Variant Control Number
|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|No||Yes||Variable Character Length (240)||None||Collection
The control number or identifier given to the archival materials either by the creator or by NARA.
Examples of variant control numbers include a NAIL control number, preliminary inventory entry numbers, XMIS numbers, PRESNET numbers, and accessioned microfilm identifiers.
|Purpose:||Allows users to retrieve the archival materials by any known control number.|
|Relationship:||This element and Variant Control Number Type are dependent on each other. For each unique variant control number, Variant Control Number and Variant Control Number Type must both be included. To have Variant Control Number Note, both Variant Control Number and Variant Control Number Type must be created.|
Enter the number exactly as it appears in the source documentation. Do not include notes or explanations in this element. If additional information is needed to clarify the variant control number, use Variant Control Number Note.
Indicate the type of number by using Variant Control Number Type.
Do not use for former record group numbers.