Punctuating Unpublished Works

8.195  Written Works.  Titles of unpublished works–theses, dissertations, manuscripts in collections, printouts of speeches, and so on–are set in roman type, capitalized as titles, and enclosed in quotation marks.  Names of manuscript collections take no quotation marks.  The title of a not-yet-published book that is under contract may be italicised, but the word forth-coming (or in press or some other equivalent term), in parentheses, must follow the title. For speeches see 8.82.  See also 17.122.

In a masters thesis, “Charles Valentin Alkan and His Pianoforte Works,”…

“A Canal Boat Journey, 1857,” an anonymous manuscript in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, describes…

Letters and other material may be found in the Collis P. Huntington  Papers at the George Arents Library of Syracuse University.

Giangreco’s Third Millenium (forthcoming) continues this line of research.

From The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition

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