Originally published in 1986. Here is a valuable and engaging overview of the cataloging aspects of the United States Newspaper Program, the most extensive and comprehensive original cataloging enterprise undertaken in America. The importance of newspapers for purposes of historical research is obvious. The USNP was a cooperative national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present. Running until 2007, the USNP was an essential program of preserving journalism history as well as records of historical events. This book talks through the cataloging process in Pennsylvania as an example.
Table of Contents
Foreword Jeffrey Field 1. The National Endowment for the Humanities and the United States Newspaper Program Harold Cannon 2. Coordination of Cataloging Practices in the United States Newspaper Program Robert B. Harriman, Jr. 3. Challenges of On-Site Cataloging Rebecca A. Wilson and Lydia Suzanne Kellerman 4. Perspectives on the Pennsylvania Newspaper Project at the University of Pittsburgh Faye Leibowitz and Cathy Sorensen 5. The Newspaper Cataloging Manual and AACR2 Jim E. Cole 6. Rethinking National Policy for Cataloging Microform Reproductions Crystal Graham 7. Newspapers and Their Readers: The United States Newspaper Program's List of Intended Audience Terms James P. Danky 8. Cataloging News Walter M. High
Ruth C. Carter was editor of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly for 20 years.