The National Archives Catalog


Container ID

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (700) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: The identifier or number for the individual container storing each specific media type.
Purpose: Identifies the containers used to store each specific media type.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Specific Media Type. Each media occurrence of the archival materials must have a specific media type specified to create Container ID.
Guidance: Enter the identifier or number for the containers used to store the specific media type, including the numbers on bound volumes and film cans.
Examples:
#ON28193
[For an Item Level description.]
Box 6829
[For an Item Level description.]
Volume A-N
[For an Item Level description]
Tape 1
[For an Item Level description]
Boxes 1-75
[For a Series Level description]
27
[For a Series Level description]


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