Senator Jacob K. Javits Collection
Manuscript Collection 285

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and See References

Acronyms and abbreviations have generally been spelled out in full to achieve consistency and to enhance computer indexing and database searching. Unknown acronyms are spelled without any periods. Unknown acronyms and acronyms that have been spelled out are listed in a separate appendix. Names of chemical compounds (e.g., des, dna) and call letters of radio and television stations and networks have not been spelled out. For example, tv has been spelled out when used to refer to television in general; when part of a broadcasting station or network, it has not been spelled out.

In general, compound words, including those beginning with anti, non, and pre, have either been spelled out as two separate words or have been hyphenated.