The National Archives Catalog


Proposal Date

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No No Date None No
Definition:

The date the Organization Name, Person Name, Topical Subject, Geographic Reference, Specific Records Type, Program Area, or an Authority List heading was suggested.

Purpose: Enables staff to track when authority records were proposed.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Organization Name, Person Name, Topical Subject, Geographic Reference, Specific Records Type, Program Area, or an Authority List heading. To have Proposal Date, one of these authority headings must be created. This element can be associated with Proposer Name.
Guidance:

Enter the date of the authorship of the description of the authority record.

Enter the date in MM/DD/YYYY form.
If the day is unknown, enter the month and year in MM/YYYY form.
If the month is unknown, enter the year in the YYYY form.
Do not use 00 as a month or day.

Examples:
04/16/1999
04/1999
1999


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