<chronitem> Chronology List Item

<chronitem> is a formatting element which keeps a date paired with an associated event or group of events within <chronlist>. Each instance contains a <date> item coupled with an <event>. When multiple events are associated with a single date, they are bundled using an <eventgrp> element.


  • ALTRENDER – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • AUDIENCE – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.


Data within <chronitem> should be encoded within <date> and <event> or <eventgrp>.


			<event>Born Sarah Johanna Bell to Mary-Jean Caldwell Bell and James Franklin Bell.</event>
			<event>Introduced to Bruce B. Kitchin, her future husband, by their mutual friend Earlene Tibbels.</event>
				<event>Graduates college.</event>
				<event>Applies to the Peace Corps and is accepted.</event>

EAD tag library entry for <chronitem>.