The National Archives Catalog


Color Authority List

The Color Authority List provides data values for the Color element.

Microform publication descriptions can use only terms followed by [MF].


Black-and-White
scope note: Use when images are recorded or printed in black-and-white. Also applies to black-and-white images that have been hand-tinted or toned. See Process for further information on the ways black-and-white images are created.
source: Library of Congress, Archival Moving Images Materials, 1984
[MF]

Black-and-White and Color
scope note: Use when describing materials that have both black-and-white and color images where the black-and-white images make up the bulk of the materials. For example, a motion picture item may have three reels of film - two of which are black-and-white, one of which is color.

Color
scope note: Use when images are recorded or printed in more colors than black, white and gray. See Process for further information on the ways color images are created.
source: Library of Congress, Archival Moving Images Materials, 1984
[MF]

Color and Black-and-White
scope note: Use when describing materials that have both color and black-and-white images where the color images make up the bulk of the materials. For example, the movie the Wizard of Oz is mostly color with black-and-white sequences at the beginning and end.

Monchrome
scope note: Use when images are recorded or printed with light and dark shades of a single color or hue. See Process for further information on the ways monochrome images are created.
source: Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online

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