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Genre Term Definitions

The following genre terms are used to describe the newspapers in Clarence.

Advertisments
Advertising newspapers
Used for all newspapers consisting solely of advertising materials, which have a time sensitive nature (i.e., sales of an item linked to a specific time span, such as weekly or monthly)
Advertising periodicals
Used for all periodicals consisting solely of advertising materials, which have a time sensitive nature (i.e., sales of an item linked to a specific time span, such as weekly or monthly)
Africian American newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for African Americans.
Agricultural newspapers
Used for newspapers intended for farmers or others engaged in agricultural, livestock industries, horticulture, apiculture, sericulture or other rural industries.
Agricultural periodicals
Used for periodicals intended for farmers or others engaged in agricultural, livestock industries, horticulture, apiculture, sericulture or other rural industries.
Alaska native newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for indigenous groups living in Alaska
Almanacs
Amateur journals
Used for those serials produced, usually by youths or young adults on "toy" or "parlor" presses in pursuit of the hobby of amateur journalism.
Anti-Masonic newspapers
Used for newspapers which have as their topic attacks against any Masonic organization or group.
Anti-slavery newspapers
Used for newspapers which advocate the abolition of slavery or which support colonization/repatriation of blacks
Anti-temperance newspapers
Use for newspapers which argue against temperance and/or laws to regulate the sale and use of alcoholic beverages.
Booksellers' advertisements
Business and financial newspapers
Used for counterfeit detectors, or papers which report on banknotes, discounting of currency or bonds, valuation of stocks and bonds, or which report market prices, prices of imports and exports, etc Used also for newspapers which report on insurance companies and other financial or commercial institutions and businesses.
Business and financial periodicals Used for counterfeit detectors, or papers which report on banknotes, discounting of currency or bonds, valuation of stocks and bonds, or which report market prices, prices of imports and exports, etc Used also for periodicals which report on insurance companies and other financial or commercial institutions and businesses.
Camp meeting newspapers
Campaign newspapers
Used for serials which were issued for local, state or national election campaigns. These serials are always to be considered as newspapers.
Canal newspapers
Use for newspapers which contain information about building canals or freighting of goods and passengers on canal systems. Includes timetables.
Carriers' addresses
Cartoons
Children's newspapers
Used for commercially produced newspapers whose intended audience is children and youth.
College student newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for college and university students.
Comic newspapers
Used for newspapers which are chiefly comic, satirical or humorous in nature.
Company town newspapers
Used for newspapers produced in or for the inhabitants of company towns.
Education newspapers
Used for newspapers which have any aspect of education as their content.
Ethnic newspapers
Used for newspapers which by their language and/or content are produced by or for specific ethnic groups (except for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and African Americans).
Exchange newspapers
Used for newspapers printed solely for the purpose of exchanging with other newspaper publishers. These generally contain only the news portions printed, omitting advertisements, etc.
Fire fighters' and police newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for firefighters, police and other law-enforcement agencies.
Gazettes
Used for newspapers sanctioned or published by the United States or state, county, city or town governments as official newspapers.
Government newspapers
Used for newspapers published by federal, state or local government organizations but not as official documents. (i.e., Native American newspapers/periodicals published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; newspapers/periodicals published by local or state agricultural societies, etc.)
Gratis newspapers
Used for newspapers which are distributed free of charge.
Handicapped persons' periodicals
Used for periodicals which are produced in regular type by and/or for persons with disabilities (e.g., deaf, blind, paraplegic, mentally ill).
Hospital newspapers
Illustrated newspapers
Used for newspapers which are intended to form a visual record of the news and which contain numerous full and/or half-page illustrations.
Industry newspapers
Used for newspapers which are produced by or for members of various trades and industries. Certain particular trades and industries have specific genre headings (Lumbering, Mining, Railroads, Mechanics, Printing and publishing industries, Canals)
Industry periodicals
Used for periodicals which are produced by or for members of various trades and industries. Certain particular trades and industries have specific genre headings (Lumbering, Mining, Railroads, Mechanics, Printing and publishing industries, Canals).
Juvenile literature
Juvenilia
Used for works written by children and young people.
Labor newspapers
Used for newspapers which support the labor movement and/or which support the rights of the working class.
Lawyers' newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for lawyers, and/or which contain information on laws or legal topics.
Letters
Literary newspapers
Used for newspapers containing chiefly poetry and/or writing regarded as having permanent worth through its intrinsic excellence. Also used for newspapers containing critical reviews of literary works or which contain descriptions of new literary works.
Literary periodicals
Used for periodicals containing chiefly poetry and/or writing regarded as having permanent worth through its intrinsic excellence. Also periodicals containing critical reviews of literary works or which contain descriptions of new literary works.
Maps
Maritime Newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for members of the navy, merchant marine or sailors, or at naval bases and establishments, or in occupied cities during wartime.
Maritime Periodicals
Used for periodicals produced by or for members of the navy, merchant marine or sailors, or at naval bases and establishments, or in occupied cities during wartime.
Masonic newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for any Masonic group.
Mechanics' newspapers
Used for newspapers specifically produced by or for mechanics.
Medical newspapers
Used for newspapers which contain information about medicine and/or surgery, including non-mainstream medical practices such as naturopathy, water-cure, homeopathy, Thomsonian medicine, etc. Also newspapers about materia medica and pharmacology.
Military newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for members of the military, or at military bases and establishments, or in occupied cities during wartime.
Mining newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for the mining industry or in mining towns.
Mission newspapers
Used for newspapers produced for local, national or international missionary audiences. May be published by or for a church or non-denominational group.
Music newspapers
Used for newspapers which contain music; and/or critiques and reviews of music, and musical performances.
Native American newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for Native Americans.
Phonetic and shorthand newspapers
Used for newspapers which are actually printed wholly or partially in phonetic type, simplified (phonetic) spelling or in shorthand.
Playbills
Political newspapers
Used for newspapers in which the PRIMARY content is political reporting or commentary. For newspaper intended only for the duration of a political campaign, see campaign newspapers.
Political periodicals
Used for periodicals in which the PRIMARY content is political reporting or commentary. For periodicals intended only for the duration of a political campaign, see campaign newspapers.
Prices current
Used in conjunction with a specific genre types such as Business and financial newspapers if the serial contains current prices for commodities.
Printing and publishing industries newspapers
Used for newspapers which are produced by or for members of printing and publishing trades and industries, including typefounding, bookbinding, printing, publishing, etc.
Prison newspapers
Used for newspapers written for or by prisoners, or which deal with prison conditions or prison reforms.
Proslavery newspapers
Used for newspapers which espouse or support the idea of slavery.
Prospectuses
Racy newspapers Used for serials which feature scandal and/or sex as their main topic.
Railroad industry newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for the railroad industry.
Railway newspapers
Used for newspapers produced on a railway line or for use by railway travelers, including timetables.
Religious newspapers
Used for newspapers with a denominational focus or for nondenominational religious papers.
Religious periodicals
Used for periodicals with a denominational focus or for nondenominational religious papers.
Science newspapers
Used for newspapers which report on or discuss topics in the natural and/or physical sciences (including Natural history, physics, chemistry, botany, etc.)
Ship newspapers
Used for newspapers issued on board ships or which are intended to be read by ship passengers.
Spiritualist newspapers
Sports newspapers
Used for newspapers devoted to one or more sports or sporting-type recreations (i.e. Bicycling, skating, baseball, hunting, fishing, racing, etc.)
Story newspapers
Used for newspapers which contain more than one light fiction serialized story and/or more than one light fiction short story.
Student newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by or for students in academies and schools.
Temperance newspapers
Used for newspapers which advocate prohibition and/or abstinence from intoxicating spirits and liquors.
Temperance periodicals
Used for periodicals which advocate prohibition and/or abstinence from intoxicating spirits and liquors.
Theater periodicals
Used for periodicals which have theater and performance arts as their main topic, including performance schedules, reviews, etc.
Time tables
Used in conjunction with a specific genre type such as Railway newspapers or Ship newspapers/periodicals if the serial contains time tables and/or schedules.
Wallpaper newspapers
Used for newspapers printed on wallpaper during the Civil War.
Women's newspapers
Used for newspapers produced by women or designed to be read by women.
Women's periodicals
Used for periodicals produced by women or designed to be read by women.

 

 

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Last updated January 8, 2014