• SSA Elections: Call for Nominations

    Meet other archivists, gain valuable experience, help the archival community prosper, and earn the admiration of your colleagues by serving the most dynamic organization of archivists in the U.S. The SSA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the following positions in 2019:  Vice-President/President Elect (three year term-one as VP, one as President, and one as […]

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  • Poor Pay in Archives: How Top Archives Directors and Our National Organizations Are Failing Us

    The top Archives directors are failing the profession.(1) It appears nearly every day brings a new article contrasting national wage stagnation with the ever-climbing stock market.(2) Even before the great recession, archivists, who are highly degreed professionals comparable to lawyers, accountants, and IT professionals, were poorly paid.(3) The reasons, both before and after the recession […]

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  • Submit Your Session Proposals!

    Don’t forget! The deadline to submit session proposals for “Crossing Borders, Blazing Trails,” the joint SSA/CIMA Annual Meeting is fast approaching. The conference will be in Tucson, Arizona, May 15-18, 2019 at the Tucson Marriot University Park Hotel. The deadline for submission is November 16, 2018. Our friends with CIMA have invited participation in a […]

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  • A Statement Regarding Indigenous Peoples in Texas

    The Society of Southwest Archivists’ Diversity Committee acknowledges with respect the indigenous peoples of Texas, their history, and their influence on this area. A common tradition holds that the origin of the Spanish word for Texas, Tejas (from “taysha”), is the Caddo word for “friend.”[1] In that hopeful spirit of understanding (which too often in […]

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  • SSA 2018 San Antonio Visitor Guide

    Welcome to San Antonio! We have created this visitor guide to help you find fun things to do and delicious food to eat while you are here, as well as to help you locate practical amenities.

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  • The SSA Website Redesign

    What’s new? The look and feel of the new site is based on the design elements of SSA logo and graphic design concept that was commissioned in 2009. The site is fully responsive. Pages will resize automatically to your screen size including tablets and smart phones. The menus were redesigned and expanded. Side menus were […]

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    Statement on the Texas Legislature’s “Bathroom Bill” (SB3)

    July 25, 2017 Gov. Greg Abbott Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428 Dear Governor Abbott: 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 […]

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    Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

    The Society of Southwest Archivists (SSA) is a professional association that benefits from the participation of people from all backgrounds. SSA strives to ensure that its membership; the holdings that archivists and institutions acquire, preserve, manage, and make accessible; and the users we serve; reflect the historical and ever-evolving diversity of society. To guide and […]

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