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FOUND IN: Harvard University Archives / Collection: Early Catalogs and Shelflists of the Harvard College Library / Sub-Series: Subject catalogs (includes third printed catalog)Item — Box: 1, Folder: 20Identifier: UAIII 50.15.30
Scope and Contents: Materials in this subseries represent a significant change in approach to the cataloging of the library's collections. Rather than listing volumes according to size or alphabetical order, as had previously been done, by the late eighteenth century Harvard's librarians decided to arrange the collection - intellectually, though not yet physically - according to subjects, or "heads." This subseries contains both manuscript and print material. It includes the first subject catalog,...