Just looked at the EAD 1.0 TL and it looks like you can still do what the
Beta Application Guidelines recommend. <custodhist> can indirectly contain
a <date> once you've opened a <p> tag. So you ought to still be able to do
the following:

    <date type="accumulation">1924-1974</date>



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On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Krawczyk, Bob (CZR) wrote:

> Can anybody tell me what the best method is for including the ISAD(G)
> data element "Dates of Accumulation" in an EAD document? In the mapping
> from ISAD(G) to EAD in the Beta EAD Application Guidelines, the
> following  instructions were given to accommodate dates of accumulation:
> "EAD <date> with "type = accumulation" attribute in <p> in
> <custodhist>". However, in the Version 1.0 Tag Library the <custodhist>
> tag may not contain a <date> tag, similarly, the <date> tag may not
> appear in the <custodhist> tag. Therefore, until the new Application
> Guidelines are released, we seem to have no place to accommodate dates
> of accumulation in the EAD.
> Thanks.
> Bob Krawczyk
> Archives Descriptive Database Project Application Developer (ADD-PAD)
> Archives of Ontario
> (416) 327-1621