First of all, I should clarify that my finding aids are being displayed in CONTENTdm. We have modified their stylesheets to do what we need.
What I was trying to describe was this:
When I do have a value in the sponsor field ("Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from..."), everything in the <archdesc> is left justified like this:
This is exactly how I want it to display. However, when I removed <sponsor> altogether from my xml file, the stylesheet centers the <archdesc> like this:
So I tried Nathan's suggestion of adding an "if" statement, and it worked (<archdesc> is left justified), but the heading "Sponsor:" still shows with no information after it as below:
I hope you can see these screen shots. Working with CONTENTdm has been a bear. Any help would be greatly appreciated.