Geographic Areas for Western Americana
Here are the authorized geographical headings that are most heavily used in Western Americana cataloging, both as 651 and as ‡z subfields. These are arranged roughly in geographical sequence from east to west.
|AUTHORIZED - LC Geographic Headings||INCLUDES||CLASS|
|West (U.S.)||United States west of the Mississippi||Zc10|
|Canada, Western||British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (Works dealing collectively with them)||Zc90|
|Middle West||Region of the United States between the Rocky Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River and the southern border of Missouri and Kansas, generally including the states of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.|
|Northwest, Old||Between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Great Lakes.||Zc20|
the southwestern part of the United States before the cessions of land
from Mexico following the Mexican War. It includes Louisiana, Texas,
Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri.
|Great Plains||Region of North America extending from the Rio Grande in the south to the Mackenzie River Delta in the north and occupying an area extending approximately 400 miles eastward from the Rocky Mountains, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana, as well as parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories of Canada.||Zc10
corresponds to the old Spanish province of New Mexico, including the present
Arizona, New Mexico, southern Colorado, Utah, Nevada and California.
WA - Also includes Texas.
|Northwest Coast of North America||Coastal region extending from Northern California to Southern Alaska.||Zc70|
|Pacific Coast (U.S)||Zc70|
|Pacific Coast (North America)||Zc70|
|Northwest, Pacific||Old Oregon country, comprising the present states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, parts of Montana and Wyoming and the province of British Columbia||
|Northwestern States||Northern part of the United States between the Great Lakes or Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean.||Zc20|
|Northwest, Canadian||Area of Canada west of Ontario and Hudson Bay.||Zc90|
Authorized froms of states:
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