The National Archives Catalog

Broadcast Date

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Date None Item Yes Yes



The date on which the item was first broadcast or another known broadcast date, if first date is unknown.


Purpose: Provides contextual information and serves as an access point to allow users to retrieve and sort audiovisual items by broadcast date.


Relationship: This element is independent, but to have Broadcast Date Qualifier, Broadcast Date must be created.



Enter the date on which the item first broadcast or another known broadcast date, if the first date is unknown.

Use Broadcast Date Qualifier to indicate an uncertain or approximate date.

It is not necessary to explain any distinction between Broadcast Date and other date elements in Date Note.

Date Form
Enter the date in MM/DD/YYYY form.
If the day is unknown, enter the month and year in the MM/YYYY form.
If the month is unknown, enter the year in the YYYY form.
Do not use 00 as a month or day.









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