Special Collections provides special access points for early imprints falling within the following parameters:
European: before 1601.
Eastern U.S.: before 1820.
Western U.S., Latin American: before 1860.
California: before 1875.
All items cataloged following DCRM
The Mississippi River is the dividing line for the Eastern and Western United States.
Place of publication
Provide a 752 field for the place of printing/publication.
Examples: 752 England $d London.
752 United States $b New York $d Albany.
Note that "United States:" is used in $a for early U.S. imprints so as to collocate them instead of strewing them about by state name.
Name added entries
Trace the name of any printer, publisher, or other significant function found on the item. Many of these names are problematic to establish; consult "Authority work sources" procedure.
Reviewed Nov 17, 1998