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Catalogue Date (Cataloguing)

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  • This field contains the dates on which the object was documented.


  • This field is used in conjunction with the Cataloguer field.

Entry rules:

  1. Enter the date in the form YYYY dash MM dash DD, in numbers only (Y for "year," M for "month," D for "day").

    A lighter catalogued by Julie Zolkavich on February 15, 1992

      Object Name lighter
      Cataloguer Zolkavich, Julie
    Catalogue Date 1992-02-15
  2. If you are unsure whether your information is correct, include a space and a question mark after the date.

    A knife documented by Jack Prescott, probably on August 18, 1982

      Object Name knife
      Cataloguer Prescott, Jack
    Catalogue Date 1982-08-18 ?
  3. This field may contain multiple entries separated by a semicolon followed by a space. Each date in the Catalogue Date should correspond to a name in the Cataloguer field.

    A medal documented by Brigitte Silverman on October 28, 1975, and by Madeleine Lee on May 14, 1992

      Object Name medal
      Cataloguer Lee, Madeleine; Silverman, Brigitte
    Catalogue Date 1992-05-14; 1975-10-28 © Société des musées du Québec