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  • Main Title Rules for a Dictionary Catalog
  • Series Title U.S. Bureau of Education. Special report on public libraries--pt. II


  • Author: Cutter, Charles A. (Charles Ammi), 1837-1903
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Librarian of the Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass.
  • Author: United States. Bureau of Education.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Editor: Cutter, W. P. (William Parker), 1867-1935
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Author: Ford, Worthington Chauncey, 1858-1941
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Author: Phillips, Philip Lee, 1857-1924
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Author: Sonneck, Oscar George Theodore, 1873-1928
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: United States. Government Printing Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1904
  • Digitized: 2006-11-20


  • English


  • Content Description: Volume of cataloging rules created prior to the widespread availability of Library of Congress cataloging. Includes definitions and instructions on entry and style. Additional articles describe cataloging of special publications such as manuscripts, music, and maps and atlases.
  • Physical Description: 173 p. ; 23 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Cataloging.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Catalogs, Dictionary.

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States
  • Coverage Date: 1876/1904


  • Edition: 4


  • Name: Government Documents General Collection
    Code: UNTGOV


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Book


  • Text


  • OCLC: 1619992
  • Government Documents No.: I 16.2:L 61/5
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1048


  • Display Note: First issued as pt. 2 of the 1876 Special report; 2d edition, 1889; 3d edition, 1891. "No liberties whatever have been taken with the manuscript left by the author. The Appendix has been shortened by the omission of all rules [except those for imprint] and of the list of reference books. The articles on the cataloging of special material have been added [1. Manuscripts, by W.C. Ford. 2. Music, by O.G. Sonneck. 3. Maps and atlases, by P. Lee Phillips]" "Whole Number 340"
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