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Genre
Genre term Scope note
Advertisements
  • An item printed solely as a means of advertising a product or service, but not an event (i.e., not to be used for performance-related flyers or posters such as theatre bills).
Albums

Use for: Untitled, Photograph albums; Scrapbooks; Autograph albums

  • Bound or loose-leaf sets of pages. Includes handmade albums and published volumes of blank pages designed for the addition of images or keepsakes.
Blank forms

Use for: Untitled, Templates

  • Forms that have been printed blank, which may or may not have been filled in; the document was typically meant to be returned to the publisher (e.g., subscription lists, petitions).
Books
  • Published non-periodical volumes in bound codex form, usually with 49 or more pages.
Broadsides
  • Single-sheet notices or announcements printed on one or both sides, intended to be read unfolded.
Catalogs
  • Enumerations of items arranged systematically with descriptive details. May have prices.
Clippings

Use for: Untitled, Newspaper clippings; Cuttings

  • Objects with physical evidence suggesting extraction from a larger entity (e.g., books, newspapers).
Conference materials
  • Ephemeral materials such as flyers, program books, daily newsletters, or newspapers that are distributed at conferences. For published records of conferences, including abstracts, reports, and the papers presented, see [Conference papers and proceedings.]
Contracts

Use for: Untitled, Agreements; Covenants, Collective agreements; Deeds

Correspondence
  • Communication by the exchange of letters.
Course materials
  • Handouts and other ephemeral materials used in coursework.
Court decisions and opinions

Use for: Untitled, Court rulings; Legal opinions; Judgments

Databases

Use for: Untitled, Data banks

  • Structured sets of data held in computer storage, especially those that incorporate software to make them accessible in a variety of ways.
Diaries

Use for: Untitled, Daybooks; Journals; Logbooks

  • A daily record, especially a personal record of events, experiences, and observations; a journal.
Drawings
  • Narrower terms include both physical media and genre categories but are limited to those which use drawing in the sense of a specific medium rather than in the everyday sense of graphic representation.
Ephemera
  • Transient everyday items, usually printed and on paper, that are manufactured for a specific limited use, then often discarded. Includes everyday items that are meant to be saved, at least for a while, such as KEEPSAKES and STOCK CERTIFICATES.
Essays
  • A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
Field recordings
  • Recordings of sounds or images made outside a controlled studio environment or professional performance venue that are generally unedited and typically made with portable equipment.
Fieldnotes
  • Notes, often in books, kept by researchers or surveying parties while on site.
Handbooks and manuals
Leaflets
  • Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages.
Manuscripts

Use for: Untitled, Typescripts

  • A book, document, or other composition written by hand. A typewritten or handwritten version of a book, an article, a document, or other work, especially the author's own copy, prepared and submitted for publication in print. Handwriting.
Maps
  • Graphic delineations at a set scale, of all or part of the earth or another celestial sphere indicating the relative position of selected artificial and natural features.
Minutes (Records)

Use for: Untitled, Minute books

Motion Pictures

Use for: Untitled, Cinema, Films, Movies, Moving pictures.

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