The National Archives Catalog


Personal Donor

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (700) Person Authority File Collection No Yes
Definition: The name of a person who donated a collection of archival materials.
Purpose: Enables users to search for archival materials by the people who donated the collection. Acknowledges the donor of a collection.
Relationship: This element is independent.
Guidance: Choose the name of the individual from the Person Authority File. The Person Authority File is based on the Library of Congress Name Authority File.
Examples:
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Hufstedler, Shirley M.


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