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Mr. Horan. I am not complaining about that.
(The requested statement follows:)
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GUARD FORCE
The Library of Congress guard force totals 79, of whom 13 (1 captain, 6 lieu-
Guards 14 divided by 5 days per guard per week.
3 Add 66 times 8 percent, annual leave (5.28)
5 Add 66 times 3 percent, sick leave (2.08)
2 Total deficit.
+8 1 This does not include provision for special events such as concerts and lectures in the Library buildings, guarding of the payroll, etc.
DETAIL OF STATIONS
Annex building 1. Guard office and relief
1. Guard office and relief 2. West basement door
2. West basement door 3. West main door
3. East basement door 4. South door, east side
4. Shipping entrance 5. Relief, doors
5. Basement relief 6. Second floor
6. Fifth floor 7. Exhibits, second floor
7. Inspection and relief 8. Reading room gallery, third floor 8. Grounds and relief
9. Relief station 9. North side, second floor 10. South side, second floor 11. Grounds 12. Relief station
UNIT ON EXCHANGE OF MATERIALS
Dr. Evans. Mr. Chairman, the next positions are on page 14, of which there are 21.
Mr. HORAN. Just 1 minute before we pass over.
Dr. Evans. These deal with the cataloging and shelf-listing operations, editing of the public catalogs, and one in binding.
Here is one unit I would like to call your attention to, this unit of five people on exchange of materials. The State Department has been paying for that for some years and has now cut off its support. We will lose that staff completely at the end of this year unless new funds are provided. The Department did this under its exchange program and that has been gradually diminishing at the wish of Congress and here is where it hits the Library.
Mr. HORAN. We cannot consider this matter here without considering the whole field of international relationships, UNESCO, the exchange of students, all of which bears on this.
Dr. Evans. This is feeding our collections, sir; this is really a library operation. It is helping us enrich the collections.
Mr. Horan. I would gladly increase your appropriation here if I did not think we were wasting at the bung somewhere else in the appropriations. You are in awfully good position to tell us just where we are wasting and where other subcommittees with whom, we assure you, up here at the legislative branch, we can communicate posthaste, on such matters.
Now, if this is an important operation and we have to maintain it
Dr. Evans. Purely Library, sir.
Mr. Horan. Of course it is Library. I am not talking about that. That is what we are holding hearings on. But you tell us because you are pretty close to some of these other operations, you can go off the record-tell us where we are wasting money.
Dr. EVANS. In the Library, sir?
Mr. Horan. No, sir; I do not mean in the Library. I want to know where we are wasting money.
Dr. Evans. This is the one item where we have had transferred funds the withdrawal of which would cause us to slip backward. At present there are five people who are regularly engaged in exchange of materials. They are trying to enrich the Chinese and Japanese collections and various other collections by exchanging materials with other countries.
Mr. Horan. It needs enriching, too.
Mr. ClApp. The project has been going on ever since 1940 under one name or another in the State Department. The personnel has turned over in this particular project.
Dr. Evans. We have had approximately this number of people for how long on this? Mír
. Clapp. Ten years, yes, but the same people are not in those jobs now because they have been promoted to other jobs or left, so that the people now in the jobs -Dr. Evans. He was just interested in the positions.
Mr. Bow. Let me ask this question: The material the State Department has been accumulating, is that of interest only to the State Department or is it general material that would be of interest to all of our people?
Dr. Evans. The material, sir, was primarily of interest in the whole framework of the collecting plan of the Library of Congress. These People work under our direction. The State Department did from time to time say that it would like for us to emphasize Latin America or the Far East, but within that framework we have been getting materials that we conceived to be necessary for the Library for its service to the Congress and the executive branch.
Mr. Bow. Does the State Department make any explanation as to why they discontinued this?
Dr. Evans. It was a change of congressional policy in relation to the appropriation, sir. They had an exchange of materials program which was initially under the program of cooperation with the other American Republics. Then it was broadened worldwide under the Smith-Mundt Act and the Congress has diminished the support of that particular part of the program. That is the reason for the problem now facing us.
Mr. Bow. In your opinion, should this project be continued, as you see it?
Dr. Evans. I think, sir, that if we did not have these people continued, we would really slip backward in acquiring some of the material that the Government needs and which we are now acquiring, particularly from the Far East.
Mr. Horan. May I ask you this question? This 15,638 net dollars
Dr. Evans. That is exclusively for salaries; yes, sir.
in. We would have to neglect that phase of the work, somewhere or other, in our exchange operations. These people are writing letters, getting materials; they are sending out materials in exchange. They are opening the packages and making records of the materials that come in and sending it all out.
RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Mr. HORAN. Would you please supply for the record the work that is being done at MIT right now in the Research Center for International Relations and other work that is being done by other institutions, privately endowed in the whole field of international relations? And would you supply for the subcommittee's enlightenment the reasons why these international studies-study groups-will not make their findings completely available to the Library of Congress? Will you do that?
Dr. Evans. We will be glad to do the best we can in getting that information.
Mr. HORAN. I would like to know for my own information why these other institutions that are doing a valiant work on donated funds, why their findings and their materials are not given sancturary in the Library of Congress.
Dr. Evans. We will do the best we can.
RESEARCH AT VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS There follows a list of institutions in the United States which were listed in 1952 as active in the field of international relations. The Library of Congress is now receiving the published reports of most of these institutions. It attempts to obtain the publications of all, but this requires continuous checking and correspondence. Failure (due to lack of manpower) to perform this checking currently and consistently, frequently gives rise to gaps. These usually eventually come to attention and are then filled.
These institutions are listed in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace publication Current Research in International Affairs. A Selected Bibliography of Work in Progress by Private Research Agencies in Australia, Canada, India, Pakistan, Union of South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States. This volume presents no summary statements of the purposes and overall research programs of these institutions. In the time available it has not been possible to compile this information.
Public Affairs Committee
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
Departments of the University
Institute of Slavic Studies
Departments of the University
Research Center in Economic Development
Departments of the University
The Russian Institute
Committee on International and Regional Studies
Russian Research Center
Walter Hines Page School of International Relations
School of Advanced International Studies