Browne Popular Culture Library
SpColl 10: Calendar Collection
This is the largest category. It includes calendars that advertise a business or a product. These calendars usually display the name and address of the business provided. See also: Holiday
This category includes any calendar in which animals (of any kind) are the primary focus of the theme and/or each month's illustration/photography. This includes cat lover’s calendars, wildlife calendars, etc.
This is an ambiguous/catch-all category. It should include any calendar that has a work of art as its monthly image. This work of art can be by anyone, from Leonardo to sick children. This category also includes print or painted visuals, as well as art photography and sculpture.
This category consists of any calendar that includes horoscopes, or any other type of astrological symbols within its context.
Any calendar that focuses its main attention on automobiles fits into this category. It can be anything from a car dealership's ad to an historical car calendar - anything that features automobiles is placed under this category.
This category should include any calendar that features comic book characters (Superheroes, etc.) cartoon/comic strip characters, or parodies. This includes strips like Far Side, Garfield, and Doonesbury. See also: Peanuts
Calendars featuring natural landscapes or the environment, plants and tress, flowers, etc. are included here. Often, these are produced by nature conservancy groups. See also: Animals and Travel
There are primarily three types of these calendars. First are Playboy-type calendars, with nude photography. The second is photographic, but more like “pin-ups” - clothed men and women in poses and exotic scenes. Finally, there is the illustrated kind, including the 1940s-1950s Varga drawings. Any calendar with erotic intent is included here. See also: Playboy
This category includes calendars with any significant fantasy content - sword and sorcery, magic, fantastic beasts, fairy creatures, etc. This includes calendars pertaining to Dungeons & Dragons and similar role-playing. It also includes “dark fantasy” or gothic imagery - vampires, werewolves, etc. See also: Tolkien
These calendars consists of different recipes for various vegetables, fruit, meat and poultry.
This category includes any calendar that deals with history, or of an historic event. Usually, the photos associated with the calendar are black and white. Most of these calendars deal with the history of a certain place, such as a town, a place of business, or a school. This category also includes those calendars based on heritages of certain nationalities, such as a Polish heritage calendar. These calendars can be either an older or newer calendar, but with historical content. This category is not to be confused with the Patriotic/Political Category.
These are calendars with holiday themes. Primarily, this will entail calendars with Christmas messages, illustrations, etc., that are given as gifts before the start of the start of the new year.
This category includes calendars that do not belong in the other main categories. This is a category for those calendars that do not have 10 or more to make their own category.
Calendars that contain images of film and television actors/actress.
Calendars that contain images of music or of musical artists belongs in this category.
This category includes mystery calendars, about movies, novels and television shows. See also: Performing Arts
Calendars that are either overtly political or partisan as well as those that celebrate America as a political/cultural institution are included here. Such calendars may feature politicians, great historical figures, monuments, etc. This category is not to be confused with the Historical Category.
See also: Cartoons/Comic Books/Comedy
This is a very broad category. It includes any calendar that focuses on anything from Broadway to cinema to television shows. Anything that deals with theater or acting is included. This category also holds calendars focused on dance. See also: Mystery Detective and Star Trek
See also: Erotica
This category includes calendars with religious themes or imagery. It includes any belief system, including “New Age.” It also includes calendars with inspirational art or quotations, religious or not. This includes business maxims, famous quotes, etc.
Occasionally difficult to differentiate from fantasy, these are calendars that possess images of spaceships, aliens, robots and androids, space travel, time travel, etc. See also: Star Trek etc.
Any calendar with a sports theme or an image of a sport is included within this category. This also includes “pseudo-sports” like pro wrestling.
See also: Science Fiction and Performing Arts
This collection contains works of fantasy by Tolkien.
Calendars that display monthly images of exotic or foreign locales is included within this category. Travel in America can also be included, but should be differentiated from nature photos. See also: Environment/Nature
The Wizard of Oz
Any calendar that deals with Frank L. Baum's characters from his Oz stories falls into this category. See also: Performing Arts
Many calendars do not fit easily into only one category. There are calendars with Christmas greetings and business advertising and nature photos. A calendar is categorized in its primary genre, which is judged by the monthly illustrations. This will be what you see when first opening it - the overall impression. For example, if you find a holiday calendar from a business, you would look in the advertising category as well as the holiday category.
Last Updated, M. Zuzik, 2/25/06