<sponsor> Sponsor

<sponsor> is an optional child element of <titlestmt>, used to provide the name of a person or institution who provided significant support for the description of the materials. This is where one would encode acknowledgement of NHPRC grant, for example. The person who created the intellectual property of the finding aid should be encoded in <author>.


  • @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.”
  • @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.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<sponsor> may include text, <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, and <ref>.

Adjacent Elements

<sponsor> may be preceded by <author>. It is the final element in <titlestmt>.


  <titleproper>Guide to Quilting Technologies Department Records, 1978-2020</titleproper>
  <subtitle>A guide records of the Quilting Technologies Department at Piecemaking University</subtitle>
  <author>Ruth Tillman</author>
  <sponsor>Funding for the initial creation of this electronic finding aid was made possible in 1992 by a generous gift of the National Alliance of Peace Quilters. Funding for encoding was made possible in 2008 by a Piecemaking University Digital Initiatives Grant.</sponsor>

Changes from EAD 2002

<sponsor>’s use has not changed from EAD2002, however it gained @lang and @script attributes as well as <abbr>, <expan>, <foreign>, and <ref> child elements. It lost deprecated element <extptr>.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <sponsor>