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Authority Terms Thesaurus: Form/Genre

Find here terms used by the Center for Jewish History and its Partner organizations for cataloging their collections. These terms are defined and approved by the Authorities Subcommittee, part of the Access and New Technologies Committee.

Authority Terms

The Library of Congress approved this form and genre thesaurus and assigned the source code $2cjh, see http://www.loc.gov/standards/sourcelist/genre-form.html.

 

Advertisements

 

655_7 $a Advertising and advertisements $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Advertising and advertisements:

  • 655_7 $a Advertising cards $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Cigarette cards $2 cjh

Albums & Scrapbooks

 

655_7 $a Albums $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Albums:

  • 655_7 $a Autograph albums $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Photograph albums $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Presentation albums $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Scrapbooks $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Sketchbooks $2 cjh

Architecture & Decoration

 

*655_7 $a Architecture $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Architecture:

 

  • 655_7 $a Architectural drawings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Architectural elements $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Cross sections $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Elevations $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Floor plans $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Historical models $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Landscaping plans $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Lintels $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Site plans $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Synagogue models $2 cjh

Archival Finding Aids

 

MARC records for EAD finding aids could contain BOTH of the following 655 terms:

*655_7 $a Archival materials $2 cjh
*655_7 $a Finding aids $2 cjh

Archival Materials

 

*655_7 $a Archival materials $2 cjh
Use this term ONLY if a digital object is an archival box, folder, series, or collection. As is the case with archival materials, many different types of documents can be found in a folder, box, series, or collection. Narrower terms describing certain content can be added.

 

Terms to be used in conjunction with Archival materials:

 

  • 655_7 $a Autographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Broadsides $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Certificates $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Clippings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Contracts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Correspondence $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Decrees $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ephemera $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Financial records $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Fliers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Genealogical tables $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Handbills $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Invoices $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ketubot $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Leaflets $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ledgers (account books) $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Legal documents $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Manuscripts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Memorandums $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Menus $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Minutes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Notebooks $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Notes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Pamphlets $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Petitions $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Photocopies $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Playbills $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Press releases $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Proceedings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Proclamations $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Receipts (financial records) $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Reports $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Requsitions $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Resolutions $2 cjh

Biographical Sources

 

Broad term:
*655_7 $aBiographical sources $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with the broader term Biographical sources:

 

  • 655_7 $a Autobiographies $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Biographies $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Diaries $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Memoirs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Oral histories $2 cjh

Books

 

*655_7 $a Books $2 cjh 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Books:

 

  • 655_7 $a Artists' books $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Art literature $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Children's books $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Electronic books $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Illustrated books $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Alphabet books $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Artists' illustrated books $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Jewish religious literature $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Rare books $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Religious literature $2 cjh

Ceremonial objects

 

*655_7 $a Ceremonial objects $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Ceremonial objects:

  • 655_7 $a Hanukkah lamps $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Havdalah spice containers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Kiddush cups $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Kiddush cup saucers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Magical devices $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Amulets $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tombstones $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Torah ornaments $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Torah crowns $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Torah pointers $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Torah shields $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Seder plates $2 cjh

Ceremonial textiles

 

*655_7 $a Ceremonial textiles $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Ceremonial textiles:

  • 655_7 $a Hallah covers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Matzah covers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Mezuzah covers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tallit bags $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tefillin bags $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Torah ornaments $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Torah ark curtains $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Torah binders $cjh
    • 655_7 $a Torah mantles $2 cjh

Clothing and Accessories

 

*655_7 $a Clothing and dress $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Clothing and dress.

  • 655_7 $a Accessories $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Aigrettes $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Belts $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Collars $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Etuis $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Fans $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Garters $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Gloves $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Handkerchiefs $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Headgear $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Caps $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Hats $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Hoods $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Hosiery $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Socks $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Stockings $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Tights $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Jewelry $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Bracelets $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Brooches and clips $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Campaign buttons and pinbacks $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Cuff links $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Earrings $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Fobs $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Hatpins $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Lockets $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Necklaces $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Pendants $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Rings $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Sautoirs $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Stickpins $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Tie clips $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Tie tacks $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Watches $2 cjh
        • 655_7 $a Pocket watches $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Mittens $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Money clips $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Muffs $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Neckties $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Parasols $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Purses $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Sashes $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Scarves $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Shoes $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Booties $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Boots $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Clogs $2 cjh
      • 655_7 $a Scuffs $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Veils $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Wallets $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Aprons $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Bathing suits $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Blouses $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Bodices $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Caftans $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Capes and cloaks $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Coats $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Dresses $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Evening dresses $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Wedding dresses $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Fur garments $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Jackets $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Nightgowns $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Rompers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Shirts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Shorts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Skirts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ski suits $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Suits $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Sweaters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Trousers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Underwear $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Bras $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Chemises $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Corsets $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Lingerie $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Slips $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Step-ins $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Underpants $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Vests $2 cjh

Drawings

 

*655_7 $a Drawings $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Drawings:

 

  • 655_7 $a Abstract works $2 cjh (use instead of "Abstract drawings")
  • 655_7 $a Architectural drawings $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Cross sections $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Elevations $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Floor plans $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Landscaping plans $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Site plans $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Charcoal drawings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Crayon drawings $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Pastels $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Genre works $2 cjh (use instead of "Genre drawings")
  • 655_4 $a Gouaches $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Graphite drawings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ink drawings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Landscapes $2 cjh (use instead of "Landscape drawings")
  • 655_7 $a Pen-and-wash drawings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Portraits $2 cjh (use instead of "Portrait drawings")
    • 655_4 $a Group portraits $2 cjh
    • 655_4 $a Self-portraits $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Still lifes $2 cjh (use instead of "Still life drawings")
  • 655_7 $a Technical drawings $2 cjh
  • 655_4 $a Watercolors $2 cjh

Furnishings, Tools, & Equipment

 

*655_7 $a Furnishings and equipment
OR
*655_7 $a Tools and equipment

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Furnishings and equipment:

  • 655_7 $a Banks $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Bells $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Bottle openers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Boxes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Cans $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Clocks $2 cjh    
  • 655_7 $a Cookware $2 cjh     
  • 655_7 $a Culinary equipment $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Medical equipment $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Clinical thermometers $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Cupping sets $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Sugar bowls $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tableware $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Napkin rings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Vases $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Wine jugs $2 cjh     

Maps & Plans

 

*655_7 $a Maps $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Maps:

 

  • 655_7 $a Land use maps $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Outline maps $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Topographic maps $2 cjh

Medals, Coins, & Tokens

 

*655_7 $a Numismatics $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Numismatics:

 

  • 655_7 $a Coins $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Greeting tokens $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Medals $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Paper money $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tokens $2 cjh

Movies and Films

 

*655_7 $a Motion pictures $2 cjh

Music

 

*655_7 $a Musical instruments $2 cjh
*655_7 $a Sheet music $2 cjh
*655_7 $a Sheet music covers $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Musical instruments:

  • 655_7 $a Brass instruments $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Keyboard instruments $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Percussion instruments $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Wind instruments $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Woodwind instruments $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Sheet music:

  • 655_7 $a Instrumental music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Chamber music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Dance music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Guitar music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Orchestral music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Organ music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Percussion music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Popular instrumental music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Reed organ music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Solo instrument music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Stringed instrument music $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Scores  $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Vocal music $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Choral music $2 cjh

Paintings

 

*655_7 $a Paintings $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Paintings:

 

  • 655_7 $a Abstract works $2 cjh (use instead of "Abstract paintings")
  • 655_7 $a Acrylic paintings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Genre works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Gouaches $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Landscapes $2 cjh (use instead of "Landscape paintings")
  • 655_7 $a Oil paintings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Pastels $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Portraits $2 cjh (use instead of "Portrait paintings")
    • 655_7 $a Group portraits $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Self-portraits $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Still lifes $2 cjh (use instead of "Still life paintings")
  • 655_7 $a Tempera paintings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Watercolors $2 cjh

Photographs

 

*655_7 $a Photographs $2 cjh
OR
*655_7 $a Transparencies $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Photographs:

  • 655_7 $a Abstract works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ambrotypes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Architectural photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Daguerreotypes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Ethnographic photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Fashion photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Fisheye photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Genre works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Identification photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Landscape photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Memorial photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Motion study photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Negatives $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Portrait photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Photographic prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Publicity photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Snapshots $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Still life photographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tintypes $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Transparencies:

  • 655_7 $a Glass transparencies $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Slides $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Lantern slides $2cjh

Postcards & Greeting Cards

 

*655_7 $a Postcards $2 cjh
OR
*655_7 $a Greeting cards $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Greeting cards:

  • 655_7 $a Rosh Hashanah cards $2 cjh

Posters

 

*655_7 $a Posters $2 cjh

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Posters:

  • 655_7 $a Circus posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Exhibition posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Performing arts posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Political posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Protest posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Sports posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Theatrical posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Travel posters $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a War posters $2 cjh

Prints

 

*655_7 $a Prints $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Prints:

 

  • 655_7 $a Abstract works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Agamographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Aquatints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Bird's-eye-view prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Black and white prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Cloth prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Color lithographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Color prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Commemorative prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Drypoints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Embossed prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Engravings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Etchings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Fashion prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Genre works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Intaglio prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Landscapes$2 cjh (use instead of "Landscape prints")
  • 655_7 $a Linocuts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Lithographic engravings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Lithographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Mezzotints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Monotypes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Offprints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Offset lithographs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Portrait $2 cjh (use instead of "Portrait prints")
  • 655_7 $a Relief prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Reproductions $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Screen prints $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Still lifes $2 cjh (use instead of "Still life prints")
  • 655_7 $a Wood engravings $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Woodcuts $2 cjh

Sculpture

 

*655_7 $a Sculpture $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Sculpture:

 

  • 655_7 $a Abstract works $2 cjh (use instead of "Abstract sculpture")
  • 655_7 $a Assemblages $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Busts $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Mobiles $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Reliefs $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Stabile $2 cjh

 

Sound recordings

 

 

*655_7 $a Sound recordings $2 cjh

 

Toys and Games

 

*655_7 $a Toys and games $2 cjh

 

Terms to use in conjunction with broader term Toys and games:

 

  • 655_7 $a Board games $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Dolls $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Costume dolls $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Gameboards $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Game pieces $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Hanukkah tops $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Lotto $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Marionettes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Playing cards $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Puzzles $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Tarot cards $2 cjh

 

Supplemental Terms

The following form/genre terms are not currently used for building digital collections by type, and so should not be used in isolation. However, they may prove useful for adding supplementary form/genre headings as appropriate.

  • 655_7 $a Abstract works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Cut-paper works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Genre works $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Installations $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Landscapes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Mixed media $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Collages $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Mosaics $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Portraits $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Group portraits $2 cjh
    • 655_7 $a Self-portraits $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Purim noisemakers $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Silhouettes $2 cjh
  • 655_7 $a Still lifes $2 cjh