|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Public Element|
|No||No||Variable Character Length (9999)||None||Yes|
|Definition:||Explanations or significant information relevant to the understanding of a person's life or activities.|
|Purpose:||Provides information regarding a person's life or activities. Helps distinguish among people with the same name.|
Enter a narrative account of the person's history, including any significant information that makes clear the context in which the archival materials were created, accumulated or maintained. If known, include place of birth, dates of birth and death, variant names, occupation, and significant accomplishments.
Only write biographical notes for people who are the creating individuals for archival materials. It is not necessary to create a Biographical Note for people who are the subject, donor, or contributor to the archival materials.
Write in complete sentences. Do not write in the present tense, which would need subsequent revisions.
Be precise and brief. Do not develop elaborate biographical essays.