas, and Helen Riley; Program : Jean Ander- 
son, Chairman, Andrew Horn, and Mildred Smith; Social : Barbara Cope, Chair- 
man, Renee Schurecht, and Charlotte Spence . Book -buying representative is 
Robert Thomason. 


National Attention on the Local Censorship Problem 

Full treatment has been given by Publishers' Weekly in its October 
l6 issue to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' action in 
creating a committee to censor all books in the county libraries. In 
its "News of the Week," PW points out that "The supervisors' action is 
aimed at County Librarian John D. Henderson, who is accused of 'liberal 
thoughts, ' and of having expressed to colleagues his objections against 
part of the loyalty statement. The censorship committee would 'super- 
vise the purchase of books, ' taking this function away from the county 

Editor Frederick G. Melcher writes in an editorial in this issue, 
"We cannot but believe that Los Angeles citizens, backed, we are sure, 
by voiced protests from up and down the whole state, will promptly find 
methods to go on record against such a humiliating invasion of their rights 
as readers. 

"California," he concludes, "is a commonwealth famous for its library 
growth and progress. It will not take this lying down, and will surely 
force the Supervisors to bury this order." 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
library 236. Contributors to this issue: Helen J. Jones, Robert Quinsey, 
Frances Rose, Betty Rosenberg, Wilbur J. Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


d1. 2 No. 3 

November 11, 19^8 


T he Libr a ry Coimcil hold its fall meeting last week on the Itount 
Hamilton campus. The opening session took place Thursday morning at the 
Hotel Sainte Claire in San Jose, then after lunch we drove over the 
extremely curvaceous twenty -five mile road to the top of the i|-209-foot 
mountain. The day was clear, the view glorious. After a business meeting 
in the Lick Observatory Library (one of the coimtry's finest), we toured 
the multi -dwelling establishment, including a schoolhouse for the eight 
children of the fifty mountain folk, and the U.S. Post Office (fourth 
class), whose master is the versatile Astronomer -Librarian "Fritz" Ncubauer. 

Director and Mrs, C. D, Shan e graciously entertained the Council, to- 
gether with Professor Louderback from Berkeley, at a buffet supper in their 
home, featured by the hostess's home -baked bread and lemon pie. Then we 
were educated and entertained by Astronomer Neubauer in a private demonstra- 
tion of the thirty-six -inch refractor. "Elevator Man" Davidson raised and 
lowered the sixty-foot diameter circular floor and made the seventy-five 
foot dome go round and roiond, to the music of our chattering teeth. For 
it was cold. No heat is possible, and we learned that the astronomers who 
work all night at the several telescopes wear down-filled flying suits and 
boots. The big tube is so delicately balanced that its fifteen tons can 
be moved with one hand. We took turns peering at such objects as Alpha 
Lyra in Vega and a 35^000 light-year-distant star cluster in Hercules. I 
was deeply impressed by a bronze tablet on the telescope's pier-base, 
which read: "Here Lies the Body of James Lick." 

The next morning we held a closing session at the hotel in San Jose, 
and at luncheon we savored some deliciously grisly stories by Medical 
Librarian Saunders, the Council's undisputed Number One raconteur. 

In line with the Council's purpose of furthering the common interests 
of the University's libraries, our discussions included such topics as 
interlibrary lending procedures, annual reports, collecting policies, lib- 
rary use codes, book storage, budgets, etc. 

The Council will meet next spring for the first time at UCLA. 

Personnel . Mrs. Louise Rose , who has joined the Acquisitions Depart- 
ment as Secretary-Stenographer, is a graduate of the Gymnasium in Berlin, 
and has worked at the Hoover Library. She replaces Mrs. Hildur McCaf forty , 
who resigned to join her husband at Harvard, where he is a student in the 
Divinity School. The resignation of Mrs. Maki Nagami , Senior Library 
Assistant in the Reserve Book Room, has been accepted with regret. 



Visitor from Australia 

Education for lilararianBhip In Australia is being set up within the 
libraries themselves, rather than in the universities, according to Miss 
Elizabeth Hall who visited us last week. Miss Hall is Director of Train- 
ing in the Commonwealth National Library at Canberra and is in this coun- 
try on a Carnegie Grant to study American libraries and library schools. 
California's eucalyptus trees ("blue gums," down under) made her feel at 
home, as did the cordial greeting she received from our Dean D.E. McHenry 
whom she had met during his recent visit to her country. 

Book Dealers we know ; 

Jake Zeitlln (Zeitlin & Ver Brugge) is moving from his familiar 
friendly shop hard by the Elks Temple into the well-known Red Bam on 
La Cienega, near Santa Monica Boulevard. 

W.P. Wreden of Burlingame came in last week on one of his periodic 
Los Angeles trips, bringing with him his learned new bibliographer, Mr. 
E.A. Osbome of London. 

Institute on Music Librarianship 

Ruth Doxsee attended the two -day University Extension Institute on 
Music Librarianship, held on the Berkeley campus October 29-30. Mr. 
Duckies and Mrs. Nicewonger of the University I'^sic Library, and Mr. 
Colby of the Oakland Public Library were responsible for the well-organized 
program, which covered all phases of music library administration. A 
panel of librarians represented both public and university libraries in the 
discussions. The approach was practical, Miss Doxsee reports, and the in- 
formal discussions following the prepared talks were lively and of great 
value for their interchange of ideas. The crisp autumn Berkeley weather 
apparently gave an added zest to the stimulating week-end. 

"Friends" Chamber Music Concerts 

A number of our staff members take advantage of the opportunity for 
hearing 'live' chamber music here on the campus at the concerts sponsored 
by the University Friends of Music. The next concert of this year's series 
is to be presented on Tuesday evening, November 23, at which the Compinsky 
Trio will play compositions by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Ravel. This 
is the second of this season's series of five concerts by outstanding in- 
strumental groups. Annual memberships at $2.50 are still available to 
staff members and their friends -- obviously a bargain, in these or any 
times. Further information, application forms, and sales talk (if req.ues- 
ted) are obtainable from Helen Shumaker or the Editor. 

Ex -Staff Activity 

One of our former staff members , Doris R. Watts, now Children's 
Librarian of the Bret Harte Branch of the Long Beach Public Library, is 
co-author with Helen Iredell (Librarian of Woodrow Wilson High School) of 
"Adult Books, Young People" in the October 15 Library Journal. The arti- 
cle suggests "reading through which the librarian may guide her young 

people to the reading and enjoyment of adult books." Mrs. Watts was a 
library assistant at UCLA from 19^2 to 19^^^ before attending U.S.C. Lib- 
rary School. She and Miss Iredell have worked for the past two years on 
a joint committee of public and school librarians in choosing adult books 
suitable for high school age. 

CLAEK LIBRAEY: Seminars and Tours 

Professor Clinton Howard of the History department has again scheduled 
his seminar in "English History; Studies in the Stuart Period," for every 
Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 5 at the Clark Library. This year's seminar 
is made up of ten graduate students. As in the past, they are working pri- 
marily in the Library's "Political and Religious Ephemera Collection, 
I6UO-I75O," which includes more than 6,000 items of political and religious 
significance. Several students' papers from past seminars have been pub- 
lished in scholarly journals, and we hope that this year's seminar will 
produce more. 

A new seminar to be scheduled regularly at the Clark Library is Pro- 
fessor Edward N. Hooker's "Dryden and His Contemporaries." This group 
of eight graduate students meets every other Monday afternoon, from 2:30 
to 5, using items from the Library's fine Dryden Collection. 

Also attracted by the Clark's Dryden holdings was Sister Mary 
Humiliata's undergraduate class of ten students from Immaculate Heart 
College. They toured the Library on Thursday afternoon, October 28, and 
were enthusiastic about the Dryden exhibits arranged for them. In an 
informal meeting following the tour, items from the Chaucer, Pope, Swift, 
Rochester, and Johnson shelves were shown. 

The 17th Century Music Collection was the point of interest on the 
afternoon of October 18, when Professor Pauline Alderman of U.S.C, 's Col- 
lege of Music brought her class of seventeen graduate students to the Lib- 
rary. After the seminar (in which thirty rare 17th century music books 
were discussed and examined), the group toured the Library. Professor 
Alderman holds one seminar at the Clark Library early each semester to 
familiarize her students with its holdings. We anticipate that many will 
be returning as readers. 

Students from Professor Hugh Dick's "Bibliography" course (English 200) 
met at the Library on November 2, and were shown examples of rare books by 
Mr. Archer, who spoke also of problems in bibliography and rare book col- 
lecting. Twenty graduate students were present and toured the Library 
after the meeting. 


Biomedical Library 

Mrs. Ella Moyers, Librarian of the White Memorial Library, College of 
Medical Evangelists, visited the Biomedical Library and Reading Room on 
October 27. Mrs. Moyers had much to tell about the 50th anniversary meeting 
of the Medical Library Association which she attended in Philadelphia last 
May. Perhaps the subject of most interest to the Biomedical people is the 
proposal for the organization of regional sections of the M.L.A. Miss 
Darling reports that her staff are all for it. 

The half-mile between the Biomedical Library's Reading Room and its 
processing section is now bridged by jeep messenger service three after- 
noons a week -- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The driver is Johnny Johnson, 
Biomedical student assistant. 

Engineering Library 

A recent visitor vas Mrs. Blanche Dalton, Engineering Litrarian on 
the Berkeley campus, and author of "Sources of Engineering Information," 
the text used in Johanna Allerding's course in Technical Literature and 
Library Orientation. Mrs. Dalton came to Los Angeles primarily to give 
the course lecture on patents, manufacturers' catalogs, theses, reprints, 
and other such technical publications, tut arrived in time to attend the 
fourth anniversary ceremonies of the College cf Engineering. These cere- 
monies were climaxed by some sidewalk superintending at the site of the 
first unit of the first permanent ^gineering building on this campus, 
where the power shovel was hard at work. The inevitable tour of the new 
Library wing was, of course, not overlooked. Mrs. Dalton brought with 
her the interesting report that branch librarians on the northern campus 
are now forming their own staff association. 


Continuing the list of committee appointments begun in the October 28 
LIERAEIAN, the following appointments for 19'+8/U9 are announced: Member - 
ship ; Eexina Herapler, Chairman, Violet Brown, William E. Conway, Mollie 
Hollreigh, Claire Reineke, and Grace Shumaker; Public Relations : Frances 
Rose, Chairman, Roberta Nixon, and Betty Norton; Courtesy: Eve Dolbee and 
Effie Flanagan; Staff Rooms ; Mate McCurdy and Dorothy Wells; Stamp Collect - 
ing ; Georgiana Faggioli, Chairman, and Lorita Schrank. 

Blbliotrivia *** Articles on the Red Feather program are indexed in 

Readers ' Guide for September 25 under the heading "Communist chest" *** 
An overseas letter reached the University of Illinois Library with the 
address, "Maine Library, University of Alabama, Urbana, Illinois" *** 
"Be more G-- D-- courteousi" wrote a student to a west coast library, via 
the suggestion box *** Dauntless President Truman allowed himself to be 
pictured on the cover cf the ALA Bulletin without a pipe *** Robert 
Glass Cleland, Huntington Library research associate, ajid Norman Bridge* 
were announced by a Los Angeles newspaper as guest speakers at Scripps 
College's recent conrocatim *** An Indiana clubwoman wrote the Library 
for "material for a year's program in a Study Club. I would like to get 
some of the ideas of the Western people... Please send material which I 
can keep as my time is limited and I could not return it, perhaps" *** 
Seven, books listed as burned in the Chemistry Building fire in 1928 turned 
up last month looking quite fit, and were reinstated in the Chemistry 
Library without prejudice *** Electricians removed fluorescent tubes 
from the Reference Department office to place in the not -yet -operating 
blind students' rooms in the new wing *** Creatures recently admitted to 
the Catalog as subject headings include Gazelles, Ladyfish, and Ravens *** 
On looking at the heading "Music and morals," the reader is advised to "See 
also Sex in art" *** 

*(l8i+i|-1925 -- Ed.) 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, Louise Darling,: 
Edna Davis, Ruth Doxsee, Frances Rose, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 N°- k 

November 2k, 19kQ 


Next Wednesday morning at ten fifteen the Library "takes Wing." 
Regent Dickson, Provost Dykatra, Library Committee Chairman Campbell, 
Student Body President Keene, Architects Heitschmidt and Matcham, and 

the Bruin Band will joyfully usher the public into the nev reading 
rooms. The following Sunday from two until six the Library Staff Associa- 
tion is joining me to sponsor an Open House in the new wing. Come and bring 
your family and friends. 


On the eve of our dedication it is my sad duty to report the death on 
November I8 of Librarian Emeritus John Edward Goodwin . I have asked Staff 
Association President Agnes Conrad to help me devise a lasting and approw 
priate memorial to our founder. In the meantime the next issue of the 
LIBRARIAN will be dedicated to Mr. Goodwin and will contain tributes by a 
number of those who worked most closely with him in the two decades of his 
headship, 1923'-19'^^. 

We vere honored last veek by a visit from Josef Stummvoll, Director 
of the National Library of Austria, accompanied by Friedrich Waller, the 
local Consul General of Austria, After a tour of the Library the visi- 
tors and several of the staff were guests at a Provost's luncheon, at- 
tended also by Professors Arlt, Mellnitz, and Schnitzler. 

Professor Henry Schnitzler, son of the great Viennese playwright 
Arthur Schnitzler, has given the Library more than a thousand volumes 
from his father's library. Earlier this week Mr. Vosper and I and 
Professor Hagge lunched with Professor Schnitzler and planned an Arthur 
Schnitzler exhibit in the Library. 

Day before yesterday we enjoyed a visit from U.S.C.'s two new Assis- 
tant Librarians Hazel Rea and Eice Estes, accompanied by their Reference 
Librarian Helen Azhderian and Circulation Librarian Florence Youngman. 
Miss King, Mr. Moore, and Mr. Vosper helped me entertain the Trojan guests 
at lunch. 

Idwal Jones spent an afternoon in Special Collections, getting in- 
formation from rieal Harlow for a book he is writing on San Francisco's 
historic Nbntgomery Block, 

I was sorry to have missed a visit from Harold Lamb. He brought the 
Library Spanish translations of two of his books and a copy of his latest 
book on old Russia, "The City and the Tsar" (Doubleday, 19^+8), in the 
Acknowledgements to which he says kind things about several of the staff 
who aided his researches. 

Aaron Copland visited the Music Libraj'y and new wing, following his 
talk last week in Royce Hall. Weal Harlow and I had some difficulty in 
convoying the composer through a sea of admirers, until we were Joined by 
Provost Dykstra, Professor John Vincent, and Los Angeles Times Music 
Critic Albert Goldberg. 

Thanks to Andy Hamilton for his excellent story on the Library in the 
Oregon game issue of The Goal Post . 

Mr. Krassovsky, ^^r. Vosper, and I represented the Library at a campus 
conference on the newly created Institute of Slavic Studies, presided 
over by Berkeley's Sather Professor of History, Robert J. Kemer. 

"Adventures in Book Collecting" was the title of a talk I gave last 
Sunday afternoon at the Los Angeles County Museum and again the following 
Tuesday evening to a meeting of Prytanean at the Dykstras' home. 

Frederick Gunther visited the Library a few weeks ago, and I spent an 
hour showing him what makes us tick. He is a collector and bibliophile and 
has shown some interest in librarianship as a career. Freddie is eleven 
years old and was accompanied by his mother on the tour which took us 
from steam tunnel to skylight. 

I had a good chat with Mrs. Helen Murie, Librarian of the Eureka 
Public Library, and with her husband, when they visited us recently, Mrs. 
Murie is Mate McCurdy's sister-in-law. 


Mrs. Petty E. Ragatzy , who has been appointed Senior Library Assistant 
in the Reserve Book Room to replace Maki Kagami, has had experience in 
several clerical positions since receiving her B.A. from UCLA in llJ^'i. 

Kenneth Wilson has been appointed Principal Library Assistant at the 
Loan Desk, in the position of Stack Supervisor. 

The resignations of Richard Bennett, Loan Desk, and Charlotte Gay, 
Catalog Department, have been accepted with regret. 

Position classifications for Lorita Schrank, Acquisitions Department, 
and Mar,1orie Hughes , Catalog Department, have been changed to Senior 
Library Assistant. 



Through East Wing History with the Library Photographer 

From a photographic archive in the Department of Special Collections 
it appears that work on the new wing began on June 18, 19^7, when woodman 
spared not the trees standing in the way of progress, but cleared the 
campus-old woods back of the Library. Within a couple of days the real 
noise had begun and huge shovels had excavated several feet of bermuda 
grass and dirt from beneath the prospective wing. By June 2i+, when 
Messrs. Sproul, Dykstra, and Powell got together for a ground-breaking 
ceremony, the shovels had already dug themselves in a good ten feet. 
By Independence Day the big excavators had crawled out, and wooden forms 
for the foundations were under way. Actual construction of the wing had 

Forms for the sub-basement and service tunnel were knocked together 
August k, concrete was poured, and construction of forms for the first 
floor was begun the next week. By early September concrete for the first 
floor was poured over the huge bread -tin forms, a solid second floor was 
hardening by late September, a third was being poured wheelbarrow-full by 
wheelbarrow-full in mid-October. By the end of October work on the 
ventilating system was well begun, while nature's own air conditioning 
system, turned up too high, on the weekend of November 2, tipped a couple 
of unfinished columns on the third floor right over the edge. 

In the first week of November steel and concrete supports for the 
roof were completed, and on November 17 two eighty-foot cranes hoisted 
the steel roof trusses to the top of the building and set them lightly 
in place. The steel roof structure was completed by November 2k, wooden 
forms were laid down, and the concrete roof was completed by the 12th of 
December. Before the end of 19^+7 interior metal lath was being erected for 
the partitions on the groimd floor, and the first connecting passage with 
the old building was being hammered through. 

The outer brick wall, begun in mid-November, crept up to the top 
floor by late January, and except for the thick angular lace of scaffolding 
on the surface, the building looked to all the world completed. The going 
thereafter became so monotonous that the photographer lost interest and 
came no more from his dark room. By means of numerous tours, however, 
East Wing fans could see for themselves the steady transmutation of crude 
brick and concrete into the graceful and colorful building into which we are 
about to move on the 1st of December. 

Discussion and Commentary ^t Pasadena 

Twenty -six years of activity of the Conference of College ajid Univer- 
sity Librarians of Southern California were picture8q.uely reviewed by 
Willis Kerr at the recent Saturday morning meeting at the Mount Wilson 
and Palomar Observatories Library in Pasadena, which was attended by some 
ten UCLA librarians. By means of succinct commentary on the minutes of 
the Conference's meetings Mr. Kerr drew a picture of its efforts to pro- 
vide a sounding board for a variety of timely subjects, and left an im- 
pression of notable accomplishment over the years. The curtain raiser on 
the morning's double bill was Mr. Powell's discussion of last summer's 
Library Institute at Chicago, in which he reviewed in particular the ques- 
tion of what qualities ought to be found in the academic librarian. In 
making his case for the librarian as bookman rather than administrator — 
If such a choice has to be made --he drew on his own recent article on 
the subject in the Stechert-Hafner Book News for October 15. After lun- 
cheon at the Athenaeum, the conferees were shown a color film on the 
construction of the 200 -inch Hale telescope at Palomar Moimtain. 

Vox Pop 

This week the Student Library Committee's Library questionnaire is 
being distributed from the foyer. Entitled "For Thinking People Only," it 
should produce some constructive and valuable criticisms. Claire 
Greenebaum, chairman of the Committee, has indicated that she will be glad 
to receive from the staff any comments on the questions or suggestions for 
future surveys. It will be Interesting to see what changes in student 
opinion of the Library may become evident after the east wing opens. 

Engineering/S.L.A. Activity 

After five years' labor, the List of Subject Headings for Aeronautical 
Libraries is in its final stage of production. Miss Allerding reports. On 
the editorial committee with her have been the Librarieins of the Lockheed 
Aircraft Corporation and Pasadena City College. The first installment of 
this Special Libraries Association project has been received from 
Connecticut, where the United Aircraft Library is reproducing the List. 

Apropos of the S.L.A4, Miss Allerding is busy these days (on the side, 
that is) helping to prepare for the national meeting to be held In Los 
Angeles next June. She is Chairman of the Registration Committee, as well 
as Convention Liaison Chairman for the Science -Technology Group. 


A note of comfort and reassurance comes from the Catalog Department, 
where every Wednesday its members are sometimes said to mutter to them- 
selves, or wear a look of grim determination. A spokesman from the second 
floor back informs us that there is no cause for alarm, and reminds us 
that Wednesday is Arrears Day, that on that day each cataloger is given 
twenty-five books to catalog, and that no one is quite himself until his 
quota for the day Is completed. In thus attacking the 25,000 volumes from 
the basement the catalogers are encountering some wondrous materials -- 
often in fields they would otherwise not touch on. We suspect they may 
secretly marvel at how dull life was before they opened their attack on 
Arrears . 

Progress Report on Library Orientation 

As an outgrowth of the English lA library orientation program initia- 
ted last year in cooperation with the Reference Department (see the 
LIERAEIAW for February 19, 19^+8), Professor Wortham recently invited Miss 
Lodge to attend the staff meeting of English teaching assistants to dis- 
cuss assignments of research paper subjects. This has proved helpful to 
the Reference staff, for they have been able to learn precisely the pur- 
poses and methods of the instructors for this assignment and have thus 
been able to cooperate more intelligently with the teaching program. 

Since English lA is required for nearly every curriculum, and the 
library orientation program is coordinated with work on the research papers, 
the program is proving valuable in teaching the use of library materials 
to freslimen. It serves moreover as a liaison between students and 
llbrarieins, and faculty and librarians, bringing more students to the 
Reference Desk for assistance, and providing a direct channel for 
instructors and librarians to work together on a mutually beneficlAl basis. 

Recap on the Censorship Issue 

Los Angeles County Library became the object of national attention 
and concern when the County Board of Supervisors announced its intention 
on September 28 of appointing a censorship committee to review book 
purchases, past and futiure. Prompt protests were filed by the California 
Library Association, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the League 
of Women Voters. Local newspapers editorialized unfavorably on the 
Supervisors' action; a veritable Journalistic crusade was launched by 
the Vestwood Hills Press . National attention was drawn to Los Angeles 
through news published in the Mew York Herald Tribune and Publishers ' 
Weekly , as well as an article by David K. Berninghausen, Chairman of A.L.A. 's 
Committee on Intellectual Freedom, in the November 1 issue of Library 
Journal . The Supervisors have now announced that committee duties will be 
advisory rather than to exercise censorship powers. County Counsel has 
declared that an ordinance outlining the duties of the committee will bo 
difficult, inasmuch as the State Education Code clearly places responsi- 
bility for library purchases in the hands of the Librarian. Whether such 
an advisory committee can exercise indirect pressures upon the book 
collection is still a matter of speculation, and the situation must remain 
the subject of close scrutiny by those librarians who favor the 19^8 
Library Bill of Rights. 

"Western Books" Shown in New York 

An Exhibition of Western Books selected by the Rounce and Coffin 
Club from the work of printers and publishers west of the Rocky Mountains 
between the years 1938 and 19^8 opened at the New York Public Library on 
November 9 for a twelve -day showing. At the invitational opening the 
Directors of the American Institute of Graphic Arts presented two speakers, 
Merle Armitage, Art Director of Look , and Paul Bennett, Director of Typo- 
graphic Layout of the Mergen thaler Linotype Compeiny. Western Books exhibi- 
tions are familiar to us in Pacific coast libraries (this year's annual 
showing opened at UCLA in March) but this is the first time a comprehensive 
selection has been shown in New York, Among those who have contributed 
much to the development of these exhibitions is the Clark Library's 
H. Richard Archer. The 19l<-8 Chairman of the Western Books Committee is 
Lyle H. Wright of the Huntington Library, who has written an Interesting 
account of the showings in Publishers' Weekly for November 6. 


At long last four Round Table groups have become a part of the 
Library Staff Association's activities. The first meeting of each group 
has resulted in the following plana of organization: The Book Club 
Eoimd Table, guided by a steering committee composed of Barbara Cope, 
Chairman, Catherine Birch, and Richard O'Brien, Assistant Chairman, 
will hold meetings the fourth Monday of each month at 8 p.m. Three war 
novels are scheduled for discussion November 22, The Library Problems 
Round Table chose Helen Shumaicer as Secretary of the group and Helen More 
as Program Chairman of the meeting to be held on December 6 at '4-:30 p.m. 
Orientation of the staff and correlation of interests and responsibilities 
in the library are the topics up for discussion. The Professional 
Literature Round Table elected a steering committee of three: Ardis Lodge, 
Chairman, Betty Norton, and Helen Riley. This group plana to review and 
discuss outstanding articles from professional publications and journals in 
the library and its correlated fielda. The first meeting will be held 
November 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. The Music Appreciation Round Table has 
elected Georgia Catey as Chairman and has a plan of rotating Program 
Chairmanships to assure the group of variety in the muaic to be played and 
discussed. The next meeting will be scheduled sometime in December. Any- 
one interested in Joining these groups should get in touch with their 


Library openings are in the air, and a notable one nearby was that 
of the College of the Immaculate Heart in Hollywood. We were represented 
at their Open House on November 6 by Misses Curry, Hagan, and Riley, who 
report that the new building incorporates many of the latest improvements 
in library design, including a pleasing use of good lighting and color. 

The East Los Angeles Junior College Library also held Open House, 
on Sunday afternoon, November 7, in their attractive new temporary 
quarters. The guest took was signed by Gladys Coryell, representing the 
UCLA Library. Librarian Louise Roewekamp, in addition to arranging 
attractive table exhibits in keeping with the Book Week theme, had prepared 
a display of books suitable for Christmas gifts. Attracting much interest, 
Mies Coryell says, was the suggested library of books for home reference. 

Los Angeles City College celebrated Book Week last Wednesday with a 
program sponsored by its Library, at which UCLA's Professor Richard Lillard, 
formerly an instructor at City College, described his several years' 
adventure in research in preparing his recently published book, "The Great 
Forest" (Knopf, 19^^?). Mr. Moore represented the UCLA Library at the pro- 
gram and subsequent luncheon, at which City College Librarian Helen Hemey 
was the hostess. 


UCLA LIBRARIAN is issued every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett I>toore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Gladys Coryell, Neal Harlow, 
Helen J. Jones, Ardis Lodge, Robert Quinsey, Frances Rose, John E. Smith. 
Our Artist: Roberta Nixon. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


sl. 2 No. 5 

December 9, 19^+8 



1876 - I9I18 


AT LOS ANGELES, 1923 - 19^+^ 

Librarian Emeritus, 19^^ - 19^8 

TriMtes to Mr. Goodvin have "been received during the past two weeks 
from several members of the University's staff and faculty who were closely 
associated with him during the Important first two decades of the Uni- 
versity's history. 

Professor Emeritus Ernest Carroll Moore , first Provost of the University of 
California at Los Angeles, under whom Mr. Goodwin served from 1923 until 
Dr. Moore's retirement as Vice-President and Provost in 1936, has written 
the following: 

Dear Librarian Powell: 

Mr. Goodwin was the first Librarian of the University of California at 
Los Angeles. He was the shaper of the Library. You are in his footsteps. 
The undertaking, as you know, is both vast and responsible. The part which 
the Library must do will never be completely done. It gratifies us to see 
it growing into great power and we shall push it forward as fast as you will 
let us do that. 

Sincerely yours, 
Ernest C. Moore 

Provost Dykstra has fittingly recalled his association with Mr. Goodwin on 
the Vermont Avenue campus during the University's early years, and on into 
it0 period of rapid growth in Westwood: 

John Goodwin came to our campus on Vermont Avenue in 1923, the year 
after I Joined forces with U.C.L.A, I saw him freq.uently, for along with a 
few other members of our company we had a regular liuich clu>> where we 
discussed our mutual concerns. In a sense we grew up together in U.C.L.A, 

Years later we found another tie, for he was a graduate of the University 
(Wisconsin) of which I was president. As a matter of interest he was 
torn but a short distance from the President's House, and Just outside the 
town of ^fedison, Wisconsin. 

It is right that we honor John Goodwin today as we are dedicating a 
new wing to the library of which he was so proud. In a real sense he was 
the father and sponsor of our library -»• a collection which is becoming 
notable in many respects. It is a matter of the keenest regret to me that 
he did not stay with us long enough to participate in our opening cere- 
monies. We take consolation, however, in the fact that many of the 
Library staff which serves us served with him, and his work and influence 
thus carries over into the new era which begins this week. 

Professor Gordon S. Watkins , for many years Dean of the College of Letters 
Eind Science, was closely associated with Mr. Goodwin in helping to lay 
foundations for the Library's rapidly growing collections, and was instru- 
mental in obtaining the National Unionist Association's important 
collection nf research materials. He has recalled Mr. Goodwin's pioneering 
in providing a young University with an adequate library: 

The passing of John E. Goodwin has caused real sorrow among those of 
us who were privileged to know him well and who through the early years of 
pioneering in this very promising University had the opportunity to work 
with him. Fresh in our memories are the discouraging inadequacies of the 
University's library facilities during the early period of our sojourn 
here. To Mr. Goodwin these inadequacies were a challenge to greater effort 
rather than a source of discouragement. He built the foundation of what 
inevitably will become one of the nation's great libraries. But a greater 
asset than John Goodwin's ability to create a library were his modesty, 
sincerity, and personableness . He was a good citizen; we shall miss him 

Professor Waldemar Westergaard, himself a distinguished bibliophile and great 
friend of libraries, who has often helped the Library in acquiring some of 
its most important materials, has expressed his appreciation of Mr. Goodwin's 
understanding of the absolute necessity for the faculty to have a strong 
research library with which to work: 

John Goodwin was a man of few words , a modest man, but his reserve 
merely cloaked the persevering planner, the far-seeing strategist who 
visioned a great University in the not very distant future, and who never 
deviated in his insistence that the heart of such University must be its 
library. We, of the faculty, found him a congenial man to work with. When 
it became clear that to build a great research library as well as a 
reference collection from scratch, large sums would be required, he worked 
zestfully with the Senate Library Committee to formulate powerful arguments 
calculated to overcome any inertia from legislative or other sources. His 
early requests for sums like $75,000 a year for book purchases were not 
honored at the time, but he kept up the fight and he lived to see a $100,000 
book budget submitted and accepted. The loyalty and unfailing devotion of 
this staff and the affection shown him through his long term of office by 
appreciative faculty colleagues testify to his sterling qualities as a man 
and his achievements as a pioneer builder of our Uuivai-sity llhi-ai-y. 

Profegsor Max S. Dann , for four years Chairman of the Library Committee, and 
a member of the Committee during three library administrations, has been 
one of the Library's etrongest supporters since before its actual establish- 
ment as a university library. As such he writes of Mr. Goodwin's work in 
building the Library: 

John E. Goodwin, our first Librarian , labored zealously and untiringly 
during the more than two decades of his Librarianship to establish on the 
UCIA campus a truly great viniversity library. The debt owed to htm is 
repayable only by the attainment of library goals worthy of the man whose 
name we honor. 

"Knowledge, whether it descends from divine inspiration or springs 
from human sense, would soon perish and vanish to oblivion if it were not 
preserved in books, traditions, conferences, and places appointed." - 
Francis Bacon. 

Professor Lily Bess Campbell , present Chairman of the Library Committee, who 
came to the University a year before Mr, Goodwin became Librarian, has 
always been not only an interested observer of the Library's growth, but 
one of its most active friends in its behalf. She writes the following, 
therefore, out of her own experience in helping to build the University 
Library's present collections: 

When Librarian John Goodwin came from the University of Texas in 
1923 to what was then the Southern Branch of the University of California, 
he was called upon to transform a normal school library, which had proudly 
catalogued one hundred and twenty-five copies of a textbook in education 
but no standard texts of either Chaucer or Shakespeare, into a university 
library that was to provide the basis not only for undergraduate work but 
also for advanced research. The faculty, predominantly new and young, had 
to- be induced to order books; there were actually unexpended sums in the 
library budget in those days. A staff of trained librarians with modem 
ideas about using books rather than keeping them safe and unread had to be 
assembled. The old inflexible Dewey system of cataloguing had to be 
discarded and all the books recatalogued under the Library of Congress 
system. To build a library in such fashion that it can be indefinitely 
expanded to meet the always Increasingly complex demands of a modem uni- 
versity is a much harder task than just to build a library; anyone with 
money can do that. Our 600,000 volvimes, our branch libraries, our new 
wing of the Library with its added services, and above all our realizable 
plans for a future when this will be not only a good library but a great 
library -- all carry their tribute to the first Librarian of the University. 
The foundations were well laid. 

Professor Emerit us Charles Grove Haines, sometime Chairman of the Library 
Committee, has written a warm tribute to Mr. Goodwin in a letter to the 
Librarian, from which we quote the following: 

Mr. Goodwin was a close friend and neighbor for many years and I have 
always had the highest respect and admiration for him. He had sterling 
qualities of character, ability, and integrity that one seldom finds in 
friends and associates. Having worked with him frequently and intimately 
for a long time I was impressed with his competence and effectiveness as 
librarian and administrator. 

Mr. Goodwin's passing came as a great surprise and shock to me and 
I shall miss him greatly. He left the UCLA Library as an incomplete 
monument to his persistent labors and careful planning^ 

Sydney B. Mitchell, first Director and Professor of Librarianship, Emeritus, 
of the University of California School of Librarianship, earlier an 
associate of Mr. Goodwin's at Stanford, contributed a biographical sketch 
of Mr. Goodwin to the June 19^)-^ issue of College and Research Libraries 
on the occasion of the latter* s retirement. Following are the concluding 
paragraphs of his article: 

While I seem to have emphasized his characteristics as a pioneer and 
builder, this sketch would be quite incomplete without reference to his 
characteristics as an administrator. We both served under the late 
George T. Clark, librarian of Stanford University, and had opportunity to 
observe his ways and learn something of his wisdom. As a head librarian 
Goodwin has shown the same characteristics, suboi*dination of all extrane- 
ous interests to his job and constant attention to it, even a disinclina- 
tion to leave it to anyone else for any length of time. His ideal seems 
to be that of a fine, well-balanced team under one leader with opportunity 
for all within it but little encouragement for anyone considered too keen 
on individualism, even if that may mean overlooking exceptional capacities. 
Caution in adding to the staff and careful consideration of all personnel 
problems, great patience and kindliness combined with the courage to make 
difficult decisions when necessary, are other characteristics which have 
combined to make the UCLA, library a place where there are more happy and 
satisfied librarians than on the staff of some more exciting places. 

Like some rather quiet and not particularly articulate men he is more 
rbservant than is often supposed and has shown shrewdness and insight in 
his dealing with people. He has a quiet but pungent sense of humor. When 
someone told him that I had injured my wrist in a fall over a church step 
in Chicago, he remarked that I had better go to church more often or stay 
away altogether, Goodwin is an excellent example of a man who has 
accepted certain limitations, indifferent health through much of his 
professional life, no particular aptitude for active participation in 
mass affairs, but who has so concentrated on the job for which he was 
fitted that he has rendered fine service wherever he has been. 

In his article on "Books at UCLA" in the Pacific Spectator for Winter 19^8, 
opening a series on West Coast Libraries, Eobert Vosper wrote this 
estimate of Mr. Goodwin's significant contribution to American Librarian- 

In 1923 John E. Goodwin came from the librarianship of the University 
of Texas. With his arrival the future of the library was assured. 

Goodwin was a member of a remarkable second generation of pioneer 
university librarians on the Pacific Coast, whose individual and collective 
contribution to American librarianship may not be fully appreciated for 
sometime. This group, including Harold L. Leupp at Berkeley, Charles W. 
Smith at Seattle, George T. Clark at Stanford, and Matthew H. Douglass at 
Eugene, took over from most meager beginnings, and sturdily built imposing 
book collections in short order and with small budgets. Often less 
articulate than their younger colleagues now coming on the American scene, 
these men face the common disability of any elder group, that of having to 
stand on a past record, with no further opportunity to plan or promise... 

The new librarian at UCLA immediately began to strengthen his staff 
of assistants and started the never-ending drive for larger book budgets. 
Reporting to Dr. Moore in his first fiscal budget request, Goodwin noted 
that the library he had taken over "is at present conspicuous for its lack 
of nruch of the essential literature in the variDi.xi5 fields of knowledge." 

He eloquently pressed for a $75,000 book fund and set the tone for his 
administration by stating, "I am unable to adjust myself to the vision of 
a restricted future for this institution." In this his sight was clear, 
for another suggestion in the fall of 1923 vfas that the library of the 
Southern Branch should be regarded as a working station of the University 
Library (at Berkeley) with a maximum of 200,000 volumes. This limiting 
suggestion may have been induced by the cramped Vermont Avenue quarters, 
but nonetheless Goodwin's sight was sure. In ten years the 200,000 figure 
was passed, but by then, the move to Westwood was three years old, and the 
library was in a monumental new building obviously planned for an imlimited 
future . 

From the Librarian ; 

I was exceedingly fortunate in having John Goodwin as my predecessor. 
He left me a suirprisingly small number of problems and what was even more 
unusual, he left me alone to work them out. Not that he was no longer 
interested in the Library -- on the contrary he gave, I am told, eager 
attention to the fairly steady budget of progress reports which went to 
him from my office, and only a few months ago I had the pleasure of show- 
ing him and Mrs. Goodwin through the new wing and the older building. On 
the very afternoon of his death I was writing them an invitation to attend 
the dedication as our honored guests. In his remarks upon that occasion 
Provost Dykstra voiced for all our profound regret at the sad absence of 
Mr. Goodwin. For it is his building we are adding to, his basic 
collections we are proliferating, and his concept of a friendly, hanaonious 
staff and cordial staff -faculty-student relationships that we have 
fortunately inherited. 

I want to pay tribute also in this issue to the seven members of the 
staff who worked with Mr. Goodwin from the earliest years of his adminis- 
tration, three of whom are very close to the quarter century service mark. 
Deborah King is the oldest staff member in point of service and one of the 
youngest in spirit and energy; she reported for work on July 1, 1924. 
Elizabeth Bryan arrived two months later, followed in five weeks by Julia 
Curry. Euth Doxsee on July 1, and Alice Humiston on August 1 of 1925, ^nd 
Hilda Gray and Sadie McMurry in July 1926 complete our septet of very 
active "old timers." 

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The Winning Combination 

When I first came to UCLA, in 1938, the East Wing was being talked 
of, hoped for. But for the war it would have been built in the early 
19i4-0»s. Among my first visitors in the aut\mn of 19^^ were Berkeley 
architects Evans and De Monte, who came to see if UCLA still wanted the 
East Wing. Yes, I said, most assuredly yes! "- and the staff work started 
at once and lasted throixgh four years, with moiuiting intensity and 
excitement, culminating in the events described elsewhere in this issue, 

Neal Harlow Joined the staff in the spring of 19^5, and before long 
it was apparent that he was the ideal Library - Architects' Office 
liaison man, for he had a diversified background of library experience, 
ability as a draughtsman, and the rare quality of driving hal^i without 
annoying people. Our other good break came in the appointment of Carl 
McElvy as Principal Architect for the Iob AnselRS campus, a man like 

Harlow of Indestructible good humor, who quickly discovered our needs and 
some we didn't know we had until clarified by him, McElvy's staff and our 
own Heads and rank and file are peopled by heroes whose praises cannot be 
sung in this limited space. Their teamwork built the East Wing and to 
them and to Captains Harlow and McElvy go my beat thanks for a Job well 



In the words of the local press on December 1, "A ribbon was snipped 
and the new east wing of the UCLA Library was opened for business today — i 
providing students, faculty, and the general public with some of the most 
modem library facilities in the United States." Thus was recorded a 
notable event in the brief but full history of the University Library. The 
ceremony on that Wednesday morning on the new east entrance was memorable. 
With speech-making kept to a minimum, and an accompaniment of sweet sounds 
from the Bruin Band out on the lawn, the new building was formally 
delivered to the University family for immediate use. No sooner had 
Provost Dykstra and ASUCLA President Bill Keene performed their scissors 
wielding (first in pantomime for the press, and later in actuality) than 
the thousand or so students pressing them from behind ("like lowing cattle," 
one observer reported) thronged into the "barn" and filled the halls with 
some of the most heartwarming comments any library staff would ever hope 
to hear. As this is written, the honeymoon still seems to be on (except 

for the Growl asking "where in h " the pencil sharpeners were on the 

opening day, and the somewhat deranged ravings in the Bruin of one who 
apparently had not been in the Library for years). Staff members on the 
East aide are in a tired but happy state. 

Last Sunday's doings, so ably planned and carried out by Misses 
Conrad and Cope and their crew of helping hosts and hostesses, was highly 
successful. All who participated in the Open House deserve warm thanks for 
their cheerful and conscientious assistance in directing our guests and 
being useful in innumerable other ways. In addition to our own staff mem- 
bers, we were assisted by several alumni, through the kindness of Gordon 
Holmquist, Chairman of the Alumni Library Committee, and by members of 
Kappa Phi Zeta, who added long-skirted glamor to the refreshment business. 

Among our many visiting -librarian friends, we were especially pleased 
to see Santa Barbara College Librarian Davidson and two others of his staff, 
accompanied by Santa Barbara Public Librarian Howard Eowe. Out associates 
at Berkeley sent regrets (Berkeley being farther away than Santa Barbara), 
but Mr. Coney guaranteed to look at our building the very next time I am in 
Los Angeles. "Eeally what I am doing is holding off until ours is finished 
so that I can match you bnlldlng tov lijiiJfl.inp,. Ours is coming on but about 
23 days behind schedule, and big as it is, it will ^>.>t a.!ov-MT&...^ate-any more ] 
workmen at present." 

And so — back to work. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 



December 23, 19hQ 

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I have been at home this week , except for the Christmas party day 
before yesterday, trying to complete my annual report --no easy Job this 
year, so fully did the Heads report to me on 19^7 A8, the fullest year 
this library has ever experienced. My thoughts wander. The time is 
winter, Poinsettias crawl in the wind like red spiders. Last week's 
rain has brought the green on the hills. Christmas is day after tomorrow. 
What has come to be a season of merchandising and heartless giving, 
drunken driving and death, makes it difficult to recall what Christmas 
essentially is -- a time of striving toward new life in the spring. 

We all know that once bom a good book never dies. The book stack 
knows no season save spring. My advice to each of you (and no more 
for another yearl ) is to exercise your privilege as a staff member and 
go into the stack and take out a book; and if on Sunday you would feel 
full of spring and drive, then on the day before see that you eat less 
and read more. For it was long ago said (and truly) that next to 
mother's milk books are the best food. To which I say Amen and a Merry 
Christmas to alll 

The Clark Library Conmittee held its annual visitation meeting on 
December 13 at the Library. Members of the Committee are President Sproul 
(Chairman), Provost Dykstra, Lindley Bynum, John W. Caughey, Edward N. 
Hooker, Ernest C. MDore, Louis B. Wright, and myself as secretary. Copies 
of my Director's report for 19^?/^ are available for staff reading. See 
your department head or Miss Bradstreet. 

Mr. Yosper flies to Washington the day after Christmas to present a 
microfilming project of Latin American literary periodicals to a Committee 
of the American Historical Association. After the meeting he will be in 
New York for several days on library business. 

Although we cannot truthfully say that UCLA's newly elected Rhodes 
Scholar, Steven Muller, got his start in the Library, it will be recalled 
that he was the second Chairman of the Student Library Committee -- and 
most pleasantly recalled by Mr. Quinsey and myself, for Steve is a lad to 
strengthen one's faith in mankind. 

Congratulations to Barbara Slyh Nikols on her marriage, and welcome 
back to the Administrative Office! 

We note vlth pleasure the birth of a bahy girl to Mrs. Elizabeth 
Rice of the Clark Library. 

Agnes Alig, Darlene Bloan. and Beatrice Wyant have been appointed 
Tj'pist-Clerks at the Loan Desk, in the Acquisitions Department, and in the 
Administrative Office, respectively. The resignation of Dorothy Greer 
has been accepted with regret. 

Staff members are asked to observe the usual circulation rules at 
the Periodicals Desk in the interests of good service in this new read- 
ing room. Magazines borrowed even for an hour should be charged at the 

All rec[uest3 for permission to post signs of any kind on L ibrary 
bulletin boards are to be referred to Mr. Moore or Miss Lodge in the Ref- 
erence Department. The general policy of the Library is to reserve these 
boards for announcements of other non-profit institutions such as col- 
leges and museums in this region. Only University Library announcements 
are to be posted on the boaixi in the center of the entrance foyer. Per- 
mission to place announcements on the University bulletin board in the 
foyer must be obtained from the Office of the Provost. 



December Exhibitions .1 

Celebrating the opening of the East Wing, an exhibition entitled 
"The UCLA Library and How It Grew" is on view in the Rotunda cases for 
the months of December and January. 

Jewish Book Month, November 26 - December 26, is observed by a 
showing of books lent by the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council Library, 
in the case at the head of the main stairs. 

The new wall cases in the Graduate Reading Room contain a showing 
of books published by the Peter Pauper Press of Mount Vernon, New York. 

What to do in Case of -- 

The two -month-old Library Safety Manual proved itself workable during 
our recent late Saturday afternoon earthquake. Up in the Engineering Li- 
brary when the floor began to sway, a number of books without bookends 
plopped on their shelves, adding staccato notes to the familiar undertone of 
the quake. Two students (possibly not Native Sons) decided this was no 
place for them, and headed for the door; but student -assistant Joe Sarfaty 
whipped out the Safety Manual by its red scotch-tape handle and immediately 
began to read aloud about the sturdiness of the University buildings, and 
how the Library, as one of the largest and safest buildings on the campus, 
would probably be used as a casualty center in case of a serious emergency. 
The students stopped and listened, and appeared to be impressed by the fact 
that detailed instructions had been prepared for such emergencies. Thus 
calmed, they remained in the room as interested, if shaky, spectators. Joe 
reports confidentially that if the pillars had started to buckle he might 
have finished reading the Manual on the run. (The Manual says of course 
that experts see no likelihood of such weak-kneedness in our building's 
pillars. ) 


From Berkeley we have received a correction to one of our recent 
articles (UCLA LIBRARIAN, November 11 ), which we are pleased to put into 
the record. Our attributing to Mrs. Blanche Dalton, Engineering Librarian 
on the Berkeley campus, of a remark that branch librarians on the northern 
campus are forming their own staff association is found to have been 
without basis. We cannot but express pleasure at finding how wrong we 
were, at the same tine putting on sackcloth over our clumsy reporting. 
CU's Heads Conference, which includes branch librarians, recently 
expressed itself as strongly opposed to any division of that group. "Thus 
it would appear," states the spokesman from Berkeley, "we are still a 
l^apPYj though argumentative family on all counts." 


Printer-Professor James D. Hart of UC's English Department at Berkeley 
was in Los Angeles for the Thanksgiving weekend meeting of the Pacific 
Coast Philological Society. Luring his stay he visited the Clark Library 
to inspect the growing collection of California fine printing. 

Professor Hart began his career as a private printer while em under- 
graduate at Stanford University in 1929, and since that time has issued 
more than twenty items, from experimental broadsides to neatly printed 
books and leaflets in permanent covers. He pres-ented a copy of his delight- 
ful "Muck -A -Muck," a parody of James Fenimore Cooper, by Bret Harte, thus 
making more complete the Morse collection of Harte' s writings in the Clark. 
The Clark's collection of Mr. Hart's printing is believed to be the most 
complete in an institutional librarj', and was the basis for the data 
supplied in the recently printed Check List prepared by Will Ransom. 

Present holder of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Graduate 
Fellowship is Aubrey Stark, doctoral candidate in the department of His- 
tory at UCIA. He is writing on "The Diplomatic Career of Sir William Temple, 
1665-1679." Established three years ago, the Fellowship is intended to aid 
a graduate student in completing his dissertation in a field of which the 
Clark Library has special printed or manuscript materials. Previous holders 
of the fellowship worked on Oscar Wilde and on 17th and l8th century English 
translations of the classics. 


"Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" may 
well serve as an opening for s^ammarizing the Staff Association's contri- 
butions of CARE packages for needy librarians. Since this time last 
year we have sent one package each to Austria, England, Scotland, France, 
and the Netherlands, and several to Italy and Germany, for a total of 
twelve packages. In these winter months as hardship and need become more 
severe, we should increase our giving. Remember the CARE box on the 
Staff Association bulletin board. 

Thanks are due Chairman Barbara Cope ajid her Social Committee for 
their successful planning of Tuesday's Christmas party, -- and to Jovial 
Santa, who never fails to put us on his crowded calendar. 


Adventure in Manhattan 

"... Then fill up the glasses with treacle and ink, 
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink: 
Mix sand with the cider, and wool with the wine -- 
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety -times nine I" 

Cj^arles Lutwidge Dod^son's original manuscript of "Alice in Wonder- 
land" has been returned to its native England, but before she left the 
United States, Alice's escort for the return voyage, Librarian of Congress 
Luther Evans, took her to the comer of Fifth Avenue and Forty-Second 
Street for one last look around. According to a story in the New York 
Times on the 7th of November, Dr. Evans had promoted the collection of 
$50,000, the price of the "Alice" manuscript, so that it might be presented 
to the British Museum as a "cultural reparation" for the brave and costly 
British defense in the early years of the war. His departure for London 
with the manuscript (en route to the UNIBCO Conference at Beirut) was 
delayed for a day as the "Queen Elizabeth" lay fog-bound, so in connivance 
with Director. Ralph A. Beals of the New York Public Library he rushed 
Alice to a showcase in the Library for a one-day stand -- with a private 
guard and, needless to say, an admiring audience. A week later, in London, 
"Alice" was presented to the warmly appreciative British Museum. 

"Frighteningly Complacent" 

"There is a growing tendency in this country to suppress rather 
than out-argue ideas," writes Merle Miller in an editorial in the Satur- 
day Review of Literature for December 11. "And, except for the commendable 
activities of the American Library Association's Committee on Intellectual 
Freedom, there has been a minimum of protest against the trend by those 
most directly concerned, writers and readers." Mr. Miller points to 
occurrences in at least a dozen cities throughout the country in which 
books have been barred from libraries or seized by police on the charge of 
their being "obscene." 

But it's in Los Angeles, he says, that the "strong-arm boys" are 
busiest -- where because thirteen members of the County Library system 
refused to sign one portion of a loyalty statement the board of supervisors 
created a committee to censor the libraries' 630,000 books. (This 
committee's duties have now been re-defined as "advisory," and not to 
involve censorship. ) 

We urge a reading of the entire editorial as an important state- 
ment by an editor ( Harper's ) and novelist ("That Winter") on the threat 
of censorship. "The real danger," he shows, "is not in that unhappy 
band of zealots who belong to or follow the line established by the 
Communist Party; the danger is in those men who are afraid of librarians 
suspected of having liberal thoughts in their minds. And, even more 
basically, in those of us whose business and pleasure are ideas and who 
have been frighteningly complacent while the pattern of suppression, 
scattered as it now is, gradually emerges." 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, H. Richard 
Archer, Edna Davis, Mary De Wolf, David Heron, Frances Rose. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian s Office 


ol. 2 No. 7 

January 6, 19^9 


The Library vas host last evening to thirty-odd members of the 
Zamorano Club, vho dined first at Kerckhoff and then inspected the new 
ving, viewed special exhibits and heard Keal Harlow and myself talk about 
the new Eare Book Eoora to be located in the remodelled West Wing. 

Mr. Vosper returned from New York last night, too late to attend 
the meeting. I believe I can prevail upon him to talk about his trip to 
a staff meeting next week. 

Glen and Muir Dawson have given the Library an item which remark- 
ably associates their father and Olive Percival. On the flyleaf of 
"The Life of Rev. Brainer," Miss Percival wrote -- "One of the first old 
books I ever bought -- From Ward's, where the little bright-eyed boy 
helper was Ernest Dawson." 

Zeitlin and Verbrugge have left the stable for the barn. Since 
1938 their bookshop has been in the carriage house of the Earl estate 
at Wilshire and Carondelet. Now they occupy the Red Barn on Worth La 
Cienega, a former antique store, adroitly converted to bookshop. I 
lunched near there last week with Jake Zeitlin, Matt Weinstock, and 
Photographer Max Yavno. Matt will soon be a UCLA neighbor as well as 
alxomnusj he is building a home in Westwood. 

Only two weeks after contributing to the LIBRARIAN an obituary of 
his old friend John E. Goodwin, former Library Committee Chairman and 
distinguished professor Charles Grove Haines was dead of a heart attaftk, 
A reading room in his memory will serve the Political Science Department 
when it moves to new quarters. 

I am both glad and sorry to annotmce the imminent departure of Mollie 
Hollreigh -- glad because she is returning to her home in Seattle as di- 
rector of the Pacific Northwest Bibliographical Center in the University 
of Washington Library -- sorry because in the two years she has been at 
UCLA Miss Hollreigh has performed with increasing effectiveness in Circu- 
lation, Acquisitions, and most recently in charge of the embryonic Law 


Marilyn W. Crum and Ruth M. Tait have been appointed Typist-Clerks 
in the Catalog Department. 

The resignation of Priscilla Hart has been accepted with regret. 

19U8 vag the best year the Library has ever enjoyed, marked by more 
staff, more books, more readers, more stacks and wings. As I review my 
part of the twelve months, six memorable happenings loom largest: 

1. Dr. Georges Connes' talk to the staff about Dijon occupied, re- 
sisting, and liberated, 

2. Successful establishment of the Ernest Dawson Memorial Fund. 
5. My evening as the guest of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach and Philip H. 

Rosenbach in their Philadelphia home, when I held such treasures 
as the only known copy of Poet Robert Herrick's first book, 
Nathaniel Hawthorne's own dedication copy of Melville's "Moby 
Dick," and the original manuscripts of Joyce's "Ulysses," and 
Conrad's "Lord Jim," 
i^-. The view from the air of Shiprock, the fabulous natural raonujnent 
which dominates the New Mexico plain between Mesa Verde and Gallup. 

5, The Library Council Meeting atop Mount Hamilton. 

6, Dedication of the new wing and especially Provost Dykstra's trib- 
ute to Mr, Goodwin. 

And finally , my New Year's ambition: to be able to read two books 
simultaneously, one with each eye, Happy New Year to all I 



Visitors from the County 

County Librarian John D. Henderson brought his department heads out 
to Westwood for a visit several weeks ago, principally to see the east 
wing. New features of library design are in their minds these days in 
planning additional branch facilities in the County system. Those whom 
we had the pleasure of entertaining were William F, Geller, Business 
Manager, Marian Hayes, Personnel Manager, Jeanne F. Johnson, Chief 
Catalog Librarian, Caroline Johnston, Processing Librarian, Olive M. 
Ryder, Reference Librarian, Agnes E. Sycour, Order Librarian, and Mr, 

Call for Members 

Membership renewa ls in' the California Library Association, the 
American Library Association, and other professional groups, are now due, 
and should be taken care of promptly by all present members. "There is 
power in numbers, especially when motivated by the ideals of service to 
others. In these times it is dangerous to be isolated," 'writes Mr. 
Powell, First Vice President of C.L.A., in Charge of Membership, in his 
letter to the heads of all California libraries. 

It is equally important that those not belonging to C.L.A, or A,L.A,, 
or those who have dropped their memberships should consider the work of 
these library bodies, and how they can both benefit from and contribute 
to their activities. Perhaps the brightest example we can point to of the 
good work done by these organizations during the past year is the vigorous 
support they have given to the cause of intellectual freedom. This could 


not have been accompliBhed without strong membership support. 

Librarians vho take an active interest in professional problems have 
on opportunity for pursuing their specific interests through designating 
divisional membership in one of the A.L.A. groups, such as the Association 
of College and Reference Libraries or the Cataloging and Classification 
Division, vhen they join or renew their memberships, A.C.R.L. membership, 
for example, offers the advantage of a reduced subscription rate for 
College and Research Libraries , the division's quarterly journal. 

Miss Gray, in the Government Publications Room, is accepting appli- 
cations and menibership renewals for C.L.A. Information about A.L.A. and 
A.C.R.L. memberships may be obtained from Helen Shumaker, a member of the 
A.L.A, Membership Committee in southern California, and Everett Moore, 
co-chairman for California of the A.C.R.L, Membership Committee. 

New Book Posta|Q:e Rates 

New postage rates which went into effect January 1 should be noted 
by all'VEalPf memFeFs"." The special book postage rate jumps to 8 cents 
for the first poimd and k cents for each additional poxmd. The rate 
for library books addressed for local delivery or within the first, 
second, or third zone, remains k cents for the first pound and 1 cent 
for each additional pound; the regular book rate applies to library books 
mailed to the fourth zone or farther. A brief schedule of these and other 
changes in postal rates has been distributed to each Library department 
concerned, and a copy of the reprint of the official notice in the Postal 
Bulletin of October Ik, 19^8, is on file at the Reference Desk, A 
convenient table showing a comparison of book, parcel post, railway 
express, and rail freight rates appears in Publishers' Weekly , December 
25, 19^8. Acquisitions and Reference Departments will, of course, be 
most affected by these increased rates, since a large proportion of our 
interlibrary loan and other book shipments involve east coast or middle 
west points. 

Staff Notes 

"The Pacific Railway Survey in California, July - December, I855" 
is the title of Jean C. Anderson's article in The Quarterly of the 
Historical Society of Southern California, September I9U8. 

Helen Jane Jones of the Catalog Department will be Chicago-bound on 
January I5 to attend meetings of the Committee on Descriptive Cataloging 
of the A.L.A. Division of Cataloging and Classification, in conference 
with representatives of the Library of Congress. This Committee is to 
assist in the revision of LC's "Rules for Descriptive Cataloging." Meet- 
ings are to be held prior to the A.L.A. Mid-winter Conference at the Edge- 
water Beach Hotel, which Miss Jones will also attend. 


Bob Campbell , our good neighbor in Westwood, is to speak on the book 
trade at the next meeting of the Staff Association, Thursday afternoon, 
January 20, at k o'clock. In addition to running Campbell's Book Store 
in the Village, I-Ir, Campbell is President this year of the American Book- 
sellers' Association, and he contributes a weekly column, "Bob's Bookshelf," 
to the Daily News . 

Visitor from China 

Last veek Mr. G.L, Den, Head Librarian of the West China Union 
University Library, honored us vith a visit. This university, situated 
in Chengtu, in Szechwan province -- "out west" in China -- became one of 
the leading educational centers in Free China after the outbreak of var 
in 1957; during the var years a number of evacuated colleges and univer- 
sities from invaded parts of China moved to the West China Union campus 
on the great Chengtu plain. Our Mrs. Mok assisted Mr. Powell in showing 
Mr. Den the Library. 

Department of Correction 

Mrs. Elizabeth Rice of the Clark Library must have been surprised 
to read in the December 23 LIBEAEIAN that she was the mother of a new 
baby girl. The birth certificate -- not to speak of the detailed bibli- 
ographical description of the nev acquisition issued by the Clark Li- 
brary itself -- stated that it was a boy . Our apologies to Mr. and Mrs. 
Eice for this butch. 

The Editor also regrets that in the same issue Miss Darlene Bloom's 
name was revised beyond recognition through an error in transcription. 

A Battle Won 

It may be that relatively few of us ever get worked up enough about 
a cause to do something about it. The recent proposed censorship of Los 
Angeles County Library books, however, aroused a good many of us. It was 
gratifying to read as a final word in the December 23 Westwood Hills Press 
that the Board of Supervisors had finally decided not to set up even an 
advisory committee of the sort the County Counsel had most recently pro- 
posed, but had quietly dropped the whole matter. Coagratulations are due 
Mr. Henderson and the many individuals and organizations locally and 
nationally who made their feelings known so effectively. 

Considerable credit for publicity opposing the censorship proposals 
goes to one local newspaper, the Westvood Hills Press , and especially to 
one of our own professional groups, the C.L.A. Committee on Intellectual 
Freedom. John Smith worked on that Committee and is its chairman for 
19^9. Last year's chairman. Miss Miriam Matthews, of the Los Angeles 
Public Library, is also a member of the A.L.A. committee of the same name, 
which has been ably headed by David K. Berninghausen, of the Cooper Union. 

It is interesting to note in retrospect that a good deal of national 
attention was drawn to this affair by articles and editorials in such 
publications as Publishers' Weekly , the New York Herald Tribune , the 
Saturday Review of Literature , and the Library Journal . To all who op- 
pose intellectual censorship we say. Good vrork. 

We hope that the necessity for intellectual freedom -- for keeping 
libraries and channels of communication free of censorship and bigotry 
and suppression -- has been driven home to librarians through this un- 
pleasantly dramatic affair. The winning of this battle should remind us 
of the need for continued vigilance. 

Mr. Smith solicits the help of all staff members in submitting to 
the C.L.A. Committee clippings and other information on any instances of 
censorship, and general materials on all phases of the fight for intel- 
lectual freedom. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thiirsday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Edna Davis, Helen Jane Jones, 
Betty Norton, Robert Quinsey, John E. Smith. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


2 No. 

January 20, 19^+9 


Neal Harlov and I leave tonight on the Owl for Berkeley to attend 
a meeting of the Executive Board of the California Library Asaociation. 

I have joined Mr. 

Vosper as a member of the Venerable, Vertical, 

and Vertiginous Order of St. Liftstuck. My initiation took place the 
night of the recent Zamorano meeting when, in company with fourteen other 
members, we sweat out 2700 seconds betwegn floors before the doors were 

I had lunch on Monday with Philip H. Rosenbach, senior partner in 
The Eosenbach Company, who is again wintering in Los Angeles . 

At the dedication of the Business Administration-Economics Building 
the Committee for Economic Development's Field Director, Robert S. 
Donaldson, was greeted by two of his Occidental College classmates now 
employed at UCLA: Mildred Foreman and myself. Robert Vosper and John 
Smith represented the Library at the evening banquet. 

Another college friendship is recalled by the biographical sketch 
of M. F.K.Fisher in the January Wilson Library Bulletin . Miss Fisher 
(Mrs. Donald Friede) contributed to the January House Beautiful a story 
inspired by Dr. Georges Connes. 

My Annual Report has gone to the Mimeograph Bureau and will soon be 
available for staff reading upon request to yoior Head or to this office. 

Personnel Notes 

Helen F. Shumaker has announced her engagement to John Agoa, Major, 
United States Army, and her resignation as Head of Acquisitions circa 
March 1. She will be replaced then by John E. Smith, with the same 
classification, Librariaja-3. Robert Thomason, with the classification, 
Librarian-2, will succeed Mr. Smith as Librarian of the Institute of 
Industrial Relations. Mr. Thomason's successor has not yet been ap- 

Ann Brow n has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Reference Department. 

Change s in classification , from Typist-Clerk to Senior Library Assis- 
tant, vere effective January 1 for Shirley Bosen and Jeanne Chattelle of 
the Circulation Department, and Clare Wolfe of the Catalog Department. 

Weddings of the month : Toni Trigg (Reference Department), to James 
Cannon; and Clare Reineke (Catalog Department), to Ernest Wolfe. 

L. C. P. 


Filming of Latin American Journals 

About two years ago Professors John Crov and Marlon Zeitlin pointed 
out to Mr. Vosper that we did not have files of a number of important 
Latin American literary journals of the nineteenth century. After it 
became evident that files could not be purchased and that very fev of 
them were recorded in American libraries, Mr. Vosper wrote to Dr. Lewis 
Hanke, Director of the Hispanic Foundation of the Library of Congress, 
about the possibility of a cooperative filming project to make these 
journals available to American scholars , 

Dr. Hanke' 3 interest, which was supported by the librarians of most 
of the major research libraries in the coimtry, gave such support to the 
proposal that Mr. Vosper was able to discuss it during his recent visit 
to Washington with officials of the Library of Congress and the American 
Historical Association. The proposal has now been recommended as the 
first project of an A.H.A. committee on acquisitions in Latin American 
history. This committee, chaired by the Bancroft Library's George Hammanc 
reported during the Washington meeting. 

Mr. Vosper reports considerable Interest among American scholars in 
the need for concerted projects to microfilm records and printed materiali 
important to Latin American students, and that the Library of Congress 
continues to be a generous proponent of this type of project. 

Engineering Library Notes 

On a recent visit to the Navy Electronics Laboratory Library in 
San Diego, Engineering Librarian Johanna Allerdlng received two automoblL 
truck loads of exchange duplicates in return for a much smaller amount of 
items needed by the Electronics Library. She brought back more than 600 
dlfflcult-to-obtain items. 

Miss Allerdlng is the sole nominee for the chairmanship of the Engi- 
neering School Libraries Section of the Association of College and Re- 
search Libraries. She is also one of two nominees for Representative on 
the A.L.A. Council, representing A.C.R.L. 

Visitors in recent weeks have been numerous . Among those in Decembe; 
were members of the Accrediting Committee of the Engineers' Council for 
Professional Development, who also visited the east wing; and delegates 
to the Meeting of the Pacific Southweot Section of the American Society 
for Engineering Education, who expressed amazement over the size and 
scope of this young library. On tour from Australia was Miss Barbara 
Johnston, Librarian of the Division of Food Preservation of the Council 
for Scientific and Industrial Research in East Melbourne, one of five 
Australian librarians visiting the United States on Carnegie Corporation 
grants. Her particular interests are central cataloging, special subject 
indexing, punched card systems, and microcards. 

Miss Beverly Hickok , librarian in charge at the Institute of Traffic! 
and Transportation Engineering on the Berkeley campus, spent three days 
In Los Angeles studying resources in the area, particularly regarding 
needs of the Traffic Institute on this campus. Miss Allerdlng accompamed. 
her on visits to the Municipal Reference Library and the library of the 
Automobile Club of Southern California. 

Current Japanese Publlcatlona 

Our flr3t shipment of current Japanese books on folklore and soci- 
ology arrived last week from Charles E. Tuttle, who recently established 
a bookshop in Tokyo. He is to supply us with all newly published Japanese 
materials in these fields. The Library hopes soon to acquire materials 
in other subject fields as well, and to take advantage of Mr. Tuttle 's 
offer to search for out-of-print items. Simplified cataloging, with 
translation and transliteration of author and title, is supplied with each 
book -- a feature certain to appeal to our catalogers, and to speed the 
books on their way to the stack. 

Pierian Poppy 

The recent receipt of a new publication built along the lines of 
our University Press's Pierian Spring reminds us what a personable little 
sheet this poppy colored PS is. Many of us have discovered by now that 
August Fruge, Associate Manager of the Press, is its edltor-anonymoua . 
Gus is six feet something in stature and writes with a long, lean style. 
He wields a sharp but soft pencil, makes an honest point neatly, and 
turns nobody away emptyheaded or low spirited. He comes south regularly 
on Press business, and we'll trap him sometime in room 310 for a talk on 
the staff. Like several others of Sam Farquhar's Press gang, he is an 
ex-llbrarlan and knows a thing or two about making and using books. 

Library Visitora 

Miss Alice Glesler , head of the Cries ler School of Music in Bralnerd, 
Minnesota, and cousin of Julia Curry, visited the Music Library. Miss 
Page Ackerman, cataloger in the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, 
Virginia, visited her co-committeewoman, Jeannette Hagan, to discuss the 
work of the A.L.A. Committee oh Subject Headings. 

Thirty University High School social science students, accompanied 
by their student teacher, Henry Quinley, sometime student assistant in 
our Reference JHepartment, were given a thirty-minute digest-tour of the 
Library one early morning last week . 

The Nude Wing, and Other Concepts 

We received an inquiry recently as to whether we were going to have 
some fine paintings in the east wing, like "those pretty ones" we have 
in the main reading room. ''It looks awfully bare in there," the student 
said *** A girl asked at the charging desk in the Undergraduate Library 
-if she could see some of the "charge books." "That's what the sign says," 
she pointed out: " Charge Books Here " *** "The Graduate Reading Room," 
reported a well-known campus dally, "is furnished with partitioned and 
upholstered chairs" *** "Well, you know why they built a new wing," a 
student was heard to say as he approached the Library from the south. 
"They just had to have a new parking lot" *** It is considered some 
kind of special distinction that the most recently initiated member of 
the UCLA Association of Those Who Have Been Stuck in Elevators* earned 
his card, not in old Safe and Solid in the west wing, but in Qtis's 
flossy streamliner in the new wing. Members of Los Angeles Engine 
Company No. kh were on hand to greet him as he emerged from the cage *** 

*For variant title see Page 1. 

staff Notes 

Agnea Conrad has been appointed 19^8/U9 Membership Chairman of the 
Lo3 Angeles Bcgional Group of Catalogers. 

One of the speediest rises recently recorded in our profession was 
Eobert Vesper's promotion from Head of Acquisitions to Assistant Librarian^ 
which took place between pages 6 and 8 of the Library of Congress Infor - 
mation Bulletin , January 4-10, 1949- 

Most recent in our series of travelogues by wandering staff members 
was last Th\irs day's entertaining session at which Louise Darling spoke 
of her visits to libraries in New Orleans (following her trip to Guatemala 
and Mexico with Janet Thomas) and Mr. Vosper talked of his adventures in 
Princeton and New York after attending a meeting at the Library of Congress 
The Washington meeting is reported elsewhere in this issue. 




The Library has acquired a set of Anglo-Catholic Theology in 87 
volumes, published from iSl+l to 1863) containing the sermons and writings 
of some twenty noted theologians of the 17th and l8th cent-uries. No set 
of this work is recorded by Gregory as being in California, and the only 
other west of Chicago is an incomplete set of five volumes in Texas. 

Sixteen volimes of the attractive Italian publications issued by 
Signor Giovanni Scheiwiller of Milano were received as gifts last week. ] 
They are finely printed small volumes, uniform in format, and include 
many names of distinguished Italian, French, German, and American literary 
figures. This literary series contains excellent specimens of modern 
typographic art as well as unusual content. Among the miniature editions 
is a copy of James Laughlin's "A Small Book of Poems" (19^8) by the pub- 
lisher of New Directions . 

Recent Visitors 

About thirty members of the Los Amigos auxiliary of the Children's 
Hospital, headed by Mrs. Sydney Sanner, met at the Clark Library on the 
afternoon of January 19 to hear a talk by the Director. Informal tours 
were conducted by the Library staff before and after the meeting. 

Other recent visitors include S. Griewold Morley, Professor Emeritus 
of Spanish, from the Berkeley campus, and his brother, Herbert M. Morley 
of Los Angeles; and Robert Brown of the William L. Clements Library of 
the University of Michigan. Mr. Brown was on a short vacation to southern 
California to get away from mid-western climate. He arrived the day of 
the heavy frost, in sub-freezing temperature, and flew back to Michigan 
the day of Los Angeles' first snowstorm since 1932 J 

STAFF ASSOCIATION Reminder: Meeting today, k p.m.. Room 310. Speaker, 
Bob Campbell, Bookseller. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, H. Richard 
Archer, Neal Harlow, Helen J. Jones, Charlotte Spence, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 



February 3, 19^+9 


Donald Coney apent a day with us last week en route home from the 
Midwinter Conference. His conducted rounds included an hour in Dawson's 
Book Shop, luncheon at the Zamorano Club, a tour of the new wing, tea 
in the staff room, dinner chez Powell, and back downtown with the Editor 
to catch the Lark. My parting injunction was that he not again let 
28 months pass between visits to UCLA. 

Robert Gitler , Director of the University of Washington's School of 
Librarianship, was here the same day, also homeward bovmd from A.L.A. 
His treats were tour and tea and the finest weather since Christmas. 

Philip H. Rosenbach lunched with the Provost, Mr. Vosper, and me to 
plan an extraordinary exhibit for the Library, announcement of which will 
be made in the next issue. 

A recent visitor whom I very much regret missing was Berkeley's 
distinguished Professor Herbert M. Evans, who stopped in to see our Li- 
brary while I was at Berkeley. Mr. Vosper and Miss Darling were especially 
pleased to show him the beginning of our Biomedical Library because Dr. 
Evans is a member of the Advisory Committee on that Library. A world- 
famed anatomist and embryologist, discoverer of vitamin E, he is also 
a great bookman with wide-ranging interests. 

Put Saturday, March 5th on your calendar. UCLA will be host to the 
C.L.A.'s southern district meeting. Principal speaker: Stafford L. 
Warren, Dean of the Medical School. 

On my recent trip to Berkeley, Dean Danton and I constituted a two- 
thirds quorum of the Library Council's Executive Committee and as such 
held a busy meeting. I lunched with Messrs. Bryant, Milczewski, and 
Tompkins. Neal Harlow and I braved the wind and the rain in a tour of 
the open Air Annex. I visited briefly with Miss Coulter and colleagues 
and Mrs. Uridge, browsed an hour in the DA's and DCs before meeting with 
August Frug^ and henchmen at the Press. I dined, lodged for the night, 
and breakfasted chez Mitchell. The next day Neal and I spent at the 
Berkeley Public Library in fruitful session with C.L.A.'s Executive 
Board. Then I dined with William and Mary Everson at their Equinox Press, 
and caught (just!) the Owl for home. Neal also caught (just.') the Owl 
for home. 

Mr. Vosper and I spent a memorable evening with Professor Henry 
Schnitzler in his private library on theater arts. We discussed our 
forthcoming exhibit of his father's books and papers ajid I acknowledged 

additional gifts to the Schnltzlor collection (aoe the LIBRABIAN, 
November 2k, 191^8), Including the rare privately printed first edition 
of "Relgen," I896. 

Max Yavno visited the Library to discuss with Mary de Wolf and me 
the exhibit of his San Francisco photographs which will open the spring 
semester's showings. 

Laot Friday I spent the day at Clarcmont, lunching with Dorothy 
Drake, David Davies, and Willia Kerr, looking at the Olive Percival 
bequests to Scripps Collego (hats, dolls, textiles) and the Alaskan 
paintings of Milford Zornes on exhibit in Pomona's Rembrandt Hall. 


Mra . Tatiana Kcntingc has been appointed Llbrarian-1 In the Law 
Library to replace Mollie Hollreigh, who has resigned to become Director 
of the Pacific Northwest Bibliographical Center. Mrs. Keatinge, who was 
bom in Russia and has been a citizen of the United States since 1939* 
is a graduate of the U.C. School of Librarlanship, having received her 
A.B. at Berkeley as a Phi Beta Kappa in 1937. She has worked at the 
Glendale Public Library and part-time at CU. 

Mrs. Margery Miller Hughes has resigned to accompany her husband to 

Mrs . Elaine Scluf sky has been appointed Typist -Clerk in the Catalog 
Department to replace Mrs. Hughes. Mrs. Selufsky attended the State 
Teachers College in Potsdam, New York, and has worked in Santa Monica. 

Wedding of the fortnight was Georgia Catey'g . She was married to 
Jerome Petrie last Thursday. 



Heads' Meetings Report 

Hiring of Student Assistants . A better coordinated system for 
hiring student aeoietants in the Library was outlined by Miss Bradstreet 
at a recent Department Heads' meeting. The Administrative Office will 
maintain a card file of all students suitable for library work, which 
will be available to all departments needing assistants. Students' 
schedules of classes are entered on their application cards. Staff mem- 
bers are advised that students inquiring about work in the Library should 
be referred to the Administrative Office. 

Blind Students ' Rooms . The Undergraduate Library is to be in charge 
of blind students' affairs in the Library, and will handle arrangements 
for issuing permits and keys for the use of these students' rooms on the 
first floor of the east wing. Questions regarding the operation of these 
facilities should be channeled through Mr. Quinsey, 

"Handy Guide to Papermaking" 

Five of our staff members had a part in designing "A Handy Guide 
to Papermaking," last year's publication of the Book Arts Club of the 
University of California, which appeared a few weeks ago. Richard 
O'Brien was President of the Club, and other students in the School of 

Llbrarienship vto psj-ticipated In the project vere David Beron, Andrev 
Horn, Margaret Mary Lane, and Dorothy Horth. The traaBlatior fro- the 
Japanese vas aade by another ^enber of the class of 19^* Ch a rles H a ir, i It on, 
now an the staff of CD's Zaet Asiatic Library; the took was designed in 
cooperation vith A.?. Tonmasini, and printed by the University Press. 
The "Handy Guide," dated 1796, describes in hoaely and humorous 
manner sone of the methods still practiced in paperaaiing, for hEnd 
methods have not changed materially. It is genercj^ly illustrated virh 
the original dravings. A facsirile of the Japanese text fac«*E the English 
translation. Striking ideographs in red, representing the title of the 
vork, adorn the title page. The vcl'-ime is a notable addition to the Club's 
distinguished list of publications. 

Bovntovm Librarians on the CarC'-'j^ 

"Eov tc Be e Vell-inf crrned Erplcyee," ons of the section meetings 
of last veek's Institute en G-ovemnent provided the occasion fcr Co-jnty 
Lav Librarian Thomas Dabagh, Los Angeles Pablic Librarian Harold Easill, 
County Lav Librarian John Henderson, and M'.micipal Reference Librarian 
Joseph Eoliingsvorth to visit the caapus on Friday. These Los Angeles 
librarians, vixh Mrs. Muriel Mcrse of the city Civil Service CommiesicMi, 
led a lively discussion on the library reso'jrces of the region for the 
personal end professional improvement cf civil service es^iloyees. Later 
that day ve velcomed Messrs. Dabagh anc Eacill at the Library for a 
quick tour of the east ving. 

Concerning the Literate LibrEirian 

librarian lavrence S. Thoripson of the university of Kentucky brings 
support tr the cause ^f the literate librarian in his article entitled 
"Linguistics and the Librarian" in the January 15 Stechert-Eafner ?;-ck 
T?ev= . Ee believes that "curriculum revisers of the library schools are 
doing little service to the noble tradition of the scholarly librarian 
by weakening linguistic requirements for the new master's degree in 
library science . . . What is needed on the library staff is appropriate 
linguis-tic ccanpetence in the appropriate positions," Mr. Thompson asserts, 

"The Chief Librarian: Bookman or Administratcr," Mr. Pcvell's essay 
in the October 15, 19^5, issue of the S-E 5c ck Xevs has been reprinted in 
the Antiq-oarian BookTzar; for January 6. 


Campbell Er-r . "Bob" Canipbell, for 25 years a neighbor of UCLA, 
and vell-knovn tc many of us, presented a lively picture of his activi- 
ties in the booksellers' vorld in his recent talk to the St^f Associa- 
tion. Having just returned from his trip to Nev York and Washington he 
vas able to report on his efforts as President of the American Bookseller? 
Association in searching for solutions to problems currently besettinc 
booksellers, publishers, and librarians. Among these is of covirse th^; 
nev high scale of book postage rates. Mr. Campbell commented briefly on 
the A.E.A.'s recently assi:imed responsibility for handling foreign book 
purchases through the USES CO book coupon scheme, and generously answered 
a great variety of questions from the staff. 

j^drev Horn has accept^ed an appointment en the Executive Board of 
the Staff Association to serve in the vacancy created by the resignation 
of John Smith. 


Revolution Under Our Noses 

"... You lean back relaxed in an easy chair with your head com- 
fortably against a cushion. Your hands can be anywhere you want them to 
be, except that one of them should be available now and then to adjust a 
remote -control lever. If you have reached the time of being farsighted, 
you do not even need to wear your glasses. You set the lever, and words 
appear in large size or whatever size you wish, against a light-colored 
space of wall, perhaps above your mantelpiece. A hundred words may 
appear at once, arranged in conventional lines. When you have read to 
the bottom, you press a button, and a new set of lines appears. One 
hand is free to manipulate a cigarette or a tall glass. Or you can 
doubtless hit the button with yo\ir elbow or yoxir foot, and in that case 
you can get on with your knitting." 

The writer who thus contemplates what reading will be like some 
day not far off when the printed book will have been replaced by new 
techniques of communication like microfilm, miniprint, and audible 
recordings, is the Berkeley campus's Profess or -Author George E. Stewart, 
in a piece entitled "The Twilight of the Printed Book," in the Winter 
19^9 Pacific Spectator . Not dismayed by the prospect of "this partly 
accomplished revolution," Mr. Stewart is rather surprised by the little 
publicity it has received. University libraries, he notes, have already 
been exploiting its interesting possibilities in such projects as the 
microfilming of all books printed in England before 1600. 

Some of its less conventional possibilities intrigue him even more, 
such as the effect the tremendous advances in sound recording may have 
in shifting literature once again from a written to an oral basis. To 
the objector to some of the new techniques he recalls similar objections 
once made "to automobiles, steam engines, printing itself, and doubtless 
to the bow and arrow." 

Will Berkeley Be Next ? 

Harry C. Bauer tells the story of "Books at the University of 
Washington" in the latest issue of the Pacific Spectator , and thereby 
adds to that journal's series of articles on west coast libraries, which 
started a year ago with Mr. Vesper's "Books at UCLA." The history of Mr. 
Bauer's library is in spirit much like that of our own --a story of 
rapid growth, of bulging walls, and of ambitious plans for building. We 
are glad to see this further documentation of our growing library re- 
sources on the coast. 

CU Nudes 

" Five policemen , guns in hand" appeared at the Berkeley campus's 
Biology Library one evening recently, reports CU News for 19 January, 
having been notified there was a nude man in the building. Replied the 
lady librarian on duty, "I'm sure I'd have noticed him if he had come 
in here . " 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published' every other Thursday. Editor: Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Jean C. Anderson, Andrew Horn, 
Richard O'Brien, Frances Rose, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


2 No. 10 

February 17, 19^+9 


Next Monday night , February 21, we are opening an exhibition of 
American Documents and Manuscripts, a number of which were on the Freedom 
Train, loaned by A.S.W. Eosenbach and Philip H. Eosenbach of Philadelphia. 
The staff and their friends are invited to attend this sppcial opening. 
The public showing will be from February 23 through March 13 during regular 
library hours. A handlist compiled by Andrew Horn and Edwin Carpenter and 
printed by Ward Ritchie is available at 25 cents a copy. Mary DeWolf has 
dressed the exhibit in her usual deft manner. 

I gave a small tea at the Clark Library last week in honor of Mrs . 
Edward L. Doheny and Philip H. Eosenbach. Day before yesterday the Provost 
and I were guests for tea at Mrs. Doheny 's home. On the same day I gave a 
luncheon in the Village for Matt Weinstock, Max Yavno, and August Fruge''. 
I hope none of you missed the recent rotunda exhibit of Yavno 's San Francis- 
co photographs . 

I am pleased to report that the judges for the Campbell Book Col- 
lecting Contest will be Glen Dawson, Edgar J. Goodspeed, and Paul Jordan- 
Smith . 

CU's Assistant Librarian Douglas Bryant , who visited us for two days 
last week, expressed pleasure at being able to doff his parka as he crossed 
the Tehachapis and entered our 7'+°( official) climate. 

One half of a famous imprint came to vivid life for us a week ago 
today when Sir Stanley Unwin, dean of British publishers, and Lady Unwin 
were our guests. Good neighbor Bob Campbell, president of the American 
Booksellers Association, and I drove them from downtown to Campbell's Book- 
store, where Mr. Vosper joined us for luncheon at Bullock's, Then came a 
toxor of the Library, conducted by the Editor. On my office table Sir 
Stanley vas greeted by the sight of his own books and pamphlets from the 
Library's collection, ten in all, which he informed us was a complete Unwin 
collection. (It was Mr. Vosper 's foresight of a year ago which gave CLU 
this top score I) Hilda Gray joined us on the drive to the Clark Library 
which Eichard Aldington had told the Unwins not to miss, and there I de- 
livered them into the hands of Mr. Archer. He drove them to bookstores in 
the University Park area and back to the Biltmore . The Unwins' ultimate 
destination is New Zealand, where Sir Stanley is to address the Booksellers ' 
Association. Henceforth sight of the familiar imprint "Allen and Unwin" 
will evoke the memory of a man of immense energy, international vision, and 
great personal charm. 

Together vlth Henry B. Wagner, Pobert J. Woods, and J. Gregg Layne , 
I was a dinner guest last Friday at the California Club of one of America's 
great bookmen -- Thomas W. Streeter of Morristown, New Jersey. He and 
Dr. Wagner had just come from a session at the Clark Library where Mr. 
Archer gave them carte blanche to the Western Americana. On Monday the 
same two gentlemen visited the University Library. In lieu of a Rare Book 
Boom (to be provided in the remodelling of the West Wing) my office served 
as setting for a selection by Andrew Horn and Edwin Carpenter of "high 
spots" from the Cowan collection. Food at the subsequent luncheon was anti 
climax; conversation of these two grand bookmen was not. 

Dr. William B. Pettus , distinguished Sinologist from Berkeley, visited 
the Library earlier this week and gave me for the Clark Library's printing 
collection a leaf from a Chinese woodblock book of the 13th century. 


Mrs. Kathleen Bush , on temporary appointment as Librarian-l in the 
Acquisitions Department, received her bachelor's degree in library science 
at the Texas State College for Women, and worked in the library there for 
several years . 



Visitors to the Library 

Helen Weekley and Donald Moseley of the Eaynes Foundation visited 
the Department of Special Collections to study archives procedures . 

From the Los Angeles County Law Library came four staff members, 
Robert T. Anderson, Business Assistant, Howard J. Graham, Head of Acces- 
sions, Hazel Reed, Records Librarian, and Mrs. Margaret Vaccariello, of 
the Accessions Department. Armed with steel measuring tape, they gave 
the east wing a thorough Inspection, under Miss Lodge's direction. 

The Honorable Harold K. Levering , Assemblyman from this district, 
visited the Library and was given a tour by Mr. Vosper. He discussed 
legislative publications with Miss Gray in Government Publications. 

Report from Chicago 

Soon after her return from Chicago, Helen Jane Jones talked to the 
Catalogue Department one day about the work of the Committee on Descriptive 
Cataloguing, whose meetings were the main reason for her trip. The Com- 
mittee held two days of "high-gear" meetings with Lucille M. Morsch and 
Frederick H. Wagman of the Library of Congress to consider the LC "Rules 
on Descriptive Cataloguing." Its recommendations to the A.L.A. Division 
of Cataloguing and Classification were all passed at the general meeting 
of the Division. 

Miss Jones attended the dinner of the Association of Research Librariaai 
as Mr. Powell's representative, and also attended sessions of the A.L.A. 
Midwinter Conference. She reports that despite a strenuous schedule of 
events she enjoyed her entire trip, particularly as she was able to meet 
old library friends from the east. 

Mission to the North 

On February 3 Mr- Vosper replaced Miss Lodge and Mrs. Euler as Uclan 
ambassador at Berkeley, where he interviewed Library School students, 
talked with Director Hammond of the Bancroft Library about microfilming 
matters, and toured the million-volume annex. The following day he spent 
in Palo Alto looking over books in W.P. Wreden's latest English shipment, 
making arrangements for even more generous Slavic exchanges with Hoov«r 
Librarian Philip McLean, and discussing library matters in general with 
Raynard Swank, Stanford's new Director of Libraries. 

Saturday and Sunday he spent at Santa Cruz in the all day sessions of 
the 19th General Council of C.S.E.A. to which he was one of Shapter 4i+'s 
seven elected delegates. The Council handled a heavy slate of business, 
reviewing almost 200 resolutions from local chapters and petitioners, many 
of them of close concern to University employees. Mr. Vosper returns con- 
vinced that all staff members would be wise to join C.S.E A., participate 
in its business, and contribute their dues to a very practical service. 

Regional Cataloguers 

The Los Angeles Regional Group of Cataloguers met at on the 
evening of February k. Miss Humiston was one of four cataloguers who 
reported on the use of mechanical equipment in their departments, and 
Miss Jones spoke on the Midwinter Conference, with Miss Dean and Mr. Stieg 
of U.S.C. Others of our cataloguers present were Misses Conrad, Hagan, 
More, and Nixon, Mrs. Metcalf, and Messrs. Conway and Engelbarts. 

Tense and Relaxed Reading 

Two books of staff interest just went into the Stacks . One is a 
monologue, the setting a private library, the characters the reader and the 
novelist George Barr McCutcheon, both at lounge -chair ease. "Books Once 
Were Men" (1931) keeps you listening through 61 pages to talk about rare 
and plain books, first editions, book collectors, their suspicious wives, 
highlighted with sprightly anecdotes and Doris Fletcher's mimicking 
cuts that caricature the text and match the typography. McCutcheon 
himself paid $53 for Stevenson's "An Appeal to the Clergy" and saw it 
go in New York at $3200; but let him boast -- every word's enjoyable. 

More strenuous is S.R, Ranganathan ' s "Dictionary Catalogue Code" 
(19^5)^ which is not all for cataloguers however useful they find his 
discussion of Hindu and Muslim names. It is a one-man book with all 
the Idlosyncracies of the man, but you get used to Ranganathan ' s analytic 
presentation, his original terminology, and his personal pamphleteering 
style. What gives his book general interest is the underlying paradox. 
Here is a code for the dictionary catalogue by a man who thinks the dic- 
tionary catalogue is based upon a fallacy I 

For that reason the critical asides between the rules read like the 
commentary of a shrewd Greek chorus . Most of them repeat word for word 
the argument from his "Theory of Library Catalogue" ( 1938 ) , but the intro- 
duction to the "Code" is new -- the sketch of the rise of the service- 
spirit of libraries, which leads once again to the conclusion that future 
progress depends upon splitting the catalogue into two parts "upon the 
basis of the differences of function." You come to expect repetitions in 
Ranganathan because each of his works represents one phase that contributes 
to the development of his complete system of library science. He Is an 
optimistic but incisive thinker, a librarian worth knowing because he not 
only makes you think along with him: he makes you think back -- and 
reader and Ranganathan have a great to-do. 


From China . Some fifty packages of Chinese books have arrived recenlf 
ly from Peiping and Szechwan, thanks to Professor Richard Rudolph's perse- 
verance. His reports on book-buying in China reveal it to be a hectic 
occupation at best. The books have taken about two months to arrive, and 
this sounds like record time in view of the circumstances . The latest won 
from Professor Rudolph is that he is visiting a Buddhist Monastery in 
Tibet; he is expected to return to us in a yellow robe. 

From Russia . An arrangement has been made with the Hoover Library at 
Stanford which has already proved advantageous to our fast -growing Slavic 
collection. On a duplicate exchange agreement we have received a noteworth 
shipment of Russian books in the hxomanities. Among these is a scarce item, 
"Asiatic Russia" (Petrograd, 191^), in three volumes and an atlas. This 
has been of particular interest to our Mr. Krassovsky, for he found in it 
a panoramic view of Vladivostok which included an identifiable reproduction 
of his original home there. 

Auk and Condor . Agreeable surprise was registered recently by Gifts 
and Exchanges on receipt of Mrs. Hubbard McCoy's gift of her files of 
scientific publications. Most valuable to our Library at the moment are 
those in industry, chemistry, and engineering. Most surprising is the 
completeness of the ornithological journals, the Auk , and the Condor . No 
less than fifteen years of the Condor was included in the gift. 

STAFF ASSOCIATION. Gladys Percey , Head of Paramo\mt Pictures' Research 
Department, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Staff 
Association, on Wednesday, February 23, at k p.m., in Library 310. 


Recent Visitors . Dr. Guy Stanton Ford of the Library of Congress 
visited the Clark Library in January. During Printing Week 51 students 
and instructors of Frank Wiggins Trade School classes in printing, book- 
binding and design, toured the Library and bindery to see the exhibition 
prepared for the occasion. 

A seminar in Theater Arts was held at the Library on January 13, when 
Professor Melnitz brought his seventeen graduate students for a short talk 
and a view of the special exhibits prepared from the Library's materials 
relating to the Theater Arts . 

Collection of early English Almanacs . A small but representative 
collection of early English almanacs has been recently received. Fourteen 
of these are separate items printed in 1680, including such important 
titles as "Apollo Anglicanus," "Angelus Britannicus ," "Protestant Almanack, 
and others, as well as the scarce "British Merlin" for 1671j not listed 
in Wing's "Short Title Catalogue." For the years 1725-27 and 1730, another 
run was received, and for each year, there are thirteen of the standard 
titles, including "Poor Robin," "Ladies' Diary," "Celestial Diary," "Britis 
Telescope," and "Merlinus Liberatus." i 

Flash( I ) Not quite ready to register for kindergarten is John E. and Lucille 
Smith's daughter, Diana Dale, 29 (days), whose birth the LIBRARIAN proudly 
annoxxnces, thereby scooping all other library bulletins read by the Editor. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor ; Everett Moore, 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Helen J. 
Jones, George Scheerer, Wilbur J. Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. 11 

March 3, 19^9 


Because the "Lark " waits for no man, President Sproul could not at- 
tend the special opening of the Rosenhach exhibit on February 21. But 
he did accept my invitation to have an advance look at the show. After 
the meeting of the Academic Senate we were welcomed by the staff of 
Special Collections, reinforced by Special Assistant to the President, 
Lindley Bynum, and Police Captain Christensen, and taken leisurely over 
the route from the "Bay Psalm Book" (l6ifO) to the Charter of the United 
Nations (19^+5). Then I showed the Graduate Beading Room to the President, 
where a student came up and confessed that Mr. Sproul 's University of 
Idaho commencement address last year had brought him to California. "Yes," 
recalled the President, "I said Come along, but don't tell any of your 
friends --We have more students than we can handle I" At the opening I 
had much pleasure in welcoming Provost and Mrs. Dykstra, and two or three 
hundred old and new friends, and Photographer Harry Williama helped to 
make it a flashy evening. 

Helen Gladys Percey's talk to the Staff Association about the Para- 
rnoimt research department which she has so ably headed for twenty-five 
years, led me to recall the days when I called on her with bags of books 
to sell, and a year later, before finishing library school, wrote her in 
search of a Job. And I also recalled her gracious and sensible reply 
which advised me to get into the university library, rather than the mo- 
tion picture research field. I still think I would have been fortunate 
to have landed a job with Miss Perceyl 

The more I see of men and their works the more I prize the individual 
whose handiwork is unmistakably his own and no other man's. Of the 
11,000-odd periodicals received by CLU one is particularly dear to me in 
that it is the creation of one man who has brought it bravely as far as 
volume 3, number 8, without signs of weakening. It is truly a "little 
magazine," measuring only three by four inches, mimeographed on colored 
paper, with a printed title. The Bridge . The editor is Glen Co f field and 
the contributions by various hands include stories, essays, and poems. 
Place of publication is Eagle Creek, Oregon, which R.V. tells me is up 
river from Portland. 

The Bridge appears biweekly at five cents per copy, and the subscrip- 
tion rate is $1.00 for twenty-four consecutive issues. I do not pretend 
to \inderstand or to enjoy everything that Mr. Coffield prints, and yet 
nearly every issue contains at least one memorable piece, such as 
January 15th' s account of Stephen Spender's lecture at the Portland Public 
Library, I am very certain of this: I would not trade my personal file 

of The Bridge for a complete run of The R D even though bound 

in full pig with all edges gilt. 

Mrg. Bonnie Schvarz, UCLA '1^9, has 'been appointed Senior Li"brary As- 
sistant in the Acquisitions Department. 



Western Books, 19^9 | 

Headquarters of this year's Exhihition of Western Books, spoasored ' 
by the Rounce & Coffin Cluh of Los Angeles, is the UCLA Library, for the 
Editor is Chairman of the 19^9 Exhibition. Week before last, ninety-tvo 
books manufactured west of the Rockies in 19^8 were set before the three 
jurors of the Exhibition: E.G. Davies of Los Angeles, priater (proxy for 
Gordon Holmquist), representing the Rounce & Coffin Club; Harold Doolittle 
of Pasadena, artist, representing the Zamorano Club; and O^car Lewis of 
San Francisco, author, representing the Roxburghe Club. Fifty-five books, 
representing the work of twenty-six printers or publiskers in California, 
Washington, and Idaho, were selected for the Exhibition. These books 
will be shown in the rotunda cases, March 15-30; from UCLA the exhibition 
will proceed to the U.S.C. Library, and will be shown in some twenty li- 
braries in California, Oregon, and Washington. 

Highest scores in the judging were given to "Essays of Montaigne," 
printed by the L-D Allen Press, Hillsborough; three of the Grabhom | 
Press's books: "Ace High, the 'Frisco Detective" (published by the Book ' 
Club of California), "The Luck of Roaring Camp," and "Mliss"; "Cuba 
Libre," printed by Ward Ritchie of Los Angeles; "On the Drumhead," printed 
by the Plantin Press of Los Angeles; and "Sculpture in I^fodern America," 
published by the University of California Press. 

C.L.A. at UCLA 


Some five hundred librarians are expected at next Saturday's Southern 
District meeting of the California Library Association, on our campua. 
The feature of special interest will be Dean Stafford L. Warren's talk, 
"Atomic Energy -- Hope or Hazard." Reports will be given on the A.L.A. 
Midwinter Conference, by Howaird Rowe of Santa Barbara, and oz. the Surrey 
of the Los Angeles Public Library, by Librarian Harold Hamlll. A sym- 
posium on "Controversial Literature," under the chairmanship of Pomona 
Public Librarian B. J. Caldwell, will be presented by Althea Warren, re- 
tired Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, John Anson Ford, Los 
Angeles County Supervisor for the Third District, and Mr. Powell. Open 
house will be held in the east wing of the Library, and the Exhibition of 
American Historical Documents will be on view. A luncheon will be served 
in Kerckhoff Hall. Los Angeles County Librarian John D. Henderson, 
Southern District President, has planned the day's program. 

Second Childhood 

The Acquisitions Department has been reveling in its second (and 
somewhat antiquated) childhood, with the arrival of an approval shipment 
of books to be culled for additions to the Percival Collection. The 
volume to arouse the greatest hilarity was Elinor Glyn's "Elizabeth 
Visits America"; but titles like Say Putnam's "Little Freddie Feeding 
His Soul" (1869) and "Flaxle Growing Up: One of the Flaxle Frizzle 
Stories," by Sophie May (l&95), came in for their sl^are, too. 

Exhibit Notes 

The 3000th visitor to the Eosenbach Exhibit entered the Foyer Annex 
last Monday, and was the lucky recipient of a complimentary copy of the 
Handlist. The first such recipient was Jerome A. Gery, a sophomore En- 
gineering student, who was the 2500th visitor, entering the room during 
the twentieth hour of the public showing, on February 2k. Each thou- 
sandth visitor will be so honored, and someone conceivably may achieve 
front-page notoriety, if Bruin photographers are on the alert. 

The first group of students to visit the exhibit were the upper 
classes of Urban Military Academy, who were accompanied by Mrs. E. Burgess 
and Major G.O.T. Bagley. 

Mary DeWolf, whose skillful planning of the exhibit space has won 
many enthusiastic comments, is planning a series of gallery talks by 
faculty members whose research interests lie in the fields represented 
by documents in the exhibit. 

The Handlist, a handsomely printed booklet of forty pages, deserves 
a special note. Anderson & Ritchie printed it in virtually record-break- 
ing time -- less than a week elapsing between delivery of copy to the 
printer and delivery of the completed Job to the University. The booklet 
is printed on seventy-pound white Linweave paper and white mould-made 
cover. The price of twenty-five cents for which it is being sold at the 
exhibit is less than one -half the actual cost of printing. 

The red, white, and blue be-eagled directional signs placed in some 
half-dozen spots in the Library were done by our expert sign maker, 
George Gramlich, student assistant in the Reference Department. 

The display of four -by -six -foot silk flags of the United Nations 
was lent us by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, through the 
assistance of Frances Richardson, Director of Research at the neighboring 
studio. The exhibit cases were lent by Mrs. Edward L. Doheny and James 
H. Breasted, Jr., Director of the Los Angeles County Museum. 

Pay -up -Time 

C.5.E.A. dues are now being received by Jeannette Hagan and Robert 
Quinsey. All members and prospective members are reminded that dues 
must be paid before March 31 to Insure eligibility for group services 
available to C.S.E.A. members. For information about this worthy organ- 
ization which so effectively promotes the welfare of all state employees, 
see one of these building representatives at once. 

Too Late for Front Page 

Messrs. Powell and Vosper , accompanied by their wives, were the 
guests last Saturday night of Dr. and Mrs. M.H. Mok at a Cantonese 
dinner in honor of Dr. and Mrs. T.L. Yuan and their three children. 
Dr. Yuan, director of the National Library in Peiping, was en route 
to Washington where he will spend a sabbatical year in the Library of 
Congress. Mrs. Mok is a former member of the Peiping library's staff 
and has referred to her erstwhile chief as China's Number One bookman- 
administrator. The guests knew why at once for Dr. Yuan's private 
collection of Chinese rare books is a notable one, the national library 
he ably administers is a million -volume library with a staff of a hun- 
dred people, and his acquaintance with librarians and bookmen is inter- 

Stop Press ; Jean C. Anderson has sinnounced her resignation, to marry 
Dr. Carl Jensen of Glendale early in April. Membership blanks for 
Sierra Club available in Room 2^0. 

Special Purchases In the Philippines 

Mr. Vosper was recently able to thank Professor J. E. Spencer 
personally for the i|iany packages of books he had sent back to the 
Library during his recent six months in the Philippines. His was an 
especially generous service because among the depleted book stocks there 
he found practically nothing in his own field. The political scientists 
in particular stand to gain, however, for he bought us several volumes 
on ConmDnwealth and locaJ. government, from the 1938 Report of the Govern- 
ment Survey Board to the official 19^+7 "Proposed Program for Industrial 
Rehabilitation and Development of the Republic of the Philippines." A 
sampling of recent belles-lettres in both Tagalog and English is also of 
special interest. 

A Matter of Chivalry 

" The quiet of the Cincinnati Public Library was recently disturbed 
by the hurried entrance of a young man followed by another brandishing 
a glittering knife. A lively chase ensued over desks and tables until 
the person was seized by the spectators and handed over to the police. 
It afterward appeared that the man with the knife was attempting to ex- 
ecute vengeance upon the fugitive for some real or imaginary insult of- 
fered a lady." 

As a footnote to this antiquarian news item in the Philadelphia 
Public Ledger for September 27, 1872, discovered by Richard O'Brien in 
searching for less stirring news, it is interesting to recall that our 
set of the bound voliimes of the Ledger (l836-193*+) was purchased in 
19^+2 through the Rosenbach Company when the paper's office files were 
disposed of. The Philadelphia Inquirer, which bou^t out the Public 
Ledger, now refers inquiries concerning news items in the Ledger to the 
UCLA Library. 

No Tie-in 

Someone expressed the fear the other day that television will lessen 
reading. Maybe it will. I don't know. Maybe it will lessen moviegoing. 
Current excitement about television recalls the birth of the talkies in 
1929. Let's hope that television improves more than talkies have. Roar- 
ing soundtracks, throaty thespians, and the uniform effect which makes 
tearing paper, shifting gears, slammed doors, breaking glass, and trop- 
ical downpours all sound alike--these and the double bill and the resem- 
blance of Bette £ind Joan and Jane, Ingrid, Hedda and Hoppa, Gary, Van, 
and Henry -- all make me yearn for the years of my boyhood when Bill Hart, 
Doug Fairbanks, Charlie Ray, and Sessue Hayakawa were easily distinguish* 
able each from the other. 

Praise be another Charlie still flourishes. "Monsieur Verdoux" is the 
only picture I've been to in a year -- except for a double bill anaesthesia 
between trains in Chicago -- and the virtuosity of Chaplin's acting, his 
gestures and movements, and the tempo of the picture (like a Toscanini- 
conducted Haydn symphony), all gave me vast delight... What's the point 
of all this? The bibliothecal tie-in? None at all. I simply had to get 
it off my chest. 

P. I.e. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every" other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, "' 
Library 236. Contributors to this issue: Andrew Horn, Dorothy lorth, 
Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


, 2 12 

M. No. 

March IT, 19^9 


The response to the Robert B. Campbell Student Book Collecting Con- 
test has been most gratifying. Seventeen students have submitted biblio- 
graphies and essays to signify their intention of showing their collections 
to judges Glen Dawson, Edgar J. Goodspeed, and Paul Jordan-Smith. 

I am proud of the entire Catalog staff for the way they ganged up 
and whipped that bully, Arrears. At a recent departmental ice cream and 
cookie wake I expressed my pride and pleasure, then craned my neck at the 
Nixon thermometer which registered irreverently the intense heat in which 
the English language arrears were immolated. 

The distinguished collector and library patron , Lessing J. Rosenwald, 
visited the Library last week. In company with his Philadelphia neighbor, 
Philip H. Rosenbach, he viewed the American documents, and then, guided by 
Mr. Vosper, toured the building. He expressed particular interest in the 
Undergraduate Library and the Smoking Room. 

Another equally noted bibliophile and donor of library buildings, 
Mrs. Edward L. Doheny, came to see the American documents, many of which 
were displayed in the rose mahogany cases which she so generously lent us 
for the occasion. 

Last Sunday afternoon I attended the final showing of the American 
documents. Chairman of the Board of Regents Edward A. Dickson had hoped 
to be present for a simple closing ceremony, but a heavy cold hept him 
at home. Between February 21 and March 13 twelve thousand persons viewed 
the documents and gained therefrom a vivid understanding of our incompar- 
able American heritage. So many people deserve credit for the success of 
this exhibition that I cannot list them all. Of our own staff Mary 
De Wolf, Andy Horn, and Neal Harlow gave unstintingly of their time, energy, 
and imagination --a trio who could, I am sure, move the Great Pyramid 
across the Nile without half trying. And to Campus Police Officer Paul 
Frush, whose performance added a good ten years to my life, a speechless 
handshake ! 

Old friends of the late Olive Percival have been visiting the Library 
recently, aiding me in the editing of Miss Percival 's journals. They 
include Mrs. George V. Wright of Hermosa Beach, Miss Theresa Levy, and 
her sister Mrs. Hortense Goldwater of Los Angeles, and Executrix Florence 
Moore Kreider. I also called on Hildegarde Planner in Altadena and gained 
from that fine poet a new appreciation of her friend Olive Percival. 


Personnel Notes . The resignation of Mrs . Evelyn Hutchinson has been 
accepted with regret. Mrs. Vivian Miller , vho has been appointed Typist- 
Clerk in the Catalog Department, formerly worked in the Fresno County 
Library . 


Final Week of the Exhibition 

In the midst of the Rosenbach Exhibition some of us were treated to 
Mary DeWolf 's spirited, perhaps vehement, pronouncements on the poor taste 
of putting a do liars -and -cents valuation on documents which symbolize the a 
priceless heritage of this nation's ideals and traditions. She was upheld J 
in her viewpoint by the informative and inspiring gallery talks given by 
members of the History Department faculty and by Neal Harlow during the 
final week of the showing. The Library and the University public are in- 
debted to Professors Hussey, Burr, Koontz, Dyer, Higham, and Caughey; and 
to Andy Horn, who managed, along with his countless other duties connected 
with the exhibition, to arrange these timely discussions. 

The ten- thousandth visitor to the Exhibition, Mrs. Robert H. Sorgenfrey 
a faculty wife, entered the exhibit hall at 10:25 on the morning of March 10 
(the sixteenth day of the showing), just as seventy students from the Nora 
Sterry School were departing for a brief Library tour. Students from 
Emerson, Palms, Nora Sterry, Westlake, University Elementary, and Broadway 
(East Los Angeles) Schools were entertained during the week, and Mr. Horn 
showed them the Library after their examination of the historical documents 

Our on-the-spot hosts at all times during the exhibition were members 
of the Department of Special Collections. Neal Harlow and his staff showed 
themselves equal to all situations, and deserve special commendation for 
the careful planning which resulted in this most successful event. 

Western Books Show Opened 

Official opening of the 19^9 Exhibition of Western Books took place 
Tuesday evening, when members of the Bounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles, 
the sponsoring organization, met at the Library to view the successful 
books from this year's entries. The books will be shown in the rotunda 
cases through March 31. The Exhibition is now in its second decade, the 
first show having been held in 1938, Except for three of the war years, 
the Bounce & Coffin Club has shown each year a selection of representative 
printing west of the Rocky Mountains. The exhibition has become widely 
known as a faithful reflection of the varied work of western printers and 
publishers. Last year a selection of Western Books from 1938 to 19U8 went 
east for a special showing at the New York Public Library. 

Arrears Behind Them 

From "A-Day" , October 27, to one day last week --a period of less thar 
four months -- members of the Catalog Department put behind them the 
cataloging of 6,000 volumes of arrears materials. This impressive report of; 
progress was the occasion the other day of a little party given to the 
department by Miss Huraiston, with Messrs. Powell and Vosper as special 
guests. It will be recalled that the Catalogers last fall set themselves 
the task of cleaning up twenty-five arrears books per cataloger, each 
Wednesday. A glance at the Nixon Illuminated Thermometer, on which their 
progress has been charted, shows that they took their assignment seriously 
for despite a cold winter in California, the mercury has gone steadily 
upward. This pictured thermometer in the Catalog Department is an enter- 
taining chronicle of a fine achievement, which every staff member should 
take a look at, and admire. 


A Day at the C.L.A. 

The fortunate combination of on excellent program and a fine spring 
day brought some 500 southern California librarians to the campus for 
the Southern District meeting of the California Library Association, 
Saturday before last. Special features of the day were the open house in 
the four-months' old East Wing and the Library's Exhibition of American 
Documents. Delegates from San Luis Obispo and San Bernardino, Santa 
Barbara and Santa Ana, San Marino and San Diego mingled with delegates 
from Pasadena, Riverside, Baker sfield, Ontario, and Burbank -- not to 
mention numerous representatives from Los Angeles's many libraries and 
eighty-five or ninety UCLA Library hosts. 

The general session in the morning, presided over by Southern District 
President John D. Henderson, was a model of good planning. The barrage of 
committee reports was kept under control — with otly a few spirited per- 
formers exceeding their allotted time. Harold Hamill's report on the 
Los Angeles Public Library's important survey now being issued in twelve 
volumes was of particular interest, for Mr. Hamill indicated that changing 
population patterns in this region call for great readjustments in public 
library service. 

Dean Stafford L. Warren's masterly handling of the great issue of our 
time, "Atomic Energy -- Hope or Hazard," ro-unded out the morning's activi- 
ties. Dean Warren developed his theme around two films/ the first a 
Britannica Film diagramming the physics of atomic fission, and the second 
his own color film showing the bomb tests at Bikini. To tie in with this 
topic, the Library offered for distribution to visiting librarians copies 
of the Atomic Energy Issue of Higher Education , obtained through the coopera- 
tion of the Office of Education and the Atomic Energy Commission. An exhi- 
bit of periodical literature on atomic energy was arranged in the Reference 
Room of the Library. 

Tvo section meetings followed the luncheon in Kerckhoff Hall. The 
round table on "UWESCO--a Challenge to School and Children's Librarians," 
was directed by Claire Nolte, Chief Children's Librarian of the Los Angeles 
County Library. 

The panel on "Controversial Literature," chaired by Pomona Public 
Librarian B. J. Caldwell, who displayed the polished ease of a radio media- 
tor, brought together retired Los Angeles Public Librarian Althea Warren, 
County Supervisor John Anson Ford, and Librarian Powell, who achieved a 
gratifying but non-controversy-provoking \manimity in their views. Miss 
Warren, vigorously exploring the causes of censorship of fiction, stated 
the need for sound standards of judgment rather than capricious treatment 
of literature. Mr. Powell tackled the problem of collecting and making 
available controversial materials by the university library, and outlined 
librarians' responsibilities as servants of the university in making possible 
free Inquiry into any and all matters. Mr. Ford pointed to the Insidious 
effect of censorship upon society, and reaffirmed his stand against the 
crippling of libraries through censorship. There being no dissenters in the 
audience, the meeting served its purpose as an expression of the librarian's 
creed on the necessity for freedom of information. 

Visiting librarians then adjourned to the Library to view the great 
American documents on exhibit -- among them a sometime subversive paper 
known as the Declaration of Independence. 

A.L.A. Representative 

Betty Norton has been appointed to the Membership Board of the A.L.A. , 
representing the Southern District of California, to replace Helen Shtunaker. 

More Visitors i 

Miss Phyllis Mander- Jones , Librarian of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, ■: 
New South Wales, who visited us last week, is a charming and gracious emis- 
sary of this Australian library which has much in common with our Clark Lib- 
rary. Now on the last lap of a year's world tour of libraries and archives, 
she matched information with us with keen interest on such varied subjects 
as library lighting, missionary records relating to the South Pacific, 
books on gum trees (eucalyptus to us), and methods for tanning hides for 

Since I898, when David Scott Mitchell willed his fine private collecticn 
of Australiana to the State of New South Wales, the Mitchell Library (a part 
of the State's Public Library) has increased its holdings steadily from 
endowed funds and gifts to its present 130,000 printed books, 21,000 maps 
and charts, and rich accumulation of prints and manuscripts; it has become 
a great national bibliographical treasure. 

Mr. Ashfaque , First Secretary of the Education Department of 
the Embassy of India, visited the Library on Friday, March k, to discuss 
with Mr. Vosper and Professor John Galbraith their interest in publications 
of the Government of India. 

Compleat Coach 

UCL/^.'s new Head Football Coach , Henry P. Sanders, who. Bob Campbell 
has reported in the Daily News , is a reader of books as well as a coach 
of good repute, has notified the Librarian that he intends to pay a 
visit to the Library just as soon as he is able to stay in one place 
longer than thirty minutes. Since he arrived here several weeks ago 
from Vanderbilt he has been meeting groups of UCLA alumni up and down 
the coast, but we hope he can soon take advantage of his stack privileges 


Two groups of students visited the Clark Library dioring February. 
Twenty-one U.S.C. Library School students were shown the Library by 
Messrs. Archer and Conway, Mrs. Davis, and their classmate and former 
Clark employee, Frances Finger. From East Los Angeles Junior College 
came twelve students, with their instructors, Mrs. Judith Miller and Mr. 
Victor L. Silveria. Both groups were shown examples of fine printing 
from Gutenberg to Grabhorn, and were especially interested in the several 
hundred books produced by California printers. 

Microfilm copies of 219 Restoration dramas were ordered last year 
by Professor Fredson Bower of the University of Virginia Department of 
English. Professor Bower had checked the Clark Library's holdings in 
the Woodward and McManaway "Check List of English Plays, l6hl-YJ00 ." 
Last week, after checking a supplementary list of W. and M. items 
acquired by the Library since publication of the "Check List," he 
placed an order for another twenty-five items . 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore. 
Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allerding, H. Richard Archer, Andrew' 
Horn, Helen J, Jones, George Scheerer, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


/0I.2 No. 13 

March 31, 19^9 


C ambridge, Mass ., March 31 (LP) -- I left los Angeles Monday night 
by plane and since the folloving morning I have been in Cambridge for a 
meeting of the Association of Research Libraries and the dedication of 
the Lamont Library. Tomorrow I go to New York and next week I shall 
visit the libraries at Princeton and Yale. I shall be home a week from to- 
morrow, ready and willing to talk. 

My visitors last week included: James F. Spoerri , corporation lawyer 
of Chicago, who is one of the most dynamic book collectors I have ever met. 
His main interest is James Joyce; his collection was recently exhibited at 
the Newberry Library. Mr. Spoerri is also a generous collector; he offered 
to donate some desiderata to our Ezra Pound collection. J. Frank Dobie . who 
paid us a farewell visit before returning to Texas. Campus Police Captain 
L.E. Chrlstensen was with him and I learned that "Chris" is a former south- 
em Colorado horse -wrangler and as such was being eagerly pmnped by Dobie 
for his work-in-progress on the mustang. Alfred A. Knopf , who visited the 
new wing after standing Professor Caughey and me to a delicious lunch. The 
following day a touch of flu prevented me from Joining Messrs. Vosper, 
Harlow, and Archer at a Zamorano luncheon in honor of Mr. Knopf, Oscar Lewis, 
and Francis Farquhar. Gerhart Muench was sent to us by James Laughlin in 
search of texts of No vails, to be translated by him for New Directions. I 
am pleased that we had what was needed. 

I served recently as a member of the doctor's oral examining committee 
for Edwin Bingham. The candidate's main field of Interest was the 19th 
century American West, and his researches were directed by Professor Caughey. 

last ''October I contributed an essay to the Stechert-Hafner Book News 
(since reprinted in the Antiquarian Bookman and the Publishers' Circular 
and Booksellers' Record , London) in which I held up as the ideal of a chief - 
librarian a nicely balanced combination of bookman-administrator-educator. 
In the March 15 issue of the S-H Book News Maurice F. Tauber of Columbia 
has taken vigorous exception to my views. I recommend his polemical essay 
as a pleasant relief from the dullness which depresses large areas in 
library literature of the so-called modern school. 


Janet Thomas will leave May 1 to return to Berkeley, where she will 
organize and direct library services for the Medical -Physics Division of 
the Radiation Laboratory. She will be succeeded as Bindery Librarian by 
Roberta Ilixon. 


Mrs. Donna Myer s is resigning as of June 1 to Join her husband. 

In the Reference Departmen t Barbara Cope is assuming responsibility for 
interlibrary service in place of Jean C. Anderson, aud Esther Euler has taksi 
charge of periodicals service in place of Ardis Lodge. Miss Lodge is nov 
in charge of general reference service. Gordon Williams, formerly manager 
of Erentano's in Los Angeles, is working in the Periodicals division of the 
department on a temporary appointment; he plans to enter the University of 
Chicago Graduate Library School in June. 

L.C.P. ■ 

Campbell Contest Winner s 

The high quality of the eighteen collections submitted in the Campbell 
Book Collection contest necessitated defining "collection" all over again. 
After putting their heads together, Glen Dawson, Professor Edgar J. 
Goodspeed, and Paul Jordan-Smith came up with the winners. Mr. Dawson ex- 
plained that the first criterion in elimination was to distinguish between 
what seemed to be "accumulations" and what were true collections. Even so, 
Mr. Goodspeed remarked, it was extremely difficult to eliminate certain 
collections from the prize money. Paul Jordan-Smith noted that he could 
have judged the collections alone quickly; but studying them in relation 
to the students' essays on their purposes in book collecting made judging 
harder, albeit more stimulating. The three judges, after two hours of 
examining the collections behind the old RBR counter, met the gentlemen of 
the press over a cup of coffee to announce the first, second, and third 
place winners: Guy A. Wiggins (with a collection of books on Japan), 
Otto J. Bylsma (books on theology), and George Kubiskie (Califomiana). 
Other contestants, each earning honorable mention, were: Fred Adam, 
Eliot Agush, Diran Deirmendjian, Gladys Fayne, Eli Fox, Charles K. Gordon, 
Helen Greer, Richard Hill, Barba Klowdan, John L. Kuhns, Cuthbert M. Love, 
Russell D, Minter, Greta Olsson, David W. Palmer, and Eleanor Zigalnitsky. 

Department Heads Report 

The Student Library Committee' s report on its Poll of Student Opinion 
regarding University Library services was the subject of preliminary dis- 
cussion at a recent Department Heads Meeting. All agreed that the student 
committee had performed a most useful service in gathering and summarizing 
student opinions on a variety of subjects, and commended Chairman Claire 
Greenebaum for her report. Discussions between Mr. Quinsey, the Library's 
Student Library Committee representative, and Mr. Vosper and the department 
heads most directly concerned with the several types of complaints presented 
are now being held preparatory to presenting answers to some of them and 
working on plans to correct shortcomings wherever possible. The Dail;^^ Bruin 

will probably be asked to publish a series of brief statements regarding 
Library services and facilities, in order to promote a better understanding 
of difficult problems and to correct apparent misconceptions regarding 
certain Library operations. 

Heads have been asked to prepare tentative vacation schedules for mem- 
bers of their departments, and have been reminded that vacation time is not 
to be allowed to accvimulate from one year to another in the normal course 
of events. In simpler words, staff members are urged to stretch their vaca- 
tions to the limit.' It is important also to remember that "as the primary 
purpose of vacations is personal rehabilitation, it is desirable that vaca- 
tions be taken in as large units as possible," as the interpretation of the 
Di.ivei-aity's Pex-sonnel Rules states. 

Plans for clarifying snoking regulations in the east wing were recently 
discussed, which will result in restricting smoking to exterior hallways and 
to the smoking and typing rooms. "No smoking" signs will be placed in the 
east wing entrance hall on the first floor and in the interior hallway on 
the second floor between the Periodicals Room and the north stairway. 

Publications in Lihrarianship 

A Board of Editors for the series of publications in librarianship 
to be issued by the University of California Press has been named by the 
Press's Editorial Connittee. Dean Danton is chairman of the Board; other 
members are CU Librarian Donald Coney, Professor Carleton B. Joeckel of the 
School of Librarianship, and Librarian Powell. Members of the Board of 
Editors will be responsible for approving manuscripts to be submitted to the 
Editorial Committee, reporting on the nature of each paper, the extent to 
which it is a contribution to knowledge, and its importance in its field of 

Cataloger's Avocation 

Helen Jane Jones has found a new avocation in the teaching of a course 
on "How to do Research," at the Maren Elwood Professional Writing School, 
in Hollywood. On Tuesday nights she meets a class of thirteen students, all 
of whom have sold their writings to magazines, and who are now studying to 
improve their techniques of research. 

Amerikanische Bestseller 

A scholarly supplement to the several recent books and articles on 
"best sellers," and one that might not easily come to view, is Sonja 
Marjasch's "Der Amerikanische Bestseller, sein Wesen und seine Verbreitung 
unter Besonderer Berucksichtigung der Schweiz," published in 19^6 as volume 
17 of "Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten." Here is a careful study of the 
mass production book market in this country, and especially its effect on 
European publishing, reviewing and reading. The appendices include several 
illuminating analyses. The author concludes that this particular 'malaise' 
is only a symptom of our general cultural confusion. 

A.C.R.L. Meetings 

Staff members who are interested in plans for the A.C.R.L. meetings 
to be held at the time of the A.L.A. Far Vest Regional Convention next 
August in Vancouver, B.C., should transmit their ideas or inquiries to 
Johanna Allerding, who is a member of the A.C.R.L. Program Planning 
Committee for this region. Among other matters, the Committee is interested 
in knowing about how many persons expect to attend the various sectional 
meetings, so that adequate arrangements can be made for the meetings, 


April Ik -- two weeks from today -- is the deadline for additional 
contributions to our special fund for CARE Vegetable Seed Packages for 
Europe. We hope to send as many of these $i+.00 packages as we can; they 
are among the most vitally needed items we can help to supply to the people 
of Earope at this time. Read the informative leaflet on this program on 
the Staff Association Bulletin Board. 

Clark Library Visitors 

Professor George R. Potter of the UC, Berkeley, English department 
recently spent several days of his southern California vacation at the 
Clark Library, working with John Donne materials. With Evelyn M. Simpson, 
noted Donne scholar, Professor Potter is preparing a new edition of the 
seventeenth century poet's sermons. 

Richard Lederer , a director and one of the founders of the National 
Society of Autograph Collectors, paid a second visit to the Clark Library 
on March 15, between planes from Hawaii to New York. He and Mr. Archer 
swapped notes on the acquisition and processing of autograph naterlala, 

Frederic Douglas , Director of the Denver Art Musexun, visited the 
Library with Ellen Schaffer of Dawson's Book Shop. Mr. Douglas was 
interested in graphic arts holdings, especially those of the Kelmscott, 
Doves, and other fine presses. 

Louis Martz . Associate Professor of English at Yale, is again on the 
Coast, working principally at the Huntington Library. His recent visit to 
the Clark Library renewed the pleasant memories the staff holds of his 
numerous trips to our collection in the summer of 19^+7. 

Joseph Foladare , Chaiirmn of the English department of the Santa 
Barbara campus, and Associate Professor of English George Hand noted with 
enthusiasm the extent of the Jonathan Swift collection. Professor Hand, on 
sabbatical leave from Santa Barbara this year, expects to return to the 
Library soon as a reader. 


Life at the Folger Library 

One library which conveys through its occasional bulletin a spirit 
of well-directed energy is the Folger, in Washington. Our sometime asso- 
ciate, Louis B. Wright, formerly of UCLA's English department and the 
Huntington Library, and now Director of the Folger Library, states in the 
second issue of his informal Report that the Library now has better than 
fifty percent of the titles of all extant books printed in England or in 
English before l6kO. It hopes "in time to procure in some form every sig- 
nificant English book published from the invention of printing to the end 
of the seventeenth century." 

Several improvements in physical facilities will soon be welcomed by 
Folger visitors. Air conditioning equipment for the entire library build- 
ing is now complete. And by summer, Mr. Wright reports, "the reader of 
Elizabethan black-letter books should be able to see the type without 
squinting." Even the gloomy splendor of the Great Hall will yield to bet- 
ter lighting in the interests of modem readers' eyesight. 

A conference on Renaissance studies will be held at the Folger Library 
on April 30 and May 1, in which active scholars representing the fields of ]i 
literature and history will take part. An Advisorj^ Council for the Library 
was organized a few months ago, composed of "a group of the most active 
scholars and bibliophiles in this country and England." And a production 
of "Julius Caesar" is being presented Jointly by Amherst College and the 
Library this week in the Library's theater with its model stage of Shake- 
speare's period; N.B.C. is televising one of the performances. 



UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thuivday. Editor : JSX^erett Moore. 
Contrib utors to this issue: Johanna Allerdlng, H.Richard Archer, Andrew Horn, 
'Helen J. Jon«s, Finances Rose, Robert Fosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


61. 2 No. ^^ 

April Ik, 19k9 


My report to the staff on Monday was made up of impress ions of an 
eleven-day trip to the Book Coast, during which I had the privilege of 
visiting the libraries of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, the Morgan, 
the New York Public, ajid the Americana collection of Thomas W. Streeter. 
It was the fullest, most rewarding itinerary I have ever undertaken, and 
I returned home newly aware of our comparative book poverty in the West. 
Our libraries need millions on millions of selected books, pamphlets, 
manuscripts, and maps. It seems to me that three factors determine the 
measure of a library's greatness -- books, staff, building -- and in 
precisely that order. I have some notions about which are the counti^^'s 
greatest libraries; they will be found in my posthumous memoirs. 

I had a strange experience while walking through the Yale stacks 
with Librarian Babb. As we were passing a certain corridor the impulse 
was irresistible to snap on the light and look at the backs of the books. 
I had struck it rich! for I was in the midst of the great collection of 
Irish Economics presented to his alma mater by Dr. Henry E. Wagner in 

The Lamont conference was nobly planned and executed by Keyea 
Metcalf , as able a university librarian as this country has produced. 
I greatly admire the way in which he has carried out his library program 
and at the same time shared his experience with the profession at large. 

As newly elected .junior member of the Association of Research Li- 
braries ' Advisory Committee I envied the ease and grace with which Senior 
Member Donald Coney chaired two very full meetings. We roomed together 
in Cambridge, then flew to New York and parted at La Guardia Field. 

While at breeikfast in Cambridge Carl White and I made the final 
arrangements for next year's exchange of Ardis Lodge and Jean Macalister-- 
an arrangement which we broached first on the boardwalk at Atlantic City, 
fvirther advanced on the sidewalks of Chicago, and finally celebrated at 
a Colunibla Faculty Club luncheon, attended by Miss Macalister, Eoly 
Baughraan, and Charlie Mixer. There is no member of our staff in whom I 
take greater pride as a UCLA ambassador than I do in Ardis Lodge. This 
is the first of a long series of exchanges which I hope to institute with 
our fellows in the A.E.L. 


Mrs. Eva Nell Butler has been appointed Secretary-Stenographer in 
the administrative office, replacing Mrs. Frances McQuade, who has 
accepted an appointment as Secretary to Dean Coffman of the Law School. 

Mrs . Olivia J . Moore has been appointed Senior Library Assistant in 
the Reference Department, replacing Mrs. Toni Cannon, who has accepted a 
position in the office of the Dean of the College of Education. 

The resignations of Mrs. Georgiana Faggioli and Mrs. Clare R. Wolfe, 
of the Catalog Department, have been accepted with regret. 



Branch Library Progrese 

The Lav Library -^as moved into Its second-stage temporary qxiarters. 
Building 3N, the fornier auxiliary reading room north of Royce Hall. By 
September it will be -"ully ready to serve the Initial Law School class, 
with seats for fifty readers and a 30,000 volume stock of books. 

T he handsome li l rary room in the new Business Administration and 
Economics Building 1. finally open for service after a long wait for 
steel stacks. With -^eats for one-hundred readers, and stacksfor 10,000 
volumes , this library will give reference service to advanced students 
and faculty in Busi-.ess and Economics and continued complete service in 
Industrial Relatior^ . Because of its multiple responsibilities It has 
a freight train nara-i -- The BA & E & IIR. 


No speeches no kliegs, no reporters were seen at last week's open- 
ing of the New Book Shelf at the stack entrance. Nor were any necessary, 
to judge from the first day's statistics, for of the first seventy jacket- 
ed volumes put cut in the morning, twenty-six had been invited home before 
nightfall by hungry booklovers . N.B.S. is the Library's answer to the 
many requests from students, faculty, and staff for putting out for im- 
mediate inspection and use a selection of new acquisitions, ahead of 
cataloging. The books may be charged out for seven-days, subject to nor- 
mal notices and fines, with no renewal privilege; faculty and students 
have equal rights with respect to these pre-processed books. Charges are 
made on regular call-slips, using the accession number as identifying 
symbol. The list of new books is kept at the Information Desk. 

The statistical breakdown of the first day's score shows that faculty 
members borrowed four, graduate students thirteen, undergraduates two. 
Library staff members four, and student assistants three bocks. Probably 
the most picked-up and laid-down title, reports Miss King, was Roger 
Stephens' "Down That Pan-American Highway"; more than one salu he coiddnt 
afford to have itchy feet titillated further. Sai-tre's "The '/all" went 
to a sophomore, Kafka's "Penal Colony" to an Anthropology wife, Schrift- 
giesser's "This Was Normalcy" to the Man Most Likely to Make Diabolical 
Sejrvice Demands, Linebarger's "Psychological Warfare" to a teaching as- 
sistant. The other undergraduate choice was Smellie's "Why Ws 7,ead 
History," and the Anthro wife also took Blackett's "Fear, Wa.-, and the 
Bomb . " 

Chief credit for the catholic selection of titles goes to Betty 
Rosenberg, Acquisitions will keep the collection stocked with live titles, 
and Circulation will see that the Shelf is administered with due decorum. 
All are asked to suggest additions; new titles will be purchased promptly, 
budget permitting. 

Occu p ational Conferenc e 

Yesterday's meeting on librarianship as a career was one of the 
week's series of occupational meetings sponsored on the campus again this 
year by the Bureau of Occupations. On the program, planned by Miss Lodge 
and Mr. Moore, were Louise Boevekamp, Librarian of East Los Angeles Junior 
College, who discxissed school librarianship, B.J. Caldwell, Public Librar- 
ian of Pomona, who spoke of opportunities for public service through li- 
braries, and Andrew Horn, of the Department of Special Collections, who 
talked on the work of college and loniversity and special librarians. 
Discussion and questions from students in the audience followed the in- 
itial talks by the speakers. 

Occupational pamphlet materials are being shown in the foyer of the 
Library during the week through the courtesy of the University Counselling 
Center. Assistants are on hand to assist students in finding job infor- 
mation along their lines of interest. Other occupational materials are 
being exhibited at the Reference Desk in the main reading room. 

Centralized Documentation 

Another UCLA librarian is picking up the travel ball, which has been 
passed often this year among the staff. This time it is Johanna Allerding, 
who left on April 8 for Dajrton, Ohio, to attend a three -day conference on 
"Problems of Centralized Documentation," sponsored by the Central Air 
Docijments Office (Navy - Air Force). Librarians, engineers, government 
officials, and representatives from organizations served in some way by 
the C.A.D.O. will gather to participate in panel discussions on "The 
Standard Aeronautical Indexing System," "The Air Technical Index," 
"Miniaturization in Docijmentation," "Machine Methods in Documentation," 
"Reports Standardization," and "Document Exchange." The emphasis in all 
these discussions will be on scientific and technical documents and re- 
ports of general aeronautical interest which are received or wanted by 
the C.A.D.O. for centralized indexing and distribution. 


This afternoon Professor of Subtropical Horticulture Jacob B. Biale 
will speak to the Staff Association and show color slides on his recent 
trip to Europe, h o'clock . Education Building 10 0. 

CAEE Vegetable Seed Packages . We are happy to report that as of 
last Friday nine seed packages had been sent to Europe since February 
28 in our special collection for this fund. Letters from recipients 
of CAEE packages have shown how much the packages mean to the people 
of Europe, Please keep on giving to the fund for regular CABE food 
packages . 

Suggestions suggested . The Welfare Committee reminds Staff Associa- 
tion members that suggestions for improving working conditions should be 
jotted down and dropped in the Suggestion Box, Boom 200. They will be 
carefully read by the Committee and submitted to the Library administra- 
tion for consideration. 


Siirvey of Little Magazines 

Armine M ackenzie writes acutely and wittily of little magazines in 
a recent issue of O peratio n lAPL, having been prompted to review their 
importance on the literary scene of the last several decades by the Los 
Angeles Public Library's acquisition of a complete file of transition 
(April 1927-Spring 1938), He is reminded regretfully that it is only 
recently that libraries have begun systematically to collect the little 
magazine. "How," he asks, "can you study the 'renaissance' immediately 
before the First World War without considering the famous Little Review 
or that wild and brief -lived assault on respectability. Bl ast? What 
would the 'twenties be without transition , or the stormy 'thirties with- 
out the P artisan Review ?" Though belatedly, he points out, libraries 
must continue to attempt to fill in the gaps in files of these important 
magazines and to collect vigorously the little journals of our own day. 

Among these, several are carrying on in lively fashion, such as 
Circle , published in Berkeley ("it either is or is not attvmed to Henry 
Miller, one can't at the mcment be siure which"), and Contour . also from 
Berkeley ("it tells us distractedly that it has accepted more manuscripts 
than it can possibly publish in the foreseeable future"). Tiger ' s Eye, 
from Westport, Connecticut, "continues flamboyantly," Mr. Mackenzie 
observes. And Csoril Connolly's brilliant Horizon offers "one of the live- 
liest intellectual treats available in an age which, for all its techno- 
logical triumphs, is not overburdened with wit." 

A quick check of our files of these little magazines reveals that all 
of the currently published little magazines mentioned in Mr. Mackenzie's 
article are being received at UCLA. 

B ook Collecting Ac r oss Town 

In the same week as our own Book-Collection Contest, Mr. Vosper 
talked about book collecting to the English and Speech classes at the 
East Los Angeles Junior College, The occasion was the opening of their 
second annual contest, under the direction of Librarian Loiiise Roewekamp. 
Last year Mr. Powell was one of the judges of the College's first contest. 

Breaking into the Doe 

An innocent looking little item , in C U New s for 30 March 19k9 tells of 
significant progress on the Library Annex at Berkeley. A break through 
the Doe Library's walls at four places was to begin that week, and work 
and dust baffles are expected to remain at these points for two months . 
All of which will remind our Circulatioaists and Referencers of their 
days up front a year or so ago, when Sudden bursts of the air hammer made 
them appear like characters in silent movies. And as remodelling time 
comes closer, Catalogers, Acquisitors, Administrators, and assorted 
Specialists in the west end might start taking vitamin-Bl and reading 
Joshua Liebman. 

UCIA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor; Everett Moore, 
Contributors to this issue; Johanna Allerding, Deborah King, Bonnie 
Rardin, Frances Rose, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 



April 28, 191^9 


Last week I called a meeting of Messrs. Vosper, Harlow, Smith, Horn 
and Carpenter, and Miss Rosenberg, to devise a policy for our increasing 
acq.uisitions of southern California imprints. 

Two important books have been acquired on the Walstan Steel Eobson 
Memorial Fund: the first English edition of Joyce's "Portrait of the Art- 
ist as a Young Man" and the first limited edition of Connolly's "The Un- 
quiet Grave." 

In retur n for an article on reading which I had sent her. Miss Helen 
Haines sent me "New Lamps for Old," a paper read by her at a library meet- 
ing in Atlantic City on March 18, 1899. Those of you who know Miss Haines 
-- 6ind who does not? -- will not be astonished to hear that her fifty-year- 
old essay is still full of life. I was delighted to find her recommending 
Herman Melville, a couple of decades before the professional scholajrs 
launched the revival which endures to this day. 

Yes terday Mr. Archer and I were among the Judges of the Student Book 
Collecting contest at East Los Angeles Junior College under the sponsorship 
of Librarian Louise Roewekamp. 

Visitors last week included Nathan van Patten, Stanford's Professor 
of Bibliography, and Mrs. J. Morris Siemens, generous friend of the Bio- 
medical Library. Gift of the week came from Justin G. Turner, president of 
the Los Angeles section of the Association of American Autograph Collectors: 
a file of the Califomia Dally Chronicle . San Francisco, 185^-1856. 

I was pleased to learn of my election to the Grolier Club of New York. 

We had the pleasure of a visit from Librarian Ruth Ragan of Scripps 
Institution of Oceanography several week ends ago. 

The March number of Connolly's Horizon contains a thoughtful and per- 
tinent essay by Stephen Spender on American writers. Among other things 
he deplores the school of standardized editing which makes the printed 
product of The New York er, Time , Harper's , Atlanti c, and what have you, 
indistinguishable . 

Mr. Arche r Is on vacation this month and will te on leave during May 
and June to work on his doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago. 
During his absence Neal Harlow's Jurisdiction over rare books has been ex- 
tended to include the Clark Library. Mr. Harlow is spending a couple of 
days a week at West Adams, perfecting routines for manuscripts, critically 
rearranging the Montana Collection, and preparing exhibits for the 5th 
Annual Founder's Day to be celebrated on June 5th, with a Western theme 
for 'h9. 



To Santa Barbara and Back 

Last Thursday Neal Harlow visited the Santa Barbara campus to dis- 
cuss with the library staff and faculty members their problems relating 
to the acquisition and use of microfilm and special materials. He reports 
that Librarian Don Davidson is building up a going organization, and that 
signs of progress are everywhere evident. NH was treated Just like a 
visiting celebrity, his sixteen-hour day being made exceedingly pleasant. 

Attention Philatelists 

Eager philatelists are reminded that their proper point of attack 
is the Stamp Committee of the Staff Association rather than incoming pack- 
ages of mail themselves. Unauthorized removal of stamps or mailing labels 
is not only unfair to your fellow stamp collectors on the staff; it can 
also result in damage to shipments or confusion about their source. 

Typing Pool 

In the Catalog Department, where innovations and fresh solutions to 
stuffy old problems are accepted as part of the normal state of affairs, 
another new procedure has been on trial for four weeks . A catalog card 
typing pool was started April 1, which is intended to distribute work 
more evenly among typists, to require less shifting of books, and to keep 
them moving more quickly through the department. 

Equipment in Review 

A discussion of library equipment will be a feature of the spring 
meeting of the Conference of College and University Libraries of Southern 
California, on Saturday, May ik, at Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood. 
Past, present, and future grapplings with problems of equipping libraries 
will be aired by a panel of well-qualified librarians: Sister Mary Regis 
of Immaculate Heart, L. Herman Smith of Pasadena City College, and Deborah 
King. Everett Moore will be chairman of the discussion. The meeting will 
of course afford an opportunity to see Immaculate Heart's new library 
building; there will also be a display of plans and photographs of new or 
projected library buildings and equipment. 

The luncheon speaker will be author Emmet Lavery, whose subject will 
be "Television; the Wave of the Future." Reservations should be sent not 
later than May 7 to Miss Mary M. Downey, Assistant Librarian, Immaculate 
Heart College, 2021 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles 27. 

The Lav on Film 

With the shi ft of the new Lav Library from a dozen nooks and crannies 
In the Library ground floor (the shell formerly Inhabited by Student Health 
Service) into semi -permanent quarters in temporary building 3-N, DCIA's 
first microcard reading machine can be brought out in the open. Although 
the Law Library began only a year ago, chiefly with a striking collection 
of desiderata, it nov holds some 30,000 volumes, and every opportunity is 
eagerly grasped to acquire basic material in non-book form. Sets of lav 
reports of several states are expected to appear on mlcrocards ; and the Law 
Library is currently subscribing to the microfilm edition of the Records and 
Briefs of the United States Supreme Court (from 1938), for which a Recordak 
microfilm reader is also on hand. 

AN Uo. 8 

We welco me the recent appearance of Acquisitive Note s, Number 8 
(April 19^9), in which Editor Robert Vosper again succeeds in bringing us 
lively comments on some of the important additions to the Library's collec- 
tions. In this issue Mr. Krassovsky writes of the monumental "Russische 
Bibliothek," published as a periodical in eleven volumes, from 1772 to 1789, 
by the Russian bibliographer H.L.Ch. Bacmeister, a work which has never 
been surpassed for its store of bibliographical data on the eighteenth cen- 
tury. Professor Rubsamen tells of the fifty-odd Italian opera -books he was 
able to obtain for the Library during his stay last year in Rome; these 
contain not only the dialogue of the operas but libretti of ballets per- 
formed between the acts -- choreographic spectacles which were an integral 
part of the Italian opera before 1850. 

Professor Zeltlin's note on Raphael Blutean's eight-volume "Vocabu- 
lario Portuguez e Latino" (Colmbra, 1712-1721), a valuable acquisition in 
the field of Portuguese lexicography, reports that the author collected hie 
material "not only by reading some two thousand volumes of written Portu- 
guese but also by interviewing farmers, millers, wine and oil dealers, 
smiths, founders, and artisans of all sorts." A note on the Library's ac- 
quisition of an almost complete collection of the writings of the nine- 
teenth century Australian writer, Louis Becke, (forty-one voliomes of tales 
of the South Seas for our growing collection on the Southwest Pacific) is 
contributed by Mr. Vosper; and Mr. Powell observes that our Ezra Pound col- 
lection "is now solidly comerstoned with his first two volumes, both of 
which are among the rarest of modern works." 

Du Temps 

If your wrist watch is out of order, and you're a good librarian, 
you'll want first of all of course to locate a bibliography on the subject. 
We now have it for your: "Blbliographie Gene'rale de la Mesure du Temps" 
(Paris, 19^+3 ). It will tell you where to find any of the 5,000 works 
written since 152*+ on horology, chronometry, gnomonlcs, and other matter- 
that will help you diagnose the trouble. If you fail to find the answer 
here, maybe you'd best get rid of the watch. 


A unique evening has been planned for members of the Staff Association: 
a visit to the Research Department of Paramount Studio in Hollywood, on 
Wednesday, May k at 7:30 p.m. Further details to be announced. 

Intellectual Freedom Bulleti n 

Another volume 1. number 1 -- this one an important voice of freedom 
at home --is Intellectual Freedom Bulletin , published "by the California 
Library Association's Committee on Intellectual Freedom. This month sees 
publication of the first issue of the bulletin, whose purpose is "to report 
current problems and activities of the Committee. . .to the Association mem- 
bership and to invite fuller participation in this important work -- to 
keep the libraries of California free." Committee Chairman John E. Smith 
and his fellow members earnestly solicit news of all matters relating to 
problems of preserving intellectual freedom in all of our libraries, for 
publication in the bulletin. 


Hungarian Wildes 

Since last October , when a large number of Oscar Wilde titles were 
noted in a list sent out by the Hungarian Book Service in New York, the 
Clark Library has been anticipating a small "flood" of volumes from Hungary. 
The first shipment has arrived: ten titles -- from "Lady Windermere" at 
80 cents to "Koltemenyek" at two dollars. Eight more items will be sent as 
soon as they are received in New York. At present, Hungarian imprints are 
not well represented in the Wilde Collection; but the Library hopes to fill 
in the lacunae through this firm. The staff is brushing up on its Hungar- 
ian to cope with such titles as "Szepsdg Filozol'ia^a" "Az Eszmenvi FerJ," 
and "VeTlogatott Miivei." 


U.S.C.'s Assistant Librarian Rice Estes visited the Clark Library on 
a recent Saturday, 

K. D. Kuhlitz, San Francisco printer who set the type for several of 
the late John Henry Nash's books, was greatly pleased to find the extensive 
collection of Nash's printing in the Library. 


Come in, Washington U . 

What ever became of the University of Washington? We haven't heard a 
word as to what may have happened to it and its Library in the recent 
earthquake up north. Thanks to our own Safety Committee and the local 
press we saw what happened in the Seattle Public Library, where books by 
the dozens flew from their shelves into the aisles. All we have read about 
U.W. is that its seismograph reported with scholarly calm that there had 
been an earthquake. As Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, such phenomena supposedly 
belonged to southern California and were certainly not intended for points 
north of San Francisco (near CU). We admit we were surprised too -- and 
not a little curious. Did the University slide into the lake? We hate to 
have to wait until A.L.A. to find out. 

P. I.e. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore, 
Contributors to this issue: Edna Davis, Neal Harlow, Helen J. Jones, 
Frances Rose, Robert Vosger. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


'"'■ 2*- 16 

May 12, l9'+9 


The Library Council is holding its spring meeting today and tomorrow 
on this campus. Today's session, participated in by the nine Council 
members alone, is considering more than a dozen matters of common interest 
to the state-wide libraries. The session tomorrow will be on Interlibrary 
Services between the eight campuses and will be attended also by staff 
members from the several libraries whose duties are primarily in this 

This meeting will end my two-year stint as Council secretary (there 
are no other officers) and from July 1 Mr. Coney will serve in this ca- 
pacity during the next biennium. 

The Library Committee of the Academic Senate held its final meeting 
of the year in my office last Thursday. On July 1 Professor Lily B. 
Campbell will be succeeded as chairman by Professor Cordell Durrell, who 
is also chairman of the Geology Department. 

The Pasadena Library Club met last Friday at the Clark Library. I 
spoke for half an hovir on the ways in which the Clark is serving scholar- 
ship, following which the hundred guests admired the Western Americana 
exhibits arranged by the staff. 

A week ago Wednesday night Mr. Vesper and I attended the first meet- 
ing of the newly organized Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Southern 
California, officers of which are Glen Dawson, Kurt Schwarz, and Jacob 
Zeltlin. I spoke after dinner on the relationship between booksellers and 
Librarians and ways in which it can be improved. 

One day during spring recess my wife and I made a memorable 300 mile 
round trip to Eamona, in the San Diego back country. 0\xr purpose was to 
visit that fine writer, Judy van der Veer, and to receive for the Library 
the notebook and manuscript drafts, the typescripts, galley proofs, and 
related correspondence of her four published books, "The Biver Pasture" 
(1936) "Brown Hills" (1938), "November Grass" (19*^0), and "A Few Happy 
Ones" (19*^3). 

The Library has also been prcanised the manuscript of Idwal Jones's 
new book, "Vines in the Svm." 

I called again on Florence Moore Krelder, executrix -of Olive Percival^ 
and received additional memorabilia for our collection. Following this 
I drove to San Marino and had an hour's visit with 87-year-old Henry R. 
Wagner, Nestor of all bibliophiles. 


Jay Leyd a brovight me a copy of his nevly published "Complete Stories 
of Herman Melville . " His Introduction is one of the finest pieces of 
Melville criticism I have read. i 

Ot her visitors of this week and laat: Edna Bailtnao p, the distaff Bid 
of the Peter Pauper Press; Reginald Pol e, poet and lecturer; Vickers Beall 

(UCLA '27), in vhose Bruin Orchestra I once manned the wood winds; 
Commodo re Byro n McCandless, D.S.N. , retired, who continues to use our col 
lections for his book on flags; Wi nifred Myers , of Myers and Company, 
London, vice-president of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association; Directd 
James H. Breasted^ Jr ., of the Los Angeles County Museum; and Librarian 
Thomas Dabagh of the Los Angeles County Law Library. 


Three new mem bers of the Catalog Department are Mary Lois Bic e 
(B.A., George Washington University; M.A., to be conferred next month 
by Denver University College of Llbrarianship ) , Librarian-1; Mr s. Julie 
Sm ith (B.A., UCLA), Typist -Clerk; and Dorothy Swa ns on (B.A., Pomona 
College), Typist-Clerk. 





"St. Anne" on Leave 

With professional aplomb , a crew from the Los Angeles County Museum 
recently removed "St. Anne" from the main reading room's west wall, to 
exhibit her in Director Breasted' s forthcoming DaVinci exhibition. One 
of the paintings in the Willits J. Hole Art Collection which has hung in 
the Library since 19^0, "St. Anne and St. Mary" is by Andrea Salaino 
(lU83-ca.l520), of the School of DaVinci. The painting was formerly in 
the collection of Prince Leuchtenberg in St. Petersburg, and had earlier 
hung in the Ch\irch of San Celso in Milan. 

Conference on Government Publications 

A Faculty-Library Conference on Qovernment Publications in Teaching 
and Research will be held in the Library next Thursday evening. May 19, 
from 8 to 10 o'clock. Intended to reveal what the facility needs and to 
explain to the faculty how the Library is handling documents, the confer- 
ence will help us plan our long-term program more usefully. 

The conference will open with a panel discussion by the following 
participants: Professor Winston Crouch: "United States and state govern- 
ment publications"; Professor Charles Mowat: "English government publica- 
tions"; Professor John Galbraith: "British Commonwealth documents"; 
Professor Russell H. Fitzgibbon: "Latin-American government publications"; 
Hilda Gray: "The Service problem"; John E. Smith: "Acquisition of govern- 
ment publications"; and Thomas Dabagh: "Cooperative collecting." 

Mr. Vosper will preside at the conference. Attendance is by invita- 
tion; staff members interested in attending should see him. 


student Library Committee Questionnaire 

Last week '8 Department Heads' meeting was devoted largely to detailed 
discussion of students' complaints about Library facilities and services, 
which had been submitted through the Student Library Committee's recent 
questionnaire, and of the preliminary notes prepared by several of the de- 
partment heads as answers to specific complaints and as further comment on 
problems of service. These notes are now being reviewed and edited for 
presentation to the students through the Daily Bruin. 

In analysing the complaints and the librarians' comments, Mr. Quinsey 
has shown that the main causes of student dissatisfaction seem to be: 
first , genuine Library problems such as inadequate circulation facilities, 
bindery delays, and overcrowding in the whole University -- some relief 
for which has, of course, already been provided with the opening of the 
east wing, with fxarther relief to come from improvements still in the 
planning stage; second . difficulties created by the students themselves 
through lack of xinderatandlng or unwillingness to go to the trouble of 
learning -- such matters as are already covered in "Know Your Library" or 
by special directions and posters, regarding use of periodicals and refer- 
ence materials and the card catalog; and third , difficulties stemming from 
some students' anti-social behavior in the theft of libraiTr materials and 
in keeping books overtime -- their failure, in short, to see their own 
problems in relation to those of 18,000 other i)eople who use the Library. 

Case of the Bay Psalm Book 

Charles G. Glenn , the former graduate student who, in the early hotors 
of March 5* got as far as tbe walk on the west side of the Library with 
the Bay Psalm Book in his pocket before ceimpus police officer Frush stopped 
him, pleaded guilty last week to burglary, and was granted permission to 
file application for probation. Superior Court Judge Borde in Santa Monica 
has ordered Glenn to appear for sentencing and hearing on probation on 
Jvme 27. It was announced by Glenn's counsel that the charge of grand 
larceny will be dropped, by agreement with the district attorney. Glenn 
persists in his story that he was ordered to perform the theft of the Bay 
Psalm Book from its exhibit case in the Library by a secret campus organi- 
zation during his initiation. No light has been shed on this matter; his 
fraternity revoked his membership at the same time the University expelled 
him as a student. 

Helping Out at Berkeley 

Three staff members have been drawn briefly to Berkeley during the 
past two weeks, on one mission or another. Messrs. Harlow and Moore 
appeared there on the Monday of spring vacation week -- the former, it 
must be said, spending most of the day over in The City, but paying calls 
also to the General and Bancroft Libraries before day was done; the latter 
arriving in the Librarian's office just in time to help Messrs. Coney, 
Bryant, and Milczewskl shift a few partitions of the new Annex several 
feet this way and that (on the blue prints, that is). Miss King was at 
CU a week ago, peering into the maws of I. B. Machines and taking color 
readings on the mandarin-reds and chartreuses about to show up in the 
Annex. She, like the Editor, was given an efficient and instructive tour 
through the big new pile by Assistant Librarian Milczewskl. 

Our CorreBpondent In Chi na 

Oiir farthest -flung corresponde nt, Professor Richard Eudolph, writes 
Mr. Vosper most recently from Slning, the capital city of Chinghal Province 
in Northwest China, near Lake Koko Nor, where he is the guest of the gover- 
nor ^ and suffering from frequent hangovers from the "local grog" which 
hospitality forces him to drink regularly at meals. He is trying to locate 
a few Tibetan books for us and get permission to excavate the tomb of a 
Fourth Century Turkish prince buried near the City. With the State -wide 
University in mind, he has also recruited a student for the Davis campus. 

Department of Safety i 

T he ink was hardly dry on the last issue of the LIBRAEIAN, with its 
speculative little piece on the earthquake in the northwest, than we 
received the University of Washington's Library Information for April 25, 
which contained the following reass\iring report: 

"Many anomalies were reported during the earthquake on April 13. 
One book fell from the shelves in the Librarian's office. It was 
permitted to lie on the floor for several hours so that all might 
note its title: 'What's Wrong With China' by Rodney Gilbert." 

Librarian Harry Bauer has reported subsequently that he did not even 
know there was an earthquake until it was over. "I was walking across the 
campus with a member of the faculty," he writes, "on the way to lunch. We 
were so busy talking we did not feel the earth rumble. A few bricks fell 
from the chimney of a very old building and we rushed over to find out what 
had happened, for the sound of bricks hitting tar paper was like an explo- 
sion. The people rushed out of the building and told us of the earthquake. 
We then continued on our way to lunch, for nothing had happened to scare 
or excite us. We did notice a great many earthworms come out of the 
ground. They were the extra large kind. Over in the University library 
building everybody had a great thrill and some even 'got religion' in a 
hurry. There is no damage to report." 

Recommended for immediate rereading by UCLA librarians is the brief 
essay entitled "What do Do in an Earthquake," in the Library Safety Manual. 
With seismologists reminding us that a Big One will be along one of these 
days, it won't hurt to remember that a good quake allows a reading time of 
zero seconds after things start swaying. 

Regional Catalogers ' Meeting 

The arrears cataloging program a t UCLA was the subject of a paper 
read by Mr. Engelbarts at the spring meeting of the Los Angeles Regional 
Group of Catalogers on April 30. UCLA catalogers present were Misses 
Conrad, Curry, Hagan, Humiston, Jones, McMurry, More and Schimansky, 
Mrs. Mok, and Messrs. Conway and Englebarts. Mr. Conway was elected 
Secretary -Treasurer of the Group for 19J+9-50. 

Reminder; Conference of College and University Libraries of Southern 
California meets at Immaculate Heart College Library on Saturday, May Ik. 
For program see the LIBRAEIAN, April 28. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Tiiursday. Editor: Everett Moore, 
Contributors to this issue: Helen J. Jones and Robert Vosper. 

UCLA LIBRABIAN -- May 12, 19i^9 
New Salary Scale s 

T he recently announced salary scale ad.lustments for certain classes 
cf non-academic employees are listed in the table below. The new scales 
are effective as of September 1, 19^8 . The adjustments apply to all 
Library staff members in the affected classes who were on the payroll on 
May 1, 19^9> except employees working on a part-time basis regularly 
scheduled less than half-time. Part-time employees, including general 
assistance personnel, who are not eligible for the new rates retroactively 
(personnel regularly scheduled to work less than half-time) will be eligible 
on July 1, 19^9. 

Checks for retroactive payments for both salary roll and general 
assistance employees will be issued shortly. Future salary payments for 
all Library employees affected by the changes will be adjusted in accordance 
with the table below. In cases where the step interval for the class is 
changed (Librarian-2 is the only class in the Library so affected), em- 
ployees who were to receive merit increases on July 1, 19^9 according to 
the old step interval will receive the new step increase. 

Staff members should feel free to ask Mr. Vosper or Miss Bradstreet 
any questions they have about the salary ranges. 


monthly range and 
annual range 
(Middle figure is 
step increase) 

monthly range and 
annual range 
(Middle figure is 
step increase) 




Librarian 1 

230 - 

2760 - 

10 - 
120 - 


2U0 - 

2880 - 

10 - 
120 - 



Librarian 2 

270 - 
32U0 - 

10 - 
120 - 


280 - 
3360 - 

15 - 

180 - 



Librarian 3 

3h^ - 
l^lUo - 

15 - 

180 - 


370 - 
khko - 

15 - 
180 - 



Librarian k 

420 - 
50i^0 - 

20 - 
2I+O - 


531+0 - 

20 - 
2I+O - 





160 - 
1920 - 

10 - 
120 - 


170 - 

20I10 - 

10 - 
120 - 



Typist -Clerk 

165 - 
1980 - 

10 - 
120 - 



170 - 

20i^0 - 

10 - 
120 - 





175 - 

2100 - 

10 - 
120 - 


180 - 
2160 - 

10 - 
120 - 




195 - 
23UO - 

10 - 
120 - 


200 - 
2UOO - 

10 - 
120 - 




Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. 17 

May 26, 19'+9 


I waa profoundly ehocked by the death of Samuel T. Farquhar, manager 
of the University Press, who succumbed to pneumonia while attending a 
meeting at Princeton. Next to President Sproxil Sam had more of the state- 
wide spirit than any other university employee known to me. He was a great 
bookman and a generous friend. 

The Library Council meetin g is now two weeks old. In last week's 
CTJ News Mr. Coney gave an excellent summary of what happened. Read it, as 
posted on the board next to the elevator, and that will free some of this 
week's precious space for comment on more recent happenings and one to come. 

You have all received copies , I trust, of the Clark Library Founder's 
Day invitation, for Sunday afternoon, June 5*11. Come and bring your friends 
and family and children --no dogs, please. The production of "A Live 
Woman In the Mines" promises to be the most hilarious ever to grace the 
sedate West Adams acreage. Refreshments, as catered by the inimitable 
Madame Feutz, will feature cookies with yellow icing. So please come rush- 
ing for what promises to be a golden afternoon. 

Yesterday afternoon I lectured on Robinson Jeffers to Professor 
Wortham's English it--F class . I have a renewed sympathy for the faculty 
who lecture as many as twelve hours a week. It took me at least that long 
to prepare one fifty-minute lectiirel 

The Faculty-Library Conferenc e on Government Publications was a com- 
plete success, thanks to skillful planning by Mr. Vosper and sparkling 
presentations by the panel members. As I said in my introductory remarks, 
the way is now clear for the Library to hold a series of similar conferences 
on such topics of faculty- library interest as building needs, the selection, 
ordering, and cataloging of books; the use of the card catalog and of 
reference materials; and instruction in student use of the Library. 

Interested staff members may ask in the office for reading copies of 
the Faculty Library Committee's Annual Report for 19U8/U9. 


Mrs. Erma E. Bapst has been appointed Typist -Clerk in the Reference 
Department (Undergraduate Library); she replaces Mrs. Dorothy Mitchell, who 
has transferred to the Acquisitions Department (Bindery and Serials 
divisions) to replace Mrs. Donna Myers who is resigning to Join her husband. 

Helen Hickman has been appointed Secretary-Stenographer in the Adminis- 
trative Office, replacing Mrs. Eva Nell Butler, who resigned to join her 

Mrs. Cecelia Polan became the mother of Miriam Polan ( seven pounds , 
six ounces) on May 9. 



Library Council Innovation 

The conference on interlibrary servic e , to which the Library Council 
devoted the second day of its two-day meeting at UCLA week before last, 
was an innovation in that members of the several University library staffs, 
other than Council members, attended the session to participate in the 
discussion. These were staff members particularly concerned with inter- 
library loans and other media for intercampus sharing of library resources. 

From the University Library at Berkeley, Librarian Donald Coney was 
accompanied by Assistant Librarian Marion Milczewski and Mrs. Margaret 
Uridge; from Santa Barbara College came Librarian Donald Davidson and Refer- 
ence Librarian Mrs. Violet Shue; Miss Nelle U. Branch of the College of 
Agriculture at Davis was assisted by Miss Louise Wheeler; Miss Ruth Eagan, 
Librarian at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and her assistant, Miss 
Dorothea Fox, came from La Jolla; Miss Myrtle Eaughn accompanied Miss 
Margaret Buvens, Librarian of the Citrus Experiment Station at Riverside; 
Professor John B. de C. M. Saunders and Mrs. Frances Gardner represented 
the Medical School in San Francisco, and Professor F. J. Neubauer the Lick 
Observatory at Mount Hamilton; Librarian Powell, Assistant Librarian Vosper, 
Misses Cope and King, and Messrs. Harlow and Moore made up UCLA's delega- 
tion; and completing the group was Council member J. Periam Danton, Dean 
of the School of Librarianship, in Berkeley. 

Our guests from the other seven campuses found time to look around 
the UCLA campus, and to inspect library facilities both in the main Library 
and in the branches. As hosts for this auspicious first meeting of the 
Council on a larger pattern, we greatly enjoyed the opportunity of visiting 
with them, of showing them aroxmd, and of discussing our problems together. 

Government Publications Conference 

The Government Publications Room had its own special opening a week 
ago tonight when a group of faculty, staff, and local friends met under 
Mr. Vosper's chairmanship to discuss our documents program and its implica- 
tions . 

Professors Crouch, Mowat, Galbraith, and Fitzglbbon discussed the 
need for collecting special types of government publications -- United 
States, state, English government, British Commonwealth, and Latin-Americanj 
and the Library's acquisitions and service programs were reviewed by John 
Smith and Hilda Gray -- the former \mderscoring the expenses, apparent and 
hidden, of an amplified documents project, and the latter pointing out ways 
in which the G.P.E. can be of maximum use to faculty and students. Finally, 
the Implications for the Los Angeles sirea were explored by the County Law 
Library's Chief, Thomas Dabagh. 

A number of impromptu remarks were heard from the floor, serving to 
round out a profitable discussion. That the program interested librarians 

in particular was seen from the attendance which included U.S.C.'a Librarian 
Lewis Stieg; Assistant City Librarian Mrs. Anne Leidendeker, accompanied by 
Serials Librarian Helen Mason; Chief Reference Librarian Olive Ryder of the 
County Library; Librarian Helen Weekly of the Haynea Foundation; and Willis 
Kerr of Claremont. 

Since the discussions were recorded by a stenotypist, there will soon 
be a full-dress report available to guide our future government publications 

Ob servations on The "Princeton Statistics" 

The recent arrival of "Statistics for College and University Libraries 
for the Fiscal Year 1947/l9'+8, collected by Princeton University Library" 
affords an intriguing opportunity to review this useful compilation started 
by Princeton's ex-Librarian Gerould for the year I919/2O. Accumulation 
down through 19k3/hk was put into a single volume in 19'+7, the statistics 
being arranged separately by the several libraries. A more interesting 
approach is through the annual sheets, from which various chronological 
comparisons can be drawn among libraries. 

UCLA's report was entered for the first time in 1930/31. That year 
we ranked 36th among 39 reporting libraries; this put us right in the 
running with Vassar, Wellesley, and Bryn Mawr. The newly issued 19^7/'+8 
tabulation lists us as 26th among 53 libraries, where we class with 
Wisconsin and Washington (Seattle). 

A comparison of the I930/3I statement with that for 19hl/h8 reveals 
a fairly consistent pattern of ranking at both the top and bottom of the 
column. In each year Harvard, of course, was first; and each time North 
Dakota was last. In between those years, discounting institutions newly 
added to the list, the libraries showing the greatest relative growth in 
rank seem to be Minnesota, Duke, Indiana, and UCLA. Several show a marked 
decline in relative rank; some naturally are the colleges, and others are 
the universities in less solvent states . 

Something of our growth can be seen by a comparison of the two years: 

Volumes Volumes Spent for books 
in Library added and bindi ng Staff 

1930/31 173,600 23,i+33 $52,500 33 
19^7/W 623,906 U2,064 ^lkk,8h6 79 

More striking even than the progress of ovir own library in the scale 
is the consistently accelerated growth of all major American university 
libraries. To advance appreciably in relative rank requires tremendous 
development, because competition in this league is sharp and expensive and 
the pace rapid. Our 19^7/^8 total holdings, putting us 26th in line, would 
have given us 12th place in I930/3I. The k2,06k volumes we added last year 
made us 13th in additions; a library adding that number in I930/3I would 
have been 6th, We were l6th in size of staff last year; with 79 we would 
have been 7th in 1930/31. And, most strikingly, our 19^+7/^8 expenditure 
for books and binding was 15th in line; that much money in I930/3I would 
have ranked us as 7th, right up among the giants. 

Mr. Vosper, whose analysis of the Princeton statistics has resulted 
in these observations, points out that we should not be overly impressed 
by gross size comparisons, for obviously even among the five or six largest 
libraries there is a striking difference in quality of book collections. 
But at least for research purposes a thin collection is per se lacking in 
quality. / 

Depa rtment Heads Beport 

At la8t week's Department Heads' Meeting Miss King reported on her 
recent visit to the University Library at Berkeley, during which she 
observed the operation of the Circulation Department, and studied in par- 
ticular its use of I.B.M. equipment. 

Other matters discussed at this meeting were procediires for prepara- 
tion and posting of signs in the Library (outlined elsewhere in this issue), 
plans for distribution of the "Opportunities" recruitment leaflet, and a 
report on the Reference Department's in-service program for its staff 
members , in which members of other departments and branch librarians are 
discussing Library problems with them. 

Library Si gns 

Procedures for the planning, preparation, and posting of special signs 
in all public areas of the Library Building were recently clarified at a 
Department Heads' Meeting. All requests for signs are to be channeled 
through David Heron of the Reference Department, who will make necessary 
arrangements both for their financing, through the Librarian's Office, and 
for their production by the student assistant artist. Mr. Heron and 
Mr. Moore will be responsible for the editing of signs and will approve 
them for their content and style. 

Export Difficulti es 

Professor Hermenegildo Corbat<j , writing from Valencia about his experi- 
ences in buying Catalaji books for the Library, points out the problems of 
shipping books to us from Spain. The Spanish postal authorities prefer to 
send shipments by Spanish boats, which come only at irregular intervals; 
moreover they will accept only one shipment every half month from an indi- 
vidual or firm, except in the case of booksellers who have foreign export 
licenses; and these are few indeed. Consequently, Mr. Corbato has been put 
to extraordinary efforts in order to get his more than thirty packages off 
to us. 

Library Briefs 

At the recent dinne r of the Alumni Association of the U.C. School of 
Librarianship Dean Danton announced that for the immediate future the School 
at Berkeley would continue to grant the B.S. in L.S. degree for the first- 
year course, in the hope that the high standards of the School will continue 
to draw good students. It was announced that the Alumni Association's 
officers are compiling a new directory of alumni, arranged both alphabeti- 
cally and geographically. Librarian CJeorge Farrier of Alhambra appeals to 
members for any information they may have about "lost" members. 

Mrs . Loa Buss Keena n has been appointed by the Institute of Transporta- 
tion and Traffic Engineering to work until July on library materials for the 
Institute. She is doing this work in the Engineering Library. 

At a recent tea and meeting of the Friends of the Library Group of the 
White Memorial Medical Library, Miss Darling, Mrs. Woodworth, and Mr. Vosper 
were guests of the Librarian, Mrs. Ella Moyers. 

Exhibition of the Mon th 

On vlev through May in the rotunda are photographs , letters , and books 
never before exhibited, from the personal files and library of the late 
Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931), Viennese physician who turned author and 
playwright. A member of the group of Viennese writers ("Young Vienna") 
which dominated Austrian literature at the turn of the century, Arthur 
Schnitzler 's writings have exerted a far-reaching effect upon modern drama. 

Diiring the Nazi occupation of Austria, Arthur Schnitzler 'e library and 
personal files were seized and turned over to the National Library of Vienna. 
When Austria was liberated in 19^5 > this property (which now bears the stEunps 
of the National Library in Vienna) was ret\a*ned to its legal owner, Henry 
Schnitzler, the author's son, now on the staff of UCLA's Department of 
Theater Arts, who has given a large portion of his father's library to UCLA, 
and who has made the current exhibition possible by lending much additional 

Arrears Progress Report 

The Catalog Depart ment reports that during the month of April, 576 
titles and 59'*- arrears volumes were cataloged. This is an outstanding 
accomplishment, considering the fact that these volumes were in German and 
in dialects and on early German history, subjects which were unfamiliar to 
most of the catalogers. From November I9I+8 to April I9U9, 63^+9 titles and 
7332 volumes were cataloged. 

Librarian for a Da y 

On Tuesday, last week, Mr, Powell was temporarily replaced by visiting 
Librarian-for-the-day DickCarter, Boys' Day delegate from Alexander Hamilton 
High School, Upon arriving at the Library- -on time in spite of "unusual" 
weather--he was greeted and made welcome by Messrs. Powell and Vosper, who 
were interested to learn that Dick has been an active assistant at the 
McKinley Home for Boys for almost three years. The Librarian-for-the-day 
then made a detailed inspection of the Library, covening with staff members, 
all of the departments and many of the nooks, crannies, and outposts that 
one doesn't usually see, making only one brief stop for lunch at Kerckhoff 
with Messrs, Quinsey and Horn. High spots of a very busy day included a 
look at the facsimile Gutenberg Bible and a trip up to the roof top. 

Research in Hollywood 

Some new insight into methods of motion picture research, and two 
examples of the best type of such research, were gained for the Library 
two weeks ago, when Messrs. Quinsey and Horn went over to Hollywood to have 
lunch with Henry S. Hoerdlinger, assistant to Cecil B. DeMille, After a 
good meal "on the lot, "and ashort tour, Mr. Hoerdlinger presented to the 
Library copies of his reference handbook and detailed research notes repre- 
senting over a year and a half of work for the forthcoming DeMille produc- 
tion of "Samson and Delilah." The handbook (the first of its kind in 
Hollywood) and the notes have been compiled for the use of producer, di- 
rectors, writers, prop men, eind costume designers, who thus have at their 
finger tips a wide variety of pertinent information, conveniently classified 
and well documented. Interested members may examine this material in the 
Department of Special Collections . 

More about the Student Library Committee 

Last veek the Student Library Committee was presented with Part I of 
the Library's report on the Committee's questionnaire on Library services. 
This report, constituting a detailed discussion of the position in relation 
to student questions and complaints, is a rather unusual item. It is one 
of the few instances we know of where a library administration has prepared 
for its public so detailed an analysis of the major causes of student dis- 
satisfaction, giving due consideration to what can be done and what is 
already being done to improve service. 

Claire Greenebaum, Committee Chairman, planned to present this first 
part of the report, dealing with circulation and budgeting problems, to 
yesterday's meeting of the Welfare Board, \mder which the Student Library 
Coimnittee functions. We should see Miss Greenebaum' s final statement to 
the ASUCIA in an early issue of the Daily Bru in. 

Conference in Holls^woo d 

The spring meet ing of the Conference of College and University 
Librarians of Southern California was held on Saturday, May Ik, at Immaciilate 
Heart College in Hollywood. Librarian Whitten of Whittier College presided, 
and Everett Moore was chairman of the panel discussion on library equipment. 
The scene of the meeting, the College's new library, was of course the sub- 
ject of Sister Mary Eegis's talk. The handsome building, she pointed out, 
was modem but not modular. Deborah King talked of planning and equipping 
the east wing at UCLA and sketched the glamorized charging desk of the future. 
L. Herman Smith concluded the panel with a discussion of Pasadena City 
College's library now under construction, which is to be modern -- and also 
modular . 

During the business session of the meeting, Mr. Vosper proposed that 
the Conference affiliate with C.L.A., pointing out that the Conference had 
already received a grant from C.L.A. to carry on its cooperative biblio- 
graphical project. While discussion favored the proposal, it was decided 
to postpone the vote on the issue until fall. 

At the luncheon, Emmet Lavery, plajrwright and film writer now teaching 
at Immaculate Heart, spoke on "Television: the Wave of the Future." 
Mr. Lavery 's wit did not hide the seriousness of his theme, that television 
is about to become the most important of all media of communication, that 
in great measure it may supplant the written word, and that librarians and i 
educators should act now to make svire that the values they represent shall ■ 
have some influence on it. 

"0pport\mitie3" Appears 

" Opportunities in College and University Librarianship," a new recuit- 
ment leaflet published by the Conference of College and University Librarians 
of Southern California, came off the press just in time for the meeting of 
the Conference week before last. The handsome two-color six-page leaflet 
was first proposed at the Conference meeting at UCLA in the fall of 19^7- 
The Editor was ccanmissioned to prepare copy which might ultimately be printed 
for distribution to vocational counsellors and prospective librarians; he 
was assisted by Helen Herney of Los Angeles City College. After a proposed 
text had been approved by Conference members and guarantees of pvirchases had 
been made by interested libraries, the editor saw the leaflet through its 
printing by Grant Dahlstrom's Castle Press in Pasadena. The three cuts were 
made from photographs by Library Photographer Harry Williams, 

Vlsitora to Chemistry Library 

Mrs . Doroee reports that during April a number of distinguished 
scientists stopping in Los Angeles, after attending the meeting of the 
American Chemical Society in San Francisco, visited the Chemistry Library. 
Among these were Professor Arne Tiselius of Uppsala University (Sweden), 
Nobel Prize winner in 19^+8; Dr. Stanford Moore of the Rockefeller Institute; 
Dr. Bernard Davis, Senior Surgeon of the United States Public Health Service; 
and Professor Harold Cassidy of the department of Chemistry in Yale 
University. Other visitors of the month included two German scientists 
from Frankfurt-am-Main, Professors Felix and Wendell. 

Guests from Indi a 

A few weeks ago Dean D . E . McHenry brought to the Library our good 
friend Mrs. G. J. Watumull and her guests, Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Agarwal, who 
are on a world tour lecturing about Indian cultural affairs and studying 
public education. Before joining them at lunch, Mr. Vosper showed the 
party the stacks, where Mr. Agarwal autographed two of his books, both 
bought with Watumull Foundation funds , and Mrs . Watimull looked over our 
set of The Fauna of British India . Mr. Agarwal is a leading interpreter 
of the Gandhian philosophy and was pleased to find that we subscribe to 
Harijan , the Gandhian Journal. Mrs. Watumull promised to send us a copy 
of the new official Gandhi bibliography. 

C.S.E.A. Regional Director's Meeting 

Mr. Vosper , with other officers of Region 11 of the California State 
Employees' Association, recently attended the Regional Director's monthly 
dinner meeting at the California Vocational Institute, in Lancaster. 
C.S.E.A. 's capable General Manager Sam Hanson reviewed the present legis- 
lative program at Sacramento, pointing out especially the increased retire- 
ment benefits that are being requested. 

(This is the place to remind all staff members, old and new, that as 
Sam Hanson said, legislators don't get up in the morning wondering what 
they can do for state employees. They leave that job to C.S.E.A. Recent 
salary increases are a case in point.) 

Regarding the meeting place, Mr. Vosper reports that under an enlight- 
ened rehabilitation program for young first -of fenders, the California Voca- 
tional Institute offers training in twenty-one trades in pleasant surround- 
ings far removed from San Quentin's hardened atmosphere. Especially in 
evidence at this meeting was the work of the cook-trainees , who set out a 
marvelous dinner. 

M.L.A. on the Campus 

The provisio nal Southern California Chapter of the Medical Library 
Association held its second meeting on May 2%, on the UCLA campus. The 
morning session was opened with a welcome from Mr. Powell. The business 
of the day included completion of the organization of the group, reports 
from members who attended the national M.L.A. meetings in Galveston last 
month, and a discussion of interlibrary loan policies among the local 
medical libraries . Dean Stafford Warren spoke on the development of the 
UCLA Medical Center at the luncheon following the morning session. Many 
of the group stayed over into the afternoon to visit the Biomedical Library. 

Mrs. Ella Moyers, Librarian of White Memorial Medical Library, is 
Chairman of the group, and Louise Darling is Secretary-Treasurer. 


P rofessor Richard G. Lillard of the English Department will speak to 
the Staff Association at a meeting on Friday, June 3, at k p.m. in Room 310. 
His subject will be: "The case history of how I wrote 'The Great American 


Pleasing Repo rt 

O ur ex-colleague , Mollie Hollreigh, now Lii'ector of the Pacific 
Northwest Bibliographic Center at Seattle, makes her first report in the 
April 19U9 PNLA Quarterl y, and she writes as though she has the operation 
well in hand. 


L ittle earthquakes roiuid and about Los Angeles (the kind we don't even 
feel) naturally interest the seismologists up in CU's Doe Library basement. 
But not until the Library people let in the air hammerers to punch holes 
in their walls did they ever get mised up in the affairs of the earthquake 
specialists. Now it appears the whole lot are working at each other's jobs; 
in due time seismologists will be manning the General Reference Desk, just 
as librarians are now helping out in the basement. Full dociomentation is 
given to this rapidly developing state of affairs by the following paragraph 1 
from last week's CU New s; 

"Air hammer work for the new Photographic Laboratory in the Doe Library ' 
basement overlapped the Los Angeles earthquake and confused the seismologists, 
who have recording equipment in the basement. Staff members near the work 
area are trying to convince the seismologists that the disturbance recorded 
at Los Angeles is directly attributable to the air hammer work in the Doe 

There's no putting a stop to this sort of thing, as the people at CU 
probably realize. 

* * * 

Bibliotrivia *** A recent visitor t^ the Reference Desk sought to find out 
if it was true that the woman who invented the windshield wiper was the same 
as the one who invented the Jiffy Diaper and who got the law passed in 
Illinois to let cats out at night; the inquirer had met the presumed inventca> 
h\imanitarlan at a desert resort, and was just checking up *** Advertise- 
ments for the "New International 19^+9 Yearbook" refer several times to the 
assassination of Mohandas K. Ghandi (sic); publishers of this work are the 

well-known lexicographical firm of F — and W , who in another of 

their well-known compilations spell it "Gandhi" *** "It may be that you 
will have to write again, for there is little continuity of records, etc.," 
wrote the publishers of a student literary magazine of a university Down 
Under, in reply to Wilbur Smith's request for future issues *** The 
complaint of Anon, in the May I5 Library Journal that "with the opening of 
the Lament Library at Harvard, for undergraduate men only, Radcliffe has no 
good access to books" should soon be answered, for under the Farmington Plan 
allocation Harvard is to receive books on "Feminism" and "Sex Relations," not 
to mention "Manners and Customs" *** 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore. 
Contributors to this issue: Johanna Allcrding, Louise Darling, Helen J. Jones, 
Roberta Nixon. Richnrri n'R-ripn ■RriVicTH- nifir%oc->T t3,^Vqi-+ •^^^o•r^^v. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


,1. 2 No. 18 

June 9, 19'4-9 


Berkeley June 9 (LP) -- I came xip on the Ovl Monday night. Tuesday 
morning I made the rounds of the San Francisco bookshops. That afternoon 
as C.L.A. Vice President I met in the Mechanics' Library with C.L.A. 
President Ed Coman and Executive Secretary Edna Yelland to discuss details 
of the Vancouver meeting in August and next year's annual meeting to be 
held in Sacramento. I dined that evening with Dr. and Mrs. Sydney B. 
Mitchell, whose house guest I am on this trip. Yesterday morning I con- 
ferred with Mr. Coney, toured the Annex with Messrs. Bryant and Milczewski. 
then lunched with Mr. Coney Dr. George P. Hammond, and others. After 
l\inch I visited the Bancroft Library with Director Hammond. Later I dined 
with my friends William Everson, now on leave from the University Press aa 
a Guggenheim fellow in poetry, and his wife Mary, after which I spent the 
evening at their Equinox Press. 

This morning I am at the University Press to discuss publishing 
ventures of the Clark Library. I shall lunch with August Frug^,. and this 
afternoon keep an appointment, also on Clark business, with Chief Account- 
ing Officer Lundberg. I shall come downstate tonight on the Owl and out 
to the Library in the morning from Glendale with Mr. Harlow. 

Founder's Day at the Clark already seems far in the past, although it 
was only last Sunday. This year'a celebration was surely one of the best; 
thanks to inspired performances by actors, dancers ; and musicians, glorious 
weather ( CU News , please copy), goldusty cake, cherry punch, and the respon- 
siveness of 1300 guests. My proudest moment was when I introduced 
Miss Mary E. Foy, vigorous octogenarian who was Los Angeles's first City 
Librarian (l880-i881^) and Miss Cora E Sanders, my predecessor at the Clark, 
who served the Clark family and library a total of forty-three years. 
John Walton Caughey's witty welcoming words and Ealph Freud's mastery of 
the ceremonies also contributed to our afternoon's pleasure. The audience 
was obviously delighted when it was revealed that Paul Frush, who called 
the square dance, was the Campus Police Officer who called an effective 
halt last March to the "Bay Psalm Book" thief. 

Professor Richard Lillard's talk to the staff last week on the writing 
of his book "The Great Forest" moved us all deeply. Of the thousands of 
lectures and talks to which I have been exposed in the course of my academJc 
life, this was one of the best. I understand now what a student meant when 
he said in a recent letter to the Bruin that one of the things he would 
never forget about UCLA was Professor Lillard's classroom lectirres. 



I dropped in on Ed Carpenter's recent doctor's oral in History, and 
saw that he had the situation well in hand. Congratulations! 

The Library will he closed all day Sunday and Monday, July 3 and k. 


Geraldine Clayton (B.L.S., California, 19'<-9) returns to us next week 
as Librarian-1 in the Reference Department; replacing Mrs. Jean Anderson 
Jensen. Miss Clayton was a Principal Library Assistant in the Department 
before she left for the School of Librarianship in Berkeley last September. 

Mrs . Geraldine Johnston (second of our returning "Gerrys") has been 
appointed Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Department (Graduate 
Reading Room), replacing Mrs. Frances Rose, who is on leave of absence. 
Mrs. Johnston is also well-known to us as a former member of the Acquisi- 
tions Department; she has more recently been executive secretary of 
Pi Lambda Theta on the UCLA campus. 

Mrs. Betty Johnson, Laboratory Helper, Special Collections 
(Photographic Laboratory), has resigned to become a housewife, and Ruby 
Hori, Senior Library Assistant, Catalog Department, has resigned to enter 
the U.S.C. Graduate School of Library Science. 



S.L.A. in Los Angeles 

One of the highlights of next week's Fortieth Annual Convention of 
the Special Libraries Association, in Los Angeles, will be the meeting on 
the UCLA campus of the University and College Group, on Thursday the 16th, 
to discuss branch libraries and special collections. Mr. Powell will 
welcome the visitors to the campus, and Mr. Vosper will be chairman of 
the meeting. Betty Norton is in charge of local arrangements, Betty 
Rosenberg will conduct a tour of campus libraries; assisted by George 
Scheerer and Dorothy Wells, and Jeannette Hagan, assisted by Catherine 
Birch and Helen J. Jones, is planning the tea to follow the meeting. 

Members of our staff who are speaking on the program are Robert 
Vosper ("History and Organization of UCLA Branch Libraries"), Johanna 
Allerding ("The Engineering Library"), Andrew Horn ("Special Collections"), 
Robert Thomason ("The Institute of Industrial Relations"), and Louise 
Darling ( "The Biomedical Library" ) . 

As previously announced, staff members are encouraged to attend 
S.L.A. meetings insofar as their library duties and arrangements within 
their departments permit. 

Miss Allerding Elected 

We have Just received word that Johanna Allerding has been elected 
Chairman of the Engineering School Libraries Section of the Association 
of College and Reference Libraries. 

Common Pool 

The cause of Library Co op eration has recently received support from 
quite unexpected sources, as the following reports reveal. 

Al Arnold, student assistant In the Undergraduate Library, was 
startled a couple of Saturdays ago to find in the return chute nine books 
belonging to the Beverly Hills Public Library. Before he had fully 
recovered his equilibrium, three more visitors appeared in the chute -- 
these from Stanislaus County Free Library, some three hundred miles from 

At about the same time, inspection of the 1200 volvimes collected by 
the Associated Students to aid in rehabilitating the University of Caen's 
library revealed that among the generous "donations" (ranging from E. M. 
Hull's "The Sheik" to fourteen volumes of the An nals of Surgery ) were 
sixteen volumes belonging to twelve academic and public libraries on this 
side of the pond, including one in New York. Libraries shortly to become 
surprised recipients of this overseas charity are the Los Angeles, Pasadena, 
and Santa Monica Public Libraries; Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and Julia 
Richmond (New York City) High Schools; Bancroft Junior High School; the 
UCLA Newman Club and the University Religious Conference; Los Angeles City 
College; and the University Libraries of Stanford and -- UCLA. 

" Best Current Practice " 

Thanks to Ralph Shaw^ United States Department of Agriculture 
Librarian, for a posy tossed to our personnel experts Kaiser and Bryant 
and to the staff committees that helped them develop what Mr. Shaw calls 
"the best c\arrent practice" in library classification and pay plans. His 
comments appear in his article, "3 Classification and Pay Plans," in the 
Library Journal , June 1. 

P.B.K. for Claire Greencbaum 

Among the fifty-four students recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa from 
a graduating class of 3>000 ve are proud to note the name of the capable 
chairman of this year's Student Library Committee, Miss Claire Greencbaum. 
Mr. Vosper, the newly elected president of the local chapter, reports that 
Miss Greenebaum's good committee work was a factor in her election. 


Jean Anderson Jensen has started a fund -- perhaps a tradition -- with 
a $15 gift to the Staff Association for the purchase of staff room equip- 

Mew committee appointments are as follows: Ruth Doxsce replaces 
Janet Thomas on the Welfare Committee . Re nee Schxxrech t replaces Frances 
Rose on the Executive Committee. Barbara Nlkols replaces Frances Rose on 
the Public Relations Committee and Roberta Nixon becomes chairman of the 
committee. Lorita Schrank replaces Georgiana Faggiolli in the Stamp 
Committee . 

Watch the bulletin board for further details of a Staff Association 
Beach Picnic to be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 23rd. 


Group Health Opportunities 

After a recent conference with Eoss-Loos officials and representatives 
of various employee contracting groups, Mr. Vosper urges all staff members, 
in their own real interest, to give serious consideration to the two group- 
health insurance plans available to them. Miss Allerding is campus repre- 
sentative for C.P.S.-Blue Cross, and Mr. Vosper will be glad to provide 
information on Ross-Loos. 

Pre-eminence at CU 

The almost unsur p assed strength of Berkeley's holdings of scientific 
serials is made clear in a March 19^9 "Check List of Periodicals and 
Publications of Learned Societies in the Biology Library- -University of 
California." This eighty page list is remarkable not only for its great 
number of titles but also for the frequency with which the Berkeley file 
begins with volvime one. There is ample proof of a concerted acquisitions 
program and of the real value of CU's vigorous exchange program (in which 
we also benefit) which maltes Miss Ivander Maclver a veritable Queen of 
Exchanges. We all owe a debt to her and to the enlightened generosity 
of the University Press in making this possible. 

Cost -of -Living Stud y 

We welcome the entrance of The Haynes Foundation into the important 
field of local cost of living studies. For many years the Heller Committee 
in Berkeley has prepared budget studies applicable to San Francisco. Now 
with Gloria S. Goldberg's "Haynes Foundation Budget for Moderate Income 
Families" (19^9) there is the beginning of what we hope will be a regular 
Los Angeles series of studies . 

Miss Goldberg's analysis, based on September 19^8 Los Angeles prices, 
indicates that an annual income of approximately $i)-,600 is necessary to 
provide a two-child family with the "current requisites of living." On 
the other hand it points out that average yearly earnings for the group 
under study amounted to only $3j113. Miss Goldberg, with nice under- 
statement concludes that "obviously a combination of adjustments are being , 
made by families faced with inadequate income." Although she admits that 
"life may be maintained with a lower total expenditure," she warns that 
the "social costs of such a subsistence plan would be substantial." 

Medical Center Report 

The Library has received from the University of California Medical 
Center in San Francisco the Annual Report of the Library Committee for 
19^7 A8- Particularly interesting is its discussion of the problem of 
departmental collections in -relation to the Medical Center Library. 
Incidentally, Miss Darling suggests, those who face the prospect of writing 
an annual report next month might profit from a study of the statistical 
tables appended to the San Francisco report. 


UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore. 
Contributors to this issue: Louise Darling, Roberta Nixon, Robert Quinsey, 
Wilbur Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


)1. 2 No. 19 

June 23, I9I19 


Since Monday I have been on vacation and expect to be out of the 
Library for about a month. The semester ended with the usual rush, cli- 
maxed by the Special Libraries Association meeting in the Library a week 
ago today. Congratulations are due to the planning committee led by Miss 
Norton and to the panel members led by Mr. Vosper. Before the meeting 
Professor Carl Hagge joined Mr. Vosper, John Smith, and myself at a lunch- 
eon for Walter Hafner, President of Stechert-Eafner of New York. On that 
same day I was pleased to welcome two of my Occidental College friends, 
Librarian Elizabeth McCloy and Professor of Music Walter Hartley, the 
latter now teaching in our summer session. 

When I visited Princeton two months ago Miss Julie Hudson welcomed me 
warmly in the lepartment of Special Collections. It was my turn to greet 
her last week at the S.L.A. meeting and to arrange her visit to the Clark 
Library, where Mrs. Davis took over. Word comes from Chicago that Mr. 
Archer is making good progress toward completing his dissertation. He is 
expected back at the Clark on July 5. Former Clark cataloger Mary Louise 
McVicker, now of Texas University, is visiting here for a few weeks. Off 
to Chicago's Graduate Library School with our blessings has gone Gordon 
Williams; likewise goes Ardis Lodge to her year at Columbia. 

We a re starting a year's experiment of admitting all undergraduate 
honors students to the entire bookstack. This was suggested by Professor 
David Appleman, Chairman of the Committee on Scholarships and Prizes, as 
a way of rewarding hard-working students. At its meeting last Monday the 
Academic Senate was presented a written memorial to Mr. Goodwin, prepared 
by Professors Westergaard, Dunn, and myself. After twenty-four years on 
the faculty Professor Westergaard has become emeritus. Following commence- 
ment my wife and I attended a reception in his honor given by his col- 
leagues in the History department. 

C.L.A. President Edwin Coman visited the Library last Friday and we 
discussed the Vancouver meeting, for which more than 600 advance reserva- 
tions have been received. I was pleased to congratulate Ed on the S.L.A. 
award for the outstanding contribution of the year in special librarian- 
ship --a check for $100. 

I am pleased to we lcome Neal Harlow into the ranks of those on the 
staff who have completed "in-service" graduate study. At Commencement in 
Berkeley last Friday Mr. Harlow was awarded the M.A. in Librarianship. 


Barbara Barsch has "been appointed Laboratory Helper in the Photo- 
graphic Service, Department of Special Collections, replacing Mrs. Betty 

Mrs. Bonnie Schvarz , Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions Depart- 
ment, has resigned to attend the U.S.C. School of Library Science. 



The Special Libraries Association's ll-Oth Annual Convention kept many 
of our staff members on the go last week. Miss Allerding was in charge 
of convention registration at the Biltmore, and Miss Hagan, Mr. Thomoson, 
and Mr. Harlow acted as hosts and speakers on programs. On Thursday UCLA 
was host to 102 special librarians at what turned out to be a historic 
meeting of the College and University Group. 

This meeting, planned and conducted by Mr. Vosper, gave the visitors 
an over-all picture of the branch library system at UCLA. Mr. Vosper 
ejcplained how branch libraries have been organized as decentralized col- 
lections within the framework of a centralized administration, following 
which rapid previews of four branch libraries in action were presented. 
Miss Allerding spoke on the Engineering Library, Mr. Thomason on the 
Institute of Industrial Relations Library, Miss Darling on the Biomedical 
Library, and Mr. Horn on Special Collections. The Visitors then toured 
brsinch libraries, and returned to the Government Publications Room to 
relax at tea. Guests of the day included Karl-Emerick Olsoni, from 
Finland, and Assistant Librarian Beatrice V. Simon of McGill University; 
and from the bookselling and publishing world, Messrs. Walter Hafner, Jake 
Zeitlin, Walter Johnson, and H.W. Wilson. 

Before the scheduled meeting U.S.C. Librarian Lewis Stieg, acting as 
chairman pro tem for the College and University Group, held a brief 
business meeting. Reporting the results of the S.L.A. poll on the question 
of continuing the Group, he called for a vote from the members present; 
whereupon The Group was unanimously voted out of existence. 

Those who attended the convention found it lively, busy, and talka- 
tive. There was the usual medley of meetings. These were interspersed 
with a most successful barbecue, pleasant parties, and plenty of local 
color in the form of tours to Santa Barbara and Catalina and, inevitably, 
the studios . The brightly colored program expressed very well the spirit i 
of the Convention. 

Notable Philippine Item 

In an earlier issue of the LIBRARIAN we mentioned the books 
Professor J.E. Spencer secured for us in the Philippines. The February 
19^9 Quarterly Journal of Acquisitions of The Library of Congress in 
reporting on L.C.'s recent receipts from South East Asia says that "one 
of the most interesting books secured in the Philippines is entitled 
'Philippine Saga: a Pictorial History of the Archipelago Since Time Began' 
(Manila, I9U0). The copy presented to the Library by Professor H. Otley 
Beyer, the author and an outstanding anthropologist in the Philippines, 
includes his handwritten corrections." Thanks to the efforts of Professor 
Spencer we can duplicate the L.C. statement, including the handwritten 

Super -Rush 

T he lusty appetit e of the staff for new books is being pertlally 
assuaged by the speedy routing of books through Acquisitions to the New 
Book Shelf. Staff suggestions for additions to "NBS" or to any part of 
the library are of course always welcome. It may not be generally realized 
that a high priority is gladly granted on titles recommended by ptaff mem- 
bers — in the ordering processes and the receiving routines. When a staff 
member spots a desirable title on an Acquisitions Department truok-ln- 
process, a verbal request is sufficient to have the volume rushed through. 

Mail Order 

H is ElglinesB, the Maharaja of Patiala, will soon receive a list of 
modern American books recommended for a horticultural library, in answer 
to a request he recently sent to the Agriculture Library. Dora Gerard has 
just completed and posted the list. 

Department Heads Bepor t 

At las t week's Heads' Meeting Mr. Voeper led off on a discapoion of 
the Library's archival responsibility in keeping files of its own organiza- 
tional records as a significant part of the University archives. The 
Catalog Department, he showed, has kept exceptionally complete personnel 
and statistical records for some years. Mr. Harlow urged that ell depart- 
ments make certain that copies of importajit memoranda and policy statements 
be preserved for the archives. Monthly and annual reports, Mr. Powell 
said, would be filed in the archives after they are no longer needed in 
the administrative office. 

As the first of a series of studies and reports on recent important 
university library surveys, Mr. Moore reported on the Survey of the 
University of Florida libraries made in 19^+0 by Librarians A. F. Kuhlman, 
Guy E. Lyle, and Louis E. Wilson. Some six surveys are to be reviewed 
by the heads in order to study significant findings and recommendations 
regarding the libraries subjected to such close scrutiny. An attempt 
will be made also to study what results have come out of the surveys: to 
try to find out how successfully the libraries surveyed have been able to 
carry out recommendations for their improvement. 

United nations Monthly List 

T he United Nations Library Services have written us that a proposal 
for a regular Monthly List of documents and publications of the United 
Nations and specialized agencies is being submitted to the Publications 
Board at Lake Success. Such a periodic index (experimental issues of 
which we received some weeks ago) will be welcomed by all who work with 
these documents. The Library Services propose that the Monthly List be 
established as soon as possible, preferably in July 19^9. 

"But the Beginning" 

The East Wing gets written up by Messrs . Heurlow and Moore in the 
Library Journal , June 15, under the title "UCIA's New Wing But the 

UCLA LIBEAEIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor; Everett Moore. 
Contributors to this issue: George Scheerer, Wilbiir Smith, Eobert Vosper, 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. 20 

July 7, 19'+9 


A week ago, just before catching the Thursday night Lark, I visited 
Mr. Powell and found him enjoying a genuine vacation at home --gardening, 
and hauling in a winter's supply of firewood. 

The next day I spent busily and pleasantly in Berkeley. With the 
Bancroft's Director, George Hanmond, who told me much about his recent trip 
into Spain to facilitate filming in the Spanish Archives, I discussed the 
forthcoming conference on microfilming to be held at the Benjamin Franklin 
Library in Mexico City. At lunch with Mr. Hammond and his predecessor as 
Director of the Bancroft Library, Emeritus Professor Herbert Bolton, we 
talked about the topographical problems of Coronado's expedition into the 
Southwest, and Professor Bolton recalled his meetings with Charles F. 
Lummis, colorful Los Angeles writer, sometime Librarian of the Los Angeles 
Public Library, and founder of the Southwest Museum. 

The afternoon began with conferences with Dean Danton and members of 
the Library staff, a rapid tour of the imposing Annex- -(did I hear that 
it will be called the Doe Building and the original structure will then 
be known as the Doe-Doe?)--where I was particularly delighted by the good 
use of color in the stacks. The University Press was just closing as I 
got there to visit Associate Manager August Frugd, with whom I talked of 
publishing and kindred matters until time to catch the returning Lark. 
Somewhere along the line I missed the dinner bell, so I was glad that 
lunch had been at the Faculty Club, where one can eat well. 

The most recent budget report is that there won't be a detailed 
University Budget until later in July after the Regents have hod a chance 
to review the results of laat-minute decisions in Sacramento. lon't worry 
though, we'll still be open for business; but you won't hear anything about 
new appointments for a while . 

The Law School fortunately is in a slightly different fiscal position, 
one result of which has been the happy announcement of our good friend 
Tom Dabagh's appointment as Director of the Law Library, Assistant to the 
Dean, and Associate Professor of Law--a multiple post in recognition of 
his multiple abilities. This is indeed happy news for us, for at once the 
Law Library takes a place on the national scene. Mr. Powell and I look 
forward with real excitement to working with Mr. Dabagh in developing 
another major vinit in the UCLA Libraries. 

Two visito rs we enjoyed seeing during S.L.A. convention week but whom 
we neglected mentioning here were Miss Helen T. Geor, A.L.A. Headquarters 
Librarian, and Mrs. Frances B. Jenkins, of CU's Science Reference Service. 

R. V. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. 20 


July 7, 19'+9 

A week ago, just before catching the Thursday night Lark, I visited 
Mr. Powell and found him enjoying a genuine vacation at home — gardening, 
and hauling in a winter's supply of firewood. 

The next day I spent busily and pleasantly in Berkeley. With the 
Bancroft's Director, George Hanimond, who told me much about his recent trip 
into Spain to facilitate filming in the Spanish Archives, I discussed the 
forthcoming conference on microfilming to be held at the Benjamin Franklin 
Library in Mexico City. At lunch with Mr. Hammond and his predecessor as 
Director of the Bancroft Library, Emeritus Professor Herbert Bolton, we 
talked about the topographical problems of Coronado's expedition into the 
Southwest, and Professor Bolton recalled his meetings with Charles F. 
Lummis, colorful Los Angeles writer, sometime Librarian of the Los Angeles 
Public Library, and founder of the Southwest Museum. 

The afternoon began with conferences with Dean Danton and members of 
the Library staff, a rapid tour of the imposing Annex- -(did I hear that 
it will be called the Doe Building and the original structure will then 
be known as the Doe-Doe? )--where I was particularly delighted by the good 
use of color in the stacks. The University Press was just closing as I 
got there to visit Associate Manager August Frug^, with whom I talked of 
publishing and kindred matters until time to catch the returning Lark. 
Somewhere along the line I missed the dinner bell, so I was glad that 
l\anch had been at the Faculty Club, where one can eat well. 

The most recent budget report is that there won't be a detailed 
University Budget until later in July after the Regents have had a chance 
to review the results of last-minute decisions in Sacramento. Eon't worry 
though, we'll still be open for business; but you won't hear anything about 
new appointments for a while . 

The Law S chool fortunately is in a slightly different fiscal position, 
one result of which has been the happy announcement of our good friend 
Tom Dabagh'a appointment as Director of the Law Library, Assistant to the 
Dean, and Associate Professor of Law--a multiple post in recognition of 
his multiple abilities. This is indeed happy news for us, for at once the 
Law Library takes a place on the national scene. Mr. Powell and I look 
forward with real excitement to working with Mr. Dabagh in developing 
another major unit in the UCLA Libraries. 

Two visitors we enjoyed seeing during S.L.A. convention week but whom 
we neglected mentioning here were Miss Helen T. Geer, A.L.A. Headquarters 
Librarian, and Mrs. Frances B. Jenkins, of CU's Science Reference Service. 

E. V. 

Exhibition for July 

The first annual "Friends of the Library Exhibition/' a selection of 
representative gifts to the Library during the year 19i)-8 and the first half 
of 19^9^ has Just been installed in the rotunda cases. It includes several 
manuscripts and page proofs, among them those of Judy Van der Veer's 
"November Grass," Jay Leyda's "Complete Stories of Herman Melville," and 
Clarkson Crane's "Naomi Martin." It also includes such autographed first 
editions as Susanna Bryant Dakin's "A Scotch Paisano," and selections from 
the Arthur Schnitzler Collection (exhibited more completely in April and 
May). Among the past year's gifts are periodical subscriptions, books 
purchased as personal memorials, special book funds, and presentations to 
the Engineering, Music, Biomedical, and Law Libraries. The exhibit was 
prepared by Mary DeWolf; labels are by George Gramlich. 

New Assignments in Reference Department 

Mrs. Esther Euler will be in charge of general reference service at 
the Reference Desk dviring Miss Lodge's absence, from July 1, 19^9 until 
June 30, 1950. She continues in charge of the Periodicals Eoom. 

David Heron is assuming charge of the Information Desk In place of 
Grace Shumaker, who is devoting more of her attention to state documents 
in the Government Publications Eoom. 

Administration of United Nations publications is now one of Miss Gray's 
responsibilities in Government Publications. All uncataloged documents of 
the U.N. and specialized agencies are now filed in this Eoom rather than 
at the Reference Desk. 

Staff Activities 

Following close on Ardis Lodge's heels, Louise Darling flew to New 
York last Sunday to participate in a six -week Institute on Medical Librar- 
ianship which Columbia's School of Library Service is conducting at the 
Library of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. From New York she will 
junket on weekends to inspect medical libraries in such centers as 
Washington, Baltimore, Rochester, and Boston. 

Johanna Allerding has been elected to a four-year term as representa- 
tive of the Association of College and Eeference Libraries on the A.L.A. 

Stopover in Chicago 

Writing from Chicago last week, Ardis Lodge reported a fine time 
doing the town, despite torrid weather. During her tour of the North- 
western Library, where Mr. Nyholm showed her about, she ran into no one 
less than Richard O'Brien, who jxxst happened in on his way back to Los 
Angeles from New York. Miss Lodge had dinner with Gordon Williams (most 
recently of our Reference Department) and his wife, and visited the 
University of Chicago Library and the Newberry — not to mention the Art 
Institute. All this on her brief stopover on her way to Col\ambia, where 
she started her year's work last Friday. 

Nev Boy 

Another 228 dravere of card catalog were swung into place in the 
Public Catalog early last week. For a few exciting hours sidewalk euper- 
intendente mingled with Bemington-Rand special agents, Buildings and Grounds 
carpenters, Coordinating Harlows, and frustrated readers looking for New 
to Poi among the Zeds. Making room for the new unit involved moving a ton- 
and-a-half of filled catalog cases two feet, after its several hundred 
drawers had teen removed and spread on tables and trucks. 

The only delay in installation came with the performance of a delicate 
operation whereby a sensitive thermostat on the wall was provided with 
breathing space on the backside of the new case, with private entrance 
through the third tray from the end, top row* This delay was as nothing 
compared with that caused by the delivery boys the week before, who were 
so used to taking everything big and shiny to Business Administration 
they dropped the catalog off there and ran. It took the local shuttle 
service to bring it over to where it belonged among its own kind. It 
shows every indication of wanting to settle down here. 

' 'Summer Workshop" to the Cla rk 

Twelve city school English teachers and school librarians held a 
session of their "Summer Workshop" at the Clark Library on June 23, under 
the guidance of Marion Horton, Librarian of the Board of Education's Li- 
brary and Textbook Section. Mr. Conway and Mr. Harlow (Miss Horton' s 
successor as Editor of the California Library Bulletin ) described the 
building of the Library and its collections, after which the visitors 
tovired the building with Mrs. Davis. The group had held a previsit dis- 
cussion of early manuscripts, printers, and the history of printed books. 

Last Act 

The minimum fine for "borrowing" the Bay Psalm Book from the Library 
appears to be $250, plus three years' probation and a one-year suspended 
sentence. This was the decision of Superior Court Judge Harry J. Borde 
in Santa Monica, who pronoiHiced this sentence on Charles J. Glenn on June 
27. (He also ordered Gleon to obtain employment.) This is the last act 
in the extended drama which started in the early morning of March 5 when 
Glenn made his unsuccessful attempt to escape with the Bay Psalm Book 
from the Rosenbach exhibit of Great American Dociimenta. 


No doubt the specialist in railroadiana— there are very 'professional' 
amateurs in the field--will scorn it, but the real amateur may thoroughly 
enjoy a little pamphlet recently issued by the Association of American 
Railroads on "Names and Nicknames of Freight Trains Operated on Railroads 
of the United States." This will tell you that the "Whiskey Dick" runs 
from Louisville to Memphis on the I.C. and the "Tom Cat" from Roanoke to 
Winston-Salem. You'd think the latter would be the "Peanut Run," but 
that's somewhere else. The "Bunyan Special" has a grand run from Hall's 
Flat, California to Westwood (the other one, in Lassen County) on the W.P. 
If you can't identify these initials, or "reporting marks," this little 
dictionary will help with them also. 

^(Thermostat now up above the catalog where it belongs. - Ed. Shucks I) 

Favorable Card Price News 

Good news regarding the Library of Congress's card price policy has 
been received through the Jxine 9 A.L.A. Washington Nevs letter , which re- 
ports that the House Appropriations Committee has changed the policy under 
which L.C. cards have been sold to libraries at a price which includes a 
portion of the Library's cataloging costs as well as the actual costs of 
printing and distributing the cards. The action is expected to save 
United States libraries which buy the cards an additional $200,000 a year. 
The Conmittee's report stated "that the policy of incorporating a portion 
of the cataloging cost in the sale price of these cards is contrary to the 
general governmental policy prescribed by law for the Superintendent of 
Documents in the sale of Government publications ..." The Senate Appropria- 
tions Committee is expected to concur in the House Committee's action. 

A Weed 

With some pride, as well as surprise. Miss King calls our attention 
to the following exotic observation from "The Chicago College Plan," by 
C. S. Boucher (Chicago, I9UO; 2d edition, p. 211): "College library cir- 
culation has long been known to be a delicate, sensitive flower, that may 
very easily be withered." Chicago, Mr. Boucher says, claims under the 
New Plan "to have produced a hardy growth of the plant from which this 
flower blooms." If this be true, observes Miss King, may it not be we 
ha,ve nurtured a weed? 


It's not that we have a complex on the subject of earthquakes. It's 
just that those stories keep coming out of Berkeley (originating, as every- 
one knows, in the basement of the Doe Library, where the seismologists 
work). This time it's a United Press report that University of California 
seismologists had recorded a "sharp" earthquake off Cape Mendocino; they 
had noted, the report added, that there were "recurring shooks." Let's 
hurry up and get that Annex finished! 

Clrculatrivla *** The Arden "Hamlet," returned to the Library a week or 
BO ago through the U.S. Mail after being away nineteen years, was still 
in good condition. Some one other than the person who borrowed it and 
paid the replacement charge sent it back. It is found to have been 
cataloged as volume k in the set Instead of volume f; volume k is "The 
Comedy of Errors" *** in reply to a final overdue notice for a book, 

Mr. N wrote: "I returned it several weeks ago. To check my memory, 

I made a search of all my earthy (sic) possessions, and it was not among 
them ... In so far as I have a great deal fewer books to keep track 
of than you do, I cannot but think the error is yours. For I am as 
certain as one can be in these matters that I returned the lost volume 
as soon as I had copied my term paper out of it . . ." His letter, 
addressed to the "Department Charged with Lost and Mis-filed Books" has 
been filed near an earlier gem addressed to the "Department of Finea and 
Misdemeanors" *** 

UCLA LIBRAEIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor: Everett Moore, 
Contributors to this issue: Edna Davis, David Heron, Helen J. Jones, 
Deborah King, Robert Vesper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. 21 

July 21, 19^+9 


I comm end to all of you the July 9 issue of the Antiq uarian Bookman, 
which Editor Sol Malkin, vigorous friend of all bookmen, calls "a tribute 
to Lawrence Clark Powell." Besides Mr. Powell's May 11 speech to the 
organizational meeting of the Southern California Chapter of the newly 
formed Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America, the issue contains 
a Powell-Archer description of the Clark Library and its collections. 
This all reemphasizes Mr. Powell's position as a leading exponent of the 
philosophy that librarians must, above all things, have a broad and con- 
suming interest in and knowledge of books. The "managerial revolution" 
of the thirties swung interests too heavily in the direction of pure ad- 
ministration; Mr. Powell points the way to better balance. 

There's an extra copy of the Antiquarian Bookman in the office. 

Last wee k Professor Walter Rubsamen brought into my office the scholar^ 
ly and cordial Music Critic of the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Albert Goldberg, 
who is incidentally a visiting member of the faculty this summer, giving a 
course in "The Criticism of Music." Mr. Goldberg had been intrigued by a 
story in the last Acquisitive Notes about a collection of Italian libretti 
that Professor Rubsamen secured for us during his stay in Italy a year ago. 

We went over these charming little pamphlets and this led the conver- 
sation to the collection of one thousand French 19th century vaudeville 
plays that are at present on bookshelves in my office. They came to us 
from the famous Holland House Library auction, and interested our visitors 
because they frequently contain the words of popular songs of the day, 
with an indication of the air whose tune was to be used. 

Furthe r word on the budget is that 19^9/50 information will be avail- 
able soon and that 1950/51 requests must be turned in by the end of this 
month. Consequently if Miss Bradstreet and I look a bit harried during 
the next few days , please forgive us , because nothing is more important to 
all of you than a well-prepared Library budget. This has become a complex 
matter in recent years, involving as it docs well over half a million 
dollars, almost three himdred people, and a ramified, technical organiza- 

Miss Darling writes from New York that she finds the Institute on 
Medical Librarianship a hard-working and interesting undertaking, composed 
almost entirely of practicing medical librarians. She brings us the most 
recent word of Ardis Lodge, who is enjoying her work at Columbia and with 
whom Miss Darling took a boat trip clear around Manhattan Island. 

Miss Jean Macalister, already in town getting settled, will join us 
officially on August first. 


N orah Jones has been appointed Librarian-1 in the Acquisitions depart- 
ment, filling the position vacated several months ago by Bobert Thoinason. 
Miss Jones is another former staff member ve are happy to welcome back, 
after a year at Berkeley where she received her B.L.S. Following her 
graduation from UCLA as a Phi Beta Kappa, and receiving her M.A., she 
worked in the Reserve Book Eoom for three years. 

Bitsuko Kawakami has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Catalog depart- 
ment, replacing Euby Hori. 

Kenneth Wilson has been appointed Principal Library Assistant in the 
Circulation department on a full-time basis, to continue his work as Stack 
Supervisor, which he has performed part-time for the past year. 

Re signations have been accepted with regret from the following: 
Cece lia Polan . Librarian-2, Circulation department, to care for her family; 
Marga ret M. Lane, Librarian-1, Biomedical Library, to accept a position as 
Assistant Cataloger at California State Polytechnic College; Dorothy North , 
Librarian-1, Acquisitions department, to marry Richard O'Brien, Reference 
department; Marilyn Crum, Typist-Clerk, Catalog department, to accompany 
her husband in the Air Force to Spokane; Ruby Hori, Typist-Clerk, Catalog 
department, to attend Library School at U.S.C.; Vivian Miller , Typist- 
Clerk, Catalog department, to join li^r husband working in Visalia; Alberta 
Rossi , Senior Library Assistant, Catalog department, to accompany her 
husband who goes to Visalia to coach football. 



Make it Brief 

The terms "arrears cataloging" and "brief cataloging" are synonymous, 
so far as the Catalog department at UCLA is concerned. Now what would be 
the synonym for "brief brief cataloging?" That's the kind of cataloging 
currently being carried on in conjunction with "brief cataloging," and it 
is being done not by catalogers, but by typists. Those newcomers on the 
scene of arrears cataloging are typing up cards for an impressive quantity 
of secondary material, consisting of theses on all kinds of subjects. The 
"regular" arrears cataloging program is now entering its final stages; on 
July 15 the Scandinavian collections will be started. "We will be ready 
for our rewards in Valhalla," remarks Mr. Engelbarts, "when these Scandi- 
navian works have been cataloged." 

A Bibliographer's Non-bibliographical Tour 

The Archers have returned from their tour of sixteen states, thirteen 
of them west of the Mississippi. On vacation and leave of absence while 
putting finishing touches on his dissertation at the Graduate Lr'.brary 
School in Chicago during May and June, Mr. Archer admits that the travellers 
had little time to visit libraries. They proceeded to Chicago from Los 
Angeles by way of Prescott, Jerome, Gallup, to Albuquerque, with three 
days in Santa Fe and Taos. A side trip to Urbana gave them time for a 
fleeting look at the University of Illinois. Dxrring their five-week stay 
in Chicago they visited the Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry, 
Crerar, and Northwestern libraries, and spent an exciting afternoon in the 
Ertra Binding department of the Lakeside Press. 

"The four -thousand mile western journey," H.R.A. reports, "from 
Chicago via Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Kadoka, the South Dnkota 
Badlands, the Black Hills, the Big Horn, Shoshone National Park, Yellow- 
stone, and lesser scenic spots, allowed no time for bibliographical 
meandering. In Bozeman, Butte, and Missoula, Montana, the country was 
particularly interesting to travellers from the Clark Library, ce much of 
this area is as it was when the elder Clark was making his fortune in 
copper and other enterprises before the turn of the century. 

"On the 6,700-mile jaunt, though we may have learned very little about 
libraries, we saw a great deal of the country which comprises half the area 
of the Union, and provides scenery and source material for thousands of 
books which have been written to extol and exploit the virtues of each 
valley, river, mountain, or region west of Chicago." 

Berkeley/Sacramento Mission 

Andy Horn has just spent a week in the northern part of the state, 
visiting several members of the California Library History Committee of 
the California Library Association, of which he is chairman, and making 
preliminary arrangements for the 1950 C.L.A. convention to be held in 
Sacramento, at which Mr. Powell will preside. In Sacramento he visited 
State Librarian Mabel Gillis and Miss Caroline Wenzel, Supervising Li- 
brarian of the California Section. In Berkeley he met with faculty 
members of the School of Librarianship on the library history project, 
conferred with Miss Edith Coulter, and examined the C.L.A. archives with 
the Executive Secretary, Mrs. W. E. Yelland. Last stop was at Stanford, 
to confer with C.L.A. President Coman; and so home to what remains of 
his summer vacation. 

C.P.S. Membership Announcement 

Ap plications fo r California Physicians' Service and Hospital Service 
of Southern California are now being accepted. The effective date will 
be November 1, 19^9, but applications must be in the hands of the C.S.E.A. 
Health Committee not later than August 26. For the present, Johanna 
Allerding is continuing to handle these applications for the C.S.E.A. 
chapter hk. Membership in the California State Employees' Association is 
a prerequisite. Dues for new C.S.E.A. members are $3.00 for the half-year 
ending December 31, 19^9, and are being collected from Library staff 
members by Jeannette Hagan and Bob Quinscy. 


The s pindly steel trellis wor k which has sprving up all over the front 
of the Library in the last few weeks is not for rearing Paul Scarlet roses, 
nor for catching the hive of bees which you could see clustered (until 
last week) under the eleventh Romanesque arch from the left. Neither was 
it erected explicitly to keep Harry Williams from shooting a cover picture 
for the fifth edition, revised, of "Know Your Library," though that was 
a by-product of this bit of engineering. The truth is that periodically 
(seven-year cycle this time) the windows need scrubbing, a necessity the 
neomedlaeval architects didn't give a thought to when they made a dozen- 
and-a-half thirty-foot windows with tops sixty feet from the ground. So 
the architects hired a man with a sixty-foot scaffolding -- and while 
they're at it we'll get the windows calked, the steel frames painted n:iA 
the brick, and mortar repaired. Janitor Foreman Dwaln Eodgers, by the way, 

gives the windows a nice sudsy shampoo every two or three years with a 
hose and a tricky little piece of eqxxipment he has rigged up. Even 
Eomanesquery hows to ingenuity like that. 

CAKE is Not on Vacation 

For nearly two years the Library Staff Association has been sending j 
CARE packages to Europe, the first package having been sent August 15, 
19^7. Since then, sixteen at ten dollars each have been consigned to 
needy librarians in twelve European countries. During March_of this year, 
collections from the CAEE box were converted into seed packages to help 
plant Europe ' s gardens . 

The letters received in response to CARE packages are heartwarming 
proof that each one sent helps to build good will and friendship abroad. 
Some of the letters even contain invitations -- should any of us be 
traveling in Europe! (See letter from Dr. Eildegard Lullies, Berlin 
librarian, now posted on bulletin board. ) 

CAEE now offers a new "Thrift Package" at $5.50. We can send twice 
as many packages at this price, and make twice as many friends in Europe. 
It's worth doing all year round. 

Our Own "How's That Again? Department " 

Contributed by one of oxir colleague s who recently spent several 
months on Olympus (Chicago Branch), but is apparently none the better 
for it: 

"Relations of likeness and iinlikeness with reference to 
a chosen characteristic will not produce a division into kinds, 
for if the characteristic is the genus things are all like with 
reference to it, but if it is a differentia things not possess- 
ing a particular differentia are characterized by the differentia 
they do possess, not by not possessing one they do not possess." 
(A. Broadfield, "The Philosophy of Classification." London, 1946.) 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thiorsday, Editor; Everett Moore. 
Contributors to this issue: Johanna AUerding, H. Richard Archer, Rudolf 
Engclbarts, Neal Harlow, David Heron, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


3l. 2 No. 22 

August k, I9U9 


Upon my return on Monday from vacation I was pleased to welcome 
Jean Macalister to her year's exchange appointment in the Reference 
department. I also paid my cordial respects to Law Library Director 
Tom Dabagh who reported for work while I was away. Another new arrival 
with whom I talked was Joseph A. Brandt, professor of Journalism, 
continuing Mr. Vosper's discussion with him about strengthening our 
collections in this field. 

The 19^0/^1 budget reque st finally "jelled" and has been submitted 
hopefully to the Provost. I want particularly to commend the intensive 
work done on this document by Mr. Vosper and Miss Bradstreet, and the 
final beautiful typing job by Miss Mathews. 

I met this we ek with Henry Schnitzler to continue discussion of 
the posthumous papers of his famous father, Arthur Schnitzler. On 
Thursday I lunched with Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed and Associate Manager of 
the University Press, Axigust Fruge, to discuss a possible collection of 
the former's bibliographical essays. On Saturday I am driving my family 
to Crystal Lake for the day to visit the vacationing Vespers. 

It has been five years since Lieutenant Gregg Anderson met a hero's 
death in Normandy. The long awaited memorial volume to him has now appear- 
ed. It contains memoirs by his brother Keith, Eoland Baughman, Ward 
Rltciiie, Oscar Lewis, and Harold Hugo, and a bibliography which I com- 
piled of the books designed and printed by Anderson. 

Now th at I have been back in harness for half a week how long ago 
and far away vacation seems! It was spent entirely at home, in work on 
the woodpile, in our terraced garden, in reading and writing in the 
shade of the nectarine tree. The furthest afield was a trip to Point 
Mugu where we gathered a trailer-load of tidal stones for steps in the 
garden . 


In recognition of his increasingly responsible administrative work 
during the past year Robert Vosper has been promoted to the position of 
Associate Librarian. 

Mrs. Man-Hing Yue Mok , after a year's general experience in the 
Catalog department, receives an L-2 position for which she is admirably 
suited. In a joint appointment between Acquisitions and Catalog depai't- 
ments, she will be responsible for developing and controlling our Far 
Eastern collections . 

Mrs . Mok is replaced at the L-1 grade "by Frances F i nger vho worked 
as a Senior Typist -Clerk at the Clark Library before going to "J.S.C. 
School of Library Science last year. 

Dimit ry Krassovsky, who holds a split appointment between the Library 
and the department of Slavic Languages , has been promoted from Instructor 
to Assistant Professor. 

Beclaasif ied from L-1 to L-2 were E ffie Flanagan, Acquisitions depart 
ment, and Helen Jane Jones and I rene Struffert of the Catalog department. 

M rs . Eve Dolbee is now a full-time member of the staff, as Principal 
Library Assistant in charge of the Chemistry Library. Previously this has 
been a half-time position, 

Miriam Sue Fine joins the Acquisitions checking staff as L-1, filling 
Miss Norton's position. Miss Norton assumes charge of incoming shipments, 
replacing Mrs. Bichard O'Brien. Miss Fine was one of Professor Dick's 
graduate bibliography students before entering U.S.C.'a Library School. 

Mavis Horn (B.A., UCLA) has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the 
Catalog department . 

Madona Wiese has joined the Catalog department replacing }ferilyn 
Crum as Typist-Clerk. 

Mrs . Z oe Ann Altenes has been appointed Typist -Clerk in the bindery 
section of the Acquisitions department. 

Mrs. Thelma Steinbe rg (B.A., UCLA) has been appointed Typist-Clerk 
in the Physics Library. 

Mrs . Shirley Hood who worked in the University of Wisconsin Library 
for two years, has been appointed Typist-Clerk in the Agriculture Library. 

Alma Brown (E.A. , UCLA) haa joined the Acquisitions department as 
Senior Clerk. 

Mrs. Ethel Ma rtin has been appointed Senior Typist -Clerk in the 
Acquisitions department, having transferred from the Receiving department 


L.C.P. f 


Miss Coryell and Mr. Harlow joined me the other day in a pleasant 
luncheon for Professor Lamar B. Johnson, Librarian and Dean of Instruction 
of Stephens College, who is a visiting member of the Education department 
summer faculty. 

One morning last week I was visited by Professor Joseph Brandt, 
chairman of the new Department of Journalism, formerly President of the 
University of Oklahoma, Director of the University Presses of Oklahoma, 
Princeton, and Chicago and just recently President of Henry Holt and 
Company. We discussed the Library needs of his new graduate department 
and the Library's proposed newspaper program as drafted by Neal Harlow. 
Afterwards I showed him through the building, and was pleased that he 
thought we had done a good job of "humanising" the Library. 

Last Saturday several members of the staff joined me in a luncheon 
to honor Messrs, Fred Beck, of Farmers Market fame, and 0. K. Barnes, 
recently of the Westwo od Hills P ress. Harry Williams took pictures of 
us being presented with the manuscript of the new Beck-Barnes opus 
"Seventy-Five Years in a Sandtrap." In the tradition of our acceptance 
parties, this was a lighthearted affair indeed. 


Staff Activi ties 

Je armette H agan attended the recent meeting in Berkeley of the State 
Documents Committee of the California Library Association. 

Sadie _ McMurry is reported to have done such a good job on a recent 
jury assignment that the judge was dissuaded from keeping her on further 
duty only on the plea of more important work as a librarian. 

Ma ry Lois Rice has received the M.A. in Librarianship from the Uni- 
versity of Denver. Her dissertation was "A System of Classification and 
Subject Headings for a Slide Collection in Architecture." 

Ardi a Lodge (on temporary duty at our New York campus) is the subject 
of a report to us by a UCLA faculty member who saw her at the Columbia 
Library -- "she of the blythe spirit and never failing smile." 

And Lo uise Dar ling (still attending the Institute on Medical 
Librarianship and visiting medical libraries on the Atlantic seaboard) 
called forth this comment by Dr. John Fulton of Yale't; famous Historical 
Library of Medicine, in a letter to Dean Warren: "I am sure the graduates 
of your School twenty-five years hence will feel that you had a touch of 
divine inspiration; but anyone who meets Miss Darling is likely to feel 
this anyway 1" 

Sun Dial Dedication 

Staff membe rs are inv ited to the dedication of the sun dial presented 
to the University by the class of 'kf , on Tuesday morning, August 9, at 
10 o'clock. The dial has been placed in the court southeast of the 

Constellation Stepped-up 

The fifteen stars in the great dome of the reading room suddenly 
advanced from sixth to first magnitude on Tuesday of last week with the 
substitution of the newly-developed 500-watt projection lamps for the 
former 350-watt globes. The lights were also dropped several inches in 
their tubes, thus widening the projection area considerably and bringing 
the whole constellation closer to human beings below. The Reference staff 
is hereby warned not to don straw hats or eyeshades to replace the miner's 
lamps, which they are now authorized to discard. No order with respect 
to parasols has yet been issued by the Reference Librarian; but polaroid 
lenses are said to be within the law. 

Tangible Th anks 

A nother demonst ration of the value of good reference assistance, in 
terms of real benefit to the Library, is our receipt a few weeks ago from 
Mr. Edward Kaufman, a local resident and regular user of the Library in 
his writing, of the manuscript of Edgar Saltus's "The Imperial Orgy." In 
his accompanying note Mr. Kaufman says the manuscript is presented "in 
thanks for the courtesies extended by Mrs. Shumaker of the Reference 
Department." It may be recalled that a similar acknowledgement was re- 
ported in the LIBRARIAN in December 19^7, when a research worker from one 
of the studios gave the Library $25, anonymously, "in recognition of the 
useful and kindly service" he and his colleagues had received from Loan 
and Reference staffs . 

Visitors of the For tnl ght 

Paul Josef Neu mann, of the New York University Library, recently 
spent several hours inspecting the Library. Mr. Neumann, who is engaged 
in the reorganization of the serials department of N.Y.U. 's Washington 
Square Library, is combining a western vacation with a series of visits to 
university libraries to examine their serials techniques, which, he ob- 
served, appear to vary more widely than those of any other technical 
process of librarianship. 

Professor Harold A . Blerck , of the University of North Carolina 
History department, visited the Library one day, and expressed pleased 
amazement at the changes wrought since his last visit a couple of years 
ago. Professor Bierck is one of several professors whose Ph.D. degrees 
were conferred at UCLA and who have visited us this summer -- others being 
Professor John J. Miirr ay of Indiana University (teaching on the campus 
this summer). Professor Hyman Palais of Humboldt State College (doing 
research in mediaeval history in the Library), and Professor Raymond 
Lindgren of Vanderbilt (teaching in the summer session at Occidental 

New "A.L.A. C ode" 

One of t he sev eral important but familiar cataloging tools published 
recently in new editions is the "A.L.A. Code of Catalog Eules," now issued 
in its 3<i edition, with pleasing typography and an attractive binding. 
The preface, says Andrew Osborn in a review of the code, "suggests that 
no changes from the I9U1 preliminary edition have been made apart from 
rearrangement, reduction of alternate rulings, omissions of rules of de- 
scription, rewording, and revision of inconsistent headings"; but he 
points out that a number of significant alterations have been incorporated, 
and that on the other hand there are unfortunate omissions. 

A second part of the rviles proper, devoted in previous editions to 
descriptive cataloging, has been omitted, and will, we hope soon, be 
published separately by the Library of Congress. The preliminary edition 
has been in use and tested by catalogers all over the country, and its 
arrangement, terminology, scope, and underlying principles have undergone 
significant changes, and economies have been constantly kept in mind. 
Just recently we received another supplement to these rules , which lists 
a large number of simplifications and which evoked much favorable comment 
among local catalogers. The changes in the Library of Congress's "Rules 
for Descriptive Cataloging" have not yet been collected, but have been 
appearing in LC's Information Bulletin. Though UCLA has not yet officially 
adopted them, the simplifications are quite in line with our own experi- 
ment in brief cataloging. They attest to the desire of catalogers to make 
their product ever more useful, striving at the same time to make it 
quicker to use and more economical. 


Messrs . Powell a nd Vesper break into print in three places in the 
July issue of College and Research Libraries . "Allocation of the Book 
Budget: Experience at UCLA" is the title of Mr, Vosper's study; and in 
the supplement on "Rare Books in the University Library" (papers delivered 
at the meeting of the University Libraries Section of the Association of 
College and Reference Libraries in June 19^8) are Mr. Powell's paper, 
"Policy and Administration," and the UCLA "Rare Book Code." 




Nev a from the Hills 

Staf f members not fortunate enough to live in the hills (as one of 
our hill dwellers puts it) may be unacquainted with the particular intimacy 
and local flavor of canyon journalism exemplified by The Canyon Crier . 
Every two weeks, Norman and Betsy Rose, co-publiehere and editors, scour 
the hills and draws for noteworthy side-hill news, from east of Laurel 
Canyon to west of Beverly Glen (or Brown Canyon, as the latter is still 
occasionally called by the real oldtimers); and their enterprising little 
tabloid contains some of the best news, and beyond a doubt the best 
advertising copy to be seen hereabouts. 

A few days ago Mr, and Mrs. Rose came over from the wilderness around 
Sunset and Laurel Canyon Boulevards, and graciously presented to the 
Library a file of T he Ca ny on Crie r, with the assurance that we would hence- 
forth receive each issue regularly. Mr. Vosper, in receiving the visitors 
and their gift, pointed out the great desirability of having such local 
materials deposited in the Library. The Roses expressed themselves 
honored; and we are indeed charmed by the friendly aspects of this hill- 
side news. 

CASE Book Program 

Of sp ecial interest and concern to librarians sould be the new CARE 
program recently announced by the Cooperative for American remittances 
to Europe, by which scientific and technical books will be sent to 
libraries abroad. Librarian of Congress Luther Evans, who is chairman 
of the committee compiling book lists upon which CARE will base its 
purchases, has described the program as "a defense of our way of life 
rather than a relief program of sympathy." The program has been developed 
in cooperation with UNESCO, the Library of Congress, the A.L.A., medical 
and scientific associations, and governmental authorities overseas. 

"The destruction of libraries, publishers' stocks, and printing 
plants abroad, coupled," as Mr. Evans says, "with the isolation brought 
on by governmental attitudes , difficulties in comm\inication and currency 
restrictions, have produced a mental black-out in many war-torn lands." 
And the New York Times has said in an editorial: "A service of this sort 
is what one would have been led to expect from an organization that has 
shown how sensitive it is to need and how competent it is in meeting it. 
That proved competence should invite the fullest support for the program." 

Though our Staff Association will continue to concentrate on sending 
care's food packages abroad, individual staff members may wish to par- 
ticipate also in this new program to aid universities in Eiirope. Details 
of the program are available at the Reference Desk. 

"Union List" Che cking Edition Appears 

The "Union List of Serials, Second Supplement to the Second Edition; 
Checking Edition, Section 1: A to D," has been received in the Acquisi- 
tions Department. The instructions this time are to include holdings only 
for the new titles listed, although changes of name and deaths of the 
serials listed in previous editions are shown. Deadline for the first 
section is October 15, I9U9, and the three subsequent checking sections 
•will be finished by June 1950, if the H. W. Wilson Company has its way. 

When completed, the work will be a most useful checklist for serials 
between January 19ifU and December 19^9. The first supplement covered the 
period I9UI through I9U3. The unusual influx of foreign serials in the 
postwar period makes the work especially complex at this time for all 
libraries. Information on the date of volume one, for example, is 
frequently lacking, and the number of short-lived serials appears to in- 
crease during periods of political and economic instability. 

"Livin g 19^9" Transcription 

A transcri ption of the N.B.C. broadcast, "California 'kS to 'h9," 
of the Sunday "Living I9U9" series, has been sent the Library by N.B.C. 
Announcer Ben Grauer, who generously arranged with Producer Wade Arnold 
to have the recordings sent to us . The broadcast dealt particularly 
with the history of water conservation in California and the establish- 
ment of the Central Valley Project, and the transcription will become a 
part of the California history collection, in the Department of Special 
Collections . 


Among r ecent vis itors at the Clark Library during July were 
Harry Johnso n of the Veteran's Administration in Washington, D.C.; 
Dr. E llen D. Leyburn of Agnes Scott College, Atlanta; Charles D avis 
of Chicago; The odor J ung , calligraphcr and designer from Denver Uni- 
versity; Martin Oberstein, of New York, now teaching calligraphy in a 
Los Angeles art school; Albert Rosenb erg, who, after a period of re- 
search at the University of London is working with Clark materials to 
finish his dissertation; Mr . and Mrs . Edward Lhotka of Chicago, where 
Mr. Lhotka has been on the staff of the fine binding division of the 
Lakeside Press for twenty-five years; and P eter Murray Hill, English 
bookseller and actor, residing in Pacific Palisades dioring the summer, 
while his wife Phyllis Calvert is making a picture. 

Statistics on rare book use have been mounting at the Clark, as 
605 books were used by two graduate students over a period of only a 
few days in July, in conducting preliminary research for Professor 
Hooker. This is the largest number of rare books which have been used 
on a single project since records have been kept at the library. Dxzr- 
ing this same period, microfilming was completed on another group of 
Restoration plays for Professor Bowers of the University of Virginia. 
The latest order was for 12i^ plays, bringing the total supplied to him 
to more than ^50. 

UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor: Everett Moore, 
Contributors to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Rudolf Engelbarts, Neal 
Harlow, David Heron, Robert Quinsey, John Smith, Robert Vosper. 


Bi-weekly Bulletin for the Staff 

Issued by the 
Librarian's Office 


ol. 2 No. ^3 

August 18, 19i^9 


On Sunday raorninf; I am flying to Vancouver for the Regional 
Conference. As much as I should like to emulate Luther Evans and 
vork on annual reports while cleavinc the pure empyrean, I shall 
most likely sit frivolously with nose glued to window or "be locking 
over my banquet talk to make sure I do not laugh in the wrong places. 
I shall be well chaperoned on this flight by Heads Moore and ICLnc. 
Mr. Moore and I are "hutting" together on the U.B.C. campus. My 
return flight will be a veek from tomorrow. 

On ounday evening Mr. Vesper flies off in the opposite direction, 
also "skipping the co'jntry, bound fcr a microfilmirg conference in 
Mexico City, called by Dr. licwis Hanke, director of the Eispanic 
Institute. Sponsored by the Library Council Tl.V. will represent CU, 
CU-B, and CLU. 

On a recent cool gray morning a few of us ventured out into the 
Library 5.E. courtyard for the dedicatioii of the sun-dial ("I co'ont 
only the Sunny Hours") given by the Class of 19'+?. By one of those 
meteorological miracles the sun burst gloriously forth at the very 
moment of the Provost's acceptance speech. 

The Heads' and Branches' annual reports came in promptly on or 
before the August 1 deadline. I gave myself a September 1 deadline 
to complete ny University and Clark Library reports, but the Vancouver 
trip will delay me. V/hat a great year it has been! Every department 
has set new records. My thanks to every one of you for the part you 

Becent visitors included Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kreider, Olive 
Percival's executrix, and her husband; Dorothy Bevis, Assistant 
Professor in the University of Washington Library School and an old 
college, booktrade, and publishing friend; Miss M. I. Henderson, 
Librarian of University College, Southampton; Kenneth C. Maclennan, 
migratory worker whose 800-page manuscript memoirs I read d\iring my 
vacation, and with whom I discussed the problems of editing and 
publishing them. 

M y congratulations were telegraphed to Laurence T. Clarke, 
librarian of the San Francisco Public Library, upon his election to 
the C.L.A. Vice Presidency. It looks as though C.L.A. is being taken 
over by the Lawrences and the Clarke or is it the Laurences and the 

Last Monday I lunched with Bob Campbell and Paul Wellman to 
receive for the Library several manuscripts of the latter writer. 

Today I am lunching with President Arthur G. Coons of Occidental 
College to discuss library matters, following which I am driving to 
Pasadena to call upon Helen E. Haines. 

I have accepted chairmanship of a western states committee 
to sponsor the CARE book program -- for details see last issue of the 


Jean Chattel le, senior library assistant, Circulation Department, 
has resigned to attend the School of Librarianship at Berkeley. 

Mrs . Genette Hervey has been appointed senior library assistant 
in the Biomedical Library, replacing Mrs. Bonnie Rardin, who has resigned 
to accompany her husband. 

Mrs. Marjcrie Johansen, senior library assistant, has transferred 
from the Catalog Department to the Geology Library. 

Magda Moln ar has been appointed tjrpist-clerk in the Catalog 
Department . 

Patricia Paden has been appointed typist-clerk in the Catalog 
Department . 

Mary Vhitaker has been appointed senior library assistant in the 
Acquisitions Department. 

Vancouver Dele gat i on 

Fourteen UCIA librarians will be in Vancouver, B.C., next week 
for the first of this year's seven Regional Conferences of the 
American Library Asf50ciation. Heading the Westwood delegation is 
Mr. Powell, President-elect of the California Library Association, 
whose business sessions are a part of the week's program; Mr. Powell 
is to be a speaker at the general session on the evening of Tuesday, 
August 23. Another C.L.A. official in our delegation is Neal Harlow, 
Editor of the California Libra ry bulletin, who will participate in 
a panel discussion on "Pacific Coast Library Resources and their 
Mobilization." Also attending from UCIA will be Johanna Allerding, 
Agnes Conrad, Julia Curry, Hilda Q-rerj, Jeanette Hagan, Helen J. Jones, 
Deborah King, Mrs. Man-Eing Yue Mok, Everett Moore, Roberta Nixon, 
Elizabeth Norton and Irene Struffert. 

Miss Allerding will be a member or the panel who will discuss the 
Report of the Fourth Activities Committee. Another UCM staff member, 
Carl C. McElvy, Principal Architect in our Architecture and Engineering 
Division, is journeying north to participate in the panel discussion 
on undergraduate library buildings and equipment led by Mr. Moore; and 
a third participant in this discussion will be Helen Blasdale, formerly 
a member of the UCIA Reference Department, now Associate Librarian at 
Mills College. 

AoronauticG Subject List 

"Subject Head i ngs for Aeronautical EnRineerinR Librarie s, " a 
list commenced in 19^3 j has just been published by the Special 
Libraries Association. This important project, delayed during the 
war by the prossijire of the compilers' work was successfully concluded 
and brought to publication very largely tlirouch the energy and initi- 
ative of our Engineering Librarian Johanna Allerding, as acknowledced 
in the preface to the list by Robert Sale, Chairman of the Engineering 
Aeronautics Section of the S.L.A. It was the West Coast Committee of 
this group, which, under Miss Allerding, edited the list through weekly 
conferences over a period of two years. All the work was done on a 
volunteer basis, outside of regular job time. 

Letter from Liberia 

A for mer member of the Catalog Department, Mrs. Margery Miller Hughes, 
writes a most interesting letter, with much local color, from Liberia, 
West Africa, where she has lived for the Icist six months. She and her 
husband are taking lessons in Vai, the native language, and she is pro- 
gressing nicely in spito of the fact that the rains came and with them the 
rogues (Liberian equivalents of our hold-up men), who ply their business 
while the heavens are pouring down in sheets. The school has ninety- 
three boarding students, all of whom arc honkering to go to the United 
States, and are "every bit as bratty as the elementary school students in 
the States." Their life over there, I^trs. Hughes reiaarks, is not rugged. 
They are "disgustingly well off" with a six-room house, fully equipped 
bathroom, Servel, and two tj'pewriters . Nature is profuse in its trees, 
flowers, fruits and vegetables, thou;-h neat looks and smells repulsive. 
There's also an excellent United Ctater. In:;ornation Service library. 
They are only a mile and a half from Monrovia, but transportation in a 
small motor launch is a problem, and visitors are few and far between. 
Former Library associates are invited to drop in any time. 


Professor Herbert M . E van s, Director of the University's Institute 
of Experimental Biology at Berkeley, and his secretary, Mrs. Ilorton, 
spent several hoiirs in the Clark Library on Aufiust 1st. Although the 
primary reason for his visit was to examine the great colored atlas 
illustrating the travels of Maximilien of Wicd (in the Montana & Pacific 
Northwest History Collection), he expressed pleasure in finding the fast- 
growing Robert Boyle collection among our books of seventeenth century 

Another notewo rt hy visi tor at the Clark this month was Miss Wilma 
Bennett, whom we remember as Actin/: Librarian at Whittier College during 
the war. Miss Bennett, now a resident of Lowell, Indiana, served on the 
summer faculty of U.S.C.'s Library School. 

New Soft Policy at Clar k 

After fift e en ^'B ars of solid "comfort" the Clark Library has 
exchanged its sixteen old oaken chairs for an equal number of steel and 
plastic soft seats, such as are to be found in the Graudatc Reading Room. 


Librarians all over the country are rejoicing with Librarian James 
T. Babb over his recent announcement of the Yale University Library's 
acquisition of the private papers of James Boswell. This "greatest collec- 
tion of English literary manuscripts of the eighteenth century" has quite 
properly gone to Yale, vhose leadership in studies of this period is al- 
ready recognized. 

Their purchase from Lt.-Col. Ealph H. Isham of New York, who had 
spent nearly twenty-five years in a romantic hunt to bring the papers to- 
gether from their hiding places in the attics and outbuildings of an Irish 
castle and a Scottish mansion, where they had remained unknown for more 
than a century, was made possible, Mr. Babb announced, by a gift to Yale 
from the Old Dominion Foundation, established by Paul Mellon. By arrange- 
ment with the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., for exclusive rights to 
publish the papers through IVhittlesey House, the vast collection of 
journals, letters, and other materials will appear in an extensive series 
of volumes under the editorship of leading scholars. 

The Boswell archives arrived at Yale in eight tightly packed cases 
of trunk-like dimensions; they were transported to New Haven londer armed 
guard and heavily covered by insurance. "The elaborate precautions to 
protect the manuscripts from theft or damage contrasted strangely with 
their past history of lying unnoticed in damp attics and disused bm-ns," 
it was remarked. But the manuscripts, written on rag paper, came through 
"miraculously fresh," and will be ready for examination by scholars as 
soon as the thousands of various papers are sorted and arranged by subject 
and date by Yale librarians. 

A National Service 

One of the notable services of the Library of Congress to libraries 
throughout the land is its generous and accurate reporting of conferences 
of professional and learned societies attended by L.C. staff members. 
The usefulness to us all of thoir Information Bulleti n is greatly enhanced 
by this share-the-information policy. 

An eleven page appendix to the Information Bullet in for July 26 - 
August 1 describes the highlights of the ilOth Annual Convention of the 
Special Libraries Association in Los Angeles last June. Both general and 
group meetings are summarized concisely but effectively; and gracious 
credit is accorded the local hosts from all parts of southern California, 
and the weather ("in fine form... no 'unusual days' ... etc., etc."). 

Credit for excellent reporting of the week's varied proceedings 
goes in this instance to Mrs. Ruth H. Hooker, President of the S.L.A. and 
a number of other members of the Association who contributed to the 
summary. The L.C. I nformation Bulletin is available for reference in the 
Government Publications Eoom. 

A.L.A. Election Flash 

Congratulations to lAr. Powell, whose election to the American 
Library Association Council for a four-year term will be announced by 
A.L.A, Headquarters next Monday. Johanna Allerding and Jean Macalister 
were elected to the A.L.A. Council last month as representatives of the 
Association of College and Reference Libraries. 

This week's contributors: Edna Davis. Rudolf Enselbarts , John E. Smith, 


Biweekly Bulletin for the Staff 


Issued by the Librarian's Ofbce 




September 1, 19^9 


The Vancouver Confer ence owed its success to wise planning, lively 
sessions, fair weather and warmer hospitality. Most of us lived on the 
University of British Columbia campus, in the beirracks huts which, during 
the school year serve students as dormitories -- the President also lives 
in one I -- and among the meeting's best sessions were those held in the 
washrooms while shaving and showering. Obviously I speak for the men only.' 
The cafeteria was satisfying, while the food and service at the downtown 
Hotel Vancouver was far superior to what our capsule -and-vitamin culture 
has led to in the U.S.A. 

The UCLA delegation, thirteen strong, scattered in all directions, 
listening and talking, maJcing friends and possibly influencing delegates. 
One morning concvirrent meetings frustrated those who wanted to attend all. 
I vibrated back and forth between five of them, trying to keep track of CLU 
performers . 

S ome highl ig hts; Nathan van Patten's paper on the debt libraries owe 
to book collectors; Victoria Librarian Margaret Clay's discussion of the 
Berelson volume in the Public Library Inquiry series and her later per- 
formance as Mistress of Ceremonies at the PNLA J+Oth anniversary meeting. 
The only "lowlights" were egocentric acts by a few speakers who mounted the 
rostrum and talked the audience to sleep. Vancouver Librarian Edgar 
Eobinson made a sophisticated master of ceremonies at the Library Schools 
dinner, and his Scotch dancers and pipers "sent" us all, especially those 
stout Scotchmen Errett McDiarmid and John Mackenzie Cory. 

Together wit h Don Davidson I visited the Howay-Eeid collection of 
Pacific Northwest material in the UBC library, w?iere we were greeted by 
Curator McCloy, whose good wife was mistress -of -housing. The new UBC Librar- 
ian, Leslie Dunlap (an Oregon classmate of Mr. Vosper's) is running a good 

Hutmate Moore an d I skipped the "mystery eruise" and spent the day in 
the bookshops, along the waterfront, on the ferryboats and sidewalks of 
Vancouver. We were impressed by the high level of British Columbian cour- 
tesy. One of our delegation was even more impressed by BC honesty; after 
she accidentally left her handbag containing her money, tickets and whatever 
else women wedge into their bags, it was turned in immediately (and intact) 
to the store's lost-and-found department. 

On the flight up , diiring a brief stop at San Francisco airport, we 
encountered Gordon Williams on a sad errand: his father had died and Gordon 

vas flying home to Klamath Falls. Also on the northbound flight were Miriam 
Mathews and Lew Stieg, who joined my "headguards" DK and ETM and me at lunch 
"between planes in Seattle. On the homeward flight the others stopped off in 
Seattle, hut at Portland, Library Bureau's Malin Wing boarded and we chatted 
during the 3 hour 15 minute nonstop flight to Los Angeles. A very beautiful 
flight it was, over Crater Lake, Mount Shasta, Shasta Dam, Lake Tahoe, 
Yosemite and Sequoia parks; and as we swept over the coastal plain before 
landing at Municipal Airport, our "agglomeration of villages," seen at the 
close of a hot dry day, formed an incredible panorama of soft greens and 
browns, with Old Baldy and Saddleback dark blue against a colorless sky. 



Dawn w oke me a w eek a g o Monday to present a view of Mexico's parquet 
green valleys spotted with red tile roofs clustering around village churches. 
We rose rapidly to Mexico City's high plain and I was so^n transferred from 
the comparative safety of a DC-^I- to the likely hazard of one of the Federal 
District's thousands of fiercely honking taxis. 

Under the dog-trot lea dership of the Hispanic Foundation's Director 
Lewis Hanke, affable and mercurial ambassador of North American good-will, 
my week was full and exciting. Several times I longed for an illegal siesta 
as he led me from lunch at the American Embassy to a meeting with the owner 
of a distinguished law library and on to a late evening discussion of pos- 
sibilities for filming 19th Century Mexican periodicals. 

I n between such se s sio ns I visited book dealers (they all seem to be 
named Porrua in Mexico Cityi) to see what kind of service they can offer us, 
especially in blanket orders, and to explore their stocks. My generous 
cicerone in visiting libraries was often George Smisor, formerly of Sacra- 
mento and now in charge of the Library of Congress filming project in Mexico. 
With him I toured the cavernous National Library, its creaking floors sup- 
porting mile-high wall shelving loaded with rare books; and then I roamed 
through the famous National Archives, where American scholars, descendants 
of California's great Bolton, were shivering in the half -dark as they pored 
over endless folios. More interesting to me than these sophisticated readers 
was the group of Indian peasants in sandals and ponchos, a. costume seldom 
seen in the cosmopolitan capitol city, clustered around some volumes of 
century-old land titles, a familiar sight in the Archives, I was told. 

A most Interesting session was in the Hemeroteca Nacional, the national 
periodicals library where every journal published in Mexico must be put on 
deposit. Dr. Carrasco Puente, the Director, took obvious pride in showing 
me through this efficiently run library, housed since 19kk in the beautifully 
tiled Church of San Pedro and San Pablo. 

These and other vis its with the librarians of such organizations as the 
National Institute of Anthropology, the Society for Geography and Statistics, 
and the Commission for Scientific Investigation resulted in new and bettered 
exchange relations and in such generous gifts of books that my baggage limit 
was scratched. Outstanding among these gifts was an important new union 
list of medical and biological periodicals held by Mexico City libraries and 
Seizor Carrasco Puente 's recent bibliography of Tehuantepcc. 

Throughout my short sjbay; I was proud indeed of the high regard in which 
the Library of Congress program is held by Mexican librarians and scholars. 

and of the generous and wise service performed by the BibliotecQ Benjamin 
Franklin. Supported by the United States State Deportment, this is the only 
free, circulating library in Mexico. I always found it crowded, and its 
director Miss Bertha Harris told me that one-third of the collection is 
always in circulation. Californians will remember that Andy Wilkison was 
in charge before being sent South to Argentina. Hero is public money well- 
spent . 

In a week I was just becoming acquainted with Mexico's extensive bibli- 
ographical resources and would have enjoyed more time to explore, but a 
strenuous week of city life at the 7000-foot level is tiring to an ocean- 
level dweller, so I appreciated Sunday's daylight flight up the beautiful 
West coast of Mexico, while I caught up on my background reading of the 
recently issued new edition of Stephens' "Incidents of Travel in Central 
America, Chiapas and Yucatan." First published ir iQhl, this is a groat 
American travel book, and one that is chastening to the effete modern air 
traveller. My appreciation wasn't dulled by the fact that international air 
lines don't observe American prohibition, so I could pledge farewell over 
Mexicali in a 'cocktail de Tequila'. 


Gift to IIE 

A rare set of the Seamen's Journ al, 1922-1937 is a recent gift to the 
Institute of Industrial Eelations Library by Mr. Paul Scharrenberg , Director 
of the California Department of Industrial Eelations. Mr. Scharrenberg, who 
edited the Journal during the period covered, has also donated to the IIR 
Library a file of the Proceedings of the International Seamen's Union of 
America, 1922-37. The famous Andrew Furuaeth was president of the union 
during this same period, Coincidcntally, we have just received "A Symposium 
on Andrew Furuseth," a compilation of tributes to the rugged old champion 
of seamen's welfare. 

Public Catalog Shift 

On August l^th and l6th a crew of catalogers, clerks and students de- 
scended upon the public catalog to shift its 1,791,800 cards, in the pious 
hope that at the end the new cabinet would be filled, each drawer would have 
an equal number of cards, and there would not be more drawers than cards, or 
vice versa. Three hot days of hard labor and feminine cnrpentry (there were 
8,292 screws involved), produced a brilliant success, and Anne Greenwood, 
Frances Finger, Mary Lois Rice, Otheo Metcalf, Dorothy Swanson and their 
capable co-workers retired happily to peaceful pursuits. The catalog is 
once more usable, and with its many rows of new colored labels, presents a 
handsome appearance. In another two years alas, the whole process will have 
to be repeated. 

Visitors of the Fortnight 

Professor Dent Wilcoxon of Kansas State University recently called at 
the Librarian's Office where he was given a visiting scholar's stack pass 
and started on a tour of the East Wing. Professor Wilcoxon is well remem- 
bered by old timers on the campus --he was a stack page for two years as an 
undergraduate, graduated 1936, served as a teaching assistant in the History 
Department, and had the Ph.D. degree in history conferred in June lOltl. 

Dr. Augustus F. Kuhlman , distinguished director of the Joint University 
Libraries, Nashville, and Miss M. I. Henderson , University College, South- 
ampton, England, were other recent visitors. 

Kathleen Rose 

On August 2 0th, at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Kathleen was bom to 
Francos Rose, former Senior Library Assistant in the Reference Depea^ment. 
All concerned, Frances, father Nick and Kathleen, ore thriving. 

Vancouver Notes from the Editor 

Monday morning's general se ssion featured reports on the Public Library 
Inquiry. The general belief expressed was that while the Inquiry often pre- 
sents a discouraging picture of public library service in the United States 
and Canada today, its findings will stimulate libraries to search for effec- 
tive moans for strengthening and broadening their services to readers. 

On Monday aft e rnoon the ACRL meeting was presided over by genial Harry 
C. Bauer, Director of Libraries at the University of Washington, A panel 
discussion on the implications for the ACRL of the Fourth Activities Report 
was participated in by Johanna A Herding, Orwin Rush, William Carlson and 
Mr. Bauer. A resolution expressing disapproval of the Conmittee's recommen- 
dations was passed, after considerable discussion from the floor, 

Mr. Powell's forty-m inute talk ( "Books and People and the Earth on which 
wc Live") at the Hotel Vancouver banquet on Tuesday evening was regarded by 
many librarians as the high point of the entire conference, confirming the 
opinion of the Editor. 

UCLA librarians who participated in conference programs, in addition to 
Miss Allerding were Neal Harlow, who took part in the Joint session of the 
Acquisitions Heads of Research Libraries Round Table and the Serials Round 
Tabic, to discuss foreign serials and exchange experience, and in the 
"Pacific Coast Library Mobilization" discussion, and the Editor, who led 
an ACRL panel discussion on "Undergraduate Library Facilities." In this 
aoeting, Carl McElvy, Principal Architect in the UCIA Architecture and 
Er»ginecring Division, very ably gave a case-history of the planning and 
building of o'or East Wing. 



An Exhibition of Ncv England Books : 19l;l+-U6 was on display at the Clark 
Library d\u:ing August. The show included forty-one books designed or printed 
by New England firms and typographers, representing the work of W. A, 
Dwiggins, Carl Rollins, Harry Duncan, Victor Hammer, Natalie Norris, Burton 
Jones, Jr., Bc'ulah Folnsbcc, Helen Genti^, and others. Regional exhibits of 
this type are increasing, and with several travelling shows coning from other 
parts of the country, students, designers and printers are able to compesre 
the printed work produced by contemporary craftsmen, 

Ben Grauer, !rBC anno'jr.ccr an d bibl iophil e spent three hours last Thurs- 
day with >tr. Archer as hosz and chauffeur. After a half -hour at the Clark 
Library he was driven out to the Huntington Librarj- vhere, after a fruitfxil 
visit with Robert Schad and Carey Bliss, he was whisked away to the airport 
in Forbank in tiiae to catch the airliner to San Francisco. 

TJCIA LIZ5.^.1-Ji is published every other Thursday. Editcr: Everett Moore. 
This issue edited by Wilbur Smith, in Mr. Moore's absence. Contributors to 
this issue: H. Richard Archer, Anne Greenwood, Gcraldine Clayron, Robert 



Biweekly Bulletin for the Staff 


Vol. 2 No. 25 

Issued by the Libtinin'i Office 

September 1^, I9U9 


Since meetin g them at Municipal Airport last Saturday I have had the 
pleasant company on several occasions of two of the coxintry's most dis- 
tinguished bookmen^ Frederick B. Adams, Jr. Director of the Pierpont Morgaji 
Library and Curt F. Buhler, Curator of l^inted Books in the same Library. 
On Sunday Mr. Archer joined me in showing them the Clark Libreiry. Yester- 
day noon they and August Fruge were my luncheon guests at the Zamorano Club, 
after which Mr. Adams returned with me to Westwood to visit the Main Library 

I_ deejgly_regret having to report the death of Adrian J. Van Rossem, 
curator of the Dickey collection in the Clark Library residence. In the 
ten years since he came to the University in charge of the Dickey ornitho- 
logical books and specimens , many of us in our work with "Van'' became 
devoted to him. Science has lost a learned worker; we lament the man. 

The Library lost another friend in the death of Mi-s . Edgar J. 
Goodspeed. Our warmest sympathy was extended to Dr. Goodspeed. 

I4y Clark Librarj_annual^_repqrt is now being mimeographed, and with 
Mr. Vesper's help I shall begin to write the one for the University Library. 

Last week my wife and I SDent a few halcyon days on the Big Sur coast. 
Most of my collecting was "of shells and stones, but I did find an unusual 
bookshop in Castro Canyon^ part of the stock of which were books from Mary 
Austin's library. 

Alber t Daub, General Maneiger of Stechert-Eafner, visited the Library 
last Monday on his way back to New York from the Modern Language Associa- 
tion meeting at Stanford. 


Page Ackerman has been appointed Librarian-2 to serve the specialized 
library needs of 'the Department of Social Welfare. Miss Ackerman will be 
attached to the Graduate Reading Room of the Reference Department. She 
comes to us from the assistant librarianship of the Union Theological 
Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, and is a graduate of the University of 
North Carolina School of Library Science. 

Lou is Pi acenza has joined the Law Library staff as Principal Library 
Assistant in charge of circulation. Mr. Piacenza comes from the Columbia 
University Law Library where he was chief of technical services. 

Marian Hove 11 Wa ring (Mrs. Glen) has been appointed to the Librarian-1 
position in Biomedical Library vacated by Mary Margaret Lane, who resigned 
to accept a position in the Cal Poly Library at San Luis Obispo. Mrs. Waring, 
a graduate of the U.C. School of Librarianship, was on the Clark Library 
staff for several years before the war. 

L. C. P. 



Repair and renovation in the central section of the Library building 
has been most evident during the last month in the air, which has by turns 
been warm and stale on one hand and cool, fresh, and invigorating on the 
other. The blowers have now been renovated, and the motor turning the main 
blower has been replaced with a new motor which is mounted on rubber and 
which gives more power at a lower rate of revolutions per minute. The 
result is more air circvilation in the main reading room, rotunda, catalog 
room, and stacks, and less vibration in the upper reaches of the building. 
Less conspicuous but nonetheless elegant is the newly stained and varnished 
top of the main reference desk, now free of nicks, notches, and blem-ishes . 

Exhibit s 

Arrange d by Mary De Wolf , exhibits for the month of September are to 
be seen in the cases on the second floor and in the Graduate Reading Room. 
They include The Co nqu est of California, Prom th e Papers of .Archibald. 
H amilton Gilles pie , given to the Library by Catherine Coffin Phillips . 
Major Gillespie (USMC) was Commandant of the United States Militia in 
southern California during the years 18^6-18^4-8 under Commodore Stockton 
and General Fremont. In the case at the head of the main stairway is a 
collection of Italian, French, and English Librett i , representing recent 
Library acquisitions. They date from 1677 to 1826, and include The N aval 
Pillar: a. Musical Entertainment ; Ippolita , Regina delle Amazzoni; and Tom 
and Jerry: or, Life in London, among others. In the Graduate Reading Room 
is a copy of A Camera in the Gold Rus h, the Book Club of California publica- 
tion of the century-old California photography of Robert H. Vance. 

In Praise of Candor 

In her camp aign to replace lost and damaged issues of periodicals, 
Dorothy Harmon drew the following praise for honesty from the Canadian 
publishing firm of J. M. Dent: "May we commend you for admitting that the 
original was either lost or worn out. Other librariajis throughout the 
country always claim that the original did not reach them." 

United States Book Exc hange 

Successo r to the American B ook Center is the United States Book 
Exchange, which promises to develop into an important source of materials 
for war-devastated foreign libraries and libraries in this country which 
participate. Inheriting the stock, staff, and experience of the earlier 
organization, and backed by a Rockefeller grant, the USEE commenced opera- 
tions in January in the Library of Congress, \inder the executive director- 
ship of Alice Dulany Ball. Of particular interest to our Gifts and Exchange 

section is the capacity of the USEE to act as an international clearing- 
house for duplicate books and periodicals . Any of our suitable duplicates 
not wanted by other University of California libraries may be shipped to 
the USEE for credit on a piece -for-piece exchange basis. Temporarily the 
exchange is one-for-two, giving war-damaged libraries the benefit of the 
bargain. There is a small handling charge, and each library pays freight 
both ways. The arrangement may work wonders in filling gaps in our peri- 
odical files. T}ie USEE is apprised of the fields in which UCLA is inter- 
ested and systematically sends lists to determine the titles we desire. 
The first such list consisted of Japanese periodical titles, and last week 
a list of recent books in the Spanish language was received. The Gifts 
and Exchange section sent its first shipment to the USEE this month, approxi- 
mately 1200 periodical issues . 

For Clement Weather 

Taking; brave advantage of the absence of sidewalk engineers during the 
betwcen-semester lull, the Grounds and Buildings Department installed and 
painted fifty-two benches in the Library's outside reading patio. The 
benches are arranged around the shade trees, flower beds, and walks on the 
south and east sides of the Library building. Perhaps we should distribute 
recreational reading from a booktruckl 

Peregrinations of Books 

A strange history often lies obscvire in the brief notations of a shelf- 
list card. Here is the story, in outline, of PN^6 /R7A1: 1926, purchased; 
1930, lost and replaced; 1939, lost again and replaced ogain; 19^9, original 
copy donated to the Harvard University Library and kindly ret'orned to UCIA. 
Title of the book: " Romanticis m," by Lascelles Abercrombie. Donor to 
Harvard: a Hai-vard professor. 

Pulp Magazines 

Helen More reports that hundreds of issues of greasy, unbound pulp 
magazines have been placed under firm physical and bibliographical control, 
pamphlet boxes and records all in order. She has emerged grircy but tri- 
umphant, with the aid of Betty Fielder and student assistant Bonnie Brown. 
To snide kibitzers. Miss More would answer that the Antiquarian Bookman 
devoted an entire issue last year to the mystery and fantasy categories, 
and that when time enhances the value of our files of Shadow and Black Mask, 
the disdainful attitudes recently displayed will change. 


R osalie Mandel of the Clark Library staff was married to In/in 
("Wiesie") Wicsenthal on Sunday, September 11. After their Las Vegas 
honeymoon, Rosalie will return to her work at the Clark the first of 
October. Mr. Wiesenthal, now a student in the College of Engineering, 
will graduate from U.C.L.A. in February. 

T he latest addition to the Oscar V/ilde Collection ie a research file 
compiled by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation for the filming of 
"The Fan" (Hollywood adaptation of "Lady Vfindemere's Fan"). In ten large 
folders, completely indexed, the gift includes quotations from hundreds of 
texts, and photostatic reproductions of pictures dealing with almost every 
facet of life in England during the "Nineties." 

Mr. Arc her represented the Clark Library at the Modern Language Associ- 
ation meeting' held last week on the Stanford campus. 



A le tter from John Maniar is , a graduate student in theology at the 
University of Athens, thanking the Staff Association for a CAKE package 
received in January, is posted on the Association bulletin board. The 
Staff Association CAKE fund has recently despatched foiir of the new 
"Thrift Packages" to as many different countries. The continuing contri- 
butions of the staff are urged. 

N ominations 

The Nominating Committee submits the following names , from which the 
Executive Committee will be chosen for the coming year. 

Professional . (Two to be elected for two-year terms.) ^ 


Catherine Birch Roberta Nixon » 

David Heron VJilbur Smith ^ 

N onprofessional . (Two to be elected; one for a two-year term and 
one for a one-year term to complete an unfinished term. The 
candidate receiving the most votes vrill serve the former terra; 
and the one receiving next highest number, the latter.) 

Barbara Johnson Gertrud Sandmeior 

Noreen Pickering Kenneth Wilson 

Any member of the Association who wishes to make further nominations 
may do so by obtaining the consent of the candidate and submitting the 
name to Helen Riley on or before September 23. Elections will be held on 
October h, time and place to be announced. 


UCLA LIBRARIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor: Everett Moore. 
This issue edited by John E. Smith, in the editor's absence. Contribut ors 
to this issue: H. Richard Archer, Mary De Wolf, Esther Euler, David Heron, 
Andrew Horn, Helen More. 


Biweekly Bulletin for the Staff 


Issued by the Llbranin't Ollice 

Vol. 2 No. 5{ 

September 29, 19'+9 


Los A nge les's first rare book auction occxirs tonight at the Ames 
Gallery, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Southern 
California, l-lr. Archer and I plan to ventiu'e a cautious bid or two. 

In my gbsence at the book auction Mr. Vosper will welcome Special 

Libraries Association members who are meeting tonight in BAE 1^+7 at 
7:30. Among the speakers will be Edith Head, Theater Arts lecturer and 
designer for Paramount studios. 

Yesjtejrday^ afternoon the Clark Library/ Advisory Committee he]d its 
annual visitation meeting at the Library, with Provost Dykstra in the 
chair. Also present were rorner Provost Ernest Carroll Moore, Lindley 
Bynum, Professors John Walton Caughey and Edward N. Hooker, and Folger 
Library Director Louis B. Wright, who came from V.'ashington, D. C. My 
Clark Library annual report is available for staff reading upon request 
in my office. 

Last_week Mr. Harlow and I attended a. Cocoanut Grove luncheon in 
honor of E?.lph Hancock and his "Fabulous Boulevard." The manuscript of 
this book, which contains a chapter on UCLA and the Village, has been 
given to the Library. 

.L§:Sjt_J^§6^Si&3 I spoke on academic librarianship to the U.S.C. 
Library School and was pleased to see in the audience a dozen former 
Uclans -- Bruin horses within the Trojan walls I 

On his annu al irip. to Los Angeles Merle Arraitage included my wife 
and me among his guests at dinner in the Beverly Hills Hotel; later he 
inspected the steadily growing collection of books designed by him -- 
one of the bright spots of the Clark Library's modern printing collection. 

After_j_sumri^r ^nJTurkey; gathering data for a new book Harold Lamb 
has returned, to regular use of the Library and to reclaim the collection 
of early printed books vrhich harbored safely in my office during his 
absence. Another returning writer-friend is Christopher Isherwood, bock 
from South America with a new travel diary book, "The Condor and the Cove.'" 

Next Monda y I am flying to San Francisco to speak on the UCIA Li- 
brary' at~a~meeting of the Eoxburghe Club. I shall fly back the following 
day. The invitation was brought south recently by George Harding, dis- 
tinguished San Francisco bookman and president of the Friends of the 

Bancroft Library. 


Elizab eth S. Br edstreet has heen reclassified as Administrative 
Assistant effective Julj 1, 19^9- In this capacity her prixaary responsi- 
hilities are for year-sro^md budget preparation and for nonprofessionpl 
library personnel. 

Mrs. T atiana Keatinge has been reclassified as Librarian-? for the 
newly established position of Slavic Cataloger, where her linguistic 
skill will be used to good advantage. Born in Eussia Mrs. Keatinge 
worked with Eussian periodicals at CU in 19'+3 and studied Eussian with 
Professors Noyes and Kaun. 

I'^s ■ Effi e F lan agan has resigned her position as Librarian-2. effec- 
tive the end of October^ to ,ioin her husband in San Diego. 

M rs. Ba rbara Kelly's Senior Account Clerk position has been reclas- 
sified to Principal Account Clerk. 

Wiljoia Dew ey (M.S.j U.S.C.) has been appointed Librarian-1 in the 
Law library, replacing Mrs. Keatinge. 

Pa rker Fre enan, former student assistant^ has been appointed Typist- 
Clerk at the Loan Desk. 

Mrs. Lorna Jolinso n, formerly a UCLA student, has been appointed 
Senior Library Assistant at the Loan Desk. 

V7alter Johns on, a former student assistant, has been appointed 
Typist -Clerk at the Loan Desk. 

Norah Jones , Librarian-1 has transferred from Acquisitions to the 
Eeserve Bock Eocm. 

M rs. Euth Aspiz Zei tzew has been appointed Typist -C]erk in the 
Eeserve Book Boom, where she has been a student assistant for two years. 

Eu th Tait (Catalog Department) and Beryl Fieldin g (Eeserve Book 
Eoom) have been reclassified as Senior Library Assistants . 

Mrs . Donna Handl ey has resigned as Senior Library Assistant in the 
Institute of Industrial Eelations Library to move to Long Beach. 

Mrs . Betty Po gatzy, Senior Library Assistant at the Loan Desk, has 
resigned to join her husband in the east. 

L. C. P. 


Thes e ear ly days of the semester have, happily, made me feel like 
the editor of Travel Magaz ine. Professor Gordon Ball told me of the 
year he and Mrs. Ball spent," largely in Bermuda at the Biological Station 
where he helped our exchange program, and then at Cambridge in England 
and on to the continent as far as Prague, where he made more exchange 
contacts . 

Professo r Sper cnl; who spent most of the year In hie homeland, has 

wonderful stories of prowling through Libomia's ehopo in Kome, aud visit- 
ing Itelinn -libraries and Italian fo.iilore scholars. 

Pi'ofessor Corbato di-opped in to report, in more detail then letters 
had permitted, on his purchasing of Catalan and Valencinn books for the 
Library. Ho had wonderful luck which he has kindly prociiecd to discuss 
nt length in a forthcoming issue of Ac qui s itive Notes . 

Finally glebe -circlin^T Laurence Petran, already anxious to atart out 
again; cnme in with n packet of Latin American receipts for music and hod« 
on music and folklore. 

R. V. 


Exhi bit s 

Th e hand so me rnd c olorful exhibit on the use of the Library, which 
appeared last week in the now exhibit space in the rotunda annex, is the 
culnn.nation cf a summer's planninc ^7 a number of staff ncnbcrs . Credit 
for the actucl preparation and Inycut of the exhibit goes to Reference 
librarians David Heron a,nd Robert Quinsey and our student-assistant artist 
George Gramlich. Harry VJilliams did the photographic blowups. Other 
staff members who nssisted in the preliminary planning are Mary LeWolf , 
Andrew Horn, and Everett Moore. The new wo.ll panels were put in place for 
the exhibit thrciigh the timely cooperation of Grounds and Buildings Super- 
intendents Sweeney and Stead. These panels will now be available for 
other wall exhlbica, ouch as the Life, magazine photographic exhibits, for 
which Mary DeWolf is responsible. 

"Preser%^ation of Gross Spociijigns by Plastic Embedding" is the subject 
of a most unusual exhibit currently on display in the Biomedical Reading 
Room in the Temporary Medical Office Building. Photographs illustrating 
the stages in the embedding procodure accompany the exhibits. The ma- 
terials have been lent to the Biomedical Library by the Division of Re- 
search of the Elmer Belt Urologic Group ;, where a groat deal of research 
ha.s been carried on in pcrfectinf; this new method of preserving specimens. 

Fifth Edition 

"Know Your Library" came out last week in its new edition in bright 
blue cover, and~fcF'thc first time, with photographic cuts on the cover 
and in the text. Its well-styled format, designed by the University 
Press,, has increased its popularity with students, to whom some fiOOO 
copies had been distributed by the end of the first T.-cek of instruction. 
Robert Quinsey was again the author of the handbook. Neal Harlow drew 
the floor plans, and Ejrry Williams did the photographs. 

Recent Visito rs 

Ro ger Sta nton and O liver Du iin, Director of Libraries and Associate 
Librarian at Caltech were part:cuiar]y interested in studying acquisitions 
procedures and the arrears catalogins program during their visit last 
week. Wt.j^-^'^^ M?^-^^^ J>~- S^^^-^^- visited friends in the Catalog Depart- 
ment, of which Mr. Custer (now Assistant Director of the Detroit Public 
Library) was once Head, and in which Mrs. Custer worked after her husband 

joined the Army. Miss Madel Jne Cantova , Super'/'isor of the Library Unit 
of tho Technical Library 2nd Editorial Section at the Naval Ordnance Test 
Station, Inyokcrn^ conferred with Misa Cope on interlibrary loan proce- 
dures . jj 

At the Clark Librar;.- recent visiters vere George L. McKay, of New 
York, author and editor, and curator of the Grolier Club, and JNIrs . McKay, 
who was a children's librarian in the New York Public Library system for 
a number of years; Juan G. Est eban, Argentinian ornithologist now on the 
staff of the Smithsonian institution; Eeiai Gassmaim , of New York, formerly 
of the University of Chicago Music faculty, who is working on c.n adapta- 
tion for opera of Oscar Wilde 's "Florentine Tragedy''; and Andrew Laird, 
bookbinder at the Uni\rer3Jty of California Press in Berkeley. , 

Borrowi n g Procedure s Resta ted | 

The attentio n of the Library staff- is called again to a memorandum 
circulated earlier in the year regarding procedures for withdrawing books. 

Staff mcEbers are expected to select their own books for personal 
use and charge them at the stack portal. Call slips are to be made out 
specifying the staff member's status as "Faculty," and the address as 
"Library," with department or branch. The use of '"Faculty" status should 
not be avoided, inasmuch as it refers to the basis on which bocks are 
circulated, and not to a social position. "Staff" will result in overdue 
notices, since it is generally used to designate nonacademic employees 
elsewhere on the campus. Staff members using books for class assignments asked not to exercise the faculty privilege on assigned material, 
particularly in the case of periodicals and other noncirculoting material.;: 

In view of the new organisation of the portal and the addition of ] 
new personnel it is advisable for staff members to provide themselves 
with the ''Faculty privilege card'' issued in the Administrative Office. 

When books are needed in other library departments or branches for 
examination, for penaanent deposit, or for chahge of number or status, 
they are to be requested as delayed paging through. the Stack Supervisor. 
Such requests are to be made on a filled-out call slip bearing the reason 
for w2iich the book is needed, and dated with the current date within the 
requesting department cr branch. The call slip may be placed in the 
basket on the Stack Supervisor's desk, and he will have the books paged 
daily, will charge them out, and will deliver them to the individual who 
has made the request. 


The annual election of the Staff Association will take place on 
Tuesday, October k, from 9 to ^ in Library 102 (Special Collections). 
Election officials will be Mary DeWolf and Andrew Horn All active 
members of the Association are eligible to vote. Those who expect to 
be absent on election day may vote on Friday, September 30, by obtaining 
a ballot from Agnes Conrad, Catalog Department. Special arrangements 
will be made for members woi'king at the Clark Library. 

UCLA LIBMRIAN is published every other Thursday. Editor : Everett Moore^ 
Contributor s to this issue: Barbara Cope, Louise Darling, Edna Davis, > • 
Deborah King. Bai-bara Nikols , Roberta Nixon. 



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