Encoded Archival Context—Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families

n. (abbr. EAC-CPF) an encoding standard for information about the people or groups of people who create or are the subject of archival resources


Archivists have not always made a distinction between EAC and EAC-CPF. When the Society of American Archivists’ EAC Working Group focused on producing a standard for corporate bodies, persons, and families, it issued EAC-CPF, and EAC became an acronym referring to a set of standards for contextual archival information. EAC includes EAC-CPF and may include additional standards such as EAC-F for functions.