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GENERAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

BEFORE THE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 11823

AND SIMILAR BILLS TO AMEND THE LIBRARY

SERVICES ACT

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

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ADAM C. POWELL, Chairman

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WASHINGTON : 1962

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

ADAM C. POWELL, New York, Chairman
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, Chairman 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 0

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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, directos,; Ęnoch 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)--

Çoombs, 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

Řhode 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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Prepared statements, etc.-Continued

Gonzalez, Hon. Henry B., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Texas, statement of .

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

to Chairman Bailey-
Hammond, George R., president, Prince Georges County Memorial

Library, letter to Chairman Bailey-

Hecht, George J., publisher, Parents' Magazine and Better Home-

making, letter to Chairman Bailey --

Hinchliff, William E., librarian, Santa Barbara, Calif., Public Library,

conference on development of libraries in the Santa Barbara region.-

Isenberg, Robert M., executive secretary, Department of Rural Edu-

cation, National Education Association, letter to Chairman Bailey--

Jenny, Mrs. Frank W., president, Scenic Regional Library Board,

Union, Mo., letter to Congressman Moulder -

Keogh, Hon. Eugene J., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New York, statement of

King, John E., president, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia,

Kans., statement by

Library Services Act, statistical summaries, fiscal years 1957–61.

Lumley, John M., director, Division of Federal Relations, National

Education Association, letter to Chairman Bailey enclosing state-

ment by Ewald Turner, president, national association --

MacRae, Douglas G., assistant superintendent, Fulton County Board

of Education, Atlanta, Ga., letter to Chairman Bailey -

Maher, Mary Helen, school and children's library specialist, Office of

Education:

“How Do the New Standards Affect the Quality of School

Libraries?” article entitled.

"How Do the Public Library and the School Library Supplement

and Complement Each Other in Providing Services for Chil-

dren, Youth, and Young Adults,” article entitled -

"Implementing School Library Standards,” article entitled.

“Meeting the New School Library Standards,” article entitled.

“Quantitative Standards for Staff Materials, Quarters, Funds,"

article entitled..

“The School Library Serves the Program of Instruction,” article

entitled

Malott, Deane W., president, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., letter

to Chairman Bailey -
Mathias, Hon. Charles McC., a Representative in. Congress from the

State of Maryland, statement of
McDonough, Roger H., director, Department of Education, State of

New Jersey, letter to Congressman Frank Thompson, Jr...

Merrow, Hon. Chester E., a Representative in Congress from the State

of New Hampshire, statement by

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

California:

Miller, Mrs. Ella, city libraria", Napa, Calif., letter from.

“Redwood Valley Residerts Acclaim Bookmobile Service,”

article in the Ukiah (Calif.) Daily Journal.

Sabsay, David, coordinating librarian, North Bay Cooperative

Library System, letter from

Simpson, Roy E., superintendent of public instruction and

director of education, State of California Department of

Education, letter from...

Miller, Hon. George P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of California, testimony of..

Moore, K. K., chairman, Committee on Government Relations,

Rhode Island Library Association, letter to Chairman Bailey -
Moses, Horace S., president, Karsas Library Association, telegram to

Chairman Bailey

Multer, Hon. Abraham J., a Representative in Corgress from the

State of New York, statement by-

Perkins, Hon. Carl D., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Kentucky, statement of

Phillips, Rev. Hugh J., librarian, Mount St. Mary's College, Emmits-

burg, Md., letter to Chairman Bailey

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