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Hyphenated Names Properly Listed Alphabetically

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

When putting together a list and the last names are hyphenated, do you put the very last name in alphabetical order? For example, is Jane Doe-Smith filed under Smith?


Help for hyphenated names

Dear Help for hyphenated names,

For hyphenated and compound names, file the names under the first part of the last name.


Jane Doe-Smith is filed: Doe-Smith, Jane

Mary St. John is filed: St. John, Mary.

Juan Blanco de Paz is filed: Blanco de Paz, Juan

(Blanco de Paz example from "Arrangement of Cards in the Public Catalogue" by Princeton University at