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of settlers in the town: Class in local history, as the more inclusive of the two topics.

(b) Town histories composed mostly of family records: Class in genealogy. E.g. History of Montville, Conn. By Henry A. Baker (Hartford, 1896). Only twelve per cent history; class in genealogy of Montville.

The term genealogy covers family histories, registers of births, marriages and deaths, and vital records. If careful separation between family histories, town records, and the local history of landed property be deemed unnecessary, most works that largely bring in families by name will be classed in genealogy, the general and frequent introduction of names of settlers into the book drawing it to genealogy more than to local history proper or to land (under economics).

The New York State Library classes all town histories in local history, irrespective of genealogical content.

291 Family history vs. Peerage

Dewey No. 929

Genealogy of a noble or titled family: Class under the family name, not under the title or under the domain. E.g. The rulers of Strathspey; a history of the lairds of Grant and earls of Seafield. By the earl of Cassillis (Inverness, 1911). Class under Grant family.

292 Family history vs. Religious bodies

(a) Collective genealogy of members of the same religious body, e.g. Huguenots: Class in genealogy. E.g. Publications of the Huguenot society of London. Consist mostly of registers of parishes in Great Britain showing Huguenot families.

A difficult case to treat otherwise than illogically. Genealogy belongs near biography. But if the biography, at least the collective biography, is classed with the subject illustrated-as is done in some classifications-then the genealogy should go there too, for it is the biography of families. But the subject matter of genealogy is so far removed from the subject supposed to be illustrated that all genealogy is better kept together. The history of the family of an individual Huguenot is of less importance to the historian of the Huguenots than to the genealogist. Hence family history is to be preferred to religious history.

(b) Collective genealogy of a town or locality settled largely by persons of the same religious faith: Class under local genealogy.

New York State Library classes in local history.

293 Literary families

Dewey No. 929

(a) The history of several members of a literary family: Class in literary biography, not in genealogy, especially if the intent of the author is literary. E.g. (1) The three Brontës. By May Sinclair (London, 1912). Best placed with biographies of Charlotte Brontë. (2) American authors' ancestry. By John Osborne Austin (Prov. 1915). Class in literary biography.

294 Genealogy vs. Political history

The history of a family concerned in public affairs: Class in genealogy, even if the part taken by the family is prominent in history. But distinguish such works from histories of dynasties. E.g. Stuarts; Bonapartes.

This rule is analogous to the section relating to Biography vs. Event 264.

295 Local landholders

Lists of local landholders and householders: Class in local history, not in landed property (economics). E.g. The home lots of the early settlers of the Providence Plantations. By Charles Wyman Hopkins (Providence, 1886). Class in history of Providence, R. I.

This type is mostly material of historical interest, and does not, of course, include directories of cities.

296 Names

A collection of personal or place names selected from either one or many sources: Class according to the scope of the names, not under the source from which they are taken. E.g. Yorkshire place names as recorded in the Yorkshire Domesday book 1086. By J. Horsfall Turner

(Bingley, n.d.). Class under Yorkshire names, not with the Domesday book.



Dewey No. 940

297 Crusades

Histories of principalities and kingdoms founded during the crusades: Class under history of the locality. E.g. The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

In most systems, crusades are grouped under universal history. Local works should not be mixed with the general histories. Accounts of sieges may be treated by the usual rule of grouping under wars and be classed under the history of the crusade in which they occurred. E.g. Siege of Acre.

298 Fourth of July orations

Dewey No. 973 (a) Fourth of July orations containing local history: Class under the history of the town.

(b) Fourth of July orations dealing with the general significance of the day: Class under United States history.

The New York State Library classes these under United States history.

299 Localities settled by one sect

Dewey No. 974 Secular history of localities settled or now occupied by members of one church or religious sect: Class in local history. E.g. (1) The Belgians (Walloons) first settlers in New York and in the middle states (New York, 1925). Class in history of New York or of Atlantic states. (2) The Pilgrim Fathers; Puritans in Massachusetts; Huguenots in South Carolina, are other examples.

300 State and county together

The history of a state of the Union, county or city of a state, accompanied by a sketch of the larger political

division in which it is located (United States or state): Class under the smaller division. E.g. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois. . . and history of Evanston (Chicago, 1906. 2 v.). The history of Illinois is duplicated with each city and county of the state. Class under Evanston.

This rule will not apply, however, to school books "especially adapted" to a certain state, in which the matter of the book is primarily general, as in a general geography.

The Code for Classifiers has been indorsed by the Committee on Cataloging and Classification of the American Library Ass'n.


The figures refer to sections, e.g. 270; the letters to paragraphs within

sections, e.g. 156b.

Actors, biography 270

Addresses (festival, holiday, in-

augural) 21-22

Administration 90, 120-122

Aeronautics, military 170
Agricultural serials 171
Animal psychology 157
Animals in art 178

in folk-lore and religions 86
in literature 209

organs of 156b
single species 156a
Annexations 97
Antiquities 257

Application of scientific theory to
the arts 159

Applied science 158-176

Applied theories of science 159
Appreciation of an author 231
Archeology vs. literature 223
Architectural styles 181
Argumentative facts 7
Army history 125

Art 177-186

definition and scope 177
processes 185

Artificial languages, translations

into 200b

Artillery 168

Artists, biography 260


work 180d

plates exhibiting

Aspects of a subject 8

Authors as subjects in literature


individual 226-235

individual, arrangement of
works, belles-lettres 226
individual, bibliography 47b
individual, illustrations from
works 180b

individual, in belles-lettres 202
individual, influence of one upon
another 224b



influence upon a literature 224a
Author's intent 2

Authors, letters 267f

life with works 265c-265d
literary associations with places

nationality vs. language 204
Autobiography 261

Autographs, facsimiles 58e

Bacteriology, medical 160
Battlefield commissions 128
Battles 127

Bible, arrangement by date 40b
sermons texts on 74c
translations 197f

Bibles, incunabula 62

Biblical geography 251

manuscripts, facsimiles 58d
Bibliographies vs. catalogs 45

Bibliography 44-56

definition and scope 44
local 48

local vs. local printing 50a

of individuals 47

subject 51

vs. printing 50
Bindings 63

Bio-bibliography 262

Biographical series 25c
Biography 258-287

collective 266

definition and scope 258
individual 259, 269–279
literary 279

military local 131

of two persons together 274
polemical 284
vs. country 263
vs. event 264
vs. subject 265
Blind, books for 33

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