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Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is a standard for encoding archival finding aids, maintained by the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Standards of the Society of American Archivists, in partnership with the Library of Congress. — Library of Congress

Archival Description (Library of Congress)
Finding Aids: Encoded Archival Description (Library of Congress)
Encoded Archival Description (EAD, Library of Congress)

Encoded Archival Description (EAD, Society of American Archivists)


ArchiveGrid includes over 7 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,400 archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies. — Archive Grid, OCLC

ArchiveGrid (OCLC)



Encoded Archival Description (JSTOR)




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Preservation Stewardship
History Collection (Classification)
Museum Objects (CCO)
Archive Records (EAD)
Library Resources (DDC, LCC)



1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.