accompanying material

n. DescriptionMaterials that are a physically distinct component, typically in a different form, of the item being described and intended to be used with that item.


Examples include liner notes accompanying a sound recording or a map in a pocket in a book's binding. When describing an oral history recording, the transcript is often treated as accompanying material rather than being described separately.


NARA 1989b, accompanying papers Petitions, affidavits, letters, and other papers that support or oppose claims for damages, pensions, or other forms of relief for which a private bill has been introduced, or papers relating to public bills. RAD 2008, accompanying papers Material issued with, and intended to be used with, the material being described.