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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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  • SSA Statement in Response to the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

    On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order (13950) on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The Executive Order (EO) seeks to “combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” and to end so-called “divisive concepts” such as “critical race theory,” “white privilege,” “intersectionality,” “systemic racism,” and “unconscious bias” covered in workplace […]

  • SSA’s Social Media Request Form is Live!

    Have you been following the Society of Southwest Archivists on Facebook and Twitter and wonder how you can suggest links or announcements of your own? Well, look no further, because the SSA Social Media Request Form is here for you! Suggestions can include articles about archivists, archives, or cultural heritage issues in the region; announcements; […]

  • SSA Elections 2021: Call for Nominations

    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 […]

  • Dr. David B. Gracy II, 1941-2020

    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 year, […]

Today in the Archivist’s Daybook

April 10, 2021
  • On this date in 2006, the Associated Press broke the story that the United States National Archives and Records Administration had signed a secret agreement with the CIA and the Pentagon in 2002 to keep silent about a government reclassification program. The 2002 agreement showed archivists were concerned about reclassifying previously available documents — many of them more than 50 years old — but nonetheless agreed to keep mum. April 14 On this date in 2003, military forces of the United States of America refused to intervene when mobs looted and burned the Iraqi National Library and Archives in broad daylight.

    April 10, 2021