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H.R. 11823
AND SIMILAR BILLS TO AMEND THE LIBRARY

SERVICES ACT

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HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 26, 27, AND 29, 1962

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

ADAM C. POWELL, Chairman

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LIBRARIES

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

ADAM C, POWELL, New York, Chair man
CLEVELAND M. BAILEY, West Virginia CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky

CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan
PHIL M. LANDRUM, Georgia

PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey EDITH GREEN, Oregon

WILLIAM H. AYRES, Ohio JAMES ROOSEVELT, California

ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan HERBERT ZELENKO, New York

EDGAR W. HIESTAND, California FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota ELMER J. HOLLAND, Pennsylvania

CHARLES E. GOODELL, New York JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

PETER A. GARLAND, Maine ROMAN C. PUCINSKI, Illinois

DONALD C. BRUCE, Indiana DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey

JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

DAVE MARTIN, Nebraska
ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut
JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan
RALPH J. SCOTT, North Carolina
NEAL SMITH, Iowa
CHARLES S. JOELSON, New Jersey
JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington

LOUISE MAXIENNE DARGANS, Chief Clerk

RUSSELL C. DERRICKSON, Staff Director

DEBORAH PARTRIDGE WOLFE, Education Chief
HOWARD G. GAMSER, Chief Counsel for Labor-Management
LIVINGSTON L. WINGATE, Associate Counsel for Labor-Management
DONALD F. BERENS, Administrative Assistant to Chair man

RICHARD T. BURRESS, Minority Clerk

GENERAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

CLEVELAND M. BAILEY, West Virginia, Chair man JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

PETER FRELINGHUYSEN, JR., New Jersey JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota RALPH J. SCOTT, North Carolina

PETER A. GARLAND, Maine JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington

ROBERT E. McCORD, Subcommittee Staff Director

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CONTENTS

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Hearings held in Washington, D.C.:

June 26, 1962...

June 27, 1962.

June 29, 1962.

Text of H.R. 11823.

Statement of -

Bomar, Miss Cora Paul, president, American Association of School

Librarians, and supervisor, school library services, North Carolina

State Department of Public Instruction.-

Brahm, Dr. Walter, State librarian, Ohio..

Bryan, James E., president, American Library Association, and direc-

tor, Newark Public Library, Newark, N.J.

Butler, Miss Sallie, director, General Federation of Women's Clubs..

Cohen, Hon. Wilbur J., Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Depart-

ment of Health, Education, and Welfare -

Coombs, Mrs. Bruce, member, Washington State Library Commis-

sion..

Dix, William S., Association of Research Libraries.

Downs, Robert B., dean of library administration and director of the

Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois..

Gaver, Miss Mary, professor of library service, Rutgers University-..

Greenaway, Emerson, director of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Lill, Frank, editor and publisher of the Emporia Times..

McMurrin, Hon. Sterling M., U.S. Commissioner of Education,

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Miller, Hon. Clem, a Representative in Congress from the State of

California

Rogers, Rutherford D., Acting Librarian of Congress.

Roosevelt, Hon. James, a Representative in Congress from the State

of California.

Scott, John E., president, West Virginia Library Association, and

librarian, West Virginia State College..
Shipman, Richard, assistant director, legislative services, National

Farmers Union..

Willham, Dr. Oliver S., president, Oklahoma State University; ac-

companied by Edmon Low, librarian, Oklahoma State University.-

Prepared statements, letters, supplemental material, etc.:

Alexander, Mrs. Susanna, regional librarian, Daniel Boone Regional

Library, Columbia, Mo., letter to Congressman Moulder -

American Council on Education, statement of..

Bacelli, Mrs. Hallie, school library superviser, Guilford County, N.C.,

article, “NDEA”

"Backward Books,” editorial in the Washington Post of May 28,

1962..

Blasingame, Ralph, Jr., State librarian, Commonwealth of Pennsyl-

vania, Department of Public Instruction:

Letter to Chairman Bailey ---

“The Fit Inheritance Pennsylvania's New Plan for Library

Development,” article in P. E. L. State Bulletin, January 1962

“Books at Any Price,” excerpt by the Valley of Parks Regional

Library, London, Ky--

Brahm, Dr. Walter, State librarian, Ohio, letter to Congressman

Frelinghuysen..

Brewster, Hon. Daniel B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Maryland, letter to Chairman Bailey enclosing a letter from
Edwin Castagna, director, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore,
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Prepared statements, etc.-Continued

Brownlee, Dr. R. Jean, chairman, Higher Education Committee; Dr.

Maycie Southall, chairman, Elementary and Secondary Education

Committee; Mrs. Walter M. Bain, chairman, Committee on Legis-

lative Program, American Association of University Women,

statement on behalf of.

Carroll, Charles F., State superintendent of public instruction, State

of North Carolina, letter to Congressman Scott--

Clouse, John E., Jr., M. D., chairman, Georgia Citizens Library

Committee, letter to Chairman Bailey--

Cohen, Hon. Wilbur J., Assistant Secretary for Legislation, Depart-

ment of Health, Education, and Welfare:

A summary of progress in the first 5 years of the Library Services

Act---

Comparison of State and local funds expended in fiscal 1956 and

available for 1962 for all public library services in the areas

covered by the State plan under the Library Services Act

(table)

Funds available from State sources for all public library services,

fiscal years 1956 and 1962, excluding fully earned Federal

balances (table) -

Prices of library materials.

Prices of library materials and of consumer goods and

services (chart)

Title I: Adequacy of Public Library Service in the United

States (chart).

Title II: Public Elementary and Secondary School Libraries

(chart)

Title III: Public and Private College and University

Libraries (chart)--

Coombs, Mrs. Bruce A., member, Washington State Library Com-

mission:

Adopted principles for the programs under the Library Services

Act..

Morical, Roberta M., chairman, north central regional library

board of trustees, letter from..

Digest of comments from various public figures on the need for

financial assistance to metropolitan area public libraries ..

Disheroon, Mrs. Earl, Carrollton, Ark., letter submitted by Arkansas

Library Commission...

Dix, William S., Association of Research Libraries, membership list..

Downs, Robert B., dean of library administration and director of the

Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois

"Accredited Library Schools”,

Eckel, Mrs. Jacob E.,

president, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, N.Y.,

letter to Chairman Bailey

Ellsworth, Ted, administrator of public programs, Institute of Indus-

trial Relations, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., state-

ment of..

"Employment Outlook for Librarians,” U.S. Labor Department

publication.-

Excerpts from State reports on programs under the Library Services

Act, fiscal years 1957-61..

Fogarty, Hon. John E., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Rhode Island, statement by-

Frantz, John C., library extension specialist, Library Services Branch,

U.S. Office of Education, "Public Libraries in Metropolitan Areas”

Garloch, Lorena A., president, Pennsylvania Library Association,

letter to Chairman Bailey -

Giaimo, Hon. Robert N., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Connecticut, statement of

Gibboney, Richard A.,

director, Bureau of Curriculum Development,

Commonwealth of 'Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruc-

tion, letter to Chairman Bailey.--
Godwin, Mrs. H. S., president, North Carolina Congress of Parents &

Teachers, letter to Congressman Kornegay.

Goheen, Robert F., president, Princeton University, letter to Chair-

man Bailey

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