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Theatre and Speech

Quick access to Theatre and Speech resources

Call Number Guide


GT:  Costume, dress, and fashion

GV:  Dance, circuses, and spectacles

ML:  Librettos, texts, scenarios of musicals

MT:  Musical Theatre

NX:  Administration of the arts

PA:  Greek, Roman, and Latin and Medieval Drama

PG:  Slavic and Russian Drama

PJ:  Israeli Drama

PK:  Sanskrit Drama

PL:  Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Drama

PN:  Drama including history, acting, stagecraft, theatres, and playwriting

PQ:  French, Italian, and Spanish (including Latin America) Drama

PR:  English Language Drama (excluding United States), including England, Australia, Canada, and former English  Colonies

PS:  Drama of the United States

PT:  German, Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish Drama

TT:  Clothing Manufacturing, Fashion Design, Dressmaking, and Hatmaking

U:  Arms and Armor

UC:  Military Uniforms


For more detailed information, please see the Library of Congress Classification charts at the link below.

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