James Weldon Johnson Collection
(Approved for use January 10, 2000)
Scope| Size | Marking | Classification| Special notes and tracings

Scope

This collection was founded in 1941 by Carl Van Vechten as a memorial to Dr. James Weldon Johnson and celebrates the accomplishments of African-American writers and artists. This collection also includes examples of African-Americana. It is considered a separate unit within the framework of YCAL. For more information consult the Guide to the Collections.

Size

The size boundaries for JWJ materials are:
Octavo:
up to 25 cm. high
up to 23 cm. wide
Quarto:
between 25 and 37 cm. high
between 23 and 32 cm. wide
Folio (Class in Year/number folio sequence with location code bein,ycal):
over 37 cm. high
over 32 cm. wide
Broadsides (Class in Year/number broadsides sequence with location code bein,ycal)
See Broadsides: Marking Call Numbers on Items & Folders

Marking

The following guidelines are used when marking volumes in JWJ:
  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on back cover, lower right hand corner, when there is no Yale bookplate unless cover is too dark.
  3. Mark on verso of last page, lower right hand corner, when 1 or 2 don't apply. The lower left hand corner is the alternate location when the lower right hand corner is unusable.
  4. If the last page is unmarkable (e.g. too dark or shiny or filled with text or illustrations), mark the verso of the first usable page from the end.

Classification

Individual works by Blacks| Collected works, translations, & works about individual Black Authors | Individual works about Blacks by Non-Blacks | Serials | Other Types of Materials

Classification of the James Weldon Johnson Collection basically follows the rules and principles described for YCAL. A distinction is made in the classification between books by non-Black authors about Blacks and African-Americans (JWJ Za), and books by Black and African-American authors (JWJ Zan).

Monographs

Individual works by black authors
JWJ follows the pattern for YCAL classification of alphabetical by author and, under each author, chronological by date of first edition. (See Other Types of Materials for non-authorial classification.) The first line of the call number is "JWJ"  to indicate material from the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The second line is from the "Old Yale" classification scheme where "Z" meant rare material. The letter "a" was chosen to represent American literature and the letter "n" material by Black or African-American authors.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Book by Black author

The third line is the author's Cutter number (derived from C.A. Cutter's three-figure author table), making exceptions when main entry rule changes introduced with AACR2 would result in a split author number (as in the case of  Twain vs. Clemens). Expand the number to four or even five digits if necessary to distinguish authors and to place them correctly in the alphabetical sequence.

Examples

Steward, T. G. The Haitian revolution ..., 1914.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
St492 T.G. Steward's  author number

Stewart, Daniel Y. Black New Haven, c1977.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
St4925 Daniel Y. Stewart's author number

Stewart, John. Curving road, 1975.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
St493 John Stewart's author number


Pseudonymous works
Class all works by an author who writes under multiple names in one location.
Use the existing author Cutter if the author has been classed previously in YCAL.
If the author is new to YCAL, use the basic heading, if one exists, as defined by LCRI 22.2B
If there is not a basic heading, use the name as it appears on the item. Class all new material by this author at this location.

Anonymous works
If a work is by an anonymous author, create a Cutter number using the first word of the title.

The fourth line is the last three digits of the date of the first edition followed by the initial letter of the title. Use "H" or "J" instead of  "I" (which can be mistaken for the number one); use "N" or "P" instead of  "O" (which can be mistaken for zero). If the letter for the title is already taken, use the subsequent letter in the alphabet. Lower case letters "b", "c", "d", etc. are added to signify a second, third, fourth, etc. edition or other subsequent editions. The addition of  "a" is normally reserved for proof copies; proof copies of later editions add the letter "a" after the edition indicator. Beginning in 2000, for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the date for the third line.

Examples

Wright, Richard. White man, listen!, 1957.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
W936 Wright's author number
957W Year of publication of original ed. followed by initial letter of title

JWJ  James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
W936 Wright's author number
957Wa Year of publication of original ed. followed by initial letter of title and "a" to indicate proof copy

Macmillan, Terry. [A book she will publish in 2010].

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
M2285  Macmillan's author number 
2010B  Cutter for the original edition of [A book she will publish in 2010] 


Correspondence
Class here both selections and collections of an author's correspondence that are edited by either the author or another individual.

Examples

Bontemps, Arna Wendell.
  <Correspondence>  Arna Bontemps-Langston Hughes letters, 1925-1967. -- New York, 1980.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
H874 Hughes' author number
980A Year of publication of first ed. followed by initial letter of title

If a work is to be classed with a person who is not the main entry for the bibliographic record and the work does  not fall into any of the categories below, class the work as instructed by Beinecke. Follow the date in the fourth line with the first letter of the item's title.

Example

Nutt, Howard. Special laughter: poems / ...  with an introduction by Richard Wright, c1940.
[Beinecke Library In-Process slip (BLIP) instructs to class with Wright]

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
W936  Wright's author number.
940S  Year of publication followed by initial letter of item's title

Collected works, translations of an author, and works associated with an author
Use the following table for collected works, translations, and works associated with an author. These and other categories are denoted by the initial letters listed below which are used at the beginning of the third line of the call number, followed by a three-digit date and the initial letter of the main entry, except where indicated otherwise. Use the system delineated above of a final "a" for proof copy, "b" for second edition, etc. Beginning in 2000, for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the date for the third line.
A - Works of spurious or doubtful attribution N - Tributes, memorials, festivals, exhibitions
B - Complete works Q - Bibliography, dealer's catalogs
C - Collections of an author's works R - Sources, prototypes
D - Extracts S - Criticisms, commentaries (general)
E - Translations T - Criticism of a specific work
F - Dramatizations W - Biography
G - Scores/music Y - Works by or about relatives and friends
H - Adaptations, parodies, etc. Z - Homes, towns and times (background)
J - Illustrations Za - Poetry, drama, and fiction
K - Concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes Zc - Special interests and activities
L - Periodicals Zz - Association books
M - Miscellaneous material  


A - Works of spurious or doubtful attribution
No letter follows the year of publication.

Example

Fictitious book, 1935. -- Attributed to Zora Neale Hurston.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
H946 Hurston's author number
A935 Year of publication preceded by "A" to indicate doubtful attribution
B - Complete works
Follow the year of publication with initial letter of title.

Example

Hammon, Jupiter. America's first Negro poet: the complete works of Jupiter Hammon ... , 1970.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
H184 Hammon's author number
B970A Year of publication preceded by "B" to indicate complete works and followed by initial letter of title

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C - Collections of an author's works
Use when a collection contains two or more items. Follow the year of publication with initial letter of title. Used for collections of previously published works compiled by someone other than the author. Class collections of an author's correspondencewith individual works by the author.

Example

Brown, Sterling Allen. The collected poems of Sterling A. Brown selected by Michael S. Harper, 1980.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
B815 Brown's author number
C980C  Year of publication preceded by "C" to indicate collection and followed by initial letter of title

D - Extracts
Used for extracts from several works rather than compilations. Extracts from a single work class with other editions of that work. Follow the year of publication with initial letter of title.

Example

Douglass, Frederick. Frederick Douglass: selections from his writings edited ... by Philip S. Foner, c1945.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
D747 Douglass's author number
D945F  Year of publication preceded by "D" to indicate extracts and followed by initial letter of title

E - Translations
Use in combination with the letter from the table below. [e.g. Eh = French, En = German, etc.] The letter combination is followed by date of first edition of the specific translation, and the initial letter for the translator when known, or the initial letter of the title proper if the translator is unknown. Class here translations of an author's work. Class works translated by the author with the individual works of the author. Class translations here even if they are translations of collections or extracts. Adjust translator or title cutter in case of conflict.

Example

Himes, Chester B. [Big gold dream. French] Tout pour plaire = The big gold dream / traduit de l'americain par Yves Malartic, 1959.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
H572 Himes's author number
Eh959M  Year of publication preceded by "Eh" to indicate translation into French and followed by initial letter of translator

f Polyglots, Latin
g English
h French, Provencal
j Italian
Spanish, Catalan
L Portuguese, Romansh (Raeto-Romance), Romanian
n German
p Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
q Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic
r Greek
t Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Breton, Welsh, etc.
u Lithuanian, Bohemian (Czech), Polish, Russian, modern Bulgarian, Uralic-Altaic, Finnish, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Serbian, Basque, and other Eastern European languages not specified elsewhere
v Armenian, Albanian, Slovene
w Indo-Iranian, Sanskrit, Persian, Semitic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Korean, Indian (incl. Malayan, Bengali, etc.) 


F - Dramatizations

Example

Doe, Jane. Meridian the play ...  based on a story by Alice Walker, 1994.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
W15 Walker's author number
F994D  Year of publication preceded by "F" to indicate dramatization and followed by initial letter of main entry

G - Scores/music
Use for librettos and works about music.

Exception: class sheet music and scores by individual author under JWJ V2 or JWJ V3.
Class collections of music/lyrics by more than one author under JWJ V1.

H - Adaptations, parodies, etc.

Example

Poe, Joan. A satire on modern American authors, 1988. (Includes satire of works of Toni Morrison.)

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
M8338 Morrison's author number
H988P Year of publication preceded by "H" to indicate parody and followed by initial letter of main entry

J - Illustrations

K - Concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, etc.

Example

Mandelik, Peter. A concordance to the poetry of  Langston Hughes, 1975.  

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
H874 Hughes's author number
+K975M  Year of publication preceded by "K" to indicate concordance and followed by initial letter of main entry

L - Periodicals
Not used for new titles; used only for issues added to existing titles. Use JWJ A for new serial titles.

M - Miscellaneous material.

Example

Promotional material for "The color purple," the 1985 film of the Alice Walker novel

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
W15 Alice Walker's author number
M1985P Year of publication preceded by "M" to indicate miscellaneous material and followed by initial letter of main entry

N - Tributes, memorials, festivals, exhibitions

Example

To Gwen with love: an anthology dedicated to Gwendolyn Books, 1971.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
B791 Brooks's author number
N971T Year of publication preceded by "N" to indicate tribute and followed by initial letter of main entry

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Q - Bibliography, dealer's catalogs

Example

Parker, John W. A bibliography of the published writings of Benjamin Griffith Brawley, 1957.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
B739 Brawley's author number
Q957P  Year of publication preceded by "Q" to indicate bibliography and followed by initial letter of main entry

R - Sources, prototypes

Example

Roe, Richard. Caribbean world.  The sources of some of Jamaica Kincaid's stories, 1989.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
K574 Kincaid's author number
R989R  Year of publication preceded by "R" to indicate source and followed by initial letter of main entry

S - Criticisms, commentaries (General)

Example

Rudwick, Elliott M. W.E.B. Du Bois, 1960.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
D853 Du Bois's author number
S960R  Year of publication preceded by "S" to indicate general criticism and followed by initial letter of main entry

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Sz - Books containing critical contributions about the author
Obsolete as of  November 1998. Reclass to "S" when found.

T - Criticism of a specific work
Use with the initial letter of the work criticized.

Example

Joe, James. Life is easy.  A criticism of Dorothy West's The living is easy, 1950.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
W746 West's author number
Tm950J  Year of publication preceded by "Tm" to indicate criticism of specific work and initial letter of specific work and followed by initial letter of main entry

W - Biography
Note:  Autobiography, memoirs, and similar works by the author class as individual works by the author.

Example

Holt, Rackham. Mary McLeod Bethune: a biography, 1964.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
B465 Bethune's author number
W964H  Year of publication preceded by "W" to indicate biography and followed by initial letter of main entry

Y - Works by or about relatives and friends

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Z - Homes, towns and times (background)

Example

Boe, B en. Postwar Harlem.  James Baldwin's Harlem, 1965.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
B193 Baldwin's author number
Z965B  Year of publication preceded by "W" to indicate work about author's home and followed by first letter of main entry

Za - Poetry, drama, and fiction

Example

George, Emery Edward. Black Jesus, 1974. (Poem about Martin Luther King).

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
K588 King's author number
Za974G  Year of publication preceded by "Za" to indicate drama about author and followed by first letter of main entry

Zc - Special interests and activities

Zz - Association books
Used for books with dedications to the author, and books from the author's library. The three-digit date of the work in hand is followed by the initial letter of the main entry. Add one or more letters from the main entry to resolve conflicts. No attempt is made to collocate.
Note: The author of the work takes precedence over provenance when classing, unless instructed otherwise.

Example

Criticism in America by Irving Babbitt [and others], 1924. (Owned and annotated by Countee Cullen)

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan Black author
C897 Cullen's author number
Zz924C  Year of publication preceded by "Zz" to indicate  book from author's library and followed by first letter of main entry

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Individual Works about Blacks by non-Blacks
JWJ follows the pattern for YCAL classification of alphabetical by author and, under each author, chronological by date of first edition. (See Other Types of Materials for non-authorial classification.) The first line of the call number is JWJ to indicate material from the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The second line is from the "Old Yale" classification scheme where "Z" meant rare material; the letter "a" was chosen to represent American literature.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za Work by white author about Blacks or African-Americans
The third line is the author's Cutter number (derived from C.A. Cutter's three-figure author table), making exceptions when main entry rule changes introduced with AACR2 would result in a split author number (as in the case of Twain vs. Clemens). Expand the number to four or even five digits if necessary to distinguish authors and to place them correctly in the alphabetical sequence.

Examples

Mangum, Charles Staples. The legal status of the Negro, 1940.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
M314 Mangum's author number


Mann, Horace. Slavery, 1851.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
M3147 Horace Mann's author number


Mann, Peggy. A room in Paris, 1955.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
M315 Peggy Mann's author number


Pseudonymous works
Class all works by an author who writes under multiple names in one location.
Use the existing author Cutter if the author has been classed previously in YCAL.
If the author is new to YCAL, use the basic heading if one exists, as defined by LCRI 22.2B
If there is not a basic heading, use the name as it appears on the item. Class all new material by this author at this location.

Anonymous works
If a work is by an anonymous author, create a Cutter number using the first word of the title.

The fourth line is the last three digits of the date of the first edition followed by the initial letter of the title. Use "H" or "J" instead of "I" (which can be mistaken for the number one); use "N" or "P" instead of  "O" (which can be mistaken for zero). If the letter for the title is already taken, use the subsequent letter in the alphabet. Lower case letters "b", "c", "d", etc. are added to signify a second, third, fourth, etc. edition or other subsequent editions. The addition of "a" is normally reserved for proof copies; proof copies of later editions add the letter "a" after the edition indicator. Beginning in 2000, for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the date for the third line.

Examples

Halsey, Margaret. Color blind, 1946.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
H165 Halsey's author number
946C Year of publication of original ed. followed by initial letter of title

JWJ  James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
H165 Halsey's author number
946Ca Year of publication of original ed. followed by initial letter of title and "a" to indicate proof copy

JWJ  James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
H165 Halsey's author number
946Cd Year of publication of original ed. followed by initial letter of title and "c" to indicate 4th printing 

Coe, Charles. The medium size book about African-Americans, 2035.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
C644 Coe's author number 
2035M Cutter for the year of publication of the original ed. followed by initial letter of title
 If a work is to be classed with a person who is not the main entry for the bibliographic record, and the work does not fall into any of the categories below, class the work as instructed by Beinecke. Follow the date in the fourth line with the first letter of the item's title.

Collected works, translations of an author, and works associated with an author
Use the following table for collected works, translations, and works associated with an author. These and other categories are denoted by the initial letters listed below which are used at the beginning of the third line of the call number, followed by a three-digit date and the initial letter of the main entry, except where indicated otherwise. Use the system delineated above of a final "a" for proof copy, "b" for second edition, etc. Beginning in 2000, for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the date for the third line.

A - Works of spurious or doubtful attribution N - Tributes, memorials, festivals, exhibitions
B - Complete works Q - Bibliography, dealer's catalogs
C - Collections of an author's works R - Sources, prototypes
D - Extracts S - Criticisms, commentaries (general)
E - Translations T - Criticism of a specific work
F - Dramatizations W - Biography
G - Scores/music Y - Works by or about relatives and friends
H - Adaptations, parodies, etc. Z - Homes, towns and times (background)
J - Illustrations Za - Poetry, drama, and fiction
K - Concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes Zc - Special interests and activities
L - Periodicals Zz - Association books
M - Miscellaneous material  


A - Works of spurious or doubtful attribution
No letter follows the year of publication.

B - Complete works
Follow the year of publication with initial letter of title.

C - Collections of an author's works
Use when a collection contains two or more items. Follow the year of publication with the initial letter of the title. Used for collections of previously published works compiled by someone other than the author.

D - Extracts
Use for extracts from several works rather than compilations. Extracts from a single work class with other editions of that work. Follow the year of publication with the initial letter of the title.

E - Translations
Use in combination with the letter from the table above (e.g. Eh = French, En = German, etc.). The letter combination is followed by the date of first edition of the specific translation, and the initial letter for the translator when known, or the initial letter of the title proper if the translator is unknown. Class here translations of an author's work. Class works translated by the author with the individual works of the author. Class translations here even if they are translations of collections or extracts. Adjust translator or title Cutter in case of conflict.

Example

Helander, Gunnar. [Svart symfone. English] Black rhapsody / translated from the Swedish by Margery Osberg, 1956.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Za White author writing about Blacks or African-Americans
H3664 Helander's author number
Eg956P Year of publication preceded by "Eg" to indicate translation into English and followed by initial letter of translator ["P" being used in place of "O" because the latter might be mistaken for zero]

f Polyglots, Latin
g English
h French, Provencal
j Italian
Spanish, Catalan
l Portuguese, Romansh (Raeto-Romance), Romanian
n German
p Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans
q Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic
r Greek
t Celtic, Gaelic, Irish, Breton, Welsh, etc.
u Lithuanian, Bohemian (Czech), Polish, Russian, modern Bulgarian, Uralic-Altaic, Finnish, Hungarian, Turkish, Croatian, Serbian, Basque, and other Eastern European languages not specified elsewhere
v Armenian, Albanian, Slovene
w Indo-Iranian, Sanskrit, Persian, Semitic, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Korean, Indian (incl. Malayan, Bengali, etc.) 

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F - Dramatizations

G - Scores/music
Used for librettos and works about music.
Exception: class sheet music and scores by individual author under JWJ V2 or JWJ V3.
Class collections of music/lyrics by more than one author under JWJ V1.

H - Adaptations, parodies, etc.

J - Illustrations

K- Concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, etc.

L - Periodicals
Not used for new titles; used only for issues added to existing titles.
Use JWJ A for new serial titles.

M - Miscellaneous materials

N - Tributes, memorials, festivals, exhibitions

Q - Bibliography, dealer's catalogs

R - Sources, prototypes

S - Criticisms, commentaries (general)

Sz - Books containing critical contributions about the author
Obsolete as of November 1998. Reclass to "S" when found.

T - Criticism of a specific work
Used with the initial letter of the work criticized.

W - Biography
Note:  Autobiography, memoirs, and similar works by the author class as individual works by the author.

Y - Works by or about relatives and friends

Z - Homes, towns and times (background)

Za - Poetry, drama, and fiction

Zc - Special interests and activities

Zz - Association books
Used for books with dedications to the author, and books from the author's library. The three-digit date of the work in hand is followed by the initial letter of the main entry. No attempt is made to collocate.
Note:  The author of the work takes precedence over provenance when classing unless instructed otherwise.

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Serials
Classification for serials is based loosely on the Cutter tables. The number is adjusted so that the title is placed within correct alphabetic sequence. The first line of the call number is JWJ for the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The second line of the call number is A. The third line of the call number begins with the initial letter of the main entry (or the first two initial letters when the main entry begins with a vowel or an S), followed by a Cutter number for the first word.

Examples

Congo mission news  

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
C7603 Cutter number for main entry.

New theatre news  

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
N446  Cutter number for main entry.

On the track  

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
On18 Cutter number for main entry.

 In general, when a serial changes title, the classification will remain the same.

Examples

Negro digest

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
N318 Cutter for main entry.

Black world [continutes Negro digest]

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
N318 Cutter for original main entry.


Indexes
An index for a serial that is published as part of the serial will be added to the bibliographic record for the serial and will be marked "Index" at the end of the call number. An index to a serial that is published by an outside entity will be classed with the serial as above with an "A" following the number for the serial.

Examples

Black world

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
V874A  Cutter for main entry and A to indicate Index

Miscellaneous material
Miscellaneous material, including prospectuses, promotional literature, letters, subscription notices, etc. is usually removed and put into vertical files in Beinecke. When miscellaneous material is kept with the serial, it will be classed with the serial, as above, with a "C" following the number for the serial. If an item is to be individually cataloged, the fourth line will a four digit date followed by a letter for the main entry.

Examples

McNamera, Robert. Prospectus for American writer, 1936.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
Am358C Cutter for main entry followed by C to indicate miscellaneous material
1936M Year of publication followed by first letter of main entry


Critical works about a serial
Works of criticism about specific serials are classed as above with an "X" following the number for the serial and the addition of a third line giving a Cutter number for the main entry.

Examples

Joost, Nicholas. The first ten years of equal opportunity.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
A Serial relating to Blacks or African-Americans
Eq25X Cutter for main entry followed by X to indicate a critical work about a serial
J74 Cutter for main entry

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Other Types of Materials

 
1 Offprints (Obsolete)
2 Collections of clippings (Obsolete)
V1-V6 Music (except sheet music)
Sheet Music Sheet music
X413 Bibliographies
Zzan1 C1 Broadsides(Obsolete)
Zan2 Anthologies
Zan3 Collective biographies
Zan5 Photography (Obsolete?)
Zan8 Phonograph recordings, films, audio tapes, video tapes, and CDs


V - Music
Music (except sheet music) by or about Blacks. Also Phonograph record catalogs. Librettos and works about music do not class here but with the author.

V1- Collections of anonymous authorship or collections by multiple composers and/or lyricists

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
V1 Collections of anonymous authorship or by many composers
H24 Cutter for compiler or editor
+948 Year of publication

V2 - African-American lyricist

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
V2 Work by African-American lyricist
C86 Cutter for lyricist
J5 Cutter for title

V3 - Collections of music by a single African-American composer

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
V3 African-American composer
C77 Cutter for composer
R13 Cutter for title

V4 - Collections of music about African-Americans not written by African-Americans

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
V4 Music by whites about African-Americans
K29 Cutter for composer
O5 Cutter for title

V6 - Record catalogs

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
V6 Record catalog
G7 Cutter for name of company
1936 Four digit date or volume number

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Sheet music

Exception: Class in V2 all works with lyrics by Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson.  Additional exceptions to the list may be made by the curator.

Anonymous sheet music

Example

Now I love Sukey dearly, ca. 1840.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Sheet
Music
V1 Anonymous work
N86 Cutter for title

Sheet music by African-American lyricists

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Sheet
Music
V2 Work by African-American lyricist
C86 Cutter for lyricist
B989 Cutter for title

Sheet music by African-American composers

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Sheet
Music
V3 Work by African-American composer
B791 Cutter for composer
W15 Cutter for title

Sheet music about African-Americans

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Sheet
Music
V4 Work about African-Americans
G323 Cutter for composer
I11 Cutter for title

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X413 - Bibliographies and catalogs

The third line is a three-digit date followed by the initial letter of the main entry. Beginning in 2000, for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the date for the third line.

Example

Deodene, Frank.  Black American poetry since 1944; a preliminary checklist. 1971.

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
X413 Bibliographies and catalogs
971D Year of publication followed by initial letter of main entry
Zzan1 C1 - Broadsides

OBSOLETE. Class as year/number and use bein,ycal for location.

Zan2 - Anthologies

The third line is a three-digit date. Beginning in 2000 for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the
date for the third line. The fourth line is a Cutter number for the first word of the title.

Note: If another edition is already established in the old scheme, use the old scheme and add a letter at the end for the
appropriate edition.

Example of old form

Pereda Valdes, Ildefonso.  Antologia de la poesia negra americana, 1936. 

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan2 Anthology
936P Year of publication followed by initial letter of main entry.

Example of new form

Book of recent African-American poetry, 1998. 

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan2 Anthology
998 Year of publication
B644 Cutter for first word of title

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Zan3 - Collective biographies
The third line is a three-digit date followed by the initial letter of main entry. Beginning in 2000 for books first published after 1999, use all four digits of the date for the third line.

Example

Stull, Edith Gilbert. Unsung Black Americans, 1971. 

JWJ James Weldon Johnson Collection
Zan3 Collective biographies
971S Year of publication followed by initial letter of main entry

Zan5 - Photography
Obsolete.

Zan6 - History and criticism of Black and African-American literature
Obsolete.

Zan8 - Phonograph recordings, films, audio tapes, video tapes, and CDs
The second line consists of one of the following initial letters followed by a four-digit date and the first letter of the title.

A Audio tapes
C Compact disks
D Digital video disks
F Films
P Phonograph recordings
V Video tapes
Special notes and tracings

Add subject headings relating to African-Americans to works that would not normally have the tracings made.

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