The National Archives Catalog


Person Source Note

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (2000) None No
Definition: Bibliographic resources used to develop the description of a person, especially the sources used to construct Name, Biographical Note, Birth Date and Death Date.
Purpose: Indicates where someone could look for more information about a person or substantiate the information about a person.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Name. To have Person Source Note, Name must be created.
Guidance:

Enter citations for the sources used to create the description of a person. Sources may include accessioned records, NARA-prepared finding aids, or published biographies.

The citation must specify the accessioned series; the control number of a NARS-5 description; or the title, edition, and page number of any published source. A full bibliographic citation is not required, but the citation must enable users to locate the source.

Examples:
Who's Who in America, 1978, page 100.


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