Description Section

The SAA Description Section provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about all aspects of archival description among those responsible for, involved in, or interested in description projects, descriptive standards, and descriptive systems.

Membership in the Description Section is open to any member of the Society of American Archivists with an interest in archival description, descriptive standards, or descriptive systems. 


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Recent News & Announcements

The Summer 2015 issue of Descriptive Notes is now available.
The Description Section is electing a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and one Member-at Large this year.
The Summer 2014 issue of Descriptive Notes, the newsletter of the Description Section, is now available.
The Description Section is electing a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, and one Member-at Large this year.
The Winter 2014 issue of Descriptive Notes, the newsletter of the Description Section, is available.
The Description Section is electing a Vice- Chair/Chair-Elect and one Steering Committee member.
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