subject file

n. A collection of documents (a file1) relating to some topic.


Subject files can relate to any type of topic, such as a action, event, person, place, project, or other subject. They are distinguished from case files, which relate to a situation affecting or relating to some particular investigation or administrative action. Where the documents in case files typically capture the same categories of information about each investigation or action, the content and format of documents in subject files is often varied.