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Genre
Genre term Scope note Archival Description count Authority Record count
Account books 109 0
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).
53 0
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 0
Architectural drawings 40 0
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 0
Booklet 1 0
Books
  • Published non-periodical volumes in bound codex form, usually with 49 or more pages.
924 0
Broadsides
  • Single-sheet notices or announcements printed on one or both sides, intended to be read unfolded.
1 0
Business correspondence 153 0
Catalogues
  • Enumerations of items arranged systematically with descriptive details. May have prices.
41 0
Certificates

Use for: Diplomas, charters

96 0
Clippings

Use for: Newspaper clippings; Cuttings

  • Objects with physical evidence suggesting extraction from a larger entity (e.g., books, newspapers).
934 0
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 0
Conference papers and proceedings (2) 56 0
Constitutions 10 0
Contracts

Use for: Agreements; Covenants, Collective agreements; Deeds

138 0
Cookbooks (1) 10 0
Copybooks 2 0
Correspondence
  • Communication by the exchange of letters.
3400 0
Course materials
  • Handouts and other ephemeral materials used in coursework.
91 0
Court decisions and opinions

Use for: Court rulings; Legal opinions; Judgments

3 0
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 0
Diaries

Use for: Daybooks; Journals; Logbooks

  • A daily record, especially a personal record of events, experiences, and observations; a journal.
275 0
Directories

Use for: Telephone books; City directories; Telephone directories

90 0
Drama

Use for: Play scripts

17 0
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.
159 0
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.
140 0
Essays
  • A short literary composition on a single subject, usually presenting the personal view of the author.
60 0
Examinations 36 0
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 0
Fieldnotes
  • Notes, often in books, kept by researchers or surveying parties while on site.
2 0
Handbooks and manuals 22 0
Interviews 3 0
Leaflets
  • Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages.
10 0
Lists 64 0
Logbooks (1) 17 0
Manuscripts 177 0
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.
45 0
Minutes 76 0
Minutes (Records)

Use for: Minute books

414 0
Motion Pictures

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

17 0
Music 7 0
Newsletters 499 0
Notebooks 135 0
Obituaries 17 0
Offprints 30 0
Oral histories 15 0
Paintings

Use for: Watercolours; Oil paintings.

  • Color paint applied by hand to a surface (support) such as paper, canvas, wood, glass, or other.
21 0
Pamphlets
  • Published non-periodical volumes with no cover or with a paper cover. Usually 5 or more pages and fewer than 49 pages.
249 0
Periodicals

Use for: Magazines, Journals

  • Serials usually issued at regular intervals and more frequently than annually.
1010 0
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