YALE COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA
Zc17-19 -- Railroads

(Approved for use 9/20/2000)

Scope |  Classification |  Table of Railroads

Scope

Classification

The call numbers for railroad materials are created like those in the rest of the Western Americana collection. The primary difference is the use of a cutter for the name of the railroad or a geographic area before the last line of the call number. The one exception are works classed in Zc17.

Zc17  -- General works

Example

Whitney, Asa. National railroad connecting the Atlantic and Pacific, [1845].

Zc17 General work about railroads
845wh Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zc18 -- Railroads by locality

A11 Mississippi-Missouri Valley
A12 Southwest
A13 Pacific Coast
A14 Canadian Northwest
Example

Laws of Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, relating to rates for services or railroads, 1874.

Zc18 Work about railroads in a specific locality
A11 Work pertains to railroads in the Mississippi Valley
874La Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zcl9 -- Individual lines, A-Z

a     Charters, acts of incorporation, and works related specifically to them
b-g Serials. There is no third line in the call number
h Miscellaneous pamphlets that don't fit elsewhere
i Surveys of route and other engineering material (See scope note at top)
j Timetables. Each railroad should have one collection level record that contains all the timetables relating to that railroad. The piece is marked with a sequential number on the last line. Always include a 505 formatted contents note, using a title from the item in hand.. If appropriate, a cataloger may also create an individual record (see below).
k General works, history, finance, investigations, the railroad's land grants, etc.
m Guides. Guides are limited to the railroad itself; descriptions of the country the railroad passes through are classed with the geographic area

 

Examples

Crawford, S. J. (Samuel Johnson). Argument before the Commissioner of the General Land Office in the matter of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe land grant, 1883.

Zc19 Work about a specific railroad
At3k Work about the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad's land grant
883cr Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company. In the desert sun 'round Phoenix this winter, 1937.
"Again this winter, from December 14 to March 5, the Chief will carry a through air-conditioned Phoenix Pullman four times each week"

Zc19 Work about a specific railroad
At3m Guide for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company
937m Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Timetables

Occasionally timetables were cataloged individually, and classed with the third line having the date and the first two letters of the main entry. Effective 16 March 2011: as catalogers encounter these railroad timetables, they should be added to the collection level record, if one exists, and reclassed using sequential numbering on the third line. Individual catalog records should be kept, but make the following changes to the MFHD: update the call number to the sequential numbering sequence, give the former call number in a reclassed note, and add an 856 link to the collection level record. There will be one item record (barcode) for each box. As boxes are added the enumeration field should be used to show the sequential numbering of the previous box.

Collection level record contents note
505 0 0 ‡g [1] ‡t Official overland time table July 1878 -- ‡g [2] [Map title from verso] ‡t Great central Iowa route via Des Moines and Rock Island -- ‡g [3] ‡t Great overland route for California, Oregon, Australia, China and Japan -- ‡g [4] ‡t May, 1879 Chicago Rock Island and Pacific R.R. the direct route to Kansas.‡g [5] ‡t Great overland route for California, Oregon -- ‡g [6] ‡t Great overland route for California, Oregon -- ‡g [7] ‡t Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, rate of fare to local points on C.R.I. & P. and U.P.R.R. -- ‡g [8] ‡t Cent'l Iowa short line route across the continent.

 

Collection level record MFHD
852 8 1 ‡b beinwa ‡h Zc19 ‡i +C44j

 

Item level record MFHD
852 8 1 ‡b beinwa ‡h Zc19 ‡i +C44j 8 ‡x Recl. from Zc19 C44j 880ch; rbt/jmg; 3/2011
856 4 2 ‡u http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/ ‡z Click here for circulation status or to request

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