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A

Accessions
A record of the addition of a new item
Archival Authority Record
An authority record that describes the creator of the records named in the entry and which may point to other authority records
ARCHON Directory Directory of contact details for repositories noted in the National Register of Archives
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B

Business Index
Index to the National Register of Archives noting records created by businesses
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C

Catalogues and lists
Complete list of items in a specific order
Cataloguing
Projects and initiatives that produce descriptions of archival collections
Corporate Index
Index to the National Register of Archives noting records created by businesses and organisations
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D

Date In the search form the date is used to the refine the search to appears that were created around that date
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E

Epithet
Description of a person's occupation, position, activity etc.
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F

Family and Estate Index
Index to the National Register of Archives noting records created by more than one generation of a family's members
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I

Indexes A guide that facilitates reference to material
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M

Manuscript A hand written document
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N

Name Title given to an initiative by the parent organisation
National Name Authority File Archival authority records describing the creator of papers and records noted in the National Register of Archives. This is in development
Networking Creation of single online access points for electronic information that is created or held in more than one location
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O

Online catalogues and finding aids
Catalogues and finding aids available on the web
Online national library catalogues
Links to the major library collections
Organisations Index
Index to the National Register of Archives noting records created by organisations
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P

Personal Index
Index to the National Register of Archives noting papers created by individuals
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R

Region

A geographical area
Repository
A place of deposit for records
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T

Thesauri
Controlled vocabularies relevant to archival description
Topographical
An arrangement in geographical order
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W

Website
The online location of an archive resource or project
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