LATIN AMERICAN TRACTS
(Approved for use February 9, 2000)

Scope |  Size |  Marking |  Classification |  Subjects

Scope

The Latin American Tracts collection contains pamphlets published in Latin America as well as pamphlets about Latin America published elsewhere. Do not class here pamphlets that are purely literary. Tracts are generally works of 100 pages or less, bound or unbound; however, the limitation of 100 pages is not rigid.  Pamphlets elsewhere will not be reclassed unless handled for other reasons. The general cataloging policies for monographs are followed.

Size
The size boundaries are:

Octavo:
up to 26 cm. high
up to 21 cm. wide
Quarto:
between 26 and 38 cm. high
between 21 and 25 cm. wide
Larger tracts are classed either in the Year/Number collection or in broadsides.

Marking

The following guidelines are used when marking volumes for Latin American Tracts.

  1. Mark on Yale bookplate when there is one, generally in the upper left corner.
  2. Mark on front cover, lower left hand corner, if in preservation wrappers.
  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.
  5. Mark the call number horizontally in the upper right corner of the folder.
NOTE: Do not mark call number on original wrappers.

Classification

Examples

El Vijia de la restauracion, 1842.
 

Latin 
American 
Tracts
Pamphlet published in or about Latin America
B6 Work relating to Bolivia
1842 Full imprint date
+V691 Cutter number based on main entry and preceded by "+" to indicate over-sized

Cuba. Laws, etc. Reglamento para los interpretes de real hacienda en la isla de Cuba, 1850.
 

Latin 
American 
Tracts
Pamphlet published in or about Latin America
C9 Work relating to Cuba
1850 Full imprint date
A43 Cutter number from arbitrary scheme for official publications 

Subjects

Table of Latin American Countries in One Alphabet 
(May add to if necessary)
Argentina A7
Bahamas B1
Barbados B2
Belize  B4
Bolivia B6
Brazil B7
Chile C5
Colombia C7
Costa Rica C8
Cuba  C9
Dominican Republic D7
Ecuador E2
French Guiana F9
Guatemala  G8
Guyana (British Guiana) G9
Haiti H2
Hondurus H7
Mexico M6
Nicaragua N5
Panama P2
Paraguay P3
Peru P5
Puerto Rico P9
Salvador S1
Surinam Dutch Guiana) S7
Uruguay U8
Venezuela V4

 
Arbitrary Scheme for Official publications
[no subheading]
A11-A12
Begins with A
A13-A14
B
A15-A16
C
A17-A22
Com.
A18
Congr.
A19
Const.
A20-A22
D
A23-A28
Dept.
A24-A25
Dir.
A26-A27
E
A29-A31
F-H
A32-A33
I
A34-A36
Inst.
A35 
J-K (Junta)
A37-A39
L
A40-A49
Laws
A41-A45
Leg.
A47-A48
M
A50-A59
Minist.
A51-A55
N
A60-A61
O
A62-A63
P (Presidente)
A64-A68
Q-R
A69-A70
S (incl. Sec.)
A71-80
T
A81-A90
Treaties
A82-A89
U-Z
A91-A99
Vicepres.
A94-A95

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