The difference here is whether the name is the same for both of the
jurisdictions. The name of the Oregon Territory was Oregon Territory, not
Oregon. Same with Washington Territory, Idaho Territory, Montana
Territory. So they are entitled to their own headings according to
AACR2/LCRI practice. With Texas, I think it's official name was Republic
of Texas (see Wikipedia article), which means that it's shortform name
would be just Texas. So according to the LCRI 24.6, one heading gets
Interestingly, the geographic area covered by the Republic of Texas and
the State of Texas are NOT the same. According to Wikipedia: "Formed as a
break-away republic from Mexico by the Texas Revolution, the state claimed
borders that encompassed an area that included all of the present U.S.
state of Texas, as well as parts of present-day New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming based upon the Treaties of Velasco between
the newly created Texas Republic and Mexico. ... As part of the Compromise
of 1850, in return for this assumption of debt ($10,000,000), Texas
dropped claims to territory, now parts of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New
Mexico, and Wyoming, which Texas had never controlled and which the
Federal government had captured directly from Mexico early in the Mexican
War and governed directly."
Adam L. Schiff
University of Washington Libraries
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On Tue, 25 Jan 2011, Hank Wilson wrote:
> I'm no expert, but it seems to me that a heading for the Texas Republic (in whatever form it would be established)
> is a valid heading to pursue.
> You clearly have documents published/printed by the government of the Republic. That in itself shows there is a
> Past practice seems to have been to "fold in" the pre-U.S. statehood governments onto the authority record for the
> state name itself. The authority record for New York (State) once had a variant form for: New York (Colony).
> However, it was realized that an authority record for the colony was needed, as there were publications authored by
> that government. Now there are authority records for both governments.
> Here at the University of Oregon, we also had many, many bibliographic records with the heading "Oregon" when, in
> fact, the publications came from the then Oregon Territory (now since established).
> I would think you could do the same thing.
> Hank Wilson
> Univ. of Oregon
> Knight Library
> My opinion
> On 1/25/2011 12:10 PM, Pat Fowler wrote:
> I feel like I should know the answer to this question since I catalog at the Texas State Library and
> Archives Commission, but I am at a loss. We are cataloging a number of documents which originated
> during the Republic of Texas years (1836-1845). That means there are documents published by the state
> of Texas and also documents published by the Republic of Texas. The geographic authority heading for
> Texas includes this tag:
> 667 Includes old catalog headings: Texas (Province); Texas (Republic)
> Please excuse my ignorance, but does that mean there once was a heading Texas (Republic) but it is no
> longer used? What we are trying to establish is a heading for the Texas Department of State (not the
> current one for the state of Texas) but one for the Republic of Texas. I see one document in OCLC with
> this heading:
> Texas. ?b(Republic) Dept. of State.
> And there are others:
> Texas. (Republic) Congress.
> Texas (Republic). ?bCongress. ?bHouse.
> Texas (Republic). ?bCongress. ?bSenate.
> Texas (Republic). ?bWar Dept.
> There are headings for the Provisional government as well, but that is different from the Republic
> My question is: How do we differentiate between the Republic and the State?
> The Department of State for the ?state? and the Department of State for the ?republic?? etc.
> Thank you for your help.
> Pat Fowler
> Patsy D. (Pat) Fowler
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> Head, Cataloging Department
> Texas State Library and Archives Commission
> Austin, Texas
> (The opinions expressed are my own & not necessarily those of my employer.)