|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Public Element|
The date on which the organization was terminated, disbanded, inactivated, or superseded.
|Purpose:||Gives the ending of the chronological range within which the organization existed.|
Enter the date the organization was terminated, disbanded, inactivated, or superseded.
If an organization is on-going, enter the numbers "9999."
If an organization's abolish date is unknown, leave this element empty and use the "?" in Abolish Date Qualifier.
Use Abolish Date Qualifier to indicate uncertain or approximate dates.
Enter the date in MM/DD/YYYY form.
To determine the abolish date of a defunct Federal organization, consult available editions of the United States Government Manual, the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States, any relevant preliminary inventories or NARA-produced finding aids, agency-created Standard Form 135's, or any pertinent accessioned records.
It is important that an abolish date be provided for defunct organizations whose records are part of NARA's holdings and have been identified as Creating Organization. If the abolish date of such an organization cannot be determined, use the date provided in the latest Inclusive End Date for the archival materials of the organization and indicate "ca." in Abolish Date Qualifier.
Describe any sources used to determine the organization's abolish date in Organization Source Note.