H 2080  Sources

 

BACKGROUND:  The free-floating subdivision –Sources is used under historical topics, author-title and uniform title headings, certain types of literature headings, and headings for systems of law, for collections of writings such as documents, letters, etc., compiled for use by students, scholars, etc., in their research on the history of those topics, and for works discussing source materials of all types.  It is also used under names of persons for works discussing the individual's sources of ideas or inspiration for his endeavors or creative works and for collections of those source materials.  This instruction sheet provides guidelines for assigning this subdivision.

 

1.  History. 

 

Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under historical headings for collections or discussions of historical source materials.  The subdivision –Sources is used directly after headings and subdivisions that denote history or a historical event, or have an obvious historical connotation.  The subdivision –History–Sources, or –History–[period subdivision]–Sources is used after other headings to denote historical source materials.  See H 1647 for instructions on use of the subdivision –History and a discussion of headings and subdivisions that are treated as inherently historical.

 

a.  Collections.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources as a form subdivision under historical headings for collections of contemporary writings or records, such as legal documents, letters, diaries, family papers, etc., assembled at a later time to serve as source materials for use by students, scholars, etc., in their study or research on the subject. 

 

Examples:

 

Title:   Human documents of Adam Smith's time.

651 #0 $a Great Britain $x Economic conditions $y 1760-1860 $v Sources.

651 #0 $a Great Britain $x Social conditions $y 18th century $v Sources.

 

Title:   Documents illustrative of the Continental Reformation.

650 #0 $a Reformation $v Sources.

 

Title:   Dance as a theatre art : source readings in dance history from 1581 to the present.

650 #0 $a Dance $x History $v Sources.

 

Since the correspondence or diaries of an individual person may or may not be regarded as historical source material, depending on the viewpoint of the reader, do not add the subdivision –Sources or –History–Sources to the headings assigned to works of this type.  See H 1480 or H 1538 for instructions on assigning headings to the correspondence or diaries of individuals.

For the assignment of headings to collections of government documents, see H 1643 sec. 6.

 

b.  Discussions.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under historical headings for discussions of historical source materials of all types, including written, visual, moving image, oral, etc., materials. 

 

Examples:

 

Title:   A critical study of prehispanic source materials for the study of Philippine history.

651 #0 $a Philippines $x History $y To 1521 $x Sources.

 

Title:   Sport--a guide to historical sources in the UK.

650 #0 $a Sports $z Great Britain $x History $x Sources.

 

Title:   The sources of social and economic history of Rajasthan.

651 #0 $a Rajasthan (India) $x Social conditions $x Sources.

651 #0 $a Rajasthan (India) $x Economic conditions $x Sources.

 

 

2.  Individual works. 

 

Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under author-title or uniform title headings for individual works in any field for discussions of the sources used by the author or authors in writing the work. 

 

Examples:

 

630 00 $a Beowulf $x Sources.

630 00 $a Bible $x Sources.

600 10 $a Gibbon, Edward, $d 1737-1794. $t History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire $x Sources.

600 10 $a Shakespeare, William, $d 1564-1616. $t Hamlet $x Sources.

 

 

3.  Literature.

 

a.  General.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under literatures, including individual genres, for discussions of sources of ideas or inspiration for these literary works, for example, English poetry–Early modern, 1500-1700–Sources.

 

b.  Individual literary authors.  In accordance with H 1110, assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under names of individual literary authors for works discussing the individual's sources of ideas or inspiration for his literary works and for collections of those source materials, for example, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616–Sources.

 

 

4.  Names of persons. 

 

In accordance with H 1110, assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under names of persons for works discussing the individual's sources of ideas or inspiration for his endeavors or creative works, and for collections of those source materials. 

 

Example:

 

Title:   Fritz Eichenberg : artist on the witness stand.

600 10 $a Eichenberg, Fritz, $d 1901-1990 $x Sources.

600 10 $a Eichenberg, Fritz, $d 1901-1990 $x Psychology.

 

Do not further subdivide headings of the type [name of person]–[topic] by –Sources or –History–Sources.  For collections of source material on a special topic about a person, assign a heading of the type [name of person]–[topic], and the additional topical headings required by H 1110, sec. 8, subdivided by –Sources. 

 

Example:

 

Title:   Abraham Lincoln's views of slavery : documents.

600 10 $a Lincoln, Abraham, $d 1809-1865 $x Views on slavery.

650 #0 $a Slavery $z United States $x History $y l9th century $v Sources.

 

 

5.  Law.

 

a.  Systems of law.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under systems of law for works containing historical documents such as acts, customs, court decisions and records, jurists' writings, etc., that led to the formation of a particular legal system, and for works discussing these documents. 

 

Examples:

 

650 #0 $a Canon law $v Sources.

650 #0 $a Islamic law $v Sources.

650 #0 $a Law $z Burma $v Sources.

650 #0 $a Law, Cherokee $v Sources.

 

b.  Legal topics.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Sources under headings of the type [legal topic]–History for collections and discussions of documents serving as source materials for the history of the topic.  For collections, code –Sources $v; for discussions of sources, code –Sources $x. 

 

Examples:

 

650 #0 $a Feudal law $z Italy $x History $v Sources.

650 #0 $a Press law $z Uruguay $x History $x Sources.

650 #0 $a Educational law and legislation $z France $x History $x Sources.

650 #0 $a Slavery $x Law and legislation $z United States $x History $v Sources.

 

 

6.  Bibliographies and catalogs.

 

a.  Bibliographies.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Bibliography under headings of the type [topic]–Sources or [topic]–History–Sources for bibliographies of source materials on the topic. 

 

Examples:

 

650 #0 $a Crusades $x Sources $v Bibliography.

650 #0 $a Technology $x History $x Sources $v Bibliography.

 

b.  Catalogs.  Assign the free-floating subdivision –Catalogs under headings of the type [topic]–Sources–Bibliography or [topic]–History–Sources–Bibliography for catalogs of individual collections of source materials.  Assign additional headings, in accordance with the instructions in H 1361. 

 

Example:

 

Title:   Guide to the manuscript collections of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

650 #0 $a Society of Friends $z United States $x Manuscripts $v Catalogs.

650 #0 $a Society of Friends $z United States $x History $x Sources $v Bibliography $v Catalogs.

610 20 $a Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College $v Catalogs.