The National Archives Catalog


General Records Type

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
Yes Yes Variable Character Length (100) General Records Type List Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition: The general intellectual form of the archival materials.
Purpose: Allows users to search for archival materials by general records types.
Relationship: This element is independent.
Guidance:

Choose at least one term from the General Records Types Authority List.

Use as many General Records Types as needed to indicate the general intellectual form of the archival materials.

Examples:
Photographs and other Graphic Materials
Textual Records
Data Files


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