The National Archives Catalog


Successor

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (700) Organization Authority File Yes
Definition: The name of the immediate successor ogranization.
Purpose: Identifies the immediate successor organization.
Relationship: This element is dependent on Organization Name. To have Successor, Organization Name must be created.
Guidance:

Choose the name of the successor organization from the Organization Authority File.

Explain the succession in Administrative History Note.

Examples:
Organization Name - Department of Commerce. Weather Bureau.
Successor - Department of Commerce. Environmental Science Services Division. National Weather Service.
Organization Name - Federal Energy Administration.
Successor - Department of Energy.


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