Metadata provides information about a work submitted to the Archive.

The following are the minimal metadata requirements for submission:

  1. Title (if the item does not have a proper title, provide a descriptive title)
  2. Author (includes creator)
  3. Subject Keywords
  4. Date

If date is unknown or uncertain, fill the “Date” field with year 0001 and give the approximate date, century, or era with an explanatory note in the “Description” field.

Other fields will be available in the electronic submission form. Submitters are encouraged to provide as much information as possible to help others find their work.

A printed form with the minimal metadata requirements will be provided to authors who prefer that their contributions be submitted electronically by Digital Archive personnel.

HS/HSL reserves the rights to provide additional keywords/subjects, and to complete or edit other metadata fields.