|1. Symbols used with names of organizations and theatres:|
|a. BOLDFACE ROMAN CAPITALS are used for the names of black-
controlled or black-oriented organizations and theatres in entry heads in
the main body of the directory.|
|b. Boldface roman type is used in several different ways:|
|(1) In entry heads, it is used (within parentheses) to indicate minor varia-
tions in the name of an organization or theatre. [Example: RABBIT'S
FOOT COMPANY (Rabbit Foot Minstrels).]|
|(2) Within entries, it is used to indicate the names of all organizations and
theatre groups that come under the entry head, provided that these are
not also included as main entries within the directory. When the names
of these organizations or theatres are identical, or so similar as to cause
confusion, they are usually preceded by raised numbers. [Example: 1Lyric Theatre, Newport News, VA. 2 Lyric Theatre, Columbus, GA. 3 Johnson's Lyric Theatre, Madison, WI. 4 New Lyric Theatre, Charleston, SC.] (These names are usually cross-referenced through
"See" entries in the directory and in the index.)|
|(3) In the appendixes, all organizations and theatres are set in boldface
|c. SMALL CAPITALS are used within an entry to indicate that the name of
the organization or theatre may be consulted in a separate entry elsewhere
in the directory.|
|d. Superscript numbers (1,2,3) within an entry are used to distinguish between
or among organizations and theatres of similar or identical titles that are
discussed within the same entry. [See 1.b.(2) for an example.]|
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Book title: The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960:A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups.
Contributors: Bernard L. Peterson Jr. - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1997.
Page number: xxvii.
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