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LAW LIBRARY CORNELL LAW SCHOOL REPORT FOR 1945-46 We are happy to resuiae more nearly normal con dition s in the Law Library with the ending o f World War I I .

Speolal tribu te i s owed to Mise Betty P rio r,

our very able A ssistant Law Librarian fo r her very care­ fu l and con scien tiou s administration o f the Law Library during the war while our s t a ff was depleted during the absence o f the Librarian and the Head Cataloger, Miss Mildred V. Coe.

There were extraordinary duties imposed

upon Miss P rio r because o f the many adm inistrative tasks which confronted her.

She ca rried on nearly s in g le -

handedly during these war years in a very cred ita b le manner.

We owe a great debt to her fo r th is accomplish­

ment. Our s t a ff returned to i t s pre-war strength when on the f i r s t o f November 1945 the Librarian returned from h is a ctiv e duties since 16 July 1942 with the Judge Advocate G eneral's Department o f the Ariay o f the United S tates, and when on 1 February 1946 Mildred V. Coe, Head Cataloger, returned to our s t a ff from a ctiv e duties since August 1942 in the Library o f the Judge Advocate General's O ffice in Washington, D.C. where she gave ou tstanding service.


In sp ite o f our very lim ited funds during th is f i s c a l year, we have been able to add 2,372 volumes to our c o lle c t io n , including 1,305 volumes as g i f t s , making a to ta l o f 105,629 volumes now on our shelves.

P rofessor

Herbert D. Laube has donated 24 volumes and your Librarian was able to send 64 volumes as g i f t s while he was on duty in Washington during the past year.

The outstanding g i f t

o f the year i s the E. J . Marshall equity c o lle c t io n , which represents a c o lle c t io n o f 949 books in the f ie ld s o f Equity, Trusts and R eceivers.

This c o lle c t io n i s

unique in that i t i s the only known c o lle c t io n where an expert In these f ie ld s has attempted in a li f e l o n g e f fo r t to gather every book that has been published on these su b jects.

A fin e c o lle c t io n o f Calendars o f various

Chancery R olls i s included in th is o o lle o tio n and the e a r lie s t published volume In i t dates back to 1609.

The

books range in size from f o l i o to a three Inch dimension, are p r a c tic a lly a l l in th e ir o rig in a l bindings, and are in e x ce lle n t con d ition .

We w ill oontinue th is group as

a separate o o lle o tio n on these su bjects and I t gives us d is tin c t pride to have suoh adequate material in these f ie l d s .

Included In the g ift from the E. J. Marshall Library were 89 volumes of early Northwest Territory and Ohio Session Laws which enabled us to complete our collection of these very soaroe laws. 2

WÂŽ have attempted


fo r years to seoure some o f them by purchase, but have found theÂŽ wholly unavailable.

A lib r a r ia n always has

a great pride and Joy when a c o lle c t io n is completed. We have added to our c o lle c t io n the Judge Advocate General Board o f heview h oldin gs, Opinions and Reviews.

Great care and study was given to the c o l­

le c tin g o f m aterials on the Renegotiation o f War Contracts. We now have In bound form a ooniplete le g is la t iv e h istory o f a l l congressional n otion , including proposed b i l l s , rep orts, congressional comment and fin a l b i l l s on this epoch making le g is la t io n .

I t resu lted in six large

volumes o f m aterial. We have c o lle c te d the several drafts o f the proposed Federal Rules o f Criminal Procedure, notes re la tin g to them, and the complete le g is la t iv e h istory o f these ru les.

This fin e c o lle c t io n o f material makes

an important addition to our lib r a r y . We have been su ccessfu l In maintaining our le g a l p e r io d ic a l material and we now have every one o^ the 150 p u b lica tion s whloh i s c ite d in the Index to Legal P e r io d ic a ls .

During the past year we have added the

follow in g new le g a l p e rio d ica lsi Annual Survey o f American Law Food-Drug-Cosmetlo Law Quarterly Intramural Law Review Journal o f J u r is t ic Papyrology Journal o f Legal and P o lit ic a l S ociology Journal o f P o lit ic a l Economy Hew Jersey Realty T it le News -3 -


Tax Law Review Trust B u lletin World Report World Trade Law Journal We have kept up to date our tex t books, rep orts, session laws and state statu tes.

The lnoreased student

body has presented us with the need f o r duplicate oopies o f text books, reports and le g a l p e r io d ic a ls .

W# have

been able to meet th is by drawing on a u xiliary cop ies which we have in our accumulated reserve o f books.

We

have c o lle c te d and completed addition al sets o f the lead­ ing le g a l p e r io d ic a ls .

We have been able to complete a

th ird set o f the United States Supreme Court Reports In sin g le volumes, la rg e ly through the Library o f the Judge Advocate G eneral's O ffic e In Washington.

We have taken

great oare to see that we have receiv ed , during the en tire war p e rio d , a l l o f the foreig n reports f o r which we have su bscription s.

This has been a real problem due

to lo s s e s in the sinking o f ships, as w ell as in the bombing raids in England and European cou n tries. Among the additions to our c o lle c t io n th is year was the O f f i c i a l Compilation o f Codes, Rules and Regula­ tion s o f the State o f New Xork which appeared in f iv e lo o s e le a f volumes with a p rovision fo r supplements and re v isio n s.

We were unable to purchase these, and had to

use personal oontacts in order to obtain them.

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oolleotion contains the rules of a ll departments of the State of kew York and represents a monumental task. The need for more up-to-the-minute material In several of the courses which are being taught has brought a heavy drain on our finances in the necessary purohase of expensive loose le a f services for such use. These continue to Increase in price due to increased cost of production.

wÂŤ are at present subscribing to

the following loose lea f services in our effort to provide a ll available and up-to-the-minute material on these subjects: Bankruptcy Law Service (C.C.H.) Corporation Service (Prentice-Hall) Cumulative Qhanges Service (Prentice-Hall) Federal Administrative Procedure (C.C.H.) Federal Rules Service (Callaghan) Federal Tax Service (Prentice-Hall) three sets Labor Law Service (C.C.H.) Labor Law Service (Prentice-Hall) O.P.A. Service - Opinions only (Lawyers Co-Op.) War Law Service (C.C.H.) We view with alarm the increase in prices for a ll of our reports, statutes and text books which we have to purohase.

While each represents a relatively small

amount for each item, the cumulative e ffe c t upon our appropriation i s a heavy one.

We receive no advance

information as to when these prlcee take e ffe c t, and consequently have to assume them as they come. The war period caused great paper shortage which resulted in the publication of fewer oopiea of -

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many law books, legal periodicals and pamphlets.

We

take great pride in the fact that there are no missing items in our collection .

The binding problem has been

most acute and we have had to tax our resourcefulness in getting our legal periodicals and other materials properly bound and repaired.

We are s t i l l troubled by

lack of binding materials, but we have had unusually good fortune in meeting our binding needs thus far. Our Earl J. Bennett oolleotion of Session Laws has been enriched by several additions.

Our fine co llec­

tion of statutes and seselon laws i s highly appreciated by those who do research work in our library. We have devised a method of caring for a ll of our advance sheets, by which they are glued together to simulate a bound volume pending the arrival of the bound volume I t s e lf ,

This method prevents the lo ss of issues

and makes a much more presentable appearance in our Heading Boom.

ÂŤe have taken special care of a ll other

advanoe opinions and slip laws in our Beading Boom ool­ leotion , which are now fastened together in a usable form pending the arrival of the bound volumes. The increasing use of our Reading Boom and stacks has developed to the point that a full-tim e person i s needed to properly supervise the use of the Reading Room.

Wf have depended upon student assistan t help for

th is service In the past, but we have never been completely sa tisfie d with th is arrangement.

I t has been only a


m ake-shift.

-?e a re, th e re fo re , pleased to know that we

w ill have a fu ll-tim e a ssista n t beginning 1 duly 1945, who w ill be the Supervisor o f the Heading Room.

She

w ill add a great deal to the working e ffic ie n c y o f our lib r a r y s t a ff. Your Librarian described hla experience as D irector o f L ib ra ries In the Judge Advocate General’ s a

Department o f the Anay o f the United States to the Steuben County Bar A ssociation at Bath, New York, at a luncheon meeting on the 3rd o f June 1943. Your Librarian was honored f o r h is serv ices in the army as D irector o f L ib ra ries o f the Judge Advocate General's Department by re ce iv in g the Legion o f Merit at the Army Day celeb ra tion at the D r ill Hall with the follo w in g cita tio n s Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Morse, 0909172, Judge Advocate G eneral's Department. Army o f the United S tates, as D irector o f L ib ra ries, O ffic e , Judge Advocate General, from July 1942 to November 1945, ably developed one o f the b e st equipped law lib r a r ie s In the en tire country. With ingenuity and exceptional ad­ m in istrative a b ilit y he expanded the law lib r a r ie s throughout the Army, thus co n tr i­ buting Immeasurably to the equitable adminis­ tra tion o f m ilita ry ju s t ic e . I express my sin cere appreciation to the members o f the lib ra ry committee, and to the e n tire law fa cu lty f o r th e ir cooperation and in te r e s t.

I also acknowledge

the fin e work and undivided lo y a lty o f each member

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o f my s t a ff without which the above a c t iv it ie s could not have been accomplished.

Respectfully submitted,

June 20, 194S

Lewis W. florae, Librarian.


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A N N U A L L IB R A R Y R E P O R T F O R Y E A R E N D E D D E C E M B E R 31, 19 T o the N ew York State Education Department

FOR REFERENCE AND SPECIAL LIBRARIES [College and university libraries may report fo r the last fiscal year.]

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Library Hours Is library open for stated hours each of the 52 weeks of the year? During what hours is the library open?

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Library Buildings Is building where library is kept owned by library ? Value of building

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Value of grounds

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Library Board What board or committee controls the library ?

How many members has it?. How are they chosen?........... Are they self-perpetuating ?..

Tax Support How many trustees’ meetings have been held during the year?..... .......................................... If tax support is received, give unit from which it is derived. Tax of $.................................. for 19

voted by ............. ...........

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Number of departmental or branch libraries operated ................................................................... [Do not include departments in main library]

Is the library a general reference library or a special library of limited scope?...................... If of limited scope list main subjects included in collections.


College, Reference and Special Libraries

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Number o f bound volumes added by purchase or b in d in g ...........................................................................

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Number o f volumes used in library..............

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Number o f persons using books......................

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Classified reference use by main subjects.....

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14 Subtract number o f bound volumes lost or with­ drawn ............................................................................. 15

Total number at end o f year.............................. year

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Number o f bound newspapers in library (volumes)

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Number o f bound periodicals in library (v olu m es).

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Unbound material

.1 0 <3, Staff and Service 26

Number o f professional staff........................................

Number o f pamphlets..................................................

Per cent that are college graduates......................

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Per cent that are one-year library school graduates .................................. .............................

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Per cent that are two-year library school graduates .................................................................

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Number o f full-time clerical staff........................

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Number o f part-time or student assistants.........

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Number o f pictures, prints etc................................. Number o f music scores etc...................................... Number o f clippings in special files........................ Total unbound material................. ..................... 19 20

Number o f titles o f periodicals received currently.. Number o f titles o f newspapers received currently.

27

Salary o f librarian

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Training o f librarian

B orrow ers 21

Number o f borrowers registered a during summer vacation....................................

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LIBRARY FINANCIAL REPORT Invested Funds, Receipts, Earnings and Expenditures 9 Expenditure for new building...................................... $. 10 Expenditure for permanent improvements..................... 11 Amount o f building funds, at end o f year......................

Library E ndow m ent Funds Amount o f endowment funds, at beginning o f year. $ Income from endowment funds.................................... Income from endowment funds added to principal.. Gifts and bequests received during year.................... Amount o f endowment funds, at end o f year.......... Library Building Funds

6 Amount o f building funds, at beginning o f y e a r ... $ 7

Income from building funds..........................................

8 Gifts and bequests received during year....................

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Total o f all invested funds, at end o f y ea r..

Capital Expenditures during Year and Cost E stim ates I

C A PITA L EXPENDITU RES FOR :

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Other Library Funds Amount o f such funds, at beginning o f year............ $. Income from such funds..................................................... Additions to such funds....................................................... Expenditure from such funds........................................... Amount o f such funds, at end o f year...........................

12 13 14 15 16

New buildings ............................................................. ............

I ll PER CENT W ORK IS COMPLETED

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IV PROBABLE LIFE OF IM PROVEM EN T

v A N N U A L COST CH ARGE (DIVID E II B Y I V )

EXPENDED DURING YEAR

TOTAL COST

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2 Sites and grounds................

ESTIM ATED

Additions to buildings........ Permanent equipment ........ New books ........................... 6 Manuscripts, maps etc......... 7 Photographic reproductions 8 New periodicals .................. 9 Binding .................................. 10 Other capital expenditures. 3 4

5

Total capital expenditures

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Operating Account

RECEIPTS FROM

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ORDINARY P A Y M E N T FOR OPERATION

Library appropriation ...................................................... $. Library fees and charges........................................................... Income from invested funds................................................... Interest on deposits..................................................................... Fines and sa les........................................................................... Gifts for current expenses....................................................... Local tax ..................................................................................... State grants ................................................................................. Other sources ............................................................................. Total ........................................................................

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Unexpended balance from previous year...............................

12

Grand t o t a l............................................................. Building and Clerical Staff

Number o f building and clerical staff 31 Clerical: ____ ___ full time; ............... part time 32 Janitorial: ............... full tim e; ............... part time Total clerical salaries......................................................... 34

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sa la rie s............................................................................

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Salaries etc. 13 Salaries o f librarian and assistants............................ 14 Pensions and retirement allowance............................ Maintenance 15 Rent .................................................................................. 16 W ages for janitors, cleaners etc................................ 17 Heat, power and water................................................ 18 Light ................................................................................ 19 Building supplies........................................................... 20 Ordinary repairs and alterations................................ 21 Telephone and transportation...................................... 22 Insurance ......................................................................... Library supplies, equipments etc. 23 Library and office supplies.......................................... 24 Printing, publications, publicity.................................. 25 Travel ..............................................................................

$...

26 Miscellaneous expenses ................................................ 27 Total ordinary expenses...................................... 28 Total capital expenditures from current income 29 Balance on h a n d ............................................................ 30

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List below all important special collections in library noting subjects covered and volumes in each.

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10 .. List below special activities regularly carried on by the library, such as

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Adult education activities, as for example Public lecture courses ( subjects) twice weekly

b Research activities, as for example Bibliography of current progress in aerodynamics Digest of patents in radio compiled for research staff each week c Publications, as for example Reports Bibliographies Contributions to professional periodicals etc.


T rustees’ names ' [Signatures not necessary, but names of all the trustees should be given and years term s expire. the officers and any ex officio members.]

Designate Term • expires

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[Signed]

Librarian

A ffid a v it . This report must be verified by oath of the presiding officer, either president of the institution or chairman of it« trustees. The report should be read and approved by the trustees, but if this can not be done before February 1st it should be sent as soon as sworn to and read to the trustees afterward. In the absence of the president the acting president

should verify the report so that it may be forwarded without delay. STATE OF N E W YORK

SS. C O U N T Y OF ....................

............................................................................................................................................................ residing in .......................................................................... i» said county, duly sworn, deposes and says that

he

is presiding officer of. ................ ................................... ......................................... foregoing report was prepared as directed on this sheet and he verily believes it to be in all respects true, and that an exact copy has been filed with the permanent records of the library. [Signed J....................................................................................................... President of ......................... ........................................................................................

Subscribed and sworn to before me

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Cornell Law Library Annual Report 1946