|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|No||No||Variable Character Length
|Definition:||The listing of the starting and ending titles of the contents of each container in which the archival materials are stored.|
|Purpose:||Indicates the range of archival materials within each container. Enables users to decide which containers to request for viewing.|
|Relationship:||This element is dependent on Copy Status. Each copy of the archival materials must have a copy status specified to have Container List.|
Enter the starting title and ending title of the contents of each container. Separate each container entry with a line break. List the container, followed by a colon and one space, before the title of the contents. Do not list all of the contents of the container, and do not include narrative annotations.
Usually, container list information is transcribed exactly as it appears on the container. If the information contains acronyms, best practice is to spell out the acronym in brackets after the acronym. Describers are encouraged, but not required, to do this.
Container List vs. File Unit Level Descriptions
Container List (data element) vs. Container List (Finding Aid Type)