I’ve been cataloging The Frederick Douglass papers, published by Yale, which consists of 3 “series” each containing several separate books. I have chosen to use OCLC bib record # 39290009 for the second series within the papers. I noticed while searching OCLC that most titles put The Frederick Douglass papers in the 245 field, with subfields n and p providing more specificity. However, there is one book in the second series called My Bondage and My Freedom (OCLC # 51900353), which has only that as the title proper, while The Frederick Douglass papers is in a 490/830. There is a series authority record (ARN # 5998264) for it, but no corresponding auth records for series 1 and 3. I’m just wondering about the appropriateness of this authority record. Maybe there’s something I’m just not understanding here, and if anyone can explain it to me, I would feel very enlightened.
Brigham Young Univ.-Idaho