EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<custodhist> Custodial History


Information about the chain of ownership of the materials being described, before they reached the immediate source of acquisition. Both physical possession and intellectual ownership can be described, providing details of changes of ownership and/or custody that may be significant in terms of authority, integrity, and interpretation.

Although the history of custody is sometimes synonymous with provenance, a description of archival provenance may be more appropriate for the <origination>, <bioghist>, or <scopecontent> elements.

Use Acquisition Information <acqinfo> for text about the immediate source of the described materials and the circumstances under which they were received by the repository.

In EAD Version 1.0 <custodhist> was a subelement of Administrative Information <admininfo>, which has been deprecated in EAD 2002 (see Appendix B). The new Description Group <descgrp> element, which can group any of the <did>-level elements (except the Description of Subordinate Components <dsc>), may be used to wrap elements where a group heading is desirable. The <descgrp> element can be used to replace <admininfo> where it has been used as a wrapper when converting finding aids encoded in EAD V1.0 to EAD 2002.

The <custodhist> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.2.3 and MARC field 561.

May contain:

acqinfo, address, blockquote, chronlist, custodhist, head, list, note, p, table

May occur within:

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


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal


        <p>The George Franklin Papers were maintained by the staff of the Mayor's
        Office, City of Irvine, California, in the records storage facility at City Hall
        from the time of Franklin's death in 1972 until they were transferred, at his
        family's request, to Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries,
        in 1988.</p>