Military Archives Section

The purpose of the Military Archives Section is to create a forum for SAA members to facilitate collaboration and information sharing among archival institutions, universities, governments, legal bodies, and nongovernment agencies that are documenting and preserving records of issues related to the military and military service.

Read more about our goals.

Read the Military Archives Section Standing Rules

Recent News & Announcements

Annual staff ride announcement
Click here to read about the candidates for the 2019 MARS election.
MARS 2018 Staff Ride announcement
This proposed 2018 version of the Bylaws simplifies the governance of the Section, expands leadership opportunities, ensures continuity in leadership, increases MARS’ efficiency, and brings the Section in-line with SAA Section rules.
A short synopsis of the Military Archives Section annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, on 27 July 2017.
The 2017 MARS officer candidates' biographies and statements are posted.
This launch is the culmination of section discussions about how to better communicate with membersship and the research community locations and contact information for military related collections in archives around the country.
MAS will meet July 27, 2017, 2:00-3:15 pm. In addition to section business, there will be presentations on military classification and how to utilize your collections during WWI's centennial years.
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