The General Library of Columbia University

Copyright 1986,1992 by Joseph Brennan,

History of the General Library

The Columbia Classification

The Library of Congress Classification
at Columbia

  • Notes on the Library of Congress Classification as used in the General Library

Equivalent Call Numbers, CC:LC

Serial number 31653, undated, cataloged during Melvil Dewey's tenure as librarian. Cataloging on bookplate inside front cover. This book, Catalog of Princeton Seminary, still bears its original classification.

Class 207 is Religion: Study and Teaching. The Book is simply P for Princeton. The Book appears to have been changed by erasure from CP or just C although the spine label in gold leaf shows no sign of change.

The lower part of the plate provides for Dewey Decimal subject entries for parts of the book. Plates with entries in this portion are very rare.