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Former Record Group

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Numeric (4) List of Record Groups of the National Archives and Records Administration Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: The number of the record group to which the archival materials were previously allocated.
Purpose: Enables users to locate archival materials by their former record group citations, which can be found in out-of-date finding aids, such as earlier versions of the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States.
Relationship: This element is independent.
Guidance: Enter the number of the record group to which the archival materials were previously allocated.
Examples:
200
[For the motion picture film "Our American Heritage," currently in the AHF collection, which was formerly allocated to Record Group 200.]
23
[For the series "Local Aeronautical Charts," currently in Record Group 370, which was formerly allocated to Record Group 23.]


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