[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Agent Records with missing information

Nic Stanton-Roark ndroark at anderson.edu
Fri Feb 11 10:03:12 EST 2022

Hi all,

I am curious how others treat entering agent records with only very partial
information. We are currently doing item level processing on a significant
collection where many of the subjects and even creators of the records are
only described as "Bro. Smith" or "Sister Jones." Sometimes it is clear the
same person is being referenced in multiple records, but without an
identified first name.

Do you place the humble honorific in the title field? Include a note on the
agent record? Place [unknown] in the rest of name field? I paged through
DACS but didn't find any references to unknown first names.

Thanks for any advice.

*Nicholas Stanton-Roark*  |  Archivist  | Robert A. Nicholson University
Anderson University  |  1100 E. Fifth St, Anderson, IN 46012
(765) 641-4285 <%28765%29%20641%204285>  |  ndroark at anderson.edu
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