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Dance: Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers

About the Library of Congress Classification System

SUNY Fredonia uses the Library of Congress Classification System (LCC) to assign call numbers to most print materials--books, periodicals, and music scores.

The Library of Congress Classification System is divided into large subject areas which are called "classes." All classes--and subclasses--begin with one, two, or three letters followed by a number which represents more specific aspects of a subject.

This page shows you how to read a call number and lists call number ranges for dance materials.

Locating Books in Reed Library

Books on dance have call numbers starting with GV 1580 and ending with GV 1799:

LC Call Numbers Description
GV1585 Dictionaries, Encyclopedias
GV1588 Philosophy (and Theory)
GV1589 Study and Teaching
GV1590 → 1594 General Works
GV1595 Special Aspects of the Subject as a Whole
GV1597 Dancing as a Profession
GV1600 Dance Criticism, Appreciation
GV1645 → 1728 Dance History
GV1743 National Dances. Folk Dances & Dancing
GV1746 → 1771 Social Dancing. Ballroom Dancing
GV1781 → 1795 Theatrical Dancing
GV1796 → 1799 Special Dances

These books are located on the first floor of the Carnahan-Jackson Center.

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