Creating Individual Type
|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|Yes*||No||Variable Character Length (20)||Creator Type List||Series**||No||Yes|
* When a Creating Individual is designated, Creating Individual Type must also be indicated.
** Archival creators are captured at the Series Level and are inherited downward to the File Unit and Item Levels.
The means for indicating if a person is the most recent or predecessor creator of a series.
|Purpose:||Alerts users if the creating individual was the most recent or predecessor creator of the series.|
If the creating individual is the person last responsible for the archival materials creation, accumulation, or maintenance, then indicate "Most Recent" in Creating Individual Type.
If the creating individual is the person first or previously responsible for the archival materials, then indicate "Predecessor" in Creating Individual Type. A predecessor creator should be indicated whenever necessary to understand the context of the archival materials.
Do not enter a "Predecessor" individual without first entering a "Most Recent" individual.
[For the series "Harvard Records", which consists of donated personal papers and not organizational records from his Presidential Administration.]