AMERICAN IMPRINT TRACINGS
(Approved for use February 9, 2000)


Imprint tracings are made for all printed material including serials, scores and maps. Imprint tracings are made for items published in the United States through 1820; the Confederate States between 1861 and 1865, and in states west of the Mississippi River through either 1865 or 1890. The only exception is material printed in Oklahoma including the Indian Territory which is traced through 1907.  (See table)

Format
In general the tracing is created from information found in the 260 field.
Note: See table for format of Washington D.C. and the state of Washington.

 
691   4 ‡a [State]. [City]. [Imprint date(s)].
691   4 ‡a Massachusetts. Worcester. 1793.
Place of Publication Examples

[Nevada?, 1884?]

691   4 ‡a Nevada. 1884.

New York : Published by Samuel Wood & Sons, No. 261, Pearl-street and; Baltimore : Samuel S. Wood & Co., No. 212, Market-street, 1819.

691   4 ‡a New York. New York. 1819.
691   4 ‡a Maryland. Baltimore. 1819.
Imprint Dates Examples

Boston : Printed by Munroe & Frances, 1802-1804.

691   4 ‡a Massachusetts. Boston. 1802-1804.

Manitou Springs : Colo., Journal Print, [189-?]

691   4 ‡a Colorado: Manitou Springs. 189-.

[Boise, Idaho? : s.n., between 1878 and 1882] 

691   4 ‡a Idaho. Boise. 1878-1882.
Serials
Make an imprint tracing for serials printed during any portion of the period for which an imprint tracing is required.
Richmond, Va. : [Jno. R. Thompson], 1848-1864.  
691   4 ‡a Virginia. Richmond.

(Made since a portion of this periodical was published during the Civil War.)

Do NOT add the dates of publication.

Exceptions
The curator will indicate if a tracing for a later date is desired. For example: Illinois. Nauvoo. 1844.
 

Make American imprint tracings through the following years:
U.S. States Dates U.S. States Dates
Alabama 1820; 1861-1865 Montana 1890
Alaska 1890 Nebraska 1865
Arizona 1890 Nevada 1890
Arkansas 1865 New Hampshire 1820
California 1865 New Jersey 1820
Colorado 1890 New Mexico 1890
Connecticut 1820 New York 1820
Delaware 1820 North Carolina 1820; 1861-1865
District of Columbia See Washington D.C. North Dakota 1890
Florida 1820; 1861-1865 Ohio 1820
Georgia 1820; 1861-1865 Oklahoma (includes Indian Territory) 1907
Hawaii 1890 Oregon 1890
Idaho 1890 Pennsylvania 1820
Illinois 1820 Rhode Island 1820
Indiana 1820 South Carolina 1820; 1861-1865
Iowa 1865 South Dakota 1890
Kansas 1865 Tennessee 1820; 1861-1865
Kentucky 1820 Texas 1865
Louisiana 1865 Utah 1890
Maine 1820 Vermont 1820
Maryland 1820 Virginia 1820; 1861-1865
Massachusetts 1820 Washington, D.C. 1820
Michigan 1820 Washington (State) 1890
Minnesota 1865 West Virginia 1820
Mississippi 1820; 1861-1865 Wisconsin 1820
Missouri 1865 Wyoming 1890

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