Browsing the Stacks
Williams College Libraries arrange materials on the shelves using the Library of Congress Classification System. This system groups together materials on similar subjects in the same call number range. This system is used in the book stacks and in the reference collection. Knowing the call number range for a particular subject will allow you to browse the shelves for materials.
The areas below are useful in helping to understand the historical context and design elements appropriate for that context:
The following areas of literature also have call number ranges for drama history and criticism and drama collections. You will also find plays and criticism in the subject area for individual authors. The call number areas for individual authors are broken down by time period and then alphabetical by author.
Drama History and Criticism: PQ500-591
Drama Collections: PQ1211-1241
Drama History and Criticism: PQ4133-4160
Drama Collections: PQ4227-4245
Drama History and Criticism: PQ6098.7-6129
Drama Collections: PQ6217-6241