Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
W Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure
Use all W* codes for: popular accounts for general adult readership. DO NOT USE: code ‘W’ itself, but select specific categories from section W*. Use all W* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate.
Prefer: codes from A*, K*, P*, R*, T*, etc, for specialist, technical and academic works
WQ Local and family history, nostalgia
WQH Local history
Use for: popular accounts of the history of a specific locality, generally only of local interest. Use with: PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate
WQN Nostalgia: general
Use for: popular works with fond, uncritical view of past times. Use with: other code indicating subject where appropriate, e.g. WGF “Trains and railways: general interest”
WQP Places in old photographs
Use for: collections of early or vintage photographs relating to a specific place or places. Use with: PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers wherever possible.
See also: AJC Photographs: collections
WQY Family history, tracing ancestors
See also: NHTG Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours

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