EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<persname> Personal Name


The proper noun designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.

All names in a finding aid do not have to be tagged. One option is to tag those names for which access other than basic, undifferentiated keyword retrieval is desired. Use of controlled vocabulary forms is recommended to facilitate access to names within and across finding aid systems. The <persname> element may be used in text elements such as <p>. To indicate a personal name with major representation in the materials being described, nest <persname> within the <controlaccess> element.

The ROLE attribute can be used to specify the relationship(s) of the name to the materials being described, for example, "compiler," "creator," "collector," or "subject." The NORMAL attribute can be used to provide the authority form of a name that has been encoded with <persname> in narrative text, e.g., within a paragraph. Use the SOURCE attribute to specify the vocabulary from which the name has been taken. The AUTHFILENUMBER attribute can be used to identify a link to an authority file record that has more information about the name or cross references for alternative forms of the name and related names. The RULES attribute can be used to specify the descriptive rules followed when forming the name, such as AACR2R.

See also related elements <controlaccess>, <corpname>, <famname>, and <name>.

The <persname> element is comparable to MARC fields 100, 600, and 700.

May contain:

#PCDATA, emph, extptr, lb, ptr

May occur within:

bibref, controlaccess, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, indexentry, item, label, namegrp, origination, p, physdesc, physfacet, ref, refloc, unittitle


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal


        <head>Scope and Content Note</head>
        <p>The papers of university professor and economist Mark Perlman span the dates
        1952-1994, with most of the papers being dated between 1967 and 1989.  The papers consist
        chiefly of professional correspondence to and from Perlman, indexes to these letters and a
        small number of subject files, but include none of his personal papers.  The collection
        documents Perlman's career as an economist and author at <corpname normal="Cornell
        University">Cornell,</corpname> <corpname normal="Johns Hopkins University">Johns
        Hopkins,</corpname> and the <corpname>University of Pittsburgh</corpname> and
        reflects his interest in work arbitration, trade unions, and the economics of public health.
        Among correspondents are many noted economists, including <persname normal="Abramovitz,
        Moses">Moses Abramovitz, </persname><persname normal="Shubik, Martin">
        Martin Shubik, </persname>and <persname normal="Bronfenbrenner, Martin">
        Martin Bronfenbrenner. </persname>  While many of the letters are personal in nature,
        others contain considerable information about Perlman's work, particularly in the years around
        the publication of his works <title render="italic">Judges in Industry: A Study of Labor
        Arbitration in Australia</title> <date type="publication">(1954)</date>
        and <title render="italic">Spatial, Regional, and Population Economics: Essays in Honor
        of Edgar M. Hoover</title> <date type="publication">(1972).</date>  Additional
        correspondence relates to the publication of the <title render="italic">Journal of Economic
        <persname encodinganalog="600$a" source="lcnaf">Reimann, Lewis Charles, 1909-1978.</persname>
        <persname encodinganalog="600$a" source="lcnaf">Evans, Thomas.</persname>
        <persname encodinganalog="600$a" source="lcnaf">Trippe, Matthew J., 1915-1967.</persname>
        <persname encodinganalog="600$a" source="lcnaf">Elliot, Raymond.</persname>