Much of the Prints and Photographs Division's cataloging is considered "minimal level," because information in catalog records is often limited to what is provided with the pictures rather than what could be learned by fully researching them.
The following comments explain general cataloging guidelines for the Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) Photograph Collection. They also point out which information in a catalog record is most useful when citing pictures in research notes or publications. Since the original information accompanying a image can be inaccurate or incomplete, the Division is always glad to hear from researchers who have more accurate or complete information. Researchers may write to: Deteriorating Negatives Project, Technical Services, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540. Please indicate the source of additional information or corrections. Please be aware that it usually takes several weeks to confirm information and make changes to online catalog records.
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