A Selection of the Papers. Materials science research by synchrotron radiation spectroscopy (Y. Petroff). Theoretical studies on core–level spectra of solids (A. Kotani). X–ray photoemission electron microscopy: magnetic circular dichroism imaging and other contrast mechanisms (B.P. Tonner et al.). Multiple photoionization of free atoms (J. Samson et al.). Soft X–ray emission spectroscopy in the nineties (E.J. Nordgren). Spectral weight transfer, mass renormalization and chemical potential shift in Mott–Hubbard systems (A. Fujimori et al.). Disorder induced effects on electronic structure of transition metal oxides (D.D. Sarma). Electronic structures of noble metal–Pd binary alloys studied by photoemission using synchrotron radiation (S.–J. Oh, T.–U. Nahm). Electron spectroscopies and partial excitation spectra in Cr2O3 (R. Zimmerman et al.). Multiple–Cu–site effects on core–level photoemission spectra for CuO2 planar systems (K. Okada). Photoemission and inverse photoemission studies on actinide materials – does any model work? (J.W. Allen et al.). Selection rule in resonant photoemission in rare earths (M. Kai). Resonant photoemission study of Gd–Lu and Dy–Lu multilayers (T. Hanyu et al.). Resonant photoemission in titanium metal (T. Kaurila). UV reflection spectra of anatase TiO2 (N. Hosaka et al.).