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Reference Unit

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
Yes Yes Variable Character Length (700) Reference Unit List Series
File Unit
Item
No Yes
Definition:

The unit that provides reference services for the archival materials.

For authority proposals, this is the unit of the person responsible for proposing a new or updated authority record for Organization Name, Person Name, Topical Subject, Geographic Reference, Specific Records Type, Program Area, or an Authority List heading.

Purpose:

Identifies the unit that provides reference services for the archival materials. Allows users to limit a search to the holdings of a particular unit.

For authority proposals, identifies the unit of the proposer of an Organization Name, Person Name, Topical Subject, Geographic Reference, Specific Records Type, Program Area, or an Authority List heading.

Relationship: For archival descriptions, this element is dependent on Copy Status. Each copy of the archival materials must have a copy status specified to have Reference Unit.
Guidance: Select the correct term from the Reference Unit Authority List.
Examples:
NLJFK John F. Kennedy Library
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3398
(phone) 617-929-4500
(fax) 617-929-4538
(e-mail) kennedy.library@nara.gov
NRHLA Laguna Niguel, Archival Operations, Pacific Region
24000 Avila, 1st Floor East, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497
(phone) 949-360-2641
(fax) 949-360-2624
(e-mail) laguna.archives@nara.gov
NWL Center for Legislative Archives
National Archives Building, Room 8E
7th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408
(phone) 202-501-5350
(fax) 202-219-2176
(e-mail) inquire@nara.gov
National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park Archives (an affiliated archives)
P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
(phone) 307-344-2261
(fax) 307-344-2323
(email) Lee_Whittlesey@nps.gov


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