MARC 373 Associated Group

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MARC field 373 in the authority format contains information about a group, institution, association, etc., that is associated with the entity in the heading (1XX). This can also be a group with which a person is or has been affiliated, including dates of affiliation.

Commonly-used tags




ǂa      Associated Group (R)
ǂs      Start period (NR)
ǂt      End period (NR)
ǂu      Uniform Resource Identifier (R)
ǂv      Source of information (R)
ǂ2      Source of term (NR)

Policy and formulation

  • Use authorized forms whenever possible.
  • Do not in general add associated groups to name authority records (NARs), except when a prominent individual is prominently associated with a prominent organization.
  • Do not add dates (ǂs ǂt) unless multiple 373s are being added and the cataloger judges precise chronology of assocation to be important.
  • There will be exceptions as part of special projects, such as adding a 373 for the Folger to NARs for fellows.

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