Citation Guide: Chicago Manual of Style (Notes System)

Unpublished Manuscripts and Papers

1. Unpublished Document in a Manuscript Collection

Notes Format:
Numeral. Description of Document-First Name first if Author included, Document Date, Collection Name, Depository Name, Depository Location.

1. Letter from Julia Peterkin to George Shively, 18 October 1930, Bobbs-Merrill Papers, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Bibliography Format:
Document Author-Last Name first. Description of Document including Document Date. Collection Name. Depository Name, Depository Location.

Peterkin, Julia. Letter to George Shively dated 18 October 1930. Bobbs-Merrill Papers. Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Note: Make a bibliographic entry for the entire manuscript collection when more than one document is cited. Include Collection name, Depository and Location as in the example below. More specific bibliographic information should appear within the individual citation notes.

Peterkin Papers. South Caroliniana Library. Columbia, South Carolina.


2. Unpublished Papers Read at Meetings

Note: Papers appearing in the Published Proceedings of Meetings may be formatted in the same manner as a book.

Notes Format:
Numeral. Author-First Name first, "Paper Title"-in quotation marks (paper presented at Meeting Name, Location, Month and Year), Page Number(s).

2. M. Montgomery, "Lorenzo Dow Turner's Early Work on Gullah" (paper presented at the 9th Annual Symposium on Language and Culture, Columbia, SC, April 1985), 3-4.

Bibliography Format:
Author-Last Name first, "Paper Title."-in quotation marks. Paper presented at Meeting Name, Location, Month and Year.

Montgomery, M. "Lorenzo Dow Turner's Early Work on Gullah." Paper presented at the 9th Annual Symposium on Language and Culture, Columbia, SC, April 1985.

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