The National Archives Catalog


Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Numeric (8,3) None Series
File Unit
No Yes



The distance measured from top to bottom of the specific media type.


Purpose: Provides information about non-standard dimensions of specific media types.


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 Height. If Height, Width, or Depth is specified, Dimension cannot be used.



Enter the height of the specific media type in inches. Enter fractions of an inch as a decimal fraction (.5 for half an inch, .33 for a third of an inch, etc.).

Use Height, Width, and Depth to describe three-dimensional specific media types.
Use Height and Width to describe two-dimensional specific media types.

Measure the height of the specific media types themselves and not the height of their containers.

Be sure to check the Dimension Authority List for a suitable size before indicating a separate height, width, and depth.




[For the artifact the "Bust of a Youth in the Age of Tiberius."]


[For the 3 ½ by 4 ½ series "Negatives and Proof Sheets Relating to U.S. and Foreign Diplomatic Officials, Events, and Facilities."]


[For the 18 ½ by 23 ½ textual records/photograph series "Records Collected by the Chaplains Division."]


[For a non-standard sized artifact.]

Previous Element
Next Element
Table of Contents
Lifecycle Data Requirements Guide