PR, PS, PZ ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE JUVENILE BELLES LETTRES: y> Library of Congress Classification 1998 EDITION Prepared by the Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Library Services Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, Washington, D.C. .
o I \j^\C9-\N\ ^ The additions and changes in Class PR, PS, PZ adopted while this work was in press will be cumulated and printed in List 273 of LC Classification—Additions and Changes Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Library of Congress. Library of Congress classification. PR, PS, PZ. English and American literature and juvenile belles lettres / prepared by the Cataloging Policy and Support Office, Collections Services. — 1998 ed. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 0-8444-0983-9 1. Classification, Library of Congress. 2. Classification— Books—English literature. 3. Classification—Books— American literature. 4. Classification—Books—Children’s literature. I. Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office. II. Title. III. Title: English and American literature and juvenile belles lettres Z696.U5 P83 1999 025.4'682—dc21 99-12601 CIP Copyright © 1999 by the Library of Congress, except within the U.S.A. For sale by the Cataloging Distribution Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20541 .
PREFACE The first edition of Subclasses PR, PS, and PZ, English and American Literature and Juvenile Belles Lettres, was published in 1915, together with Subclass PN. That edition was reissued in 1964 with supplementary pages. The second edition was published in 1978, and the third edition in 1988. For this 1999 edition, Subclass PN is no longer included, having been published separately in 1997. This edition has been produced using a new automated system developed at the Library of Congress for this purpose. The system will allow for the production of new editions on a regular and frequent basis. In 1992, Rebecca Guenther, Network Development and MARC Standards Office, began overseeing the conversion of Library of Congress Classification data to machine-readable form using the provisionally approved USMARC format for classification data. In 1993-1994, the Cataloging Distribution Service developed programs for producing printed classification schedules from the MARC records in cooperation with Lawrence Buzard, editor of classification schedules, Paul Weiss, senior cataloging policy specialist, and Rebecca Guenther. The Cataloging Distribution Service also coordinated the layout and design of the new schedules. The classification data were converted to the MARC format largely without editing or revision. As a result, this new edition of Subclasses PR, PS, and PZ is for the most part a cumulation of existing data rather than a wholly revised edition. New or revised numbers and captions are added to the L.C. Classification schedules as a result of development proposals made by the cataloging staff of the Library of Congress and cooperating institutions. Upon approval of these proposals by the weekly editorial meeting of the Cataloging Policy and Support Office, new classification records are created or existing records are revised in the master classification database. The Classification Editorial Team, consisting of Lawrence Buzard, editor, and Barry Bellinger, Kent Griffiths, Nancy Jones, and Dorothy Thomas, assistant editors, is responsible for creating new classification records, maintaining the master database, and creating index terms for the captions. Thompson A. Yee, Acting Chief Cataloging Policy and Support Office January 1999 in .