The National Archives Catalog

Organizational Donor

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (700) Organization Authority File Collection No Yes



The name of an organization that has donated a collection of archival materials.

Organizational entities include meetings, conferences, commissions, production groups, and Federal agencies: any entity other than an individual.


Purpose: Enables users to search for archival materials by the organizations that donated them. Acknowledges the donor of a collection.


Relationship: This element is independent.


Guidance: Choose the name of the organization from the Organization Authority File.


American Red Cross.


ABC News.

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