Library of Congress Classification Outline – Class H (ii)






HG4001-4285                               Finance management.  Business finance.

Corporation finance

HG4301-4480.9                            Trust services.  Trust companies

HG4501-6051                               Investment, capital formation, speculation

HG4530                                              Investment companies.  Investment trusts.

Mutual funds

HG4538                                              Foreign investments

HG4551-4598                                     Stock exchanges

HG4621                                              Stockbrokers.  Security dealers.  Investment


HG4701-4751                                     Government securities.  Industrial securities.

Venture capital

HG4900-5993                                     By region or country

HG6001-6051                                     Speculation

HG6105-6270.9                            Lotteries

HG8011-9999                               Insurance

HG8053.5-8054.45                              Insurance for professions.  Malpractice

insurance.  Professional liability insurance

HG8059                                              Business insurance

HG8075-8107                                     Insurance business.  Insurance management

HG8111-8123                                     Government policy.  State supervision

HG8205-8220                                     Government insurance

HG8501-8745                                     By region or country

HG8751-9295                                     Life insurance

HG8779-8793                                           Actuarial science.  Statistical theory and

methodology applied to insurance

HG8799-8830                                           By class insured, by risk, by plan

HG8835-8899                                           Life insurance business.  Management

HG8901-8914                                           Government policy.  State supervision

HG8941-9200.5                                        By region or country

HG9201-9245                                           Mutual life insurance.  Assessment life

insurance.  Fraternal life insurance

HG9251-9262                                           Industrial life insurance

HG9271                                                    Child insurance.  Life insurance for


HG9291-9295                                     Maternity insurance

HG9301-9343                                     Accident insurance

HG9371-9399                                     Health insurance

HG9651-9899                                     Fire insurance

HG9956-9969                                     Casualty insurance

HG9969.5-9999                                  Other insurance

Including automobile, burglary, credit,

disaster, title insurance


Subclass HJ


HJ9-9940                               Public finance

HJ9-99.8                                      Periodicals.  Serials.  By region or country

HJ210-240                                    History

HJ241-1620                                  By region or country

HJ2005-2216                                Income and expenditure.  Budget


HJ2240-5908                                Revenue.  Taxation.  Internal revenue

HJ2321-2323                                      Tax incidence.  Tax shifting.  Tax equity

HJ2326-2327                                      Progressive taxation

HJ2336-2337                                      Tax exemption

HJ2338                                              Taxation of government property

HJ2351                                              Inflation and taxation

HJ2351.4                                           Tax revenue estimating

HJ2361-3192.7                                   By region or country

HJ3801-3844                                      Revenue from sources other than taxation

HJ3863-3925                                      Direct taxation

HJ4113-4601                                      Property tax

HJ4629-4830                                      Income tax

HJ4919-4936                                      Capitation.  Poll tax

HJ5309-5510                                      Administrative fees.  User charges.

License fees

HJ6603-7390                                Customs administration

HJ7461-7980                                Expenditures.  Government spending

HJ8001-8899                                Public debts

HJ8052                                              Sinking funds.  Amortization

HJ8101-8899                                      By region or country

HJ9103-9695                                Local finance.  Municipal finance

Including the revenue, budget, expenditure,

etc. of counties, boroughs, communes,

municipalities, etc.

HJ9701-9940                                Public accounting.  Auditing


Subclass HM


HM(1)-1281                            Sociology

(HM1-299)                                    These are obsolete numbers no longer used

by the Library of Congress

HM435-477                                   History of sociology.  History of sociological


HM461-473                                         Schools of sociology.  Schools of social thought

HM481-554                                   Theory.  Method.  Relations to other subjects

HM621-656                                   Culture

HM661-696                                   Social control

HM701                                         Social systems

HM706                                         Social structure

HM711-806                                   Groups and organizations

HM756-781                                         Community

HM786-806                                         Organizational sociology.  Organization theory

HM811-821                                   Deviant behavior.  Social deviance

HM826                                         Social institutions

HM831-901                                   Social change

HM1001-1281                               Social psychology

HM1041-1101                                     Social perception.  Social cognition

Including perception of the self and

others, prejudices, stereotype

HM1106-1171                                     Interpersonal relations.  Social behavior

HM1176-1281                                     Social influence.  Social pressure



Subclass HN


HN1-995                                 Social history and conditions.  Social problems.

Social reform

HN30-39                                       The church and social problems

HN41-46                                       Community centers.  Social centers

HN50-995                                     By region or country


Subclass HQ


HQ1-2044                               The Family.  Marriage.  Women

HQ12-449                                     Sexual life

HQ19-30.7                                         Sexual behavior and attitudes.  Sexuality

HQ31-64                                            Sex instruction and sexual ethics

HQ71-72                                            Sexual deviations

HQ74-74.2                                         Bisexuality

HQ75-76.8                                         Homosexuality.  Lesbianism

HQ77-77.2                                         Transvestism

HQ77.7-77.95                                     Transexualism

HQ79                                                 Sadism.  Masochism.  Fetishism, etc.

HQ101-440.7                                      Prostitution

HQ447                                               Masturbation

HQ449                                               Emasculation.  Eunuchs, etc.

HQ450-472                                   Erotica

HQ503-1064                                 The family.  Marriage.  Home

HQ750-755.5                                      Eugenics

HQ755.7-759.92                                 Parents.  Parenthood

Including parent and child, husbands,

fathers, wives, mothers

HQ760-767.7                                      Family size

HQ767.8-792.2                                   Children.  Child development

Including child rearing, child life,

play, socialization, children’s rights

HQ793-799.2                                      Youth.  Adolescents.  Teenagers

HQ799.5-799.9                                   Young men and women

HQ799.95-799.97                               Adulthood

HQ800-800.4                                      Single people

HQ801-801.83                                    Man-woman relationships.  Courtship.  Dating

HQ802                                               Matrimonial bureaus.  Marriage brokerage

HQ802.5                                            Matrimonial advertisements

HQ803                                               Temporary marriage.  Trial marriage.

Companionate marriage

HQ804                                               Breach of promise

HQ805                                               Desertion

HQ806                                               Adultery

HQ811-960.7                                      Divorce

HQ961-967                                         Free love

HQ981-996                                         Polygamy

HQ997                                               Polyandry

HQ998-999                                         Illegitimacy.  Unmarried mothers

HQ1001-1006                                     The state and marriage


HQ1051-1057                                     The church and marriage

HQ1058-1058.5                                  Widows and widowers.  Widowhood

HQ1060-1064                                     Aged.  Gerontology (Social aspects).


HQ1073-1073.5                            Thanatology.  Death.  Dying

HQ1075-1075.5                            Sex role

HQ1088-1090.7                            Men

HQ1101-2030.7                            Women.  Feminism

HQ1871-2030.7                                  Women’s clubs

HQ2035-2039                               Life skills.  Coping skills.  Everyday living


HQ2042-2044                               Life style


Subclass HS


HS1-3371                               Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.

HS101-330.7                                 Secret societies

HS351-929                                    Freemasons

HS951-1179                                  Odd Fellows

HS1201-1350                                Knights of Pythias

HS1355                                        Other societies

HS1501-2460.7                             Other societies.  By classes

HS1501-1510                                      Benevolent and “friendly” societies and

mutual assessment fraternities

HS1525-1560                                      Religious societies

HS1601-2265                                      Race societies

HS2275                                              Occupation societies

HS2301-2460.7                                   Political and “patriotic” societies

HS2501-3371                                Clubs.  Clubs and societies for special classes

Including boys’ societies, Boy scouts,

girls’ societies


Subclass HT


HT51-1595                             Communities.  Classes.  Races

HT51-65                                       Human settlements.  Communities

HT101-395                                   Urban groups.  The city.  Urban sociology

HT161-165                                         Garden cities.  “The city beautiful”

HT165.5-169.9                                   City planning

HT170-178                                         Urban renewal.  Urban redevelopment

HT201-221                                         City population

Including children in cities, immigration

HT231                                                Effect of city life

HT251-265                                         Mental and moral life

HT281                                                Recreation.  Amusements

HT321-325                                         The city as an economic factor.  City


HT330-334                                         Metropolitan areas

HT351-352                                         Suburban cities and towns

HT361-384                                         Urbanization.  City and country

HT388                                                Regional economics.  Space in economics


HT390-395                                         Regional planning

HT401-485                                   Rural groups.  Rural sociology

HT601-1445                                 Classes

HT621-635                                         Origin of social classes

HT641-657                                         Classes arising from birth

Including royalty, nobility, commons

HT675-690                                         Classes arising from occupation

HT713-725                                         Caste system

HT731                                                Freedmen

HT751-815                                         Serfdom

HT851-1445                                       Slavery

HT1501-1595                                Races

Including race as a social group and race

relations in general

Subclass HV


HV1-9960                               Social pathology.  Social and public welfare.


HV40-69                                       Social service.  Social work.  Charity

organization and practice

Including social case work, private and

public relief, institutional care,

rural social work, work relief

HV85-525                                     By region or country

HV530                                          The church and charity

HV541                                          Women and charity

HV544                                          Charity fairs, bazaars, etc.

HV544.5                                       International social work

HV547                                          Self-help groups

HV551.2-639                                Emergency management

HV553-639                                         Relief in case of disasters

HV560-583                                               Red Cross.  Red Crescent

HV599-639                                               Special types of disasters

HV640-645                                   Refugee problems

HV650-670                                   Life saving

HV675-677                                   Accidents.  Prevention of accidents

HV680-696                                   Free professional services

Including medical charities

HV697-4959                                 Protection, assistance and relief

HV697-3024                                       Special classes

HV697-700.7                                            Families.  Mothers.  Widow’s ­pensions

HV701-1420.5                                          Children

HV835-847                                                     Foundlings

HV873-887                                                     Destitute, neglected, and abandoned

children.  Street children

HV888-907                                                     Children with disabilities

HV931-941                                                     Fresh-air funds

HV959-1420.5                                                Orphanages.  Orphans

HV1421-1441                                            Young adults.  Youth.  Teenagers

HV1442-1448                                            Women

HV1449                                                    Gay men.  Lesbians


HV1450-1494                                            Aged

HV1551-3024                                            People with disabilities

Including blind, deaf, ­people with

physical and mental disabilities

HV3025-3174                                      Special classes.  By occupation

HV3025-3163                                            Mariners

HV3165-3173                                            Shop women, clerks, etc.

HV3174                                                    Other.  By occupation

HV3176-3199                                      Special classes.  By race or ethnic group

HV4005-4013                                      Immigrants

HV4023-4470.7                                   Poor in cities.  Slums

HV4480-4630                                      Mendicancy.  Vagabondism.  Tramps.


HV4701-4890.9                                   Protection of animals.  Animal rights.  Animal


HV4905-4959                                      Animal experimentation.  Anti-vivisection

HV4961-4995                                Degeneration

HV5001-5720.5                             Alcoholism.  Intemperance.  Temperance reform

HV5725-5770                                Tobacco habit

HV5800-5840                                Drug habits.  Drug abuse

HV6001-7220.5                             Criminology

HV6035-6197                                      Criminal anthropology

Including criminal types, criminal

psychology, prison psychology, causes

of crime

HV6201-6249                                      Criminal classes

HV6250-6250.4                                   Victims of crimes.  Victimology

HV6251-6773.55                                 Crimes and offenses

HV6774-7220.5                                   Crimes and criminal classes

HV7231-9960                                Criminal justice administration

HV7428                                              Social work with delinquents and criminals

HV7431                                              Prevention of crime, methods, etc.

HV7435-7439                                      Gun control

HV7551-8280.7                                   Police.  Detectives.  Constabulary

HV7935-8025                                            Administration and organization

HV8031-8080                                            Police duty.  Methods of protection

HV8035-8069                                                  Special classes of crimes, offenses

and criminals

HV8073-8079.35                                             Investigation of crimes.  Examination

and identification of prisoners

HV8079.2-8079.35                                          Police social work

HV8079.5-8079.55                                          Traffic control.  Traffic accident


HV8081-8099                                            Private detectives.  Detective bureaus

HV8130-8280.7                                         By region or country

HV8290-8291                                      Private security services

HV8301-9920.7                                   Penology.  Prisons.  Corrections

HV9051-9230.7                                         The juvenile offender.  Juvenile delinquency.

Reform schools, etc.

HV9261-9430.7                                         Reformation and reclamation of adult



HV9441-9920.7                                         By region or country

HV9950-9960                                      By region or country


Subclass HX


HX1-970.7                              Socialism.  Communism.  Anarchism

HX519-550                                   Communism/socialism in relation to special


HX626-696                                   Communism: Utopian socialism, collective


HX806-811                                   Utopias.  The ideal state

HX821-970.9                                Anarchism

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