DATE field

This field is required for documents.

The format should be YYYY-MM-DD. If you do not have a complete date, enter the portion that you have. Do not use brackets on dates in this field—use them on the title field only

Examples:

1906-09-05

1906

1906-09

1906-??-05

Use the portion of the title that has date information to indicate other kinds of partial dates:

  • circa 1906
  • before 1906
  • after 1906
  • Summer 1906

If the document has no date that you can discern, leave the field blank.

Multiple dates can be added for documents if they:

  • were written over the course of several days
  • are from a journal with two months (Sept.-Oct. issue)
  • are a published speech, in which one date should be the date the speech was given, and the second date should be the date the speech was published, if we have a copy of the speech from a newspaper or journal
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