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record group


(also archive group), n. ~ A collection of records that share the same provenance and are of a convenient size for administration.


A record group is a hierarchical division that is sometimes equivalent to provenance, representing all the records of an agency and its subordinate divisions. However, the records of a large agency may be broken into several record groups, treating the records of different divisions as separate collections rather than as a series.

A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology