• 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 […]

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  • 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; […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.  In […]

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  • Endorsement of the Statement on the Risk to Research Collections at the Birmingham Public Library

    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 […]

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  • 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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