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There are such great arguments for using either of the tags, but we would go with <subject> as this particular heading would crosswalk to MARC field 610 (Subject Added Entry - Corporate Name).


Kathleen Dow
Head, Archives Unit -- Curator, Transportation History Collection
Archives Unit (2000 Buhr) -- Special Collections Library -- University of Michigan



On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM, Alison Hinderliter <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We would tag it as a corpname too.

-Alison Hinderliter, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
The Newberry Library


-----Original Message-----
> From: "Michele R Combs" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: 09/18/13 12:45 PM
> Subject: Re: EAD encoding question
>
> Our practice is to always go by the first descriptive unit (in this case ' United States. Army'), since the rest are just subdivisions or further refinements of it.  So we'd do this as a corpname.
>
> Michele
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Fox
> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:53 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: EAD encoding question
>
> There is an encoding situation about which I would like to have a sense of community practice.
>
> I have a very small collection that includes the typescript of an individual's recounting of his experience as a member of the U.S. Army during World War 2.
>
> I have determined that the following access point would be useful for directing users to this collection:
>
> United States. Army--History--World war, 1939-1945--Personal reminiscences, American.
>
> The first part of this heading is clearly a corporate name, the balance a topical subject.
>
> Would you encode this as <corpname> or <subject>?
>
> Thanks for your thoughts.
>
> Michael Fox