The National Archives Catalog


Former Collection

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (10) None Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: The identifier of the collection to which the archival materials were previously allocated.
Purpose: Enables users to locate archival materials by their former collection citations, which can be found in out-of-date finding aids.
Relationship: This element is independent.
Guidance: Enter the identifier of the collection to which the archival materials were previously allocated.
Examples:
ABC
[For the American Broadcasting Company Collection.]
BYRD
[For the Admiral Richard E. Byrd Collection.]
COLSA
[For the Colorado State Archives Collection.]
JC-1132
[For the Zbigniew Brzezinski Collection.]


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