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CONTENTS. 


PORTRAIT  OF  GOVERNOR  GEORGE  C.  PARDEE 3 

INTRODUCTION y 

LIBRARIES  OF  CALIFORNIA 4 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION 20 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY 21 

Trustees,  Staff,  etc.    21 

Law  Department 21 

Sociological  Department,  including  the  Legislative  Reference 

Bureau 21 

Reference  and  Loan  Department *  22 

Catalog  Department 22 

California  Historical  Department 22 

Extension  Department 23. 

Traveling  libraries  division;  Study  club  division;  Public  libraries 
division ;  Books  for  the  blind  division. 

Recent  Accessions 24 


Issued  monthly  for  free  distribution  by  the  California  State  Library. 
All  communications  should  be  addressed  to  the  Extension  Department  of  the 
California  State  Library,  Sacramento,  Calif. 


Governor  George  C.  Pardee. 


INTRODUCTION. 


This  constitutes  the  first  issue  of  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries, 
and  we  are  glad  to  be  able  to  include  in  it  a  portrait  of  Governor  Pardee, 
who  by  his  friendly  attitude  toward  the  State  Library  has  made  possi- 
ble much  of  the  work  which  is  now  being  carried  on.  He  has  supported 
the  Board  of  Trustees  in  their  endeavor  to  extend  the  scope  and  effi- 
ciency of  the  Library,  and  his  attitude  has  been  influential  in  promoting 
library  interests  throughout  the  State.  The  proposed  alterations  in  the 
Capitol  will  give  the  Library  approximately  5000  square  feet  of  addi- 
tional space,  most  of  it  being  on  the  top  floor.  The  books  from  the 
attic,  principally  government  documents,  old  session  laws,  appendices* 
etc.,  have  been  stored  outside  the  Capitol,  and  a  part  of  the  main  collec- 
tion must  also  be  moved  out  as  soon  as  the  work  of  reconstruction  is 
fairly  under  way.  A  hall  has  been  rented  where  the  work  of  the  staff 
will  be  carried  on  when  it  becomes  necessary  to  leave  our  present 
quarters.  /  , 

The  State  Library  suffered  practically  no  loss  on  account  of  the  earth- 
quake and  fire,  but  the  records  presented  elsewhere  in  this  issue  show 
how  complete  was  the  destruction  of  the  San  Francisco  libraries.'    It  is 
most  fortunate  that  the  Bancroft  Library  escaped  unharmed,   for  its 
'  value  to  the  State  can  hardly  be  estimated. 


NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


LIBRARIES  OF  CALIFORNIA, 


All  libraries  are  listed  that  are  free  to 
the  public  either  for  loan  or  reference 
purposes.  They  are  arranged  alpha- 
betically by  towns  in  which  they  are 
located. 

Blanks  for  April  report,  for  Extra  news 
items,  and  for  earthquake  and  lire  sta- 
tistics were  sent  to  the  libraries  to  be 
filled  out  and  returned. 

Alameda,  Alameda  co. 
Alameda    Free    Public    Library. 
F.    B.    Graves,    Librarian.     Estab- 
lished   1877.      Total    no.    of   vols., 
30,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

Owns  building,  valued  at  $40,000. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 
5  vols,  reported  destroyed  in  Sail 
Francisco. 

Alturas,  Modoc  co. 
Alturas  Reading-Room.     Miss  Ma- 
bel Jamison,  Librarian.    Established 

1905. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received. 

Anaheim,  Orange  co. 
Anaheim    Free    Public    Library. 
Chas.  Lange,  Librarian.    Established 
1902.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1250. 
Report  for  April  not  received.  | 

Rents   building.     No   damage   by ' 
earthquake  or  fire. 

Areata,  Humboldt  co. 
Arcata  Public  Library.     Hattie  A. 
Knutz,  Librarian.    Established  1879. 
No  report  for  April  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Azusa,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Azusa  Free  Public  Library.     Miss 
Annie  M.  Taylor,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1903.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1075.  | 


Azusa — Continued. 

Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
657  ;  9  added  during  April.  Library 
open  to  public  25  days  (125  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
509,  as  follows :  442  vols,  fiction ;  67 
vols-  miscellaneous;  48  vols,  maga- 
zines. One  employee.  Income,  $600 
per  year,  received  from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Bakersfield,  Kern  co. 
Be  ale  Memorial  Free  Public  Li- 
brary.    Miss  Sarah  E.   Bedinger, 
Librarian.     Established  1900.    Total 
no.  vols.,  about  6000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Bars tOW,  San  Bernardino  co. 
Santa  Fe  Library.    H.  M.  Newhall, 
Librarian.     Established  1901.    Total 
no.  of  vols.,  about  500. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Berkeley,  Alameda  co. 
Berkeley  Free  Public  Library. 
D.  R.  Moore,  Librarian.  Established 
1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  19,959. 
During  April  176  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows :  166  vols,  by  purchase ;  10  vols, 
by  gift.  63  vols,  rebound.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders  5084;  269 
added  during  month ;  473  expired ;  8 
surrendered.  Library  open  15  days 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
6011,  as  follows:  3188  vols,  fiction ; 
828  vols,  juvenile;  3995  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous. Monthly  income  of  li- 
brary, $1087,  received  from  taxation. 
Owns  building,  valued  at  $40,000 
insured  for  $30,000;  damaged  by 
earthquake  to  extent  of  $  1000. 


LIBRARIES  OF  CALIFORNIA. 


Berkeley— Continued. 
University     ok     California     Li- 
braky.     J.   C.   Rowell,    Librarian. 
Established  1868.    Total  no.  of  vols., 

133,779  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

1007  vols,  destroyed  by  fire  at  the 
Hicks-Judd  Bindery  in  San  Francisco 
and  250  (estimated)  in  hands  of  in- 
structors and  students. 

The  following  list  gives  some  of 
the  volumes  lost,  of  which  libraries 
in  the  State  may  have  duplicates, 
and  if  so,  should  report  at  once : 

The  Adjuster,    vols.  29,  30,  31. 

Architect  and  engineer  of  California,    vols. 

1,2,3,  i9«>5- 

California  journal  of  technology.    Berkeley, 
vols.  1  to  6  inclusive. 

California  review.    S.  V.    Nov.,  Dec,  1903; 
April,  1904. 

Chautauquan.    vol.  1. 

Bankers' magazine.    New  York.    Any  vols, 
or  nos. 

Commonwealth  club  of  California.    Trans- 
actions,   vol.  1,  1903-05. 

Dairy  and  produce  review.   S.  P.   vol.  9, 1905.  , 

For  California,  vol.  i,  nos.  2; 3;  Jan. -Feb.,  > 
1904.  vol.  2,  nos.  8,  10,  11,  12;  July.  Sept.,  ' 
Oct.,  Nov.,  1905.  I 

Insurance  sun.    S.  F.    vol.  17,  1904-05. 

Journal  of  electricity.    8.  F.    vol.  15,  1905. 

Labor  clarion .    vols.  3-4,  1904-05. 

Uterary  west.    S.  F.    vols.  1.  2.  3.  4,  1902-04.  j 

Mining  and  scientific  press,    vol.  91,  1905. 

Munsey's  magazine,    vol.  13,  1895. 

Nurses'  journal.    S.  F.    vol.  1.  1904-05. 

Occident.    S.  F.    vols.  47-49,  1904-05. 

Pacific  Coast  journal  of  homoeopathy,  vol.  1 
13.  1905. 

Pacific  medical  journal,  vol.  22  (1879-80)  and  j 
48(1905).  ; 

Western  field,    vol.  7.  1905-06. 

BlgfiTS,  Butte  co. 
Biggs   Free  Public  Library.     Li- 
brarian not  appointed.     Established 
February  19,  1906/    Income  will  be 
about  (500  per  year. 


CaliStOga—  Contin  ued. 

hours)  during  month.     Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  200.     One  employee.     Library 
in  town  hall. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Campbell,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Campbell  Free  Library.  K.  Janes, 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  1000.  Library  open  to 
the  public  2  days  (2  hours)  during 
each  week.  Supported  by  subscrip- 
tion, concerts,  etc. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Chico,  Butte  co. 
Chico  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Laura  Sawyers,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
1700.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 601 ;  32  added  during  April ; 
2  renewed;  5  surrendered.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  for  home  use,  957. 
Two  employees. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

California  State  Normal  School 
Library.  Susan  T.  Smith,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1888.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  12,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Claremont,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Pomona  College  Library.   Frances 
R.    Foote,   Librarian.      Established 
1888.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  8200. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  aside 
from  a  few  cracks  in  plaster. 


Calistoga,  Napa  co. 
Calistoga  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  T.  H.  Harper,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  597. 
During  April  18  vols,  were  added. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
324;  during  month  6  were  added. 
Library  open  to  public  24  days  (60 


Coalinga,  Fresno  co. 
Free  Reading-Room.     Mrs  Anna  J. 
Ogden,     Corresponding      Secretary 
Ladies'  Improvement  Club.     Read- 
ing-room maintained  by  club. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or  fire   statistics 
received. 


NEWS  NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Colusa,  Colusa  co. 
Colusa  Free  Public  Library. 
Belle  Crane,  Librarian.  Established 
1 90 1.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2600.  34 
vols.  lost.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  805;  8  added  during 
April.  Library  open  to  the  public 
22  days  (no  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  731,  as  follows : 
578  vols,  fiction ;  120  vols,  juvenile ; 
31  vols,  miscellaneous ;  12  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $70,  received 
from  taxation. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire 
except  loss  of  34  vols,  which  were  at 
the  Hicks-Judd  Bindery  in  San  Fran- 
cisco. 
Corona,  Riverside  co. 
Corona  Free  Public  Library. 
Grace  M.  Taber,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1900.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake   or  fire    statistics 
received. 
Coronado,  San  Diego  co. 
Coronado  Beach  Library.      Ada- 
line  Bailhache,   Librarian.      Estab- 
lished 1896.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  2384 
(June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 
Covina,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Covina     Free     Public     Library. 
Henrietta    M.    Faulder,    Librarian. 
Established  1897.   Total  no.  of  vols., 
2209  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 
Davisville,  Yolo  co. 
Davisville    Library  Association. 
MissM.  Etta  Reed,  Secretary.    Estab- 
lished 1905.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  160. 
During  April  2  vols,  were  added  by 
gift.     Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 176.     Library  open  to  the 
public  5  days  during  month.    Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  81. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Dixon,  Solano  co. 
Dixon  Public  Library. 
April  3,  1906. 


Established 


Dunsmuir,  Siskiyou  co. 
Dunsmutr    Library.      Mrs    George 
MacDowell,  Librarian.    Established 
1900.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1400  (June 
30,  1906). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Eseondido,  San  Diego  co. 
Escondido  Free  Public  Library. 
E.  F.  Ward,  Librarian.    Established 
1898.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1100. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Eureka,  Humboldt  co. 
Eureka  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  G.  Bonner,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1878.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
4025.  During  April  44  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows:  42  by  purchase 
and  2  by  gift.  Library  open  to  the 
public  24  days  (288  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  2510,  as 
follows :  1239  vols,  fiction ;  1009  vols, 
juvenile;  146  vols,  miscellaneous; 
56  vols,  magazines.  Three  em- 
ployees. Income  from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Ferndale,  Humboldt  co. 
Ferndale  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  N.  E.  Winslow,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.f 
896.  During  April  30  vols,  were  added, 
as  follows :  25  by  purchase  and  5  by 
gift.  Total  no.  of  cardholders,  536 ; 
8  added  during  month.  Library 
open  26  days  during  the  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  523,  as  follows ; 
259  vols,  fiction ;  132  vols,  juvenile ; 
37  vols,  miscellaneous ;  95  vols,  mag- 
azines. One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $61 ;  $51  received 
from  taxation  and  $10  from  I.  O.  G.  T. 
Rented  building,  which  was  dam- 
aged by  earthquake  to  the  extent  of 
$300- 


LIBRARIES    OF  CALIFORNIA. 


Fowler,  Fresno  co. 
Fowler  Free  Library.    Mrs  M.  L. 
Parkhurst,    President    Fowler    Im-  j 
provement    Club.      Maintained    by  I 
club.  I 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake    or  fire    statistics ' 
received. 

Fresno,  Fresno  co. 
Fresno  Free  Pu  blic  Li  bra  r  y.  Miss 
Jean   D.   Baird,  Librarian.      Estab- , 
lished  1 891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  8453.  , 
During  April  11  vols,  were  added  by 
purchase.     100  vols,  were  rebound. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
375^ ;    70  added  during  month ;   42 
renewed.     Library  open  to  public  25 
days    (300    hours)    during    month. 
Total    no.    of   vols,    issued    during 
month     for    home     use,     4513,     as 
follows:  2278  vols,  fiction;  1131  vols, 
juvenile ;    586    vols,   miscellaneous ; 
518    vols,    magazines.     Three    em- 
ployees.    Income,  $3000  per  year. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Fullerton,  Orange  co. 

FULLERTON  FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 

Established  February  19,  1906.       No 
books  as  yet. 

Gilroy,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Gilroy  Free  Public  Library.    Mrs 
W.  B.  Franklin,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.    Established  December  11, 
1905. 

Glendale,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Glbndale  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Lillian  S.  Wells,  Li- 
brarian. Established  February  26, 
1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  123.  Dur- 
ing April  19  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
83;  13  added  during  month;  1  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  25  days  (50 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  152,  as  follows:  36  vols,  fiction; 
22  vols,  juvenile;  40  vols,  miscellane- 
ous; 24  vols,  magazines.  Librarian 
and  assistant  give  services.  Main- 
tained by  club  women.  Weekly 
notes  published  in  newspaper. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Glendora,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Glendora  Public  Library.      For- 
merly maintained    by  the    Athena 
Club,  but  closed  at  present. 

Hanford,  Kings  co. 
Hanford  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  E.  Dold,  Librarian. 
Established  1890.  Total  no.  of  vols. , 
2478.  During  April  36  vols,  were 
added  by  purchase.  50  vols,  were 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  cardholders, 
722;  37  added  during  month.  Li- 
brary open  to  public  30  days  (240 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  998,  as  follows:  598  vols,  fiction; 
215  vols,  juvenile;  147  vols,  miscel- 
laneous; 38  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee.  Monthly  income  of  li- 
brary, $105,  received  from  taxation. 
Monthly  bulletin,  first  number  issued 
in  April.  Subscribed  to  Booklovers' 
for  a  20-book  library. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Hayward,  Alameda  co. 
Hayward  Free   Public    Library. 
Mrs  E.    Prouse,   Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1898.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5084. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
The  building,  which  was  insured 
for  $5000,   was   damaged  by  earth- 
quake to  the  extent  of  $1750. 

Healdsburg,  Sonoma  co. 
Healdsburg  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Cornelia  Provines,  Librarian. 
Established  1896.    Total  no.  of  vols. , 
2656  (June  30,  1906). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire 
except  to  plastering  of  the  ceiling, 
which  is  being  repaired. 

Highland,  San  Bernardino  co. 
Highland    Library    Club.      Miss 
Elthea  Embody,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1898. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or    fire   statistics 
received. 


NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


HolliSter,  San  Benito  co. 
Hollistbr    Free    Reading-Room. 
Mrs  M.  E.  Hawn,  Librarian.      Es- 
tablished  1875. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or   fire  statistics 
received. 

Hollywood,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Hollywood    Library.      Miss    Ella 
Gillin,  Librarian.     Established  1906. 
Total  no.    of   vols.,    539.       During  1 
April  3  vols,   were  added  by  gift.  I 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
164;  37  were  added  during  the  month;  | 
2  surrendered.    Library  open  to  pub- 
lic 6  days  (6  hours)  during  month. 
Total    no.    of   vols,    issued    during 
month  for  home  use,  372,  as  follows: 
289  vols,  fiction;  78  vols,  juvenile; 
5  vols,  miscellaneous.    Lists  of  books 
published  in  newspapers. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Kern  City,  Kern  co. 
Kern  City  Free  Library.      Miss 
Marjorie  Haynes,  Librarian.    Estab- 
lished   1896.      Total   no.   of    vols., 
about  3000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake    or  fire  statistics 
received. 

Laton,  Fresno  co. 
Laton   Library.     Mrs  Lua  E.  Bab- 
cock,  Librarian.     Established    1904. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  824. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Lincoln,  Placer  co. 
Lincoln    Free     Public    Library. 
Mrs   EfBe  M.  Crook,  Secretary  Li- 
brary  Trustees.     Established  Janu- 
ary 9,  1906. 

Liver  more,  Alameda  co. 
Livermore  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  S.  J.  Harp,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  5000. 
During  April  20  vols,  were  added 
by  purchase.     Total  number  of  reg- 


Livermore — Continued. 

istered  cardholders,  300;  10  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (166  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  890,  as 
follows:  717  vols,  fiction;  85  vols, 
juvenile;  54  vols,  miscellaneous;  34 
vols,  magazines.     One  employee. 

Building  damaged  by  earthquake 
to  extent  of  one  fallen  chimney. 

Lodl,  San  Joaquin  co. 
Lodi  Library  and  Free  Reading. 
Room.  H.  S.  Clark,  Sr.,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
675.  During  April  11  vols,  were 
added  by  purchase.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  80;  33  added 
during  month.  Library  open  every 
day  (365  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  68,  as  follows:  9  vols,  fic- 
tion; 17  vols,  juvenile;  8  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 34  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee.  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  public  subscriptions. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Lompoc,  Santa  Barbara  co. 
Free  Reading-Room. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake    or  fire  .statistics 
\         received. 
I 
j 
J  Long  Beach,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Long  Beach  Free  Public  Library. 
j         Miss  Victoria  Ellis,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1895.     Total  no.  of  vols., 
6285.     During  April  259  vols,  were 
added  by  purchase.     136  new  card- 
1         holders    registered    during    month. 
:         Library   open   25  days   (300  hours) 
during  month.     Total  no.  of  vols,  is- 
sued during  month   for   home  use, 
6931,  as  follows:   3203  vols,   fiction; 
1268  vols,  juvenile;  2460  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous. Three     employees. 
j         Monthly  income  of   library    about 
I         $400. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


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9 


Lordsburg,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Lordsburg  Public  Library.    Miss 
Rose  Atkinson,    Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1902.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  11 28 
(June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or   fire  statistics 
received. 

LOS  Angeles,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Los  Angeles  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  P.  Lummis,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished  1878.      Total    no.    of   vols., 
123,146  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Historical  Society  of  Southern 
California  Library.  J.  M.Guinn, 
Librarian.     Established  1883. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Theosophical  Library  Associa- 
tion. Miss  S.  H.  Richards,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1896.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  about  500. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Elizabeth  H.  Fargo,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1881.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
13,100  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

LOS  GatOS,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Los  Gatos  Free  Public  Library.  , 
Henri  A.   Rankin,   Librarian.     Es-  j 
tablished  1898.     Total  no.  of  vols., 
2160.     During  April  24  vols,  were 
repaired  and  77  vols,  rebound.     To- 
tal no.  of  registered  cardholders,  662; 
9  added  during  month.   Library  open  | 
17  days  (in  hours)  during  month. 
Total    no.    of   vols,    issued    during  I 
month,  s  15,  as  follows:  230  vols,  fie- 1 
tion;  224  vols,  juvenile;  61  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous.   Two  employees. 

Owns  building,  valued  at  $10,000, 
which  was  slightly  damaged  by 
earthquake. 


Madera,  Madera  co. 
Madera  Free  Library.  Miss  Ida  M. 
Tully,  Librarian.  Established  1901. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  2000.  During 
April  2  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  521;  12 
added  during  month.  Library  open 
20  days  (30  hours)  during  month. 
One  employee.  Maintained  by  vol- 
untary subscriptions  and  by  C.  J. 
Eubanks,  County  Clerk. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Martinez,  Contra  Costa  co. 
Martinez  Free  Reading-Room  and 
Library.     Mrs  Jennie  I.  Hale,  Li- 
brarian.    Established   1885.     Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2686. 

Closed  for  repairs.  Owned  build- 
ing, valued  at  $7000,  which  was 
damaged  by  earthquake  to  extent  of 
$1400.  50  books  destroyed  by  fire 
in  San  Francisco,  having  been  at  the 
Hicks-Judd  Bindery. 

Marysvllle,  Yuba  co. 
Marysville  City  Library.   MaryE. 
Subers,  Librarian.  Established  1858. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  8000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Merced,  Merced  co. 
Merced    Free    Public    Library. 
Katharine  Garibaldi,  Secretary  Li- 
brary Trustees.    Established  August 
21,  1905. 

Modesto,  Stanislaus  co. 
Modesto  City  Library.   L.  T.  Moss, 
Librarian.    Established  1905.    Total 
no.  of  vols.,  1157  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Monrovia,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Monrovia  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  A.  Marion,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1893.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  4000 
(June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake   or  fire  statistics 
received. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Monterey,  Monterey  co. 
Monterey  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Clara  Zimtnermann,  Librarian. 
Established  1901  as  subscription 
library,  but  ordinance  was  passed 
February  6,  1906,  making  it  a  free 
public  library  to  be  supported  by 
taxation. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received. 

Mountain  View,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Mountain  View  Public  Library. 
Mrs  M.  F.  Hessle,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1905.     Total  no.  of  vols., 
350. 

Report  for  April  not  possible  be- 
cause building  in  which  books  were 
located  was  destroyed  by  earthquake. 
Very  little  damage  to  books. 

Mount  Hamilton,  SantaClara  co. 
Lick  Observatory  Library.  Dr. 
R.  G.  Aitken,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1888.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
6500.  During  April  12  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows:  2  vols,  by  pur- 
chase; 10  vols,  by  gift.  Two  em- 
ployees. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire 
except  the  loss  of  6  vols,  which  were 
at  the  Hicks-Judd  Bindery  in  San 
Francisco. 

Napa,  Napa  co. 
Goodman   Free    Public    Library. 
Mrs    Margaret    Jacobs,     Librarian. 
Established  1885.    Total  no.  of  vols. , 
8200  (June  30,  1905). 

Library  closed  since  April  18th  for 
repairs.  Am  oun t  of  damage  by  eart h- 
quake  not  reported.  Library  will 
open  again  May  7th. 

National  City,  San  Diego  co. 
National   City    Free   Public  Li- 
brary.    Mrs  Sarah  C    Dickinson, 
Librarian.    Established  1896.    Total 
no.  of  vols.,  3059  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Needles,  San  Bernardino  co. 
Santa  Fe  Library.  Mrs  J.  L.  Davis, 
Librarian.     Established  1900. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake  or   fire    statistics 
received. 

Nevada  City,  Nevada  co. 
Nevada  City  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Melissa  Fuller,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1902.    Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Nlles,  Alameda  co. 
Niles  Free  Library.    Mrs  M.  E. 
Sullivan,     Librarian.       Established 
1902. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
Owns  building,  which  was  dam- 
aged by  earthquake  to  extent  of  $20. 

Nordhoff,  Ventura  co. 
George  Thacher  Memorial  Free 
Public  Library.    Zaidee  E.Soule, 
Librarian. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Oakdale,  Stanislaus  co. 
Oakdale  Public  Library.  Miss  Es- 
tella  Hoisholt,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1901.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  947. 
During  April  27  vols,  were  added 
by  purchase.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  47.  Library  open  to 
public  4  days  (8  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
for  home  use,  79.  One  employee. 
Income  of  library,  about  $5,  received 
from  dues  and  fines. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Oakland,  Alameda  co. 
Oakland  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  S.  Greene,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1868.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
45,000.  During  April  490  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows :  488  vols,  by  pur- 
chase; 2  vols,  by  gift.  41  vols, 
were  discarded.  Total  no.  of  card- 
holders,   15,394:    123  added  during 


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11 


Oakland—  Continued. 

month;  25  surrendered.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  12,300,  as  follows:  6671 
vols,  fiction ;  2745  vols,  juvenile ;  1774 
vols,  miscellaneous;  11 10  vols,  mag- 
azines. One  branch  library,  with 
about  500  vols,  and  a  circulation 
during  month  of  334.  Twenty-five 
employees. 

Owns  building,  valued  at  $80,000, 
which  was  damaged  by  earthquake 
to  extent  of  about  $3000.  A  few 
books  lost  that  were  in  San  Fran- 
cisco. 

Oeeanside,  San  Diego  co. 
Oceansidb    Library    Association. 
H.  D.  Brodie,  Librarian. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  4&mage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Ontario,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Ontario    Free    Public    Library. 
Miss  K.  A.  Monroe,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1902.     Total  no.  of  vols., 
3000.     During  April  119  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows :  118  vols,  by  pur- 
chase ;  1  vol.  by  gift.    Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  814 ;  14  added 
during  month;  .3  surrendered.     Li- 
brary open  to  the  public   25   days 
(175  hours)  during  month.    Total  no. 
of   vols,   issued    during  month   for 
home  use,  1150,  as  follows :  750  vols.  ' 
fiction ;  175  vols,  juvenile  ;  100  vols.  | 
miscellaneous;  125  vols,  magazines. 
One  employee.     Monthly  income  of  • 
library,  $125,  received  from  taxation. 

Orange,   Orange  co.  , 

Orange  Free  Public  Library.    Mrs  ; 
Anna   C.   Field,   Librarian.     Estab-  > 
lished    1894.      Total    no.    of   vols.,  j 
about  4000.     20  cardholders  regis- 
tered during  month ;  2  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  the  public  25  days  j 
(125  hours)  during  month.    Total  no. 
of  vols,    issued   during   month    for 
home    use,    1164.      One    employee. 
Monthly   income    of    library,    $57,  , 
received  from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Oroville,  Butte  co. 
Oroville    Public    Library.     Mrs 
Ida  R.  Crawford,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1903.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  2560 
(June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Oxnard,  Ventura  co. 
Oxnard     Free    Public    Library. 
Ordinance  passed  February  20,  1906. 

Pacific  Grove,  Monterey  co. 
Pacific  Grove  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  May  Colgrove,  Libra- 
rian. Established  March  1,  1906. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  1803.  During 
April  74  vols,  were  added,  as  follows : 
69  vols,  by  purchase ;  5  vols,  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  364;  63 
added  during  month.  Library  open 
to  the  public  19  days  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  890,  as  follows : 
657  vols,  fiction ;  102  vols,  juvenile ; 
100  vols,  miscellaneous;  31  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $30,  received  from 
taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Palo  AltO,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Palo  Alto  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Anne  Hadden,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
4049.  During  April  128  vols,  were 
added  by  purchase.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  1906;  29 
added  during  month;  14  renewed; 
17  expired ;  16  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  the'  public  28 j£  days  (289 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  1670.     Three  employees. 

Owns  building,  valued  at  $11,000, 
which  was  damaged  by  earthquake 
to  extent  of  $80. 

Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pasadena   Free    Public  Library. 

Miss    Nellie    M.    Russ,    Librarian. 

Established  1882.    Total  no.  of  vols., 

25>394-     During  April  177  vols,  were 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Pasadena— Continued. 

added,  as  follows:  120  vols,  by  pur- 
chase ;  1 1  vols,  by  gift ;  46  vols,  by 
binding.  65  vols,  were  discarded; 
410 vols,  repaired ;  1 13  vols,  rebound ; 
4 vols.  lost.  Total  no.  of  cardholders, 
18,501 ;  120  added  during  the  month ; 
12  renewed ;  42  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  the  public  29  days  (280  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
10,724,  as  follows  :  4868  vols,  fiction  ; 
2361  vols,  juvenile;  2091  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 1414  vols,  magazines. 
(This  data  includes  Booklovers' 
library.)  Nine  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $850,  received 
from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Placerville,  El  Dorado  co. 
Placerville  Free  Public  Library. 
Percy  Alderson,   Secretary  Library 
Trustees.     Established   January    2, 
1906.     No  books  as  yet. 

Pomona,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Pomona  Free  Public  Library. 
Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1887.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
11,413.  During  April  229  vols,  were 
added.  6  vols,  were  discarded ;  255 
vols,  were  repaired.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  3907;  75 
added  during  month ;  3  renewed ; 
30  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
the  public  30  days  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  6070,  as  follows : 
1892  vols,  fiction  ;  2754  vols,  juvenile ; 
1524  vols,  miscellaneous.  .Four  em- 
ployees. Issues  monthly  bulletin. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Paso  Robles,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 
Paso  Robles  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Anna  Randolph  Silsby,  Libra- 
rian.    Established  1902.     Total  no.  j  Port 6PVi lie,  Tulare  co. 

PORTERVILLE  FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


of  vols.,  1000.  During  April  8  vols 
were  added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  j 
registered  cardholders,  135 ;  8  added  | 
during  month;  4  renewed;  2  sur- ] 
rendered.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  \ 
during  month  for  home  use,  326.  1 
One  employee.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $30,  received  from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Petaluma,  Sonoma  co.  | 

Petaluma   Free   Public  Library,  i 
Sara   Frances    Cassiday,    Librarian. 
Established  1878.   Total  no.  of  vols., 
9636  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake   or  fire    statistics 
received. 

The  Santa  Rosa  l<  Republican  "  of  1 
May  11,  1906,  states  that  the  library  ' 
on  the  upper  floor  of  the  city  hall  was 
badly  damaged,  and  can  not  be  used 
for  library  purposes,  and  that  the  new 
Carnegie  building  was  also  damaged, 
and  in  consequence  the  institution 
will  be  closed  indefinitely  and  the 
books  stored. 


Miss  Bertha  A.  Uhl,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1904,  and  on  April  9,  1906, 
ordinance  was  passed  making  it  a 
free  public  library. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received. 

Quincy,  Plumas  co. 
W.  C.  T.  U.  Reading-Room.      Mrs 
Cameron,  Librarian. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake   or  fire    statistics 
received. 

Ramona,  San  Diego  co. 

Ramona  Public  Library.  Mrs  H.  A. 

Miles,  Librarian.     Established  1894. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  650  (June  30, 1905). 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Red  Bluff,  Tehama  co. 

Red  Bluff  Free  Public  Library. 

Miss  Lotta  M.  Sprague,  Librarian. 

Established  1901.   Total  no.  of  vols., 

2000.     During   April   39   vols,    were 


LIBRARIES   OP  CALIFORNIA. 


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Red  Bluff—  Continued. 

added  by  purchase.  6  vols,  were 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  cardholders, 
504 ;  5  added  during  month ;  1 
renewed;  2  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  the  public  25  days  (150 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  533,  as  follows :  304  vols,  fiction ; 
97  vols,  juvenile ;  116  vols,  miscella- 
neous; 16  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee. 

No    earthquake   or   fire    statistics 
received. 

Redding,  Shasta  co. 
Redding  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mattie  A.  Poore,  Librarian. 
Kstablished  1903.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
1569.  During  April  2  vols,  were 
added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  410;  14  added  during 
month;  2  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  the  public  30  days  (360 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  762,  as  follows:  396  vols,  fiction; 
47  vols,  juvenile;  19  vols,  miscella- 
neous. Two  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $83,  received  from 
taxation. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Redlands,  San  Bernardino  co. 
A.  K.  Smiley  Free  Public  Library. 
Antoinette  M.  Humphreys,  Libra- 
rian. Kstablished  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  11,611.  During  April  92 
vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  70  vols, 
by  purchase,  and  22  vols,  by  gift. 
11  vols,  were  discarded;  192  vols, 
repaired;  2  vols.  lost.  Total  no.  of 
cardholders,  4615;  53  ad.ded  during 
month;  3  renewed;  50  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  the  public  25  days 
(187^  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  4638,  as  follows:  2324 
vols,  fiction;  694  vojs.  juvenile;  1424 
vols,  miscellaneous;  196  vols,  maga- 
zines. Five  employees.  Newspaper 
bulletins. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


RedondO,  Los  Angeles  co.  \ 

Redondo  Public  Library.  Miss 
Alice  J.  Jenks,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1890.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  519. 
During  April  2  vols,  were  added  by 
binding.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders,i2;  6  renewed  during  month; 
2  expired;  2  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  the  public  25  days  (50  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
42.     One  employee. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Redwood  City,  San  Mateo  co. 
Redwood    City    Free    Public   Li- 
brary. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received. 

The  Redwood  City  "Democrat" 
of  May  10,  1906,  states  that  the  Car- 
negie library  building  can  be  re- 
stored for  less  than  $5000,  and  that 
the  books  are  at  present  housed  in 
one  of  the  old  school  buildings. 

Richmond,  Contra  Costa  co. 
I     Santa  Fis  Library.    Mrs  J.   L.  Car- 
son, Librarian.     Established  1902. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake   or  fire   statistics 
received. 

I  Riverside,  Riversideco. 
1     Riverside    Public  Library.    Mar- 
garet Kyle,  Librarian.     Established 
1888.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  16,000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

1  Rocklin,  Placer  co. 

'  Rocklin  Free  Publc  Library.  M. 
B.  Moore,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees. Established  January  2,  1906. 
No  books  as  yet. 

j  Sacramento,  Sacramento  co. 
1     Sacramento  Free  Public  Library. 
Lauren  W.  Ripley,   Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1879.     Total  no.  of  vols., 
39,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


14 


NEWS  NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Sacramento— Continued. 
State  Commission    of   Horticul- 
ture Library.    Established  1881. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,    2500  (June   30, 

1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

St.  Helena,  Napa  co. 
St.  Helena  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  A.   Bruce  Walker,   Librarian. 
Established  1892.    Total  no.  of  vols. , 
2000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire 
except  100  vols,  which  were  at  the 
Hicks-Judd  Bindery  in  San  Fran- 
cisco. 


Salinas,  Monterey  co. 
Salinas  Free  Public  Library.  C.J. 
Whisman,   Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.  Established  December  1 8, 1 905. 
No  books  as  yet. 

Odd    Fellows1    Library.     W.    H. 

Clark,  Librarian.    Total  no.  of  vols. , 

about  3500. 
Report  for  April  not  received.         * 
No    earthquake    or  fire  statistics 

received.  i 


San  Bernardino,  San  Bernardino  co. 
San  Bernardino  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Carrie  S.  Waters,  Librarian. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  7174.  During 
April  279  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows :  273  vols,  by  purchase ;  6  vols,  j 
by  gift.  7  vols,  were  discarded ;  187 
vols,  repaired.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  4441;  58  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  the 
public  30  days  (315  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  4277,  as 
follows :  2357  vols,  fiction ;  1367  vols, 
juvenile;  553  vols,  miscellaneous. 
Three  employees.  Monthly  income 
of  library,  about  $300,  received  from 
taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


San  Diego,  San  Diego  co. 
San  Diego  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  H.  P.  DaVison,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished  1882.    Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  23,549. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

State  Normal  School.    Mrs  Lydia 
N.  Horton,  Librarian.     Established 
1897.     Total  no.  Of  vols.,  5800. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

San  Dlmas,  Los  Angeles  co. 
San  Dimas  Public  Library.    Miss 
Mabel  Johnstone,*  Librarian. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No   earthquake    or  fire  statistics 
received. 

San  Francisco. 

San  Francisco  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. George  T.  Clark,  Librarian. 
Established  1879.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
before  earthquake  and  fire,  128,300. 
Library  destroyed  by  fire  except 
books  which  were  in  4  branch  libra- 
ries and  6  deposit  stations,  about 
40,000  vols.  Books  were  insured  for 
about  $60,000.  All  buildings  were 
destroyed  except  2  branch  library 
buildings,  which  were  valued  at 
$53,000.  Buildings  destroyed  were 
valued  at  $25,000  and  insured  for 
about  $r5,ooo. 

Astronomical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.  Dr.  S.  D.  Townley, 
Librarian.  Established  1889.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  over  1400. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received.  Library  was  located  in 
burned  district. 

Bancroft  Library.  Recently  pur- 
chased by  the  University  of  Califor- 
nia. Total  no.  of  vols.,  more  than 
6o,oco. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 
Rented  building,  which  was  badly 
damaged  by  earthquake,  but  out  of 
the  fire  district.  Library  will  be 
moved  to  Berkeley  as  soon  as  pos- 
sible. 


LIBRARIES  OF   CALIFORNIA. 


15 


San  Francisco— Continued. 
B'nai    B'rith    Library.     Louis    L. 
Michaels,    Librarian.      Established 
1876.      Total    no.    of    vols.,    over 
12,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

Destroyed  by  fire.  Books  insured 
for  $5000.  Librarian  (address  426 
Willow  ave. )  would  like  a  position 
in  some  library;  understands  Dewey 
system  thoroughly. 

Bohemian  Club  Library.  Estab- 
lished 1872.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
before  earthquake  and  fire,  about 
5000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received.  The  Los  Angeles  '  *  Times ' ' 
of  April  29,  1906,  states  that  the 
library  was  destroyed. 

California  Academy  of  Sciences 
Library.  Louis  Palkenau,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1853.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  before  fire,  over  12,000. 

Report    for    April    not    received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire    statistics  • 
received.         The     San      Francisco , 
"Chronicle*'     of    April    29,     1906,: 
states    that    this    library    was    de- 
stroyed. I 

California  State  Mining  Bureau 
Library.    W.   W.   Thayer,    Libra- 1 
rian.     Established  1880.     Tctal   no. 
of  vols.,  5000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire,  ! 
except  that  plastering  was  cracked.  I 

Chamber  of  Commerce   Library,  j 
C    W.     Burks,    Librarian.      Estab- ; 
lished      185 1.      Total    no.  of   vols.  I 
before  earthquake,  over  2000. 
Library  destroyed  by  fire. 

Cooper  Medical  College  Library.  ; 
Dr.     Emmett    Rixford,     Librarian. 
Established  1895.   Total  no.  of  vols., 
7400. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire, 
except  43  vols,  which  were  at  the 
Hicks-Judd  Bindery  in  San  Fran- 
cisco. 


San  Franciseo—  Continued. 
Ligue  Nationals  Francaise  (Bib- 
LIOThbque  de).     Charles  Maubec, 
Librarian.     Established  1877.    Total 
no.  of  vols.,  over  25,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received.  The  Los  Angeles  •'  Her- 
ald" of  April  29,  1906,  states  that 
this  library  was  destroyed. 

Mechanics-Mercantile  Library. 
Frederick  J.  Teggart,  Librarian. 
Established  1853-55.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  before  the  earthquake  and  fire, 
200,000. 

All  books  destroyed  by  fire  except 
perhaps  a  few  that  were  in  circula- 
tion.      Books     insured    for    about 
$59,000. 
I  Owned  building,   which   was  de- 

I         stroyed  by  fire  and  which  was  insured 
for  about  $50,000,  including  contents 
other  than  books. 
j  25  employees  before  the  fire.  Prob- 

ably none  killed  or  injured. 

Microscopical   Society    Library. 
1         Wm.    E.    Loy,    Librarian.      Estab- 
lished 1872.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
2500. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or  fire    statistics 
received.      Library  was  located    in 
burned  district. 

j  St.  Ignatius  College  Library. 
J.  P.  Francis,  Librarian.  Established 
1856.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  over  50,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received.  Main  buildings  in  burned 
district.  Location  of  branch  libra- 
ries not  known. 

San  Francisco  County  Medical 
Society  Library.  Dr.  W.  I.  Terry, 
Librarian.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
1600. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

Destroyed  by  fire.  Books  insured 
for  $1500. 


16 


NEWS   NOTBS  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES 


San  Franelsco— Continued, 
San  Francisco  Reading-Room  and  j 
Library  for  the  Blind.  Miss ' 
H.  L.  Young,  Superintendent.  Es- 
tablished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
before  earthquake  and  fire,  400. 
Entirely  destroyed  by  fire.  Books 
insured  for  $800. 

San  Francisco  Verein  Library. 
Dr.  R.  I).  Conn,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1853.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
4400. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received.  Doubtless  located  in 
burned  district. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Stella  Huntington,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1899.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
8500. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

Destroyed  by  fire.  Rented  build- 
ing- 

Supreme   Court    Library.      Benj.  , 
Edson,      Librarian.       *  Established 
1868.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  over  17,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

Destroyed  by  fire. 

Theosophical  Library.  Mrs  Mary 
A.  Hasty,  Librarian.  Established 
1885.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
1000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics  re- 
ceived. Library  was  located  in 
burned  district. 

University  Club  Library.  No 
official  librarian.  Established  1891. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  over  2500. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received.  Library  was  located  in 
burned  district. 

Wells-Fargo    Library.    James    B. 
Stovall,  Librarian.  Established  1890. 
Total  no.  of  vols. ,  about  5000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
Entirely   destroyed   by  fire.     Not 
insured. 


San  Franelseo— Continued. 
Y.   M.   C.   A.  Library.    No  regular 
librarian.    Established  1876.    Total 
no.  of  vols.,  over  2500. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake    or  fire  statistics 
received.     Library    was    located   in 
burned  district. 

Other  private,  etc.,  libraries  in  San  Fran- 
cisco which  are  reported  destroyed  by  fire  are, 
according  to  the  Los  Angeles  "  Herald  "  of 
April  29,  1906,  the  San  Francisco  Law  Library 
of  about  35,000  vols.,  the  Sutro  Library  of 
about  900,000  vols.,  the  Library  of  the  Society 
of  California  Pioneers,  and  the  library  in  the 
Crocker  mansion.  The  San  Francisco  "Chron- 
icle" of  May  10,  1906,  states  that  125,000  vols, 
of  the  Sutro  Library  were  in  the  Montgomery 
Block  building,  which  escaped  the  fire,  and 
that  only  those  vols,  which  were  in  the  Bat- 
tery street  warehouse  were  destroyed. 

San  Jose,  Santa  Clara  co. 
San  Josk  FrbkPublic  Library.  Miss 
Mary  Barm  by,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1880.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
20,351.  Total  no.  of  cardholders, 
2176;  204  added  during  April. 
Library  open  to  the  public  30  days 
(315  hours)  during  month.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  6872,  as  follows:  4561 
vols,  fiction;  869  vols,  juvenile;  1198 
vols,  miscellaneous;  244  vols,  maga- 
zines. Six  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $500,  received 
from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Sta/tb  Normal  School  Library. 
Ruth  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
1862.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  9500. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

State  Normal  School  building 
damaged  by  earthquake  to  extent  of 
about  (69,000,  and  a  few  books 
slightly  damaged. 

San  Juan,  San  Benito  co. 
San  Juan  Frek  Public  Library. 
Eileen  Breen,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896,  and  December  5,  1905, 
ordinance  passed  making  it  a  free 
public  library  supported  by  the  city. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  1250. 


LIBRARIES  OF  CALIFORNIA. 


17 


San  XxiKTi— Continued. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

Plaster  cracked  in  library  building, 
but  otherwise  no  damage  by  earth- 1 
quake.  j 

San  Leandro,  Alameda  co.  I 

San  Leandro  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mary  Brown,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished November  6,  1905.     Total 
no.  of  vols.,  200. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire.  ' 

San  Luis  Obispo,  San  Luis  Obispo  co.     \ 
San  Luis  Obispo  Free  Public  Li-  ' 
brary.      Mrs   Frances    M     Milne, 
Librarian.    Established  1897.    Total ' 
no.  of  vols.,  5033.     During  April  43 
vols,  were  added,  as  follows :  42  vols.  . 
by  purchase ;  1  vol.  replaced.    Total  j 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  1028.  1 
Library  open  to  the  public  30  days  (210  \ 
hours)  during  month.     Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  967,  as  follows :  584  vols,  fiction  ; 
128  vols,  juvenile;  125  vols,  miscel- 
laneous ;  130  vols,  magazines.    Three 
employees.  1 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

San  Mateo,  San  Mateo  co. 
San  Mateo  Free  Public  Library,  j 
C.  H.  Kirkbride,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1895.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  7015  I 
(June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received.  j 

No  earthquake    or  fire   statistics  I 
received. 

The  San  Mateo  "Leader"  of  May 
2,  1906,  states  that  the  library 
building  is  condemned  by  the  com- ! 
mission  appointed  to  examine  pub- 
lic buildings.  The  Carnegie  building 
had  not  been  begun. 

San  Pedro,  Los  Angeles  co. 
San  Pedro  Free  Public  Library. 
Lena  M.  Royce,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1903.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1327.  , 
Report  for  April  not  received.         | 
No    earthquake  or  fire    statistics  | 
received. 

2 — NN 


San  Rafael,  Marin  co. 
San  Rafael  Free  Public  Library. 
Alfred    Boyen,    Secretary    Library 
Trustees. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or   fire  statistics 
received. 

Santa  Ana,  Orange  co. 
Santa  Ana  Free  Public  Library. 
Jeanette   E.   McFadden,   Librarian. 
Established  1891.    Total  no.  of  vols., 
5957  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Santa  Barbara,  Santa  Barbara  co. 
Santa  Barbara  Free  Public  Li- 
brary.     M.    C.    Rust,     Librarian. 
Established  1882.    Total  no.  of  vols., 
I5.4b9  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake  or    fire  statistics 
.  received. 

Santa  Clara,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Santa  Clara  Free  Public  Li  brary. 
Mary  A.  Mulhall,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1904.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  1473 
(June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Santa  Cruz,  Santa  Cruz  co. 
Santa  Cruz  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Minerva  H.  Waterman,  Libra- 
rian.    Established   1881.     Total  no. 
of  vols.,  13,128  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
Slight    damage    to    building     by 
earthquake. 

Santa  Monica,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Santa  Monica  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. El  fie  A.  Mosse,  Librarian. 
Established  1890.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
6837.  During  April  482  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows:  242  vols,  by  pur- 
chase; 239  vols,  by  gift;  1  vol.  by 
binding.  2  vols,  were  discarded;  68 
vols,  rebound;  290  vols.  lost.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  700;  39 
renewed;  15  expired.  Library  open 
to  the  public  24$  days  (267  hours) 
during  month.     Total   no.  of  vols. 


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NEWS  NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Santa  Monica—  Continued. 

issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
3475,  as  follows:  2034  vols,  fiction; 
712  vols,  juvenile;  557  vols,  miscel- 
laneous; 172  vols,  magazines.  One 
deposit  station,  with  a  circulation  of 
147.  Two  employees.  Monthly  in- 
come of  library,  about  $250,  received 
from  taxation. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Santa  Rosa,  Sonoma  co. 

Santa  Rosa  Free  Public  Library. 
Adele  Barnett,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
13,000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics  re- 
ceived. The  Los  Angeles  "Times" 
of  April  24,  1906,  states  that  the 
Santa  Rosa  $25,000  Carnegie  Library 
is  a  wreck. 

The  Santa  Rosa  "Republican"  of 
May  4,  1906,  states  that  the  library 
building  will  be  strengthened  and 
restored  at  once.  The  same  paper  of 
May  15,  1906,  states  that  the  books 
will  be  moved  to  the  basement  of 
the  library  building  and  the  library- 
opened  there. 

SausalitO,  Marin  co. 
Sausalito  Free  Public  Library. 
Established  March  1 ,  1906.   No  books 
as  yet. 

Sawtelle,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Sawtelle  Public  Library.    Estab- 
lished January  2,  1905. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No   earthquake    or  fire  statistics 
received. 

Selma,  Fresno  co. 
Selma  Free  Public  Library.    Mrs 
M.  A.  Freeland,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished January  1,  1906.     Total  no.  of 
vols.,  1000. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 


Sierra  Madre,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Sierra    Madre  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.    J.  G.  Blumer,  Pres. 
of  S.  M.  Lib.   Assoc.     Established 
1887.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2350. 
Reports  each  month  not  possible, 
as  there  is  no  regular  librarian. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Sonora,  Tuolumne  co. 
Sonora  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room.    Rev.   A.  H.  Croco,  Li- 
brarian. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No    earthquake   or  fire  statistics 
received. 

Young  Men's  Club  Library.  Presi- 
dent Young  Men's  Club,  Librarian. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received. 

South  City,  San  Mateo  co. 
South  City  Reading-Room. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  earthquake  or  fire  statistics 
received. 

South  Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 
South  Pasadena  Free  Public 
Library.  Mrs  Nellie  E.  Keith, 
Librarian.  Established  1895.  Total 
no  of  vols.,  4000.  Library  open  to 
the  public  25  days  (137^  hours) 
during  April.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
1643,  as  follows :  988  vols,  fiction ; 
230  vols,  juvenile ;  1 12  vols,  miscella- 
neous; 313  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Stanford  University,  Santa  Clara  co. 
Stanford     University     Library. 
Melvin  G.  Dudge,  Librarian.    Estab- 
lished    1891.      Total    no.    of    vols., 
88  000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 

No  books  damaged  by  earthquake 
or  fire  except  450  vols,  which  were  at 
the  Hicks  Judd  Bindery  in  San  Fran- 
cisco.    These  books  are  insured  for 


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Stanford  University— Continued. 

$700.  Old  library  building,  valued 
at  $150,000,  damaged  to  extent  of 
about  $200.  New  library  building, 
valued  at  $300,000,  a  complete  wreck 
from  earthquake,  except  the  dome. 

Stockton,  San  Joaquin  co. 
Stockton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  F.  Clowdsley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1880.  Total  no.  of  vols  , 
42,996.  During  April  118  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows:  54  vols,  by  pur- 
chase ;  64  vols,  by  binding.  One  vol. 
was  discarded;  74  vols,  rebound. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  2562 ;  108 
added  during  the  month ;  89  renewed. 
Library  open  to  the  public  30  days 
(345  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  4949,  as  follows:  2603 
vols,  fiction;  1499  vols,  juvenile; 
847  vols,  miscellaneous.  Eight  em- 
ployees. 

No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire, 
except  a  few  cracks  in  plaster. 

Tulare,  Tulare  co. 
Tulare  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
E.   B.   Oakford,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished   1891.      Total    no.   of   vols., 
about  3800. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Ukiah,  Mendocino  co. 
Uriah  Free  Public  Library.     Mrs 
A.    L.    Gibson,    Librarian.     Estab- 
lished March  9,  1906. 

Upland,  San  Bernardino  co. 
Upland  Public  Library.    Miss  Zella 
Rogers,     Librarian.        Established 
1900.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  600. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake  or  fire    statistics 
received. 

Vacaville,  Solano  co. 
Vacaville  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs    Charles    Riechers,     Secretary 
Library  Trustees.    Established  June 
21,  1905. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake   or  fire    statistics 
received. 


VallejO,  Solano  co. 
Vallejo    Free    Public    Library. 
Gertrude  Doyle,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished   1884.     Total    no.    of    vols., 
5937  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Ventura,  Ventura  co. 
Ventura  Free  Public  Library. 
Florence  Vandever,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  4560.  Library  open  to  the 
public  30  days  during  April.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  926,  as  follows:  591  vols, 
fiction;  294  vols,  juvenile;  41  vols, 
miscellaneous.  One  employee. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Vlsalia,  Tulare  co. 
Visalia     Free    Public     Library. 
Grace   Hurlbut,   Librarian.      Estab- 
lished 1904. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

WatSOnville,  Santa  Cruz  co. 
Watsonville     Free     Public     Li- 
brary.     Miss    Belle    M.    Jenkins, 
Librarian.    Established  1896.    Total 
no.  of  vols.,  3813  (June  30,  1905). 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  earthquake    or  fire    statistics 
received. 

Whittier,  Los  Angeles  co. 
Whittibr  Free  Public  Library. 
M.  Frances  English,  Librarian. 
Established  1900.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3000.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  2460;  during  April  16 
were  added;  7  renewed;  1  surren- 
dered. Library  open  to  the  public 
25  days  (175  hours}  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  1915,  as  follows : 
823  vols,  fiction  ;  380  vols,  juvenile; 
326  vols,  miscellaneous;  386  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of   library,    $100,    received 

j         from  taxation. 

J  No  earthquake    or   fire   statistics 

i         received. 


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NEWS  NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Willows,  Glenn  co. 
Willows   Free    Public    Library. 
Mrs  Alma  Penhale,  Librarian.    Es- 
tablished March  15,  1906.     Total  no. 
of  vols.,  356. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No  damage  by  earthquake  or  fire. 

Winters,  Yolo  co. 
Winters  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room.    Mrs  J.  Snodgrass,   Li- 
brarian.    Established  1902. 
Report  for  April  not  received. 
No   earthquake    or  fire    statistics 
received. 


WUUtS,  Mendocino  co. 
Willits    Free    Public    Library. 
George  Youde,    Secretary    Library 
Trustees.     Established   February  3, 
1906. 

Woodland,  Yolo  co. 
Woodland  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Ada  Wallace,    Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1892.    Total  no.  of  vols., 
over  5000. 

Report  for  April  not  received. 
No   earthquake  or    fire  statistics 
received. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 


Officers. 

President,  James  L.  Gillis,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President,  Melvin  G.  Dodge, 
Stanford  University  Library,  Stan- 
ford University. 

Secretary,  Mary  L.  SutlifT,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Treasurer,  David  M.  Belfrage,  Cooper 
Medical  College,  San  Francisco. 

District  officers. 

First  district. 

President,   Lauren  W.  Ripley,   Free 

Public  Library,  Sacramento. 
Secretary,  Mabel  G.  Huntley,  Free 

Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

Second  District. 

President,  Joseph  D.  Layman,  Uni- 
versity of  California  Library, 
Berkeley. 

Secretary,  Mrs  Alice  G.  Whitbeck, 
Free  Public  Library,  Berkeley. 


District  Officers— Continued. 
Third  District. 

President,  Jean  D.  Baird,  Free  Public 

Library,  Fresno. 
Secretary,  Grace  Hurlbut,  Free  Pub- 
lic Library,  Visalia. 
Fourth  District. 

President,     Antoinette     M.     Hum- 
phreys, A.  K.  Smiley  Free  Public 
Library,  Redlands. 
Secretary,  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,    Free 
Public  Library,  Pomona. 

The  June  issue  of  News  Notes  of  Cali- 
fornia Libraries  will  give  especial  atten- 
tion to  the  California  Library  Association, 
and  will  contain  the  new  constitution, 
list  of  members,  officers,  committees, 
and  other  information  pertaining  to  the 
Association .  All  mem  bers  will  be  placed 
on  the  complimentary  mailing  list  of 
News  Notes  of  California  Libraries,  and  it 
is  hoped  that  as  many  library  workers  as 
possible  will  join  the  Association  before 
the  June  issue,  in  order  that  the  list  of 
members  may  be  as  complete  as  possible. 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — TRUSTEES,  STAFF,   ETC. 


21 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY. 


The  bill  establishing  the  California 
State  Library  was  signed  by  Governor 
Peter  H.  Burnett,  April  9,  1850. 

Trustees. 

Allen  B.  Lemmon,  Pres.t  Santa  Rosa 
Charles  S.  Greene,  -  -  -  Oakland 
Bradner  W.  Lee,  -  -  Los  Angeles 
Joseph  Steffens,  -  -  -  Sacramento 
W.  C.  Van  Fleet  -  -  San  Francisco 
James  L.  Gillis,  Secy,  Sacramento 

Staff. 

James  L.  Gillis,  Librarian. 

Wm.  R.  Watson,  Assistant  Librarian 
and  in  charge  of  Law  Department. 

Ernest  Bruncken,  Chief  of  Sociological 
Department. 

Miss  Margaret  Eastman,  Chief  Deputy 
and  in  charge  of  Order  Department. 

Miss  D.  I.  Ennis,  Reference  Librarian. 

Miss  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  Chief  of  Catalog 
Department. 

Miss  Amy  L.  Phelan,  CaUloger. 

Mrs  Annie  L-  Blanchard,  Shelf  Lister. 

Miss  Eudora  Garoutte,  Chief  of  Cali- 
fornia Historical  Department. 

Miss    Alice   J.    Haines,    Assistant    in 
California  Historical  Department. 

Miss  Annie  Lowry,  in  charge  of  Peri- 
odicals and  Binding. 

Miss  Laura  Steffens,  Chief  of  Exten- 
sion Department. 

Miss    Mabel    R.    Gillis,    Assistant  in  ! 
Extension  Department. 

Mrs    Sarah    A.    Hutchinson,   General ' 
Assistant.  | 

Miss  Alice  Hassett,  Apprentice.  1 

J.  W.  Gorman,  Stenographer.  ' 

Wm.  H.  Lug?,  Shipping  Clerk.  I 

Earl  Sherburne,  Shelf  Curator.  I 

Victor  Cordauo,  Janitor.  j 

Library  Hours. 

Week  days,  9  a.m.  to  4  p.m. 

Sundays,       -  10  a.m.  to  3  p.m. 

Legislative  Session,    9  a.m.  to  9  p.m.  | 


Resolution  passed  by  the  Board  of  State 
Library  Trustees,  at  the  regular 
monthly  meeting,  May  5,  1906: 

Whereas,  The  recent  disaster  of  April 
i8th  has  seriously  disabled  the  libraries 
in  San  Francisco  and  certain  other  towns 
in  California;  therefore,  be  it 

Resolved,  That  the  Board  of  Trustees 
of  the  California  State  Library  express 
its  sympathy  with  such  libraries,  and 
that  it  hereby  instructs  and  empowers 
the  State  Librarian  to  make  such  dis- 
abled libraries  loans  of  books  that,  in 
his  discretion,  can  be  spared  without  in- 
jury to  the  service  of  the  Library,  for 
such  time  and  under  such  regulations  as 
he  may  deem  best  for  the  library  in- 
terests of  the  State. 

Law  Department. 

The  Law  Department  is  fully  equipped 
with  the  latest  reports,  digests,  encyclo- 
paedias, and  text-books,  and  is  entirely 
free  to  the  public  for  reference  purposes. 
State  officers  are  entitled  to  borrow 
books,  and  private  individuals  are  ac-' 
corded  the  same  privilege  upon  presen- 
tation of  an  order  signed  by  a  Supreme, 
Appellate  or  Superior  Judge.  Books  may 
be  kept  two  weeks,  and  will  be  once  re- 
newed for  the  same  length  of  time.  All 
books  are  subject  to  recall,  if  required 
by  a  State  officer. 

Sociological  Department. 

The  Sociological  Department,  which 
includes  the  Legislative  Reference  Bu 
reau,  aims  to  furnish  information  on  all 
subjects  connected  with  the  administra- 
tion of  public  affairs  to  officials,  both 
State  and  local,  as  well  as  to  all  others 
interested.  It  keeps  an  index  of  organi- 
zations and  societies  dealing  with  mat- 
ters of  public  interest,  containing  names 
and  addresses  of  officers.  It  also  has  a 
fairly  large  set  of  blue  books  and  similar 
publications,  containing  names  of  public 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


officials.  Inquiries  concerning  addresses 
will  be  gladly  answered  as  ar  as  possible. 

The  Department  has  now  a  very  full 
collection  of  printed  material  relating  to 
the  fires  in  Chicago,  Boston,  and  Balti- 
more. In  addition  to  the  documents 
already  on  hand,  a  large  number  was 
received  from  the  authorities  and  libra- 
ries at  these  cities  and  the  State  Library 
at  Springfield,  111.,  in  response  to  a  re- 
quest. Some  of  these  documents  we're 
sent  as  a  gift,  others,  which  have  become 
rare,  merely  as  a  loan.  This  material 
will  be  of  much  assistance  in  framing 
measures  for  the  rebuilding  of  San  Fran- 
cisco. 

Officers  of  municipalities  throughout 
California  are  invited  to  write  to  the 
Sociological  Department  for  information 
and  books  relating  to  their  duties.  Our 
collection  of  printed  matter  on  munici- 
pal engineering,  sanitation,  and  admin- 
istration is  large  and  growing.  Special 
attention  is  paid  to  the  gathering  of  city 
charters  and  ordinances  from  all  over 
the  country. 

Reference  and  Loan  Department. 

The  Reference  and  Loan  Department 
aims  to  give  the  people  of  the  State 
access  to  the  valuable  material  contained 
in  the  State  Library.  Information  on 
any  subject  will  be  furnished  upon  writ- 
ing to  the  Library,  stating  as  concisely 
as  possible  just  what  is  wanted.  Books 
will  be  loaned  to  any  resident  of  t}ie 
State  who  applies  through  a  local 
library,  an  educational  institution,  a 
State  traveling  library,  a  registered  study 
club,  or  a  superior  judge.  In  towns 
where  there  is  no  library,  educational 
institution,  State  traveling  library,  or  reg- 
istered study  club,  special  arrangements 
have  been  made  with  the  Wells- Fargo 
Company  by  which  their  agent  will 
vouch  for  the  identity  of  the  person 
applying  for  books.  The  borrower  pays 
express  charges  both  ways,  and  the 
books  may  be  kept  three  weeks  from  the 
date  they  leave  the  State  Library.  Appli- 
cation blanks  and  circulars  containing 
full  information  will  be  sent  on  request. 


During  April  the  total  number  of  vol- 
umes in  circulation  out  of  town  was  117; 
total  number  of  borrowers  out  of  town, 
16;  total  number  of  volumes  loaned,  60, 
as  follows:  14  through  study  club  divi- 
sion, 24  through  public  libraries,  7 
through  superior  judges,  9  through  edu- 
cational institutions,  6  through  traveling 
library  division.  Total  number  of 
books  loaned  in  town,  450;  total  number 
of  registered  cardholders  in  town,  250. 
Total  number  of  requests  for  reference 
material  during  month,  17. 

This  Department  has  loaned  to  the 
Mechanics'  Institute  Library,  San  Fran- 
cisco, a  large  number  of  books  on  archi- 
tecture, building  construction  and  en- 
gineering, to  assist  in  supplying  the 
demand  for  works  of  this  nature. 

Catalog  Department. 

The  work  of  the  Catalog  Department 
is  proceeding  along  two  parallel  lines : 
the  cataloging  of  the  regular  additions 
of  new  books,  and  the  recataloging  of 
much  material  needing  a  fuller  treatment 
than  it  has  heretofore  received.  The 
printed  cards  from  the  Library  of  Con- 
gress are  used  for  all  new  copyrighted 
books  and  for  the  recataloging  as  far  as 
they  can  be  obtained.  The  use  of  the 
printed  cards  results  in  a  great  saving  of 
time,  although  they  have  to  go  through 
the  typewriter  for  the  addition  of  the 
subject  or  title  heading  and  book  number. 

During  April  550  volumes  were  cata- 
loged, and  for  these  volumes  3259  cards 
were  made.  The  work  was  fairly  divided 
between  the  new  and  old  books,  with 
however  a  considerable  preponderance 
of  the  old.  Many  valuable  art  books  in 
portfolio  form,  long  in  the  library,  were 
cataloged  and  will  now  be  bound  and 
made  accessible. 

California  Historical  Department. 

The  California  Historical  Department 
aims  to  have  a  thoroughly  good  collec- 
tion of  books  on  the  history  and  descrip- 
tion, resources  and  industries  of  the  State, 
as  well  as  the  works  of  California  authors 
in  all  departments  of  literature.     These 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — EXTENSION    DEPARTMENT. 


23 


are  made  accessible  by  means  of  a  card 
catalog.  Pull  names  and  biographical 
sketches  of  California  authors  are  being 
secured.  The  Department  also  contains 
over  3000  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. 
At  present  a  special  effort  is  being 
made  to  secure  original  records,  such  as 
account  books,  diaries,  letters,  public 
documents,  and  manuscript  narratives. 
A  file  of  an  early  Southern  California 
newspaper,  and  of  the  Alta  California  for 
Jan.-June,  1856,  are  very  much  desired 
by  the  Department,  and  if  any  reader  of 
the  News  Notes  knows  where  there  are 
such  files,  it  will  be  considered  a  favor  if 
he  will  communicate  with  the  Library. 


Extension  Department. 

The  Extension  Department  aims  to  do 
the  work  which  in  many  states  is  under 
the  supervision  of  a  public  library  com- 
mission.    The    Department  was    estab- 
lished    in     1903    and    began    work    in 
December  of  that  year  by  sending  out  i 
traveling      libraries      to      communities 
without  library  facilities.     The  Depart-  ' 
ment   now  has  four   separate  divisions:  \ 
(1)  Traveling  Libraries;  (2)  Study  Club  | 
Libraries;  (3)  Public  Libraries;  (4)  Books  | 
for  the  Blind. 

Traveling  Libraries  Division. 

Traveling    libraries   are    made   up   of| 
fifty  volumes  each,  and  are  sent  to  any 
community  without  a  public  library  on 
the  application  of  five  resident  taxpayers. 
There  is  no  charge  for  the  use  of  these 
libraries    and    the    transportation   both 
wa\s  is  paid  by  the  State  Library.     A  ; 
library  may  be  kept  three  months,  and  [ 
by  special   permission    may  be  retained 
an    additional   three   months.     Circular 
and     application     blank     are    sent    on 
request. 

The  first  traveling  library  was  sent  out 
December  14,  1903.  There  are  now  275 
communities  in  California  that  have 
formed  library  associations  and  have  the 
privilege  of  borrowing  State   traveling 


libraries.  These  associations  are  divided 
by  counties,  as  follows:  Alameda  5,  Al- 
pine 1,  Amador  2,  Butte  6,  Calaveras  6, 
Colusa  2,  Contra  Costa  6,  Del  Norte  4, 
El  Dorado  9,  Fresno  5,  Glenn  4,  Hum- 
boldt 1,  Inyo  5,  Kern  6,  Kings  2,  Lake 

5,  Lassen  9,  Los  Angeles  8,  Madera  4, 
Marin  3,  Mariposa  i,  Mendocino  7,  Mer- 
ced 3,  Modoc  4,  Mono  1,  Monterey  12, 
Napa  5,  Nevada  3,  Orange  2,  Placer  10, 
Plumas  5,  Riverside  7,  Sacramento  4, 
San  Benito  2,  San  Bernardino  3,  San 
Diego  7,  San  Joaquin  6,  San  Luis  Obispo 
7,  San  Mateo  1,  Santa  Barbara  3,  Santa 
Clara  7,  Santa  Cruz  4,  Shasta  9,  Sierra 
4,  Siskiyou  6,  Solano  7,  Sonoma  18, 
Stanislaus  3,  Sutter  9,  Tehama  2,  Trinity 

6,  Tulare  2,  Tuolumne  5,  Ventura  2, 
Yolo  3,  Yuba  2. 

During  April  six  new  applications' 
were  received  for  libraries:  Irvington, 
Alameda  co.;  Washington  Colony, 
Fresno  co.;  Janesville,  Lassen  co.;  El 
Monte,.  Los  Angeles  co. ;  Lagunita  Dis- 
trict, Monterey  co.;  Lomo  Pilon  District, 
San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

During  April,  Library  41  was  made  up. 
The  total  number  of  borrowers  for 
libraries  returned  during  the  month  was 
2149  and  the  circulation  5800,  as  follows : 
2953  fiction;  1423  juvenile;  1424  mis- 
cellaneous. 

Study  Club  Division. 

Study  Club  libraries  are  loaned  to  any 
registered  club  on  the  application  of  two 
resident  taxpayers.  These  libraries  are 
sent  out  to  encourage  the  foundation  and 
maintenance  of  clubs  for  systematic 
study.  There  are  no  registration  fees, 
but  for  each  study  club  library  the  fee  of 
$1.50  for  each  25  (or  less)  books  must  be 
paid  in  advance  toward  expense  of  service. 
This  fee  entitles  the  club  to  one  ship- 
ment (to  and  from),  express  free.  A 
study  club  library  may  be  kept  three 
months,  and  by  special  permission  the 
time  may  be  extended.  The  circular 
and  registration-application  blank  will 
be  sent  on  request. 

There  are  now  seven  study  club  libra- 
ries in  use  covering  different  periods 
of  general   history,    California   history, 


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NEWS  NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Shakespeare,  Florence,  Italy,  and  Russia 
and  Japan. 

During  April  one  new  club  applied  for 
a  library :  Alpha  Literary  and  Improve-  J 
ment  Club  of  Lompoc,  Santa  Barbara  co.  ; 

Public  Libraries  Division.  ' 

The  public  library  is  the  natural  out- 
growth of  the  traveling  library.  Where 
the  demand  for  books  is  greater  than 
can  be  met  by  the  50  books  of  the  travel- 
ing library,  a  town  is  ready  for  a  library 
of  its  own. 

Since  November,  1905,  two  library  or- 
ganizers have  been  kept  in  the  field  to 
encourage  the  establishment  of  libraries, 
to  visit  those  already  established  and  to 
give  advice  and  assistance  to  public  libra- 
ries throughout  the  State  in  regard  to 
library  methods,  library  buildings,  etc.  i 

During  April  23  visits  were  made  to  19 
towns.  One  library  was  established  at 
Porter ville,  Tulare  co.,  the  ordinance 
having  been  passed  April  9,  1906.  This 
makes  the  total  number  of  libraries  es- 
tablished since  November,  1905,  12. 

The  annual  reports  of  all  libraries  in 
the  State  are  also  kept  on  file  in  this  divi- 
sion. 

Books  for  the  Blind  Division. 

Embossed  books  in  four  different  types 
are  sent  to  any  blind  resident  of  Cali- 
fornia upon  application,  and  collections 
of  from  10  to  25  books  will  be  loaned  to 
any  public  libiaryon  application  of  its 
trustees  and  upon  agreement  to  loan  the 
books  free  to  any  blind  applicant.  Cir- 
cular and  Finding  list,  with  Call  slip 
postal,  or  with  Litoary  trustees  applica- 
tion blank,  will  be  sent  on  request.  1 

The  first    book  was   loaned  June  13, 
1905.     There  are  now  132  blind  borrow-  | 
ers,  scattered  all  the  way  from  Siskiyou 
county    to    San    Diego.     During    April  i 
there  were  60  new  accessions,    making  I 
total  accessions  482,   as   follows:    New- 
York  point  books,  212;  New  York  point  i 
music,    40;     Braille  books,   45;     Braille 
music,  45;  Moon  books,  174;  Boston  line 
letter  books,  18;  Appliances,  3;  Maps,  3 
During  the  month  71  books  were  loaned, 
as  follows:  New  York  point,  43;  Braille,  1 


2;  Moon,  25;  Boston  line  letter,  1.  The 
books  loaned  were  divided  by  class  as 
follows:  fiction,  34;  literature,  4>t ravel, 
history,  and  biography,  9;  primers,  2; 
ethics  and  religion,  9;  science,  5;  music, 
6;  periodicals,  2. 

Since  the  department  began  loaning 
books,  11  borrowers,  whose  ages  range 
from  38  to  91  years  and  who  could  not 
read  any  type  before,  have  learned  to 
read  either  Moon  type,  the  New  York 
point,  or  both  of  these.  Besides  these, 
there  are  15  who  knew  some  type  and 
have  learned  to  read  one  or  two  other 
types. 

The  Moon  magazine  is  being  received 
monthly,  and  will  be  sent  to  those  re- 
questing it,  in  the  order  requests  are 
received. 

A  new  Circular  and  Finding  List  will 
be  issued  during  May. 

RECENT  ACCESSIONS 

Total  number  of  accessions,  134,063. 

Additions    to  the   Library   during 
Jan. -Mar.  1906. 

The  last  number  of  the  Quarterly  Bul- 
letin of  the  California  State  Library 
which  was  issued  was  no.  4  of  vol.  4, 
covering  the  accessions  for  Seit.-Dec. 
1905.  The  Bulletin  has  been  discon- 
tinued and  the  matter  contained  in  it 
will  hereafter  appear  in  the  News  Notes 
of  California  Libraries. 

GENERAL  WORKS 

Booklovers  magazine,    v.  1-4.    1903-04. 

051  B72 

Book-prices  current:     Index  to  the  first 

ten  volumes.     1901 018  B72  V.O 

Farlow,  William  Gilson. 
Bibliographical  index  of  North  Ameri- 
can fungi.     1905.     (Carnegie  institu- 
tion   of    Washington.      Publication 
no.  8)    016.5892  F23 

Great  Britain— India  office. 
Catalogue  of  Persian  manuscripts  in 
the  library   of  the   India  office,  by 
Hermann  Ethe\     v.  1.     1903. 

q016.091  G7p 


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Henry,  William  Elmer. 

Municipal  and  institutional   libraries 
of  Indiana.     1904 027  H52 

Jameson,  Mary  Ethel,  comp. 

Bibliographical    contribution    to    the 
study  of  John  Ruskin.     1901. 

012  R96 

Ladies'  home  journal,     v.  3-20.     1885- 

1903 q051  LI 

Literary  world,   v.  35.    1904.    q061  L7 

Missouri— State  library. 
Catalogue    of   the    Law    department. 
1905  016.34  M67 

Monthly  review,    v.  18-19.    1905. 

052  M78 
Petherbridge,  Mary. 
Technique  of  indexing.     1904. 

029  P48 
Plummer,  Mary  Wright. 
Hints  to  small  libraries.     3d  ed.  rev. 
and  enl.     1902 020.2  P7S 

U.  S. — Dept.  of  justice. 
Catalogue  of  the  library  to  September 
1,  1904.    1904 016.84  U68 

Contents:  pt.  1.  General  index.— 2.  Subject- 
index. — 3.  U.  S.  government  publications. 

U.  S. — Library  of  Congress. 
List  of  the  Benjamin  Franklin  papers  I 
in  the  Library  of  Congress.     1905.      I 
qOl  6.091  U6f  J 

Select  list  of  books  on  railroads  in 

foreign  countries.    1905 q016  U6  1 

Wegelin,  Oscar.  j 

Early  American  poetry;  a  compilation  ' 
of  the  titles  of  volumes  of  verse  and  | 
broadsides,  written  by  writers  born  1 
or  residing  in  North  America,  and  \ 
issued  during  the  seventeenth  and  I 
eighteenth  centuries.     1903.  j 

q016.811  W4 

Writings   on   American   history,    1903.  j 
(Carnegie  institution    of   Washing- 
ton.    Publication  no.  38.) 

q016.97S  W9 

Continuation    of    Richardson    and    Morse. 
Writings  on  American  history,  1902.  ' 


PHILOSOPHY 


Adamson,  Robert. 
Development  of  modern  philosophy. 

1903   190  A22 

Alexander,  Samuel. 

Moral  order  and  progress:  an  analysis 
of  ethical  conceptions.     1899. 

171  A37 
Bell,  Florence  Rveleen  Elenore  (Olliffe), 
"Mrs  Hugh  Bell." 
Minor  moralist;    some  essays  on   the 
art  of  everyday  conduct.     1903. 

177  B43 

Contents:  A  plea  for  the  minor  moralist. — 
On  the  better  teaching  of  manners.— On 
some  difficulties  incidental  to  middle  age. 
—Concerning  the  relation  between  moth- 
ers and  daughters.— *  Si  jeunesse  vou- 
lait.'— On  the  merits  and  demerits  of  thrift 
and  of  certain  proverbs  regarding  it.— The 
lot  of  the  servant. 

Bosanquet,  Bernard. 
Essentials  of  logic,  being  ten  lectures 
on  judgment  and  inference.     1903. 
160  B74e 
Bowker,  Richard  Rogers. 
Arts  of  life.     1903 170  B78 

Brewer,  David  Josiah. 

American  citizenship.  1905.  (Yale 
lectures  on  the  responsibilities  of 
citizenship)    172  B84 

Compayrl,  Gabriel. 

Development  of  the  child  in  later  in- 
fancy; being  part  11  of  The  intellect- 
ual and  moral  development  of  the 
child.  1902.  (International  educa- 
tion ser.) 160  C78d 

COX,  Maria  Mcintosh,  "Mrs.].  K.  Cox." 
Home  thoughts.     Ser.  1-2.     J9or-02. 

173  C87 

CPelghton,  James  Edwin. 
Introductory  logic.      1905. .  .  160  C91 

Ellis,  Henry  Havelock. 
Studies  in  the  psychology  of  sex.     4  v. 
1904-05  0150  E47a 

Study  of  British  genius.     1904. 

161  E47 

Contents:  Introductory.-- -Nationality  and 
race.— Social  class.— Heredity  and  parent- 
age.—Childhood  and  youth.— Marriage 
and  family.— Duration  and  life.— Pathol- 
ogy. —  Stature.  —  Pigmentation.  —  Other 
characteristics.  —  Conclusions.  —  Appen- 
dices. 


I 


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NBWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA.  LIBRARIES. 


Evans,  Edward  Payson. 
Evolutional  ethics  and   animal    psy- 
chology.     189&V * .  .171  E92 

Oilman,  Mrs  Charlotte  (Perkins)  Stet- 
son. 
Concerning  children.     1900. 

C173  048c 
Hibben,  John  Grier. 
Inductive  logic.     1904 161  H62 

Hllty,  Karl. 

Happiness ;  essays  on  the  meaning  of 
life.     1904 170  H656 

Hyde,  William  De  Witt. 
Practical  idealism.     1905 102  H99 

James,  William. 
-Human    immortality;    two    supposed 
objections  to  the  doctrine.     1900. 

128  J29 
Janet,  Paul  Alexandre  Rene*. 

Theory  of  morals.     1883 171  J33 

Jerome,  William  Travers. 

Liquor  tax  law  iu  New  York ;  a  plea 
for  the  opening  of  saloons  on  Sun- 
day.    1905.     (Questions  of  the  day.) 

178  J56 

Jevons,  William  Stanley.  | 

Principles  of  science ;    a   treatise  on  ! 

logic  and  scientific  method.     Ed.  2.  I 

1905 160  J58p' 

Kant,  Immanuel.  j 

Kritik  of  judgment;  tr.  by  J.  H.  Ber-  1 
nard.     1892 193  K16k 

Kiilpe,  Oswald. 
Introduction  to  philosophy ;  a  hand-  j 
book    for  students   of   psychology, 
logic,  ethics,  aesthetics,  and  general  I 
philosophy.     1904 102  K96 

Outlines  of  psychology,  based  upon  ; 

the  results  of  experimental  investi-  j 
gation;  tr.  from  the  German  (1893)  I 
by     Edward     Bradford     Titchener. 
1901 160  K96J 

Ladd,  George  Trumbull.  I 

Psychology,  descriptive  and  explana- 1 
tory;  a  treatise  of  the  phenomena, 
laws,   and  development  of  human 
mental  life.     Ed.  4.     1903. 

150  L16ps 


Leibniz,  Gottfried  Wilhelm,  freiherr 
vou. 
New  essays  concerning  human  under- 
standing, together  with  an  appendix 
consisting  of  some  of  his  shorter 
pieces;  tr.  from  the  original  Latin, 
French  and  German,  with  notes  by 
Alfred  Gideon  Langley.     1896. 

160  L52 

"  The  work  .  . .  consists  of  a  translation  of 
the  entire  fifth  volume  of  Gerhardt's  Die 
philosophischen  schriften  von  G.  W.  I^eib- 
niz.  sub-entitled  '  Leibniz  und  Locke.'  " 

Locke,  John. 

Essay  concerning  human  understand- 
ing; collated  and  annotated,  with 
prolegomena,  biographical,  critical 
and  historical  by  A.  C.  Fraser.  2  v. 
1894  161  L81 

Mackenzie,  John  Stewart. 
Manual   of  ethics.     3d  ed.   rev.,   enl. 

1897    171  M15 

Munsterberg,  Hugo. 
Psychology  and  life.     [C1899.J 

160  M96 

Contents:  Psychology  and  life.— Psychol- 
ogy and  physiology.  —  Psychology  and 
education.  —  Psychology  and  art.  —  Psy- 
chology and  history.  —  Psychology  and 
mysticism. 

Paulsen,  Friedrich. 
Introduction      to      philosophy.       2d 
American  from  the  3d  German  ed. 

1898   110  P33 

Potter,  Henry  Cod  man,  bp. 
The  citizen  in  his  relation  to  the  in- 
dustrial     situation.       1902.      (Yale 
lectures    on    the  responsibilities  of 
citizenship) 172  P86 

Drink    problem    in    modern    life. 

["1905] 178  P86 

Rogers,  Arthur  Kenyon. 
Student's  history  of  philosophy.    1905. 

109  R72 
Sidgrwlek,  Alfred. 

Process  of  argument;  a  contribution  to 
logic.     1893 168  S66 

StOUt,  George  Frederick. 

Groundwork  of  psychology.     [1903.] 

150  S88g 


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StOUt,  George  Frederick. 

Manual  of  psychology.     1899. 

150  S88m 
Strong,  Josiah. 

The  times  and  young  men.     [1901.] 

174  S92 
StUCkenberg,  John  Henry  Wilburn. 
Introduction  to  the  study  of  philoso- 
phy.    1902 102  S93 

StUTt,  Henry  Cecil,  ed. 

Personal  idealism;  philosophical  es- 
says by  eight  members  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  Oxford.     1902.     104  S93 

Sully,  James. 

Teacher's  hand-book  of  psychology, 
on  the  basis  of  the  "Outlines  of 
psychology."    1886 150  S95t 

Universal  peace  congress. 

Official  report  of  the  thirteenth  Uni- 
versal peace  congress,  held  at  Boston, 
Massachusetts,  U.  S.  A.,  October  3d 
to  8th,  1904.    1904 172  U58 

Waglier,  Charles. 
Courage.     1905 174  WIS 

Contents:  How  to  acquire  force.— The  value 
of  life.— Obedience.— Simplicity.— The  in- 
ward watch. — Heroic  education. — Difficult 
beginnings.  —  Effort  and  work .—  Faith- 
fulness. —  Gaiety.  —  Manly  honour.  —  The 
feeble.— Fear.— The  struggle.— The  spirit 
of  defence.— The  healing  power  of  benefi- 
cence.— Sursuin  corda. 

Youth,    1905 170  W13y 

Warner,  Francis. 

Nervous  system  of  the  child ;  its  growth 
and  health  in  education.     1900. 

181  W28 
Wlndelband,  Wilheltn. 
History    of    ancient    philosophy  .  .  . 
authorized    translation    by   Herbert 
Ernest  Cushman  .  .  .  from  the  2d  Ger- 
man ed.     1899 180  W76 

RELIGION 

Abbott,  Lyman. 
Life  and  letters  of  Paul  the  Apostle. 
1898 225.9  P32 

Life  and  literature  of  the  ancient 

Hebrews.     1902 221  A18 


Alden,  Henry  Mills. 
Study  of  death.     1903 . 


. 286  A35 


AugHStinus,    Aurelius,    Saint,    dp.    of 

Hippo. 

Confessions  of  S.  Augustine,  ten  books ; 

tr.  and  ed.    by  the  Venble.  W.  H. 

Hutchings.     1898 242  A92 

Baur,  Paul  Victor  Christopher. 
Eileithyia.    1902.     (University  of  Mis- 
souri studies,  vol.  1,  no.  4.) 

q292  BS 

Contents:  Idols  of  childbirth.— Sanctuaries 
of  Kileithyia.— Votive  offerings  to  deities 
of  childbirth— Kileithyia,  representations 
in  art.— Conclusion. 

Bible.     Old  Testament  Selections. 
Narratives  of  the  beginnings  of  Hebrew 
history,   from   the  creation   to    the 
establishment  of  the  Hebrew  king- 
dom.    1904 221  B58k 

Biblical  world.     New  ser.    v.  25.     1905. 

206  B68 
Bradford,  Amory  Howe. 
Age  of  faith.     1902 280  B79 

BriggS,  Charles  Augustus. 

General  introduction  to   the  study  of 

Holy     Scripture ;     the     principles, 

methods,  history,  and  results  of  its 

several    departments    and    of     the 

!         whole.     1900 220  B85s 

Brooks,  Phillips,  dp. 
Essays  and  addresses,  religious,  liter- 
ary and  social.     1895 204  B87 

I New  starts  in   life,  and  other  ser- 

1         mons.     Eighth  ser.     1904. 

252  B878n 

! Sermons.     Sixth  ser.     1901. 

252  B873s 
Brown,  Abbie  Farwell. 

Book   of   saints  and   friendly  beasts. 
1901 244  B87 

Caird,  John. 
University   sermons,  preached   before 
the  University  of  Glasgow   1873-98. 
1899 252  CIS 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Carpenter,  William  Boyd,  bp.  of  Ripon. 
Popular  history  of  the  Church  of  Eng- 
land, from  the  earliest  times  to  the 
present  day.     1905  288  C29 

Cary,  George  Lovell. 
Synoptic  gospels,  together  with  a 
chapter  on  the  text-criticism  of  the 
New  Testament.  1900.  (Inter- 
national handbooks  to  the  New 
Testament) 225  CSS 

Clarke,  William  Newton. 
Outline  of  Christian  theology.     Ed.  4. 

1905    230  C61 

Clinch,  Bryan  James. 
California. and  its  missions;  their  his- 
tory to  the  treaty  of  Guadalupe  Hi- 
dalgo.    2  v.     1904  c266  C64 

Cust,  Robert  Needham. 

Africa  rediviva;  or,  The  occupation  of 

Africa  by  Christian  missionaries  of 

Europe  and  North  America.     1891. 

266  C98a 

Ely,  Richard  Theodore. 

Social  law  of  service.     1896.    261  E62 

Fairbairn,  Andrew  Martin. 
Place  of  Christ  in  modern  theology. 
1903    230  F16 

Farrar,  Frederic  William. 
The  Bible,  its  meaning  and  supremacy. 

1899 220.1  F24 

Foster,  Charles. 

Story   of  the   Bible  from   Genesis    to 

Revelation;  told  in  simple  language 

adapted  to  all  ages,  but  especially  to 

the  young.     [C1901]    220  F76 

Foster,  Mary  H.,  &  Cummings,  Mabel  H. 

Asgard     stories;     tales    from     Norse 

mythology.     1901    29S  F76 

Gardner,  Alice. 
Conflict  of  duties  and  other  essays. 
1903 204  G22 

Gasquet,  Francis  Aidan,  ed 
Collectanea  Anglo-Premonstratensia; 
documents  drawn  from  the  original 
register  of  the  order,  now  in  the 
Bodleian  library,  Oxford,  and  the 
transcript  of  another  register  in  the 
British  Museum,  v.  1.  1904.  (Cam- 
den society.  Publications.  3d  ser. 
v.  6) 271.7  G24 


Gibbons,  James,  cardinal. 
Ambassador  of  Christ.    C1896. 

260  G44 
Gladden,  Washington. 
How  much  is  left  of  the  old  doctrines? 
A  book  for  the  people.     1901. 

230  G54 

Seven  puzzling  Bible  books  ;  a  sup- 
plement to  M  Who  wrote  the  Bible  ?M 
1897    221  G54 

J  Contents.'  Introductory.— Judges.— Esther.— 

I  Job.— Koclesiastes.— The  Song  of  songs.-  - 

I  Daniel.— Jonah. 

Who  wrote  the  Bible  ?     A  book  for 

the  people.    C1891 220.1  G54 

Gordon,  George  Angier. 
Immortality  and    the  new  theodicy. 
[189-?]     (Ingersoll  lectures  on   im- 
mortality.    1896)    218  G66 

Guerber,  Hllene  Adeline. 

Myths  of  Greece  and  Rome,  narrated 
with  special  reference  to  literature 
and  art.     [1893]   292  G92 

Myths  of  northern  lands,  narrated 

with   special  reference  to  literature 
and  art.     1895 29S  G92 

Story  of  the  chosen  people.    C1896 

221  G92 
Henson,  Herbert  Hensley. 

Notes  on  popular  rationalism.    1904. 
,  211  H62 

1  Hodgkins,  Louise  Manning. 

Via  Christi;  an  introduction  to  the 
study  of  missions.     1901..266H68 

Hyde,  William  De  Witt. 
God's  education  of  man.     C1899. 

2S0  H99 
James,  George  Wharton. 

In  and  out  of  the  old  missions  of  Cali- 
fornia; an  historical  and  pictorial 
account  of  the  Franciscan  missions. 
1905     e266  J27 

1.  Spanish  missions  of  California.  2.  Mis- 
sions—California. 3.  Indians  of  North 
America— California.  4.  Indians  of  North 
America— Missions     5.  Franciscans— Mis- 


KingSley,  Charles. 
Good  news  of  God;  sermons.     1890. 

250  K66 

First  published,  1859. 


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Legge,  James. 

Religions  of  China ;  Confucianism  and 
Taoism  described  and  compared 
with  Christianity.     1881     .299  L51 

Lettres  e'difiantes  et  curieuses,  ecrites 
des  missions  e'trangeres.    v.  5.    1705.  ' 
C266  L65 

Contains  an  account  of  the  missions  in 
U>wer  California  by  F.  M.  Picolo.  and  a 
copy  of  the  map  of  Lower  California 
made  by  E.  F.  Kino  in  1701. 

MacCoun,  Townsend. 

Holy  Land  in  geography  and  in  his- 
tory.    2  v.    C1897 220.9  M13 

Maelaren,  Alexander. 
The  Psalms.     3  V.     1901-04.     (Exposi- 
tor's Bible)     223.2  M16  I 

1 
Mellone,  Sydney  Herbert. 
Leaders  of  religious  thought  in  the 
nineteenth  century:  Newman,  Mar- 
ti neau,  Comte,  Spencer,  Browning. 
1902 204  M62 


Munsterberg,  Hugo. 
Eternal  life.     1905 . 


237  M96 


Newman,  John  Henry,  cardinal.  I 

Parochial    and    plain   sermons.     8  v. 

1900-02 252  N56p  ! 

1 
Ramsay,   William   Mitchell.  j 

St.  Paul  the  traveller  and  the  Roman 
citizen.    3d  ed.    1905.     225.9  P32r  j 

Robinson,  Charles  Seymour. 
Pharaohs  of  the  bondage  and  the  exo- 
dus.    1903 222.1  R65  I 

Robinson,  Joseph  Arm  it  age. 
Study  of  the  gospels.     1903.     (Hand- 1 
books  for  the  clergy) 226  R66  ' 

Sanders,  Frank  Knight,  &  Kent,  Charles 
Foster.  j 

Messages    of     the    earlier    prophets, 
arranged  in  the  order  of  time,  ana-  j 
lyzed,  and  freely  rendered  in  para- 
phrase.     Ed.  8.     1905 224  S21  j 


Savage,  Minot  Judson. 
Religion  for  to-day.     1900. 


252  S26r 


Sehurman,  Jacob  Gould. 

Agnosticism  and  religion.     1S96. 

211  S39 

Contents:  pt.  1.  Huxley  and  scientific 
agnosticism.— 2.  Philosophical  agnosti- 
cism.—3.  Spiritual  religion:  Its  evolution 
and  essence. 

Smith,  George  Adam. 

Book  of  Isaiah.  2  v.  1906.  (Exposi- 
tor's Bible) 224.1  S64 

Smith,  Henry  Preserved. 
Old  Testament  history.     1903.    (Inter- 
national theological  lib.)   221.9  S64 

Stalker,  James. 
Life  of  St.  Paul.     [1892.]    225.9  P82s 

Stevens,  George  Barker. 

Messages  of  Paul  arranged  in  historical 

order,  analyzed,  and  freely  rendered 

in  paraphrase,   with   introductions. 

1903 227  S84 

Teaching  of  Jesus.      1901.       (New 

Testament  handbooks)  . .  230  S84 

Strong,  James. 

Exhaustive  concordance  of  the  Bible : 
showing  every  word  of  the  text  of 
the  common  English  version  of  the 
canonical  books  .  .  .  together  with 
a     comparative     concordance  .  .  . 
also  brief  dictionaries  of  the  Hebrew 
and   Greek  words  .  .  .  with    refer- 
ences to  the  English  words.    C1890. 
q220.2  S9 
Sunderland,  Jabez  Thomas. 
The    Bible:    its   origin,   growth,    and 
character,  and  its  place  among  the 
sacred  books  of  the  world.     1905. 

220.1  S95 
Terry,  Milton  Spenser. 

Moses  and  the  prophets ;  an  essay 
toward  a  fair  and  useful  statement 
of  some  of  the  positions  of  modern 
Biblical  criticism.     [1901.] 

221  T32 
Van  Dyke,  Henry. 
Gospel  for  an  age  of  doubt.     6th  ed. 
rev.     1904 204  V24 

Gospel  for  a  world  of  sin ;  a  com- 
panion-volume to  "The  gospel  for 
an  age  of  doubt."    1904.    230  V24 


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SOCIOLOGY 

Wesley,  John. 
Selections  from  the   writings  of  the 
Rev.  John  Wesley.     CI901. 

208  W51 

Abbott,  Lyman. 
Rights  of  man :  a  study  in  twentieth 
century  problems.     1904. .  .804  A13 

Adams,    Thomas    Sewall,    &    Sumner, 
Helen  L. 
Labor  problems ;  a  text-book.     1905. 

881  A21 
Altgeld,  John  Peter. 
Cost  of  something  for  nothing.     1904. 

304  A46 

Live  questions,  including  our  penal  1 

machinery  and   its  victims,      pref.  1 
1890 365  A46 

American  economic  association. 
Publications,     v.    18.      (3d  ser.  v.  5.) 
1904 330.6  A61 

Arizona — Governor. 
Report  to  the  Secretary  of  the  interior. 
1905 853.9  A71 

Blaekmar,  Frank  Wilson. 
Elements  of  sociology.     1905.     (Citi- 
zen's lib.)    302  B62 

Bowker,  Richard  Rogers. 
Economics  for  the  people ;  being  plain 
talks  on   economics,   especially  for 
use  in  business,  in  schools,  and  in 
women's  reading  classes.     1902. 

830  B786e 
Bruneken,  Ernest. 
German  political  refugees  in  the  Uni- 
ted States  during  the  period  from 
1815-1860.    1904  QS25.243  68 

Bullock,  Charles  Jesse. 
Introduction  to  the  study  of  economics. 
[1900] 380.2  B93 

Canada — Agriculture,  Department  of. 
Statistical  year-book  of  Canada,    v.  18- 
20.     1903-05 317.1  C21 

Chapman,  John  Jay. 
Practical  agitation.     1900  . .  .301  C46 

Contents:  Klection  time. —Between  elections. 
—The  masses.— Literature.— Principles.— 
Principles  (continued).  —Conclusion . 


Charities ;  a  weekly  review  of  local  and 
general  philanthropy,    v.  12.     1904. 
361  C47 
Clark,  John  Bates. 
Philosophy  of  wealth.    Economic  prin- 
ciples newly  formulated.     1903. 

330  C59 

Commons,  John  Rogers. 

Proportional  representation.      [1896. J 

(Library  of  economics  and  politics.) 

824.2  C73 

Social    reform     and     the    church. 

[1894] 804  C73 

Connecticut— Comptroller's  office. 
Three    constitutions    of   Connecticut, 
1638-9,  1662,  1818  .  .  .     With  notes 
on  town  representation,  by  Charles 
J.  Hoadly,  1892.     1901. 

842.746  T86 

Bound  with  Trumbull,  J.  H.   Historical  notes 
on  the  constitutions  of  Connecticut. 

Connecticut. — Constitutional  conven- 
tion. 
Journal  of  the  proceedings  of  the  Con- 
vention of  delegates,  convened  at 
Hartford,  August  26th,  18 18,  for  the 
purpose  of  forming  a  constitution  of 
civil  government  for  the  people  of 
the  state  of  Connecticut.     1901. 

342.746  T86 

Bound  with  Trumbull,  J.  H.   Historical  notes 
on  the  constitutions  of  Connecticut. 

Cook,  Webster. 
Michigan,  its  history  and  government. 
1905.    (Handbooks  of  American  gov- 
ernment)   342.774  C77 

Crosby,  Ernest  Howard. 
Plain  talk  in  psalm  and  parable.     1899. 

304  C94 

Curzon,  George  Nathaniel,  1st  baron. 
Speeches  on  India  delivered  .  .  .  while 
in   England   in  July-August,    1904. 
1904  325.342  C98 

Cutler,  James  Elbert. 
Lynch-law;  an  investigation  into  the 
history  of  lynching  in   the   United 
States.     1905 343  C98 


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Dinwiddle,  Emily  W. 

Housing  conditions  in  Philadelphia. 
An  investigation  made  by  Emily  W. 
Dinwiddie  under  the  directiou  of  a 
committee  of  the  Octavia  Hill  asso- 
ciation.    1904 S31.8S  D58 

District  Of  Columbia— Insurance,  De- 
partment of. 
Annual  report,   business  of  1903.     2  v. 
1904  3B8  D61 

Ell WOOd,  Charles  Abram. 
Public  relief  and   private  charity   in 
England.       1903.       (University    of 
Missouri  studies,     v.  2,  no.  2.) 

qS61  E4 
Fletcher,  Robert  Howe,  ed. 
Annals   of   the    Bohemian    club  .  . 
comprising  text  and    pictures   fur- 
nished by  its  own   members.     2  v. 
1898-1900 qeS67  F6 

Foilett,  Mary  Parker. 
Speaker  of  the  House  of  representa- 
tives.    1904 328.78  F66 

Georgia  (Colony) — Trustees  for  estab- 
lishing the  colony  of  Georgia  in 
America. 
Journal  of  the  Trustees  for  establishing 
the  colony  of  Georgia  in  America 
[JulyTO,  I732-June23, 1752].  [1904] 
(Colonial  records  of  the  state  of 
Georgia,  v.  1) q328.768  G3j 

Minutes  of  the  Common  council  of 

the  Trustees  for  establishing  the 
colony  of  Georgia  in  America  [Au- 
gust 3,  1732-April  29,  1752].  [1904. ] 
(Colonial  records  of  the  state  of 
Georgia,  v.  2) Q328.768  G3m 

Gladden,  Washington 

Social   facts  and  forces:  the  factory, 

the  labor  union,  the  corporation,  the 

railway,  the  city,  the  church.     1897. 

804  G54 

Tools  and  the  man ;  property  and 

•  industry  under  the  Christian    law. 
C1893  830  G64 

Goodnow,  Prank  Johnson 

Principles  of  the  administrative  law  of 
the  United  States.     1905.    350  G65 


Greswell,  William  Henry  Parr. 
Growth    and    administration    of   the 
British  colonies,  1837-1897.  .  1898. 
326.3  G83 
Haines,  Henry  Stevens. 

Restrictive  railway  legislation.     1905. 

385  H15 
Hall,  Bolton. 
Even  as  you  and  I:    Parables.    True 
life.    1900 304  H17e 

Things  as  they  are.     1899. 

304  H17t 
HapgOOd,  Hutchins. 

Autobiography  of  a  thief.     1903. 

364  H26 
Harvey,  Charles  J. 

Health  and  life  insurance  tables,  at  3, 
3>£  and  4  per  cent  interest,  based 
upon  the  sickness  and  mortality  ex- 
perience of  the  Independent  order 
of  odd  fellows,  Manchester  unity 
friendly  society,  during  the  5  years 
1893-1897.    1904    q868  H3 

Henderson,  Charles  Richmond. 
Modern  prison  systems.  Their  organ- 
ization and  regulation  in  various 
countries  of  Europe  and  America. 
International  prison  commission 
reports.     1903 365  H49 

Social  elements,  institutions,  char- 
acter, progress.     1898 301  H49 

Social  spirit  in  America.     1904. 

304  H49 
Hodges,  George. 
Faith  and  social  service;  eight  lectures- 
delivered  before  the  Lowell  institute. 
1896 304  H68 

Holland,  Robert  Afton. 
Commonwealth  of  man.  1905.  (Slocum 
lectures,  1894,  delivered  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Michigan) 804  H73 

International  bureau  of  the  American 
republics,  Washington,  D.  C. 
Monthly  bulletin,     v.  19-20.     1905. 

380  161a 
Ireland,  Alleyne. 
Far  eastern  tropics;  studies  in  the  ad- 
ministration of  tropical  dependen- 
cies: Hong  Kong,  British  North 
Borneo,  Sarawak,  Burma,  the  feder- 
ated Malay  states,  the  Straits  Settle- 
ments, French  Indo-China,  Java,  the 
Philippine  Islands.  1905.  325.3  I65f 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Johnston,  Alexander. 

History  of  American  politics;  rev.  and 
enl.  by  W.  M.  Sloane  .  .  .  continued 
by  W.  M.  Daniels.     1902.     329  J72 

Kropotkin,  Petr  Aleksieevich,  kniaz\ 
Mutual  aid  a  factor  of  evolution.    1904. 

809  K9S 
Levasseur,  Emile. 

The  American  workman.  1900.  (Johns 
Hopkins  university  studies  in  his- 
torical and  political  science.) 

381  L65 
Lincoln,  Abraham,  pres.  U.  S. 

Writings;  ed.  by  Arthur  Brooks 
Lapsley,  with  an  introduction  by 
Theodore  Roosevelt ;  together  with 
The  essay  on  Lincoln,  by  Carl 
Schurz,  The  address  on  Lincoln,  by 
Joseph  H.  Choate,  and  The  life  of 
Lincoln,  by  Noah  Brooks  .  .  .  [Fed- 
eral ed.]    4  v.     1905 308  L73 

Lord,  Eliot. 
Italian  in  America.     1905. 

325.245  L86 
Lydston,  G.  Frank. 
Diseases  of  society  (the  vice  and  crime 
problem).     1905 364  L98 

MeConachle,  Lauros  G. 

Congressional  committees ;  a  study  of 
the  origin  and  development  of  our 
national  and  local  legislative  meth- 
ods. [1898.]  (Library  of  economics 
and  politics) 328.73  M12 

Marx,  Karl. 
Contribution  to  the  critique  of  political 
economy;   tr.  from  the  2d  German 
edition  by  N.  I.  Stone.     CI904. 

330  M39 
Meyer,  Hugo  Richard. 
Government  regulation  of  railway 
rates ;  a  study  of  the  experience  of 
the  United  States,  Germany,  France, 
Austria-Hungary,  Russia  and  Aus- 
tralia.    1905 885  M61gr 

Mississippi— Legislature . 
Official  and  statistical  register  of  the 
state  of  Mississippi,     v.  1.     1904. 

328.762  M67 
Moody,  John,  comp. 

Art  of  wise  investing.     [1904.] 

332.6  M81 


Nicholson,  Joseph  Shield. 
Elements  of  political  economy.     1903. 
330  N62e 
Patten,  Simon  Nelson. 
Theory  of  prosperity.     1902. 

330.1  P31 
Philippine   Islands— Executive   secre- 
tary. 
Annual  report  to  the  civil  governor, 
for  the  year  ended  September  30, 
1904.    1904 328.991  P65 

Plerson,  Nikilaas^Gerard. 
Principles  of  economics;  tr.  by  A.  A. 
Wotzel.     v.  1.     1902 830  P62 

Pope,  Jesse  Eliphalet. 

Clothing  industry  in  New  York.  1905. 
(University  of  Missouri  studies.  So- 
cial science  ser.  vol.  1)  . .  .q331.8  P8 

Relnsch,  Paul  Samuel. 
Colonial  administration.     1905.    (Citi- 
zen's lib.)  325.8  R37 

Colonial  government;  an  introduc- 
tion to  the  study  of  colonial  insti- 
tutions.     1902.      (Citizen's    lib.) 
325.3  R37c 
S»,  C.  M. 
Coming  crisis,  by  one  of  the  many; 
dedicated    to    the    workingmen    of 
California.     1879 cS04  Sll 

Sehellhous,  Edwin  James. 
New  republic,  founded  on  the  natural 
and  inalienable  rights  of  man,  and 
containing  the  outlines  of  such  a 
government  as  the  patriot  fathers 
contemplated  and  formulated  in  the 
declaration  of  independence,  when 
struggling  for  liberty.     1883. 

C321  SS2 
Seager,  Henry  Rogers. 
Introduction  to  economics.     1904. 

330  S43 
Seeley,  Sir  John  Robert. 
Introduction  to  political  science.  1902. 
(Eversley  ser.) 320  S45 

Shearman,  Thomas  Gaskell. 

Natural  taxation:  an  inquiry  into  the 
practicability,  justice,  and  effects  of 
a  scientific  and  natural  method  of 
taxation.     1898 336.2  S53 


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*•  Shipping  world"  year-book;  a  desk 
manual  in  trade,  commerce,  and 
navigation,     v.  19.    1905. .  .387  S65 

Slebert,  Wilbur  Henry. 

Government  of  Ohio,  its  history  and 
administration.  1904.  (Handbooks 
of  American  government.) 

342.771  S57 

Small,   Albion  Woodbury,   &   Vincent, 
George  E. 
Introduction  to  the  study  of  society. 
[1894] 302  S63 

Smart,  William. 

Studies  in  economics.    1895.    330  S63 

Sombart,  Werner. 

Socialism  and  the  social  movement  iu 
the  19th  century,  with  a  chronicle 
of  the  social  movement,  1 750-1896. 
1898    335  S69 

Tarde,  Gabriel. 
Social  laws ;  an  outline  of  sociology, 
tr.  from  the  French  by  H.  C.  Warren. 
i»99 301  T18s 

Trenholme,  Norman  Maclaren. 

Right  of  sanctuary  in  England ;  a 
study  in  institutional  history.  1903. 
(University  of  Missouri  studies,  v.  1, 
no.  51 q340.S  T7  ; 

Trumbull,  James  Hammond. 

Historical  notes  on  the  constitutions ; 
of  Connecticut,  1639-18 18,  particu-  j 
larly  on  the  origin  and  progress  of1 
the  movement  which  resulted  in  the  ! 
Convention  of  1818  and  the  adoption 
of  the  present  constitution.  1901. 
842.746  T86 

Universal    congress    of    lawyers    and 
jurists.    St  Louis,  1904. 
Official  report.     1905      340  U68 

Walker,  Francis  Amasa. 
First   lessons    in    political    economy. 
1893.     (American  science  ser.) 

830  W179f 

Ward,  Lester  Frank. 
Outlines  of  sociology.    1904.  802  W26 

Psychic  factors  of  civilization.   1901. 

801  W25p 

3— NN 


Warner,  Amos  Griswold. 
American  charities;  a  study  of  philan- 
thropy    and     economics.       [1894.] 
(Library  of  economics). .  861  W27 
Young,  Thomas  Emley. 
Insurance;  a  practical  exposition  for 
the     student    and    business    man. 
[1904] 368  Y77 

EDUCATION 

Bruee,  William  George,  comp. 
School  board  manual;  a  reference  work 
on  school  administrative  labors  for 
the  use  of  school  authorities.    [1904.  ] 
379.1  B88 
California— University.     Regents. 
Regents'  manual  of  endowments,  agree- 
ments,  laws,  and  orders  governing 
the  university.     Rev.  ed.     1904. 

C378.794  CB 
Crosby,  Ernest  Howard. 
Tolstoy  as  a  schoolmaster.     [1904?] 

870.1  C94 


Griggs,  Edward  Howard. 
Moral  education.     1905  . 


377.2  G86 


Hanus,  Paul  Henry. 

Modern  school.     1904    370.4  H26 

Contents:  A  modern  school.— The  academy 
and  the  public  high  school.— Two  con- 
temporary problems  in  education.— A  six- 
year  high  school  programme.— The  school 
and  the  home.— Our  faith  in  education.— 
Obstacles  to  educational  progress. --Edu- 
cation as  a  university  study  and  the  pro- 
fessional training  of  college-bred  teach- 
ers.—Graduate  testimony  on  the  elective 
system. 

Harper,  William  Rainey. 
Trend  in  higher  education.     1905. 

370.4  H29 

Holland,  Arthur  William,  ed. 
Oxford  and  Cambridge  yearbook.     2  v. 
1904 878.42  H73 

Leland    Stanford    junior    university. 
English  club. 
First  year  at   Stanford;   sketches  of 
pioneer    days  at    Leland    Stanford 
junior  university.     1905. 

0378.794  SE 


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Letoumeau,  Charles  Jean  Marie. 

Involution    de  F£ducation  dans    les 

diverses     races     humaines.      1898. 

(Biblioth&que  anthropologique.t.  19.) 

370.9  L64 

If eMurray,  Charles  Alexander. 
Elements  of  general  method  based  on 
the  principles  of  Herbart.     1903. 

870.1  M168 

Matson,  Henry.  | 

References  for  literary  workers.     1904.  | 

374  M43 

Mosely  educational  commission   to  the  ' 


United    States    of    America,    Oct.- 
Dec,  1903. 
Report.    1904 370.973  H89 

National  educational  association. 
Reports    of    special    committees    for 
1905.     [3  Pte-  in  1  v.]     1905. 

370.6  N27 

Contents:  pt.  i.  Salaries,  tenures  and  pen- 
sions of  public  school  teachers  in  the 
United  States.— pt.  3.  Taxation  as  related 
to  public  education.— pt.  3.  Industrial  edu- 
cation in  schools  for  rural  communities. 

Quelle,  Mary  Stewart. 
Visit  to  Stanford   university.     C1905. 
C878.794  SWq 

Southern  educational  association. 
Journal  of  proceedings  and  addresses 
of  the  15th  annual  meeting.     1904. 
370.6  S72 
Thorpe,  Merle  H.,  ed. 
Decennial  of  Stanford  song,  contain- 
ing words  and  music  of  the  football, 
farce,  drinking  and  other  songs  of 
Stanford  university;  illus.  by  R.  E. 
Snodgrass.     1905 qe378.794  SS 

Williams,  Charles  Luther. 
American    student    and    the    Rhodes 
scholarships  at    Oxford  university. 
1905 378.42  098w 


MANNERS  AND  CUSTOMS 

Dorsey,  George  Amos,  comp. 
Traditions  of  the  Caddo.     1905.     (Car- 
negie   institution    of    Washington. 
Publication  no.  41) 898.1  D71 


Hutton,  Alfred. 
Swordjuid  the  centuries ;  or,  Old  sword 
days  and  old  sword  ways;  being  a 
description  of  the  various  swords 
used  in  civilized  Europe  during  the 
last  five  centuries,  and  of  single 
combats  which  have  been  fought 
with  them.     1901 399  H98 

Jones,  William,  F.  S.  A. 
Credulities  past  and  present;  includ- 
ing the  sea  and  seamen,  miners, 
amulets  and  talismans,  rings,  word 
and  letter  divination,  numbers, 
trials,  exorcising  and  blessing  of 
animals,  birds,  eggs,  and  luck.  1898. 
398.3  J79 

McClellan,  Elisabeth. 
Historic  dress  in  America,  1 607-1800 v 
with  an  introductory  chapter  on 
dress  in  the  Spanish  and  French 
settlements  in  Florida  and  Louisi- 
ana .  .  .  illustrations  in  colour,  pen 
and  ink,  and  half-tone  by  Sophie  B. 
Steel  .  .  .  together  with  reproduc- 
tions from  photographs  of  rare 
portraits,  original  garments,  etc. 
[1904]  q891  Ml 

PHILOLOGY 

Ooodwin,  William  Watson. 
Greek  grammar.     Rev.  and  enl.     1903. 

485  G6fr 
Grandgent,  Charles  Hall. 
Essentials  of  French  grammar.     1900. 

445  G7fr 
Harkness,  Albert. 
Complete  Latin  grammar.    [C1898.] 

475  H28 

Seott,  Fred  Newton,  &  Denney,  Joseph 

Villiers. 

Elementary      English      composition. 

1900 428.2  S42 

LAW 

Abbott,  Nathan,  ed. 
Brief-making  and  the  use  of  law  books. 
1906. 

Hopkins,  John  L. 
Law  of  personal  injuries  and  incident- 
ally damage  to  property  by  railway 
trains,  based  on  the  statutes  and 
decisions  of  the  Supreme  court  of 
the  state  of  Georgia.     1902. 


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Indiana — General  assembly. 
Laws    concerning  the  assessment   of 
property  for    taxation.     1899.     An- 
notated    by   Thomas    B.    Bus  kirk. 
1904.  • 

Kentucky — General  assembly. 
Annotated  supplement  to  the  Ken- 
tucky statutes,  edition  1894.  Being 
a  compilation  of  all  acts  of  a  gen- 
eral and  permanent  nature  passed 
by  the  General  assembly  at  the  ses- 
sions of  1896,  1897,  and  1898.  Pre- 
pared by  F.  P.  Caldwell.     1899. 

Mew  York  (State) — Board  of  statutory 
consolidation. 
Plan  for  collating  the  statutes  prepar- 
atory to  the  work  of  consolidation 
and  revision,  containing  the  report 
of  the  chairman  on  a  general  plan 
for  the  consolidation  and  classifica- 
tion of  the  statutes  and  a  detailed 
plan  for  making  a  card  record  of  the 
history  and  substance  of  the  statutes 
of  the  state.     1904. 

Webb,  James  Avery. 
Law  of  passenger  and  freight  elevators. 
2d  and  rev.  ed.     1905. 

White,  Edward  Joseph. 

Law  of   personal  injuries  in    mines. 
1905. 

Wlel,  Samuel  Charles. 
Water  rights  in  the  western  states. 
The  law  of  appropriation  of  water 
as  applied  alone  in  some  jurisdic- 
tions, and  as  applied  together  with 
the  common  law  in  others.  Federal 
and  California  statutes  in  full.    1905. 


SCIENCE 

Bottone,  Selimo  Romeo. 
Radium,  and  all  about  it.     1904. 

637.5  B75 

Bownocker,  John  Adams. 
Occurrence  and  exploitation  of  petro- 
leum and  natural  gas  in  Ohio.     1903. 
(Ohio.     Geological  survey.    4th  ser. 
Bulletin  no.  1) 563.2  B78 


Bremlker,  Carl. 
Bremiker's  tables  of  the  common  loga- 
rithms of  numbers  and  trigonomet- 
rical functions  to  six  places  of  deci- 
mals.   Ed.  10.    n.  d 510.8  B83 

Eastwood,  Alice. 

Handbook  of  the  trees  of  California.   * 
1905.        (California      academy      of 
sciences.     Occasional  papers  no.  9. ) 
C682  E18 

Frye,  Albert  Irvin. 

Railway  right-of-way  surveying.    1904. 
526.9  F94 
Furness,  Caroline  Ellen. 
Catalogue  of  stars  within  two  degrees 
of  the  North    pole    deduced   from 
photographic  measures  made  at  Vas- 
sar  college  observatory.    1905.    (Car- 
negie   institution    of    Washington. 
Publication  no.  45) q523.8  F9 

Gilbert,  William. 
William  Gilbert  of  Colchester,  physi- 
cian of  London,  On  the  loadstone 
and  magnetic  bodies,  and  on  the 
great  magnet  of  the  earth ;  a  new 
physiology.     1893 538  G46 

Guthrie,  Joseph  E. 
Collembola  of  Minnesota.  1903.  (Geo- 
logical and  natural  history  survey  of 
Minnesota.     Zoological  ser.   no.  4.) 
595.7  G98 
Hale,  George  EHery. 
Study    of    the    conditions    for    solar 
research  at  Mount  Wilson,  Califor- 
nia.    [1905.]     (Contributions    from 
the  Solar  observatory,  Mt.  Wilson, 
Cal.    no.  1) e522.1  H16 

In  Carnegie  institution,  Washington,  D.  C. 
Yearbook,  no.  3,  1904. 

Hammer,  William  Joseph. 
Radium,  and  other  radio-active  sub- 
stances ;  polonium,  actinium,  and 
thorium.  With  a  consideration  of 
phosphorescent  and  fluorescent  sub- 
stances, the  properties  and  applica- 
tions of  selenium,  and  the  treatment 
of  disease  by  the  ultra-violet  light. 
1903 537.5  H22 


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Henshall,  James  Alexander. 
Bass,  pike,  perch,  and  others.     1903. 
(American  sportsman's  lib.) 

597  H52 
Hill,  George  William. 
Collected   mathematical  works,     v.  1. 
1905.    (Carnegie  institution  of  Wash- 
ington.   Publication  no.  9.) 

q510  H6 
Kellogg,  Vernon  Lyman. 
American  insects.    1905.    C695.7  K29 

Lane,  Alfred  Church. 
Coal  of  Michigan,  its  mode  of  occur- 
rence and  quality.    1902.  (Michigan, 
Geological  survey .    [Reports.]    v.  8, 
pt.  2) q667.74  116  v.8 

Langley,  Edward  Mann. 
Treatise  on  computation;  an  account 
of  the  chief  methods  of  contracting 
and  abbreviating  arithmetical  calcu- 
lations.   1895  611  L28 

Marbut,  Curtis  Fletcher. 
Evolution  of  the  northern  part  of  the 
lowlands  of  southeastern  Missouri. 
1902.     (University  of  Missouri  stud- 
ies, v.  1,  no.  3) q557.78  118 

Oestlund,  Oscar  W. 
Synopsis  of  the  Aphididae  of  Minne- 
sota.   1887.    (Geological  and  natural 
history  survey  of  Minnesota.   Bulle- 
tin no.  4) 596.7  029 

Paulmler,  Frederick  C. 
Higher  Crustacea  of  New  York  city. 
1905.     (New   York    state    museum. 
Bulletin  91) 695.8  P88 

Rattan,  Volney. 
Popular  west  coast  flora ;  an  analytical 
key  to  the  flora  of  the  Pacific  coast, 
in  which  are  described  over  eighteen 
hundred  species  of  flowering  plants 
growing  west  of  the  Sierra  Nevada 
and  Cascade  crests,  from  San  Diego 
to  Puget  Sound.     Rev.  ed.     1905. 

C581.979  R28p 
Smith,  Erwin  F. 

Bacteria  in  relation  to  plant  diseases. 
1905.  (Carnegie  institution  of  Wash- 
ington.    Publication  no.  27.) 

q581.2  S6 


Spurr,  Josiah  Edward. 
Geology  applied  to  mining  ;  a  concise 
summary  of  the  chief  geological 
principles,  a  knowledge  of  which  is 
necessary  to  the  understanding  and 
proper  exploitation  of  ore  deposits, 
for  mining  men  and  students.  1904. 
558.1  S77 

Geology  of  the  Tonopah  mining  dis- 
trict, Nevada.  1905.  (U.  S.  Geo- 
logical survey.  Professional  paper 
no.  42) q567.98  S7 

Stevens,  Nettie  Maria. 
Studies  in  spermatogenesis,  with  es- 
pecial reference  to  the   "  accessory 
chromosome."       1905.       (Carnegie 
.         institution  of  Washington.    Publi- 
I         cation  no.  36) Q591.1  S8 

Round    with:    Spermatogenesis    of    Anax 
I  Junius  by  Caroline  If  cGill;  and  Regenera- 

tion   of   crayfish    appendages  by  M.  J. 
J  Steele. 

I  U.  S. — Bureau  of  forestry. 
I     Report  on  the  big  trees  of  California. 
1900 C582  U58 

I  Woodruff,  Charles  Edward. 

Effects  of  tropical  light  on  white  men. 
1905  572  W89 

Woodworth,  Jay  Backus. 
Ancient  water  levels  of  the  Cham  plain 
and  Hudson   valleys.     1905.     (New 
York  state  museum.    Bulletin  84.) 
567.47  W91 
Pleistocene  geology  of  Mooers  quad- 
rangle.    Being  a  portion  of  Clinton 
county,  including  parts  of  the  towns 
of    Mooers,     Champlain,     Altona, 
Chazy,    Dannemora   and   Beekman- 
1         town,   N.   Y,      1905       (New    York 
state  museum.     Bulletin  83.) 

557.47  W91p 
Wright,  William  Greenwood. 
Butterflies  of  the  west  coast  of  the 
United  States;  illustrated  with  940 
figures  in  color-photography  of  but- 
terflies from  the  west  coast,  nearly 
all  of  which  were  captured  by  the 
author,  with  accurate  data  for  each 
specimen.     1905 qc696.7  W9 


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USEFUL  ARTS 

Abbot,  Henry  Larconi. 

Problems  of  the  Panama  canal,  in- 
cluding climatology  of  the  Isthmus, 
physics  and  hydraulics  of  the  river 
Chagres,  cut  at  the  continental 
divide  and  discussion  of  plans  for 
the  waterway.     1905 626  A12 

American  society  of  mechanical  engi- 
neers. 
Transactions,     v.  25.     1904. 

621.06  A51 

v.  25  for  I9D3-4- 

Ashe,  Sydney  Whitmore,  &  Keiley,  J.  D. 
Electric    railways,    theoretically   and 
practically  treated.     1905. 

621.3S  A82 
Bashore,  Harvey  Brown. 
Sanitation  of  a  country  house.     1905. 

628  B29 
BleiningeP,  Albert  Victor. 
Manufacture    of    hydraulic    cements. 
1904.      (Ohio.      Geological    survey.  • 
4th  ser.    Bulletin  no.  3.)    691.5  B64  1 

Butler,  David  Butler. 
Portland     cement,    its     manufacture,  ; 
testing  and  use.     Ed.  2.     1905. 

666.9  B98 
Canada — Chief  engineer  of  canals. 

Report.     1880 626  C21 

Report  on  the  enlargement  of  the  St.  Law- 
rence and  Wetland  canals,  the  canals  on 
the  Ottawa  River,  etc.,  made  to  the  minis- 
ter of  railways  and  canals. 

Chamberlain,  James  Franklin. 
How  we  are  clothed;  a  geographical  i 
reader.     1904.     (Home    and    world ' 

ser.) C670  C44| 

1 
Coman,  Katharine. 
Industrial  history  of  the  United  States, 
for  high  schools  and  colleges.    1905. 
609  C72 

Electrical  world  and  engineer;  a  weekly 
review  of  current  progress  in  elec- 
tricity and  its  practical  applications, 
v.  44-45.    1904-05 q621.S  E8 


Electrical  review,     v.  56. 


1905. 
q621.3  E3r 


Eno,  Frank  Harvey. 

Uses  of  hydraulic  cement.  1904. 
(Ohio.  Geological  survey.  4th  ser. 
Bulletin  no.  2) 691.5  E59 

Foundry;  published  monthly,  v.  26. 
1905 q621.7  F7 

Goodrich,  W.  Francis. 
Refuse  disposal  and  power  production. 
1904  628.4  066 

Haenssgen,  Oswald  H. 
Suction  gas.    [01904] 662.8  H18 

Institution  of  mechanical  engineers. 
Proceedings,     pts.  1-2.     1904. 

621.06  169 
Kinealy,  John  Henry. 
Centrifugal    fans,    a    theoretical    and 
practical  treatise  on  fans  for  moving 
air  in  large  quantities  at  compara- 
tively low  pressures.     1905. 

621.63  K61 
Lamborn,  Leebert  Lloyd. 

Cottonseed  products;  a  manual  of  the 
treatment  of  cottonseed  for  its  prod- 
ucts and  their  utilization  in  the 
arts.     1904 665.3  L22 

Lemstrom,  Selim. 
Electricity  in  agriculture  and  horticul- 
ture.   1904 630  L56 

Lueke,  Charles  Edward. 

Gas  engine  design.   1905.   621.4  L94 

Mathot,  R.  E. 

Gas-engines  and  producer-gas  plants. 
1905 621.4  1148 

Mierzinski,  Stanislaus. 
Waterproofing  of  fabrics.     1903. 

677  If  63 

Mining  magazine;  with  which  is  incor- 
porated the  "Pacific  coast  miner'*; 
an  international  monthly  review  of 
current  progress  in  mining  and 
metallurgy,     v.  10-11.     1904-05. 

622  If  66 

Mitchell,  Charles  Ains worth,  &  Hep- 
worth,  T.  C. 
Inks:  their  composition  and  manufac- 
ture; including  methods  of  examina- 
tion and  a  full  list  of  English  patents. 
1904 667.4  M68 


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Portland,  Or.     Lewis  and  Clark  centen- 
nial exposition,  1905. 
Official  catalogue.     1905 606  P85 

Reliable  poultry  journal  publishing 
company. 
Turkeys,  all  varieties;  their  care  and 
management;  mating,  rearing,  ex- 
hibiting, and  judging  turkeys;  ex- 
.  planation  of  score-card  judging,  with 
complete  instructions.     1904. 

q636.6  R3 
Richardson,  Clifford. 
Modern  asphalt  pavement.     1905. 

626.8  R62 
Sabin,  Louis  Carlton. 
Cement  and  concrete.     1905. 

691.6  Sll 
St.  Louis.  Louisiana  purchase  exposi- 
tion, 1904.  Board  of  lady  managers. 
Board  of  lady  managers  of  the  Louisi- 
ana purchase  exposition,  authorized 
by  act  of  Congress  March  3,  1901. 
Report  to  the  Louisiana  purchase 
exposition  commission.     [C1905] 

q606  SI 
Taylor,  Frederick  Winslow,  &  Thomp- 
son, Sanford  E. 
Treatise  on  concrete,  plain  and  rein- 
forced;  materials,  construction  and 
design.     1905 691.3  T24 

Taylor,  Henry  Charles. 
Introduction  to  the  study  of  agricul- 
tural economics.      1905.      (Citizen's 
lib.) 680  T24 

Turner,  Thomas. 
Lectures  on  iron-founding.     1904. 

669.1  T961 

U.  S. — Copyright  office. 

Report  on  copyright  legislation.    1904. 

666.6  U68r 

U.  S.— Signal  office. 

Handbook  of  submarine  cables.     U .  S. 

Signal  corps.     Prepared  under  the 

direction  of  Brigadier-General  A.  W. 

Greely.     1905 664.6  U68 

Viala,  Pierre,  &  Ravaz,  L. 
American  vines  (resistant  stock);  their 
adaptation,    culture,    grafting,   and 
propagation.     1903  . .  .6684.1  V69a 


MEDICINE  AND  HYGIENE 

Allen,  Charles  Warrenne. 
Radiotherapy  and  phototherapy,  in- 
cluding radium  and  high-frequency 
currents,  their  medical  and  surgical 
applications  in  diagnosis  and  treat- 
ment.    1904 616.88   A42 

Ashton,  William  Easterly. 
Text-book  on  the  practice  of  gynecol- 
ogy, for  practitioners  and  students. 
1905 q618  A8 

Atwater,  Wilbur  Olin,  &  Benedict,  F.  G. 
Respiration  calorimeter  with  appli- 
ances for  the  direct  determination 
of  oxygen.  1905.  (Carnegie  insti- 
tution of  Washington.  Publication 
no.  42) 612.2  A88 

Baleh,  Lewis. 
Manual    for    boards    of    health    and 
health  officers.     1899 614  B17 

Bergmann,  Ernst  von,  &  Mikulicz,  J. 
von. 
System    of    practical    surgery.     5   v. 
1904  Q617  B4 

Bruhl,  Gustav. 
Atlas  and  epitome  of  otology  ;  tr.  by 
S.  MacCuen   Smith.     1903.     (Saun- 
ders' medical  hand  atlases.) 

617.8  B89 

Dtirck,  Hermann. 
Atlas  and  epitome  of  general  patho- 
logic histology  ;  ed.  by  Ludwig  Hek- 
toen.      1904.      (Saunders1     medical 
hand-atlases) 611  D96g 

Flndley,  Palmer. 
Diagnosis  of  diseases  of  women.     2d 
ed.  rev.  and  enl.     1905 618  F49 

Frledenwald,  Julius,  &  Ruhrah,  John. 
Diet  in  health  and  disease.     1905. 

618.2  F89 

Graham,  Douglas. 
Manual  therapeutics;  a  treatise  on 
massage;  its  history,  mode  of  ap- 
plication and  effects,  indications  and 
contraindications.  3d  ed.  rev.  enl. 
1902 616.82  G78 


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Haab,  Otto. 

Atlas  and  epitome  of  operative  oph- 
thalmology, with  editorial  notes  and 
additions ;  ed.  by  G.  E.  De  Schwei- 
nitz.  1905.  (Saunders' medical  hand- 
atlases)  617.7  Hllo 

Hare,  Hobart  Amory. 

National  standard  dispensatory.  Con- 
taining the  natural  history,  chem- 
istry, pharmacy,  actions,  and  uses  of 
medicines  ...  In  accordance  with 
the  eighth  decennial  revision  of  the 
United  States  pharmacopoeia,  1905. 
1905 q615.1  H2 

Harrington,  Charles. 

Manual  of  practical  hygiene  for  stu- 
dents, physicians,  and  medical  offi- 
cers.   3d  ed.  rev.  and  enl.     1905. 

614  H29 
Helferleh,  Heinrich. 

Atlas  and  epitome  of  traumatic  frac- 
tures and  dislocations ;  ed.  by  Joseph 
C.  Bloodgood.  Ed.  5.  1902.  (Saun- 
ders* medical  hand-atlases.) 

617.1  H47 
Holland,  James  William. 

Text-book  of  medical  chemistry  and 
toxicology.    1905 616.1  H78 

Krehl,  Ludolf. 

Principles  of  clinical  pathology;  a 
text-book  for  students  and  physi- 
cians , . .  authorized  translation  from 
the  3d  German  ed.  by  Albion  Walter 
Hewlett.    1905  616  K92 

MOUSSU,  G.,  &  Dollar,  John  A.  W. 
Diseases  of  cattle,  sheep,   goats,  and 
swine.    1905  q619.2  HO 

Moynihan,  Berkeley  George  Andrew. 
Abdominal  operations.     1905. 

Q617.6  HO 
Hracek,  Franz. 

Atlas  and  epitome  of  diseases  of  the 
skin  ;  ed.  by  Henry  W.  Stell wagon. 
2d  ed.  rev.  and  enl.  1905.  (Saun- 
ders* medical  hand-atlases.) 

616.6  M93 

Humford,  James  Gregory,  &  Stone,  A.  K. 

Surgical  aspects  of  digestive  disorders. 

1905 617.5  H06 


Paton,  Stewart. 
Psychiatry;  a  text-book   for  students 
and  physicians.     1905.     616.84  P81 

Perry,  Joseph  Franklin. 
Kennel    diseases;     their     symptoms, 
nature,   causes,   and   treatment,   by 
"Ashinont."    1903 619.7  P46 

Potter,  Peter. 
Topography  of  the  thorax  and  abdo- 
men.   1905.    (University  of  Missouri 
studies.      Science    series,      vol.    i, 
no.  1) Q611.9P8 

Rolleston,  Humphry  Davy. 
Diseases  of  the  liver,  gall-bladder  and 
bile-ducts.    1905 q616.8  R7 

Ruhrah,  John. 
Manual  of  the  diseases  of  infants  and 
children.     1905 618.9  R98 

Sahli,  Hermann. 
Treatise  on  diagnostic  methods  of  ex- 
amination.    1905 q616.07  SI 

Sehaeffer,  Oskar. 
Atlas  and  epitome  of  labor  and  opera- 
tive obstetrics;  translation  from  the 
5th  rev.  German  edition,  ed.  by 
J.  C.  Edgar.  190 1.  (Saunders* 
medical  hand-atlases.)    618.2  S291 

Atlas  and    epitome    of    operative 

gynecology;  ed.  by  J.  Clarence 
Webster.  1904.  (Saunders*  medical 
hand-atlases) 617.6  S29 

Sehultze,  Oskar  Max  Sigismund. 
Atlas  and  text-book  of  topographic  and 
applied    anatomy;     ed.    by    G.    D. 
Stewart.     1905 q611  S3 

Spratling,  William  Philip. 
Epilepsy  and  its  treatment.     1904. 

616.8  S76 
Sultan,  Georg. 

Atlas  and  epitome  of  abdominal  her- 
nias;   ed.   by  W.   B.    Coley.     1902. 
(Saunders'    medical    hand-atlases.) 
616.8  S96 
United  States  pharmacopceial  conven- 
tion. 
Pharmacopoeia  of  the  United  States  of 
America.    8th     decennial    revision. 
By  authority  of  the  United  States 
pharmacopceial  convention   held  at 
Washington,    a.    d.    1900.     [C1905.] 
616.1  U68 


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Welch,  William   Miller,  &  Schamberg, 
JayF. 
Acute  contagious  diseases.     1905. 

q616.91  W4 
White,    James     William,     &     Martin, 
Edward. 
Genito-urinary  surgery  and   venereal 
diseases.    6th  ed.     [C1905.] 

616.6  W58 
Wood,    Horatio    Curtis,   &    Wood,    H. 
C.  jr. 
Therapeutics:  its  principles  and  prac- 
tice.     1 2th    ed.     Thoroughly     rev. 
1905 616  W87 


FINE  ARTS 

Ady,  Mrs  Julia  (Cartwright). 
Life  and  art  of  Sandro  Botticelli.    1904. 
q759.6  B76a 

Alexander  &  eo.'S  hub  coin  book;  an 
encyclopaedia  of  rare  coins.  New 
ed.     [1905] 787  A87 

Amsden,  Dora. 
Impressions  of  Ukiyo-ye,  the  school 
of  the  Japanese  colour- print  artists. 
[C1905I C760  A52 

Architectural  record;  a  monthly  mag- 
azine of  architecture  and  the  allied 
arts  and  crafts,     v.  16-17.     1904-05. 
q720.5  A678 

Artists'  year-book;  a  handy  reference 
book  wherein  may  be  found  inter- 
esting data  pertaining  to  artists, 
and  their  studio,  home  and  summer 
addresses,  for  1905-1906;  comp.  and 
ed.  by  A.  N.  Hosking.     CI905. 

759.1  A79 

Confined  to  American  artists. 

Atkinson,  Thomas  Din  ham. 
English  architecture.     1904. 

720.9  A77 
Banister,  Henry  Charles. 
Music;    1st  American   from   the   12th 
English  edition.     1899 781  B21 

British  museum— Dept.  of  Greek  and 
Roman  antiquities. 
Catalogue  of  the  terracottas  in  the 
Department  of  Greek  and  Roman 
antiquities,  British  museum.  By 
H.  B.  Walters.     1903 q738  B8t 


Brush  and  pencil;  an  illustrated  maga- 
zine of  the  arts  of  to-day.  v.  15. 
1905 .*.  q706  B9 

Clark,  Ernest  E. 
Handbook  of  plant-form  for  students 
of  design;  one  hundred  plates,  com- 
prising nearly  800  illustrations, 
drawn  and  described,  and  with  an 
introductory  chapter  on  design  and 
a  glossary  of  botanical  terms.  1905. 
q745  C5 

Cottage  designs,  with  constructive  de- 
tails, by  various  architects;  a  prac- 
tical book  for  builders  and  those 
intending  to  build;  a  series  of 
twenty-five  designs  of  cottages  .  .  . 
ranging  in  cost  from  (600  to  $1,500. 
[1897] q728.6  C8 


Cruttwell,  Maud. 
Verrochio.     1904. 


734  V55e 


Day,  Lewis  Foreman. 
Ornament  and  its  application;  a  book 
for  students,  treating  in  a  practical 
way  of  the  relation  of  design  to  ma- 
terial tools  and  methods  of  work. 
1904 745  D27o 

Dewhurst,  Wynford. 
Impressionist  painting,  its  genesis  and 
development.     1904  q759  D6 

Elmendorf,  Dwight  Lathrop. 
Lantern    slides:    how    to    make  and 
color  them.     1900 778  E48 

Gallichan,    Mrs  Catherine    Gasquoine 
Hartley. 
Record  of  Spanish  painting.     1904. 

759.6  G16 
1  Holme,  Charles,  ed. 

Genius  of  J.  M.  W.  Turner.     1903. 

q759.2  T9h 

Special  winter  number  of  "The  Studio." 

Knackfuss,  Hermann. 
A.    von    Menzel.       1900.      (Kunstler- 
monographien,  7)  . .  .  q759.8  M55k 

Diirer.       1900.       (Monographs     on 

artists,  5) q759.8  D95k 

Kranz      Hals.       1896.       (Kunstler- 

monographien,    12)   .  q759.9  H19k 


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KnaekfllSS,  Hermann. 
Holbein.     1899.     (Monographs  on  art- 
ists, 2) q759.3  H72k 

Michelangelo.      1904.      (Kiinstler- 

monographien,  4) Q769.5  B94k 

Murillo.       1904.      (Kiinstler-mono- 

graphien,  10) Q759.6  M97k 

Raphael.      1899.     (Monographs  on 

artists,  1) q759.5  R21k 

Van  Dyck.     1899.    (Monographs  on 

artists,  4) q769.9-  D99k 

Knowles,  W.  Pitcairn. 

Dutch  pottery  and  porcelain.  [1904.] 
(Newnes'  lib.) 788  K78 

Low-cost  houses  with  constructive  de- 
tails, designed  by  practical  archi- 
tects; embracing  upward  of  twenty- 
five  selected  designs  of  cottages 
costing  from  $750  to  $2,500.  1903. 
q728.6  L9 

Lussy,  Mathis. 
Musical  expression,  accents,  nuances, 
and  tempo,   in    vocal    and    instru- 
mental music,    n.  d 781  L97 

Masters  in  music,    v.  1-4.     1903-04. 

q780.5  M4 

Contents:  v.  i,  for  Jan.-June,  1903.  Mozart, 
Chopin,  Gounod,  Mendelssohn,  Grieg, 
Raff. — a,  for  July-Dec.  1903.  Verdi.  Haydn, 
Bizet,  Beethoven,  Handel.— 3,  for  Jan.- 
June,  1904.  Weber,  Liszt,  Purcell,  Johann 
Strauss,  the  Scarlattis.— 4,  for  July-Dec. 
1904.  Rossini,  Dvorak,  Schubert,  Tschai- 
kowsky,  Bach. 

Mauelalr,  Camille. 

Auguste  Rodin,  the  man — his  ideas —  | 
his  works.     1905 q785  R69m  | 

Meyer,  Max. 

Contributions  to  a  psychological  theory 
of  music.  1901.  (University  of  Mis- 
souri studies,     v.  1,  no.  1.) 

q780.1  M6 
More  111,  Giovanni. 

Italian  painters;  critical  studies  of 
their  works.     2  v.     1900. 

760.5  M84 

Contents:  v.  1.    Borghese  and  Doria-Pamfili 
galleries  in  Rome.— 2.  Galleries  of  Munich  1 
and  Dresden. 


Potter,  Mary  Knight. 
Art  of  the  Venice  Academy,  contain- 
ing a  brief  history  of  the  building 
and  of  its  collection  of  paintings,  as 
well  as  descriptions  and  criticisms  of 
many  of  the  principal  pictures  and 
their  artists.     1906 708.5  P86a 

Prout,  Ebenezer. 
The  orchestra.     2  v.     1899. .  .786  P96 
Contents:  1.  Technique  of  the  instruments.— 
2.  Orchestral  combination. 

Scrutator,  pseud. 
Photographic  failures,  prevention  and 
cure,  by  "Scrutator"  of  the  Photo- 
gram.     1903 771  S48 

Steinmann,  Ernst. 
Botticelli.      1901.      (Monographs    on 
artists,  6) q769.5  B75s 

Twombly,  Alexander  Stevenson. 
Masterpieces    of    Michelangelo     and 
Milton.     1896  759.5  B948t 

Wagner,  Richard. 
On  conducting  (ueber  das  dirigen)  ; 
a  treatise  on  the  execution  of  classi- 
cal music.    Ed.  2.     1897.    786  WIS 

Williams,  Charles  Francis  Abdy. 
Story    of    the    organ.     1903.     (Music 
story  ser.) 786.6  W72 

Zueblin,  Charles. 

Decade  of   civic  development.     1905. 

710  Z94 

Contents.  The  new  civic  spirit.— The  train- 
ing of  the  citizen.— The  making  of  the 
city. —  "The  White  city"  and  after.— 
Metropolitan  Boston.— Greater  New  York. 
—The  Harrisburg  plan.  —Washington, 
old  and  new.  —The  return  to  nature. 

AMUSEMENTS 

Anderson,  Edward   Lowell,  &  Collier, 
Price. 
Riding   and  driving.     1905.     (Ameri- 
can sportsman's  lib.) 798  A54 

Busbey,  Hamilton. 
The  trotting  and  the  pacing  horse  in 
America.     1904.     (American  sports- 
man's lib.)  798  B97 


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Crowther,  Samuel,  and  Ruhl,  Arthur. 
Rowing  and  Track  athletics.    Rowing, 
by  Samuel    Crowther;    Track  ath- 
letics,     by      Arthur    Ruhl.      1905. 
(American  sportsman's  lib.) 

796  COS 
Paret,  Jahial  Parmly. 

Lawn  tennis,  its  past,  present,  and 
future,  to  which  is  added  a  chapter 
on  lacrosse  by  William  Harvey  Mad- 
dren.  1904.  (American  sports- 
man's lib.) 796  P221 

Podmore,  Percy  St.  Michael- 
Sporting  paradise,  with  stories  of  ad- 
venture in  America  and  the  back- 
woods of  Muskoka.    1904.    799  P74^ 

Shields,  George  O.  (Coquina). 

Rustlings  in  the  Rockies :  hunting  and 
fishing  by  mountain  and  stream. 
1883 799  S66 

Stephens,  w.  P. 

American  yachting.    1904.    (American  ! 
sportsman's  lib.) 797  S88  ! 

Trevathan,  Charles  E. 

American  thoroughbred.  1905.  (Amer- 1 
ican  sportsman's  lib.) 798  T81  ; 

Whitney,  Caspar,  and  others. 

Musk-ox,  bison,  sheep  and  goat.  1904. 
(American  sportsman's  lib.) 

799  W61 

LITERATURE 

Arrom  de  Ayala,  Cecilia  Francisca  Josefa 
Bohl  de  Faber  y  Larrea. 
La  familia  de  Alvareda;  no  vela  original 
de  costumbres  populares,  por  Fernan 
Caballero  [pseud.].  Ed.  with  ex- 
planatory notes  by  P.  B.  Burnet. 
1901 868  A77 

Austin,  Mrs  Mary  (Hunter). 

Isidro.     1905 CA9371 

Beehtel,  John  H.  comp. 
Sunday-school  selections;   comprising 
a  wide  range  of  readings  and  recita- 
tions.    1903 820:8  B89 

Big  Goliath;  or,  The  terror  of  the  mines, 
by  the  author  of  "Steel  arm;  or, 
The  robbers  and  regulators  of  Cali- 
fornia."    C1862 CB592 


Brewer,  David  Josiah,  ed. 
World's  best  orations;  from  the  earliest 
period  to  the  present  time,     n  v. 
1899 q808.6  B8 

Bronson,  Walter  Cochrane. 
Short  history  of  American  literature; 
designed  primarily  for  use  in  schools 
and  colleges.     1900 810.9  B86 

Chase,  Edithe  Lea,  comp. 
Waes  hael,  the  book  of  toasts.     1904. 
808.8  C48 

Darrow,  Clarence  S. 
Persian  pearl:  and  other  essays.     1902. 

814  D22 
Garrett,  Phineas,  comp. 
Speaker's  garland  and  literary  bouquet, 
v.  7.    1888 820.8  G23 

Heller,  otto. 

Studies  in  modern  German  literature; 

Sudermann;    Hauptmann;     women 

writers  of  the  nineteenth  century. 

C1905 880.9  H47 

Hutton,  Laurence. 
Talks  in  a  library,  recorded  by  Isabel 
Moore.     1905 814  H98 

James,  Henry. 
Question  of  our  speech;  The  lesson  of 
Balzac;  two  lectures.  1905.    814  J27 

Jones,  Theodore  Elden. 

Leaves  from  an  Argonaut's  note  book ; 
a  collection  of  holiday  and  other 
stories  illustrative  of  the  brighter 
side  of  mining  life  in  pioneer  days. 
1905 - CJ79 

London,  Jack. 
Tales  of  the  fish  patrol .     1 905.    cL847t 

Masterpieces  of  American  literature: 
Franklin;  Irving;  Bryant;  Webster; 
Everett;  Longfellow;  Hawthorne; 
Whittier;  Emerson;  Holmes;  Low- 
ell; Thoreau;  O'Reilly;  with  bio- 
graphical sketches.     C1S91. 

810.8  H42 

Mawson,  Agnes,  comp. 
Winnowings   for    Lincoln's  birthday. 
1903 820.8  H461 


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Mawson,  Agnes,  comp. 
Winnowings  for  Washington's  birth- 
day.   1905 820.8  M46w  J 

Nason,  Prank  Lewis. 

Vision  of  Elijah  Berl.     1905 . . .  cN263v 
A  story  of  Southern  California. 

Plrez  Gald6s,  Benito. 

Dona  Perfecta;  no  vela  espanola  con- 1 

tempore  nea,    with   an    introduction  I 

and  notes  by  A.  R.  Marsh.     1903.       ' 

868  P43d  • 

Rabb,  Mrs  Kate  Milner. 

National  epics.     Ed  3.     1902. 

800.1  Rll 

Brief  history  of  each  epic,  with  outline  of 
story  and  illustrative  extract*. 


Valera,  Juan. 

El  pdjaro  verde;  edited  with  notes, 
vocabulary,  and  English  exercises 
by  G.  G.  Brownell.     1903.    868  V16 

Wentworth,  May,  pseud. 
Golden  dawn  and  other  stories.     1870. 

eW479g 

Wilkinson,  William  Cleaver. 
Greek  classics.     2  v.     1900. 

880.0  W68 

Contents:  v.  i.  Preparatory.— 2.  College. 

Zola,  Eniile. 

Lourdes;  tr.  by  E.  A.  Vizetelly.     2  v. 
.       1899 848  Z861 


Seudder,  Horace  Elisha,  ed. 

Masterpieces  of  British  literature: 
Rusk  in  ;  Macaulay ;  Brown  ;  Tenny- 
son ;  Dickens ;  Wordsworth ;  Burns  ; 
Lamb  ;  Coleridge ;  Byron  ;  Cowper  ; 
Gray ;  Goldsmith ;  Addison  and 
Steele;  Milton;  Bacon.  With  bio- 
graphical sketches,  notes  and  por- 
traits.    [1895.] 820.8  S48 

Smith,  George  Gregory,  ed. 

Elizabethan  critical  essays.     1  v.  1904. ' 

824  S64 
Spencer,  Herbert. 

Pacts  and  comments.  1902 824  S74  j 

StOddaPd,  Charles  Warren. 
Island  of  tranquil  delights,  a  South  • 
Sea  idyl,  and  others.    1904.    eS867i  ! 

Tolstoi,  Liov  Nikolaevich,  graf.  I 

Novels  and    other   works,      v.    1-22. 
801.78  T66  j 

Contents:  v.  1-6.  War  and  peace. — 7-9.  An- 
na Karen  in  a  — 10.  Childhood,  boyhood, 
youth.— 11.  The  Cossacks.  Sevastopol.— 
12.  The  invaders,  and  other  stories.— 13.  A 
Russian  proprietor,  and  other  stories.— 
14.  The  death  of  Ivan  Ilyitch,  and  other 
stories.— 15.  The  long  exile,  and  other 
stories.— 16.  Master  and  man.  TheKreut- 
zer  sonata.  Dramas.— 17.  My  confession. 
My  religion.  The  gospel  in  brief.— 18. 
What  is  to  be  done?  Ufe-19.  The  king- 
dom  of  God  is  within  you.  What  is  art? 
30.  Essays,  letters,  miscellanies. -21-22. 
Resurrection. 


POETRY  AND  DRAMA 

Adams,  William  Davenport. 
Dictionary  of  the  drama;  a  guide  to 
the  plays,  playwrights,  players,  and 
playhouses  of  the  United  Kingdom 
and  America,  from  the  earliest  times 
to  the  present,    v.  1.     1904. 

702  A21 

Bell,    Mrs    Florence  Eveleen    Elenore 
(Olliffe). 
Chamber    comedies;   a    collection    of 
plays  and  monologues  for  the  draw- 
ing-room.    1904 822  B43 

Book  of  old  English  love  songs ;  with  an 

introduction  by  H.  W.  Mabie,  and 

an    accompaniment    of   decorative 

drawings  by  G.  W.  Edwards.    C1897. 

821.08  B72 

Burdette,  Robert  Jones. 

Smiles  yoked  with  sighs  .  .  .  pictures 

by  W.  Vawter.    [1000.]    e811  B949 

Galderon  de  la  Barca,  Pedro. 
Six  dramas  of  Calderon,  freely  trans- 
lated by  Edward  Fitzgerald ;  ed.  by 
H.  CElsner.     1903 832  C14s 

Cheney,  John  Vance. 
Ninette,  a  redwoods  idyll ;  illustrated 
by  M.  I.  Morrison.    1894.    c811  C51n 

Poems.     1905 c8il  C61p 


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Crawford,  John  Wallace. 

Poet  scout;  being  a  selection  of  inci- 
dental and  illustrative  verses  and 
songs,  by  Captain  Jack  Crawford, 
better  known  as  "the  poet  scout  of 
the  Slack  Hills.1 '    1879.   C811  C899p 

Ferre\  Ella.  [ 

Land    by  the  sunset    sea    and  other  j 

poems.     1889 c811F38l 

Field,  Mrs  Mary  H.  j 

Arboreal  song  of  the  Alameda.     1878. 

C811  F466 

Ford,   James    Lauren,    &    Ford,  Mary 

K.  eds. 

Every  day  in    the  year;    a   poetical 

epitome    of    the    world's    history. 

1902 821.08  F69 

Oarvey,  John  F. 
Sounding  sea  and  other  poems.     1896. 

C811  624 
Goodhue,  E.  S. 
Verses  from  the  valley.     1888. 

C811  G65 
Hale,  Edward  Everett,  jr. 
Dramatists  of  to-day:  Rostand,  Haupt- 
mann,  Sudermann,  Pinero,  Shaw, 
Phillips,  Maeterlinck;  being  an  in- 
formal discussion  of  their  significant 
work.     1905 808.2  H16 

Irwlll,  Wallace  Admah. 
At  the  sign  of  the  dollar.     1905. 

c811  I72a 
Johnson,  Ella  M. 

Day  dreams;  selections  from  poems. 
1885 C811  J66 


Lang,  Andrew,  ed. 
Ballads  of  books. 


1888    821.08  L26b 


Blue  poetry  book.   Ed.  3.    1902. 

821.08  L26bl 
Lovejoy,  Mary  Isabelle. 
Poetry  of  the  season.     1898. 

821.08  L89 
Mighels,  Philip  Verrill. 
Out  of  a  silver  flute.     C1896.     (Fleur 
de  Us  poets) e8U  M684 

Hilne,  Mrs  Prances  Margaret. 
A  cottage  gray  and  other  poems.     1895. 

C811  H66c 

Montgomery,  David  H. 

Heroic  ballads,  with  poems  of  war  and 

patriotism;  edited    with    notes    by 

D.  H.  M.    1890 821.08  M78 

Hu'  allakat. 
Seven  golden  odes  of  pagan  Arabia, 
known  also  as  the  Moallakat;  trans- 
lated from  the  original  Arabic  by 
Lady  Anne  Blunt;  done  into  English 
verse  by  Wilfrid  Sea  wen  Blunt.    1903. 

q892.7  H9 
Patmore,  Coventry,  ed. 
Children's  garland  from  the  best  poets. 
1905 821.08  P81 

Peattle,  Mrs  Elia  (Wilkinson),  ed. 
Poems  you  ought  to  know.    C1903. 

821.08  P36 
Price,  William  T. 
Technique  of  the  drama;  a  statement 
of  the  principles  involved  in  the 
value  of  dramatic  material,  in  the 
construction  of  plays,  and  in  dra- 
matic criticism.     1905.    808.2  P94 


Katie,  Josephine. 
Love's  disappointment. 


1886. 
e812  K10 

Knowles,  Frederic  Lawrence,  ed. 
Golden    treasury  of   American  songs 
and  lyrics.     1905 811.08  K78 

Yearbook  of  famous  lyrics ;  selec- 
tions from  the  British  and  American 
poets.     [1901.] 821.08  K78 

Lamb,  Charles,  &  Lamb,  Mary  A.  j 


Realf,  Richard. 

1     Poems  .  .  .  with  a  memoir  by  R.  J. 
Hinton.     1898 C811  R288 

Reppller,  Agnes,  ed. 
Book  of  famous  verse.     1892. 

821.08  R42 
Riehards,  John  Evan. 
Idylls  of  Monterey  and  other  verses. 
1906 C811  R516 


Poetry  for  children  ;  illus.  by  Winifred  j 
Green,    n.  d 821  L21e  ' 


Riley,  James  Whitcomb. 
Riley    child-rhymes;     with 


pictures  by  W.  Vawter. 


Hoosier 
C1905. 
811  R67r 


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San  Quentin  days;  poems  of  a  prison. 
C1905 c811  S19 

Sawyer,  Wesley  Caleb. 

Teutonic  legends  in  the  Nibelungen 
lied  and  the  Nibelungen  ring,  with 
an  introductory  essay  by  Prof.  Fritz 
Schultze.     1904 831  S27 

Scudder,  Horace  Elisha,  ed. 

American  poems:  Longfellow;  Whit- 
tier;  Bryant;  Holmes;  Lowell;  Em- 
erson; with  biographical  sketches 
and  notes.    C1892.    .    .     811.08  S43 

Seneea,  Lucius  Annaeus. 

Ten  tragedies  of  Seneca,  with  notes, 
rendered  into  English  prose  as  equiv- 
alently  as  the  idioms  of  both  lan- 
guages   permit,    by    Watson    Brad- 

shaw.     1902 872  S47b 

Contents:  Hercules  furens.  —  Thyestes.  — 
Phocnisaee.—  Hippolytus.—  CEdipus.—  Tro- 
ades.  —  Medea.  —  Agamemnon.—  Hercules 

CEtseus.— Octavia.— Notes. 

1 

Skidmore,  Harriet  M. 

Roadside  flowers;  a  book  of  verse. 
1903 c811  S62r 

Te*llez,  Gabriel. 
Don  Gil  de  las  calzas  verdes;  comedia 
en  tres  actos  y  en  verso  por  Fray 
Gabriel  T611ez  (el  maestro  Tirso  de 
Molina);  ed.  with  an  introduction, 
notes  and  vocabulary  by  B.  P.  Bour- 
land.     1901 862  T27 

Weeks,  Raymond. 
Origin  of  the  Covenant  Vivien.     1902. 
(University  of  Missouri  studies,  v.  1, 
no.  2) q841  W3 

Whitaker,  Robert. 

My  country  and  other  verse.     1905. 

0811  W57 
Whlttler,  John  Greenleaf,  ed. 

Child  life:  a  collection  of  poems. 
C1871 821.08  W62 

Wilde,  Oscar  Fingal  O'Flahertie  Wills. 
Poems:  Ravenna;  Poems;  The  sphinx; 
The  ballad  of  Reading  gaol;  Uncol- 
lected poems.     Ed.  2.     1905. 

821  W67 


YeatS,  William  Butler. 

(The)  king's  threshold;  and  On  Baile's 
strand;  being  volume  three  of  Plays 
for  an  Irish  theatre.   1904.  822  Y41k 

DESCRIPTION  AND  TRAVEL 
EUROPE 

Heidenstam,  Oscar  Gustaf  von. 
Swedish   life    in    town    and   country. 
1904.     (Our  European  neighbours.) 
914.86  H46 
Manley,  William  Gwathmey. 
Ithaca  or  Leu c as?     1903.     (University 
of  Missouri  studies,  v.  2,  no.  1.) 

q913.38  H2 
Singleton,  Esther,  ed.  and  tr. 
Venice  as  seen  and  described  by  fa- 
mous writers.     1905 914.63  S 61 

Wharton,  Mrs  Edith  Newbold  (Jones). 

Italian  backgrounds;  illus.  by   E.  C. 

Peixotto.     1905   914.6  W66 

Contents:  An  Alpine  posting-inn.— A  mid- 
summer week's  dream.— The  sanctuaries 
of  the  Pennine  Alps.— What  the  hermits 
saw.— A  Tuscan  shrine. — Sub  umbra  lilio- 
rum  [An  impression  of  Parma.]— March 
in  Italy.  —  Picturesque  Milan.  -Italian 
backgrounds. 

NORTH  AMERICA 

Atkinson,  George  Henry. 
Northwest  coast,  including  Oregon, 
Washington,  and  Idaho,  a  series  of 
articles  upon  the  N.  P.  R.  R.  in  its 
relations  to  the  basins  of  the  Colum- 
bia and  of  Puget's  Sound.     1878. 

917.9  A87 
Field,  Henry  Martyn. 
Our  western  archipelago.     1895. 

917.98  F46 

Betcribes  a  journey  along  the  coast  of  British 
America  and  Alaska. 

Hay  den,  Ferdinand  Vandeveer. 
Sun  pictures  of  Rocky  mountain 
scenery,  with  a  description  of  the  geo- 
graphical and  geological  features, 
and  some  account  of  the  resources 
of  the  great  West ;  containing  thirty 
photographic  views  along  the  line  of 
the  Pacific  railroad,  from  Omaha  to 
Sacramento.     1870 q917.8  H4 


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Heath,  Ethel  Moor,  com  p. 
Guide   to   rides  and   drives  in   Santa 
Barbara  and  vicinity,  with  a  map  of 
the  country  and  some  general  infor- 
mation of  use  to  tourists.     [1904.] 
C917.9491  H4S 

Holder,  Charles  Frederick. 
All  about  Pasadena  and  its  vicinity ;  its 
climate,  missions,  trails  and  canons, 
fruits,  flowers  and  game.     1889. 

C917.9493  H72a 

Howard  Of    GloSSOp,  Winifred    Mary 
(De  Lisle)  Howard,  baroness. 
Journal  of  a  tour  in  the  United  States, 
Canada  and  Mexico.     1897. 

C917.3  H84 

Kingsbury's   1905-6   directory   of  San 

Rafael  city  and  Marin  county.    1905. 

917.0462  S19 

Knowles,  J.  Harris. 

A  flight  in  spring,  in  the  car  Lucania, 

from  New  York  to  the  Pacific  coast 

and   back,   during  April  and  May, 

1898.     1898 C917.94  K73 

Leonard,  Zenas. 

Leonard's  narrative;  adventures  of 
Zenas  Leonard,  fur  trader  and  trap- 1 
per,  1831-1836 ;  reprinted  from  the  | 
rare  original  of  1839;  ed.  by  W.  F.  ■ 
Wagner.     1904 917.8  L58  I 

LudlOW,  Fitz  Hugh. 
Heart  of  the  continent :  a  record  of  I 
travel  across  the  plains  and  in  Ore- 
gon,  with    an    examination   of  the  I 
Mormon  principle.     1870. 

C917.8  L94 
Montana — World's  fair  commission, 
1904. 
Montana;  its  progress  and  pros- 
perity, resources  and  industries, 
opportunities  for  homeseekers  and 
capitalists ;  mining,  stockraising- 
agriculture,  horticulture.     1904. 

917.86  M76 

Pasadena  (Cal.)— Board  of  trade. 

Illustrated    souvenir    book,    showing 

a    few    Pasadena    homes,    schools, 

churches,  etc.,  with  short  descriptive 

data.     1903 qe917.9493  P2 


San  Jose"  city  directory ;  including  Santa 
Clara  county.   1905-06. 

P917.9474  S19 

Shattuck,  George  Burbank,  ed. 

Bahama  Islands.*   1905    q917. 296  SB 

A  report  of  the  Bahama  expedition  sent  out 

by  the  Geographical  society  of  Baltimore, 

June  i,  1903. 

Taylor,  Charles  Maus,  jr. 
Touring  Alaska  and  the  Yellowstone. 
[1901.] ...917.98  T23 

Washington  (State)— Bureau  of  statis- 
tics,  agriculture   and    immigration. 
Review  of  the  resources  and  industries 
of  Washington,  1905.     1905. 

917,97  W81 

OTHER   COUNTRIES 

Beeearl,  odoardo. 
Wanderings  in  the    great    forests   of 
Borneo.     1904 919,11  BS8 

Quelros,  Pedro  Pernandes  de. 

Voyages,  1595  to  1600.     Tr.  and  ed.  by 

Sir  Clements  Mark  ham.     2  v.     1904. 

(Works    issued     by    the     Hakluyt 

society.    2d  ser.  no.  14-15).  .919  Q3 

Rand,  HcNally  &  CO.'S  indexed  atlas 
of  the  world,  with  275  illustrations. 
Historical — descriptive — statistical. 
2  v.    1905 qr912  Rl 

Contents:  v.  i.  United  States.— 2.   Foreign 
countries. 


HISTORY 
GENERAL 

Lamprecht,  Karl  Gotthard. 
What  is  history?     Five  lectures   on 
the     modern     science    of     history. 
1905 ...901  L23 

Larned,  Josephus  Nelson. 
Seventy  centuries  of  the  life  of  man- 
kind ;  in  a  survey  of  history  from 
the  earliest  known  records  through 
all  stages  of  civilization,  in  all  im- 
portant countries,  down  to  the  pres- 
ent time ;  with  an  introductory- 
account  of  prehistoric  peoples.  2  v. 
1905 909  L82s 


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EUROPE 

Adams,  George  Burton. 

History  of  England  from  the  Norman 
conquest  to  the  death  of  John 
(1066-1216).  1905.  (Political  his- 
tory of  England;  ed.  by  William 
Hunt.    v.  2) 942.02  A21 

Bates,    Katharine      Lee,     &     Coman,  ! 
Katharine,  comps.  \ 

English  history  told  by  English  poets; ( 
a  reader  for  school  use.     1902. 

942  B82 
Bedford,  Jessie. 
Social  life  under  the  Stuarts,  by  Eliza- 
beth Godfrey,  [pseud.].     1904. 

942.06  B41 
Fletcher,  Charles  Robert  Leslie. 

Introductory  history  of  England  from 
the  earliest  times  to  the  close  of  the 
middle  ages.     1904 942  F61 

Hunt,  William. 
History  of  England  from  the  accession 
of  George  in.  to  the  close  of  Pitt's 
first  administration  (1 760-1801). 
1905.  (Political  history  of  England ; 
ed.  by  William  Hunt.     v.  10.) 

942.07  H94 
Siehel,  Edith  Helen. 

Catherine  de'  Medici  and  the  French 
reformation.     1905 944.02  S56 

Tout,  Thomas  Frederick. 

History  of  England  from  the  accession 
of  Henry  in.  to  the  death  of  Edward 
in.  (1216-1377).  1905.  (Political 
history  of  England;  ed.  by  William 
Hunt.     v.  3) 942.08  T73h 

NORTH  AMERICA 

Ameriean  historical  association. 
Papers,     v.  1-5  [1885-91].     1886-91. 

973  A61p 
Barber,  John  Warner,  &  Barber,  E.  G. 
Historical,  poetical  and  pictorial 
American  scenes;  principally  moral 
and  religious,  being  a  selection  of 
interesting  incidents  in  American 
history;  to  which  is  added  a  histori- 
cal sketch  of  each  of  the  United 
States.     1851 973  B23 


Beauehamp,  William  Martin. 
Aboriginal  use  of  wood  in  New  York. 
1905.     (New  York  state    museum. 
Bulletin  89) 970.4  BS7ab 

Beeeher,  Herbert  W. 
History  of  the  First  light  battery  Con- 
necticut volunteers,  1861-1865.     2  v. 
[1901] 973.744  C75b 

Burke,  John  Gregory. 
Notes  on  the  cosmogony  and  theogony 
of  the  Mojave  Indians  of  the  Rio 
Colorado,  Arizona.     1889 

970.3  B9* 

From  Journal  of  American  folk-lore,  v.  2, 
no.  6,  July-Sept.  1889. 

Curry,  Jabez  Lamar  Monroe. 
Civil  history  of  the  government  of  the 
Confederate  States,  with  some  per- 
sonal reminiscences.     1901. 

973.71  C97 


Farnham,  Mary  Prances,  comp. 
Parnham  papers.   2  v.   1901-02.  (Docu- 
mentary   history    of    the    state    of 
Maine,  v.  7-8).   .974.1  M22  V.  7-3 

GibbS,  James  M.  comp. 
History  of  the  first  battalion  Pennsyl- 
vania six  months'  volunteers  and 
187th  regiment  Pennsylvania  volun- 
teer infantry;  six  months  and  three 
years'  service,  civil  war,  1863-1865. 
1905 973.744  P41gr 

Indiana — Shiloh  national  park  commis- 
sion. 
Indiana  at  Shiloh.    1904. . .  973.73  139 

Johnston,  Charles. 
Incidents  attending  the  capture,  deten- 
tion, and  ransom  of  Charles  John- 
ston of  Virginia.  Reprinted  from 
the  original,  with  introduction  and 
notes  by  Edwin  Erie  Sparks.  1905. 
(Narratives  of  captivities.) 

970.1  J72 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP   CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Kohl,  Johann  Georg. 

Hydrography  and  history  of  the  west 
coast  of  the  U.  S.;  commenced  Cam- 
bridge, Mass.,  June  19th,  and  ended 

October  30th,  1857 qc979  K7 

Half-title:  Maritime  history  and  hydro- 
graphic  description  of  the  coasts  and  seas 
of  the  U.  S.  v.  4,  The  western  coast. 
First  draft  of  the  fourth  part  of  the  complete 
work,  the  original  manuscript  of  which  is 
in  the  archives  of  the  U.  S. 

Morris,  Charles. 
Historical  tales;  the  romance  of  real- 
ity, Spanish- American.     1904. 

072  M87 
New  Jersey — State  commission  for  erec- 
tion of  a  monument  to  ninth  New 
Jersey  volunteers  at  New  Berne, 
North  Carolina. 
.  .  .  Report.  Dedication  national  cem- 
etery, New  Berne,  North  Carolina. 
1905 q973.744  N5 

Nixon,  Oliver  Woodson. 
How  Marcus  Whitman  saved  Oregon. 
A  true  romance  of  patriotic  hero- 
ism, Christian  devotion  and  final 
martyrdom,  with  sketches  of  life  on 
the  plains  and  mountains  in  pioneer 
days.    1895 979.6  N78 

Strong,  James  Clark. 
Wah-kee-nah    and    her    people:    the 
curious    customs,     traditions,     and 
legends  of  the  North  American  In- 
dians.   1893 970.1  S92 

Walker,  Joseph  Burbeen. 

New  Hampshire's  five  provincial  con- 
gresses, July  21,  1774 — January  5, 
1776;  a  paper  read  in  part  at  a  meet- 
ing of  the  New  Hampshire  historical 
society,  January  11,  1905;  with  an 
appendix  containing  brief  notices  of 
persons  mentioned  therein  1905. 
974.2  W18 

Wilmot,  John  Eardley-. 
Historical  view  of  the  commission  for 
inquiring  into  the  losses,  services, 
and  claims  of  the  American  loyalists 
at  the  close  of  the  war  between  Great 
Britain  and  her  colonies  in  1783; 
with  an  account  of  the  compensation 
granted  to  them  by  parliament  in 
1785  and  1788.     1815     .978.8  W74 


OTHER  COUNTRIES 

Amery,  Leopold  Charles  Maurice  Sten- 
nett,  ed. 
Times  history  of  the  war    in  South 
Africa,  1899-1902.     v.  3.     1905. 

968.2  A51 

Dawson,  Thomas  Cleland. 
South  American  republics.    1  v.    1903- 
04.    ( Story  of  the  nations. )   980  D27 


BIOGRAPHY:  INDIVIDUAL 

Angelo.    Angelo,  Henry. 

Reminiscences,  with  an   introduction 

by  Lord   Howard  de  Walden,  and 

notes   and    memoir    by  H.  Lavers 

Smith.    2  v.     1904    qB  A68 

Arnold.     Russell,  George  William  Ers- 
kjne. 
Matthew  Arnold.  1904.  (Literary  lives.) 

B  A757r 

Balzac.    Sandars,  Mary  Prances. 
Honore*  de  Balzac,  his  life  and  writ- 
ings.    1904 B  B198sa 

Burbank.    Harwood,  William  Sumner. 
New  creations  in  plant  life ;  an  author- 
itative account  of  the  life  and  work 
of  Luther  Burbank.   1905.  eB  B946h 

Elizabeth.    Creighton,  Mandell,  bp.  of 
London. 
Queen  Elizabeth.     New  ed.     1899. 

B  E481C 

George.    Yardley,  Edmund,  comp. 

Addresses    at    the  funeral  of   Henry 

George,  Sunday,  October  31,  1897,  at 

the  Grand  central  palace,  New  York 

City.    [C1905] B  G848y 

Lee.    Trent,  William  Peterfield. 
Robert  E.  Lee.     1899.     (Beacon  biog- 
raphies)   B  L479t 

Morton.  U.  S. — Congress.  Memorial 
addresses. 
Proceedings  in  Congress  upon  the  ac- 
ceptance of  the  statue  of  Oliver  P. 
Morton  presented  by  the  state  of 
Indiana.     1900 qB  H89u 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — RECENT  ACCESSIONS. 


49 


Napoleon.    Dodge,  Theodore  Ayrault. 
Napoleon,  a  history  of  the  art  of  war. 
v.  1-2.    1904 B  N216d 

Thomas.    Thomas,  Theodore. 
Theodore  Thomas,  a  musical  autobi- 
ography; ed.  by  G.  P.  Upton.     2  v. 
1905 B  T462u 

White.     White,  Andrew  Dickson. 
Autobiography.     2  v.     1905.  B  W582 

GENEALOGY 

BeriOlt,  Thomas. 
Visitations  of   the  county  of  Surrey 
made  and  taken  in  the  years  1530  .  .  . 
1572  .  .  .  and  1623.    1905.    (Harleian 
society.      Publications,  v.  43  ) 

Q029.6  B4 


Fothergill,  Gerald. 
List  of  emigrant  ministers  to  America, 
1690-1811.     1904 020.1  F76 

London.     St.  Martin  Outwich  (Church). 
Registers.     Ed.  by  W.  Bruce  Banner- 
man.       1905.       (Harleian      society. 
Registers     v.  32) q929.8  L8 

New  Hampshire  genealogical  record  ; 
an  illustrated  quarterly  magazine 
devoted  to  genealogy,  history  and 
biography,     v.  1-2.     1904-05. 

020  N54 

Official  organ  of  the  New  Hampshire  gene- 
alogical society. 


Pawling,  Albert  Schoch. 
Pawling  genealogy.    1905. 


020.2  P88 


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California  State  Library 


News  Notes 


California  Libraries 


VOL  1.    NO.  2 
JUNE,  1906 


SAORAMBNTO: 

V.  V.  SHANNON,        -  StTPHUNTINDKNT  OTAT1  PRINTINQ 

1906 


contentI 


PORTRAIT  AND  SKETCH  OF  JOSEPH  CUMMINGS  ROWELL 53 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES 55 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION 7<> 

Officers 7° 

Committees 7° 

District  Officers,  Districts  and  Libraries  in  Districts 70 

History 72 

Past  Officers 74 

Constitution 74 

Members '. 76 

List  of  Publications 80 

Reports  of  Meetings 80 

Program  of  Meetings 82 

Other  Associations  Closely  Allied  to  the  California  Library 

Association 82 

American  Library  Association  ;  National  Association  of  State  Libra- 
rians ;  Oregon  Library  Association  ;  Washington  Library  Association. 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY 86 

Trustees,  Staff,  etc 86 

Law  Department 86 

Sociological  Department,  including  the  Legislative  Reference 

Bureau 86 

Reference  and  Loan  Department 87 

Catalog  Department 88 

California  Historical  Department 88 

Extension  Department 89 

Traveling  libraries  division ;  Study  club  division ;  Public  libraries 
division  ;  Books  for  the  blind  division. 


Issued  monthly  for  free  distribution  by  the  California  State  Library. 
All  communications  should  be  addressed  to  the  Extension  Department  of  the 
California  State  Library,  Sacramento,  California. 


JOSBPH  CUMMINGS   ROWELL. 

This  number  of  the  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  is  devoted 
especially  to  the  California  Library  Association,  and  it  is  peculiarly 
fitting  that  it  should  contain  some  account  of  the  life  and  work  of  Mr 
Joseph  Cummings  Rowell,  as  he  was  the  first  president  of  the  Associa- 
tion, and  has  been  responsible  for  a  great  deal  of  the  progress  in  library 
affairs  in  this  State. 

Joseph  Cummings  Rowell,  first  president  of  the  California  Library 
Association,  was  born  at  Panama  of  New  England  parents,  June  29, 
1853.  He  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  San  Francisco,  and 
was  graduated  at  the  University  of  California  in  1874,  receiving  his 
m.  a.  degree  in  1903.  The  year  after  his  graduation  he  was  appointed 
librarian  of  the  University  of  California,  which  position  he  still  holds. 
Mr  Rowell  was  trustee  of  the  Alden  School  District,  1882-6  ;  member  of 
the  Oakland  Board  of  Education,  189 1-2  ;  secretary  University  of  Cali- 
fornia Alumni  Association,  1885-93;  vice-president  American  Library 
Association,  1891 ;  president  Library  Association  of  Central  California, 
1895-7.  Oi  Mr  Rowell's  writings  the  following  may  be  mentioned: 
Lyric  poetry  ;  an  essay,  in  Overland  Monthly,  April,  1887;  The  son- 
net in  America,  an  essay,  with  reference  list  of  800  sonnets  by 
American  authors,  in  The  Berkeleyan,  1887  ;  Impressions  of  Philobib, 
pilgrim,  in  University  of  California  Magazine,  v.  7,  1901  ;  A  peep 
into  the  Vatican   library,  in  Impressions,  v.  1,  1901.     His  bibliograph- 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


ical  work  includes,  Contents-index,  University  of  California  Library, 
1890;  University  of  California  Library  Bulletins,  nos.  1-7,  9,  12,  14, 
the  most  important  being,  Cooperative  list  of  periodical  literature 
in  the  libraries  of  central  California,  3d  ed.,  1902.  List  of  printed 
maps  of  California,  1887  ;  Classification  of  books,  1894;  Tentative  plan 
for  a  new  library  building,  1901 ;  Articles  in  Library  Journal  and  Public 
Libraries. 

Mr  Rowell  is  a  member  of  the  American  Library  Association  Coun- 
cil, of  the  Committee  on  Resolutions  of  the  American  Library  Asso- 
ciation, and  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  California  Library 
Association. 

A  full  outline  of  the  Summer  School  of  Library  Methods,  of  which 
Mr  Rowell  is  the  head,  will  be  found  elsewhere  in  this  issue,  in  con- 
nection with  the  work  of  the  University  of  California  Library  in 
Berkeley. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES, 


AH  libraries  are  listed  that  are  free  to 
the  public  either  for  loan  or  reference 
purposes.  They  are  arranged  alpha- 
betically by  towns  in  which  they  are 
located. 

Blanks  for  May  report  and  for  Extra 
news  items  were  sent  to  the  libraries  to 
be  fille^  out  and  returned. 

The  Notes  of  California  Libraries  had 
been  requested  for  some  time  by  many 
libraries  of  California,  and  it  was  in 
response  to  these  requests  that  this  pub- 
lication was  started.  As  will  be  noticed, 
less  than  fifty  per  cent  of  the  libraries 
listed  have  sent  in  reports  or  extra  items 
for  May.  If  the  records  are  to  be  of 
value  they  must  be  complete,  but  they 
cannot  be  complete  unless  all  of  the 
libraries  of  California  will  do  their  part. 

The  work  cannot  be  successfully  con- 
tinued without  the  cooperation  of  all 
library  people  in  the  State. 

Alameda,  Alameda  co. 

Alameda  Free  Public  Library. 
P.  B.  Graves,  Librarian.  Established 
1877.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  30,000.  During 
May  45  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  38 
vols,  by  purchase;  7  vols,  by  gift.  582 
vols,  were  repaired.  Total  no.  of  card- 
holders, 6326;  202  added  during  month; 
30  surrendered.  Library  open  to  public 
26  days  (301  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  10,089,  as  follows:  5829  vols,  fiction, 
2045  vols,  juvenile;  1618  vols,  miscel- 
laneous; 597  vols,  magazines.  One  branch 
library  with  350  vols.  Seven  employees. 
Monthly  income  of  library  $750,  received 
from  taxation.  No  publications  during 
month. 

Alturas,  Modoc  co. 

Alturas  Reading-Room.  Mrs  A.  B. 
Henderson,  Librarian.  Established  Jan- 
uary 20, 1906.   Total  no.  of  vols.,  63. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


Anaheim,  Orange  co. 

Anaheim  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.   Lange,    Librarian.      Established 

1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1250. 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

Areata,  Humboldt  co. 

Arcata  Public  Library.  Miss  Hattie 
A.  Knutz,  Librarian.    Established  1879. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Azusa,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Azusa  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Annie  M.  Taylor,  Librarian.   Established 

1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1075.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  665  ;  8  added. 
during  May.  Library  open  to  public  26 
days  (130  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  546,  as  follows :  484  vols,  fic- 
tion ;  62  vols,  miscellaneous ;  57  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Income, 
nearly  $700  per  year,  received  from  tax- 
ation. 

During  the  month,  the  librarian  has 
made  a  successful  experiment  with  book 
rebinding. 

Bakersfleld,  Kern  co. 

Be  alb  Memorial  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Sarah  E.  Bedinger,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1900.  Total  no.  of 
vols. ,  5800.  Total  no.  of  cardholders,  840; 
22  added  during  May;  3  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  public  31  days  (280  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use  1808.  Three 
employees.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$225,  received  from  taxation. 

BarstOW,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  H.  M.  Newhall, 
Librarian.  Established  1901.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  about  500.  No  books  adde4 
during  May.  Total  no.  of  cardholders, 
220;  8  renewed  during  month.  Library 
open  to  public  31  days  (403  hours)  dur- 


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NBWS   NOTES   OF  CALIFORNIA    LIBRARIES. 


ing  month.  Total  no.  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  about  620.  One 
employee.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$51.50;  $30. 75 received  from  billiards  and 
pool  and  $21.75  received  from  baths. 
No  publications  during  month. 

Berkeley,  Alameda  co. 

Berkeley  Free  Public  Library. 
D.  R.  Moore,  Librarian.  Established 
1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  19,959. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $1087, 
received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

University  op  California  Li- 
brary. J.  C.  Rowell,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1868.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  133,779 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Summer  School  0/  Library  Methods. 

A  course  in  library  methods  is  to  be 
held  June  25  to  August  4,  1906,  in  con- 
nection with  the  Summer  Session  of  the 
University  of  California.  Miss  Mary  L. 
Jones,  formerly  Librarian  of  the  Los 
Angeles  Public  Library,  is  the  director 
of  the  school.    The  faculty,  is  as  follows: 

Joseph  Cummings  Rowell,  Librarian 
of  the  University. 

Mary  Letitia  Jones,  Director. 

Helen  Griswold  Sheldon,  Assistant. 

Joseph  D.  Layman,  Assistant  Libra- 
rian of  the  University. 

Herman  Ralph  Mead,  Reference  Li- 
brarian of  the  University. 

Arthur  Bourne  Smith,  Head  of  Order 
Department,  University  Library. 

Mabel  Emerton  Prentiss,  Library  Or- 
ganizer, California  State  Library. 

Alice  Grover  Whitbeck,  Children's 
Librarian,  Berkeley  Public  Library. 

Besides  the  regular  faculty  there  are 
many  special  lecturers,  including  Mr 
James  L.  Gil  lis,  Professor  Henry  Morse 
Stephens,  Mr  M.  G.  Dodge,  Mr  Charles 
S.  Greene,  Mr  F.  J.  Teggart,  Mr  Ernest 
Bruncken,  Mr  G.  T.  Clark,  Miss  Anna 
L.  Sawyer  and  Mr  Joy  Lichtenstein. 

The  following  outline  of  the  course  is 
given  in  the  April  number  of  the  Uni- 
versity Bulletin: 


,4The  Summer  School  of  Library 
Methods  will  afford  to  a  limited  number 
of  librarians  and  assistants,  actually  en- 
gaged in  library  work  in  California,  an 
opportunity  to  familiarize  themselves 
with  the  most  approved  methods,  and 
thereby  to  increase  their  efficiency.  The 
course  will  embrace  the  following 
I  subjects: 

lt[a)  Selection  and  ordering  of  books; 
I  accessioning  and  shelf-listing;  classifica- 
1  tion ;    loan    systems ;    general     library 
practice.    Miss  Jones. 

"(£)  Cataloging.     Miss  Sheldon. 

"(c)  Bookbinding.     Mr  Layman. 

"(d)  Reference  work.     Mr  Mead. 

il(e)  National,  trade  and  subject  bibli- 
ography.    Mr  Smith.    • 

"(/)  Library  buildings  and  fittings; 
mending  books;  library  extension.  Miss 
Prentiss. 

il(g)  Children's  work  Mrs  Whit- 
beck. 

ll(h)  Use  of  Government  documents. 
Mr  Bruncken." 

The  director  hopes  to  make  the  course 
as  helpful  and  practical  as  possible.  A 
special  feature  will  be  made  of  consulta- 
tion hours  with  the  faculty  and  other, 
lecturers,  when  students  can  talk  over 
any  topic  in  which  they  maybe  specially 
interested.  It  is  expected  that  there  will 
be  about  thirty  students. 

Prospective  students  in  the  School  of 
Library  Methods  should  communicate 
as  early  as  possible  with  Librarian 
Rowell. 

University  of  California.  Ban- 
croft Library.  Frederick  J.  Teg- 
gart, Honorary  Custodian.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  60,000. 

During  May  the  library  was  moved 
from  1538  Valencia  street,  San  Francisco, 
to  the  upper  story  of  California  Hall,  the 
University  administration  building. 

BiggS,  Butte  co. 

Biggs  Free  Public  Library.  Lib- 
rarian not  appointed.  Established  Feb- 
ruary 19,  1906.  Income  will  be  about  $500 
per  year. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


57 


CalistOga,  Napa  co. 

Calistoga  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  T.  H.  Harper,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  597. 
One  employee.    Library  in  town  hall. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Campbell,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Campbell  Free  Library.  H.  Janes, 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Chieo,  Butte  eo. 

Chjco  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Laura  Sawyers,  Librarian.  Established 
1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  1700. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
601.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
May  for  home  use,  932.   Two  employees. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Susan  T.  Smith,  Librarian.  Established 
1888.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  12,000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Claremont,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  College  Library.  Frances 
R.  Foote,  Librarian.  Established  1888. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  8200. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Coallngfe,  Fresno  co. 

Free  Reading-Room.  Mrs  Anna  J. 
Ogden,  Corresponding  Secretary  Ladies' 
Improvement  Club.  Reading-room  main- 
tained by  club. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Col  ton,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Colton  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  May  7,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Colusa,  Colusa  co. 

Colusa  Free  Public  Library. 
Belle  Crane,  Librarian.  Established  1901. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  2600.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  808;  3  renewed 
during  May.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
doling  month  for  home  use,  727.  One 
employee.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$80,  received  from  taxation. 


Corona,  Riverside  co. 

Corona  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Grace  M.  Taber,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1900.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
3000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

CoronadO,  San  Diego  co. 

Coronado  Beach  Library.  Miss 
Mary  E.  Balch,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  2384  (June  30, 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Covlna,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Covina  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Henrietta  M.  Faulder,  Librarian. 
Established  1897.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
2502.  During  May  56  vols,  were  added 
by  purchase.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  296;  20  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  30  days  (224  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  655,  as  fol- 
lows: 310  vols,  fiction;  290  vols,  juvenile; 

1  55  vols,  miscellaneous.    Two  employees. 

1  Yearly  income  of  library,  $900,  received 

J  from  taxation. 

Davisville,  Yolo  co. 

Davisville  Library  Association 
Library.  Miss  M.  Etta  Reed,  Secretary. 
Established  1905.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
160. 

Library  closed  until  September. 

Dixon,  Solano  co. 

Dixon  Free  Public  Library.  Estab- 
lished April  3,  1906. 

Downey,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Downey  Public  Library.  M.  Josie 
McKellan,  Librarian. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Dunsmuir,  Siskiyou  co. 

Dunsmuir  Library  Association 
Library.  Mrs  George  MacDowell, 
Librarian.  Established  1900.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1400  (June  30,  1906). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Eseondido,  San  Diego  co. 

Escondido  Free  Public  Library. 
E.  P.  Ward,  Librarian.  Established  1898. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  1100. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Etna,  Siskiyou  co. 

Etna  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Olga  Rusby,  Librarian.  Established 
November,  1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  200. 
During  May  3  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  196.  Library 
open  to  public  30  days  (150  hours)  during 
month.  One  employee.  Monthly  in- 
come of  library,  $25,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. 

Eureka,  Humboldt  co. 

Eureka  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  G.  Bonner,  Librarian.  Established 
1878.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4035.  During 
May  13  vols,  were  added,  as  follows :  5 
by  purchase  and  8  by  gift.  Library  open 
to  the  public  26  days  (312  hours)  during 
month.  T6tal  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  2984,  as  follows: 
1564  vols,  fiction ;  1 177  vols,  juvenile ;  159 
vols,  miscellaneous;  84  vols,  magazines. 
Three  employees.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $400,  received  from  taxation. 

Ferndale,  Humboldt  co.  1 

Fern  dale  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  N.  E.  Winslow,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  896. 
During  May  20  vols,  were  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  538;  2  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
26  days  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  478, 
as  follows:  273  vols,  fiction;  124  vols, 
juvenile;  14  vols,  miscellaneous;  67  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $61 ;  $51  received 
from  taxation  and  $10  from  I.  O.  G.  T. 

Fowler,  Fresno  co. . 

Fowler  Free  Library.  Mrs  M.  L. 
Parkhurst,  President  Fowler  Improve- 
ment Club.     Library  maintained  by  club. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Fresno,  Fresno  co. 

Fresno  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Jean   D.  Baird,  Librarian.      Established 


1891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  8453.  Three 
employees.    Income,  $3000  per  year. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

The  Fresno  "  Republican  "  of  June  6th 
states  that  Miss  Nellie  Strother,  the 
assistant  librarian,  has  been  given  a 
month's  leave  of  absence  on  account  of 
ill  health. 

Fullerton,  Orange  co. 

FULLERTON   FREE   PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 

Established  February  19,  1906.  No  books 
as  yet. 

The  Library  Committee  has  subscrip- 
tions to  amount  of  $1000  for  books. 

Gilroy,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Gilroy  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
W.  E.  Franklin,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  December  11,  1905. 

Glendale,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glendale  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Mrs  Lillian  S.  Wells,  Li- 
brarian. Established  February  26,  1906. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  129.  During  May  6 
vols,  were  added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  90;  7  added  dur- 
ing month.  Library  open  to  public  25 
days  (50 hours)  during  month.  Librarian 
and  assistant  give  services.  Library 
maintained  by  club  women.  Weekly 
notes  published  in  newspaper. 

Glendora,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glendora  Public  Library.  For- 
merly maintained  by  the  Athena  Club, 
but  closed  at  present. 

Hanford,  Kings  co. 

Han  ford  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  E.  Dold,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1890.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2516. 
During  May  38  vols,  were  added  by  pur- 
chase. 30  vols,  were  repaired.  Total 
no.  of  cardholders,  775;  53  added  during 
month.  Library  open  to  public  31  days 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1237,  as 
follows:  909  vols,  fiction;  367  vols. 
juvenile;  100  vols,  miscellaneous;  61  vols. 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $105,  received  from 
taxation.  Monthly  bulletin  issued  in 
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Hayward,  Alameda  co. 

Hayward  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  E.  Prouse,  Librarian.  Established 
1898.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5084. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Healdsburg,  Sonoma  co. 

Healdsburg  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Cornelia  Provines,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2656 
(June  30,  1906). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Highland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Highland  Library  Club  Library. 
Miss  Elthea  Embody,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1898.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
1000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Hollister,  San  Benito  co. 

Hollistbr  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  M.  E.  Hawn,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Hollywood,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Hollywood  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ella  Gillin,  Librarian.  Established 
1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  550.  During 
May  14  vols,  were  added  by  gift,  6  vols. 
were  repaired  ;  1  lost.  Total  no.  of  reg- 
istered cardholders,  189;  20  added  dur- 
ing month;  1  surrendered.  Library  open 
to  pnblic  27  days  (162  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  429,  as  follows:  319 
vols,  fiction;  98  vols,  juvenile;  11  vols, 
miscellaneous.  One  employee.  Library 
maintained  by  Woman's  Club  until  July 
1,  1906.  Lists  of  books  published  in 
newspapers. 

Kern  City,  Kern  co. 

Kern  City  Free  Library.  Miss 
Marjorie  Haynes,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

La  Jollft,  San  Diego  co. 

La  Jolla  Library  Association  Li- 
brary. Miss  Nina  T.  Waddell,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1899.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
1373.     During  May  60  vols,  were  added, 


as  follows:  2  vols,  by  purchase  and  58 
vols,  by  gift.  8  vols,  were  repaired. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  during 
month.  Total  110.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  295,  as  follows: 
295  vols,  fiction ;  64  vols,  miscellaneous. 
One  employee.  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  voluntary  contributions. 

Laton,  Fresno  co. 

LaTon  Library.  Mrs  Lua  E.  Bab- 
cock,  Librarian.  Established  1904.  To- 
tal no.  of  vols.,  824. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Lincoln,  Placer  co. 

Lincoln  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Effie  M.  Crook,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.    Established  January  9,  1906. 

Livermore,  Alameda  co. 

Livermore  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  S.  J.  Harp,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.  Total  no.  of  vols..,  5000.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  300;  8  added 
during  May.  Library  open  to  public  29 
days  (160  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  937,  as  follows:  732  vols,  fic- 
tion; 100  vols,  juvenile;  65  vols,  miscel- 
laneous; 40  vols,  magazines.  One  em- 
ployee. Monthly  income  of  library, 
$60,  received  from  rent  of  annex  and 
taxation. 

Lodl,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Lodi  Library  and  Free  Reading- 
Room.  H.  S.  Clark,  Sr.,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  675. 
One  employee.  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  public  subscriptions. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Lompoc,  Santa  Barbara  co. 
Free  Reading-Room. 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

Long  Beaeh,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Long  Beach  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Victoria  Ellis,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  6447. 
During  May  183  vols,  were  added  as  fol- 
lows: 168  volt,  by  purchase;  15  vols,  by 
gift.     21  vols,  were  discarded;    118  vols. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


repaired;  105  vols,  rebound;  3  vols.  lost. 
114  new  card-holders  registered  during 
month,  8  renewed;  44  expired.  Library 
open  to  public  25  days  (300  hours)  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  6981,  as 
follows:  3713  vols,  fiction;  1894  vols, 
juvenile;  638  vols,  miscellaneous;  736 
vols,  magazines.  Three  employees. 
Monthly  income  of  library  about  $400. 
Monthly  accessions  published  in  local 
newspapers. 

Lordsburg,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Lordsburg  Public  Library.  Miss 
Rose  Atkinson,  Librarian.  Established 
1902.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1128  (June  30, 

1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Library  now  closed  and  books  stored 
with  Mrs  Margaret  Williams. 

LOS  Angeles,  Los  Angeles  co 

Los  Angeles  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  P.  Lummis,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1878.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  123,146 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Historical  Society  of  Southern 
California  Library.  J.  M.  Guinn, 
Librarian.     Established  1883. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Elizabeth  H.  Fargo,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1881.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  13,100 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Theosophical  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  Miss  S.  H.  Richards, 
Librarian.  Established  1896.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  about  500. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

LOS  GatOS,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Los  Gatos  Free  Public  Library. 
Henri  A.  Rankin,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1898.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1229. 
During  May  59  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 46  vols,  by  purchase;  13  vols,  by 
gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
698;  36  added  during  month.  Library 
open  to  public  27  days  (178^  hours)  dur- 


ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1062,  as  fol- 
lows: 454  vols,  fiction;  453  vols,  juve- 
nile; 80  vols,  miscellaneous;  75  vols, 
magazines.    Two  employees. 

Madera,  Madera  co. 

Madera  Free  Library.  Miss  Ida  M. 
Tully,  Librarian.  Established  1901.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2000.  .One  employee. 
Library  maintained  by  voluntary  sub- 
scriptions and  by  C.  J.  Eubanks,  Couuty 
Clerk. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Martinez,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Martinez  Free  Reading-Room  and 
Library.  Mrs  Jennie  I.  Hale,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1885.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  2686. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Marysvllle,  Yuba  co. 

Marysvillb  City  Library.  Mary  E. 
Subers,  Librarian.  Established  1858. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  8000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Meroed,  Merced  co. 

George  Hicks  Fancher  Memorial 
Free  [Public]  Library.  Katharine 
Garibaldi,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  August  21,  1905. 

Modesto,  Stanislaus  co. 

Modesto  City  Library.  L.  T.  Moss, 
Librarian.  Established  1905.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1 157.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  345;  27  added  during  May. 
Library  open  to  public  30  days  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  351,  as  follows:  310 
vols,  fiction;  40  vols,  juvenile;  1  vol. 
miscellaneous.  Two  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $167.50;  $10  received 
from  city,  and  $157.50  from  pool  and 
billiards. 

Monrovia,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Monrovia  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  A.  Marion  Shrode,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1893.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4000 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


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Monterey,  Monterey  co. 

Montbrby  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Clara  Zim  merman  n,  Librarian. 
Established  1901  as  subscription  library, 
but  ordinance  was  passed  February  6, 
1906,  making  it  a  free  public  library  to 
be  supported  by  taxation. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Mountain  View,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Mountain  View  Public  Library. 
O.  G.  Beardslee,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1905.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  350. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Mount  Hamilton,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Lick  Observatory  Library.  Dr. 
R:  G.  Aitken,  Librarian.  Established 
1888.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  6500.  Dur- 
ing May  20  volumes  were  added  by  gift. 
One  employee. 

Napa,  Napa  co. 

Goodman  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Margaret  Jacobs,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1885.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  8200 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

National  City,  San  Diego  co. 

National  City  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Sarah  C.  Dickinson,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1896.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  3059  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Needles,  San  Bernardino  co.  i 

Santa  Fij  Library.   Mrs  J.  L.  Davis,  | 

Librarian.     Established  1900. 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

Nevada  City,  Nevada  co.  ' 

Nevada  City  Free  Pubuc  Library. 
Mrs  Melissa   Fuller,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1902.    Total  no.   of  vols.,  about 
3000. 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

Niles,  Alameda  co. 

Niles  Free  Library.  Mrs  M.  E. 
Sullivan,  Librarian.     Established    1902. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


Nordhoff,  Ventura  co. 

George  Thachbr  Memorial  Free 
[Public]  Library.  Zaidee  E.  Soule, 
Librarian.  Established  1893.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  2005.    One  employee. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Oakdale,  Stanislaus  co. 

Oakdale  Public  Library.  Miss  Es- 
tella  Hoisholt,  Librarian.  Established 
1 90 1.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  947. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Oakland,  Alameda  co. 

Oakland  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  S.  Greene,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1868.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  45,000. 
During  May  406  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  394  vols,  by  purchase;  10  vols, 
by  gift;  2  vols,  by  exchange.  79  vols, 
were  discarded.  Total  no.  of  cardholders, 
15,928;  468  added  during  month;  32  sur- 
rendered. Library  was  open  to  public 
26  days  (12  hours  each)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  17,223,  as  follows:  9391 
vols,  fiction;  3842  vols,  juvenile;  2041 
vols,  miscellaneous;  1949  vols,  maga- 
zines. Four  deposit  stations  with  1200 
vols,  and  a  circulation  during  month  of 
957.  Twenty-five  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  about  $32,730. 

Oeeanside,  San  Diego  co. 

Oceanside  Library  Association 
Library.    H.  D.  Brodie,  Librarian. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Ontario,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Ontario  Free  Pubuc  Library. 
Miss  K.  A.  Monroe,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3001. 
During  May  1  vol.  was  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  825; 
11  added  during  month;  11  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (182 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  11 73, 
as  follows:  685  vols,  fiction;  173  vols,  ju- 
venile; 141  vols,  miscellaneous;  174  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $125,  received  from 
taxation. 


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NEWS  NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Orange,  Orange  co. 

Orange  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Anna  C.  Field,  Librarian.  Established 
1894.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3858.  305 
vols,  repaired  during  May.  23  card- 
holders registered  during  month.  Li- 
brary open  to  public  26  days  (130 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
1048.  One  employee.  Monthly  income 
of  library,  $57,  received  from  taxation 
Lists  of  new  books  are  always  pub- 
lished in  one  or  both  of  the  local  papers. 
Standing  library  advertisement  is  in  one 
of  the  papers  under  which  are  printed 
items  of  library  interest  and  -frequent 
brief  book  reviews. 

Librarian  will  attend  the  meeting  of  the 
fourth  district  of  the  California  Library 
Association  to  be  held  in  Santa  Ana  on 
June  8th. 

Library  is  employing  Miss  Clara  C. 
Field  (Pratt  Institute  Library  School)  to 
catalog  the  library. 

Oroville,  Butte  co. 

Oroville  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Ida  M.  Crawford,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  281 1. 
During  May  4  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
One  vol.  was  discarded.  Total  no  of 
registered  cardholders,  316;  12  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
31  days  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  543. 
Two  employees.  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  subscriptions  and  member- 
ships. 

Oxnard,  Ventura  co. 

Oxnard  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  February  20,  1906. 

Pacific  Grove,  Monterey  co. 

Pacific  Grove  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  May  Colgrove,  Librarian. 
Established  March  1,  1906.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1825.  During  May  18  vols,  were 
added  by  gift.  3  vols,  were  discarded. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  428 ;  63  added 
during  month;  17 surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  26  days  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 


for  home  use,  1 231,  as  follows:  879  vols. 
fiction ;  159  vols,  juvenile ;  155  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous ;  48  vols,  magazines.  One  em- 
ployee. Monthly  income  of  library,  $117, 
received  from  taxation. 

Palo  AltO,  Santa  Clara  co, 

Palo  Alto  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Anne  Hadden,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4039. 
During  May  1  vol.  was  added  by  gift. 
11  vols,  were  discarded;  52  vols,  repaired; 
100  vols,  rebound.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  1949;  43  added  during 
month;  14  renewed;  24  expired;  20  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  31 
days  (327  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  1787;  as  follows:  1 189  vols,  fiction; 
337  vols,  juvenile;  229  vols,  miscella- 
neous; 32  vols,  magazines.  Three  em- 
ployees. Monthly  income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 

Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pas  ad  kn  a  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Nellie  M.  Russ,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  25,394. 
Nine  employees.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $850,  received  from  taxation. 
Published  monthly  bulletin,  vol.  8,  no. 
5,  May,  1906. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Paso  Robles,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

Paso  Robles  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Anna  Randolph  Silsby,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
1005.  During  May  5  vols,  were  added 
by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 141;  14  added  during  month ;  8 
surrendered.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  332.  One 
employee.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$30,  received  from  taxation. 

Petaluma,  Sonoma  co. 

Petaluma  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sara  Frances  Cassiday,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols. ,  9636 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

The  Petaluma  "Argus"  of  May  nth 
states  that  the   books,  magazines    and 


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all  reading  matter  of  the  Petaluma  Free 
Public  Library  have  been  removed  from 
the  old  building  in  the  third  story  of 
the  City  Hall  to  the  new  Carnegie 
library  building  at  Fourth  and  B  streets, 
where  they  will  be  stored  until  the  new 
building  is  formally  opened  a  short  time 
hence. 

Plaeeryille,  £1  Dorado  co. 

Placbrville  Free  Public  Library. 
Percy  Alderson,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees. Established  January  2,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Pomona,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  Free  Public  Library. 
Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1887.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  11,608. 
During  May  220  vols,  were  added.  25 
vols,  were  discarded;  515  vols,  were 
repaired;  150  vols,  rebound.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  3943;  67  added 
during  month;  2  renewed;  33  surren- 
dered. Library  open  to  public  30  days 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  6531,  as  fol- 
lows: 1897  vols,  fiction;  3319  vols,  juve- 
nile. Four  employees.  Monthly  income 
of  library-  received  from  taxation  and 
collections.  .  Issues  monthly  bulletin. 

Porterville,  Tulare  co. 

PORTBRVILLB  FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 

Mfcs  Bertha  A.  Uhl,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  800. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  317; 
15  renewed  during  May.  Library  open 
to  public  24  days  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1100,  as  follows:  500  vols,  of 
fiction;  200  vols,  juvenile;  100  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 300  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$20.50. 

Quiney,  Plumas  co. 

W.  C.  T.  U.  Rbading-Room.  Mrs 
Cameron,  Librarian. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

R&mona,  San  Diego  co. 

Ramona  Public  Library.  Mrs  H.  A. 
Miles,  Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  650  (June  30,  1905.) 

Report  for  May  not  received.  | 


Red  Bluff,  Tehama  co. 

Red  Bluff  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Lotta  M.  Sprague,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1901.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2022. 
During  May  52  vols,  were  added.  28 
vols,  were  repaired;  30  vols,  rebound. 
Total  no.  of  cardholders,  518;  14  added 
during  month;  1  renewed;  2  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  public  27  days  (162 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  336, 
as  follows:  205  vols,  fiction;  48  vols, 
juvenile;  54  vols,  miscellaneous;  29  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  about  $507,  received 
from  taxation.  During  month  news- 
paper items  and  bulletins  were  issued. 

Redding,  Shasta  co. 

Redding  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mattie  A.  Poore,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1574. 
During  May  5  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  416; 
23  added  during  month;  28  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  the  public  26  days  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  475,  as  fol- 
lows: 411  vols,  fiction;  55  vols,  juvenile; 
9  vols,  miscellaneous.  Two  employees. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $83,  received 
from  taxation. 


Redlands,  San  Bernardino  co. 

A.  K.  Smiley  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys^ 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  11,701.  During  May  155  vols, 
were  added,  as  follows :  150  vols,  by 
purchase;  3  vols,  by  gift;  2  vols,  by  bind- 
ing. 65  vols,  were  discarded  ;  246  vols, 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 4649;  79  added  during  month. 
4  renewed ;  49  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  31  days  (334 )£  hours)  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  5094,  as  fol- 
lows: 2534  vols,  fiction;  815  vols,  juvenile; 
f554  vols,  miscellaneous ;  191  vols,  mag- 
azines. Five  employees.  Newspaper 
bulletins. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Redondo,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Kedondo  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Alice  J.  Jenks,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  542. 
Daring  May  27  vols,  were  added  by 
binding.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 13;  1  renewed  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  31  days  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  96,  as  follows:  45 
vols,  fiction;  1  vol.  juvenile;  45  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 5  vols,  magazines.  One  em- 
ployee. Monthly  income  of  library 
received  from  taxation. 

RedWOOd  City,  San  Mateo  co. 

Redwood  City  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Richmond,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  Mrs  J.  L.  Car- 
son, Librarian.     Established  1902. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Riverside,  Riverside  co. 

Riverside  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  M.  Kyle,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1888.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
16,000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Roeklin,  Placer  co. 

Rocklin  Free  Public  Library.  M. 
B.  Moore,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  January  2,  1906. 

No  books  as  yet. 

Sacramento,  Sacramento  co. 

Sacramento  Free  Public  Library. 
Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1879.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  39,000. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
6063;  117  added  during  May;  146  re- 
newed ;  363  expired.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (315  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  for  home  use, 
8090,  as  follows:  4383  vols,  fiction ;  2255 
vols.,  juvenile  ;  1127  vols.,  miscellaneous; 
325  vols,  magazines.  Seven  employees. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $1000,  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 


State  Commission  op  Horticul- 
ture Library.  Established  1881.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2500  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

St.  Helena,  Napa  co. 

St.  Helena  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  A.  Bruce  Walker,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1892.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3902. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  328; 
11  added  during  May;  2  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (156 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  742, 
as  follows:  397  vols,  fiction;  221  vols. 
juvenile;  27  vols,  miscellaneous;  97  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $65,  received  from 
taxation. 

The  St.  Helena  "Star"  of  May  4 
states  that  the  Librarian,  Miss  A.  Bruce 
Walker,  has  been  granted  a  leave  of  ab- 
sence, from  June  1  to  February  1,  and 
that  her  place  will  be  filled  by  Miss 
Beatrice  Jackson. 

Salinas,  Monterey  co. 

Salinas  Free  Public  Library.  C.J. 
Whisman,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  December  18,  1905.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Odd  Fellows*  Library.  W.  H. 
Clark,  Librarian.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3500. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Bernardino,  San  Bernardino  co. 

San  Bernardino  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Carrie  S.  Waters,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1891.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  7174.  Three  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  about  $300,  received 
from  taxation. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  DiegO,  San  Diego  co. 

San  Diego  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  H.  P.  Davison,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
24,683.  During  May  257  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows:  244  vols,  by  purchase; 
13  vols,  by  gift.  160  vols,  were  repaired; 
1  76    vols,    rebound;    2   vols.    lost.    Total 


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no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  6000; 
305  added  during  month;  44  renewed;  38 
surrendered.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (298  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  8997,  of  which  5670  vols,  were 
fiction.  Six  employees.  Monthly  in- 
come of  library,  about  $750,  received 
from  taxation.  Newspaper  bulletin  each 
week,  of  books  added,  etc. 

Stats  Normal  School  Library. 
Mrs  Lydia  N.  Horton,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1897.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5800. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Dlmas,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Dimas  Public  Library.  Miss 
Mabel  Johnstone,  Librarian. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Francisco. 

San  Francisco  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. George  T.  Clark,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1879.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19th,  128,300.  About  23,000 
vols,  escaped  fire.  Two  branches  and  six 
stations  are  doing  business.  One  branch 
is  closed  on  account  of  repairs  to  build- 
ing, and  another  is  closed  on  account 
of  removal.  Main  library  headquarters 
are  now  in  McCreery  branch,  16th  near 
Market. 

Astronomical  Society  op  the  Pa- 
cific Library.  Dr.  S.  D.  Townley,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1889.  total  no.  of 
vols,  before  fire  of  April  19th,  over  1400. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Bancroft  Library.    Recently    pur- 
chased by  the  University  of  California. 
See  Berkeley,  University  of  California. 

B'nai  B'riTh  Library.  Louis  L. 
Michaels,  Librarian.  Established  1876. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
19th,  over  12,000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Bohemian  Club  Library.  Estab- 
lished 1872.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire 
of  April  19th,  about  5000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

California  Academy  of  Sciences 
Library.  Louis  Falkenau,  Librarian. 
Established  1853.     Total  no.  of  vols,  be- 


fore fire,  about  12,300.  Practically  all 
destroyed. 

Chamber  of  Commerce  Library. 
C  W.  Burks,  Librarian.  Established 
185-1.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19th,  over  9000.  Entirely  de- 
stroyed. 

The  San  Francisco'  'Chronicle"  of  May 
19th  states  that  C.  W.  Burks  is  busy 
gathering  books  to  take  the  place  of 
those  destroyed,  and  that  many  new 
books  have  already  been  received  and 
the  collection  will  be  stored  temporarily 
in  the  Ferry  Building. 

Cooper  Medical  College  Library. 
Dr.  Emmett  Rixford,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.   Total  no.  of  vols.,  7400. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Ligub  Nationale  Francaise  (Bib- 
liothkque  de).  Charles  Maubec,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1877.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  before  fire  of  April  19th,  over 
25,000. 

Mechanics-Mercantile  Library. 
,  Frederick  J.  Teggart,  Librarian.  Estab- 
1  lished  1853-55.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
I  fire  of  April  19th,  200,000.    All  destroyed. 

•     Microscopical   Society    Library. 
I  Wm.   E.   Loy,   Librarian.      Established 
!  1872.    Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
'  April  19th,  over  2500. 
j      Report  for  May  not  received. 

I  St.  Ignatius  College  Library. 
I  J.  P.  Francis,  Librarian.  Established 
1  1856.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
j  April  19th,  over  50,000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

j     San    Francisco    County    Medical 
■  Society   Library.     Dr.   W.   I.   Terry, 
Librarian.    Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire 
of  April  19th,  5000.     All  destroyed. 

San  Francisco  Reading-Room  and 

Library  for  the  Blind.     Miss  H.  L. 

j  Young,     Superintendent.       Established 

1  1902.     Total  no.  of  vols,  before   fire  of 

April  18th,  400.     Entirely  destroyed. 

San  Francisco  Verein  Library. 
Dr.  R.  I).  Colin,  Librarian.    Established 


NEWS  NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


1853.    Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19th,  over  4400. 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

Stats  Mining  Bureau  Library. 
W.  W.  Thayer,  Librarian.  Established 
1880.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Miss  Stella  Huntington,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1899.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19th,  8500.  Entirely  de- 
stroyed. 

The  State  Normal  School  is  to  open  a 
vacation  school  in  San  Francisco,  corner 
of  Buchanan  and  Waller  streets,  begin- 
ning June  nth  and  the  library  will  open 
at  the  same  time.  As  soon  as  the  library 
was  destroyed,  new  books  were  ordered 
and  a  new  start  made. 

Supreme  Court  Library.  Benj. 
Edson,  Librarian.  Established  1868. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19th, 
over  17,000.    Entirely  destroyed. 

Thbosophical  Society  Library. 
Mrs  Mary  A.  Hasty,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1885.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19th,  about  1000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

University  Club  Library.  No 
official  librarian.  •  Established  1891. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
19th,  over  2500.     Destroyed  by  fire. 

Wblls-Fargo  Library.  James  B. 
Stovall,  Librarian.  Established  1890. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  before  fire  of  April 
19th,  about  5000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Y.  M.  C  A.  Library.  No  regular 
librarian.  Established  1876.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19th,  over 
2500. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Jose,  Santa  Clara  co. 

San  J os£  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Mary  Barm  by,  Librarian.  Established 
1880.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,351.  Six 
employees.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$500,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


State  Normal  School  Library. 
Ruth  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
1862.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  9500. 

The  Normal  School  building  has  been 
condemned,  and  so  the  librarian  has 
been  obliged  to  give  up  the  large  library 
room  in  the  school  building  and  is  dis- 
tributing books  from  temporary  quarters. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Juan,  San  Benito  co. 

San  Juan  Free  Public  Library. 
Eileen  Breen,  Librarian.  Established 
1896,  and  December  5,  1905,  ordinance 
passed  making  it  a  free  public  library 
supported  by  the  city.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  1250. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Leandro,  Alameda  co. 

San  Leandro  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mary  Brown,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished November  6,  1905.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  215.  During  May  14  vols,  were 
added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  55;  10 added  during  month; 
3  surrendered.  Library  open  to  pub- 
lic 25  days  (75  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  112,  as  follows:  87  vols,  fic- 
tion; 10  vols,  juvenile;  15  vols,  miscel- 
laneous. One  employee.  Monthly  in- 
come of  library,  $26  50,  received  from 
taxation. 

San  Lois  Obispo,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

San  Luis  Obispo  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Prances  M.  Milne,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1897.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  5033.    Three  employees. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Mateo,  San  Mateo  co. 

San  Mateo  Free  Public  Library. 
C.  H.  Kirkbride,  Librarian.  Established 
1895.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  7015  (June  30, 

1905)- 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

San  Pedro,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Pedro  Free  Public  Library. 
Lena  M.  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1676.  During 
May  37  vols,  were  added  by  purchase. 


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25  vols,  repaired ;  1  vol.  lost.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  998 ;  40 
added  during  month ;  1  renewed ;  17 
expired ;  2  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (246  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  1504,  as  follows :  766  vols, 
fiction ;  469  vols,  juvenile ;  109  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous ;  160  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee. 

San  Rafael,  Marin  co. 

San  Rafael  Free  Public  Library. 
Alfred  Boy  en,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Santa  Ana,  Orange  co. 

Santa  Ana  Free  Public  Library. 
Jeanette  E.  McFadden,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1 89 1.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  6836. 
During  May  123  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows :  87  vols,  by  purchase  ;  36  vols,  by 
gift.  9  vols,  were  discarded;  281  vols, 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 2547 ;  45  added  during  month ; 
22    renewed.     Library  open  to    public 

26  days  (221  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  2882,  as  follows  :  1583  vols, 
fiction;  778 vols. juvenile ;  261  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 260  vols,  magazines.  Two 
employees.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$175,  received  from  taxation. 

Santa  Barbara,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Santa  Barbara  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. M.  C.  Rust,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  15,469 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Santa  Clara,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Santa  Clara  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mary  A.  Mulhall,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1473 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

The  Santa  Clara  "Journal "  of  May 
19th  states  that  the  Librarian  has  a  room 
in  Morse  Investment  Company's  ware- 
house, where  she  lends  books  from  1 130 
to  6  p.  m.  The  regular  quarters  of  the 
library  were  damaged  by  the  earth- 
quake. 

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Santa  Cruz,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Santa  Cruz  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Minerva  H.  Waterman,  Librarian. 
Established  1881.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
13,128  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

The  Watsonville  "Register"  of  May 
2d  states  that  the  law  library  which  has 
been  in  the  office  of  the  District  Attorney 
has  been  removed  to  Santa  Cruz  Free 
Library. 

Santa  Monica,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Santa  Monica  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Elfie  A.  Mosse,  Librarian. 
Established  1890.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
6919.  During  May  82  vols,  were  added, 
as  follows:  78  vols,  by  purchase;  4  vols, 
by  gift.  123  vols,  were  repaired.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  700;  49 
added  during  month;  14  renewed.  Li- 
brary open  to  public  25  days  (250 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  3686, 
as  follows:  2136  vols,  fiction;  748  vols, 
juvenile;  618  vols,  miscellaneous;  184 
vols,  magazines.  One  deposit  station, 
with  a  circulation  of  149.  Two  em- 
ployees. Monthly  income  of  library, 
about  $250,  received  from  taxation. 

Santa  Rosa,  Sonoma  co. 

Santa  Rosa  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Adele  Barnett,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
13,000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

The  Santa  Rosa  "Republican  "  of  May 
17th  states  that  the  books  have  been  re- 
moved to  the  basement  of  the  Carnegie 
library  building,  and  that  the  library 
will  be  open  there  Saturday  (May  19th) 
afternoon  at  one  o'clock  and  the  librarian 
will  maintain  the  usual  daily  hours. 

SausalltO,  Marin  co. 

Sausalito  Free  Public  Library. 
Established  March  1,  1906.  No  books 
as  yet. 

Sawtelle,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sawtelle  Public  Library.  Estab- 
lished January  2,  1905. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


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NEWS  NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Selma,  Fresno  co. 

Selma  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
M.  A.  Freeland,  Librarian.  Established 
January  i,  1906.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Sierra  M adre,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sierra  Madre  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  J.  G.  Blumer,  Pres.  of 
S.  M.  Lib.  Assoc.  Established  1887. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2350. 

Reports  each  month  not  possible,  as 
there  is  no  regular  librarian. 

Sonora,  Tuolumne  co. 

Sonora  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room.  Rev.  James  M.  Smith,  Li- 
brarian.    Established  1892. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Young  Men's  Club  Library.  Presi- 
dent Young  Men's  Club,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1886. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

South  City,  San  Mateo  co. 
South  City  Reading- Room. 
Report  for  May  not  received. 

South  Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

South  Pasadena  Free  Public 
Library.  Mrs  Nellie  E.  Keith,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1895.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  4000.     One  employee. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Stanford  University,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Stanford  University  Library. 
Melvin  G.  Dodge,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1891.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  88,ooo. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Stockton,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Stockton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  F.  Clowdsley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1880.  Total  no.  of  vols  ,  43,152. 
During  May  156  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  154  vols,  by  purchase;  2  vols, 
by  binding.  26  vols,  repaired;  1  lost. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  2692. 
Library  open  to  public  30  days  (358  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  5283. 
Seven  employees.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $10,316.65,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. 


SuiSUn,  Solano  co. 

Suisun  Free  Public  Library. 
dinance  passed  May  8,  1906. 


Or- 


Tulare,  Tulare  co. 

Tulare  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
E.  B.  Oakford,  Librarian.  Established 
1891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3743.  Dur- 
ing May  36  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 27  vols,  by  purchase;  9  vols,  by 
gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardhold- 
ers, 324.  Library  open  to  public  30  days 
(238  hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
742,  as  follows :  419  vols,  fiction ;  203 
vols,  juvenile;  104  vols,  miscellaneous; 
16  vols,  magazines.  Two  employees. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $85,  received 
from  taxation. 

Librarian  attended  meeting  of  third 
district  of  California  Library  Associa- 
tion at  Fresno,  May  31st,  and  reports  a 
good  meeting,  enjoyable  and  instructive. 

Ukiah,  Mendocino  co. 

Uriah  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
A.  L.  Gibson,  Librarian.  Established 
March  9,  1906. 

The  Ukiah  "Press"  of  May  18th 
states  that  the  library  will  probably  open 
in  July  in  the  room  recently  occupied  by 
the  Commercial  school  in  the  Eversole 
building.  There  will  be  no  fund  from 
tax  until  November.  The  Trustees  are 
now  asking  for  donations  of  books.  The 
Odd  Fellows  have  donated  their  library 
of  500  vols. 

Eastern  Star  Lodge  donated  $25,  and 
Mr.  C.  D.  Flowers  donated  20  books. 

Upland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Upland  Public  Library.  Miss  Zella 
Rogers,  Librarian.  Established  1900. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  600. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Vaeaville,  Solano  co. 

Vacaville  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Charles  Riechers,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.    Established  June  21,  1905. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


69 


VallejO,  Solano  co. 

Vallejo  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Gertrude  Doyle,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  5937 
(June  30.  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Ventura,  Ventura  co. 

Ventura  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Florence  Vandever,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
4560.    One  employee. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Vlsalia,  Tulare  co. 

Visalia  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Grace  Hurl  but,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1786. 
During  May  7  vols,  were  added  by  bind- 
ing. 20  vols,  were  rebound.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  621;  13  renewed 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
3P  days  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
544,  as  follows:  320  vols,  fiction;  153  vols, 
juvenile;  71  vols,  miscellaneous. 

WatSOnvllle,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Watsonville  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Belle  M.  Jenkins,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1896.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  3813  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


Whittier,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Whittibr  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  M.  Frances  English,  Librarian. 
Established  1900.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3000.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $100,  received  from 
taxation. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

WillitS,  Mendocino  co. 

Willits  Free  Public  Library. 
George  Youde,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  February  3,  1906. 

Willows,  Glenn  co. 

Willows  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Alma  Penhale,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished March  15, 1906.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
356. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Winters,  Yolo  co. 

Winters  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Mrs  J.  Snodgrass,  Librarian. 
Established  1902. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 

Woodland,  Yolo  co. 

Woodland  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Ada  Wallace,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1892.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
I  5000. 

Report  for  May  not  received. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 


Offlcert. 

President,  James  L.  Gillis,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President,  Melviu  G.  Dodge, 
Stanford  University  Library,  Stanford 
University. 

Secretary,  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Treasurer,  David  M.  Belfrage,  Cooper 
Medical  College,  San  Francisco. 

Committees. 

Relation  between  Schools  and  Li- 
braries— Mr  C.  S.  Greene,  chairman; 
Miss  M.  L.  Jones,  Miss  S.  Huntington, 
Mr  C.  E.  Keyes,  Mr  Job  Wood,  Miss 
M.  Coulter. 

Resolutions — Mr  C.  F.  Lummis,  chair- 
man; Mr  F.  J.  Teggart,  Mr  J.  E.  Good- 
win. 

List  of  Books  for  Children — Mr  A.  C. 
Barker,  chairman;  Dr.  E.  C.  Moore, 
Miss  H.  Cory,  Mr  F.  E.  Thompson,  Mr 
J.  Lichtenstein,  Mrs  A.  G.  Whitbeck, 
Miss  M.  E.  Prentiss. 

Publications — Mr  F.  B.  Graves,  chair- 
man; Mr  W.  P.  Kimball,  Miss  A.  Had- 
den. 

Audit— TAx  J.  B.  Stovall,  chairman ; 
Mr  A.  B.  Smith. 

Distriet  Officers,  Districts  and  Libra- 
ries in  Districts. 

First  Distriet. 

President,  Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Free 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

Secretary,  Mabel  G.  Huntley,  Free 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

The  first  district  consists  of  the  follow- 
ing counties  :  (Under  each  county  libra- 
ries are  listed,  if  any.)* 

Alpine. 


Amador. 
Butte. 

Biggs.     Chico.    Chico,  State  Normal 

School.     Oroville. 
Calaveras. 
Colusa. 

Colusa. 
El  Dorado. 

Placerville. 
Glenn. 

Willows. 
Inyo. 
Lassen. 
Modoc. 

Alturas  Reading-Room. 
Mono. 
Nevada. 

Nevada  City. 
Placer. 

Lincoln.     Rocklin. 
Plumas. 

Quincy,  W.  C.  T.  U.  Reading-Room. 
Sacramento. 

Sacramento.     Sacramento,  State  Li- 
brary.    Sacramento,  State  Commis- 
sion of  Horticulture. 
San  Joaquin. 

Lodi.     Stockton. 
Shasta. 

Redding. 
Sierra. 
Siskiyou. 

Dunsmuir    Library    Assoc.       Etna, 

Fort  Jones  Library  Club. 
Sutter. 
Trinity. 
Tehama. 

Red  Bluff. 
Yolo. 

Davisville  Library  Assoc.     Winters. 

Woodland. 
Yuba. 

Marysville. 


•VTlien  name  of  library  is  not  given,  Public  library  is  understood. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARY    ASSOCIATION — DISTRICTS,    ETC. 


71 


Second  District. 

President,  Joseph  D.  Layman,  Uni- 
versity of  California  Library,  Berkeley. 

Secretary,  Mrs  Alice  G.  Whitbeck, 
Free  Public  Library,  Berkeley. 

The  second  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  (Under  each  county 
libraries  are  listed,  if  any.)* 

Alameda. 
Alameda.   Berkeley.    Berkeley,  Uni- 
versity   of    California.      Hayward. 
Livermore.     Niles.     Oakland.     San 
Leandro. 

Contra  Costa. 

Martinez.  Richmond,  Santa  Fe*  Li- 
brary. 

Del  Norte. 

Humboldt. 
Areata.     Eureka.     Ferndale. 

Lake. 

Marin. 
San  Rafael.     Sausalito. 

Mendocino. 
Ukiah.     Willits. 

Monterey. 
Monterey.    Pacific  Grove.     Salinas. 
Salinas,  Odd  Fellows'  Library. 

Napa. 
Calistoga.    Napa,  Goodman  Free  Li- 
brary.    St.  Helena. 

San  Benito. 
Hoi  lister.    San  Juan. 

San  Francisco. 

Astronomical  Society  of  the  Pacific. 
B'nai  B'rith  Club.  Bohemian  Club. 
California  Academy  of  Sciences. 
Chamber  of  Commerce.  Cooper 
Medical  College.  Ligue  Nationale 
Francaise.  Mechanics'-Mercantile. 
Medical  Society,  S.  F.  County. 
Microscopical  Society.  Saint  Igna- 
tius College.  San  Francisco.  San 
Francisco  Verein.  State  Mining 
Bureau.  State  Normal  School.  Su- 
preme Court.  Sutro  Library.  Theo- 
sophical  Society.  University  Club. 
Wells-Fargo  Library  Association. 
Y.  M.  C.  A.  Library. 

San  Luis  Obispo. 
Paso  Robles.    San  Luis  Obispo. 


San  Mateo. 

San  Mateo.     Redwood  City.     South 

City  Reading-Room. 
Santa  Clara. 

Campbell.       Gilroy.       Los     Gatos. 

Mountain  View.     Mount  Hamilton, 

Lick  Observatory     Palo  Alto.    San 

Jose.   San  Jose,  State  Normal  School. 

Santa  Clara.     Stanford  University. 
Santa  Cruz. 

Santa  Cruz.     Watson vi lie. 
Solano. 

Dixon.   Suisun.   Vacaville.    Vallejo. 
Sonoma. 

Healdsburg.  Petaluma.  Santa  Rosa. 

Third  District. 

President,  Jean  D.  Baird,  Free  Public 
Library,  Fresno. 

Secretary,  Grace  Hurlbut,  Free  Public 
Library,  Visalia. 

The  third  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  (Under  each  county 
libraries  are  listed,  if  any.)* 

Fresno. 
Coalinga,  Free  Reading-Room.  Fow- 
ler.    Fresno.     Laton.     Selma. 

Kern. 
Bakersfield,  Beale  Memorial  Library. 
Kern  City. 

Kings. 
Hanford. 

Madera. 
Madera. 

Mariposa. 

Merced. 
Merced,  George  Hicks  Fancher  Me- 
morial Free  Library. 

Stanislaus. 
Modesto.     Oakdale. 

Tulare. 
Porterville.     Tulare.     Visalia. 

Tuolumne. 
Sonora,  Free  Library  and  Reading- 
Room.     Sonora,  Young  Men's  Club. 

Fourth  District. 

President,  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library,  Redlands. 

Secretary,  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Free  Pub- 
lic Library,  Pomona. 


•When  name  of  library  is  not  given,  Public  library  is  understood. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


The  fourth  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  (Under  each  county- 
libraries  are  listed,  if  any.)* 

Los  Angeles. 
Azusa.  Claremont,  Pomona  College. 
Covina.  Downey.  Glendale.  Glen- 
dora.  Hollywood.  Long  Beach. 
Lordsburg.  Los  Angeles.  Los  An- 
geles, Historical  Society  of  South- 
ern California.  Los  Angeles,  State 
Normal  School.  Los  Angeles,  Theo- 
sophical  Library  Association.  Mon- 
rovia. Pasadena.  Pomona.  Re- 
dondo.  San  Dimas.  San  Pedro. 
Santa  Monica.  Sawtelle.  Sierra 
Madre  Library  Association.  South 
Pasadena.     Whittier. 

Orange. 

Anaheim.  Fullerton.  Orange.  Santa 
Ana. 

Riverside. 
Corona.    Riverside. 

San  Bernardino. 

Barstow,  Santa  Fe*  Library.  Colton. 
Highland  Library  Club.  Needles, 
Santa  Fe*  Library.  Ontario.  Red- 
lands,  A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library. 
San  Bernardino.     Upland. 

San  Diego. 

Coronado  Beach  Library.  Escon- 
dido.  La  Jolla.  National  City. 
Oceanside  Library  Association.  Ra- 
mona.  San  Diego.  San  Diego,  State 
Normal  School. 

Santa  Barbara. 

Lompoc  Free  Reading-Room.  Santa 
Barbara. 

Ventura. 

NordhofF,  George  Thacher  Memorial 
Free  Library.     Oxnard.    Ventura. 

History  of  the  California  Library 
Association. 

An  outline  of  the  history  of  the  Association  up 
to  1904  was  kindly  furnished  by  Mr  Joy  Lichten- 
stein. 

The  California  Library  Association 
owes  its  inception  to  a  call  issued  early 
in  1895  by  G.  T.  Clark,  J.  C.  Rowell  and 
A.   M.  Jellison,  inviting  the  librarians 


about  the  bay  to  meet  and  decide  whether 
an  association  was  needed.  There  re- 
sulted a  meeting  held  February  22,  1895, 
at  which  an  affirmative  decision  was 
reached  and  a  committee  appointed  to 
draft  a  constitution.  The  following  were 
present  at  this  initial  meeting:  J.  C.  Row- 
ell, E.  H.  Woodruff,  H.  F.  Peterson,  J. 
W.  Harbourne,  Andrew  Cleary,  L.  B. 
Wetherbee,  G.  T.  Clark,  A.  M.  "jellison, 
F.  J.  Teggart,  and  Joy  Iyichtenstein.  On 
March  8th  the  organization  was  com- 
pleted by  the  adoption  of  a  constitution 
and  election  of  officers  for  the  first  year. 
The  name  adopted,  "  Library  Associa- 
tion of  Central  California,"  indicates  the 
scope  sought  to  be  covered. 

The  first  president  was  J.  C.  Rowell, 
who  filled  the  chair  so  ably  and  presided 
so  charmingly  that  he  was  not  released 
until  he  had  served  three  terms.  Among 
the  many  interesting  subjects  discussed 
at  the  early  meetings  were  Access  to 
shelves,  Fiction  in  libraries,  Early  Cali- 
fornia books,  State  aid  to  libraries,  etc. 
The  meetings  were,  held  principally  in 
San  Francisco,  but  a  notable  exception 
was  that  held  at  Stockton,  a  most  pleas- 
ant two-day  trip  up  the  river  and  return 
with  a  day  in  Stockton. 

Mr  George  T.  Clark  was  president  dur- 
ing 1898.  The  two  principal  meetings 
of  his  administration  were  at  Stanford 
University,  February  2 2d,  and  a  two-day 
meeting  in  Sacramento,  at  which  some 
important  measures  of  library  policy 
were  proposed  and  threshed  out.  In 
March,  1898,  the  name  was  changed  to 
Library  Association  of  California.  The 
question  of  a  copyright  depository  for 
the  Pacific  Coast  was  much  discussed 
during  the  year. 

Mr  F.  J.  Teggart  was  at  the  helm  for 
1899  and  many  interesting  meetings  were 
held.  In  March,  1899,  "Public  Libra- 
ries ' '  published  a  California  number  con- 
taining several  valuable  articles  on  Cal- 
ifornia libraries,  compiled  by  Mr  Teggart 
and  written  principally  by  members  of 
the  Association. 


♦When   name  of  library  is  not  given,  Public  library  is  understood. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARY   ASSOCIATION — HISTORY. 


73 


Following  Mr  Teggart  the  president 
during  1900  was  Herbert  C.  Nash.  Up 
to  this  time  eight  meetings  had  been 
held  each  year,  monthly,  except  during 
the  summer  months.  Now,  feeling  that 
this  was  too  frequent,  the  number  was 
reduced  to  four  and  so  continued  for 
three  years.  All  of  the  meetings  of  the 
year  were  held  in  San  Francisco. 

Mr  Charles  S.  Greene,  the  next  presi- 
dent, held  the  office  for  two  terms,  1901 
and  1902.  Meetings  were  held  at  San 
Francisco,  Berkeley  and  Oakland.  At 
the  meeting  for  August  1,  1902,  the  stu- 
dents of  the  Library  course  of  the  sum 
mer  school  at  Berkeley  attended  in  a 
body.  During  Mr  Greene's  administra- 
tion efforts  were  made  to  secure  the 
passage  of  a  bill  to  establish  a  free  public 
library  commission,  efforts  which  failed 
at  the  time,  but  bore  fruit  later  in  the 
formation  of  the  extension  department 
of  the  State  Library. 

Mr  F.  B.  Graves  was  in  charge  during 
1903,  the  most  notable  meeting  of  the 
year  being  that  held  at  Alameda  in  Octo- 
ber at  the  dedication  of  the  new  public 
library  building.  It  was  decided  in  Feb- 
ruary that  meetings  should  again  be  held 
monthly  with  the  exception  of  June, 
July,  and  August. 

During  1904  and  1905  the  association 
was  under  the  able  and  enthusiastic  lead- 
ership of  Mr  Joy  Lichtenstein.  These 
were  years  of  steady  growth  and  broaden 
ing  activities.  Many  new  members  were 
added,  especially  from  the  outlying  libra- 
ries. In  1904  meetings  were  held  in  San 
Francisco,  Oakland,  Santa  Rosa,  Santa 
Cruz  and  Sacramento.  Notable  meetings 
of  1905  were  those  held  at  Stanford 
University,  Bakersfield,  and  at  Berkeley 
in  connection  with  the  California  Teach- 
ers' Association.  But  the  great  feature 
of  the  year  was  the  meeting  of  the  Amer- 
ican Library  Association  at  Portland. 
As  a  result  of  a  circular  sent  by  the  Asso- 
ciation to  library  trustees  throughout  the 
State,  many  librarians,  over  a  dozen  being 
from  the  smaller  libraries,  were  enabled 


to  attend  this  meeting  at  the  expense 
of  their  libraries.  The  attendance  of 
forty -two  from  this  State  shows  how 
widespread  an  interest  was  taken  and 
how  eagerly  the  opportunity  was  em- 
braced of  meeting  with  the  parent  society. 
In  June  the  members  of  the  Association 
had  the  pleasure  of  meeting  Dr.  Herbert 
Putnam,  then  in  San  Francisco  on  his 
way  to  the  Portland  meeting.  July  25th 
a  very  successful  dinner  was  given  to  a 
party  of  visiting  librarians  who  were  in 
the  city  on  their  return  from  the  Alaska 
trip.  At  this  dinner  some  notable 
speeches  were  made,  including  those  by 
Dr.  E.  C.  Richardson,  A.  H.  Hopkins 
and  Dr.  Melvil  Dewey. 

There  has  not  yet  been  time  to  prove 
the  success  of  the  new  experiment  of 
dividing  the  State  into  districts,  a  plan 
introduced  when  Mr  Gill  is  became  Pres- 
ident in  1906,  but  all  signs  seem  to  indi- 
cate that  it  is  a  happy  solution  of  the 
problem  of  providing  for  the  whole  of  a 
vast  territory. 

The  Association  has  furthered  many 
measures  of  importance  during  the  eleven 
years  of  its  existence  and  has  taken  a 
forward  position  in  matters  of  advanced 
library  policy.  It  was  active  in  securing 
the  revision  of  the  library  law,  a  most 
important  result  of  which  has  been  the 
enlarged  activities  of  the  State  Library. 
It  early  advocated  inter-library  loans ;  a 
copyright  depository  on  the  Pacific 
Coast;  cooperation  with  the  public 
schools,  etc. 

The  money  of  the  Association  has  been 
well  spent  for  publications.  These,  aside 
from  their  content,  have  been  issued  in 
most  creditable  form,  such  as  to  have 
called  forth  the  special  praise  of  **  Public 
Libraries."  A  list  of  the  publications  is 
given  elsewhere  in  this  issue. 

During  the  year  the  treasurer  has  with 
great  faithfulness  and  regularity  fur- 
nished the  President  a  weekly  report  of 
the  finances  of  the  Association.  The 
report  ending  May  26,  1906,  showed  a 
balance  in  the  treasury  of  $58.21. 


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Past  Officers. 

1895— President— J.  C.  Rowell. 

Vice-President— Geo.  T.  Clark. 

Treasurer — Andrew  J.  Cleary. 

Secretary — A.  M.  Jellison. 
1896— President— J.  C.  Rowell. 

Vice-President — (Not  recorded.) 

Treasurer — Andrew  J.  Cleary. 

Secretary — A.  M.  Jellison. 
1897— President— J.  C.  Rowell. 

Vice-President— Geo.  T.  Clark. 

Treasurer — Andrew  J.  Cleary. 

Secretary — A.  M.  Jellison. 
1898— President— Geo.  T.  Clark. 

Vice-  President—  A.M.  Jellison . 

Treasurer — Miss  Emily  I.  Wade. 

Secretary — Frederick  J.  Teggart. 
1899— President — Frederick  J.  Teggart. 

Vice-President — Mrs  Harriet  C. 
Wadleigh. 

Treasurer — Miss  Emily  I.  Wade. 

Secretary — Robert  E.  Cowan. 
1900 — President — Herbert  C.  Nash. 

Vice-President— Miss  N.  M.  Russ. 

Treasurer — Miss  Emily  I.  Wade. 

Secretary— J.  H.  Wood. 
1901 — President— Charles  S.  Greene. 

Vice-President — Miss    Mary    L. 
Jones. 

Treasurer — Miss  Mary   F.   Wil- 
liams. 

Secretary — Frank  B.  Graves. 
1902 — President — Charles  S.  Greene. 

Vice-President — Miss    Mary    A. 
Walker. 

Treasurer — Frank  B.  Graves. 

Secretary — Robert  E.  Cowan. 
1903 — President — Frank  B.  Graves. 

Vice-President— J.  L.  Gillis. 

Treasurer — Miss  F.  B.  Whittier. 

Secretary — Robert  E.  Cowan. 
1904 — President — Joy  Liechtenstein. 

Vice-Pres. — Miss  Bertha  Kumli. 

Secretary — Miss     Margaret     A. 
Schmidt. 

Treasurer— Miss  F.  B.  Whittier. 
1905 — President— Joy  Lichtenstein. 

Vice-President— Miss      Minerva 
Waterman. 

Secretary — Miss  Anna  L.  Saw- 
yer. 

Treasurer — Miss  Anna  K.  Foss- 
ler. 


Constitution  of  the  California  Li- 
brary Association. 

Section  i.  This  organization  "shall 
be  called  the  California  Library  Associa- 
tion. 

Sec.  2.  Its  object  shall  be  to  promote 
the  welfare  of  libraries,  and  bring  them 
into  closer  relations  with  the  public. 

Sec.  3.  Any  trustee,  librarian  or 
other  person  engaged  in  library  admin- 
istration, may  become  a  member  of  the 
Association  by  paying  the  annual  fee. 
Other  persons  interested  in  library  or 
allied  educational  work  may  in  the  same 
manner  become  members,  on  receiving 
the  affirmative  vote  of  the  majority  of 
the  members  present  at  any  regular 
meeting  of  the  Association.  Persons 
who  have  rendered  important  services  to 
library  interests,  or  to  the  cause  of  edu- 
cation in  general,  may,  upon  recom- 
mendation of  the  Executive  Committee, 
be  elected  to  honorary  membership  in 
the  Association. 

Sec.  4.  Annual  dues  shall  be  one  dollar 
for  individuals  and  five  dollars  for  libra- 
ries and  other  institutions,  payable  in 
advance  in  January.  Numbers  shall  be 
assigned  to  members  in  the  order  of 
their  joining.  Any  member  owing  more 
than  two  years'  dues  shall,  after  thirty 
days'  written  notice  from  the  Treasurer, 
be  dropped  from  the  rolls.  Any  indi- 
vidual member  may  become  a  life  mem- 
ber, exempt  from  dues,  upon  payment  of 
twenty  dollars.  All  funds  received  from 
life  memberships  shall  be  placed  at  inter- 
est and  the  interest  only  expended. 
Library  membership  shall  entitle  the 
trustees  thereof  to  all  privileges  of  mem- 
bership in  the  Association. 

Sec.  5.  The  officers  of  the  Association 
shall  be  a  President,  a  Vice-President, 
District  Presidents  (as  appointed  by  the 
President),  a  Secretary  and  a  Treasurer. 
In  case  of  a  vacancy  in  any  office  except 
that  of  President  the  Executive  Commit- 
tee may  designate  some  person  to  dis- 
charge the  duties  of  the  same  pro  tem- 
pore. 

Sec.  6.  The  above  officers,  excepting 
District  Presidents,  shall  be  elected  by 


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ballot  at  the  last  regular  session  of  the 
annual  meeting,  to  hold  office  for  one 
year  or  until  their  successors  are  elected. 
Past  Presidents  of  the  Association  shall 
constitute  a  Nominating  Committee.  At 
the  call  of  the  President  they  shall  meet 
on  or  before  the  first  day  of  the  annual 
meeting  and  make  nominations  for  all 
elective  offices.  One  nomination  shall 
be  made  for  each  office,  but  upon  peti- 
tion of  five  members  for  each  name  so 
placed,  additional  names  of  candidates 
must  be  placed  upon  the  official  ballot, 
which  shall  be  publicly  posted.  Three 
members  of  the  Nominating  Committee 
shall  constitute  a  quorum. 

Sec.  7.  The  President  shall  preside  at 
the  regular  annual  meeting  and  at  such 
other  special  meetings  as  may  be  called. 
He  shall  perform  the  duties  generally 
pertaining  to  his  office.  He  shall,  at  the 
annual  meeting,  make  an  annual  report 
on  the  condition  and  affairs  of  the  Asso- 
ciation. He  shall  arrange  the  program 
for  the  annual  meeting. 

Sec.  8.  The  Vice-President  shall  act 
as  President  during  absence  or  incapacity 
of  the  latter. 

Sec.  9.  The  Secretary  shall  keep  the 
minutes  of  the  general  meetings  and  of 
those  of  the  Executive  Committee,  and 
shall  keep  a  record  of  all  business  trans- 
acted; shall  give  due  notice  of  any  elec- 
tion, appointment,  meeting,  or  other 
business  requiring  the  personal  attention 
of  any  member,  and  shall  have  charge 
of  the  books,  papers  and  correspondence. 

Sec.  10.  The  Treasurer  shall  keep  a 
full  and  accurate  record  of  all  receipts  and 
disbursements,  with  date,  purpose,  and 
amount;  shall  collect  dues  and  pay  bills 
authorized  by  the  Executive  Committee, 
and  shall  make  statement  of  his  accounts 
annually  and  at  such  other  times  as  the 
Association  may  require.  He  shall  assign 
a  serial  number  to  each  member,  shall 
enter  same  upon  receipts  for  dues,  and 
shall  notify  members  of  delinquencies. 

Sec.  11.  The  following  standing  com- 
mittees shall  be  appointed  by  the  Presi- 
dent as  soon  after  the  annual  meeting  as 
possible:  An  Executive  Committee,  con- 


sisting of  the  President,  Vice  President, 
Secretary,  and  Treasurer,  and  five  other 
members,  which  shall  be  a  general 
advisory  committee  to  the  President  and 
the  Association,  and  shall  also  authorize 
expenditures;  a  committee  of  three  on 
Publications;  a  committee  of  three  on 
Resolutions,  to  which  all  resolutions  shall 
be  referred;  a  committee  of  two  on 
Audit,  which  shall  examine  the  Treas- 
urer's books  and  report  thereon  at  the 
annual  meeting.  The  President  may 
appoint  such  other  special  committees  as 
he  may  from  time  to  time  deem  necessary. 

SEC.  12.  District  Presidents  shall  be 
appointed  by  the  President  as  soon  as 
practicable  after  the  annual  meeting. 
These  shall  be  selected  with  fe  view  to 
covering  the  whole  of  the  State,  and  the 
President  shall  indicate  for  each  a  dis- 
trict which  he  shall  be  expected  to  rep- 
resent. The  District  Presidents  shall 
arrange  for  and  hold  quarterly  meetings 
in  their  respective  districts,  and  shall 
endeavor  to  enlist  the  interest  and  the 
membership  in  the  Association  of  all 
the  library  workers  in  their  respective 
districts.  They  shall  render  annual  re- 
ports to  the  President  and  shall  appoint 
Secretaries  to  make  reports  of  their 
meetings. 

Sec.  13.  The  annual  meeting  of  the 
Association  shall  take  place  at  such  place 
and  time  as  may  be  determined  by  the 
President  and  the  Executive  Committee. 

Sec  14.  Fifteen  members  shall  con- 
stitute a  quorum. 

Sec.  15.  Special  meetings  shall  be 
called  by  the  President,  on  request  of 
ten  or  more  members;  provided,  that  five 
days'  previous  notice  be  duly  given,  and 
that  only  business  specified  in  the  call 
shall  be  transacted.  The  President  and 
the  Executive  Committee  may  call  special 
meetings  of  the  Association  at  such  times 
as  may  be  deemed  necessary. 

Sec.  16.  This  Constitution  may  be 
amended  at  any  meeting  of  the  Associa- 
tion, notice  of  the  proposed  amendment 
having  been  given  in  writing  at  a  pre- 
vious meeting.  A  majority  vote  of  those 
present  shall  be  required. 


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List  of  Members. 

Addresses  and  positions  are  those  given  when 
last  fee  was  paid,  except  whcu  the  Secretary  has 
been  notified  of  changes.  The  number  follow- 
ing each  address  is  the  membership  registration 
number  in  the  order  of  joining.  The  Roman 
number  at  the  end  indicates  the  district  to  which 
the  member  belongs.  The  names  of  new  mem- 
bers will  be  given  from  time  to  time  in  News 
Notes  of  California  Libraries.  The  Secretary 
would  be  glad  to  receive  notice  of  any  errors  in  the 
list.    The  total  number  of  members  is  now  186. 

The  Treasurer  will    be    glad  to  receive  dues 
from  those  members  who  have  not  vet  paid  for  j 
1906.  "  j 

Aram,  Mrs  M.   E.,   Ex-Ln.  P.  L.,  Red- ! 

ding.     218.     I. 
Armstrong,  Miss  Alice  E  ,  Ln.  Univ.  of 

Nevada  L.,  Reno,  Nev.     242. 
Armstrong,  Mrs   Leslie  L.,  Trustee  F.  P.  . 

L-,  Calistoga.     207.     II. 
Baird,  Miss  Jean   D.,  Lu.   P.  L.,  Fresno,  j 

243.     III.  j 

Barker,  Miss  Beatrice  J.,  Cataloger  Univ.  ' 

of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.     250.     II. 
Barmby,  Miss  N.  Mary,  Ln.  P.  L-,  San 

Jose\     142.     II. 
Barnett,    Miss  Adelle,   Ln.  P.   L.,  Santa 

Rosa.     251.     II. 
Baxley,   Miss   Alice,  2072    Peralta   ave., 

Fruitvale.     237.     II. 
Bedinger,  Miss  Sarah  E.,  Ln.  Beale  Me- 
morial L.,  Bakersfield.     157.     III. 
Belfrage,  David  M.,  Ln.  Cooper  Medical 

College  L.,  San  Francisco.     135.     II. 
Bennett,  Miss   Mamie,   Asst.   P.   L.,  Los 

Angeles.     249.     IV. 
Blanchard,  Mrs  A.  L.,  Shelf  Lister  State 

L.,  Sacramento.     266.     I. 
Bonte,  Miss  Frances  S.,  1128  Tenth  st.,  i 

Sacramento.     85.     I. 
Brown,  Miss  Mary,   Ln.   F.    P.   L.,  San 

Leandro.     287.     II. 
Bruncken,  Ernest,  Chief  of  Sociological 

Dept.  State  L.,  Sacramento.    217    I. 
Burt,  Miss  Lillian,  Accession  Cataloger 

Univ.  of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.    175.  II. 
California   State    Library,    Sacramento. 

(J.    L.    Gillis,    Librarian.)     274.     I. 
Trustees:    Allen    B.   Lemmon,   Pres.; 

Charles  S.  Greene  ;  Bradner  W.  Lee  ; 

Joseph  Steffens;  W.  C.  Van  Fleet. 
Carson,    Miss    M.     K.,    Ln.    McCreery 

Branch,  P.  L.,  San  Francisco.  158.  II. 


Casey,  Miss  N.  A.,  Ln.  Branch  No.  i,  P. 

L-,  San  Francisco.     190.     II. 
Cassidy,  Miss  Sara  Frances,  Ln.  F.  !#., 

Petal  um  a.     208.     II. 
Chapman,    Mrs    Hat  tie  J.   D.,    Trustee 

P.  L.,  Alameda.     235.     II. 
Clark,  Miss  Ella  A.,  Ln.  "The  Call  ••  L-, 

San  Francisco.     112.     II. 
Clark,  George  T.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  San  Fran- 
cisco.    2.     II. 
Clark,  Ulysses  S.,  952   South   Sixth   st., 

San  Jose\     137.     II. 
Clarke,  Miss  S.  M.,  Marguerite  Home, 

i6i7Seventh  st., Sacramento.  209.  I. 
Clowdslev,  W.  F.,  Ln.   P.  L..  Stockton. 

59.  i- 

Colegrove,  Mrs  May  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Pa- 
cific Grove.     259.     II. 

Coleman,  William  Emmette,  418  Sutter 
st.,  San  Francisco.     14.     II. 

Colquhoun,  Robert  D.,  Asst.  Mechanics*- 
Mercantile  L.,  San  Francisco.  116. 
II. 

Cowan,  Robert  E.,  Bookseller,  867  Treat 
ave.,  San  Francisco.     32.     II. 

Creaner,  Miss  Anna,  Asst.  P.  L.,  Stock- 
ton.    159.     I. 

Gumming,  Joseph  M.,  Asst.  Mechanics'- 
MercantileL.,  San  Francisco.  107.  II. 

Dalzell,  Miss  Bessie,  2d  Asst.  F.  P.  L., 
Fresno.     276.     III. 

Davis,  A.  B.,  620  Sutter  st.,  San  Fran- 
cisco.    43.     II. 

Davis,  Horace,  Trustee  P.  L.,  San  Fran- 
cisco.    5.     II. 

Davison,  Mrs  Hannah  P.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L-, 
San  Diego.     183.     IV. 

Dennett,  Edward  P.,  Trustee  P.  L. ,  Pacific 
Grove.     262.     II. 

Dodge,  Melvin  G.,  Associate  Ln.  Leland 
Stanford  Jr.  Univ.  L.,  Stanford  Uni- 
versity.    128.     II. 

Dold,  Miss  Margaret  E.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L-, 
Hanford.     256.     III. 

Doyle,  Miss  Gertrude,  Ln.  F.  L.,  Vallejo. 
210.     II. 

Eastman,  Miss  Margaret,  Chief  Deputy 
State  L.,  Sacramento.     114.    I. 

Ellis,  Miss  Victoria,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Long 
Beach.     189.     IV. 

Ellsworth,  Frank  A.,  Asst.  Bancroft  L-, 
1538  Valencia  st.,  San  Francisco. 
160.     II. 


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77 


English,    Miss   M.  Frances,   Ln.   P.  L., 

Whittier.     285.     IV. 
Ennis,  Miss  Daisy  I.,  Ref.  Ln.  State  L., 

Sacramento.     222.     I. 
Faulder,   Mrs    Henrietta  M.,  Ln.  P.  L., 
Covina.     248.     IV. 

Fenton,    Miss  J.    M.,    Cataloger   F.    L., 

Oakland.     25.     II. 
Field,  Mrs  Anna  C,  Ln.  V.  L.,  Orange. 
78.     IV. 

Field,  Miss  Clara  C,  care  P.  L.,  Orange. 
257.     IV. 

Fossler,  Miss  Anna  K.,  Classifier  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.     124.     II. 

Fowler,  Mrs  Minnie,  Trustee  P.  L., 
Calistoga.     180.     II. 

Franklin,  Mrs  W.  E.,  Trustee  P.  L., 
Gilroy.     241.     II. 

Garoutte,  Miss  Eudora,  Chief  of  Califor- 
nia Historical  Dept.,  State  L.   185.   I. 

Gayley,  Charles  Mills,  Prof,  of  English 
language  and  literature,  Univ.  of 
California,  Berkeley.  Honorary 
member.     II. 

Gillis,  James  L.,  Ln.  State  L. ,  Sacramento. 
98.     I. 

Gillis,  Miss  Mabel  R.,  Asst.  in  Extension 
Dept.,  State  L.,  Sacramento.    265.   I. 

Goodwin,  John  E.,  Supervisor  Stacks 
and  Loans,  Leland  Stanford  Jr.  Univ. 
L.,  Stanford  University.    253.     II. 

Gorman,  J.  W.,  Stenographer,  State  L., 
Sacramento.     271.     I. 

Graff,  Ulrich,  Head  of  Circulation  Dept., 
Univ.  of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.    150.    II. 

Graves,  Francis  B.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L.f  Alameda. 
64.     II. 

Green,  Miss  Lillian  P.,  Ref.  Ln.  Leland 
Stanford  Jr.  Univ.  L.,  Stanford  Uni- 
versity.    132.     II. 

Greene,  Charles  S.,  Ln.  F.  L.,  Oakland; 
Trustee  State  L.     104.    II. 

Gun  thorp,  Miss  Pauline,  Cataloger  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.     254.     II. 

Hadden,  Miss  Anne,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Palo 
Alto.     162.     II. 

Hafner,  Miss  B.  S.f  Asst.  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco.    225.    II. 

Haines,  Miss  Alice  J.,  Asst.  in  Califor- 
nia Historical  Dept.,  State  L.,  Sacra- 
mento.    90.     I. 

Hale,  Mrs  Jennie  I.,  Sec'y  and  Ln.  F. 
R.  R.  and.  L.  Association,  Martinez. 
163.     II. 


Harp,  Mrs  S.  J.,   Ln.   F.  P.  L-,   Liver- 
more.     179.     II. 
Harrison,  Judge  Ralph  C,  Trustee  P.  L., 

San  Francisco.     228.     II. 
Hax,  John   E-,  Resident    Mgr.   Library 
Bureau,  538  California  st.,  San  Fran- 
cisco.      (Temporary    address,     1071 
Broadway,  Oakland.)     144.     II. 
Hay,  Miss  Emily  P.  B.,  Asst.  P.  L.,  San 

Francisco.     188.     II. 
Hay  ward,  Miss  Celia  A.,   Supervisor  of 
Branches,     P.    L.,     San    Francisco. 
16.     II. 

j  Healey,  Miss  Alice  M.,  Asst.  P.  L-,  San 

Francisco.     145.     II. 
Horton,  Mrs  Lydia  M.,  Ln.  State  Normal 
School  L.,  San  Diego.     216.     IV. 

Hughes,  Miss  Florence,  Head  Cataloger 
Leland  Stanford  Jr.  Univ.  L.,  Stan- 
ford University.     91.     II. 

;  Humphreys,  Miss  Antoinette  M.,  Ln.  A. 
K.  Smiley  P.  L.,  Redlands.    187.    IV. 

,  Hunt,  Miss  Lulu,  Asst.  Goodman  F.  P.  L., 
Napa.     255.     II. 

Huntington,  Miss  Stella,  Ln.  State  Nor- 
mal School  L.,  San  Francisco.     113. 

I  II. 

Huntley,  Miss  Mabel  G.,  Asst.  F.  P.  L., 

1         Sacramento.     200.     I. 

Hurl  but,  Miss  Grace,  Ln.  P.  L-,  Visalia. 
223.     III. 

Hyde,  Miss  Mary  E.f  Asst.  Ln.  California 
Academy  of  Sciences,  San  Francisco, 
230.     II. 

Hyde,  William  F.,  Trustee  P.  L.,  Palo 
Alto.     224.     II. 

Jacobs,  Mrs  Margaret  E.,  Ln.  Goodman 
F.  P.  L.,  Napa.     164.     II. 

Jacobus,  Miss  Sarah  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Po- 
mona.    260.     IV. 

Jenkins,  Miss  Belle  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Wat- 
son ville.     213.     II. 

Jones,  Miss  Mary  L-,  Director  of  School 
of  Library  Methods,  Univ.  of  Cali- 
fornia Summer  School,  Berkeley. 
(Address,  Pasadena,  care  W.  A. 
Jones.)     126. 

Judd,  N.  J.,  21  First  st.,  San  Francisco. 
141.     II. 

Katz,  Miss  Louise  W.,  Cataloger  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.     174.     II. 

Kimball,  William  P.,  2006  Golden  Gate 
ave.,  San  Francisco.     51.     II. 


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Kirkbride,  C.  H.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  San  Mateo. 
139.     II. 

Knox,  J.  W.,  Trustee  George  Hicks  Fan- 
cher  Memorial  Free  L.,  Merced. 
281.     III. 

Knutz,  Miss  Hattie  A.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L.,  Ar- 
eata.    286.     II. 

KumH,  Miss  Bertha,  Library  Organizer, 
State  L.,  Sacramento.    55.    I. 

Lafler,  Mrs  H.  A.,  2233  Dana  st.,  Berke- 
ley.    258.     II. 

Lamb,  Miss  Eliza,  Cataloger  Mechanics' - 
Mercantile  L.,  San  Francisco.  244. 
II. 

Lawson,  F.  M.,  Asst.  Mechanics' -Mer- 
cantile L.,  San  Francisco,     148.     II. 

Layman,  Joseph  D.,  Asst.  Ln.  Univ.  of 
Calif.  L.f  Berkeley.     11.     II. 

Leask,  Samuel,  Trustee  P.  L.,  Santa 
Cruz.     196.    II. 

Lichtenstein,  Joy,  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco.     4.     II. 

Lilienthal,  Philip  N.,  Trustee  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco.     238.     II. 

Littlejohn,  Miss  Gertrude  W.,  1st  Asst. 
P.  L.f  Berkeley.     177.     II. 

Long  Beach  P.  L.,  Long  Beach.  (Miss 
Victoria  Ellis,  Ln.)  279.  IV. 
Trustees:  Rev.  Charles  Pease,  Pres.; 
Webster  Wotkyns,  Sec'y ;  Mrs  Jen- 
nie Reeve;  Mrs  Wm.  H.  Schilling; 
Mrs  Adelaide  Tichenor. 

Louderback,  Mrs  Carrie  K.,  Asst.  Ln. 
F.  L.,  Oakland.     71.     II. 

Loveland,  Mrs  Etta  F.,  Ln.  Phelan 
Branch,  P.  L.,  San  Francisco.  165. 
II. 

Lowry,  Miss  Annie,  In  charge  of  Periodi- 
cals and  Binding,  State  L.,  Sacra- 
mento.    270.     I. 

Loy,  William  E.,  Sec'y  S.  F.  Microscopi- 
cal Society,  San  Francisco.    1 10.    II. 

Lugg,  William  H.,  Shipping  Clerk  State 
L.,  Sacramento.     278.     I. 

Lummis  Charles  F.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Los  An- 
Angeles.     272.     IV. 

McAllister,  George  W.,  1220  Sutter  st., 
San  Francisco.     220.     II. 

McFadden,  Miss  Jeannette,  Ln.  P.  L., 
Santa  Ana.     80.     IV. 

McKennon,  Miss,  Trustee  P.  L.,  San 
Luis  Obispo.     219.    II. 


J  Mann,  Miss  Hattie  M.,  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L., 
i         Stockton.     166.    I. 

Martens,  Miss  Josepha,  Ln.  Children's 
Dept.,  P.  L.,  San  Francisco.    167.    II. 

Martin,  Miss  N.  M.,  1st  Asst.  P.  L.,  Pasa- 
dena.    99.     IV. 

Mason,  H.  A.,  Editor  Pacific  Municipal- 
ities, San  Francisco.     211.     II. 

Mastick,  George  H.,  Trustee  P.  L.,  Ala- 
meda.    229.     II. 

Maxwell,  Miss  Minnie,  Asst.  McCreery 
Branch,  P.  L.,  San  Francisco.  168. 
II. 

Mead,  H.  Ralph,  Ref.  Ln.  Univ.  of  Calif. 
L-,  Berkeley.     147.     II. 

Mel,  Miss  Clara  F.,  Clerk  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco.     170.     II. 

Melrose,  Miss  M.  C,  Asst.  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco.     106.     II. 

Mendenhall,  Miss  Minnie,  Ex-Ln.  P.  L., 
Whittier.     231.     IV. 

Michaels,  Louis  L.,  Ln.  B'nai  B'rith 
Club  L.,  San  Francisco.     221.     II. 

Milne,  Mrs  Frances  M.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L., 
San  Luis  Obispo.     195.     II. 

Monroe,  Miss  K.  A.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Ontario. 
239.     IV. 

Moore,   David   R.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Berkeley. 

131.     II. 

Morgan,  Miss  Susan  D.,  Ln.  Branch  No. 
4,  P.  L.,  San  Francisco.     169.     II. 

Morrow,  James  A.,  Trustee  P.  L.,  Oak- 
land.    140.     II. 

Mosse,  Miss  Elfie  A.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Santa 
Monica.     267.     IV. 

Nichols,  Mrs  G.  B.,  Trustee  P.  L.,  San 
Luis  Obispo.     236.     II. 

Nye,  Alfred  B.,  Private  Secretary  to  Gov- 
ernor Pardee,  Sacramento.     273.     I. 

Oakford,  Mrs  Ellen  B.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Tu- 
lare.    275.     III. 

Oakland  Free  L.,  Oakland.  (Charles  S. 
Greene,  Ln.)  283.  II. 
Trustees  :  Dr.  Harry  P.  Carlton,  Pres.; 
Edward  R.  Eliassen,  Sec'y  ;  Wallace 
M.  Alexander;  Wm.  H.  Gorrill ; 
James  A.  Morrow. 

Olsen,   Lilly   A.,  Asst.  P.  L.,  Stockton. 

233-     I- 
Ormerod,  Miss  Olive  M.,  Asst.  F.  P.  L., 
Sacramento.     201.     I. 


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79 


Parrott,  Miss  Retta,  Asst.  Ln.  F.  P.  L., 
Sacramento.     198.      I. 

Peres,  Miss  A.,  2d  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L  ,  Oak- 
land.    156.     II. 

Phelan,  Miss  Amy  L.,  Cataloger  State 
L.,  Sacramento.     268.     I. 

Phelan,  James  D.,  Trustee  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco.     227.     II. 

Prentiss,  Miss  Mabel  E.,  Library  Organ- 
izer, State  L.,  Sacramento.    82.    I. 

Provines,  Miss  Cornelia  D.,  Ln.  P.  L., 
Healdsburg.     184.     II. 

Putnam,  Herbert,  Ln.  L.  of  Congress, 
Washington,  D.  C.  Honorary  mem- 
ber. 

Quinley,  Mrs  Ella  A.,  Asst.  F.  P.  L.,  Sac- 
ramento.    199.     I. 

Rankin,  Miss  Henri  A.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Los 
Gatos.     215.     II. 

Rea,  Robert,  2d  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L-,  San 
Francisco.     34.     II. 

Ripley,  Lauren  W.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L.,  Sacra- 
mento.    197.     I. 

Rowell,  Joseph  C,  Ln.  Univ.  of  Calif. 
I,.,  Berkeley.     1.     II. 

Royce,  Miss  Ruth,  Ln.  State  Normal 
School  L.,  San  Jose".     280.     II. 

Russ,  Miss  Nellie  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Pasa- 
dena.    83.     IV. 

Sawyer,  Miss  Anna  L-,  Ln.  Margaret  Car- 
negie L.,  Mills  College.     30.     II. 

Shepard,  Miss  Jane  L.,  Asst.  Ln.  A.  K. 
Smiley  F.  P.  L.,  Redlands.    136.    IV. 

Silsby,  Mrs  Anna  R.,  Ln.  F.  P.  L.,  Paso 
Robles.     232.     II. 

Sinsheimer,  Mrs  A.  Z.,  Trustee  P.  L., 
San  Luis  Obispo.     194.     II. 

Smith,  Arthur  B.,  Head  of  Order  Dept. 
Univ.  of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.    146.  II. 

Smith,  Frederic  J.,  Ex-Ln.  Mercantile  L., 
San  Francisco.     247.     II. 

Smith,  Miss  Kate,  Cloverdale.     176.     II. 

Smith,  Miss  Susan  T.,  Ln.  State  Normal 
School  L.,  Chico.     119;    I. 

Snelling,J.  F.,  Bookseller,  San  Francisco. 
(Temporary  address,  in  Telegraph 
ave.,  Oakland).     20.     II. 

Sprague,  Miss  Lotta  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Red 
Bluff.     269.     I. 

Steffens,  Miss  Laura,  Chief  of  Extension 
Dept., State  L., Sacramento.    264.    I. 


Stephens,  H.  Morse,  Prof,  of  History  and 

Director    of  University    Extension, 

Univ.  of  Calif.,  Berkeley.     Honorary 

member.     II. 
Stovall,  James  B.,  Ln.  Wells- Fargo  L., 

San  Francisco.     10 1.     II. 
Strofcher,  Miss  Nellie,  1st  Asst.  F.  P.  L., 

Fresno.     277.     III. 
Sturges,  Miss  Eleanor  J.,  Asst.  P.  L.,  San 

Francisco.     76.    II. 
Subers,  Miss  Mary  E.,  Ln.  City  L-,  Marys- 

ville.     171.     I. 
Sutliff,  Miss  Mary  L.,  Chief  of  Catalog 

Dept.,  State  L.,  Sacramento.    226.    I. 
Taber,  Miss  Grace  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Corona. 

234.     IV. 
Taylor,  Miss  Annie  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Azusa. 

282.     IV. 
Teggart,  Frederick  J.,  Ln.  late  Mechan- 

ics'-Mercantile    L..  San    Francisco; 

Hon.  Custodian  Bancroft  L.\  Berke- 
ley.    3.     II. 
Thompson,   Miss  Belle  H.,  Chief  Loan 

Desk  Asst.,  Leland  Stanford  Jr.  Univ. 

L.,  Stanford  University.    245.     II. 
Trader,  Harrold  E.,  100  Warren  St.,  New 

York,  N.  Y.     151. 
Vandever,  Miss  Florence,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Ven- 
tura.    284.     IV. 
Vining,  E.  P.,  149  Harvard  st.,  Brookline, 

Mass.     Honorary  member. 
Wade,   Miss  Emily  I.,  Chief  Cataloger 

P.  L.,  San  Francisco.     18.     II. 
Walker.  Miss  A.  Bruce,  Ln.  F.  P.  L.,  St. 

Helena.     246.     II. 
Ward,  E.  F.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Escondido.     193. 

IV. 
Waterman,  Miss  Minerva  H.,  Ln.  P.  L., 

Santo  Cruz.    87.     II. 
Waters,  Miss  Carrie  S.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  San 

Bernardino.     240.     IV. 
Watson,  William  R.,  Asst.  Ln.  State  L., 

Sacramento.     212.     I. 
Weed,   Miss  Ida   B.,   Asst.   P.   L.,   San 

Francisco.     127.     II. 
Whitbeck,  Mrs  Alice   G.,  Children's  Ln. 

P.  L.,  Berkeley.     154.     II. 
Whittier,    Miss   Florence   B.,    Cataloger 

Mechanics'-Mercantile  L.,  San  Fran- 
cisco (present  address  Long  Beach). 

138.  '  II. 


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Wolfe,  Louis  G.,  424  Sansome  St.,  San 

Francisco.     191.    II. 
Woodman,  Miss  Annie,  Asst.  Branch  No. 

3,  P.  L.,  San  Francisco.     261.    II. 
Woodmansee,    R.    C,   Asst.     Univ.    of 

Calif.  L.,  Berkeley.     252.     II. 
Wood  worth,    Frederick  A.,   Trustee   P. 

L.,  Pacific  Grove.     263.    II. 
Woolcock,  W.  Thorne,  Asst.  Mechanics'- 

Mercantile  L.,  San  Francisco.     129. 

II. 

Publieations  of  California  Library 
Association. 

No.  1.  Officers,  1895;  List  of  mem- 
bers; Programs  of  meetings  May  io,  1895, 
to  February  14,  1896. 

No.  2.  Magazine  publishing  in  Cali- 
fornia, by  Charles  S.  Greene;  The  rela- 
tion of  libraries  to  righteousness,  by  Prof 
Edward  Alsworth  Ross.  San  Francisco, 
May,  1898. 

No.  3.  Libraries  of  California  in  1899. 
San  Francisco,  April,  1900. 

No.  4.  California  library  laws,  1850- 
1903.     San  Francisco,  1903. 

No.  5.  Book  reviews  and  the  librarian 
(Dodge);  Notes  about  bulletin  work 
(Whitbeck);  Small  library  plans;  Selec- 
tion of  books  for  a  small  library  (Clark). 
A  State  Library  publication ;  What  a  town 
can  do  for  a  library  (Greene);  News  and 
notes  (Kimball);  Two  important  meet, 
ings;  Twenty-five  good  books  on  Califor- 
nia; List  of  members.  San  Francisco, 
July,  1904. 

No.  6.  Suggestive  list  of  library  aids 
for  the  librarian  in  the  small  town  li- 
brary (Whittier);  Essentials  and  non- 
essentials in  the  children's  room  (Russ); 
Forms,  rules,  and  regulations  (Graves); 
The  essentials  in  classifying  and  catalog- 
ing (Haines);  The  Santa  Cruz  meeting 
of  the  California  Library  Association 
(Sturges).  San  Francisco,  December, 
1904. 

No.  7.  List  of  California  periodicals 
issued  previous  to  the  completion  of  the 
transcontinental  telegraph  (August  15, 
1846-October  24,  1861),  by  Katherine 
Chandler.     San  Francisco,  March,  1905. 

Officers,  1S95;  Constitution  of  the  Li- 


brary Association  of  Central  California; 
Constitution  of  the  Library  Association 
of  California,  amendments;  List  of  mem- 
bers; Officers,  1895-1903.     [1903.] 

Reprints. 

Henry  Bradshaw,  Librarian  and  scholar, 
by  Dr.  Ewald  Fliigel.  San  Francisco, 
1904.  [Reprinted  from  Library  Journal, 
August,  1904.] 

Library  Associations  of  Washington, 
Oregon,  and  California:  papers  read  at 
the  Pacific  Meeting,  Portland,  Oregon, 
July  5,  1905.  [Reprinted  from  Library 
Journal,  November,  1905.] 

Book  selection  and  purchase  for  small 
libraries,  by  Mabel  E.  Prentiss.  [Re- 
printed from  Public  Libraries,  February, 
1906,  for  the  California  Library  Associa- 
tion.] 

Circulars. 

Numerous  circulars  have  been  sent  out 
from  time  to  time,  but  unfortunately  the 
Association  has  not  a  complete  file. 
Members  who  have  any  of  these  will 
confer  a  favor  by  sending  them  to  the 
Secretary. 

Publications  nos.  1-6  are  practically 
out  of  print,  the  stock  being  so  low  that 
none  can  be  given  away,  except  perhaps 
to  libraries  to  complete  files.  There  is  a 
large  number  of  no.  7  and  of  the  sep- 
arates, reprinted  from  Library  Journal 
and  Public  Libraries,  for  distribution  to 
new  members  and  to  others  who  may 
care  for  them. 

Reports  of  Meetings. 

California  Library  Association  Meeting. 

A  special  meeting  of  the  Association 
was  held  in  the  San  Francisco  Public 
Library,  March  23,  1906,  President 
James  L.  Gillis  presiding.  About  twenty- 
five  members  were  present,  the  inclem- 
ent weather  preventing  many  from 
attending. 

The  proposed  revised  constitution  was 
taken  up  item  by  item,  and  after  free 
discussion  was  adopted  unanimously  in 
the  form  in  which  it  now  appears  as 
published  elsewhere  in  this  issue  of 
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The  most  important  of  the  changes  is 
that  which  provides  for  the  division  of 
the  State  into  districts.  It  is  hoped  that 
by  means  of  these  district  organizations 
all  parts  of  the  State  may  come  under 
the  direct  influence  of  the  Association. 
After  the  relative  advantages  of  a  few 
large  districts  and  many  small  ones  had 
been  discussed,  the  scheme  submitted  by 
Mr  Gillis,  providing  for  four  districts, 
was  approved.  As  the  number  of  dis- 
tricts is  not  fixed  by  the  constitution, 
changes  can  be  made  to  suit  varying 
conditions  whenever  it  is  deemed  advis- 
able. 

The  president  announced  the  names  of 
L.  W.  Ripley  and  J.  D.  Layman  as  presi- 
dents of  the  first  and  second  districts, 
the  appointments  for  the  third  and 
fourth  districts  being  made  later. 

On  suggestion  of  Mr  Greene,  the  Asso- 
ciation passed  a  resolution  to  cooperate 
with  the  National  Educational  Associa- 
tion in  arranging  for  the  meeting  of  the 
Library  Section  at  the  convention  in  San 
Francisco  next  July. 

In  the  absence  of  Mr  Rowell,  Mr 
Layman  made  an  announcement  of  the 
School  of  Library  Methods  to  be  held  iu 
connection  with  the  Summer  School  of 
the  University  of  California.  Miss  Mary 
L-  Jones,  formerly  librarian  of  the  Los 
Angeles  Public  Library,  is  to  be  director 
of  the  school. 

William  R.  Watson,  Assistant  Libra- 
rian, State  Library,  then  read  a  paper  on 
the  work  of  the  State  Library,  after  which 
the  meeting  adjourned. 

Third  District  Meeting. 

The  first  meeting  of  the  Third  District 
of  the  California  Library  Association 
was  held  in  Fresno,  May  31,  1906.  The 
meeting  was  held  in  the  Public  Library, 
affording  a  fine  opportunity  to  see  the 
beautiful  library  building. 

The  attendance  was  good,  and  the 
meeting  was  a  successful  one,  thoroughly 
characterized  by  the  active  interest  and 
enthusiasm  of  every  one  present. 

The  subject  of  the  meeting  was  "  Mak- 


ing the  most  of  a  small  library."     The 
following  program  was  given  : 

I         Address  of  welcome, 

President  of  Library  Board. 
Roll  call. 
I         Lunch. 
I         Sewing  and  mending  books, 

Miss  Bedinger. 
I         Government  documents  in  the  small 

J  library Miss  Dold. 

Question-box Miss  Strother . 

The  President  of  the  Library  Board 
being  unavoidably  absent,  the  address  of 
welcome  was  given  by  Miss  Baird,  in  a 
pleasant  informal  way,  which  made 
every  one  feel  at  home. 

There  are  nine  counties  and  eighteen 
libraries  in  the  Third  District.  The 
members  present  were :  Mrs  Park- 
hurst,  Fowler;  Miss  Dold,  Hanford;  Mrs 
Freeland,  Selma;  Mrs  Oak  ford,  Tulare; 
Miss  Bedinger,  BakersfieM;  Miss  Hurl- 
but,  Visalia;  Miss  Baird,  Fresno ;  Miss 
Strother,  Fresno.  Each  member  re- 
sponded to  roll  call  by  giving  a  report 
of  her  library.  Many  encouraging  re- 
ports were  given  from  the  different 
libraries. 

At  noon  a  dainty  three-course  lunch- 
eon was  served.  At  each  plate  was  a 
beautiful  souvenir  place  card,  with  blue- 
print picture  of  the  Fresno  library  on  it. 
This  part  of  the  program  was  very  much 
appreciated  by  the  visiting  librarians. 

Great  interest  was  take  11  in  Miss  Bedin- 
ger's  lecture  on  "Sewing  and  mending 
books."  It  was  instructive  and  helpful. 
Miss  Bedinger  had  her  machine,  and  a 
book  was  taken  through  the  entire  pro- 
cess of  sewing  and  mending.  This  prac- 
tical illustration  of  book-sewing,  so  ably 
given,  opens  up  possibilities  which  will 
doubtless  be  developed  in  many  of  the 
smaller  libraries. 

Much  valuable  information  was  given 
by  Miss  Dold  on  the  subject  of  '•  Govern- 
ment documents  in  the  small  library." 
A  list  was  given  of  those  valuable  to 
small  libraries,  and  inform.,  cion  as  to 
how  they  can  be  made  useful  to  the 
public.  Documents  form  one  of  the  most 
important  sections  of  the  reference  de- 
partment. 


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Miss  Strother  had  charge  of  the  Ques- 
tion-box, and  many  interesting  and  help- 
ful questions  were  discussed. 

The  meeting  demonstrated  the  growing 
and  widening  interest  in  all  that  concerns 
library  affairs.  Altogether  it  was  very 
successful.  Miss  Baird  is  to  be  con- 
gratulated on  the  delightful  way  she 
entertained  the  Association. 

The  date  of  the  next  meeting  had  not 
been  decided,  but  will  be  held  in  Hanford. 

Program  of  Meetings. 

There  will  be  a  meeting  of  the  Fourth 
District  on  June  8th  at  Santa  Ana.  The 
program  is  as  follows : 

Welcome, 

Dr.C.  D.  Ball,  President  of  Santa 
Ana  Board. 

Response President  Fourth  District. 

Business. 

The  Extension  Department  of  the  State 
library, 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss,  of  Cali- 
fornia State  Library. 
Public  documents  for  a  small  library, 

Miss  Mamie  Bennett,  of  Los 
Angeles  Public  Library. 
Luncheon. 
What  a  Board  expects  of  a  librarian, 

Member  of  a  Board. 
Self-help    vs.    Dependence    for     library 
patrons, 
Miss  Jane  L.  Shepard,  of  A.  K.  Smiley 
Library,  Redlands. 

The  tentative  program  for  the  Second 
District  meeting  is  as  follows :  A  meet- 
ing of  the  members  of  the  Second 
District  is  to  be  held  on  the  evening  of 
Friday,  July  13,  1906,  in  the  Library  of 
the  University  of  California.  This  time 
and  place  have  been  cho$en  to  permit 
the  members  of  the  Summer  School  of 
Library  Methods  to  meet  the  members 
of  the  association,  and  to  give  the  mem- 
bers a  chance  to  visit  the  Summer  School. 
It  is  hoped  that  some  of  the  librarians 
will  spend  a  whole  day  or  more  in 
Berkeley  at  that  time. 

The  time  of  the  meeting  will  be  used 
in  giving  a  short  history  of  the  effects  of 
the  recent  earthquake  on  the  plans  of 
librarians  and  library  boards.  This,  it 
is  hoped  and  expected,  will  bring  out 
what  should  be  the  work  of  the  district 
as  an  association  for  the  balance  of  the 
year. 


OTHER  ASSOCIATIONS  CLOSELY  ALLIED  TO 
THE  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 

AMERICAN  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 
Officers,  1905-06. 

President,  Prank  P.  Hill,  Brooklyn 
Public  Library. 

First  Vice-President,  Clement  W.  An* 
drews,  The  John  Crerar  Library,  Chicago. 

Second  Vice-President,  Caroline  H. 
Garland,  Public  Library,  Dover,  N.  H. 

Secretary,  J.  I.  Wyer  Jr.,  New  York 
State  Library,  Albany. 

Assistant  Secretary,  E.  C.  Hovey,  io# 
Beacon  St.,  Boston,  Mass. 

Treasurer,  G.  M.  Jones,  Public  Library, 
Salem,  Mass. 

Recorder,  Helen  E.  Haines,  Library 
Journal^  New  York  City. 

Registrar,  Nina  E.  Browne,  A.  L.  A. 
Publishing  Board,  \o%  Beacon  St.,  Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Executive  Board:  The  president,  ex- 
president  (E.  C.  Richardson),  vice-presi- 
dents, secretary,  treasurer,  and  recorder. 

This  national  body  was  organized  in 
Philadelphia,  October  6,  1876,  as  the  im- 
mediate result  of  a  three  days'  library 
conference  held  in  connection  with  the 
Centennial  exhibition. 

Its  purposes  are  the  promotion  of 
library  interests,  the  interchange  of  ex- 
perience and  opinion,  the  obtaining  of 
larger  results  from  library  labor  and  ex- 
penditure, and  the  advancement  of  the 
profession  of  librarianship. 

In  addition  to  advancing  library  inter- 
ests generally,  the  American  Library 
Association  aims: 

1.  By  organization  and  force  of  num- 
bers to  effect  needed  reforms  and  im- 
provements, most  of  which  could  not  be 
brought  about  by  individual  effort. 

2.  By  cooperation,  to  lessen  labor  and 
expense  of  library  administration. 

3.  By  discussion  and  comparison,  to 
utilize  the  combined  experiments  and 
experience  of  the  profession  in  perfect- 
ing plans  and  methods,  and  in  solving 
difficulties. 

4.  By  meetings  and  correspondence  to 
promote  acquaintance  and  esprit  de  corps. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION — ALLIED  ASSOCIATIONS. 


k 


.  .  .  The  Association  has  steadily  grown 
in  numbers,  its  present  membership  being 
nearly  fifteen  hundred.  Since  1876,  with 
but  three  exceptions,  it  has  held  annual 
meetings;  the  place  of  meeting  is  pur- 
posely varied  so  as  to  reach  different 
sections  of  the  country.  In  addition  to 
benefits  derived  from  the  formal  pro- 
ceedings and  the  papers  presented  at  the 
various  sessions  of  each  general  meeting, 
those  in  attendance  find  a  direct  practi- 
cal value  in  the  informal  discussions  and 
individual  conferences  made  possible  by 
the  intervals  between  sessions.  Similar 
opportunities  are  given  by  the  necessity 
for  traveling  together  to  and  from  the 
places  of  meetings,  and  at  the  various 
social  occasions  connected  with  the  con- 
ferences.    (From  A.  L.  A.  Handbook, 

1905) 

In  1905  the  annual  meeting  was  held 
at  Portland  during  the  Lewis  and  Clark 
Exposition.  The  attendance  from  the 
Pacific  Coast  was  large,  California  send- 
ing over  forty  members,  this  being  the 
largest  delegation  from  any  state,  with 
the  exception  of  that  from  Oregon. 

This  year's  meeting,  the  28th  Confer- 
ence of  the  American  Library  Association, 
will  be  held  at  Narragansett  Pier,  R.  I., 
beginning  June  29.  The  program  pro- 
vides for  sessions  of  the  National  Associa- 
tion of  State  Libraries,  the  League  of 
Library  Commissions,  and  the  Biblio- 
graphical Society  of  America,  as  well  as 
the  regular  sections,  the  Catalog  section, 
the  Children's  Librarians'  section,  the 
Trustees'  section,  etc. 

Mr  Charles  S.  Greene  of  the  Oakland 
Public  Library,  Mrs  Hannah  P.  Davi- 
son of  the  San  Diego  Public  Library, 
and  Miss  Anna  K.  Fossler  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  California  Library,  expect  to 
attend  the  meeting  this  year. 

From  Washington,  Mr  C.  W.  Smith 
and  Miss  Mary  Banks  expect  to  attend. 

California     Members    of     the     American 

Library  Association. 
Baird,  Miss  Jean  D.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Fresno. 
Barker,  Miss  Beatrice  J.,  Cataloger  Univ. 

of  Calif.  L.t  Berkeley. 
Barmby,  Miss  Mary,  Ln.  P.  L.,  San  Jose\ 

3— NN 


Bedinger,  Miss  Sarah  £.,  Ln.  Beale  Mem- 
orial L.,  Baker  afield. 

Belfrage,  David  M.,  Ln.  Cooper  Medical 
Coll.  L.,  San  Francisco. 

Bnrt,  Miss  Lillian,  Accession  Cataloger 
Univ.  of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Carroll,  Miss  Jessie  A.,  Cataloger  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Clark,  George  T.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  San  Francisco. 

Davison,  Mrs  Hannah  P.,  Ln.  P.  L>,  San 
Diego. 

Dodge,  Melvin  G.,  Associate  Ln.  Leland 
Stanford  Jr.  Univ.  L.,  Stanford  Uni- 
versity. 

Ellis,  Miss  Victoria,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Long 
Beach. 

Fossler,  Miss  Anna  K.,  Classifier  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.t  Berkeley.    Life  member. 

Gillis,  James  L.,  Ln.  State  L.}  Sacra- 
mento. 

Goss,  Miss  Edna  L.,  Cataloger  Univ.  of 
Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Graves,  Francis  B.,  Ln.  P.  L.}  Alameda. 

Greene,  Charles  S.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Oakland. 

Gunthorp,  Miss  Pauline,  Cataloger  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Hadden,  Miss  Anne,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Palo  Alto. 

Haines,  Miss  Alice  J.,  Asst.  Calif.  His- 
torical Dept.,  State  L.,  Sacramento. 

Hughes,  Miss  Florence,  Head  Cataloger 
Leland  Stanford  Jr.  Univ.  L.,  Stan- 
ford University. 

Humphreys,  Miss  Antoinette  M.,  Ln.  A. 
K.  Smiley  P.  L.»  Redlands. 

Huntington,  Miss  Stella,  Ln.  State  Nor- 
mal School  L.,  San  Francisco. 

Hyde,  Miss  Mary  E.,  Asst.  Ln.  Calif. 
Academy  of  Sciences,  San  Francisco. 

Jackson,  Mrs  Emilie,  Asst.  P.  L.,  Los 
Angeles. 

Jones,  Miss  Elizabeth  D.,  Asst.  P.  L., 
Pasadena. 

Jones,  Miss  Mary  L.,  Director  School  of 
Library  Methods,  Summer  School, 
Univ.  of  Calif.,  Berkeley. 

Katz,  Miss  Louise  W.,  Cataloger  Univ. 
of  Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Kumli,  Miss  Bertha,  Library  Organizer, 
State  L.,  Sacramento. 

Lamb,  Miss  Eliza,  Cataloger  Mechan- 
ics'-Mercantile  L.,  San  Francisco. 

Layman,  Joseph  D.,  Asst.  Ln.  Univ.  of 
Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 


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Lichtenstein,  Joy,  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L.,  San 
Francisco. 

Lummis,  Charles  F.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Los 
Angeles. 

Mann,  Miss  Hattie  M.,  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L., 
Stockton. 

Martin,  Miss  Nellie  M.,  ist  Asst.  P.  L., 
Pasadena. 

Mead,  H.  Ralph,  Reference  Ln.  Univ.  of 
Calif.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Mendenhall,  Miss  Minnie  E.,  Ex-Ln.  P. 
L.,  Whittier. 

Moore,  David  R.,  Ln.,  P.  L.,  Berkeley. 

Mosse,  Miss  Elfie  A.,  Ln.  P.  L-,  Santa 
Monica. 

Pomeroy,  Miss  Edith  M.,  care  L.  E. 
Sperry,  221  Spruce  st.,  San  Fran- 
cisco. 

Prentiss,  Miss  Mabel  E.,  Library  Organ- 
izer, State  L.,  Sacramento. 

Ripley,  Lauren  W.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Sacra- 
mento. 

Robbins,  Miss  Ruth,  Asst.  P.  L.,  Pasa- 
dena. 

Rowell,  Joseph  C,  Ln.  Univ.  of  Calif. 
L.,  Berkeley. 

Russ,  Miss  Nellie  M.,  Ln.  P.  L.,  Pasa- 
dena. 

San  Francisco  P.  L. 

Sawyer,  Miss  Anna  L.,  Ln.  Margaret 
Carnegie  L.,  Mills  College. 

Sutliff,  Miss  Mary  L.,  Chief  of  Catalog 
Dept.,  State  L.,  Sacramento. 

Taber,  Miss  Grace  M.,  Ln.  P.  L., 
Corona. 

Teggart,  Frederick  J.,  Ln.  late  Mechan- 
ics-Mercantile L.,  San  Francisco, 
Hon.  Custodian  Bancroft  L.,  Berke- 
ley. 

Thompson,  Miss  Belle  H.,  Chief  Loan 
Desk  Asst.,  Leland  Stanford  Jr. 
Univ.  L.,  Stanford  University. 

Tichenor,  Mrs  Adelaide,  Director  P.  L., 
Long  Beach. 

Waterman,  Miss  Minerva  H.,  Ln.  P.  L., 
Santa  Cruz. 

Watson,  William  R.,  Asst.  Ln.  State  L., 
Sacramento. 

Weed,  Miss  IdaB.,  Asst.  P.  L.,  San  Fran- 
cisco. 

White,  Miss  Grace  M.,  Cataloger  P.  L., 
Los  Angeles. 

Wilbur,  Earl  M.,  Dean  Theological 
School,  Oakland. 


The  following  Pacific  Coast  library 
workers  are  officially  connected  with  the 
American  Library  Association  or  affiliated 
organizations: 

James  L.  Gillis,  First  Vice-President 
of  the  National  Association  of  State  Li- 
braries and  member  of  the  following 
committees  of  the  National  Association 
of  State  Libraries:  Exchange  and  dis- 
tribution of  public  documents,  Member- 
ship committee,  Special  committee  on 
attendance,  and  of  the  Ways  and  means 
committee  of  the  American  Library  Asso- 
ciation. 

Ernest  Bruncken,  member  of  Clearing- 
house for  state  publications  committee, 
National  Association  of  State  Libraries. 

George  T.  Clark,  member  of  American 
Library  Association  Council. 

J.  M.  Hitt,  member  of  Nominating 
committee,  National  Association  of  State 
Libraries. 

Miss  Mary  F.  Isom,  member  of  Ameri- 
can Library  Association  Council,  and  of 
Advisory  committee  to  children's  libra- 
rians, American  Library  Association. 

Joseph  C.  Rowell,  member  of  American 
Library  Association  Council,  and  of  Reso- 
lutions committee,  American  Library 
Association. 

Miss  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  member  of  Pub- 
lic documents  committee,  American 
Library  Association. 


NATIONAL  ASSOCIATION  OF  STATE 
LIBRARIES. 

Officers,  1005-06. 

President,  John  P.  Kennedy,  State 
librarian  of  Virginia. 

First  Vice-President,  James  L.  Gillis, 
State  librarian  of  California. 

Second  Vice-President,  Mary  C.  Spen- 
cer, State  librarian  of  Michigan. 

Secretary  and  Treasurer,  Minnie  M. 
Oakley,  Assistant  librarian,  Wisconsin 
Historical  Society. 

"The  object  shall  be  to  develop  and 
increase  the  usefulness  and  efficiency  of 
the  several  state  libraries  and  other 
libraries  doing  the  work  of  state  libra- 
ries."    (Constitution.) 


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OREGON  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 
Officers,  1006. 

President,  W.  L.  Brewster,  Failing 
Building,  Portland. 

First  Vice-President,  Prof.  J.  B.  Rob- 
ertson, Forest  Grove. 

Second  Vice-President,  Mrs  T.  A. 
Kelliher,  Salem. 

Secretary,  Miss  Mary  Frances  Isom, 
Library  Association,  Portland. 

Treasurer,  W.  G.  Eliot,  Jr.,  681  Schuy- 
ler st.,  Portland. 

"The  Oregon  Library  Association  was 
formed  on  December  27,  1904,  at  Port- 
land with  twenty-four  charter  members. 
This  first  meeting  was  attended  by 
librarians,  library  directors,  teachers, 
and  others  who  take  an  interest  in 
library  affairs.  One  of  the  principal 
objects  of  this  Association  is  to  save 
time  and  money  by  giving  the  best 
obtainable  advice  and  help  to  all  librari- 
ans in  the  state.  Any  one  connected  with 
a  library  or  any  one  who  wishes  to  start 
a  library  can  obtain  the  aid  of  this  Asso- 
ciation by  making  their  wants  known 
to  the  Secretary."     One  or  more  meet- 


ings are  held  each  year.     There  are  now 
forty  members. 

WASHINGTON  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 

Officers,  1006. 

President,  C.  W.  Smith,  Public  Library, 
Seattle. 

First  Vice-President,  H.  C.  Coffman, 
University  of  Washington. 

Second  Vice-President,  T.  C.  Elliott, 
Public  Library,  Walla  Walla. 

Secretary,  Miss  Pearl  McDonnell, 
University  of  Washington,  Seattle. 

Treasurer,  Miss  Josephine  Holgate, 
State  Library,  Olympia. 

The  Washington  Library  Association 
was  organized  March  27,  1905,  at  a  meet- 
ting  held  at  Tacoma.  The  object  is  to 
aid  in  the  establishment  and  develop- 
ment of  traveling  and  public  libraries  in 
the  State  of  Washington.  The  first 
president  was  J.  M.  Hitt,  the  State  Li- 
brarian. The  annual  meeting  was  held 
at  North  Yakima,  December  27  and  28, 
1905.  There  are  at  present  about  sixty- 
four  members. 


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CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY. 


The  bill  establishing  the  California 
State  Library  was  signed  by  Governor 
Peter  H.  Burnett,  April  9,  1850. 

Trustees. 

Allen  B.  Lemmon,  Pres.t  Santa  Rosa 
Charles  S.  Greene,   -  Oakland 

Bradner  W.  Lee,    -      -      Los  Angeles 
Joseph  Steffens,  -  Sacramento 

W.  C.  Van  Fleet  -  -  San  Francisco 
James  L.  Gillis,  Sefy,  Sacramento 

Staff. 

James  L.  Gillis,  Librarian. 

Wm.  R.  Watson,  Assistant  Librarian 
and  in  charge  of  Law  Department. 

Ernest  Bruncken,  Chief  of  Sociological 
Department. 

Miss  Margaret  Eastman,  Chief  Deputy 
and  in  charge  of  Order  Department. 

Miss  D.  I.  Ennis,  Reference  Librarian. 

Miss  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  Chief  of  Catalog 
Department. 

Miss  Amy  L.  Phelan,  Cataloger. 

Mrs  Annie  L.  Blanchard,  Shelf  Lister. 

Miss  Eudora  Garoutte,  Chief  of  Cali- 
fornia Historical  Department. 

Miss  Alice  J.  Haines,  Assistant  in 
California  Historical  Department. 

Miss  Annie  Lowry,  in  charge  of  Peri- 
odicals and  Binding. 

Miss  Laura  Steffens,  Chief  of  Exten- 
sion Department. 

Miss  Mabel  R.  Gillis,  Assistant  in 
Extension  Department. 

Miss  Bertha  Kumli,  Library  Organizer. 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss,  Library  Or- 
ganizer. 

Mrs  Sarah  A.  Hutchinson,  General 
Assistant. 

Miss  Alice  Hassett,  Apprentice. 

J.  W.  Gorman,  Stenographer. 

Wm.  H.  Lugg,  Shipping  Clerk. 

Victor  Cordano,  Janitor. 


Library  Hours. 

Week  days,  9  a.m.  to  4  p.m. 

Sundays,  10  a.m.  to  3  p.m. 

Legislative  Session,  9  a.m.  to  9  p.m. 

At  the  March  meeting  of  the  Board  of 
State  Library  Trustees  a  resolution  was 
adopted  directing  the  State  Librarian  to 
attend  the  Annual  Conference  of  the 
American  Library  Association  and  Na- 
tional Association  of  State  Libraries  at 
Narragansett  Pier  in  July,  but  at  the  June 
meeting  Mr  Gillis  decided  that,  on  ac- 
count of  the  alterations  being  made  in 
the  State  Capitol  affecting  the  State 
Library,  it  was  not  advisable  for  him  to 
leave.  The  Board  therefore  appointed 
Mr  Chas.  S.  Greene,  a  member  of  the 
Board  of  State  Library  Trustees,  to  go  in 
his  place  as  representative  of  the  Cali- 
fornia State  Library. 

At  the  June  meeting  of  the  Board  of 
State  Library  Trustees,  James  L.  Gillis 
was  re-elected  State  Librarian  for  a  term 
of  four  years  from  June  30,  1906. 

Law  Department. 

The  Law  Department  is  fully  equipped 
with  the  latest  reports,  digests,  encyclo- 
paedias and  text-books,  and  is  entirely 
free  to  the  public  for  reference  purposes. 
State  officers  are  entitled  to  borrow 
books,  and  private  individuals  are  ac- 
corded the  same  privilege  upon  presen- 
tation of  an  order  signed  by  a  Supreme, 
Appellate  or  Superior  Judge.  Books  may 
be  kept  two  weeks,  and  will  be  once  re- 
newed for  the  same  length  of  time.  All 
books  are  subject  to  recall,  if  required 
by  a  State  officer. 

Sociological  Department. 

The  Sociological  Department,  which 
includes  the  Legislative  Reference  Bu- 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — DEPARTMENTS. 


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reau,  aims  to  furnish  information  on  all 
subjects  connected  with  the  administra- 
tion of  public  affairs  to  officials,  both 
State  and  local,  as  well  as  to  all  others 
interested. 

Among  the  special  collections  made  by 
the  Sociological  Department  is  one  of 
all  public  bills  introduced  in  Congress, 
referring  to  or  specially  interesting  to 
California.  Another  set  contains  other 
bills  of  general  interest.  It  is  imprac- 
ticable to  gather  a  complete  set  of 
Congressional  bills  on  account  of  their 
great  number.  Those  introduced  in  the 
House,  during  the  present  session, 
already  run  up  to  nearly  20,000,  while 
the  Senate  has  contented  itself  with  not 
quite  7,000.  Most  of  these  are  private 
bills,  and  of  little  or  no  interest  to  the 
public,  and  the  expense  of  their  binding 
and  preservation  seems  hardly  justified. 
Of  the  bills  introduced  in  the  successive 
legislatures  of  California,  the  State  Li- 
brary has  for  years  kept  complete  files, 
duly  bound  and  indexed.  The  aim  of 
the  Department  is  also  to  collect  bills 
from  other  states,  and  many  have  already 
been  received,  although  this  part  of  the 
work  will  be  decidedly  difficult  until 
more  states  have  followed  the  example 
of  New  York,  Wisconsin  and  California 
in  establishing  Legislative  Reference  De- 
partments. The  uses  of  such  collections 
are  manifold.  They  may  serve  the  Leg- 
islature as  a  basis  in  drafting  bills ;  the 
student  of  comparative  legislation  finds 
in  them  valuable  material ;  and  to  the 
historian  they  form  an  important  source 
of  information.  Many  of  these  bills  be- 
come laws,  in  more  or  less  amended 
form,  and  are  found  again  in  the  pub- 
lished statutes.  Many,  on  the  other 
hand,  fail  of  passage,  yet  the  ideas  em- 
bodied in  them  may  find  greater  favor 
before  the  Legislature  of  another  state. 

An  index  to  the  publications  of  the 
State  of  California  and  the  California 
matters  contained  in  United  States  gov- 
ernment publications  is  in  course  of 
preparation.  It  will  of  necessity  take  a 
long  time  before  it  is  completed,  but  it 
has  already  proved  useful    even  in  its 


present  incipient  stage.  As  an  ideal  of 
the  future,  there  looms  up  an  index  to 
all  the  Californiana  of  the  State  Library. 
The  following  are  a  few  of  the  prob- 
lems on  which  information  has  been 
requested  and  supplied  recently,  by  the 
Legislative  Reference  Bureau,  to  public 
officials  and  others:  Ordinances  relating 
to  the  sale  of  undrawn  poultry;  Regula- 
tion of  telephone  companies  by  cities; 
History  of  the  federal  laws  granting  to 
states  five  per  cent  of  the  sales  of  public 
lands;  Laws  regulating  the  appointment 
of  teachers  in  Germany;  Statistics  re- 
garding irrigation  in  Egypt  and  India; 
History  of  legislation  relating  to  claims 
growing  out  of  Indian  depredations; 
Usury  laws  in  various  states  and  coun- 
tries; Agricultural  education  in  common 
schools;  Child-labor  laws.  All  requests 
for  information  and  reading  material 
on  subjects  connected  with  public  affairs 
will  be  attended  to  as  promptly  and 
thoroughly  as  possible,  without  other 
expense  than  expressage  for  books  sent. 

Reference  and  Loan  Department. 

The  Reference  and  Loan  Department 
aims  to  give  the  people  of  the  State 
access  to  the  valuable  material  contained 
in  the  State  Library.  Information  on 
any  subject  will  be  furnished  upon  writ- 
ing to  the  Library,  stating  as  concisely 
as  possible  just  what  is  wanted.  Books 
will  be  loaned  to  any  resident  of  the 
State  who  applies  through  a  local 
library,  an  educational  institution,  a 
State  traveling  library,  a  registered  study 
club,  or  a  superior  judge.  In  towns 
where  there  is  no  library,  educational 
institution,  State  traveling  library,  or  reg- 
istered study  club,  special  arrangements 
have  been  made  with  the  Wells-Fargo 
Company  by  which  their  agent  will 
vouch  for  the  identity  of  the  person 
applying  for  books.  The  borrower  pays 
express  charges  both  ways,  and  the 
books  may  be  kept  three  weeks  from  the 
date  they  leave  the  State  Library.  Appli- 
cation blanks  and  circulars  containing 
full  information  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  alterations  now  being  made  in  the 


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Capitol  have  necessitated  the  packing 
and  storing  of  nearly  all  the  books  in  the 
Library  and  closing  it  to  the  public.  It 
will  therefore  be  impossible  to  carry  on 
the  work  of  the  Reference  and  Loan  De- 
partment until  the  work  of  construction 
in  the  Library  is  sufficiently  completed 
to  permit  the  replacing  of  the  books  on 
the  shelves. 

During  the  time  the  Library  is  closed, 
much  work  will  be  done  in  the  way  of 
building  up  the  Department  and  putting 
it  in  a  condition  where  it  will  be  of 
greater  service  to  the  public  than  ever 
before.  The  latest  and  best  reference 
works  will  be  purchased  and  bibliog- 
raphies on  special  subjects  procured. 
There  is  a  constant  demand  for  books  on 
art  by  art  students  and  clubs  not  only  in 
town  but  throughout  the  State,  and 
special  attention  will  be  given  to  this 
section  for  the  future  use  of  such  students. 

The  work  of  recataloging  now  in  prog- 
ress will  greatly,  facilitate  the  work  of 
the  Department  in  bringing  out  much 
valuable  material  by  means  of  analytical 
references. 

Notice  to  borrowers  will  be  given 
through  the  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  and  by  circular  letter  when  the 
work  of  the  Department  is  resumed. 

Catalog  Department. 

The  work  of  the  Catalog  Department 
is  proceeding  along  two  parallel  lines : 
the  cataloging  of  the  regular  additions 
of  new  books,  and  the  recataloging  of 
much  material  needing  a  fuller  treatment 
than  it  has  heretofore  received.  The 
printed  cards  from  the  Library  of  Con- 
gress are  used  for  all  new  copyrighted 
books  and  for  the  recataloging  as  far  as 
they  can  be  obtained.  The  use  of  the 
printed  cards  results  in  a  great  saving  of 
time,  although  they  have  to  go  through 
the  typewriter  for  the  addition  of  the 
subject  or  title  heading  and  book  number. 

The  removal  to  temporary  quarters 
during  the  remodeling  of  the  Capitol 
has  interfered  seriously  with  the  work 
for  the  month,  but  it  has  given  the 
Catalog  Department   an   opportunity  to 


plan  and  prepare  for  a  quantity  of  very 
necessary  recataloging. 

At  present  the  catalog  is  in  four  parts: 
two  printed  volumes,  bringing  it  up  to 
1898;  a  handwritten  card  catalog,  extend- 
ing it  five  years  to  the  end  of  1903;  and 
the  new  catalog,  begun  in  1904  and  de- 
signed to  absorb  in  time  the  other  three. 
The  first  point  of  attack  is  of  course  the 
old  handwritten  card  catalog,  and  hun- 
dreds of  volumes  represented  in  it  were 
boxed  and  brought  away  for  recataloging. 

It  is  planned  also  to  complete  the  cata- 
loging of  the  collection  of  Californiana, 
and  the  Library  of  Congress  cards  for 
English  history  have  been  ordered.  The 
summer  lull  in  the  influx  of  new  books 
will  enable  the  Department  to  accomplish 
much  that  is  needed  to  make  the  stores 
of  the  library  available. 

California  Historical  Department. 

The  California  Historical  Department 
aims  to  have  a  thoroughly  good  collec- 
tion of  books  on  the  history  and  descrip- 
tion, resources  and  industries  of  the  State, 
as  well  as  the  works  of  California  authors 
in  all  departments  of  literature.  These 
are  made  accessible  by  means  of  a  card 
catalog.  Full  names  and  biographical 
sketches  of  California  authors  are  being 
secured.  The  Department  also  contains 
over  3000  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. 

Since  the  last  issue  of  News  Notes  of 
California  Libraries  the  Department  has 
received  a  very  valuable  donation  from 
Major  Edwin  A.  Sherman  of  Oakland, 
consisting  of  ten  original  manuscripts, 
together  with  printed  matter  of  interest. 

The  most  curious  manuscript  in  the 
collection  is  a  sermon  written  by  Father 
Vincente  Sarria  in  his  native  Basque, 
bearing  the  date  1797.  Father  Sarria 
had  entire  supervision  of  the  California 
missions  for  many  years  and  Bancroft,  in 
his  biographical  sketch  of  this  most  de- 
vout Father,  speaks  of  these  sermons 
written  by  him  in  his  native  tongue. 
(History  of  California,  vol.  in,  689.) 


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Some  old  marriage  papers  dated  San 
Carlos  Mission,  1790,  and  signed  by 
Father  Jose"  Senan  are  of  great  interest. 
The  remaining  manuscripts  are  dispen- 
sations, letters,  baptismal  records,  etc., 
bearing  the  signatures  of  some  of  the 
most  revered  and  noted  of  the  missionary 
fathers. 

A  semi-official  document  having  the 
Mexican  seal,  states  that  Dr.  Stokes,  a 
native  of  London,  England,  renounces 
the  protestant  faith  and  becomes  a  Ro- 
man catholic.  The  paper  is  elaborately 
signed  by  witnesses,  official  and  other- 
wise. 

The  printed  material  is  also  of  value. 
It  consists  of  an  invitation  to  a  ball 
given  in  honor  of  D.  Antonio  Lopez  de 
Santa- Anna,  a  Mexican  passport,  an  old 
poll-tax  receipt,  and  two  Ordos  printed 
in  the  City  of  Mexico,  181 1  and  181 2. 

The  collection  also  contains  some  old 
"French  newspapers,  printed  in  San  Fran- 
cisco during  the  reign  of  the  Vigilance 
Committee.  These  are  of  unusual  value, 
as  two  of  them  contain  woodcuts  of  the 
hanging  of  Cora  and  Casey,  illustrations 
in  daily  papers  being  very  rare  at  that 
time. 

It  will  be  interesting  to  know  that  this 
collection  was  found  in  the  old  custom 
house  at  Monterey.  It  was  gathered  and 
preserved  by  Capt.  John  Ruurds,  a 
pioneer  of  the  territorial  days,  who 
arrived  in  1841  in  his  own  ship.  He  is 
portrayed  as  John  Foord  in  Gertrude 
Atherton's  novel,  Patience  Sparhawk. 

We  are  anxious  to  arouse  an  interest 
in  the  collection  of  local  historical  ma- 
terial by  our  public  librarians.  To  this 
end  we  will  reprint  a  circular  published 
by  the  State  Historical  Society  of  Wis- 
consin. It  will  appear  in  News  Notes  of 
California  Libraries  at  an  early  date. 

Extension  Department. 

The  Extension  Department  aims  to  do 
the  work  which  in  many  states  is  under 
the  supervision  of  a  public  library  com- 
mission. The  Department  was  estab- 
lished in  1903  and  began  work  in 
December  of  that  year  by  sending  out 


traveling  libraries  to  communities 
without  library  facilities.  The  Depart- 
ment now  has  four  separate  divisions: 
(1)  Traveling  Libraries;  (2)  Study  Club 
Libraries;  (3)  Public  Libraries;  (4)  Books 
for  the  Blind. 


Traveling:  Libraries  Division. 

Traveling  libraries  are  made  up  of 
fifty  volumes  each,  and  are  sent  to  any 
community  without  a  public  library  on 
the  application  of  five  resident  taxpayers. 
There  is  no  charge  for  the  use  of  these 
libraries  and  the  transportation  both 
ways  is  paid  by  the  State  Library.  A 
library  may  be  kept  three  months,  and 
by  special  permission  may  be  retained 
an  additional  three  months.  Circular 
and  application  blank  are  sent  on 
request. 

The  first  traveling  library  was  sent  out 
December  14,  1903.  There  are  now  282 
communities  in  California  that  have 
formed  library  associations  and  have  the 
privilege  of  borrowing  State  traveling 
libraries.  These  associations  are  divided 
by  counties,  as  follows:  Alameda  5,  Al- 
pine 1,  Amador  2,  Butte  6,  Calaveras  6, 
Colusa  2,  Contra  Costa  6,  Del  Norte  4, 
El  Dorado  9,  Fresno  5,  Glenn  4,  Hum- 
boldt 1,  Inyo  5,  Kern  6,  Kings  2,  Lake 

5,  Lassen  9,  Los  Angeles  8,  Madera  4, 
Marin  3,  Mariposa  1,  Mendocino  7,  Mer- 
ced 3,  Modoc  4,  Mono  1,  Monterey  13, 
Napa  5,  Nevada  3,  Orange  2,  Placer  10, 
Plumas  6,  Riverside  7,  Sacramento  4, 
San  Benito  2,  San  Bernardino  3,  San 
Diego  9,  San  Joaquin  6,  San  Luis  Obispo 
8,  San  Mateo  1,  Santa  Barbara  3,  Santa 
Clara  7,  Santa  Cruz  4,  Shasta  9,  Sierra 
4,  Siskiyou  7,  Solano  7,  Sonoma  18, 
Stanislaus  3,  Sutter  9,  Tehama  2,  Trinity 

6,  Tulare  2,  Tuolumne  6,  Ventura  2, 
Yolo  3,  Yuba  2. 

During  May  seven  new  applications 
were  received  for  libraries:  Jolon,  Mon- 
terey co.;  New  Mohawk,  Plumas  co.; 
Holtville  and  El  Centro,  San  Diego  co. ; 
Oceano,  San  Luis  Obispo  co.;  Yreka, 
Siskiyou  co.;  Quartz,  Tuolumne  co. 

During  May,  Library  42  was  made  up. 
The    total    number    of    borrowers    for 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


libraries  returned  during  the  month  was 
2001  and  the  circulation  5883,  as  follows: 
2894  fiction;  1388  juvenile;  1601  mis- 
cellaneous. 

Study  Club  Division. 

•  Study  Club  libraries  are  loaned  to  any 
registered  club  on  the  application  of  two 
resident  taxpayers.  These  libraries  are 
sent  out  to  encourage  the  foundation  and 
maintenance  of  clubs  for  systematic 
study.  There  are  no  registration  fees, 
but  for  each  study  club  library  the  fee  of 
$1.50  for  each  25  for  less)  books  must  be 
paid  in  advance  toward  expense  of  service. 
This  fee  entitles  the  club  to  one  ship- 
ment (to  and  from),  express  free.  A 
study  club  library  may  be  kept  three 
months,  and  by  special  permission  the 
time  may  be  extended.  The  circular 
and  registration-application  blank  will 
be  sent  on  request. 

There  are  now  four  study  club  libra- 
ries in  use  covering  Shakespeare,  Flor- 
ence, Italy,  and  Russia  and  Japan. 

During  May  one  new  club  applied  for  a 
library:  Wednesday  Literary  Club  of 
Selma,  Fresno  co. 

It  will  not  be  possible  for  some  time  to 
fill  requests  for  study  club  libraries,  be- 
cause these  books  are  sent  out  from  the 
main  collection,  which  is  not  accessible 
at  present. 

Public  Libraries  Division. 

The  public  library  is  the  natural  out- 
growth of  the  traveling  library.  Where 
the  demand  for  books  is  greater  than 
can  be  met  by  the  50  books  of  the  travel- 
ing library,  a  town  is  ready  for  a  library 
of  its  own. 

Since  November,  1905,  two  library  or- 
ganizers have  been  kept  in  the  field  to 
encourage  the  establishment  of  libraries, 
to  visit  those  already  established  and  to 
give  advice  and  assistance  to  public  libra- 
ries throughout  the  State  in  regard  to 
library  methods,  library  buildings,  etc. 

The  annual  reports  of  all  libraries  in 
the  State  are  also  kept  on  file  in  this  divi- 
sion. 

During  May  28  visits  were  made  to  27 
towns.     One  library  was  established  at 


Suisun,  Solano  county,  the  ordinance 
having  been  passed  May  8,  1906.  This 
makes  the  total  number  of  libraries  estab- 
lished since  November,  1905,  13. 

Circular  no.  I,  Why  a  town  should  in- 
corporate, has  just  been  issued  by  this 
Division. 

Books  for  the  Blind  Division. 

Embossed  books  in  four  different  types 
are  sent  to  any  blind  resident  of  Cali- 
fornia upon  application,  and  collections 
of  from  10  to  25  books  will  be  loaned  to 
any  public  library  on  application  of  its 
trustees  and  upon  agreement  to  loan  the 
books  free  to  any  blind  applicant.  Cir- 
cular and  Finding  list,  with  Call  slip 
postal,  or  with  Library  trustees  applica- 
tion blank,  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  first  book  was  loaned  June  13, 
1905.  There  are  now  139  blind  borrow- 
ers, scattered  all  the  way  from  Siskiyou 
county  to  San  Diego.  During  May  7 
borrowers  were  added.  Total  accessions 
are  543,  as  follows:  New  York  point 
books,  212;  New  York  point  music,  40; 
Braille  books,  47;  Braille  music,  45; 
Moon  books,  175;  Boston  line  letter 
books,  18;  Appliances,  3;  Maps,  3.  Dur- 
ing the  month  96  books  were  loaned, 
as  follows:  New  York  point,  51;  Braille, 
9;  Moon,  35;  Boston  line  letter,  1.  The 
books  loaned  were  divided  by  class  as 
follows:  ethics  and  religion,  4;  science,  7; 
useful  arts,  1;  literature,  14;  fiction,  41; 
travel,  history,  and  biography,  16;  prim- 
ers, 3;  music,  5;  periodicals,  5. 

Since  the  department  began  loaning 
books,  n  borrowers,  whose  ages  range 
from  38  to  91  years  and  who  could  not 
read  any  type  before,  have  learned  to 
read  either  Moon  type,  the  New  York 
point,  or  both  of  these.  Besides  these, 
there  are  15  who  knew  some  type  and 
have  learned  to  read  one  or  two  other 
types. 

The  Moon  magazine  is  being  received 
monthly,  and  will  be  sent  to  those  re- 
questing it,  in  the  order  requests  are 
received. 

A  new  Circular  and  Finding  List  was 
issued  during  May. 


California  State  Library 


.*..'.. 


News  Notes 


OF 


California  Libraries 


VOL  1.    NO.  3 
JULY,  1906 


W.  W.  SHANNON 


SACRAMENTO: 

SUFKRINTINDINT  8TATB  PRINTING. 
1906 


IF. 


CONTENTS. 


INTRODUCTORY  NOTE 93 

EXTERIOR  VIEWS  OF    SAN  LUIS  OBISPO,  BAKERSFIELD,  VISALIA 
AND  LOS  GATOS  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES 94 

EXTERIOR   VIEWS     OF   SELMA,    LA  JOLLA,  CHICO,  COLUSA   AND 

SANTA  MONICA  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES  95 

EXTERIOR  AND  FLOOR  PLAN  OF  CORONA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY <£ 

EXTERIOR  AND  FLOOR  PLAN  OF  PALO    ALTO    PUBLIC  LIBRARY  .  97 

EXTERIOR  AND  FLOOR  PLAN  OF  TULARE   PUBLIC  LIBRARY 9$ 

EXTERIOR  AND  FLOOR  PLAN  OF  WATSONVILLE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY.  99 
EXTERIOR  AND  FLOOR  PLAN  OF  COVINA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY  ..  .100-101 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES 102 

Includes  Reports  for  June,  Extra  news  items  and  Items  on  library 
buildings. 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION 12S 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY 132 

Trustees,  Staff,  etc 132 

Law  Department 132 

Sociological  Department,  including  the  Legislative  Reference 

Bureau 133 

Reference  and  Loan  Department 133 

Catalog  Department 134 

California  Historical  Department 134 

Extension  Department 135 

Traveling  libraries  division ;  Study  club  division ;  Public  libraries 
division  ;  Books  for  the  blind  division. 


Issued  monthly  for  free  distribution  by  the  California  State  Library. 
All  communications  should  be  addressed  to  the  Extension  Department  of  the 
California  State  Library,  Sacramento,  California. 


M  v\/!: 


INTRODUCTORY  NOTE. 


This  number  of  the  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  is  devoted 
especially  to  library  buildings  in  California. 

As  a  large  number  of  the  libraries  which  are  planning  to  have  new 
buildings  soon  will  want  one  which  costs  not  more  than  $12,500,  this 
has  been  kept  in  mind  in  selecting  library  buildings  for  reproduction. 


i.  San  Luis  Obispo  Public  Library,  cost  $10,000.  2.  Bakersfield  Public  Library, 
cost  $8000.  3.  Visalia  Public  Library,  cost  $10,000.  4.  Los  Gatos  Public 
Library,  cost  $10,000. 


i.  Selma  Public  Library,  cost  $6000.  2.  La  Jolla  Free  Library,  cost  $780. 
3.  Chico  Public  Library,  coat  $10,000.  4.  Colusa  Public  Library,  cost 
ln.337.90-     5-  Santa  Monica  Public  Library,  cost  $12,500. 


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CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES, 


All  libraries  are  listed  except  those 
which  belong  to  private  individuals. 
They  are  arranged  alphabetically  by 
towns  in  which  they  are  located.  Those 
libraries  are  marked  with  a  star  (*)  which 
are  not  free  to  the  public  either  for  loan 
or  reference  purposes. 

Blanks  for  June  report,  for  Items  on 
library  building,  and  for  Annual  report 
were  sent  to  the  libraries  to  be  filled  out 
and  returned. 

The  Notes  of  California  Libraries  had 
been  requested  for  some  time  by  many 
libraries  of  California,  and  it  was  in 
response  to  these  requests  that  this  pub- 
lication was  started.  As  will  be  noticed, 
less  than  fifty  per  cent  of  the  libraries 
listed  have  sent  in  reports  or  extra  items 
for  June.  If  the  records  are  to  be  of 
value  they  must  be  complete,  but  they 
can  not  be  complete  unless  all  of  the 
libraries  of  California  will  do  their  part. 

The  work  can  not  be  successfully  con- 
tinued without  the  cooperation  of  all 
library  people  in  the  State. 

Alameda,  Alameda  co. 

Alameda  Free  Public  Library. 
F.  B.  Graves,  Librarian.  Established 
1877.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  30,000.  One 
branch  library  with  350  vols.  Seven  em- 
ployees. Monthly  income  of  library, 
$750,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  98  x  99,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  taxation.  Owns  build- 
ing, which  cost  $40,000;  built  in  1902; 
$35»ooo  of  the  money  for  building  was 
received  from  Andrew  Carnegie,  and  the 
balance  from  city  and  private  subscrip- 
tions. Architects  of  building,  Curtiss  & 
Willcox,  San  Francisco;  style  of  archi- 
tecture Grecian;  constructive  materials 
sandstone  and  pressed  brick;  one  story 
and  basement.  No  part  of  the  building 
used  for  any  other  than  library  purposes. 


AlamitOS,  Los  Angeles  co. 

♦Alamitos  Library.  No  regular  li- 
brarian. Established  1897.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  about  125  (June  30,  1905).  Sup- 
ported by  membership  fees  and  open 
only  to  members. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  building. 

AltUFas,  Modoc  co. 

Alturas  Reading-Room.  Mrs  A.  B. 
Henderson,  Librarian.  Established  Jan- 
uary 20, 1906.   Total  no.  of  vols.,  63. 

$30  per  month  received  by  Woman's 
Improvement  Club  from  City  Board  of 
Trustees.  Library  under  direction  of 
Woman's  Improvement  Club. 

Located  in  stone  building  in  business 
part  of  town,  rented  by  month. 

Anaheim,  Orange  co. 

Anaheim  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  Lange,  Librarian.  Established 
1902.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  1250. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Rent  room  in  store  building. 

Areata,  Humboldt  co. 

Arcata  Public  Library.  Miss  Hat  tie 
A.  Knutz,  Librarian.  Established  1879. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  1303.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (300  hours)  during  June. 
One  employee.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary, $430,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file: 

Library  located  in  building  owned 
jointly  by  the  town  and  the  Masonic  and 
Odd  Fellows1  lodges.  The  town  owns 
lower  floor  and  the  lodges  the  second 
floor.  The  library  is  in  two  rooms  on 
lower  floor.  The  balance  of  this  floor  is 
occupied  by  town  offices  and  fire  depart- 
ment. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


103 


Auburn,  Placer  co. 

Auburn  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  June  3,  1906. 

Azusa,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Azusa  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Annie  M.  Taylor,  Librarian.  Established 
1903  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1075.  One  vol. 
repaired  during  June.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  677;  12  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
26  days  (130  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  442,  as  follows:  405  vols, 
fiction;  37  vols,  miscellaneous;  54  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  nearly  $700,  received 
from  taxation.  Publish  notes  in  news- 
paper. 

Has  three  good-sized  rooms  on  the 
ground  floor  of  the  City  Hall,  rent  free. 
These  rooms  were  especially  fitted  for 
library  use  when  the  City  Hall  was  re- 
modeled. 

Bakersfleld,  Kern  co. 

Beai.b  Memorial  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Sarah  £.  Bedinger,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1900.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  5815.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 1000;  26  added  during  June;  10 
surrendered.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (276  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1691.  Three  employees. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $225,  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  42  x  166,  the  money  for  which 
wan  received  from  Mrs  Mary  E.  and 
Truxton  Beale.  Owns  building,  which 
cost  about  $8000;  built  in  1900;  money 
for  building  received  from  the  Beales,  all 
in  memory  of  General  Edward  F.  Beale. 
Architect  of  building  Ben  McDougal, 
Berkeley;  style  of  architecture  mission; 
constructive  materials  brick  and  plaster; 
one  story,  four  rooms.  No  part  of  build- 
ing used  for  any  other  than  library  pur- 
poses. 

BarstOW,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Santa  *Fe  Library.  H.  M.  Newhall, 
Librarian.  Established  1 901.  Total  no.  of 


vols.,  about  500.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library  received  from  billiards 
and  pool  and  from  baths. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  and  building,  property  of 
Santa  Fe";  built  in  1901;  one  story,  six 
rooms.  One  room  is  used  for  pool  and 
billiards,  one  for  cards,  and  three  for 
bath  rooms. 

Berkeley,  Alameda  co. 

Berkeley  Free  Public  Library. 
D.  R.  Moore,  Librarian.  Established  1895. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,048.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  4870.  Library 
open  to  public  9  days  during  June.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  for  home  use,  3567, 
as  follows:  1920  vols,  fiction;  976  vols, 
juvenile;  671  vols,  miscellaneous.  Nine 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$14,177.61,  received  from  taxation 
mainly.  During  June  recent  accession 
list  was  published. 

Library  closed  since  April;  reopened 
June  2 1  st. 

Owns  lot  104x150,  the  money  for 
which  was  received  from  Rosa  M.  Shat- 
tuck.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
'  $40,000;  built  in  1904;  money  for  build- 
ing received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architect  of  building  John  Galen 
Howard,  Berkeley;  style  of  architecture 
modified  mission;  constructive  mate- 
rials brick  and  stone;  two  stories,  13 
rooms.  .  No  part  of  building  used  for 
any  other  than  library  purposes. 

University  of  California  Li- 
brary. J.  C.  Rowell,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1868.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  133,779 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  and  building;  building  cost 
$51,800;  built  in  1881;  $25,000  of  the 
money  for  building  was  received  from 
Henry  D.  Bacon,  and  the  balance 
received  from  State  of  California. 
Additions  to  building  in  7903  which  cost 
$i4i549»  the  money  having  been  received 
from  University  funds.  Architect  of 
building  John  A.  Renter  (address  now 
unknown);  style  of  architecture  renais- 
sance; constructive  materials  brick  and 


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wood;  three  stories,  18  rooms.  One 
room  is  an  art  gallery  and  reading-room 
combined. 

University  of  California.  Ban- 
croft Library.  Frederick  J.  Teg- 
gart,  Honorary  Custodian.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  60,000. 

During  May  the  library  was  moved 
from  1538  Valencia  street,  San  Francisco, 
to  the  upper  story  of  California  Hall,  the 
University  administration  building. 

Prof.  H.  Morse  Stephens  gave  a 
lecture  on  July  2d  at  2  o'clock  in  the 
Art  Gallery  of  University  Library  on 
works  of  western  history  in  Bancroft 
Library. 

San  Francisco  Microscopical  So- 
ciety Library.  Established  1872. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2,500. 

This  library  has  been  permanently 
deposited  in  the  State  University 
Library.  No  additions  expected,  as  the 
Society  has  practically  disorganized. 

Formerly  located  at  432  Montgomery 
street,  San  Francisco. 

Biggs,  Butte  co. 

Biggs  Free  Public  Library.  Li- 
brarian not  appointed.  C.  E.  Chatfield, 
Secretary  Library  Trustees.  Estab- 
lished February  19,  1906.  Income  will 
be  about  $500  per  year. 
•  Owns  lot  60x60,  received  from  Sacra- 
mento Valley  Bank.  Has  $5000  from 
Andrew  Carnegie  for  building  to  be  built 
in  1906.  The  basement  of  the  building 
is  to  be  used  for  gymnasium. 

Boulder  Creek,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

W.  C.  T.  U.  Free  Reading-room. 
Mrs  O.  B.  Merrill,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1893.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  465. 
Library  maintained  by  W.  C.  T.  U. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Southern  Pacific  Company  donated 
lot  and  W.  C.  T.  U.  put  up  a  $1300  two- 
story  frame  building. 

CalistOga,  Napa  co. 

Calistoga  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs    T.    H.   Harper,  Librarian.     Estab- 


lished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  598; 
1  added  during  June  by  purchase.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  344;  20 
added  during  month.  Library  open  to 
public  24  days  (60  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  310.  One  employee. 
Located  in  Town  Hall,  rent  free. 

Campbell,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Campbell  Free  Library.  E.  Janes, 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Current  books  received  from  Campbell 
Reading  Club.  Librarian  gives  services. 
Librarian  gave  course  of  lectures  on 
literary  subjects  for  benefit  of  Free  Li- 
brary. 

Located  in  Congregational  Church 
until  last  year.  Now  in  Reading-room, 
rent  free. 

Campbell  Free  Reading-Room. 
Mrs  Lillie  F.  Shaw,  Corresponding  Sec- 
retary Country  Woman's  Club.  Estab- 
lished 1905.  Expenses  about  $200  per 
year.  Maintained  by  Country  Woman's 
Club. 

Located  in  room  of  Woman's  Club. 

Chieo,  Butte  co. 

Chico  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Laura  Sawyers,  Librarian.  Established 
1902.    Total  no.  of  vols.,    about    1700. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  62  x  124,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  private  subscriptions. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $10,000;  built 
in  1904;  money  for  building  received 
from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Architects  of 
building  Stone  &  Smith,  San  Francisco; 
constructive  material  brick;  one  story, 
four  rooms.  One  room  in  basement 
occupied  by  janitor  for  residence. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Susan  T.  Smith,  Librarian.  Established 
1888.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  12,000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Library  occupies  two  rooms  6n  second 
floor  of  State  Normal  School  building. 


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Claremont,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  College  Library.  Frances 
R.  Foote,  Librarian.  Established  1888. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  8200. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received* 

$40,000  to  be  given  by  Andrew  Car- 
negie for  library  building,  provided 
Claremont  raises  $40,000,  the  income  of 
which  should  be  used  for  maintaining 
library.  Recently,  Mr  Carnegie  has  an- 
nounced that  he  will  give  the  last  $10,000 
of  the  $40,000  which  Claremont  was  to 
have  raised.  Claremont  has  all  but 
$2000  of  the  $30,000.  Library  is  to  be 
for  people  of  Claremont  as  well  as  for 
Pomona  College. 

Temporarily  located  in  Pearson's  Hall 
of  Science. 

Coalinga,  Fresno  co. 

Free  Reading-Room.  Mrs  Anna  J. 
Ogden,  Corresponding  Secretary  Ladies' 
Improvement  Club.  Established  April 
11,1905.     Maintained  by  club. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Has  room  "on  the  easiest  terms,"  in 
the  May  Building,  an  office  building  in 
the  center  of  town. 

Colton,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Colton  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  May  7,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  lot  100  x  100,  the  money  for 
which  ($1250)  was  received  from  sub- 
scriptions of  citizens.  $10,000  has  been 
promised  by  Andrew  Carnegie  for  a 
building. 

Colusa,  Colusa  co. 

Colusa  Free  Public  Library. 
Belle  Crane,  Librarian.  Established  1901. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  2600.  One  employee. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $80,  received 
from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  50x70,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  private  subscriptions. 
Owns  building,   which  cost  $11,337.90; 


built  in  1905 ;  $10,000  of  money  for  build- 
ing received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architects  of  building  Stone  &  Smith, 
San  Francisco;  style  of  architecture 
classic ;  constructive  materials  stone  and 
brick ;  one  story  and  basement,  six  rooms. 
One  room  used  for  public  meetings  and 
association  room. 

Corona,  Riverside  co. 

Corona  FREE  Public  Library. 
Miss  Grace  M.  Taber,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1900.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
3000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

New  library  building  opened  July  2 
with  informal  reception.  Unveiling  of 
statue  of  Tannhauser,  gift  of  Tuesday 
Musical  Club. 

Owns  lots  150x120,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  city  of  Corona.  Owns 
building,  which  cost  $12,500;  built  in 
1906;  money  for  building  received  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect  of  build- 
ing Franklin  P.  Burnham,  Los  Angeles ; 
style  of  architecture  Grecian  Ionic ;  con- 
structive material  pressed  brick ;  one 
story,  seven  rooms.  No  part  of  building 
used  for  any  other  than  library  purposes. 

CoronadO,  San  Diego  co. 

Coronado  Beach  Library.  Miss- 
Mary  E.  Balch,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2240.  During 
June  30  vols,  were  added,  as  follows  :  15 
vols,  by  purchase  and  15  by  gift.  100- 
vols.  were  repaired.  Library  open  30 
days  (164^  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  555.  Two  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  about  $460,  received 
from  taxation  and  donations. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Library  occupies  a  building  loaned  on 
the  condition  that  it  is  kept  in  repair 
and  lighting,  insurance,  etc.,  paid.  One 
story,  one  room. 

Covina,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Covina  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Henrietta  M.  Faulder,  Librarian. 
Established   1897.     Total   no.    of  vols.v 


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2502.  Two  employees.  Yearly  income 
of  library,  $900,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

The  librarian,  Mrs  Faulder,  is  attend- 
ing Summer  School  of  Library  Methods, 
at  Berkeley. 

Owns  lot  125  x  150,  the  money  for 
which  was  received  from  Mrs  I.  I.  Cook, 
and  citizens.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$8000;  built  in  1905;  money  for  build- 
ing received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architect  of  building  Franklin  P.  Burn- 
ham,  Los  Angeles;  style  of  architecture 
Grecian ;  constructive  materials  brick 
and  cement ;  one  story  and  basement, 
five  rooms.  No  part  of  building  used 
for  any  other  than  library  purposes. 

Davlsvllle,  Yolo  co. 

Davisville  Library  Association 
Library.  Miss  M.  Etta  Reed,  Secretary. 
Established  1905.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
160. 

Library  closed  until  September. 

Located  in  school-house. 

Dixon,  Solano  co. 

Dixon  Free  Public  Library.  Estab- 
lished April  3,  1906. 

Have  no  lot  or  building  as  yet. 

Downey,  Los  Angeles  Co. 

Downey  Public  Library.  M.  Josie 
McKellan,  Librarian. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

DunsmuiP,  Siskiyou  co. 

Dunsmuir  Library  Association 
Library.  Mrs  George  Mac  Do  we  11, 
Librarian.  Established  1900.  Total  no. 
of  vols  ,  1400  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Library  located  in  Southern  Pacific 
Company's  depot,  rent  free. 

EsCOndidO,  San  Diego  co. 

Escondido  Free  Public  Library. 
E.  F.  Ward,  Librarian.  Established  1898. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  1100.  During 
June  4  vols,  were  added  by  gift.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  275; 
12  renewed  during  month.    Library  open 


13  days  (26  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  212,  as  follows:  170  vols,  fic- 
tion; 16  vols,  juvenile;  26  vols,  miscella- 
neous. Two  employees.  Annual  income 
of  library,  about $175,  received  from  tax- 
ation. No  publications  issued  during 
month. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Owns  lot,  50  feet  front,  received  from 
Escondido  Land  and  Town  Company. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $350;  built  in 
1896;  money  for  building  received  from 
subscriptions.  Additions  to  building  at 
different  times  which  cost  $25,  the  money 
received  from  taxation.  Architect  of 
building  S.  M.  Stewart,  Escondido;  con- 
structive material  wood;  one  story,  one 
room.  No  part  of  building  used  for  any 
other  than  library  purposes. 

1  Etna,  Siskiyou  co. 

Etna  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Olga  Rusby,  Librarian.  Established 
November,  1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  200. 
One  employee.  Monthly  income  of  li- 
brary, $25,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Located  in  Town  Hall,  rent  free. 

Eureka,  Humboldt  co. 

Eureka  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  G.  Bonner,  Librarian.  Established 
1878.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4035.  Three 
employees.  Monthly  income  of  library, 
$400,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  1 20  x  120,  the  money  for  which 
($5000)  was  received  from  private  sub- 
scriptions. Owns  building,  which  cost 
$28,000;  built  in  1902-3;  the  money  for 
building  was  received  from  Andrew  Car- 
negie and  private  subscriptions.  Archi- 
tect of  building  Knowles  Evans,  Eureka; 
style  of  architecture  Roman  Ionic;  con- 
structive material  brirk;  one  story  and 
basement,  ten  rooms.  No  part  of  build- 
ing used  for  any  other  than  library 
purposes. 


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107 


Ferndale,  Humboldt  co. 

Ferndale  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  N.  E.  Winslow,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  896. 
During  June  25  vols,  were  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  538. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (221 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols* 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  476, 
as  follows:  271  vols,  fiction;  177  vols, 
juvenile ;  28  vols,  miscellaneous;  111  vols, 
magazines.  One  employee.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $730,  received  from 
taxation  and  I.  O.  G.  T. 

Library  located  in  a  store  building 
which  was  formerly  a  drug  store,  rent 
$18  per  month. 

Fortuna,  Humboldt  co. 

Fortuna  Free  Library.  Mrs  Cora 
P.  Wilson,  Librarian.  Established  April 
19,  1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  396.  During 
June  7  vols,  were  added  by  purchase. 
7  vols,  bound.  Library  open  to  public 
30  days  ( 150  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  75.  No  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $150,  received  from 
hall  rent  and  Good  Templars. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Located  in  rented  building,  rent  $15 
per  month. 

Fowler,  Fresno  co. 

Fowler  Free  Library.  Mrs  M.  L. 
Parkhurst,  President  Fowler  Improve- 
ment Club.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
200.     Maintained  by  club. 

Owns  lot  50x150,  and  building  which 
cost  $125;  built  in  1898;  constructive 
material  wood;  one  story,  one  room. 
Part  of  libray  used  as  club  room. 

Fresno,  Fresno  co. 

Fresno  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Jean  D.  Baird,  Librarian.  Established 
189 1.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  8442.  During 
June  18  vols,  were  added ;  1  vol.  by  pur- 
chase and  17  vols,  by  gift.  40  vols,  were 
discarded.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 3767 ;  60  added  during  month ; 
17  renewed.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (332  hours)  during  month.    Total 


no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  3994,  as  follows:  2316  vols, 
fiction;  871  vols,  juvenile;  373  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 434  vols,  magazines.  Four 
employees.  Monthly  income  of  library. 
$3000,  received  from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  175  x  150,  the  money  for 
which  was  received  from  private  citizens 
of  Fresno.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$30,000 :  built  in  1903 ;  the  money  for 
building  was  received  from  Andrew  Car- 
negie. Architects  of  building  Copeland 
&  Dole,  New  York ;  style  of  archi- 
tecture modern  renaissance ;  construct- 
ive materials  brick  and  terra  cotta  ;  one 
story  and  basement,  16  rooms. 

Fullerton,  Orange  co. 
1     Fullerton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  W.  Kerr,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  February  19,  1906.   No  books 
as  yet. 

The  Library  Committee  has  subscrip- 
tions to  amount  of  $1000  for  books. 

Money  subscribed  and  nearly  all  paid 
in  for  lot  100x130;  money  raised  by 
public  subscription.  Andrew  Carnegie 
has  promised  $7500  for  the  building, 
when  all  the  preliminary  conditions  are 
complied  with,  which  will  be  within  the 
first  ten  days  of  July.  No  architect  has 
been  engaged  nor  any  plans  considered 
as  yet  for  the  building. 

Gllroy,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Gilroy  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
W.  E.  Franklin,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.   Established  December  11,  1905. 

Library  Trustees  have  a  promise  from 
the  City  Council  of  a  lot  40  x  65. 

Andrew  Carnegie  has  promised  $ [0,000 
for  a  building  on  the  usual  conditions. 

Glendale,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glendale  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Mrs  Lillian  S.  Wells,  Li- 
brarian. Established  February  26,  1906. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  129.  Librarian  and 
assistant  give  services.  Library  main- 
tained by  club  women.  Weekly  notes 
published  in  newspaper. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  a  well-lighted,  rented  store 
room. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Glendora,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glendora  Public  Library.  Miss 
Ella  Boyakin,  President  Athena  Club. 
Established  1904.  Formerly  maintained 
by  the  Athena  Club,  but  closed  at  present. 

The  Athena  Club  is  composed  entirely 
of  working  girls.  They  formerly  rented 
a  room  for  the  library  at  $18  per  month. 
They  are  now  trying  to  secure  ground 
for  a  clubhouse  which  will  include  free 
reading-room,  a  library,  and  a  hall  to 
rent. 

HanfOFd,  Kings  co. 

Hanford  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  E.  Dold,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1890.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2516. 
One  employee.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $105,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Miss  Margaret  Dold  is  attending  Sum- 
mer School  of  Library  Methods  at  Berke- 
ley. Her  place  is  being  filled  by  her 
sister. 

Owns  lot  100  x  75,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  the  city.  Owns  build- 
ing, which  cost  $12,500;  built  in  1905; 
money  for  building  received  from  An- 
drew Caruegie.  Architects  of  building 
McDougall  Bros.,  Fresno;  style  of  archi- 
tecture Romanesque;  constructive  ma- 
terial cement  block;  one  and  a  half 
stories  and  basement,  four  rooms.  No 
part  of  building  used  for  any  other  than 
library  purposes. 

Hayward,  Alameda  co. 

Hayward  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  E.  Prouse,  Librarian.  Established 
1898.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  5084. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  lot,  the  money  for  which  ($2000) 
was  received  from  private  subscriptions. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $10,000;  built 
in  1905;  the  money  for  building  received 
from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Architects  of 
building  Smith  &  Stone,  San  Francisco; 
style  of  architecture  mission;  constructive 
materials  wood  and  concrete;  one  story 
and  high  basement,  and  two- story  cupola. 


Healdsburg,  Sonoma  co. 

Healdsburg  Free  Public  Library. 
]  Miss  Cornelia  Provines,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 189S.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2914. 
During  June  46  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 33  vols,  by  purchase;  13  vols,  by 
gift.  20  vols,  repaired.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  922;  5  added  dur- 
ing month;  10  renewed;  5  expired;  5  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  13 
days  (65  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  285,  as  follows:  190  vols, 
fiction;  65  vols,  juvenile;  30  vols,  miscel- 
laneous. One  employee.  Annual  income 
of  library  received  from  taxation. 

Located  in  City  Hall,  rent  free. 

Hemet,  Riverside  co. 

Hemet  Public  Reading-Room  Asso- 
ciation. B.  R.  Sprague,  Secretary  of 
Association.  Established  1906.  $160 
subscribed  for  furniture  and  periodicals 
and  $6  per  month  for  maintenance. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Rents  room,  the  money  for  which  is 
given  by  J.  F.  Ferguson.  Hemet  Light 
and  Power  Company  donates  lights 

Highland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

♦Highland  Library  Club  Library. 
Miss  Elthea  Embody,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1898.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
1000.  Fee  $2  per  year.  About  70  mem- 
bers.    Open  only  to  members. 

Owns  lot  50  x  150,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  private  subscriptions. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $2500;  built 
in  1906;  money  for  building  received  from 
citizens.  Architect  of  building  G.  W. 
Grigg,  San  Bernardino;  style  of  archi- 
tecture mission;  constructive  materials 
wood  and  cement;  one  story,  five  rooms. 
Part  of  building  used  as  hall,  clubroom 
and  kitchen. 

Hollister,  San  Benito  co. 

Hollister  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  M.  E.  Hawn,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 


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Items  on  library  building  not  received.  |  427,  as  follows:    275  vols,  fiction;  59  vols. 

In  April  of  this  year  were  considering  [juvenile;  93  vols,   miscellaneous.     One 

asking  Andrew  Carnegie  for  money  for  j  employee      Income  of  library  received 


building. 

Hollywood,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Hollywood  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ella  Gillin,  Librarian.  Established 
1906  Total  no.  of  vols.,  553.  During 
June  3  vols,  were  added  by  gift.  3  vols, 
rebound ;  1  vol.  lost.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  203;  13  added  during 
month;  1  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
public  27  days  (162  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  500,  as  follows:  312  vols, 
fiction;  125  vols,  juvenile;  63  vols,  miscel- 
laneous. One  employee.  Library  main- 
tained by  Woman's  Club  until  July  1, 
1906.  Lists  of  books  published  in  news- 
papers. 

Library  located  in  Vansyckle  Building, 
leased  for  eight  months  until  library 
building  is  built.  The  plan  at  present  is 
to  erect  one  within  the  year.  Andrew 
Carnegie  has  promised  $1 0,000  for  a 
library  building. 


from  donations. 

Report  from  January  1  to  June  30, 1906, 
on  file. 

Owns  lot  60  x  60,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  Miss  Florence  Sawyer, 
now  Mrs  Bransby.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $780;  built  in  1898;  money 
for  building  received  also  from  Mrs 
Bransby.  Additions  to  building  in  1904 
which  cost  $40.  Architects  of  building 
Messrs  Thorpe  &  Kennedy,  La  Jolla; 
style  of  architecture  mission;  con- 
structive material  wood;  one  story,  three 
rooms.  No  part  of  building  used  for 
any  other  than  library  purposes. 


Laton,  Fresno  co. 

Laton  Library.  Mrs  Lua  E.  Bab- 
cock,  Librarian.  Established  1902.  To- 
tal no.  of  vols.,  900.  During  June  2 
vols,  were  added  by  binding.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  70;  6  renewed 
during  month;  2  expired;  20  surren- 
dered. Library  open  to  public  30  days 
(210  hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
1 10.     One  employee. 

Owns  lot  50  x  150,  the  money  for  which 

was  received   from   Nares  &  Saunders. 

Miss  ;  Owns  building,  which  cost  $3000;    built 


HoltvlUe,  San  Diego  co. 

Holtvillb  Library  and  Reading 
Room.     Opened  June  9,  1906. 

Kern  City,  Kern  co. 

Kern  City  Free  Library. 
Marjorie  Haynes,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  in  old  Town  Hall.  In  Octo- 
ber, 1905,  there  was  some  talk  of  asking 
Andrew  Carnegie  for  money  for  a  build- 
ing. 

La  Jolla,  San  Diego  co. 

La  Jolla  Library  Association  Li- 
brary. Miss  Nina  T.  Waddell,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1 899.  Total  no.  <  >f  vols. , 
1388.  During  June  11  vols,  were  added, 
as  follows:  4  vols,  by  purchase;  7  vols, 
by  gift.  12  vols,  were  repaired.  15 
new  registered  cardholders  added  during 
month.  Library  open  to  public  26  days 
(26  hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  of  registered  cardholders,  315;  7  added 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use,  1  during  June.     Library  open  to  public  30 


in  1904;  money  for  building  received 
from  Nares  &  Saunders  Architects  of 
building  McDougall  Bros.,  Fresno;  style 
of  architecture  modified  mission;  con- 
structive materials  wood  and  cement; 
one  story,  three  rooms.  Part  of  build- 
ing used  for  social  purposes. 

Lincoln,  Placer  co. 

Lincoln  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Effie  M.  Crook,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.     Established  January  9,  1906. 

No  library  building  as  yet. 

Llvermore,  Alameda  co.  ' 

Livermore  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  S.  J.  Harp,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5000.    Total  no. 


110 


NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


days  (166  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1050,  as  follows:  779  vols, 
fiction;  207  vols,  juvenile;  28  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 36  vols,  magazines.  One  em- 
ployee. Annual  income  of  library,  $720, 
received  from  rent  of  annex  and  taxa- 
tion. !  LOS  Angeles,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Library  located  in  building  owned  by  ;  ^os  Angeles  Free  Public  Library. 
Stevens  estate,  rent  free  as  long  as  used  ,  chas-  F-  Lmmmis,  Librarian.  Estab- 
for  library  purposes.  Building  has  one  I  Hshetl  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  123,146 
story,  two  rooms.     Annex   of  building  i  (Ju»e  30,  1905) 


LOFdsburg,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Lordsburg  Public  Library.  Es- 
tablished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  112& 
(June  30,  1905). 

Library  now  closed  and  books  stored 
with  Mrs  Margaret  Williams. 


rented  to  tailor. 

Lodi,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Lodi  Library  and  Free  Reading- 
Room.  H.  S.  Clark,  Sr.,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  675. 
One  employee.  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  public  subscriptions. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  second  floor  of  Elwert  Build- 
ing, rent  $io  per  month. 

Lompoc,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Free  Reading-Room. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Rents  room,  the  money  for  rent  being 
received  from   voluntary  contributions. 

Long  Beaeh,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Long  Beach  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Victoria  Ellis,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  6678. 
During  June  210  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  202  vols,  by  purchase:  8  vols, 
by  gift.  During  month  149  cardholders 
were  added ;  5  renewed ;  66  expired. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (312  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  7385,  as  fol- 
lows: 3886  vols,  fiction ;  2051  vols,  juve- 
nile; 629  vols,  miscellaneous;  819  vols, 
magazines.  Three  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $4600,  received  from 
taxation  and  collections.  Publish  news- 
paper bulletins. 

Library  occupies  second  floor  of  City 
Hall;  janitor,  lighting  and  water  pro- 
vided by  city.  Library  has  been  given 
quitclaim  deed  to  site  in  City  Park. 


Report  for  June  not  received. 

Librarian  Charles  F.  Lummis  is  attend- 
ing annual  meeting  of  American  Library 
Association  at  Narragansett  Pier. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Has  just  moved  from  City  Hall  to  more 
commodious  quarters.  Now  occupies 
two  upper  floors  of  Laughlin  Building 
(three  stories  high);  rent,  $850  per  month, 
paid  out  of  library  fund.  Building  is  of 
reinforced  concrete  fireproof.  Second 
floor  has  two  courts;  third  floor,  one 
court;  10,000  square  feet  of  space  to  each 
floor;  two  roof  gardens,  one  at  rear  of 
second  floor  and  one  on  roof  of  main 
building,  10,000  square  feet  of  space  to 
each. 

Historical  Society  of  Southern 
California  Library.  J.  M.  Guinn, 
Librarian.     Established  1883. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Item*  on  library  building  not  received. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Elizabeth  H.  Fargo,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1881.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  13,100 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  State  Normal  School  build- 
ing. 

Theosophical  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  Miss  S.  H.  Richards, 
Librarian.  Established  1896.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  about  500. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

LOS  GatOS,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Los  Gatos  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Henri  A.  Rankin,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished   1898.     Total   no.  of  vols.,  2219. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Ill 


I 


Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  712; 
18  added  during  June;  1  renewed;  4  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (203  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1235,  as  follows:  530  vols, 
fiction;  539  vols,  juvenile;  95  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 71  vols,  magazines.  One  em- 
ployee during  summer  months.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $1000,  received  from 
taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Owns  lot  127  feet  front,  135  feet  back, 
135  and  115  feet  depth,  which  was  do- 
nated. Owns  building,  which  cost  $10,000; 
built  in  1903;  money  for  building  re- 
ceived from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect 
of  building  C.  H.  Sawyer,  Los  Gatos; 
style  of  architecture  modern  mission ; 
constructive  materials  brick  and  cement; 
one  story  and  basement,  one  room. 

Madera,  Madera  co.  j 

Madera  Freb  Library.  Miss  Ida  M. 
Tully,  Librarian.  Established  1901.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2000.  One  employee. 
Library  maintained  by  voluntary  sub- 
scriptions and  by  C.  J.  Eubanks,  County 
Clerk. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Supervisors  allow  use  of  room  in  Court 
House.  I 

Martinez,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Martinez  Free  Reading-Room  and 
Library.  Mrs  Jennie  I.  Hale,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1885.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  2686. 

Library  closed.  Building  undergoing 
repairs. 

Owns  lot  33  x  100,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  Mrs.  John  Stentzel. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $7500;  built 
in  1895.  Architect  of  building  Byron 
Brown,  Martinez;  constructive  material 
brick;  two  stories,  six  rooms.  On  first 
floor  are  fire  company  house  and  town 
hall,  and  on  second  floor  I.  O.  O.  P.  hall 
and  banquet  room. 


Marysville,  Yuba  co. 

Marysville  City  Library.  Miss 
Mary  E.  Subers,  Librarian.  Established 
1858.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  8000.  No 
library  tax,  but  city  pays  librarian, 
lights,  etc.  Income  for  books  derived 
from  interest  on  bequests. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  March 
31,  1906,  on  file. 

Owns  lot  160  x  160,  received  from  John 
Q.  Packard.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$70,000 ;  built  in  1905-6 ;  money  for 
building  received  from  John  Q.  Packard. 
Architect  Wm.  Curlett,  San  Francisco; 
style  of  architecture  Italian  renaissance ; 
constructive  materials  stone,  brick  and 
concrete  ;  three  stories,  ten  rooms.  Part 
of  building  is  used  for  assembly  hall. 

Merced,  Merced  co. 

George  Hicks  Fancher  Memorial 
Free  [Public]  Library.  Miss  Katha- 
rine Garibaldi,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.   Established  August  21,  1905. 

No  building  as  yet.  $25,000  left  by 
George  Hicks  Fancher  for  "monument." 
Executors  wish  to  use  this  money  for  a 
library  building. 

Mills  College,  Alameda  co. 

Mills  College  Library. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received, 

Andrew  Carnegie  gave  $20,000  for  the 
library  building;  built  in  1905.  Archi- 
tect Miss  Julia  Morgan,  Oakland. 

Modesto,  Stanislaus  co. 

Modesto  City  Library.  L.  T.  Moss, 
Librarian.  Established  1905.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1 157.  Two  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library  received  from  city, 
and  from  pool  and  billiards. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  clubroom,  rent  free. 

In  1907  the  city  will  receive  $20,000 
and  lot,  the  bequest  of  the  late  Ora 
McHenry  of  Modesto. 

Monrovia,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Monrovia  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  A.  Marion  Shrode,  Librarian.  Estab- 


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lished  1893.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4000 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Mrs  K.  Waters,  Assistant  Librarian,  is 
now  acting  as  Librarian.  The  Monrovia 
Messenger  of  June  22  states  that  the 
library  will  not  close  during  the  summer 
months  this  year,  as  usual,  but  will  be 
open  each  afternoon  and  evening. 

Now  located  in  rented  room.  Soon  to 
move  into  south  room  of  the  City  Hall, 
rent  free,  and  to  remain  there  until  the 
Carnegie  building  is  completed. 

'Owns  lot  200x150,  received  from 
bonds  voted  to  buy  library  site.  Promise 
of  $10,000  from  Andrew  Carnegie  for 
library  building.  Architect  of  building 
W.  J.  Bleisner;  style  of  architecture 
Ionic;  constructive  material  pressed 
brick;  to  be  one  story,  six  rooms.  No 
part  of  building  to  be  used  for  any  other 
than  library  purposes. 

Monterey,  Monterey  co. 

Monterey  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Clara  Zimmerman  n,  Librarian. 
Established  1901  as  subscription  library, 
but  ordinance  was  passed  February  6, 
1906,  making  it  a  free  public  library  to 
be  supported  by  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

The  Monterey  Cypress  of  June  24 
states  that  the  library  has  11 74  vols. 

Located  in  Federal  Building,  rent  $5 
per  month. 

Mountain  View,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Mountain  View  Free  Pubuc  Li- 
brary. O.  G.  Beardslee,  Librarian. 
Established  1905.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
361.  During  June  10  vols,  were  added 
by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 255;  31  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (142 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  266. 
Two  employees.  Annual  income  of  li 
brary,  about  $250,  received  from  tax- 
ation.    No  publications  during  month. 

Report  forjune  not  received. 

The  Mountain  View  Register  of  June 
15  states  that  Miss  Lotta  Wagstaff  has 
been  appointed  assistant  librarian. 


Rooms  for  library  were  leased  on  June 
9,  1906,  for  a  period  of  one  year  at  a 
monthly  rental  of  $6;  money  for  rent 
received  from  taxation.  Have  received 
donations  of  labor  and  material  to  re- 
pair inside  and  out  of  new  quarters,  to 
wire  willi  electricity,  and  to  put  up 
shelving. 

Mount  Hamilton,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Lick  Observatory  Library.  Dr  R. 
G.  Aitken,  Librarian.  Established  1888. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  6500      One  employee. 

Report  forjune  not  received. 

Located  in  large  room  and  corridor  of 
main  observatory  building. 

Napa,  Napa  co. 

Goodman  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Margaret  Jacobs,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1885  Total  no.  of  vols.,  8554. 
During  June  5  vols,  were  discarded;  25 
vols,  repaired.  Total  number  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  2427;  35  added  during 
month.  Library  open  to  public  28  days 
(300  hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
3693,  as  follows:  2221  vols,  fiction;  969 
vols,  juvenile;  448  vols,  miscellaneous; 
55  vols,  magazines.  Four  employees. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $2400,  received 
from  taxation.  No  income  from  country, 
but  every  person  in  country  over  12 
years  of  age  is  entitled  to  membership. 

Owns  lot  60  x  135,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  George  E.  Goodman. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $15,000;  built 
in  1901;  money  for  building  received 
from  George  E.  Goodman.  Architect  of 
building  L.  M.  Turton,  Napa;  construct- 
ive material  volcanic  stone;  two  stories, 
five  rooms.  Part  of  building  used  for 
waiting-room  for  country  people  and 
billiard-room. 

♦Eagle  Cycling  Club  Library. 
Win.  H.  Evans,  Librarian.  EstaMished 
1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  526.  During 
June  14  vols,  were  added.  56  vols  were 
bound.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 70;  4  surrendered  during  month. 
Library  open  to  members  every  day  from 
9  a.   m.    to  11    p.    m.      No    employees. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES.  113 

Monthly  income  of  library  $15,  received    wood;  one  story,    four  rooms.     Part  of 
from  subscribers.  j  building  used  for  living  rooms. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received.  ' 

NOFdhoff,  Ventura  co. 
National  City,  San  Diego  co.  George  Thacher  Memorial  Free 

National  City  Free  Public  Li-  [pUBlic]  Library.  Zaidee  E.  Soule, 
brary.  Mrs  Sarah  C.  Dickinson,  Li- '  Librarian.  Established  1893.  Total  no. 
brarian.  Established  1896.  Total  no  of  0f  voiS)  about  2019.  During  June  14 
vols.,  3059  (June  30,  1905).  vols>  were  added  by  purchase.   Total  no. 

Report  for  June  not  received.  of  registered   cardholders  981;  3  added 

Located  in  four  rooms  in  City  Hall.        -during  month.     Library  open  to  public 

17    days    (41^    hours)    during    month. 

Needles,  San  Bernardino  co  j  ToUl  no   of  vols    issued  during  month 

Santa  Fk  Library.    Mrs  J.  L   Davis,    for  home  use  I28>  as  follows:    8l  vols. 

Librarian.     Established  1900.  fiction;   12  vols,  juvenile;   13  vols.  mis- 

Report  for  June  not  received.  cellaneous;  22  vols,  magazines.   One  em- 

Items  on  library  building  not  received.  I  ployee       Income    of  library    no   stated 

,.     ^,A  ,  :  amount,  received  from  public  subscrip- 

Nevada  City,  Nevada  co.  . 

Nevada  City  Free  Pubuc  Library.  I     ,A  *       .   .  m    ..  r_ 

„      .,  ,.         ^  „        „ .,       .  ^  Owns    lot    200x225,    the    money    for 

Mrs  Melissa    Fuller,   Librarian.     Estab- ,     ...  ,  r  ...    „  .    „  . 

..  ,     ,  *«,,.,.  which  was  received  from  public  subscnp- 

hshed  .902.     Total  no    of  vols     about   Uons     0wns  buiWingi  which  cost  about 
3000.    Dttnng  June  5  vols,  were  added  by  |  ^  ,n  Architect  of  building 

purchase.     1  vo  .  was  discarded ;  57  vols.    E  s  Thach      Nordhoff  (not  a  registered 
repaired;  .  vo  .  lost,     lotal  n°.°f  regis-   archUect).    st  le  of  architecture   bung- 

tered  cardholders,  1244;  23  added  dun ng     ,  .  ,.    :  1       1.   ^„« 

'      ^*'    °         .  ft    alow;   constructive  material   wood;   one 

month.     Library  open  to  public  30  days ,    ,  XT  .  _f  .■,,,•,„ 

v    ,     f     r         ,       ^  .- '  story,  one   room.      No  part  of  building 

(328  hours)  during  month.     Total  no.  of         Jf  ..       ..        i:u     ..  «..__.^ 

.     .         '    f     .  ,    ,.      ,  used  for  any  other  than  library  purposes. 

vols,  issued  during  mouth  for  home  use, 

771.  as  follows:     520  vols,   fiction;   230  ,  0akdale>  Stanisiaus  co. 
vols,  juvenile;    21   vols,   miscellaneous.;      qakdalk  Puhuc  Library.    Miss  Es- 
Two  employees.     Annual  income  of  lib- 1  te„a  HoUho,t     Ubrarian.     Established 
rary.  $1500,  received  from  taxation.  |  Tota,  nQ  of  voU    ^     Tota,  no 

Owns  lot  25x90,  money  for  which  I  of  registere(l  cardhoiders,  6o.  Library 
was  received  from  private  subscriptions,  ■  to       UJc  4  days  (g  hwfn)  (]uring 

Owns  building,  which  cost  $2000;  in|Jnne_  0„e  enlployee.  Annual  income 
1902  additions  were  made  winch  cost  of  Ubrarv,  about  ffo,  received  from  sub 
$1100;  money  for  building  received  from 


private  subscriptions.  Architect  of  build- 


scriptions. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 


ing   Harry   Rogers,    Nevada  City;   con- 1  30|  1906,  on  file. 

structive  material  brick.  Items  OI1  library  building  not  received.' 

A  new  building  is  now  under  construc- 
tion to  cost  $15,000,  the  money  having  !  Oakland,  Alameda  co. 
been  received  frum  Andrew  Carnegie.       |      Oakland    Free    Public    Library. 

Chas.     S.    Greene,    Librarian.       Estab- 
Niles,  Alameda  co.  i  lished  1868.      Total  no.  of  vols.,  45,000. 

Niles   Free   Library.     Mrs   M     E.  '  Four  deposit  stations   with    1200  vols. 
Sullivan,  Librarian.     Established    1902     Twenty-five  employees.    Annual  income 

Report  fur  June  not  received.  I  of  library,  about  #$2,730. 

Owns  lot   25  x  ioo,    not  yet   paid   for.  ,      Report  for  June  not  received. 
Owns  building,  which  was  the  old  station  1      Librarian  Chas.   S.   Greene  left  June 
of  the  Southern  Pacific   and  was  given  1  15th  for  Narragansett  Pier  to  attend  the 
by  that  Company;  constructive  material  I  Annual  Conference  of  the  American  Li- 


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brary  Association  and  National  Associa- 
tion of  State  Libraries. 

Owns   lot    150  x  100,    the   money    for 
which  ($20,000)  having  been  raised  in  the 
form  of  subscriptions  by  the  Ebell  Soci- 
ety.    Owns  building,  which  cost  $70,000; 
built  in  1900;  $50,000  of  the  money  for 
the  building  was  received  from  Andrew 
Carnegie.     Additions  were  made  in  1902 
which  cost  $5000,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  subscriptions   raised  ! 
by    the    Ebell   Society.      Architects    of 
building  Bliss  &  Faville,  San  Francisco;  j 
style  of  architecture  Romanesque;  con- ' 
structive  materials  brick  and  terra  cotta; 
two  stories,  twelve  rooms.     No  part  of 
building  used  for  any  other  than  library  | 
purposes.  ■ 

Ocean  Park,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Ocean  Park  Free  Library.  J.  G.  ; 
French,  President  of  School  Board.  Li-  j 
brary  is  managed  by  School  Board.  j 

Items  on  library  building  not  received.  I 
Library   and  reading-room  in  school- 
house. 

Oceanside,  San  Diego  co. 

Oceanside  Free  Pubuc  Library. 
H.  D.  Brodie,  Librarian.  Established 
January,  1905.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  850. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Miss  Ellyn  T.  Hill  has  been  engaged 
to  classify  and  catalog  the  library. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  in  rented  room  in  City  Clerk's 
office. 

OlltaPlO,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Ontario  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  l5.  A.  Monroe,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3001. 
One  employee.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $125,   received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Rents  first  floor  of  Masonic  Building. 

Owns  lot  93  x  125,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  the  town.  Has  re- 
ceived $10,000  from  Andrew  Carnegie, 
and  the  plans  of  the  architect,  Franklin 
P.  Burn  ham,  Los  Angeles,  have  been 
accepted,  and  are  now  in  the  hands  of 
the  contractor. 


Orange,  Orange  co. 

Orange  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Anna  C.  Field,  Librarian.  Established 
1894.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3859.  During 
June  1  vol.  was  added  by  gift.  2  vols, 
discarded;  497  vols,  repaired.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  499;  15  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
26  days  (130  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1045.  One  employee  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $684,  received 
from  taxation. 

Miss  Clara  C.  Field  (Pratt  Institute 
Lib.  School,  '05)  has  completed  a  card 
catalog  for  the  library. 

Located  in  a  room  which  is  leased 
from  year  to  year,  at  a  monthly  rental  of 
$15. 

Oroville,  Butte  co. 

Oroville  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Ida  M.  Crawford,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  281 1. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  319; 
3  added  during  June;  4  renewed;  4  ex- 
pired. Library  open  to  public  30  days 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  540.  Two 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library 
about  $1500,  received  from  subscriptions 
and  memberships. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Owns  lot  25  x  150,  received  from 
George  C.  Perkins.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $3000;  built  in  1903;  the 
money  for  building  received  from  George 
C.  Perkins.  Additions  were  made  in  1905 
which  cost  $100,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  insurance.  Architect 
of  building  A.  J.  Bryan,  Chico;  con- 
structive materials  brick  and  wood  ;  one 
story,  four  rooms.  No  part  of  building 
used  for  any  other  than  library  pur- 
poses. 

Oxnard,  Ventura  co. 

Oxnard  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  February  20,  1906. 

Owns  lot  75x110,  paid  for  in  part 
and  part  donated.  Building  will  cost 
$13,855  ;  $10,000  of  the  money  has  been 


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115 


promised  by  Andrew  Carnegie.  Archi- 
tect of  building  Franklin  P.  Burnham, 
Los  Angeles;  style  of  architecture 
Greek  -Doric ;  constructive  materials  to 
be  brick  and  cement ;  one  story  and 
basement.  It  is  hoped  to  have  the 
library  completed  by  November  of  this 
year. 

Pacific  Grove,  Monterey  co. 

Pacific  Grove  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  May  Colgrove,  Librarian. 
Established  March  i,  1906.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1825.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $117,  received  from 
taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  rented  rooms  at  present, 
the  rooms  having  been  rented  for  two 
years. 

City  has  set  aside  a  part  of  the  City 
Park  for  the  library  building  and  the 
Library  Trustees  are  now  waiting  for  the 
quitclaim  deed  to  the  property.  The 
building  is  to  cost  $10,000;  the  money 
for  it  has  been  promised  by  Andrew 
Carnegie.  The  architect  is  to  be  W.  H. 
Weeks,  Watson ville;  style  of  archi- 
tecture mission,  the  Beale  Memorial 
Library,  Bakersfield,  being  the  model. 

Palo  Alto,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Palo  Alto  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Anne  Hadden,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4079. 
During  June  40  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  27  vols,  by  purchase:  13  vols. 
by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 1404;  62  added  during  month; 
33  expired;  10  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  30  days  (324  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  f6r  home  use,  1810,  as  follows: 
12S9  vols,  fiction;  297  vols,  juvenile;  254 
vols,  miscellaneous;  25  vols,  magazines. 
Two  employees.'  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  100  x  100,  money  for  which 
was  received  from  Palo  Alto  Board  of 
Trade.  Owns  building,  which  cost  $11,- 
000:  built  in  year  1903-4;  $10,000  of 
money  for  building  received  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.     Architects  of  build- 


',  ing  Dodge  &  Dolliver,  San  Francisco; 
style  of  architecture  mission;  construct- 
■  ive  material  brick  faced  with  plaster; 
1  one  story  and  basement,  one  room  with 
j  subdivisions,   the  store  room   being  in 

I  basement. 

i 

]  Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pasadrna  Free  Public  Library. 
I  Miss  Nellie  M.  Russ,  Librarian.  Es- 
,  tablished  1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  25,651. 
During  June  278  vols,  were  added  as 
follows:  274  vols,  by  purchase;  4  vols, 
by  gift.  105  vols,  were  discarded;  1195 
vols,  repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  18,942;  177  added  during 
month;  6  renewed;  27  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  public  30  days  duing 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use  12,065,  as  follows: 
5320  vols,  fiction;  2929  vols,  juvenile; 
2178  vols,  miscellaneous;  1325  vols, 
magazines.  Nine  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $ 10,000,  received  from 
taxation.  Published  monthly  bulletin, 
vol.  8,  no.  6,  June,  1906. 

Ownslot  in  northwest  corner  of  Library 
Park,  5^  acres,  received  from  Charles 
F.  Legge  of  Pasadena.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $40,000;  built  in  1886;  money 
for  building  received  from  citizens, 
donations  and  bonds  Additions  to 
building  in  1900  which  cost  $10,000,  the 
money  having  been  received  from  city 
tax  fund.  Architects  of  building  C.  W. 
Buchanan,  Pasadena,  and  H.  Kidgeway 
(deceased);  style  of  architecture  Roman- 
esque; constructive  material  green  stone; 
one  story  and  a  half,  seven  rooms.  No 
part  of  building  used  for  any  other  than 
library  purposes. 

Paso  Robles,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

Paso  Robles  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Anna  Randolph  Silsby,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
1005.  During  June  12  vols,  were  re- 
paired Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 143;  8  added  during  month;  6 
surrendered.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  318.  One 
employee.     Annual   income  of   library, 


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about  $450,  received  from  taxation  and 
Woman's  Auxiliary. 

Located  in  two  large  connecting  rooms 
in  the  second  story  of  the  Blackburn 
Building,  facing  the  City  Park,  for  which 
$10  rent  is  paid  per  month. 

PePPis,  Riverside  co. 

♦Perris  Valley  Library  Associa-  I 
tion  Library.  Established  1899.  Total  | 
no.  of  vols.,  about  600.  About  45  mem- 1 
bers.     Fee  $1  per  year. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Library  located  in  one  room  of  a  build- 
ing which  is  used  for  a  printing  plant. 
The  printer  acts  as  librarian,  and  so  gets 
use  of  building  rent  free.     Rent  of  $5  per  , 
month  paid  by  library  association. 

Petaluma,  Sonoma  co. 

Petaluma  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sara  Frances  Cassiday,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols  ,9636 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

The  Petaluma  ArgusotMay  nth  states 
that  the  books,  magazines  and  all  read- 
ing matter  of  the  Petaluma  Free  Public 
Library  have  been  removed  from  the  old 
building  in  the  third  story  of  the  City 
Hall  to  the  new  Carnegie  library  build- 
ing at  Fourth  and  B  streets,  where  they 
will  be  stored  until  the  new  building  is 
formally  opened  a  short  time  hence. 

Owns   lot  100  x  100,   valued  at  $6000, 
the  money  for  which  was  partly  ($3500) 
received  from  private  donations.     Owns 
building,   which   cost   $16,000;    built   in 
IO°5;  $12,500  of  money  for  building  was 
received  from  Andrew  Carnegie,  the  bal- 
ance from  the  city.     Architect  of  build-  • 
ing  Brainard  Jones,   Petaluma;  style  of : 
architecture  colonial;   constructive   ma- , 
terials  brick  and  stone;  two  stories,  four  I 
rooms.  I 

Plaeerville,  Ki  Dorado  co.  j 

Placerville  Free  Public  Library. 
Percy  Alderson,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees. Established  January  2,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 


Pomona,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1887.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  11,608. 
Four  employees.  Monthly  income 
of  library  received  from  taxation  and 
collections.     Issues  monthly  bulletin. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  120  by  about  120, the  money 
for  which  ($2100)  was  given  by  citizens 
of  locality.  Owns  building,  which 
cost  $15,729;  built  in  1902;  contract 
for  building  did  not  include  book-stacks, 
delivery  '  desk,  etc.;  $15,000  of  the 
money  for  building  was  received  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect  of  build- 
ing Franklin  P.  Burnham,  Los  Angeles; 
style  of  architecture  Romanesque;  con- 
structive materials  brick  and  cement; 
one  story  and  basement  and  attic,  eight 
rooms.  No  part  of  building  used  for 
any  other  than  library  purposes. 

POPtOPVille,  Tulare  co. 

PORTERVILLE  FREE  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 

Miss  Bertha  A.  Uhl,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1906.  Total  ni».  of  vols.,  800. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  327; 
10  renewed  during  June.  Library*  open 
to  public  24  days  during  month.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$492- 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

The  Porterville  Messenger  of  June  15 
states  that  Miss  Bertha  Uhl  will  attend 
the  Summer  School  of  Library  Methods 
at  Berkeley,  and  that  her  sister,  Miss 
Cynthia  Uhl,  will  act  as  librarian  in  her 
absence. 

Located  in  second  story  of  bank  build- 
ing, three  rooms.     Pay  rent. 

Quincy.  Plumas  co. 

W.  C.  T.  U.  Reading  room.  Mrs 
Cameron,  Librarian. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Ram  On  a,  San  Diego  co. 

Ramona  Public  Library.  Mrs  II.  A. 
Miles,  Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  650  (June  30,  1905). 


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117 


Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  50x100,  received  from  Au- 
gustus Barnett,  who  also  donated  the 
building,  which  cost  $12,000;  built  in 
1893.  Architect  of  building  Hibbard, 
San  Diego;  constructive  material  brick; 
one  story  and  a  half;  six  rooms,  two  of 
which  are  used  as  offices. 

Red  Bluff,  Tehama  co. 

Red  Bluff  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Lotta  M.  Sprague,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1901.  Total  no.  of  vols  ,  2022. 
One  employee.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  about  $507,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. Newspaper  items  and  bulletins  are 
issued. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  at  present  in  one  room  on 
second  floor  of  City  Hall.  Mrs  H.  Kraft 
has  promised  a  $25,000  library  building 
to  Red  Bluff  in  honor  of  her  husband, 
the  late  Herbert  Kraft,  who  was  a  pio- 
neer resident  of  Red  Bluff.  The  prop- 
erty selected  for  a  site  is  now  in  litiga- 
tion, but  will  doubtless  soon  be  adjusted. 
The  Sacramento  Bee  of  May  21  states 
that  the  style  of  the  library  building  at 
Alameda  suits  Mrs  Kraft  best,  and  it  is 
not  unlikely  that  its  design  will  lie 
adopted  for  the  Red  Bluff  structure. 
Colusa  sandstone  will  be  the  material 
used.  Actual  work  on  the  building  will 
probably  begin  in  the  early  autumn. 

Redding,  Shasta  co. 

Redding  Free  Pubuc  Library. 
Miss  Mattie  A.  Poore,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1579 
During  June  5  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  406; 
21  added  during  month.  Library  opeued 
to  public  30  days  (312  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  577,  as  follows:  449 
vols,  fiction;  101  vols,  juvenile;  24  vols, 
miscellaneous;  3  vols,  magazines.  Two 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$1000,  received  from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  50  x  200,  which  was  received 
from  city.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$10,000;  built  in  1903;  money  for  building 
received  from  Andrew  Carnegie.     Arch- 


itect of  building  Matt  W.  Heron,  Red- 
ding; constructive  materials  cement  and 
brick;  one  story  with  basement,  seven 
rooms.  No  part  of  building  used  for 
any  other  than  library  purposes. 

RedlandS,  San  Bernardino  co. 

A.  K.  Smiley  [Free]  Pubuc  Li- 
brary. Miss  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  11,738.  During  June  28  vols, 
were  added,  as  follows:  18  vols,  by  pur- 
chase; 10  vols,  by  gift.  257  vols,  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  4680; 
57  added  during  mouth;  6  renewed;  32 
surrendered.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (334  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  4648,  as  follows:  2575  vols,  fiction; 
777  vols,  juvenile;  1088  vols,  miscella- 
neous; 208  vols,  magazines.  Four  em- 
ployees. Annual  incon e  of  library, 
$6217.66,  received  from  taxation.  Pub- 
lish newspaper  bulletins. 

Located  in  Park,  which  was  given  to 
city  by  A.  K.  Smiley.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $45,000;  built  in  1898;  addi- 
tions to  building  in  1906  which  cost 
$10,000;  money  for  building  and  addi- 
tions received  from  A.  K.  Smiley,  Red- 
lands.  Architect  of  building  T.  R.  Grif- 
fith, Los  Angeles;  style  of  architecture 
Moorish;  constructive  materials  brick 
and  sandstone;  one  story,  six  rooms.  No 
part  of  building  used  for  any  other  than 
library  purposes. 

Redondo,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Redondo  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Alice  J.  Jenks,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  542. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  12; 
during  June  3  were  renewed;  I  expired. 
Library  open  to  public  30  days  during 
month.  One  employee.  No  regular  an- 
nual income  for  library. 

Building  located  on  wharf  no.  1,  which 
was  donated  by  Redondo  Railroad  Com- 
pany. Owns  building,  which  cost  $500; 
built  in  1895;  money  for  which  was  raised 
by  W.  C.  T.  U.;  additions  to  building  in 
1906  which  cost  $50;  money  for  additions 
received  from  restaurant.     Constructive 


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material  pine;    one  story,   two    rooms. 
Part  of  building  is  used  as  restaurant. 

The  city  owns  a  site  for  a  City  Hall, 
and  last  January  the  Board  of  Trustees 
was  considering  a  bond  issue  for  $20,000 
for  the  purpose  of  erecting  a  new  City 
Hall  in  which  provision  would  be  made 
for  sufficient  room  for  a  fire  department 
and  the  public  library. 

Redwood  City,  San  Mateo  co. 

Redwood  City  Free  Pubuc  Li- 
brary. Miss  Laura E.  Barton,  Librarian. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot,  received  from  High  School 
Board  of  Directors.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $10,000;  built  in  1905;  money 
for  building  received  from  Andrew  Car- 
negie. Architect  of  building  J.  Coffey, 
San  Francisco;  constructive  material 
pressed  brick;  one  story  and  basement, 
one  room. 

The  Board  of  Library  Trustees  has  ap- 
plied to  Mr  Carnegie  for  $6000  with 
which  to  repair  damage  to  building  by 
earthquake. 

Books  now  located  in  old  school  build- 
ing, and  library  open  to  public  there 
from  3  to  5  o'clock  afternoons  only. 

Richmond,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  Mrs  J.  S.  Car- 
son, Librarian.  Established  1902.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  400.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  120.  Library  open  to  public 
30  days  (434  hours)  during  June.  One 
employee.  Monthly  income  of  library 
$20.80,  $3.80  of  which  was  received  from 
billiards  and  pool  and  $17  received  from 
baths. 

Riverside,  Riverside  co. 

Riverside  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  M.  Kyle,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1888.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
16,000.  During  June  52  new  cardholders 
were  added;  44  renewed.  Library  open 
to  public  26  days  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  5967.     Five  employees. 

Owns  lot  165  x  165,  the  money  for  which 
($3000^  was  received   from  city.     Owns 


building,  which  cost  $25,000;  built  in 
1902;  $20,000  of  the  money  for  building 
was  received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architect  of  building  Franklin  P.  Bum- 
ham,  Los  Angeles;  style  of  architecture 
mission;  constructive  materials  cement 
and  brick;  one  story,  five  rooms.  No 
part  of  building  used  for  any  other  than 
library  purposes. 

Roeklln,  Placer  co. 

Rocklin  Free  Public  Library.  M. 
B.  Moore,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  January  2,  1906. 

No  books  as  yet. 

Owns  lot  50x120,  received  from  Cen- 
tral Pacific  Railroad  Company.  No 
building  as  yet. 

Sacramento,  Sacramento  co. 

Sacramento  Free  Public  Library. 
Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1879.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  39,000. 
Seven  employees.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $1000,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  building  built  in  1872;  three 
stories.  Additions  to.  building  in  1906, 
which  cost  $13,000  for  additions  and 
furniture. 

State  Commission  of  Horticul- 
ture Library.  Established  1881  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2500  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  in  office  of  State  Commission 
of  Horticulture,  Capitol  Building. 

St.  Helena,  Napa  co. 

St.  Helena  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  A.  Bruce  Walker,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1892.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2202. 
One  employee.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $65,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

The  St.  Helena  Star  of  May  4 
states  that  the  Librarian,  Miss  A.  Bruce 
Walker,  has  been  granted  a  leave  of  ab- 
sence, from  June  1  to  February  1,  and 
that  her  place  will  be  filled  by  Miss 
Beatrice  Jackson. 

Located  in  Town  Hall,  rent  free. 


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Salinas,  Monterey  co. 

Salinas  Free  Public  Library.  C.J. 
Whisman,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  December  18,  1905.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Tax  not  yet  levied. 

There  have  been  plans  to  build  a  new 
City  Hall  and  locate  the  library  in  that. 
The  Odd  Fellows  will  give  their  library 
to  the  city  when  it  has  a  brick  building 
in  which  to  keep  its  books. 

Odd  Fellows*  Library.  W.  H. 
Clark,  Librarian.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3500. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  in  Odd  Fellows'  Building. 
Library  will  be  presented  to  the  city  as 
soon  as  the  city  has  a  brick  building  in 
which  to  keep  its  books. 

San  Bernardino,  San  Bernardino  co. 

"San  Bernardino  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Carrie  S.  Waters,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1891.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  7174.  Three  employees.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  about  $300,  received 
from  taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  78x127,  received  from  city. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $20,000 ; 
built  in  1903-4;  money  for  building 
received  from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Arch- 
itects of  building  Burnham  &  BUesner, 
Los  Angeles;  style  of  architecture 
classic  ;  constructive  materials  pressed 
brick  and  terra  cotta ;  one  story  with 
high  basement,  seven  rooms.  No  part 
of  building  used  for  any  other  than 
library  purposes. 

San  Diego,  San  Diego  co. 

San  Diego  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  H.  P.  Davison,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished  1882.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  24,911. 
During  June  228  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 198  vols,  by  purchase;  30  vols,  by 
gift.     232  vols,  were  repaired;  73  vols, 
rebound.     Total  no.   of  registered  card-  j 
holders,  6183;  '183  added  during  month;  | 
61  renewed;  61  expired;  54  surrendered,  j 
Library   open    to  public   26    days    (290! 
hoars)  during  month.    Total  no.  of  vols.  I 


issued  during  month  for  home  use,  8201, 
as  follows:  5490  vols,  fiction;  271 1  vols, 
miscellaneous;  143  >ols.  magazines. 
Seven  employees.  Monthly  income  of 
library,  $835,  received  from  taxation. 
Publish  newspaper  bulletins  each  week. 
Owns  lot  200  x  150,  money  for  which 
was  received  from  city  and  citizens. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $60,000;  built 
in  1901;  money  for  building  received 
from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Architects  of 
building  Ackerman  &  Ross,  New  York; 
style  of  architecture  French  renaissance; 
constructive  materials  brick  and  Portland 
cement;  two  stories  and  basement;  seven 
rooms,  besides  four-floor  stack  room 
and  four  work  rooms.  Part  of  building 
is  arranged  for  art  gallery,  and  in  it  the 
local  Art  Society  holds  semi-annual  loan 
exhibits. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Mrs  Lydia  N.  Horton,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1897.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5800. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 
.    Items  on  library  .building  not  received. 

San  Dlmas,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Dimas  Public  Library.  Miss 
Mabel  Johnstone,  Librarian. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  buildings  not  received. 

San  Francisco. 

San  Francisco  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. George  T.  Clark,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1879.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19th,  128,300.  About  23,000 
vols,  escaped  fire.  Two  branches  and  six 
stations  are  doing  business.  One  branch 
is  closed  on  account  of  repairs  to  build- 
ing, and  another  is  closed  on  account 
of  removal.  Main  library  headquarters 
are  now  in  McCreery  branch,  Sixteenth 
near  Market. 

Owns  lots:  main  library,  275x384,  ex- 
cept one  parcel  22%  x  120;  money  re- 
ceived from  bond  issue;  McCreery 
Branch,  137^  x  137^,  given  by  San  Fran- 
cisco School  Department;  Branch  no.  4, 
150x275,  given  by  San  Francisco  School 
Department;  Phelan  Branch,  80x70, 
given  by  San  Francisco  School  Depart- 
ment.     Owns    buildings:     McCreery 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Branch,  built  1904,  cost  $50,000,  erected 
and  given  to  city  by  A.  B.  McCreery;  ar- 
chitect Win.  Curlett,  San  Francisco;  style 
of  architecture  classic;  constructive  ma- 
terials stone  and  brick ;  five  rooms.  Floor 
plan  in  Publications  of  California  Li- 
brary Association,  no.  5,  page  11.  Fill- 
more Branch,  a  temporary  wooden 
building  erected  in  1903,  at  a  cost  of 
$3500:  one  room,  30x70. 

Astronomical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.  Dr  S.  D.  Townltry,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1889.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  over  1400. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Bancroft  Library.     Recently    pur- 
chased by  the   University  of  California. 
See  Berkeley,  University  of  California. 

B'nai  B'rith  Library.  Louis  L. 
Michaels,  Librarian.  Established  1876. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
19,  over  12,000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Bohemian  Club  Library.  Estab- 
lished 1872.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire 
of  April  19,  about  5000. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

California  Academy  of  Sciences 
Library.  Louis  Falkenau,  Librarian. 
Established  1853.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
before  fire  of  April  19,  about  12,300. 
Practically  all  destroyed. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Chamber  of  Commerce  Library. 
C  W.  Burks,  Librarian.  Established 
185 1.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19,  over  9000.    Entirely  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  May 
19  states  that  C.  W.  Burks  is  busy 
gathering  books  to  take  the  place  of 
those  destroyed,  and  that  many  new 
books  have  already  been  received  and 
the  collection  will  be  stored  temporarily 
in  the  Ferry  Building. 

Temporary  location,  room  16,  Ferry 
Building,  San  Francisco. 

Cooper  Medical  College  Library. 
Dr  Emmett  Rixford,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.   Total  no.  of  vols.,  7400. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 


Geographical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.  Prof.  George  Davidson, 
President  of  Society.  Established  1881. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
19,  over  6000.  Charts  and  maps,  about 
2000.     All  destroyed. 

A  new  start  is  being  made.  Professor 
Davidson  states  that  Prof.  Alexander 
Agassiz  and  others  have  already  written 
that  they  will  supply  losses  of  their  pub- 
lications so  far  as  practicable. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Ligue  Nation  ale  Franc  aise  (Bib- 
LIOThhque  de).  Charles  Maubec,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1877.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  over  25,000. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Mechanics-Mercantile  Library. 
Frederick  J.  Teggart,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1853-55.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19,  200,000.    All  destroyed. 

Owns  lot,  one  entire  block,  which  was 
purchased.  Building  this  year;  not  yet 
known  what  building  w,ill  cost;  money 
for  building  received  from  income. 

Microscopical  Society  Library. 
Wm.  E.  Loy,  Librarian.  Established 
1872.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19,  over  2500. 

Located  at  present  in  University  of 
California  Library,  Berkeley. 

St.  Ignatius  College  Library. 
J.  P.  Francis,  Librarian.  Established 
1856.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19,  over  50,000. 

Main  library  and  branches  all  destroyed 
by  fire  April  18th.  Steps  are  being  taken 
to  start  anew  the  several  libraries. 

San  Francisco  County  Medical 
Society  Library.  Dr  W.  I.  Terry, 
Librarian.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire 
of  April  19,  5000.     All  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Call  of  June  22 
states  that  the  American  Medical  Asso- 
ciation will  collect  a  medical  library  for 
San  Francisco  which  promises  to  surpass 
the  one  burned. 

Before  fire,  library  was  located  in  two 
large  rented  rooms  in  W  M.  C.  A. 
Building. 


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San  Francisco  Reading-Room  and  j 
Library  for  the  Bund.  Miss  H.  L. ; 
Young,  Superintendent.  Established  | 
1902.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  lire  of  J 
April  18,  400.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

San  Francisco  Verein  Library.  I 
Dr  R.  D.  Cohu,  Librarian.  Established  1 
1853.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of. 
April  19,  over  4400.  I 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

State    Mining    Bureau    Library.  | 

W.  W.  Thayer,  Librarian.     Established  | 

1880.     Total   no.  of  vols.,  5000.  ' 

Report  for  June  not  received.  1 

Located  in  Ferry  Building,  San  Fran- ' 

CISCO.  I 

State    Normal    School    Library.  • 
Miss  Stella  Huntington,  Librarian.     Es- 1 
tablished  1899.     Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of    April    19,  8500.      Entirely     de- 
stroyed. 

The  State  Normal  School  is  in  tempo- 
rary quarters  on  the  corner  of  Buchanan 
and  Waller  streets,  and  library  is  located 
in  same  building. 

The  school  owns  a  city  block,  the 
money  for  which  was  received  from  the 
State.  About  $1 00,000  has  been  appro- 
priated for  a  new  building,  in  which  will 
be  set  aside  one  large  room  28  x  50  for 
the  library.  | 

Supreme   Court    Library.      Benj. 
Ed  son,     Librarian.      Established     1868.  i 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  | 
over  17,000.     Entirely  destroyed.  j 

At  the  recent  extra  session  of  the  Leg- 1 
islature  held  in  June  $500,000  was  appro-  j 
priated  for  a  building  in  San  Francisco  I 
for  all  State  officers  who  have  o Sices  or  ! 
business  in  San  Francisco.  The  Supreme 
Court  Library  will  be  located  in  this ' 
building. 

Theosophical     Society    Library.  ' 
Mrs  Mary  A.  Hasty,  Librarian.      Estab- 
lished  1885.     Total  no.  of  vols,   before 
fire  of  April  19,  about  1000  ' 

Items  on  library  building  not  received.  . 


University  Club  Library.  No 
official  librarian.  Established  1891. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  2500.     Destroyed  by  fire. 

Library  building  burnt  April  19. 

Wells-Fargo  Library.  James  B. 
Stovall,  Librarian.  Established  1890. 
Total  no.  of  vols. ,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
about  5000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Y.  M.  C.  A.  Library.  No  regular 
librarian.  Established  1876.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  over 
2500.    Entirely  destroyed. 

The  Association  contemplates  building 
again  as  soon  as  the  necessary  funds  can 
be  raised. 

San  JOSO,  Santa  Clara  co. 

San  Jose  Free  Pubmc  Library.  Miss 
Mary  Barm  by,  Librarian.  Established 
1880.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,747.  During 
June  215  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  62 
vols,  by  purchase;  81  vols,  by  gift;  72  vols, 
by  binding.  34  vols,  were  repaired.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  5063;  189 
added  during  month;  15  renewed;  7  ex- 
pired; 7  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (315  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  5681,  as  follows:  3927  vols, 
fiction;  801  vols,  juvenile;  808  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 145  vols,  magazines.  Six 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
(6000,  received  from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  275  x  275,  deeded  to  city 
from  State.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$50,000;  built  in  1902;  the  money  for 
building  received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architect  of  building  William  Binder, 
San  Jose;  style  of  architecture  French 
renaissance;  constructive  materials  brick, 
terra  cotta  and  stone;  one  story,  four 
rooms. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Ruth  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
1862.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  9500. 

The  Normal  School  building  has  been 
condemned,  and  so  the  librarian  has 
been  obliged  to  give  up  the  large  library 


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room  in  the  school  building  and  is  dis- 
tributing books  from  temporary  quarters. 
Located  usually  in  a  room  25x98  in 
State  Normal  School  Building. 

San  Juan,  San  Benito  co 

San  Juan  Free  Public  Library. 
Eileen  Breen,  Librarian.  Established 
1896,  and  December  5,  1905,  ordinance 
passed  making  it  a  free  public  library 
supported  by  the  city.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  1250. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  in  rented  building. 

San  LeandFO,  Alameda  co. 

San  Leandro  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mary  Brown,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished November  6,  1905.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  222.  During  June  10  vols,  were 
added,  9  vols,  by  purchase  and  1  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  122 ; 
18  added  during  month ;  4  surrendered. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (78  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  197,  as  fol- 
lows :  155  vols,  fiction ;  23  vols,  juvenile ; 
13  vols,  miscellaneous;  6  vols,  maga- 
zines. One  employee.  Annual  income 
of  library,  $320.23,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. 

Located  in  City  Hall,  rent  free. 

San  Luis  Obispo,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

San  Luis  Obispo  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Prances  M.  Milne,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1897.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  5061.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 1072 ;  during  June  15  were  re- 
newed; 5  expired;  2  surrendered.  Li- 
brary open  to  public  30  days  (194  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1030,  as 
follows :  623  vols,  fiction ;  147  vols,  juve- 
nile; 109  vols,  miscellaneous ;  151  vols, 
magazines.  Three  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library  received  from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  114x80,  the  money  for  which 
was  received  from  subscriptions  and 
library  fund.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$10,000;  built  in  1905;  the  money  for 
building  received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 


Architect  of  building  W.  H.  Weeks, 
Watsonville;  style  of  architecture  Ro- 
manesque; constructive  materials  stone 
and  brick;  two  stories,  eleven  rooms. 
No  part  of  building  used  for  any  other 
than  library  purposes. 

San  Mateo,  San  Mateo  co. 

San  Mateo  Free  Public  Library. 
C.  H.  Kirkbride,  Librarian.  Established 
1895.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  7015  (June  30, 

19°5)- 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Building  in  which  library  was  located 
has  been  condemned  since  earthquake. 

Owns  lot,  the  money  for  which  was 
received  from  library  fund  and  the  city. 
Has  $10,000  for  a  library  building,  the 
money  having  been  promised  by  Andrew 
Carnegie.  The  architects  are  Coxhead 
&  Coxhead;  constructive  material  is  to 
be  concrete  reinforced  at  all  angles  and 
corners  with  steel  rods. 

San  PedPO,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Pedro  Free  Public  Library. 
Lena  M.  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1676.  One 
employee. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot,  which  was  received  from  city. 
Owns  building,  which  cost  $10,375;  built 
in  1905;  the  money  for  building  was  re- 
ceived from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Addi- 
tions to  building  in  1906  which  cost  $600, 
the  money  having  been  received  from 
library  fund.  Architects  of  building 
Edelsvard  &  Saffell;  style  of  architecture 
Grecian;  constructive  materials  pressed 
brick  and  concrete;  one  story,  six  rooms. 
No  part  of  building  used  for  any  other 
than  library  purposes. 

San  Rafael,  Marin  co. 

San  Rafael  Free  Public  Library. 
Alfred  Boyen,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  lot,  the  money  for  which  ($6500) 
was  received  from  public  subscriptions. 
Andrew  Carnegie  has  promised  $25,000 
for  the  building.     Architects  of  building 


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Reid  Bros.,  San  Francisco;  style  of  archi- 
tecture will  probably  be  mission;  to  be 
built  in  1906. 

Santa  Ana,  Orange  co. 

Santa  Ana  Free  Public  Library. 
Jeanette  E.  McFadden,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  6835. 
During  June  55  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  24  vols,  by  purchase;  3  vols,  by 
gift;  28  vols,  by  binding.  2  vols,  were 
discarded;  295  vols,  repaired;  86  vols, 
rebound.  Total  number  of  registered 
cardholders,  2465;  24  added  during 
month;  38  renewed.  Library  open  to 
public  26  days  (221  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  2753,  as  follows:  1520  vols, 
fiction;  764  vols,  juvenile;  198  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 271  vols,  magazines.  Two 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$2261.63,  received  from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  100x125,  received  from  W. 
H.  Spurgeon.  Owns  building,  which 
cost  (16,000;  built  in  1903:  the  money  for 
building  received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architects  of  building  E.  Bither  and 
Dennis  &  Farwell;  style  of  architecture 
mission;  constructive  materials  brick 
and  cement;  two  stories,  nine  rooms. 

Santa  Barbara,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Santa  Barbara  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. M.  C.  Rust,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  15,469 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  lot  and  building.  Present  build- 
ing erected  in  1890. 

Santa  Clara,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Santa  Clara  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mary  A.  Mulhall,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
1500.  Annual  income  of  library,  about 
$1000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

The  Santa  Clara  Journal  of  May  19 
states  that  the  Librarian  has  a  room 
in  Morse  Investment  Company's  ware- 
house, where  she  lends  books  from  1 130 
3—sv 


to  6  p.  m.  The  regular  quarters  of  the 
library  were  damaged  by  the  earth- 
quake. 

Santa  Cruz,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Santa  Cruz  Free  [Public]  Library. 
Miss  Minerva  H.  Waterman,  Librarian. 
Established  1881.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
13,128  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

The  Watsonville  Register  of  May  2 
states  that  the  law  library  which  has 
been  in  the  office  of  the  District  Attorney 
has  been  removed  to  Santa  Cruz  Free 
Library. 

Owns  lot  100  x  200,  bought  for  $4800 
with  money  from  library  fund  and  being 
paid  for  in  installments  of  (40  per 
month  for  ten  years.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $20,210;  built  in  1904; 
money  for  building  received  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect  of  build- 
ing W.  H.  Weeks,  Watsonville ;  style  of 
architecture  modified  mission ;  con- 
structive materials  Santa  Cruz  and  Ari- 
zona sandstone ;  one  story  and  basement, 
eleven  rooms.  Part  of  building  is  used 
as  lecture  room  by  Board  of  Trade. 

Santa  Monica,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Santa  Monica  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  El  fie  A.  Mosse,  Librarian. 
Established  1890.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
6948.  During  June  29  vols,  were  added, 
as  follows  :  28  vols,  by  purchase  ;  »i  vol. 
by  gift.  81  vols,  were  repaired.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  6323;  57 
renewed  during  month  ;  7  expired. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (260 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
4047,  as  follows:  2398  vols,  fiction  ;  880 
vols,  juvenile  ;  759  vols,  miscellaneous  ; 
184  vols,  magazines.  One  deposit  station 
with  a  circulation  of  135  for  month. 
Two  employees.  Monthly  income,  about 
$250,  received  from  taxation.  Bulletins 
published  in  local  newspaper. 

Owns  lot  150  x  100 ;  money  for  lot  re- 
ceived from  subscriptions  given  by  citi- 
zens of  Santa  Monica.  Owns  building, 
which  cost$i2,50o ;  built  in  1904 ;  money 
for  building  received  from  Andrew  Car- 


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.  negie.  Architects  of  building  Marsh  & 
Russell,  Los  Angeles  ;  style  of  architec- 
ture Romanesque ;  constructive  material 
pressed  brick;  two  stories,  six  rooms. 
No  part  of  building  used  for  any  other 
than  library  purposes. 

Santa  Rosa,  Sonoma  co. 

Santa  Rosa  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Adele  Barnett,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
13,000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

The  Santa  Rosa  Republican  of  May  17 
states  that  the  books  have  been  removed 
to  the  basement  of  the  Carnegie  library 
building,  and  that  the  library  will  be 
open  there  Saturday  (May  19)  afternoon 
at  one  o'clock  and  the  librarian  will 
maintain  the  usual  daily  hours. 

Owns  lot  80x14,  money  for  which 
($5000)  was  donated  by  citizens.  Owns 
building  which  Cost  $20,000;  built  in 
1904  ;  money  for  building  received  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect  of  building 
Ernest  Hoen,  Sacramento ;  style  of 
architecture  Romanesque  ;  constructive 
material  stone  ;  two  stories,  two  rooms. 
No  part  of  building  used  for  any  other 
than  library  purposes. 

Andrew  Carnegie  has  promised  an 
additional  $6900  to  pay  for  repairs 
necessary  as  a  result  of  earthquake 
damages. 

SausalltO,  Marin  co. 

Sausalito  Free  Public  Library. 
Established  March  1,  1906.  No  books 
as  yet. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Sawtelle,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sawtelle  Pubuc  Library.  Estab- 
lished January  2,  1905. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  in  Wyant's  Hall. 

Selma,  Fresno  co. 

Selma  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
M.  A.  Freeland,  Librarian.  Established 
January  1,  1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  900. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  285; 


during  June  4  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  30  days  (225  hours)  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  591,  as  fol- 
lows: 526  vols,  fiction;  50  vols,  juvenile; 
15  vols,  magazines.  One  employee. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $600,  received 
from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Owns  lot  120x480,  money  for  which 
was  received  from  subscriptions.  Owns 
building,  which  cost  $6000;  built  in  1905; 
money  for  building  received  from  An- 
drew Carnegie.  Architect  of  building 
C.  K.  Kirby,  Jr.,  Fresno;  style  of  archi- 
tecture mission;  constructive  material 
cement;  one  story,  two  rooms.  No  part 
of  building  used  for  any  other  than 
library  purposes. 

Sierra  Madre,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sierra  Madre  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  J.  G.  Blumer,  Pres.  of 
S.  M.  Lib.  Assoc.  Established  1887. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2350. 

Reports  each  month  not  possible,  as 
there  is  no  regular  librarian. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  building. 

Sonoma,  Sonoma  co. 

Sonoma  Valley  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  Miss  Alice  Humphreys, 
Librarian.  Established  October,  1904* 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  300.  Library 
open  to  public  5  days,  2  hours  each,  per 
month. 

Rented  room,  which  was  injured  by 
earthquake.  Library  closed  since  then. 
A  lady  is  putting  up  a  room  for  the  use 
of  the  library.  It  will  soon  be  ready  for 
use. 

Sonora,  Tuolumne  co. 

Sonora  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Rev.  James  M.  Smith,  Li- 
brarian.    Established  1892. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  basement  of  Presbyterian 
Church,  rent  free# 


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Young  Men's  Club  Library.  Presi- 
dent Young  Men's  Club,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1886. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

South  Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

South  Pasadena  Free  Public 
Library.  Mrs  Nellie  E.  Keith,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1895.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  4000.    One  employee. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Located  in  one  room  in  brick  building, 
rent  $17.50  per  month. 

Stanford  University,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Stanford  University  Library. 
Melvin  G.  Dodge,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1891.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  88,000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot,  received  from  Leland  Stan- 
ford. Owns  building,  which  cost  I150,- 
000;  built  in  1900;  money  for  building  re- 
ceived from  Thomas  Wei  ton  Stanford. 
Architects  of  building  Percy  &  Hamil- 
ton; style  of  architecture  Spanish;  con- 
structive materials  stone  and  marble;  two 
stories  and  basement,  16  rooms.  No  part 
of  building  used  for  any  other  than  li- 
brary purposes. 

A  new  library  building  i9  in  course  of 
construction. 

Stockton,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Stockton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  F.  Clowdsley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1880.  Total  no.  of  vols  ,  43,152. 
Seven  employees.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $10,316.65,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Stockton  Record  of  June  26  states  that 
the  library  will  close  June  30  for  three 
or  four  weeks  for  annual  cleaning. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

In  1889  the  legacy  of  $5000  from  Mr 
Frank  Stewart  and  $7000  from  the  city 
were  used  to  erect  a  new  library  build- 
ing. In  1891,  $75,000  were  received 
from  William  P.  Hazelton.  This  amount 
was  used  for  a  building  and  for  10,567 
books.  This  last  building  was  erected 
on  site  of  former  building. 


Sulsun,  Solano  co. 

Suisun  Free  Public  Library.  Or- 
dinance passed  May  8,  1906. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Tropleo,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Tropico  Library  Association  Li- 
brary. Miss  Cora  Hickman,  Librarian. 
Established  February,  1906.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  86.  During  June  36  vols,  were 
added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  86;  10  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  13  days  (39 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  75, 
as  follows:  35  vols,  fiction;  40  vols,  juve- 
nile; 10  vols,  miscellaneous;  6  vols, 
magazines. 

Located  in  building  50  x  20,  well  lighted 
and  ventilated,  electric  lights,  etc., 
all  donated.  Library  has  also  received 
as  gifts,  an  8-foot  mission  reading  table, 
some  rugs  and  shelves  to  accommodate 
1000  vols. 

The  Los  Angeles  Herald  of  June  8 
states  that  W.  C.  B.  Richardson,  a 
pioneer  resident  of  Tropico,  has  pre- 
sented the  Library  Association  with  a 
one-story  frame  building  at  the  intersec- 
tion of  San  Fernando  road  and  Central 


Tulare,  Tulare  co. 

Tulare  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
E.  B.  Oakford,  Librarian.  Established 
1891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3755.  Dur- 
ing June  12  vols,  were  added,  as  follows: 
10  vols,  by  purchase;  2  vols,  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  363; 
39  renewed  during  month.  Library 
open  to  public  30  days  (220  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  989,  as  follows: 
684  vols,  fiction;  236  vols,  juvenile;  69 
vols,  miscellaneons.  Two  employees. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $iooo,  received 
from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  80x150,  received  from  citi- 
zens' public  subscription.  Owns  build- 
ing, which  cost  $10,000;  built  in  1905, 
the  money  for  building  received  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect  of  build- 
ing E.  Mathewson,  Fresno;  constructive 


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material  pressed  brick;  one  story  and 
basement,  five  rooms.  No  part  of  build- 
ing used  for  any  other  than  library  pur- 
poses. 

Uklah,  Mendocino  co. 

Uriah  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
A.  L.  Gibson,  Librarian.  Established 
March  9,  1906.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  530. 

Library  will  open  July  17. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Located  in  one  large  room,  which  is 
one  of  three  used  as  Town  Hall. 
Library  has  use  of  its  room  rent  free. 

Upland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Upland  Public  Library.  Miss  Zella 
Rogers,  Librarian.  Established  1900. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  600. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Located  on  first  floor  of  Masonic  Hall 
building. 

Vaeaville,  Solano  co. 

Vacaville  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Charles  Riechers,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.     Established  June  21,  1905. 

No  books  as  yet. 

A  Book  Club  has  500  vols,  which  have 
been  pledged  to  the  Public  Library  when 
it  is  positively  assured. 

A  site  which  is  owned  by  the  town  has 
also  been  pledged.  Library  Trustees  are 
now  in  communication  with  Andrew 
Carnegie  for  money  for  a  building. 

VallejO,  Solano  co. 

Vallejo  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Gertrude  Doyle,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  5937 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  50x130,  money  for  which 
was  received  from  city.  Owns  building, 
which  cost  $20,000;  built  in  1903-4; 
money  for  building  received  from  Andrew 
Carnegie.  Additions  to  building  in  1905 
which  cost  $2,833.67;  money  for  addi- 
tions received  from  city.  Architects  of 
building  Werner  &  O'Brien;  style  of 
architecture  colonial;   constructive  ma- 


terials sandstone  and  brick;  one  story 
and  basement,  eight  rooms.  Half  of 
basement  used  as  city's  store-room. 

Ventura,  Ventura  co. 

Ventura  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Florence  Vandever,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
4560.     One  employee. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Lot  50x100,  owned  by  city.  Owns 
building,  which  cost  $8,000;  built  in  1903; 
money  for  building  received  from  bond 
issue.  Architect  of  building  J.  H.  Brad- 
bur,  Los  Angeles;  style  of  architecture 
mission;  constructive  material  brick; 
two  stories,  five  rooms.  Part  of  building 
used  as  City  Hall. 

Vlsalia,  Tulare  co. 

Visa  li  a  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Grace  Hurlbut,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2760. 
During  June  30  vols,  were  repaired;  1  vol. 
lost.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
635;  14  renewed  during  month.  Library 
open  to  public  30  days  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  520,  as  follows:  277  vols, 
fiction;  175  vols,  juvenile;  68  vols,  miscel- 
laneous. One  employee.  Annual  income 
of  library,  $1,000,  received  from  taxation. 

Owns  lot  55  x  130;  money  for  which 
was  received  from  subscriptions  of  citi- 
zens of  Visalia.  Owns  building,  which 
cost  $10,000;  built  in  1904;  money  for 
building  received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architects  of  building  McDougall  Bros., 
Fresno;  style  of  architecture  Roman; 
constructive  materials  granite  and  brick; 
one  story  and  basement,  three  rooms. 
No  part  of  building  used  for  any  other 
than  library  purposes. 

WatSOnvllle,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Watsonville  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Belle  M.  Jenkins,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1896.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  3813  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot,  the  money  for  which  ($2000) 
was  received  from  public  subscriptions 
with  the  exception  of  $369  given  from 


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library  fund.  Owns  building,  which  cost 
$10,000;  built  in  1905;  the  money  for 
building  received  from  Andrew  Carnegie. 
Architect  of  building  W.  H.  Weeks, 
Watson  ville;  constructive  materials 
pressed  brick  and  Arizona  sandstone; 
six  rooms  on  main  floor. 

WhlttieP,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Whittibr  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  M.  Prances  English,  Librarian. 
Established  1900.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3000.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library,  $100,  received  from 
taxation. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Owns  lot  150x140,  the  money  for 
which  ($7000)  was  received  from  public 
subscriptions  and  money  received  from 
sale  of  lots  by  city.  Site  now  being  put 
in  order.  Bids  advertised  for  June  22. 
Has  promise  of  $10,000  building  from 
Andrew  Carnegie.  Architect  of  building 
Franklin  B.  Burnham,  Los  Angeles;  style 
of  architecture  to  be  classic  along  lines 
of  Corona  and  Oxnard;  to  be  one  story 
and  basement.  Basement  to  be  leased 
until  needed  for  library  purposes. 

Located  at  present  in  Mason  Building. 

WillitS,  Mendocino  co. 

Willits  Free  Public  Library. 
George  Youde,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  February  3,  1906. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

The  Northwestern  Redwood  Company 
has  placed  a  room  at  disposal  of  library, 
free  of  charge. 


WUIOWS,  Glenn  co. 

Willows  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ada  Knock,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished March  15, 1906.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
347.  During  June  13  vols,  were  added 
by  binding.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  167.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  during  month.  Two 
employees. 

Located  in  brick  building;  pays  $25 
rent  per  month. 


Winters,  Yolo  co. 

Winters  Free  Library  and  Rhad- 
ing-Room.  Mrs  J.  Snodgrass,  Librarian. 
Established  1902. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Items  on  library  building  not  received. 

Woodland,  Yolo  co. 

Woodland  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Ada  Wallace,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1892.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
5000. 

Report  for  June  not  received. 

Owns  lot  190  x  234,  money  for  which 
was  received  from  subscription.  Owns 
building,  which  cost  $11,000;  built  in 
1905;  $10,000  of  money  for  building  re- 
ceived from  Andrew  Carnegie.  Archi- 
tects of  building  Dodge  &  Dolliver  San 
Francisco;  style  of  architecture  mission; 
constructive  material  brick  plastered; 
two  stories,  six  rooms.  Part  of  building 
is  used  as  meeting  place  for  Literary 
Clubs  and  Improvement  Club. 


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NBWS  NOTBS  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 


Officers. 

President,  James  L.  Gillis,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President,  Melvin  G.  Dodge, 
Stanford  University  Library,  Stanford 
University. 

Secretary,  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Treasurer,  David  M.  Belfrage,  Cooper 
Medical  College,  San  Francisco. 

Committees. 

Relation  between  Schools  and  Li- 
braries—TAr  C.  S.  Greene,  chairman; 
Miss  M.  L.Jones,  Miss  S.  Huntington, 
Mr  C.  E.  Keyes,  Mr  Job  Wood,  Miss 
M.  Coulter. 

Resolutions — Mr  C.  F.  Lummis,  chair- 
man; Mr  F.  J.  Teggart,  Mr  J.  E.  Good- 
win. 

List  of  Books  for  Children — Mr  A.  C. 
Barker,  chairman ;  Dr  E.  C.  Moore, 
Miss  H.  Cory,  Mr  F.  E.  Thompson,  Mr 
J.  Lichtenstein,  Mrs  A.  G.  Whitbeck, 
Miss  M.  E.  Prentiss. 

Publications — Mr  F.  B.  Graves,  chair- 
man; Mr  W.  P.  Kimball,  Miss  A.  Had- 
den. 

Audit— Mx  J.  B.  Stovall,  chairman  ; 
Mr  A.  B.  Smith. 

District  Officers  and  Districts. 

A  list  of  the  libraries  in  each  of  the 
districts,  a  history  of  the  Association, 
the  constitution,  list  of  members,  and  a 
list  of  the  publications  may  be  found  in 
News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  for 
June,  1906. 

First  District. 

President,  Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Free 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

Secretary,  Mabel  G.  Huntley,  Free 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 


The  first  district  consists  of  the  follow- 
ing counties :  Alpine,  Amador,  Butte, 
Calaveras,  Colusa,  El  Dorado,  Glenn, 
Inyo,  Lassen,  Modoc,  Mono,  Nevada, 
Placer,  Plumas,  Sacramento,  San  Joa- 
quin, Shasta,  Sierra,  Siskiyou,  Sutter, 
Trinity,  Tehama,  Yolo,  Yuba. 

Second  District. 

President,  Joseph  D.  Layman,  Uni- 
versity of  California  Library,  Berkeley. 

Secretary,  Mrs  Alice  G.  Whitbeck, 
Free  Public  Library,  Berkeley. 

The  second  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Alameda,  Contra  Costa, 
Del  Norte,  Humboldt,  Lake,  Marin, 
Mendocino,  Monterey,  Napa,  San  Benito, 
San  Francisco,  San  Luis  Obispo,  San 
Mateo,  Santa  Clara,  Santa  Cruz,  Solano, 
Sonoma. 

Third  District. 

President,  Jean  D.  Baird,  Free  Public 
Library,  Fresno. 

Secretary,  Grace  Hurlbut,  Free  Public 
Library,  Visalia. 

The  third  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Fresno,  Kern,  Kings, 
Madera,  Mariposa,  Merced,  Stanislaus, 
Tulare,  Tuolumne. 

Fourth  District. 

President,  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library,  Redlands. 

Secretary,  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Free  Pub- 
lic Library,  Pomona. 

President  Trustees*  Section,  Mr  H.  E. 
Harris,  Whittier. 

Secretary  Trustees'  Section,  Mrs  Be- 
atrice S.  Schwan,  Pomona. 

The  fourth  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Los  Angeles,  Orange, 
Riverside,  San  Bernardino,  San  Diego, 
Santa  Barbara,  Ventura. 


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New  Members. 

The  number  following  each  address  is  the 
membership  registration  number  in  the  order  of 
joining.  The  Roman  number  at  the  end  indi- 
cates the  district  to  which  the  member  belongs. 
The  names  of  new  members  will  be  given  from 
time  to  time  in  News  Notes  of  California  Li- 
braries. 

Doeltz,  Miss  Tillie,  Asst.  Ln.  P.  L.,  Santa 

Cruz.     291.    II. 
Foote,   Miss  Prances  R.,   Ln.   Pomona 

College  L.,  Claremont.    292.    IV. 
Waddell,    Miss    Nina   E.,   Ln.   Library 

Assoc.  L.,  La  Jolla.     288.    IV. 
Wells,   Mrs    Lillian  S.,  Ln.  P.  L.   and 

Reading  Room,  Glendale.    290.    IV. 

Corrections  and  Additions. 

In  the  list  of  members,  June  News 
Notes  of  California  Libraries,  Mr 
Joseph  M.  dimming  should  have  been 
given  as  Secretary  of  the  Mechanics' 
Institute,  instead  of  Asst.  Mechanics' - 
Mercantile  Library. 

The  Pasadena  Public  Library  is  a 
member  both  of  the  California  Library 
Association  and  of  the  American  Library 
Association.  Pasadena  was  the  pioneer 
library  on  the  membership  list  of  the 
California  Library  Association,  and  we 
greatly  regret  that  its  name  was  omitted 
from  the  June  number  of  News  Notes  of 
California  Libraries,  The  Trustees  are: 
Mayor  W.  Waterhouse,  ex  officio  presi- 
dent ;  Miss  Anna  L.  Meeker,  secretary ; 
Col.  W.  J.  Handy;  Sherman  Washburn ; 
J.  W.  Wood. 

Publications. 

On  March  20  a  circular  was  issued  by 
the  President  to  be  sent  to  the  members 
of  the  Library  Association  and  to  library 
people  generally  in  the  State.  The  stock 
being  exhausted,  it  has  been  reprinted 
with  an  added  paragraph  concerning 
library  trustees.  The  circular  as  it  now 
stands  is  as  follows : 

To  all  California  Libraries,  their  Trus- 
tees, Library  Workers  and  Friends: 
Every  one  interested  in  the  library 
work  of  our  State  is  urged  to  become  a 
member  of  the  California  Library  As- 
sociation. 


Organized  effort  is  an  essential  condi- 
tion of  library  progress.  Through  the 
efforts  of  the  American  Library  Associa- 
tion, seconded  by  the  various  State  and 
local  organizations,  the  conditions  of 
library  service  have  been  greatly  im- 
proved ;  salaries  have  been  increased, 
hours  of  work  shortened,  the  standard 
of  efficiency  has  been  raised,  and  the 
work  of  the  librarian  is  being  advanced 
to  its  proper  place.  No  library  worker 
can  afford  to  rely  solely  upon  his  indi- 
vidual efforts  and  to  ignore  the  aid  de- . 
rived  from  concerted  action.  The  con- 
ditions in  this  State,  with  its  vast  ter- 
ritory and  widely  scattered  libraries, 
render  cooperation  especially  necessary. 

The  California  Library  Association, 
formed  in  1895,  has  been  an  active  and 
steadily  increasing  force  in  the  library 
work  of  the  State.  It  starts  upon  the 
second  decade  of  its  history  under  a  new 
plan,  which  divides  the  State  into  four 
working  districts,  while  the  central 
organization  is  maintained.  It  is  hoped 
that  under  this  plan  the  work  may  be 
broadened  until  there  is  not  a  library  or 
library  worker  in  the  State  that  will  not 
share  in  its  influence,  and  that  the  en- 
thusiasm aroused  by  the  meetings  of 
1905  may  be  maintained. 

To  accomplish  this  we  want  your  active 
support. 

It  is  especially  desired  that  library 
trustees  should  become  members  of  the 
Association.  A  library  can  attain  its 
highest  efficiency  only  when  librarian 
and  trustees  work  together  for  the  same 
goal,  and  we  urge  all  trustees  not  only  to 
join  the  Association,  but  to  attend  our 
meetings  and  give  us  their  active  sup- 
port. At  a  meeting  of  the  Fourth  Dis- 
trict, held  in  Santa  Ana,  June  8, 1906,  the 
trustees  present  formed  a  trustees'  sec- 
tion of  the  Association,  and  in  addition 
to  attending  the  regular  sessions,  held  a 
separate  business  meeting  of  their  own. 
It  is  hoped  that  their  example  will  be 
followed  by  trustees  throughout  the 
State. 

The  annual  fee  for  membership  is  $1.00 
for  individuals  and  $5.00  for  libraries, 


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the  library  fee  admitting  all  trustees  to 
membership  privileges.  You  are  urged 
to  fill  out  the  enclosed  blank  and  for- 
ward it  to  the  Treasurer  of  the  Associa- 
tion with  express  or  money  order. 

By  order  of  the  Executive  Committee. 
J.  L.  GiLLiS,  President. 

Sacramento,  June  25,  1906. 

Reports  of  Meetings. 

Third  District  Meeting. 

One  of  the  results  of  the  meeting  of' 
May  31  is  shown  in  the  following  extract 
from  a  letter  from  Miss  Emma  B.  Barker 
of  the  Beale  Memorial  Library,  Bakers- 
field:  "We  are  becoming  quite  famous, 
throughout  the  valley  at  least,  for  our 
book  re-sewing.     Miss  Bedinger  gave  a 
talk  on  the  subject  at  Fresno  at  the  May 
meeting  of  the  Valley  District,  and  it 
is   beginning   to   show  results   already. 
Mrs  Oakford  of  Tulare  sent  her  assist- 
ant, Miss  Mabel  Clarke,  down  here  this 
week,  and   I   have  spent   the   last  two 
mornings  teaching  her   to  sew    books. 
She  is  an  apt  pupil,  and  I  think  will  do  , 
well  with  the  work.     One  of  the  girls  j 
from  Fresno  and  Miss  Dold  of  Hanford  | 
are  also  anxious  to  learn." 

Fourth  District  Meeting. 

The  first  meeting  of  the  Fourth  Dis- 
trict of  the  California  Library  Associa- 
tion was  held  in  Santa  Ana,  June  8, 
1906.  There  were  present  forty -five 
persons,  the  following  being  members  of 
the  Association :  Miss  Mamie  Bennett  of 
the  Los  Angeles  Public  Library;  Mrs  H. 
P.  Davison,  Librarian  San  Diego  Public 
Library;  Miss  Victoria  Ellis,  Librarian 
Long  Beach  Public  Library;  Miss  M.  F. 
English,  Librarian  Whittier  Public 
Library;  Mrs  H.  M.  Faulder,  Librarian 
Covina  Public  Library;  Mrs  A.  C.  Field, 
Librarian  Orange  Public  Library;  Miss 
Clara  C.  Field;  Miss  A.  M.  Humphreys, 
Librarian  A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library, 
Redlands;  Miss  S.  M.  Jacobus,  Librarian 
Pomona  Public  Library;  Miss  M.  L. 
Jones;  Miss  Jeannette  McFadden,  Libra- 
rian Santa  Ana  Public  Library;  Miss 
K.  A.  Monroe,  Librarian  Ontario  Public 


Library;  Miss  E.  A.  Mosse,  Librarian 
Santa  Monica  Public  Library ;  Miss 
N.  M.  Russ,  Librarian  Pasadena  Public 
Library;  Miss  J.  L.  Shepard,  Assistant 
Librarian  A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library, 
Redlands;  Miss  G.  M.  Taber,  Librarian 
Corona  Public  Library;  Mr  E.  F.  Ward, 
Librarian  Escondido  Public  Library. 

Of  the  twenty-nine  non-members  pres- 
ent, thirteen  were  library  trustees. 

The  program  was  as  follows: 

Morning  Session, 
Beginning  10:30  o'clock. 

Welcome Dr  C.  D.  Ball,  President 

of  the  Santa  Ana  Library  Board. 

Response. . .Miss  Antoinette  Humphreys, 

President  Fourth  District. 

The  Extension  Department  of  the  State 

Library Miss  Mabel  E  Prentiss, 

Library  Organizer. 
What  a  Library  Board  expects  of  a  Li- 
brarian.. Mr  K.  H.  Field,  Vice-President 
of  A.  K.  Smiley  Library  Board,  Redlands. 

Luncheon. 

Afternoon  Session. 
.  Beginning  1:30  o'clock. 

Business — Fourth   District  meeting  trus- 
tees' section. 
Public  documents  for  a  small  library, 

Miss  Mamie  Bennett,  of  Los 
Angeles  Public  Library. 
Discussion. 
Self-help    vs.    Dependence    for     library 

patrons Miss  Jane  L-  Shepard,  of 

A.  K.  Smiley  Library,  Redlands. 
Discussion. 

Adjournment. 

The  meeting  was  called  to  order  by 
the  district  president.  Dr  Ball,  of  the 
Santa  Ana  Board  of  Library  Trustees, 
gave  an  address  of  welcome,  which  was 
both  wise  and  witty.  After  a  response 
by  the  district  president,  Miss  M.  E. 
Prentiss  outlined  the  extension  work  of 
the  State  Library,  speaking  of  its  four 
divisions,  the  traveling  libraries,  the 
study  club,  the  books  for  the  blind,  and 
the  public  libraries  divisions.  She  ex- 
hibited the  sample  set  of  library  forms 
recommended  by  the  State  Library  to 
the  public  libraries  of  the  State. 

Mr  K.  H.  Field,  of  Redlands,  spoke 
of  the  traits  desirable  in  the  librarian  of 
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ability  in  professional  lines,  infinite 
courtesy,  unlimited  patience  and  tact, 
a  ready  knowledge  of  the  books  on  the 
library  shelves,  an  understanding  of  the 
book  market,  the  desire  and  ability  to 
make  the  library  popular,  if  only  for  the 
very  practical  reason  of  increasing  the 
appropriation,  and  last,  a  purpose  to 
excel  in  the  profession.  To  the  high 
ideal  set  forth  in  Mr  Field's  talk,  Mr 
Harris  of  Whittier  added  another  feature, 
that  the  librarian  should  teach  the  board 
how  to  become  more  active,  that  the 
work  might  be  done  by  all,  not  one 
alone. 

Miss  M.  L.  Jones  spoke  briefly  of  the 
Library  Summer  School  to  be  held  in 
Berkeley,  for  a  term  of  six  weeks,  open- 
ing June  25,  1906.  The  first  training 
class  of  the  sort  west  of  Iowa  was  also 
held  at  Berkeley,  in  the  year  1902.  Ad- 
journed for  luncheon.  The  association 
was  entertained  by  the  Santa  Ana  Li- 
brary Board  at  luncheon.  Then  a  visit 
to  the  library  was  made.  It  was  hard  to 
leave  in  time  for  the  afternoon  session, 
for  we  had  not  half  time  enough  to  note 
all  the  clever  devices  we  caught  glimpses 
of,  or  to  admire  the  really  beautiful 
little  building. 

At  1:50  o'clock  the  meeting  was  called 
to  order  for  a  brief  business  session,  the 
trustees  present  holding  their  meeting  at 
the  same  time  in  an  adjoining  room.  On 
motion  of  Miss  Russ,  it  was  voted  that 
the  next  meeting  be  held  the  last  of 
September.  Miss  Monroe,  of  Ontario, 
was  elected  to  serve  with  the  president 
and  the  secretary  as  a  program  com- 
mittee. The  roll  of  libraries  of  the  dis- 
trict was  called.  The  chair  was  directed 
by  a  vote  to  return  thanks  to  the  Santa 
Ana  people  for  their  charming  hos- 
pitality. The  secretary  was  instructed 
to  send  the  thanks  of  the  association 
to  Mrs  Oakley,  of  Santa  Ana,  who  had 
decorated  the  room  with  flowers  in  the 
name  of  Miss  Minnie  M.  Oakley,  secre- 
tary of  the  National  Association  of  State 
Libraries. 

Business  being  over,  Miss  Mamie  Ben- 
nett, of  the  Los  Angeles  Public  Library, 


read  a  paper  on  "Public  documents  for 
a  small  library."  She  enumerated  the 
principal  checklists  and  catalogs  of  Gov- 
ernment documents,  explained  the  best 
way  to  obtain  the  documents  desired, 
and  said  that  for  a  small  library  those 
most  essentia]  were  such  as  bear  on  local 
matters,  and  the  Congressional  records. 
She  also  spoke  briefly  of  the  document 
shelflist  used  in  Los  Angeles.  It  ar- 
ranges the  publications  by  the  office 
issuing  them.  The  question  of  classi- 
fication of  public  documents  was  dis- 
cussed with  interest,  the  sense  of  the 
meeting  being  divided  as  to  the  wisest 
method. 

Miss  Jane  L.  Shepard,  of  the  A.  K. 
Smiley  Library,  Redlands,  set  forth 
briefly  and  clearly  some  ways  of  helping 
the  library  patrons  to  help  themselves. 
Let  the  books  be  arranged  conveniently, 
the  most  used  classes  in  the  most  acces- 
sible place;  let  the  scheme  of  classifica- 
tion be  posted,  or  printed  in  a  folder  for 
free  distribution;  have  labels  on  the 
shelves,  a  card  catalog,  with  simple 
and  clear  directions  for  its  use  posted 
near  by,  and  best  of  all,  ample  and 
patient  verbal  directions.  Several  mem- 
bers spoke  of  methods  found  good  in 
their  own  experience,  but  before  half 
was  said  closing  time  came. 

After  adjournment,  the  association  was 
treated  to  an  automobile  ride.  We  left, 
feeling  only  one  regret,  that  we  could 
not  hope  to  come  up  to  Santa  Ana  when 
it  came  our  turn  to  entertain  the  asso- 
ciation. 

S.  M.  Jacobus,  Secretary. 

We  add  to  Miss  Jacobus's  report  the 
following  extract  from  a  letter  written  by 
Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss: 

An  unexpected  result  of  the  meeting 
was  the  organization  of  the  library  trus- 
tees present.  They  gathered  for  the 
discussion  of  their  own  problems  while 
the  business  session  was  being  held,  and 
found  the  consultation  so  interesting 
that  they  remained  in  session  nearly  all 
the  afternoon.  Mr  H.  E.  Harris  of 
Whittier  was  elected  president,  and  Mrs 
Beatrice  S.  Schwan  of  Pomona,  secretary. 


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At  the  next  meeting  of  the  Fourth  District 
they  will  take  up  subjects  of  interest  to 
trustees,  such  as  the  question  of  paying 
the  expenses  of  librarians  to  the  Cali- 
fornia Library  Association  meetings,  etc. 


Upon  this  particular  point  they  agreed 
to  act  at  once,  urging  all  libraries  in  the 
district  to  provide  at  least  the  transpor- 
tation for  all  librarians  who  attended 
the  meeting  of  June  8. 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY. 


The  bill  establishing  the  California 
State  Library  was  signed  by  Governor 
Peter  H.  Burnett,  April  9,  1850. 

Trustees. 

Allen  B.  Lemmon,  Pres.%  Santa  Rosa 
Charles  S.  Greene,   -  Oakland 

Bradner  W.  Lee,    -      -      Los  Angeles 
Joseph  Steffens,  -  Sacramento 

W.  C.  Van  Fleet  -  -  San  Francisco 
James  L.  Gillis,  Secy,  Sacramento 

Staff. 

James  L.  Gillis,  Librarian. 

Wm.  R.  Watson,  Assistant  Librarian 
and  in  charge  of  Law  Department. 

Ernest  Bruncken,  Chief  of  .Sociological 
Department. 

Miss  Margaret  Eastman,  Chief  Deputy 
and  in  charge  of  Order  Department. 

Miss  D.  I.  Ennis,  Reference  librarian. 

Miss  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  Chief  of  Catalog 
Department. 

Miss  Amy  L.  Phelan,  Cataloger. 

Mrs  Annie  L.  Blanchard,  Shelf  Lister. 

Miss  Eudora  Garoutte,  Chief  of  Cali- 
fornia Historical  Department. 

Miss  Alice  J.  Haines,  Assistant  in 
California  Historical  Department. 

Miss  Annie  Lowry,  in  charge  of  Peri- 
odicals and  Binding. 

Miss  Laura  Steffens,  Chief  of  Exten- 
sion Department. 

Miss  Mabel  R.  Gillis,  Assistant  in 
Extension  Department. 

Miss  Bertha  Kumli,  Library  Organizer. 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss,  Library  Or- 
ganizer. 


Staff— Continued. 
Mrs    Sarah    A.   Hutchinson,   General 

Assistant. 
Miss  Alice  Hassett,  Apprentice. 
J.  W.  Gorman,  Stenographer. 
Wm.  H.  Lugg,  Shipping  Clerk. 
Victor  Cordano,  Janitor. 

Library  Hours. 

Week  days,  9  a.m.  to  4  p.m. 

Sundays,  -        10  a.m.  to  3  p.m. 

Legislative  Session,    9  a.m.  to  9  p.m. 

On  June  15th  Mr  Charles  S.  Greene,  a 
member  of  the  Board  of  State  Library 
Trustees,  left  for  Narragansett  Pier  to 
attend  the  Annual  Conference  of  the 
American  Library  Association  and  Na- 
tional Association  of  State  Libraries. 

The  5th  of  July  Governor  Pardee  re- 
appointed Allen  B.  Lemmon,  Bradner 
W.  Lee,  Joseph  Steffens  and  W.  C.  Van 
Fleet,  as  State  Library  Trustees.  The 
terms  are  four  years,  Mr  Greene's  and 
Mr  Van  Fleet's  expiring  February  28, 
1908,  and  Mr  Lemmon 's,  Mr  Lee's  and 
Mr  Steffens's  February  28,  1910. 

Law  Department. 

The  Law  Department  is  fully  equipped 
with  the  latest  reports,  digests,  encyclo- 
paedias and  text-books,  and  is  entirely 
free  to  the  public  for  reference  purposes. 
State  officers  are  entitled  to  borrow 
books,  and  private  individuals  are  ac- 
corded the  same  privilege  upon  presen- 
tation of  an  order  signed  by  a  Supreme, 
Appellate  or  Superior  Judge.   Books  may 


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be  kept  two  weeks,  and  will  be  once  re- 
newed for  the  same  length  of  time.  All 
books  are  subject  to  recall,  if  required 
by  a  State  officer. 

Sociological  Department. 

The  Sociological  Department,  which 
includes  the  Legislative  Reference  Bu- 
reau, aims  to  furnish  information  on  all 
subjects  connected  with  the  administra- 
tion of  public  affairs  to  officials,  both 
State  and  local,  as  well  as  to  all  others 
interested. 

A  very  useful  collection  brought  to- 
gether by  the  Legislative  Reference  Bu- 
reau is  a  shelf-full  of  the  Blue  books  or 
Legislative  Manuals  of  the  various  states. 
By  means  of  them  the  names  and  ad- 
dresses of  public  officials  in  other  states, 
with  a  multitude  of  other  data  inacces- 
sible elsewhere,  can  be  readily  obtained. 
Inquiries  in  this  regard  will  be  answered 
by  return  mail.  By  means  of  a  card 
catalog  the  changes  taking  place  in  the 
various  states  are  recorded,  as  far  as  the 
requisite  information  can  be  obtained, 
until  a  new  edition  of  each  blue  book  is 
received. 

The  department  keeps  a  file  of  news- 
paper clippings,  principally  of  matters 
relating  to  the  discussion  of  state  and 
municipal  affairs  throughout  the  country. 
The  number  of  clippings  accumulated  on 
each  subject  ought  to  be  a  pretty  good 
indication  of  what  is  agitating  the  public 
mind.  No  package  of  clippings  has 
increased  more  rapidly  of  late  than  that 
relating  to  life  insurance.  The  various 
popular  magazines  also  abound  in  arti- 
cles on  this  subject,  as  will  appear  from 
the  Cumulative  Index.  Among  the  pam- 
phlets on  life  insurance  matters,  recently 
received,  are  the  following  : 

Report  of  the  Legislative  Committee 
of  Inquiry,  New  York  (the  famous  Arm- 
strong committee). 

Report  of  proceedings  of  Insurance 
Convention  in  Chicago,  February,  1906. 

House  Bill  No.  12062,  to  provide  for 
federal  regulation  of  insurance,  intro- 
duced in  Congress  by  Mr  Ames,  January 
16,  1906. 


House  Bill  No.  18804,  to  regulate  the 
business  of  insurance  within  the  District 
of  Columbia,  introduced  in  Congress  by 
Mr  Ames,  April  30,  1906. 

The  State  Library  contains,  of  course, 
a  large  number  of  books,  popular,  tech- 
nical and  legal,  on  life  insurance.  All 
the  printed  matter  here  mentioned  will 
be  sent  to  students  in  any  part  of  the 
State  upon  application  to  their  local 
public  library. 

The  Sociological  Department  has  be- 
gun to  gather  reports,  advertising  pam- 
phlets and  other  printed  matter  issued  by 
the  various  life  insurance  companies.  If 
a  large  collection  of  this  kind  could  be 
got  together,  it  would  be  of  value  for 
the  comparative  study  of  life  insurance 
methods.  All  gifts  of  such  material, 
pamphlets,  loose  sheets,  blank  forms, 
etc.,  no  matter  how  trivial  it  may  ap- 
pear to  be,  will  be  gratefully  received. 
Address:  Sociological  Department,  State 
Library,  Sacramento,  California. 

Reference  and  Loan  Department. 

The  Reference  and  Loan  Department 
aims  to  give  the  people  of  the  State 
access  to  the  valuable  material  contained 
in  the  State  Library.  Information  on 
any  subject  will  be  furnished  upon  writ- 
ing to  the  Library,  stating  as  concisely 
as  possible  just  what  is  wanted.  Books 
will  be  loaned  to  any  resident  of  the 
State  who  applies  through  a  local 
library,  an  educational  institution,  a 
State  traveling  library,  a  registered  study 
club,  or  a  superior  judge.  In  towns 
where  there  is  no  library,  educational 
institution,  State  traveling  library,  or  reg- 
istered study  club,  special  arrangements 
have  been  made  with  the  Wells-Fargo 
Company  by  which  their  agent  will 
vouch  for  .the  identity  of  the-  person 
applying  for  books.  The  borrower  pays 
express  charges  both  ways,  and  the 
books  may  be  kept  three  weeks  from  the 
date  they  leave  the  State  Library.  Appli- 
cation blanks  and  circulars  containing 
full  information  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  alterations  now  being  made  in  the 
Capitol  have   necessitated  the  packing 


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and  storing  of  nearly  all  the  books  in  the 
Library  and  closing  it  to  the  public.  It 
will  therefore  be  impossible  to  carry  on 
the  work  of  the  Reference  and  Loan  De- 
partment until  the  work  of  construction 
in  the  Library  is  sufficiently  completed 
to  permit  the  replacing  of  the  books  on 
the  shelves. 

During  the  time  the  Library  is  closed, 
much  work  will  be  done  in  the  way  of 
building  up  the  Department  and  putting 
it  in  a  condition  where  it  will  be  of 
greater  service  to  the  public  than  ever 
before.  The  latest  and  best  reference 
works  will  be  purchased  and  bibliog- 
raphies on  special  subjects  procured. 
There  is  a  constant  demand  for  books  on 
art  by  art  students  and  clubs  not  only  in 
town  but  throughout  the  State,  and 
special  attention  will  be  given  to  this 
section  for  the  future  use  of  such  students. 

The  work  of  recataloging  now  in  prog- 
ress will  greatly  facilitate  the  work  of 
the  Department  in  bringing  out  much 
valuable  material  by  means  of  analytical 
references. 

Notice  to  borrowers  will  be  given 
through  the  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  and  by  circular  letter  when  the 
work  of  the  Department  is  resumed. 

Catalog  Department. 

The  work  of  the  Catalog  Department 
is  proceeding  along  two  parallel  lines  : 
the  cataloging  of  the  regular  additions 
of  new  books,  and  the  recataloging  of 
much  material  needing  a  fuller  treatment 
than  it  has  heretofore  received.  The 
printed  cards  from  the  Library  of  Con- 
gress are  used  for  all  new  copyrighted 
books  and  for  the  recataloging  as  far  as 
they  can  be  obtained.  The  use  of  the 
printed  cards  results  in  a  great  saving  of 
time,  although  they  have  to  -go  through 
the  typewriter  for  the  addition  of  the 
subject  or  title  heading  and  book  number. 

The  work  of  the  Department  has  re- 
turned to  its  customary  routine,  after  the 
interruption  of  moving.  During  the 
month  of  June  395  volumes  were  put 
through,  adding  3324  cards  to  the  cata- 
log.    Much  of  this  was  old  material  re- 


cataloged,     one    section     being    county 
histories  of  early  dates. 

The  catalog  has  very  nearly  reached 
the  limit  of  the  capacity  of  the  .present 
case,  and  by  the  time  we  return  to  the 
Capitol  it  will  be  ready  to  overflow  into 
a  second. 

California  Historical  Department. 

The  California  Historical  Department 
aims  to  have  a  thoroughly  good  collec- 
tion of  books  on  the  history  and  descrip- 
tion, resources  and  industries  of  the  State, 
as  well  as  the  works  of  California  authors 
in  all  departments  of  literature.  These 
are  made  accessible  by  means  of  a  card 
catalog.  Pull  names  and  biographical 
sketches  of  California  authors  are  being 
secured.  The  Department  also  contains 
over  3000  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. 

During  the  past  month  many  unique 
and  interesting  donations  have  been 
made  to  the  Department.  Mr  S.  P.  Smith 
of  Sacramento  has  added  an  exceedingly 
valuable  collection  of  old  California  bal- 
lots for  the  political  section.  The  Pioneer 
Society  of  Sacramento  has  given  a  num- 
ber of  its  treasures,  such  as  scrap  books, 
original  letters  of  Junipero  Serra,  Sutter 
and  others;  also  a  book  containing  manu- 
script autobiographies  of  the  members  of 
the  first  Legislature.  Mrs  Abbie  Banvard 
of  Alta  has  sent  two  bound  volumes  of 
old  Placer  County  newspapers.  Many 
authors  have  sent  their  books,  and 
ephemeral  publications  from  numerous 
sources  have  come  in. 

We  trust  that  public  librarians  will  in- 
terest themselves  in  the  collection  of  their 
own  local  material.  Complete  newspaper 
files  of  home  newspapers  should  be  pre- 
served, published  reports  of  town  and 
county  officials,  club  and  society  pro- 
grams and  yearbooks,  church  publica- 
tions, school  catalogs,  political  cards, 
dodgers,  pamphlets,  and  all  local  ser- 
mons and  addresses,  etc.  All  these  things 
go  to  make  up  a  record  of  the  life  of  the 
community  and  are  of  value  to  the  stu- 


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dent  of  local  history.  Duplicates  of  the 
above  should  be  sent  to  the  California 
Historical  Department  of  the  State  Li- 
brary for  the  use  of  the  general  writer 
and  student. 

Several  hundred  biographical  cards 
have  been  sent  out  to  California  authors. 
So  far  about  two  hundred  and  fifty  have 
been  filled  out  and  returned.  The  next 
number  of  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  will  contain  a  more  detailed 
account  of  this  branch  of  the  work. 
Similar  cards  are  being  sent  to  pioneers 
and  early  settlers.  When  returned  they 
give  very  comprehensive  and  full  bio- 
graphical data,  with  many  additional 
facts  of  interest. 

The  newspaper  index  and  the  Califor- 
nia catalog  are  progressing,  and  much 
is  being  planned  that  will  be  of  assist- 
ance to  the  public,  when  the  department 
is  again  installed  in  the  Capitol  and  is 
accessible. 

Mrs  Mary  Roberts  Smith,  formerly  As- 
sociate Professor  of  Sociology  of  Stanford 
University  and  now  Research  Assistant 
to  the  Carnegie  Institution,  Washington, 
D.  C,  is  spending  the  month  of  July  in 
Sacramento  for  the  purpose  of  using  the 
files  of  old  newspapers  in  the  Depart- 
ment. The  newspaper  index  is  of 
value  to  her  in  the  work  of  writing  a 
history  of  the  Chinese  in  the  United 
States. 

Although  most  of  the  books  are  at 
present  inaccessible,  the  Department  is 
willing  to  assist  students  and  writers  to 
the  best  of  its  ability  under  existing 
circumstances. 


Extension  Department. 

The  Extension  Department  aims  to  do 
the  work  which  in  many  states  is  under 
the  supervision  of  a  public  library  com- 
mission. The  Department  was  estab- 
lished in  1903  and  began  work  in 
December  of  that  year  by  sending  out 
traveling  libraries  to  communities 
without  library  facilities.  The  Depart- 
ment now  has  four  separate  divisions: 
(1)  Traveling  Libraries;  (2)  Study  Club 


Libraries;  (3)  Public  Libraries;  (4)  Books 
for  the  Blind. 

Traveling  Libraries  Division. 

Traveling  libraries  are  made  up  of 
fifty  volumes  each,  and  are  sent  to  any 
community  without  a  public  library  on 
the  application  of  five  resident  taxpayers. 
There  is  no  charge  for  the  use  of  these 
libraries  and  the  transportation  both 
ways  is  paid  by  the  State  Library.  A 
library  may  be  kept  three  months,  and 
by  special  permission  may  be  retained 
an  additional  three  months.  Circular 
and  application  blank  are  sent  on 
request. 

The  first  traveling  library  was  sent  out 
December  14,  1903.  There  are  now  291 
communities  in  California  that  have 
formed  library  associations  and  have  the 
privilege  of  borrowing  State  traveling 
libraries.  These  associations  are  divided 
by  counties,  as  follows:  Alameda  5,  Al- 
pine 1,  Amador  2,  Butte  6,  Calaveras  6, 
Colusa  2,  Contra  Costa  6,  Del  Norte  4, 
El  Dorado  10,  Fresno  5,  Glenn  4,  Hum- 
boldt 1,  Inyo  5,  Kern  6,  Kings  2,  Lake 
6,  Lassen  9,  Los  Angeles  8,  Madera  4, 
Marin  3,  Mariposa  1,  Mendocino  7,  Mer- 
ced 3,  Modoc  4,  Mono  i,  Monterey  13, 
Napa  5,  Nevada  3,  Orange  2,  Placer  10, 
Plumas  7,  Riverside  7,  Sacramento  4, 
San  Benito  2,  San  Bernardino  3,  San 
Diego  10,  San  Joaquin  6,  San  Luis  Obispo 
9,  San  Mateo  1,  Santa  Barbara  3,  Santa 
Clara  7,  Santa  Cruz  5,  Shasta  9,  Sierra 
4,  Siskiyou  8,  Solano  7,  Sonoma  20, 
Stanislaus  3,  Sutter  9,  Tehama  2,  Trinity 
6,  Tulare  2,  Tuolumne  6,  Ventura  2, 
Yolo  3,  Yuba  2. 

During  June  nine  new  applications 
were  received  for  libraries:  El  Dorado, 
El  Dorado  co.;  Quicksilver,  Lake  co.; 
Mound  City,  Plumas  co.;  Carlsbad,  San 
Diego  co.;  La  Panza,  San  Luis  Obispo 
co.;  Soquel,  Santa  Cruz  co.;  Horn  brook, 
Siskiyou  co.;  Camp  Meeker  and  Occi- 
dental, Sonoma  co. 

The  total  number  of  borrowers  for 
libraries  returned  during  the  month  was 
1816  and  the  circulation  6279,  as  follows: 
3019  fiction;  1668  juvenile;  1592  mis- 
cellaneous. 


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Study  Club  Division. 

Study  Club  libraries  are  loaned  to  any 
registered  club  on  the  application  of  two 
resident  taxpayers.  These  libraries  are 
sent  out  to  encourage  the  foundation  and 
maintenance  of  clubs  for  systematic 
study.  There  are  no  registration  fees, 
but  for  each  study  club  library  the  fee  of 
$[.50  for  each  25  for  less)  books  must  be 
paid  in  advance  toward  expense  of  service. 
This  fee  entitles  the  club  to  one  ship- 
ment (to  and  from),  express  free.  A 
study  club  library  may  be  kept  three 
months,  and  by  special  permission  the 
time  may  be  extended.  The  circular 
and  registration-application  blank  will 
be  sent  on  request. 

There  are  now  four  study  club  libra- 
ries in  use  covering  Shakespeare,  Flor- 
ence, Italy,  and  Russia  and  Japan. 

It  will  not  be  possible  for  some  time  to 
fill  requests  for  study  club  libraries,  be- 
cause these  books  are  sent  out  from  the 
main  collection,  which  is  not  accessible 
at  present. 

Publie  Libraries  Division. 

The  public  library  is  the  natural  out- 
growth of  the  traveling  library.  Where 
the  demand  for  books  is  greater  than 
can  be  met  by  the  50  books  of  the  travel- 
ing library,  a  town  is  ready  for  a  library 
of  its  own. 

Since  November,  1905,  two  library  or- 
ganizers have  been  kept  in  the  field  to 
encourage  the  establishment  of  libraries, 
to  visit  those  already  established  and  to 
give  advice  and  assistance  to  public  libra- 
ries throughout  the  State  in  regard  to 
library  methods,  library  buildings,  etc. 

The  annual  reports  of  all  libraries  in 
the  State  are  also  kept  on  file  in  this 
division. 

During  June  20  visits  were  made  to  18 
towns.  One  library  was  established  at 
Auburn,  Placer  county,  the  ordinance 
having  been  passed  June  3,  1906.  This 
makes  the  total  number  of  libraries  estab- 
lished since  November,  1905,  14. 

Books  fop  the  Blind  Division. 

Embossed  books  in  four  different  types 
are  sent  to  any  blind  resident  of  Cali- 


fornia upon  application,  and  collections 
of  from  10  to  25  books  will  be  loaned  to 
any  public  library  on  application  of  its 
trustees  and  upon  agreement  to  loan  the 
books  free  to  any  blind  applicant.  Cir- 
cular and  Finding  list,  with  Call  slip 
postal,  or  with  Library  trustees  applica- 
tion blank,  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  first  book  was  loaned  June  13, 
19/55.  There  are  now  169  blind  borrow- 
ers, scattered  all  the  way  from  Siskiyou 
county  to  San  Diego.  During  June  30 
borrowers  were  added.  Total  accessions 
are  550,  as  follows:  New  York  point 
books,  214;  New  York  point  music,  43; 
Braille  books,  47;  Braille  music,  45'. 
Moon  books,  176;  Boston  line  letter 
books,  19;  Appliances,  3;  Maps,  3.  Dur- 
ing the  month  185  books  were  loaned, 
as  follows:  New  York  point,  82;  Braille, 
48;  Moon,  52;  Boston  line  letter,  1;  appli- 
ances, 1;  maps,  1.  The  books  loaned 
were  divided  by  class  as  follows:  ethics 
and  religion,  10;  science,  17;  useful  arts, 
4;  literature,  17;  fiction,  69;  travel,  his- 
tory, and  biography,  17;  primers,  11; 
music,  20;  periodicals,  20. 

During  June  five  borrowers  have 
learned  to  read:  two  have  learned  to  read 
Moon;  two  New  York  point;  one  Braille. 
Since  the  Department  began  loaning 
books,  16  borrowers,  whose  ages  range 
from  38  to  91  years  and  who  could  not 
read  any  type  before,  have  learned  to 
read  either  Moon  type,  New  York  point, 
both  of  these,  or  Braille.  Besides  these, . 
there  are  15  who  knew  some  type  and 
have  learned  to  read  one  or  two  other 
types. 

Three  pieces  of  music  in  New  York 
point  have  been  donated  by  Mrs  Laura 
Russell  of  Santa  Monica,  formerly  of 
Sacramento.  One  book,  the  Vicar  of 
Wakefield,  in  Boston  line  letter,  has 
been  donated  by  Miss  Malvina  Schleiden 
of  San  Francisco. 

The  Moon  magazine  is  being  received 
monthly,  and  will  be  sent  to  those  re- 
questing it,  in  the  order  requests  are 
received. 

A  new  Circular  and  Finding  List  was 
issued  during  May. 


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California  State  Library 


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News  Notes 


OF 


California  Libraries 


VOL  1.    NO.  4 
AUGUST,  1906 


W.  W.  SHANNON 


SACRAMENTO: 

SUP8RINTZNDINT  8TATB  PRINTINO 
1906 


CONTENTS. 


Pagb. 

INTRODUCTORY  NOTE 139 

PORTRAIT  AND  SKETCH  OF  MRS  SARAH  ANN  FOSTER 140 

PORTRAIT  AND  SKETCH  OF  GENERAL  JOHN  BAPTIST  FRISBIE . . .  141 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES 142 

Includes  Reports  for  July,  and  Extra  news  items. 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION 165 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY 168 

Trustees,  Staff,  etc 168 

Law  Department 168 

Sociological  Department,  including  the  Legislative  Reference 

Bureau 168 

Reference  and  Loan  Department 170 

Catalog  Department 171 

California  Historical  Department 171 

Extension  Department 175 

Traveling  libraries  division;  Study  club  division;  Public  libraries 
division ;  Books  for  the  blind  division. 

State  Publications  Received  During  July 1 77 

Recent  Accessions 178 


Issued  monthly  for  free  distribution  by  the  California  State  Library. 
All  communications  should  be  addressed  to  the  Extension  Department  of  the ' 
California  State  Library,  Sacramento,  California. 

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


INTRODUCTORY  NOTE. 


The  California  Historical  Department,  of  the  State  Library,  is  given 
a  prominent  place  in  this  issue  of  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries. 
This  being  the  case  it  is  our  desire  to  honor  our  pioneers  who  through 
their  indomitable  courage  and  able  administration  of  public  affairs  have 
made  a  Historical  Department  possible.  As  representatives  of  the  few 
now  living  who  were  closely  identified  with  the  early  history  of  the 
State,  are  Mrs  Sarah  Ann  Murphy  Foster  and  General  John  Baptist 
Frisbie.     Portraits  and  sketches  of  these  two  follow. 

A  resume  of  the  work  of  the  Historical  Department  will  be  found 
under  California  State  library. 


Mrs  Sarah  Ann  Foster. 

Mrs  Sarah  Ann  Foster  is  the  eldest  survivor  of  the  ill-fated  Donner 
party.  She  is  the  daughter  of  Jeremiah  Burn*  Murphy  and  was 
born  in  North  Carolina,  November  4th,  1826.  At  the  age  of  six- 
teen she  was  married  to  William  M.  Foster,  and  in  March  1846  started 
with  her  family  across  the  plains.  Her  father  being  dead  she  was  also 
accompanied  by  her  mother,  brothers  and  sisters.  The  family  numbered 
thirteen  and  became  a  part  of  the  Donner  party. 

The  story  of  the  terrible  trip  across  the  Colorado  desert,  the  loss  of 
cattle,  the  heavy  fall  of  snow  and  the  frightful  privations  endured  by 
the  company  at  Donner  Lake,  are  matters  of  history.  Her  brother, 
William  [Green  Murphy,  then  a  boy  of  ten,  starved,  frost-bitten  and 
naked,  walked  over  the  deep  snow  to  Mule  Spring,  where  the  first  relief 
was  obtained.  Mrs  Foster's  mother  and  five  other  members  of- the 
family  were  lost  in  this  historical  disaster.  The  subject  of  this  sketch 
is  at  present  a  resident  of  San  Francisco  and  can  relate  many  interest- 
ing reminiscences  of  the  early  days. 


General  John  Baptist  Frisbie. 

General  John  Baptist  Frisbie,  a  native  of  Albany,  New  York,  was 
born  May  20th,  1823.  Upon  reaching  his  majority  he  was  admitted  to 
practice  in  the  courts  of  New  York  and  immediately  became  prominent 
in  State  politics.  He  was  captain  of  the  Van  Rensselaer  Guards  and 
when  war  was  declared  with  Mexico  he  recruited  a  full  company,  in 
Albany,  and  attached  it  to  Colonel  Jonathan  D.  Stevenson's  regiment. 
The  regiment  sailed  for  California,  reaching  San  Francisco  in  March 
1847.  After  the  war,  General  Frisbie  engaged  in  business  with  General 
Mariana  Guadalupe  Vallejo,  managing  his  extensive  estate  and  inau- 
gurating many  schemes  for  public  improvements.  In  1850  he  married 
Epifania  de  Guadalupe  Vallejo,  a  daughter  of  the  General.  Mare 
Island  was  purchased  by  General  Frisbie  from  Victor  Castro,  and 
through  his  personal  influence  the  United  States  Naval  Station  was 
located  there.  He  also  inaugurated  and  carried  through  the  building  of 
the  California  Pacific  Railroad.  The  road  when  completed  connected 
Sacramento  and  Marysville  with  Vallejo.  He  was  preeminently  a 
public-spirited  man,  serving  in  the  legislature  during  the  session  of 
1867-8,  and  when  relations  with  Mexico  became  strained  he  was  called 
to  Washington  to  confer  with  the  authorities,  and  was  sent  by  the  Pres- 
ident and  Secretary  of  State  to  the  City  of  Mexico.  As  a  result  of  his 
mission  friendly  relations  were  again  established.  General  Frisbie  is  a 
man  of  great  energy,  unbounded  hospitality,  and  has  ably  served  the 
State  and  the  Nation.  He  is  still  active  in  business  affairs,  being  Presi- 
dent of  the  Citizens'  Bank  at  Vallejo,  where  he  has  large  interests.  At 
the  present  time  he  is  in  Mexico  looking  after  his  extensive  mining 
properties. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


All  libraries  are  listed  except  those 
which  belong  to  private  individuals. 
They  are  arranged  alphabetically  by 
towns  in  which  they  are  located.  Those 
libraries  are  marked  with  a  star  (*)  which 
are  not  free  to  the  public  either  for  loan 
or  reference  purposes. 

Blanks  for  July  report  for  Items  on 
children's  books  in  the  library  and  for 
Extra  news  items  were  sent  to  the  libra- 
ries to  be  filled  out  and  returned.  As 
the  Items  on  children's  books  in  the 
library  have  not  been  returned  by  all  of 
the  libraries,  they  will  not  be  published 
until  later.  The  Annual  report  blank 
was  sent  out  in  June,  and  should  be  filled 
out  at  once  and  returned  by  all  of  the 
libraries  that  have  not  already  done  so. 

Alameda,  Alameda  co. 

Alameda  Free  Public  Library. 
F.  B.  Graves,  Librarian.  Established 
1877.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  29,500.  Dur- 
ing July  105  vols,  were  added,  as  follows: 
7  vols,  by  purchase;  98  vols,  by  gift. 
629  vols,  were  discarded;  633  vols,  re- 
paired. Total  no,  of  registered  card- 
holders, 6644;  173  added  during  month; 
38  surrendered.  Library  open  to  public 
25  days  ( 300  hours)  during  month .  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  10,136,  as  follows:  5672  vols, 
fiction;  1934  vols,  juvenile;  1833  vols, 
miscellaneous;  697  vols,  magazines.  One 
branch  library  with  500  vols,  and  a  cir- 
culation of  1428  during  month.  Seven 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$9000,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

The  Oakland  Tribune  of  July  18  states 
that  Mrs  Emma  Rathget,  a  prominent 
clubwoman  of  Alameda,  is  circulating  a 
petition  for  the  establishment  of  a  French 
department  in  the  Alameda  Public  Li- 
brary. It  will  be  presented  to  the  library 
trustees. 


The  Oakland  Tribune  of  July  22  states 
that  some  twenty  students  of  the  Sum- 
mer School  of  Library  Methods,  now  in 
session  at  Berkeley,  visited  the  Alameda 
Public  Library  that  morning. 

AlamltOS,  Los  Angeles  co. 

*Alamitos  Library.  No  regular  li- 
brarian. Established  1897.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  about  125  (June  30,  1905).  Sup- 
ported by  membership  fees  and  open 
only  to  members. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Alturas,  Modoc  co. 

Alturas  Reading-Room.  Miss  Ruby 
Dell  Pinckney,  Librarian.  Established 
January  20, 1906.   Total  no.  of  vols.,  63. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Anaheim,  Orange  co. 

Anaheim  Free  Public  Library. 
R.  Frischle,  Librarian.  Established 
1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1246.  Library 
open  to  public  31  days  (403  hours) 
during  July.  One  employee.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $453.07,  received  from 
taxation. 

A  new  librarian  was  appointed  and  his 
salary  increased .  Scientific  A  merican  was 
donated. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Areata,  Humboldt  co. 

Arcata  Public  Library.  Miss  Hattie 
A.  Knutz,  Librarian.  Established  1879. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  1303.  One  employee. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $430,  received 
from  taxation. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Auburn,  Placer  co. 

Auburn  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  June  3,  1906. 

Notice  was  received  July  18  that  the 
following  library  trustees  had  been  ap- 
pointed: Chas.  H.  Adams,  Dr  J.  N.  Ward, 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


143 


Walter  Jacobs,  Mrs  Prank  Locher,  and 
Mrs  W.  A.  Shepherd. 

Azusa,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Azusa  [Free]  Public  Library.  Miss 
Annie  M.  Taylor,  Librarian .  Established 
1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1075.  During 
July  none  were  added.  Total  no.  of  card- 
holders, 689;  12  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  25  days  (125 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
472,  as  follows:  443  vols,  fiction;  29 vols, 
miscellaneous;  77  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
nearly  $700,  received  from  taxation.  Pub- 
lish notes  in  newspaper. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Bakersfleld,  Kern  co. 

Bbalb  Memorial  (Free  Public]  Li- 
brary'. Miss  Sarah  £.  Bedinger,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1900.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  5840.  During  July  29  vols,  were 
added  by  purchase.  2  vols,  were  dis- 
carded; 25  vols  repaired;  2  vols.  lost. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  10 10; 
14  added  during  the  month;  2  surren- 
dered; 4  lost  by  death.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (270  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  1656.  Three  employees. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $2700,  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 

The  Library  of  Technology  of  the 
Scranton  School  has  been  received  at  the 
Beale  Memorial  Library  for  the  benefit 
of  members  of  the  labor  unions  and  rail- 
road men. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

BarstOW,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Santa  F&  Library.  H.  M.  Newhall, 
Librarian.  Established  1901.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  about  500.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library  received  from  billiards 
and  pool  and  from  baths. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Berkeley,  Alameda  co. 

Bbrkblby  [Free]  Public  Library. 
D.  R.  Moore,  Librarian.  Established  1895. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,048.     During  July 


,  81  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  69  vols, 
by  purchase;  12  vols,  by  gift.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  5170.  728  ad- 
ded during  month;  410  expired;  18  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  30  days 
during  month.  Total  no,,  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  8264,  as  fol- 
lows: 4705  vols,  fiction;  1280  vols,  juve- 
nile; 2026  vols,  miscellaneous;  253  vols, 
magazines.  Two  branch  reading-rooms 
with  a  curator  in  charge  of  each.  Eight 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$14, 177.61,  received  from  taxation  mainly. 
Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file.  As  the  library  was  closed 
from  April  18  to  June  21,  except  2  days,  the 
circulation,  etc.,  given  in  annual  report 
is  for  ten  months  only. 

University  of  California  Li- 
brary. J.  C.  Rowell,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1868.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  182,189. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  San  Francisco  Examiner  of  July 
5  states  that  Dr  Ezquiel  A.  Chavez, 
Sub-secretary  of  Public  Instruction  and 
Fine  Arts  in  the  Republic  of  Mexico, 
who  is  giving  a  course  of  lectures  at  the 
summer  session  of  the  University  of  Cal- 
ifornia, has  announced  his  intention  of 
presenting  to  the  University  a  complete 
collection  of  maps  and  government 
records  dealing  with  the  development 
of  his  country  politically,  socially,  and 
commercially. 

The  San  Francisco  Call  of  July  22 
states  that  Miss  Elizabeth  Haskell,  a 
prominent  graduate  of  the  class  of  1903 
of  the  University  of  California,  has  as- 
sumed her  duties  as  secretary  to  Libra- 
rian J.  C.  Rowell  of  the  University 
Library.  For  the  last  two  years  Miss 
Haskell  has  been  engaged  as  librarian 
in  Pratt's  Institute,  Brooklyn. 

University  of  California.  Ban- 
croft Library.  Frederick  J.  Teg- 
gart,  Honorary  Custodian.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  60,000. 

During  May  the  library  was  moved 
from  1538  Valencia  street,  San  Francisco, 
to  the  upper  story  of  California  Hall,  the 
University  administration  building. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  July 
4  states    that    Professor    Henry   Morse 


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Stephens  in  the  course  of  his  lecture  of 
July  3  said  that  the  manuscripts  in  the 
Bancroft  Library  would  make  it  neces- 
sary to  rewrite  the  history  of  Mexico  and 
French  Louisiana. 

San  Francisco  Microscopical  So- 
ciety Library.  Established  1872. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2,500. 

This  library  has  been  permanently 
deposited  in  the  State  University 
Library.  No  additions  expected,  as  the 
Society  has  practically  disorganized. 

Formerly  located  at  432  Montgomery 
street,  San  Francisco. 

BiggS,  Butte  co. 

Biggs  Free  Public  Library.  Li- 
brarian not  appointed.  C.  E.  Chat  field, 
Secretary  Library  Trustees.  Estab- 
lished February  19,  1906.  Income  will 
be  about  $500  per  year. 

Boulder  Creek,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

W.  C.  T.  U.  Free  Reading-Room. 
Mrs  O.  B.  Merrill,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1893.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  465. 
Library  maintained  by  W.  C.  T.  U. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Santa  Cruz  Surf  oi  June  28  states 
that  if  the  ordinance  is  passed  establish- 
ing a  public  library  in  Boulder  Creek, 
the  ladies  of  the  W.  C.  T.  U.  have  offered 
the  free  use  of  their  rooms  for  a  term  of 
years,  and  will  turn  over  all  their  books 
free  to  the  public. 

Brookdale,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Circulating  Library.  Mrs  E.  R. 
Stewart,  Librarian.  Established  July, 
1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.  60.  Maintained 
by  a  club.  There  are  25  members.  Each 
member  gives  2  or  3  vols. 

The  Santa  Cruz  Sentinel  of  July  7 
states  that  a  circulating  library  is  a  late 
feature  of  Brookdale's  energetic  cot- 
tagers. About  40  vols,  of  up-to-date 
literature  have  been  contributed.  This 
is  the  nucleus  of  what  may  become  a 
substantial  library  in  time.  The  head- 
quarters are  the  postoffice,  with  Mrs 
Stewart  as  librarian.  Anybody  who 
contributes  books  is  entitled  to  the 
privileges  of  membership. 

Burbank,  Los  Angeles  co. 

The  Glendale  News  of  June  30  states 
that   a   membership    library    has    been 


established  in  Burbank,  with  Mrs  Bur- 
lingham  as  librarian. 
No  reports  received  as  yet. 

CalistOga,  Napa  co. 

Calistoga  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Clara  Blunt,  Librarian.  Established 
1903.  Total  no-  of  vols.,  598.  During 
July  none  were  added.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  347;  3  renewed 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  196.  One 
employee. 

Campbell,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Campbell  Free  Library.  E.  Janes, 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Campbell  Free  Reading-Room. 
Mrs  Lillie  F\  Shaw,  Corresponding  Sec- 
retary Country  Woman's  Club.  Estab- 
lished 1905.  Expenses  about  $200  per 
year.  Maintained  by  Country  Woman's 
Club. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Chico,  Butte  co. 

Chico  [FreeJ  Public  Library.  Miss 
Laura  Sawyers,  Librarian.  Established 
1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2642.  During 
July  39  vols.#were  added,  as  follows:  5 
vols,  by  purchase ;  34  vols,  by  gift.  31 
cardholders  were  added  during  month; 
9  surrendered.  Library  open  to  public 
31  days  during  month.  Total  no  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  11 19. 
One  employee.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary, $2,934,  received  from  taxation,  etc. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Susan  T.  Smith,  Librarian.  Established 
1888.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  12,000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Claremont,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  College  Library.  Frances 
R.  Foote,  Librarian.  Established  1888. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  8365.  During  July 
50  vols,  were  added  by  purchase.  Library 
open  to  public  25  days  (175  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  341,  as  follows:  130 
vols,  fiction;  211  vols,  miscellaneous. 


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145 


The  circulation  is  small  because  the  Col- 
lege is  closed.  The  library  has  been  kept 
open  for  benefit  of  town  people. 

The  information  about  the  Pomona 
College  library  building  which  was 
printed  in  the  July  number  of  the  News 
Notes  was  not  received  direct  from  the 
library  and  was  incorrect.  The  last 
$10,000  toward  the  endowment  of  $40,000 
was  given  by  Mr  Chas.  M.  Pratt,  not  by 
Mr  'Carnegie.  The  whole  amount  has 
been  raised  by  Pomona  College,  not 
Claremont,  although  Claremont  people 
generously  contributed  toward  the  fund. 

The  Pomona  Review  of  July  26  states 
that  work  upon  the  Carnegie  library 
at  Pomona  College  will  probably  be 
started  about  August  1.  Architect 
Franklin  P.  Burnham  of  Los  Angeles  is 
preparing  plans  for  the  Claremont  edi- 
fice. 

Coallnga,  Fresno  co. 

Free  Reading-Room.  Mrs  Anna  J. 
Ogden,  Corresponding  Secretary  Ladies' 
Improvement  Club.  Established  April 
iit  1905.    Maintained  by  club. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Colton,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Colton  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  May  7,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  July  19  states 
that  a  permanent  library  board  was  ap- 
pointed July  18,  as  follows:  H.  B.  Smith, 
M.  A.  Hebbard,  E.  J.  Eisenmayer,  W. 
W.  Wilcox,  and  L.  C.  Newcomer. 

Colusa,  Colusa  co. 

Colusa  Free  Public  Library. 
Belie  Crane,  Librarian.  Established  190 1. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  2600.  During  July 
15  vols,  were  added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  821;  4  renewed 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
25  days  (125  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  582,  as  follows;  465  vols,  fiction; 
96  vols,  juvenile;  21  vols,  miscellaneous. 
One  employee.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary, $900,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 


The  new  Carnegie  building  is  now 
about  completed,  and  would  be  ready  to 
move  into  but  for  delay  in  getting  furni- 
ture, floor  covering,  etc. 

!  Corona,  Riverside  co. 

Corona  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Grace  M.  Taber,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1900.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2689. 
During  July  19  vols,  were  added  as  fol- 
lows: 8  vols,  by  purchase;  11  vols,  by 
gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
921;  76  added  during  month;  173  re- 
newed. Library  open  to  public  28  days 
(188  hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
868,  as  follows:  346  vols,  fiction;  469  vols, 
juvenile;  53  vols,  miscellaneous.  One 
employee.  One  apprentice.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $1711,  received  from 
taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

COFOnadO,  San  Diego  co. 

CORONADO  BEACH  PUBLIC    LIBRARY. 

Miss  Mary  E.  Balch,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
2400.  During  July  10  vols,  were  added 
by  gift.  2  vols,  were  discarded;  50  vols, 
repaired.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (1644  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use  630;  21  vols,  magazines. 
Two  employees.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary, about  $700,  received  from  taxation 
and  donations. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30 
1906,  on  file. 

Covina,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Covina  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Henrietta  M.  Faulder,  Librarian. 
Established  1897.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
2502.  Two  employees.  Yearly  income 
of  library,  $900,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Davlsville,  Yolo  co. 

Davisville  Library  Association 
Library.  Miss  M.  Etta  Reed,  Secretary, 
Established  1905.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
160. 

Library  closed  until  September. 


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NEWS   NOTES   OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Dixon,  Solano  co. 

Dixon  Free  Public  Library.  Estab- 
lished April  3,  1906. 

Downey,  Los  Angeles  co. 

•Downey  Public  Library.  M.  Josie 
McKellar,  Librarian.  Established  1901. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  150.  Maintained  by 
Woman's  Club.  Fee,  $1  per  year.  About 
40  members.    Open  to  members  only. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Dunsmulr,  Siskiyou  co. 

Dunsmuir  Library  Association 
Library.  Mrs  George  MacDowell, 
Librarian.  Established  1900.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1400.  One  employee.  Annual 
income  of  library,  no  regular  amount,  re- 
ceived from  dues. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Elslnore,  Riverside  co. 

Klsinorb  Free  Public  Library 
W.  F.  Porteus,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Ordinance  passed  July  6,  1906. 

Library  Trustees  were  appointed  July 
20,  1906,  and  held  their  first  meeting 
July  26.  No  librarian  appointed.  No 
books  as  yet. 

EseondidO,  San  Diego  co. 

Escondido  [Free]  Public  Library. 
E.  F.  Ward,  Librarian.  Established  1898. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  1100.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  about  275;  10 
added  during  July.  Library  open  to 
public  13  days  (26  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  250,  as  follows:  200  vols, 
fiction;  21  vols,  juvenile;  29  vols,  maga- 
zines. Two  employees.  Annual  income 
of  library,  about  $175,  received  from 
taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Etna,  Siskiyou  co. 

Etna  Free  [Public]  Library.  Miss 
Olga  Rusby,  Librarian.  Established 
November,  1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  200. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  197. 
Library  open  6  days  (30  hours)  during 
week.  One  employee.  Annual  income 
of  library,  $295,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 


Eureka,  Humboldt  co. 

Eureka  Free  [Public]  Library. 
W.  G.  Bonner,  Librarian.  Established 
1878.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4035.  During 
July  6  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  3 
vols,  by  purchase;  3  vols,  by  gift.  27 
vols,  were  discarded.  Library  open  to 
public  25  days  (300  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  2414,  as  follows:  1376  vols, 
fiction;  899  vols,  juvenile;  139  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous. 39  vols,  magazines.  Three 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
about  $4000,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  endingjune  30* 
1906,  on  file. 

Ferndale,  Humboldt  co. 

Fbrndale  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  N.  E.  Winslow,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  896. 
During  July  20  vols,  were  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  543; 
5  added  during  month.  Library  open 
to  public  26  days  (221  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  568,  as  follows:  285 
vols,  fiction;  152  vols,  juvenile;  27  vols, 
miscellaneous;  104  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$730,  received  from  taxation  and 
I.  O.  G.  T. 

Fortuna,  Humboldt  co. 

Fortuna  Free  Library.  Mrs  Cora 
P.  Wilson,  Librarian.  Established  April 
19,  1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  396.  No  em- 
ployees. Annual  income  of  library,  $150, 
received  from  hall  rent  and  Good  Tem- 
plars. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Fowler,  Fresno  co. 

Fowler  Free  Library.  Mrs  M.  L. 
Parkhurst,  President  Fowler  Improve- 
ment Club.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
200.     Maintained  by  club. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Fresno,  Fresno  co. 

Fresno  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Jean  D.  Baird,  Librarian.  Established 
1891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  8449.'  During 
July  9  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  7 
vols,  by  purchase;  1  vol.  by  gift;    1  vol. 


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147 


by  binding.  5  vols,  were  discarded.  70 
cardholders  were  added  during  month; 
21  renewed.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (250  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  3255,  as  follows:  1856  vols, 
fiction;  716  vols,  juvenile;  273  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 403  vols,  magazines.  Four 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library. 
(3000,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906;  on  file. 

Fullerton,  Orange  co.     * 

Fullrrton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  W.  Kerr,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  February  19,  1906.  No  books 
as  yet. 

The  Library  Committee  has  subscrip- 
tions to  amount  of  $1000  for  books. 

The  lot,  100  x  130  feet,  for  the  library 
building  has  been  secured.  Mr  Car- 
negie has  been  notified. 

Gllroy,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Gilroy  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
W.  E.  Franklin,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  December  1 1,  1905. 

Glendale,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glendale  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room.  Mrs  Lillian  S.  Wells,  Li- 
brarian. Established  February  26,  1906. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  145.  During  July  8 
vols,  were  added  by  gift.  1  vol.  was 
repaired.  Total  number  of  registered 
cardholders,  104;  8  renewed  during 
month.  Library  open  to  public  12  days 
(36  hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
66,  as  follows;  32  vols,  fiction;  10  vols, 
juvenile;  24  vols,  miscellaneous;  117 
vols,  magazines.  Librarian  and  assistant 
give  services.  Library  maintained  by 
club  women.  Weekly  notes  published 
in  newspaper. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Glendora,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glendora  Public  Library.  Miss 
Ella  Boy  a  kin,  President  Athena  Club. 
Established  1904.  Formerly  maintained 
by  the  Athena  Club,  but  closed  at  present. 


Hanford,  Kings  co. 

Hanford  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  E.  Dold,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1890.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2516. 
During  July  none  were  added.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  848;  34 
added  during  month.  Library  open  to 
public  31  days  (223  hours)  during  month. 
Total  number  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  1132,  as  follows: 
1030  vols,  fiction;  268  vols,  juvenile;  29 
vols,  magazines.  One  employee.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $1250,  received 
from  taxation.  Published  monthly  bul- 
letin. 

The  Santa  Maria  Times  of  July  21 
states  that  Miss  Margaret  Dold,  libra- 
rian of  the  Hanford  Public  Library,  is  at 
Santo  Maria  putting  the  high  school 
library  on  a  good  basis,  recataloging 
the  same  on  a  card  basis. 

Hay  Ward,  Alameda  co. 

Hayward  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  E.  Prouse,  Librarian.  Established 
1898.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  5084. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

HealdsbUPg,  Sonoma  co. 

Healdsburg  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Cornelia  D.  Provines,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1898.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  2914.  Total  number  of  registered 
cardholders,  931;  13  added  during  July; 
4  surrendered.  Library  open  to  public 
27  days  (135  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  882,  as  follows:  560  vols, 
juvenile;  219  vols,  miscellaneous;  103 
vols,  magazines.  One  employee.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $727,  received 
from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Hemet,  Riverside  co. 

Hemet  Public  Reading-Room  Asso- 
ciation. B.  R.  Sprague,  Secretary  of 
Association.  Established  1906.  $160 
subscribed  for  furniture  and  periodicals 
and  $6  per  month  for  maintenance. 

Highland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

♦Highland  Library  Club  Library. 
Mrs  Fairall,  Librarian.  Established 
1898.    Total   no.   of  vols.,   about   1000. 


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Fee  $2  per  year.     About  70   members. 
Open  only  to  members. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Hollister,  San  Benito  co. 

Hollister  Free  Public  Library. 
Olive  Evans,  Librarian.  Established 
1904. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Hollister  Advance  of  July  6  states 
that  Olive  Evans  has  been  appointed 
librarian  for  ensuing  year. 

Hollywood,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Hollywood  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ella  Gillin,  Librarian.  Established 
1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  552.  During 
July  2  vols,  were  added  by  gift ;  2  vols, 
were  repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  236 ;  25  added  during  month ; 
2  surrendered.  Library  open  to  public 
26  days  (156  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  410,  as  follows :  248  vols, 
fiction;  151  vols,  juvenile;  n  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous.    One  employee. 

The  Los  Angeles  Herald  of  July  8 
states  that  the  city  trustees  adopted 
plans  for  the  Carnegie  library  which  were 
submitted  by  Marsh  &  Russell  of  Los 
Angeles.  The  architecture  will  be  old 
English  country  style.  The  reading- 
room  will  contain  a  Dutch  fireplace. 
The  basement  will  be  arranged  for  public 
meetings,  club  rooms,  etc.  It  is  hoped 
to  have  the  building  completed  before 
January. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  July  15 
says  that  a  pergola,  with  climbing  plants, 
will  be  a  feature  of  the  new  Hollywood 
Public  Library.  This  will  be  an  open 
reading  place  during  the  summer  months. 

Holtville,  San  Diego  co. 

Holtvillb  Library  and  Reading- 
Room.     Opened  June  9,  1906. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Kern  City,  Kern  co. 

Kern  City  Free  Library.  Miss 
Marjorie  Haynes,  Librarian.  Established 
1896.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

La  Jolla,  San  Diego  co. 

La  Jolla  Library  Association  Li- 
brary.    Miss  Nina  T.  Waddell,  Libra- 


rian. Established  1899.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
1388.  During  July  4  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  1  vol.  by  purchase;  3  vols,  by 
gift.  20  vols,  were  rebound.  Cards  were 
renewed  for  25  cardholders  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (26  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  584,  as  fol- 
lows: 388  vols,  fiction;  78  vols,  juvenile; 
118  vols,  miscellaneous.  One  employee. 
Income  of  library  received  from  dona- 
tions. 

Report  from  January  I  to  June  30, 1906, 
on  file.  * 

Laton,  Fresno  co. 

Laton  Library.  Mrs  Lua  E.  Bab- 
cock,  Librarian.  Established  1902.  To- 
tal no.  of  vols.,  1004.  During  July  4 
vols,  were  added  by  gift.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  50;  5  added  dur- 
ing month;  4  renewed;  20  expired.  Li- 
brary open  to  public  8  days  (56  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  210.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
no  fixed  amount,  received  from  gifts,  etc. 

Library  is  open  only  two  days  per 
week  during  July  and  August  this  year 
because  of  lack  of  funds. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  1, 
1906,  on  file. 

On  April  15,  1906,  Mrs  W.  E.G.  Saun- 
ders gave  $100,  with  which  to  buy  books. 
An  endowment  fund,  to  be  known  as 
the  Saunders*  Endowment  Fund,  for 
the  library  has  been  started,  and  now 
amounts  to  $564.84.  The  fund  is  not  to 
be  used  until  it  is  $1000,  and  then  the  in- 
terest is  to  be  used  for  running  expenses 
of  the  library. 

!  Lineoln,  Placer  co. 

Lincoln  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Effie  M.  Crook,  Secretary  Library 

|  Trustees.    Established  January  9,  1906. 

I 

!  Livermore,  Alameda  co. 

I     Livermore  Free  [Public]  Library. 

I  Mrs  S.  J.  Harp,  Librarian.     Established 

1 1896.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  4681.     During 

.  July  319  vols,  were  discarded.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  320;  5  added 
during  month.    Library  open  to  public  30 


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days  (166  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  845,  as  follows:  605  vols, 
fiction;  152  vols,  juvenile;  52  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 36  vols,  magazines.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$720,  received  from  rent  of  annex  and 
from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Lodi,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Lodi  Library  and  Free  Reading- 
Room  .  H.  S.  Clark,  Sr.,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  731. 
During  July  34  vols,  were  added  by  pur- 
chase. Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 85.  Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (330  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  51,  as  follows:  29  vols,  fiction; 
10  vols,  juvenile;  12  vols,  miscellaneous; 
59  vols,  magazines.  One  employee. 
Annual  income  of  library,  about  $400, 
received  from  subscription. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  April 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

The  Stockton  Record  of  July  27  states 
that  at  the  meeting  of  the  directors  of 
the  Lodi  Public  Library,  held  recently, 
three  new  directors  were  elected  to 
succeed  Mrs  Van  Buskirk,  Mrs  Wright, 
and  the  late  James  A.  Blair,  who  so 
earnestly  worked  for  the  success  of  the 
association.  The  present  directorate  is 
W.  P.  Grant,  president;  Dr  Williams, 
secretary;  Prank  W.  Beckman,  treasurer; 
Mrs  J.  Del  Valle,  Mrs  A.  V.  Friedberger, 
and  H.  P.  Ellis. 

Lompoe,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Free  Reading-Room. 
Report  for  July  not  received. 


Long  Beach.  Los  Angeles  co. 
Long    Beach    [Free!    Public 


Li- 


brary. Miss  Victoria  Ellis,  Librarian. 
Established  1895.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
6726.  During  July  72  vols,  were  added,  1 
as  follows:  48  vols,  by  purchase;  23  vols.  ' 
by  gift;  1  vol.  by  binding.  11  vols,  were  > 
discarded;  186  vols,  repaired;  114  vols.  , 
rebound.      119  cardholders  were  added 


during  month;  12  renewed;  49  expired. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  7508,  as  follows:  3997  vols, 
fiction;  1948  vols,  juvenile;  651  vols, 
miscellaneous;  912  vols,  magazines. 
Three  employees.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $4600,  received  from  taxation 
and  collections.  Publish  newspaper  bul- 
letins. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

LordSburg,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Lordsburg  Public  Library.  Es- 
tablished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  11 28 
(June  30,  1905). 

Library  now  closed  and  books  stored 
with  Mrs  Margaret  Williams. 

Los  Angeles,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Los  Angeles  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  F.  Lummis,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1878.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  123,146 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

In  188 1  Chas.  F.  Lummis,  librarian  of 
the  Los  Angeles  Public  Library,  left 
Harvard  with  brain  fever  three  days 
before  the  final  examinations.  This  year 
is  the  twenty-fifth  anniversary  of  the 
class  of  188 1,  and  by  request  of  the  class 
Harvard  University  has  given  Mr  Lum- 
mis his  degree,  twenty-five  years  out  of 
course,  as  of  the  class  of  1881. 

The  Los  Angeles  Express  of  July  30 
states  that  the  library  board  has  decided 
to  establish  circulating  libraries  at  the 
children's  playgrounds  throughout  the 
city.  The  Board  of  Education  has  offered 
to  provide  the  quarters  and  the  library 
board  will  furnish  attendants  and  books. 

The  Los  Angeles  Examiner  of  June  30 
states  that  a  collection  of  200  volumes  of 
Hebrew  books,  owned  by  Rabbi  A.  W. 
Edelman,  has  been  loaned  to  the  Los 
Angeles  Public  Library.  This  valuable 
collection  will  remain  under  the  direc- 
tion of  the  library  board  until  the  death 
of  the  venerable  Hebrew  scholar,  when 
they  will  be  presented  to  the  city.  The 
books  are  the  harvest  of  a  long  and 
studious  career  of  the  oldest  rabbi  in  the 
city. 


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The  Los  Angeles  Tunes  of  July  15 
states  that  on  July  14  Dr  C.  J.  K.  Jones 
and  Miss  Mary  Williams  of  the  Los 
Angeles  Public  Library  took  the  civil 
service  examination  for  the  position 
of  director  of  study  and  research. 
The  result  probably  will  not  be  known 
for  two  or  three  weeks. 

The  Los  Angeles  Evening  News  of 
July  27  states  that  the  outcome  of  the 
civil  service  examination  for  director  of 
study  and  research  was  Dr  C.  J.  K. 
Jones,  82.68  per  cent  and  Miss  Mary 
Williams,  71.74  per  cent. 

Historical  Society  of  Southern 
California  Library.  J.  M.  Guinn, 
Librarian.     Established  1883. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

♦Jonathan  Club  Library.  Charles 
Dwight  Willard,  member  of  library  com- 
mittee. Established  1905.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  2000.  Maintained  by  Jonathan 
Club  and  free  to  members  only. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

*Los  Angeles  Railroad  Library. 
Mrs  T.  B.  Kennedy,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished March  6,  1906.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
929. 

Installed  at  Division  no.  2.  It  is  prob- 
able that  in  time  a  similar  library  will  be 
installed  at  Division  no.  1.  Library  is 
maintained  by  Los  Angeles  Railway 
Company,  and  is  for  trainmen  only. 

Metaphysical  Library.  Ella  M. 
Reesberg,  Secretary  and  Librarian. 
Established  February,  1902.  Total  no. 
of  vols. ,  over  500.  Each  cardholder  pays 
25  cents  per  month  for  use  of  books  and 
magazines. 

Books  have  been  contributed  by  the 
authors  and  publishers  and  are  all  along 
the  metaphysical  lines. 

Prof.  Edgar  C.  Larkin,  Director  Lowe 
Observatory,  says:  "Many  do  not  seem 
to  be  aware  that  Los  Angeles  has  a  fine 
Metaphysical  Library  and  Free  Reading- 
Room.  The  books  are  of  high  grade 
where  every  branch  of  the  late  abstract 
thought  is  covered,  and  one  can  almost 
feel  the'surgings  of  the  human  mind  in  ' 


this  quiet  room.  Many  books  by  the 
ablest  scholars  and  mentalists  in  the 
world  adorn  the  well-laden  shelves." 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Elizabeth  H.  Fargo,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1881.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  13,100 
(June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Theosophical  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  Miss  S.  H.  Richards, 
Librarian.  Established  1896.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  about  500. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Los  GatOS,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Los  Gatos  ("Frbb]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Henri  A.  Rankin,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1898.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2225. 
During  July  6  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 1  vol.  by  purchase;  5  vols,  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  727; 
18  added  during  month;  2  renewed;  3  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (197&  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1062,  as  follows:  478  vols, 
fiction;  441  vols,  juvenile;  75  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 68  vols,  magazines.  One  em- 
ployee during  summer  months.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $1000,  received  from 
taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

The  Los  Gatos  News  of  August  3  states 
that  the  Board  of  Library  Trustees  has 
received  a  letter  from  Andrew  Carnegie, 
in  which  he  agrees  to  give  the  library 
the  necessary  $400  to  repair  the  damage 
caused  by  the  April  earthquake. 

Madera,  Madera  co. 

Madera  Free  Library.  Miss  IdaM. 
Tully,  Librarian.  Established  1901.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2000.  One  employee. 
Library  maintained  by  voluntary  sub- 
scriptions and  by  C.  J.  Eubanks,  County 
Clerk. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Martinez,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Martinez  Free  Reading-Room  and 
Library.  Mrs  Jennie  I.  Hale,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1885.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  2686. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Martinez  Gazette  of  August  3 
states  that  the  Public  Library  is  entirely 


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repaired  and  will  be  opened  about  the 
middle  of  the  month. 

Marysville,  Yuba  co. 

Marysville  City  Library.  Miss 
Mary  E.  Subers,  Librarian.  Established 
1858.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  8000.  No 
library  tax,  but  city  pays  librarian, 
lights,  etc.  Income  for  books  derived 
from  interest  on  bequests. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  March 
31,  1906,  on  file. 

The  Marysville  Democrat  of  July  6 
states  that  the  library  building  will  be 
ready  for  use  as  soon  as  the  chairs  are 
received.  The  books  and  other  para- 
phernalia of  the  old  library  will  then  be 
moved. 


Merced,  Merced  co. 

George  Hicks  Fancher  Memorial 
Free  [Public]  Library.  Miss  Katha- 
rine Garibaldi,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.   Established  August  21,  1905. 


Mills  College,  Alameda  co. 

Margaret  Carnegie  Library. 
Miss  Anna  L.  Sawyer,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
7500. 

The  Mills  College  Library  has  been 
called  The  Sage  Library,  but  the  present 
library  is  known  as  the  Margaret  Car- 
negie Library.  Andrew  Carnegie  gave 
$20,000,  to  which  the  Trustees  of  the 
College  added  $5000,  and  provided  an 
endowment  of  $20,000.  $1000  a  year  is 
the  income  for  books.  The  new  library 
building  has  a  capacity  for  40,000  vols. 

Modesto,  Stanislaus  co. 

Modesto  Free  Library.  L.  T. 
Moss,  Librarian.  Established  1905. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  1157.  During  July  9 
vols,  were  repaired.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  310;  10  expired  during 
month;  35  surrendered.  Library  open 
to  public  31  days  (434  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  310,  as  follows:  300 
vols,  fiction;  8  vols,  juvenile;  2  vols. 
miscellaneous.    One  employee.    Annual 


income  of  library,  $1560,  received  from 
pool  and  billiards,  and  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Monrovia,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Monrovia  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Mrs  A.  Marion  Shrode,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1893.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  4000. 
During  July  2  vols,  were  added;  9  vols, 
were  discarded;  25  vols,  were  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  563; 
16  added  during  month;  2  renewed;  1 
surrendered.  Library  open  to  public  26 
days  (130  hours)  during  month.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$700,  received  from  taxation. 

The  library's  income  hereafter  will  be 
$1000  from  taxation. 

This  year  the  library  is  renting  50  vols, 
from  the  Bookl overs'  Association  of  Los 
Angeles.  12  books  are  returned  each 
month  and  12  new  ones  received. 

During  August  the  library  will  be 
moved  into  the  City  Hall. 

Monterey,  Monterey  co. 

Monterey  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Clara  Zimmermann,  Librarian. 
Established  1901  as  subscription  library, 
but  ordinance  was  passed  February  6, 
1906,  making  it  a  free  public  library  to 
be  supported  by  taxation.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  1 179. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Mount  Hamilton,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Lick  Observatory  Library.  Dr  R. 
G.  Aitken,  Librarian.  Established  1888. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  6500.  During 
July  15  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  7 
vols,  by  gift;  8  vols,  by  binding.  One 
employee. 

Mountain  View,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Mountain  View  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. O.  G.  Beardslee,  Librarian. 
Established  1905.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
452.  During  July  94  vols,  were  added, 
as  follows:  5  vols,  by  purchase;  89  vols, 
by  gift.  1  vol.  was  discarded;  2  vols, 
were  lost.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 283;  28  added  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  475.     One  employee.     An- 


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nual  income  of  library,  about  $250,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  New  accessions 
published  in  local  papers. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

During  July  50  running  feet  of  shelv- 
ing were  added,  the  labor  and  materials 
having  been  donated.  25  vols,  of  the 
annual  report  of  the  U.  S.  Department 
of  Agriculture,  covering  the  years  1863 
to  1905,  were  added  to  the  library's  col- 
lection of  books. 

Napa,  Napa  co. 

Goodman  Prbe  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Margaret  Jacobs,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1885.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  9526. 
During  July  20  vols,  were  added.  25 
vols,  discarded;  35  vols  rebound;  4  vols, 
lost.  Total  number  of  registered  card- 
holders, 2466;  39  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  29  days  (355 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  3739, 
as  follows:  2368  vols,  fiction;  885  vols, 
juvenile;  486  vols,  miscellaneous;  57  vols, 
magazines.  Pour  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $2400,  received  from 
taxation. 

Repairs  to  building  are  not  quite  com- 
pleted. 

•Eagle  Cycling  Club  Library. 
Wm.  H.  Evans,  Librarian.  Established 
1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  526.  No  em- 
ployees. Monthly  income  of  library,  $15, 
received  from  subscribers. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

National  City,  San  Diego  co. 

National  City  Free  Pubmc  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Sarah  C.  Dickinson,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1896.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  3213.  During  July  15  vols,  were 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 326;  5  renewed  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  31  days  (113  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  537,  as  fol- 
lows: 343  vols,  fiction;  85  vols,  miscel- 
laneous; 109  vols,  magazines.  One  em-  ! 
ployee.  Annual  income  of  library,  $704,  | 
received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30,  j 
1906,  on  file. 


Needles,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Santa  Pe  Library.  Mrs  J.  L.  Davis, 
Librarian.     Established  1900. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Nevada  City,  Nevada  co. 

Nevada  City  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Melissa  Puller,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.v  about 
3000.  During  July  1  vol.  was  added  by 
gift.  1  vol.  was  discarded;  36  vols,  re- 
paired. Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 1262;  18  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  31  days  (332  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  671,  as  fol- 
lows: 499  vols,  fiction;  152  vols,  juvenile; 
20  vols,  miscellaneous.  Two  employees. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1500,  received 
from  taxation. 

The  foundation  for  the  new  Carnegie 
library  building  has  been  laid,  but  it  will 
take  two  weeks  more  to  finish  the  con- 
crete blocks  for  the  walls. 

Nlles,  Alameda  co. 

Niles  Free  Library.  Mrs  M.  E. 
Sullivan,  Librarian.     Established    1902. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Nordhoff,  Ventura  co. 

George  Thacher  Memorial  Preb 
Library.  Zaidee  E.  Soule,  Librarian. 
Established  1893.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
2025.  During  July  3  vols,  were  added 
by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 983;  2  added  during  month. 
Library  open  to  public  17  days  (41  % 
hours)  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  126, 
as  follows:  73  vols,  fiction;  17  vols,  juve- 
nile; 11  vols,  miscellaneous;  25  vols. 
magazines.  One  employee.  Income  of 
library,  no  stated  amount,  received  from 
public  subscriptions. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Oakdale,  Stanislaus  co. 

Oakdale  Public  Library.  Miss  Es- 
tella  Hoisholt,  Librarian.  Established 
190 1.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  947.  One  em- 
ployee. Annual  income  of  library,  about 
$60,  received  from  subscriptions. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 


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153 


Oakland,  Alameda  co. 

Oakland  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  S.  Greene,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1868.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  45,000. 
Four  deposit  stations  with  1200  vols. 
Twenty-five  employees.  Annual  income 
of  library,  about  $32,730,  received  from 
taxation. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Librarian  Chas.  S.  Greene  left  June 
15th  for  Narragansett  Pier  to  attend  the 
Annual  Conference  of  the  American  Li- 
brary Association  and  National  Associa- 
tion of  State  Libraries,  and  is  expected 
back  about  August  15th. 

The  Oakland  Herald  of  July  14  states 
that  the  Gaekwar  of  Baroda,  who  was  in 
Oakland  recently  while  on  his  tour  of 
the  world,  has  offered  to  Frank  Bam  ford, 
associate  librarian  of  the  Oakland  Free 
Library,  entire  charge  of  a  big  library 
system  that  the  wealthy  prince  is  plan- 
ning for  his  dominion. 

Oeean  Park,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Ocean  Park  Free  Library.  J.  G. 
French,  President  of  School  Board.  Li- 
brary is  managed  by  School  Board. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Oeeanside,  San  Diego  co. 

Oceanside  [Free]  Public  Library. 
H.  D.  Brodie,  Librarian.  Established 
January,  1905.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  850. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  187. 
Library  open  to  public  26  days  (182 
hours)  during  July.  Total  no.  of  vols. 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  443, 
as  follows:  382  vols,  fiction;  61  vols, 
miscellaneous.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$630,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Ontario,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Ontario  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  K.  A.  Monroe,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1902.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2912. 
Daring  July  3  vols,  were  added  by  pur- 
chase. Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 938;  23  added  during  month;  2 
renewed;  4  surrendered.  Library  open 
to  public  25  days  (175  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  1069,  as  follows: 
667  vols,  fiction;  149  vols,  juvenile;  93 
vols,  miscellaneous;  160  vols,  magazines. 


One  employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$1500,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

The  Ontario  Record  of  July  7  states 
that  the  City  Trustees  agreed  to  pay 
what  the  new  Carnegie  building  costs 
over  the  $10,000  given  by  Mr  Carnegie. 
It  is  thought  this  will  be  about  $850. 
The  bid  of  Mr  Bloon,  of  Corona,  for 
$9147  was  accepted.     , 

Orange,  Orange  co. 

Orange  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Anna  C.  Field,  Librarian.  Established 
1894.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3860.  During 
July  347  vols,  were  repaired.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  509;  10  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
19  days  (95  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  823.  One  employee.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $684,  received 
from  taxation. 

Library  was  closed  July  19  for  one 
week's  vacation. 

Oroville,  Butte  co. 

Oroville  Public  Library.  Miss 
Ida  M.  Reagan,  Librarian.  Established 
1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2851.  During 
July  40  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  11 
vols,  by  purchase;  29  vols,  by  gift.  20 
vols,  were  repaired.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  321;  5  added  during 
month;  3  renewed;  6  expired;  3  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (360  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  382.  Two  employees.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  about  $1500, 
received  from  subscriptions  and  mem- 
berships. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Oxnard,  Ventura  co. 

Oxnard  Free  Public  Library. 
Ordinance  passed  February  20,  1906. 

The  foundation  of  the  new  building 
has  been  completed  and  the  bricklayers 
and  carpenters  are  now  at  work  on  the 
walls. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  July  29 
states  that  Andrew  Carnegie  has  added 
$2000  to  his  gift  of  $10,000  for  the  Oxnard 
Library  building,  which  is  to  cost  $14,000. 

Pacific  Grove,  Monterey  co. 

Pacific  Grove  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  May  Colegrove,  Librarian. 
Established  December  19,  1905.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2007.  During  July  181  vols, 
were  added,  as  follows:  171  vols,  by  pur- 
chase; 10  vols,  by  gift.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  821;  277  added 
during  month;  106  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  25  days  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  2189,  as  follows:  1652  vols, 
fiction:  271  vols,  juvenile.  One  em- 
ployee. Annual  income  of  library, 
$1411.11,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Palo  Alto,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Palo  Alto  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Anne  Hadden,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  41 12. 
During  July  33  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 19  vols,  by  purchase;  14  vols,  by 
gift.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardhold- 
ers, 1423;  73  added  during  month  (in- 
cludes renewals);  42  expired;  12  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (2774  hours)  during  month.  Total 
no  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  1826,  as  follows:  1197  vols, 
fiction;  372  vols,  juvenile;  216  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 41  magazines.  Two  em- 
ployees. Annual  income  of  library, 
$2542,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pasadrna  (Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Nellie  M.  Russ,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  25,936. 
During  July  285  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  213  vols,  by  purchase;  72  vols, 
by  gift.  68  vols,  were  discarded;  736 
vols,  repaired;  5  vols.  lost.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  19,114;  172 
added  during  month;  4  renewed;  10  sur- 
rendered. Library  open  to  public  30 
days  (315  hours)   during  month.     Total 


no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  11,855,  as  follows:  5276  vols, 
fiction  (and  327  Booklovers*  fiction); 
3216  vols,  juvenile;  1791  vols,  miscel- 
laneous; 1245  vols,  magazines.  One 
deposit  station,  with  125  vols,  and  41 
cardholders.  Nine  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $10,876,  received  from 
taxation  mainly.  Published  monthly 
bulletin,  vol.  8,  no.  7,  July  1906,  which 
contained  a  copy  of  annual  report  for 
year  ending  June  30,  1906. 

The  Pasadena  Star  of  July  25  states 
that  from  now  on  the  new  reading-room 
branch  of  the  Pasadena  Library,  on  the 
North  Side,  at  no.  1261  North  Fair  Oaks 
avenue,  will  be  open  week-day  after- 
noons and  evenings. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Paso  Robles,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

Paso  Robles  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Anna  Randolph  Silsby,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
1007.  During  July  2  vols,  were  added 
by  gift.  8  vols,  were  repaired.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  151;  14 
added  during  month;  6  surrendered. 
Total  110.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  295.  One  employee.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  about  $450, 
received  from  taxation  and  Woman's 
Auxiliary. 

PerriS,  Riverside  co. 

*Perris  Valley  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  Established  1899.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  about  600.  About  45  mem- 
bers.    Fee  $1  per  year. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Petaluma,  Sonoma  co. 

Pbtaluma  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sara  Frances  Cassiday,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols. ,  9636 
(June  30,  1905). 

Books  are  all  stored  at  present.  The 
intention  is  to  recatalogue  before  open- 
ing the  library.  The  building  is  still 
undergoing  repairs. 

Plaeervllle,  El  Dorado  co. 

Placerville  Free  Public  Library. 
Percy  Alderson,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees. Established  January  2,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 


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155 


Pomona,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1887.  Total  110.  of  vols.,  11,974. 
During  July  161  vols,  were  added.  38 
vols,  were  discarded  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  4041;  42  added  during 
month;  4  renewed;  33  surrendered.  Li- 
brary open  to  public  30  days  (36b  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  4231,  as  fol- 
lows: 2040  vols,  fiction;  1100  vols,  juve- 
nile; 109 1  vols,  miscellaneous.  Four 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library 
$7364,  received  from  taxation.  Pub- 
lished monthly  bulletin  and  annual  re- 
port during  month. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Porterville,  Tulare  co. 

Porter v  1  lle  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Bertha  A.  Uhl,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  800. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  340; 
13  added  during  July.  Library  open  to 
public  24  days  during  month.  One 
employee.     Annual  income  of   library, 

$49*- 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Miss  Bertha  Uhl  attended  the  Sum- 
mer School  of  Library  Methods  at  Berke- 
ley, and  her  sister,  Miss  Cynthia  Uhl, 
acted  as  librarian  in  her  absence. 


Qulncy,  Plumas  co. 

W.    C.    T.  U.  Reading- Room. 
Cameron,  Librarian. 
Report  for  July  not  received. 


Mrs 


Ramona,  San  Diego  co. 

Ramona  Public  Library.  Mrs  H.  A. 
Miles,  Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  650  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Red  Bluff,  Tehama  co. 

Red  Bluff  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Lotta  M.  Sprague,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1901.  Total  no.  of  vols  ,  2022. 
16  vols  repaired  during  July.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  535;  17  added 
during  month.  Library  open  to  public 
25  days  ( 150  hours)  during  month.   Total 


no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  300,  as  follows:  143  vols,  fiction;  21 
vols,  juvenile;  130  vols,  miscellaneous; 
6  vols,  magazines.  One  employee. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  about  $507, 
received  from  taxation.  Newspaper 
items  and  bulletins  are  issued. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

The  Red  Bluff  Sentinel  of  June  22 
states  that  in  view  of  the  unsettled  con- 
dition in  the  building  line,  building  oper- 
ations on  the  new  public  library  will  be 
deferred  several  months  till  conditions 
resume  the  normal. 

Redding,  Shasta  co. 

Redding  [Free  Public]  Carnegie 
Library.  Miss  Mattie  A.  Poore,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1903.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  1580.     During  July  5  vols,  were 

!  added  by  gift.    4  vols,  were  discarded. 

I  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  220; 
19  added  during  month,  3  surrendered. 

i  Library  open  to  public  30  days  during 
month.    Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 

i  month  for  home  use,  480,  as  follows : 
381  vols,  fiction;  84  vols,  juvenile;  15 
vols,  miscellaneous.  Two  employees. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1000,  received 
from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Redlands,  San  Bernardino  co. 

A.  K.  Smiley  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
Librarian.  Established  1894.  Total  no. 
of  vols.,  11,738.  Six  employees.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $6217.66,  received 
from  taxation.  Publish  newspaper  bul- 
letins. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
'  30,  1906,  on  file. 

The  Redlands  Facts  of  July  6  states 
that  at  the  meeting  of  the  Library  Trus- 
tees held  July  5  it  was  agreed  to  close 
the  library  between  the  hours  of  12:30 
and  2:30  for  the  month  of  August,  as  the 
heat  of  the  mid-day  sun  is  such  as  to 
make  the  visits  to  the  library  at  that 
time  of  dav  few  and  far  between. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Redondo,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Redo n do  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Alice  J.  Jenks,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  553. 
During  July  1  vol.  was  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  12; 
2  added  during  month;  21  renewed;  3 
surrendered.  Library  open  to  public  31 
days  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  33. 
One  employee.  No  regular  annual  in- 
come for  library. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

RedWOOd  City,  San  Mateo  co. 

Redwood  City  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Laura E.  Barton,  Librarian. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  547;  3  re- 
newed during  July.  Library  open  to 
public  26  days  (52  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  457,  as  follows:  408  vols, 
fiction;  45  vols,  juvenile;  4  vols,  miscel- 
laneous. One  employee.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $1000,  received  from 
taxation. 

The  Library  Trustees  have  received 
$6000  from  Andrew  Carnegie  for  the  pur- 
pose of  repairing  the  building  erected 
last  year  with  money  received  from  him. 
Work  on  the  building  will  be  started 
immediately. 

Richmond,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  Mrs  J.  S.  Car- 
son, Librarian.  Established  1902.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  400.  One  employee.  Monthly 
income  of  library  received  from  billiards 
and  pool  and  from  baths. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Riverside,  Riverside  co. 

Riverside  [FreeI  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  M.  Kyle,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1888.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
16,714.  During  July  82  registered  card- 
holders renewed  their  cards;  43  expired. 
Library  open  to  public  25  days  during 
month.  Total  number  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  6048,  as 
follows:  5167  ■  vols,  fiction;  881  vols, 
magazines.      Five  employees.      Annual 


income  of  library,  $7305,  received  from 
taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

A  musical  department  was  added  in 
April,  1906. 

Roeklin,  Placer  co. 

RocKtiN  Free  Public  Library.  M. 
B.  Moore,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  January  2,  1906. 

No  books  as  yet. 

Library  at  present  at  a  standstill,  but 
hope  to  do  something  this  fall. 

Sacramento,  Sacramento  co. 

Sacramento  Free  Public  Library. 
Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1879.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  39,286. 
During  July  192  vols,  were  repaired;  160 
vols,  rebound;  3  vols.  lost.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  6287;  247  added 
during  month;  197  expired.  Library 
open  to  public  30  days  (320  hours)  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  7234,  as  fol- 
lows: 381 1  vols,  fiction;  2355  vols, 
juvenile;  735  vols,  miscellaneous;  333 
vols,  magazines.  Nine  employees.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $12,000,  received 
from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

California  State  Library.  See 
page  168. 

State  Commission  of  Horticul- 
ture Library.  Established  1 88 1.  Total 
no.  of  vols.,  2500  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

St.  Helena,  Napa  co. 

St.  Helena  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  A.  Bruce  Walker,  Librarian.  Miss 
Beatrice  Jackson,  acting  librarian  until 
February  1,  1907.  Established  1892. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  2202.  One  employee. 
Monthly  income  of  library,  $65,  received 
from  taxation. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Salinas,  Monterey  co. 

Salinas  Free  Public  Library.  C.J. 
Whisman,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  December  18,  1905.  No 
books  as  yet. 

Tax  not  yet  levied. 


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157 


The  Salinas  Index  of  July  21  states 
that  the  books  and  magazines  which 
belonged  to  the  W.  C.  T.  U.  Free  Read- 
ing-Room  of  Salinas  were  given  to  the 
Free  Public  Library  at  the  recent  regular 
meeting  of  the  W.  C.  T.  U. 

Odd  Fellows'  Library.  W.  H. 
Clark,  Librarian.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
about  3500. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Library  will  be  presented  to  the  city  as 
soon  as  the  city  has  a  brick  building  in 
which  to  keep  its  books. 

Sail  Bernardino,  San  Bernardino  co. 

San  Bernardino  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Carrie  S.  Waters,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1891.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  7613.  During  July  none  were  ad- 
ded. 5  vols,  were  discarded;  299  vols, 
repaired;  1  voi.  lost.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  4708 ;  74  added  during 
month ;  4  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
public  thirty  days  (315  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  4338,  as  follows: 
2583  vols,  fiction ;  906  vols,  juvenile ;  836 
vols,  miscellaneous.  Four  employees. 
Annual  income  of  library,  13,532.12,  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

San  DiegO,  San  Diego  co. 

San  Diego  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  H.  P.  Davison,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1882.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  25,086. 
During  July  175  vols,  were  added  as 
follows :  173  vols,  by  purchase ;  2  vols. 
by  gift.  216  vols,  were  repaired;  90  vols, 
rebound.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 6370;  187  added  during  month; 
36  renewed;  17  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  26^  days  (298  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  j 
during  month  for  home  use,  7895,  as j 
follows ;  5320  vols,  fiction ;  142  vols.  | 
magazines;  317  current  magazines.  Six 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
about  $9000,  received  from  taxation 
mainly.  Publish  newspaper  bulletins 
each  week. 

The  San  Diego  Union  of  July  16  states 


that  the  annual  art  exhibition,  con- 
1  ducted  by  the  San  Diego  Art  Association, 

is  now  open  to  the  public,  free  admission, 
•  at  the  public  library,  second  floor. 

State   Normal   School    Library. 
1  Mrs  Lydia   N.  Horton,  Librarian.     Es- 
tablished 1897.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  5800. 
Report  for  July  not  received. 

;  San  Dimas,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Dimas  Public  Library.  Miss 
Mabel  Johnstone,  Librarian.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  210.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 125;  5  renewed  during  July. 
Library  open  to  public  13  days  (26  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  54.  Two 
employees.     No  regular  income. 

San  Francisco. 

San  Francisco  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. George  T.  Clark,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1879.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19th,  166,344.  About  23,000 
vols,  escaped  fire.  Main  library  head- 
quarters are  now  in  McCreery  branch, 
Sixteenth  street,  near  Market. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  July 
16  states  that  that  part  of  the  Public 
Library  which  escaped  destruction  by 
the  recent  fire  was  reopened  to  the  public 
Saturday,  July  14,  in  the  McCreery  branch 
on  Sixteenth  street,  near  Market. 

The  McCreery  branch  was  badly  shut- 
tered, and  had  to  be  closed  for  repairs. 
As  soon  as  Mr  McCreery  ascertained  the 
exact  extent  of  the  damage  he  ordered 
workmen,  painters  and  decorators  to 
repair  the  building  and  restore  it  to  its 
former  condition  as  speedily  as  possible 
and  send  the  bills  to  him.  Thus  far  the 
repairs  will  involve  an  outlay  of  about 
$2000. 

The  Mission  branch  had  to  be  closed 
because  the  owners  of  the  property  in- 
creased the  rent  from  $35  to  $135  a 
month,  renting  the  premises  to  the  Fed- 
eral Government  for  a  branch  postoffice. 
New  quarters  have  since  been  secured  for 
that  branch  on  Twenty-third  street,  near 
Mission,  which  is  to  be  opened  to  the 
public  about  July  23. 


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Two  weeks  after  the  great  fire  business 
was  resumed  in  two  branches,  and  books 
were  issued  from  them  to  patrons,  so  far 
as  the  supply  reached.  A  good  supply  of 
new  books  is  on  the  way,  and  will  soon 
reach  this  city,  while  many  other  vol- 
umes have  recently  been  ordered,  which 
will  aid  in  upbuilding  the  Public  Library 
as  rapidly  as  possible. 

The  trustees  will  probably  bestir  them- 
selves in  securing  a  new  building  for  the 
main  library.  Of  the  bonds  authorized 
for  that  purpose,  amounting  to  $1,647,- 
000,  thus  far  $739,800  have  been  sold. 
The  site  secured  is  block  no.  73  bounded 
by  Van  Ness  avenue,  Hayes,  Franklin, 
and  Fell  streets.  The  trustees  have  pur- 
chased all  the  lands  in  the  block  except 
one  parcel  on  Fell  street,  22:6  x  120,  be- 
longing to  Mrs  Emma  M.  Goff,  for  which 
condemnation  proceedings  are  pending. 
About  $620,000  was  expended  in  the  pur- 
chase of  land,  and  the  remaining  bonds 
will  be  disposed  of  when  the  trustees 
shall  be  ready  to  construct  the  new 
building. 

Astronomical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.  Dr  S.  D.  Townley,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1889.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  over  1400. 

Bancroft  Library.     Recently    pur- 
chased by  the   University  of  California. 
See  Berkeley,  University  of  California. 

B'nai  B'rith  Library.  Louis  L. 
Michaels,  Librarian.  Established  1876. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
19,  over  12,000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  July  17 
states  that  the  library  of  the  B'nai  B'rith 
which  was  destroyed  in  the  recent  fire 
contained  many  valuable  and  rare  vol- 
umes, especially  ancient  prints  and  manu- 
scripts in  Hebrew,  which  formed  the 
nucleus  for  one  of  the  rarest  collections 
on  the  Pacific  Coast,  but  the  eleven 
lodges  in  this  city  remain  unimpaired  in 
membership.  The  loss  of  the  B'nai 
B'rith  building  will  not  be  severely  felt 
by  the  order.  The  Grand  Lodge,  at  its 
last  session,  appointed  a  committee  to 
select  a  site  upon  which  to  erect  a  fine 
building,  large  enough  to  meet  the  re- 
quirements of  the  order. 


Bohemian  Club  Library.  Estab- 
lished 1872.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire 
of  April  19,  about  5000.  Entirely  de- 
stroyed. No  attempt  at  replenishing 
the  library  has  as  yet  been  made. 

California  Academy  of  Sciences 
Library.  Louis  Falkenau,  Librarian. 
Established  1853.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
before  fire  of  April  19,  about  12,300. 
Practically  all  destroyed. 

Chamber  of  Commerce   Library. 

C.    W.  Burks,    Librarian.      Established 

1851.    Total   no.  of  vols,   before  fire  of 

April  19,  over  9000.    Entirely  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  May 

19   states    that    C.    W.    Burks    is    busy 

gathering  books  to   take  the   place  of 

those  destroyed,   and   that  many    new 

j  books  have  already  been  received  and 

1  the  collection  will  be  stored  temporarily 

!  in  the  Ferry  Building. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

1     Cooper  Medical  College  Library. 
'  Dr  Emmett  Rixford,  Librarian.     Estah- 
1  lished  1895.   Total  no.  of  vols.,  7400. 
j      Report  for  July  not  received. 

Geographical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.    Prof.  George  Davidson, 
President  of  Society.     Established  1881. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
j  19,  over  6000.     Charts  and  maps,  about 
2000.     All  destroyed. 
;      A  new  start  is  being  made.     Professor 
,  Davidson    states    that    Prof.    Alexander 
Agassiz  and  others  have  already  written 
]  that  they  will  supply  losses  of  their  pub- 
j  lications  so  far  as  practicable. 
,      Temporary  quarters,  2221  Washington 
j  street,  where  the   president   receives  all 
1  the  exchanges  from  the  societies  which 
are  on  the  list.     No   positive   action  has 
yet  been  made   for   permanent  quarters, 
and  so   far  all   correspondence   and  ac- 
knowledgments have  been  made  by  the 
president.     The  Smithsonian  Institution 
holds   most   of   the    foreign   exchanges 
until  permanent  quarters  are  fixed. 

Ligue  Nation  ale  Francaise  (Bib- 
liothkque  de).  Charles  Maubec,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1877.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  over  25,000. 

Totally  destroyed  by  fire  of  April  18. 
The  Trustees  have  resolved  unanimously 
to  start  a  new  library  as  soon  as  the  in- 
surance can  be  collected. 

Mechanics-Mercantile  Library. 
Frederick  J.  Teggart,  Librarian.     Estab- 


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Hahed  1853-55.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19,  200,000.    All  destroyed. 

The  Tulare  Advance  of  July  19  states 
that  F.  A.  Ellsworth,  former  librarian 
in  Tulare,  but  for  some  time  engaged 
with  the  Bancroft  Library,  has  accepted 
a  position  with  the  Mechanics-Mercan- 
tile Library,  San  Francisco. 

The  Sacramento  Union  of  August  13 
states  that  the  Trustees  of  the  Mechanics' 
Institute  are  having  a  one-story  wooden 
structure  erected,  at  a  cost  of  $7000,  in- 
cluding furnishings,  on  land  owned  by 
the  institute,  at  the  southeast  corner  of 
Grove  and  Polk  streets.  Work  on  the 
building  has  been  in  progress  during  the 
last  two  months,  and  completion  is  ex- 
pected by  the  last  of  next  week.  Every- 
thing is  being  laid  out  with  the  purpose 
of  making  the  temporary  home  of  the 
institute  as  comfortable  as  can  be  done 
at  the  present  time. 

Microscopical  Society  Library. 
Established  1872.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
before  fire  of  April  19,  over  2500. 

Located  at  present  in  University  of 
California  Library,  Berkeley. 

St.  Ignatius  College  Library. 
J.  P.  Francis,  Librarian.  Established 
1856.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19,  over  50,000. 

Main  library  and  branches  all  destroyed^ 
by  fire  April  18.  Steps  are  being  taken 
to  start  anew  the  several  libraries. 

San  Francisco  County  Medical 
Society  Library.  Dr  W.  I.  Terry, 
Librarian.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire 
of  April  19,  5000.     All  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Call  of  June  22 
states  that  the  American  Medical  Asso- 
ciation will  collect  a  medical  library  for 
San  Francisco  which  promises  to  surpass 
the  one  burned. 

San  Francisco  Reading-Room  and 
Library  for  the  Blind.     Miss  H.  L. 
Young,     Superintendent.      Established  | 
1902.     Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  18,  400.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30,  • 
1906,  on  file. 

Library  will  be  re-established  in  Sep- 
tember. 

The  Directors  are  now  looking  for  a 
place  to  start  the  library  again. 


San  Francisco  Verein  Library. 
Dr  R.  D.  Cohn,  Librarian.  Established 
1853.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of 
April  19,  over  4400. 

State  Mining  Bureau  Library. 
W.  W.  Thayer,  Librarian.  Established 
1880.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  5000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Miss  Stella  Huntington,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1899.  Total  no.  of  vols,  before 
fire  of  April  19,  8500. 

About  250  books,  which  were  in  the 
hands  of  students  outside  the  fire  line, 
were  saved,  and  now  the  total  no.  of 
vols,  is  940. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Supreme  Court  Library.  Benj. 
Edson,  Librarian.  Established  1868. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  17,000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Theosophical     Society    Library. 
1  Mrs  Mary  A.  Hasty,  Librarian.      Estab- 
.  lished  1885.      Total  no.  of  vols,    before 
fire  of  April  19,  about  1000 

University     Club    Library.      No 
official     librarian.       Established     1891. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
•  over  2500.     Destroyed  by  fire. 

Wklls-Fargo  Library,  games  B. 
Stovall,  Librarian.  Established  1890. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
about  5000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Y.  M.  C  A.  Library.  No  regular 
librarian.  Established  1876.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19,  over 
2500.    Entirely  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  July 
17  states  that  John  D.  Rockefeller  has 
offered  the  sum  of  $250,000  toward  the 
rebuilding  of  the  San  Francisco  Young 
Men's  Christian  Association  building, 
provided  that  an  equal  sum  be  subscribed 
by  others.  $105,000  has  already  been 
received  from  other  sources.  It  is  the 
desire  of  the  organization  to  erect  the 
new  building  on  the  old  site,  the  north- 
east corner  of  Mason  andEllis  streets. 

San  Jose,  Santa  Clara  co. 

San  Jose  FreePublic  Library.  Miss 
Mary  Barmby,  Librarian.  Established 
1880.    Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,903.    During 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


July  156  vols,  were  added,  as  follows:  24 
vols,  by  purchase;  132  vols,  by  gift.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  5155;  118 
added  during  month;  10  renewed;  22  ex- 
pired; 4  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
public  30  days  (315  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  6018,  as  follows:  4160  vols, 
fiction;  836  vols,  juvenile;  857  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 165  vols,  magazines.  Six 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$6000,  received  from  taxation.  , 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30,  I 
1906,  on  file. 

Stats  Normal    School    Library.  \ 
Ruth    Royce,     Librarian.     Established 
1862.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 9500. 

Preparations  are  being  made  to  move  ; 
into  the  temporary  buildings  which  have 
been  erected  on   the   grounds.      These 
will  be  the  temporary  home  of  the  Nor- , 
mal  School  and  library  until  the  other 
building,    which    was    injured    by   the , 
earthquake,    is    either    repaired    or   re- 
placed. 

San  Juan,  San  Benito  co. 

San  Juan  Free   Public  Library. 
Eileen    Breen,   Librarian.      Established 
1896,  and  December  5,  1905,   ordinance  1 
passed  making  it  a  free  public  library  [ 
supported    by  the  city.      Total    no.   of 
vols.,  1250. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

San  Leandro,  Alameda  co. 

San  Leandro  Free  Public  Library.  | 
Miss  Mary  Brown,    Librarian.      Eslab-  | 
lished  November  6,  1905.     Total  no.  of ' 
vols.,  315.     During  July  63  vols,    were  , 
added,  as  follows:  48  vols,  by  purchase;  I 
15  vols,  by  gift.   1  vol.  lost.     Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  168;  39  renewed  j 
during  month;  2  surrendered.     Library 
open  to  public  26  days  (78  hours)  during 
month.     Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  244,  as  follows:  176 
vols,  fiction;  46  vols,  juvenile;  18  vols, 
miscellaneous;  4  vols,  magazines.     One 
employee.      Annual   income  of  library, 
$320.23,  received  from  taxation. 

In  the  San  Leandro  Reporter  of  July 
28  is  published  a  list  of  new  books  re- 
ceived at  the  Public  Librarv. 


Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

San  Luis  Obispo,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

San  Luis  Obispo  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Frances  M.  Milne,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1897.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  5060.  During  July  20  vols,  were 
added,  as  follows:  11  vols,  by  purchase; 
9  vols,  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  723;  15  added  during  month; 
3  renewed;  2  surrendered.  Library  open 
to  public  27  days  (189  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  846,  as  follows:  525 
vols,  fiction;  101  vols,  juvenile;  77  vols, 
miscellaneous;  43  vols,  magazines. 
Three  employees.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $2809.06,  received  from  taxation. 
Monthly  and  annual  reports  published 
in  local  papers. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

San  Mateo,  San  Mateo  co. 

San  Mateo  Free  Public  Library. 
C.  H.  Kirkbride,  Librarian.  Established 
1895.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  7000.  None 
added  during  July.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  619;  5  added  during 
month;  3  surrendered.  Library  open  to 
public  6  days  (56  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  444,  as  follows:  395  vols, 
fiction;  49  vols,  miscellaneous.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$2201,57,  received  from  taxation  mainly. 

Only  a  part  of  the  books  are  in  use, 
the  rest  being  stored  since  the  old  build- 
ing was  damaged  by  earthquake. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

The  San  Mateo  Times  of  July  7  states 
that  the  exact  site  for  the  San  Mateo 
Library  building  has  been  selected  and 
work  on  the  building  will  be  commenced 
at  once  by  Calwell  &  Co.,  who  have  the 
contract. 

San  Pedro,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Pedro  Free  Public  Library. 
Lena  M.  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
1903.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  1822.  During 
July  81   vols,   were  added  by  purchase. 


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161 


150  vols,  were  rebound.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  1073;  44  added 
during  month;  6  renewed;  18  expired;  3 
surrendered.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1369,  as 
follows:  757  vols,  fiction,  409  vols, 
juvenile;  86  vols,  miscellaneous;  117 
vols,  magazines.  One  employee.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  about  $1600, 
received  from  taxation. 

Have  recently  moved  into  the  Carnegie 
building. 


San  Rafael,  Marin  co. 

San  Rafael  Free  Public  Library. 
Alfred  Boyen,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Santa  Ana,  Orange  co. 

Santa  Ana  Free  Public  Library. 
Jeannette  E.  McFadden,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 189 1.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  6896. 
During  July  38  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 34  vols,  by  purchase;  4  vols,  by 
gift.  6  vols,  were  discarded;  433  vols, 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered  card-  j 
holders,  2489;  30  added  during  month; 
21  renewed;  6  surrendered.  Library 
open  to  public  26  days  (221  hours)  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month-  for  home  use,  2930,  as 
follows:  17 15  vols,  fiction;  719  vols, 
juvenile;  192  vols,  miscellaneous;  304 
vols,  magazines.  Two  employees.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $2261.63,  re- 
ceived from  taxation. 

Santa  Barbara,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Santa   Barbara   Free  Public  Li- 
brary.    Mrs  M.    C.   Rust,    Librarian.  ; 
Established    1882.     Total   no.   of  vols., 
15,853. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Santa   Barbara   Press  of  July   15 
states  that  after  over  twenty-two  years 
of  faithful   and  eflficient  work,.  Mrs  C. 
Rust  has  resigned  her  position  as  libra-  i 
rian  of  the  Santa  Barbara  Free  Public  j 
Library.     Mrs  Frances  Burns  Linn,  who  I 
has  been  in  charge  of  the  Norwalk,  O.,  1 
library  for  some  time  past,  is  the  choice  | 
of  the  Library  Trustees  for  the  position  of ' 
librarian.     Mrs  Linn  is  eminently  fitted  1 
for  the  work,   having  taken   a   special 


course  in  library  work  at  Albany,  after 
having  completed  her  college  course. 
She  will  arrive  in  Santa  Barbara  during 
the  latter  part  of  August,  and  will  take 
charge  of  the  library  on  September  1. 

Santa  Clara,  Santo  Clara  co. 

Santa  Clara  Free  Public  Li  brary. 
Miss  Mary  A.  Mulhall,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  about 
1500.  Annual  income  of  library,  about 
$1000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

I  Santa  Cruz,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Santa  Cruz  Free  [Public]  Library. 
I  Miss  Minerva  H.  Waterman,  Librarian, 
i  Established  188 1.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
I  13,128  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

!  Santa  Haria,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

The  Santa  Maria  Times  of  July  7  states 

I  that  articles  of  incorporation  have  been 
filed    with    the    County    Clerk    by  the 

j  Minerva  Library  Club  of  Santa  Maria. 

!  It  is  stated  in  the  document  filed  that  it 
is  the  purpose  of  the  club  to  establish 
and  maintain  a  library,  and  to  devote  its 
energies  to  the  execution  of  plans  for 
the  general  improvement  of  the  city. 
The  directors  are  Susan  E.  Lincoln, 
Belle  Goodwin,  Lucy  Haslani,  Sophie  B. 
Jones,  and  V.  W.  Thornburg. 
No  reports  received  as  yet. 


Santa  Honiea,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Santa  Monica  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Elfie  A.  Mosse,  Librarian. 
Established  1890.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
6920.  During  July  31  vols,  were  added,  as 
follows:  19  vols,  by  purchase;  12  vols,  by 
gift.  39  vols,  were  discarded;  122  vols, 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 6384;  57  added  during  month; 
11  renewed.  Library  open  to  public  25 
days  (250  hours)  during  month.  Read- 
ing-room open  daily  from  8:30  a  m.  to 
9:30  p.  m.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  dur- 
ing month  for  home  use,  3612,  as  follows: 
2084  vols,  fiction;  819  vols,  juvenile;  511 
vols,  miscellaneous;  198  vols,  magazines. 
One  deposit  station  with  a  circulation  of 
150  during  month.  Two  employees.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $3306,  received 


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from   taxation.     Bulletins   published  in 
local  papers. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Santa  Rosa,  Sonoma  co. 

Santa  Rosa  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Adele  Barnett,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  14,078. 
During  July  13  vols,  were  added  by  bind- 
ing. Library  open  to  public  every  day 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  2414,  as  fol- 
lows: 1385  vols,  fiction;  604  vols,  juve- 
nile; 309  vols,  miscellaneous;  116  vols, 
magazines.  Two  employees.  Annual 
income  of  library,  about  $2000,  received 
from  taxation. 

SausalltO,  Marin  co. 

Sausalito  Free  Public  Library. 
Established  March  1,  1906.  No  books 
as  vet. 


Sawtelle,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sawtelle  Public  Library. 
lished  January  2,  1905. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 


Estab- 


Selma,  Fresno  co. 

Selma  Carnegie  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  M.  A.  Freeland,  Librarian. 
Established  January  i,  1906.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  900.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 314;  31  renewed  during  July. 
Library  open  to  public  30  days  (225  hours) 
during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  514.  One 
employee.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$6oo^  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June 
30,  1906,  on  file. 

Sierra  Madre,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sierra  Madre  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  J.  G.  Blumer,  Pres.  of 
S.  M.  Lib.  Assoc.  Established  1887. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2350. 

Reports  each  month  are  not  possible, 
as  there  is  no  regular  librarian. 


open  to  public  5  days,  2  hours  each,  per 
month. 
Report  for  July  not  received. 

Sonora,  Tuolumne  co. 

Sonora  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Rev.  James  M.  Smith,  Li- 
brarian.    Established  1892. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Young  Men's  Club  Library.  Presi- 
dent Young  Men's  Club,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1886. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

South  Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

South  Pasadena  Free  Public 
Library.  Mrs  Nellie  E.  Keith,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1895.  Total  no  of 
vols.,  4000.     One  employee. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Stanford  University,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Stanford  University  Library. 
Melvin  G.  Dodge,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1891.     Total  no.  of  vols.,  88  000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Palo  Alto  Times  of  July  27  states 
that  a  new  loan  system  is  to  be  adopted 
at  the  University  Library  which  will  be 
practically  the  same  as  is  being  used  in 
the  Palo  Alto  Public  Library. 

Stockton,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Stockton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  F.  Clowdsley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1880.  Total  no.  of  vols  ,  39,348. 
During  July  292  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows: 146  vols,  by  purchase;  135  vols,  by 
gift.  11  vols,  by  binding.  15  vols,  were 
repaired.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 6236;  during  month  22  were  re- 
newed; 58  expired.  Library  open  to 
public  5  days  (58  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  1020,  as  follows:  651  vols, 
fiction;  186  vols,  juvenile;  183  vols, 
miscellaneous.  Seven  employees.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $10,313.25,  re- 
ceived from  taxation,  etc. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 


Sonoma,  Sonoma  co. 

Sonoma  Valley  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.    Miss  Alice  Humphreys, 
Librarian.     Established    October,    1904.  !  Ed.  Dinkelspiel,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
Total  no.  of  vols.,   about  300.     Library    tees.     Established  May  8,  1906. 


SulSUn,  Solano  co. 
Suisun  Free  Public  Library. 


Mrs 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


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Tropieo,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Tropico  Frbk  Library.  Miss  Cora 
Hickman,  Librarian.  Established  Feb- 
ruary, 1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  130.  Dur- 
ing July  44  vols,  were  added  by  gift. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  93; 
7  added  during  month.  Library  open  to 
public  13  days  (39  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  30,  as  follows:  15  vols,  fic- 
tion; 10  vols,  juvenile;  5  vols,  miscella- 
neous. 

The  interest  in  the  Tropico  Free  Li- 
brary continues.  Two  thirds  of  the 
borrowers  are  the  young  people  of  Trop- 
ico, who  seem  delighted  that  a  free 
library  is  given  to  them.  Gifts  of  books 
are  being  received  continually,  and  the 
Tropico  Thursday  Afternoon  Club  ex- 
pects to  purchase  quite  a  few  volumes 
soon. 

Tulare,  Tulare  co. 

Tulare  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
E.  B.  Oak  ford,  Librarian.  Established 
1891.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  3789.  Dur- 
ing July  34  vols*,  were  added,  as  follows: 
19  vols,  by  purchase;  15  vols,  by  gift. 
27  vols,  were  repaired;  4  vols,  rebound. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  374; 
11  renewed  during  month.  Library 
open  to  public  31  days  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  720,  as  follows:  511  vols, 
fiction;  138  vols,  juvenile;  49  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous; 22  vols,  magazines.  Three 
employees.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$1000,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

Ukiah,  Mendocino  co. 

Uriah  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
A.  L.  Gibson,  Librarian.  Established 
March  9,  1906.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  537. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  45. 
One  employee. 

Library  opened  July  17. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

All  of  the  books  except  one  are  gifts 
of  the  I.  O.  O.  F.  lodge,  the  O.  E.  D. 
chapter,  and  individuals.  Several  hun- 
dred magazines  were  also  given  to  the 


library,  likewise  eight  current  magazines, 
eleven  county  newspapers,  and  one  San 
Francisco  daily.  Furniture  is  donated  or 
loaned.  The  income  for  the  library  will 
not  be  available  until  the  tax  levy  is 
made  in  October  or  later. 

Upland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Upland  Public  Library.  Miss  Zella 
Rogers,  Librarian.  Established  1900. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  600. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Vaeaville,  Solano  co. 

Vacaville  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Charles  Riechers,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.     Established  June  21,  1905. 

No  books  as  yet. 

A  Book  Club  has  500  vols,  which  have 
been  pledged  to  the  Public  Library  when 
it  is  positively  assured. 

Vallejo,  Solano  co. 

Vallejo    [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Gertrude  Doyle,  Librarian.     Estab- 
lished 1884.     Total    no.   of  vols.,  6478. 
During  July  63  vols,  were  added,  as  fol- 
lows;   57  vols,   by  purchase;   6  vols,   by 
gift.     9  vols,  discarded;  about  500  vols. 
!  repaired;  1  vol.  lost.     Total  no  of  regis- 
j  tered  cardholders,  1756;  48  added  during 
,  month;  5  surrendered.     Library  open  to 
.  public  26  days  (156  hours)  during  month. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
;  for  home  use,  2645,  as  follows:  1791  vols, 
fiction;  696  vols,  juvenile;  158  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous.     Two   employees.      Annual 
income    of   library,    $2550.74,    received 
from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

1 
Ventura,  Ventura  co. 

Ventura  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss     Florence     Vandever,     Librarian. 

I  Established  1878.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
4560.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardhold- 
ers, 295;  5  surrendered  during  July.     Li- 

1  brary  open  to  public  30  days  (127  hours) 

,  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  807,  as  fol- 

1  lows:  541  vols,  fiction;  231  vols,  juvenile; 

i  35  vols,   miscellaneous.     One  employee. 

1  Income  received  from  taxation. 


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Visalia,  Tulare  co. 

Visalia  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  M.  J.  McEwen,  Librarian  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  2760. 
One  employee.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary, $1,000,  received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Visalia  Courier  of  July  17  states 
that  Mrs  M.  J.  McEwen  will  have  charge 
of  the  Carnegie  Library  temporarily,  at 
least,  taking  the  place  of  Mrs  Grace  Kib- 
ber  [nee  Hurlbut),  who  was  married  July 
16,  and  will  leave  for  the  high  Sierras  for 
the  summer. 

WatSOnvllle,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Watsonville  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Belle  M.  Jenkins,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1896.  Total  no.  of 
vols.,  3813  (June  30,  1905). 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Whittler,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Whittier  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  M.  Frances  English,  Librarian. 
Established  1900.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
2425.  During  July  147  vols,  were  added. 
42  vols,  were  discarded;  105  vols,  re- 
paired. Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 2521;  25  added  during  month; 
1  renewed;  3  surrendered.  Library  open 
to  public  25  days  (175  hours)  during 
month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  1942,  as  follows: 
908  vols;  fiction;  380  vols,  juvenile;  304 
vols,  miscellaneous;  350  vols,  magazines. 
One  employee.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary, $1500,  received  from  taxation. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  June  30, 
1906,  on  file. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  July  9  states 
that  on  July  8  the  Trustees  of  the  Whit- 
tic  r  Public  Library  awarded  the  contract 
for  the  $10,000  Carnegie  building  to  D.  F. 
Couplin  of  Los  Angeles.  The  contract 
price  is  $9948  and  the  time  specified  for 
the  completion  of  the  structure  is  Febru- 
ary 1,  1907.  The  building  will  be  of 
brick  covered  with  gray  cement.  | 

The  Whittier  News  of  July  14  states  | 
that  the  Library  Trustees  are  planning  a  ! 
beautiful  bit  of  landscape  gardening  as  a  j 
setting   for  the   library    building.     The ! 


broad  steps  of  the  main  entrance  will  be 
flanked  by  magnolia  trees.  The  building 
will  be  surrounded  by  a  lawn,  a  row  of 
palms  will  border  the  grounds  on  the 
north,  and  at  the  eastern  part  will  be  a 
rose  garden. 

WillitS,  Mendocino  co. 

Willits  Free  Public  Library. 
George  Youde,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  February  3,  1906. 

Library  not  started  yet.  The  Trustees 
met  July  30  and  levied  $600  for  the 
library;  will  buy  books  and  start  library 
in  October.  Room  and  lights  have  been 
donated. 

WillOWS,  Glenn  co. 

Willows  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ada  Knock,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished March  15, 1906.  Total  no.  of  vols., 
352.  During  July  5  vols,  were  added  by 
binding.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 130;  5  added  during  month;  3 
surrendered.  Library  open  to  public  31 
days  during  month.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month,  280,  as  follows:  190 
vols,  juvenile;  90  vols,  miscellaneous. 
Two  employees.  Annual  income  of  li- 
brary will  be  about  $600  to  $1000.  At 
present  the  library  is  supported  by  sub- 
scription. 

Annual  report  for  year  ending  July  31, 
1906,  on  file. 

Winters,  Yolo  co. 

Winters  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing-Room. Mrs  J.  Snodgrass,  Librarian. 
Established  1902. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

Woodland,  Yolo  co. 

Woodland  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Ada  Wallace,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1892.  Total  no.  of  vols.,  over 
5000. 

Report  for  July  not  received. 

The  Woodland  Mail  of  July  26  states 
that  Mrs  A.  B.  Wallace,  librarian  in  the 
Woodland  Free  Library,  is  and  has  been 
confined  to  her  home  on  account  of  ill- 
ness. During  her  absence  her  sister, 
Miss  E.  M.  Bush,  is  acting  as  librarian. 


CALIFORNIA    LIBRARY   ASSOCIATION — OFFICERS. 


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CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 


Officers. 

President,  James  L.  Gillis,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President,  Melvin  G.  Dodge, 
Stanford  University  Library,  Stanford 
University. 

Secretary,  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Treasurer,  David  M.  Belfrage,  Cooper 
Medical  College,  San  Francisco. 

Committees. 

Relation  between  Schools  and  Li- 
braries— Mr  C.  S.  Greene,  chairman; 
Miss  M.  L.  Jones,  Miss  S.  Huntington, 
Mr  C.  E.  Keyes,  Mr  Job  Wood,  Miss 
M.  Coulter. 

Resolutions — Mr  C.  F.  Lummis,  chair- 
man; Mr  K.  J.  Teggart,  Mr  J.  E.  Good- 
win. 

List  of  Books  for  Children — Mr  A.  C. 
Barker,  chairman ;  Dr  E.  C.  Moore, 
Miss  H.  Cory,  Mr  F.  E.  Thompson,  Mr 
J.  Lichtenstein,  Mrs  A.  G.  Whitbeck, 
Miss  M.  E.  Prentiss. 

Publications — Mr  F.  B.  Graves,  chair- 
man; Mr  W.  P.  Kimball,  Mi&  A.  Had- 
den. 

Audit— Mr  J.  B.  Stovall,  chairman ; 
Mr  A.  B.  Smith. 

District  Officers  and  Districts. 

A  list  of  the  libraries  in  each  of  the 
districts,  a  histbrv  of  the  Association, 
the  constitution,  list  of  members,  and  a 
list  of  the  publications  may  be  found  in 
News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  for 
June,  1906. 

Pint  District. 

President,  Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Free 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

Secretary,  Mabel  G.  Huntley,  Free 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

The  first  district  consists  of  the  follow- 
ing counties :  Alpine,  Amador,  Butte, 
Calaveras,  Colusa,  El  Dorado,  Glenn, 
Inyo,  Lassen,  Modoc,  Mono,  Nevada, 
Placer,    Plumas,   Sacramento,   San  Joa- 

?uin.  Shasta,   Sierra,  Siskiyou,   Suiter, 
rinity,  Tehama,  Yolo,  Yuba. 


District. 

President,  Joseph  D.  Layman,  Uni- 
versity of  California  Library,  Berkeley. 

Secretary,  Mrs  Alice  G.  Whitbeck, 
Hree  Public  Library,  Berkeley. 


The  second  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Alameda,  Contra  Costa, 
Dei  Norte,  Humboldt,  Lake,  Marin, 
Mendocino,  Monterey,  Napa,  San  Benito, 
San  Francisco.  San  Luis  Obispo,  San 
Mateo,  Santa  Clara,  Santa  Cruz,  Solano, 
Sonoma. 

Third  District. 

President,  Jean  D.  Baird,  Free  Public 
Library,  Fresno. 

Secretary,  Margaret  Dold,  Free  Public 
Library,  Hanford. 

The  third  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Fresno,  Kern,  Kings, 
Madera,  Mariposa,  Merced,  Stanislaus, 
Tulare,  Tuolumne. 

Fourth  District. 

President,  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library,  Redlands. 

Secretary,  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Free  Pub- 
lic Library,  Pomona. 

President  Trustees'  Section,  Mr  H.  E. 
Harris,  Whittier. 

Secretary  Trustees'  Section,  Mrs  Be- 
atrice S.  Schwan,  Pomona. 

The  fourth  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Los  Angeles,  Orange, 
Riverside.  San  Bernardino,  San  Diego, 
Santa  Barbara,  Ventura. 

New  Members. 

The  number  following  each  address  is  the 
membership  registration  number  in  the  order  of 
joining.  The  Roman  number  at  the  end  indi- 
cates the  district  to  which  the  member  belongs. 
The  names  of  new  members  will  be  given  from 
time  to  time  in  News  Notes  of  California  Li- 
braries. 

Mason,  Miss  Dora  L.,  Asst.  Catalog 
Dept.  P.  L.,  Los  Angeles.     289.      IV. 

Report  of  Seeond  District  Meeting-. 

The  first  meeting  of  the  Second  Dis- 
trict of  the  California  Library  Associa- 
tion was  held  in  Berkeley,  July  13,  1906. 
The  members  and  students  of  the  Li- 
brary Course  of  the  Summer  School 
assembled  in  the  Art  Gallery  of  the  Uni- 
versity Library,  the  room  which  the 
library  students  use  as  their  laboratory. 
There  were  about  fifty  persons  present. 

The  subject  of  the  meeting  was 
"Effects  of  the  recent  earthquake  on  the 


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plans  of  the  librarians  and  library 
boards."  Letters  were  read  from  those 
absent,  while  many  of  the  librarians 
were  there  to  speak  for  themselves. 
There  are  seventeen  counties  and 
seventy-two  libraries  in  the  Second  Dis- 
trict; nine  counties  and  twenty-one  li- 
braries were  heard  from  directly  or  by 
letter. 

Mr  Layman  called  upon  the  librarians 
or  representatives  present  to  speak  in  be- 
half of  their  libraries.  Mr  Moore,  Berke- 
ley; Mr  Smith,  University  of  California; 
Mr  Stoddard,  President  Martinez  Li- 
brary Association;  Mr  Bam  ford,  Oak- 
land; Mr  Kirkbride,  San  Mateo;  Mr 
Clark,  San  Francisco;  Mr  Michaels, 
B'nai  B'rith  Library;  Miss  Barmby,  San 
Jose",  and  Miss  Provines,  Healdsburg, 
spoke  of  the  damage  ami  losses  of  their 
libraries. 

Letters  were  read  from  Mr  Graves, 
Alameda;  Mrs  Harp,  Li  verm  ore;  Miss 
Henri  A.  Rankin,  Los  Gatos;  Mrs  Hale, 
Martinez;  Mrs  Jacobs,  Napa;  Mrs  Cole- 
grove,  Pacific  Grove;  Miss  Hadden,  Palo 
Alto;  Miss  Cassiday,  Petal u ma;  Miss 
Huntington,  San  Francisco  Normal;  Miss 
Brown,  San  Leandro;  Miss  Royce,  San 
Jose"  Normal;  Miss  Doyle,  Vallejo,  and 
Mr  Dodge,  Stanford  University. 

In  all  the  places  in  which  the  earth- 
quake was  felt  the  usual  experience  of 
finding  all  the  books  piled  up  on  the 
floor  was  spoken  of.  This  was  especially 
unfortunate  in  the  case  of  the  Univer- 
sity Library  in  Berkeley,  as  the  shelves 
had  just  been  put  in  order  previous  to 
shelf-reading,  and  in  some  few  cases  in- 
jury to  the  books  was  noted.  Another 
inconvenience  common  to  all  the  libraries 
that  had  been  injured  was  the  generous 
shower  of  plaster  and  lime  dust.  Many 
libraries  were  obliged  to  cover  shelves 
during  repairs,  and  even  then  the  lime 
dust  sifted  in  unpleasantly.  The  waiting 
for  building  inspectors,  estimating  re- 
pairs, and  finally  getting  to  work  seemed 
to  be  the  general  complaint. 

Mr  Stoddard  of  Martinez  related  the 
conditions  that  their  little  subscription 
library  is  laboring  under  and  expressed 


1  the  hope  that  the  great  shake-up  they 
had  had  both  to  building  and  finances 
would  be  the  means  of  eventually  making 
it  a  public  library. 

Mr  Kirkbride  of  San  Mateo  spoke  of 
the  damage  to  their  two-story  brick 
building  and  of  the  changes  in  their 
building  plans  for  their  new  Carnegie 
building  which  was  to  have  been  of 
pressed  brick.  They  will  now  build  of 
reinforced  concrete. 

The  University  losses  were  largely  in 
books  that  were  at  the  bindery,  many  of 
them  very  valuable.  The  repairs  of  the 
Public  Library,  Berkeley,  were  quite 
extensive  and  caused  great  inconven- 
ience to  schools  and  teachers,  as  the 
books  had  to  be  covered  during  the 
whole  time  of  replastering  and  tinting. 
The  staff  were  kept  busy  on  cataloging 
and  re-labeling  books,  and  so  did  not 
suffer  loss  of  time  or  vacations. 

Repairs  will  be  made  to  the  old  library 
building  at  Stanford  University  and  they 
feel  that  they  will  be  comfortable  there 
for  a  number  of  years.  The  new  build- 
ing was  entirely  destroyed,  and  only  the 
site  will  be.  left  after  the  walls  are  pulled 
down. 

Mr  Michaels  told  of  the  great  loss  to 
Jewish  literature  in  the  burning  of  their 
library,  but  expressed  the  hope  and 
belief  that  B'nai  B'rith  Order  would  re- 
build and  start  another  collection. 

The  losses  of  the  San  Francisco  libra- 
ries are  too  well  known  to  be  again 
repeated.  Mr  Clark  announced  that  he 
was  preparing  a  list  of  60,000  volumes 
which  will  form  the  nucleus  of  the  new 
library.  The  classification  and  notation 
will  be  brought  up  to  date;  a  new  book- 
plate has  been  designed  bearing  the 
words,  "Life  without  literature  is 
death." 

The  greatly  increased  patronage  of 
the  libraries  around  the  bay  was  noted. 
The  University  offered  the  use  of  its  law 
library  to  the  professional  men;  maps 
and  plans  to  the  engineers  and  architects. 

Oakland  especially  felt  the  increased 
patronage  by  the  crowded  condition  of 
its  reading  and  reference  rooms. 


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Mr  Gillis  of  Sacramento  was  present 
and  spoke  of  the  purpose  of  the  Library 
Association  and  the  necessity  of  coopera- 
tion of  librarians  all  over  the  State  in 
order  to  make  the  association  serve  the 
needs  of  the  greatest  number  and  be  a 
power  in  the  library  world  of  the  Pacific 
Coast. 

No  date  was  set  for  the  next  meeting. 
Alice  G.  Whitbeck, 
Secretary. 
Third  District  Items. 

The  following  letters  were  received 
recently  from  the  President  of  the  Third 
District: 

Fresno,  Cai„.,  July  18,  1906. 
Mr  James  L.  Gillis,  State  Library, 

Sacramento,  Cal. 

Dear  Mr  Gjllis:  I  am  in  receipt  of 
a  letter  from  Miss  Hurlbut,  asking  me 
to  accept  her  resignation  as  Secretary  of 
the  Third  District.  Her  reason  for  re- 
signing is  that  she  has  decided  to  give 
up  library  work. 

I  am  sorry  that  this  has  happened  so 
soon  after  her  appointment,  but  know  I 


will  have  no  trouble  in  finding  some  one 
to  fill  the  place.  As  soon  as  I  know  who 
her  successor  is  to  be,  I  will  let  you 
know.  Yours  respectfully, 

Jean  D.  Baird. 

Fresno,  Cal.,  July  25,  1906. 

James  L.  Gillis,  State  Library, 

Sacramento^  Cal. 

Dear  Mr  Gilus:  Miss  Margaret 
Dold,  librarian  of  the  Hanford  Public 
Library,  has  accepted  the  Secretaryship 
of  the  Third  District. 

I  think  that  we  are  very  fortunate  in 
getting  Miss  Dold  for  this  office,  as  she  is 
one  of  our  most  enthusiastic  librarians 
and  will  take  a  great  interest  in  our 
meetings. 

If  a  number  of  the  librarians  can  be 
present,  we  will  hold  our  next  meeting 
in  Hanford  on  Labor  Day.  I  am  hoping 
to  get  those  to  attend  this  meeting  who 
were  not  present  at  the  first  one,  espe- 
cially those  in  the  southern  part  of  the 
District.        Yours  truly, 

Jean  D.  Baird. 


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CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY. 


The  bill  establishing  the  California 
State  Library  was  signed  by  Governor 
Peter  H.  Burnett,  April  9,  1850. 

Total  accessions,  134,904. 

Trustees. 

Allen  B.  Lemmon,  Pres.t  Santa  Rosa 
Charles  S.  Greene,  -  -  -  Oakland 
Bradner  W.  Lee,  -  -  Los  Angeles 
Joseph  Steffens,  -  -  -  Sacramento 
W.  C.  Van  Fleet  -  -  San  Francisco 
James  L.  Gillis,  Secy,  Sacramento 

Staff. 

James  L.- Gillis,  Librarian. 

W111.  R.  Watson,  Xssistant  Librarian 
and  in  charge  of  Law  Department. 

Ernest  Bruncken,  Chief  of  Sociological 
Department. 

Miss  Margaret  Eastman,  Chief  Deputy 
and  in  charge  of  Order  Department. 

Miss  D.  I.  Ennis,  Reference  Librarian. 

Miss  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  Chief  of  Catalog 
Department. 

Miss  Amy  L.  Phelan,  Cataloger. 

Mrs  Annie  L.  Blanchard,  Shelf  Lister. 

Miss  Eudora  Garoutte,  Chief  of  Cali- 
fornia Historical  Department. 

Miss  Alice  J.  Haines,  Assistant  in 
California  Historical  Department. 

Miss  Annie  Lowry,  in  charge  of  Peri- 
odicals and  Binding. 

Miss  Laura  Steffens,  Chief  of  Exten- 
sion Department. 

Miss  Mabel  R.  Gillis,  Assistant  in 
Extension  Department. 

Miss  Bertha  Kumli,  Library  Organizer. 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss,  Library  Or- 
ganizer. 

Mrs  Sarah  A.  Hutchinson,  General 
Assistant. 

Miss  Alice  Hassett,  Apprentice. 

J.  W.  Gorman,  Stenographer. 

Wm.  H.  Lugp,  Shipping  Clerk. 

Victor  Cordauo,  Janitor. 


Library  Hours. 

Week  days, 
Sunda)  s, 
Legislative  Session, 


9  a.m.  to  4  p.m. 

10  a.m.  to  3  p.m. 

9  a.m.  to  9  p.m. 


Law  Department. 

The  Law  Department  is  fully  equipped 
with  the  latest  reports,  digests,  encyclo- 
paedias and  text-books,  and  is  entirely 


free  to  the  public  for  reference  purposes. 
State  officers  are  entitled  to  borrow 
books,  and  private  individuals  are  ac- 
corded the  same  privilege  upon  presen- 
tation of  an  order  signed  by  a  Supreme, 
Appellate  or  Superior  Judge.  Books  may 
be  kept  two  weeks,  and  will  be  once  re- 
newed for  the  same  length  of  time.  All 
books  are  subject  to  recall,  if  required 
by  a  State  officer. 

Sociological  Department. 

The  Sociological  Department,  which 
includes  the  Legislative  Reference  Bu- 
reau, aims  to  furnish  information  on  all 
subjects  connected  with  the  administra- 
tion of  public  affairs  to  officials,  both 
State  and  local,  as  well  as  to  all  others 
interested. 

Among  the  inquiries  answered  by  the 
Legislative  Reference  Bureau  during  the 
month  of  July  were  the  following  sub- 
jects, showing  the  great  diversity  of 
public  questions  interesting  users  of  the 
State  Library : 

Comparison  of  state  laws  regarding 
grounds  of  divorce ;  the  certification  of 
teachers;  laws  for  suppression  of  foul 
brood  among  bees;  number  and  resi- 
dence of  Portuguese  in  California ;  pollu- 
tion of  streams. 

The  Legislative  Reference  Bureau  will 
endeavor,  so  far  as  its  means  permit,  to 
gather  and  tabulate  nominations  for 
state  officers  in  the  various  states,  during 
the  coming  campaign.  Inquiries  will  be 
answered  immediately. 

Among  pamphlets  and  similar  publi- 
cations lately  received  by  the  Sociologi- 
cal Department  are  the  following,  which 
may  be  of  interest  to  health  officers, 
physicians,  and  others  interested  in  mat- 
ters of  sanitation: 

Phipps  Tuberculosis  Institute.  Annual 
report,  1905. 

Boston  Association  for  the  relief  and 
control  of  tuberculosis.  Annual  report, 
1905. 


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Goodell,  E.  B.  Review  of  the  laws 
forbidding  pollution  of  inland  waters  in 
the  United  States. 

Committee  on  Hospital  Needs  of 
Greater  New  York,  Communication  to 
the  hospitals;  final  report  of  committee; 
uniform  financial  reports  and  statistics 
recommended. 

American  Society  of  Sanitary  and 
Moral  Prophylaxis,  Objects  and  aims, 
by  Prince  A.  Morrow,  M.D.,  &c,  &c. 

Uniform  Accounting. 

The  desirability  of  having  uniformity 
in  the  manner  in  which  the  books  of 
administrative  departments,  public  insti- 
tutions, municipalities,  and  public  agen- 
cies generally  should  be  kept,  has  long 
been  recognized.  Some  progress  in  this 
direction  has  been  made.  Five  states, 
Ohio,  New  York,  Massachusetts,  Iowa, 
and  Wyoming,  have  laws  upon  the  sub- 
ject, while  a  movement  in  the  same 
direction  is  in  progress  in  California. 
Some  of  the  material  on  the  subject  in 
the  State  Library  is  contained  in  the 
following  list: 

Chase \  H,  S.  The  work  of  the  Bureau 
for  uniform  municipal  reports  in  Ohio. 
1903. 

Secretary  of  State ,  Oregon,  Argument 
in  favor  of  uniform  accounts.  In  Bien- 
nial Report,  1900,  page  81. 

Bates %  Governor  fohn  L.t  Massachu- 
setts.    In  his  inaugural  message,  1903. 

McCown,  A.  B,  Comments  on  the 
uniform  system  prescribed  by  the  Iowa 
Board  of  Control  for  state  institutions, 
and  the  savings  effected  thereby." '  See 
Bulletin  Iowa  State  Institutions,  8:  36-43, 
122.     1906. 

Powers,  L.  G,  Municipal  finances 
and  accounting.  In  Pacific  municipali- 
ties, 13:  40-44.     1905. 

Municipal  engineering,  29:  445-448. 

Baker,  M.  N.  Municipal  engineering 
and  sanitation.    Chapter  42. 

Cleveland,  F.  A .  Municipal  accounts. 
In  Political  Science  Quarterly,  19:  396. 

3— »K 


Under  the  auspices  of  the  U.  S.  Cen- 
sus Bureau,  conferences  of  public  ac- 
counting officers  and  experts  have  been 
held  to  consider  the  subject.  The  pro- 
ceedings of  these  meetings  were  pub- 
lished in  pamphlet  form  in  1904  and 
1906,  and  may  be  had  by  applying  to 
the  Director  of  the  Census,  Washington, 
D.  C. 

Pour  of  the  larger  hospitals  in  New 
York  City  have  adopted  uniform  sched- 
ules of  bookkeeping  and  reports,  which 
are  recommended  to  similar  institutions, 
public  or  private.  These  schedules  in 
pamphlet  form  may  be  had  by  applying 
to  the  Superintendent  of  the  Presbyterian 
Hospital,  41  Ease  Seventieth  street,  New 
York  City. 

The  annual  reports  of  the  City  Comp- 
troller of  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  were  recently 
praised  as  models  in  municipal  engineer- 
ing. 

Reference  and  Loan  Department. 

The  Reference  and  Loan  Department 
aims  to  give  the  people  of  the  State 
access  to  the  valuable  material  contained 
in  the  State  Library.  Information  on 
any  subject  will  be  furnished  upon  writ- 
ing to  the  Library,  stating  as  concisely 
as  possible  just  what  is  wanted.  Books 
will  be  loaned  to  any  resident  of  the 
State  who  applies  through  a  local 
library,  an  educational  institution,  a 
State  traveling  library,  a  registered  study 
club,  or  a  Superior  Judge.  In  towns 
where  there  is  no  library,  educational 
institution,  State  traveling  library,  or  reg- 
istered study  club,  special  arrangements 
have  been  made  with  the  Wells-Ifargo 
Companv  by  which  their  agent  will 
vouch  for  the  identity  of  the  person 
applying  for  books.  The  borrower  pavs 
express  charges  both  ways,  and  the 
books  may  be  kept  three  weeks  from  the 
date  they  leave  the  State  Library.  Appli- 
cation blanks  and  circulars  containing 
full  information  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  alterations  now  being  made  in  the 
Capitol  have  necessitated  the  packing 
and  storing  of  nearly  all  the  books  in  the 
Library  and  closing  it  to  the  public.  It 
will  therefore  be  impossible  to  carry  on 
the  work  of  the  Reference  and  Loan  De- 
partment until  the  work  of  construction 
in  the  Library  is  sufficiently  completed 
to  permit  the  replacing  of  the  books  on 
the  shelves. 

During  the  time  the  Library  is  closed, 


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much  work  will  be  done  in  the  way  of 
building  up  the  Department  and  putting 
it  in  a  condition  where  it  will  be  of 
greater  service  to  the  public  than  ever 
before.  The  latest  and  best  reference 
works  will  be  purchased  and  bibliog- 
raphies on  special  subjects  procured. 
There  is  a  constant  demand  for  books  on 
art  by  art  students  and  clubs  not  only  in 
Sacramento,  but  throughout  the  State, 
and  special  attention  will  be  given  to  this 
section  for  the  future  use  of  such  students. 

The  work  of  recataloging  now  in  prog- 
ress will  greatly  facilitate  the  work  of 
the  Department  in  bringing  out  much 
valuable  material  by  means  of  analytical 
references. 

Notice  to  borrowers  will  be  given 
through  the  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  and  by  circular  letter  when  the 
work  of  the  Department  is  resumed. 

Catalog  Department. 

The  work  of  the  Catalog  Department 
is  proceeding  along  two  parallel  lines  : 
the  cataloging  of  the  regular  additions 
of  new  books,  and  the  recataloging  of 
much  material  needing  a  fuller  treatment 
than  it  has  heretofore  received.  The 
printed  cards  from  the  Library  of  Con- 
gress are  used  for  all  new  copyrighted 
books  and  for  the  recataloging  as  far  as 
they  can  be  obtained.  The  use  of  the 
printed  cards  results  in  a  great  saving  of 
time,  although  they  have  to  go  through 
the  typewriter  for  the  addition  of  the 
subject  or  title  heading  and  book  number.  ' 

During  the  month  of  July  350  volumes 
were  cataloged,  adding  3054  cards  to  the 
catalog. 

California  Historical  Department. 

Every  library,  no  matter  how  small, 
should  have  its  local  historical  depart- 
ment, pervaded  by  a  home  atmosphere 
and  fostered  by  an  abundance  of  family 
pride.  It  should  be  a  place  where  the 
family  records,  portraits,  and  household 
gods  can  be  collected  and  preserved  for 
the  benefit  and  enjoyment  of  the  family 
circle  and  the  delectation  of  the  inter- 
ested stranger. 

The  California  Historical  Department, 
of  the  State  Library,  is  trying  to  do  for 
the  State  what  each  local  library  should 
do  for  its  own  locality.  A  brief  account 
will  follow  of  what  is  being  done  in  all 
branches  of  the  work. 


Callfornlana. 

The  books  belonging  to  the  Depart- 
ment being  stored  and  the  catalog  not 
yet  completed,  it  is  impossible  to  give 
the  exact  number  of  titles  embraced  in 
the  collection.  It  is  well,  however,  to 
give  an  idea  of  the  character  of  the 
material  obtained.  It  is  our  endeavor 
to  secure  all  books  historical  and  descrip- 
tive of  California,  also  books  by  Califor- 
nia authors  in  all  branches  of  literature, 
State,  county  and  municipal  reports,  pub- 
lic documents  of  all  kinds,  pamphlets, 
monographs,  publications  of  educational 
institutions,  scientific,  commercial  and 
political  organizations,  ephemeral  pub- 
lications of  every  description.  In  fact, 
any  and  everything  that  will  give  a 
day  by  day  picture  of  the  life  of  the 
State.  Nothing  is  commonplace  after 
the  lapse  of  a  few  years. 

Letters,  diaries,  account  books,  orig- 
inal documents  of  all  kinds,  are  consid- 
ered by  students  the  first  source  of 
information  and  are  an  important  feature 
of  the  collection.  They  are  exceedingly 
difficult  to  secure,  as  they  are  in  the 
hands  of  private  individuals  and  are  not 
easily  located.  The  Department  is  mak- 
ing a  special  effort,  at  the  present  time, 
to  gather  in  this  material.  Circular 
letters  are  being  sent  out  and  personal 
interviews  had  whenever  possible.  As  a 
result  many  valuable  additions  have 
been  made  in  the  last  few  months. 
Some  of  the  most  important  of  these 
have  been  mentioned  in  previous  issues 
of  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries. 
During  the  last  month  the  most  valuable 
donation  received  is  the  correspondence 
between  principals  and  seconds  in  the 
duel  fought  by  Col  W.  J.  Gate  wood  and 
Dr  P.  Goodwyn,  in  which  Dr  Goodwyn 
was  killed.  As  the  affair  grew  out  of  a 
political  dispute,  and  one  of  the  seconds 
was  a  state  senator,  the  correspondence 
is  interesting  and  valuable.  The  letters 
were  the  gift  of  Mr  A.  Henry  Stevens,  a 
pioneer  of  1849.  The  package  was  re- 
ceived just  as  it  had  been  given  to  Mr 
Stevens,  by  "his  friend  Dr  Goodwyn, 
before  the  duel.      A  diary  kept  by  Mr 


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Stevens  during  his  trip  to  California 
accompanied  the  above  gift.  Mr  Winfield 
J.  Davis  has  added  some  rare  specimens 
to  the  collection  of  ballots,  also  other 
political  material  of  value.  In  addition, 
numerous  donations  of  books,  pamphlets 
and  early  newspapers  have  been  received. 

Newspapers  and  Periodicals. 

The  Department  receives  regularly 
one  hundred  aud  nine  State  papers 
■'every  county  is  represented  with  the 
exception  of  Alpine,  which  hasno  paper), 
and  forty-seven  periodicals  These  are 
bound  for  preservation.  There  are  now 
in  the  collection  over  three  thousand 
volumes  of  newspapers  covering  a  period 
from  1846  to  date.  In  the  collection  are 
found  the  Californian,  the  first  paper 
published  in  the  State,  the  California 
Star,  the  first  San  Francisco  paper, 
the  Placer  Times,  the  first  Sacramento 
paper,  and  many  others  that  go  back  to 
the  beginnings  of  newspaper  history. 
The  early  newspapers  have  been  the 
great  preservers  of  history.  In  many 
instances  they  contain  the  only  records 
we  have  of  important  events. 

The  collection  of  bound  periodicals  is 
quite  large  and  contains  files  of  the 
Pioneer,  Mulchings'  Illustrated  Cali- 
fornia Magazine,  Californian,  Hespe- 
rian, and  many  others  that  are  full  of  the 
richest  and  best  of  our  early  literature. 

Newspaper  Index. 

The  indexing  of  newspapers,  with 
reference  to  the  history  of  the  State,  is 
one  of  the  most  valuable  branches  of  the 
work.  This  index  now  covers  a  period 
of  about  forty  years  and  contains  one 
hundred  thousand  cards.  It  was  started 
with  the  first  paper  ever  published  in  the 
State,  the  old  Calif  or nian  (1846),  and 
when  completed  will  cover  the  entire 
period  of  newspaper  history.  As  each 
article,  that  is  of  historical  value,  is 
classified,  it  greatly  facilitates  newspaper 
research,  and  is  of  great  assistance  to 
students  who  are  working  along  special 
lines.  Each  card  contains  not  only  the 
subject  and  title  of  the  article  indexed, 


but  also  name  of  paper,  date,  page,  and 
column. 

Catalog. 

A  comprehensive  dictionary  catalog  is 
in  course  of  construction.  It  now  con- 
tains something  over  six  thousand  cards, 
and  when  completed  will  make  every- 
thing in  the  California  section  available 
including  State  reports,  legislative  docu- 
ments, municipal  publications,  pam- 
phlets, etc. 

Pioneers  and  Early  Settlers. 

Our  pioneers  and  early  settlers  are  re- 
ceiving special  attention  at  the  present 
time.  It  has  been  but  a  few  weeks  since 
the  first  biographical  cards  were  sent  out, 
and  the  results  have  been  more  than 
gratifying.  There  has  been  some  diffi- 
culty in  securing  names  and  addresses, 
but  through  the  kindness  of  the  officers 
of  pioneer  societies,  the  daily  press,  and 
interested  friends,  many  names  are  being 
sent  in  and  many  valuable  letters  re- 
ceived. The  card  when  filled  out  gives 
full  biographical  data,  including  date  of 
arrival  in  California,  means  of  transpor- 
tation, part  taken  in  public  affairs,  etc. 
Only  three  hundred  and  twenty-five 
cards  have  been  mailed  so  far;  seventy- 
five  have  been  returned  with  desired  in- 
formation. The  work  of  compiling  lists 
is  now  being  carried  on,  and  soon  names 
and  addresses  of  hundreds  of  those  who 
laid  the  foundation  of  our  State's  pros- 
perity will  be  in  our  possession,  and  cards 
will  be  sent  to  them  as  rapidly  as  possi- 
ble. An  historical  department  can  not 
give  too  prominent  a  place  to  its  hon- 
ored pioneers,  the  makers  of  history.  A 
request  is  sent  with  each  card  asking  for 
donations  of  historical  matter,  and  we 
hope  much  for  the  future  from  this 
source. 

California  Authors. 

Who  is  to  be  included  in  a  list  of  Cali- 
fornia authors?  This  is  a  mooted  question 
and  one  upon  which  there  is  a  wide  dif- 
ference of  opinion.  Each  individual  has 
his  own  yardstick,  and  measures  accord- 
ing to  his  own  standard.     The  California 


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Historical  Department  is  most  inclusive. 
It  of  course  takes  in  all  native-born  au- 
thors, but  California  is  too  new  to  have 
many  such,  although  the  number  in  the 
subjoined  list  is  very  creditable.  In  addi- 
tion all  those  who  have  been  prominently 
identified  with  the  educational,  literary, 
political  or  social  life  of  the  State,  those 
who  have  spent  many  years  here,  and 
those  who  have  written  books  distinct- 
ively Californian,  either  historical,  de- 
scriptive or  scientific,  are  included.     If 

"  an  author  spends  only  a  short  time  in 
the  State  but  writes  a  book  during  his 
stay,  that  one  book  is  placed  in  the  col- 
lection.   A  book  can  not  be  written  in  a 

'  California  environment  without  being 
colored  thereby. 

Author  Cards. 

As  work  on  the  new  catalog  ad- 
vanced, the  difficulty  of  securing  full 
names  and  dates  for  the  author  cards 
was  met  with.  Consequently,  the  idea 
of  sending  out  cards  to  California  au- 
thors asking  information  was  conceived. 
These  cards  when  filled  out  and  returned 
are  of  untold  value  for  reference  pur- 
poses. They  give  names  in  full,  bio- 
graphical facts,  a  complete  bibliography 
of  author's  works,  number  of  years  spent 
in  California,  and,  under  "miscellaneous 
notes",  many  interesting  facts  that  bring 
one  into  close  and  friendly  relations  with 
the  writer  of  books.  Very  frequently  a 
card  is  accompanied  by  an  autograph 
letter,  which  is  also  filed.  In  the  case 
of  deceased  authors  the  card,  a  little 
different  in  form,  is  sent  to  a  relative  or 
close  friend.  The  same  information  is 
given  with  the  addition  of  place  and 
date  of  death.  The  name  of  the  person 
filling  out  the  card  is  placed  in  the  "sig- 
nature" blank  as  authority.  The  first 
cards  were  dispatched  the  latter  part  of 
May.  Up  to  the  present  time  seven  hun- 
dred have  been  sent  out  and  about  three 
hundred  have  been  returned.  Many 
more  will  be  sent  as  soon  as  addresses 
can  be  obtained.  A  list  of  the  authors 
who  have  responded  and  whose  cards 


are  now  on  file  will  be  found  below. 
Additions  will  be  made  from  time  to 
time. 

Abbott,  Nathan 
*  Abrams,  Dr  Albert 

Abrams,  Le  Roy 

Adam,  George 

Adams,  Mrs  Emma  Hildreth  (Drake)  [Mrs  Her- 
man S.  Adams] 

Aiken,  Charles  Sedgwick 

Alden,  Raymond  Macdonald 

Alderson,  William  A. 

Ames,  John  Griffith 

Anderson,  Winslow 

Angney,  Mrs  Lydia  Francis  ( Witham)  [Mrs  W. 
Z.  Angney] 

Anthony,  Charles  Volney 

Armstrong,  William  Jackson 
•Atherton,  Mrs  Gertrude  Franklin  (Horn)  [Mrs 
George  H.  B.  Atherton] 

Austin,  Mrs  Mary  (Hunter)  [Mrs  Stafford  W. 
Austin] 

Babcock,  Kendric  Charles 

Bailey,  Mrs  Florence  (Merriam)  [Mrs  Vernon 
Bailey] 

Ballou,  Mrs  Lucia  Adeline  (Hart)  [Mrs  Albert 
D.  Ballou] 

Bancroft,  Hubert  Howe 

Bandini,  Mrs  Helen  (Elliott)  [Mrs  Arturo  Ban- 
dim] 
♦Barbat,  John  Henry 

Barnard,  Edward  Emerson 

Barnes,  William  Henry 

Barnes,  William  Henry  Linow 

Baumgardt,  Bernard  Richard 

Beach,  Mrs  Jessie  (McLean)    [Mrs  Abraham 
Beach] 

Beale,  Edward  Fitzgerald 

Beckman,  Mrs   Nellie    (Sims)    [Mrs  William 

Beck  man] 
Bell,  John  T. 
Biddle,  Henry  Chalmers 
Bid  well,  John 
Binkley,  Christian  Kreider 
♦Bland,  Henry  Meade 
Bonner,  Geraldine 
Bonner,  John 
Booth,  Samuel 
Bovard,  George  Finley 
Boyd,  John  Edward 
Boynton,  William  Pingry 
Bradley,  Cornelius  Beach 
Branner,  John  Caspar 
Brininstool,  E.  A. 
Brobeck,  William  Irvin 
Bromley,  George  Tisdale 
Brook,  Harry  Ellington 
Brooks,  Hildegard 
Brown,  Charles  Reynolds 
♦Brown,  Colvin  Beardsley 
Brown,  Elmer  Elsworth 
Brown  Henry  Harrison 


♦Native  Californians. 


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Burbank,  Luther 

Burgess,  Prank  Gelett 

Bush,  Walter  Nelson 

Camp,  Edgar  Whittlesey 

Campbell,  William  Wallace 

Chamberlain,  Mrs  Charlotte  Augusta  (Kidder) 

[Mrs  William  E.  Chamberlain] 
•Chandler,  Katherine  Agnes 
Chapin,  Mrs  Lou  V.  (Williams)  [Mrs  Will  K. 

Chapin] 
Chapman,  Samuel  Ezra 
•Charles,  Frances  Asa 
Cheeney,  Warren 
Chetwood,  John 
Clemens,  Samuel  Langhorue 
Collins,  Holdridge  Ozro 
Connelley,  William  Elsey 
Cook,  Albert  Stanburrough 
Cooley,  Mrs  Alice  (James)  Kingsbury  [Mrs  F. 

M.  Cooley] 
Coolidge,  Mrs  Mary  Elizabeth  Burroughs  (Rob- 
erts) Smith  [Mrs  Dane  Coolidge] 
Cowan,  Robert  Ernest 
Cox,  Palmer 

•Crawford,  Russell  Tracy 
Cubberley,  EHwood  Patterson 
Cummins,  Adley  Hook 
fDavenport,  Homer  Calvin 
Davidson,  Mrs  Alice  (Merritt)  [Mrs  Austruther 

Davidson] 
Davidson,  George 
Davis,  Andrew  McFarland 
Davis,  Horace 
Davis,  Winfidd  J. 
Deering,  Mrs  Mabel  (Craft)    [Mrs   Frank   P. 

Deering] 
Del  Mar,  Alexander 
Dickinson,  Mrs  Hester  A.  (Baldwin)  [Mrs  P.  T. 

Dickinson] 
•f  Dixon,  L.  Maynard 
Doisy,  Louise  Augustine  Jane 
Doyle,  John  Thomas 
Drahms,  August 
Dresslar,  Fletcher  Bascom 
DuBoU,  Constance  Goddard 
Duniway,  Clyde  Augustus 
Dunn,  Jacob  Piatt 
Dwinell,  Israel  Edson 

Dye,  Mrs  Eva  (Emery)  [Mrs  Charles  H.  Dye] 
Eakle.  Arthur  Starr 
Eastwood,  Alice 

Edholm,  Mrs  Mary  Charlton— see  Sibley 
Edwards,  Walter  Alison    * 
Elliott,  orrin  Leslie 
Fairbanks,  Harold  Wellman 
Fern  aid,  Chester  Bailey 
Field,  Charles  Kellogg 
Filcher,  Joseph  Adams 
Fisher,  Walter  Kenrick 
Fitzgerald,  Oscar  Penn 
Flagg,  Isaac 
Fletcher,  Robert  Howe 
Foote,  Mrs  Mary  (Hallock)  [Mrs  Arthur  De 

Wint  Foote] 


Foster,  Mrs  Josephine  H.  (Squire)  [Mrs  Edwin 
J.  Foster] 

G  ask  ell,  Charles  Arthur 
•George,  Henry  Jr. 

Gibbons,  Henry  Jr. 

Gidney,  Charles  M. 

Gillilan,  Strickland  W. 

Gilman,  Mrs  Charlotte  Anna  (Perkins)  Stetson 
[Mrs  George  H.  Gilman] 

Gilman,  Daniel  Coit 

♦Glascock,  Mrs  Mary  Willis  (Wall)  [Mrs  John 
R.  Glascock] 

Goddard,  Pliny  Earle 

Graham,  Mrs  Margaret  (Collier)  [Mrs  Donald 
M.  Graham] 

Green,  William  Semple 

Greene,  Charles  Samuel 

Griggs,  Edward  Howard 

Guinn,  James  Miller 

Hall,  George  EH 

O' Hallo  ran,  Rose  Anna 

Hanks,  Henry  Garber 

Hanna,  Joseph  A. 

Hardy,  Irene 
•Hart,  Jerome  Alfred 

Harwood,  W.  S. 

Hayne,  Arthur  Peronneau 

Hilgard,  Eugene  Woldemar 

Hillyer,  Curtis 

Holden,  Edward  Singleton 

Holder,  Charles  Frederick 

Hopkins,  Mrs    Una  (Nixon)  [Mrs  George  J. 
Hopkins] 

Hoskins,  Leander  Miller 
•Hunt,  Rockwell  Dennis 

Huntington,  Thomas  Waterman 

Hussey,  William  Joseph 
•Hutchinson,  Lincoln 

Irvine,  Leigh  Hadley 

Irwin,  Wallace  Admah 

Irwin,  William  Henry 

James,  George  Wharton 

Jones,  Theodore  Elden 

Jordan,  David  Starr 

Josaphare,  Lionel 

Josselyn,  Charles 

Keeler,  Charles  Augustus 

Keeler,  James  Edward 
♦fKeeler,   Mrs   Louise    Mapes    (Bunnel)    [Mrs 
Charles  Augustus  Keeler] 

Keep,  Josiah 

Kellogg,  Vernon  Lyman 

King,  Arthur  Scott 

King,  Thomas  Starr 

Kinney,  Abbot 
.   Knapp,  Adeline 

Knox,  Mrs  Jessie  Juliet  (Daily)    [Mrs  Charles 
W.  Knox] 

Kofoid,  Charles  Atwood 

Konsky,  Harry  von 

Krutzmann,  Henry  Joseph 

Kroeber,  Alfred  L. 

Larkin,  Edgar  Lucene 

Lauer,  Solon 


•Native  Calif ornians. 


flllustrators. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


Lawson,  Andrew  C. 

Lehmcr,  Derrick  Norman 

Lemon,  John  Gill 

Lemon,    Mrs    Sara    Allen  (Plummcr)     [Mrs 
John  Gill  Lemon] 

Levison,  Charles  Gabriel 

Lewis,  Ashley  Roscoe 

Lewis,    Mrs    Margaret  (Cameron)    [Mrs  Har- 
rison C.  Lewis] 

Lewis,  Percival 
♦Liechtenstein,  Joy 
♦Lindlcy,  Curtis  Holbrook 

Lindley,  Walter 
•London,  Jack 

Lough  ridge,  Robert  Hills 

Lummis,  Charles  Fletcher 

Lynch,  Jeremiah 

McAdie,  Alexander  G. 

McCrackin,  Mrs  Josephine  (Wornpner)    Clif- 
ford   [Mrs  A.  J.  Clifford] 

McGlashan,  Charles  Fayette 

Mclntire,  John  Jackson 

Margolis,  Max  Leopold 

Markham,  Edwin 
♦Marriott,  Frederick 

Mead,  El  wood 

Meads,  Simeon  Pease 

Merriam,  John  Campbell 

Merrill,  George  Arthur 

Merry,  Thomas  Bfown 
•Mighels,  Mrs.  Ella  Sterling  (Clark)  Cummins 
[Mrs  Philip  Verrill  Mighels] 

Mighels,  Philip  Verrill 

Millard,  Frank  Bailey 
♦Mills,  James  William 

Milne,  Mrs  Frances  Margaret  (Fener)     [Mrs 
James  P.  Milne] 

Mitchell,  Edmund 

Moffett,  Samuel  Erasmus 

Newkirk,  Garrett 

Norris,  Frank 

•Nuttall,  Zelia  Magdalena  (formerly  Mrs  A.  L. 
Pinart) 

Nutting,  Herbert  Chester 

Otis,  Mrs  Eliza  A.  (Wethcrby)    [Mrs  Harrison 
Gray  Otis] 

Otis,  Harrison  Gray 
•Overstreet,  Harry  Allen 

Overton,  Gwendolen 
♦Parks,  Mattie  Louise 
♦tPeixotto,  Krnest  C. 

Perrine,  Frederic  Auten  Combs 

Pinney,    Mrs    Laura    (Young)      [Mrs    H.    B. 
PinneyJ 

Pixley,  Frank  Morrisson 
Piatt,  Horace  Garvin 

Plehn,  Carl  Copping 

Pollard,  Percival 

Pollock,  Edward 
♦Porter,  Bruce 

Pottenger,  Milton  Alberto 
Potter,  Samuel  Otway  Lewis 

Rattan,  Volney 
Richardson,  Leon  Josiah 


•Native  Californians. 


flllustrators. 


Riggs,  Mrs  Kate  Douglas  (Smith)  Wiggin  [Mrs 

George  C.  Riggs] 
Robertson,  Peter 
♦Roeding,  George  Christian 
Ross,  Edward  Alsworth 
Rowell,  Joseph  Cummings 
Royce,  Charles  C. 
•Ryan,  Frank  D. 
Sanford,  Fernando 
Savage,  Richard  Henry 
♦Scheffaucr,  Herman  George 
Scott,  Harriet  Maria 
Setchell,  William  Albert 
•Seton,    Mrs    Grace    (Gallatin)     [Mrs    Ernest 

Thompson  Seton] 
Sexton,  Ella   May  (Fitzpatrick)  [Mrs  Henry  P. 

Sexton] 
Shaw,  David  Augustus 
Shaw,  George  Wright 
Shepard,  Morgan 
Sherman,  Edwin  Allen 
Shinn,  Charles  Howard 
•Shinn,  Milicent  Washburn 
Sibley,  Mrs  Mary  G.  (Charlton)  Edholm  [Mrs 

Frank  J.  Sibley] 
Sill,  Edward  Rowland 
Smith,  Mrs  Alice  (Prescott)  [Mrs  Clarence  M. 

Smith] 
Smith,  Carroll  Bradford 
Smith,  Mrs  Mary  (Roberts)— see  Coolidge 
Smith,  Nora  Archibald 
Smythe,  William  Ellsworth 
Sosso,  Lorenzo 
Soull,  Frank  Jr 
•Steffens,  Joseph  Lincoln 
Stephens,  Bascom  Ashbury  Cecil 
Stephens,  Frank 
Sterling,  George 
Stetson,  Mrs  Grace  EUery  (Channing)    [Mrs 

Charles  Walter  Stetson] 
•Stetson,  John  W. 
Stillman,  John  Maxson 
Stoddard,  Charles  Warren 
Stringham,  Irving 
•Strobridge,  Mrs  Adah  (Mecham)  [Mrs  Samuel 

Hooker  Strobridge] 
Strunsky,  Anna— see  Walling 
Sutherland,  Howard  Vigne 
Swett,  John 
Swift,  John  Franklin 
Tarr,  Ralph  Stockman 
Tasker,  Dain  Loren 
Taylor,  Edward  Rdbeson 
♦Thacker,  Sara 
♦Tompkins,  Elizabeth  Knight 
Thompson,  Thomas  Hinckley 
Torrey,  Harry  Beal 
Truman,  Benjamin  Cummings 
•Upton,  Charles  Elmer 
Van  Liew,  Charles  Cecil 
Van  Norden,  Charles 
Voorsanger,  Jacob 
Wadsworth,  Charles  Curtis 
Wagner,  Harr 


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Wagner,   Mrs  Madge  Morris  (Hilyard)    [Mrs 

Harr  Wagner] 
Walling,  Mrs  Anna  (Strunsky)  [Mrs  William 

English  Walling] 
Ward,  Archibald  Robinson 
Water  house,  Alfred  James 
Waugh,  Lorenzo 
Webb,  Winifred 
Wei n stock,  Harris 
Wells,  Andrew  Jackson 
Wendte,  Charles  William 
Whitaker,  Robert 
White,  Stewart  Edward 
Wheeler,  Benjamin  Ide 
Wickson,  Edward  James 
Wiley,  Harley  R. 

Willard,  Charles  Dwight  — —  "  «**• 

Williamson,  Mrs  M. ^Burton  (Woodhead)  [Mrs 

Charles  Wesley  Williamson] 
Willmot,  Jeremy 'Carlisle 


include  all  prominent  citizens,  public 
officials,  educators,  artists,  editors  and 
many  others.  It  is  our  earnest  desire  to 
enlist  the  interest  of  our  local  librarians 
in  the  work  of  collecting  and  preserving 
;  historical  material. 

'  Extension  Department. 

!  The  Extension  Department  aims  to  do 
I  the  work  which  in  many  states  is  under 
the  supervision  of  a  public  library  com- 
mission.  The  Department  was  estab- 
i  lished  in  1903  and  began  work  in 
December  of  that  year  by  sending  out 
traveling  libraries  to  communities 
without  library  facilities.  The  Depart- 
ment now  has  four  separate  divisions: 
(1)  Traveling  Libraries;  (2)  Study  Club 


Wilson] 
Winterburn,   Mrs  Rosa    Viola    (Barton)  [Mrs 

George  T.  Winterburn] 
•Wolf,  Emma 
Wood,  Myron  Winslow 
Woodbury,  Charles  J. 
Woods.  Virna 

Pictures. 


•Wilson,  Mrs  Elizabeth  (Sargent)  [Mrs  s.  w.    Libraries;  (3)  Public  Libraries;  (4)  Books 

for  the  Blind. 

Traveling  Libraries  Division. 

Traveling  libraries  are  made  up  of 
fifty  volumes  each,  and  are  sent  to  any 
community  without  a  public  library  on 
the  application  of  five  resident  taxpayers. 
There  is  no  charge  for  the  use  of  these 
,  libraries  and  the  transportation  both 
A  request  is  being  sent  out  with  each  j  ways  is  paid  by  the  State  Library.  A 
author  and  pioneer  card  for  a  portrait  of  library  may  be  kept  three  months,  and 
the  recipient.  Several hundred  author  |  by  ^LSStS^J^Jt  SSS 
cards  were  mailed  before  this  feature  1  and  appiiCation  blank  are  sent  on 
was  inaugurated.      These  authors    will    request. 


receive  a  special  request  later,  as  we 
deem  it  of  the  utmost  importance  that  a 
picture  should  accompany  each  card. 
When  the  Department  is  again  installed 
in  the  Capitol  a  picture  section  will  be  a 
special  feature.  Pictures  of  prominent 
citizens  in  all  departments  of  State  life 
will  be  secured ;  also  pictures  of  historic 
landmarks  and  other  points  of  interest. 
These  will  be  of  use  to  illustrators  of 
books  and  periodicals  and  of  interest  to 
the  visitor. 

The  Department  is  soon  to  begin  the 
study  of  the  best  methods  employed  for 
the  mounting  and  preserving  of  valuable 
manuscripts,  letters,  pictures,  etc.  This 
branch  of  the  work  is  exceedingly  im- 
portant and  suggestions  from  librarians 
along  this  line  will  be  gratefully  received. 
As  soon  as  the  work  of  sending  author 


The  first  traveling  library  was  sent  out 
December  14,  1903.  There  are  now  298 
communities  in  California  that  have 
formed  library  associations  and  have  the 
privilege  of  borrowing  State  traveling 
libraries.  These  associations  are  divided 
by  counties,  as  follows:  Alameda  5,  Al- 
pine 1,  Amador  2,  Butte  6,  Calaveras  6, 
Colusa  2,  Contra  Costa  6,  Del  Norte  4, 
El  Dorado  10,  Fresno  5,  Glenn  4,  Hum- 
boldt 1,  Inyo  5,  Kern  6,  Kings  2.  Lake 
6,  Lassen  9,  Los  Angeles  9,  Madera  5, 
Marin  3,  Mariposa  1,  Mendocino  7,  Mer- 
ced 3,  Modoc  4,  Mono  1,  Monterey  13, 
Napa  5,  Nevada  3,  Orange  2,  Placer  10, 
Plumas  7,  Riverside  7,  Sacramento  4, 
San  Benito  2,  San  Bernardino  3,  San 
Diego  11,  San  Joaquin  6,  San  Luis  Obispo 
9,  San  Mateo  2,  Santa  Barbara  3,  Santa 
Clara  7,  Santa  Cruz  5,  Shasta  9,  Sierra 


and  pioneer  cards  is  thoroughly   estab- 1  4,  Siskiyou  8,  Solano    7,     Sonoma    22, 
lished,  we  expect  to  extend  it  so  as  to  '  Stanislaus 3,  Sutter  ro,  Tehama  2,  Trinity 


•Native  Californiatis. 


176 


NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


6,  Tulare  2,  Tuolumne  6,  Ventura  2, 
Yolo  3,  Yuba  2. 

During  June  nine  new  applications 
were  received  for  libraries:  San  Fer- 
nando, Los  Angeles  co.;  Crane  Valley, 
Madera  co.;  Lemon  Grove,  San  Diego 
co.;  South  San  Francisco,  San  Mateo 
co.;  Cazadero  and  Mark  West,  Sonoma 
co. ;  Lee  District,  Sutter  co. 

The  total  number  of  borrowers  for 
libraries  returned  during  the  month  was 
2080  and  the  circulation  5606,  as  follows: 
2904  fiction;  1442  juvenile;  1260  mis- 
cellaneous. 

Study  Club  Division. 

Study  Club  libraries  are  loaned  to  any 
registered  club  on  the  application  of  two 
resident  taxpayers.  These  libraries  are 
sent  out  to  encourage  the  foundation  and 
maintenance  of  clubs  for  systematic 
study.  There  are  no  registration  fees, 
but  for  each  study  club  library  the  fee  of 
$1.50  for  each  25  for  less)  books  must  be 

?aid  in  advance  toward  expense  of  service, 
his  fee  entitles  the  club  to  one  ship- 
ment (to  and  from),  express  free.  A 
study  club  library  may  be  kept  three 
months,  and  by  special  permission  the 
time  may  be  extended.  The  circular 
and  registration-application  blank  will 
be  sent  on  request. 

There  are  now  four  study  club  libra- 
ries in  use  covering  Shakespeare,  Flor- 
ence, Italy,  and  Russia  and  Japan. 

It  will  not  be  possible  for  some  time  to 
fill  requests  for  study  club  libraries,  be- 
cause these  books  are  sent  out  from  the 
main  collection,  which  is  not  accessible 
at  present. 

Public  Libraries  Division. 

The  public  library  is  the  natural  out- 
growth of  the  traveling  library.  Where 
the  demand  for  books  is  greater  than 
can  be  met  by  the  50  books  of  the  travel- 
ing library,  a  town  is  ready  for  a  library 
of  its  own. 

Since  November,  1905,  two  library  or- 
ganizers have  been  kept  in  the  field  to 
encourage  the  establishment  of  libraries, 
to  visit  those  already  established  and  to 
give  advice  and  assistance  to  public  libra- 
ries throughout  the  State  in  regard  to 
library  methods,  library  buildings,  etc. 

The  annual  reports  of  all  libraries  in 
the  State  are  also  kept  on  file  in  this 
division. 


During  July  9  visits  were  made  to  8 
towns.  One  library  was  established  at  . 
Elsinore,  Riverside  county,  the  ordi- 
nance having  been  passed  July  6,  1906. 
This  makes  the  total  number  of  libraries 
established  since  November,  1905,  15. 

During  a  part  of  July  one  of  the  library 
organizers  was  in  Berkeley  as  a  lecturer 
at  the  Summer  School  of  Library 
Method. 

Circular  No.  2,  Laws  of  California- 
relating  to  Public  Libraries,  has  just 
been  issued  by  this  Division. 

Books  fop  the  Blind  Division. 

Embossed  books  in  four  different  types 
are  sent  to  any  blind  resident  of  Cali- 

I  fornia  upon  application,  and  collections 
of  from  10  to  25  books  will  be  loaned  to 

I  any  public  library  on  application  of  its 
trustees  and  upon  agreement  to  loan  the 
books  free  to  any  blind  applicant.  Cir- 
cular and  Finding  list,  with   Call  slip 

I  postal,  or  with  Library  trustees  applica- 

1  tion  blank,  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  first  book  was  loaned  June  13, 
]  1905.  There  are  now  177  blind  borrow- 
ers, scattered  all  the  way  from  Siskiyou 
county  to  San  Diego.  During  June  8 
borrowers  were  added.  Total  accessions 
are  555,  as  follows:  New  York  point  , 
books,  214;  New  York  point  music,  45; 
Braille  books,  47;  Braille  music,  45: 
Moon  books,  181;  Boston  line  letter 
books,  19;  Appliances,  3;  Maps,  3.  Dur- 
ing the  month  208  books  were  loaned, 
as  follows:  New  York  point,  90;  Braille, 
50;  Moon,  62;  Boston  line  letter,  5;  appli- 
ances, o;  maps,  1.  The  books  loaned 
were  divided  by  class  as  follows:  ethics 
and  religion,  17;  science,  16;  useful  arts, 
o;  literature,  23;  fiction,  78;  travel,  his-  | 
tory,  and  biography,  24;  primers,  4;  ' 
music,  14;  periodicals,'  32. 

During  July  one  borrower  learned  to 
read  Moon. 

Since  the  Department  began  loaning 
books,  17  borrowers,  whose  ages  range 
from  38  to  91  years  and  who  could  not 
read  any  type  before,  have  learned  to ' 
read  either  Moon  type,  New  York  point, 
both  of  these,  or  Braille.  Besides  these, 
there  are  15  who  knew  some  type  and 


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177 


have  learned  to  read  one  or  two  other 
types. 

Two  late  Moon  publications  have  been 
added  during  July:  Jack  London's  Call 
of  the  Wild,  2  vols.,  and  Mrs  Alice 
Hegan  Rice's  Mrs.  Wiggs  of  the  Cabbage 
Patch,  2  vols. 

The  Moon  magazine  is  being  received 
monthly  and  will  be  sent  to  those  re- 
questing it,  in  the  order  requests  are 
received. 

A  new  Circular  and  Finding  List  was 
issued  during  June. 

State  Publications  Reeelved  During 
July. 

Many  of  the  administrative  depart- 
ments of  the  State  are  from  time  to  time 
publishing  reports,  bulletins,  etc.,  many 
of  which  are  of  considerable  interest. 
Copies  can  usually  be  obtained  free  by 
writing  to  the  department  issuing  them. 
The  titles,  with  brief  notes,  will  hereafter 
be  published  in  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  from  month  to  month  as  they 
are  published. 

Statk  Agricultural  Society,  J.  A. 
Filcher,  secretary,  Sacramento.  Bul- 
letin   no.    1.      Pacts  for  farmers.     3  p. 

Some  data  condensed  from  the  Annual  report 
of  the  U.  S.  Secretary  of  Agriculture  for  1905. 

Same.  Bulletin  no.  2.  The  poultry 
business  in  California.     3  p. 

Suggestions  on  starting  a  poultry  farm. 

Same.  Bulletins  nos.  3  and  5.  Crop 
reports  for  May  and  June.     3  and  4  p. 

These  reports  are  to  take  the  place  of  those 
formerly  issued  for  this  State  by  the  U.  S. 
Weather  Bureau. 

Same.  Bulletin  no.  4.  World  indus- 
rial  notes.     4  p. 

A  series  of  notes  regarding  industrial  occur- 
rences in  foreign  countries,  mostly  condensed 
from  consular  and  trade  reports. 

Department  ok  Secretary  of 
State,  Sacramento.  Supplemental  list 
of  registered  motor  vehicles  and  names 
of  licensed  chauffeurs. 

According  to  the  present  list,  there  are  6428 
automobiles  and  3379  chauffeurs  licensed  in  this 
State. 

Department  of  Education,  Sacra- 
mento. Bulletin  no.  97.  List  of  supple- 
mentary books  for  primary  and  second- 


ary schools,  adopted  by  the  State  Text 
Book  Committee,  and  approved  by  the 
State  Board  of  Education.     16  p. 

Same.  Bulletin  no.  98.  A  list  of 
normal  schools,  State  diplomas,  State 
certificates  and  kindergarten  training 
schools  accredited  by  the  State  Board  of 
Education  in  pursuance  of  the  provisions 
of  section  1775  of  the  Political  Code. 
3  P. 

Same.  Bulletin  no.  99.  High  school 
certification.    3  p. 

Containing  statutes  and  rules  of  State  Board 
of  Education. 

State  Board  of  Hbai/Th,  Sacra- 
mento.    Monthly    bulletin.     June,   vol. 

2,  no.  1. 

,  Contains,  in  addition  to  the  usual  synopsis  of 
vital  statistics,  reports  of  health  officers,  etc.,  an 
article  from  the  biennial  report  of  the  Chicago 
Department  of  Health,  relating  to  the  teaching 
of  cleanliness  to  school  children. 

State  Commission  on  Revenue 
and  Taxation.  Preliminary  report. 
71  p. 

Address:    The  Governor,  Sacramento. 

State  Normal  School,  San  Jose. 
Catalogue  for  the  forty-third  year,  ending 
June  30,  1906,  with  announcements  for 
the  year  1906-7.     33  p. 

State  Normal  School,  Chico. 
Seventeenth  annual  announcement  for 
the  year  ending  June  21,  1907.  Illus. 
19  p. 

University  of  California.  Publi- 
lications.  College  of  Agriculture,  Agri- 
cultural Experiment  Station.  Bulletin 
no.  178.  (Berkeley,  July,  1906.)  Mos- 
quito control,  by  H.  J.  Quayle.  Illus. 
56  p. 

Same.  Bulletins.  New  ser.,  vol.  8, 
no.  1.  Register,  1905-1906.  July,  1906. 
160  p. 

State  Library,  Sacramento.  News 
Notes  of  California  Libraries,  vol.  1,  no. 

3,  July,  1906.     Illus.    45  p. 

Same.  Extension  Department.  Pub- 
lic libraries  division.  Circular  no.  2. 
Laws  of  California  relating  to  public 
libraries.     21  p. 


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RECENT  ACCESSIONS 

Additions  to  the  Library  during 
April-June  1906. 

The  last  number  of  the  Quarterly  Bul- 
letin of  the  California  State  Library, 
which  was  issued  was  no.  4  of  vol.  4, 
covering  the  accessions  for  Sept. -Dec. 
1^05.  The  Bulletin  has  been  discon- 
tinued and  the  matter  contained  in  it 
will  hereafter  appear  in  the  News  Notes 
of  California  Libraries.  The  additions 
to  the  Library  during  Jan. -Mar.  1906 
were  printed  in  the  News  Notes  of  Cali- 
fornia Libraries \  vol.  1,  no.  1,  May, 
1906. 

GENERAL  WORKS 

Ameriean  society  for  the  extension  of 
university  teaching. 
Syllabi  for  the   academic  year   1904- 
1905,  ser.  237-251 016  A61 

Bradley,  John  William. 

Illuminated  manuscripts.     [1905.] 

091  B81 
California— State  library. 

Quarterly   bulletin  ;    Sept.    1899-Dec. 

I9°5-     4  v.  in  2.     1899-1905. 

C017  C15 

Discontinued  after  Dec.    1905 ;    merged    in 
News  notes  of  California  libraries. 

Canadian  magazine  of  politics,  sci- 
ence, art  and  literature,  v.  24-25. 
1904-05 051  C21 

Country  life  in  America,     v.  7.     1904-  j 
1905 q061  C8  ; 

Delineator,    v.  65.    1905 q061  D3 

Evans,  Charles,  comp. 

American  bibliography  ;  a  chronologi- 
cal dictionary  of  all  books,  pam- 
phlets and  periodical  publications 
printed  in  U.  S.  from  .  .  .  1639 
down  to  and  including  the  year  1820 
with  bibliographical  and  biographi- 
cal notes,    v.  3.    1905.    q015.73  E9 

For  California:  a  monthly  publica- 
tion,  v.  1-2.    1903-1905.    qc051  F6 

Gleason's  pictorial  drawing-room  com- 
panion,  v.  4-9.  1853-1855.   q061  G5 


Harvard  university— Library. 

Catalogue  of  English  and  American 
chap-books  and  broadside  ballads  in 
Harvard  college  library.     1905. 

016.398  H33 

Idler ;  an  illustrated  monthly  magazine. 

v.  27.     1905 052  119 

Indiana— State  library. 
Catalog.    Supplement,  April  i,  1905. 
019  189  v.  2 
International    congress    of   arts    and 
science. 
Congress  of  arts  and  science,  Univer- 
sal exposition,  St.    Louis,  1904.    v. 
1-2.     1905 060  161 

International     quarterly.       v.     8-1 1. 
1904-05 q051  16 

National      magazine;      an     illustrated 
American  monthly,    v.  22.     1905. 

051  N27 
Northern    crown  .  .  .  monthly  ...   de- 
voted to  the  interests  of  northern 
California,     v.  1.     1904-05. 

C061  N87 

Pall  Mall  magazine,     v.  1-29,  35.    1893- 

1903,  1905 052  P16 

Salinas  City,  Cal.   Odd  Fellows'  library. 
Catalogue.     1890 c017  S16 

Virginia— State  library. 
Annual  report,    1903-04.      Richmond, 
1904 027.5  V81 

ETHICS 

Baldwin,  William  Henry. 
Family    desertion    and    non -support 
laws.     1904 . .  .173  B82 


Black,  Hugh. 
Friendship. 


1903 177  B62 


Brandt,  Lilian. 
Five  hundred  and  seventy-four  desert- 
ers and  their  families ;  a  descriptive 
study  of  their  characteristics    and 
circumstances.     1905 173  B82 

Hubbard,  Elbert. 
A  message  to  Garcia.    C1899. .  174  H87 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — RECENT  ACCESSIONS. 


179 


Peabody,  Francis  Greenwood,  ed. 

The  liquor  problem;   a  summary  of 

investigations    conducted     by    the 

Committee  of  fifty,  1893-1903.    1905. 

178  P35 

RELIGION 

Abbott,  Lyman. 
Personality  of  God.     [1905.] 

231  A13p 

Abraham,  William  Henry. 

Church  and  state  in  England.     1905. 

(Oxford  lib.  of  practical  theology.) 

288  A15 

Allen,  Joseph  Henry. 

Historical    sketch    of    the    Unitarian 

movement    since    the   reformation. 

1894.      (American     church    history 

ser.,  v.  10.; 288  A42u 

Andrews,  Samuel  James. 
Life  of  Our  Lord  upon  the  earth  con- 
sidered in  its  historical,  chronologi- 
cal,    and     geographical     relations. 
Rev.  ed.     1891 282  A66 

Barrows,  John  Henry. 
Christianity   the  world-religion;    lec- 
tures delivered  in  India  and  Japan. 
1897 289  B27 

Bernheimer,  Charles  Seligman,  ed. 
Russian  Jew  in  the  United  States; 
studies  of  social  conditions  in  New 
York,  Philadelphia,  and  Chicago, 
with  a  description  of  rural  settle- 
ments.    1905 296  B52 

Brooks,  Phillips,  dp. 
Influence    of   Jesus.      1905.     (Bohlen 
lectures,  1879) 232  B878 

Sermons  for  the  principal  festivals 

and  fasts  of  the  church  year.     1904. 

252  B873C 

Brown,  Abbie  Farwell. 

In  the  days  of  giants;  a  book  of  Norse 

tales.     1904 293  B87 


Carlton,  Ambrose  B. 
Wonderlands  of  the  wild  West,  with 
sketches  of  the  Mormons.     1891. 

298  C28 
Clarke,  William  Newton. 
Study  of  Christian  missions.    Ed.  2. 
1901 266  C61 

What  shall  we  think  of  Christian- 
ity? The  Levering  lectures  before 
the  Johns  Hopkins  university,  1899. 
1900 260  C61 

Davenport,  Frederick  Morgan. 
Primitive  traits  in  religious  revivals; 
a  study  in  mental  and  social  evolu- 
tion.    1905 269  D24 

Dennis,  James  Shepard. 
Christian  missions  and  social  progress. 
2v.     1897-99 266  D41 

Drummond,  Henry. 
Essays  and  addresses.     1904. 

240  D79e 

Contents:  The  programme  of  Christianity. — 
The  greatest  thing  in  the  world.— Pax 
vobiscum.— The  changed  life.— The  city 
without  a  church.— Books  for  boys.— Bax- 
ter's second  innings. 

Expositor,    v.  61.    1905 205  E96 

F6nelon,   Francois  de  Salignac  de   La 
Motbe- 
Spiritual  letters  of  Archbishop  Fe'ne- 
lon:  letters  to  men.   1903.   240  F83 

Spiritual  letters  of  Archbishop  F£ne- 

lon:  letters  to  women.     1902. 

240  F331 
Frere,  Walter  Howard. 
Principles    of    religious    ceremonial. 
1906.     (Oxford  lib.  of  practical  theol- 
ogy)  264  F88 

Gladden,  Washington. 
Christian    pa9tor    and    the     working 
church.    1906.    (International  theo- 
logical lib.) 260  G64 

Social  salvation.     1902 261  G54 


Burton,  Ernest  De  Witt,   &   Mathews,    Hall,  Thomas  Cuming. 

Shailer.  Social  meaning  of   modern  religious 

Principles  and  ideals  for  the  Sunday  1         movements  in  England.     1900. 
school.    1903 268  B97  I  274.2  H17 


180 


NEWS  NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Hughes,  Thomas. 
Manliness  of  Christ. 


n.  d.    232  H89 


JastPOW,  Morris. 

Religion  of   Babylonia  and    Assyria. 

1898.     (Handbooks  on   the  history 

*    of  religions) 299  J89 

Jewish  encyclopedia;  a  descriptive 
record  of  the  history,  religion,  liter- 
ature, and  customs  of  the  Jewish 
people  from  the  earliest  times  to 
the  present  day.     12  v.     1901-06. 

q296  J6 

Lazarus,  Moritz. 
Ethics  of  Judaism,     pts.  1-2.     1900-01. 

296  L43 
Lowell,  Daniel  Ozro  Smith. 
Jason's  quest.  4th  ed.   1905.   292  L91 
Story  of  Jason's  quest  for  the  golden  fleece. 

JfcKenzie,  Alexander. 

Divine  force  in  the  life  of  the  world. 
1898 204  M15 

Mead,  George  White  fie  Id. 
Modern    methods    in    Sunday-school 
work.     1905 268  M47 

Newman,  John  Henry,  cardinal. 
Church  of  the  fathers.     1900. 

270.2  N55 

First  published  in  1840. 

Peabody,  Francis  Greenwood. 

Afternoons  in  the  college  chapel : 
short  addresses  to  young  men  on 
.  personal  religion.     1898. . . 252  P351 

Principles  of  religious  education ; 
a  course  of  lectures  delivered  under 
the  auspices  of  the  Sunday-school 
commission  of  the  diocese  of  New 
York,  with  an  introduction  by  the 
Right  Reverend  Henry  C.  Potter. 
1901 268  P96 

Procter,  Francis. 

New  history  of  the  Book  of  common 
prayer,  with  a  rationale  of  its  offices, 
on  the  basis  of  the  former  work  by 
Francis  Procter.     1905 264  P96 


Religious  systems  of  the  world,  a  con- 
tribution to  the  study  of  comparative 
religion ;  a  collection  of  addresses 
delivered  at  South  Place  Institute, 
now  revised  and  in  some  cases  re- 
written by  the  authors,  together 
with  some  others  specially  written 
for  this  volume.     1902 290  R38 

Robbins,  Wilford  Lash. 
An  essay  toward  faith.    1905.   284  R68 

Sehaff,  Philip,  &  Gilman,  Arthur,  eds. 
Library  of  religious  poetry.     [189-?.] 

q245S2 
Simpson,  William  J.  Sparrow. 
Our  Lord's  resurrection.     1905. 

282  S61 

Smith,  Henry  Preserved. 

Bible  and  Islam;   or,    The    influence 

of  the  Old  and  New  Testaments  on 

the  religion  of  Mohammed.     1897. 

(Ely  lectures.) 297  S64 

Stanley,  Arthur  Penrhyn. 

Sermons  for  children,  including  The 

Beatitudes  and  The  faithful  servant; 

preached    in    Westminster    abbey. 

1900 252  S78 

Stalker,  James. 
Life  of  Jesus  Christ.    New  and  rev.  ed. 
C1891 232  S78 

Swedenborg,  Emanuel. 
Compendium  of  the  theological  writ- 
ings, by  Samuel  M.  Warren.     Ed.  3. 
1904 280  S97 

Taylor,  Jeremy. 

Holy  living  and  dying :  with  prayers ; 
containing  the  whole  duty  of  a 
Christian  and  the  parts  of  devotion 
fitted  to  all  occasions,  and  furnished 
for  all  necessities.     1897. .  .241  T24 

Theologiea   Germaniea;   which  set- 

teth  forth  many  fair  lineaments  of 
divine  truth,  and  saith  very  lofty 
and  lovely  things  touching  a  perfect 
1  life;  ed.  by  Dr  Pfeiffer  from  the 
only  complete  manuscript  yet 
known;  tr.  from  the  German  by 
Susanna  Winkworth.     1901. 

241  T39 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — RECENT  ACCESSIONS. 


181 


Trumbull,  Henry  Clay. 
Individual    work    for    individuals;    a 
record  of  personal  experiences  and 
convictions.     1904 243  T86 

Van  Dyke,  Henry  Jackson. 
Sermons  to  young  men;  a  new  and 
enl.    ed.    of   "Straight    sermons.*' 
1904  252  V24 

SOCIOLOGY 
Adams,  Samuel. 
Writings,  collected  and  edited  by  H.  A. 
Cushing.     v.  2.     1906.     (Letter-press 
edition.) 808  A21 

Ashley,  Roscoe  Lewis. 
American  federal  state;  a  text-book  in 
civics  for  high  schools    and   acad- 
emies.    1903 842.73  A82 

Australian  handbook  (incorporating 
New  Zealand,  Fiji,  and  New  Guinea); 
shippers,  importers  and  professional 
directory  and  business  guide.  36th 
year.     1965 819.4  A98 

Avebury,  John  Lubbock,  1st  Baron. 
Short  history  of  coins  and  currency. 
1902 832.4  A94 

Baldwin,  Simeon  Bben. 
American  judiciary.    1905.    (American 
state  ser.) 351.9  B18 

Barnett,  Samuel  Augustus,  &  Barnett, 
AfrsH.  O.  (Rowland). 
Practicable  socialism;  essays  on  social 
reform.    1895 831.8  B26 

BettS,  Lillian  Williams. 
Leaven  in  a  great  city.     1903. 

381.8  B56 

Contents:  At  the  bottom.— The  development 
of  social  centers.— The  homes  under  one 
roof.  —  Slow-dawning  consciousness.  — 
Working-girls'  clnbs.  —  A  social  experi- 
ment.—Within  the  walls  of  home.— Finan- 
cial relations  in  families.— Home  stand. 
ards.— Where  lies  the  responsibility? 

Blerbower,  Austin. 
Ethics  for  schools;  being  a  treatise  on 
the  virtues  and  their  reasons,  espe- 
cially adapted  for  use  in  high  schools, 
academies  an.d  seminaries.    [1903.  J 
877.2  B58 


Bryee,  James. 
Studies  in  history  and  jurisprudence. 
[1901] 340  B91 


Bueher,  Karl. 
Industrial  evolution. 


1904.    381  B91 


Burrage,  Severance,  &  Bailey,  H.  T. 

School  sanitation  and  decoration  ;  a 

practical  study  of  health  and  beauty 

in  their  relation  to  the  public  schoels. 

C1899 871.7  B96- 

Campbell,  Mrs  Helen  (Stuart). 
Woman  wage-earners  ;  their  past,  their 
present  and  their  future.     1893. 

381.4  C18 
ChUPCh,  Alfred  John.      • 
Stories  of  Charlemagne  and  the  twelve 
peers  of  France,  from  the  old  ro- 
mances.    1902  398  C66S- 

Cltizen.  v.  1-4.  1896-1898.  q370.5  Cfr 

Clare,  George. 
A  B   C  of  the  foreign  exchanges ;  a 
practical  guide.     1905 . .  .832.4  C59- 

Commons,  John  Rogers,  ed. 
Trade  unionism  and  labor  problems. 
[1905]  ...." 831.8  C78 

Darwin,  Leonard. 
Bimetallism;  a  summary  and  examina- 
tion of  the  arguments  for  and  against 
a    bimetallic    system    of    currency. 
1905 832.4  D22 


Dole,  Charles  Fletcher. 
The  young  citizen.     1904 . . . 


853  D66 


Drage,  Geoffrey. 
Trade  unions.     [1905] 331.88  D75 

Dumas,  Jacques. 
Registering  titles  to  land.  1900.  (Storrs 
lectures  for  1899-1900). .  .833.3  D88 

Dutton,  Samuel  Train. 
School  management;    practical   sug- 
gestions concerning  the  conduct  and 
life  of  the  school.    1904. .  .371  D98- 


182 


NEWS  NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Economie  club  of  Boston. 
President  Roosevelt's  railroad  policy  ; 
including  addresses  by  Hon.  Charles 
A.  Prouty. .  .David  Willcox. .  .Hon. 
Peter  Stenger  Grosscup. .  .and  Prof. 
Prank  Parsons.      C1905.       385  El  9 

Egerton,  Hugh  Edward. 
Origin   and   growth    of   the    English 
colonies    and    of    their    system    of 
government.     1903 326.8  E29 

Fair,  Mrs  Laura  D. 
Official  report  of  the  trial  of  Laura  D. 
Fair,   for  the   murder  of  Alex.   P. 
Crittenden.     1871  qc343  Fl 

Falrlie,  John  Archibald. 
National  administration  of  the  United 
States.     1905 353  F17 

Firth,  Charles  Harding. 

Cromwell's  army ;   a    history  of  the 

English    soldier   during    the   civil 

wars,   the  commonwealth  and  the 

protectorate.    1905  355  F52 

George,  Henry,  jr. 
Menace  of  privilege ;    a  study  of  the 
dangers  to  the  republic   from    the 
existence  of  a  favored  class.    1905. 
333.  G34 
Gould,  Robert  Freke. 
Concise  history  of  freemasonry.    1904. 

366.1  G69c 

Greene,  Francis  Nimmo. 

Legends  of  King  Arthur  and  his  court. 
C1901 398  G79 

Greene,  Thomas  Lyman. 
Corporation  finance;  a  study  .of  the 
principles  and  methods  of  the  man- 
agement of  the  finances  of  corpora- 
tions in  the  United  States;  with 
special  reference  to  the  valuation  of 
corporation  securities.     1906. 

332  G81 

Grimm,  Jakob  Ludwig  Karl,  &  Grimm, 
Wilhelm  K. 
Kinder-  und  hausmarchen  der  briider 
Grimm;  selected  and  edited,  with 
introduction,  notes  and  vocabulary, 
by  Charles  P.  Otis.    C1887.  398  G86 


Guerber,  H61£ne  Adeline. 
Legends  of  the  middle  ages,  narrated 
with  special  reference  to  literature 
and  art.     [1896] 398  G921 

Hall,  Prescott  Farns worth. 
Immigration  and  its  effects  upon  the 
United  States.     1906 825.1  H17 

Hamilton,  James  Henry. 
Savings  and  savings  institutions.  1902. 
832.2  H21 
Harvard  law  school  association. 
Report  of  the  18th  annual  meeting  at 
Cambridge,  June  28,  1904.     1904. 

340.7  HS3 

Hinsdale,  Burke  Aaron. 

Art  of  study;  a   manual  for  teachers 

and  students  of  the  science  and  the 

art  of  teaching.    C1900.     371.3  H66 

Hoxie,  Charles  DeForest. 
How  the  people  rule;  civics  for  boys 
and  girls.     [1903] 342.73  H86 

Jane,  Frederick  T. 
Imperial  Japanese  navy,  with  over  80 
illustrations  from  sketches  and  draw- 
ings by  Japanese  artists  and  from 
official  photographs.  1904.  q369  J8 

Kelley,  Florence. 
Some  ethical  gains  through  legislation. 
1905.     (Citizen's  lib.) 881  K29 

Lee,  Joseph. 
Constructive  and   preventive  philan- 
thropy.   1902 831.8  L47 

Lewis,  Sir  George  Cornewall. 
Essay  on  the  government  of  depend- 
encies.   1891 325.8  L67 

London,  Jack. 
War  of  the  classes.     1905. 

6331.8  L84w 

Contents:  The  class  struggle. — The  tramp. 
—The  scab.— The  question  of  the  maxi- 
mum.— A  review. — Wanted  :  a  new  law  of 
development.— Howl  became  a  socialist. 

Mabinogion. 

Knightly  legends  of  Wales;  or,  The 

boy's  Mabinogion,  being  the  earliest 

Welsh  tales  of  King  Arthur  in  the 

famous  red  book  of  Hergest.     1903. 

898  Mil 


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183 


Maefarlane,  John  James. 
World's  commerce  and  American  in- 
dustries; graphically  illustrated   by 
eighty-six  charts.     1903.      380  H14 

MeKechnie,  William  Sharp. 
Magna  carta;    a  commentary  on   the 
great  charter  of  King  John.     1905. 
842.42  H16 

MeMurry,   Charles   Alexander,    &   Mc- 
Murry,  F.  M. 
Method  of  the  recitation.     1903. 

371.3  M16 

Marvin,  Frederic  Rowland. 
Consecrated   womanhood;     a    sermon 
preached  in  the  First  Congregational 
church,  Portland,  Oregon.     1903. 

396  M391 

Meakln,  James  Edward  Budgett. 
Model  factories  and  villages.     1905. 

331.8  M48 

Meliora;  a  quarterly  review  of  social 
science  in  its  ethical,  political  and 
ameliorative  aspects,  v.  1-12.  1859- 
1869 306  M52 

Monger,  Anton. 
Right  to  the  whole  produce  of  labour; 
the  origin  and  development  of  the 
theory  of  labour's  claim  to  the  whole 
product  of  industry.     1899. 

335  M54 
Meyer,  Hugo  Richard. 
Municipal  ownership  in  Great  Britain. 
1906 362  M61 

Morris,  William. 
Signs  of  change  ;  seven  lectures.   1903. 
335  M87s 

Contents:  How  we  live  and  how  wc  might 
live.— Whigs,  democrats,  and  socialists.— 
Feudal  England.— The  hopes  of  civiliza- 
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versus  useless  toil.— Dawn  of  a  new  epoch. 

Manger,  Theodore  Thornton. 
On  the  threshold.     1892 ....  374  H96 

Contents:  Purpose.— Friends  and  compan- 
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Amusements.— Purity .  —Faith. 


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Child  labor.     1905 381.8  N27 

National  conference  on  industrial  con- 
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Industrial  conciliation ;  report  of  the 
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under  the  auspices  of  the  National 
civic  federation.     1902     .331.1  N27 

New  York  state  reformatory,  Elruira. 
Annual  report.     1-29.     1876-1904. 

864  N56 

Neweomb,  Harry  Turner. 
Railway  economics.    1898.  .885  N53r 

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commission,  with  which  have  been 
reprinted  certain  editorial  and  other 
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posed amendment  of  the  Interstate 
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Nicholson,  Joseph  Shield. 
Rates  and  taxes  as  affecting  agricul- 
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336.2  N62 
Noyes,  Walter  Chadwick. 

American  railroad  rates.     1905. 

385  N95 
O'Leary,  James. 
Statistics  of  California  production, 
commerce  and  finance  for  the  years 
1 900-1,  with  brief  sketches  of  the 
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agriculture  and  horticulture  in  the 
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PortO  Rico— Secretary. 
Register  of  Porto  Rico.     1905. 

317.295  P85 
Rae,  John. 
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Sociological  theory  of  capital;  being 

a  complete  reprint  of  the  New  prin- 
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Edited,  with  biographical  sketch  and 
notes,  by  C.  W.Mixter.     1905. 

380  R18 

Richmond,  Mary  E. 

Friendly  visiting  among  the  poor;  a 

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381.8  R58 


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Ringwalt,  Ralph  Curtis. 
Briefs  on  public  questions,   with  se- 
lected lists  of  references.     1906. 

r374  R58 

RiOPdan,  Joseph  W. 

First    half  century    of    St.   Ignatius 

church  and  college.  [San  Francisco, 

Cal.]     1905 qc878.794  SIE 

Scott,  William  Amasa. 
Money  and  banking;  an  introduction 
to  the  study  of  modern  currencies. 
1903 v 882  S43 

Seligman,  Kdwin  Robert  Anderson. 
Principles  of  economics,  with  special 
reference  to  American    conditions. 
1905.     (American  citizen  ser.) 

880.2  S46 
Shaw,  Edward  Richard. 
School  hygiene.     1904 871.7  S68 

Sherman,  Waldo  Henry. 
Civics;  studies  in  American  citizenship. 
1905 342.78  S56 

SherWOOd,  Mrs  Mary  Elizabeth    (Wil- 
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Manners  and  social  usages.     Rev.  ed. 
1905 895  S66 

Ship  of  state,  by  those  at  the  helm.    1904. 

(Youths*  companion  ser.)    353  S55 

Contents:  The  presidency,  by  T.  Roosevelt.— 
The  life  of  a  senator,  by  H.  C.  Lodge.— 
The  life  of  a  congressman,  by  T.  B.  Reed.— 
The  supreme  court  of  the  United  States, 
by  J.  D.  Brewer.— How  Jack  lives,  by  J.  D. 
Long.— The  naval  war  college,  by  J.  D. 
Long.— How  our  soldiers  are  fed,  by  W.  C. 
Sanger.— How  the  army  is  clothed,  by 
M.  F.  Ludiugton.— Good  manners  and 
diplomacy,  by  W.  R.  Day.— How  foreign 
treaties  are  made,  by  H.  C.  Lodge.— Uncle 
Sam's  law  business,  by  J.  R.  Richards.— 
The  American  post  office,  by  W.  L.  Wilson 

Shuey,  Edwin  Longstreet. 

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Ancient  Greek  female  costume,  with 
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1882 391  S65 


Smith,  Nora  Archibald. 
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Constructive  democracy;  the  econom- 
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Sound  currency;  a  quarterly  publi- 
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TriggS,  Oscar  Lovell. 
The  changing  order;  a  study  of  dem- 
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U,  S.— Continental  congress. 
Journals  of  the  Continental  congress, 
1 774-1 789.  Edited  from  the  original 
records  in  the  Library  of  Congress 
by  Worthington  Chauncey  Ford, 
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United  States  naval  institute. 
Proceedings;  published  quarterly,    v. 
30.    1904 359  U58nin 

Webb,  Sidney,  &  Webb,  Mrs  Beatrice 
(Potter). 
Industrial  democracy.     1902. 

331.88  W36i 

Contents:  pt.  1.  Trade  union  structures. 
2.  Trade  union  function.  3.  Trade  union 
theory  .—Appendices. 

Problems  of  modern  industry.   1902. 

831  W36p 

Wllloughby,  William  Franklin. 
Territories  and   dependencies  of  the 
United  States,  their  government  and 
administration.    1905.    325.8  W73 

Wilson,  Wood*tew. 
The  state;  elements  of  historical  and 
practical  politics.     Rev.  ed.    1904. 
350  W75 

Woods,  Robert  Archey,  ed. 
Americans  in  process;    a  settlement 
study  by  residents  and  associates  of 
the  South  End  house.     1903. 

331  W89a 

Citj^jrilderness;  a  settlement  study. 

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Some  ethical  phases  of  the  labor  ques- 
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Contents:  Religion  in  relation  to  sociology. 
—The  relation  of  political  economy  to  the 
labor  question.— The  factory  as  an  ele- 
ment in  civilisation— The  ethics  of  prison 


Wyekoff,  Walter  Augustus. 
A  day  with  a  tramp,  and  other  days. 
1901 381.8  W97 

The    workers;    an   experiment    in 

reality.     1904 881.8  W97w 


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Bordlek,  Francis  Marion. 
Essentials  of  business  law.     1904. 

Davis,  Cushman  Kellogg. 
Treatise  on  international  law,  including 
American  diplomacy.     1901. 


Ellas,  Solomon  Philip. 
Law  of  theater  tickets. 


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Herron,  William  Wright. 
Supplement    to  Willson's    annotated 
criminal    statutes    of   the    state  of 
Texas.     3  v.     1906. 

Hopkins,  James  Love. 
Law  of  trademarks,  tradenames  and 
unfair  competition;  including  trade 
secrets;  goodwill.     1905. 

Illinois— Court  of  claims. 
Cases  decided  in  the  court  of  claims  of 
the  state  of  Illinois.     1905. 

Jones,  Leonard  Augusts.  ' 

Treatise  on  the  law  c.   landlord  and  • 
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Kinkead,  Edgar  Benton. 
Jurisprudence  law  and  ethics,  profes- 
sional ethics.     1905. 

Long,  Joseph  Ragland. 
Treatise  on  the  law  of  douiv. .  tic  rela- 
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Overland,  Martha  Uboe. 

Manual  of  statutory  corporation  law. 
1906. 

Purdon,  John. 

Stewart's  Purdon 's  digest.  A  digest 
of  the  statute  law  of  the  state  of 
Pennsylvania  from  the  year  1700  to 
1903  (with  the  laws  of  1905  in  the 
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Rahlll,  John  Joseph. 
Corporation  accounting  and  corpo- 
ration law ;  a  manual  of  corporate 
organization  and  management.  Ac- 
counting in  theory  and  practice. 
Banking,  with  special  reference  to 
the  national  banking  system,  and  a 
treatise  on  stock  exchange  .  .  .  An 
appendix  on  the  California  examina- 
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full  set  of  questions  and  answers. 
1906. 

Shepard'S  citations  of  all  cases  in  the 
Missouri  Court  of  appeals  reports 
which  have  had  a  subsequent  cita- 
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Shepard'S  Illinois  citations;  a  compila- 
tion of  citations  of  all  Illinois  Su- 
preme and  Illinois  Appellate  cases, 
constitutions,  statutes  and  session 
laws.    3d  ed.     1906. 

Shepard'S  New  Jersey  citations.  3d 
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Todd,  Ernest. 
Treatise  on  Belgian  law. 


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Wilson,  Sir  Roland  Knyvet. 
Anglo-Muhammadan    law; 
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Wisconsin— Legislature. 
Charter  of  the  City  of  Milwaukee, 
being  chapter  184,  laws  of  1874.  As 
amended  by  subsequent  acts  of  the 
legislature  to  and  including  the 
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PHILOLOGY 


Allen,  Joseph  Henry. 
Allen  and  Greenough'snew  Latin  gram- 
mar for  schools  and  colleges,  founded 
on  comparative  grammar.     1903. 

475  A42 

Bigelow,  Marshall  Train. 

Punctuation,  and  other  typographical 

matters,    for  the   use    of    printers, 

authors,  teachers,  and  scholars.  1902. 

421  B69 

Brandt,  Hermann  Carl  George. 
Grammar  of   the    German    language 
for  high  schools  and  colleges.     1895. 
486  B82 
Edgren,  August  Hjalmar. 
Brief  Spanish  grammar  with  historical 
introductions  and  exercises.     1900. 
(Heath's  modern  language  ser. ) 

468  E28 
Grandgent,  Charles  Hall. 
Italian     grammar.       1904.      (Heath's 
modern  language  ser.)     458.2  G75 

Hatzfeld,  Adolphe,  &  Darmesteter, 
Arse'ne. 
Dictionnaire  general  de  la  langue 
franca ise  du  commencement  du 
xvnesidclejusqu'a  nosjours,  prece'de' 
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langue.     2  v.     [1895-1900.] 

qr448  H8 

Kluge,  Friedrich,  &  Lutz,  Frederick. 

English  etymology;  a  select  glossary 

serving  as   an    introduction   to  the 

history  of   the    English    language. 

1898 422  K66 

Knapp,  William  Ireland. 
Grammar  of  the  modern  Spanish  lan- 
guage as  now  written  and  spoken  in 
the  capital  of  Spain.  1902.  468  K67 

KontopoulOS,  Nikolaos. 
Greek-English  lexicon  with  explana- 
tions of  the  more  difficult  pronunci- 
ation of  the  English  words  in  order 
to  facilitate  the  Greek  learner.    1903. 
r489  K82g 

Lexikon  English-Greek.     1904. 

r489  K82e 


Modern  philology ;  a  quarterly  journal 
devoted  to  research  in  modern  lan- 
guages and  literatures,  v.  2.    1904-5. 
405  M68 

Muret,  Ed. 

Muret-Sanders  Encyklopadisches 
deutsch-englisches  worterbuch. 
1903 qr488  H9 

Phyfe,  William  Henry  Pinkney. 
Five  thousand  words  often  misspelled. 
1902 421  P57f 

Roberts,  Ernest  Stewart. 
Introduction  to  Greek  epigraphy.   2  v. 
1887-1905 480  R64 

Sweet,  Henry. 
History  of  English  sounds  from  the 
earliest  period,  with  full  word-lists. 
1888 421  S97h 

New  English  grammar,  logical  and 

historical.      v  1.     1900.    (Clarendon 
ser.) 425  S97n 


Trench,  Richard  Chevenix. 
English  past  and  present.     1905. 

422  T79e 

Uhlemann,  Friedrich. 
Elementarlehre  der  syrische  sprache, 
mit  vollstandigen  paradigmen,  syri- 
schen  lesestiicken  und  dem  dazu 
gehorenden  worterbuche,  fur  akade- 
mische  vorlesungen.     1829. 

492.8  U81 
Vietor,  Wilhelm. 
German   pronunciation,   practice  and 
theory.     1903 481  V66 

Whitney,  William  Dwight. 
Compendious  German  grammar.    6th 
ed.   thoroughly  rev.   and  with  new 
exercises.      [1888] 485  W62 

Essentials  of  English  grammar,  for 

the  use  of  schools.    1903.  425  W62 

Practical    French    grammar,    with 

exercises  and  illustrative  sentences 
from  French  authors.    CIS87. 

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Ames,  Joseph  Sweetman. 
Theory  of  physics.     1897 . 


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Andrews,  Jane. 
Stories  Mother  Nature  told  her  chil- 
dren.    ci888 600  A66 

Autenrleth,  wilhelm. 
Detection  of  poisons  and  strong  drags, 
including  the  quantitative   estima- 
tion of  medicinal  principles  in  cer- 
tain crude  materials.     1905. 

643.5  A93 
Bailey,  Liberty  Hyde. 
Nature-study  idea;  being  an  interpre- 
tation of  the  new  school-movement 
to  put  the  child  in  sympathy  with 
nature.     1905 607  B15 

Ball,  Sir  Robert  Stawell. 
Star-land;     being    talks    with    young 
people  about  the  wonders  of   the 
heavens.     1899 623  B18s 

Time  and  tide,  a  romance  of  the 

moon.     1905 526.6  B18 

BaD,  Walter  William  Rouse. 
Mathematical  recreations   and    prob- 
lems   of   past   and    present  times. 
1905 610.4  B18 

Barker,  Arthur  H. 
Graphical  calculus.     1902  . .  .517  B26 

Barns,  Carl. 
Nncleation    of    the    uncontaminated 
.  atmosphere.     1906.    (Carnegie  insti- 
tution of  Washington.     Publication, 
no.  40) 661.5  B29 

Bell,  Louis. 
Art  of  illumination.    1902.   636.8  B48 

Beman,  Wooster  Woodruff,  &  Smith, 
David  Eugene. 
Higher  arithmetic.     1897 611  B45 

Berry,  Arthur. 
Short   history    of    astronomy.     1899. 
(University  extension  manuals.) 

620.9  .B6S 


Boyle,  Margaret  P. 
Calendar    stories.       Ulus.     by    John 
Clitheroe  Gilbert.     [1900.] 

529.3  B79 

British  museum.     Natural  history. 
Report  on  economic  zoology,     v.  1-2. 
By  F.  V.  Theobald.     1903-4. 

q691.6  B8 

Brown,  Elizabeth  Virginia. 
Stories  of  woods  and  fields.     [1902.] 

504  B87 

Cajori,  Florian. 
History  of  elementary    mathematics 
with  hints  on  methods  of  teaching. 
1905 510.9  CISh 

History  of  physics  in  its  elementary 

branches,  including  the  evolution  of 
physical  laboratories.     1899. 

580.9  C18 

Campbell,  William  Taylor. 
Observational  geometry.     1899. 

513  C19 

Campbell,  William  Wallace. 
Elements  of  practical  astronomy.  1904. 

522  C19 

Carhart,  Henry  Smith,  &  Chute,  Hora- 
tio N. 

Physics    for    high    school     students. 
1902 580.2  C27 

Casey,  John. 
Treatise  on  the  analytical  geometry  of 
the  point,  line,  circle,  and  conic  sec- 
tions, containing  an  account  of  its 
most  recent  extensions,  with  numer- 
ous examples.    1893 618  C38 


Clerke,  Agnes  Mary. 
Astronomy.     1898  . , 


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Farabee,  William  Curtis. 
Inheritance  of  digital  malformations 
in  man.     1905.     (Peabody  museum 
of  American   archaeology   and  eth- 
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Fisher,  Mrs  Arabella  Burton  (Buckley). 
Fairyland  of  science.     1903.    504  F58 

Through   magic  classes  and  other 

lectures;  a  sequel  to  The  fairyland 
of  science.     1903 504  F58t 

Flammarion,  Camille. 

Astronomy  for  amateurs.     1904. 

528  F58 
Fleming,  John  Ambrose. 
Waves  and  ripples  in  water,  air,  and 
aether.     1902 580  F59 

Gibson,  George  Alexander. 
Elementary  treatise  on  the  calculus, 
with    illustrations    from   geometry, 
mechanics  and  physics.     1903. 

517  G44 

Gibson,  William  Hamilton. 
Sharp  eyes;   a  rambler's  calendar  of 
fifty-two  weeks  among  insects,  birds 
'  and  flowers.     1904 504  G45 

Goode,  George  Brown. 
Account  of  the  Smithsonian  institu- 
tion, its  origin,  history,  objects  and 
achievements.     1895 506  G64 

Gore,  James  Howard. 
Geodesy.      1891.      (Riverside    science 
ser.) 526  G66 

Hall,  James,  &  Clarke,  John  Mason. 
Memoir  on   the    paleozoic    reticulate 
sponges  constituting  the  family  dic- 
tyospongidte.      1898.      (New    York 
(state)  Museum.     Memoirs,      no.  2.) 
q568  HI 
Harris,  William  Torrey. 
How  to  teach  natural  science  in  pub- 
lic schools.     1895 507  H81 


Hodge,  Clifton  Fremont. 
Nature  study  and  life.     1903. 


507  H68 


Howe,  Herbert  Alonzo. 
Elements   of   descriptive   astronomy. 
1897 528  H86 

Huxley,  Thomas  Henry. 
Introductory  science  primer.  502  H98 

Hyndman,  Hugh  Henry  Francis. 
Radiation ;  an  elementary  treatise  on 
electromagnetic    radiation    and    on 
Rontgen  and  cathode  rays.     1898. 

580  H99 
Indiana  academy  of  science. 

Proceedings.     1899-1903 506  189 

Jackman,  Wilbur  Samuel. 

Nature  study  for  the  common  schools. 
1894 507  J12 

Jaeoby,  Harold. 

Practical    talks    by    an    astronomer. 
1904 520  J17 

Jones,  Fayette  Alexander. 

New    Mexico    mines    and    minerals. 
World's  fair  ed.,  1904.     1905. 

557.8  J76 

Lambert,  Preston  Albert. 
Analytic     geometry,     for     technical 
schools  and  colleges.      1904. 

516  L22 
Lockyer,  Sir  Joseph  Norman. 
Inorganic    evolution    as    studied    by 
spectrum  analysis.   1900.  528.5  L81 

Lodge,  Sir  Oliver  Joseph. 
Elementary       mechanics       including 
hydrostatics  and  pneumatics.  [  1896.  ] 

581  L82 
Lummer,  Otto. 

Contributions  to  photographic  optics. 
1900 686.8  L95 

McGill,  Caroline. 
Spermatogenesis     of     Anax   Junius. 
1904.       (University      of      Missouri 
studies.) q591.1  S8 

Bound  with:    Studies  in  spermatogenesis  by 
N.  M.  Stevens. 


H Olden,  Edward  Singleton. 
The     sciences,    a    reading    book    for 
children;  astronomy,  physics — heat,  1 
light,  sound,  electricity,  magnetism  j  Miall,  Louis  Compton. 
— chemistry,  physiography,  meteor-        Round  the  year;  a  series  of  short  nature 
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Mehelson,  Albert  Abraham. 
Light  waves    and    their    uses.      1903. 
(Chicago  University  decennial  publi- 
cations.)   686  M62 

■tiler,  Mrs  Mary  Farrand  (Rogers). 
Brook  book;  a  first  acquaintance  with 
the  brook  and  its  inhabitants  through 
the  changing  year.    1904.    504  M64 

Hurray,  Daniel  Alexander. 
Plane    and     spherical    trigonometry. 
1905 614  M98 

IttSSelman,  De  Lafayette,  &  White, 
Wilton  E. 
Musselman's  new  commercial  arith- 
metic; a  treatise  on  the  science  of 
numbers  and  their  application  to 
practical  commercial  computations. 
1904 611  M98 


National  academy  of  sciences,  Washing-   Schubert,  Hermann  Casar  Hannibal 


Rood,  Ogden  Nicholas. 
Students'  text-book  of  color;  or,  Mod- 
ern chromatics,  with  applications  to 
art    and    industry.      1903.      (Inter- 
national scientific  ser.)    585.6  R77 

Ropp,  Christian. 
Ropp's  new  calculator  and  short-cut 
arithmetic,  containing  an  original 
and  comprehensive  system  of  useful, 
convenient,  and  labor-saving  tables, 
also  the  essence  of  arithmetic  and 
mensuration,  condensed  and  simpli- 
fied.    [1903.] 511  R78 

Ruedmann,  Rudolf. 
GraptolitesofNewYork.    1904.    (New 
York    (state)    Museum.      Memoirs, 
no.  7,  pt.  1.) q668  R9 

Sanford,  Leonard  Cutler  [and  others]. 

Water- fowl  family.     1903.     (American 

sportsman's  lib.)   598.2  S22 


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Memoirs,     v.  I. 


1866 q506  N2 


Nichols,  Edward  Leamington,  &  Frank- 
lin, William  S. 
Elements  of  physics.    1906.  580.2  N61 

OBterhOUt,  Winthropjohn  Van  Leuven. 
Experiments  with  plants.     1905. 

C581  085 

Parker,  Edward  Justus. 

The  lantern,  being  a  treatise  on  the 

magic    lantern     and     stereopticon. 

1901 586.8  P28 

Perry,  John. 
Applied  mechanics;  a  treatise  for  the 
use  of  students  who  have  time  to 
work  experimental,  numerical,  and 
graphical  exercises,  illustrating  the 
snbject.     1905 681  P46 

Porter,  Jermain  Gildersleeve. 
Stars  in  song  and  legend,  with  illus- 
trations from  the  drawings  of  Al- 
brecht  Dtirer.     1902     528  P84 

Preston,  Thomas. 
Theory  of  light.     3d  ed.     1901. 

585  P94 


Mathematical  essays  and  recreations. 
1903 510.4  S38 

Serviss,  Garrett  Putman. 

Pleasures  of  the  telescope;  an  illus- 
trated guide  for  amateur  astrono- 
mers and  a  popular  description  of 
the  chief  wonders  of  the  heavens  for 
general  readers.     1901 528  S49 

Slate,  Frederick. 

Principles  of  mechanics;  an  elementary 
exposition,     pt.  1.     1905.     581  S68 

I  Smith,  David  Eugene. 

Teaching  of  elementary  mathematics. 
I  1905.  (Teachers*  professional  lib.) 
1  510.7  S64 
J  Smithsonian  institution. 
i  Exhibit  of  the  Smithsonian  institution 
1  at  the  Cotton  states  exposition,  At- 
lanta,   1895.     1895 506  G64 

Speer,  William  W. 
Advanced  arithmetic.    1901 .     611  S74 

1  Steele,  Mary  Isabelle. 

Regeneration  of  crayfish  appendages. 
1904.  (University  of  Missouri  stud- 
ies.)      q  591.1  S8 

Bound    with :  Studies  in   spermatogenesis 
bvN.  M.  Stevens. 


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Tait,  Peter  Guthrie. 
Light,     1900 


586  T13 


Taylor,  James  Morford. 
College  algebra.     1889. 


.512  T24 


Thompson,  Silvanus  Phillips. 
Light  visible  and  invisible.     1903. 

585  T47 
Todd,  Mrs  Mabel  (Loomis). 
Total  eclipses  of  the  sun.     New  and 
rev.  ed.     1900 528.3  T63 

Todhunter,  Isaac. 

Elements  of  Euclid  for  the  use  of 
schools  and  colleges;  comprising 
the  first  six  books  and  portions  of 
the  eleventh  and  twelfth  books; 
with  notes,  an  appendix,  and  exer- 
cises.   1903 518  T68e 

Wallace,  Alfred  Russel. 
Studies    scientific    and    social.      2   v. 
1900 504  W18 

Contents:  1.  Earth  studies.  -  Descriptive 
zoology.  —  Plant  distribution.  —  Animal 
distribution.  —  Theory  of  evolution.  — 
Anthropology.  —  Special  problems.  2. 
Educational.— Political.— The  land  prob- 
lem.— Kthical.—  Sociological . 

Watson,  William. 
Text-book  of  physics.     1905. 

530.2  W34 
Webb,  Thomas  William. 
Celestial    objects     for    common    tele- 
scopes.    2  v.     1904 523  W86 

Weismann,  August. 

Evolution  theory.     2  v.     1904. 

q575  W4 
Williams,  Henry  Smith. 
Story   of  nineteenth-century   science. 
1904 509  W72 

Wrapson,  James    P.,    &  Gee,    W.    W.  ] 
Haldane.  ' 

Mathematical  and  physical  tables,  for 
the  use  of  students  in  technical 
schools  and  colleges.     1898  ' 

530  W94 
Zahm,  John  Augustine. 

Sound  and  music.     2d  ed.     1900. 

534  Z19 


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American  machinist ;  a  practical  jour- 
nal of  machine  construction,  issued 
weekly,     v.  28,  pt.  I.     1905. 

q621.05  A5 

And£s,  Louis  Edgar. 
Oil  colours  and  printers'  inks;  a  prac- 
tical handbook  treating  of  linseed 
oil,  boiled  oil,  artists'  colours,  lamp- 
black, and  printers'  inks,  black  and 
coloured.     1903 667.6  A55 

Bauer,  Gustav. 

Marine  engines  and  boilers,  their  de- 
sign and  construction;  a  handbook 
for  the  use  of  students,  engineers, 
and  naval  constructors.     1905. 

621.12  B84 
Branch,  Joseph  Gerald. 
Heat  and   light   from  municipal  and 
other  waste.      C1906 628.4  B81 

Cassier's  magazine;  engineering  illus- 
trated,    v.  27-28.     1904-05. 

620.5  C84 
Esty,  William. 
Alternating  current  machinery.     1905. 
621.81  E82 
Godfrey,  C. 
How  to  mix  paints;  a  simple  treatise 
prepared  for  the  wants  of  the  prac- 
tical painter.     1905 667.6  658 

Greeley,  Arthur  Philip. 
Registration  of  trademarks  under  the 
new  Trademark  act  of  the  United 
States.     1905 608  G79 

Hasluck,  Paul  Nooncree,  ed. 

Upholstery,  with  numerous  engravings 
and  diagrams.     1904 645  H35 

Iron  age;  a  review  of  the  hardware, 
iron,  machinery  and  metal  trades. 
v.  75-     1905 q669.1  17 

Kellogg,  Alice  Maude. 
Home  furnishing,  practical  and  artistic, 
with  fifty-five  illustrations  from  pho- 
tographs.    [1905.] 645  K29 

Le  Chatelier,  Henri  Louis. 

Experimental  researches  on  the  con- 
stitution of  hydraulic  mortars.    1905. 
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Pennsylvania— Forestry,     Department 
of. 
Report  for   the  years  1903  aud  1904. 
1905 684.9  P41 

Railroad  gazette;  a  journal  of  trans- 
portation, engineering  and  railroad 
news.     v.  38.     1905 q626  Rl 

Richards,  Mrs  Ellen  Henrietta  (Swal- 
low). 
Cost  of  shelter.     1905 640  R51c 

Rlckard,  Thomas  Arthur. 
Copper  mines  of  Lake  Superior.    1905. 

622  R689c 
Roberts,  Isaac  Phillips. 
ThehoW.     1905.     (Rural  science  ser.) 

636.1  R64 
Sabln,  Alvah  Horton. 

Industrial  and  artistic  technology  of 

paint  and  varnish.    1905.  667.6  Sll 

San   FranclSCO — California  midwinter 
international  exposition. 
Official  guide  to  the  California  mid- 
winter exposition  in  Golden  Gate 
park,  San  Francisco.     C1894. 

C606  S19 
Sehulz,  Ernst. 

Diseases  of  electrical  machinery.   1904. 

621.31  S38 

U.  S. — Geological  survey.     Chief   engi- 
neer. 
Letter   relative    to    the  irrigation    of 
lands  in  the  vicinity  of  Yuma  under 
.    the  provisions  of  the  reclamation 
act  of  June  17,  1902.     n.  d. 

qe681.2  U6i 

Vreeland,  Frederick  King. 

Maxwell's  theory  and  wireless  teleg- 
raphy. Pt.  1.  Maxwell's  theory  and 
Hertzian  oscillations,  by  H.  Poin- 
car€,  translated  by  F.  K.  Vreeland. 
2.  Principles  of  wireless  telegraphy, 
by  F.  K.  Vreeland.    1904.    654  V97 

Welsbaeh,  Julius. 

Mechanics  of  air  machinery;  with  an 
appendix  on  American  practice  by 
Amasa  Trowbridge.     1905. 

621.6  W42 


I 


MEDICINE 

Bailey,  Pearce. 
Diseases  of  the  nervous  system  result- 
ing from  accident  and  injury.     1906. 
616.8  B16 

CabOt,  Richard  Clarke,  ed. 

Diseases  of  metabolism  and  of  the 
blood,  animal  parasites,  toxicology 
...  An  authorized  translation  from 
"Die  deutsche  klinik. » '     1906. 

616  Cll 

Caill£,  Augustus. 
Differential  diagnosis  and  treatment  of 
'   disease;  a  text-book  for  practitioners 
and  advanced  students.     1906. 

616  Cll 
FOX,  George  Henry. 
Photographic  atlas  of  the  diseases  of 
the  skin  ...  a  series  of  ninety-six 
plates,  comprising  nearly  two  hun- 
dred illustrations,  with  descriptive 
text,  and  a  treatise  on  cutaneous 
therapeutics.    4  v.    CI905. 

q616.6  F7 

James,  Bushrod  Washington. 

American  resorts;  with  notes  upon 
their  climate.     1889 q618.1  J2 

Mechnikov,  iPia  irich. 

Immunity  in  infective  diseases.     1905. 
614.4  M48 

Spiers,  Henry  H. 
Tuberculosis  or  consumption.    1906. 
616.99  S75 

Wilson,  James  Cornelius,  ed. 

Infectious    diseases;     an    authorized 

translation     from     "Die    'deutsche 

klinik."      1905.      (Modern    clinical 

medicine.) 616.91  W74 

Wood,  Francis  Carter. 

Chemical  and  microscopical  diagnosis. 
1905 616.07  W87 

Young,  James  Kelly. 

Manual  and  atlas  of  orthopedic  sur- 
gery, including  the  history,  etiology, 
pathology,  diagnosis,  prognosis, 
prophylaxis,  and  treatment  of  de- 
formities.    1906 q617.8  Y7 


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FINE  ARTS 

« 

Bach,  Alberto  B. 
Principles    of    singing;     a     practical 
guide    for    vocalists    and    teachers, 
with  vocal  exercises.     1905. 

784.9  Bll 
Bierbaum,  Otto  Julius. 
Stuck.     1901.     (Kiinstler-monograph- 
ien.) q759.8  S93b 

Blackburn,  Henry. 
Art  of  illustration  .  .  .  revised  to  date, 
together  with  a  chapter  on  coloured 
illustration  by  J.  S.  Eland.     1904. 

q741  B6 
Capart,  Jean. 

Primitive  art  in  Egypt;  translated 
from  the  revised  and  augmented 
original  edition  by  A.  S.  Griffith. 
1905 q709.62  C2 

FlSChel,  Oskar. 

Ludwig  von  Hofmann.  1903.  (Kiin- 
stler-monographien.)    q759.S  H71f 

Gensel,  Julius. 

Friedrich  Preller.  1904.  (Kunstler- 
monographien.) q759.3  P92g 

Gensel,  Walther. 

Millet  und  Rousseau.  1902.  (Kunstler- 
monographien.)   q759.4  M65g 

Gronau,  Georg. 

Leibl.  1901.  (Kunstler-monograph- 
ien.) q759.8  L62g 

Haack,  Friedrich. 

M.  von  Schwind.  1904.  (Kiinstler- 
monographien.) q759.3  S41h 

Handel,  Georg  Friedrich. 
Messiah,  sacred  oratorio;  music  by 
.  .  .  Handel;  vocal  score  edited 
and  arranged  from  the  composer's 
score  and  the  additional  instrumenta- 
tion of  Mozart  by  W.  T.  Best.  n.  d. 
(G.  Schirmer's  collection  of  oratorios 
and  cantatas.) q788.3  H2 

Heilmeyer,  Alexander. 
Adolf  Hildebrand.     1902.     (Kiinstler- 
monographien.) q735  H64h 

Heyck,  Eduard. 

Hans  von  Bartels.  1903.  (Kunstler- 
monographien.) q759.3  B28h 


Hitbl,  Arthur,  freiherr  von. 
Three-colour      photography ;      three- 
colour  printing  and  the  production  of 
photographic    pigment    pictures  in 
natural  colours.     1904 778  H87 

Ilffes,  F.  Walther. 

M.  von  Munkacsy.     1899.     (Kiinstler- 
monographien.) q759.7  M96i 

Isham,  Samuel. 
History  of  American  painting  .  .  .  with 
twelve  full-page  photogravures  and 
one  hundred  and  twenty-one  illus- 
trations in  the  text.  1905.  (History 
of  American  art.     v.  3. ) . . .  q769.1  17 

Jordan,  Max. 

Koner.     1901.     (Kiinstler-monograph- 
ien.) q769.3  K82J 

Kaemmerer,  Ludwig. 
Chodowiecki.    1897.    (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.) q769.8  C54k 

Hubert  und  Jan   van  Eyck.     1898. 

(Kiinstler-monographien.) 

q759.9  E97k 
Mem  ling.      1899.     (Kunstler-mono- 

graphien.) q759.9  M53k 

I  Knaekfuss,  Hermann. 

Rembrandt.     1903.     (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)   q759.9  R38k 

t Tizian.        1903.       ( Kiinstler-mono- 

I         graphien.) q759.5  T62k 

Velazquez.    1905.    (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)   q759.6  V48k 

! 

J  Kobb£,  Gustav. 

I      Wagner's  music-dramas  analyzed,  with 

;         the    leading    motives;     Niebelung; 

J         Tristan;      Mastersingers ;     Parsifal. 

1         1904 782  K76 


Larned,  Charles  W. 

History  of  the  battle  monument  at 
West  Point,  together  with  a  list  of 
the  names  of  those  inscribed  upon 
and  commemorated  by  it  and  of  the 
original  subscribers  thereto;  to  which 
is  added  a  description  of  the  quarry- 
ing, working,  transportation  and 
erection  of  the  shaft  by  E.  F.  Miner. 
1898 718  L82 


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Leigh  ton,  Sir  Frederick. 
Addresses  delivered  to  the  students  of 
the  Royal  academy.    1896.   704  L52 

Leitsehllh,  Franz  Friedrich. 
Giovanni  Battista  Tiepolo;  eine  studie 
znr  kunstgeschichte  des  18  j ah rh un- 
dents.    1896 q759.5  T661 

■aekowsky,  Hans. 

Verrocchio.      1901.      (Kunstler- mono- 
graphien.) 734  V56m 

Helssner,  Franz  Hermann. 
Tiepolo.  1897.    (Kiinstler-monograph- 
ien.) q759.5  T56m 

Meyer,  Alfred  Gotthold. 
Canova.    1898.  (Kiinstler-monograph- 
ien.)  q736  C22m 

!        —  Donatello.     1903.    (Kiinstler-mono- 
j  graphien.) , q734  D67m 

Reinhold  Begas.     1901.     (Kunstler- 

monographien.) q735  B41m 

Mohn,  Victor  Paul. 
Lndwig    Richter.      1897.      (Kunstler- 
monographien.) q759.3  R53m 

■ontandon,  Marcel. 
Gysis,  mit  einer  einleitung  von  F.  v. 
Lenbach.      1902.       (Kiinstler-inono-  ' 
graphien.) q759.9    G99m 

Ostlnl,  Fritz,  baron  von. 
Bocklin.   1904.    (Kiinstler-monograph- 
ien.) q769.3  B660 

Griitzner.     1902.     (Kiinstler-mono- 

graphien.) q759.3  G89o 

Thoma.       1900.       (Kiinstler-mono- 

graphien.) q759.3  T46o  , 

Uhde.        1902.       (Kunstler  -  mono-  ! 

graphien.) q759.3  U29o 

Pepzynskl,  Friedrich. 
Hokusai.       1904.       (Kunstler  -  mono- 
graphien. ) q759.92  H72p 

Pietsch,  Ludwig. 
Herkomer.       1901.       (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.) q759.3  H54p 

- — Knaus.      1901.      (Kunstler  -  mono- 
graph ien.)  q759.3  K67p 


Riano,  Juan  Facundo. 
Critical  and  bibliographical  notes  on 
early  Spanish  music.     1887. 

780.9  R48 

Rilke,  Rainer  Maria. 

Worpswede:    Fritz   Mackensen,    Otto 

Modersohn,   Fritz  Overbeck,   Hans 

am  Ende,  Heinrich  Vogeler.     1905. 

(Kiinstler-monographien. ) 

q759.8  R5 
Rosenberg,  Adolf. 
A.    von    Werner.      1900.      (Kiinstler- 
monographien.)  q759.3  W49r 

Adriaen     und    Isack    van    Ostade. 

1900.     (Kiinstler-monographien.) 

q759.9  086p 

Antoine  Watteau.    1896.    (Kiinstler- 
monographien.)  q759.4  W34p 

Defregger.     1900.    (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)   q769.3  D31r 

H.  von  Gebhardt.    1899.    (Kiinstler- 
monographien.)    q759.3  G29r 

Eberlein.     1903.      (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)   q785  E16r 

Friedrich    August    von    Kaulbach. 

1900.     (Kiinstler-monographien.) 

q769.3  K21r 

Lenbach.      1903.     (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)       q759.8  L56p 

Leonardo  da  Vinci.      1898.     (Kiin- 
stler-monographien.)   q759.6  V77p 

Teniers  der  jiingere.     1901.     (Kiin- 
stler-monographien.)   q769.9  T92r 

Thorwaldsen.       1901.       (Kunstler 

monographien.) q735  T62P 

Vautier.       1897.      (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)  q759.3  V38r 

Rosenhagen,  Hans. 

Liebermann.     1900.     (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)   q769.3  L71p 

Sehleinitz,  Otto  von. 

Burne-Jones.     1901.     (Kiinstler-mono- 
graphien.)     q759.2  B96g 

Walter  Crane.      1902.      (Kiinstler- 
monographien.)  q759.2  C89s 


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Schmid,  Max. 

Klinger.  1906.  (Kiinstler-monograph- 
ien.) q769.3  K65s 

Rethel.      1898.       (Kiinstler-mono- 

graphien.) q759.8  R43s 

Sharp,  Mary. 

Point  and  pillow  lace;  a  short  account 
of  various  kinds,  ancient  and  mod- 
ern, and  how  to  recognize  them. 
[1899.] 746  S58 

Smith,  Mrs  A.  Murray. 
Westminster  abbey,   painted  by  John 
Fulleylove,  described  by  Mrs.  A.  M. 
Smith.     1904 726  S64 ; 

Spahn,  Martin.  \ 

Philipp  Veit.     1901.     (Kiinstler-mono- 1 

graphien.) q759.3  V42s  j 

Steinmann,  Ernst. 

Ghirlandajo.  1897.  (Kunstler-inono- 
graphien.)    q759.5  G42s 

Pinturicchio.       1898.       (Kiinstler- 

monographien.) q759.5  P65s 

Thode,  Henry. 

Correggio.  1898.  (Kiinstler-inouo- 
graphien.) q759.5  C82t 

Giotto.      1899.       (Kiinstler-mono- 

graphien. ) q759.5  G51t 

Mantegna.    1897.    (Kiinstler-mono- 

graphien.) q759.5  M29t 

Tintoretto.    1901.    (Kiinstlermono- 

graphien.) q759.6  T59t 

Wedmore,  Frederick. 

Masters  of  genre  painting;  being  an 
introductory  handbook  to  the  study 
of  genre  painting.    1880.    754  W89 

Whall,  C.  w. 

Stained  glass  work;  a  text- book  for 
students  and  workers  in  glass.  1905. 
(Artistic  crafts  ser. )    748  W56 


Wisconsin— University. 
Deutsches  liederbuch  fur  amerikani- 
sche  studenten;  texteund  melodieen 
nebst  erklarenden   und    biographi- 
schen  anmerkungen.     1906. 

784.6  W81 

Woolson,  Grace  A. 
Ferns  and  how  to  grow  them.     1905. 
(Garden  lib.) 716  WW 

Zabel,  Eugen. 

Wereschtschagin.      1900.      (Kiinstler- 
monographien.) q759.7  V49z 

Zlller,  Hermann. 
Schinkel.     1897.     (Kiinstler-monogra- 
phien.)   q724.9 


AMUSEMENTS 

I  American  field;  the  sportsman's  jour- 
!     nal.     v.  62.     1904 q796  AS 


Easy  entertainments  for  young  people. 
1905 -V  798  E18 


Guns,  ammunition,  and  tackle,  by  Cap- 
tain  A.    W.    Money   [and  others]. 
1904.     (American  sportsman's  lib.) 
799  097 

Contents:  Money,  A.  W.  The  shot-gun  and 
its  handling.— Kephart,  H.  The  hunting 
rifle.— Carlin,  W.  E.  The  theory  of  rifle- 
shooting.—  Himmelwright,  A.  I*.  A.  The 
pistol  and  revolver.— Keene,  J.  H.  The 
artificial  fly. 

Hall,  Albert  Neely. 
Boy  craftsman;   practical   and    profit- 
able ideas  for  a  boy's  leisure-  hours. 
1905 790  H17 

Howard,  Clarence  J.,  ed. 
Howard's  book  of  drawing-room  theat- 
ricals.   C1870 793  H84 

Schillings,  C.  G. 

Flashlights  in  the  jungle;  a  record  of 

hunting  adventures  and  of  studies  of 

wild  life  in  equatorial  East  Africa. 

1905    799  SS8 


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LITERATURE 


Anaereon. 

Anacreon;  with  Thomas  Stanley's 
translation;  edited  by  A.  H.  Bullen. 
1893 ...884  A63s 

Andersen*  Hans  Christian. 

Bilderbuch  ohne  bilder;  new  ed.  with 

explanatory  notes  and   a  complete 

vocabulary  by   Leopold  Simonson. 

C1887 889.83  A54 

Die  eisjungfrau   und   andere    ges- 

chichten,  with  English  notes  by  C. 
E.  F.Krauss.    ci866.    839.83  A54e 


Auerbach,  Berthoid. 

Brigitta.     1898 


.833  A91 


In  German. 


Baumbaeh,  Rudolf.  ' 

Das  habichtsfraulein,  eine  dorfgeschi- 1 
chte  aus  dem  Thiiringer  wald;  with 
introduction,. notes,  vocabulary,  and  1 
material  for  conversational  exercises 
in  German,  by  Dr    Wilhelm   Bern- : 
hardt.     1904.     (Heath's  modern  lan- 
guage ser.; 838  B34h 

Sommermarchen.     1900. 833  B34 

Contents:  Ranunkulus.  —  Fiedelbogen  des 
neck.— Wasser  des  vergessens.— Teufel  auf 
der  himmelswiese.— Warum  die  grossmut- 
ter  nicht  schreiben  kann.— Theodolinde 
und  der  wassermann. — Eselsbrunnen.-- 
Sankt  Huberti  wtinder. 

Beekman,  Mrs  William.  I 

Unclean  and  spotted  from  the  world. 
1906 cB397; 

California!!    Crusoe;    or,    The    lost' 

treasure  found;  a  tale  of  Mormon  ism.  ! 
1854 CC1633 

Carrinffton,  Henry  Beebe,  comp. 
Beacon  lights  of  patriotism;   or,  His- 
toric incentives  to  virtue  and  good  | 
citizenship,    in     prose     and     verse.  | 
C1894 808.8  C31 

Chamberlain,  Esther,  &  Chamberlain, 
Lucia. 
Mrs  Bssington;    the    romance    of     a 
house-party.     1905 eC443 


Cumnoek,  Robert  McLean,  ed. 
Choice  readings  for  public  and  private 
entertainments,  and  for  the  use  of 
schools,  colleges,  and  public  readers, 
with  elocutionary  advice.     1905. 

808.8  C97 
Dahn,  Felix  Ludwig  Sophus. 
Ein  kampf  um  Rom  .  .  .  episodes  ar- 
ranged to  form  a  continuous  narra- 
tive.    1900.    (Heath's  modern   lan- 
guage ser.) 838  DISk 

Sigwalt  und    Sigridh  ;     eine  nord- 

ische  erzahlung  (freierfunden). 
1900.  (Heath's  modern  language 
ser.) 833  D13 

Douglas,  Amanda  Minnie. 
Little  girl  in  old  San  Francisco.     1905. 

CD733 
Freytag,  Gustav. 
Der  rittmeister  von  Alt-Rosen.     1900. 

888  F89r 

Soil  und   haben.     1904.      (Heath's 

modern  language  ser.) 888  F89 

Garnett,  Richard,  &  Gosse,  Edmund. 
English      literature;      an     illustrated 

record.     4  v.     1903 q820. 9  G2 

Contents:  1.  From  the  beginnings  to  the 
age  of  Henry  VIII,  by  R.  Garnett.— 2.  Prom 
the  age  of  Henry  Vin  to  the  age  of  Milton, 
by  R.  Garnett .  .  .  and  E.  Gosae.— 3.  From 
Milton  to  Johnson,  by  E.  Gosae.— 4.  From 
the  age  of  Johnson  to  the  age  of  Tenny- 
son, by  E.  Gosse. 

Gorley,  H.  A. 

Selections  from  the  numerous  letters 
and  speeches  of  my  husband,  H.  A. 

Gorley.     1876 c818  G66 

Edited  by  Mrs.  Belle  Gorley. 

Heine,  Heinrich. 

Works,  translated   by   C.   G.    Leland. 
v.   17-20.     [1900?] 831.75  KI 

Irwin,  Wallace  Admah. 
Navtical  lays  of  a  landsman  ;  with   il- 
lvstrations  by  Peter  Newell.     1904. 
e817  I72n 
Keller,  Gottfried. 

Dietegen,    novelle.      1892.      (Interna- 
tional modern  language  ser.) 

833  K29d 


196 


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Keller,  Gottfried. 
Romeo    und    Julia    auf    dem    dorfe. 
1904.      (Heath's    modern    language 
ser.) 833  K29r 

Kidd,  Robert. 
New    elocution     and     vocal    culture. 
C1883 808.5  K46 

Latham,  Edward. 
Famous  sayings  and  their  authors;  a 
collection   of  historical  sayings    in 
English,   French,   German,    Greek, 
Italian,  and  Latin.     1905. 

808.8  L35 
Ludwig,  Otto. 

Zwischen    himmel    und    erde.      1903. 
(Heath's  modern  language  ser.) 

883  L94 

Luther,  Martin. 

Auswahl  aus  Luthers  deutschen  schrif- 

ten.      1899.     (International  modern 

language  ser.) 888  L97 

Marsland,  Cora. 

Interpretive  reading.     1903.  | 

808.5  M87 
Marvin,    Frederic  Rowland. 
Companionship  of  books,  and   other 
papers.     1905 814  M39 

Miller,  Mrs  Elizabeth  Gore. 
Romances  of  the  California   mission 
days.     1905 cM647i 

Morehouse,  William  Russell. 
Mystica    Algooat;    an   Indian   legend 
and  story  of   southern    California.  | 
1903 CM838 

Nlese,  Charlotte. 
Selections  from  Charlotte  Niese's  Aus 
danischer  zeit;  with  Introduction 
and  explanatory  notes  by  L.  Fossler. 
1901.  (International  modern  lan- 
guage ser  ) 889.83  N67 

Pacific  coast  women's  press  association. 

La    copa   de  oro   (the  cup   of  gold); 

a   collection    of   California    poems, 

sketches,  and  stories;  ed.  by  Abbie 

E.  Krebs.     1905 qc810.8  PI 

Riehl,  Wilhelm  Heinrich  von.                      Werner's  readings  and  recitations,     v. 
Burg  Neideck.    C1894 838  R56b  15-26.    C1896-1902 808.8  W49 


Rosegger,  Petri  Kettenfeier. 

Das  ewige  licht.     Erzahlung  aus  den 

schriften  eines  waldpfarrers.     1905. 

838  R79e 

Idyllen    aus    einer    untergehenden 

welt.     1901 833  R79 

Mein  weltleben :  oder,  Wie  es  dem 

waldbauernbuben  bei  den  stadtleuten 
erging.     1902 883  R79m 

Die   Schriften  des  Waldschulmeis- 

ters;    abridged,    with    introduction 
and  notes,  by  L.  Fossler.     1905, 

833  R79s 

Seheffel,  Joseph  Victor  von. 

Ekl^ehard,   eiue  geschichte   aus  dem 

zehnten    jahrhundert;     abbreviated 

and  edited  with    English   notes  by 

Car  la  Wenckebach.     1901     833  S31 

Schiicking,  Levin 

Die  drei  freier  erzahlung.     1903.     (In- 
ternational modern  language  ser., 
833  S38 

Scudder,  Horace  Elisha,  ed. 

American  prose;  Hawthorne:  Irving: 
Longfellow  :  Whittier  :  Holmes  : 
Lowell  :  Thoreau  :  Emerson  ;  with 
introductions  and  notes.     1897. 

810.8  S43 
Shute,  Richard. 

On  the  history  of  the  process  by  which 
the  Aristotelian  writings  arrived  at 
their  present  form.     1888.  .888  S66 

Southwick,  Prank  Townsend. 

Steps  to  oratory;  a  school  speaker. 
[1900.] 808.5  S72 

Sudermann,  Hermann. 

Der  Katzensteg  ;  roman.  1899. 
(Heath's  modern  language  ser.) 

838  S94k 
Swett,  John. 
School  elocution.     C1884.  C808.5  S97 

Wells,  Carolyn,  comp. 
Nonsense  anthology.    1903.    827  W45 


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Wiggln,  Kate   Douglas  (Smith)   "Mrs 
G.  C.  Riggs." 
Rose  o*  the  river;  illustrated  by  George 
Wright.     1905 cW655ro 

Wildenbrueh,  Ernst  von. 
Das  edle  blut.     1904 833  W67 

Wllbrandt,  Adolf. 
Das  urteil  des  Paris.     1902.     (Heath's 
modern  language  ser. ) 838  W66 

Zsehokke,  Johann  Heinrich  Daniel. 
Der  zerbrochene  krug.     1904.     (Inter- 
national  modern  language  ser.). 

833  Z92 

POETRY   AND   DRAMA 

Arville,  Greville  d\ 
Omega    et  Alpha,    and   other  poems. 
1899 C811  A79 

Baumbach,  Rudolf. 
Frau  Holde.     C1894 831  B84 

Burehard,  George. 
Songs  in  many  keys.     1905. 

e811  B947 

Calderon,  de  la  Barca,  Pedro. 

Select  plays;  edited  with  introductions 

and  notes  by  Norman  Maccoll.    1888. 

862  C14se 

In  Spanish. 
Chaueer,  Geoffrey. 
Canterbury  tales;  a  modern  rendering 
into  prose  of  the  Prologue  and  ten 
tales  by  Percy  Mackaye  .  .  .  with  pict- 
ures in  colour  by  Walter  Appleton 
Clark.     1904 821.17  Hm 

College  verses,  compiled  by  the  Berke- 
leyan  stock  company.     1882. 

e811  C69 
Eliot,  Samuel,  ed. 
Poetry  for  children.     C1879. 

821.08  E42 
Fernandez  de  Moratln,  Leandro. 
El  si  de   las  ninas;   comedia  en    tres 
actos  y  en  prosa.     1899.       862  F36 

Freytag,  Gustav. 
Die journalisten;  lustspiel  in vier  acten. 
C1889.      (Heath's   modern    language 
ser.) 832  F89 


Fulda,  Ludwig. 
Der  talisman,  dramatisches  marchen 
in  vier  aufziigen.      1902.     (Heath's 
modern  language  ser.) 882  F96 

Gil  y  Zarate,  Antonio. 
Guzman  el   Bueno;   drama  en  cuatro 
actos.    1901.    (International  modern 
language  ser.) 862  G46 

Grlllparzer,  Franz. 
Sappho;  trauerspiel  in  funf  aufziigen. 
1900.      (International    modern  lan- 
guage ser.) 882  G86 

Der  traum,  ein  leben;  dramatisches 

marchen   in    vier   aufziigen.      1902. 
(Heath's  modern  language  ser.) 

832  G86t 
GutZkow,  Karl  Ferdinand. 

Zopf  und  schwert.      n.  d 882  G98 

1  Halbe,  Max. 

Mutter  erde;  drama  in  funf  aufziigen. 
1898 882  H15 

Harrison,  Joseph  Iya  Roy,  comp. 
Cap  and  gown;    some  college  verse. 
Ser.  1.     C1893 811.08  H31 

Hartleben,  Otto  Erich. 

Rosenmoutag;  eine  officiers-tragodie 
in  funf  akten.     1905.   . ..     882  H38 

Hauptmann,  Gerhart  Johann  Robert. 
Der  arme  Heinrich.    1902.    832  H37a 

Coining  of  peace.     (A  family  catas- 
trophe.)    1900 832  H37 

Florian  Geyer.     1905 882  H37f 

Kleist,  Bernd    Heinrich   Wilhelm   von. 

Prinz    Fried  rich    von    Homburg;    ein 

schauspiel.       1899.       (International 

modern  language  ser.)  . .    .832  K64 

Klenze,  Camillo  von,  comp. 

Deutsche  gedichte.  1899.   831.08  K64 

Lamartine,  Alphonse  de. 

Nouvelles  meditations  po^tiques  avec 
commentaires;  Le  dernier  chant  de 
pelerinage d'Harold;  Chant  du  sacre. 
1902 841  L21n 

Premieres    meditations     po^tiques 

avec   cointnentaires;      La   morte  de 
Socrate.     1903 841  L21p 


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Larcom,  Lucy. 
Childhood  songs.     C1874. 811  LSle 

Mathis,  Juliette  Estelle. 
Songs  and  sonnets.     1899. .  C811  M43 

Nettleton,  Charles  Philip. 
Voice  from    the  silence;  biographical 
sketch  and  poem  by  Isabel  Darling. 
1904 C811  N47 

Powell,  Emily  Browne. 
Songs  along  the  way.    1900.   c811  P88 

Scheffel,  Joseph  Victor  von. 

Der      trompeter      von       Sakkingen; 
abridged.     1905 881  S31 

Sudermann,  Hermann. 
Die  ehre.     Schauspiel  in  vier  akten. 
1903 882  S94e 

Wagner,  Mrs  Madge  (Morris).. 
Poems  by  Madge  Morris.     1885. 

C811  WISp 

Walter,  Mrs  Carrie  (Stevens). 
Rose-ashes.    1890 e811  W23 

Whitney,  Orson  Ferguson. 
Eli  as,  an  epic  of  the  ages.     1904. 

811  W62 
Wildenbrueh,  Ernst  von. 
Harold.     1901.     (Heath's  modern  lan- 
guage ser.) 882  W67 

Heinrich    und    Heinrich's    gesch- 

lecht.    1898 832  W67h 

Der  neue  herr ;  schauspiel  in  sieben 

vorgangen.    1891 832  W67n 

Woodberry,  George  Edward. 
Swinburne.       1905.       (Contemporary 
men  of  letters  ser.) 821  S97ZW 

DESCRIPTION  AND  TRAVEL 

GENERAL 
Adams,  Nehemiah. 
Voyage  around  the  world.     1871. 

910.4  A21 

Revised  and  enlarged  from  the  narrative 
which  appeared  in  the  Congregationalism 
The  second  edition  appeared  with  title: 
Under  the  mizzen  mast. 


Ballou,  Maturin  Murray. 
Due  west;  or,  Round  the  world  in  ten 
months.    1887 910.4  B19 

Coulter,  John. 

Adventures  on  the  western  coast  of 
South  America,  and  the  interior 
of  California;  including  a  narra- 
tive of  incidents  at  the  Kingsmill 
Islands,  New  Ireland,  New  Britain, 
New  Guinea,  and  other  islands  in 
the  Pacific  Ocean.     2  v.     1847. 

C910  C86 

Llppineott'S  new  gazetteer. 

A  complete  pronouncing  gazetteer  or 
geographical  dictionary  of  the  world. 
1906 q910.3  L7n 

Welles,  C.  M. 
Three  years'  wanderings  of  a  Con- 
necticut Yankee,  in  South  America, 
Africa,  Australia,  and  California, 
with  descriptions  of  the  several 
countries,  manners,  customs  and 
conditions  of  the  people,  including 
miners,  natives,  etc.  Also,  a  detailed 
account  of  a  voyage  around  the 
world,  attended  with  unusual  suf- 
fering .  .  .  etc.  Also,  various  inci- 
dents of  life  on  shipboard.     1859. 

6910.4  W44 

Winchester,  James  D. 

Capt.  J.  D.  Winchester's  experience  on 

a  voyage  from  Lynn,  Massachusetts, 

to  San  Francisco,  Cal.,  and  to  the 

Alaskan  gold  fields.     1900. 

910.4  W75 

EUROPE 
Baedeker,  Karl,  pub. 

1     Italy  from  the  Alps  to  Naples;  hand- 
book for  travellers.     1904. 

914.6  B131 

British  school  at  Athens. 
Excavations  at   Phylakopi  in  Melos. 
1904 q918.38  B8 

Edwards,  Matilda  Barbara  Betham-. 
Home  life  in  Prance,  with  illustrations 
from  photographs  and  famous  paint- 
ings.   1905 914.4  E26 


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199 


SllngSby,  William  Cecil. 

Norway     the     northern     playground; 

sketches  of  climbing  and  mountain 

exploration  in  Norway  between  1872 

and  1903.    1904 914.81  S68 


Whiting,  Lilian. 
Florence  of  Land  or. 


ASIA 


1905. 

914.56  W59 


Bard,  Eniile. 
Chinese  life  in  town  and  country.    1905. 
(Our  Asiatic  neighbours.) 

915.1  B24 

Denby,  Charles. 
China  and  her  people;  being  the  obser- 
vations, reminiscences,  and  conclu- 
sions of  an  American  diplomat.    2  v. 
1906.     (Travel  lovers'  lib.) 

916.1  D39 
Hart,  Jerome. 
Levantine  log-book.     1905. 

e915.6  HS2 

Little,  Archibald  John. 
The  Far  East.    1905.     (Regions  of  the 
world.) 915.1  L77f 

Sehtirer,  James  August  in  Brown. 
Young  Japan;  the  story  of  the  Japa- 
nese people,  and  especially  of  their 
educational  development.     1905. 

915.2  S32y 

WORTH  AMERICA  AND  THE  WEST 

Andubon,  John  Woodhouse. 
Audubon's  western  journal:  1849-1850; 
being  the  ms.  record  of  a  trip  from 
New  York  to  Texas,  and  an  overland 
journey  through  Mexico  and  Ari- 
zona to  the  gold  fields  of  California. 
1906 qc917.9  A9 

,       Ball,  Nicholas. 

j  Pioneers  of  '49;  a  history  of  the  excur- 

sion of  the  Society  of  California  pio- 
neers of  New  England,  from  Boston 
to  the  leading  cities  of  the  golden 
state,  April  10-May  17,  1890.     1891. 

{  6917.8  B18 


Buel,  James  William. 
Metropolitan  life  unveiled;  or,  The 
mysteries  and  miseries  of  America's 
great  cities,  embracing  New  York, 
Washington  City,  San  Francisco, 
Salt  Lake  City  and  New  Orleans. 
1882 C917.8  B92 

Canada — Dept.  of  agriculture. 

Canada,  its  history,  productions,  and 
natural  resources.     1905.    917.1  C21 

Cincinnati  excursion  to  California:  its 
origin,  progress,  incidents,  and  re- 
sults.    History  of  a  railway  journey 
of  six    thousand    miles  —  complete 
newspaper  correspondence.     1870. 
C917.8  C67 
Clark,  Susie  C. 
Round  trip  from  the  Hub  to  the  Golden 
Gate.     1890 6917.94  C596 

Cohen,  Sandford  H. 
Cohen's  legal  and  commercial  guide. 
1881 C917.94  C67 

Croflltt,  George  A. 
Crofutt's    new  overland   tourist    and 
Pacific  coast  guide.     1883. 

C917.94  C94 

Relates  chiefly  to  California. 

Croflltt'S    transcontinental    tourist  .  .  . 

from    the    Atlantic    to    the   Pacific 

ocean,    v.  7,  6th  annual  revise.    1875. 

qe917.8  C9 

Fairbanks,  Harold  Wellman. 

Western  wonderland;  half-hours  in  the 

western  United  States.     1905. 

C917.8  F16 
Falk,  Alfred. 
Trans-Pacific  sketches;  a  tour  through 
the  United  States  and  Canada.  1877. 

917.3  F19 
Parish,  Thomas  Edwin. 
Gold  hunters  of  California.     1904. 

C917.94  F22 
Farnsworth,  Robert  w.  C. 
Southern  California  paradise  ^in  the 
suburbs  of  Los  Angeles).  Being  a 
historic  and  descriptive  account  of 
Pasadena,  San  Gabriel,  Sierra  Madre, 
and  La  Canada.     1883. 

qc917.9498  F2 


200 


NKWS    NOTES   OF   CALIFORNIA    LIBRARIES. 


F£dix,  P^A. 
I/Ore'gon  et  les  cdtes  de  Toenail  Pa- 
cifique  du  nord;  apercu  geograph- 
ique,  statistique  et  politique,  avec  une 
carte  du  pays  d'apres  les  documens 
les  plus  re*cens.     1846.     917.96  F29 

Ferguson,  Charles  D. 
Experiences  of  a  Forty-niner  during 
thirty-four  years'  residence  in  Cali- 
fornia and  Australia.     1888. 

C917.94  F35 

Oerstaeker,  Friedrich  Wilhelni  Chris- 
tian. 
Reisen:  v.  2,  Californien.     1853. 

C917.94  G38p 

Humason,  William  Lawrence. 
From  the  Atlantic  surf  to  the  Golden 
Gate.     First  trip  on  the  great  Pa- 
cific railroad.     Two  days  and  nights 
among  the  Mormons.     1869. 

C917.3  H91 

Idaho.  Bureau  of  immigration,  labor, 
and  statistics. 
Stateof  Idaho . . .  An  official  publication 
containing  reliable  information  con- 
cerning the  institutions,  industries, 
and  resources  of  the  state.     1904. 

917.96  118 

Ingersoll,  Krnest. 
Crest  of  the  continent;  a  record  of  a 
summer's     ramble    in    the     Rocky 
mountains  and  beyond.     1885. 

917.8  147 

Kenderdine,  Thaddeus  S. 
California  tramp  and  later  footprints; 
or,  Life  on  the  plains  and  in  the 
golden  state  thirty  years  ago,  with 
miscellaneous  sketches  in  prose  and 
verse.      1888 C917.3  KS3 

Marshall,  Walter  Gore. 
Through  America;  or,  Nine  months  in 
the  United  States.  1881.  917.3  M36 

Pacific  railroad. 
Views  of  the  Pacific  railroad,     n.  d. 

q917.8  PI 

Mounted  photographs  of  scenes  along  line 
of  railroad.    No  text. 


Porter,  Robert  Percival. 
The  West:  from  the  census  of  1880,  a 
history  of  the  industrial,  com- 
mercial, social,  and  political  de- 
velopment of  the  states  and  terri- 
tories of  the  West  from  1800  to  1880. 
1882 917.8  P84 

Ralph,  Julian. 
Our  great  West;  a  study  of  the  present 
conditions  and  future  possibilities  of 
the  new  commonwealths  and  capi- 
tals of  the  United  States.     1893. 

917.8  R16 

ROSSI,  L.  add/. 
Six  ans  en   Am£rique,   Californie   et 
Oregon.     1863 C917.9  R88 

Sala,  George  Augustus. 

America  revisited:  from  the  bay  of 
New  York  to  the  Gulf  of  Mexico, 
and  from  Lake  Michigan  to  the 
Pacific.     2  v.     1886 917.8  S15 

San  Francisco  semi-annual  trades  guide 
and  Pacific  coast  directory,  contain- 
ing a  complete  classified  and  alpha- 
betically arranged  business  directory 
of  163  cities  and  towns  of  California, 
Oregon  and  Nevada.     1874. 

C917.9  S19 
Shaw,  Milton  M. 
Nine    thousand  miles  on  a   Pullman 
train;  an  account  of  a  tour  of  rail- 
road conductors  from   Philadelphia 
to  the  Pacific  coast  and  return.    1898. 
917.3  S63 

Synge,  Georgina  M. 
Ride  through  wonderland.     1892. 

917.87  S99 

A  description  of  Yellowstone  national  park. 

Whitney,  John  Prescott. 
Fresh-water  tide  lands  of  California. 
1873 qc917.9466  W6 

Wonderland;  description  of  that  part 
of  the  Northwest  tributary  to  the 
Northern  Pacific  railway,  by  Olin  D. 
Wheeler.     1901-05 917.8  W87 


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OTHER  COUNTRIES 

Dunning,  Harry  Westbrooke. 
To-day  on  the  Nile.   1905.    916.2  D92 

Holdieh,  Sir  Thomas  Hungerford. 
Countries  of  the  king's  award.     1904. 

918  H72 

Chile  and  Argentine  Republic. 

HISTORY 

GENERAL 

Annual    register,   a    review  of    public 
events  for  the  year  1904 905  A61 

EUROPE 

Bain,  Robert  Nisbet. 

Scandinavia;    a    political    history    of 

Denmark,  Norway  and  Sweden  from 

1513  to   1900.      1905.      (Cambridge 

historical  ser.) 948  B16 

Crawford,  Francis  Marion. 
Salve  Venetia;  gleanings  from  Vene- 
tian history,  with  225  illustrations 
by  Joseph  Pennell.     2  v.     1906. 

946.8  C89s 
Dole,  Nathan  Haskell. 
Young  folks  history  of  Russia.     1903.  j 

947  D66 * 
Freytag,  Gustav. 

Aus    dem    jahrhundert    des    grossen 
krieges.      1900.      (Heath's    modern ; 
language  ser.) 948.04  F89  \ 

Aus    dem     staat     Friedrichs     des 

grossen.     1905 948  F89 

Karl  der  grosse  nebst  zwei  anderen 

bildern  aus  dem  mittelalter.     C1893. 
948.01  F89 

Johnston,  Charles,  &  Spencer,  Carita. 
Ireland's  story;  a  short  history  of  Ire- 
land for  schools,  reading  circles,  and 
general  readers.    C1905.     941.5  J72 

1       La  Chronique  de  France,     v.  5.     1904. 

944.08  C65 


i      Xorgatev  Kate. 
John  Lackland. 


1902...  942.08  N8S 


Sedgwick,  Henry  Dwight. 
Short     history    of     Italy    (476-1900). 
1905 946  S44 

Sundbarg,  Axel  Gustav,  ed. 
Sweden,  its  people  and  its  industry; 
historical  and  statistical  handbook 
published  by  order  of  the  govern- 
ment.   1904 948.5  S95 

NORTH  AMERICA 

Baegert,  Jakob. 
Account  of  the  aboriginal  inhabitants 
of  the  Californian  peninsula,  as 
given  by  Jacob  Baegert,  a  German 
Jesuit  missionary,  who  lived  there 
seventeen  years  during  the  second 
half  of  the  last  century.     1864? 

C970.4  B18 

Reprinted  from  the  annual  reports  of  the 
Smithsonian  institution,  1863-1864. 

Buffalo  historical  society. 
Publications,     v.  3-8.     1 885-1905. 

974.7  B92 
Howard,  George  Elliott. 

Preliminaries  of  the  revolution,  1763- 

1775.  1905.  (American  nation,  v.  8.) 

978  H84 
Humphrey,  Seth  King. 

The  Indian  dispossessed.     1906. 

970.6  H92 

Contents:  Introduction.— The  Indian  reser- 
vation.—The  Umatillas.— The  story  of  the 
Bitter  Root.— The  Nez  Perces.— The  re- 
moval of  the  Poncas.— The  Mission  In- 
dians.—Dividing  the  spoils.— Uncle  Sam, 
trustee.- Coaclusion . 

Hunt,  Agnes. 
Provincial  committees  of  safety  of  the 
American  revolution.     1904. 

978.8  H98 
Laut,  Agnes  Christina. 

Vikings  of  the  Pacific;  the  adventures 
of  the  explorers  who  came  from  the 
West,  eastward;  Bering,  the  Dane; 
the  outlaw  hunters  of  Russia;  Ben- 
yowsky,  the  Polish  pirate;  Cook  and 
Vancouver,  the  English  navigators; 
Gray  of  Boston,  the  discoverer  of 
the  Columbia;  Drake,  Ledyard,  and 
other  soldiers  of  fortune  on  the 
west  coast  of  America.     1905. 

979  L88 


-NN 


202 


NEWS    NOTES   OF  CALIFORNIA    LIBRARIES. 


Lives  and  voyages  of  Drake,  Cavendish, 
and  Dampier;  including  an  intro- 
ductory view  of  the  earlier  discov- 
eries in  the  South  Sea,  and  the  his- 
tory of  the  bucaniers.     1837. 

978.1  L78 
Maine  historical  society. 
Documentary  history  of  the  state  of 
Maine,    v.  4-     1889 974.1  M22 

Miller,  Joaquin. 
Romantic  life  amongst  the  red  Indians; 
an  autobiography.     C1890. 

C970.3  M64 

Native  daughters  of  the  golden  West. 
Report  of  Historical  landmarks  com- 
mittee, written  by  Eliza  D.  Keith, 
chairman.     [1902.] C979.4  N27 

Parkman  club. 

Papers.      1896 977  P24 

Devoted  to  the  history  of  the  Northwest. 
Includes,  Germans  in  Wisconsin  politics, 
by  Ernest  Bruncken. 

Pennsylvania  infantry,  78th  reg't. 
History  of  the  Seventy-eighth  Pennsyl- 
vania volunteer  infantry;  ed.  by  J. 
T.  Gibson  under  the  direction  of  the 
Historical  committee  of  the  regi- 
mental association,  1905.     C1905. 

978.744  P41gl 

Pennsylvania.  Shiloh  battlefield  com- 
mission. 
Seventy-seventh  Pennsylvania  at  Shi- 
loh. History  of  the  regiment  by 
John  Obreiter.  The  battle  of  Shiloh 
by  D.  W.  Reed.     1905.    978.78  P41 

Sparks,  Edwin  Erie. 
United  States  of  America.    2  v.    1904. 

978  S78u 

Van  Tyne,  Claude  Halstead. 
American  revolution,  1776-1783.    1905. 
(American  nation,    v.  9,)    978  V28 

Walkley,  Stephen  W.yr. 
History    of  the   Seventh  Connecticut 
volunteer    infantry,    Hawley's    bri- 
gade, Terry's  division,  Tenth  army 
corps,  1861-1865.     [1905.] 

978.744  C76w 


OTHER  COUNTRIES 

Blair,  Emma  Helen,  and  Robertson,  J.  A. 

Philippine  islands,  1493-1803.    v.  33- 

34.     1906 991.4  B68 

Mill,  Hugh  Robert. 

Siege  of  the  South  pole.     [1905.] 

999  M64 
Parsons,  Frank. 
Story  of  New  Zealand;  a  history  of 
New  Zealand  from  the  earliest  times 
to  the  present,  with  special  refer- 
ence to  the  political,  industrial,  and 
social  development.     1904. 

998.1  P26 

BIOGRAPHY:  COLLECTIVE 

Brookfleld,  Charles  Hallam  Elton,  & 
Brook  field,  Mrs  Prances. 
Mrs   Brookfield  and  her  circle.     2  v. 
1906 928  B87 

Calif ornlans  "as  we  see  'em";  a  vol- 
ume of  cartoons  and  caricatures. 
C1906 qe920  CI 

Elwin,  Whitwell. 
Some  xviii  century  men  of  letters; 
biographical  essays.     2  v.     1902. 

928  E52 

Contents:  v.i.  Memoir  [by  Warwick  Elwin] 
Cowper.  2.  Sterne.  Fielding.  Goldsmith. 
Boawell  and  Dr  Johnson.    Gray. 

928  E62 
BIOGRAPHY:  INDIVIDUAL 

Beethoven.    Walker,  Ernest. 
Beethoven.    1905.    (Music  of  the  mas- 
ters.)  B  B415W 

Bryant.    Bradley,  William  Aspenwall. 
William  Cullen  Bryant.     1905.     (En- 
glish men  of  letters.) B  B9165b 

Ellsworth.    Brown,  William  Garrott. 
Life  of  Oliver  Ellsworth.     1905. 

B  E47b 
Fiske.    Perry,  Thomas  Sergeant. 
John  Fiske.     1906.     (Beacon    biogra- 
phies)  B  F641p 

George.     Post,  Louis  Preeland. 
Prophet  of  San  Francisco.    CI904. 

B  G848p 

Henry  George. 


CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY — RBCBNT  ACCESSIONS. 


208 


HarU.  Pemberton,  T.  Edgar. 
Life  of  Bret  Harte.    1903.     eB  H827p 

Joachim.     Maltland,   John    Alexander 
Fuller. 
Joseph  Joachim.     1905.     (Living  mas- 
ters of  music) B  J62m 

Luther.    Freytag,  GusUv. 
Doktor  Luther,  eine  schilderung.  1894. 

B  L978f 

Raleigh.    Rodd,  Sir  James  Rennell. 
Sir  Walter  Raleigh.     1904.     (English 
men  of  action.) B  R168r 

Seunu.     Seume,  Johann  Gottfried. 
Mein     leben.      1899.      (International 
modern  language  ser.) B  S496S 

Wagner.     Wagner,  Richard. 
Richard  Wagner  to  Mathilde  Wesen- 
donck.     1905 B  W1S46 


GENEALOGY 


Edgartown,  Mass. 
Vital  records  of  Edgartown,   Massa- 
chusetts, to  the  year  1850.     1906. 

929.8  E29 

Norton,  Mass. 
Vital   records  of  Norton,    Massachu- 
setts, to  the  year  1850.     1906. 

929.8  N88 

Paul,  Sir  James  Balfour,  ed.  , 
Scots  peerage;  founded  on  Wood's 
edition  of  Sir  Robert  Douglas's 
peerage  of  Scotland;  containing  an 
historical  and  genealogical  account 
of  the  nobility  of  that  kingdom, 
with  armorial  illustrations.  .  .  .  v  3. 
1906 929.1  P82 

Royalston,  Mass. 
Vital  records  of  Royalston,  Massachu- 
setts,  to  the  end  of  the  year  1849. 
1906 929.8  R88 


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VOL  1.    NO.  5 
SEPTEMBER,  1906 

CHILDREN'S  BOOKS  AND  ROOMS 


SAORAMHNTO: 

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INTRODUCTORY  NOTE 207 

VIEWS  OF  CHILDREN'S  ROOMS  OF  BERKELEY,  COVINA,  FRESNO, 
OAKLAND,  PALO  ALTO,  PASADENA,  POMONA,  SAN  BERNAR- 
DINO, SAN  LUIS  OBISPO,  SANTA  CRUZ,  STOCKTON  AND 
VALLEJO  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES 209-219 

VIEWS  OF  CHILDREN'S  CORNERS  OF  ALAMEDA,  CALISTOGA,  HAN- 
FORD,  LONG  BEACH,  LOS  GATOS  AND  SANTA  ROSA  PUBLIC 
LIBRARIES 221-225 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES 227-263 

Includes  Reports  for  August,  Items  on  children's  books  and  Extra 
news  items. 

GUIDES  USED  BY  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES  IN  SELECTING  CHIL- 
DREN'S BOOKS 264-266 

SUMMER  SCHOOL  OF  LIBRARY  METHODS,  HELD  AT  BERKELEY, 

JUNE  25  TO  AUGUST  4,  1906 267-272 

Includes  Letter  of  transmittal,  by  J.  C.  Rowell;  Report  of  the 
Director,  Miss  Mary  L.  Jones ;  Faculty ;  Members ;  Lectures  and  Bul- 
letin of  lectures. 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION 273 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY 275 

Trustees,  Staff,  etc 275 

Law  Department 275 

Sociological  Department,  including  the  Legislative  Reference 
Bureau 275 

Reference  and  Loan  Department 276 

Catalog  Department 276 

California  Historical  Department 276 

Extension  Department 278 

Traveling  libraries  division;  Study  club  division;  Public  libraries 
division ;  Books  for  the  blind  division. 
State  Publications  Received  During  August 280 


Issued  monthly  for  free  distribution  by  the  California  State  Library. 
All  communications  should  be  addressed  to  the  Extension  Department  of  the 
California  State  Library,  Sacramento,  California. 

Note.— Standing  matter  Is  set  solid  and  now  matter  leaded. 


INTRODUCTORY  NOTE. 

This  number  of  the  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  is  devoted 
especially  to  children's  books  and  children's  rooms  or  corners  in  California 
libraries. 


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CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  FRESNO  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM  (FLOWER  DAY),  OAKLAND  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,   PALO  ALTO  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  PASADENA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  POMONA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  SAN  BERNARDINO  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  SAN  LUIS  OBISPO  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  SANTA  CRUZ  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  STOCKTON  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  ROOM,  VALLEJO  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  CORNKR.  AUMRDA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  CORNKR.  CALISTOGA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  CORNER,  HANFORD  PUBLIC  UBRARV. 


CHILDREN'S  CORNER,  LONG  BEACH  Prm.IC  LIBRARY. 


CHILDREN'S  CORNER  (STORY  HOUR),  LOS  GATOS  PUBLIC  LIBRARY 


CHILDREN'S  TEMPORARY  CORNER,  SANTA  ROSA  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


All  libraries  are  listed  except  those 
which  belong  to  private  individuals. 
They  are  ai ranged  alphabetically  by 
towns  in  which  they  are  located.  Those 
libraries  are  marked  with  a  star  (*)  which 
are  not  free  to  the  public  either  for  loan 
or  reference  purposes. 

Blanks  for  August  reports,  for  Items  on 
children's  books  in  the  library  and  for 
Extra  news  items  were  sent  to  the  libra- 
ries to  be  filled  out  and  returned.  The 
Annual  report  blank  was  sent  out  in 
June,  and  should  be  filled  out  at  once 
and  returned  by  all  of  the  libraries  that 
have  not  already  done  so. 

Alameda,  Alameda  co. 

Alameda  Free  Public  Library. 
P.  B.  Graves,  Librarian.  Established 
1877;  as  Free  Public,  1879.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $9000,  received  from 
taxation.  Six  employees,  including  jan- 
itor. One  branch  library.  Open  to  pub- 
lic every  day  except  Sundays  from  9 
a.  m.  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  29,500. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  2500  books  especially  for 
children,  about  one-third  class  bo<  ks 
and  two-thirds  fiction.  They  are  kept 
together  on  the  shelves,  the  fiction  being 
arranged  by  author  and  the  others  by 
class  and  author.  No  annotated  lists  or 
picture  built- tins  are  prepared  for  the 
children.  There  is  no  children's  room, 
but  a  corner  of  the  maiu  floor  (see  illus- 
tration in  front)  is  used  for  children's 
department.  No  story  hour,  but  does 
work  with  the  schools.  Teachers  may 
take  as  many  volumes  for  school  use  as 
they  wish.  Books  are  reserved  at  the 
library  for  use  of  students,  and  assistance 
and  direction  are  given  students  in  use 
of  library  and  in  hunting  up  topics 
assigned.  Children  may  draw  books  at 
the  age  of  10.  A  guarantor  is  required. 
School  children  raised  money  and  pre- 
sented bu*t  of  William  McKinley  to  be 
placed  in  children's  department. 


AlamitOS,  Los  Angeles  co.| 

♦Alamitos  Library.  No  regular  li- 
brarian. Established  1897.  Supported 
by  membership  fees  and  open  only  to 
members. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  125,  (June  30, 

1905). 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Alturas,  Modoc  co. 

Alturas  Reading  Room.  Miss  Ruby 
Dell  Pinckney,  Librarian.  Established 
January  20,  1906. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  63. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

Has  no  children's  books  as  yet. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  age  of  12. 
A  guarantor  is  not  required. 

Anaheim,  Orange  co. 

Anaheim  Free  Public  Library. 
R.  Fischle,  Librarian.  Established 
1902;  as  Fiee  Public,  1902.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  f453,  received  from 
taxation.  One  employee.  Open  to 
public  every  day  from  8  a.  m.  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1246. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  for  the  children  and  there  is  no 
children's  room  as  yet.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  school  age.  A  guarantor 
is  required. 

Areata,  Humboldt  co. 

Arcata  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Hat  tie  A.  Kmitz,  Librarian.  Established 
1879.  Annual  income  of  library,  $430, 
received  from  taxation.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  every  day  from  9  a.  m. 
to  12  M.  and  from  1  to  6  and  7  to  9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols..  1303. 

Report  for  August  and  Items  on  chil- 
dren's books  not  received. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA    LIBRARIES. 


Auburn,  Placer  co. 

Auburn  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  F.  J.  Locher,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.  Established  June  3,  1906;  as 
Free  Public,  June  3,  1906. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  581. 

Library  trustees  met  and  organized 
August  13,  1906. 

The  581  volumes  which  formed  the 
Crescent  Club  library  were  purchased 
for  $62  by  the  city  and  turned  over  to 
the  library  trustees.  It  is  hoped  to  open 
the  library  the  first  of  October.  At  the 
October  meeting  of  the  trustees  a  libra- 
rian will  be  elected. 

Azusa,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Azusa  [Free]  Public  Library.  Miss 
Annie  M.  Taylor,  Librarian.  Established 
July,  1902;  as  Free  Public,  December, 
1903.  Annual  income  of  library,  $700, 
received  from  taxation.  One  employee.  ( 
Open  to  public  every  day  except  Sundays  , 
from  2  to  5  and  7  to  9  P.  M.  ' 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1075.  No  books 
added  during  August.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  691;  2  added  dur- 
ing month.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  422;  vols, 
fiction,  391;  vols,  miscellaneous,  31. 
Three  most  popular  books  during  month: 
Beverly  of  Graustark,  Sandy,  The  house 
of  a  thousand  candles. 

Has  about  150  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  class  and  au- 
thor, but  most  of  the  books  are  fiction. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared  as  yet,  but  there  are  plans 
for  the  latter.  No  room  especially  for 
children,  but  one  room  is  used  by  them 
chiefly.  No  story  hour  and  very  little 
work  has  been  done  with  the  schools  so 
far.  Children  may  draw  books  at  the 
age  of  10.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Bakersfleld,  Kern  co. 

Beale  Memorial  [Free  Public]  Li- 
brary. Miss  Sarah  E.  Bedinger,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1900;  as  Free  Pub- 
lic, 1900.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$2700,  received  from  taxation.  Three  em- 
ployees, including  janitor.  Library  open 
to  public  every  day  from  10  a.m.  to  6 
p.  M.  and  from  7  to  9  p.  m. 


Total  no.  of  vols.,  5834.  No  books 
added  during  August.  Vols,  discarded,  3; 
vols,  repaired,  170;  vols,  lost,  3.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  1012; 
added  during  month,  10;  surrendered,  8. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  1250.  Three  most  popular 
books  during  month:  The  house  of  mirth, 
The  house  of  a  thousand  candles,  The 
gambler. 

Has  about  1000  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  the  fiction  and  fairy  tales 
arranged  by  author  and  the  others  classi- 
fied. Lists  and  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  for  children.  The  lists  are  not 
annotated.  Has  no  children's  room,  but 
has  small  low  tables  and  kindergarten 
chairs  and  one  low  stack  for  small  chil- 
dren. Has  no  story  hour,  but  does  some 
work  with  the  schools.  Each  teacher  is 
allowed  ten  books  at  a  time  and  can 
keep  them  four  weeks.  A  great  deal  of 
reference  work  is  done  with  the  children 
in  the  higher  grades.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  10.  A  guarantor 
is  required. 

The  summer  months  have  been  used 
in  changing  the  charging  system  and  in 
giving  the  books  a  thorough  overhaul- 
ing. 

BarstOW,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  H.  M.  Newhall, 
Librarian.  Established  1901.  Income  of 
library  received  from  billiards  and  pool 
and  from  baths.     One  employee. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  500. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received 

Benlcla,  Solano  co. 

Benicia  Free  Public  Library. 
Trustees  not  appointed  as  yet.  Estab- 
lished as  Free  Public,  June  5, 1906.  An- 
nual income  of  library  will  be  (420.75,  to 
be  received  from  taxation. 

No  books  as  yet. 

The  city  trustees  will  provide  a  room 
in  the  City  Hall,  and  if  more  funds  are 
needed  than  will  be  raised  by  the  tax 
levy,  provision  will  be  made. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


229 


Berkeley,  Alameda  co. 

Berkeley  [Free]  Public  Library. 
D.  R.  Moore,  Librarian.  Established 
February,  1893;  as  Free  Public,  Decem- 
ber, 1895.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$14,177,  received  from  taxation.  Eight 
employees.  Two  branch  reading  rooms, 
with  a  curator  in  charge  of  each.  Open 
to  public  every  day  from  9  A.M.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,048.  No.  of  vols, 
added  during  August,  59 ;  by  purchase, 
39;  by  gift,  20.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  5391 ;  added  during  month, 
838;  expired,  589;  surrendered,  28.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use  from  main  library,  9336 :  vols, 
fiction,  5270;  vols,  juvenile,  1398;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  2668.  Current  magazines 
issued,  307.  Three  most  popular  books 
during  month:  Coniston,  The  awakening 
of  Helena  Richie,  Lady  Baltimore. 

Has  about  3500  books  especially  for 
children.    They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,   arranged  by  class,  the  fiction 
below    the  class    books  and    those   for 
first,  second  and  third  grades  kept  sepa- 
rate.    Picture  bulletins  and  special  bulle-  j 
tins  for  vacation  reading  are  prepared. 
Has  a  children's  room  {see  illustration  I 
in  front)  with  shelves,  tables  and  chairs  I 
especially  for  children,  and  with  wall  j 
pictures.     Has  story  hour  for  children  , 
every  Saturday,  under  the  direction  of  1 
the  children's  librarian,  Mrs   Alice  G. 
Whitbeck.     At  present  the  subjects  are 
taken  from    folklore    and  myth.      Co- 
operates   with    teachers     in     reference 
work,  such  as  reserving  books,  loaning 
books,  loaning  pictures  and  making  out 
reading  lists,  and  in  the  use  of  stereo- 
graph   pictures.      Children    may  draw 
books  at  the  age  of  10.     A  guarantor  is 
required.    When  the  children's  depart- 
ment was  started  concerts  by  children 
were   given   to  obtain  money  for    pur- 
chase of  juvenile  books. 

The  Berkeley  Courier  of  July  7  states 
that  the  children's  department  of  the 
Berkeley  Public  Library  possesses  as  fine 
a  lot  of  bulletins  as  any  in  America. 
Some  of  the  most  noticeable  are  "Sea 
stories,"  "Indian  life,"  "Dutch scenes," 
•'Christmas,"      "Easter,"     "  Memorial 


day,"  "Birthday  calendar,"  "Animals," 
and  "Days  of  King  Arthur." 

The  San  Francisco  Call  of  September 
2  has  a  half-page  illustrated  article  on 
How  Berkeley's  public  library  makes 
youngsters  happy,  by  Ida  L.  Brooks. 

The  Berkeley  Reporter  of  August  7 
states  that  Ida  B.  Weed  was  employed 
temporarily  at  $40  a  month,  as  it  was 
considered  necessary  to  increase  the 
force  to  finish  the  new  catalog. 

University  op  California  Li- 
brary. J.  C.  Rowell,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1868.  Resources,  exclusive  of 
salary,  $24,967.  Thirteen  employees, 
exclusive  of  student  assistants.  Open  to 
public  for  reference  and  to  students  from 
8:55  a.  M.  to  5:45  P.  M.  and  from  7  to 

10  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  183,665.  No.  of  vols, 
added  during  August,  658;  by  purchase, 
455;  by  gift,  203. 

For  report  of  Summer  school  of  library 
methods,  see  page  267. 

University  of  California.  Ban- 
croft Library.  Frederick  J.  Teg- 
gart,  Honorary  Custodian. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  60,000. 

During  May  the  library  was  moved 
from  1538  Valencia  street,  San  Francisco, 
to  the  upper  story  of  California  Hall,  the 
University  administration  building. 

San  Francisco  Microscopical  So- 
ciety Library.     Established  1872. 

Total  ho.  of  vols.,  about  2500. 

This  library  has  been  permanently 
deposited  in  the  State  University 
Library.  No  additions  expected,  as  the 
Society  has  practically  disorganized. 

Formerly  located  at  432  Montgomery 
street,  San  Francisco. 

BiggS9  Butte  co. 

Biggs  Frbe  Public  Library.  Li- 
brarian not  appointed.  C.  E.  Chatfield, 
Secretary  Library  Trustees.  Estab- 
lished February  19,  1906.  Income  will 
be  about  $500  per  year. 

No  books  as  yet. 

Boulder  Creek,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Boulder  Crbek  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Ordinance  passed  August  15, 
1906. 

W.  C.  T.  U.  Free  Reading  Room. 
Mrs    O.   B.   Merrill,   Librarian.      E.stab- 


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lished  1893.  Library  maintained  by 
W.  C.  T.  U. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  465* 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

The  Santa  Cruz  Surf  oi  June  28  states 
that  if  the  ordinance  is  passed  establish- 
ing a  public  library  in  Boulder  Creek, 
the  ladies  of  the  W.  C.  T.  U.  have  offered 
the  free  use  of  their  rooms  for  a  term  of 
years,  and  will  turn  over  all  their  books 
free  to  the  public. 

Brookdale,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Circulating  Library.  Mrs  E.  R. 
Stewart,  Librarian.  Established  July, 
1906.  Maintained  by  a  club.  There  are 
25  members.  Each  member  gives  2  or 
3  vols. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  60. 

Report  for  August  and  Items  on  chil- 
dren *s  books  not  received. 

Burbank,  Los  Angeles  co. 

The  Glendale  News  of  June  30  states 
that,  a  membership  library  has  been 
established  in  Burbank,  with  Mrs  Bur- 
lingham  as  librarian. 

No  reports  received  as  yet. 

Calistoga,  Napa  co. 

Calistoga  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ida  M.  Lawrence,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1903;  as  Free  Public,  1903.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $376,  received  from 
taxation.  One  employee.  Open  to  pub- 
lic every  day  except  Sundays  from  2  to  5 
and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  609.  No.  of  vols, 
added  during  August,  11;  by  purchase, 
7;  by  gift,  4.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  358;  added  during  month, 
11.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  198.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month:  The  gar- 
den of  Allah,  The  crossing,  Held  for 
orders. 

Has  about  100  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves.  No  annotated  lists  or  picture 
bulletins  are  prepared,  and  there  is  no 
children's  room  as  yet.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  6.  A  guarantor 
is  required. 

Since  filling  out  the  blank,  Calistoga 


has   fitted   up   a  children's  corner   (see 
illustration  in  front). 

Campbell,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Campbell  Free  Library.  E.  Janes, 
Librarian.    Established  1894. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  100 1.  One  vol. 
added  during  August  by  purchase. 

Annual  report  not  received. 

Has  about  20  books  especially  for  chil- 
dren, all  of  which  were  donated.  They 
are  kept  together  on  the  shelves.  Chil- 
dren may  draw  books.  The  books  are 
charged  to  parents. 

Campbell  Free  Reading  Room. 
Mrs  Lillie  F.  Shaw,  Corresponding  Sec- 
retary Country  Woman's  Club.  Estab- 
lished 1905.  Expenses  about  $200  per 
year.  Maintained  by  Country  Woman's 
Club. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Chico,  Butte  co. 

Chico  [Free]  Public  Library.  Miss 
Laura  Sawyers,  Librarian.  Established 
1902;  as  Free  Public,  1902.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $2934,  received  from 
taxation.  Two  employees,  including 
janitress.  Open  to  public  every  week 
day  from  9  a.  m.  to  12  m.,  and  from 
2  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m;  Sundays  and 
holidays,  from  2  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2642. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  170  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  class  and  author. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared  for  the  children  and  there 
is  no  children's  room.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A  guar- 
antor is  required. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Miss  Susan  T.  Smith,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1888.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$900,  received  from  State  appropriation. 
Two  employees,  one  a  student  assistant. 
Open  every  day  except  Sundays  from 
September  to  July  from  8  a.  m.  to  5  p.  m.; 
Saturdays  from  9  a.  m.  to  12  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  12,604.  No  books 
added  during  August.  Library  closed 
during  July  and  August  for  vacation. 

Has  about  1500  books  especially  for 
children.     They   are  kept   together  on 


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the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
One  corner  is  reserved  for  the  children's 
books.  Children  may  draw  books  at  the 
age  of  6.  They  do  not  use  the  books  in 
the  library,  but  are  allowed  to  make  their 
own  selection  and  take  the  books  home 
to  read. 

Claremont,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  College  Library.  Miss 
Prances  R.  Poote,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1888.  Annual  income,  about 
$1000 ,  received  from  college  endowment. 
Two  regular  employees.  Students  act  as 
attendants  several  hours  each  day  and 
are  paid  by  the  hour.  Open  every  day 
but  Sundays  during  school  year,  and  at 
least  twice  a  week  during  vacation,  from 
7:40  to  11:40  a.  M.  and  from  1  to  6  and 
7:30  to  10  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  8365. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  no  books  especially  for  children. 
In  the  new  building  there  will  be  an 
unfinished  room  which  can  be  used  at 
some  future  time  for  a  children's  room. 
Although  distinctly  a  college  library,  the 
town  has  the  free  use  of  the  books  and 
the  children  may  draw  any  books  which 
they  would  enjoy. 

Coalinga,  Prespo  co. 

Free  Reading  Room.  Mrs  Anna  J. 
Ogden,  Corresponding  Secretary  Ladies' 
Improvement  Club.  Established  April 
1  if  1905-     Maintained  by  club. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Col  ton,  San  Bernardino  co. 

COLTON       FREE      PUBLIC      LIBRARY. 

Ordinance  passed  May  7,  1906.  No 
books  as  yet. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  July  19  states 
that  a  permanent  library  board  was  ap- 
pointed July  18,  as  follows:  H.  B.  Smith, 
M.  A.  Hebbard,  E.  J.  Eisenmayer,  W. 
W.  Wilcox,  and  L.  C.  Newcomer. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Colusa,  Colusa  co. 

Colusa  Pree  Public  Library. 
Miss  Belle  Crane,  Librarian.  Established 
1901;  as  Pree  Public,  1901.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $865,  received  from  taxa- 
tion.    One  employee.     Open  every  day 


except  Sundays,  from  2  to  5  and  7  to 
9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2600. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  300  books  especially  for  chil- 
dren. They  are  kept  together  on  shelves, 
arranged  by  author.  No  annotated  lists 
or  picture  bulletins  are  prepared  and 
there  is  no  children's  room  at  present, 
although  there  is  to  be  one  in  the  new 
Carnegie  building,  which  will  be  fur- 
nished with  shelves,  tables  and  chairs 
especially  for  children.  There  are  plans 
for  a  story  hour  in  the  near  future.  Chil- 
dren may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  8.  A 
guarantor  is  required. 

Corona,  Riverside  co. 

Corona  [Pree]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Grace  M.  Taber,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1900;  as  Free  Public,  1900. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1788,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  Two  employees, 
including  janitor.  Open  to  public  every 
day  from  10  a.  M.  to  12  m.  and  from  2  to  5 
and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2690.  One  vol. 
added  during  August  by  gift.  Total  no. 
of  registered'  cardholders,  995;  added 
during  month,  77;  renewed,  120;  sur- 
rendered, 6.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1107;  vols, 
fiction,  483;  vols,  juvenile,  551;  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous, 73.  During  July  an  historical 
sketch  of  the  library  was  published. 
Three  most  popular  books  during  August: 
The  man  on  the  box,  The  jungle,  Lav- 
ender and  old  lace. 

Has  about  600  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared  as  yet,  but  there  is  a  chil- 
dren's room  equipped  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  especially  for  children. 
There  are  plans  for  the  story  hour  in  the 
near  future.  Children  may  draw  books 
at  the  age  of  8.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

COPOnadO,  San  Diego  co. 

Coronado  Beach  TFrbe]  Public 
Library.  Miss  Mary  E.  Balch,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1896.  Annual  income 
of  library,  $719,  received  from  taxation. 
Two  employees,  including  janitor.    Open 


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to  public  every  day  except  holidays,  in 
winter  from  10  a.  m.  to  12  m.  and  from 
1:30  to  5:30  and  7:30  to  8:30  p.  m.,  in 
summer  from  1:30  to  6  and  7:20  to  8:20 
p.  M.;  Sundays  in  winter  and  in  summer 
from  2:30  to  5:30  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2374.  10  vols, 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  1; 
by  gift,  9.  About  50  vols,  were  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  525  Current  magazines 
issued,  about  20. 

Has  about  250  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  alphabetically  by  titles. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared  and  there  is  no  children's 
room  as  yet,  although  one  corner  of  the 
library  room  is  equipped  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  especially  for  children. 
Has  no  story  hour,  but  special  cards  are 
issued  to  school  children.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  age  of  6.  A  guarantor  is 
not  required. 

The  card  catalog  which  the  librarian 
has  been  making  is  completed. 

Covina,  Los  Angeles  co.    . 

Covina  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Henrietta  M.  Faulder,  Librarian. 
Established  1897;  as  Free  Public,  1903. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $908,  received 
from  taxation.  Two  employees.  Open 
to  public  every  day  except  holidays  from 
10  a.  m.  to  1  p.  m.  and  from  2:30  to  5 
and  6:30  to  9  p.  M.,  Sundays  from  2  to  6 
p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2531.  6  added  dur- 
ing August  by  gift.  38  vols,  repaired. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  638. 

Has  about  400  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  bulletins  are  prepared, 
but  there  is  a  children's  room  (see  illus- 
tration in  front)  furnished  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  of  the  ordinary  size. 
No  story  hour,  but  does  some  work  with 
the  schools  in  the  way  of  assisting  students 
in  reference  work.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  the  age  of  10.  A  guarantor  is 
required. 

The  librarian  attended  the  Summer 
school  of  library  methods  at  the  State 


University,  Berkeley,  from  June  25  to 
August  3. 

Davisville,  Yolo  co. 

Davisville  Library  Association 
Library.  Miss  M.  Etta  Reed,  Secretary 
and  Librarian.  Established  1905.  No 
regular  income  and  no  employees.  Open 
to  public  on  all  school  days  from  8:30 
a.  m.  to  4:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  160. 

Library  closed  during  August. 

The  books  are  not  classified  as  yet  and 
it  is  not  known  how  many  children's 
books  there  are. 

Dixon,  Solano  co. 

Dixon  Free  Public  Library.  Estab- 
lished April  3,  1906. 
No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Downey,  Los  Angeles  co. 

♦Downey  Public  Library.  Miss  M. 
Josie  McKellar,  Librarian.  Established 
1 90 1.  Maintained  by  Woman's  Club. 
Pee,  $1  per  year.  About  40  members. 
Open  to  members  only  on  six  days  of 
the  week. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  150. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  no  books  especially  for  children. 

Dunsmuir,  Siskiyou  co. 

Dunsmuir  Library'  Association 
Library.  Mrs  George  MacDowell, 
Librarian.  Established  1900.  Income 
of  library  received  from  dues.  Open  to 
public  every  day  except  holidays  from 
2  to  4  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1402.  Two  vols, 
were  added  during  August  by  gift.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month,  71. 
Current  magazines  issued,  7. 

Has  about  50  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  and  there  is  no  children's  room. 

Elslnore,  Riverside  co. 

Elsinore  Free  Public  Library. 
!  W.  F.  Porteus,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
I  tees.    Ordinance  passed  July  6,  1906. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  August   11 

I  states  that  at  a  meeting  of  the  library 

:  trustees  held  August  10,  it  was  decided 

to  buy  a  lot  of  100  books  from  the  Sharp 


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Drag  Store,  as  a  nucleus  for  the  new 
library. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  August  30 
states  that  Mrs  Laura  A.  Smith  of  Santa 
Monica,  who  owns  considerable  real  es- 
tate in  Elsinore,  has  offered  to  donate 
lots  upon  which  to  erect  a  public  library 
building. 

Eseondldo,  San  Diego  co. 

Bscondido  [Free]  Public  Library. 
B.  F.  Ward,  Librarian.  Established  1890; 
as  Free  Public,  1898.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $175,  received  from  taxation. 
Two  employees.  Open  to  public  three 
days  in  week  from  3  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  1150.  Two 
vols,  added  during  August  by  purchase. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about 
275.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  250;  vols,  fiction, 
206;  vols,  juvenile,  16;  vols,  miscella- 
neous, 28. 

Has  about  75  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No  anno- 
tated lists  or  picture  bulletins  are  pre- 
pared and  there  is  no  children's  room. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
12.    A  guarantor  is  not  required. 

Etna,  Siskiyou  co. 

Etna  Frbb  [Public]  Library.  Miss 
Olga  Rusby,  Librarian.  Established 
November,  1904.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $295,  received  from  taxation. 
One  employee.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays  from  2  to  5  and  7  to 
9  P.M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  202.  Two  vols, 
added  during  August  by  gift.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  197. 

Not  known  how  many  children's  books 
there  are. 

Eureka,  Humboldt  co. 

Eurbka  Frbb  [Public]  Library. 
W.  G.  Bonner,  Librarian.  Established 
January  25,  1878 ;  as  Free  Public,  April 
30,  1878.  Annual  income  of  library. 
$4027,  received  from  taxation.  Three 
employees,  including  janitor.  Open  to 
public  every  day  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4035.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  August  for  home 
use,  2370;  vols,  fiction,  1258;  vols,  juve- 


nile, 996;  vols,  miscellaneous,  including 
bound  magazines,  116. 

Has  about  500  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  the  same  as  fiction, 
boys'  in  one  case  and  girls'  in  another. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared,  and  there  is  no  children's 
room.  No  story  hour,  but  school  chil- 
dren are  assisted  in  their  reference  work. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  reading 
age.     A  guarantor  is  rarely  required. 

A  valuable  collection  of  birds  has 
been  installed  during  August.  It  com- 
prises nearly  300  specimens,  from  the 
vulture  and  bald  and  golden  eagle  and 
albatross  down  to  the  tiniest  humming- 
bird. The  collection,  beautifully  mount- 
ed and  cased,  is  a  bequest  from  a  late 
townsman,  Charles  Fiebig,  an  acknowl- 
edged leader  in  taxidermy. 

Ferndale,  Humboldt  co. 

Fbrndalb  [Free]  Pubuc  Library. 
Mrs  N.  E.  Winslow,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished December,  1904;  as  Free  Public, 
December,  1904.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $730,  received  from  taxation  and 
I.  O.  G.  T.  One  employee.  Open  to 
public  every  day  except  Sundays  from 
10  a.  M.  to  12  m.  and  from  1:30  to  5:30 
and  7  to  9:30  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  895.  During  Au- 
gust 15  vols,  were  repaired  and  1  lost. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  543. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  474;  vols,  fiction,  267;  vols, 
juvenile,  128;  vols,  miscellaneous,  45. 
Current  magazines  issued,  34.  Three 
most  popular  books  during  month:  The 
gambler,  The  Missourian,  The  garden  of 
Allah. 

Has  about  200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  but  not  classified.  No  an- 
notated lists  are  prepared,  but  picture 
bulletins  are.  No  children's  room  at 
present.  No  story  hour,  but  school  chil- 
dren are  assisted  in  their  reference  work. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
7.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Fortuna,  Humboldt  co. 

Fortuna  Free  Library.  Mrs  Cora 
P.  Wilson,  Librarian.    Established  April 


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19,  1 906.    Annual  income  of  library,  $150, 
received  from  hall  rent  and  Good  Tem- 

Slars.  No  employees.  Open  every  week 
ay  from  2  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m.,  Sun- 
days from  9  a.  m.  to  12  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  397.  One  vol. 
added  during  August  by  gift.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  85. 

Has  no  books  especially  for  children. 

The  W.  C.  T.  U.  served  refreshments 
on  August  18  and  cleared  $8.50  for  the 
library.  The  ladies  are  contemplating 
making  a  house-to-house  canvass,  ask- 
ing one  dollar  from  each  family  for  the 
support  of  the  library. 

Fowler,  Fresno  co. 

Fowler  Free  Library.  Miss  Bea- 
trice Gracey,  Librarian.  Mrs  M.  L. 
Parkhurst,  President  Fowler  Improve- 
ment Club.  Maintained  by  club.  One 
employee.  Open  to  public  Mondays 
and  Fridays  from  3  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  125.  No  books 
added  during  August.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  55.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month,  28.  Current 
magazines  issued,  8.  Three  most  popu- 
lar books  during  month:  The  burglar's 
daughter,  Margaret  Wynne,  Phoebe 
Tilson. 

Has  about  30  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves.  No  annotated  lists  or  pic- 
ture bulletins  are  prepared  and  there  is 
no  children's  room.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  any  age.  A  guarantor  is  not 
required. 

Fresno,  Fresno  co. 

Fresno  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Jean  D.  Baird,  Librarian.  Established 
1891;  as  Free  Public,  1891.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $4000,  received  from 
taxation.  Four  employees,  including 
janitor.  Open  to  public  every  day  in 
year,  except  one,  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  8457.  8  vols, 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  6; 
by  gift,  2.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 3861;  added  during  month,  25. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  2989;  vols,  fiction,  1677; 
vols,  juvenile,  705;  vols,  miscellaneous, 
297;  vols,  bound  magazines,  310. 


Has  about  1000  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  ou 
the  shelves,  the  fiction  being  arranged 
by  author  and  the  other  books  in  the 
class  to  which  they  belong.  Lists  and 
picture  bulletins  are  prepared  for  the 
children.  The  lists  are  not  annotated. 
Has  a  children's  room  {see  illustration 
in  front) ',  with  shelves,  tables  and  chairs 
especially  for  children,  and  with  wall 
pictures.  No  story  hour,  but  does  work 
with  the  schools.  About  a  year  ago  the 
schools  gave  their  libraries  to  the  Public 
Library,  keeping  only  their  supplemen- 
tary readers.  Since  this  was  done,  the 
children  are  given  applications  for 
library  cards  by  the  teachers  and  are 
sent  to  the  library  for  their  books.  A 
great  many  children  who  had  never  read 
before  have  formed  the  habit  of  going  to 
the  library.  During  the  afternoon  one 
of  the  assistants  takes  charge  of  the  chil- 
dren's room  and  helps  the  children 
select  their  books  and  shows  them  how 
to  look  up  references  needed  in  their 
school  work.  Children  may  draw  books 
at  the  age  of  10.  A  guarantor — the 
teacher — is  required.  About  a  year  ago 
the  public  schools  gave  an  entertain- 
ment for  the  benefit  of  the  children's 
room.  The  sum  realized  was  $400.  This 
was  spent  for  the  furniture  for  the  chil- 
dren's room  and  for  books.  In  April, 
1906,  a  typewritten  list  was  prepared  of 
children's  books  suitable  for  the  different 
grades  from  the  first  to  the  eighth. 

I  Fullerton,  Orange  co. 

FULLKRTON  FRBB  PUBLIC  LIBRARY. 

j  W.  W.  Kerr,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
!  Established  February  19,  1906.    No  books 
as  yet. 

I      The  Library  Committee  has  subscrip- 
|  tions  to  amount  of  $1000  for  books. 
I     The  lot,  100  x  130  feet,  for  the  library 
]  building  has  been   secured.       Mr  Car- 
i  negie  has  been  notified. 

Nothing  new  during  August. 


Gilroy,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Gilroy  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
W.  E.  Franklin,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  December  1 1,  1905. 

No  items  received  for  August. 


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Glendale,  Los  Angeles  co. 

GlbndalbFrre  Library  and  Read- 
ing Room.  Mrs  Lillian  S.  Wells,  Li- 
brarian. Established  February  26,  1906. 
Income  from  subscriptions.  No  em- 
ployees^ Open  to  public  duri rig-winter 
every  <S»y  except  Sundays  and  holidays 
from  4  to  6  p.  m.,  and  during  summer 
three  days  each  week  from  3  to  5  p.  m. 
Open  also  one  evening  in  week  now. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  152.  9  vols,  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  113.  Total  no.  of  vols. 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  86; 
vols,  fiction,  58;  vols,  juvenile,  13;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  15.  Notes  published  in 
local  newspaper  every  week.  Three 
most  popular  books  during  month:  The 
crisis,  The  daughter  of  an  empress, 
Ramona.   • 

65  magazines  were  given  to  the  library 
during  August,  exclusive  of  about  6  cur- 
rent numbers  from  publishers. 

Has  made  no  specialty  of  children's 
books  as  yet. 

Giendora,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Glbndora  Public  Library.  Miss 
Ella  Boyakin,  President  Athena  Club. 
Established  1904.  Formerly  maintained 
by  the  Athena  Club,  but  closed  at  present. 

Hanford,  Kings  co. 

Hanpord  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  E.  Dold,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1890;  as  Free  Public,  1900. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1250,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  Two  employees, 
including  janitor.  Open  to  public  every 
day  from  9  A.  m.  to  12  m.  and  from  2  to 
5  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2516.  113  vols,  re- 
paired during  August.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  870;  added  dur- 
ing month,  22.  Total  number  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
1 171;  vols,  fiction,  716;  vols,  juvenile, 
377;  vols,  miscellaneous,  43.  Current 
magazines  issued,  35.  Three  most  pop- 
ular books  during  month:  Lavender  and 
old  lace,  The  garden  of  Allah,  The  breath 
of  the  gods. 

Annual  report  not  received. 

Has  about  300  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,   classified  and   by   author. 


No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared  for  the  children.  There  is 
no  children's  room,  but  a  corner  of  the 
main  reading  room  is  reserved  for  a 
children's  corner  (see  illustration  in 
front).  No  story  hour,  but  does  work 
with  the  schools  in  the  way  of  assisting 
in  reference  work.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  any  age.  Either  the  parent  or 
the  teacher  is  required  as  guarantor. 

Hayward,  Alameda  co. 

Hay  ward  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  E.  Prouse,  Librarian.  Established 
1898. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  5084. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Healdsburg,  Sonoma  co. 

Hkaldsburg  [Frek]  Public  Li- 
braky.  Miss  Cornelia  D.  Provines,  Li- 
brarian. Established  as  Free  Public, 
1898.  Annual  income  of  library,  $727, 
received  from  taxation.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  every  day  except  Sun- 
days and  holidays  from  2  to  5  and  7  to 

9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2914.  4  vols,  added 
during  month;  by  purchase,  1;  by  resto- 
ration, 3.  Vols,  repaired,  20;  vols,  lost,  1. 
Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders,  934 ; 
added  during  month,  5;  surrendered,  2. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  702;  vols,  fiction,  418;  vols, 
juvenile,  185;  vols,  miscellaneous,  99. 
Three  most  popular  books:  St.  Elmo, 
Ramona,    Holmes'   illustrated   lectures. 

Has  about  425  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  the  books  for  the  smallest  chil- 
dren being  together,  and  the  rest  classi- 
fied and  by  author.  No  annotated  lists 
or  picture  bulletins  are  prepared.  There 
is  no  children's  room,  but  a  corner  is 
reserved  for  their  use,  the  shelves  being 
low  and  one  of  the  tables  low;  the  rest 
of  the  furniture  is  regular  size.  No  story 
hour,  but  does  work  with  the  schools  in 
assisting  in  reference  work  and  directing 
reading  along  the  lines  of  the  children's 
study.  Children  may  draw  books  on 
their  own  cards  at  age  of  12,  but  may 
draw  books  upon  a  parent's  or  guardian's 


NEWS  NOTBS  OF  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


card  without  age  limit.    A  guarantor  is 
required. 

Hemet,  Riverside  co.  I 

Hemkt  Public  Reading  Room  Asso- 
ciation. B.  R.  Sprague,  Secretary  of 
Association.  Established  1906.  Income, 
$6  per  month,  received  from  subscrip- 
tions. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Highland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

♦Highland  Library  Club  Library. 
Mrs  Fairall,  Librarian.  Established 
1898.  Maintained  by  club.  Fee,  $2  per 
year.  About  75  members.  Open  to 
members  only. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1000. 

Report  for  August  and  Items  on  chil- 
dren's books  not  received. 

The  San  Bernardino  Sun  of  August  23 
states  that  from  present  indications  the 
new  library  building  of  Highland,  erected 
by  the  Highland  Library  Club,  will  be 
completed  before  the  first  of  October. 
The  total  cost  when  the  structure  is  com- 
pleted, with  furnishings,  will  be  some- 
thing over  $3000.  Of  this  amount  the 
club  had  $1800  when  it  began  opera- 
tions. Three  lists  were  sent  out  last 
week  to  solicit  subscriptions  for  the 
balance,  and  already  the  necessary 
amount  is  assured. 

Hollister,  San  Benito  co. 

Hollister  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Olive  Evans,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1884;  as  Free  Public,  1904.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $500,  received  from 
taxation.  One  employee.  Open  to  pub- 
lic every  day  except  holidays;  week  days 
from  1  to  9  P.  M.,  Sundays  from  2  to 
5:30  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1581.  1  vol.  added 
during  August  by  gift.  3  vols.  lost. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  345;  vols,  fiction,  300; 
vols,  juvenile,  45;  vols,  bound  maga- 
zines. 83.  Three  most  popular  books: 
The  house  of  mirth,  Nedra,  Tomorrow's 
tangle. 

Has  about  242  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated    lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 


prepared  and  there  is  no  children's 
room.  Children  may  draw  books  at  the 
age  of  12. 

Hollywood,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Hollywood  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Ella  Gillin,  Librarian.  Established 
1906.  One  employee.  Open  to  public 
every  day  except-  Sundays  for  6  hours. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  555.  3  vols,  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Vols,  discarded,  1; 
vols,  lost,  1.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  254;  added  during  month, 
17.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  416;  vols,  fiction, 
246;  vols,  juvenile,  160;  vols,  miscel- 
laneous, 10. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

Holtville,  San  Diego  co. 

Holtville  Library  and  Reading 
Room.    Opened  June  9,  1906. 

Report  for  August  and  Items  on 
children's  books  not  received. 

Kern  City,  Kern  co. 

Kern  City  Free  Library.  Miss 
Marjorie  Haynes,  Librarian.  Established 
1896. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

La  Jolla,  San  Diego  co. 

La  Jolla  Library  Association  Li- 
brary. Miss  Nina  T.  Waddell,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1899.  Income  of  library 
received  from  donations.  Two  em- 
ployees, including  janitor.  Open  to 
public  every  day  except  Sundays  and 
holidays,  the  reading-room  from  8  a.m. 
to  9  p.  m.;  for  lending,  3  to  4  p.  M.,  and 
Wednesday  evening  from  7  to  8  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  14 19.  29  vols,  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Vols,  repaiied, 
10.  During  month  34  cardholders  were 
added;  25  surrendered.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
717;  vols,  fiction,  451;  vols,  juvenile,  133; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  133. 

Has  about  175  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  not  closely  classified,  but  ar- 
ranged broadly  by  age.  No  annotated 
lists  are  prepared,  but  picture  bulletins 


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237 


are.  No  children's  room.  No  story 
hour  as  yet,  but  does  work  with  the 
schools.  Teachers  have  unlimited  use 
of  books,  and  school  children  have 
special  privileges  in  drawing  books. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  any  age 
and  no  guarantor  is  required.  All  of 
the  children  are  known  to  the  librarian. 

Laton,  Fresno  co. 

Laton  Library.  Mrs  Lua  H.  Bab- 
cock,  Librarian.  Established  1902.  In- 
come of  library  received  from  donations 
and  entertainments.  One  employee,  in- 
chiding  janitor.  Library  open  to  public 
two  days  each  week  from  1:30  to  5:30 
and  7  to  9:30  p.  m.  Library  will  soon  be 
open  every  day  again. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1140.  144  vols, 
added  during  August  by  purchase.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  45;  added 
during  month,  2;  renewed,  6.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  90.    Current  magazines  issued,  4. 

Has  about  100  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified.  No  annotated 
lists  or  picture  bulletins  are  prepared, 
and  there  is  no  children's  room  as  yet. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
12.  A  guarantor  is  required.  Children 
under  12  years  may  draw  books  on 
parents'  cards. 

Uneoln,  Placer  co. 

Lincoln  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Bertha  C.  Landis,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished January  9,  1906;  as  Free  Public, 
January  9,  1906.  Library  will  probably 
be  opened  about  October  1.  A  building 
has  been  secured  and  city  trustees  have 
bought  a  private  library  of  about  130 
vols,  for  $30. 

Livermore,  Alameda  co. 

Livermorb  Frbe  [Public]  Library. 
Mrs  S.  J.  Harp,  Librarian.  Established 
September,  1896;  as  Free  Public,  Sep- 
tember, 1 90 1.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$7*>i  received  from  taxation  and  rent  of 
annex.  One  employee.  Open  to  public 
every  day  except  holidays  from  11  a.  m. 
to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4671.  Vols,  dis- 
carded   during    August,    10;    vols,    re- 

4 — NN 


paired,  20.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  330;  added  during  month, 
10.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  708;  vols,  fiction, 
468;  vols,  juvenile,  140;  vols,  miscel- 
laneous, 43.  Current  magazines  issued, 
57.  Three  most  popular  books  during 
month:  The  house  of  mirth,  The  con- 
quest of  Canaan,  The  household  of 
Peter. 

Has  about  200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  but  not  arranged  in  any 
particular  way.  No  annotated  lists  or 
picture  bulletins  are  prepared  and  there 
is  no  room  especially  for  children.  No 
story  hour  and  does  no  work  with  the 
schools.  Children  may  draw  books  at 
the  age  of  12.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Lodi,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Lodi  Library  and  Free  Reading 
Room.  H.  S.  Clark,  Sr.,  Librarian. 
Established  1902.  Annual  income  of 
library,  about  $400,  received  from  sub- 
scriptions. One  employee,  including 
janitor.  Open  to  public  every  day  from 
9  a.  M.  to  8:30  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  731.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  85.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  August  for  home  use, 
59;  vols,  fiction,  40;  vols,  juvenile,  10; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  9.  Current  maga- 
zines issued,  67. 

Has  made  no  specialty  of  children's 
books  as  yet. 

LompOC,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Free  Reading  Room. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Long:  Beach,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Long  Bbach  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Victoria  Ellis,  Librarian. 
Established  1895;  as  Free  Public,  1901. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $4681,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  Four  employees, 
including  janitor.  Open  to  public  every, 
day  except  Sundays  from  9  a.  m.  to  9 
p.   M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  6951.  237  vols, 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  222; 
by  gift,  13;  by  binding,  2.  Vols,  discarded, 
1;    vols,    repaired,     180.      Cardholders 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA   LIBRARIES. 


added  during  month,  163;  renewed,  6; 
expired,  43.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  8087;  vols, 
fiction,  4120;  vols,  juvenile,  1943;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  1054;  vols,  bound  maga- 
zines,  120;    Current  magazines   issued, 

859. 

Has  about  i860  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified.  Lists  and  picture 
bulletins  are  prepared  for  the  children. 
The  lists  are  not  annotated.  There  is 
no  children's  room,  but  a  corner  of  the 
library  (see  illustration  in  front)  is  set 
apart  for  children  and  furnished  with 
shelves,  tables  and  chairs  especially  for 
them.  No  wall  pictures.  No  story  hour 
and  no  special  work  with  the  schools. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
10.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Lords  burg,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Lordsburg  Public  Library.  Es- 
tablished 1902. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  11 28  (June  30,  1905). 

Library  now  closed  and  books  stored 
with  Mrs  Margaret  Williams. 

Los  Angeles,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Los  Angblbs  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  F.  Lummis,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1878. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  123,146  (June  30, 
1905). 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Monthly  bulletins  for  July  and  August, 
vol.  7,  nos.  7  and  8,  were  received  during 
August.  The  July  bulletin  is  a  children's 
number. 

California  Society  Sons  of  the 
Revolution  Library.  Holdridge  O. 
Collins,  President  of  the  Society. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  700. 

Made  up  principally  of  books  relating 
to  colonial  history  and  the  era  of  the 
revolution.  Contains  a  complete  collec- 
tion of  all  of  the  publications  of  the  state 
societies  of  the  sons  of  the  revolution 
and  colonial  wars. 

Besides  the  books,  the  Society  owns 
many  interesting  paintings,  prints  and 
engravings  and  souvenirs  of  the  revolu- 
tion, which  are  on  exhibition  in  their  hall. 


Historical  Society  of  Southern 
California  Library.  J.  M.  Guinn, 
Librarian.     Established  1883. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

•Jonathan  Club  Library.  Charles 
Dwight  Willard,  member  of  library  com- 
mittee. Established  1905.  Maintained 
by  Jonathan  Club  and  free  to  members 
only. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2000. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

*Los  Angeles  Railroad  Library. 
Mrs  T.  B.  Kennedy,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished March  6,  1906.  Installed  at  Divi- 
sion no.  2.  It  is  probable  that  in  time  a 
similar  library  will  be  installed  at  Divi- 
sion no.  1.  Library  is  maintained  by 
Los  Angeles  Railway  Company,  and  is 
for  trainmen  only. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  929. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Metaphysical  Library.  Ella  M. 
Reesberg,  Secretary  and  Librarian. 
Established  February,  1902.  Each  card- 
holder pays  25  cents  per  month  for  use  of 
books  and  magazines. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  over  500. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Elizabeth  H.  Fargo,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1881. 

Totalno.of  vols.,  13,100  (June  30, 1905). 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Thbosophical  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  Miss  S.  H.  Richards, 
Librarian.     Established  1896. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  500. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

LOS  GatOS,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Los  Gatos  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Henri  A.  Rankin,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1898;  as  Free  Public,  1898.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $1139,  received  from 
taxation.  One  employee  during  summer 
months,  two  (including  janitor)  during 
winter  months.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  holidays  from  10  a.  m.  to  12  M. 
and  from  2  to  5:30  and  7  to  9  p.  m.,  Sun- 
days from  2:30  to  4:30  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2228.  3  vols,  added 
during  August;   by  purchase,  2;    by  gift, 


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i.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
731;  added  during  month,  10;  surren- 
dered, 6.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1008;  vols, 
fiction,  508;  vols,  juvenile,  349;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  75.  Current  magazines 
issued,  76. 

Has  about  515  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified  and  by  author,  the 
books  for  the  little  folks  being  kept  on 
the  lower  shelves.  Lists  and  picture 
bulletins  are  prepared.  The  lists  are  not 
annotated.  There  is  no  children's  room, 
but  a  corner  (see  illustration  in  front) 
of  the  main  roont  is  reserved  for  children 
and  furnished  with  shelves,  tables  and 
chairs  especially  for  children,  and  with 
wall  pictures.  Has  story  hour  (see  illus- 
tration in  front)  for  children  twice  a 
month  during  school  year.  The  teachers 
give  some  of  the  story  hour  talks,  and 
kelp  to  create  an  interest  in  the  library 
books,  reading  from  them  and  sending 
the  children  to  the  library  for  reference 
work.  Children  may  draw  books  on 
their  own  cards  at  the  age  of  10.  Before 
that  age  they  may  draw  books  on  a 
parent's  card.  A  guarantor  is  required. 
Once  or  twice  a  year  entertainments  are 
given  by  the  school  children,  the  pro- 
ceeds being  used  toward  books  and 
furnishings  for  the  children's  corner. 

McClOUd,  Siskiyou  co. 

The  Red  Bluff  News  of  August  25 
states  that  the  big  lumbering  town  of 
McCloud  is  to  have  a  Carnegie  library. 
The  steel  magnate  of  Pittsburg  has 
donated  $2500  for  that  purpose.  The 
McCloud  club  has  given  one  spacious 
room  in  its  building  to  be  used  for 
library  purposes  until  the  new  building 
can  lie  built. 

Madera,  Madera  co. 

Madera  Free  Library.  Miss  Ida  M. 
Tally,  Librarian.  Established  1001.  One 
employee.  Library  maintaiaed  by  vol- 
untary subscriptions  and  by  C.  J. 
Euhanks,  County  Clerk. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2000. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 


Martinez,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Martinez  Free  Reading  Room  and 
Library.  Mrs  Jennie  I.  Hale,  Libra- 
rian.    Established  1885. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2686. 

Annual  report  will  be  sent  November 
1,  1906. 

Has  about  500  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared,  and  there  is  no  children's 
room.  There  are  two  cases  for  children's 
books,  one  for  boys'  and  one  for  girls'. 
No  story  hour.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  the  age  of  12.  A  guarantor  is 
not  required. 

Library  still  closed.  The  exterior  of 
the  building  was  completed  a  month 
ago,  but  the  interior  is  still  unfinished, 
owing  to  difficulty  in  getting  mechanics. 

Marysville,  Yuba  co. 

Marysville  City    [Free   Public] 

Library.     Miss  Mary  K.  Subers,  Libra- 

,  rian.    Established  1858;  as  Free  Public, 

■  April,  1900.  No  library  tax,  but  city 
1  pays  librarian,  Tights,  etc.  Income  for 
I  books  derived  from  interest  on  bequests. 

■  One    employee.     Open   to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays  and  holidays,  Mon- 

,  day  to   Friday  from  10  A.   m.  to  12   M. 

.  and  from  2:30  to  4:30  and  7  to  9  p.  m.; 
Saturdays,  from  2  to  4:30  and  7  to  9  p.  M. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  8000. 

I      Reports  will  be  made  as  soon  as  the 

J  books  are  moved  into  the  new  building. 
The  books  for  children  are  kept 
together  on  the  shelves,  arranged  by 
author.  There  is  a  children's  room  in 
the  new  building,  but  the  books  have  not 
been  moved  into  it  yet. 

The  Sacramento  Union  of  August  24 
states  that  a  large  number  of  the  chairs 
of  the  new  library  have  arrived  and  will 
be  installed  immediately.  The  building 
will  be  thrown  open  to  the  public  in 
about  three  weeks. 

Merced,  Merced  co. 

George  Hicks  Fancher  Memorial 
Free  [Public]  Library.  Miss  Katha- 
rine Garibaldi,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees. Established  August  21,  1905.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  $1248.90,  received 
from  taxation. 


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No  books  as  yet.  There  is  a  fund  of 
$1250.  The  money  which  is  to  be  used 
in  building  the  library  is  in  litigation 
and  the  library  trustees  are'awaiting  the 
decision  of  the  court. 

Mills  College,  Alameda  co. 

Margaret  Carnegie  Library. 
Miss  Anna  L.  Sawyer,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1884. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  7500. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

No  books  especially  for  children. 

Modesto,  Stanislaus  co. 
'  Modesto  Free  [Public]  Library. 
L.  T.  Moss,  Librarian.  Established  1905 ; 
as  Free  Public,  1905.  Annual  income  of 
library,  about  $1560,  $120  of  which  is  re- 
ceived from  taxation  and  the  balance 
from  pool  and  billiards.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  every  day  from  8  a.  m.  to 
10  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1157. 

Report  for  August  and  Items  on  chil- 
dren's books  not  received. 

Monrovia,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Monrovia  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Mrs  A.  Marion  Shrode,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1893;  as  Free  Public,  1894.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $700,  received  from 
taxation.  Two  employees,  including 
janitor.  Library  open  to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays  from  2  to  5  and  7  to 
8:30  P.  M. 

Total  number  of  vols.,  about  4000.  7 
vols,  added  during  August.  Vols,  re- 
paired, 126.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  577;  added  during  month, 
21;  surrendered,  7.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month*for  home  use,  902. 
Current  magazines  issued,  224.  Book- 
lovers',  171.  Three  most  popular  books 
during  month :  The  house  of  a  thousand 
candles,  Lavender  and  old  lace,  The 
master's  violin. 

Annual  report  not  received. 

Has  about  550  books  [especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  authors.  Lists 
are  prepared  for^the  children.  The  lists 
are  not  annotated  and  no  picture  bulle- 
tins are  made.  There  is  no  children's 
room  at  present,  but  there  will  be  one 
in  the  new  Carnegie  building.     No  story 


•  hour  as  yet.    Children  may  draw  books 

I  at  the  age  of  7.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

The  Monrovia  News  of  August  4  states 

that  the  library  has  been  moved  from  its 

old  quarters  in  the  Spence  block  to  the 

new  temporary  quarters  in  the  City  Hall 

,  building.    The  library  will  occupy  these 

quarters  until  the  completion  of  the  new 

Carnegie  building. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  August  23 
states  that  the  Carnegie  library  for  Mon- 
rovia is  to  be  completed  December  i, 
according  to  the  terms  of  the  contract 
just  let. 

Monterey,  Monterey  co. 

Monterey  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Clara  Zimmermann,  Librarian. 
Established  1901;  as  Free  Public,  Febru- 
ary 6,  1906.  The  income  will  be  re- 
ceived from  taxation  as  soon  as  the  tax 
is  levied.  Three  employees,  including 
janitor.  Open  to  public  Wednesdays 
and  Saturdays  from  2  to  5  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1 182.  3  vols,  added 
during  August  by  purchase.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  150;  added 
during  month,  5;  renewed,  3;  expired,  1. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

Mountain  View,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Mountain  View  [FreeJ  Public  Li- 
brary. O.  G.  Beardslee,  Librarian. 
Established  April,  1905;  as  Free  Public, 
November,  1905.  Annual  income  of 
library,  about  $250,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. One  employee.  Open  to  public 
every  day  from  2  to  6  and  7  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  486.  34  vols,  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  300;  added  during 
month,  19;  surrendered,  2.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  616.  New  accessions  are  published 
in  local  paper. 

Has  about  98  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared.  There  is  no  children's  room 
as  yet.  A  children's  corner  is  being  con- 
sidered. Children  may  draw  books  at 
the  age  of  10.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Twenty  running  feet  of  shelving  just 


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added.  One  electric  fan  for  reading 
room  presented  by  United  Gas  and  Elec- 
tric Company. 

Mount  Hamilton,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Lick  Observatory  Library.  Dr  R. 
G.  Aitken,  Librarian.  Established  1888. 
Annual  income,  about  $400,  received 
from  gifts,  etc.  Open  every  day,  24 
hours  each. 

Total  no.  of  vols. ,  about  6500. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

No  books  especially  for  children. 

Napa,  Napa  co. 

Goodman  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Margaret  Jacobs,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1885.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$2400,  received  from  taxation.  Four 
employees.  Open  to  public  every  day 
except  holidays. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  9526. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

Has  over  1200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves.  The  fiction  and  adventure 
are  arranged  by  author  and  the  class 
books  are  classified  with  adult  books. 
A  few  lists  have  been  prepared  for  the 
children.  The  lists  are  not  annotated 
and  no  picture  bulletins  are  made.  There 
is  no  children's  room,  but  a  corner  of 
the  stack  room  is  furnished  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  especially  for  children. 
It  is  hoped  in  time  to  have  a  children's 
room  built  on.  No  story  hour,  but  does 
work  with  the  schools  in  the  way  of 
assisting  in  reference  work  and  cooper- 
ating with  teachers  in  buying  books  I 
suggested  by  them,  etc.  Children  may  I 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A  guarantor 
is  required.  The  Napa  women's  Cen- 
tury Club  bought  the  tables  for  the  chil-  , 
dren's  corner,  and  the  ladies  donated  I 
chairs.  A  musical  entertainment  was 
given  and  the  proceeds  used  for  the 
children's  section. 

♦Eagle  Cycling  Club  Library. 
Wm.  H.  Evans,  Librarian.  Established 
1904.  No  employees.  Monthly  income 
of  library,  $y>,  received  from  subscrib- 
ers. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  526. 


Report  for  August  and  Annual,  report 
not  received. 
No  books  especially  for  children. 

National  City,  San  Diego  co. 

National  City  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Sarah  C.  Dickinson,  Li- 
brarian. Established  about  September, 
1895;  as  Free  Public,  July,  1896.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $704,  received  from 
taxation.  One  employee.  Open  to  pub- 
lic every  day  except  holidays,  week  days 
from  2  to  5  p.  m.,  Sundays  from  3  to  5 
p.  m.,  and  three  evenings  each  week  from 
7  to  9  o'clock. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  3348.  135  added 
during  month.  Vols,  discarded,  1.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  326;  added 
during  month,  6;  surrendered,  4.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  "378.  Current  magazines 
issued,  95. 

Has  about  325  books  especially  for  chil- 
dren. They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No  anno- 
tated lists  or  picture  bulletins  are  pre- 
pared and  there  is  no  children's  room. 
No  story  hour,  but  librarian  assists  school 
children  in  reference  work.  Children 
may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A 
guarantor  is  required.  In  1903,  the  library 
received  a  gift  of  $50  for  children's  books. 

Needles,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  Mrs  J.  L.  Davis, 
Librarian.     Established  1900. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Nevada  City,  Nevada  co. 

Nevada  City  Free  [Public]  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Melissa  Fuller,  Librarian. 
Established  1902;  as  Free  Public,  1902. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1500,  received 
from  taxation.  Two  employees,  no  jan- 
itor. Open  to  public  every  day  except 
two  in  year  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  P.  m.,  Sun- 
days and  holidays  from  1  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  over  3000.  7  vols, 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  4; 
by  gift,  3.  Vols,  repaired,  24.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  1276; 
added  during  month,  14.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
654;  vols,  fiction,  489;  vols,  juvenile, 
130;  vols,  miscellaneous,  35.     No  maga- 


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zines  issued.  Three  most  popular  books 
during  month:  Graustark,  Divine  fire, 
The  man  on  the  box. 

Has  about  200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  author.  Lists  are 
prepared  for  the  children.  The  lists  are 
not  annotated  and  no  picture  bulletins 
are  made.  No  children's  room  at  pres- 
ent, but  there  will  be  one  in  the  new 
Carnegie  building.  No  story  hour  and 
does  no  work  with  the  schools.  Chil- 
dren may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  6.  A 
guarantor  is  required. 

The  librarian  has  just  completed  the 
work  of  classifying  the  library  by  the 
Dewey  system. 

By  giving  entertainments  the  Native 
Daughters  have  raised  $50  with  which 
to  buy  books  for  the  library,  and  they 
are  now  contemplating  getting  books 
from  Book  lovers'  library. 

The  librarian  joined  the  California 
Library  Association  in  August. 

Newcastle,  Placer  co. 

Good  Templar  Library.  Miss 
Louise  Fletcher,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished February  19,  1903.  Maintained 
by  Good  Templar  Lodge. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  700. 

Niles,  Alameda  co. 

Nir.ES  Free  Library.  Mrs  M.  E. 
Sullivan,  Librarian.     Established    1902. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Nordhoff,  Ventura  co. 

George  Thacher  Memorial  Free 
Library.  Zaidee  E.  Soule,  Librarian. 
Established  1893.  Income  of  library  re- 
ceived from  subscriptions.  One  em- 
plovee.  Open  to  public  four  afternoons 
and  one  evening  each  week,  in  winter 
afternoons  from  3  to  5  p.  m.,  in  summer 
afternoons  from  4  to  6  p.  m.,  evenings 
from  7  to  8:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2025.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  983.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  August  for  home 
use,  140;  vols,  fiction,  76;  vols,  juvenile, 
9;  vols,  miscellaneous,  14.  Current 
magazines  issued,  41.     Following  books 


were  all  read  same  number  of  times: 
Divine  fire,  The  lure  of  the  Labrador 
wild,  The  house  of  mirth,  The  rise  of 
Silas  Lapham,  Pair  of  patient  lovers, 
The  puppet  crown. 

Has  about  154  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves.  Children  may  draw  books 
at  the  age  of  12.  A  guarantor  is  re- 
quired. 

Oakdale,  Stanislaus  co. 

Oakdale  Public  Library.  Miss  Es- 
tella  Hoisholt,  Librarian.  Established 
1 90 1.  Annual  income  of  library,  about 
$60,  received  from  subscriptions.  One 
employee.  Open  to  public  every  Satur- 
day from  2  to  4  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  947. 

Report  for  August  and  Items  on  chil- 
dren's books  not  received. 

Oakland,  Alameda  co. 

Oakland  Free  Public  Library. 
Chas.  S.  Greene,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1868;  as  Free  Public,  1878.  Annual 
income  of  library,  $34,000,  received  from 
taxation,  etc.  25  employees,  including 
janitor.  6  deposit  stations.  Open  to 
public  every  day  except  Sundays  from 
9  a.  M.  to  9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  44,791.  273  vols, 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  250; 
by  gift,  23.  Vols,  discarded,  343.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  16,952: 
added  during  month,  304;  surrendered, 
14.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use  from  main  library, 
17,413;  vols,  fiction,  10,042;  vols,  juve- 
nile, 2806 ;  vols,  miscellaneous,  2256 ; 
vols,  bound  magazines  and  current  mag- 
azines, 2039.  Circulation  during  month 
from  deposit  stations,.  1620. 

Annual  report  not  received. 

Has  about  5000  books  especially  for 
children.  The  books  are  kept  together 
on  the  shelves,  the  fiction  arranged  by 
author  on  the  three  lower  shelves  and 
the  others  classified  and  arranged  on 
three  upper  shelves—ribbon  arrange- 
ment. No  annotated  lists  are  prepared, 
but  picture  bulletins  and  special  bulle- 
tins for  vacation  reading  are  made  for  the 
children.  There  is  a  children's  room 
(see  illustration  in  front),  furnished  with 


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shelves,  tables  and  chairs  especially  for 
children,  and  with  wall  pictures.  No  story 
hour,  but  does  work  with  the  schools. 
Talks  to  schools  by  librarian.  About 
iooo  books  were  put  in  last  year  for  sixth 
grade  children  in  schools.  Teachers  have 
ten  cards  for  school  use.  School  wagon 
delivers  to  distant  schools.  Renewals 
all  term  if  asked.  Cooperates  in  annual 
flower  day  {see  illustration  in  frontt 
and  for  description  of  flower  day  see 
Library  journal,  vol.  30,  page  344,  June, 
1905,  School  and  library  wild  flower  day 
at  Oakland  public  library,  by  Charles  S. 
Greene).  Children  may  draw  books 
when  old  enough  to  sign  name,  but,  if 
under  12,  must  have  parent's  consent.  A 
guarantor  is  required.  Ebell  Society 
collected  $5000  to  finish  and  furnish  chil- 
dren's room,  and  Trustees  added  to  this 
from  library  fund  for  certain  things. 

The  Oakland  Enquirer  of  August  10 
states  that  Librarian  C.  S.  Greene  and 
wife  have  returned  from  the  East  after 
an  absence  of  seven  weeks.  Mr  Greene 
attended  the  meeting  of  the  American 
Library  Association  at  Narragansett  Pier, 
New  Jersey,  and  gave  an  address  on  The 
effect  of  the  earthquake  on  California 
libraries.  He  visited  many  of  the  lead- 
ing libraries  of  the  East. 

Ocean  Park,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Ocean  Park  Free  Library.  J.  G. 
French,  President  of  School  Board.  Li- 
brary is  managed  by  School  Board. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Oeeanside,  San  Diego  co. 

Oceanside  [FrebJ  Public  Library. 
H.  D.  Brodie,  Librarian.  Established 
December  13,  1904;  as  Free  Public,  De- 
cember 13,  1904.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $639,  received  from  taxation. 
No  employees.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays  and  holidays  from 
8  a.  M.  to  4  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  850.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  about  187. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about .  102  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the   shelves,   classified.      No  annotated 


lists  or  picture  bulletins  are  prepared 

and   there  is   no   children's  room.     No 

1  story  hour.     Children  may  draw  books 

at  the  age  of  10.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

I  Ontario,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Ontario  [Free]  Public  Library. 

,  Miss  K.  A.  Monroe,  Librarian.     Estab- 

,  lished  about  1886;  as  Free  Public,  March, 
1902.  Annual  income  of  library,  $1500, 
received  from  taxation.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  every  day  except  Sun- 
days and  holidays  from  2  to  9  P.  M. 
Total   no.    of   vols.,    2940.      38    vols. 

■  added  during  August;  by  purchase,  32; 
by  gift,  1;   by  binding,  5.     Total  no.  of 

Registered  cardholders,  951;  added  dur- 

|  ing  month,  22;  surrendered,  9.  Total 
no.   of  vols,  issued  during   month    for 

I  home  use,  1033;  vols,  fiction.  592;  vols, 
juvenile,  157;  vols,  miscellaneous,  104; 
vols,  magazines,  180. 

I      Has  about  300  books    especially   for 

j  children.     No  children's  room,  but  plans 

!  for  one  in  the  new  building. 

The  Ontario  Record  of  August  11 
states  that  Miss  Kate  Monroe,  the  city 
librarian,  is  taking  her  vacation  and  is 

J  spending  the  time  at  Long  Beach.  She 
will  be  gone  about  two  weeks,  and  dur- 
ing her  absence  Miss  Agnes  Taylor  will 
attend  to  the  duties  at  the  library. 

Orange,  Orange  co. 

Orange  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Anna  C.  Field,  Librarian.  Established 
June,  1885;  as  Free  Public,  January,  1894. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $684,  received 
from  taxation.  Two  employees,  includ- 
ing janitor.  Open  to  public  every  day 
except  Sundays  from  2  to  5  and  7  to  9 
p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  3860.  Vols,  dis- 
carded during  August,  2.  Vols,  repaired, 
141.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
531;  added  during  month,  22.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  858. 

Has  about   250  books    especially"  for 

1  children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  the  fiction  arranged  by 
author,  and   the  others  classified.     No 

j  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  as  yet  and  there  is  no  children's 

i  room.     A  side  of  one  room  is  reserved 


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for  the  children,  and  more  will  be  done 
for  them  soon  in  the  way  of  picture 
bulletins,  etc.  No  story  hour.  Children 
may  draw  books  as  soon  as  they  can 
read.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

The  library  has  adopted  the  Newark 
charging  system.  The  money  necessary 
for  this  and  for  other  improvements  was 
given  by  Mrs  Wm.  H.  Burnham,  and 
Miss  Clara  C.  Field,  who  suggested  the 
Newark  system,  has  given  her  time  in 
aiding  the  librarian  to  make  the  change. 

The  librarian's  salary  has  been  raised. 

Orovllle,  Butte  co. 

Oroville  Public  Library.  Miss 
Ida  M.  Reagan,  Librarian.  Established 
1903.  Annual  income  of  library,  about 
$1500,  received  from  subscriptions  and 
memberships.  Two  employees,  includ- 
ing janitor.  Open  every  day  from  9  A.  m. 
to  9:30  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2877.  31  vols,  added 
during  August  by  purchase.  Vols,  dis- 
carded, 5  ;  vols,  repaired,  10.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  325 ;  added 
during  month,  4;  renewed,  5;  expired, 
5.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  331.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month :  The  mas- 
ter's violin,  The  conquest  of  Canaan, 
Coniston. 

Has  about  450  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
No  annotated  lists  are  prepared,  but 
picture  bulletins  are.  There  is  a  chil- 
dren'sroom  furnished  with  shelves,  tables 
and  chairs  especially  for  children,  and 
with  wall  pictures.  No  story  hour. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  8. 

Oxnard,  Ventura  co. 

Oxnard     Free    Public    Library. 
Ordinance  passed  February  20,  1906. 
No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Oxnard  Free  Reading  Room. 
Frances  E.  McWaughton,  Librarian. 
Established  February  14,  1906.  Income 
of  library  received  from  subscriptions 
collected  monthly.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  every  day  from  2  to  5  and 
7  to  9  p.  M. 


Total  no.  of  vols.,  132. 
Report  for  August  and  Items  on  chil- 
dren's books  not  received. 

Pacific  Grove,  Monterey  co. 

Pacific  Grove  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  May  Colegrove,  Librarian. 
Established  December  19,  1905;  as  Free 
Public,  December  19,  1905.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $1411,  received  from 
taxation.  Two  employees,  including 
janitress.  Open  to  public  every  day 
from  1:30  to  5:30  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2033.  25  vols,  added 
during  August;  by  purchase,  20;  by  gift, 
5.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
998;  added  during  month,  202;  surren- 
dered, 212.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  2403;  vols, 
fiction,  1784;  vols,  juvenile,  346;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  190.  Current  magazines 
issued,  83.  Three  most  popular  books 
during  month:  Glimpses  of  California 
and  the  missions,  Rose  o'  the  river,  My 
lady  of  the  north. 

Has  about  200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified  and  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared.  There  is  no  children's  room, 
but  in  the  new  building  there  will  be 
one.  At  present  one  table  is  reserved  for 
children.  No  story  hour.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A  guar- 
antor is  required. 

The  Pacific  Grove  Review  of  August 
10  states  that  at  the  annual  meeting  of 
the  directors  of  the  public  library  F.  L. 
Wood  worth,  president  of  the  board,  re- 
ported that  a  quitclaim  deed  to  the  park 
just  back  of  Hotel  El  Carmelo  has  been 
given  to  the  city  by  the  Pacific  Improve- 
ment Company,  this  property  having 
been  chosen  as  a  site  for  the  Carnegie 
I  library  building  soon  to  be  erected. 
The  trustees  favor  a  building  similar  in 
design  to  the  library  in  Bakersfield.  (See 
July  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries \ 
page  94.) 

1  Palo  AltO,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Palo  Alto  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Anne  Hadden,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1896;  as  Free  Public,  1902.  Annual 


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income  of  library,  $2542,  received  from 
taxation.  Three  employees,  including 
janitor.  Open  to  public  every  day  ex- 
cept July  4,  September  9,  and  Christmas, 
week  days  from  8:30  a.  m.  to  6  p.  m., 
and  from  6:30  to  9  p.  m.;  Sundays  and 
holidays,  from  2:30  to  5:30  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4139.  28  vols,  added 
during  August;  by  purchase,  25;  by  gift, 
3.  Vols,  lost,  1.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  1449;  added  during  month 
(includes  renewals),  91;  expired,  53; 
surrendered,  12.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  1805; 
vols,  fiction,  1 142;  vols,  juvenile,  396; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  233.  Current  maga- 
zines issued,  34. 

Has  about  400  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified  and  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  as  yet.  There  is  a  children's 
room  (see  illustration  in  front).  No  wall 
pictures.  No  story  hour  as  yet,  but  a 
great  deal  of  reference  work  is  done 
with  both  grammar  and  high  schools. 
Teachers  may  take  any  books  needed 
to  the  schools,  but  most  of  the  work  is 
done  at  the  library.  Special  -shelves 
are  set  aside  for  school  reference  books. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
8.  A  guarantor  is  required.  When 
library  was  under  the  management  of 
Woman's  Club  numerous  entertainments 
and  concerts  were  given.  Successful 
among  them  were:  The  district  school; 
Wax  works;  A  lullaby  concert.  It  is 
hoped  to  arrange  during  the  coming  year 
for  exhibitions  of  birds,  butterflies,  etc. 

Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pasadena  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Nellie  M.  Russ,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1882;  as  Free  Public,  1890. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $10,876,  re- 
ceived from  taxation  mainly.  Nine  em- 
ployees, including  janitor.  One  deposit 
station.  Open  to  public  every  day  from 
9  a.  if.  to  9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  25,958.  130  added 
during  August;  by  purchase,  126;  by 
gift,  4.  Vols,  discarded,  35;  vols,  re- 
paired, 941;  vols,  rebound,  250.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  19,303; 
added  during  month,  189;  renewed,  16; 


surrendered,  8.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  from  main 
library,  12,085;  vols,  fiction,  5668;  vols, 
juvenile,  3158;  vols,  miscellaneous,  2913; 
vols,  bound  magazines,  188.  Current 
magazines  issued,  158.  Deposit  station 
closed  during  August.  Monthly  bulletin, 
vol.  8,  no.  8,  August,  1906,  issued  during 
month.  Three  most  popular  books  dur- 
ing month:  The  jungle,  Coniston,  The 
spoilers. 

Has  about  3000  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified.  Fiction  is  arranged 
in  groups:  Army  and  navy  stories;  Col- 
lege and  school  stories;  Good  stories  of 
adventure;  Indians  and  Indian  stories; 
Stories  about  birds  and  animals;  Christ- 
mas and  holiday  stories;  etc.  For  class 
books  the  Dewey  subject  headings  are 
changed  on  the  guides  as  Famous  people 
instead  of  Biography,  etc.  Annotated 
lists  and  picture  bulletins  are  prepared. 
There  is  a  children's  room  (see  illustra- 
tion in  front)  furnished  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  especially  for  children. 
Has  such  wall  pictures  as  La  Farge's 
Adoring  angels,  Fra  Angelico's  Angels, 
Watt's  Sir  Galahad  and  Sir  Arthur, 
Raphael's  Sistine  Madonna,  Hoffman's 
Boy  Christ,  Guido  Reni's  Aurora,  etc. 
I  No  story  hour,  but  does  work  with  the 
j  schools  in  the  way  of  assisting  in  refer- 
ence work  in  the  library,  loaning  books 
1  to  the  schools,  preparing  bibliographies 
for  use  of  teachers  and  pupils,  etc. 
]  Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
'  8.  A  guarantor  is  required.  Colored 
bookmarks  with  reading  lists  of  Travel, 
History,  Famous  people,  Prose  and 
poetry,  Birds,  animals  and  nature  stories, 
have  been  introduced  recently,  with  good 
results.  Another  view  of  the  children's 
room  may  be  found  in  their  monthly 
bulletin  for  July  or  September,  1905,  or 
January  or  July,  1906. 

Paso  Robles,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

Paso  Robles  Free  Pubuc  Library. 
Mrs  Anna  Randolph  Silsby,  Librarian. 
Established  1902;  as  Free  Public,  1904. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $450,  received 
from  taxation  and  Woman's  Auxiliary. 


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One  employee.     Open  to  public  every 
day  from  2  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.   of  vols.,    1007.       15    vols, 
repaired  during  August.     Total  no.  of, 
registered  cardholders,  153;  added  during  I 
month,  6;  surrendered,  4.     Total  no.  of1 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
301.    Three  most  popular  books  during  ; 
month:  The  jungle,  The  house  of  mirth, 
Told  in  the  hills. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

Perris,  Riverside  co. 

*Pbrris  Valley  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  H.  W.  Akin,  Librarian. 
Established  July  24,  1898.  Income  re- 
ceived from  dues,  etc.  Fee,  $1  per  year. 
About  45  members.  One  employee. 
Open  to  members  every  day  except  Sun- 
days from  8  A.  M.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  700.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  27. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Petaluma,  Sonoma  co. 

Petaluma  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sara  Frances  Cassiday,  Librarian. 
Established  1878.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $2720,  received  from  taxation. 
One  employee.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  holidays  from  1  to  9  p.  m. 
Closed  at  present. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  9713. 

The  building  is  still  undergoing  re- 
pairs, and  was  closed  during  August. 

Placervllle,  El  Dorado  co. 

Placerville  Free  Public  Library. 
Percy  Alderson,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  January  2,  1906. 

No  books  as  yet. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Pomona,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Pomona  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1887..  Annual  income  of  library, 
$7364,  received  from  taxation.  Four 
employees.  Open  to  public  every  day 
except  holidays  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  11,974.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  4041. 

As  the  librarian  was  away  on  her  vaca- 
tion during  August,  she  reported  that 


no  monthly  statistics  could  be  sent  for 
August. 

Has  about  1895  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified.  Lists  and  special 
bulletins  for  vacation  reading  are  pre- 
pared. The  lists  are  not  annotated. 
There  is  a  children's  room  {see  illus- 
tration in  front)  furnished  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  especially  for  chil- 
dren, and  with  wall  pictures.  No  story 
hour,  but  does  work  with  the  schools, 
such  as  making  reading  lists,  etc.  Under 
10  years  children  may  draw  books  by 
furnishing  a  guarantor.  Over  that  age 
they  may  draw  books  like  other  resi- 
dents. 

The  librarian  reports  that  a  new  catalog 
case  has  been  purchased  of  Clarke  & 
Baker,  and  that  she  likes  it  as  well  as 
Library  Bureau  cases. 

The  Board  of  Trustees  is  paying  the 
expenses  of  one  of  the  library  assistants 
to  the  California  Library  Association 
meeting     The  librarian  goes  also. 

Porterville,  Tulare  co. 

Porterville  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Bertha  A.  Uhl,  Librarian. 
Established  1903;  as  Free  Public,  1906. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $492,  received 
from  taxation.  One  employee.  Open 
to  public  every  day  except  Sundays  and 
holidays  from  2  to  5:30  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  800.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  340.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  August,  200;  vols, 
fiction,  100;  vols,  juvenile,  50;  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous, 50.  Three  most  popular 
books  during  month:  Silas  Marner,  The 
cardinal's  rose,  Tom  Brown's  school 
days. 

Has  two  sets  of  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  Anno- 
tated lists  are  prepared,  but  no  picture 
bulletins.  There  is  no  children's  room 
at  present,  but  there  will  be  one  in  the 
Carnegie  building.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  the  age  of  8.  A  guarantor  is 
not  required.  There  are  plans  to  raise 
money  soon  for  children's  books. 

The  Porterville  Messenger  of  August 
22  states  that  Miss  Bertha  Uhl  has  re- 


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turned  from  Berkeley,  and  is  now  busily 
engaged  in  cataloging  the  books  and  inci- 
dentally paving  the  way  for  the  Carnegie 
library  that  Porterville  will  have  in  the 
near  future. 

Qulney,  Plumas  co. 

W.  C.  T.  U.  Reading  Room.  Mrs 
S.  L.  Kellogg,  Librarian.  Maintained 
by  W.  C.  T.  U.  and  by  membership  fees 
and  entertainments.  Pee,  $i  .50  per  year. 
About  30  members. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  700. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

lamona,  San  Diego  co. 

Ramon  a  Public  Library.  Mrs  H.  A. 
Miles,  Librarian.  Established  1893.  One 
employee.  Open  to  public  every  day 
from  8  a.  m.  to  6  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  653.  3  vols,  added 
during  August. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

Red  Bluff,  Tehama  co. 

Red  Bluff  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Lotta  M.  Sprague,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1898;  as  Free  Public,  August, 
1901.  Annual  income  of  library,  $1050, 
received  from  taxation.  Two  employees, 
including  janitor.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays  and  four  holidays, 
during  July,  August  and  September, 
from  8:30  to  11  a.  m.  and  from  7:30  to  9 
p.  m.,  during  the  rest  of  the  year  from 
1:30  to  5  and  7  to  9:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2022.  One  vol. 
repaired  during  August.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  539;  added  during 
month,  4.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  186;  vols. 
fiction,  73;  vols,  juvenile,  18;  vols  mis- 
cellaneous, 18:  vols,  bound  magazines,  7. 
Current  magazines  issued,  70. 

Has  about  150  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified  and  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  and  there  is  no  children's 
room.  There  will  doubtless  be  a  children *s 
room  in  the  Herbert  Kraft  Memorial 
Library  when  it  is  built.     No  story  hour 


and  very  little  work  is  done  with  the 
schools.  Children  may  draw  books  at 
any  age,  but  under  the  age  of  12  must 
have  a  guarantor. 

At  the  last  meeting  of  the  Board  of 
City  Trustees  the  library  tax  was  in- 
creased from  5  to  7  cents  on  a  hundred 
dollar .4.  Assessed  valuation  is  $1,500,380, 
so  the  yearly  income  will  be  $1050. 

The  Sacramento  Bee  of  September  6 
states  that  the  announcement  was  made 
that  morning  that  Mrs  Elizabeth  Kraft 
has  purchased  two  full  lots  and  that  the 
Herbert  Kraft  Memorial  Library  will  be 
built  at  once. 

Redding,  Shasta  co. 

Redding  [Free  Public]  Carnegie 
Library.  Miss  Mattie  A.  Poore,  Li- 
brarian. Established  1903;  as  Free  Pub- 
lic, 1903.  Annual  income  of  library,  about 
$1000,  received  from  taxation.  Two  em- 
ployees. Open  to  public  every  day  ex- 
cept holidays  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  1580.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  about  220. 

No  report  was  sent  for  August,  as 
the  library  was  closed  two  weeks  during 
the  month  for  renovations. 

Has  about  96  hooks  especially  for  chil- 
dren. They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified  and  by  author.  An- 
notated lists  are  prepared,  but  no  picture 
bulletins  are  made.  There  is  no  children's 
room,  and  no  story  hour.  Children  may 
draw- books  at  any  age.  A  guarantor  is 
required. 

Redlands,  San  Bernardino  co. 

A.  K.  Smiley  [Frek]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
Librarian.  Established  1894;  as  Free 
Public,  1894.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$6217,  received  from  taxation.  Six  em- 
ployees. Open  every  day,  week  days 
from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m.;  Sundays  and 
holidays  from  1:30  to  6  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  11,903.  64  added 
during  August;  by  purchase,  29;  by  gift, 
10;  by  binding,  25.  Vols,  discarded,  29; 
vols,  repaired,  289.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  4706;  added  during 
month,  55;  renewed,  4;  surrendered,  35. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 


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NEWS  NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


for  home  use,  3966;  vols,  fiction,  2148; 
vols,  juvenile,  741;  vols,  miscellaneous, 
1042.     Current  magazines  issued,  35. 

Has  about  1000  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
Lists  and  picture  bulletins  and  bulletins 
for  vacation  reading  are  prepared.  The 
lists  are  not  annotated.  There  is  now  a 
corner  reserved  for  the  children  fur- 
nished with  shelves,  tables  and  chairs 
especially  for  children,  and  with  wall 
pictures.  There  is  to  be  a  children's 
room  in  the  addition  which  is  being 
built  at  the  present  time.  No  story 
hour  as  yet,  but  does  work  with  the 
schools  in  the  way  of  talks  to  the 
grades,  graded  lists  prepared,  practical 
demonstration  to  classes  in  use  of  refer- 
ence books  and  card  catalogs,  which  the 
children  enjoy  as  if  it  were  a  game. 
Librarian  passes  about  the  names  of 
authors,  titles  or  subjects,  which  the 
boys  and  girls  find  in  the  catalog,  then 
taking  the  number  they  find  the  book 
on  the  shelves.  Children  under  11  years 
are  required  to  bring  a  note  from  their 
parents  before  they  can  draw  books. 
Residents  for  less  than  three  months  are 
required  to  furnish  a  guarantor. 

RedondO,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Redondo  Public  Library.  Miss 
Alice  J.  Jenks,  Librarian.  Established 
1895.  Income  of  library  received  from 
subscriptions.  City  pays  librarian.  A 
charge  is  made  of  ten  cents  per  month 
for  loan  of  books.  Two  employees,  in- 
cluding janitor.  Open  to  public  every 
day  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m.  Librarian 
is  present  to  exchange  books  every  day 
except  Sundays  and  holidays  from  2  to 
4  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  554.  1  vol.  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  19;  added  during 
month,  15;  renewed,  3;  surrendered,  3. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  97. 

Has  about  55  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared    and    there    is    no    children's 


room.  No  story  hour.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  any  age.  A  guarantor  is 
required. 

Redwood  City,  San  Mateo  co. 

Redwood  City  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Laura  £.  Barton,  Librarian. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1000,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  One  employee. 
Open  every  day  except  Sundays  from  3 
to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m.  At  present  open  . 
only  from  3  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  3000.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  547. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

Has  about  600  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared,  and  there  is  no  children's 
room.  Has  shelves,  tables  and  chairs 
especially  for  children,  but  no  wall 
pictures.  No  story  hour.  Children  may 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  13.  A  guaran- 
tor is  required. 

Richmond,  Contra  Costa  co. 

Santa  Fe  Library.  Mrs  J.  S.  Car- 
son, Librarian.  Established  1902.  In- 
come of  library  received  from  billiards 
and  pool,  and  from  baths.    One  employee. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  400. 
Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

Has  no  books  especially  for  children. 

Riverside,  Riverside  co. 

Riverside  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  M.  Kyle,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1879;  as  Free  Public,  1888. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $7305,  received 
from  taxation.  Seven  employees,  in- 
cluding janitor.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays   from  9  a.    m.    to 

9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  16,714.  139  vols. 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  128; 
by  gift,  11.  Registered  cardholders 
added  during  month,  119;  expired,  51. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  5772. 

Has  about  3000  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  classified  with  the 
adult  books,  but  are  designated  by  the 


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letter  z  before  the  book.  No  annotated 
lists  or  picture  bulletins  are  prepared 
and  there  is  no  children's  room.  No 
story  hour,  bat  does  some  work  with  the 
schools.  Children  may  draw  books  at 
the  age  of  12.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Roeklin,  Placer  co. 

Rocklin  Free  Public  Library.  M. 
B.  Moore,  Secretary  Library  Trustees. 
Established  January  2,  1906. 

No  books  as  yet. 

Library  at  present  at  a  standstill,  but 
hope  to  do  something  this  fall. 

Sacramento,  Sacramento  co. 

Sacramento  Free  Public  Library. 
Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1857;  as  Free  Public,  June,  1879. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $21,972,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  Nine  employees. 
Open  to  public  every  day  except  legal 
holidays,  week  days  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m.  , 
Sundays  from  1  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  39, 286.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  6287. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  3500  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  author,  in  general 
classes;  not  graded.  There  are  plans  for 
annotated  lists  and  picture  bulletins,  and 
there  is  a  children's  room  in  the  addition 
to  the  library  building  which  was  re- 
cently completed.  It  has  been  furnished 
with  shelves,  tables  and  chairs  especially 
for  children,  and  there  will  also  be  wall 
pictures.  No  story  hour,  but  does  work 
with  the  schools  in  the  way  of  assisting 
in  reference  work  and  loaning  books  to 
the  high  school.  Teachers  of  all  schools 
are  allowed  five  cards  for  school  use. 
Children  may  draw  books  as  soon  as  they 
can  read  and  write.  A  guarantor  (parent 
or  teacher)  is  required. 

California  State  Library.  See 
I»ge  275. 

State  Commission    op  Horticul- 
ture Library.  Established  1881. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  2500  (Junc  3°i  I9°5)- 
Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

St.  Helena,  Napa  co. 

St.  Helena  [Free J  Public  Library. 
Miss  A.  Bruce  Walker,  Librarian.  Miss 
Beatrice  Jackson,  acting  librarian  until 


February  1,  1907.  Established  1892;  as 
Free  Public,  1892.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $712,  received  from  taxation. 
Three  employees,  including  janitor. 
Open  to  public  every  day  except  Sundays 
and  holidays  from  1  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2262.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  368;  added  dur- 
ing August,  9.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  525;  vols, 
fiction,  333;  vols,  juvenile,  90.  Current 
magazines  issued,  79. 

Has  about  295  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No  anno- 
tated lists  are  prepared,  but  some  picture 
bulletins  are.  There  is  no  children's 
room,  but  one  corner  is  reserved  for  their 
use.  No  story  hour."  Children  may 
draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A  guar- 
antor is  required. 

Salinas,  Monterey  co. 

Salinas  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
C.  I.  Dexter,  Librarian.  Established 
1900;  as  Free  Public,  December  18,  1905. 
Annual  income,  $600,  received  from  tax- 
ation. One  employee.  Open  every  day 
from  2:30  to  5:30  and  7  to  9:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  400. 

Has  about  175  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  to  be  kept  together 
on  the  shelves  as  soon  as  the  books  are 
arranged. 

Miss  Black,  one  of  the  library  trustees, 
reports  that  the  city  council  will  levy  a 
minimum  tax  rate  of  3  cents,  which  will 
bring  in  an  income  of  over  $600  in  Octo- 
ber or  November.  In  the  meantime, 
entertainments  will  be  given  to  raise 
money,  as  there  is  none  on  hand.  The 
W.  C.  T.  U.  has  turned  over  books  and 
magazines  to  the  public  library,  on  the 
library  trustees  assuming  an  indebted- 
ness of  $40.  They  have  loaned  their 
tables  and  chairs  to  the  library,  and 
their  quarters  will  be  occupied  by  the 
public  library.  There  are  now  about  400 
books. 

There  will  be  a  city  election  on  Sep- 
tember 11  to  vote  on  bonding  the  city 
for  a  city  hall,  which  will  have  a  part 
reserved  in  it  for  library  purposes. 


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Odd  Fellows'  Library.  W.  H. 
Clark,  Librarian. 

Total  no.  of  vols. ,  3500. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

Library  will  be  presented  to  the  city  as 
soon  as  the  city  has  a  brick  building  in 
which  to  keep  its  books. 

San  Bernardino,  San  Bernardino  co. 

San  Bernardino  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Carrie  S.  Waters,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1891.  Annual  income 
of  library,  $3532,  received  from  taxation. 
Four  employees,  including  janitor.  Open 
to  public  every  day  except  holidays, 
week  days  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  M  ,  Sun- 
days from  7  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  7607.  1  vol.  added 
during  August  by  purchase.  Vols, 
repaired,  394.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  4778;  added  during  month, 
51;  surrendered,  13.  Total  110.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  4103; 
vols,  fiction,  2492;  vols,  juvenile,  1134; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  314.  Current  maga- 
zines issued,  163.  Na  publication  during 
month.  Three  most  popular  books  dur- 
ing month:  The  jungle,  The  house  of 
mirth,  The  house  of  a  thousand  candles. 

Has  about  15 17  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  the  stories  arranged  by 
author,  and  the  others  classified  and  by 
author.  Lists  are  prepared,  but  no  pic- 
ture bulletins.  The  lists  are  not  anno- 
tated. There  is  a  children's  room  {see 
illustration  in  front)  furnished  with 
shelves,  tables  and  chairs  especially  for 
children.  No  wall  pictures  at  present. 
No  story  hour,  but  does .  some  work 
with  the  schools.  Children  may  draw 
books  as  soon  as  they  are  in  the  second 
grade  at  school.    A  guarantor  is  required. 

The  San  Bernardino  Index  of  August 
22  states  that  owing  to  the  demand  for 
Sunday  night  opening  the  board  will 
raise  the  salary  of  the  assistants  and  hold 
the  library  open  from  7  to  9  p.  m.  on 
Sunday. 

San  DiegO,  San  Diego  co. 

San  Dibgo  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  H.  P.  Davison,  Librarian.     Estab- 


lished 1882;  as  Free  Public,  1882.  An- 
nual income  of  library,  about  $9000, 
received  from  taxation.  Eight  em- 
ployees, including  bookbinder  and  jani- 
tor. Open  to  public  every  day  except 
Sundays  from  9  a.  m.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  25,189.  103  vols. 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  1; 
by  gift,  102.  Vols,  repaired,  75;  vols, 
rebound,  100.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  6575;  added  during  month, 
205;  renewed,  43;  surrendered,  39.  Total 
no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month  for 
home  use,  8037;  vols,  fiction,  5357;  vols. 
bound  magazines,  108.  Current  maga- 
zines issued,  374.  Published  newspaper 
bulletins  during  month. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Mrs  Lydia  N.  Horton,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1897. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  5800. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

San  Dimas,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Dimas  Public  Library.  Miss 
Mabel  G.  Johnstone,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished February  13,  1904.  Income  re- 
ceived from  subscriptions.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  Tuesdays  and  Fridays 
from  7:30  to  9:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1192.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  125;  none  added 
during  August.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  56;  vols, 
fiction,  20;  vols,  juvenile,  15;  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous, 21.  Current  magazines 
issued,  2. 

Has  12  books  especially  for  children. 
They  are  not  kept  together  on  the 
shelves.  No  annotated  lists  or  picture 
bulletins  are  prepared,  and  there  is  no 
children's  room  or  corner.  Children 
may  draw  books  at  any  age.  Under  12 
years  a  guarantor  is  required. 

San  FranciSCO.     (The  city  and  county 
of  San  Francisco  are  co-terminous.) 

[Free]  Public  Library  of  the 
City  and  County  of  San  ]f  rancisco. 
George  T.  Clark,  Librarian.  Established 
1879;  as  Free  Public,  1879.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $78,018,  received  from 


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taxation.  Open  every  day  except  holi- 
days from  9  A.  m.  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April 
19,  166,344.  About  23,000  vols,  escaped 
fire.  Main  library  headquarters  are 
now  in  McCreery  branch,  Sixteenth 
street,  near  Market. 

As  the  account  of  stock  has  not  been 
completed,  it  is  not  known  how  many 
children's  books  escaped  the  fire.  There 
is  a  children's  corner  in  each  of  the  four 
branch  libraries,  well  equipped  with  the 
best  books  available  for  the  young. 

The  San  Francisco  newspapers  state 
that  on  August  30  the  supervisors  passed 
an  ordinance  providing  for  the  erection 
of  a  temporary  city  hall  on  the  public 
library  site  on  Van  Ness  avenue.  The 
library  trustees  protested  vigorously 
against  the  ordinance  and  will  now  block 
the  erection  of  the  building  by  injunc- 
tion. The  ordinance  was  signed  by 
Mayor  Schtnitz  on  September  1. 

Astronomical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.  -Dr  S.  D.  Townley,  Li- 
brarian.   Established  1889. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  1400. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Bancroft  Library.    Recently    pur- 
chased by  the   University  of  California. 
See  Berkeley,  University  of  California. 

B'nai  B'rith  Library.  Louis  L. 
Michaels,  Librarian.     Established  1876. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  12,000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Bohemian  Club  Library.  Estab- 
lished 1872. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
abont  5000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

California  Academy  of  Sciences 
Library.  Louis  Palkenau,  Librarian. 
Established  1853. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
abont  12,500.     Practically  all  destroyed. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Chamber  of  Commerce  Library. 
C.  W.  Burks.  Librarian.  Established 
1851. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  9000.    Entirely  destroyed. 

The  San   Francisco  Chronicle  of  May 


19  states  that  C.  W.  Burks  is  busy 
gathering  books  to  take  the  place  of 
those  destroyed,  and  that  many  new 
books  have  already  been  received  and 
the  collection  will  be  stored  temporarily 
in  the  Perry  Building. 
Report  for  August  not  received. 

Cooper  Medical  College  Library. 
Dr  Em  met  t  Rixford,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1895. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  7400. 

Report  for  August  and  Annual  report 
not  received. 

Geographical  Society  of  the  Pa- 
cific Library.    Prof.  George  Davidson, 
President  of  Society.     Established  1881. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
1  over    6000.      Charts   and    maps,    about 
I  2000.     All  destroyed. 

A  new  start  is  being  made.     Professor 
1  Davidson   states   that    Prof.    Alexander 
Agassiz  and  others  have  already  written 
that  they  will  supply  losses  of  their  pub- 
lications so  far  as  practicable. 
I      Temporary  quarters,  2221  Washington 
street,  where  the  president  receives  all 
,  the  exchanges  from  the  societies  which 
I  are  on  the  list.    No  positive  action  has 
1  yet  been  made  for  permanent  quarters, 
J  and  so  far  all  correspondence  and  ac- 
knowledgments have  been  made  by  the 
president.     The  Smithsonian  Institution 
holds   most  of  the    foreign   exchanges 
until  permanent  quarters  are  fixed. 
No  news  items  received  for  August. 

John  Hays  Hammond  Public  Min- 
ing Library.  Charles  Gregory  Yale, 
Trustee  and  Acting  Librarian,  the  books 
being  in  Mr  Yale's  office — United  States 
Geological  Survey,  81  Appraisers'  Build- 
ing. Established  1906.  No  employees. 
Open  to  public  daily  from  9  A.  M.  to  4 
p.  m. 

Mr  Yale  sent  the  following  data: 
This  new  library  of  technical  books 
relating  to  mining,  metallurgy,  etc.,  is 
now  being  assembled  in  San  Francisco, 
the  work  of  selecting  and  purchasing 
the  books  having  been  commenced  since 
the  great  fire.  Thus  far  there  are  only  a 
few  hundred  volumes  on  the  shelves, 
but  additions  are  made  monthly.  This 
library  was  made  possible  through  the 
generosity  of  John  Hays  Hammond,  the 
distinguished  mining  engineer,  formerly 
and  for  many  years  a  resident  of  San 


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Francisco,  but  now  of  New  York.  Dur- 
ing the  St.  Louis  fair  a  conversation  on 
the  subject  occurred  between  Mr  Ham- 
mond and  Charles  G.  Yale  of  San  Fran- 
cisco, and  soon  afterwards  Mr  Hammond 
came  to  the  Coast  and  gave  Mr  Yale  a 
check  for  five  thousand  dollars  ($5000) 
with  which  to  commence  the  collection 
of  a  library.  It  is  Mr  Hammond's  in- 
tention to  establish  such  a  library  of 
technical  works  as  will  be  useful  to  the 
professional  mining  engineer,  metal- 
lurgist, superintendent,  the  ordinary 
miner,  and  all  persons  interested  in  the 
mining  industry.  Therefore,  element- 
ary, advanced  and  historical  books  re- 
lating to  the  subject  are  being  purchased. 
It  is  understood  that  if  the  sum  given  is 
not  sufficient,  Mr  Hammond  will  eventu- 
ally make  the  library  the  best  of  its  kind 
in  the  United  States.  All  matters  relat- 
ing to  this  library  are  left  by  Mr  Ham- 
mond in  the  hands  of  three  trustees. 
One  of  these  trustees  is  Mr  Louis  Janin, 
the  eminent  mining  engineer,  now  a 
resident  of  Gaviota,  Santa  Barbara 
County;  another,  Mr  Charles  Gregory 
Yale,  of  the  United  States  Geological 
Survey  of  San  Francisco;  and  the  third 
is  ex  officio  the  State  Mineralogist,  the 
incumbent  being  Lewis  E.  Aubury.  The 
matter  of  selection  of  books  for  the 
library  is  left  entirely  in  the  hands  of 
these  gentlemen.  These  trustees  may 
buy  books  and  bookcases,  bind  or  rebind 
volumes,  prepare  and  print  a  catalog, 
and  do  whatever  else  they  may  consider 
necessary  to  maintain  the  library  suita- 
bly. The  books  are  to  be  for  reference 
only  and  are  not  to  be  loaned. 

In  case  of  the  death  or  resignation  of 
any  one  of  the  trustees,  the  others  are 
empowered  to  fill  the  vacancy,  unless 
Mr  Hammond  himself  should  choose 
some  one.  It  was  Mr  Hammond's 
preference  tliat  the  library  be  placed  in 
the  State  Mining  Bureau,  and  the  trus- 
tees of  that  institution  have  given 
permission  to.  use  the  Mining  Bureau  as 
a  depository;  but  in  case  there  is  at  any 
time  a  lack  of  room,  or  for  any  other 
reason,  a  majority  of  the  three  trustees 


of  this  fund  are  empowered  to  remove 
the  library,  cases,  etc.,  to  any  other 
suitable  place  in  the  city  of  San  Fran- 
cisco, where  the  public  may  have  access 
without  cost.  In  other  words,  it  is  in- 
tended that  the  books  be  kept  for  use  in 
San  Francisco,  and  not  elsewhere  under 
any  circumstances.  If  it  becomes  desir- 
able or  necessary  •  for  any  reason,  the 
trustees  may  present  the  entire  collec- 
tion of  books,  etc.,  to  the  San  Francisco 
Public  Library. 

It  is  provided,  however,  that  this 
library  of  mining  books  be  kept  as  a 
separate  unit,  wherever  it  may  be  placed, 
and  always  open  to  the  public.  The 
trustees  of  course  perform  their  services 
gratuitously,  and  it  is  not  expected  that 
any  special  employees  will  have  to  be 
maintained,  since  although  it  will  be  a 
separate  unit  from  the  Mining  Bureau 
Library,  it  will  form  practically  a  part 
thereof. 

For  the  present  and  while  repairs  are 
being  made  to  the  Ferry  Building,  where 
the  Mining  Bureau  has  its  offices,  the 
books  are  kept  at  the  offices  of  Mr  Yale, 
U.  S.  Geological  Survey,  room  81  Ap- 
praisers' Building,  where  the  books  may 
be  consulted  by  the  public  between  the 
hours  of  9  a.  m.  and  4  p.  m.  daily. 

In  view  of  the  fact  that  the  public 
libraries  of  San  Francisco  were  all 
practically  destroyed  by  the  fire,  the 
Hammond  Library  trustees  took  into 
consideration  the  exigencies  of  the  occa- 
sion and  somewhat  extended  the  sphere 
of  this  library;  that  is  to  say,  such  works 
as  will  be  necessary  for  professional  men 
having  in  charge  the  rebuilding  and  re- 
habilitation of  the  burned  city  they  saw 
would  be  necessary  at  once,  and  these 
have  been  purchased.  These  books 
consist  of  works  on  materials  of  engi- 
neering; materials  of  construction; 
foundations;  steel  buildings;  modern 
building  construction;  strength  of  mate- 
rials; architectural  engineering;  rein- 
forced concrete;  cement  and  plaster; 
applied  mechanics;  surveying;  strength 
of  girders;  pocket  reference  books  of 
Haswell,    Trautwine,    Gillette,   Kidder, 


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Foster,  Kent  and  others.  All  of  these 
are  up-to-date  works  and  of  the  latest 
edition,  and  there  is  a  number  of  them, 
comprising  the  principal  authorities  on 
these  subjects.  The  books  were  selected 
after  consultation  with  engineers  and 
architects  distinguished  in  their  pro- 
fessions. 

Among  the  mining  and  metallurgical 
works  are  those  on  analytical  chemistry; 
industrial  chemistry;  applied  chemistry; 
physical  chemistry;  electro  chemistry; 
engineering  chemistry;  chemical  analy- 
sis; chemical  technology;  qualitative 
analysis;  metallurgical  analysis;  assay- 
ing; ore  dressing;  mineralogy;  blowpipe 
analysis;  ore  deposits;  cyaniding;  metal- 
lurgy; the  various  branches  of  geology; 
smelting;  mine  surveying;  gold  milling; 
gold  ores;  hydraulic  mining;  quarrying 
of  building  stones;  mining  history;  silver 
mining;  and  others  of  a  miscellaneous 
character.  In  all  these  and  other  kindred 
subjects  the  selection  has  not  been  con- 
fined to  one  or  two  books,  but  all  those 
considered  authority  have  been  pur- 
chased. The  works  are  the  latest  edi- 
tions and  in  the  best  of  binding;  such  as 
come  in  inferior  binding  are  rebound  in 
a  uniform  and  permanent  manner.  Such 
books  as  may  be  mere  compilations  are 
ignored  in  the  selections  made  by  the 
trustees,  as  it  is  their  intention  to  get 
mainly  those  of  an  original  character 
and  of  the  very  best.  In  fact,  through 
the  liberality  of  Mr  Hammond  the  trus- 
tees will  be  able  to  have  a  very  select 
library  of  technical  works,  as  well  as  a 
very  complete  one. 

in  the  same  rooms  where  this  library 
is  housed  is  the  rather  extensive  one 
consisting  of  all  the  publications,  reports, 
maps,  etc.,  of  the  United  States  Geo- 
logical Survey  (see  forward,  the  United 
States  Geological  Survey  Library),  so 
that  the  mining  and  engineering  people 
of  San  Francisco  have  an  opportunity  to 
consult  reference  books  notwithstanding 
the  loss  of  so  many  public  and  private 
libraries  in  that  city. 

LlGUB    NaTIONALE  FRANCAISE   (BlB- 

liothbqub    Dfi).      E.   Raas,   President 
L.  N.  V-     Established  1877. 

5— NN 


Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  25,000. 

Totally  destroyed  by  fire  of  April  18. 
The  trustees  have  resolved  unanimously 
to  start  a  new  library  as  soon  as  the  in- 
surance can  be  collected. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Mechanics-Mercantile  Library. 
Frederick  J.  Teggart,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1853-55.  Income  received  from 
subscription  mainly.  About  4100  mem- 
bers. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
200,000.     All  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Call  of  September 
7  states  that  the  library  is  now  reopened 
with  about  10,000  vols.  The  new  quar- 
ters are  on  the  site  of  the  old  Mechan- 
ics' Pavilion.  It  is  hoped  to  have  20,000 
vols.,  all  new  books,  within  three 
months. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  August 
22  states  that  it  has  been  announced  that 
the  insurance  claims  for  books  destroyed 
had  been  adjusted  for  a  total  of  $40,000, 
and  of  this  amount  $18,000  had  already 
been  paid  into  the  treasury  of  the  insti- 
tute by  various  companies.  The  Home 
Fire  Insurance  Company  of  New  York 
has  paid  one  $15,000  policy  in  full. 

Microscopical  Society  Library. 
Established  1872. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  2500. 

Located  at  present  in  University  of 
California  Library,  Berkeley. 

St.  Ignatius  College  Library. 
J.  P.  Francis,  Librarian.  Established 
1856. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  50,000. 

Main  library  and  branches  all  destroyed 
by  fire  April  18.  Steps  are  being  taken 
to  start  anew  the  several  libraries. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

San  Francisco  County  Medical 
Society  Library.  Dr  W.  I.  Terry, 
Librarian. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
5000.     All  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Call  of  June  22 
states  that  the  American  Medical  Asso- 
ciation will  collect  a  medical  library  for 
San  Francisco  which  promises  to  surpass 
the  one  burned. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 


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San  Francisco  Reading  Room  and 
Library  for  the  Blind.  Miss  H.  L. 
Young,  Superintendent,  Miss  Evelyn 
P.  Norwood,  Librarian.  Established  1902. 
Annual  income  of  library,  about  $120, 
received  from  gifts,  etc. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  18, 
400.     Entirely  destroyed. 

Had  about  50  books  especially  for 
children.  They  were  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
Lists  were  prepared  and  special  read- 
ings were  given  on  music,  ethics,  and 
literature. 

Library  will  be  re-established  in  Sep- 
tember. 

San  Francisco  Verein  Library. 
Dr  R.  D.  Conn,  Librarian.  Established 
X853. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  4400. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

State  Mining  Bureau  Library. 
W.  W.  Thayer,  Librarian.  Established 
1880.  Income  received  from  State  ap- 
propriation. Open  to  public  every  day 
except  Sundays  from  9  a.  m.  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  5000.  No  books 
added  during  August. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Miss  Stella  Huntington,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1899.  Income  received  from 
State  appropriation.  One  employee. 
Open  to  students  every  day  except  holi- 
days from  8  a.  m.  to  4:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
8500.  About  250  books  which  were 
in  the  hands  of  students  outside  the  fire 
line  were  saved,  and  now  the  total  no. 
of  vols,  is  2724,  of  which  1784  were 
added  during  August. 

Has  about  2000  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  along  the  lines  of 
history,  geography  and  literature.  They 
are  classified  and  are  used  to  supply  sup- 
plementary reading  to  the  children  of 
the  training  department  of  the  Normal 
School. 

Supreme  Court  Library.  Benj. 
Edson,    Librarian.      Established     1868. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  17,000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 


Sutro  Library.  Established  18S4. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
about  200,000.  All  that  were  in  the  Bat- 
tery street  warehouse  were  destroyed, 
but  those  in  the  Montgomery  Block 
building,  about  125,000  vols.,  escaped. 
Library  has  l>een  closed  for  several  years. 

Thbosophical  Society  Library. 
Mrs  Mary  A.  Hasty,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished  1885. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
about  1000. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

United  States  Geological  Survey 
Library.  Charles  Gregory  Yale, 
Special  Agent.  Located  in  Appraisers' 
Building,  and  open  to  public  for  refer- 
ence from  9  a.  m.  to  4  p.  m. 

Mr  Yale  sent  the  following  data  about 
this  library: 

Among  the  few  public  libraries  unin- 
jured by  the  great  fire  in  San  Francisco 
is  the  technical  one  of  the  U.  S.  Geologi- 
cal Survey,  which  is  in  the  Appraisers' 
Building,  where  it  is  in  charge  of  Mr 
Charles  Gregory  Yale,  of  the  Division  of 
Mining  and  Mineral  Resources.  This 
library  is  open  for  reference  daily  be- 
tween the  hours  of  9  a.  m.  and  4  P.  m  , 
and  is  now  quite  freely  used,  these  par- 
ticular publications  being  in  demand  by 
certain  classes  of  people.  One  large 
room  is  provided  for  these  books. 
They  consist  entirely  of  publications 
of  the  U.  S.  Geological  Survey, 
which  has  many  different  divisions. 
There  are  complete  sets  of  all  the  annual 
reports,  monographs,  bulletins,  profes- 
sional papers,  mineral  resources  reports, 
water  supply  papers,  publications  on 
Alaska,  with  topographical  maps,  geo- 
logic folios,  topographical  maps  and 
folios  by  states,  general  and  combined  spe- 
cial and  forestry  maps,  and  sheets  formed 
by  combination  atlas  sheets.  The  bulle- 
tins, professional  papers  and  water  sup- 
ply papers  treat  of  a  variety  of  subjects, 
and  may  be  classified  as  follows,  econom  ic 
geology;  descriptive  geology;  systematic 
geology  and  paleontology;  chemistry 
and  physics;  mineral  resources;  geogra- 
phy; petrography  and  mineralogy;  for- 
estry; irrigation;  water  storage;  pumping 


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255 


water;  quality  of  water;  general  hydro- 
graphic  investigation;  water  power; 
underground  waters;  stream  measure- 
ments; etc.  The  Division  of  Mining  and 
Mineral  Resources  publishes  not  only  an 
annual  volume,  but  also  bulletins  or 
pamphlets  on  all  subjects  connected 
with  the  mining  industry  in  the  United 
States,  giving  statistics,  technology, 
progress,  etc.  This  Division  makes  a 
complete  canvass  of  the  various  economic 
subjects  among  all  the  producers  of  the 
United  States,  and  the  reports  embrace, 
aside  from  statements  of  production  and 
value,  a  brief  account  of  the  technical 
developments.  Dr  David  Talbot  Day, 
of  Washington,  D.  C,  is  chief  of  this 
Division,  and  of  the  subdivision  of  gold 
and  silver  Mr  Waldemar  Lindgren  is 
chief.  Mr  Yale,  who  has  charge  of  this 
library,  is  an  assistant  to  these  gentle- 
men and  has  charge  of  the  work  in  the 
states  of  California,  Nevada,  Oregon  and 
Washington,  with  offices  at  room  81 
Appraisers'  Building,  San  Francisco.  No 
books  are  loaned,  but  the  library  is 
intended  for  public  use  for  reference  pur- 
poses. There  are  upward  of  750  volumes 
in  the  cases,  aside  from  folios,  maps, 
etc.  The  library  is  cataloged  and  very 
thoroughly  indexed,  the  index  beinj*  in 
printed  form .  The  John  Hays  Hammond 
Public  Mining  Library  (see  back,  thf  John 
Hays  Hammond  Public  Mining  Library) 
is  kept  in  the  same  room,  but  as  a  sepa- 
rate unit.  The  Geological  Survey  and 
the  Hammond  libraries  are  the  only 
public  ones  left  in  the  burned  district  of 
San  Francisco,  the  Appraisers1  Building 
having  been  unharmed  by  the  fire  or 
earthquake. 

University  Club  Library.  No 
official     librarian.       Established    1891. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  2500.     Destroyed  by  fire. 

No   news  items  received  for  August. 

Wells- Fargo  Library.  James  B. 
Stovall,   Librarian.       Established    1890. 

Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
about  5000.     Entirely  destroyed. 

No  news   items  received  for  August. 

Y.  M.  C.  A.  Library.  No  regular 
librarian.    Established  1876. 


Total  no.  of  vols,  before  fire  of  April  19, 
over  2500.    Entirely  destroyed. 

The  San  Francisco  Chronicle  of  July 
17  states  that  John  D.  Rockefeller  has 
offered  the  sum  of  $250,000  toward  the 
rebuilding  of  the  San  Francisco  Young 
Men's  Christian  Association  building, 
provided  that  an  equal  sum  be  subscribed 
by  others.  $105,000  has  already  been 
received  from  other  sources.  It  is  the 
desire  of  the  organization  to  erect  the 
new  building  on  the  old  site,  the  north- 
east corner  of  Mason  and  Ellis  streets. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

San  Jose,  Santa  Clara  co. 

San  Jose  Free  Public  Library.  Miss 
Mary  Barmby,  Librarian.  Established 
1874;  as  Free  Public,  1880.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $6000,  received  from 
taxation.  Six  employees,  including 
janitor.  Open  to  public  every  Hay  ex- 
cept holidays,  week  days  from  9  a.  m. 
to  9  iv  m.,  Sundays  from  1  to  4  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  20,914.  11  vols, 
added  during  August  by  gift.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  5326;  added 
during  month,  189;  renewed,  20;  ex- 
pired, 7;  surrendered,  n.  Total  no.  of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
5485;  vols,  fiction,  3685;  vols,  juvenile, 
796;  vols,  miscellaneous,  768.  Current 
magazines  issued,  236.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month :  The  jungle, 
Sanna,  For  the  soul  of  Rafael. 

Has  about  1099  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves.  Annotated  lists  are  pre- 
pared, but  no  picture  bulletins.  There 
is  no  children's  room  at  present,  but  a 
small  room  with  wall  space  for  pictures, 
bulletins,  etc.,  is  to  be  fitted  up  shortly. 
No  story  hour.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  any  age.  A  guarantor  is  re- 
quired. 

On  September  5  it  was  reported  that 
the  children's  books  had  been  moved 
into  the  small  room  back  of  the  stack 
room,  formerly  used  for  a  periodical 
room.  The  children  seem  delighted 
with  it,  in  spite  of  its  being  small  and 
nothing  having  been  done  as  yet  in  the 
way  of  decoration. 

State  Normal  School  Library. 
Miss  Ruth  Royce,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1862.    Income  received  from  State 


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appropriation.  Two  employees.  Open 
to  students  during  school  term,  Septem- 
ber to  June,  from  8  a.  m.  to  4:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  9500. 

During  the  vacation  season,  which  in- 
cludes August,  the  books  were  moved 
into  the  new  temporary  home  of  the 
Normal  School.  No  books  added  dur- 
ing the  month. 

The  Items  on  children's  books  could 
not  be  sent,  as  the  persons  in  charge  of 
that  department  were  away. 

San  Juan,  San  Benito  co. 

San  Juan  Free  Public  Library. 
Eileen  Breen,  Librarian.  Established 
1896;  as  Free  Public,  December  5,  1905. 
Income  received  from  taxation. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1250. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

San  Leandro,  Alameda  co. 

San  Leandro  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Mary  Brown,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished May  3,  1905;  as  Free  Public, 
November  6,  1905.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $320,  received  from-  taxation. 
One  employee.  Open  to  public  every 
day  except  Sundays  and  holidays  from 
3  to  5  and:  7  to  8  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  376.  61  vols,  added 
during  August  by  purchase.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  168.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  333;  vols,  fiction,  250;  vols,  juvenile, 
63;  vols,  miscellaneous,  20.  Current 
magazines  issued,  8.  Three  most  popu- 
lar books:  The  house  of  mirth,  The  con- 
quest of  Canaan,  Rose  of  the  world. 

Has  about  25  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  not  kept  together  on 
the  shelves.  No  annotated  lists  or  pic- 
ture bulletins  are  prepared,  and  there  is 
no  children's  room  or  corner.  No  story 
hour.  Children  may  draw  books  at  the 
age  of  6.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

San  Luis  Obispo,  San  Luis  Obispo  co. 

San  Luis  Obispo  Free  Pubuc  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Frances  M.  Milne,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1894;  as  Free  Public, 
1897.  Annual  income  of  library,  $2809, 
received  from  taxation.  Three  em- 
ployees, including  janitor.  Open  every 
day  except  holidays,    week   days  from 


10  a.  m.  to  12  m.,  and  from  2  to  5  and 
7  to  9  p.  m.;  Sundays  from  2  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  5 131.  49  vols. 
added  during  August;  by  gift,  1;  by 
binding,  48.  Vols,  repaired,  4;  vols, 
rebound,  31.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  764;  added  during  month, 
26;  renewed,  10.  Total  no.  of  vols. 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  971; 
vols,  fiction,  615;  vols,  juvenile,  88;  vols. 
miscellaneous,  125;  vols,  bound  maga- 
zines, 60.  Current  magazines  issued,  83. 
Monthly  report  published  in  local  news- 
papers. Three  most  popular  books  dur- 
ing month:  The  garden  of  Allah,  The 
long  day,  Lady  Baltimore. 

Has  about  293  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared  as  yet.  There  is  a  children's 
room  {see  illustration  in  front)  furnished 
with  a  bookcase,  tables  and  chairs  es- 
pecially for  children.  No  wall  pictures. 
No  story  hour,  but  does  work  with 
the  schools  in  the  way  of  assisting  in 
reference  work,  etc.  Children  may  draw 
books  at  the  age  of  13.  A  guarantor  is 
required.  Donations  of  money  for  the 
children's  room  have  been  made  by  San 
Lujsita  Parlor,  N.  D.  G.  W.,  and  by  the 
Dania  Lodge  Branch  16. 

San  Mateo,  San  Mateo  co. 

San  Mateo  Free  Public  Library. 
C.  H.  Kirkbride,  Librarian.  Established 
September,  1899;  as  Free  Public,  Sep- 
tember, 1899.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$2201,  received  from  taxation.  One  em- 
ployee. Open  to  public  every  day  ex- 
cept holidays  from  3  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  7000.  Total 
no.  of  cardholders,  about  619. 

Only  a  part  of  the  books  are  in  use, 
the  rest  being  stored  since  the  old  build- 
ing was  damaged  by  earthquake. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  200  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared  and  there  is  no  children's  room. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
12.     A  guarantor  is  required. 


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257 


I 


The  San  Francisco  Call  of  September 
3  states  that  on  the  evening  of  Sep  tern-  j 
ber  i  the  Women's  Club  of  San  Mateo 
gave  a  garden  fete  and  dance  in  the  Hay-  j 
wards  mansion  for  the  benefit  of  the  new 
Carnegie  library  building  which  is  now 
in  course  of  erection.  The  ladies  of  the 
club  cleared  $300.  The  entire  afternoon 
was  devoted  to  the  children,  and  amuse- 
ments of  all  kinds  were  furnished  for 
their  especial  benefit. 

Sail  Pedro,  Los  Angeles  co. 

San  Pedro  [Free]  Public  Library. 
Lena  M.  Royce,  Librarian.  Established 
February,  1903;  as  Free  Public,  Feb- 
ruary, 1903.  Annual  income  of  library, 
$1499,  received  from  taxation.  Two  em- 
ployees, including  janitor.  Open  to  pub- 
lic every  week  Hay  from  10  a.  m.  to  9 
p.  x.;  Sundays  and  holidays  from  2  to 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  1857.  35  vols, 
added  during  August  by  purchase.  168 
vols,  repaired;  1  vol.  lost.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  1132;  added  dur- 
ing month,  59;  renewed,  4;  expired,  8; 
surrendered,  8.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  1575;  vols, 
fiction,  902;  vols,  juvenile,  422;  vols,  mis- 
cellaneous, no;  vols,  magazines,  141. 

Has  about  300  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared.  There  is  a  children's 
room,  but  it  is  not  equipped  as  yet. 
Has  wall  pictures.  No  story  hour.  A 
guarantor  is  required  for  the  children. 

San  Rafael,  Marin  co. 

San  Rafael  [Free]  PublicLibrary. 
Miss  Grace  Davenport,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1887;  as  Free  Public,  1890. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1500,  received 
from  taxation.  Two  employees,  includ- 
ing janitor.  Open  to  public  every  day 
from  10  a.  m.  to  12  m .  and  from  2  to  5:30 
and  6:30  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  5800.  54  vols,  added 
during  August;  by  purchase,  42;  by  gift, 
12.  Total  no  of  registered  cardholders, 
1 180;  added  during  month,  46.  Total  no 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,   2044-    Three   most  popular  books  I 


during  month:  The  jungle,  Pam,  Lady 
Betty  across  the  water. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

The  marked  increase  of  membership 
which  was  noticed  during  June  and  July 
after  the  San  Francisco  fire  is  reported 
to  be  gradually  falling  off.  It  is  thought 
that  a  small  part  of  the  increase  will  be 
permanent. 

Santa  Ana,  Orange  co. 

Santa  Ana  Free  Public  Library. 
Jeannette  £.  McFadden,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1 89 1.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $2261,  received  from  taxa- 
tion. Three  employees,  including  jan- 
itor. Open  to  public  every  day  except 
Sundays  and  holidays. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  6881.  During  August 
15  vols,  were  discarded;  vols,  repaired, 
474.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
2526;  added  during  month,  45;  renewed, 
17;  surrendered,  8.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  3212; 
vols,  fiction,  1967;  vols,  juvenile,  743; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  190;  vols,  maga- 
zines, 312. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

Santa  Barbara,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Santa  Barbara  Free  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  Frances  Burns  Linn, 
Librarian.     Established  1882. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  15,853. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Mrs  C.  Rust,  the  former  librarian, 
resigned  in  July,  and  was  to  give  up  the 
duties  of  the  position  September  1. 

The  Santa  Barbara  Press  of  September 
2  states  that  Mrs  Frances  Burns  Linn, 
the  new  librarian,  arrived  the  evening  of 
September  1,  and  will  assume  her  duties 
at  the  public  library  September  3. 

Santa  Clara,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Santa  Clara  Free  Public  Li  brary. 
Miss  Mary  A.  Mulhall,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Annual  income  of  library, 
about  $1000. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  1500. 
Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 


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The  Santa  Clara  News  of  August  28 
states  that  the  public  library,  which  has 
been  doing  business  in  the  C.  C.  Morse 
seed  warehouse  since  the  earthquake, 
will  be  transferred  to  its  old  quarters  in 
the  Franck  building  about  September  1. 

Santa  Cruz,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Santa  Cruz  [Free]  Public  Library. 
"Miss  Minerva  H.  Waterman,  Librarian. 
Established  1868;  as  Free  Public,  1881. 
Annual  inconle  of  library,  $3200,  re- 
ceived from  taxation.  Two  regular  em- 
ployees. Open  to  public  every  day 
except  holidays,  week  days  from  9  a.  m. 
to  5  p.  M.  and  from  7  to  9  p.  m.,  Sundays 
from  2  to  5  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  14,013.  208  vols, 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  195; 
by  gift,  13.  Vols,  repaired,  14.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  2640;  added 
during  month,  135.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  4280; 
vols,  fiction,  3844;  vols,  juvenile,  225; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  194;  vols,  bound 
magazines,  17.  No  current  magazines 
issued.  Three  most  popular  books 
during  inonth:  The  jungle,  Coniston, 
Lady  Baltimore. 

Has  about  500  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  arranged  by  subjects.  Lists 
and  picture  bulletins  are  prepared.  The 
lists  are  not  annotated.  There  is  a  chil- 
dren's room  (see  illustration  in  front) 
furnished  with  shelves,  tables  and 
chairs  especially  for  children,  and  with 
wail  pictures.  No  story  hour,  but  does 
work  with  the  schools  in  the  way  of 
assisting  in  reference  work  and  in  select- 
ing for  supplementary  reading.  Children 
may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  6.  No 
guarantor  is  required,  only  the  recom- 
mendation of  the  teacher.  The  colored 
bookmarks  issued  by  the  Wisconsin  Li- 
brary Commission  are  used. 

Santa  Maria,  Santa  Barbara  co. 

Minerva  Libr\ry  Club  Library. 
Mrs  E.  S.  Faunt  Le  Roy,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1906.  Maintained  by  club 
mainly.  Open  to  public  Friday  after- 
noons, for  two  hours  on  first  and  third 
Fridays,  and  one  hour  the  second  and 


fourth.     Library  is  housed  in  Dr  Bagby's 
office  free  of  charge. 
Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  600. 

Santa  Monica,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Santa  Monica  [Free]  Public  Li- 
brary. Miss  Elfie  A.  Mosse,  Librarian. 
Established  December  5,  1890;  as  Free 
Public,  April  8,  1893.  Annual  income 
of  library,  about  $3000,  received  from 
taxation.  Three  employees,  including 
janitor.  One  deposit  station.  Open  to 
public  every  day,  the  reading  room 
from  8:30  a.  m.  to  9:30  P.  M.  and  the 
book  department  from  9  a.  m.  to  5:30 
p.  m.  and  from  6:30  to  8  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  6950.  30  vols,  added 
during  August  by  purchase.  Vols,  re- 
paired, 170.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  6415;  added  during  month, 
31;  renewed,  6.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use  from  main 
library,  3585;  vols,  adult  fiction,  215Q; 
vols,  juvenile  fiction,  602;  vols,  miscel- 
laneous, 576.  Magazines  issued,  248. 
From  50  to  75  cardholders  of  deposit 
station,  with  a  total  circulation  during 
month  of  210.   Three  most  popular  books 

j  during  month:  The  house  of  mirth,  The 

1  jungle,  The  spoilers. 

Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

1 
Santa  Rosa,  Sonoma  co. 

Santa  Rosa  Free  Public  Library. 
Miss  Margaret  Adelle  Barnett,  Librarian. 
Established  1869;  as  Free  Public,  1884. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $3300,  received 
from  taxation.  Two  employees,  includ- 
ing janitor.  Open  to  public  every  week 
day  from  1  to  6  and  7  to  9  P.  M.,  Sundays 
from  2  to  6  p.  m.,  but  no  books  issued 
on  Sundays. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  14,128.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  August  for  home 
use,  2141;  vols,  fiction,  1183;  vols,  juve- 
nile, 480;  vols,  miscellaneous,  333;  vols, 
magazines,  145. 

Has  about  700  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  subjects.  Anno- 
tated lists  and  picture  bulletins  are  pre- 
pared, and  a  temporary  children's  corner 
(see  illustration  in  front)  has  been  fitted 
up  in  the  basement  to  take  the  place  of 
the  children's  room  upstairs,  which  was 
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may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A 
guarantor  is  required. 

The  library  building  is  not  being  re- 
paired as  yet.  Bids  were  received,  but 
owing  to  some  misunderstanding  all 
were  rejected  and  new  bids  were  called 
for  and  presented  to  the  board  August  27. 
One  firm  bid  $5421  and  another  what 
looked  like  $5500,  although  the  man 
affirmed  that  it  was  $5400.  The  matter 
will  be  passed  up  to  the  City  Attorney 
for  settlement. 

The  bids  do  not  include  the  replacing 
of  stacks.  This  will  be  made  a  separate 
contract.  Bids  call  for  steel  ceilings  in 
place  of  plaster  in  children's  room,  Cali- 
fornia room  and  reading  room.  New 
plans  call  for  a  more  pointed  tower  of 
slate,  the  stone  not  to  go  above  the 
line  of  the  eaves.  This  will  be  safer,  it 
is  thought,  in  case  of  another  earthquake. 

SausalitO,  Marin  co. 

Sausalito  Frbe  Public  Library. 
Established  March  I,  1906. 

No  books  as  yet. 

The  city  trustees  passed  an  ordinance 
August  29  fixing  the  amount  to  be  raised 
by  taxation  for  library  purposes  at 
$1202.25  for  the  current  year. 

The  library  trustees  have  not  been 
appointed. 

SawteUe,  Los  Angeles  co. 

SawTELLE  Public  Library.  Estab- 
lished January  2,  1905. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Selma,  Fresno  co. 

Sblma  Carnegie  Frbe  Public  Li- 
brary. Mrs  M.  A.  Freeland,  Librarian. 
Established  June  1,  1905;  as  Free  Public, 
January  12,  1906.  Annual  income,  $600, 
received  from  taxation.  One  employee. 
Open  to  public  every  day  from  10  a.  m. 
to  12  m.  and  from  1  to  5  and  6  to  8:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  900.  Total  no.  of 
registered  cardholders,  535;  added  dur- 
ing August,  21;  surrendered,  6.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
«set  3951  vols,  fiction,  85;  vols,  juvenile, 
4;  vols,  miscellaneous,  49.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month:  The  gam- 


bler, The  two  Van  revels,  The  speckled 
bird. 

Has  about  40  books  especially  for  chil- 
dren. They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  by  author,  as  the 
library  has  not  as  yet  been  classified. 
No  annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared,  and  no  room  or  corner  has 
been  furnished  especially  for  children. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
10.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Sierra  Madre,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Sibrra  Madre  Library  Associa- 
tion Library.  J.  G.  Blumer,  Pres.  of 
S.  M.  Lib.  Assoc.  Established  1887. 
Income  of  library  received  from  subscrip- 
tions. Fee,  25  cents  per  month,  $2  per 
year  or  $25  for  life  membership.  Open  five 
times  each  week,  on  Monday,  Wednes- 
day and  Saturday  afternoons  from  3  to  5, 
and  on  Tuesday  and  Friday  evenings,  from 
7  to  9,  except  during  the  months  of  August 
and  September,  when  it  is  open  on  Mon- 
day, Tuesday,  Wednesday  and  Friday 
evenings  from  7  to  9,  and  on  Saturday 
J  afternoons  from  3  to  5. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2350. 

No  books  especially  for  children. 

Reports  each  month  are  not  possible, 
as  there  is  no  regular  librarian. 

Annual  report  will  be  sent  as  soon  as 
the  president  returns  home. 

Sonoma,  Sonoma  co. 

Sonoma  Valley  Library.  Mrs  T.  A. 
Lewis,  Librarian.  Established  October, 
1903.  Maintained  by  Women's  Club. 
Annual  income  of  library,  about  $75, 
received  from  gifts,  etc.  No  em- 
ployees. Open  to  public  every  day  ex- 
cept Sundays;  on  Wednesdays  from  3  to 
5  and  7  to  9  p.  M.,  other  week  days  from 
7  to  9  P.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols  ,  439. 

Has  about  60  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves.  No  annotated  lists  or  pic- 
ture bulletins  are  prepared,  and  there  is 
no  children's  room.  No  story  hour,  but 
does  some  work  with  the  schools.  Chil- 
dren may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  12. 
A  guarantor  is  required.  An  entertain- 
ment was  given  and  the  funds  used  for 
children's  books. 

On    September    1    Miss    Alice  Hum- 


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phreys,  the  librarian,  was  married  to 
Thomas  A.  Lewis.  Mrs  Lewis  will  con- 
tinue to  act  as  librarian. 

Sonora,  Tuolumne  co. 

Sonora  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing Room.  Rev.  James  M.  Smith,  Li- 
brarian.    Established  1892. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

Young  Men's  Club  Library.  Presi- 
dent Young  Men's  Club,  Librarian.  Es- 
tablished 1886. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

South  Pasadena,  Los  Angeles  co. 

South  Pasadena  Free  Public 
Library.  Mrs  Nellie  E.  Keith,  Libra- 
rian.   Established  1895.    One  employee. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4205. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 

The  Los  Angeles  Times  of  August  10 
states  that  Mrs  Keith,  the  librarian  of 
the  South  Pasadena  library,  will  take  a 
three  weeks'  vacation  beginning  August 
20,  and  that  while  the  library  is  closed  ; 
some  needed  repairs  will  be  made. 

1 
Stanford  University,  Santa  Clara  co. 

Stanford     University    Library. 
Melvin    G.    Dodge,    Librarian.     Estab- 1 
lished  1 89 1.     Fourteen  employees. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  88  000.  Li- 
brary closed  most  of  month  of  August. 
Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during  month 
for  home  use,  300. 

Annual  report  not  received,  but 
promised  within  a  few  weeks. 

No  books  especially  for  children . 

The  Stanford  University  Daily  Palo 
Alto  of  September  4  states  that  many 
important  improvements  in  the  library 
building  and  in  the  arrangement  of  the 
books .  have  been  made  during  the  sum- 
mer months. 

The  Sacramento  Bee  of  September  7 
states  that  the  famous  collection  of 
precious  stones  and  jewelry,  the  property 
of  the  late  Mrs  Jane  Stanford,  valued  at 
nearly  $1,000,000,  will  be  sold  by  the 
trustees  of  the  Stanford  University  as 
soon  as  possible.     The  proceeds  of  the 


sale  will  be  used  to  purchase  books  for 
the  new  library. 

Stockton,  San  Joaquin  co. 

Stockton  Free  Public  Library. 
W.  F.  Clowdsley,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished May,  1880;  as  Free  Public,  May, 
1880.  Annual  income  of  library,  $11,621, 
received  from  taxation.  Seven  em- 
ployees, including  janitor.  Open  to 
public  every  week  day  from  9A.11.  to 
9  p.  M.,  Sundays  from  9  a.  m.  to  4  P.  m. 
and  from  6  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  39,560.  169  vols. 
added  during  August;  by  purchase,  161; 
by  gift,  8.  Total  no.  of  registered  card- 
holders, 6786;  added  during  month,  550; 
renewed,  264.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  4513;  vols, 
fiction,  2622;  vols,  juvenile,  1270;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  621.  Monthly  reports 
published  each  month.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month:  The  house 
of  a  thousand  candles,  The  jungle,  Lady 
Baltimore. 

Has  about  3700  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
Typewritten  lists  and  picture  bulletins 
are  prepared.  There  is  a  children's 
room  {see  illustration  in  front)  furnished 
with  shelves,  tables  and  chairs  especially 
for  children,  and  with  wall  pictures. 
Has  story  hour,  and  does  work  with  the 
schools  in  the  way  of  making  up  lists 
and  allowing  the  teachers  to  draw  as 
many  books  as  they  need.  Children 
may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  10.  A 
guarantor  is  required. 

Suisun,  Solano  co. 

Suisun  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
Ed.  Dinkelspiel,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.   Established  May  8,  1906. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

TroplCO,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Tropico  Free  Library.  Miss  Cora 
Hickman,  Librarian.  Established  Feb- 
ruary, 1906.  Open  to  public  two  days 
every  week  for  three  hours  each. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  130.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  93. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 


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Tulare,  Tulare  co. 

Tulare  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
E.  B.  Oakford,  Librarian.  Established 
1 891;  as  Free  Public,  190 1.  Annual  in- 
come of  library,  $1000,  received  from 
taxation.  Three  employees,  including 
janitor.  Open  to  public  every  day  ex- 
cept holidays,  week  days  from  9  a.  m. 
to  12  m.  and  from  2  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m.; 
Sundays  from  2  to  5  p.  m.,  but  no  books 
issued. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4071.  44  added 
during  August;  by  purchase,  3;  by  gift, 
41.  Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 
589;  added  during  month,  15.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
use,  634;  vols,  fiction,  434;  vols,  juvenile, 
134:  vols,  miscellaneous,  47;  vols,  bound 
magazines,  19. 

Has  about  450  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  arranged  simply  by  author.  No 
annotated  lists  or  picture  bulletins  are 
prepared,  but  there  is  a  scrap  book  with 
pictures.  No  children's  room,  but  one 
corner  of  the  reading  room  is  reserved 
for  them  and  is  furnished  with  small 
chairs  and  low  tables.  No  wall  pictures. 
Children  may  draw  books  at  the  age  of 
10.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

Uklah,  Mendocino  co. 

Uriah  Free  Public  Library.  Mrs 
A.  L.  Gibson,  Librarian.  Established 
March  9,  1906;  as  Free  Public,  March  o, 
1906.  Tax  levy  not  to  be  made  until 
October.  Oneemployee.  Open  to  public 
every  day  from  1  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 
No  books  are  issued  Sundays. 

Total  no.  of  vols. ,  593.  63  added  during 
August  by  gift.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  160;  added  during  month, 
98.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued  during 
month  for  home  use,  333;  vols,  fiction, 
322;  vols,  miscellaneous,  11.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month:  The  call 
of  the  wild,  The  Virginian,  Rebecca  of 
Sunnybrook  Farm. 

Has  about  20  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on  the 
shelves,  classified  and  by  author.  A 
children's  corner  has  been  fitted  up 
within  the  last  few  weeks.  Children 
may  draw  books  at  any  age.  A  parent 
or  guardian  is  required  to  sign  for  them. 


Little  slips  giving  lists  of  new  books 
is  the  library  are  issued  through  the  cour- 
tesy of  the  Ukiah  Times. 

Upland,  San  Bernardino  co. 

Upland  Public  Library.  Miss  Zella 
Rogers,  Librarian.    Established  1900. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  600. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 


Vaeavllle,  Solano  co. 

Vacaville  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Charles  Riechers,  Secretary  Library 
Trustees.    Established  June  21,  1905. 

No  books  as  yet. 

A  Book  Club  has  500  vols,  which  have 
been  pledged  to  the  Public  Library  when 
it  is  positively  assured. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 


VallejO,  Solano  co. 

Vallejo    [FreeI  Public  Library. 

Miss  Gertrude  Doyle,  Librarian.     Estab- 

i  lished  1883;  as  Free  Public,  1884.   Annual 

'  income  of  library,  $2550,  received  from 

j  taxation.     Three   employees,   including 

I  janitor.    Open  to  public  every  day  except 

Sundays  and   holidays,    from    1:30  to  5 

and  6:30  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  6478.     Vols,  repaired 
;  during  August,  400.     Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered  cardholders,    1792.     Total   no.   of 
vols,  issued  during  month  for  home  use, 
2785;    vols,  fiction,  1939;    vols,  juvenile, 
550;    vols,   miscellaneous,   296.      Three 
j  most  popular  books  during  month:  Silas 
I  Strong,  Lady  Baltimore,  Pam  decides. 
j      Has   about  950  books   especially  for 
I  children.     They  are  kept  together  on  the 
i  shelves,  classified  and  by  author.     A  few 
I  lists  have  been  prepared,  but  no  picture 
bulletins.     There  is  a  children's  room 
I  {see  illustration  in  front}  furnished  with 
shelves,  tables  and  chairs  especially  for 
children,  but  no  wall  pictures.     No  story 
hour,  but  does  work  with  the  schools  in 
the  way  of  assisting  in  reference  work, 
etc.     Children  may  draw  books  at  the 
;  age  of  12.    A  guarantor  is  required.    The 
j  Woman's  Improvement  Club  gave  enter- 
1  tainments  to  raise  money  for  furniture 
for  the  children's  room. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Ventura,  Ventura  co. 

Ventura  [Free]  Public  Librar*. 
Miss  Florence  Vandever,  Librarian. 
Established  1878;  as  Free  Public,  1878. 
Annual  income  of  library,  $1000,  received 
from  taxation.  Two  employees,  includ- 
ing janitor.  Open  to  public  every 
week  day  from  2  to  4:30  ana  7  to  9  p.  m., 
Sundays  from  2  to  4:30  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4704.  144  added 
during  August  by  purchase.  Total  no. 
of  registered  cardholders,  362;  added 
during  month,  7.  Total  no.  of  vols, 
issued  during  month  for  home  use,  11 88; 
vols,  fiction,  695;  vols,  juvenile,  421; 
vols,  miscellaneous,  72.  Three  most 
popular  books  during  month :  The  jungle, 
The  house  of  a  thousand  candles,  Pen- 
wick's  career. 

Has  books  especially  for  children. 
They  are  kept  together  on  the  shelves, 
arranged  by  author.  No  annotated  lists 
or  picture  bulletins  are  prepared  and 
there  is  no  children's  room.  Children 
may  draw  books  at  the  age  of  12.  A 
guarantor  is  required. 

Vlsalla,  Tulare  co. 

Visalia  [Free]  Pubuc  Library. 
Mrs  M.  J.  McEwen,  Librarian  Estab- 
lished 1904.  Annual  income  of  library, 
fiooo,  received  from  taxation.  One 
employee.  Open  to  public  every  day 
from  10  a.  m.  to  12  m.  and  from  2  to 
6  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  2760.  15  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Vols,  discarded, 
6;  vols,  repaired,  3.  Total  no.  of  regis- 
tered cardholders,  658;  added  during 
month,  12.  Total  no.  of  vols,  issued 
during  month  for  home  use,  268;  vols, 
fiction,  180;  vols,  juvenile,  70;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  18. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

WatSOnvllle,  Santa  Cruz  co. 

Watsonvilus  [Free]  Pubuc  Li- 
brary. Miss  Belle  M.  Jenkins,  Libra- 
rian. Established  1896.  Annual  income 
of  library,  $1500,  received  from  taxation. 
Two  employees.  Open  to  public  every 
day  for  6  hours  each. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  4197.  No  books 
added  during  August.  Vols,  repaired, 
200.     Total  no.  of  registered  cardholders, 


750;  added  during  month,  10.  Total  no. 
of  vols,  issued  during  month  for  home 
««e,  1333;  vols,  fiction,  1074;  vols,  juve- 
nile, 237;  vols,  miscellaneous,  132. 

Annual  report  and  Items  on  children's 
books  not  received. 

Whittier,  Los  Angeles  co. 

Whittibr  [Free]  Pubuc  Library. 
Miss  M.  Frances  English,  Librarian. 
Established  April  9,  1900;  as  Free  Pub- 
lic, April  9,  1900.  Annual  income  of 
library,  $1500,  received  from  taxation. 
Two  employees,  including  janitor.  Open 
to  public  every  day  except  Sundays  and 
holidays  from  2  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  2425.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  about  2521. 

Report  for  August  not  received. 

Has  about  709  books  especially  for 
children.  They  are  kept  together  on 
the  shelves,  classified  and  by  author. 
The  fiction  is  on  one  shelf  and  the 
n  on -fiction  on  the  shelf  above  the  fiction. 
Annotated  lists  are  prepared.  There  is  a 
children's  room  furnished  with  shelves, 
tables  and  chairs  especially  for  children, 
and  with  wall  pictures.  No  story  hour, 
but  does  work  with  the  schools  in  the 
way  of  granting  special  privileges  to 
teachers,  etc.  Children  may  draw  books 
at  the  age  of  6.     A  guarantor  is  required. 

WlllltS,  Mendocino  co. 

Willits  Frer  Public  Library. 
George  Youde,  Secretary  Library  Trus- 
tees.    Established  February  3,  1906. 

Library  not  started  yet.  The  Trustees 
met  July  30  and  levied  $600  for  the 
library;  will  buy  books  and  start  library 
in  October.  Room  and  lights  have  been 
donated. 

No  news  items  received  for  August. 

Willows,  Glenn  co. 

Willows  Free  Pubuc  Library. 
Miss  Ada  Knock,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished March  15,  1906.  Annual  income 
will  be  about  $621,  received  from  tax- 
ation. Two  employees,  including  jan- 
itor. Open  to  public  every  day  from 
2  to  6  and  7  to  9  p.  m. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  357.  4  vols,  added 
during  August  by  gift.  Vols,  discarded, 
1;  vols,  lost,  1.  Total  no.  of  registered 
cardholders,  170;  added  during  month, 
3;   surrendered,    2.     Total    no.   of  vols. 


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issued  during  month  for  home  use,  241 ; 
vols,  fiction,  205;  vols,  juvenile,  30;  vols, 
miscellaneous,  6.  Three  most  popular 
books  during  month :  Nedra,  The  breath 
of  the  gods,  The  deluge. 

Has  about  56  books  especially  for 
children.  There  is  no  children's  room 
or  corner  as  yet.  It  has  since  been  re- 
ported that  a  children's  corner  has  been 
fitted  up  within  the  last  ten  days. 

The  Sacramento  Bee  of  August  25  states  ' 
that  the   board  of  trustees  of  Willows  j 
have  fixed  the  town  tax  rate  at  70  cents 
on  the  one  hundred  dollars,  which  is  10 
cents  higher  than  last  year's  rate.     The  j 
extra    tax    was    levied    for  the    public  I 
library,   which    was    established    seven  - 
months  ago  and  which   has  been  con- 
ducted by  popular  subscription. 


Winters,  Yolo  co. 

Winters  Free  Library  and  Read- 
ing Room.  Mrs  Leon  Errington,  Libra- 
rian. Established  March,  1892.  Income 
received  from  subscriptions.  One  em- 
ployee. Open  to  public  every  day  except 
Sundays  from  2  to  5  and  7  to  9  p.  M. 

Total  no.  of  vols.,  about  400.  12  vols, 
added  during  August  by  purchase.  Total 
no.  of  registered  cardholders,  25. 

No  books  especially  for  children. 


Woodland,  Yolo  co. 

Woodland  Free  Public  Library. 
Mrs  Ada  Wallace,  Librarian.  Estab- 
lished 1892.  Annual  income  of  library 
received  from  taxation. 

Report  for  August,  Annual  report  and 
Items  on  children's  books  not  received. 


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NEWS  NOTES  OF  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


GUIDES  USED  BY  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES  IN 
SELECTING  BOOKS  FOR  CHILDREN. 


This  list  is  arranged  alphabetically  by  authors. 
The  date  and  publisher  are  given,  also  price  of 
publication  if  for  sale.  Public  libraries  issuing 
printed  reading  lists  usually  send  them  free  to 
other  libraries  upon  request. 

The  aids  mentioned  most  frequently  and  nearly 
always  first  by  the  librarians  of  California  are 
the  A.  I,.  A.  catalog,  the  A.  L.  A.  booklist,  and 
the  lists  issued  by  the  Carnegie  library  of  Pitts- 
burgh. 

A.  L.  A.  Booklist.  1905-date.  Boston, 
American  library  association  publish- 
ing board  (10 )4  Beacon  St.,  Boston, 
Mass.). 

Price,  50  cents  a  year.  Free  to  all  members  of 
the  American  library  association. 

Adopted  for  state  use  by  the  League  of  library 
commissions  and  the  Massachusetts  free  library 
commission.  Contains  annotated  lists  of  cur- 
rent literature  for  children,  and  is  supplementary 
to  the  A.  I*.  A.  catalog.  Publisher  of  book,  price, 
class  number  and  serial  number  for  Congress 
cards  given. 

A.  L.  A.  Catalog;  8000  volumes  for  a  pop- 
ular library,  with  notes.  1904.  Wash. 
Govt,  printing  office. 

A  single  copy  free  to  every  library  in  the 
United  States.  Apply  to  the  Librarian  of  Con- 
gress, Washington,  D.  C.  Other  copies  may  be 
secured  by  addressing  the  Superintendent  of 
Documents,  Washington,  D.  C,  and  sending  25 
cents  for  a  paper  copy  or  50  cents  for  one  bound 
in  cloth. 

Brookline.    Publie  library. 

List  of  books  in  the  school  reference 
collection.  1901.  Brookline,  Public 
library. 

A  well-arranged  classed  list,  indicating  for 
each  title  the  grade  to  which  it  is  adapted.  There 
are  brief  descriptive|an notations.— Li brary  jour- 
nal >  26:166. 

Brooklyn.    Publie  library. 

Books  for  boys  and  girls  approved  by 
the  Brooklyn  public  library  for  use  in 
its  children's  rooms.  1904.  Brooklyn, 
Public  library. 

This  list,  prepared  by  Miss  Clara  Whitehall 
Hunt,  is  intended  not  for  children,  but  for  the 
librarians  and  assistants,  both  as  an  order  list 
and  as  a  help  in  children's  reading.    It  is  one  of 


the  best  in  its  class  and  may  be  taken  as  a  model, 
especially  in  the  smaller  public  libraries.  The 
selection  shows  thorough  acquaintance  with 
children's  literature  and  does  not  sacrifice 
breadth  of  view  to  higher  standards,  or  vice 
versa.  The  class  "  fables,  fairy  tales,  myths, 
legends,"  is  particularly  good.— Miss  Hewins.  in 
Library  journal  1  30:50. 

Brooklyn.    Publie  library. 

Books  that  girls  like.  1904.  Brook- 
lyn, Public  library. 

This  is  a  list  of  books  which  girls  of  fourteen 
and  over  have  found  interesting  and  pleasant  to 
read.— Preface. 

159  books  arranged  under  subjects.  Boarding- 
school  and  college  stories,  Other  good  stories, 
Novels,  and  Miscellaneous  are  the  headings 
used.    Only  author  and  title  of  book  given. 


Books  useful  to  teachers.  1904. 
Brooklyn,  Public  library. 

Does  not  include  books  on  pedagogy,  but 
short  classed  lists  of  popular  elementary  and 
standard  books  in  the  various  subjects  of  school 
study— many  of  them  books  for  children  or  sup- 
|  plenientary  school  reading.—  Library  journal, 
30:50. 

Buffalo.    Publie  library. 

Class-room  libraries  for  public  schools. 
1902.     Buffalo,  Public  library. 

1      Arranged    alphabetically  by   authors   under 
'  grades  1-9 ;  gives  publisher  and  price ;  alpha- 
betic subject  index  refers  to  articles  as  well  as 
books ;  author  and  title  index.— New  York  state 
library. 

Buffalo  library  lists  are  the  best  that  I  have 
found,  thoroughly  practical,  well  chosen,  and 
in  the  pamphlet  entitled  "  Class-room  libraries 
for  public  schools,"  well  graded  as  far  as  one 
can  judge.— Miss  Hewins,  in  Library  journal* 
26:161. 

Carnegie  library  of  Pittsburgh. 

A  list  of  good  stories  to  tell  to  children 
under  twelve  years  of  age.  1906.  Pitts- 
burgh, Carnegie  library  of  Pittsburgh. 

Price,  5  cents  a  copy. 

Lists  of  Bible  stories,  Fables,  Myths,  Fairy 
tales,  Legendary  and  historical  studies,  Christ- 
mas stories,  Easter  stories,  Thanksgiving-stories, 
and  Poems  to  read  aloud  or  recite  are  given.  A 
list  of  the  booksjcontaining  the  stories  is  included, 
as  well  as  price"and~publisher . 


GUIDES  USED   IN  SELECTING   BOOKS   FOR    CHILDREN. 


265 


Carnegie  library  of  Pittsburgh. 

Monthly  bulletin.  Pittsburgh,  Carne- 
gie library  of  Pittsburgh. 

25  cents  a  year.  Free  to  libraries  on  the  ex- 
change list. 

The  A«  I*.  A.  catalog  includes  this  bulletin, 
"  because  of  its  up-to-date  lists  on  special  sub- 
jects." 


Printed  catalog  cards  for  children's 
lx>oks  .  .  .  together  with  a  list  of  1053 
children's  books  agreed  upon  by  the 
Cleveland  public  library  and  the  Carnegie 
library  of  Pittsburgh.  1903.  Pittsburgh, 
Carnegie  library  of  Pittsburgh. 

Price,  a  cents. 

Author  and  title  list  alphabetically  arranged 
bv  author. 


Story-telling  to  children  from  Norse 
mythology  and  the  Nibelungenlied. 
1903.  Pittsburgh,  Carnegie  library  of 
Pittsburgh. 

Price,  20  cents. 

This  careful  outline  will  be  useful  to  all  chil- 
dren's librarians,  either  in  its  excellent  material 
and  suggestions  for  a  course  of  story-telling,  or 
simply  as  a  reference  list  on  Norse  mythology. 
The  references  are  carefully  chosen  and  there 
are  two  lists  in  each  division,  one  for  the  librarian, 
the  other  for  the  children.— Library  journal, 
3*153- 

Chicago.    Public  library. 

Selected  list  of  books  for  boys.  1906. 
Chicago,  Public  library.  (Special  bulle- 
tin no.  8.) 

Arranged  under  subjects  for  boys  from  twelve 
to  eighteen  years  of  age.  No  publisher  or  price 
of  books  given. 

Hardy,  0.  E. 

500  books  for  the  young.  189a.  N.  Y. 
Scribner. 

Price,  50  cents.  # 

Hewlns,  Caroline  Maria,  comp. 

Books  for  boys  and  girls.  Ed.  2,  re- 
vised. 1904.  Boston,  A.  L.  A.  publish- 
ing board  (io#  Beacon  St.,  Boston, 
Mass.). 

Price,  15  cents. 

Extended,  brought  down  to  date,  and  much 
improved,  Miss  Hewins's  list  is  sure  of  a  wide 
welcome  and  of  permanent  usefulness.  It  is  as 
valuable  in  its  selections,  annotations  and  point 
of  view  for  home  use  or  school  as  for  library  use, 
sod  will  long  remain  a  standard  in  its  particular 
field— Library Journal,  29:630. 


Books  arranged  under  subject.  No  index. 
Publisher  and  price  of  books  given. 

This  is  an  enlarged  edition  of  Miss  Hewins's 
book  of  1897. 

lies,  George,  ed. 

Books  for  girls  and  women.  Boston, 
A.  L.  A.  publishing  board  (io#  Beacon 
St.,  Boston,  Mass.). 

Price,  90  cents.    (Postage,  10  cents.) 
Annotated. 

Moore,  Annie  Carroll,  comp. 

A  list  of  books  recommended  for  a 
children's  library.  [1903.]  Des  Moines 
(Iowa),  Iowa  library  commission. 

Price,  10  cents. 

Adds  practical  suggestions  on  choice  and  pur- 
chase of  children's  books.— TV".  Y.  state  library. 

(In  A.  I*.  A.  catalog.) 

Gives  list  of  picture  books,  easy  books  for 
children,  books  about  nature,  animal  stories, 
poetry,  etc.  Author,  title,  publisher  and  price  of 
books  are  given. 

National  congress  of  mothers— Com- 
mittee on  literature. 

List  of  books  for  children;  classified 
and  graded  with  a  few  general  sugges- 
tions as  to  children's  reading.  [1900.] 
Philadelphia,  Press  of  G.  F.  Lasher. 

Price,  10  cents. 

Short  list  with  some  hints  on  choice  of  books.— 
Library  journal,  26:167. 

New  York.    State  library. 

A  selection  from  the  best  books  with 
notes.     Albany,    University  of  state   of 

N.  Y. 

Price,  10  cents. 

Issued  each  July.  About  250  books  of  preced- 
ing calendar  year,  chosen  with  reference  to  needs 
of  small  libraries.  Descriptive  and  bibliographic 
notes.  Decimal  classification  and  Library  of 
Congress  numbers  for  printed  cards  are  given.— 
N.  Y.  state  library. 

(In  A.  L,.  A.  catalog.) 

Includes  very  few  books  for  children. 


Class  list  of  $500  library  recommended 
for  schools.  1901.  Albany,  University 
of  state  of  N.  Y. 

Price,  15  cents. 

Includes  references  and  books  for  teachers. 
Few  notes  mainly  on  editions,  which  are  selected 
to  meet  school  needs.  Titles  for  $200  and  $300 
libraries  also  indicated.  Gives  abridged  decimal 
classification  numbers.— N.  Y.  state  library. 

(In  A.  L.  A.  catalog.) 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Oregon.    University. 

Public  school  libraries  for  all  the 
grades.  C1903.  Eugene  (Or.),  University 
of  Oregon. 

Title  index.  Author,  title,  publisher  and  price 
of  books  are  given. 

Oregon  library  commission. 

List  of  books  for  school  libraries.  1906. 
2  vols.  Salem  (Or.),  Oregon  library 
commission. 

Part  I,  Books  for  elementary  schools,  grades 
1-8;  Part  II,  Books  for  high  schools. 

Carefully  prepared  lists,  giving  price,  publisher 
and  well-chosen  annotations.  Part  I  is  prefaced 
by  full  explanations  regarding  care  and  mainte- 
nance of  school  libraries  in  Oregon.— Library 
journal,  31:345* 

Prentice,  May  PL,  &>  Power,  Effle  L. 

A  children's  library;  selected  in  behalf 
of  the  Cleveland  normal  school,  approved 
by  the  Cleveland  public  library.  [1904.] 
Cleveland,  Published  by  the  authors. 

Price,  25  cents. 

There  are  eight  divisions,  one  for  each  of  the 
elementary  grades,  with  from  25-80  volumes  for 
each  grade.  The  compilers  have  selected  with 
discretion  and  with  sympathy  for  children's 
tastes;  the  annotations  are  on  the  whole  good. .  . 
The  graded  list  is  followed  by  an  author  and 
title  index.— Library  journal,  29:629. 

Sargent,  M.  E.,  &"  Sargent,  A.  L.,  comp. 

Reading  for  the  young.  1895.  Library 
bureau. 

Price,  $1.00.    (Out  of  print.) 

Supplement.     Boston,    A.    L.   A. 

publishing  board  (io#  Beacon  st.,  Bos- 
ton, Mass.). 

Price,  90  cents.    (Postage,  10  cents.) 

Wisconsin  free  library  commission. 

Bookmarks  for  children.  Madison 
(Wis.),  Democrat  printing  office. 

These  bookmarks  can  be  furnished  at  25  cents 
per  100,  postage  5  cents  extra.  No  order  will  be 
taken  for  less  thau  a  hundred,  but  twenty-five  of 
a  kind  may  be  selected  to  make  up  that  number. 
No  samples  will  be  sent  by  the  Democrat  print- 
ing office,  but  the  California  State  Library  will 
loan  a  sample  set  to  any  library  in  the  State  if 
the  librarian  prefers  to  see  them  before  ordering. 

These  bookmarks,  each  bearing  ten  or  fifteen 
titles,  have  been  prepared  by  the  Wisconsin  free 
library  commission  and  serve  not  only  as  guides 
to  children's  reading,  but  also  as  purchase  lists 
for  the  librarian.  They  are  made  of  light-weight 
mounting-board  in  various  colors  and  no  two  are 


alike.  Each  bookmark  has  been  given  a  name 
suggested  by  some  book  on  the  list.  Twenty- 
seven  have  been  prepared  and  more  lists  will  be 
issued  later. 

List  of  bookmarks  which  have  been  prepared 
to  date  and  the  color  of  the  mounting-board  used 
for  each  one: 

Series  1,  for  First  and  Second  grades. 
No.  1.    The  brownies  bookmark. 
No.  2.    A  Mother  Goose  bookmark  (sage  green , 

black  ink). 
No.  3.    Cinderella's  bookmark  (gray  bine,  navy 

blue  ink). 
No.  4.    A  Santa  Claus  bookmark  (cadet  blue, 

brown  ink). 
Series  2,  for  Second  and  Third  grades. 
No.  1.    Seven   little   sisters'  bookmark  (dark 

gray,  brown  ink). 
No.  2.    Red  Riding  Hood's  bookmark  (brown , 

brown  ink). 
No.  3.    The  snow  baby's  bookmark  (cadet  blue, 

red  ink). 
Series  3,  for  Third  and  Fourth  grades. 
No.  1.    An  Arabian  nights  bookmark  (brown, 

dark  green  ink). 
No.  2.    Black  Beauty's  bookmark  (dark  gray, 

green  ink). 
No.  3.    Hans  Brinker's  bookmark  (light  red, 

black  ink). 
Series  4,  for  Fourth  and  Fifth  grades. 
No.  1.    Little  women  bookmark  (sage  green, 

dark  green  ink). 
No.  2.    Little    men    bookmark    (drab,    black 

ink). 
No.  3.    Robinson    Crusoe's    bookmark    (drab 

dark  blue  ink). 
Series  5,  for  Sixth  and  Eighth  grades. 
No.  1.    Some   good   books    (cadet  blue,   dark 

blue  ink). 
No.  2     Books  that  will  interest  you  (brown, 

dark  brown  ink). 
No.  3.    Ten  books  worth  reading  (light  red 

black  ink). 
Series  6,  for  the  High  School. 
No.  1.    Book  list  (cream  white,  red  ink). 
No.  2.    Book  list  (white,  red  ink). 
No.  3.    Book  list  (ivory  white,  red  ink). 
No.  4.    Book  list  (light  olive  green,  red  ink). 
Series  7,  for  all  children. 
No.  1.    Famous  places  every  one  should  know 

(gray  blue,  dark  blue  ink). 
No.  2.    Famous  men  in  song  and  story  (brown. 

red  ink). 
No.  3.    Magic  and  myth  (red,  black  ink). 
No.  4.    Famous  works  of  man  (drab,  brown 

ink). 
No.  5.    Heroes  every  one  should  know  (bright 

green,  black  ink.) 

Wisconsin  free  library  commission. 

Valuable  lists  have  been  issued  by  this 
commission,  but  most  of  them  are  now 
out  of  print. 


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SUMMER  SCHOOL  OF  LIBRARY  METHODS, 

Held  at  Berkeley,  June  25  to  August  4,  1906. 


Letter  of  transmittal. 

August  io,  1906. 
Benjamin  Ide  Wheeler, 

President,  University  of  California, 
Berkeley,  California, 

Dear  Sir:  In  transmitting  the  en- 
closed report  of  the  Director  of  the 
Summer  School  of  Library  Methods,  I 
am  glad  to  call  attention  to  the  high 
excellence  of  the  work  performed  by 
Miss  Jones  and  the  corps  of  instructors, 
and  to  the  corresponding  diligence  and 
enthusiasm  manifested  by  the  students, 
many  of  whom  spent  long  evening  hours 
in  the  prosecution  of  tasks  set  them. 

The  number  of  students  was  less  than 
would  have  attended  had  the  disaster  of 
April  not  occurred.  The  temporary  un 
certainty  at  that  particular  time  as  to 
the  holding  of  a  summer  session  this 
year  at  Berkeley  prevented  the  insertion 
of  an  announcement  of  the  course  in 
the  library  journals  for  May.  Such 
announcement  would  probably  have 
secured  other  students  from  the  Pacific 
states. 

I  regret  that  the  financial  statement 
shows  a  larger  deficit  than  estimated  in 
my  letter  of  March  28  to  Dean  E.  C. 
Moore.  The  cost  of  supplies  (aside  from 
such  as  were  contributed  from  the  library 
equipment)  is  balanced  by  sales  and  by 
stock  on  hand.  Nine  more  tuition  'fees 
would  have  reduced  the  deficit  to  my 
original  estimate. 

In  view  of  the  marked  success  of  our 
schools  of  1902  and  1906,  a  summer 
course  in  library  methods  at  Berkeley 
can  no  longer  be  regarded  in  the  light 
of  an  experiment.  It  is  my  conviction 
that  the  course  should  be  given  as  often 
as  sufficient  demand  arises;  even  at  a 
financial  loss.  In  this  connection  it  may 
be  questioned,  since  the  State  Library 
(by  its  efficient  work  in  organizing  new 


libraries  throughout  California)  creates 
largely  the  demand  for  such  a  school  of 
instruction,  whether  it  might  not  also 
justly  be  expected  to  share  in  the 
expense. 

Very  respectfully  submitted, 
J.  C.  RowELL,  Librarian. 

Report  of  the  Director,  Miss  Mary 
L.  Jones. 

Librarian  J.  C.  Roweix, 

University  of  California, 
Berkeley,  California, 

Dear  Sir  :  I  herewith  present  a  report 
of  the  Summer  School  of  Library  Methods 
for  1906,  it  being  the  second  course  of  the 
kind  conducted  by  this  University. 

Accompanying  this  report  is  a  detailed 
statement  of  the  lectures  delivered  before 
the  school,  together  with  a  list  of  lec- 
turers and  instructors.  Chiefly  owing  to 
the  circumstances  incident  to  the  earth- 
quake", several  of  those  announced  to 
speak  were  unable  to  meet  their  engage- 
ments. We  were  fortunate,  however,  in 
securing  others  to  take  their  places,  and 
while  the  subjects  varied  somewhat  from 
those  anticipated,  the  work  given  meas- 
ured quite  favorably  with  that  announced. 

In  the  brief  period  of  the  summer  ses- 
sion, the  course  must  of  necessity  be 
somewhat  circumscribed.  It  was,  there- 
fore, confined  to  simple  methods,  special 
attention  being  given  to  those  accepted 
by  librarians  of  experience,  as  best  fitted 
to  public  libraries  of  moderate  size.  To 
a  limited  extent  comparisons  were  drawn 
between  methods  employed  with  equal 
success  in  such  libraries,  the  peculiar 
advantages  and  disadvantages  of  each 
being  pointed  out. 

The  students  were  given  a  glimpse  of 
the  broader  work  of  the  library  in  the 
courses  in  bibliography  and  reference 
work  given  by  Mr  Smith  and  Mr  Mead 


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of  the  regular  library  staff.  The  lectures 
given  by  Mr  Bruncken,  Miss  Smith,  Miss 
Prentiss  and  others  brought  the  students 
into  touch  with  experts  in  other  lines  of 
library  work,  thereby  greatly  enriching 
the  course. 

The  lectures  given  by  Miss  Prentiss 
on  library  buildings  were  particularly 
timely,  as  many  libraries  throughout  the 
State  are  contemplating  building. 

The  course  in  cataloging,  given  by 
Miss  Sheldon,  was  eminently  practical, 
possible  economies  being  constantly 
pointed  out  for  the  benefit  of  the  smaller 
library,  and  equally  possible  elaborations 
indicated  to  the  student  preparing  for 
work  in  the  larger  libraries. 

The  course  in  classification,  given  by 
the  director,  varied  from  that  usually 
given  in  library  schools,  in  that  it  com- 
bined with  the  teaching  of  the  Decimal 
classification,  the  principles  underlying 
the  assignment  of  subject  headings  in  a 
dictionary  catalog,  the  same  set  of  books 
being  used  to  illustrate  both  the  classifi- 
cation and  subject  headings. 

Mrs  Whitbeck's  course  in  children's 
work  proved  most  successful.  The  lec- 
tures were  given  in  the  very  attractive 
children's  room  of  the  Berkeley  public 
Library,  in  the  midst  of  all  the  books 
and  appliances  necessary  to  the  work. 
In  addition,  the  students  availed  them- 
selves of  the  invitation  of  Mrs  Whitbeck, 
seconded  most  cordially  by  Mr  Moore, 
the  librarian,  and  paid  frequent  visits  to 
the  library  during  its  working  hours. 

The  lecture  on  public  documents,  given 
by  the  legislative  librarian  of  the  State 
Library,  aided  in  solving  this  somewhat 
perplexing  problem.  By  a  fortunate 
circumstance,  Mr  Bruncken' s  carefully 
prepared  lecture  on  the  subject  was  fol- 
lowed by  a  practical  talk  by  Miss  Bennett, 
who  has  charge  of  the  public  documents 
in  the  Los  Angeles  Public  Library. 

Work  with  the  schools  was  discussed 
by  Miss  Smith  of  the  Chico  Normal  School 
in  two  lectures,  and  many  valuable  sug- 
gestions were  made. 

Professor  Stephens  gave  two  lectures  on 
the  Bancroft  collection,  the  second  being 


given  in  the  rooms  occupied  by  the  col- 
lection. The  privilege  of  viewing  this 
remarkable  collection  was  greatly  appre- 
ciated by  the  students,  and  many  practical 
hints  toward  local  collections  were  gath- 
ered. 

In  a  lecture  on  University  extension, 
Professor  Stephens  outlined  the  work  of 
this  department,  and  indicated  the 
methods  by  which  librarians  can  and  do 
cooperate  with  the  extension  lectures. 

Professor  Fortier,  in  a  charming  talk 
on  Folk-lore,  opened  up  one  of  the  most 
delightful  by-roads  to  the  librarian. 

Other  lectures  were  given  of  an  in- 
spirational as  well  as  of  a  technical 
character,  occupying  the  entire  time  of 
the  students  for  the  six  weeks  covered 
by  the  course. 

There  were  twenty-one  active  students 
in  the  class,  all  showing  the  keenest 
interest  in  the  work.  Of  this  number, 
one  was  a  librarian  of  a  normal  school, 
four  were  librarians  of  small  libraries, 
seven  were  assistants  in  libraries,  one  an 
assistant  in  a  state  library,  one  had 
charge  of  a  branch  library,  one  was  an 
assistant  in  a  corporation  library,  two 
were  substitutes.  Two  of  the  students 
were  not  connected  with  a  library  upon 
entering  the  class;  one  of  these  has  the 
assurance  of  a  position  in  an  Eastern 
college  as  soon  as  she  finishes  her 
course,  while  the  other  secured  a  posi- 
tion before  the  term  was  completed. 
Three  members  of  the  class  are  still 
students — one  in  a  normal  school,  and 
two  in  the  University  of  California.  It 
1  will  be  an  interesting  study  to  observe 
the  effect  a  course  in  methods  will  have 
'  on  the  future  work  of  these  undergrade 
i  uate  students. 

Two  of  the  class  came  from  other 
states — one  from  Montana  and  the  other 
from  Arizona;  two  came  from  Southern 
California;  while  the  remainder  repre- 
sented the  central  portion  of  the  State. 

Various  calls  were  made  upon  the 
school  by  librarians  and  teachers  inter- 
ested in  the  work,  and  it  was  the  privi- 
lege of  the  members  of  the  teaching 
staff  to  talk  over  personal  problems  with 


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them,  thereby  extending  the  scope  of 
influence  of  the  school. 

The  school  visited  the  public  libraries 
of  Berkeley,  Alameda  and  Oakland, 
gaining  many  valuable  hints  from  their 
practical  work. 

The  dean  of  the  summer  school  has 
asked  that  recommendations  and  sug- 
gestions for  future  work  be  given.  The 
University  Library  is  admirably  equipped 
for  scholarly  work — its  collection  of 
catalogs,  bibliographies  and  other  refer- 
ence works  can  be  equaled  by  but  few 
libraries  in  the  country;  but  for  illus- 
trating the  work  of  the  smaller  library 
it  is  qot  so  practical.  Owing  to  the  fire 
in  San  Francisco,  resources  formerly  at 
command  were  cut  off.  To  meet  this 
defect  I  would  earnestly  suggest  that  a 
museum  of  library  appliances  be  col- 
lected. Methods  passing  out  of  date 
have  their  value  in  comparative  work, 
and  a  collection  of  appliances,  blanks 
and  forms  would  be  most  valuable. 
Dealers  in  library  supplies  are  usually 
more  than  willing  to  have  their  wares 
represented  in  such  a  museum,  hence 
the  collection  of  such  a  museum  would 
be  little  if  any  expense. 

I  would  further  suggest  that  if  possible 
a  card  catalog  of  the  books  listed  in  the 
recent  "A.  L.  A.  Catalog"  be  secured 
from  the  Library  of  Congress  to  illustrate 
the  practical  work  in  classification  and 
dictionary  cataloging  for  the  small  li- 
brary. It  is  quite  possible  that  such  a 
catalog  could  be  secured  on  deposit  at 
no  expense,  in  which  case  it  is  more 
than  probable  that  one  of  the  firms  deal- 
ing in  library  supplies  would  loan  a 
cabinet  to  contain  it 

After  all,  however,  the  success  of  work 
of  this  nature  is  largely  dependent  upon 
the  personality  of  its  promoters,  and  in 
carrying  on  the  work  of  the  school,  I  feel 
deeply  indebted  to  the  lecturers  who  so 
heartily  responded  to  our  requests  for 
help,  and  to  the  instructors  who  were 
with  us  during  the  course,  giving  far 
more  than  the  time  allotted  to  their 
work,  supplementing  the  formal  instruc- 
tion by  personal  help  to  such  of  the  stu- 

6-XN 


dents  as  cared  to   avail  themselves  of 
their  services. 

The  hearty  cooperation  shown  by  the 
librarian  and  staff  of  the  University 
Library  did  much  toward  the  success  of 
the  course,  and  the  appreciation  and 
thanks  of  those  responsible  for  the  un- 
dertaking is  due  to  them.  No  pains 
were  spared  to  make  the  students  com- 
fortable, and  the  faculty  were  seconded 
in  all  their  efforts  by  the  able  assistance 
6f  the  staff  of  the  University  Library. 

That  the  students  appreciated  the 
opportunity  offered  them  was  readily 
seen  by  their  cordial  and  enthusiastic 
response  to  every  effort  made  in  their 
behalf. 

Speaking  alike  for  students  and  faculty, 
I  thank  you  for  the  cordial  support  and 
ready  assistance  which  made  possible 
the  success  of  the  Summer  School  of  Li- 
brary Methods. 

Very  respectfully  yours, 

Mary  L.Jones. 
Faculty. 

Librarian,  Joseph  C.  Rowel  1. 

Director,  Mary  L.  Jones. 

Instructors:  Helen  G.  Sheldon,  H. 
Ralph  Mead,  Arthur  B.  Smith,  Mabel  E. 
Prentiss,  Alice  G.  Whitbeck. 

Lecturers:  H.  Morse  Stephens,  George 
T.  Clark,  Frederick  Teggart,  Joseph  D. 
Layman,  Susan  T.  Smith,  Ern~est 
Bruncken,  Bertha  Kumli,  J.  Ewing 
Mears,  W.  P.  Kimball,  Mamie  Bennett, 
S.  E.  Biisser,  Alcee  Fortier. 

Members. 

Barbour,  Katharine  Menzies,  Helena, 
Montana.  Assistant,  Montana  Hist. 
&  Misc.  Library. 

Bevan,  Angela  E.,  Marysville.  Student 
in  library  of  Chico  Normal  School. 

Burdick,  Mary  E.,  Oakland.  Librarian 
Alden  Free  Reading  Room. 

Biisser,  Edith  Matilda,  Berkeley.  As- 
sistant Santa  Fe*  libraries  and 
reading  rooms. 

Condit,  Ida  Elizabeth,  Stockton.  As- 
sistant, Stockton  Public  Library. 

Creaner,  Anna,  Stockton.  Assistant, 
Stockton  Public  Librarv. 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


Members— Continued. 

Crowther,  Mary,  Benicia. 

Dobbs,  Laura  Olive,  Tempe,  Arizona. 
Librarian,  Tempe  Normal  School. 

DoM,  Margvret  H. ,  Hanford .  Libra- 
rian, H atl ford  Public  Library. 

Faulder,  Mrs  Henrietta  M.,  Covina. 
Librarian,  Covina  Public  Library. 

Garnett,  Eddie  lone,  I  >ixon. 

Healy,  Alice  M  ,  San  Francisco.  As- 
sistant, San  Francisco  Public  Library. 

Jones,  (Catherine  Du  Mara,  Oakland. 
Substitute,  Oakland  Public  Library. 

Littlejohn,  Gertrude  Wilson,  Berkeley. 
Assistant,  Berkeley  Public  Library. 

Lyser,  Alice  Irene,  San  Francisco. 

Olsten,  Lilly  Adelia,  Stockton.  As- 
sistant, Stockton  Public  Library. 

Smith,  Margaret  M.,  Biggs.  Librarian, 
Biggs  Public  Library. 

Stetson,  Edith,  Oakland.  Assistant, 
Oakland  Public  Library. 

Symmea,  Eleanor  Ann,  Redlands. 
Second  Assistant,  A.  K.  Smiley 
Public  Library. 

Tripp,  Alice  Gardner,  Oakland.  Sub- 
stitute, Oakland  Public  Library. 

Uhl,  Bertha  A.,  Porterville.  Libra- 
rian, Porterville  Public  Library. 

Leetures. 
Address  of  welcome, 

J.  C.  Rowell,  Librarian. 
Opening   address  and   outline   of 

course,  Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 

Cataloging  ( \\  lectures), 

Miss  Helen  G.  Sheldon. 
Classification  (12  lectures), 

Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Bibliography  (6  lectures), 

Mr  Arthur  B.  Smith. 
Reference  (6  lectures), 

Mr  H.  Ralph  Mead. 
Children's  work  (3  lectures), 

Mrs  Alice  G.  Whit  beck. 
Library  buildings  (5  lectures), 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss. 


Lectures--C<?«/**«*<r\ 

Book  selection  (3  lectures), 

Miss  Mary  L.  Jones- 
Special  problems  (2  lectures), 

Mist  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Loan  systems  (2  lectures), 

Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Library  law,  Mr  Ernest  Bruncken. 
Public  documents  (2  lectures), 

Mr  Bruncken  and  Miss  Bennett. 
School  libraries,  Miss  Susan  T.  Smith. 
Relation  of  schools  and  libraries, 

Miss  Susan  T.  Smith. 
Periodicals,  Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 

Order  routine,         Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Book  numbers,       Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
The  Bancroft  collections    (2  lec- 
tures),       Prof.  H.  Morse  Stephens. 
Selection  of  books  in  history, 

Prof.  H.  Morse  Stephens. 
University  extension, 

Prof.  H.  Morse  Stephens. 
Book  repairing, 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss. 
Small  economies, 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss. 
Supplementary  work, 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss. 
Furniture  and  fixtures, 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss. 
Binding,  Mr  Joseph  D.  Layman. 

Question  box,        Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Library  of  Congress  cards, 

Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Accessions  and  shelf-work, 

Miss  Mary  L.  Jones. 
Book-buying,  Mr  George  T.  Clark. 
Stages  in  library  development, 

Mr  Frederick  J.  Teggart. 
Santa  Fe*  libraries,  Mr  S.  E.  Btisser. 
Address,  Mr  W.  P.  Kimball. 

Folk-lore,  Prof.  Alcee  Fortier. 

Medical  libraries,   Dr  J.  Ewing  Meors. 
State  library  aid,.    Miss  Bertha  Kunli. 
Total  number  of  hours,  82. 
One  lecture  on  a  subject,  unless  oth- 
erwise specified. 


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271 


Bulletin  of  Lectures. 

June  25-August  4,  1906. 


9  A.M. 


riCE  K,  MONDAY. 

Matriculation 


rwB  a6,  Tuesday. 
Outline. 


Welcome  by 

Mr  Rowell. 

1  Cataloguing,  x. 


a  p.  m. 

1  Assignments. 


4  P.M. 


rsi«  n,  WEDNESDAY. 

Reference,  1. 

rns  aft,  Thursday. 
Bibliography,  x. 


Classification,  1. 


«Bao,FRH 

Children's  work,  1. 

rc.Y  a,  Monday. 


CLY  3,  TUESDAY. 

Reference,  a. 


xy  4,  Wednesday. 


'cly  5,  Thursday. 
Bibliography,  a 


cly  6.  Friday. 
Children's  work,  a. 


cly  9,  Monday. 


cly  10,  Tuesday. 


ULY  XI,  WEDNESDAY. 

Reference,  3. 


Cataloging,  a. 
Classification,  a. 
Cataloging,  3. 
Classification,  3. 

Cataloging,  4. 
Classification,  4. 
Cataloging  5. 
Classification,  5. 
Cataloging,  6. 


Book  selection,  x. 


Special  problems,  x. 


I  8  p.  m.    "At  home,"  Li- 
1      brary  staff. 


Bancroft  collection,  Prof. 
Stephens. 

Book  selection,  a. 


HOLIDAY. 
Special  problems,  a. 


Loan  systems,  1 . 
Bancroft  collection,  a. 
Loan  systems,  a. 


10  a.  m.    Folk-lore,  Prof. 
Fortier. 


uly  1a,  Thursday. 
Bibliography,  3. 


~T, 


Library  buildings,  x. 
Library  buildings,  a. 
Library  buildings,  3. 


fCLY  x3,  Friday. 
Children's  1 


rxv  16,  Monday. 


cly  17,  Tuesday. 
Reference,  4- 


Iitly  18,  Wednesday. 


uly  19,  Thursday. 
10 a.m.  Bibliography,. 


rxY  ao,  Friday. 


Classification,  6. 


Cataloging,  7. 


J  Library  buildings,  4. 

p.  m.    Selection  of 

tory,  Prof.  Stephens,     j  8  p.  m.    CalR.  Lib.  Assoc. 


1  p.  m.    Selection  of  his-    Book-buying,  Mr  Clark. 


Classification,  7. 


10  a.  m.    Medical  li- 
braries, Dr  Mears. 
Cataloging,  8. 


University       extension,        Library  buildings,  5. 
Prof.  Stephens.  j 


Classification,  8. 
Cataloging,  9. 
Classification,  9. 


Book  repairing. 

Preparation  of  books. 
I  Small  economies. 


Accessions  and  shelf-list- 
ing. 


cty  ax,  Saturday. 


cly  33,  Monday. 


cly  24,  Tuesday. 
Reference,  5. 


Supplementary  work.         Stages  in  library  develop- 
3  p.  m.    S.  P.  Club  libr.,        ment,  Mr  Teggart. 
Miss  Peters. 


Visit  to  Alameda  and  Oakland  libraries. 


Cataloging,  10. 
Classification,  xo. 


Furniture  and  fixtures. 
Binding,  Mr  Layman. 


Book  selection,  3. 


272  NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA    LIBRARIES. 

Bulletin  of  Lectures— Continued. 


9  A.  M. 

July  25,  Wednesday. 


July  26,  Thursday. 
Library  law, 

Mr  Bruncken. 


July  27,  Friday. 
Schools  and  libraries, 
Miss  Smith. 


July  30,  Monday. 


July  31,  Tuesday. 
Reference,  6. 


August  i,  Wednesday. 
Periodicals. 


August  2,  Thursday. 
Address,  xo  a.  m. 
Mr  Kimball. 


August  3,  Friday. 


II  A.  M. 

Cataloging,  11. 


Bibliography,  5. 


Cataloging,  12. 


Classification,  22. 


Cataloging,  13. 


Book  numbers. 


Bibliography,  6. 


School    libraries,    Miss 
Smith. 


Public  documents,  Mia 
Bennett. 


Classification,  11. 


Question  box. 


4  P.M. 


Public     documents,     Mr 
Bruncken. 


Order  routine. 


L.  C.  cards. 


Cataloging,  14. 


Santa   Fe   libraries,   Mr 
Biisser. 


State   library,   aid,    Miss 

Kumli. 
"At  home,"  Miss  Sheldon. 

Miss  Jones,  Miss  Foss- 

ler. 


EXAMINATIONS. 


CALIFORNIA   LIBRARY   ASSOCIATION — OFFICERS. 


278 


CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION. 


Officers. 

President,  James  L.  Gillis,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Vice-President,  Melvin  G.  Dodge, 
Stanford  University  Library,  Stanford 
University. 

Secretary,  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  State  Li- 
brary, Sacramento. 

Treasurer,  David  M.  Belfrage,  Cooper 
Medical  College,  San  Francisco. 

Committees. 

Relation  between  Schools  and  Li- 
braries—-Mr  C.  S.  Greene,  chairman; 
Miss  M.  L.Jones,  Miss  S.  Huntington, 
Mr  C.  B.  Keyes,  Mr  Job  Wood,  Miss 
M.  Coulter. 

Resolutions — Mr  C.  F.  Lummis,  chair- 
man; Mi*  F.  J.  Teggart,  Mr  J.  E.  Good- 
win. 

List  of  Books  for  Children — Mr  A.  C. 
Barker,  chairman ;  Dr  E.  C.  Moore, 
Miss  H.  Cory,  Mr  F.  E.  Thompson,  Mr 
J.  Lichtenstein,  Mrs  A.  G.  Whitbeck, 
Miss  M.  E.  Prentiss. 

Publications — Mr  F.  B.  Graves,  chair- 
man; Mr  W.  P.  Kimball,  Miss  A.  Had- 
den. 

Audit— Mr  J.  B.  Stovall,  chairman ; 
Mr  A.  B.  Smith. 

District  Officers  and  Districts. 

A  list  of  the  libraries  in  each  of  the 
districts,   a  historv  of  the   Association,  j 
the  constitution,  list  of  members,  and  a  j 
list  of  the  publications  may  be  found  in  I 
News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  for 
June,  1906.  ' 

First  District.  | 

President,  Lauren  W.  Ripley,  Free ! 
Public  Library,  Sacramento. 

Secretary,  Mabel  G.  Huntley,  Free1 
Public  Library,  Sacramento.  ! 

The  first  district  consists  of  the  follow- 1 
ing  counties :    Alpine,   Amador,   Butte,  ! 
Calaveras,   Colusa,    El  Dorado,    Glenn,  I 
Inyo,  Lassen,  Modoc,   Mono,   Nevada, 
Placer,   Plumas,   Sacramento,   San  Joa- 
quin. Shasta,  Sierra,  Siskiyou,   Sutter, 
Trinity,  Tehama,  Yolo,  Yuba. 


I 


District. 

President,   Joseph    D.   Layman,   Uni- 
versity of  California  Library,  Berkeley. 


Secretary,  Mrs  Alice  G.  Whitbeck, 
Free  Public  Library,  Berkeley. 

The  second  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Alameda,  Contra  Costa, 
Del  Norte,  Humboldt,  Lake,  Marin, 
Mendocino,  Monterey,  Napa,  San  Benito, 
San  Francisco,  San  Luis  Obispo,  San 
Mateo,  Santa  Clara,  Santa  Cruz,  Solano, 
Sonoma. 

Third  Dlstriet. 

President,  Jean  D.  Baird,  Free  Public 
Library,  Fresno. 

Secretary,  Margaret  Dold,  Free  Public 
Library,  Hanford. 

The  third  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Fresno,  Kern,  Slings, 
Madera,  Mariposa,  Merced,  Stanislaus, 
Tulare,  Tuolumne. 

Fourth  Dlstriet. 

President,  Antoinette  M.  Humphreys, 
A.  K.  Smiley  Public  Library,  Red  lands. 

Secretary,  Sarah  M.  Jacobus,  Free  Pub- 
lic Library,  Pomona. 

President  Trustees*  Section,  Mr  H.  E. 
Harris,  Whittier. 

Secretary  Trustees'  Section,  Mrs  Be- 
atrice S.  Schwan,  Pomona. 

The  fourth  district  consists  of  the  fol- 
lowing counties:  Los  Angeles,  Orange, 
Riverside.  San  Bernardino,  San  Diego, 
Santa  Barbara,  Ventura. 

New  Members. 

The  number  following  each  address  is  the 
membership  registration  number  in  the  order  of 
joining.  The  Roman  number  at  the  end  indi- 
cates the  district  to  which  the  member  belongs. 
The  names  of  new  members  will  be  given  from 
time  to  time  in  News  Notes  of  California  Li' 
bruries. 

Beardslee,  Oliver  Guy,  Ln.P.L.,  Moun- 
tain View.     293.     II. 

Fuller,  Mrs  Melissa,  Ln.P.L.,  Nevada 
City.     294.     I. 

District  Items. 

Third  Dlstriet. 

The  following  letter  and  program  have 
been  received  from  Miss  Jean  D.  Baird, 
president  of  third  district: 


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Fresno,  Cal.,  Public  Library. 

Jambs  L.  Gillis, 
President  of  C.  L.  A.t 

Sacramento \  Cal.t 
Dear  Mr.  Gillis:    We  have  decided 
to  postpone  our  Third  District  meeting 
one  week. 

It  will  be  held  in  Hanford  on  Septem- 
ber 10,  instead  of  September  3. 
Yours  truly, 

Jban  D.  Baird,  President. 

MEETING  OF  THIRD  DISTRICT 
Hanford,  September  10,  1906. 

President,  Jean  D.  Baird, 

Fresno  Public  Library. 
Secretary,  Margaret  E.  Dold, 

Hanford  Public  Library. 

Subject— "Wortc  of  the  Public  Library  for 
Children." 

Morninq  SBSSIOK— Eleven  o'clock. 

Address F.  A.  Dodge,  President 

of  the  Hanford  Library  Board. 

Response District  President. 

Roll  call. 

"Furnishing  of  a  Children's  Room." 

Miss  Bertha  Uhl.  Porterville 

Public  Library- 
Discussion. 
Luncheon. 

Afternoon   Session. 

"Selection  of  Children's  Books," 

Miss  Nellie  Strother,  Fresno 

Public  Librarj'. 
Discussion. 
"Story  Hour*'  Miss  Emma  Barker,  Bakerafield 

Public  Library. 
Discussion. 

Adjournment. 


Fourth  District. 

The  next  meeting  of  the  Fourth  Dis- 
trict will  be  held  September  28  at  Long 
Beach,  in  the  Congregational  Church. 
Luncheon  will  be  served  by  the  ladies  of 
the  church.     Following  is  the   outline 

program : 

Morning  Session, 
Welcome. 
Response. 

Items  from  the  Narragassett  meeting. 
Reference  work  in  the  children's  room. 
Luucheon. 

AFTERNOON  SESSION. 

Library  of  Congress  cards. 
The  duty  of  the  small  library  to  local  history. 
Recess. 
,  Workroom  problems: 

Book  bindings  and  binders. 
Repairing  of  books. 
Book-buying:  the  line  of  exclusion. 
Question  box. 

The  president,  Miss  Antoinette  M. 
Humphreys,  writes:  "There  will  be  only 
a  short  session  in  the  morning,  but  the 
afternoon  session  will  be  long.  We  ex- 
pect to  have  Miss  Bedinger  of  Bakers- 
field  with  us  and  she  has  consented  to 
repeat  her  talk  on  'Book  repairing'  which 
she  gave  at  the  Fresno  meeting  of  the 
Third  District.  Time  will  be  given  in 
the  afternoon  for  the  Trustees  to  hold  a 
separate  session.  The  Long  Beach  Board 
asked  us  to  allow  time  enough  at  the 
close  of  the  meeting  for  them  to  give  us 
I  an  excursion  to  see  San  Pedro  harbor." 


CALIFORNIA  STATU   LIBRARY — OFFICERS. 


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The  bill  establishing  the  California 
State  Library  was  signed  by  Governor 
PeteT  H.  Burnett,  April  9,  1850. 

Total  acctssions,  134,956. 

Trustees. 
Allen  B.  Lenimou,  Pres.t  Santa  Rosa 
Charles  S.  Greene,   ...   Oakland 
Brad ner  W.' Lee,    -      -      Los  Angeles 
Joseph  Steffens,  -  -    Sacramento 

W.  C.  Van  Fleet  -  -  San  Francisco 
James  L.  Gillis,  Sec*y>  Sacramento 

Staff. 

James  L.  Gillis,  Librarian. 

Wm.  R.  Watson,  Assistant  Librarian 
and  in  charge  of  Law  Department. 

Ernest  Bruncken,  Chief  of  Sociological 
Department. 

Miss  Margaret  Eastman,  Chief  Deputy 
and  in  charge  of  Order  Department. 

Miss  D.  I.  En  11  is,  Reference  Librarian. 

Miss  Mary  L.  Sutliff,  Chief  of  Catalog 
Department. 

Miss  Amy  L.  Phelan,  Catiloger. 

Mrs  Annie  L.  Blanchard,Shelf  Lister. 

Miss  Budora  Garoutte,  Cnief  of  Cali- 
fornia Historical  Department. 

Miss  Alice  J.  Haines,  Assistant  in 
California  Historical  Department. 

Miss  Annie  Lowry,  in  charge  of  Peri- 
odicals and  Binding. 

Miss  Laura  Steffens,  Chief  of  Exten- 
sion Department. 

Miss  Mabel  R.  Gillis,  Assistant  in 
Extension  Department. 

Miss  Bertha  Kumli,  Library  Organizer. 

Miss  Mabel  E.  Prentiss,  Library  Or- 
ganizer. 

Mrs  Sarah  A.  Hutchinson,  General 
Assistant. 

Miss  Alice  Hassett.  Apprentice. 

J.  W.  Gorman,  Stenographer. 

Wm.  H.  Lug*,  Shipping  Clerk. 

Victor  Cordatio,  Janitor. 


Library  Hours. 
Week  days, 
Sundays, 
Legislative  Session, 


9  a.m.  to  4  P.M. 

10  A.M.  tO   3  P.M. 
9  A.M.  tO  9  P.M. 


Law  Department. 

The  Law  Department  is  fully  equipped 
with  the  latest  reports,  digests,  encyclo- 
paedias and  text-books,  and  is  entirely 


free  to  the  public  for  reference  purposes. 
State  officers  are  entitled  to  borrow 
books,  and  private  individuals  are  ac- 
corded the  same  privilege  upon  presen- 
tation of  an  order  signed  by  a  Supreme, 
Appellate  or  Superior  Judge.  Books  may 
be  kept  two  weeks,  and  will  be  once  re- 
newed for  the  same  length  of  time.  All 
books  are  subject  to  recall,  if  required 
by  a  State  officer. 

Sociological  Department. 

The  Sociological  Department,  which 
includes  the  Legislative  Reference  Bu- 
reau, aims  to  furnish  information  on  all 
subjects  connected  with  the  administra- 
tion of  public  affairs  to  officials,  both 
State  and  local,  as  well  as  to  all  .others 
interested. 

Among  pamphlets  relating  to  schools 
and  education,  which  have  recently  come 
to  the  Legislative  Reference  Bureau,  one 
of  the  most  interesting  is  a  little  circular 
by  the  Superintendent  of  Schools  at 
Bluffton,  Indiana.  In  that  little  town 
they  have  invented  an  ingenious  scheme, 
by  which  the  schools  are  kept  in  session 
twelve  months  in  the  year,  and  yet 
teachers  and  children  may  get  such 
vacations  as  they  need.  Address  W.  A. 
Wirt,  Superintendent  of  Schools,  Bluff- 
ton,  Ind. 

The  report  of  the  .Massachusetts  com- 
mission on  industrial  and  technical  edu- 
cation, submitted  to  the  legislative  body 
last  spring,  is  an  exceedingly  valuable 
piece  of  work,  as  one  is  accustomed  to 
expect  from  such  documents  in  that 
state.  Every  library  ought  to  have  a 
copy,  especially  as  thisquestion  will  be  to 
the  fore  at  the  next  session  of  the  Cali- 
fornia legislature.  Apply  to  the  Secretary 
of  State,  Boston,  Mass.,  for  Senate  Docu- 
ment 349,  1906. 

The  monthly  or  daily  Consular  and 
Trade  Reports  from  time  to  time  contain 
valuable  accounts  on  the  various  tech- 
nical and  trade  schools  of  foreign  coun- 


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tries.  Thus  the  number  for  August  has 
a  report  on  the  establishment  of  milling 
schools  in  Russia,  after  the  model  of 
those  in  Germany.  It  also  has  an  ac- 
count of  the  growing  opposition  to  the 
free  admission  of  foreigners  to  the  tech- 
nical schools  of  Germany.  The  Consu- 
lar and  Trade  Reports  are  indispensable 
to  every  public  library.  They  may  be 
had  on  application  to  the  Bureau  of  Man- 
ufactures, Department  of  Commerce  and 
Labor,  Washington,  D.  C. 

The  two  volumes  of  the  Annual  Re- 
port of  the  U.  S.  Commissioner  of  Edu- 
cation for  1904  can  now  be  had.     They 
are  as  usual  a  year  behind,  but  very  valu- 
able nevertheless.     Address  the  Commis- 
sioner of  Education,  Washington,  D.  C. 
Among  "Current Topics'*  treated  in  the 
report  are  such  matters  as  teachers'  pen- 
sions,   vaccination,    salaries    in    cities.  \ 
There  are  the  usual  voluminous  statistics,  | 
educational      directory,     etc.,     besides  | 
numerous  interesting  special  articles.        ! 


Reference  and  Loan  Department. 


The  Reference  and   Loan  Department ; 
aims  to    give  the   people  of  the  State ' 


access  to  the  valuable  material  contained 


in  the  State  Library.  Information  on  j 
any  subject  will  be  furnished  upon  writ- 
ing to  the  Library,  stating  as  concisely 
as  possible  just  what  is  wanted.  Books 
will  be  loaned  to  any  resident  of  the 
State  who  applies  through  a  local 
library,  an  educational  institution,  a 
State  traveling  library,  a  registered  study 
club,  or  a  Superior  Judge.  In  towns 
where  there  is  no  library,  educational 
institution,  State  traveling  library,  or  reg- 
istered study  club,  special  arrangements 
have  been  made  with  the  Wells-Fargo 
Company  by  which  their  agent  will 
vouch  for  the  identity  of  the  person 
applying  for  books.  The  borrower  pays 
express  charges  both  ways,  and  the 
books  may  be  kept  three  weeks  from  the 
date  they  leave  the  State  Library.  Appli- 
cation blanks  and  circulars  containing 
full  information  will  be  sent  on  request. 
The  alterations  now  being  made  in  the 
Capitol  have  necessitated  the  packing 
and  storing  of  nearly  all  the  books  in  the 
Library  and  closing  it  to  the  public.  It 
will  therefore  be  impossible  to  carry  on 
the  work  of  the  Reference  and  Loan  De- 
partment until  the  work  of  construction 
111  the  Library  is  sufficiently  completed 


to  permit  the  replacing  of  the  books  on 
the  shelves. 

During  the  time  the  Library  is  closed, 
much  work  will  be  done  in  the  wajr  of 
building  up  the  Department  and  putting 
it  in  a  condition  where  it  will  be  of 
greater  service  to  the  public  than  ever 
before.  The  latest  and  best  reference 
works  will  be  purchased  and  bibliog- 
raphies on  special  subjects  procured. 
There  is  a  constant  demand  for  books  on 
art  by  art  students  and  clubs  not  only  in 
Sacramento,  but  throughout  the  State, 
and  special  attention  will  be  given  to  this 
section  for  the  future  use  of  such  students. 

The  work  of  recataloging  now  in  prog- 
ress will  greatly  facilitate  the  work  of 
the  Department  in  bringing  out  much 
valuable  material  by  means  of  analytical 
references. 

Notice  to  borrowers  will  be  given 
through  the  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  and  by  circular  letter  when  the 
work  of  the  Department  is  resumed. 

Catalog  Department. 

The  work  of  the  Catalog  Department 
is  proceeding  along  two  parallel  lines : 
the  cataloging  of  the  regular  additions 
of  new  books,  and  the  recataloging  of 
much  material  needing  a  fuller  treatment 
than  it  has  heretofore  received.  The 
printed  cards  from  the  Library  of  Con- 
gress are  used  for  all  new  copyrighted 
books  and  for  the  recataloging  as  far  as 
they  can  be  obtained.  The  use  of  the 
printed  cards  results  in  a  great  saving  of 
time,  although  they  have  to  go  through 
the  typewriter  for  the  addition  of  the 
subject  or  title  heading  and  book  number. 

During  the  month  of  August  233  vol- 
umes were  cataloged,  adding  i486  cards 
to  the  catalog. 

California  Historical  Department. 

The  California  Historical  Department 
aims  to  have  a  thoroughly  good  collec- 
tion of  books  on  the  history  and  descrip- 
tion, resources  and  industries  of  the 
State,  as  well  as  the  works  of  California 
authors  in  all  departments  of  literature. 
These  are  made  accessible  by  means  of 
a  card  catalog.  Full  names  and  bio- 
graphical sketches  of  California  authors, 
pioneers  and  early  settlers  are  being 
secured,  together  with  their  photographs. 
The  collection  of  bound  periodicals  is 
quite  large.  The  Department  also  con- 
tains over  3000  bound  volumes  of  news- 
papers, a  file  of  which  is  being  indexed 
with  reference  to  the  history  of  the  State. 
Students  will  be  assisted  in  their  work. 


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California  Authors. 

A  list  of  the  pseudonyms  of  California 
authors  will  be  printed  in  the  near  future. 
When  the  work  of  collecting  biographical 
sketches  is  further  advanced,  the  De- 
partment will  issue  a  bulletin  giving 
authors'  names  in  full,  pseudonyms  and 
cross  references.  During  the  month  a 
number  of  author  cards  have  been 
received. 

The  following  list  supplements  that 
given  in  the  August  number  of  News 
Notes  of  California  Libraries: 

Archibald,  James  Francis  Jewell 
♦Anbury,  I^ewis  K. 
Bailey,  Gilbert  Ellis 
Bashford,  Herbert 
Brigham,  Albert  Perry 
Burchard,  George  Horatio 
Chamberlain,  Arthur  Henry 
Daggett,  Mrs  Mary  (Stewart)  [Mrs  Charles  D. 

Daggett] 
Dall,  Mrs  Caroline  (Healey)   [Mrs  C.   H.   A. 

Dall] 
DeWitt,  Frederic  Murry 
Diller,  Joseph  Silas 
Dodge,  Melvin  Gilbert 
Donnelly,  Mrs.  Rose  Linda  (Clarke)  Bushnell 

[Mrs  B.  M.  Donnelly] 
Kills,  Edward  Sylvester 
Field,    Mrs    Mary    Hannah     (Bacon)     [Mrs 

Frederick  Field) 
Finck,  Henry  Theophilus 
Gay  ley,  Charles  Mills 
♦Greene,  Clay  Meredith 
Grinnell,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  (Pratt)  [Mrs  Fordyce 

Grinnell] 
Grinnell,  Joseph 
Harraden,  Beatrice 
Irish,  John  Powell 
*Jepson,  Willis  Unn 
King,  Charles 
Mathews,  Amanda 
Merriam,  Clinton  Hart 
Mulford,  Prentice 
Perrine,  Charles  Dillon 
Ritter,  William  Emerson 
Sanborn)  Katharine  Abbott 
Townley,  Sidney  Dean 
Willey,  Samuel  Hopkins 
Yale,  Charles  Gregory 
Yale,  Gregory 

The  following  names  of  authors  were 
incorrectly  printed  in  August  News 
Notes  of  California  Libraries: 

Branner,  John  Casper 

Brown,  Elmer  Ellsworth 

Cheney,  Warren 

Irwin,  Wallace  Admeh 

*  Native  Calif oruiaus. 


Keeler,  Mrs  I*ouise  Mapes  (Bunnell)  [Mrs 
Charles  Augustus  Keeler] 

Kreutzmann,  Henry  Joseph 

I*emmon,  John  Gill 

Lcmmon,  Mrs  Sara  Allen  (Plummer)  [Mrs 
John  Gill  Letnmon] 

McCrackin,  Mrs  Josephine  (Wdrnpner)  Clif- 
ford [Mrs  Jackson  McCrackin] 

Stephens,  Bascom  Asbury  Cecil 

St  rob  ridge,  Mrs  Idah  (Meacham)  [Mrs  Samuel 
Hooker  Strobridge] 

Wads  worth,  Charles  Curtiss 

Willmon,  Jeremy  Carlisle 

Below  is  given  a  copy  of  the  form  used 
for  the  author  cards: 

In  the  form  for  a  deceased  author,  "  Place  and 
date  of  death  "  is  printed,  together  with  a  "  sig- 
nature "  blank  for  the  person  who  fills  it  out. 

One  side  of  card: 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY. 


Name  in  full, 

Born  at ,  on  ,  18 

Father, ;  Mother  (maiden  name  in  full), 

If  married,  to  whom? 

Place, ;  Date, 

Where  educated, 

Years  spent  in  California, . . .  Residences  in  State, 

Pseudonyms, 

Present  address, 

Back  of  same  card: 
Published  works  and  periodicals  for  which  you 
have  written: 


Miscellaneous  notes: 


Pioneers  and  Early  Settlers. 

During  the  month  several  hundred 
cards  have  been  mailed  to  pioneers  and 
early  settlers,  and  about  one  hundred 
and  seventy-five  have  been  returned  duly 
filled  out. 

Below  is  given  a  copy  of  the  form 
used: 

In  the  form  for  a  deceased  pioneer,  "  Place 
and  date  of  death  "  is  printed,  together  with  a 
"signature"  blank  for  the  person  who  fills  it 
out. 

First  page  of  folder: 

CALIFORNIA   STATE  LIBRARY. 


Name  in  full 

Place  of  birth 

Dateof  birth 

Parent   j  Kather 

«  Mother  (maiden  name  in  full) 

Married  or  unmarried 


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If  married,  to  whom 

Date  of  marriage Place. 


Inside  of  folder: 

Date  of  arrival  in  California 

Overland  or  by  steamer 

II  by  steamer,  give  name 

States  lived  in  before  coming  to  California. 


Places  of  residence  in  California. 


Profession  or  occupation  . 


Public  offices  held. 


Politics 

Where  educated 

Principal  events  in  history  of  California. 


Present  address. 


Back  of  folder: 
Miscellaneous  Notes. 


The  Western  Association  of  California 
Pioneers,  George  W.  Hotchkiss,  secre- 
tary, holds  its  sixteenth  annual  picnic 
on  September  8  in  Chicago.  The  notice 
of  the  meeting  contains  the  following 
paragraph  referring  to  the  work  of  this 
Department: 

"The  recent  disaster  at  San  Francisco 
destroyed  the  vast  accumulation  of  his- 
tory which  was  stored  in  the  ill-fated 
Pioneer  Hall.  The  California  Historical 
Department  connected  with  the  State 
Library  at  Sacramento  makes  appeal  to 
all  surviving  Pioneers  for  historical 
sketches  and  for  photographs  of  Pio- 
neers. We  propose  to  send  them  the 
accumulated  records,  letters  and  ad- 
dresses which  have  been  gathered  by  us 
since  our  organization.  Brother  Pioneer, 
you  have  records  which  would  be  highly 
valued.  Sit  down  and  write  an  account 
of  your  trip,  with  incidents  connected 
with  it,  and  your  experiences  in  the 
mines  or  the  city.  Do  it  just  as  you 
would  write  a  letter  to  your  wife  or 
friend.  Never  mind  the  style  or  the 
grammar,  the  editor  will  take  care  of 
that  as  long  as  he  knows  the  facts.  Can 
you  bring  your  photograph,  marked  on 
the  back  with  your  name,  date  and  place 


of  birth,  date  of  reaching  California,  the 
route  you  took  and  what  part  of  the 
State  you  settled  in?  Bring  ox  send 
manuscript  and  photograph  to  your  sec- 
retary and  he  will  forward  them  to  the 
historian.  .  A  few  more  years  and  the 
information  you  can  give  now  will  be 
hidden  in  the  vaults  of  eternity.  Do 
not  let  this  opportunity  pass  by  ucjglBCted , 
to  contribute  something  which  only  you 
can  relate." 

The  above  extract  shows  what  a  deep 
interest  the  Pioneers  are  taking  in  the 
collecting  and  preserving  of  this  material . 

Extension  Department. 

The  Extension  Department  aims  to  do 
the  work  which  in  many  states  is  under 
the  supervision  of  a  public  library  com- 
mission. The  Department  was  estab- 
lished in  1903  and  began  work  in 
December  of  that  year  by  sending  out 
traveling  libraries  to  communities 
without  library  facilities.  The  Depart- 
ment now  has  four  separate  divisions: 
(1)  Traveling  Libraries;  (2)  Study  Club 
Libraries;  (3Y  Public  Libraries;  (4)  Books 
for  the  Blind. 

Traveling;  Libraries  Division. 

Traveling  libraries  are  made  up  of 
fifty  volumes  each,  and  are  sent  to  any 
community  without  a  public  library  on 
the  application  of  five  resident  taxpayers. 
There  is  no  charge  for  the  use  of  these 
libraries  and  the  transportation  both 
ways  is  paid  by  the  State  Library.  A 
library  may  be  kept  three  months,  and 
by  special  permission  may  be  retained 
an  additional  three  months.  Circular 
and  application  blank  are  sent  on 
request. 

The  first  traveling  library  was  sent  out 
December  14,  1903.  There  are  now  302 
communities  in  California  that  have 
formed  library  associations  and  have  the 
privilege  of  borrowing  State  traveling 
libraries.  These  associations  are  divided 
by  counties,  as  follows:  Alameda  5,  Al- 
pine i, -Amador  2,  Butte  6,  Calaveras  6, 
Colusa  2,  Contra  Costa  6,  Del  Norte  4, 
Bl  Dorado  11,  Fresno  5,  Glenn  4,  Hum- 
boldt 1,  Inyo  5,  Kern  6,  Kings  2.  Lake 
6,  Lassen  9,  Los  Angeles  9,  Madera  5, 
Marin  3,  Mariposa  1,  Mendocino  7,  Mer- 
ced 3,  Modoc  4,  Mono  1,  Monterey  13, 
Napa  5,  Nevada  3,  Orange  2,  Placer  10, 


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Plumas  7,  Riverside  7,  Sacramento  4, 
San  Benito  2,  San  Bernardino  3,  San 
Diego  II,  San  Joaquin  6,  San  Luis  Obispo 
10,  San  Mateo  3,  Santa  Barbara  3,  Santa 
Clara  7,  Santa  Cruz  5,  Shasta  9,  Sierra 
4,  Siskiyou  9,  Solano  7,  Sonoma  22, 
Stanislaus 3,  Sutter  10,  Tehama  2,  Trinity 
6,  Tulare  2,  Tuolumne  6,  Ventura  2, 
Yolo  3,  Yuba  2. 

During  August  four  new  applications 
were  received  for  libraries:  Park,  El 
Dorado  co.;  Cambria,  San  Luis  Obispo 
co. ;  Lomita  Park,  San  Mateo  co. ;  Mc- 
Cloud,  Siskiyou  co. 

The  total  number  of  borrowers  for 
libraries  returned  during  the  month  was 
1602  and  the  circulation  3817,  as  follows: 
2092  fiction;  946  juvenile;  779  mis- 
cellaneous. 

Study  Club  Division. 

Study  Club  libraries  are  loaned  to  any 
registered  club  on  the  application  of  two 
resident  taxpayers.  These  libraries  are 
sent  out  to  encourage  the  foundation  and 
maintenance  of  clubs  for  systematic 
study.  There  are  no  registration  fees, 
but  for  each  study  clublibrary  the  fee  of 
$  1. 50  for  each  25  (or  less)  books  must  be 
paid  in  advance  toward  expense  of  service . 
This  fee  entitles  the  club  to  one  ship- ' 
nient  (to  and  from),  express  free.  A 
study  club  library  may  be  kept  three 
months,  and  by  special  permission  the 
time  may  be  extended.  The  circular 
and  registration-application  blank  will 
be  sent  on  request. 

It  will  not  be  possible  for  some  time  to 
fill  requests  for  study  club  libraries,  be- 
cause these  books  are  sent  out  from  the 
main  collection,  which  is  not  accessible 
at  present. 

There  are  now  four  study  club  libra- 
ries in  use  covering  Shakespeare,  Flor- 
ence, Italy,  and  Russia  and  Japan. 

Publfe  Libraries  Division. 

The  public  library  is  the  natural  out- 
growth of  the  traveling  library.  Where 
the  demand  for  books  is  greater  than 
can  be  met  by  the  50  books  of  the  travel- 
ing library,  a  town  is  ready  for  a  library 
of  its  own. 

Since  November,  1905,  two  library  or- 
ganizers have  been  kept  in  the  field  to 
encourage  the  establishment  of  libraries, 
to  visit  those  already  established  and  to 
give  advice  and  assistance  to  public  libra- 
ries throughout  the  State  in  regard  to 
library  methods,  library  buildings,  etc. 


The  annual  reports  of  all  libraries  in 
the  State  are  also  kept  on  file  in  this 
division. 

This  division  is.  also  making  a  collec- 
tion of  the  floor  plans  and  exterior  and 
interior  views  of  California  library  build- 
ings and  of  all  publications  of  California 
libraries.  As  soon  as  the  collection  is 
fairly  complete,  it  will  be  listed  in  the 
News  Notes  of  California  Libraries. 

No  visits  were  made  during  August. 

The  total  number  of  libraries  estab- 
lished since  November,  1905,  is  18,  as 
follows:  Auburn,  Benicia,  Biggs,  Boulder 
Creek,  Dixon,  Elsinore,  Gilroy,  Lincoln, 
Monterey,  Placerville,  Porterville,  Rock- 
lin,  Salinas,  Sausalito,  Suisun,  Ukiah, 
Willi  ts  and  Willows.  During  August 
one  library  was  established  at  Boulder 
Creek,  Santa  Cruz  co.,  the  ordinance 
having  been  passed  August  15,  1906. 

Books  for  the  Blind  Division. 

Embossed  books  in  four  different  types 
are  sent  to  any  blind  resident  of  Cali- 
fornia upon  application,  and  collections 
of  from  10  to  25  books  will  be  loaned  to 
any  public  library  on  application  of  its 
trustees  and  upon  agreement  to  loan  the 
books  free  to  any  blind  applicant.  Cir- 
cular and  Finding  list,  with  Call  slip 
postal,  or  with  Library  trustees  applica- 
tion blank,  will  be  sent  on  request. 

The  first  book  was  loaned  June  13, 
1905.  There  are  now  181  blind  borrow- 
ers, scattered  all  the  way  from  Siskiyou 
county  to  San  Diego.  During  August 
4  borrowers  were  added.  Total  accessions 
•re  557,  as  follows:  New  York  point 
books,  214;  New  York  point  music,  43; 
Braille  books,  47;  Braille  music,  45; 
Moon  books,  183;  Boston  line  letter 
books,  19;  Appliances,  3;  Maps,  3.  Dur- 
ing the  month  222  books  were  loaned, 
as  follows:  New  York  point,  87;  Braille, 
50,  Moon,  82;  Boston  line  letter,  3;  appli- 
ances, o;  maps,  o.  The  books  loaned 
were  divided  by  class  as  follows:  ethics 
and  religion,  17;  science,  11;  useful  arts, 
4;  literature,  19;  fiction,  103;  travel,  his- 
tory, and  biography,  32;  primers,  3; 
music,  15;  periodicals,  18. 

During  August  two  borrowers  learned 
to  read  another  type,  one  who  knew  New 


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NEWS   NOTES  OP  CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES. 


York  point  learned  Braille,  and  one  who 
knew  Braille  learned  New  York  point. 

Since  the  Department  began  loaning 
books,  17  borrowers,  whose  ages  range 
from  38  to  91  years  and  who  could  not 
read  any  type  before,  have  learned  to 
read  either  Moon  type,  New  York  point, 
both  of  these,  or  Braille.  Besides  these, 
there  are  17  who  knew  some  type  and 
have  learned  to  read  one  or  two  other 
types. 

The  Moon  magazine  is  being  received 
monthly  and  will  be  sent  to  those  re- 
questing it,  in  the  order  requests  are 
received. 

A  new  Circular  and  Finding  List  was 
issued  during  May. 


State  Publications  Received  During1 
August. 

Many  of  the  administrative  depart- 
ments of  the  State  are  from  time  to  time 
publishing  reports,  bulletins,  etc. ,  many 
of  which  are  of  considerable  interest. 
Copies  can  usually  be  obtained  free  by 
writing  to  the  department  issuing  them. 
The  titles,  with  brief  notes,  will  hereafter 
be  published  in  News  Notes  of  California 
Libraries  from  month  to  month  as  they 
are  published. 

Executive  and  Staff. 

Secretary  of  State.  Biennial  re- 
port for  the  56th  and  57th  fiscal  years 
beginning  July  1,  1904,  and  ending  June 
30,  1906.      133  pp. 

Contains,  in  addition  to  the  usual  information, 
a  list  of  all  domestic  and  foreign  corporations 
registered  with  the  department. 

Samt.  Supplemental  list  of  registered 
motor  vehicles  and  names  of  licensed 
chauffeurs,  August  1,  1906.     10  pp. 

Increases  number  of  vehicles  to  6712,  chauf- 
feurs to  3605,  besides  42  transfers  of  licenses. 

Inspection  and  Regulation. 

State  Board  of  Health.  Monthly 
bulletin,  vol.  2.  no.  2,  pp.  9-16. 

In  addition  to  vital  statistics,  etc..  there  is 
reprinted  an  article  from   the    Journal    of    the 


American  Medical  Association,  on  the  "Mental 
health  of  school  children,"  with  a  plea  for  ap- 
pointment of  school  physicians. 


institutions. 

[Agriculture.] 

State  Agricultural  Society.  Bul- 
letin no.  6.  Crop  report  for  July,  1906. 
2  pp. 


Same.      Bulletin    no.    7. 
dustrial  notes.    4  pp. 


World    in- 


[Education.'] 

University  of  California.  Calen- 
dar, vol.  14. 

Published  weekly  daring  academic  year,  and 
containing  current  information  regarding  scho- 
lastic events. 

1 

Same.  Bulletin  of  Department  of 
Geology,  vol.  4,  no.  15,  pp.  359-396.  G. 
Murgoci. 

1.    Contribution  to  the  classification  of   the 
amphiboles. 
I      2.  On  some  glaucophane  schists,  syenites,  etc. 

! 

I      Same.     Bulletin  of  Department  of  Ge- 
|  ology,  vol.  4,  nos.  17  and  18,  pp.  411-430. 
A.  Knopf. 

Notes  on  the  foothill  copper  belt  of  pie  Sierra 
Nevada.  An  alteration  of  Coast  Range  serpen- 
tine. 

Same.  L,ick  Observatory  Bulletin  no. 
98,  PP-  55-7i;  no-  99.  p.  72. 

Contains  a  number  of  astronomical  papers 
and  notes.    Strictly  technical  in  character. 

For  publications  of  the  University,  address 
University  Press,  California  Hall,  Berkeley 
California. 

State  Normal  School,  San  Diego. 
Catalog  for  1905-06  and  circular  of 
information  for  1906-07.    44  pp. 

Address  Samuel  T.  Black,  president,  San  Diego. 

Polytechnic  School,  San  Luis 
Obispo.  Courses  of  study  for  the  year 
1906-07.    4  PP- 


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[Insane.] 

State  Hospital,  Agnews.  Dr  Leon- 
ard Stocking,  Medical  Superintendent. 
Report  on  the  disaster  which  befell 
Agnews  State  Hospital,  April  18,  1906. 
14  pp. 

Contains  list  of  persons  killed  or  injured. 

Address  Medical  Superintendent,  Agnews, 
Cat 


[Libraries.] 

State  Library,  Sacramento.  News 
notes  of  California  libraries,  vol.  1,  no. 
4,  August,  1906.     Illus.    64  pp. 

Same.  Extension  Department.  News 
notes.  Reprinted  from  News  notes  of 
California  libraries,  August,  1906.     7  pp. 


California-State  library* 


News  Notes 


California  Libraries 


VOL  1.    NO.  6 
OCTOBER,  1906 

BOOKS  FOR  THE  BLIND 


W.  W.  SHANNON 


SACRAMBNTO 

SUPBRINTBND1NT  8TATB  PRINTCHQ 
1906 


CONTENTS. 

Page. 
INTRODUCTORY  NOTE 285 

PORTRAIT  AND  SKETCH  OF  MRS  CHARLOTTE  HUNT  WHITE..   287-289 

EMBOSSED  TYPES  FOR  THE  BLIND,  WITH  PHOTOGRAPHS 290-296 

Moon,  Braille,  New  York  point,  Boston  line  letter. 
DATA  ON  OCCUPATIONS  AND  ACCOMPLISHMENTS  OF  THE  BLIND 

OF  CALIFORNIA 297-305 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARIES 3<>5-33i 

Includes  Reports  for  September  and  Extra  news  items. 

DIRECTORY  FOR  LIBRARY  SUPPLIES,  ETC 332 

Announcement. 

CALIFORNIA  LIBRARY  ASSOCIATION 332-337 

CALIFORNIA  STATE  LIBRARY 337-343 

Trustees,  Staff,  etc 337 

Law  Department 337 

Sociological  Department,  including  the  Legislative  Reference 
Bureau 337 

Reference  and  Loan  Department 338 

Catalog  Department 338 

California  Historical  Department 338 

Extension  Department 340 

Traveling  libraries  division;  Study  club  division;  Public  libraries 
division;  Books  for  the  blind  division. 
State  Publications  Received  During  September 341 

Issued  monthly  for  free  distribution  by  the  California  State  Library. 
All  communications  should  be  addressed  to  the  Extension  Department  of  the 
California  State  Library,  Sacramento,  California. 

Note.— Standing  matter  Is  set  solid  and  new  matter  leaded. 


INTRODUCTORY  NOTE. 


This  number  of  the  News  Notes  of  California  Libraries  is  devoted 
especially  to  books  for  the  blind,  and  it  is  peculiarly  fitting  that  it 
should  contain  a  sketch  of  the  life  of  the  oldest  known  reader  of 
embossed  books  in  California,  Mrs  Charlotte  Hunt  White,  an  account 
of  the  different  types  most  in  use  in  the  State,  and  of  the  occupa- 
tions and  accomplishments  of  some  of  the  blind  of  California. 


MRS  CIIARLOTTK  IIl'NT  WIUTl 


The   following   sketch   was    furnished   by    Mrs 
Mrs  C.  H.  White's  daughter-in-law. 


A.    O.   White   of  Sacramento, 


Mrs  Charlotte  Hunt  White,  daughter  of  Lyman  Hunt,  was  born  in 
Blanford,  Mass.,  January  9,  1816,  and  was  the  oldest  of  a  large  family. 
Her  father  moved  to  Ohio  when  she  was  10  years  of  age.  At  the  age 
of  18  she  was  married  to  John  D.  White,  formerly  of  Vermont,  but  then 
a  resident  of  Ohio.     They  remained  there  twelve  years  clearing  and 


SKETCH    OF   MRS  CHARLOTTE   HUNT  WHITE.  289 

improving  a  home  near  the  town  of  Garrettsville,  in  a  neighborhood 
known  as  the  Western  Reserve.  That  locality  also  contained  the  homes 
of  James  A.  Garfield  and  Lucretia  Rudolph  (afterwards  Mrs  Garfield), 
whom  Mrs  White  knew  in  their  younger  days  before  their  marriage. 

In  1846  Mr  and  Mrs  White  moved  to  Andrew  County,  Missouri,  with 
their  family.  Mr  White  was  a  miller  by  trade  and  established  a  store 
and  a  flour  mill  at  a  place  since  known  as  Whitesville.  As  was  the 
custom  at  that  time,  the  farmers  brought  their  grain  to  the  mill  to  be 
ground,  and  gave  a  portion  of  the  grist,  known  as  toll,  in  payment  for 
the  grinding. 

Early  in  the  spring  of  1857  a  party  consisting  of  four  families  was 
organized  to  immigrate  to  California,  and  early  in  the  month  of  May  a 
start  was  made.  When  they  reached  the  Missouri  river  near  St.  Joseph 
three  families  turned  back,  but  Mr  White's  family,  with  all  their 
possessions  loaded  in  a  wagoa,  with  two  yoke  of  oxen  and  two  milch 
cows,  continued  on  the  way.  After  a  long,  weary  trip  across  the  plains, 
during  which  they  saw  evidence  of  many  depredations  by  the  Indians, 
who  were  then  in  an  ugly  mood,  but  by  whom  they  were  not  molested, 
they  arrived  at  the  sink  of  the  Humboldt.  There  they  were  very 
unfortunate  in  losing  two  of  the  oxen  from  drinking  alkali  water.  The 
milch  cows  were  then  put  in  under  the  yoke  to  make  up  the  team,  and 
they  arrived  at  Washoe,  Nevada,  then  a  flourishing  Mormon  settlement, 
in  October,  six  months  after  leaving  Missouri. 

As  the  crossing  of  the  snow-capped  Sierras  at  that  season  of  the  year 
was  fraught  with  much  danger,  they  remained  in  Washoe  until  the 
following  summer,  when  they  crossed  the  mountains  into  California 
and  located  near  San  Jose\ 

Mrs  White  is  the  mother  of  eight  children,  five  of  whom  are  still 
living.  Her  husband  died  at  San  Jose*  in  1888,  at  75  years  of  age.  She 
is  now  nearly  91  years  old.  Her  eyesight  had  been  gradually  failing 
for  several  years,  caused  by  a  cataract  on  each  eye,  and  she  became 
totally  blind  in  1904.  She  had  always  been  a  great  reader,  and  when 
the  Blind  Department  of  the  State  Library  was  established,  she  became 
very  much  interested,  and  the  first  book  issued  was  taken  out  for  her 
June  13,  1905. 

With  some  assistance  in  learning  the  characters,  she  soon  became 
familiar  with  the  Moon  type,  and  reads  without  assistance.  In  the 
fifteen  months  from  the  time  the  first  book  was  taken  from  the  library 
she  read  47  books.  She  reads  in  the  position  shown,  using  the  fore- 
finger of  the  right  hand  to  distinguish  the  letters,  keeping  the  other 
fingers  of  the  same  hand  on  the  line  above,  and  following  with  the  left 
hand  on  a  lower  line,  to  prevent  losing  her  place,  which  was  the  only 
difficulty  she  experienced  in  learning  to  read. 


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EMBOSSED  TYPES  FOR  THE  BLIND. 


The  first  successful  attempt  to  emboss 
books  was  made  in  Paris  in  1784.  The 
year  before,  Valentin  Haiiy,  a  young 
Frenchman,  had  seen  a  band  of  blind 
musicians  performing  on  the  streets,  all 
wearing  spectacles  and  standing  in  front 
of  music  stands,  pretending  to  read  the 
music.  This  excited  the  pity  of  Haiiy, 
who  immediately  set  about  finding  some 
method  by  which  the  blind  could  feel 
words  and  music  for  themselves.  He 
first  produced  movable  letters  in  relief 
grouped  into  words.  His  first  pupil,  a 
blind  beggar  boy,  Lesuer,  found  one  day 
a  piece  of  paper  on  which  the  letter  "oM 
had  been  accidentally  embossed.  He 
recognized  the  letter  and  ran  with  it  to 
Haiiy,  who  then  conceived  the  idea  of 
printing  embossed  letters.  He  produced 
metal  types,  consisting  of  large  and 
small  italics,  from  which  he  printed 
pages  of  embossed  reading.  He  was 
greatly  encouraged  by  his  success  with 
his  first  pupil,  and  in  1785,  with  private 
and  municipal  assistance,  he  was  able  to 
procure  for  the  blind  a  house,  which  may 
be  considered  the  pioneer  institution  in 
the  world  for  the  instruction  of  the 
blind. 

The  Haiiy  system  was  introduced  into 
England  by  Lady  Elizabeth  Lowther, 
who,  while  stopping  in  Paris,  purchased 
some  of  Haiiy 's  embossed  type  for  her 
blind  son  Charles,  who  set  up  a  printing 
pres9  for  himself  at  Wilton  Castle,  county 
of  York,  England,  and  prepared  a  large 
number  of  books  for  his  own  use. 

In  1827  Mr  Gall  of  Edinburgh  com- 
menced the  preparation  of  embossed 
books  in  an  angular  type.  Ten  years 
later  Mr  Alston  of  Glasgow  began  to 
emboss  works  in  the  Roman  letters. 
Mr  Lucas  of  Bristol  and  Mr  Frere  of 
Blackheath  sought  to  introduce  simpler 
methods,  the  one  in  stenographic  form, 
the  other  in  phonetic. 


Moon. 

(See  photograph  of  book  in  M0011  type.) 

The  types  introduced  by  Gall  and 
his  successors,  however,  were  too  com- 
plicated for  the  majority  of  the  blind.  In 
1840  Dr  William  Moon,  whose  sight  had 
long  been  failing,  became  totally  blind  as 
he  entered  into  manhood  and  was  prepar- 
ing to  study  for  the  ministry.  He  im- 
mediately learned  the  systems  then  in 
use  and  began  teaching  them  to  other 
blind  people.  Finding  difficulties  in 
teaching  his  pupils,  he  devised  a  new 
type — now  known  as  the  Moon  type. 
The  characters  are  composed  principally 
of  the  Roman  letters  in  their  original  or 
slightly  modified  forms.  This  type  is 
especially  good  for  the  adult  blind, 
whose  fingers  are  not  sensitive  enough 
to  distinguish  the  raised  points  or  dots. 
It  is,  according  to  Mr  E.  E.  Allen,  the 
type  most  readily  learned,  and  is  there- 
fore growing  in  use  and  is  destined  to 
survive. 

Dr  Moon  adapted  his  embossed  alpha- 
bet to  400  languages  and  dialects,  and 
the  books  have  spread  to  every  con- 
tinent. In  the  English  and  American 
lists  for  1906  there  are  363  different  titles, 
and  in  the  foreign  list  there  are  about 
200  titles,  mostly  parts  of  the  Bible. 
The  total  number  of  volumes  embossed 
in  this  type  from  1847  when  it  began 
to  be  printed  to  1905  is  247,000. 

In  1856  Dr  Moon  and  a  lady  friend 
started  in  London  the  first  organized 
Home  Teaching  Society  for  the  Blind. 

Moon  books  are  embossed  by  the 
Moon  Society,  Brighton,  England,  which, 
since  the  death  of  Dr  Moon  in  1894,  is 
superintended  by  his  daughter,  Miss 
Adelaide  Moon.  Many  books  have  been 
prepared  at  the  expense  of  private  indi- 
viduals. If  one  half  the  cost  is  sub- 
scribed for  any  book,  the  Moon  Society 
meets  the  other  half.     Thus  John  Hay 


II 1  - 

J 

^^^^^^^^^H 

MOON.     SIR  WALTKR  SCOTT'S  IVANHOK.     VOL.  i.    (In  8  vols.). 


BRAILLE.    GEORGE  KUOT'ft  SILAS  MARNER.     VOI,.  2.    (In  2  vols). 


V 
H  • 

■HI 

t 

i 

NEW  YORK  POINT.    THACKERAY'S  HENRY  ESMOND.    VOL.  i.    (In  3  vols.) 


u 

, 

BOSTON  LINE  LETTER.    LEW  WALLACE'S  DEN-IUR,  A  TALE  OF  THE 
CHRIST.    VOL.  4.     (I"  4  vols.) 


KM  BOSSED  TYPES   FOR   THE   BUND. 


295 


personally  paid  for  stereotyping  his 
eulogium  of  William  McKinley,  and 
John  T.  Morris,  a  friend  of  Dr  Robert 
Moon,  paid  for  embossing  "The  call  of 
the  wild,"  and  "Mrs  Wiggs  of  the  cab- 
bage patch."  It  is  now  announced  that 
J.  M.  Pereles  of  the  Wisconsin  Library 
Commission  has  arranged  for  the  publi- 
cation of  Helen  Keller's  "Optimism," 
and  has  also  offered  to  make  his  sub- 
scription an  annual  contribution  toward 
the  publication  of  new  books  in  the 
Moon  type.  The  half  cost  is  75  cents  for 
each  page  of  900  words. 

Braille. 

(See  photograph  of  book  in  Braille.) 
The  point  system  was  invented  in  1829 
by  Louis  Braille,  a  young  blind  French- 
man. His  main  idea  of  an  alphabet  of 
dots  or  points  was  taken  from  the  inven- 
tion of  another  Frenchman,  Charles 
Barbier,  who,  about  1819,  devised  a  plan 
of  representing  sounds  of  the  French 
language  by  means  of  twelve  points  in 
two  vertical  rows.  .  This  had  the  disad- 
vantages of  being  phonetic  and  of  occu- 
pying too  much  space.  The  Braille 
consists  of  6  dots  arranged  in  3  rows  ver- 
tically and  2  rows  laterally.  These  are 
arranged  in  a  cell  which  allots  a  fixed 
and  unvarying  space  to  all  signs  alike, 
whether  they  have  many  points  or  few. 
Of  this  original  Braille  there  are  the  two 
adaptations,  the  English  Braille  and  the 
American  Braille,  the  latter  a  modified 
form,  first  used  at  the  Boston  school. 
The  American  Braille  makes  use  of  con- 
tractions, which  were  not  used  in  the 
original  Braille.  The  Braille  is  preferred 
by  some  on  account  of  its  many  abbre- 
viations which  give  great  rapidity  in 
reading. 

New  Tork  Point. 

(See  photograph  of  book  in  New  York  point.) 
The  New  York  point  system  is  a  modi- 
fication of  the  Braille.  It  is  arranged  by 
turning  over  the  Braille  characters, 
making  3  dots  laterally  and  2  vertically. 
William  B.  Wait,  superintendent  of  New 
York  Institution  for  the  Blind,  decided 
that  the  vertical  cell  of  the  Braille  type 


was  not  so  easily  tangible  as  a  horizontal 
cell  would  be,  and  also  that  it  occupied 
too  much  space.  He  therefore  placed 
points  to  be  read  horizontally,  and  did 
away  with  the  fixed  cell,  the  result 
being  that  a  letter  made  up  of  2  points 
occupied  one  third  as  much  space  as  one 
of  6  points,  the  same  space  remaining 
between  the  letters.  This  arrangement 
is  the  basis  of  the  New  York  point  sys- 
tem. After  thoroughly  testing  it,  Mr 
Wait  published  the  system  in  1868. 

Boston  Line  Letter. 

(See  photograph  of  book  in  Boston  line  letter.) 
Gall's  system  of  angular  type  was 
adopted  in  Boston  by  Dr  Howe,  first 
principal  of  the  Massachusetts  School 
for  the  Blind,  and  became  the  basis  of 
Boston"  line  letter.  This  system  was 
given  the  supremacy  over  the  Roman 
letter  adopted  by  the  Philadelphia  school 
by  the  printing  of  the  whole  Bible  in 
Boston  line  and  distributing  it  free  of 
cost  in  1842  by  the  American  Bible 
Society.  Dr  Allen  says  that  "those  who 
learn  to  read  the  line  type  well  when 
young  generally  prefer  it  to  any  other. 
This  is  because  it  is  pleasant  to  the 
touch  and  is  unvarying  in  spelling ;  but 
it  is  unquestionably  the  least  tangible  of 
the  systems,  and  for  this  reason  will 
probably  not  endure." 

Embossed  Books  In  United  States. 

The  first  book  of  the  Bible  published 
for  the  blind  was  made  at  the  Pennsyl- 
vania Institution  for  the  Blind  as  early 
as  1833.  It  was  the  gospel  of  St.  Mark, 
and  the  type,  which  resembles  Hatty's, 
was  designed  by  Jacob  Snyder,  Record- 
ing Secretary  of  the  Institution. 

The  following  figures  show  the  num- 
ber of  different  titles  published  in  the 
United  States  at  the  present  time  : 

The  American  Printing  House  for  the 
Blind,  Louisville,  Kentucky,  according 
to  the  1906  catalog,  publishes  about  400 
Braille  books,  about  380  New  York  point 
books,  260  titles  of  music  in  New  York 
point,  and  about  125  Boston  line  letter 
books. 

The  Illinois  School  for  the  Blind  at 


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Jacksonville  shows  in  its  1905  catalog 
1348  titles  of  music  and  68  different 
books  in  Braille.  The  1906  supplement, 
no.  i,  has  about  80  new  titles  of  music, 
all  in  Braille. 

The  Perkins  Institute  and  Massachu- 
setts School  for  the  Blind  has  about  150 
book  titles  and  436  music  titles,  all  in 
Boston  line  letter. 

The  Xavier  Free  Publication  Society 
for  the  Blind  publishes  38  different  books 
in  New  York  point. 

References. 

The  following  articles  were  consulted 
in  preparing  the  sketch  of  the  history  of 
the  types : 

Allen,  Edward  K.,  Principal  Pennsylvania 


Institution  for  the  Blind,  Over  brook,  Pa.  Books 
and  libraries  for  the  blind.  4  pp.  (In  Library 
journal,  January,  1906.) 

Cowkll,  Peter,  Chief  Librarian,  Liverpool 

Public  Library.    Our  blind  readers  and  the  books 

we  provide  for  them.     11  typewritten  pp.    (A 

paper  read  at  a  meeting  of  librarians  of  the 

Mersey  District  in  St.  Helens,  June,  1903.) 

,      Jones,  Mary  Cadwalader.    The  education 

i  of  the  blind.    15  pp.    (In  Scribner's  magazine. 

I  vol.  12,  1892.) 

Moon,  Dr  Robert  C,  Secretary  Pennsylvania 

'  Home  Teaching  Society  and  Free  Circulating 

I  Library  for  the  Blind.    Books  and  libraries  for 

i  the  blind.   6  pp.   (In  Library  journal,  May,  1904.) 

Moon,  Dr  Robert  C.    The  education  of  the 

blind  with  especial  reference  to  the  use  of  the 

1  Moon  alphabet.     12  pp.    (Reprint  from  Annals 

of  ophthalmology \  October,  1904.) 

Neisskr,  Emma  R.,  Free  Library  of  Philadel- 
phia. Books  for  the  blind.  5  pp.  (Iu  Library 
journal,  August,  1906.) 


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OCCUPATIONS  AND  ACCOMPLISHMENTS  OF 
THE  BLIND  OF  CALIFORNIA. 


A  few  weeks  ago  the  following  reply 
postal  was  sent  by  the  Books  for  the 
Blind  Division  of  the  State  Library  to 
all  of  the  blind  that  have  been  located 
since  the  Division  was  established: 

(One  side.) 

BOOKS   FOR   THE   BLIND   DIVISION,   CALI- 
FORNIA STATE  LIBRARY. 
James  L.  Gillis,  Librarian. 

Sacramento,  Calif.  , 

The  October  number  of  the  News  Notes  of 
California  Libraries  is  to  be  devoted  especially 
to  the  blind.  A  copy  of  that  number  will  be 
mailed  free  to  every  blind  person  who  fills  out 
the  attached  card  and  returns  it  immediately. 

The  plan  is  to  use  data  received  in  this  way  to 
encourage  some  of  the  blind  who  lack  confidence 
in  themselves. 

Jambs  L.  Gillis,  Librarian. 

Per 

Chief,  Extension  Department. 
(Reply  blank.) 

Age Age  of  becoming  blind 

Occupation  at  present 

Occupations  in  the  past 


Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of 

With  instructor  or  without? 

Learned  American  Braille  at  age  of 

With  instructor  or  without? Learned 

Boston  line  letter  at  age  of. With 

instructor  or  without?  Learned 

Moon  at  age  of With  instructor 

or  without? Learned  other  types 

at  what  ages  and  how? 


(Date) 


(Name) 

(P.  O.  Address) 


Only  103*  out  of  the  many  hundreds 
sent  have  been  returned,  but  these  few 
are  listed  and  will  show  how  much  can 
be  accomplished  by  the  blind  who  have 
ambition  and  a  desire  to  be  independent. 


•Cards  from  twenty-seven  additional  Berkeley 
students  came  after  the  copy  was  in  the  hands  of 
the  printer.  They  have  learned  or  are  learning 
New  York  point,  American  Braille  and  Boston 
line  letter  between  the  ages  of  7  and  17  with  in- 
structor. 


The  following  data  is  taken  direct 
from  the  blanks  filled  out  by  the  blind  : 

Aaberg,  Albert  K.;  Modesto,  Calif. 
Became  blind  at  age  of  9.  Present  occu- 
pation, farming  and  real  estate.  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  20  without  in- 
structor, learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  18  with  instructor,  learned  Moon 
at  age  of  45  without  instructor,  learned 
Norwegian  Braille  at  age  of  24  without 
instructor. 

Allen,  Walter  E.;  Berkeley  Insti- 
tution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  3  months.  Present  occupation, 
student.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  12  with  instructor,  learned  Amer- 
ican Braille  at  age  of  1 1  with  instructor, 
learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age  of  12 
with  instructor. 

Allison,  Matilda;  Berkeley  Institu- 
tion for  deaf  and  blind.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  7.  Present  occupation,  stu- 
dent. Learned  New  York  point  at  age 
of  10  without  instructor,  learned  Ameri- 
can Braille  at  age  of  8  with  instructor, 
learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age  of  8 
with  instructor,  learned  Moon  at  age  of 
18  without  instructor. 

Boardman,  Mrs  C.  F.;  Erie,  Calif. 
Became  blind  at  age  of  2.  Present  oc- 
cupation, housewife;  past  occupations, 
teaching  in  Blind  Institution  and  house- 
keeping. Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  58  without  instructor,  learned 
American  Braille  at  age  of  15  with  in- 
structor, learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  9  without  instructor,  learned 
Moon  at  age  of  61  without  instructor. 

Bruybr,  Fred;  Berkeley  Institution 
for  deaf  and  blind.  Became  blind  at 
age  of  2.  Occupation,  student.  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  10  with  in- 
structor, learned  American  Braille  at  age 


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of  9  with  instructor,  learned  Boston  line 
letter  at  age  of  9  with  instructor. 

Brydges,  Ada  C;  1617  Thirteenth 
ave. ,  East  Oakland,  Calif.  Blind  at  birth. 
Occupation,  music  teacher.  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  19  without  in- 
structor, learned  American  Braille  at 
age  of  13  with  instructor,  learned  Boston 
line  letter  at  age  of  13  with  instructor. 

Buckingham,  T.  Hugh,  jr.;  2 141 
Berkeley  way,  Berkeley,  Calif.  Became 
blind  at  age  of  12.  Occupation,  student 
at  college.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  13  with  instructor,  learned  Amer- 
ican Braille  at  age  of  13  with  instructor. 

Carman.  Charles  A.;  1896  Ellis 
st.,  San  Francisco,  Calif.  Became 
blind  at  age  of  21.  Present  occupation, 
piano  tuner.  Learned  New  York  point 
at  age  of  21  with  instructor. 

Caulkins,  Emma  E.;  649  Logan 
ave.,  San  Diego,  Calif.  Became  blind  at 
age  of  63.  Past  occupation,  housewife. 
Learned  Moon  at  age  of  63  without 
instructor. 

Chambers,  Helena ;  Berkeley  Insti- 
tution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became 
partially  blind  at  age  of  7.  Present 
occupation,  student.  Learned  American 
Braille  at  age  of  18  with  instructor, 
learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age  of  19 
with  instructor,  is  learning  Moon  at  age 
of  19  without  instructor. 

Chamblin,  Dr  M.  R.;  Lakeport, 
Calif.  Became  blind  at  age  of  67.  Past 
occupation,  physician  and  surgeon. 
Learned  Moon  alphabet  at  age  of  76 
without  instructor. 

Chapman,  Miss  Maria  A.;  214  E. 
Washington  st.,  Los  Angeles,  Calif. 
Became  blind  at  age  of  20.  Present 
occupation,  housekeeper.  Learned  New 
York  point  at  age  of  32  without 
instructor. 

Childs,  H.  O.;  1061  Grove  St.,  Oak- 
land, Calif.  Became  blind  at  age  of  17. 
Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  39 
with  instructor,  learned  Boston  line  let- 
ter at  age  of  17  with  instructor. 


Conway,  Eugene  P.;  1422  S.  Main 
st.,  Los  Angeles,  Calif.  Became  partially 
blind  at  age  of  22.  Present  occupation, 
newspaper  writer.  Learned  New  York 
point  at  age  of  23  without  instructor, 
learned  American  Braille  at  age  of  22 
with  instructor. 

1  Cook,  Miss  K.  Alice;  Box  113, 
j  Madera,  Calif.  Became  blind  at  age  of 
'  20.  Present  occupation,  housekeeper. 
I  Learned  American  Braille  at  age  of  32 
1  with  instructor. 

I  Craig,  Mrs  Sophie;  435  Edward  st., 
Oakland,  Calif.  Became  blind  at  age  of 
15.  Present  occupation,  housekeeper. 
Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  50 
without  instructor.  Can  read,  write, 
cipher,  use  typewriter  and  sew. 

Crosby,  Mrs  M.  E.;  1220  Church  st., 
San  Francisco,  Calif.  Became  blind  at 
age  of  1 .  Present  occupatiou,  housewife. 
Learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age  of  6 
with  instructor. 

Davis,  Susie  J.;  Virginia  City,  Nev. 
Became  blind  at  age  of  4.  Present  occu- 
pation, telephone  operator.  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  9  with  in- 
structor, learned  American  Braille  at  age 
of  9  with  instructor,  learned  Boston  line 
letter  at  age  of  9  with  instructor,  learned 
"Moon  at  age  of  19  without  instructor. 

Dawson,  Kathleen;  1023  De  Haro 
st.,  San  Francisco,  Calif.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  8.  Past  occupation,  student. 
Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  9  with 
instructor,  learned  American  Braille  at 
age  of  9  with  instructor,  learned  Boston 
line  letter  at  age  of  9  with  instructor. 

Dean,  Franklin;  Berkeley  Institu- 
tion for  deaf  and  blind.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  1.  Present  occupation,  student. 
Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  10 
with  instructor,  learned  American  Braille 
at  age  of  8  with  instructor,  learned  Bos- 
ton line  letter  at  age  of  9  with  instructor, 
learned  Moon  at  age  of  14  without 
instructor. 

Deane,  Charles;  3601  Telegraph 
ave. ,  Oakland,  Calif.  Became  half-blind 
at  age  of  5 .    Present  occupation ,  laborer ; 


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past  occupation,  solicitor.  Learned  New 
York  point  at  age  of  37  with  instructor. 
Learned  to  typewrite. 

Db  Camp,  Emanubi*;  Placer  County 
Hospital,  Auburn,  Calif.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  37.  Past  occupation,  cigar- 
maker.  Learned  Moon  at  age  of  41  with- 
out instructor.  Is  learning  New  York 
point  at  age  of  41  without  instructor. 

Dbckard,  Everbtt  B. ;  Berkeley  In- 
stitution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became 
blind  at  age  of  13.  Present  occupation, 
student,  major  music.  Learned  New 
York  point  at  age  of  14  with  instructor, 
learned  American  Braille  at  age  of  14 
with  instructor,  learned  Boston  line  let- 
ter at  age  of  14  with  instructor. 

Dbnniston,  William  ;  Linden,  Calif. 
Blind  at  birth.  Present  occupation,  mu- 
sician. Learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age 
of  7  with  instructor,  learned  Moon  at  age 
of  55  without  instructor. 

DiGGLBS,  H.  Abbib;  Millbrae,  Calif. 
Not  blind,  but  has  weak  eyes,  so  learned 
New  York  point  in  1905,  American  Braille 
in  1904  and  Moon  in  1906,  so  as  not  to 
strain  eyes. 

Dillon,  Ethel  ;  126  N.  Montana  st., 
Butte,  Mont.  Became  blind  at  age  of  3. 
Present  occupation,  musician.  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  12  without  in- 
structor, learned  American  Braille  at  age 
of  10  with  instructor,  learned  Boston  line 
letter  at  age  of  8  without  instructor. 

Dixon,  Louisb;  2203  G  st.,  Bakers- 
field,  Calif.  Blind  at  birth.  Learned 
American  Braille  at  age  of  14  with  in- 
structor, learned  Moon  at  age  of  17  with- 
out instructor. 

Donati,  Marco  ;  Bodega,  Calif.  Blind 
at  birth.  Occupation,  farm,  hand,  milk- 
ing cows  especially,  formerly  chopping 
wood  also.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  18  without  instructor,  learned 
American  Braille  at  age  of  14  with  in- 
structor. 

Dondbro,  John  K.;  Berkeley,  Calif.; 
home  address,  712  Greenwich  st.,  San 
Francisco.  Became  blind  at  age  of  5. 
Present  occupation,  student.     Learned 

2 — NN 


New  York  point  at  age  of  11  with  in- 
structor, learned  American  Braille  at  age 
of  10  without  instructor,  learned  Boston 
line  letter  at  age  of  11  with  instructor. 

Eastman,  Miss  Hkttib;  219  Vicks- 
burg  st.,  San  Francisco,  Calif.  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  15  without 
instructor. 

Eckhardt,  S.  Z.;  Bancroft  Building, 
San  Diego,  Calif.  Became  blind  at  age 
of  20.  Present  occupation,  solicitor  for 
Society  for  providing  religious  literature 
for  the  blind;  past  occupation,  book 
canvasser.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  22  with  instructor,  learned  Amer- 
ican Braille  at  age  of  45  without  in- 
structor, learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  22  with  instructor,  learned  Moon 
at  age  of  34  without  instructor,  learned 
English  Braille  at  age  of  44  without  in- 
structor. 

Finnbrty,  Ruby  R. ;  Berkeley  Insti- 
tution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  1.  Present  occupation,  student. 
Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  9 
with  instructor,  learned  American  Braille 
at  age  of  7  with  instructor,  learned  Bos- 
ton line  letter  at  age  of  8  with  instructor. 

Folby,  Dennis;  San  Anselmp,  Calif. 
Blind  at  birth.  Present  occupation, 
musician.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  10  with  instructor,  learned  Amer- 
ican Braille  at  age  of  30  without  in- 
structor, learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  9  with  instructor,  learned  French 
Braille  at  age  of  15  without  instructor. 

Folby,  Katb  M.;  2320  Maple  ave., 
Los  Angeles,  Calif.  Became  blind  at  age 
of  two  weeks.  Learned  New  York  point 
at  age  of  7  with  instructor,  learned 
American  Braille  at  age  of  18  without 
instructor,  learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  7  with  instructor. 

Mim  Foley  has  long  been  interested  in  teach- 
ing and  helping  the  blind,  and  in  a  letter  received 
from  her  in  January  of  last  year  says  that  she 
will  be  glad  to  teach  free  of  charge  any  blind 
person  in  that  part  of  the  State  who  may  wish 
instruction. 

Gomez,  Mantjbl;  Newcastle,  Calif. 
Became  blind  at  age  of  25.  No  present 
occupation;     past   occupation,    miner. 


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Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  31 
without  instructor,  learned  American 
Braille  at  age  of  28  with  instructor, 
learned  Moon  at  age  of  29  without  in- 
structor. 

Graham,  Marguerite;  Berkeley  In- 
stitution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became 
blind  at  age  of  6  weeks.  Present  occu- 
pation, student.  Learned  New  York 
point  at  age  of  10  with  instructor,  learned 
American  Braille  at  age  of  7  with  in- 
structor, learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  8  with  instructor. 

Hadley,  Rosa;  Santa  Ana,  R.  R.  1, 
Calif.  Blind  at  birth.  No  occupation. 
Learned  New  York  point  at  age  of  9 
with  instructor,  learned  American  Braille 
at  age  of  21  without  instructor. 

Haight,  Bern  a;  Berkeley  Institution 
for  deaf  and  blind.  Partially  blind  at 
birth.  Present  occupation,  studying 
music  at  school.  Learned  New  York 
point  at  age  of  13  with  instructor,  learned 
American  Braille  at  age  of  12  with  in- 
structor, learned  Boston  line  letter  at 
age  of  13  with  instructor,  learned  Moon 
at  age  of  20  without  instructor. 

Hammers,  George;  Berkeley  Insti- 
tution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  4  days.  Present  occupation, 
student.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  11  with  instructor,  learned  Amer- 
ican Braille  at  age  of  §  with  instructor, 
learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age  of  8 
with  instructor. 

Hanchett,  Grace  H.;  140  S.  Second 
St.,  San  Jose*.  Calif.  Became  blind  in 
infancy.  Present  occupation,  living  at 
home.  Learned  New  York  point  at  age 
of  12  with  instructor,  learned  American 
Braille  at  age  of  13  with  instructor, 
learned  Boston  line  letter  at  age  of  12 
with  instructor,  learned  Moon  at  age  of 
24  without  instructor,  learned  English 
Braille  at  age  of  9  without  instructor. 

Harlan,  Leblan;  Berkeley  Institu- 
tion for  deaf  and  blind.  Blind  at  birth. 
Present  occupation,  student  Learned 
New  York  point  at  age  of  10  with  in- 
structor, learned  American  Braille  at  age 


of  9  with  instructor,  learned  Boston  line 
letter  at  age  of  10  with  instructor. 

Hodges,  W.  A.;  265  North  6  West  st, 
Salt  Lake  City,  Utah.  Became  blind  at 
age  of  63.  No  present  occupation;  past 
occupation,  assayer.  Learned  New  York 
point  at  age  of  67  without  instructor, 
learned  American  Braille  at  age  of  64  • 
without  instructor. 

Hughes,  Mrs  M.  A.;  828  Athens ave., 
Oakland,  Calif.  Became  blind  at  age  of 
55.  Is  learning  New  York  point  at  age 
of  60  without  instructor,  learned  Moon 
at  age  of  60  without  instructor. 

Hunter,  Mrs  Carrie  L.;  54  Webster 
st.,  San  Francisco,  Calif.  Became  blind 
at  age  of  43.  Learned  New  York  point 
at  age  of  48  without  instructor. 

Ingalls,  Chester  A.;  Berkeley  In- 
stitution for  deaf  and  blind.  Became 
blind  at  age  of  14.  Present  occupation, 
student.  Learned  New  York  point  at 
age  of  17  with  instructor,  learned  Amer- 
ican Braille  at  age  of  14  with  instructor. 

Ingalls,  Willie;  Berkeley