Talk:World Archives Project: Subject Index to Correspondence and Case Files of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1903-1952

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We have found a 2-sided card type in the project that seems to contain detailed information about automobile accidents.

<We have yet to see if this card type extends to other types of reports>

DetailedIncidentFront.JPG Example of Front Side of Card

DetailedIncidentBack.JPG Example of Back Side of Card

Response from WAP is to key the front side in one data record. Most fields apply well. The examples seen have a case number.

<Open question of whether to key BLANK for the Subject Title>

<Open question of which date on the card to use. The date of the incident/accident is probably the earliest date on the card, and most appropriate. In examples seen, the resolution of claims may often be years later.>

The back side should be entered as a Cover Page so it will be in the data base next to the front side to be seen by people searching.

<open question of what to do if some data is present on the back side, like a name or two. I suppose it doesn't hurt to then treat that as a card to key with whatever data is present. But there may be an argument against that, that there is not enough data to make it useful.>