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Dr. Herman Totten, Dean of the College of Information at the University of
North Texas is proud to announce the availability of a 3-volume collection
of papers presented in Chicago, prior to the 1976 ALA Centennial Conference.
The "Bibliographic Control of Afro-American Literature" was sponsored by a
U.S. Office of Education Library Training Grant under Title II, Part B,
Higher Education Act.  The papers discuss issues in cataloging and archiving
African-American literature including relevant subject headings, sources of
texts, and collection development.


The citations and URL follows:


Totten, Herman L.. Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature,
Volume 1: Papers Presented at a Conference. [Eugene, Oregon]. UNT Digital
Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31167/. 


Totten, Herman L.. Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature,
Volume 2: Presentations and Discussions. [Eugene, Oregon]. UNT Digital
Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31168/. 


Totten, Herman L.. Bibliographical Control of Afro-American Literature,
Volume 3: Evaluation of the Conference. [Eugene, Oregon]. UNT Digital
Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31169/. 


Excerpt from Dr. Totten's introduction to the volumes--

"The papers and presentations contained in these two volumes represent the
participation of many librarians, students, and library educators in an
exploration of the problems of bibliographic control of Afro-American
literature."


"The first volume contains the papers that were commissioned and distributed
in advance of the conference to participants...the contents of the second
volume represents the presentations of the authors of the papers and
discussions resulting from said presentations. The entire conference was
tape recorded and the recordings were transcribed and edited in their final
form."


"The editor and participants of the conference do want this material to be
read. One of the recommendations made by conference participants was that
the subject not be allowed to die for lack of interest. Strong feelings were
expressed that the information assembled and presented to the conference be
made available to the library world and the general public, so that many
more people could be made aware of the current situation of Afro-American
literature and its future."


Participants/authors include: Mary B. Cassata, Harry A. Johnson, Jessie
Carney Smith, Harry Robinson Jr., David Cohen, Doris H. Clack, Geraldine O.
Matthews, Casper LeRoy Jordan, Daniel T. Williams, and Ann Allen Shockley.

Digitalization was provided by the University of North Texas Libraries'
Digital Projects Unit (http://www.library.unt.edu/digitalprojects)

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Shawne D. Miksa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Acting Coordinator of the CI-IISPhD program
Department of Library and Information Sciences
College of Information 
University of North Texas
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http://courses.unt.edu/smiksa/index.htm 
office 940-565-3560 fax 940-565-3101
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