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<chronlist> Chronology List

<chronlist> is a formatting element used to designate information about the sequence of significant past events associated with the described materials. It provides a structured display using <chronitem> elements to match dates to an event or events. This element is found most often in the <bioghist> element, but can be used within: <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <blockquote>, <controlaccess>, <custodhist>, <daodesc>, <descgrp>, <div>, <dsc>, <dscgrp>, <event>, <extref>, <extrefloc>, <fileplan>, <index>, <item>, <note>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <p>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <ref>, <refloc>, <relatedmaterial>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, <titlepage>, and <userestrict> as well.


  • 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.
  • ENCODINGANALOG – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.


The major information in <chronlist> should be encoded within <chronitem>. <head> and <listhead> may be used to provide a heading.


			<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 <chronlist>.