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<separatedmaterial> Separated Material

<separatedmaterial> encodes information about materials associated by provenance to the described materials but that have been physically separated or removed. These items may have been destroyed (including duplicates), moved to another area of the repository/another repository, or returned to the creator. This is not the same as <relatedmaterial>, which is not related to the materials by provenance, accumulation, or use. This element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.5.3 and MARC field 544 with indicator 0.

<separatedmaterial> 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.


<separatedmaterial< may contain further <separatedmaterial> 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>Duplicate letters were returned to the Sokolowski family.</p>
	<head>Materials Available Separately</head>
	<p>Photographs have been separated and moved to the film archives.</p>

EAD tag library entry for <separatedmaterial>.