Anna Marble Pollock Memorial Library of Books about Cats
(Approved for use January 10, 2000)
The nucleus of the Anna Marble Pollock Memorial Library of Books about Cats was given to Yale by Carl Van Vechten in 1948. Van Vechten began collecting cat books while writing his The Tiger in the House (1920). The collection is named in honor of Anna Marble Pollock, who shared Van Vechten's love of cats. For more information see Carl Van Vechten's article, "Puss in books," in the Yale Library Gazette, v.23, no.4, pp. 175-180. The collection continues to grow through additional gifts.
SizeThe size boundaries are:
- up to 25 cm. high (and gaylords slightly over 25 cm. high)
- up to 23 cm. wide
- between 25 and 37 cm. high
- between 23 and 27 cm. wide
- over 37 cm. high
- over 28 cm. wide
The following guidelines are used when marking volumes in Pollock:
Class as a name collection and use a sequential numbering scheme for monographs and serials.
|Octavo||beinycal ‡h Pollock ‡i 843|
|Quarto||beinycal ‡h Pollock ‡i +31|
|Folio||beinycal ‡k Folio ‡h Pollock ‡i 3|
|Octavo||beinycal ‡h Pollock ‡i S62|
|Quarto||beinycal ‡h Pollock ‡i +S4|
|Folio||beinycal ‡k Folio‡h Pollock ‡i S3|
Special notes and tracings.
Add subject headings relating to cats to works that would not normally have the tracings made.
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