The National Archives Catalog

End Congress

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Elenent
No No Numeric (3) End Congress Authority List Record Group
File Unit
No Yes


Definition: The ending number of the Congress during which the archival materials were created.


Purpose: The House and Senate committees archive and transfer their records by Congress and researchers often request records by Congress number. In addition, citations for legislation, hearings, and other committee publications use Congress number. This field allows staff and researchers to conduct more effective searches of Congressional records and to associate committee publications with related archival materials.


Relationship: This element is related to Begin Congress.


Guidance: Enter the last applicable Congress number.




[For the 112th Congress.]


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