Graduate Archival Education

Since its inception, SAA has been strongly supportive of graduate archival education and research, including archival education at the doctoral level. Graduate programs in Archival Studies provide students the training and understanding they need to excel in their professional duties. These programs have a higher duty as well: to keep archives relevant.

As the SAA Strategic Plan notes, “The relevance of archives to society and the completeness of the documentary record hinge on the profession’s success in ensuring that its members, the holdings that they collect and manage, and the users whom they serve reflect the diversity of society as a whole.”