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NOTE (1/21/14): This classification no longer exists. Class newspapers as portfolio periodicals - the stack staff will put them in the vertical or horizontal shelves as appropriate.

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It is desirable to keep American newspapers arranged on the shelves in alphabetical order: 1) by state; 2) by city within state; 3) by title of newspaper.

This can only be done by adapting the usual scheme for the cataloging of serials as follows:

First element of call number:

APN (f APN, p APN); no chronological division necessary.

Second element of call number:

A letter for the state (see list below), followed by a letter for the city, thus:
M3B (M3 = Massachusetts, B = Boston)

Cities beginning with the same letter will require a number following the letter (B2 = Brookfield, Mass., etc.); this may occasionally result in a not strictly alphabetical arrangement of the cities, but this will be of no great importance.

Third element of call number:

A letter for the name of the newspaper (not taking account of the name of the city if it is used as a part of the name of the newspaper, i.e., use C for Boston Courier, not B); the letter to be followed by a regular 4-digit Cutter number, which should itself be followed by a letter when similarity of titles requires: D1437G = Daily Gazette; D 1437J = Daily Journal; D1437M = Daily Monitor; etc.

International newspapers:

For newspapers other than American, the second element arrangement will not be necessary; for these it will be sufficient to follow the usual periodical scheme, with the addition of the N to the first line of the call number (EPN, FPN, etc.), and with the Cutter number for the newspaper as the second line.

States of the Union:

A

Alabama

N

Nebraska

A2

Alaska

N2

Nevada

A3

Arizona

N3

New Hampshire

A4

Arkansas

N4

New Jersey

C

California

N5

New Mexico

C2

Colorado

N6

New York

C3

Connecticut

N7

North Carolina

D

Delaware

N8

North Dakota

D2

District of Columbia

O

Ohio

F

Florida

O2

Oklahoma

G

Georgia

O3

Oregon

H

Hawaii

P

Pennsylvania

I

Idaho

R

Rhode Island

I2

Illinois

S

South Carolina

I3

Indiana

S2

South Dakota

I4

Iowa

T

Tennessee

K

Kansas

T2

Texas

K2

Kentucky

U

Utah

L

Louisiana

V

Vermont

M

Maine

V2

Virginia

M2

Maryland

W

West Virginia

M3

Massachusetts

W2

Washington

M4

Michigan

W3

Wisconsin

M5

Minnesota

W4

Wyoming

M6

Mississippi

 

 

M7

Missouri