EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<arrangement> Arrangement


Information on how the described materials have been subdivided into smaller units, e.g., record groups into series, identifying the logical or physical groupings within a hierarchical structure. Can also be used to express the filing sequence of the described materials, such as the principle characteristics of the internal structure, or the physical or logical ordering of materials, including alphabetical, chronological, geographical, office of origin, and other schemes. Identifying logical groupings and the arrangement pattern may enhance retrieval by researchers.

The <arrangement> element may occur within <archdesc> and <c> or as a subelement of <scopecontent>.

The <arrangement> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.3.4 and MARC field 351. The ENCODINGANALOG attribute may be used to differentiate between the 351 subfield a (organization) and subfield b (arrangement).

May contain:

address, arrangement, blockquote, chronlist, head, list, note, p, table

May occur within:

archdesc, archdescgrp, arrangement, c, c01, c02, c03, c04, c05, c06, c07, c08, c09, c10, c11, c12, descgrp, scopecontent


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            <head>Arrangement of the Collection</head>
            <p>The filing system for the Braman Collection has been kept substantially in
            its original form.  That is, original folders and their titles have been retained.
            The processor devised the basic organization scheme for the collection and, where
            necessary, reorganized the papers within the various component groups.</p>

        <c01 level="series">
                <unittitle>Research files</unittitle>
                <unitdate type="inclusive" normal="1887/1995">1887-1995</unitdate>
                <physdesc><extent>3.5 linear feet (4 boxes)</extent>
                    <p>This series consists of newspaper clippings and research notes of
                    Fred Reed, pertaining to the Champlain Transportation Company, its vessels,
                    and the vessels' crew members. Several of the folders of chronological clippings
                    include subjects, such as the move of the Ticonderoga (1954-1955) and the sale
                    of the Champlain Transportation Company (1966). A number of clippings under
                    "Persons" are obituaries. Two folders under the subseries "Notes" contain
                    handwritten notes by Fred Reed broadly pertaining to the history of the
                    Champlain Transportation Company, including a chronology, a list of crew
                    members, and information about the Company's vessels.</p>
                    <p>Organized into three subseries:
                        <list type="simple">
                    <p>"Clippings-persons" is arranged alphabetically by surname, and
                    "Notes" alphabetically by subject.</p>

        <c03 level="file">
                <unittitle id="bruce.A.2.3">Letters from various correspondents to
                Craufurd Bruce</unittitle>
                <unitdate normal="1807/1819">1807-19</unitdate>
                <unitid>MS. Eng. c. 5746</unitid>
                <physdesc><extent>126 leaves</extent></physdesc>
                <p>Alphabetical, Grey - Peterkin</p>
                <p>Mainly relating to Michael Bruce, with drafts of a few letters from
                Craufurd Bruce.</p>