The National Archives Catalog

Production Series Number

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (500) None Item Yes Yes



The alphabetic or numeric identifier for a part or section of a production series.

Parts or sections refer to segments, such as individual episodes, in a production series.

The word "series" is used in a non-archival sense: it specifically refers to motion pictures or videotapes produced as a series, such as a television series or movie serials.


Purpose: Provides the production series number in a separate, searchable data element.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Production Series Title. To have Production Series Number, Production Series Title must be created.


Guidance: Enter the alphabetic or numeric identifier for the part or section of the production series. If the alphabetic or numeric identifier is preceded by a part/section designator (e.g., Episode, No., Part, #), include the part/section designator in Production Series Number.




Production Series Title - This is America
Production Series Number - Series 1


Production Series Title - Scenes from American History
Production Series Number - No. 2


Production Series Title - In Search of the Constitution
Production Series Number - Episode #101

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