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!
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It’s time to submit nominations for SSA’s 2021 election! If you would like to serve, or know an ideal candidate, please submit your nomination via our web form on SSA’s home page. The deadline for submitted nominations is January 1, 2021. The SSA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following positions in 2021: Vice-President/President […]
The Society of Southwest Archivists has lost a powerful advocate for archives. Dr. David B. Gracy II died peacefully in his home in the early morning of Saturday, September 26. Dr. Gracy was many things to many people: an archives evangelist, a mentor, a teacher, a colleague, even a train conductor at times. Last […]
The Society of Southwest Archivists opposes budget cuts that threaten the access to the research collections of the Birmingham Public Library. The Officers and Executive Board endorse the following letter of support. SSA will send our endorsement to the Mayor and City Council of Birmingham. If you would like to send your own email to […]
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 […]
Today in the Archivist’s Daybook
Home Movie Day
October 20, 2020
Home Movie Day. For cultural institutions collecting regional materials, this event presents an excellent opportunity to reach out to the holders of vulnerable family films, to offer them preservation advice and assistance, to make your repository known as a potential home for their materials, and to showcase the home movies already in your collections.