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<relatedmaterial> Related Material

<relatedmaterial> encodes information about materials that are not physically or logically included in the material described in the finding aid, that may be of use to a reader. These materials are not related to the described material by provenance. This is not the same as <separatedmaterial>, which refers to information about materials related to the described materials by provenance but that have been separated. Nor should it be confused with <altformavail> or <originalsloc>, which refer to duplicated materials.

This element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.5.3 and MARC field 544 with indicator 1.

<relatedmaterial> is one of the elements which may be used within <archdesc>, <archdescgrp>, <c>, <c01> through <c12>, and <descgrp>.


  • 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.
  • TYPE – not required. This may provide more information about the type of characteristic or requirement.


<relatedmaterial> may contain further <relatedmaterial> elements, as well as: <address>, <archref>, <bibref>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <extref>, <head>, <linkgrp>, <list>, <note>, <p>, <ref>, <table>, and <title>.


See DACS Section 6.3, Related archival materials. Added value. (DACS 2013, pp.73-74)


	<p>Photographs from this collection have been transferred to the Peace Corps Archives in Washington, DC.</p>
<head>Related Correspondence</head>
	<p>The correspondence of Sister Mary Roberta, ne&eacute; Earlene Tibbles, then Earlene Viano, a close friend of Sarah Bell Kitchin's provides useful context for this collection. It can be found at the archives of the Georgetown Visitation Convent in Washington, DC.</p>
	<archref><origination><persname normal="Viano, Earlene">Earlene Viano</persname></origination>
	<unittitle>Sister Mary Roberta Papers,
	<unitdate type="inclusive">1965-2008</unitdate>.</unittitle>

EAD tag library entry for <relatedmaterial>.