• Society of Southwest Archivists endorse the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials

    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 […]

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  • SOCIETY OF SOUTHWEST ARCHIVISTS STATEMENT CONDEMNING RACIAL VIOLENCE

    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 […]

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  • SSA donates $5000 to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund

    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 […]

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  • SSA endorses “Open Letter to Council on Job Postings Decision”

    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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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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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  • Salary Information Now Required in Job Postings

    At its 8 March 2019 meeting, the SSA Board voted unanimously to immediately stop accepting job advertisements that do not list a salary or salary range. This applies to all SSA media including the website forums, Facebook, and Twitter. Any request to post a job announcement that does not include salary information will be held […]

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  • Poor Pay in Archives: How Our National Organizations are Failing Us

    This is the second part of a two-part series. By Mark Lambert, SSA President, 2018-2019 The Southwestern Archivist, Vol. 42, No. 1 (February 2019): 5-6. See Part 1 of this column, “Top archives directors are failing the profession,” in the November 2018 issue of Southwestern Archivist. Our two national professional organizations, the Society of American […]

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