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Re: Variant uniform titles (Rick Gildemeister) Marcia Tuttle 15 Jul 1996 20:41 UTC

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Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 16:28:14 EDT
From: Enrique E. Gildemeister <>
Subject: Re: Variant uniform titles (Carol Shapiro0

To Carol Shapiro:

Place can sometimes be an important factor. There are many strange serials that
in the 19th century were associated with some hamlet, and then for the next
hundred years with a place famous for the issuing of the serial. You see,
serials associated with the IWW and with logging are associated with Seattle.
The lumber industry is concentrated there, and the title of the publication
carries basically empty words that are used for all sorts of other serials.
A user seeing some name other than Seattle would presume that this was not the
publication they were looking for, especially in a catalog that contains
tons of left/labor serials with empty titles like _Vanguard_.

Hope that explains it. My obsession with uniform titles began when I was
hired to do a retrospective cataloging project for several thousand labor

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