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Genre
Genre term Scope note Results
Account books 104
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).
48
Albums

Use for: 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.
87
Architectural drawings 40
Blank forms

Use for: 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).
3
Books
  • Published non-periodical volumes in bound codex form, usually with 49 or more pages.
922
Broadsides
  • Single-sheet notices or announcements printed on one or both sides, intended to be read unfolded.
1
Business correspondence 153
Catalogues
  • Enumerations of items arranged systematically with descriptive details. May have prices.
41
Certificates

Use for: Diplomas, charters

85
Clippings

Use for: Newspaper clippings; Cuttings

  • Objects with physical evidence suggesting extraction from a larger entity (e.g., books, newspapers).
850
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.]
109
Conference papers and proceedings (2) 55
Constitutions 10
Contracts

Use for: Agreements; Covenants, Collective agreements; Deeds

136
Cookbooks (1) 10
Copybooks 1
Correspondence
  • Communication by the exchange of letters.
3258
Course materials
  • Handouts and other ephemeral materials used in coursework.
91
Court decisions and opinions

Use for: Court rulings; Legal opinions; Judgments

3
Databases

Use for: Data banks

  • Structured sets of data held in computer storage, especially those that incorporate software to make them accessible in a variety of ways.
0
Diaries

Use for: Daybooks; Journals; Logbooks

  • A daily record, especially a personal record of events, experiences, and observations; a journal.
273
Directories

Use for: Telephone books; City directories; Telephone directories

74
Drama

Use for: Play scripts

17
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.
155
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.
97
Essays
  • A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
53
Examinations 36
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.
2
Fieldnotes
  • Notes, often in books, kept by researchers or surveying parties while on site.
2
Handbooks and manuals 12
Interviews 2
Leaflets
  • Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages.
10
Lists 64
Logbooks (1) 14
Manuscripts 164
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.
42
Minutes 62
Minutes (Records)

Use for: Minute books

390
Motion Pictures

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

17
Music 7
Newsletters 173
Notebooks 134
Obituaries 16
Offprints 30
Oral histories 15
Paintings

Use for: Watercolours; Oil paintings.

  • Color paint applied by hand to a surface (support) such as paper, canvas, wood, glass, or other.
21
Pamphlets
  • Published non-periodical volumes with no cover or with a paper cover. Usually 5 or more pages and fewer than 49 pages.
234
Periodicals

Use for: Magazines, Journals

  • Serials usually issued at regular intervals and more frequently than annually.
663
Petitions
  • Includes activities involved in petitioning.
1
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