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<address> Address

<address> is a generic wrapper element used to encode any kind of address information–postal, email, phone number, etc. The address may belong to the repository, to the party whose permission is required to publish, etc. The Library of Congress suggests using an entity reference to store addresses which occur in many finding aids for easy reference and updating.

<address> may be used within <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <blockquote>, <controlaccess>, <custodhist>, <daodesc>, <descgrp>, <div>, <dsc>, <dscgrp>, <entry>, <event>, <extref>, <extrefloc>, <fileplan>, <index>, <item>, <note>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <p>, lt;phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <publicationstmt>, <ref>, <refloc>, <relatedmaterial>, <repository>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, <titlepage>, and <userestrict>.


  • 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.


<address> may (and should) contain <addressline> elements, which are used to encode the actual address.


		<addressline>1600 Pennsylvania Ave</addressline>
		<addressline>Washington, DC, 20001</addressline>
		<addressline>Phone: 202-555-1234</addressline>
		<addressline>Website: https://eadiva.com/2</addressline>

EAD tag library entry for <address>.