Independent Archivists Section

The Independent Archivists Section seek to facilitate and foster the sharing of ideas, information, and support amongst archivists outside the traditional archival repository. This includes, but is not limited to, independent contractors, private archivists, digital archivists, freelance and consulting archivists.


The Independent Archivists Section seeks to offer members advice and support on topics ranging from the nuances of business as an independent contractor to curation and access in a non-traditional repository. Unique facets of ethical and preservation activities with a thorough lack of institutional support will also be examined both by and for those working in non-traditional archives.

Recent News & Announcements

The Independent Archivists Section of the Society of American Archivists would like to welcome our new incoming Chair Elect and three new Steering Committee members!
We welcome all to join us for an intimate discussion about archives, music and collecting!
The Independent Archivist Section Elections will be held in early July 2020. The ballot will be sent to all members of the section through SAA Connect and voting will be conducted via Survey Monkey. Ballots will remain open for two weeks.
Webinar from January 29, 2020
Webinar from April 10th, 2019
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