EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0

EAD Elements: <index> Index


An Adjunct Descriptive Data <add> subelement that provides a list of key terms and reference pointers, which have been assembled to enhance access to the materials being described. The <index> can also serve as a helpful alphabetical overview of subjects, correspondents, photographers, or other entities represented in the collection. This back-of-the volume <index> may provide hypertext links, or it may note the page numbers or container numbers useful for locating the position in the finding aid where the indexed material appears.

The <index> is assumed to be text that has to be tagged, not text generated automatically from the SGML-encoded finding aid. In some cases, the <index> repeats terms and names found elsewhere in the finding aid. In other cases, such as in some literary manuscript collections, the <index> may be the only place where a name is listed, and the references point to one or more files, which include letters from that person or corporate body, but which are described only in general terms, e.g., "Correspondents T-Z."

The <index> should contain <indexentry> elements, which consist of an access element, such as <name> or <subject>, followed by a Pointer <ptr>, Pointer Group <ptrgrp>, or Reference <ref> element. Plain text cannot be used in an <indexentry>. If the <indexentry> elements are expected to provide access points other than basic keyword retrieval, use authority file terms to facilitate access to the information within and across finding aid systems.

May contain:

address, blockquote, chronlist, head, index, indexentry, list, listhead, note, p, table

May occur within:

add, index


AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal


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<head>Photographer Index</head>
<p>Names of photographers and studios--and the cities and states in which
they operated--are usually noted as they appear on the photographs (usually stamped
or written on the versos). Corporate names appear in direct order; personal names in
inverted order (i.e., filed by surname).  Rectos and versos of photographs were
microfilmed to capture information exactly as it appears on the photographs.  To locate
a specific photographer/studio, a user should consider all possible forms of entry
(corporate and personal), browse the index under these forms, identify which LOT(s)
contain photographs by that photographer/studio, then browse the relevant LOT on the
microfilm to locate specific photographs
that bear the markings of the specific photographer/studio.</p>
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<indexentry><name>12th Air Force Photo:</name><ref
target="LOT13105">LOT 13105</ref></indexentry>
<indexentry><name>15th Air Force Command:</name><ref
target="LOT13105">LOT 13105</ref></indexentry>
<indexentry><name>324th Service Corp.:</name><ref
target="LOT13105">LOT 13105</ref></indexentry>
<indexentry><name>A.L. Adams Photo Studio--Atlanta, Ga.:</name>
<ref target="LOT13076">LOT 13076</ref></indexentry>
<indexentry><name>AAA Agricultural Adjustment Agency by
Cooper:</name><ref target="LOT13121">LOT 13121</ref></indexentry>
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