Numbers by country
in call nos.
U.S. and Canada cutters
for ind. authors
Princeton artist numbers
Candidates for this treatment include:
- Individual artists
Interpret this term broadly to include painters, sculptors,
graphic artists, furniture designers, potters, glassmakers, illustrators,
jewelry designers, textile designers, etc.
- Individual architects
- Individual corporate bodies (architectural firms, glass
design firms, etc.)
Hints for recognizing works that fall into this category
Personal name in the 600 field. Often this name will
be followed by the subdivision: --Exhibitions or --Catalogs.
Usually this name will also appear in a 100 or 700 field
and often in the title as well.
The LC call number will have two cutters with the
first cutter being for the artist or architect.
Classification for individual artist or architect works
- LC/PCC numbers are accepted as is for all locations.
- Member copy (with or without call numbers) and original cataloging follow these steps:
Check the artist's name in the Princeton Artists File (PAF)
- If found, use that number and add a second cutter and date, following these guidelines:
Exhibitions of works by a single artist: A4 + [date]
[Check shelflist in Voyager to see if there are multiple exhibitions in one year, then add a suffix in alphabetical order to distinguish exhibitions with the same dates; e.g.
Works that are not exhibitions: following the flow chart, add a 3 digit second cutter + [date]
- If not found in the Artists file , check Voyager to make sure that a number has not already been assigned for the artists by doing a subject search on their name.
- If a number is found in Voyager, use it assigning a cutter as described above.
- If a number is not found in Voyager, check in LC's catalog. If no number is found there, assign a new number based on their primary genre (painting, sculpture, etc.). If their primary genre is not clear, assign a number in the N classification for individual artists from their country.
Note: artists who are also known as musicians, actors, writers, etc. should receive an "N" number so art material won't be classified in M, P, J etc.