(Approved for use November 18, 2010)
Scope | Size | Marking | Classification | Subjects
The Laura Bailey Collection on Gender and Transgender consists of approximately 15,000 pieces: books, manuscripts, original photographs, posters, flyers, handbills, records, letters, programs and other ephemera. Much of the material goes back 100+ years, dating back to turn-of-the-century and earlier, and much of it is unique - very likely the only existing records of many performers and fringe, early figures in the world of transvestism and transsexualism. The collection was gathered by Laura Bailey who ran the Greenwich Avenue Book Shop in New York city for many years.
SizeThere are no size boundaries since this collection is going to LSF.
Marking and call tags/labels
The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for the Bailey Collection.
NOTE: Do not mark call number on original wrappers.
Do not print call tags since the collection is going to LSF.
ClassificationBailey is classed as a name collection and uses a sequential number..
Monographs of all sizes ‡b beingen ‡h Bailey ‡i 8 Serials of all sizes ‡b beingen ‡h Bailey ‡i S1
Special notes, subjects and tracings
Example of book with no physical evidence of ownership:
590 ‡a BEIN Bailey 8: From the library of Laura Bailey. 692 1 4 ‡a Bailey, Laura, ‡x Ownership (Needs to be established)
Example of book with physical evidence of ownership:
590 ‡a BEIN Bailey 4: From the library of Laura Bailey. Presentation inscription to Laura Bailey from ?. 692 1 4 ‡a Bailey, Laura, ‡x Presentation inscription from ?
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