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NOS. 1-4

JANUARY-OCTOBER, 1938

CALIFORNIA STATE PRINTING OFFICE

GEORGE H. MOORE, STATE PRINTER

SACRAMENTO. 1937

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Several changes in form of entry for items in the index have been effected, as follows :

Specific headings and direct paging have been used in place of numerous cross-references.

Libraries have been listed alphabetically by name rather than under location in this index, since they are arranged alphabetically under county and city in the October issue, Neivs Notes of California Libraries.

The personal name index has been augmented in that all chief librarians have been listed, with direct page reference to their libraries.

Counties and many cities have been listed, with page references. For loca- tion of county free library branches and stations see "Place Index," pages 140-170, this volume.

(INDEX SUPPLEMENT)

Vol. 31, No. 1 JANUARY 1936

News Notes

of

California Libraries

California State library

CALIFORNIA STATE PRINTING OFFICE

GEORGE H.MOORE, STATE PRINTER

SACRAMENTO. 1936

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CONTENTS

Page

MAP OF CALIFORNIA SHOWING COUNTIES 3

LIST OF COUNTIES HAVING COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES 4

LIST OF LARGER PUBLIC LIBRARIES 5

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES 6

DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES AND OTHER ITEMS OF

GENERAL INTEREST 6

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 6

CALIFORNIA COUNTY LIBRARIANS 6

BOARD OF LIBRARY EXAMINERS 6

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 7

Staff, Etc 7

Sections 9

Recent Accessions 12

California State Publications Received During October, Novem- ber and December, 1935 33

California City Publications Received During October, November

and December, 1935 37

Books for the Blind Added During October, November and December,

1935 38

Issued quarterly in the interest of the libraries of the State by the California State Library.

All communications should be addi^essed to the California State Library, Sacramento, California.

Note. Standing matter is set solid and new matter leaded.

Entered as second-class matter December, 1913, at the post office at Sacra- mento, California, under the Act of August 24, 1912.

Acceptance for mailing at the special rate of postage provided for in Section 1103. Act of October 3, 1917, authorized August 27, 1918.

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LIST OF COUNTIES HAVING COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES Statistics of July 1, 1935

County

Librarian

Established

Income 1934-35'

Books, etc.

Branches

Total active school dists.

in county2

Active school dists. that have joined

Alameda

Amador

Butte

Colusa

Contra Costa

Fresno

Glenn

Humboldt

Imperial

Inyo

Kern

Kings

Lassen

Los Angeles. .

Madera

Marin

Mariposa

Merced

Modoc

Monterey

Napa

Orange

Plumas

Riverside

Sacramento . . San Benito. .. San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco San Joaquin. . San Luis Obispo

San Mateo

Santa Barbara Santa Clara. _ .

Santa Cruz

Sierra

Siskiyou

Solano

Stanislaus

Sutter

Tehama

Trinity

Tulare

Tuolumne

Ventura

Yoto

Mary Barmby

Mrs. Henrietta G. Eudey

Ida M. Reagan

Mrs. Ella P. Morse

Jessie A. Lea

Sarah E. McCardle

Mrs. Faye K. Russell

Edna D. Davis

Romaine Richmond

Anne Margrave

John D. Henderson

Mrs. Harriet S. Davids...

Lenala A. Martin

Helen E. Vogleson

Blanche Galloway

Minette L. Stoddard. Minette L. Stoddard.

Anna L. Williams

Ellen B.Frink

Dorothy E. Wents

Mrs. Katherine W. Watson Chas. F.Woods. .....

Cornelia D. Provines.. Mrs.FlorenceW.Townsend

Caroline S. Waters

Marjorie H. Kobler...

Sept. 26, June Sept. June 8 July 21 Mar. 12. April 8. May 12, Feb. Sept. 15. Nov. 16: June 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 5 May 3 Aug. 3 Oct. 4 June 6 July 8 Aug. 6 Feb. 9 Dec. 9 Sept. 7 Nov. 8 Oct. 1 Feb. 4 July 14 April 5.

IdaE. Condit...^

Mrs. Marie F. Kilburn...

Clara B. Dills

Mrs. Frances B. Linn

Mrs. Elizabeth Singletary Minerva H. Waterman... Mrs. Katherine W. Watson

Gretchen D. Knief

Edith Gantt

Bessie B. Silverthorn

Frances M. Burket

Roxie Hall

Mrs. Lila G. Adams

Gretchen Flower

Joy Belle Jackson

Elizabeth R. Topping

Nancy C. Laugenour

Mar. July

Sept. 5 Feb. 16 July 20. Oct. 13 Aug. 2, June 7 April 6 Aug. 14. May 9. Aug. Sept. 8. June 10 July 3 April 9. July 12.

1910 1919 1913 1915 1913 1910 1914 1914 1912 1913 1910 1912 1915 1912 1910 1926 1926 1910 1915 1912 1916 1919 1915 1911 1908 1918 1913 1912

1910 1915 1912 1910 1912 1916 1926 1915 1914 1911 1917 1916 1916 1910 1917 1915 1910

$42,862 50

7,144 56

14,744 78

11,180 69

58,518 68

115,520 39

9,669 86 23,287 43 12,628 00

9,745 23 94,688 04 21,903 07 12,446 78 203,576 99 21,580 66 15,847 60

3,483 42 25,781 62

4,202 46 25,324 00

8,841 20 23,298 81 11,905 98 44,970 45 27,521 22

6,490 00 41,294 46 35,587 54

26,100 00 13,720 91 20,460 21 30,558 00 36,633 60

7,425 35

2,400 00 11,381 85 20,458 46 25,544 77 11,609 33 10,115 84

3,858 07 46,496 55

6,027 70 35,644 42 22,518 15

117,860

27,994

89,870

85,054

265,241

555,294

75,289

125,675

64,493

40,494

343,343

138,856

72,907

707,381

121,299

17,504

12,764

171,132

20,974

112,188

43,718

135,090

61,550

143,152

149,382

58,960

151,287

141,497

555,850

107,195

71,335

345,136

135,176

218,335

89,285

4,072

101,497

110,216

119,229

65,388

58,857

26,762

185,319

35,119

189,499

169,544

242 53

155 67 34

175 67 62

269 71 57 39 82 43

131

104 111 68

145 153

131 95 63 83 90 82 29

139 65 68 44 76 54

150 50 97 58

53 30 63 32 62

169 41

112 55 28 99 39 33

143 47 48 26 67 40

100 49 59 28

34 73

117 2 91 87 39 66 79 55 11 82 49 67 36 51 26

127 28 55 44

18 26 55 28 54

159 37

106 46 24 92 41 33 93 45 36 25 64 36 83 40 35 27 51 69 32 64

83 42 46 35

47 26 105 26 54 41

46 Ol,'08-O4,'26 $1,264,999 63

6,638,062

2,804

1 The income as given does not include balance in fund July 1, 1934.

2 Includes elementary and high.

3 San Francisco city and county are coterminous. The city library therefore covers the entire county, see under "Public Libraries, etc.," next page.

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For statistics

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LIST OF LARGER PUBLIC LIBRARIES

PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF 20,000 BOOKS, ETC., AND OVER

City

Librarian

Income 1934-35

Books etc.

Card- holders

Alameda

Alhambra

Anaheim

Berkeley

Beverly Hills

Burlingame

Coalinga

Corona

ElCentro

Eureka

Fullerton

Glendale

Huntington Beach

Lodi

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Modesto

Napa

Oakland

Ontario

Orange

Oxnard

Palo Alto

Pasadena

Petaluma

Pomona

Redlands

Richmond

Riverside

Sacramento

San Bernardino. - .

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

i San Mateo

Santa Ana

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Santa Monica

Santa Paula

Santa Rosa

South Pasadena. _

Stockton

Upland

Vallejo

Whittier

Jane I. Curtis

Marian P. Greene

J. Elizabeth Calnon

Susan T. Smith

Mary Boynton

Irene E. Smith

Ella Louise Smith

E. Leone Fink

Mrs. Agnes F. Bigelow

H.A.Kendal

Gertrude De Gelder

Mrs. Bess R. Yates

Margaret Clifton

Amy L. Boynton

Mrs. Theodora R. Brewitt

Althea Warren

Bessie B. Silverthorn

Williameena J. Boke

John B. Kaiser

Alberta Schaefer

Mrs. Mabel F. Faulkner..

Frances Woodworth

Anne Hadden

Jeannette M . Drake

Louane Leech

Sarah M . Jacobus

Mabel Inness

Norah McNeill

Chas. F.Woods

Grace R. Taylor

May Coddington

Cornelia D. Plaister

Robert Rea

Mrs. Edith Daley

Inez M. Crawford

Ethel Walker

Mrs. Frances B. Linn

Minerva H. Waterman

Elfie A. Mosse

Mrs. Gladys B. Kennedy..

Ruth Hall

Georgia A. Diehl

IdaE. Condit

Mrs. F. H. Manker

L. Gertrude Doyle

Ruth Ellis

1877; as F. P. 1S79

1906

1902 1893; as F. P. 1895

1929

1909

1912 1893 ; as F. P. 1899 1907; as F. P. 1909

1878 1906; as F. P. 1907 1906; as F. P. 1907

1909 1902; as F. P. 1907 1895; as F. P. 1901 1872; as F. P. 1891 1905; as F. P. 1907 1870; as F. P. 1885 1868; as F. P. 1878 a.l885;asF. P. 1902 1885; as F. P. 1894

1906 1896; as F. P. 1902 1882; as F. P. 1890 1867; as F. P. 1878 1887; as F. P. 1902 1893; as F. P. 1894 1907; as F. P. 1909 1899; as F. P. 1907 1857; as F. P. 1879

1891

1882

1878 1874; as F. P. 1880 1884; as F. P. 1S99

1891

1SS2 1868; as F. P. 1881 1886; as F. P. 1890

1907 1869; as F. P. 1884 18S9;asF.P. 1895

1880 1909; as F. P. 1913 1883; as F. P. 1884

1900

S33.546 77

26,764 70

15,401 33

78,961 99

21,008 16

14,147 98

7,997

03

11,753

55

10,682

07

59,195 20

9,021

47

13,406

62

105,447 05

920,710

79

20,056

17

8,194

22

277,057 58

10,856

19

12,820 49

9,042

16

32,120 80

11,970

88

7,488

70

29,333

37

27,295

85

24,130 95

44,970 45

49,186

69

21,000 00

99,678 00

24,693

55

16,570 88

24,047

69

67,958

60

16,265

89

9,154 22 10,033 47 18,028 00 38,939 31

7,210 08 16.700 00 16,201 94

79,768

43,021

26,538

146,599

27,766

45,827

a.27,140

20,635

35,262

22,839

a.32,806

91,334

20,724

27,383

220,389

1,932,650

36,752

a.20,501

544,505

30,014

31,937

58,352

55,881

181,590

26,735

125,656

113,619

130,085

143,152

193,827

44,475

259,161

555,850

52,977

35,612

67,032

135,176

89,285

92.872

29,814

36,153

28,398

107,195

24,892

40,022

36,432

18,733

18,014

6,745

42,382

7,415

10,126

a.2,619

3,508

5,906

9,168

a.S,005

27,688

2,225

10,397

77,643

377,373

11,450

4,594

67,281

7,096

4,514

7,236

12,272

15,267

6.43S

15,851

10,762

11,523

11,746

22,617

19,852

74, 60S

125,105

14,349

7,196

12,078

20,717

11,813

26.336

4,737

7,072

7,091

34,864

3,642

7,574

8,657

news notes of California libraries [January, 1936

CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES

Due to lack of money in the printing fund certain matter ordinarily included in News Notes of California Libraries is being omitted for the present. Quarterly notes for California libraries will not be printed until further notice. For complete list of libraries see annual statistics number, October, 1935.

DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES AND OTHER ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST

For latest directory and lists of officers of library associations, etc., see News Notes of California Libraries for October, 1935.

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The annual meeting of 1936 will be held at Hotel del Coronado during the week of April 27th, exact dates to be announced later.

For list of officers and committees see News Notes of California Libraries, October, 1935.

CALIFORNIA COUNTY LIBRARIANS

The next county librarians' convention will be held at Hotel del Coronado in conjunction with the California Library Association during the week of April 27th, exact dates to be announced later.

For information in regard to County Librarians' Committees, see Neivs Notes of California Libraries, October, 1935.

BOARD OF LIBRARY EXAMINERS, CALIFORNIA

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

Mabel R. Gillis, State Librarian, Chairman.

Robert Rea, Librarian, San Francisco Public Library, Secretary. Althea Warren, Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library.

For list of Certificate Holders see News Notes of California Libraries,, October, 1935.

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CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY

The bill establishing the California State Library was signed by Governor Peter H. Burnett, January 24, 1850.

California State Library School was established by resolution adopted Septem- ber 4, 1913.

California State Library School was discontinued by motion adopted May 22, 1920.

Biennial appropriation for 1935-37, $263,590.

Total accessions 342,071 (less 4873 lost and withdrawn=337,198) exclusive of 39,887 accessions in Books for Blind Section and 91,69S volumes in the Sutro Branch in San Francisco.

STAFF

Administrative and Office.

Mabel R. Gillis, State Librarian.

Eleanor Hitt, Assistant State Libra- rian.

Mrs. May Dexter Henshall, County Library Organizer.

Grace Murray, Editorial Librarian.

Mrs. Marguerite Walker D u g g i n s, Senior Stenographer-Clerk.

Maxine Tuttle, Junior Messenger.

Operation.

Irma M. Schoepflin, Junior Librarian.

Ena Harmon, Library Aid.

Mrs. Dorothy Hill Scott, Library Aid.

Kate M. Foley, Home Teacher of the Blind.

Catharine J. Morrison, Home Teacher of the Blind.

Caroline Wenzel, Supervising Califor- nia Section Librarian.

Mrs. Bessie Herrman Twaddle, News- paper Index Librarian.

Margaret Bennett, Library Aid.

Mrs. Elsie Sherwood Gibson, Library Aid.

Ida G. Munson, Supervising Catalog Librarian.

Lily M. Tilden, Senior Catalog Libra- rian.

Carmelita Duff, Junior Librarian.

Rachel Look, Junior Librarian.

Lyndall Harmon, Library Aid.

Irene Ryan, Library Aid (on leave of absence) .

Nancy. Anderson, Junior Typist Clerk. 3 27924

Alice J. Haines, Supervising Govern- ment Documents Librarian.

D. Florence Montfort, Senior Govern- ment Documents Librarian.

William Simmons, Library Aid.

Jack Sullivan, Junior Messenger.

Herbert V. Clayton, Supervising Law and Legislative Reference Librarian.

Zilla Grant, Senior Law and Legisla- tive Reference Librarian.

John Steely, Junior Messenger.

Myrtle Ruhl, Supervising Order Libra- rian. Eloise Ryan, Junior Librarian.

Bertha S. Taylor, Prints Section Li- brarian.

Beulah Mumm, Supervising Reference Librarian.

Mrs. Julia M. Waldron, Senior Refer- ence Librarian.

Margaret Dennison, Junior Librarian.

Mrs. Alicia Hook, Junior Librarian.

Mrs. Lilian Sargent Buhler, Senior Circulation Librarian.

Gladys Hird, Junior Librarian (ap- pointment effective January 6) .

Mrs. Elizabeth D. Murphy, Library Aid.

Sarah Carder, Library Aid.

Elinor Jane Bauman, Junior Typist Clerk.

Grace Perkins, Junior Typist Clerk.

William Fleming, Junior Messenger.

George J. Miller, Junior Messenger.

Albert W. Penter, Junior Messenger.

Walter Stevens, Junior Messenger.

Helen M. Bruner, Supervising Sutro

Branch Librarian. Mrs. Vera Plescia, Junior Typist

Clerk.

William H. Lugg, Supervisor of Li- brary Crafts.

Helen Dobson, Book Repairer.

Mrs. May Hoskin, Book Repairer.

Mrs. Flora Michie, Book Repairer.

Mrs. Gladys N. Richards, Book Re- pairer.

William G. Lyons, Library Printer and Photostat Operator.

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Wyman Pease, Light Truck Driver and

Clerk. Harlo Whipple, Intermediate Shipping

Clerk. William Calvert, Junior Shipping

Clerk. Fred F. Valentine, Elevator Operator. John B. Byrne, Janitor. J. L. Foss, Janitor. William Jones, Janitor. Jacob Misfeldt, Janitor (on leave of

absence ) .

QUARTERLY NOTES

Miss Gillis was in Eureka October 15- 17 visiting the libraries of Humboldt County. October 18 and 19 Miss Gillis and Miss Hitt attended the annual meet- ing of the School Library Association of California in Fresno. October 24 Miss Gillis and Miss Hitt drove to Yreka, visiting the Tehama County Library on the way. Friday was spent in the head- quarters and several branches of the Siskiyou County Library and Saturday Miss Gillis and Miss Hitt spoke at the meeting of the Eighth District, Califor- nia Library Association. The week of November 4 Miss Gillis was in Los An- geles and vicinity attending the annual meeting and Institute held by the Sixth District of C. L. A., assisting with oral examinations for state civil service posi- tions and attending to various other library matters. Returning by way of San FVancisco she assisted with the oral examinations held there on November 12. On November 14 Miss Gillis and Miss Hitt went to the Fourth District meet- ing in" Modesto, where Miss Gillis was on the program. On November 26 Miss Gillis addressed the School of Librarian- ship at the University of California on county library work in California, and on December 16 she visited San Benito County Library and was guest speaker at the Hollister Rotary Club meeting. Miss Hitt went to Los Angeles to attend the meeting of the Committee on Rela- tionship of Libraries and Schools, Decem- ber 7. On a program devoted to the re- habilitation of the handicapped, Miss Foley spoke over KGO on December 13. Her subject was State Library Service to the Blind.

Staff changes have continued during the last quarter of 1935. November 25

Miss Beverly Calvert replaced Mrs. Audrey Brown who had been doing tem- porary work in California Section. Miss Calvert was appointed for two months on half time. December 1 Miss Grace Murray was given permanent appoint- ment as Editorial Librarian. Miss Mur- ray's name headed the civil service eli- gible list which was released at this time. Winston McBain who passed the recent Library Aid examination was given a temporary appointment in the Catalog Section while Miss Irene Ryan is on leave of absence because of illness. De- cember 10 Forrest Stead resigned to ac- cept a position in the State Board of Equalization. John Steely was trans- ferred to the Law Section and Albert Penter received appointment as new Junior Messenger in the Reference Sec- tion. The last two weeks of December, Vernon Beagle was employed as Janitor on an emergency appointment, substitut- ing for Jacob Misfeldt who is on sick leave. The first of the year Ftank Thompson replaced Vernon Beagle. On January 2 Miss Eloise Ryan began work as Junior Librarian in the Order Section, replacing Miss Dorothy Felter who re- signed December 21. At the end of the year Miss Helen Smith who has been Junior Librarian in the Circulation Sec- tion for several years resigned tO' accept the position of librarian of the Woodland Public Library. This vacancy will be filled by Miss Gladys Hird who will re- port for work January 6. Miss Kather- ine Foote of Sacramento did practice work in the Reference Section during the holidays. On the 18th of October Elsie Sherwood was married to Clinton H. Gibson. Mrs. Gibson will continue her work in the California Section.

As a result of recent civil service ex- aminations new eligible lists have been established for the positions of Editorial Librarian, Junior Librarian and Library Aid.

The Book Review Section held four meetings during the quarter. On Octo- ber 16 Miss Hitt reviewed North to the Orient by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. On October 30 Mrs. Frederick Faulkner gave a review of An Intimate Account of Mrs. Jane L. Stanford, by Bertha Berner, who was her secretary for many years. On November 22 Mrs. Reita Campbell of the

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Sacramento City Library talked about some of the new children's books, espe- cially those suitable for Christmas gifts, and on December 5 Mrs. Frank B. Gil- lette reviewed Red Sun in the Morning, by Tristram Coffin, and Older People, by Hector Bolitho.

Many members of the State Library staff attended the meeting of the Sac- ramento Library Club on December 3, at which the guest speaker was Robin Lampson, author of Laughter Out of the Ground. Mr. Lampson told some of the circumstances of the writing and publish- ing of his book and read some delightful selections from this story of the gold rush days written in verse.

During the Community Chest drive in October the State Library staff contrib- uted $357.25 and in November eleven en- rolled as members of the Red Cross.

The annual Christmas party was held at Dunlap's Dining Room December 18. Music and presents from Santa Claus fol- lowed the dinner. Mrs. Elsie Gibson was chairman of the Christmas party com- mittee and the other members were Mar- garet Bennett, Grace Murray, John Steely, and William Calvert.

A number of librarians from other states and countries visited us during the quarter. The last week in October Miss Ella V. Aldrich, on leave of ab- sence from the University of Louisiana Library, was in northern California. Miss Aldrich was making a study of county and regional libraries on an A. L. A. fellowship. She met Miss Gillis in Yreka and returned with her to Sacra- mento, where she spent several days in the State Library before starting a series of visits to the county libraries of Cali- fornia. On October 28 Dr. F. D. Hugo, Director of Education, Natal, South Africa, visited the State Library. Dr. Hugo was especially interested in the California county library service to the rural schools. The last week of Novem- ber James Goodwin Hodgson, a special- ist in government documents in the Uni- versity of Chicago Libraries, spent sev- eral days in the Government Documents Section of the State Library. Dr. G. H. Sciholefield, parliamentary librarian of New Zealand, was a State Library vis- itor November 26 and 27, and Dr. Leon Carnovsky, instructor in the Graduate

Library School of the University of Chicago, stopped on his way east De- cember 23 to see the State Library.

LIBRARY HOURS

Week days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The library closes at noon on Satur- days except during sessions of the Legis- lature.

BOOKS FOR THE BLIND SECTION

Mabel R. Gillis, in charge.

Embossed books in the various types are sent to any blind resident of Cali- fornia upon application. Circular and finding lists with Call slip postal, will be sent on request. Writing appliances and games for the blind are loaned as samples to those wishing to buy such articles, so that the different kinds can be tried be- fore they are ordered. Addresses of firms supplying all articles loaned will be fur- nished on request.

Books sent to individuals from an in- stitution distributing embossed literature are carried free through the mails.

A catalog of all books in Moon type in the Library up to October 1, 1926, and one including all books in Braille up to April 1, 1927, will be sent to anyone requesting it. News Notes, reprinted from Neivs Notes of California Libraries, carrying a list of additions to the Library each quarter, is sent to each blind reader.

The State Library will be glad to have borrowers who care to do so write any letters or requests for books to the Li- brary in Braille or New York point.

Attention of the borrowers is drawn to the fact that books for return to the Li- brary should always be placed inside mail boxes and not left on top of them.

Again we request borrowers not to send post card receipts or requests to the Library inside of books. When books are returned they often go out very quickly again and the pages are not opened up one by one. Therefore, a request sent in that way can very easily be lost for many months. The post cards should be sent in the mail separately.

Borrowers are requested neither to turn down the corners of pages nor to fold over the page. Places should be kept by some sort of book-mark.

Books may be kept one month. At the end of that period they will be renewed on request unless the demand for them is so great that renewal is not feasible.

At the 1931 session of Congress an an- nual appropriation of $100,000 was made for providing books for adult blind. In 1935 an additional $75,000 was appropri- ated for talking books. This work is handled by the Library of Congress with the books printed at or purchased from various printing houses. The California State Library has been designated as one of the centers to receive the books

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printed from this appropriation. Many titles have been received and are reported currently in the list of books added with the note that they are provided by the United States government through the Library of Congress. See page 38.

The first book was loaned June 13, 1905. There are now 3607 blind bor- rowers, 42 borrowers having been added during October, November and Decem- ber. Total accessions are 39,887, as fol- lows : New York point books 3007 ; New York point music 188 ; American Braille books 3146; American Braille music 1289; European Braille books 4790; European Braille music 331 ; Esperanto Braille books 3 ; Moon books 9218 ; Moon music 5 ; Revised Braille books 16,405 ; Revised Braille music 407 ; Standard dot books 14 ; Line books 193 ; Line music 21 ; Ink Print books 690 ; *Appliances 87 ; *Games 58 ; Maps 35. Total talking books : 59 titles (490 records) and 150 duplicates (1408 records). Total records 1898.

During October, November and Decem- ber, 8671 books, etc., were loaned as follows : New York point 30 ; American Braille 17 ; European Braille 419 ; Moon 3475 ; Revised Braille 4476 ; Line 0 ; Ink Print 1 ; Appliances 2 ; Games 0 ; Maps 0 ; Talking books 251. The loans were divided by class as follows : Philosophy and religion 543 ; sociology 72 ; language 48 ; primers 42 ; science 70 ; useful arts 77 ; fine arts 3 ; amusements 4 ; music 18 ; literature 141 ; fiction 5482 ; travel and history 444; biography 567; periodicals 1160.

Copies of magazines have been donated during the last three months by P. B. Beans, Olive Bell, Hattie Bliss, Mrs. C. W. Brett, Mrs. Deborah Dix, Kate M. Foley, Mrs. Laura Hall, Mrs. Lloyd Hanson, Leelan Harlan, Ruby Holtz, Miss Harriett Howell, Mrs. R. O. Kerby, Mrs. Flora Kilgour, Mrs. M. A. Lavery, Minnie Lewis, Bessie Long, Albert Lyser, W. A. Miller, Dr. H. P. Moseley, Capt. S. M. Neisser, Mrs. S. J. Pendrey, Mrs. H. J. Penfold. Mrs. E. C. Reynolds, Mabel Roe, L. N. Ryan, L. C. Schuman, Geo. Shoemaker, B. E. Smith, Mrs. Eliza- beth Smith, Mrs. Cora Stegall, Mrs. F. M. Thompson, Lucretia Vaughn, Mrs. F. M. "Ward, Jacob Weinman, Donald

♦Appliances and games are loaned as samples to anyone wishing to try them.

Wheaton, Rose Wilkins, and by the fol- lowing organizations : Alumni Associa- tion of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind ; Board of Missions for Deaf and Blind of the Luth- eran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and other States ; Canadian National Institute for the Blind ; Christian Association for the Blind ; Christian Record Publishing Com- pany ; Committee on Braille of the Los Angeles Diocese of the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Geo. Weld, Chairman ; Department of Missions of Protestant Episcopal Church ; Distribution Committee of The First Church of Christ, Scientist ; E. M. Chapter, P. E. O. Philanthropy Section ; Gospel Trumpet Company ; Illinois School for the Blind ; International Lions Club ; Jewish Braille Institute of Amer- ica, Inc. ; John Milton Foundation ; Li- brary of Braille Church literature of the Eighth Province Episcopal Church ; Lions Club of Sacramento ; Michigan School for the Blind ; National Braille Press, Inc. ; New York Association for the Blind ; Society for Aid of the Sight- less ; Theosophical Book Association for the Blind ; Trustees of the Rainey Fund in Washington, D. C. ; Unity School of Christianity ; United States government through the Library of Congress ; West- ern Pennsylvania School for the Blind ; Xavier Braille Publishing Company ; Ziegler Publishing Company ; and eleven donors unknown.

Other gifts are indicated in the list of books, etc., which have been added to the Library during the last three months. See page 38.

Home Teaching

Kate M. Foley, home teacher of the blind, is at the Argyle Apartments, 146 McAllister street, San Francisco, every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Her telephone number is Market 0690. She gives lessons regularly in the bay region and the Santa Clara Valley, with occa- sional trips to other parts of the State. Catharine J. Morrison is home teacher of the blind in the southern part of the State. Her home address is 951 S. Kenmore ave., Los Angeles. Her tele- phone number is Fitzroy 3251. She gives lessons regularly in Los Angeles and vicin- ity and makes occasional trips to San Diego.

From October 1 to December 31, the home teachers gave 654 lessons in the homes of the blind and 11 lessons in

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libraries. They made 172 visits and calls in connection with the work for purposes other than giving lessons, and have re- ceived 93 visits in connection with the work.

During the quarter Miss Foley and Miss Morrison spent 407 hours on cor- respondence and preparing lessons. They wrote 488 letters and 221 postals and received 347 letters and 97 postals. They also answered and made 544 tele- phone calls. They made 5 addresses. Miss Foley spent 16 hours in proof reading hand copied books. The various other activities in connection with the work of the home teachers can not easily be tabulated.

CALIFORNIA SECTION

Caroline Wenzel, Supervising Li- brarian. The California Section aims to have a thoroughly good collection of books on the history and description, resources and industries of the state, as well as the works of California authors in all de- partments of literature. These are made accessible by means of a card catalog. Full names and biographical sketches of California authors, artists, musicians, pio- neers and early settlers are being secured, together with their photographs. The col- lection of bound periodicals is quite large. The section also contains over 14,000 bound volumes of newspapers, a file of which is being indexed with reference to the history of the state. Students will be assisted in their work.

Pioneers and Early Settlers The following pioneer cards have been received since the last issue of News Notes of California Libraries:

Burnett, Abigail Burr, 1852; Burnett, Henry Ashbell, 1852; Burnett, Philetus Watson, 1849 ; Farrell, Robert L., 1849 ; Farrell, William, 1849; Farrell, William B., 1849; Fisher, Thomas H., 1853; Gould, Louis G., 1852; Hager, John Sharpstein, 1849 ; Hart, Jesse Beecher, 1849; Kendall, Joseph, 1849; Martin, Benjamin Thompson, 1849 ; Lhote, Eu- gene, 1849; Rose, John, 1839; Stephens, George Dickson, 1849 ; Stephens, John Dickson, 1849; Tilden, Thomas Ware, 1860; Weston, Jubal, jr., 1849; Tupper. John Bradford, 1850.

California Authors The following author cards have been received since the last issue of News Notes of California Libraries:

Blanding, Donald Benson.

* Boyd, Louise Arner. Bradley, John Hodgdon, jr. Collins, Herbert Eugene. Corle, Edwin.

Gooden, Arthur Henry. Guerard, Albert.

* Hader, Elmer Stanley. Hunt, William Welch. Kennedy, Hugh A. Studdert. McConville, Lee Bernard.

* Mack, Gerstle.

Sayers, Frances (Clarke).

Mrs. Alfred H. P. Sayers. Sweeny, Sarah Louise (Banning).

Mrs. Dudley Sweeny. Tresidder, Mary Louise (Curry)

Mrs. Donald Tresidder. Wilhelm. Gale.

California Artists The following artist card has been re- ceived since the last issue of News Notes of California Libraries:

* Kelsey, Richmond Irwin.

California Musicians The following musician card has been received since the last issue of Neivs Notes of California Libraries: Diskay, Joseph.

Newpaper Index

The index covers the period from August 15, 1846, to date.

Catalog 456 cards have been added to the Cali- fornia catalog during the last quarter.

Pioneer Museum The pioneer museum has been closed for an indefinite period.

CATALOG SECTION

Ida G. Munson, Supervising Librarian. During October, November and Decem- ber, 628 books were cataloged and 4551 cards were added to the file. 9859 cards were filed in the Union Catalog.

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS SECTION

Alice J. Haines, Supervising Librarian The Government Documents Section aims to collect, arrange and make avail- able government publications, Federal, state, city and foreign.

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Recent accessions of California State and City publications will be found on pages 33 and 37.

Copies of 31 California state publica- tions have been received for distribution to libraries during October, November and December, 1935.

Hereafter tbe list of state publications received for distribution will be discon- tinued, as it is a duplication of items in the list of accessions and no longer seems to serve any purpose.

LAW AND LEGISLATIVE REFER- ENCE SECTION

Herbert V. Clayton, Supervising Libra- rian.

The Law and Legislative Reference Section is fully equipped with the latest reports, digests, encyclopedias and text- books, the statutes of other states, the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia and certain other foreign coun- tries and briefs of counsel in cases de- cided in the California Supreme and Ap- pellate courts. State officers are entitled to borrow books and private individuals are accorded the same privilege upon presentation of a request signed by a Supreme. Appellate or Superior Judge, or other state officer. Books may be kept three weeks, and will be once re- newed for two weeks. All books are sub- ject to recall, if required by a state offi- cer, or if, in the opinion of the Libra- rian, a recall is fair and expedient.

In addition to special service to mem- bers of the Legislature, information on the laws of California and other states and countries is given on inquiry from libraries and individuals.

Recent accessions to the section will be found listed under the heading "Law" in the section on "Recent Accessions."

ORDER SECTION

Myrtle Ruhl. Supervising Librarian.

During October, November and Decem- ber. 1443 books. 2 prints, 13 reproduc- tions and 1 map were accessioned.

PRINTS SECTION

Bertha S. Taylor, Librarian.

The Prints Section has been established only since the new State Library building was occupied in August. 1928. In it are kept the prints acquired by the State Li- brary for several years past and now for the first time suitably housed and dis- played. In display cases can be shown about fiftv prints at a time and exhibits are constantly maintained. Visitors are invited.

Two prints were cataloged during the quarter making the total prints 3412.

Visitors for the last three months numbered 894 and for the calendar year 5471.

The exhibit in October consisted of etchings and drypoints by Armin Hansec In November Japanese color prints by Hokasai loaned by a number of collectors and dealers were shown through the courtesy of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar, who compiled a catalog of the exhibition. The annual exhibit from the Print Makers Society of California was in December as usual.

During the quarter the Prints Libra- rian made three talks, two in the Prints Room and one outside of Sacramento.

REFERENCE SECTION

Beulah Mumm, Supervising Librarian. The Reference Section furnishes infor- mation to any inquirer. It furnishes books to public