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Other Title

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (700) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: An additional or variant title, such as a title that was translated into English, a formal title that has been changed or corrected, an agency-supplied title, or an informal title. Variant titles include those that do not meet NARA standards for the formation of a title.
Purpose: Allows users to retrieve archival materials by any known title.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Title. To have Other Title, Title must be created.
Guidance:

Enter any additional or variant title of the archival materials - including translated titles, changed or corrected titles, agency-supplied titles, and informal titles - by which the materials may be known by the public.

Use initial capital letters. Do not end a title with a period.

If you use Other Title, best practice is to include an explanation for the other title, including its source, in General Note.

At the Item Level, formal foreign language titles should be indicated in Title and translations placed in Other Title.

If a new title is created to conform to NARA standards, enter the new title in Title and indicate the superseded or agency-supplied title in Other Title, except in the case of classified titles.

If Other Title uses an acronym that is not defined in either Title or Scope and Content Note, define the acronym the first time that it is used in Other Title.

Examples:
Title - Index to Correspondence
Other Title - Index to Series Described in Entry 36
General Note -This series was titled "Index to Series Described in Entry 36" in the "Preliminary Inventory 20: Records of the Maritime Labor Board," compiled by Caroline W. Hiatt and Salvatore D. Nerboso (1949).
Title - La Revanche Des Francais Devant Verdun
Other Title - French Revenge Around Verdun
Other Title - Signal Corps Historical Film, No. 1139
General Note - "French Revenge Around Verdun" is the translated title of this film; "Signal Corps Historical Film, No. 1139" is the agency-assigned title.
Title - Applications for Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes
Other Title - Dawes Rolls
General Note - "Dawes Rolls" is the informal name for this series.


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