Appendix B. Selected List of Council and Business Meeting Resolutions

SAA Policies, Procedures, and Organizational Matters were published in the American Archivists and may be found online via the MetaPress site.

 

Council Meeting 12/31/37 (The American Archivist 1:2)

Mailing list of the Society considered confidential, but exceptions for professional purposes at discretion of the Secretary

Council Meeting [Spring 1945] (The American Archivist 8:3)

Approved incorporation of the Society

Council Meeting 12/28/55 (The American Archivist 19:2)

Directed the Secretary to control issuance of stationery for committees in order to safeguard against unauthorized use in the name of the Society

Council Meeting 6/12/59 (The American Archivist 22:4)

Clarified its intent that only individual members be eligible for election as Fellows

Council Meeting 12/28/62 (The American Archivist 26:3)

Resolved that Council members are responsible for attending meetings and should resign if absent from two or more meetings in succession without sufficient personal reason

Council Meeting 10/2/63 (The American Archivist 27:1)

Designated Dolores Renze as the Society's archivist

Council Meeting 4/28/66 (The American Archivist 29:3)

Decided that Fellows whose dues are in arrears should retain their standing but not be counted in the 15% eligible for that class of membership, and that only members in good standing would receive The American Archivist and other perquisites of membership

Council Meeting 10/4/66 (The American Archivist 30:1)

Reaffirmed the policy that all candidates should be informed of the sites of future Council meetings, and of the necessity of attending those meetings; Council to retain the prerogative of asking a member to resign if frequently absent

Council Meeting 10/20/67 (The American Archivist 31:1)

Reaffirmed decision not to offer any reduction in price for subscription agencies handling The American Archivist

Council Meeting 12/28/67 (The American Archivist 31:2)

Reaffirmed the policy that solicitations for funds by SAA committees (including proposals for foundations) must receive prior Council approval

Council Meeting 9/29/68 (The American Archivist 32:1)

Recommended that the Society avoid, if possible, the selection of dates for the annual meeting that conflict with religious holidays

Council Meeting 12/30/69 (The American Archivist 33:2)

Changed the Society's archival repository to the University of Wisconsin and requested Dolores Renze to transfer the archives in her possession to Madison

Council Meeting 7/1-2/70 (The American Archivist 33:4)

Refused to endorse products by brand name

Approved a policy regarding SAA sponsorship of symposia, conferences, workshops, and other special meetings

Reiterated its policy that the dates of the annual meeting should not conflict with the Jewish holy days

Council Meeting 10/2/70 (The American Archivist 34:1)

Resolved that SAA officers make general decisions regarding the use of the SAA mailing list but that Council must give specific approval for any financial solicitation of SAA members using this list

Council Meeting 4/17-19/74 (The American Archivist 38:1)

Required that all SAA proposals for external financial support must be approved by Council before submission to funding agencies

Council Meeting 9/30/74 (The American Archivist 38:2)

Authorized Executive Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee, to prepare and submit grant proposals on behalf of the Society

Council Meeting 9/30/75 (The American Archivist 39:2)

Approved guidelines for SAA endorsements of grant projects

Business Meeting 10/1/75 (The American Archivist 39:1)

Prohibited smoking at all official SAA functions

Council Meeting 1/20/76 (The American Archivist 39:3)

Adopted guidelines for the establishment of SAA awards

Council Meeting 10/1/76 (The American Archivist 40:1)

Determined that SAA placement services would be available only to members

Council Meeting 10/4/77 (The American Archivist 41:1)

Voted to open Council meetings to members, with the proviso that Council by 2/3 vote of those present might go into executive session in order to discuss specific agenda items

Directed the Committee on Education and Professional Development to draft procedures for the accreditation of archival education programs

Council Meeting 10/6/77 (The American Archivist 41:1)

Formed a task force to consider extent and implications of current national information systems and to anticipate the role SAA might play in their implementation

Council Meeting 10/2/78 (The American Archivist 42:4)

Accepted offer of University of Wisconsin-Madison to serve as permanent depository of SAA's records

Council Meeting 10/17/82 (The American Archivist 46:2)

Resolved that an advisory committee for a grant-funded project should dissolve upon submission of the project's final report

Council Meeting 5/19-21/84 (The American Archivist 47:4)

Accepted Treasurer's recommendation that the Building Fund and the Endowment Fund be merged to form the Education Endowment Fund, whose interest would be available to further the educational goals of the Society

Business Meeting 9/1/84 (The American Archivist 48:1)

Approved a resolution to add $2 to registration fees for 1985 annual meeting to subsidize child care at the meeting

Urged avoiding scheduling the annual meeting on Saturday and Sunday mornings

Council Meeting 1/25-27/85 (The American Archivist 48:3)

Adopted child care resolution approved by the 1984 Business Meeting

Defeated annual meeting scheduling resolution approved by the 1984 Business Meeting

Created SAA Roundtables

Council Meeting 10/27/85 (The American Archivist 49:2)

Extended child care provisions to apply at 1986 annual meeting

Council Meeting 2/14-16/86 (The American Archivist 53:1)

Resolved that the SAA Representative to NHPRC be recommended by the President and approved by vote of the Council

Council Meeting 1/30-2/1/87 (The American Archivist 50:3)

Resolved that Council members and Officers should not serve as elected or appointed officials on other SAA bodies, "except where this service is specifically mandated"

Council Meeting 6/5-7/87 (The American Archivist 50:3)

Resolved that Officers and members of Council should not concurrently serve as paid employees of SAA, except to complete pre-existing contracts

Council Meeting 2/3-5/89 (The American Archivist 52:3)

Adopted three-year planning cycle for SAA and its constituent groups

Council Meeting 6/2-4/89 (The American Archivist 52:4)

Resolved that Officers and Council members should not serve as officers, steering committee members, or editors of SAA bodies and reaffirmed its position that Officers and Council members should not concurrently serve as paid employees of or contractors to the Society, with the exception that contracts let prior to election may be completed

Directed that the SAA Newsletter should refuse position announcements that are clearly inconsistent with the principles of non-discrimination and intellectual freedom

Council Meeting 10/24/89 (The American Archivist 52:4)

Voted to record names for all divided Council votes

Established a fixed relationship between individual and institutional dues rates

Council Meeting 2/23-25/90 (The American Archivist 54:1)

Adopted three financial goals:

1. That SAA create and maintain a balanced annual budget

2. Analyze and adjust revenue and expenditures in certain program areas as needed

3. Establish an adequate reserve fund

Council Meeting 6/22-24/90 (The American Archivist 53:3)

Adopted proposed rules for future business meetings

Broadened eligibility criteria for Distinguished Service Award

Restated criteria for J Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award

Established Standards Board

Adopted new Bylaw regarding the schedule for sending dues notices

Adopted a proposal that Council review and prepare revisions to the dues structure at least every three years beginning in 1990

Council Meeting 8/29/90 (The American Archivist 54:2)

Voted to discontinue the Candidate Register as a member service

Business Meeting 9/2/90

Adopted a revision to Article IV of the SAA Constitution regarding payment of dues

Adopted new dues structure proposed by Council

Council Meeting 2/22-24/91 (The American Archivist 54:1)

Approved SAA membership in the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Modified criteria for Oliver Wendell Holmes Award and Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award

Decided to hold a planning day immediately before the upcoming June Council meeting

Adopted modifications to guidelines for Sections and Roundtables

Resolved not to serve as a facilitator for consulting practices of third parties or individuals

Endorsed the publication of a directory of consultants

Established a standing committee to monitor legislative matters

Council Meeting 2/22-24/91 - continued

Endorsed the production of an encyclopedia of archives

Adopted a Statement on Liaison with Other Professional Groups

Council Meeting 6/14-16/91 (The American Archivist 54:3)

Adopted a policy for reimbursing Council members' expenses for attending Council meetings

Resolved that permanent paper be used for SAA publications when feasible

Adopted a process for choosing annual meeting sites

Adopted a set of procedures for grant proposals to be submitted by SAA

Established an Education Office Advisory Board to assist the Education Officer

Council Meeting 9/24/91 (The American Archivist 54:4)

Resolved that Section newsletters are a benefit of SAA membership (which allows individual members a choice of two Section memberships) and will not be offered by subscription to others

Resolved that Council members will purchase new SAA publications rather than receive complimentary copies

Adopted guidelines and a schedule for orienting new Council members

Adopted revisions to the guidelines for Committees, Sections, and Roundtables clarifying the policy regarding seeking funds from outside sources

Business Meeting 9/26/91

Adopted revisions to Article XI of the SAA Constitution regarding publications received in right of membership

Council Meeting 9/29/91 (The American Archivist 54:4)

Resolved that the current list of manuscript appraisers continue to be distributed by the SAA office at no charge while the new consultant directory is phased in

Council Meeting 1/24-26/92 (The American Archivist 55:2)

Approved an upgrade of the office computer system and resolved to review it within three year

Adopted a policy on payment for childcare at Annual Meetings

Adopted a policy on SAA support for various groups that meet at the SAA Annual Meeting

Amended the bylaws to add an additional elected Fellow to the Committee to Select SAA Fellows

Adopted an amendment to Article V of the Constitution regarding criteria for selection of Fellows

Council Meeting 6/12-14/92 (The American Archivist 55:3)

Established the position of intern on Standing Committees, Boards, Task Forces

Adopted a revised policy on choosing Annual Meeting sites

Affirmed that employment opportunities will appear only in the SAA Newsletter and the Employment Bulletin, not in any other newsletters of the Society

Resolved that officers and Council members shall not serve on SAA bodies

Decided to send Requests for Proposals to several association management firms

Council Meeting 9/12-17/92 (The American Archivist 55:4)

Voted to discontinue investigating association management firms

Established a Task Force on Sections and Roundtables

Business Meeting 9/16/92

Adopted an amendment to Article V of the SAA Constitution regarding criteria for selection of Fellows

Council Meeting 1/29-31/93 (The American Archivist 56:2)

Established a committee to conduct Executive Director Search

Adopted guidelines for childcare at the Annual Meetings

Established student chapters as a new structure within SAA

Established an award for publications on preservation

Council Meeting 6/11-13/93 (The American Archivist 56:4)

Decided to protect the SAA logo by registering it as a trademark

Council Meeting 8/31-9/4/93 (The American Archivist 56:4)

Established an award to support minority student attendance at the annual meeting.

Council Meeting 1/5-6/94

Established a mentoring program to assist new members

Established a separate Editorial Board for the American Archivist

Established an Electronic Records Section; dissolved the Committee on Automated Records and Techniques; established two task forces to recommend ways for the Society to address electronic records and automated techniques issues

Council Meeting 9/6-11/94

Passed a resolution regarding "Annual Meeting Conflict with Religious Holidays"

Passed a resolution authorizing funds for a staff retirement plan to be incorporated into the adoption of the annual budget


SAA and the Wider Profession

Council Meeting 10/24-25/38 (The American Archivist 2:2)

President to appoint and chair a committee on uniform state legislation concerning archives

Council Meeting 10/13/39 (The American Archivist 3:1)

Continued for another year the Committee on Uniform State Legislation and empowered it to submit a draft for a uniform public records law to the Committee on Scope and Program of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Council Meeting 9/15/53 (The American Archivist 17:4)

Established a committee to examine and report on professional qualifications for archival work

Council Meeting 10/10/56 (The American Archivist 20:1)

Accepted in principle the President's report suggesting a national program "to insure the care and preservation of our archival heritage"

Council Meeting 10/7/60 (The American Archivist 24:2)

Resolved that Council should not intervene in professional dismissals except on written request of aggrieved member, with the matter to be referred to Committee on Professional Standards

Council Meeting 5/10/62 (The American Archivist 25:4)

Adopted policy statement on education and training of archivists

Council Meeting 4/23/65 (The American Archivist 28:3)

Requested President to ask Committee on Education and Training to consider SAA sponsorship of archival courses and the feasibility of certification of teachers of these courses

Council Meeting 10/4/66 (The American Archivist 30:1)

Endorsed the Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the American Association of University Professors

Council Meeting 12/28/66 (The American Archivist 30:2)

Approved a limited salary survey every two years, with comprehensive surveys to be completed every four or five years at the discretion of Council

Asked the Committee on Education and Professional Development to review the implications of its proposal that SAA accredit archival courses in colleges and universities, but encouraged it to proceed to compile a syllabus for use in introductory courses in archival management

Council Meeting 4/27/67 (The American Archivist 30:4)

Responding to a proposal that a separate organization for manuscript administrators be established, reiterated its policy opposing attempts to splinter the archival profession

Council Meeting 4/18/68 (The American Archivist 31:3)

Endorsed a proposal that the National Archives: conduct research and develop test methods dealing with the chemical stability of archival paper and related materials; develop specifications for these materials; and determine proper environmental conditions for archival paper records; established a Committee on Paper Research to cooperate in this endeavor

Council Meeting 4/5/72 (The American Archivist 35:3-4)

Expressed concern about ecological matters but also viewed with concern the use of recycled paper.

Council Meeting 12/28/72 (The American Archivist 36:2)

Approved resolution concerning the declassification of government records

Council Meeting 4/13/73 (The American Archivist 36:4)

Accepted a resolution on discrimination in the archival profession for presentation to business meeting

Business Meeting 9/27/73 (The American Archivist 37:1)

Resolved that SAA and its affiliated institutions are committed to eliminating discrimination in employment throughout the archival profession

Council Meeting 12/29/73 (The American Archivist 37:2)

Passed resolution supporting National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

Council Meeting 12/30/73 (The American Archivist 37:2)

Passed resolution urging a reduction in the time period before national security documents are declassified and recommending automatic declassification of all except the most highly sensitive ten years after their creation

Business Meeting 10/2/74 (The American Archivist 38:2)

Adopted resolution on public ownership of official records of elected or appointed public officials

Council Meeting 10/4/74 (The American Archivist 38:2)

Passed resolution expanding on business meeting's resolution regarding the public ownership of the official records of elected or appointed public officials and discussing policies on such ownership

Council Meeting 4/8/77 (The American Archivist 41:2)

Authorized publication of draft proposal and creation of formal procedures concerning certification of archivists and accreditation of archival training programs

Council Meeting 10/5/77 (The American Archivist 41:1)

Authorized Committee on Replevin to study implications of North Carolina decision on replevin

Council Meeting 10/6/78 (The American Archivist 42:2)

Gave highest priority to evaluation of archival education programs, as opposed to individual certification and institutional evaluation

Council Meeting 9/28/79 (The American Archivist 43:2)

Endorsed objectives of Joint AAM/AASLH/SAA Committee on Minority Training and Employment: to determine extent of training and employment and to develop plans to encourage greater participation of minorities; approved recommendation that possible sources of private funding for the Committee's work be explored

Council Meeting 10/3/80 (The American Archivist 44:3)

Approved resolution objecting to "Guidelines for Library Functions at the State Level," prepared by the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

Council Meeting 1/24-26/81 (The American Archivist 44:4)

Passed resolution supporting Native American Archives Project

Council Meeting 9/4/81 (The American Archivist 45:2)

Urged archival facility, at an appropriate site, for research into records of Nixon Administration

Council Meeting 8/29/84 (The American Archivist 48:2)

Asked ALA/SAA Joint Committee to explore ongoing collaboration to recognize archives as well as libraries during National Library Week and International Archives Week

Council Meeting 9/2/84 (The American Archivist 48:2)

Supported NAGARA activities to encourage a congressional initiative to conserve archival records

Council Meeting 1/25-27/85 (The American Archivist 48:3)

Identified certain qualities that an Archivist of the United States should possess

Supported Women's History Week

Council Meeting 6/7-9/85 (The American Archivist 49:1)

Expressed concern about the potential impact on archives of a reorganization at the National Endowment for the Humanities

Council Meeting 10/27/85 (The American Archivist 49:2)

Endorsed the concept of a National Congress on Historical Records to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States Constitution

Council Meeting 8/25/86 (The American Archivist 50:1)

Endorsed legislation proposing a White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services and recommended that the conference explore the relationship between records and the themes of democracy, productivity, and literacy

Council Meeting 1/30-2/1/87 (The American Archivist 50:3)

Established an Interim Board for Certification to implement certification and recertification of archivists

Council Meeting 9/1/87 (The American Archivist 51:1-2)

Subject to clarification, endorsed concept of a Documentary Heritage Trust

Council Meeting 2/26-27/88 (The American Archivist 51:3)

Directed the Interim Board for Certification to implement the plan that it devised

Council Meeting 9/27/88 (The American Archivist 52:2)

Accepted "An Action Agenda for the Archival Profession," prepared by the Committee on Goals and Priorities

Council Meeting 6/2-4/89 (The American Archivist 52:4)

Endorsed the concept of "entitled" graduate education programs

Council Meeting 10/24/89 (The American Archivist 52:4)

Endorsed a Senate resolution on permanent paper

Council Meeting 10/28/89 (The American Archivist 52:4)

Endorsed in principle a nationwide archival preservation policy

Council Meeting 6/22-24/90 (The American Archivist 53:3)

Adopted a policy statement on the closing of an archives

Council Meeting 9/12/92 (The American Archivist 55:4)

Adopted a revised Code of Ethics for Archivists

Business Meeting 9/3/92

Adopted a resolution in support of continued open access to graduate dissertations and theses.

Council Meeting 1/5-6/94

Adopted guidelines for the evaluation of archival institutions


SAA and Other Institutions and Organizations

Secretary's Report 10/24-25/38 (The American Archivist 2:1)

Encouraged the gathering of local groups but requested that their organizers inform the Secretary of their plans and activities

Council Meeting 3/20/55 (The American Archivist 18:3)

Resolved approval of archives courses at American University and urged administrators to consider its graduates

Council Meeting 5/22/58 (The American Archivist 21:4)

Agreed in principle to participate in the work of the American Standards Association's Sectional Committee in the field of library work and documentation ("Z39")

Council Meeting 12/28/65 (The American Archivist 29:2)

Recommended Robert Bahmer as Archivist of the United States

Council Meeting 4/27/67 (The American Archivist 30:4)

Approved procedures governing the Joint Committee on the Status of the National Archives

Council Meeting 10/18/67 (The American Archivist 31:1)

Directed the Secretary to explore joint meetings with AASLH and other professional organizations

Council Meeting 12/28/67 (The American Archivist 31:2)

Endorsed a statement dealing with the importance and independence of the National Archives

Continued the Joint Committee on the Status of the National Archives

Council Meeting 4/18/68 (The American Archivist 31:3)

Endorsed James B. Rhoads for Archivist of the United States

Council Meeting 9/29/68 (The American Archivist 32:1)

Did not approve a proposal, from the Society of Ohio Archivists, for the creation of state or regional chapters, and for SAA to collect dues for local chapters

Urged strengthening of and autonomy for the National Archives

Council Meeting 10/2/68 (The American Archivist 32:1)

Registered approbation of the formation of the Society of Ohio Archivists

Council Meeting 12/29/68 (The American Archivist 32:2)

Urged the incoming President of the United States to retain the incumbent Archivist of the United States

Council Meeting 12/30/69 (The American Archivist 33:2)

Expressed concern regarding charges by Professor Lowenheim regarding unethical conduct by the Roosevelt Library, offered to cooperate with AHA and OAH in an investigation of these charges, and created an ad hoc committee to study professional ethics

Council Meeting 7/1-2/70 (The American Archivist 33:4)

Disagreed with the AHA-OAH committee investigating the Lowenheim matter regarding the involvement of archivists in the investigation and emphasized the need for such involvement

Council Meeting 9/29/70 (The American Archivist 34:1)

Accepted an invitation from ALA to create a joint committee but specified that the chair should alternate between the two organizations

Urged that the joint AHA-OAH report on the Lowenheim matter be made public as soon as possible

Council Meeting 12/29/70 (The American Archivist 34:2)

Voted to explore creation of a joint standing committee, drawn from AHA, OAH, and SAA, in order to relieve growing misunderstanding and tension between historians and archivists

Council Meeting 10/15/71 (The American Archivist 35:1)

Voted to ask Congress to increase appropriations for NHPRC

Council Meeting 10/30/72 (The American Archivist 36:2)

Endorsed the suggestion of the Committee for the 1970s that SAA establish closer relationships with local archival organizations

Council Meeting 12/28/72 (The American Archivist 36:2)

Approved revised guidelines, submitted by the Joint AHA/OAH/SAA Committee on Historians and Archivists, for the adjudication of disputes between historians and archivists

Council Meeting 10/3/75 (The American Archivist 39:2)

Endorsed independent status for the National Archives

Council Meeting 4/9/76 (The American Archivist 40:1)

Accepted an invitation from the Institute of Certified Records Managers to sponsor program and to designate a member of the Board of Regents

Council Meeting 10/1/76 (The American Archivist 40:1)

Adopted resolution supporting re-establishment of National Archives as independent authority, appointment of archivists based on professional criteria, and creation of a governing board to oversee programs of National Archives

Approved SAA participation in ARMA/SAA joint committee, with three SAA members having two-year terms (renewable once)

Council Meeting 10/5/77 (The American Archivist 41:1)

Approved resolution urging the Governor, Legislature, and State Historical Board of Iowa to establish a state archivist and provide for a state archives building that meets adequate standards

Council Meeting 4/14/78 (The American Archivist 42:1)

Authorized liaison between SAA and NAGARA

Authorized application for membership in ACLS

Council Meeting 4/24/79 (The American Archivist 42:4)

Accepted invitation to designate a representative to a working group to revise the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules

Urged Congress to approve a new facility for the National Archives

Business Meeting 9/26/79 (The American Archivist 43:1)

Deplored prospective termination of West Virginia Division of Archives and History

Council Meeting 1/28/80 (The American Archivist 43:3)

Passed resolution calling for qualified and independent Archivist of the United States and for preserving the integrity of our national documentary heritage through the consistent application of the principles of the archival profession

Council Meeting 1/23-25/82 (The American Archivist 45:2)

Urged comprehensive oversight hearings on program activity and management of the National Archives and Records Services, with no reorganization by the General Services Administration until the hearings could be completed and Congress could make program decisions

Council Meeting 10/22/82 (The American Archivist 46:2)

Urged the Office of Personnel Management to amend proposed standards to emphasize academic training as a basic requirement for archivists within the National Archives and Records Service

Council Meeting 1/22-23/83 (The American Archivist 46:3)

Passed a resolution deploring a threat to the PBS archives

Council Meeting 10/27/85 (The American Archivist 49:2)

Encouraged coordination with State Historical Records Coordinators Steering Committee in the development of a statement outlining elements of a national historical records program

Council Meeting 6/13-15/86 (The American Archivist 50:1)

Decided to apply for membership in the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee

Approved a resolution opposing the nomination of John Agresto as Archivist of the United States

Business Meeting 8/28/86 (The American Archivist 49:4)

Opposed nomination of John Agresto as Archivist of the United States

Council Meeting 9/1/87 (The American Archivist 51:1-2)

Voted to have SAA join the Archives and Records Information Coalition

Council Meeting 6/10-12/88 (The American Archivist 51:4)

Encouraged closer affiliation with American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Council Meeting 10/28/89 (The American Archivist 52:4)

Approved creation of a joint committee with the Association of Records Managers and Administrators

Council Meeting 6/22-24/90 (The American Archivist 53:3)

Adopted a position paper on the leadership role of the National Archives and Records Administration

Council Meeting 2/22-24/91 (The American Archivist 54:1)

Agreed to jointly sponsor with ALA an award to the developers of neutral sizing

Declined to join the National History Education Network

Council Meeting 6/15/91 (The American Archivist 54:3)

Approved membership in the National Information Standards Organization

Business Meeting 9/26/91

Adopted a resolution opposing the closing of the Colorado State Archives

Business Meeting 9/16/92

Adopted a resolution in support of reauthorization for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Council Meeting 9/17/92 (The American Archivist 55:4)

Established an official representative to the Bureau of Canadian Archives Committee on Descriptive Standards

Council Meeting 1/29-31/93 (The American Archivist 56:2)

Adopted resolutions on the National Archives and Records Administration calling for : authorization legislation, increased support, and an advisory board

Council Meeting 6/11-13/93 (The American Archivist 56:4)

Adopted a resolution supporting the Library of Congress in keeping open the Thurgood Marshall Papers

Council Meeting 1/5-6/94

Approved SAA's participation in ALA's federated process for accrediting graduate programs


SAA and International Affairs

Business Meeting 10/25/46 (The American Archivist 10:1)

Adopted resolution urging creation of the International Archives Council and authorized President to bring about its establishment

Recommended that the United Nations establish an effective international archival agency with an adequate staff of professionally competent archivists

Business Meeting 9/4/47 (The American Archivist 11:1)

Recorded the special concern of the Society in the continued and expanded interest of UNESCO in archival work

Special Business Meeting 10/29/48 (The American Archivist 12:1)

Voted two-year financial support (including both SAA and voluntary contributions by members) of the International Council on Archives

Business Meeting 9/20/49 (The American Archivist 13:1)

Voted to continue financial support of the International Council on Archives

Council Meeting 4/28/66 (The American Archivist 29:3)

Resolved that the Archivist of the United States should represent the United States in voting on resolutions presented at the Extraordinary Congress of the International Council on Archives

Council Meeting 10/8/66 (The American Archivist 30:1)

Urged the United States delegation to UNESCO to support an increase in financial support for the International Council on Archives

Council Meeting 10/22/82 (The American Archivist 46:2)

Called to the attention of the International Council on Archives the situation concerning the archives of the research center of the Palestine Liberation Organization

Approved a resolution calling for the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to agree to limit nuclear testing and stockpiles

Council Meeting 5/19-21/84 (The American Archivist 47:4)

Urged continuing U.S. support for UNESCO's Records and Archives Management Program, and similar programs of assistance to archives and information programs in developing nations

Council Meeting 9/2/84 (The American Archivist 48:2)

Noted with concern the fate of the cultural records of the Grenadian Government

Council Meeting 6/11-13/93 (The American Archivist 56:4)

Urged governments around the world to provide timely and equitable access to their records