EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <custodhist> Custodial History

Description:

An <admininfo> subelement for information about the chain of ownership of the materials being described, before they reached the immediate source of acquisition. Both physical possession and intellectual ownership can be described, providing details of changes of ownership and/or custody that may be significant in terms of authority, integrity, and interpretation.

Although the history of custody is sometimes synonymous with provenance, a description of archival provenance may be more appropriate for the <origination>, <bioghist>, or <scopecontent> elements.

Use Acquisition Information <acqinfo> for text about the immediate source of the described materials and the circumstances under which they were received by the repository.

The <custodhist> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.2.4.

May contain:

acqinfo, address, blockquote, chronlist, head, list, note, p, table

May occur within:

admininfo

Attributes:

ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
ENCODINGANALOG#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID#IMPLIED, ID

Example:

<admininfo>
[other possible elements and text... ]
<custodhist>
<p>The George Franklin Papers were maintained by the staff of the Mayor's
Office, City of Ishtaba, in the records storage facility at City Hall from the
time of Franklin's death in 1972 until they were transferred, at his family's
request, to the University of Ishtaba Manuscript Library in 1988.</p>
</custodhist>
[other possible elements and text... ]
</admininfo>


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