Re: Alphabetizing Surnames

Subject: Re: Alphabetizing Surnames
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 13:21:51 -0600

> What is the rule for alphabetizing surnames? How is Janice Gibson-Payne
> alphabetized?

I agree with Julie -- if the last name is hyphenated, it should be
considered one word. But if the names are not hyphenated, I'd go by the
final name. So:

Janice Gibson-Payne would be
Gibson-Payne, Janice

but Claire Booth Luce would be
Luce, Claire Booth

Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education
Curriculum & Instructional Materials Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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