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.
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!
Please consider making a donation to the SSA Endowment that funds the scholarships. To make a donation, please visit the donations page. Thank you for your support of SSA's mission.
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The Society of Southwest Archivists leadership is pleased to announce its endorsement of the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials. The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials were developed by archives professionals and Native American community stakeholders to promote best practices for preserving and providing access to Native American materials held by non-tribal institutions. The Protocols underscore the importance of […]
The Society of Southwest Archivists condemns the continued racist acts of violence committed against members of our Black communities by law enforcement across the country and abetted and supported by public officials at all levels of government. As a professional organization, we are outraged and stand in solidarity with the family members and protesters around […]
The Society of Southwest Archivists board voted to donate $5,000 towards the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (the AWE Fund) to financially support archival workers impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. We urge SSA members and archival workers in the region (including students) to apply for assistance if needed, spread the word to archival workers in […]
The Society of Southwest Archivists has endorsed an open letter written by the Ad-Hoc working group on salary transparency, a working group of the Society of American Archivists. The salary transparency working group advocates that Council require job postings to include a salary range. “SAA leadership still remains obstinate against even the smallest changes to […]
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Today in the Archivist’s Daybook
On this date in 1776 the United States Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence. One of the grievances enumerated against King George III was "He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures."
July 4, 2020
On this date in 2002, Ian E. Wilson, C.M., National Archivist of Canada, was appointed to the Order of Canada.
July 4, 2020