The Society of Southwest Archivists is a professional organization established to:

  • stimulate and make available research in archival administration and records management
  • promote sound principles and standards for preserving and administering records
  • foster opportunities for education and training of archivists, records managers, and custodians of private papers
  • strengthen relations with others in allied disciplines and with organizations and institutions having mutual interests in the preservation and use of our recorded heritage.

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SSA serves over 500 archivists, special collections librarians, preservationists, conservators, records managers, and others interested in the preservation of our documentary heritage. The six states in our region are Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas, but our members come from almost every state and several countries. We look forward to working with you to improve and promote the archival profession. Join Us!





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The Society of Southwest Archivists is now an official charitable organization on Amazon Smile. If you are an Amazon customer, you can register your account on Amazon Smile to automatically donate .05% of the purchase price of your Amazon purchases to SSA.

Community Outreach Fund

SSA established the Community Outreach Fund in 2015 to support outreach events or programs that promote archives to the general public. SSA has set aside $1,000 per year to support such endeavors.

National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives

The Society of Southwest Archivists and the Society of American Archivists created the SSA-SAA Emergency Disaster Assistance Grant Fund—a fund established to address the stabilization and recovery needs of archival repositories that are directly affected by natural disasters.

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  • Call for Proposals: 2020 SSA Annual Meeting (Denton, TX)

    Call for Program Proposals Visionary Archives 2020 Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting Submission Deadline: November 15, 2019 The 2020 Program Committee invites submissions for 60 or 90-minute sessions. Proposals are welcome on any subject or skill relevant to the archives or records management professions. Proposals will be evaluated on the completeness of the description, […]

  • SSA Elections 2020: Call for Nominations

    If you would like to serve, or know an ideal candidate, please submit your nominations for the following positions:  Vice-President/President Elect (three year term-one as VP, one as President, and one as Immediate Past President)  Executive Board (3 positions, two-year term)  Nominating Committee (1 position, two-year term)  Scholarship Committee (1 position, three-year term)  Secretary (two-year […]

  • Archival Pay and SAA: Some Modest Proposals

    By Mark Lambert, SSA President, 2018-2019 The Southwestern Archivist, Vol. 42, No. 2 (May 2019): 5-6. I am pleased that my recent articles on low pay in the archives field and the recent SSA Board resolution adopted requiring salaries or salary ranges in all SSA job advertisements have been so well received in the archival […]

  • SSA Objection to a section of HB 1962, in relation to Texas State records

    Rep. Stan Lambert Texas House, District 71 Room E2.814 P.O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78768 Dear Rep. Lambert: The Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) is a professional organization representing over 500 members in the six states of the American Southwest (TX, LA, AR, OK, NM, AZ) who work in or are interested in preserving our […]

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