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Call numbers are unique designations used to identify and locate materials in the library collection. "Call number" is synonymous with shelfmark for Folger purposes (we're trying always to use "call number" these days). See MARC 852 Location for fuller instructions on MARC encoding of all the elements relating to the location of an item. Call numbers are distinct from Accession numbers, but because many derive from six-digit accession numbers, they are easily confused. Changes to call numbers are best avoided, but will be made in exceptional circumstances. See List of call number changes for known updates.

Note that parenthetical shelf size designations like (folio), (flat), (size XS), etc. are considered call number suffixes rather than part of the call number itself, so it's okay to omit them from citations, exhibition labels, the physical item, etc. The suffix is not needed to disambiguate call numbers (unlike "copy 1" and "copy 2") and is subject to change as shelving heights and folder sizes change.

If the item is so imperfect as to be only a fragment, include the word "fragment" in the call number.

"Please consult Reading Room staff"

When the phrase "Please consult Reading Room staff" shows up as the call number in Hamnet, it usually means the item has been ordered but not yet received in Acquisitions, or has arrived but is still in Acquisitions. Sometimes it means there's a coding error in the record. The phrase is automatically generated when the holdings record does not have a subfield "h" in the MARC 852 field, or when it has a blank subfield "h".

Hamnet label Hamnet text What it means
Location:
Call Number:
Order Information:
Deck C-Vault
Please Consult Reading Room staff
1 Ordered as of 11-13-2003
On order, but not yet received
Location:
Call Number:
Order Information:
Deck C-Vault
Please Consult Reading Room staff
1 Received as of 02-05-2004
Received, but not yet accessioned
Location:
Call Number:
Order Information:
Item note:
Deck C-Vault
Please Consult Reading Room staff
1 Received as of 01-05-2004
260146
Received and accessioned, but not yet ready for dispersal
Location:
Call Number:
Status:
Item note:
Deck C-Vault
Please Consult Reading Room staff
In process as of 02-05-2004
260146
Accessioned and on a dispersal truck in the Deck A lock-up
or
Signed out to a cataloger from a dispersal truck
Note to staff: search item in Aeon to find out which
Location:
Call Number:
Status:
Deck C-Vault
Please Consult Reading Room staff
Not Charged
Something is mis-coded or missing in the holdings record; go to MARC View or open the record in the Cataloging module to see if there are any clues

Preferred font

When making flags and box labels, prefer Palatino Linotype.

Capitalization, spacing, and punctuation

The examples below are authoritative.

Size designations

General shelving on Decks B and C accommodate the following three sizes: quarto (the default size), folio, and flat (or broadside). These are standardized size designations that should not be confused with bibliographic format (folio, quarto, octavo, etc.). Sizes are indicated either by the final letter of the call number (for accession books), by the call number itself (for manuscripts and some art, e.g. "V.a. 108" is a quarto-size manuscript, V.b.108 is a folio-size manuscript), or as a parenthetical suffix at the end of the call number (for some art and all other printed books).

  • Quarto: up to and including 30 cm
  • Folio: 30.1 cm - 50 cm; oblong with width 23.1 cm and up
  • Flat: 50.1 cm & up; any item whose housing cannot safely hold its weight upright on the shelf.

Parenthetical size designations should be written on flags, but do not need to be written onto the item itself (size designations are subject to change, so the less crossing-out the better).

Writing the call number on the item

Write the call number in an extra soft ("1" or "B") pencil, making sure the point isn't so sharp that it would damage the paper. Do not erase old call numbers: instead, cross them out. If you make a mistake and need to erase, use a non-abrasive eraser (e.g., MagicRub™ or Staedtlar Mars™).

The Reading Room uses the location of the written call number on bound volumes as an additional check on its proper location (vault or open stacks). In vault books, the call number is written at the back of the book; in open stacks books, the call number is written on the verso of the title page.

Omit the parenthetical size designation from the item itself (but do include it on flags)

Bound volumes and Broadsides

  • Vault: near the upper, outer edge of the inside back cover whenever possible. Otherwise, use any free space where the call number will be conspicuous and won't stress the spine, such as the upper, outer edge of the last page of the book. (Hint for remembering preferred location: needs to be a place that both right-handed and left-handed people can reach easily with a pencil, and needs to be a place that Reading Room staff can check against the flag and call slip without having to open it all the way)
    • When cataloging Sammelbands classified by STC or Wing number, write the corresponding number on the back of each work, in addition to writing the call number for the whole volume at the back of the binding. Care must be taken to distinguish the bibliography number pertaining to a single work from the call number for the whole book.
    • Broadsides: verso, upper right corner (i.e., "upper outer" if it were the back paste down of a book, to keep printed text procedure the same for bound and unbound)
  • Open stacks: title page verso


For unbound Art and Manuscripts see the appropriate section, below.

Archives

Policy in development. For now, if it has an accession number, add "Archives" after the accession number, and make the location code either "DeckC-Arch" (if it should not display in Hamnet, e.g. if it's a copy of a Folger publication being kept in reserve as a pristine object, with other copies available for circulation) or "Archives" (if it should display in Hamnet).

Art

Location of call numbers

Write the call number of an art item:

  • on the back side, lower left corner of the item itself (usually a print or drawing) using an extra soft ("1" or "B") pencil
  • on the front, lower left corner of its folder using an extra hard ("4" or "2H" pencil)

If there are multiple items, write "item 1 of 4," etc., as necessary.

Write call numbers as follows:

ART Vol. f255

ART Box a124 no.1

ART File s528a4 no.14

Standard folder sizes

Size Mylar dimensions Exterior dimensions
XS 8 x 10-1/2 in. 8-1/2 x 11 in.
S 10-1/2 x 13-1/2 in. 11 x 14 in.
M 13-1/2 x 17-1/2 in. 14 x 18 in.
L 17-1/2 x 23-1/2 in. 18 x 24 in.
XL 22-1/2 x 27-1/8 in. 23 x 27-5/8 in.
XXL no mylar 31 x 44 in.
XXXL custom custom

Rationale for folder sizes: intended to correspond with standard sizes of pull-out drawers, but dimensions of the drawers changed after initial design.

When recording size-based call numbers in the holdings record, add the size designation in a subfield ‡m: 852 8 ‡b DeckB-Art ‡h ART 269197 ‡m (size M) ‡j 269197

Uncataloged accessions

ART 252173 (realia) (no designation of whether it's Craven or not: that comes from the catalog record)
ART 241532 (size S) (for prints and drawings in the first room)
ART 246171 (framed) (for framed works; indication of where they're hanging will usually be in Hamnet, but not as part of the call number)
ART 123456 (poster) (for posters, stored rolled on Deck C, opposite the elevator)
ART 242177s (for prints in the Craven collection, in the second room, where the s, m, l, or xl at the end of the number indicates what size paper folder it's in)
ART 242306 (Craven size L) (for re-housed prints in the Craven collection, in the second room)

The distinction between ART xxxxxx and xxxxxx ART no longer applies (it used to indicate degree of cataloging, but that has been replaced by a code in the MARC record). Acc. number call numbers are being converted to ART xxxxxx plus a size designation as they come up.

Cataloged accessions

ART 241- 532 (size S) (for cataloged prints and drawings in the first room)
ART 268- 458 (realia)

Cutter-based call numbers

(For full list of ART Box and ART File Cutters for Shakespeare's works, see Shakespeare cutters for art)

ART Box C439.5 no.3 (size L)
ART Box D653.5 no.1 part 6 (size S)
ART Box J48 no.17 (restricted) (fragile item, not to be given out; digital image available. Shelved in lower right drawers of map cases on Deck C, opposite elevator)
ART File G241 no.2 (size XS)
ART File B621 no.2 PHOTO (size S)
ART File L847t1 C1 no.3 (size S)
ART File S528m5 no.3 copy 1 (size M)
ART File S899h2 no.27 part 10 PHOTO (size XS)

Other call numbers, alphabetically

ART Flat a26 no.3 (ART Flat will only ever be a, b, c, or d)
ART Flat a: volumes too big to store upright, but relatively lightweight (and therefore on upper shelves): now closed
ART Flat b: ditto, but heavier (and therefore shelved below the "ART Flat a" volumes): now closed
ART Flat c: flat items requiring just one shelf-depth of compact shelving when spine-out (i.e. <14")
ART Flat d: flat items requiring pass-through on compact shelving when spine-out one-depth shelving won't work (i.e. >14”)
ART Inv. 1004 ART Inv. numbers are pseudo-accession numbers that sometimes also act as call numbers, and can be associated with material in any format
ART Vol. b45 no.24 (ART Vol. will only ever be a, b, c, d, e, or f; always lower-case)
ART Vol. a: artistically altered published quartos (usually extra-illustrated; sometimes drawings directly on the pages)
ART Vol. b: artistically altered published folios (usually extra-illustrated; sometimes drawings directly on the pages)
ART Vol. c: unpublished art quartos (e.g. scrapbooks, photo albums, sketch books)
ART Vol. d: unpublished art folios (ditto)
ART Vol. e: published quartos cataloged as art (e.g. livres d'artiste, published books of plates, pictorial works)
ART Vol. f: published folios cataloged as art (ditto)
ART Vol. c91 no.6a (always a lower-case letter in the suffix)
Coin Env. 101
Figurine no.12
FPs5 (FP indicates a framed, or formerly framed, painting -- or what was formerly thought to be a painting. Sighhhhh. The letter following FP will only ever be a, b, m, or s)
Wood no.7

Ex.Ills.

Extra-illustrated books (Note that Ex.ill. call numbers are being replaced as the items get cataloged and moved to their appropriate homes in the cage, art or manuscript collections)

PN2598.G3 F5 Ex.ill. copy 4 v.8 no.5

Audiovisual materials

AV materials receive sequential call numbers based on format. The collection includes about a dozen media formats, which are numbered separately; some of these are only represented in card catalogs and are not yet searchable in Hamnet.

Format Call no. prefix In Hamnet?
compact disc CD yes
CD-ROM CD-ROM yes
VHS or Beta tape VCR mostly
DVD or DVD-ROM DVD yes
reel-to-reel tape (various speeds) MP no
vinyl/phonograph record (various speeds) PR no
cassette tape T.R.C. some

See the AV shelflist (Folger staff only) for most recent call numbers.

The AV collection includes both stand-alone releases, and items included with a print publication (e.g., a facsimile of sheet music with a recording of the music). Note supplemental AV items in a 300 ‡e (you may include an additional 300 field instead if the AV item is an integral component of the manifestation), and add them as a distinct holding from the print item.

Example: print book accompanied by CD

852 0 ‡b DeckB-Mod ‡h ML172 ‡i .M85 2013 ‡m (folio)

852 8 ‡b DeckB-AV ‡h CD 560

[format prefix][space][sequential number]

Plain text MARC encoding On item label
CD-ROM 93
 852 8_ ǂb DeckB-Page ǂh CD-ROM 93
CD-ROM
93
DVD 331
 852 8_ ǂb DeckB-AV ǂh DVD 331
DVD
331

Books

Uncataloged accessions

[Collection abbreviation, if any][space][6-digit accession number][space][size designation in parentheses, if other than quarto]

Plain text MARC encoding On flag
Simple uncataloged accession book
267544
 852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh 267544
267544
261577 (folio)
 852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh 261577 ǂm (folio)	
261577 (folio)	
Sh.Col. 267296 (folio)
 852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh Sh.Col. 267296 ǂm (folio)	
Sh.Col. 261577 (folio)	

Call numbers derived from accession number

On July 1, 1979, catalogers began to use call numbers derived from accession numbers for vault books other than STCs, Wings, Sh.Cols., and Incunabula. In other words, books that previously would have been given Library of Congress call numbers and the suffix "Cage" or "As.Col." at the time of cataloging would now be shelved in accession number order. (Later, Wings and Sh.Cols. also started to be shelved by accession number).

[Collection abbreviation, if any][space] [first three digits][hyphen][space][last three digits][size indication: q, f, or b]

Plain text MARC encoding On flag
Simple accession call number
159- 261f
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh 159- 261f
159- 
261f
Sammelband
259- 482q item 2 (current style)
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh 259- 482q item 2
259- 
482q
259- 482.2q (old style)
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh 259- 482.2q
259- 
482q
Shakespeare Collection folio
Sh.Col. 267- 296f
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh Sh.Col. 267- 296f 
Sh.Col.
267-
296f

STC call numbers

["STC" #][space]["copy" #]["item" #] [size designation]

If the item in hand is only a fragment (e.g. just a title page) add "fragment" after the copy number (or after the STC number, if there are no other copies in the collection). As of August 2016, this is being done retrospectively for previously-cataloged fragments.

N.B. STC call numbers assigned before the second edition of A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475-1640 was published sometimes differ from the STC (2nd ed.) number. Sometimes this is because the second edition replaced the old number with a new one, and sometimes because the title in question was only in the second edition, not the first, so at the time of cataloging, Folger staff had to devise a pseudo-STC number. Systematic updating of Folger STC call numbers to match STC (2nd ed.) began in March 2016. See Ghost Busters: Eliminating non-existent STC numbers for Early English Books for more information.

Plain text MARC encoding On flag
Simple STC
STC 22276
852 8_ ǂb DeckB-STC ǂh STC 22276
STC
22276
Folio STC
STC 23048 (folio)
852 8_ ǂb DeckB-STC ǂh STC 23048 ǂm (folio) 
 STC
23048
(folio)
STC bound with another STC
STC 3418 Bd.w. STC 3416 copy 2
852 8_ ǂb DeckB-STC ǂh STC 3418 Bd.w. STC 3415 copy 2
STC
3415
copy 2
STC 14751 copy 8 Bd.w. STC 26145 copy 2 (folio)
852 8_ ǂb DeckB-STC ǂh STC 14751 Bd.w. STC 26145 copy 2 ǂm (folio) 
 STC
26145
copy 2
(folio)
Wing bound with an STC
J319 copy 2 Bd.w. STC 21945
852 8_ ǂb DeckB-STC ǂh J319 copy 2 Bd.w. STC 21945 
STC
21945
Non-STC or Wing item bound with an STC

Note: Wing-era items not in Wing (and therefore without a Wing number) fall into this category

STC 21945 item 16
852 8_ ǂb DeckB-STC ǂh STC 21945 item 16
STC 
21945

Cataloged Wings

["Wing" #][space]["item" #]["copy" #]["v."# (no space after period)][size designation]
"Cataloged Wings" refers to classification based on Wing number, now frozen.

As of August 2016, if the item in hand is only a fragment (e.g. just a title page) the word "fragment" is being added retrospectively after the copy number (or after the Wing number, if there are no other copies in the collection).

N.B. Like STC call numbers, call numbers based on Wing number sometimes differ from the published Wing number. For example, all Fourth Folios are shelved under S2915 even though some are Wing (2nd ed.) S2916 and others are Wing (2nd ed.) 2917.

Plain text MARC encoding On flag
Simple cataloged Wing
J613.2
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh J613.2
J613.2
Wing bound with another Cataloged Wing
H1049 copy 2 Bd.w. H1521
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh H1049 copy 2 Bd.w. H1521
H1521
Non-STC or Wing item bound with a Cataloged Wing

Note: Wing-era items not in Wing (and therefore without a Wing number) fall into this category

M417 item 11
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh M417 item 11
M417

Library of Congress call numbers

[Classification number (including first cutter number if there are two)][space][Item number (the rest of the call number up to and including the date)][space]["copy" #][space]["v."# (no space after period)][space][Collection or office location, if any][Size designation in parentheses, if other than quarto]

For incomplete multi-volume sets, add the volume number to the call number. If the copy comprises only a fragment from one volume, include "fragment" in the call number.

If the Folger acquires multiple copies of a book, generally designate the Open Stacks copy as "copy 1" unless otherwise directed.

Plain text MARC encoding On flag
One cutter number
PQ501.G4 1825 Cage
852 0_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh PQ501 ǂi .G4 1825 Cage
PQ
501
G4
1825
Cage
Two cutter numbers
PN2598.G3 M7 1801 Cage
852 0_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh PN2598.G3 ǂi M7 1801 Cage
PN
2598
G3
M7
1801
Cage
LC-like Folger call number without cutter
PR2823 1821a copy 2 Sh.Col.
852 0_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh PR2823 ǂi 1821a copy 2 Sh.Col.
PR
2823
1821 
copy 2
Sh.Col.
Sammelband
PR1241.R6 v.10 item 3 Cage
852 0_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh PR1241 ǂi .R6 v.10 item 3 Cage
PR
1241
R6
v.10
Cage
Incomplete multi-volume sets
PR2752 1714a copy 4 v.8 Sh.Col.

Note: we have only v. 8 of this set

852 0_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh PR2752 ǂi 1714a copy 4 v.8 Sh.Col.
PR
2752 
1714a 
copy 4 
v.8 
Sh.Col.
PR2752 1714a copy 6 v.5 fragment Sh.Col.

Note: copy 6 contains only one play out of several in one volume of this multi-volume set.

852 0_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh PR2752 ǂi 1714a copy 6 v.5 fragment Sh.Col.
PR
2752
1714a 
copy 6 
v.5 
fragment 
Sh.Col.
Copy number, office location, and size designation
QK41 .M49 1999 copy 2 Art Cur. (folio)
852 0_ ǂb DeckA-Art ǂh QK41 ǂi .M49 1999 copy 2 Art Cur. ǂm (folio)
QK
41
M49
1999
copy 2
Art Cur.
(folio)
Volume number and size designation
Z117 .C65 1980 ǂm (folio)
852 0_ ǂb DeckB-Mod ǂh Z117 .C65 1980 ǂm (folio)
Z
117
C65
1980
v.2
(folio)
Copy and volume number
PR2753.P47 1999 copy 2 v.3
852 0_ ǂb DeckB-Mod ǂh PR2753 ǂi .P47 1999 copy 2 v.3
PR
2753
P47
copy 2
v.3

Common collection and office location suffixes for LC call numbers

Note: Location suffixes are the last element of the ‡i. See MARC 852 Location ‡b Sublocation or collection for full list.

Acq. Dept. 	
Book Cur. 	
Cage 	
Cat. Dept. 
Cons. Lab	
Deck A Ref.
Ms. Cur. 	
R.R. 	
R.R. Balcony 	
Sh.Col.

Size designations for LC call numbers

Note: Size designations follow the ‡i in a ‡m

(folio)
(flat)

Sh.Misc.

Sh.Misc.[space][sequential number][space][(size designation)]

Plain text MARC encoding On flag
Sh.Misc. 2250 (flat)
 852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh Sh.Misc. 2250 ǂm (flat)

Sh.Misc.
2250
(flat)

Electronic resources

Off-line resources: abbreviated form of the material type (e.g. "CD-ROM" followed by the next number in sequence. See Audiovisual materials on this page for more information.

On-line resources:

Plain text MARC encoding
For access, follow the Linked Resources hyperlink
 852 8_ ǂb EleRes ǂh For access, follow the Linked Resources hyperlink

Manuscripts

Outline of currently used call numbers

Call numbers in italics have not been added to since the 1950s, but remain as legacies.
Call numbers ending in "a" designate bound manuscripts smaller than ten inches.
Call numbers ending in "b" designate bound manuscripts taller or wider than ten inches.
Call numbers ending in "c" or "d" designate unbound material.

NOTE: Manuscript numbers are assigned based on both the housing of the manuscript and its size. For unbound manuscripts housed in standard folders, assign call numbers based on the size of the manuscript as detailed in this section. For manuscripts which are unbound but are housed in book-like containers (and are likely to be shelved upright, as opposed to shelved flat like folders), assign a call number based on the housing (e.g., a V.a. number instead of an X.c. number).

Pre-1701 manuscripts:

  • C.c.1: papers of Jacob Tonson
  • E.a. and E.b.: commonplace books, miscellanies, diaries, accounts, science
  • F.c.: correspondence
  • G.a., G.b., and G.c.: government, history, geography, topography, law, land-transfer, heraldry, genealogy
  • H.a. and H.b.: non-dramatic literature
  • J.a. and J.b.: drama, dramatists, stage
  • K.a. and K.b.: church, religion, theology, clergy
  • L.a., L.b., L.c., L.d., L.e., and L.f.: large collections (respectively: Bagot, Loseley, Newdigate, Bacon-Townsend, Ferrers of Tamworth, and E. Williams watermark collection)
  • V.a. and V.b.: bound manuscripts
  • X.c.: unbound correspondence
  • X.d.: unbound non-correspondence
  • Z.c.: deeds, arranged by county
  • Z.d.: awkwardly-shaped manuscripts, smaller
  • Z.e.: awkwardly-shaped manuscripts, larger

Post-1700 manuscripts:

  • C.a., C.b., and C.c. (except C.c.1, see above): correspondence (late 18th century - 19th century)
  • D.a. and D.b.: drama: plays, books about plays (non-Shakespeare) (18th century - 20th century)
  • L.g.: Mrs. Garrick correspondence (18th century -19th century)
  • M.a and M.b.: miscellanies, notebooks, commonplace books, accounts, lists, compilations (18th century -19th century)
  • N.a. and N.b.: non-dramatic literary compositions, works on literature (18th century -19th century)
  • S.a., S.b., and S.d.: Shakespeare (18th century - 20th century)
  • T.a. and T.b.: theater, stage, actors, prompt-books, parts (18th century - 20th century)
  • W.a. and W.b.: bound manuscripts, post-1700
  • Y.c.: unbound correspondence, post-1700
  • Y.d.: unbound non-correspondence, post-1700

Location of call number

As of 2014, call numbers should be placed:

  • For unbound manuscripts, write the call number with an extra soft ("1" or "B") pencil on the recto, upper right, of the item
    • Write the call number on each individual loose sheet in the folder, and specify "1 of 2," etc. for multiple sheets that have the same call number.
    • Also write the number on the front cover, lower left, of the folder or envelope.

Y.c.123(7) [1 of 2]

Y.c.123(7) [2 of 2]

  • For bound manuscripts, write the call number with an extra soft ("1" or "B") pencil on near the upper, outer edge of the inside back cover whenever possible. Otherwise, use any free space where the call number will be conspicuous and won't stress the spine, such as the upper, outer edge of the last page of the book. (Hint for remembering preferred location: needs to be a place that both right-handed and left-handed people can reach easily with a pencil, and needs to be a place that Reading Room staff can check against the flag and call slip without having to open it all the way)

Older materials may have call numbers in different locations because of variations in processing guidelines.

Formulating manuscript call numbers

[Capital letter][Period][Lowercase letter][Period][Number]

Y.c.7

(NB. "bound" means "shelved upright like a book" and "unbound" means "shelved in a standard four-flap folder in a box with other four-flap folders")

V.a: pre-1701 bound manuscripts, quarto
V.b: pre-1701 bound manuscripts, folio
W.a: post-1700 bound manuscripts, quarto
W.b: post-1700 bound manuscripts, folio
X.c: pre-1701 unbound correspondence
X.d: pre-1701 unbound non-correspondence
Y.c: post-1700 unbound correspondence
Y.d: post-1700 unbound non-correspondence
Z.c: deeds, arranged by county
Z.d: awkwardly-shaped MSS, smaller
Z.e: awkwardly-shaped MSS, larger

If parenthetical items follow, then
[Capital letter][Period][Lowercase letter][Period][Number][space][Left parenthesis][Number][Dash][Number][Right parenthesis]. Under current practice, only use parenthetical items for unbound materials (X.c, X.d, Y.c, Y.d, Z.c call numbers)

Y.c.7 (1-11) 

All volumes in multi-volume sets go under a single call number

W.a.273, v. 1-13

In some cases the page or folio number will also appear in the call number:

W.b.464, fol. 11
Y.d.121, fol. 14v
W.b.492, no. 39
W.a.168, after p. 350
W.b.472, p. 51
W.a.255, front endleaf
W.a.255, front endleaf 13v-14
W.a.255, back endleaf 2r 
V.b.66, section 3, fol. 1-2

And for multiple items after or before the page or folio number:

V.b.264, after p. 434 item 1
V.b.264, after p. 434 item 2

When 2 or more items on the same page are cataloged separately, add a letter to differentiate the call numbers:

W.b.467, fol. 48r (a)
W.b.467, fol. 48r (b) 

Multiple works bound together (one or more types of material, one of which is mss.) with distinct foliation/pagination (see Sammelbands)

V.a.593 item 1 
Comment: mss. item
V.a.593 item 2 
Comment: printed item

Single printed title interleaved or otherwise thoroughly integrated with significant manuscript content (to be used when the ms. content is significant enough that it warrants its own catalog record)

M.a.16 ǂm (printed content)
M.a.16 ǂm (ms. content)
ART Vol. d3-4 ǂm (pictorial content)
ART Vol. d3-4 ǂm (ms. content)

Promptbooks
[PROMPT][space][play abbreviation with initial capital][period][space][number]

PROMPT
2 Hen.IV
4 
 PROMPT Ham. 83 

Shelved in Manuscript Map Cases on Deck C

852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh X.d.85 ǂm Map case ǂj cs998 ǂx JFP 
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh V.b.323 (1) ǂj MS Add 891 ǂx ly 198709
852 8_ ǂb DeckC-Rare ǂh V.b.323 (2) ǂm Map case ǂj MS Add 891 ǂx ly 198709 

Uncataloged manuscripts, pre-2005
Note: These call numbers are obsolete and were replaced with mss call numbers during the Mss Mellon Grant, 2007-2010.

MS Add 231

Special collections

Uncataloged accessions
The following goes in the 852 ǂh:

six-digit accession number preceded by "PLAYBILL" or "PROGRAM" or "SCRAPBOOK" as appropriate

Note: Playbills are single-page items; programs are multi-page items: don't be confused by programs with the series title "Playbill" or "Stagebill" -- they're still programs, not playbills.

Old call numbers

Furniture 4-1 
(non-collection furniture conserved by Bruce Schuettinger)
BILL Box G2 D84 1754-55, no. 1 
(loose playbill, listed in playbill card catalog)
BILL Vol. G2 D84 1801-02 
(bound volume of playbills, listed in playbill card catalog)
Henderson W7:53 
(53rd playbill in box 7 of the Waverley playbills in the Henderson Collection)
Scrp.Bk. B.9.1
Scrp.Bk. 254822

Still to come

  • other furniture
  • tapestries
  • etc.

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