<archdesc> Archival Description

This major, required element serves as the wrapper for the bulk of the EAD document. It describes the “content, context, and extent of a body of archival materials, including administrative and supplemental information that facilitates use of the materials.” It follows the <control> section within <ead>.

Attributes

  • @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.”
  • @base – not required. May contain a URI to create a base URI used to resolve any relative URIs used within the child elements, if the base URI differs from the base URI of the EAD instance.
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @levelrequired. You must designate whether this is a class, collection, file, fonds, item, otherlevel, recordgrp, series, subfonds, subgrp, or subseries.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Within <archdesc> it may be used to set a token (NMTOKEN) to describe a local value for the type.
  • @otherlevel – if you set the @level attribute to “otherlevel,” because your repository has a different term for it, you must specify the other term here.
  • @relatedencoding – not required. If only the archdesc element (not the entire finding aid) is going to be mapped to a particular standard such as MARC or Dublin Code, this is where one would specify it.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

<archdesc> only has one required attribute, @level. This attribute is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.1.4 and MARC field 351 subfield c and required by DACS for best practices (as well as by the schema).

Child Elements

<archdesc> must contain a <did>, descriptive information element to provide a basic description of the materials. This must occur before other elements can be used.

Subsequently, one may use any or all of: <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <controlaccess>, <custodhist>, <dsc>, <fileplan>, <index>, <legalstatus>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <relatedmaterial>, <relations>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, and <userestrict>

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Adjacent Elements

<archdesc> is preceded by <control> and is the final element in the sequence.

DACS

Use DACS Section 1. Level of description for the @level attribute. (DACS 2013, pp.7-11)

Examples

<archdesc level="collection">
	<did>
		<unittitle>Manuscripts of Salazar Slytherin</unittitle>
		<unitid>S.0001</unitid>
		<unitdate normal="0950/1100" certainty="circa" unitdatetype="inclusive">0950-1100</unitdate>
		<unitdatestructured certainty="circa" unitdatetype="inclusive">
			<daterange>
				<fromdate notafter="0950" standarddate="0950">materials may slightly pre-date 0950</fromdate>
				<todate notafter="1100" standarddate="1100">1100</todate>
			</daterange>
		</unitdatestructured>
		<langmaterial>
			<languageset>
				<language langcode="lat">Latin</language>
				<script scriptcode="latn"/>
			</languageset>
			<languageset>
				<language langcode="ang">Old English</language>
				<script scriptcode="latn"/>
			</languageset>
			<languageset>
				<language langcode="lat">Latin</language>
				<script scriptcode="zzzz">arcanumscript</script>
			</languageset>
			<descriptivenote>
				<p>Materials are written primarily in Latin. Some letters are in Old English. Most spells are written in Latin but encoded in the arcanumscript of the time to prevent Muggles from deciphering their true meaning.</p>
			</descriptivenote>
		</langmaterial>
		<origination label="creator">
			<persname encodinganalog="100" relator="creator" rules="wizlib"><part>Slytherin</part><part>Salazar</part><part>d. circa 1100</part></persname>
		</origination>
		<physdesc>5 linear feet: 38 scrolls, 4 journals, 139 letters, 5 spell books</physdesc>
		<physdescstructured coverage="whole" physdescstructuredtype="spaceoccupied">
			<quantity>5</quantity>
			<unittype>linear feet</unittype>
		</physdescstructured>
	    <physdescset parallel="false">
	        <physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
	            <quantity approximate="false">38</quantity>
	            <unittype>scrolls</unittype>
	            <physfacet>Original scrolls are written in iron gall ink.</physfacet>
	            <dimensions localtype="width" unit="inches">18</dimensions>
	        </physdescstructured>
	        <physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
	            <quantity approximate="false">4</quantity>
	            <unittype>journals</unittype>
	            <physfacet localtype="binding">Rough, amateur binding. Delicate.</physfacet>
	            <descriptivenote>
	                <p>Original journals appear to have been made by an amateur, possibly Slytherin himself. The binding work is much rougher than on the spell books and they must be handled with care.</p>
	            </descriptivenote>
	        </physdescstructured>
	        <physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
	            <quantity approximate="false">139</quantity>
	            <unittype>letters</unittype>
	        </physdescstructured>
	        <physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
	            <quantity approximate="false">5</quantity>
	            <unittype source="wizlib">spell books</unittype>
	            <physfacet localtype="binding">Original spell books are hand-stitched in common leather with raised bands.</physfacet>
	        </physdescstructured>
	        </physdescset>
		<physloc>Use copies of the materials are located in the Hogwarts Library reading room vault. Originals are stored in a secure location.</physloc>
		<repository>
			<corpname normal="Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Archives" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Hogwarts_School_of_Witchcraft_and_Wizardry"><part>Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part><part>Archives</part></corpname>
		</repository>
	</did>
	<accessrestrict>
		<head>Restrictions on Access</head>
		<p>Access to the materials is restricted to the following persons:</p>
		<list listtype="deflist">
			<listhead>
				<head01>Category</head01>
				<head02>Access level</head02>
			</listhead>
			<defitem>
				<label>Students: Year 5 and above</label>
				<item>With permission of a professor, students Year 5 and above may do historical research on letters and journals included in the collection.</item>
			</defitem>
			<defitem>
				<label>Slytherin alumni</label>
				<item>All materials, except spell books. Use of spell books requires approval from the headmaster and archivist.</item>
			</defitem>
			<defitem>
				<label>Hogwarts faculty and administration</label>
				<item>All materials.</item>
			</defitem>
			<defitem>
				<label>Researchers: Hogwarts alumni</label>
				<item>Alumni of other Hogwarts houses must obtain approval from the archivist. Use of spell books requires additional approval from the headmaster.</item>
			</defitem>
			<defitem>
				<label>Researchers: Other</label>
				<item>Researchers who graduated from other magical academies must obtain permission from the Bloody Baron to use Salazar Slytherin's materials. They must then obtain approval for their project's research topics from the archivist. Use of spell books requires additional approval from the headmaster.</item>
			</defitem>
		</list>
	</accessrestrict>
	<accruals>
		<head>Accruals to the Collection</head>
		<p>There are no accruals anticipated for this collection. However, materials are occasionally donated by families with strong Slytherin ties.</p>
	</accruals>
	<acqinfo>
		<head>Acquisition History</head>
		<p>Correspondence with the Hogwarts founders and some teaching materials came to the library directly after Salazar Slytherin's departure from Hogwarts. The acquisitions of other materials are addressed at their component level.</p>
	</acqinfo>
	<altformavail>
		<head>Copies for Use</head>
		<p>The materials have been carefully preserved, but researchers are encouraged to use the copies which have been created over the past two hundred years unless their research requires the originals. Use copies are available for all materials except the spell books and will be used to fill research requests unless the originals are specifically requested and the request is approved.</p>
	</altformavail>
	<appraisal>
		<head>Appraisal of Materials</head>
		<p>New items are appraised by comparison with Salazar Slytherin's handwriting, then the materials are magically dated. All items determined to be authentic are added to the collection. Donated materials connected to Slytherin (e.g. letters concerning Slytherin, materials from his heirs, etc.) are assessed for their evidentiary value. If they're considered sufficiently valuable, those materials will form their own collection.</p>
	</appraisal>
	<arrangement>
		<head>Arrangement of the Materials</head>
		<p>Exact chronology of the materials cannot be established due to a lack of dates on any items. Materials are arranged by type, then by deduced chronological order and/or topic.</p>
	</arrangement>
	<bibliography>
		<head>Works Citing the Collection</head>
		<bibref>Bagshot, Bathilda. <title render="italic"><part>Hogwarts: a History</part></title>.<date normal="1968">1968</date>, <ref href="http://catalog.hogwarts.ac.uk/record=b11725882" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Catalog record for <title><part>Hogwarts: a History</part></title></ref>.</bibref>
		<bibref>Lestrange, Marius. <title><part>"A re-examination of Salazar Slytherin's role in English wizarding marriages"</part></title>. Wizarding Studies Quarterly 51:3 (<date normal="2010-09">September 2010</date>): 384-443.</bibref>
		<bibref>Malfoy, Elizabeth. <title render="italic"><part>A biography of Salazar Slytherin</part><part>: England's greatest wizard</part></title><date normal="1843">1843</date>. <ref href="http://catalog.hogwarts.ac.uk/record=b11727364" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Catalog record for <title><part>A biography of Salazar Slytherin</part><part>: England's greatest wizard</part></title></ref>.</bibref>
	</bibliography>
	<bioghist>
		<head>Biography of Salazar Slytherin</head>
		<p>Salazar Slytherin was born in the first half of the tenth century, somewhere in fen-country England. Researchers believe it was likely Norfolk, Lincolnshire, or Cambridgeshire, but may have been a connected county. He came from a family of pure-blood wizards, although the names of his parents are not recorded. It is unknown whether he trained at a school of the time, at home, or under a master. Together with Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff, he founded the <expan abbr="HSWW">Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</expan>.</p>
		<p>At Hogwarts, Slytherin taught Legilimency, the magical art of forming a mental connection with another's mind and extracting information or interacting with their thought processes. This may have been a genetic talent, as his descendent, Tom Riddle, was also a noted legilimens. Slytherin was also a Parselmouth, a known genetic trait, and able to speak with snakes. He bred at least one basilisk, which he left at Hogwarts in the Chamber of Secrets. The Chamber remained unopened until 1943, when Riddle opened it and used the basilisk to attack Muggle-borns. The basilisk was not killed until 1993.</p>
		<p>Slytherin believed that the school should only teach pure-blood students and should definitely not accept students whose parents were both Muggles. His own house, Slytherin, continued this tradition, but the other founders overruled him. After an argument with Godric Gryffindor, which may have involved a duel, Slytherin left the school.</p>
		<p>While it is not known when or where Slytherin died, one of his spell books and a final journal were recovered shortly before the turn of the twelfth century by Slytherin alumnus and professor Albert Shallowheart. It is assumed that Slytherin was dead when these books were recovered.</p>
	</bioghist>
	<controlaccess>
		<persname encodinganalog="600" relator="creator" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Salazar_Slytherin"><part localtype="surname">Slytherin</part><part localtype="forename">Salazar</part><part localtype="dates">d. circa 1100</part></persname>
		<famname normal="Slytherin family" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Slytherin_family"><part>Slytherin family</part></famname>
		<corpname encodinganalog="610" normal="Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Hogwarts_School_of_Witchcraft_and_Wizardry"><part>Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></corpname>
		<subject encodinganalog="650" normal="Magical History, 11th century" rules="wizlib"><part>Magical History</part><part>11th century</part></subject>
		<genreform encodinganalog="655" normal="Spell books" rules="wizlib"><part>Spell books</part></genreform>
		<genreform encodinganalog="655" normal="Diaries" rules="wizlib"><part>Diaries</part></genreform>
		<genreform encodinganalog="655" normal="Letters" rules="wizlib"><part>Letters</part></genreform>
		<geogname encodinganalog="651" rules="wizlib"><part>Great Britain</part><part>11th century</part></geogname>
		<occupation encodinganalog="656" rules="wizlib"><part>Professor</part><part>Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></occupation>
	</controlaccess>
	<custodhist>
		<head>Custodial History</head>
		<p>Correspondence with the Hogwarts founders and some teaching materials came to the library directly after Salazar Slytherin's departure from Hogwarts. The custodial history of later acquisitions is listed in their component information.</p>
	</custodhist>
	<legalstatus>
		<head>Legal Status of the Materials</head>
		<p>In compliance with British Ministry of Magic Statute 38, regulating the distribution of spell books, the Hogwarts reading room imposes special restrictions for the access and use of spell books in the collection. Reproduction is entirely prohibited. All other items fall under magical and muggle public domain laws.</p>
	</legalstatus>
	<otherfindaid>
		<head>Other Finding Aid</head>
		<p>An original description of this collection is available as a scroll in the Hogwarts reading room. This finding aid is incomplete, but may be of use for researchers who wish to view the contents list of the original collection.</p>
	</otherfindaid>
	<phystech>
		<head>Physical Notes</head>
		<p>Original scrolls and books have brittle edges, which restricts their use.</p>
	</phystech>
	<prefercite>
		<head>Citation Guide</head>
		<p>Please cite materials as follows:</p>
		<p>Description or identification of item; date, if known; Manuscripts of Salazar Slytherin (S.0001). Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Archives.</p>
	</prefercite>
	<processinfo>
		<head>Processing Information</head>
		<p>The original collection was accessioned and processed on an uncertain date, around <date normal="1100" certainty="circa">1100 CE</date>. As archivists have added to it over the centuries, each has added their own style to its arrangement and description. Most recent processing and description was done by Winifred Pardol in 1992 when creating the first version of this finding aid.</p>
	</processinfo>
	<relatedmaterial>
		<head>Related material</head>
		<p>The Hogwarts Archives holds the materials of the school's other three founders. These papers, particularly the letters, may prove useful in giving context to Slytherin's writings.</p>
		<archref>Series: <title><part>Manuscripts of the Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></title> <num>1</num>.
			<ref href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-ead/G.0001.xml" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Manuscripts of Godric Gryffindor: Finding Aid</ref>
		</archref>
		<archref>Series: <title><part>Manuscripts of the Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></title> <num>2</num>.
			<ref href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-ead/H.0001.xml" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Manuscripts of Helga Hufflepuff: Finding Aid</ref>
		</archref>
		<archref>Series: <title><part>Manuscripts of the Founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry</part></title> <num>3</num>.
			<ref href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-ead/R.0001.xml" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Manuscripts of Rowena Ravenclaw: Finding Aid</ref>
		</archref>
	</relatedmaterial>
	<relations>
		<relation id="hhuf" relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onrequest" show="new" href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/H.001.xml">
			<relationentry>Hufflepuff, Helga</relationentry>
			<descriptivenote>
				<p>Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. While not the most combative, her acceptance of all students willing to learn was the most at odds with Slytherin's pure blood philosophy.</p>
			</descriptivenote>
		</relation>
		<relation id="ggry" relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onrequest" show="new" href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/G.001.xml">
			<relationentry>Gryffindor, Godric</relationentry>
			<descriptivenote>
				<p>Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Initially a good friend and correspondent of Salazar Slytherin, Gryffindor later cut ties over their disagreement concerning acceptance of muggle-born students.</p>
			</descriptivenote>
		</relation>
		<relation id="rrav" relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onrequest" show="new" href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/R.001.xml">
			<relationentry>Ravenclaw, Rowena</relationentry>
			<descriptivenote>
				<p>Co-founder of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.</p>
			</descriptivenote>
		</relation>
	</relations>
	<scopecontent>
		<head>Scope and Content of the Collection</head>
		<p>The collection is organized into four series:</p>
		<p><emph render="bold">Series 1: Correspondence with Hogwarts Founders</emph> is correspondence with the Hogwarts founders. It includes Slytherin's letters to Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, and Rowena Ravenclaw. The collection consists exclusively of Slytherin's letters to the founders, not their responses.</p>
		<p><emph render="bold">Series 2: Other Correspondence</emph> is Slytherin's correspondence with other witches and wizards. It includes letters received by Slytherin and left at Hogwarts on his departure as well as some letters which were donated later on by correspondents.</p>
		<p><emph render="bold">Series 3: Class Notes</emph> consists of Slytherin's notes for teaching classes on Legilimency, Charms, and Care of Magical Creatures.</p>
		<p><emph render="bold">Series 4: Journals</emph> is made up of four journals kept by Slytherin from around the time of Hogwarts' founding until shortly before his death.</p>
		<p><emph render="bold">Series 5: Spell Books</emph> consists of five spell books kept by Slytherin to record jinxes, dark charms, legilimency, spells for the control of basilisks, and the darkest arts.</p>
	</scopecontent>
	<separatedmaterial>
		<head>Separated Material</head>
		<p>During the <subject rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/First_Wizarding_War" normal="Wizarding War, 1970-1981"><part>First Wizarding War</part><part>1970-1981</part></subject>, a group of <corpname rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Eaters"><part>Knights of Walpurgis</part><part>(Death Eaters)</part></corpname> stole Syltherin realia from its library display. Known items stolen were Salazar Slytherin's signet ring, a painting (circa 1500) of Slytherin's ancestral home, a ceremonial dagger belonging to Slytherin, and an enchanted 11th century numismatic collection. Use copies of spell books in the archival collection were also taken and had to be recreated. The original Slytherin papers were in the vault, which had been protected by a Disillusionment Charm.</p>
	</separatedmaterial>
	<userestrict>
		<head>Restrictions on Use of Materials</head>
		<p>Restrictions on are predicated on the researcher already having passed the restrictions on access.</p>
		<table frame="all" colsep="true" rowsep="true">
			<tgroup align="center" cols="3">
				<colspec colname="materialtype" colnum="1"/>
				<colspec colname="usepermitted" colnum="2"/>
				<colspec colname="permissionrequired" colnum="3"/>
				<thead valign="middle">
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Material Type</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Use Type</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Permission Required</entry>
					</row>
				</thead>
				<tbody valign="middle">
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Journals</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Personal notes</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">none required</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Journals</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Publication</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Archivist</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Letters</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Personal notes</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">none required</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Letters</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Publication</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Archivist</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Class notes</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Personal notes</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Archivist</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Class notes</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Publication</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Archivist and Headmaster</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Spell books</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Personal notes</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Archivist and Headmaster</entry>
					</row>
					<row>
						<entry colname="materialtype">Spell books</entry>
						<entry colname="usepermitted">Publication</entry>
						<entry colname="permissionrequired">Not permitted</entry>
					</row>
				</tbody>
			</tgroup>
		</table>
	</userestrict>
	<dsc>
		<c level="series">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Correspondence with Hogwarts Founders</unittitle>
				<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
					<daterange>
						<fromdate notafter="0975">975</fromdate>
						<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
					</daterange>
				</unitdatestructured>
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				<physdesc>84 letters</physdesc>
			</did>
			<controlaccess>
				<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Letters</part></genreform>
				<persname encodinganalog="600" normal="Gryffindor, Godric" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/G.001.xml"><part>Godric Gryffindor</part></persname>
				<persname encodinganalog="600" normal="Hufflepuff, Helga" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/H.001.xml"><part>Helga Hufflepuff</part></persname>
				<persname encodinganalog="600" normal="Ravenclaw, Rowena" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/R.001.xml"><part>Rowena Ravenclaw</part></persname>
			</controlaccess>
			<arrangement>
				<head>Arrangement</head>
				<p>Letters are arranged alphabetically by recipient's last name.</p>
			</arrangement>
			<index>
					<head>Contents Index</head>
					<p>The letters consist of correspondence with Slytherin's fellow founders of Hogwarts:</p>
					<indexentry>
						<persname normal="Gryffindor, Godric" rules="wizlib" source="hhttp://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/G.001.xml"><part>Godric Gryffindor</part></persname>
						<ptrgrp>
							<ref show="new" actuate="onrequest" href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/G.001.xml">Biographical and Relational Information</ref>
							<ptr target="ggry" show="replace" actuate="onrequest" linktitle="Relationship to Salazar Slytherin"/>
						</ptrgrp>
					</indexentry>
					<indexentry>
						<persname normal="Hufflepuff, Helga" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/H.001.xml"><part>Helga Hufflepuff</part></persname>
						<ptrgrp>
							<ref show="new" actuate="onrequest" href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/H.001.xml">Biographical and Relational Information</ref>
							<ptr target="hhuf" show="replace" actuate="onrequest" linktitle="Relationship to Salazar Slytherin"/>
						</ptrgrp>
					</indexentry>
					<indexentry>
						<persname normal="Ravenclaw, Rowena" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/G.001.xml"><part>Rowena Ravenclaw</part></persname>
						<ptrgrp>
							<ref show="new" actuate="onrequest" href="http://eadiva.com/hogwarts-cpf/R.001.xml">Biographical and Relational Information</ref>
							<ptr target="rrav" show="replace" actuate="onrequest" linktitle="Relationship to Salazar Slytherin"/>
						</ptrgrp>
					</indexentry>
				</index>
			<scopecontent>
				<head>Scope and Contents</head>
				<p>The letters cover topics from administrative matters to plans for developing the curriculum to discussion of their respective families. The letters appear to begin around the time of the founding of Hogwarts and continue until Slytherin's departure.</p>
				<p>SA excerpts:</p>
				<blockquote>
					<p>Lady Rowena,</p>
					<p>On the subject of <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Crucio</foreign>, I fear we must be at an impasse. It is impossible to fully train young wizards and witches without their having the opportunity to learn and practice such a spell. ...</p>
				</blockquote>
				<blockquote>
				    <p>If it were up to me, Hufflepuff, you and all your tainted students would be gone. Gryffindor protects you.</p>
				</blockquote>
			</scopecontent>
			<acqinfo>
				<head>Acquisitions Information</head>
				<p>These letters were donated by the three remaining Hogwarts founders shortly after Slytherin left the school. Their letters to him can be found in their respective collections.</p>
			</acqinfo>
			<otherfindaid>
				<head>Other Finding Aid</head>
				<p>In 1965, as part of her research for <title render="italic"><part>Hogwarts: A History</part></title>, Bathilda Bagshot created an index of letters between Hogwarts founders based on subject and occasional date information. Each entry contains a brief summary of the letter's context and contents. A copy of this index is available for researchers. It was also used to create <ref href="http://catalog.hogwarts.ac.uk/record=b11713487" show="new" actuate="onrequest"><title render="italic"><part>Correspondence of the Hogwarts Founders</part></title></ref>, see <ptr target="ah876" linktitle="Alternate Form Available" show="replace" actuate="onrequest"/> for further details.</p>
			</otherfindaid>
			<altformavail id="ah876">
				<head>Alternate Form Available</head>
				<p>In 1972, Balthilda Bagshot published <title render="italic"><part>Correspondence of the Hogwarts Founders</part></title>, full transcriptions of the letters between Salazar Slytherin, Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, and Rowena Ravenclaw. This book may prove more helpful to researchers than reading Slytherin's letters alone. It is available in the <ref href="http://catalog.hogwarts.ac.uk/record=b11713487" show="new" actuate="onrequest">main Hogwarts library</ref>.</p>
			</altformavail>
		</c>
		<c level="series">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Other Correspondence</unittitle>
				<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
					<daterange>
						<fromdate notafter="0975">975</fromdate>
						<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
					</daterange>
				</unitdatestructured>
				<container id="SL0001.02" localtype="box" containerid="941023610113">2</container>
				<container parent="SL0001.02" localtype="folders">12-18</container>
				<physdesc>55 letters</physdesc>
			</did>
			<controlaccess>
				<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Letters</part></genreform>
			</controlaccess>
			<arrangement>
				<head>Arrangement</head>
				<p>Letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name.</p>
			</arrangement>
			<scopecontent>
				<head>Scope and Content</head>
				<p>All correspondence with people other than Hogwarts founders. May contain letters both to and from Slytherin.</p>
				<list listtype="deflist">
					<listhead>
						<head01>Correspondent</head01>
						<head02>Description/Relationship</head02>
					</listhead>
					<defitem>
						<label>Lavinia Black</label>
						<item>Hogwarts professor of runes</item>
					</defitem>
					<defitem>
						<label>Belle Jouliet</label>
						<item>French witch</item>
					</defitem>
					<defitem>
						<label>Marcus Malfoy</label>
						<item>Hogwarts professor of Ghoul Studies</item>
					</defitem>
					<defitem>
						<label>Phineas Peverell</label>
						<item>Hogwarts professor of potions</item>
					</defitem>
					<defitem>
						<label>Morgul Scadamer</label>
						<item>Wizard and childhood friend</item>
					</defitem>
				</list>
			</scopecontent>
		</c>
		<c level="series">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Class Notes</unittitle>
				<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
					<daterange>
						<fromdate notafter="0975">975</fromdate>
						<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
					</daterange>
				</unitdatestructured>
				<physdesc>38 scrolls</physdesc>
				<container localtype="scrollboxes">1-38</container>
				<didnote>The archives currently holds scrolls with class notes for Slytherin's classes on legilimency, charms, and care of magical creatures. Tradition holds that he taught a class on alchemy as well.</didnote>
			</did>
			<scopecontent>
				<head>Scope and Content</head>
				<p>This series consists of scrolls on which Slytherin recorded notes for the teaching legilimency, charms, and care of magical creatures. Notes include references to many books which no longer exist, lists of class topics, and detailed notes on the subjects. Many researchers find these useful for deriving an impression of Slytherin's teaching philosophy and priorities.</p>
			</scopecontent>
			<c level="file">
				<did>
					<unittitle>Class Notes for Legilimency</unittitle>
					<physdesc>22 scrolls</physdesc>
					<container localtype="scrollboxes">1-22</container>
				</did>
				<controlaccess>
					<function encodinganalog="657" rules="wizlib"><part>Magical instruction</part></function>
					<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Teaching materials</part></genreform>
					<subject encodinganalog="650" rules="wizlib"><part>Legilimency</part></subject>
					<subject encodinganalog="650" rules="wizlib"><part>Restricted magic</part></subject>
				</controlaccess>
				<scopecontent>
					<head>Scope and Content</head>
					<p>Slytherin taught extensively on legilimency, over the qualms and informal objections of other houses' founders. These 22 scrolls include class outlines, spell types, instructions for legilimentic dueling, and other materials related to legimency.</p>
				</scopecontent>
				<accessrestrict>
					<head>Restrictions on Access</head>
					<p>Beyond restrictions to the use of the Class Notes series, the archivist reserves the right to restrict access to this material, as it comes dangerously close to the Dark Arts.</p>
				</accessrestrict>
			</c>
			<c level="file">
				<did>
					<unittitle>Class Notes for Charms</unittitle>
					<physdesc>9 scrolls</physdesc>
					<container localtype="scrollboxes">23-31</container>
				</did>
				<controlaccess>
					<function encodinganalog="657" rules="wizlib"><part>Magical instruction</part></function>
					<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Teaching materials</part></genreform>
					<subject encodinganalog="650" rules="wizlib"><part>Charms</part></subject>
				</controlaccess>
				<scopecontent>
					<head>Scope and Content</head>
					<p>These scrolls contain Slytherin's notes for teaching the following charms: <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Alohomora</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">anti-Alohomora</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Bombarda</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Deprimo</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Dessendium</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Epoximise</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Glacius</foreign> (all three forms), <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Impervius</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Lacarnum Inflamarae</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Portaberto</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Protego</foreign> (multiple forms), <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Stupefy</foreign> (multiple forms), <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Verdimillious</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Waddiwasi</foreign>.</p>
				</scopecontent>
				<fileplan>
					<head>Scroll Contents</head>
					<p>The charms may be found on the following scrolls:</p>
					<list listtype="deflist">
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 1</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Alohomora</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">anti-Alohomora</foreign></item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 2</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Bombarda</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Deprimo</foreign></item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 3</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Epoximise</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Glacius</foreign> (all three forms) </item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 4</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Stupefy</foreign> (multiple forms)</item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 5</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Impervius</foreign></item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 6</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Lacarnum Inflamarae</foreign></item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 7</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Dissendium</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Portaberto</foreign></item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 8</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Protego</foreign> (multiple forms)</item>
						</defitem>
						<defitem>
							<label>Scroll 9</label>
							<item><foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Verdimillious</foreign>, <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Waddiwasi</foreign></item>
						</defitem>
					</list>
					<p>Scrolls are not originally numbered. They are ordered based on their aprpoximate alphabetical order.</p>
				</fileplan>
			</c>
			<c level="file">
				<did>
					<unittitle>Class Notes for Care of Magical Creatures</unittitle>
					<physdesc>7 scrolls</physdesc>
					<container localtype="scrollboxes">32-38</container>
					<daoset coverage="part">
						<dao daotype="derived" href="http://eadiva.com/wizlib-files/salamanders.jpg" localtype="portion" show="embed">
							<descriptivenote>
								<p>Sample portion of a scroll on the care of salamanders</p>
							</descriptivenote>
						</dao>
						<dao daotype="derived" href="http://eadiva.com/wizlib-files/imps.jpg" localtype="portion" show="embed">
							<descriptivenote>
								<p>Sample portion of a scroll on the care of Imps.</p>
							</descriptivenote>
						</dao>
						<descriptivenote>
							<p>These materials were digitized for the use of professors teaching Care of Magical Creatures. These images are examples of digitized files which may be available to researchers with the archivists' permission. To request a copy, please contact the archivist.</p>
						</descriptivenote>
					</daoset>
				</did>
				<controlaccess>
					<function encodinganalog="657" rules="wizlib"><part>Magical instruction</part></function>
					<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Teaching materials</part></genreform>
					<subject encodinganalog="650" rules="wizlib"><part>Care of magical creatures</part></subject>
				</controlaccess>
				<index>
					<head>Index of Animals Described</head>
					<p>Animals are grouped by class and paired with a link to the official Ministry of Magic magical creature class description.</p>
					<indexentry>
						<namegrp>
							<name><part>Imp</part></name>
							<name><part>Salamander</part></name>
						</namegrp>
						<ref href="http://regcontrol.ministry.magic.uk/magical-creature-tables/class_1" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Table of Class 1 Creatures</ref>
					</indexentry>
					<indexentry>
						<namegrp>
							<name><part>Cockatrice</part></name>
							<name><part>Griffin</part></name>
							<name><part>Thestral</part></name>
						</namegrp>
						<ref href="http://regcontrol.ministry.magic.uk/magical-creature-tables/class_2" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Table of Class 2 Creatures</ref>
					</indexentry>
					<indexentry>
						<name><part>Basilisk</part></name>
						<ref href="http://regcontrol.ministry.magic.uk/magical-creature-tables/class_3" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Table of Class 3 Creatures</ref>
					</indexentry>
				</index>
				<scopecontent>
					<head>Scope and Content</head>
					<p>Each scroll contains information on a different type of magical creature. The scrolls include lecture notes, lists of references, and notes about the health and disposition of animals being held for student use.</p>
				</scopecontent>
				<altformavail>
					<head>Alternate Form Available</head>
					<p>These materials have been digitized for the use of professors teaching Care of Magical Creatures.</p>
				</altformavail>
				<odd>
					<head>Other Information</head>
					<p>Many researchers are unaware of Slytherin's time as a teacher of the Care of Magical Creatures class. His notes demonstrate a strong affinity with the darker magical creatures and certain letters between Slytherin and Helga Hufflepuff call into question his methods of binding particular creatures to his will.</p>
				</odd>
			</c>
		</c>
		<c level="series">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Journals</unittitle>
				<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
					<daterange>
						<fromdate notafter="0950">950</fromdate>
						<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
					</daterange>
				</unitdatestructured>
				<physdesc>4 journals</physdesc>
				<container id="SL0001.03" localtype="box" containerid="941023610114">3</container>
				<abstract>
					The following are sample passages from Slytherin's journals:<lb/>
				    <quote>Refining <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Legilimency</foreign>. I believe I have discovered the secret of doing more than parsing thought. I may now twist memories to create visions.</quote>
				    <quote>A quarrel today between my students and those mudbloods allowed in by Hufflepuff. It may become necessary to withhold the teaching of <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Crucio</foreign> until the final year of studies. Hufflepuff has suggested that the matter should be brought before the Wizards' Council and wants to expel young Lucian.
				    <lb/>
				    I will talk to Godric about instituting an internal court for trials concerning student matters. Expulsion should be a matter of last resort, for if we do not train these bright young talents, they may be vulnerable to Muggle courts and burning.</quote>
				</abstract>
			</did>
			<controlaccess>
				<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Journals</part></genreform>
			</controlaccess>
			<scopecontent>
				<head>Scope and Content</head>
				<p>The journals are sequential, each covering mundane activities of Slytherin's life. Some days simply record classes or meetings, others have notes with his opinions and thoughts on particular topics. The journals contain <emph render="bolditalic">no</emph> magical content (spells, potion recipes, etc.), although all four include his opinions concerning the use and teaching of magic. The journals begin just before the founding of Hogwarts and continue until shortly past his departure. He appears to have used them primarily to express opinions and to record information for future reference. The final journal was found in a small residence near <geogname><part>Slackbuie</part><part>Scotland</part><geographiccoordinates coordinatesystem="UTM">30V 427400mE 6368503mN</geographiccoordinates></geogname> by professor Albert Shallowheart along with his spell book on jinxes. It only contained 5 entries subsequent to his departure from Hogwarts, none of which gave details about his locations after leaving Hogwarts. <footnote>
					<p>Over the centuries, many Slytherin faithful have combed the Slackbuie area looking for signs of his presence there. However, if any information has been found, it has not been published or passed down through common lore.</p>
				</footnote></p>
			</scopecontent>
		</c>
		<c level="series">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Spell Books</unittitle>
				<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
					<daterange>
						<fromdate notafter="0950">950</fromdate>
						<todate notafter="1100">1100</todate>
					</daterange>
				</unitdatestructured>
				<physdesc>5 spell books</physdesc>
				<container localtype="boxes">4-5</container>
				<materialspec>Many spells are encoded in the arcanumscript commonly used by wizards of the time to prevent the information from falling into Muggle hands. A <ref href="http://catalog.hogwarts.ac.uk/record=b11716545" show="new" actuate="onrequest">reference guide to arcanumscript</ref> is available in the Restricted Section of the main Hogwarts library. Please ask the archivist for assistance in finding it.</materialspec>
				<langmaterial>
					<languageset>
						<language langcode="lat">Latin</language>
						<script scriptcode="zzzz">arcanumscript</script>
					</languageset>
				</langmaterial>
			</did>
			<scopecontent>
				<head>List of spell books</head>
				<list listtype="ordered">
					<item>Jinxes</item>
					<item>Dark charms</item>
					<item>Legilimency</item>
					<item>Control of basilisks</item>
					<item>Truest curses</item>
				</list>
			</scopecontent>
			<controlaccess>
				<genreform encodinganalog="655" rules="wizlib"><part>Spell books</part></genreform>
			</controlaccess>
			<originalsloc audience="internal">
				<p>All original spell books are stored in the headmaster's office, separately from other original archival materials.</p>
			</originalsloc>
			<altformavail>
				<head>Use Copies Available</head>
				<p>Original spell books have not been fully reproduced for researcher use. Reproduction of these materials was supervised by Aurors from the <abbr expan="Ministry of Magic">M.o.M</abbr>, who determined that the mere transcription of certain spells might prove dangerous. Researchers wishing to consult the spell books in their entireties must first obtain permission to use original materials from Hogwarts staff, then obtain secondary permission from the Aurors Office to proceed.</p>
			</altformavail>
			<acqinfo>
				<head>Acquisitions Information</head>
				<chronlist>
					<chronitem>
						<datesingle notbefore="1100">circa 1100</datesingle>
						<event>Slytherin's spell book of jinxes was found by professor <name><part>Albert Shallowheart</part></name> in an abandoned residence near <geogname><part>Slackbuie</part><part>Scotland</part></geogname>. He initially intended it for the possession of Slytherin house. However the headmaster confiscated, who added it to Slytherin's materials in the library.</event>
					</chronitem>
					<chronitem>
						<datesingle notbefore="1290">circa 1300</datesingle>
						<event><persname normal="Peverell, Lucinda" rules="wizlib" relator="donor"><part>Lucinda Peverell</part></persname>, daughter of <persname rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Cadmus_Peverell"><part>Cadamus Peverell</part></persname>, donated a spell book of dark charms which had been given to her father by Slytherin at some point after his departure from Hogwarts. Her letter accompanying the book noted that it was "prone to muttering" and the headmaster at the time took appropriate steps to shield it.</event>
					</chronitem>
					<chronitem>
						<datesingle notafter="1820">before 1820</datesingle>
						<event><persname normal="Gaunt, Malachi" rules="wizlib" relator="donor"><part>Malachi Gaunt</part></persname>, one of the few members of that family to be sorted into Ravenclaw, donated two of Slytherin's spell books, one devoted to legilimency, and one concerning spells to control basilisks and other serpents.</event>
					</chronitem>
					<chronitem>
						<dateset>
							<datesingle standarddate="1924-03">March 1924</datesingle>
							<daterange>
								<fromdate standarddate="1924-07">July 1924</fromdate>
								<todate standarddate="1924-09">September 1924</todate>
							</daterange>
						</dateset>
						<chronitemset>
							<event>When <persname normal="Gaunt, Morfin" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Morfin_Gaunt"><part>Morfin Gaunt</part></persname> was sentenced to three years in <corpname normal="Azkaban Prison" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Azkaban"><part>Azkaban</part></corpname>, a spell book of extremely dangerous dark arts was discovered among the belongings he attempted to bring with him. Aurors determined the spell book's creator to be Salazar Slytherin. The book was donated to Hogwarts for exclusive use of headmasters and Defense Against the Dark Arts professors. The spell book has multiple charms intended to alert aurors to unauthorized uses.</event>
							<event>For nearly three months in 1924, the spell book was temporarily removed from Hogwarts to the Ministry of Magic after <persname normal="Gaunt, Marvolo" rules="wizlib" identifier="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Marvolo_Gaunt"><part>Marvolo Gaunt</part></persname> launched an unsuccessful appeal for its return to the family as inherited property. The spell book was returned to Hogwarts afterward.</event>
						</chronitemset>
					</chronitem>
				</chronlist>
			</acqinfo>
			<custodhist>
				<head>Custodial History</head>
				<p>Based on the pattern of acquisition, Slytherin's spell books have been passed down through the Peverell and Gaunt families. It seems likely that Slytherin visisted one of more of his children and close friends after his departure from Hogwarts and left his spell books in their charge. By the point of his death, it seems unlikely that he would have had need for consulting reference materials as he was a highly-accomplished wizard. Early archivists speculate that he retained his book of jinxes in order to record new spells and was not able to transmit it to its designated party before his death.</p>
			</custodhist>
			<odd>
				<head>Other Information</head>
				<p>The archivist cannot provide information on the secret location of the original spell books or the types of spells and charms used to protect them from unauthorized research. Researchers are advised not to waste their time and the archivists' with repeated inquiries.</p>
			</odd>
		</c>
	</dsc>
</archdesc>

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