The name of the person or organization responsible for the creation, accumulation, or maintenance of a series of archival materials when it was in working (primary) use. For people, the birth and death date (if applicable) will appear. For organizations, the Establish Date and Abolish Date (if applicable) will appear. People and organizations that contributed to the authorship of the series or its smaller parts, such as individual documents or reports, are called Contributors. Creators can be either Most Recent or Predecessor creators.
For example, the U.S. District Court for the Nashville Division of the Middle District of Tennessee, 3/4/1923-, is the creator of all court records filed in the Nashville Division of the Middle District of Tennessee.