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Lang&Lit: EH423 -- Alabama Literature: Subject Headings

This Library Guide directs you to sources of information on the literature of Alabama. The Guide is selective, not comprehensive; the resources listed are representative of their type.

Individual Author Call Number Ranges

Rick Bragg  (scattered all over the building; perform catalog search to locate items)

Truman Capote  PS3505.A59

Fannie Flagg  PS3556.L26

Anne George  PS3557.E469

Johnson Jones Hooper  PS1999.H25

William Bradford Huie  (scattered all over the building; perform catalog search to locate items) 

Harper Lee  PS3562.E353

William March  PS3505.A53157; PZ3.C1553

Albert Murray  PS3563.U764

Margaret Walker  PS3545.A517

Library of Congress Classifications and Subject Headings

Subject headings for Southern Literature, including Alabama, can be found in the the 2008 edition of the Library of Congress Classification for PR, PS, and PZ, located adjacent to the Library of Congress Subject Headings on the green cabinet on the library's seventh floor, beneath Shakespeare's portrait.  The classification for the entire class P of language and literature can be found here:

http://www.loc.gov/aba/cataloging/classification/lcco/lcco_p.pdf

Books that are entirely, cover-to-cover, by or about an American southern or Alabama author may be located by performing either an author or subject search in the library's catalog, using as search terms the author's name (in last-name first order).  For Southern authors as a group, some useful subject headings are:

History of American Literature -- South  PS261

     By state  PS266  (Alabama = PS266.A5)

     By city  PS267         

Further, both Alabama Authors and Alabama Authors -- Periodicals are catalog-searchable subject headings, as is Alabama Literature.