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OF

California Libraries

VOL. 33 NOS. 1-4

JANUARY-OCTOBER, 1938

printed, in California state printing office

SA-CRAMENTO: GEORGE H. MOORE, STATE PRINTER

G7131

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

Counties and many cities have been listed, with page references. For location of county free library branches and stations see "Place Index," pages 151-178, this volume.

(INDEX SUPPLEMENT)

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Vol. 33, No. 1 JANUARY 1938

News Notes

OF

California Libraries

California State library

CALIFORNIA STATE PRINTING OFFICE GEORGE H. MOORE, STATE PRINTER SACRAMENTO. 1938 52992

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 8

Rece^tt Accessions 12

Califoknia State Publications Received Duking October, No\^mber

AND December, 1937 32

California County Publications Received During October, Novem- ber AND December, 1937 37

Califoenia City Publications Receiv'ed During October, Novem- ber AND December, 1937 39

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

1937 40

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

All communications should be addressed to the California State Library, Sacramento, California.

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

Entered as second-class matter December, 1918, at the post office at Sacramento, 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.

MAP OF CALIFORNIA, SHOWING COUNTIES

^(StrqAow*

as* N. _

NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES [January, 1938

LIST OF COUNTIES HAVING COUNTY FREE LIBRARIES Statistics of July 1, 1937

County

Librarian

Established

Income 1936-37*

Books, etc.

Branches

and stations

Total active school dists. in countyf

Active school dists. that have joined**

Alameda .

Mary Barmby

Sept. 26. 1910

S42,232 28

',460 91 14,793 53 11,713 37 61,348 86 154,132 89 10,095 28 25,489 41 10,841 85 10,446 22 102,463 11 24,935 78 14,319 23 311,487 42 18,928 74 16,445 92

2,036 03 20,442 83

5,403 10 26,306 50 11,626 83 30,542 26

6,141 00 14.054 06 ■13,480 00 35,040 21

6,854 75 51,072 86 38,115 91

115,003

42,044

81,150 103,938 278,613 568,683

80,454 131,921

63,260

44,520 342,891 116,929

79,847 720,722 131,823

39,848

2,352

182,647

24,391 107,977

49,913

128,613

1,771

63,822 '276,916 160,265

60,839 166,746 152,081

61 38 88 32 95

226 47

153 60 30

162 62 62

277 71 52 10 84 43

108

62

64

4

68 79

101 53

142

144

48 30 63 32 64

172 41

115 55 17 97 39 32

145 47 47 26 67 38

102 47 58 54 26 77 84 35 74

116

18

Amador

Butte .--

Mrs. Henrietta G. Eudey.

May 5 Sept. 3 June 8 June 2 Mar. 12 April 8 May 12 Feb. 6 Sept. 15 Nov. 16 June 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 5 May 3 Aug. 3 Oct. 7 June 6 July 8 Aug. 6 Feb. 9 Dec. 9 June 2 Sept. 7 Nov. 8 Oct. 1 Feb. 4 July 14 April 5

1919 1913 1915 1913 1910 1914 1914 1912

,1913 1910 1912 1915 1912 1910 1926 1926

,1910 1915 1912 1916 1919 1936 1915 1911 1908 1918 1913 1912

26 55

Colusa

Mrs. Ella P. Morse

28 55

Fresno

Glenn

Sarah E. McCardle

ThyraG. Morgue

155 36 101

40

16

Kern ..

Gretchen Knief

88

Mrs. Harriet S. Davids. _.

Lenala A. Martin

Helen E . Vogleson

Blanche Galloway

36

Lassen

Los Angeles... Madera

30 89 44 34

Mariposa

Merced

Modoc ---

Monterey

Minette L. Stoddard

Minette L. Stoddard

Mrs. Peggy H. Gaskins... EUenB. Frink

0 56 35

82

Mrs. Thelma R. van Groos

Dorothy E. Wents 1 »

Mrs. Faye K. Russell

Joy Belle Jackson

Charles F. Woods

Cornelia D. Provines

Mrs.FlorenceW.Townsend

Caroline S. Waters

MarjorieH. Kobler

42

Orange

Placer

Plumas

Riverside

Sacramento

San Benito

San Bernardino San Diego

34

0

26

51

74 32 73 94

IdaE. Condit

Mar. 7 July 6 Sept. 5 Feb. 16 July 20 Oct. 13 Aug. 2 June 7 April 1 Aug. 14 May 9 Aug. 8 Sept. 8 June 10 July 3, April 5 July 12,

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

<28,105 50 14,188 14 21,123 30 '37,430 76 30,307 24

88,834 14

2,600 00 23,500 68 22,034 20 22,978 85 15,038 45 10,845 01

3,981 29 69,476 57

6,506 26 42,681 12 21,129 16

^57.347 78,929

270,233 '39,726

220,713

•92,019

.5,845

98,712

118,182

118,645 72,150 60,812 25,117

196,699 35,085

200,719

187,321

108 95 53 73 89 58 26

121 60 67 42 71 50

145 42 92 57

90 86 37 65 81 55 10 84 47 66 35 52 27 121 29 56 44

79

San Luis Obispo

Mrs. Marie F. Kilburn. ._ Clara B. Dills

75 24

Santa Barbara. Santa Clara...

Santa Cruz

Sierra

Mrs. Frances B. Linn

Mrs. Elizabeth Singletary. Minerva H. Waterman... Joy Belle Jackson

Edith E. Gray

64

65

46

9

SO

Edith Gantt ' »

42

Stanislaus

Sutter

Bessie B. Silverthorn

Frances M. Burket

RoxieHall

44 35

47

Trinity

Tulare

Mrs. Lila G. Adams

Gretchen Flower

27 105

Tuolumne

Ventura

Yolo

Thelma S. Alvestad

Elizabeth R. Topping

Nancy C. Laugenour

27 54 40

47

0 l,'0S-Je2.'36

Sl,479,011 81

6,204,233

3,727

2,833

2,313

* The income as given does not include balance in fund July 1, 1936. t Includes elementary and high.

** Includes districts which are parts of union districts served. Included in total income of Riverside Public Library. 'Same as for Riverside Public Library.

» San Francisco city and county are coterminous. The city library therefore covers the entire county. For statistics see under "Public Libraries, etc.," next pace.

* Of this amount, $20,000 is included in the total income of Stockton Public Library.

' Books in school collection only included in this figure; general collection same as for Stockton Public Library.

* Included in total income of Santa Barbara Free Public Library.

' Books in school collection only included in this figure. General collection same as for Santa Barbara Free Public Library.

' Included in total income of Santa Cruz Public Library. » Same as for Santa Cruz Public Library. ' " Resignation effective January 1, 1938.

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LIST OF LARGER PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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

City

Librarian

Established

Income 1936-37*

Books, etc.

Card- holders

Alameda

.■Mhambra

Anaheim

Berkeley

Beverly Hills

Burlingame

Coalinga

Corona

Coronado

El Centre

Eureka

Fullerton

Glendale

Hanford

Huntington Beach,

Lodi

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Marysville

Modesto

Napa

Oakland

Ontario

Orange

Oxnard

Palo.\lto_-_-

Pasadena

Petaluma

Pomona

Redlands

Richmond

Riverside

Sacramento

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose'

San Luis Obispo, _.

San Mateo

Santa Ana

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Santa Monica

Santa Paula

Santa Rosa

South Pasadena- --

Stockton

Upland

Valleio

Whittier

Jane I. Curtis

Marion P. Greene

J. Elizabeth Calnon

Susan T.Smith

Mary Boynton

Irene E. Smith

Ella Louise Smith

E. Leone Fink

Gabrielle Morton

Mrs. Agnes F. Bigelow

H.A.Kendal

Carrie Sheppard

Mrs. Bess R. Yates

Mrs. Tempie S. Robinson,

Margaret Clifton

Amy L. Boynton

Mrs. Theodora R. Brewitt

Althea Warren

Ella Danielson

Bessie B. Silverthorn

Williameena J. Boke

John B. Kaiser

Alberta Schaefer

Mrs. Mabel F. Faulkner. _

Frances Woodworth

Anne Hadden

Doris Hoit

Louane Leech

Sarah M. Jacobus

Mabel Inness

Norah McNeill

Charles F. Woods

Grace R. Taylor

May Coddington

Cornelia D. Plaister

Robert Rea

Mrs. Edith Daley

Mrs. .^bbie S. Kellogg

Inez M . Crawford

Ethel Walker

Mrs. Frances B. Linn

Minerva H. Waterman

Elfie A. Mosse

Mrs. Gladvs B. Kennedy.

Ruth Hall

Georgia A. Diehl

IdaE. Condit

Mrs. F. H. Manker

L. Gertrude Dovle

Rnth Ellis

1877;

1S93; 1914;

1893; 1889; 1907;

1906; 1906; 1890

1904; 189.5; 1873; 1855; 1905;

1868 a.l885 1885;

1896; 1882; 1867; 1887; 1893; 1907; 1879; 1857;

1874: 1894: 1884 1

1868 1886

1869 1889

1909 1883

as F. P. 1879

1906

1902 asF. P. 1895 asF. P. 1929

1909

1912 asF. P. 1899 as F. P. 1896 as F. P. 1909

1878 asF. P. 1907 asF. P. 1907 as F. P. 1900

1909 asF. P. 1907 asF. P. 1901 as F. P. 1878 as F. P. 1858 as F. P. 1907

1885 as F. P. 1878 ; as F. P. 1902 as F. P. 1894

1906 asF. P. 1902 asF. P. 1890 asF. P. 1878 asF. P. 1902 as F. P. 1894 asF. P. 1909 as F. P. 1888 asF. P. 1879

1891

1882

1878 as P.P. 1880 as F. P. 1897 as F. P. 1899

1891

1882

as F. P. 1881 as F. P. 1890

1907 as F. P. 1884 asF. P. 1895

1880 asF. P. 1913 asF. P. 1884

1900

?;44,264 73 29,735 49 17,185 35 88,324 98 22,166 29 17,759 42 21,451 27 8,777 54 8,442 37 15,929 86

12.182 44 28,986 00 72,018 65

9,969 00

9,923 04

14,560 01

165,308 48

1,026,065 50

9,161 on

21,079 83

8,392 58

'301,951 27

12,191 58

11,554 57

9,731 12

37,537 17

129,332 95

10,144 62

33.183 16 29,946 25 26,718 82

=48,096 87

<63,826 13

22,646 00

131,780 30

450,322 95

27,131 13

8,109 65

18,911 16

28,385 29

«72,430 76

'19,411 70

46,794 95

9,787 55

11,194 20

19,484 52

H3,lo2 41

7.786 33

17,740 00

19,498 70

82,710

44,196

29,356

155,645

33,180

54,616

30,521

22,642

20,125

37,800

24,052

41,338

102,932

24,037

21,575

30,743

171,980

2,028,236

20,917

38,586

20,980

599,017

33,956

34,081

60,804

59,083

365,369

28,325

130,122

117,600

105,131

=276,916

204,755

46,049

232,670

574,042

57,207

20,935

39,687

67,372

285,578

92,019

97,756

29,912

36,277

48,245

=93,551

28,068

42,746

39,235

17,368

16,182

6,786

42,913

8,754

9,237

3,388

3,589

5,113

7,162

10,992

7,067

25,672

3,948

2,075

8,284

64,504

365,591

3,578

9,277

5,656

92,609

6,831

4,638

6,186

12,938

47,704

4,164

t

10,727

10,689

11,965

25,440

7,785

70,539

125,278

13,431

6,349

6,967

12,926

26,328

13,515

21,838

5,827 '

7,298

9,568

9,317

3,633

9,013

8,368

* The income as given does not include balance in fund July 1, 1936. t Re-registration in process.

' Includes 827,672.46 which was used for expenditures in the Art Gallery, Oakland Public Museum and Snow Museum.

= Includes income of Riverside County Free Library.

' Includes stock of books, etc., of Riverside County Free Library.

< Financial report covers calendar year 1936.

' Report covers year December 1, 1935-November 30, 1936.

' Includes income of Santa Barbara County Free Library.

' Includes income of Santa Cruz County Free Library.

' Includes S20,000 from income of San Joaquin County Free Library.

Includes stock of books, etc., of San Joaquin County Free Library.

NEWS NOTES OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES [ January.^1938

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, 1937.

DIRECTORY FOR LIBRARY SUPPLIES AND OTHER ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST

For latest directory and lists of officers of library associations, etc., see Netos Notes of California Libraries for October, 1937.

CALIFORNIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The annual meeting of 1938 will be held in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel, May 18-21.

For list of officers see Neics Notes of California Libraries, October, 1937.

CALIFORNIA COUNTY LIBRARIANS

In December Edith Gantt, County Librarian of Solano County, was appointed Public Library Specialist in the newly established Division of Libraries in the Office of Education, Washington, D. C. Upon Miss Gantt's resignation in Solano, effective December 31, the Board of Supervisors appointed as her successor Dorothy Wents, librarian of Orange County library. The vacancy in Orange County has not yet been filled.

The next county librarians' convention will be held in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel from May 17 to the close of the C. L. A. meeting, May 21.

For information in regard to County Librarians' Committee, see Neics Notes of California Libraries, October, 1937.

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 Neios Notes of California Libraries, October, 1937.

NEXT EXAMINATION

No dates have been set for the next examination.

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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 1937-39, $265,980.

Total accessions 354,343 (less 5435 lost and withdrawn = 348,908) exclusive of 44,828 accessions in Books for Blind Sec- tion and 91,728 volumes in the Sutro Branch in San Francisco.

STAFF

AOMIISriSTRATIVE AND OFFICE.

Mabel R. Gillis, State Librarian.

Eleanor Hitt, Assistant State Libra- rian.

John D. Henderson, State Library Field Representative.

Grace Murray, Editorial Librarian.

IMrs. Marguerite W. Duggins, Senior Stenographer-Clerk.

Lillian Wallace, Junior Messenger.

Operation.

Irma M. Schoepflin. Junior Librarian

(resignation effective Jan. 1). Ena Harmon, Library Aid. Mrs. Dorothy H. Scott, Library Aid. Kate M. Foley. Home Teacher of the

Blind. Catharine J. Morrison, Home Teacher

of the Blind.

Caroline Wenzel, Supervising California

Section Librarian. Mr.s. Bessie H. Twaddle, Newspaper

Index Librarian. Mrs. Elsie S. Gibson, Library Aid. Frances LaBatt, Library Aid.

Ida G. ^luuson. Supervising Catalog Librarian.

Lily M. Tilden, Senior Catalog Libra- rian.

Carmelita Duff, Junior Librarian.

Rachel Look, Junior Librarian.

Margaret Andrews, Library Aid.

Irene Ryan, Library Aid.

Orlie Brannaman, Junior Typist Clerk.

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

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

Benjamin Avin, Library Aid.

Earl Kemp, Junior Tj'pist Clerk.

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

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

Dominic Matisevich, Junior Typist Clerk.

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.

John Gildersleeve, Junior Librarian.

Mrs. Alicia Hook, Junior Librarian.

Mrs. Lilian S. Buhler, Senior Circula- tion Librarian.

Margaret Dennison, Junior Librarian.

Sarah Carder, Library Aid.

Nell W. Morris, Library Aid.

Lucille Rakela, .Junior Typist Clerk.

Mrs. Merle Richards, Junior Typist Clerk.

William D. Anderson, Junior Messen- ger.

William Bowers, Junior Messenger.

Stanley Gerry, Junior Messenger.

Jesse Moniz, Junior Messenger.

Helen M. Bruner, Supervising Sutro

Branch Librarian. ]\Irs. Vera Plescia, Junior Typist Clerk.

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

Helen Dobson, Book Repairer.

Mrs. ^lay Hoskin, Book Repairer.

Mrs. Flora Michie, Book Repairer.

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

NEWS NOTES OP CALIFORNIA LIBRARIES I January, 1938

William G. Lyons, Library Printer and

Photostat Operator. Paul Adcock, Intermediate Shipiiing

Clerk. Harlo Whipple, Intermediate Shipping

Clerk. Herbert Dewald, Junior Typist Clerk

(resignation effective Dec. 16, 1937). John J. Block, Elevator Operator. John B. Byrne, Janitor. J. L. Foss, Janitor. William Jones, Janitor. Frank Thompson, Janitor.

QUARTERLY NOTES

October 24 and 25 Miss Gillis and Miss Hitt attended the annual meeting of the School Library Association of California held at Tulare. Miss Gillis, Miss Hitt and Mr. Henderson attended several ses- sions of the conference of county superin- tendents of schools and rural supervisors held in San Francisco the last week in October, Miss Hitt was on the program of the rural supervisors section of this conference on the 29th. On the 26th Miss Gillis gave a talk on librarianship to a class of girls in the Sacramento Junior College. Miss Gillis was in southern California from November 11th to (he 20th. On the 12th and 13th she attended the Adult Education Conference in Los Angeles, presiding at one of the general sessions. She also attended the meeting of the Southern District C. L. A. in Pasa- dena on November 20. During the fall semester Miss Hitt audited a seminar course entitled "The Community and the Reader,"' given by Dr. Leon Carnovsky of Chicago at the School of Librarianship, University of California. Miss Hitt, Mr. Henderson and Miss Mumm represented the State Library at the Mt. Shasta Dis- trict meeting at Alturas October 30 and 31. Miss Hitt was in Los Angeles Novem- ber 12 for the meeting of the Executive Committee of the California Library As- sociation. Mr. Henderson represented the library at the organization meeting of a governmental research council at Berkeley October 22. He also attended the South- ern District C. L. A. meeting, where he reviewed the situation with regard to cer- tification for librarians in California.

On November 15 Miss Lucille Rakela started work as a Junior Typist Clerk,

replacing Mrs. Jewell Ray, resigned. No- vember 17 William Bowers began work as a Junior Messenger in the place of Ben Raviotta, who had been holding the posi- tion temporarily. Paul Adcock began work as Intermediate Shipping Clerk on November 16 in place of Robert Jones, who left because of illness. William Cal- vert worked as Junior Shipping Clerk during his vacation from college, as Her- bert Dewald resigned December 16 to ac- cept a position in another state depart- ment. Mrs. Elma Robertson substituted for about a week as Senior Stenographer Clerk during December. Mrs. Winifred jMaurseth worked as Library Aid, assist- ing in the installation of visible files for periodical records from October 18 to December 17. Miss Irma Schoepflin, Junior Librarian in Books for the Blind Section, resigned on December 31.

On December 1 the Staff Association held a meeting at which Miss Gillis ex- plained the proposed salary schedule under consideration by the Personnel Board. The annual Christmas party was held on December 21 in the old staff room of the State Library. The following committees wore in charge : Entertainment, John Gildersleeve, Frances LaBatt, William Lyons. Margaret Andrews ; Decoration, Ena Harmon, Jesse Moniz, Mrs. Hoskin, Earl Kemp ; Refreshment, Bill Anderson, Mrs. Gladys Richards, Mrs. Waldron, Nell Morris, Stanley Gerry ; Property Man. Mr. Lugg ; Chairman in charge, Rachel Look.

Two distinguished visitors to the library during the quarter were R. F. Kennedy, Librarian of the Public Library of Jo- hannesburg, South Africa, and Dr. Leon Carnovsky of the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

LIBRARY HOURS

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

The library closes at noon on Saturdays, except during sessions of the Legislature.

BOOKS FOR THE BLIND SECTION

Mabel R. Giixis, 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

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CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY

to those wishing to buy such articles, so I hat the different kinds can bo 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 re- questing it. Neivs 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 borx'owers 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. Since that time appropriations for both purposes have been made each year. This work is handled by the Library of Congress with the books printed at or purchased from various iirinting houses. The California State Library has been designated as one of the centers to receive the books printed from this appropriation. Many titles have been received and are reported cur- rently 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 40.

Since May, 1936, the State Library has had the responsibility of assigning several hundred talking book machines in Cali- fornia and Nevada to blind persons unable to purchase such machines for themselves. These machines were made as a W. P. A. project and have been distribiited as loans for an indefinite period. Those persons who are interested in borrowing them should write to the State Library. They

will be sent application blanks in turn as more machines are available for distribu- tion.

The first book was loaned June 13, 1905. There are now 4072 blind borrow- ers, 79 borrowers having been added dur- ing October, November and December. Total accessions are 44,828, as follows : New York point books 2989 ; New Y(jrk point music 188 ; American Braille books 3104 ; American Braille music 1289 ; European Braille books 4820; European Braille music 331 ; Esperanto Braille books 3 ; Moon books 10,192 ; Moon music 5 ; Revised Braille books 13,964 ; Revised Braille music 330; Standard 'English BraiUe books 6326. Standard English Braille music 131 ; Standard dot books 14 ; Line books 193 ; Line music 21 ; Ink Print books 747 ; *Appliances 88 ; *Games 58; Maps 35. Total talking books: 193 titles (1718 records) and 723 duplicates (6115 records). Total records 7833.

During October, November and Decem- ber, 10,396 books, etc., were loaned as fol- lows : New York Point 5 ; American Braille 18 ; European Braille 84 ; Moon 3046 ; Revised Braille 4028 ; Line 0 ; Ink Print 2; Appliances 5; Games 1; Maps 1; Talking books 3145; Talking book machines 61. The loans were divided by class as follows : philosophy and religion 820 ; sociology 100 ; language 30 ; primers 25 ; science 146 ; useful arts 43 ; fine arts 0 ; amusements 6 ; music 29 ; literature 307 ; fiction 6849 ; travel and history 436 ; biography 604 ; periodicals 940 ; talking book machines 61.

Copies of magazines have been donated during the last three months by Dorothy Bartunek, F. B. Beans, Olive Bell, Hattie Bliss, Mrs. Minnie Boyd, Mrs. C. W. Brett, W. A. Buckbee, Mabel Carlson. Mrs. J. F. Cook, Fred Davies, Mrs. Iris Dawson, Mrs. Deborah Dix, Edna Dixon, Kate Foley, Frances Haight, Leelan Har- lan, George Hobbs, J. W. Hoggard, Ruby Holtz, Mrs. Helen Jorgenson, W. K. Kel- logg, Mrs. H. K. Keon, Mrs. R. O. Kerby. Minnie Lewis, Bessie Long, Mary Melvin. W. A. Miller, Dr. H. P. Moseley, Capt. S. N. Neisser, Mrs. S. J. Pendrey, Mrs. h! J. Penfold, Isabel Price, W. J. Rip-

* Appliances and games are loaned as samples to anyone wishing to try tliem.

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jilinger, Dr. Mary Ritter, Hazel Romau, L. N. Ryan, L. C. Schuman, Mrs. Eliza- beth Smith. Albert Sonnenberg, F. M. Thompson. Lucretia Vaughn, Donald Wheatou, Mrs. Rose Wilkius, and by the folio-wing organizations : Alumni Associa- tion of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind ; American Printing House for the Blind ; Board of Missions for Deaf and Blind of the Lutheran Synod of Missoiiri, Ohio and other States ; Canadian National Insti- tute for the Blind ; Christian Association for the Blind ; Christian Record Publish- ing Company ; Committee on Braille of the Los Angeles Diocese of the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Geo. "Weld, Chairman ; De- partment of Missions of Protestant Epis- copal Church ; Distribution Committee of The First Church of Christ, Scientist; Forward Movement Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church ; Gospel Trumpet Company ; Illinois School for the Blind ; International Lions Club ; Jewish Braille In.stitute of America, Inc. ; John Milton Foundation ; Lions Club of Sacramento ; National Braille Press, Inc. ; New York Association for the Blind; P. E. O. Sisterhood, E. M. Chapter ; Society for Aid of the Sightless ; Theosophical Book Association for the Blind ; Trustees of the Raiuey Fund in Washington, D. C. ; Unity School of Christianity ; United States government through the Library of Congress ; Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind ; Xavier Braille Publishing Co. ; Ziegler Publishing Company ; and fourteen don- ors 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 40.

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 tele- phone number is UNderhill 7.510. She gives lessons regularly in the bay region and the Santa Clara A^alley. 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. Ken- more avenue. Los Angeles. Her tele- phone number is FItzroy 3251. She gives lessons regularly in Los Angeles

and vicinity and imikcs occasional trijis to Sau Diego.

From October 1 to December 31, the home teachers gave C3S lessons in the homes of the blind and 27 lessons in libra- ries. They made 231 visits and calls in connection with the work for purposes other than giving lessons, and have re- ceived 121 visits in connection with the work.

During the quarter Miss Foley and Miss Morrison spent 341 hours on correspond- ence and preparing lessons. They wrote 430 letters and 221 postals and received 282 letters and 108 postals. They also answered and made 524 telephone calls. They made 7 addresses. Miss Foley spent 20 hours in proofreading hand copied books. The various other activities in connection with the work of the home teachers can not easily be tabulated.

CALIFORNIA SECTION

Caroliiste Wexzel, Supervising Libra- rian. 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 axithors 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, ])ioneers and early settlers are being secured, together with their photographs. The collection of bound periodicals is (|uite large. The section also contains over 15,000 bound volumes of newspapers, a file of which is being indexed with reference t6 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:

William Craine, 1853 ; John Cyrus, 1846; Moses Merrill Drew, 1850; Henry Edgerton; Charles Ashley Garter, 1856; Ephraim Garter, 1849 ; Mary Fisher Gar- ter, 1855 ; John Harry Priestley Gedge, 1849; William George Graham, 1849; Alonzo Joy, 1850; Daniel A. Milling-ton, 1850; Henry Owsley, 1846; John Hobby Redington, 1849 ; Joseph Henry Smith, 1850 ; Royal Brewster Smith, 1849 ; Lorin Symmes, 1849 ; Theodore Frelinghusen Tracy ; William Henry Winter, 1843 ; Ed- ward Putnam Wirts, 1859.

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California Authors

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

* Roy Beach

* Aubrey Drury Sue Hoffman Harold F. Taggart

California Artists

The following artist cards have been received since the last issue of Netcs Notes of California Libraries: Herbert Myron Lawrence " Millard Owen Sheets Carlo Taliabue

Newspaper Index

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

Catalog

244 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, 616 books were cataloged and 4225 cards were added to the file. 23,285 cards wei*e 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, county, city and foreign.

Recent accessions of California state, county and city publications will be found on pages 32, 37 and 39.

Copies of 32 California state publica- tions have been received for distribution to libraries during October, November and j December, 1937.

LAW AND LEGISLATIVE REFER- ENCE SECTION

Herbeet V. Clayton, Supervising Libra- rian. The Law and Legislative Reference

* Native Californian.

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 eases 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 officei*. Books may be kept three weeks, and will be once renewed for two weeks. All books are subject to recall, if required b.y a state ofiieer, or if, in the opinion of the Librarian, 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, 1992 books, 1 map, 4 prints, 26 re- productions of paintings, and 59 photo- graphs 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 during years past and now for the first time suitably housed and displayed. In display cases can be shown about fifty prints at a time and exhibits are con- stantly maintained. Visitors are invited.

Four prints were catalogued during the quarter, making the total prints 3483. Visitors for the last three months num- bered 773.

The exhibition for October was a col- lection of the etchings and dry points of Mildred Bryant Brooks of Pasadena. In November the exhibition consisted of Chinese block prints in color, loaned by Mr. Sogo Matsumoto. The prints were plates from two Chinese books "The ten bamboos compendium of painting" and "The mustai'd seed garden treatise on painting." The annual showing of the Print Makers Society of California was made in December.

On November 2d the Prints Librarian gave a talk before the Mothers' Club of the Newcastle school.

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REFERENCE SECTION

Reui.ah Mumm. Supervising Librarian.

The lieference Section furnishes infor- mation to any inquirer. It furnishes books to public libraries on request of the librarians, and to any other educa- tional institution on request of its official head or its librarian ; to individuals through the signature of a state officer, or on receipt of a S5.00 deposit ; to a club on request of its president, secretary or librarian.

A set of twelve reproductions of the work of Diego Rivera has been given to the library by Mr. Lloyd Robbins. These have been mounted and are now avail- able for circulation. The titles included in the set are given below.

Marcando a los indios- Indians

-Branding of the 759.95 R1

Cabeza de cura Head of priest

759.95 R2

Dia de muertos-

-The day of the dead

759.95 R3

-The

La reforma, bautizo de los indios reform Baptism of the Indians

759.95 R4

Emiliano Zapata, agrarista revolucionario Agrarian revolutionary leader

759.95 R5

Escena de la conquista- conquest

-Scene from the 759.95 R6

Cortando la