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Roe Submits Testimony on District of Columbia Archives

Since 2003 SAA leaders have expressed through letters and testimony our serious concern that the District have a strong records management and archives program. Read Roe’s testimony here.

Speak Up for History and Archives

When we want to advocate for archives in Congress, it will certainly help if our Representatives are aware of archives and why they are important. The latest call to action in SAA President Kathleen Roe’s Year of Living Dangerously for Archives challenges archivists to reach out to their member of Congress to ask him or her to join the Congressional History Caucus. Here’s how you can participate.

Spring Into a New Archival Outlook!

In the March/April issue of Archival Outlook, learn how one archivist used her state’s learning standards to develop an educational program for first graders, read about UCLA Library Special Collections’ flash exhibition program, discover strategies for leading successful archival programs, and more. The issue is now available online; the print edition will be mailed to members later this month.

March Foundation Board Meeting Minutes Adopted

Browse the minutes of the March 13-14 Foundation Board meeting here.

Revisions to DACS

The Technical Subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (TS-DACS) is pleased to announce that the SAA Council has approved revisions to DACS 2.3.3. and DACS 2.3.6. Click here for details.


On May 1, do something – even if it’s something small – that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs in your repository. That’s the purpose of MayDay, a grassroots effort whose goal is to save our archives.

SAA Statement on Use of Non-government Email Accounts for the Conduct of Public Business

SAA notes with concern the practice of many elected and appointed government officials of using unofficial, non-government email accounts for the conduct of public business. Read SAA’s full statement here.

Women's History Month 50% Special on Perspectives on Women's Archives!

March is Women’s History Month! Gain an archival perspective with Perspectives on Women's Archives, edited by Tanya Zanish-Belcher with Anke Voss. The eighteen essays in this volume, written by noted archivists and historians, inspire new thinking about the value of women’s archives and how to fill the gaps in our recordkeeping. Since women make up around 50% of the earth’s population, SAA is offering a 50% special in celebration through March 25, 2015. For SAA members, that’s $24.95 (regularly $49.95); and for nonmembers, $34.95 (regularly $69.95). The print discount will be applied automatically; for a discount on the PDF or EPUB editions, enter SAAM in the promo code field if you’re a member, or SAAN if you’re a nonmember.


Click here (print) or here (e-book) and save today!

Voices from the Archives

The latest call to action in SAA President Kathleen Roe’s Year of Living Dangerously for Archives challenges archivists to raise up voices and stories directly from their archival collections. Here’s how you can participate.

March SAA Foundation Board Meeting Materials Now Available

The SAA Foundation Board will meet in Chicago on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14. View the agenda and discussion materials here.

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