[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Import error -- "Not a valid date"

Cory Nimer cory_nimer at byu.edu
Thu Apr 24 16:41:04 EDT 2014

We are working on cleaning up our data and have found a few stubborn finding aids that won't import from the AT. The ArchivesSpace import error report gives us the following:

AT Identifier: MSS 3235
Status code: 200
Status text: OK

  "errors": ["Server error: #<:ValidationException: {:errors=>{\"dates/0/begin\"=>[\"not a valid date\"], \"dates/0/end\"=>[\"not a valid date\"]}}>"],
  "saved": []

However, going through the EAD output from the Archivists Toolkit we don't get an error through schema validation, and a visual review of the EAD file has not shown any problems. Does anyone know what type of error this message is referring to, and is there any chance that the import process could be more descriptive in giving a line number with the output?

I have attached the EAD file for reference.


Cory Nimer
Manuscripts Cataloger/Metadata Specialist
Brigham Young University
1108 HBLL
(801) 422-6091

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