This paper reports on an analysis of author-generated metadata contained in a portion of the bibliographic / biographical record compiled by the late AndrÃ© Savine, creator of the AndrÃ© Savine Collection. For this study, the contents of 368 index cards created by Savine were analyzed for core bibliographic elements (author-generated descriptive metadata). Elements were identified and conceptually mapped to the English and Russian versions of the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES). Results of this study indicate that Savine created extensive descriptive metadata and that ten of these data elements map to the DCMES. Other key metadata elements that do not map to DC were also identified. It is recommended that these additional elements also be incorporated into the schema used to facilitate resource discovery of Savine's index cards. The descriptive metadata extracted from Savine's bibliographic and biographical provide a model metadata scheme that can be used with similar projects in the future.