Museum Archives Section

Welcome to the Society of American Archivists Museum Archives Section website. The over 1300 individual members of the Museum Archives Section represent museums as diverse as large repositories such as the Smithsonian Institution and the J. Paul Getty Trust and smaller institutions such as the Shelburne Museum and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. As museum archivists, we are responsible for the organization and care of archival materials held and/or created by our institutions. Museum archives contain typical archival material such as manuscripts, photography, large scale drawings and maps, film, audio tape, and digital files.

Recent News & Announcements

Read candidate statements for the 2021/2022 Election
The Society of American Archivists Museum Archives Section welcomes your comments on a draft of revised Museum Archives Guidelines. These guidelines have been created by the Section to assist all types of museums in the development and administration of archival programs.
Please review candidate statements for the 2019 Museum Archives Section election. You will be voting for one Chair-elect/Chair and one Newsletter Editor.
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