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Appropriation title and donor
Purchase of music
Concerts of music
Loeffler, bequest of Elise Fay
Toward purchase of Vachel Lindsay manu-
Acquisition of Chinese manuscripts or books.
Fellowship in European education
Fellowship in wartime communications
Further development of the Far Eastern Center
in the Library's Division of Orientalia.
Development of a catalog of Hispanic material
and organization of bibliographical services.
Laboratory of Microphotography: Revolving
fund for operation.
Study of library and book conditions in South
America by Henry H. McGeorge.
Experimental study of trends of wartime com-
Radio research project
Fellowship in Slavonic history
Fellowship in Scandinavian culture
Fellowship in philosophy.
Toward travel expenses of Dr. Hummel and his
family to visit China and Japan.
Acquisition of Semitic material
Readings by distinguished poets-
An Evening of Oswald and Sandburg
Equipment of Whittall Pavilion
Purchase of collections of musical holographs.
Acquisition of musical material as a memorial to
Florence Hinkle Witherspoon.
Semitic Division gift fund.
Whittall Foundation, Gertrude Clarke
Witherspoon, Bequest of Herbert.
1 Earnings received from sale of recording records.
2 $128.77 refunded to donor.
3 $54.43 refunded to donor.
* Earnings received from sale of photoduplications.
Refunded to donor.
137, 206. 05
Mr. O'NEAL. Also, we would like to have a statement of the
7. 549. 35
Positions now paid from gift and trust funds, showing dates on which such funds
For a radio research project
Total (in whole or part).
236, 086. OG
84, 050. 13
REVENUE AND NONREVENUE COLLECTIONS, FISCAL YEAR 1941
Florenc Hinkle Witherspoon.
Revenue and nonrevenue receipts for the fiscal year 1941
! Esungs received from sale of recording records.
Fines and penalties: Other
$391, 828. 06
392, 466. 61
Total revenue receipts..
745, 343. 56
Revenue and nonrevenue receipts for the fiscal year 1941-Continued
$5.00 203, 193.38
Sales of Government property: Capital equipment.
Unclaimed moneys of individuals whose whereabouts are unknown
6,000.00 Carnegie Corporation of New York
50,000.00 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation
20, 894. 20 Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. 2, 400.00 General Education Board
8, 331. 23 Bequest of Elsie Fay Loeffler.
113. 61 Oberlander Trust
1,500.00 Rockefeller Foundation,
60, 144. 55 Washington Post.
1, 200.00 Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
44, 109. 79 Total.
203. 193. 38 Contributions to Library of Congress trust fund, permanent loan account R. R. Bowker.
$1, 109.06 Bequest of Joseph Pennell
22. 931. 24
192, 57 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation
2. 822. 80 Archer M. Huntington
2. 927. 27 Bequest of Joseph Pennell
7.048. 65 Henry Kirke Porter, memorial fund
14, 843. 19
22, 931. 24
14, 843, 29
Total nonrevenue receipts
240, 972. 91
986. 356. 47
Total receipts, Library of Congress general and trust accounts.
A number of the services of the Library are in whole or in part self-sustaining. A final statement showing the ratio of costs to receipts is not at this time obtainable, for whereas accounts receivable are known with exactitude, charges are not. Expecially in the case of the Distribution of Card Indexes this circumstance prevents a complete estimate of the operations of the last year, for the reason that cards to be added to stock, constituting one of the assets of the service, are still in process of being printed, and their number is not yet known.
The following statement is not intended, consequently, to be a complete accounting of the services described, but merely co show', for purposes of gross comparison, the total disbursements on account of each service (as shown on the books of the Disbursing Office during the year) and the total receipts (as shown in the accounts of the Treasury for the same period). Just as disbursements may have been from any one of the appropriations for the last 3 years which were available for disbursement during 1911, so the receipts may have been partly on account of services rendered during prior years.
DISTRIBUTION OF CARD INDEXES
$241, 05. 23 Printing of catalog cards -
159, 272. 26
$400, 877. 49 Receipts (sales of catalog cards)
391, 828. 06
Printing, catalog of copyright entriesReceipts (copyright fees).
$276, 509. 61
$322, 472. 53
Mr. O'NEAL. I think we might proceed with our examination of the individual items in your estimate. When the estimate came to us, rou made the statement, Dr. MacLeish, that the total amount asked for was $1,582,155, while the appropriation for 1942 is $1,327,835, making a net increase of $254,320. Your first item covering salaries of the Library of Congress proper appears at page 92 of the bill. This is now revised to $1,446,455, an increase of $118,620, instead of $254,320. I think it would be well, Dr. MacLeish, to insert in the record at this point the revised summary of the estimate for this item.
Mr. MacLeish. We will supply that for the record.
$1, 327, 835
Salaries, Library proper (revised estimate)
1. Additional positions.
Total increases requested for 1943. Revi-ed estimate for 1943..
1, 446, 455
1. ADDITIONAL POSITIONS REQUESTED Reference Department:
Bibliography Division: 1 P-1, $2,000, junior bibliographer to assist in com
pilation of bibliographies. Orientalia Division:
1 P-4, $3,800, chief of section.
1 SP-5, $1,800, reference assistant. Law Library:
1 SP-4, $1,620, junior librarian assistant to have charge of the prepara
tion of material for binding and the handling of the briefs and records
of the circuit court of appeals and other high courts of record. 1 SP-3, $1,440, under library assistant to assist in the processing incident
to the operations of the law library-maintenance of card indexes and
shelf-lists; labeling and preparation for binding, etc. Processing Department: Accessions Division:
I CAF-2, $1,440, junior clerk-typist, Hispanic Order Section and Gift
Section. 2 SP-4, $3,240; 2 SP-3, $2,880; to set up the Central Serial Record.
1 CAF-2, $1,440; 2 CAF-1, $2,520 nonrecurrent after 2 years. Catalog Preparation and Maintenance Division:
2 SP-4, $3,240, assistants, Searching Section.
1 SP-5, $1,800, assistant, Temporary Cataloging Section. De-criptive Catalog Division: 2 P-1, $4,000 junior catalogers.
1 P-2, $2,600, subject cataloger and classifier in social science.
1 CAF-5, $2,000, to be in charge of the Pay Roll Section, Personnel
1 CU-3, $1,200, messenger, Mail and Delivery Service. Total, 25 positions, $45,640.
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
Mr. O'NEAL. At the present time, how many actual positions do you
have under this item in 1942? Mr. CLAPP. Under "Salaries, Library proper," there are 676.5 positions.
Mr. O'NEAL. And under the revised estimates, you are asking for how many?
Mr. CĽAPP. We are asking for 25 new positions.
Mr. MacLEISH. The first increase we are asking for is on page 8 of the justification, as follows:
NEW POSITION REQUESTED
One P-1, $2,000, junior bibliographer to assist in compilation of bibliographies: The staff of the Bibliography Division consists of 8 persons. This number has received an increase of one in the past 38 years. The duties of this Division are to prepare lists of references in response to Members of Congress and others, and to prepare replies and give information with regard to questions involving bibliography. These lists are mimeographed and are listed in the Public Affairs Information Service and in other places, which leads to a considerable public demand for them. The work of the Division facilitates that of the Legislative Reference Service, as well as that of other units of the Library, many agencies of the Government, and other libraries generally. The work of the Division has increased over the past 3 years alone as indicated by the following table:
Mr. O'Neal. You are asking for new positions in the Bibliography Division.
Mr. MACLEISH. Yes, sir; there we are asking for one P-1 position, at $2,000, and the justification there, so far as the history of it is concerned
Mr. O'NEAL (interposing). You are not asking for the junior clerktypist for that Division?
Mr. MACLEISH. No, sir. The Bibliographical Division has had only one new position in 38 years, and that was allowed 4 years ago. The duties of the Division have increased considerably. It is called upon at this time for bibliographies more than at any other period.