Council of State Archivists

Number of Members: 
$500 - $5000
PO Box 2508
Albany, NY 12220-0508
United States
General Email: 
info [at] statearchivists [dot] org
Associated Organization Contact(s)
  • Patricia Smith-Mansfield
    Vice-President/President-elect (2014-2017)
    Utah State Archives and Records Services
    P.O. Box 141021
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1021
    United States
    Phone: 801-531-3850
    pmansfie [at] utah [dot] gov
  • Matt Blessing
    President (2014-2017)
    Wisconsin Historical Society
    Director, Library-Archives Division
    816 State Street
    Madison, WI 53706
    United States
    Phone: 608-264-6480
    matt [dot] blessing [at] wisconsinhistory [dot] org

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) is a national organization comprising the individuals who serve as directors of the principal archival agencies in each state and territorial government. Under regulations of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, these individuals also serve as the State Historical Records Coordinators who chair their respective State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs). Working collectively through their membership in CoSA, the State Archivists encourage cooperation among the states and SHRABs on matters of mutual interest, define and communicate archival and records concerns at a national level, and work with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives (NARA), and other national organizations to ensure that the nation's documentary heritage is preserved and accessible.