Preservation Section

The Preservation Section of the Society of American Archivists promotes the preservation of archives and manuscript collections managed by collecting repositories, including government, academic and cultural heritage institutions, in the United States. Our mission is to raise awareness of and disseminate information about the preservation of archival materials regardless of format. The Section offers access to its resources to the membership of the Preservation Section, the membership of the Society of American Archivists, and to anyone interested in preservation.

Preservation Section Election 2018
We have 3 great candidates. See the candidates on the election info page.

Preservation Section Program and Business Meeting 2018
We have a fantastic program planned for our annual business meeting on Wednesda,y August 15, 4:00pm-5:15pm (no room number yet). Join us for a panel of case studies in disaster preparedness/recovery/response. Discussion will include how to identify vulnerability in your archives, funding resources, tools to take back home. See the Sched program description.

Silent Auction
Please plan to stop by the Section's fundraising silent auction on Thursday and Friday and check out all the wonderful items your colleagues have donated! You can find it near the registration desk. The silent auction benefits the National Disaster Recovery Fund for Archives (NDRFA). This fund was established in 2005 after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and is used to support the recovery of archival collections from major disasters, regardless of region or repository type. See more about the NDRFA. Note: This year, we will be cash-free again as we will be using Square! Silent Auction contact:

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Recent News & Announcements

Come join in the Twitter preservation conversation on Thursday, April 26, 2018. #PresTC will have 25 presentations on a range of topics, from the general public to preservation specialists. See below for the full schedule. Follow The Preservation Section's account at for more.
Call for papers for #PresTC Preservation Week Twitter Conference.
The 2016-2017 Preservation Section Annual Report is now available on the Reports Page.
We have started to compile a library of Handling Guidelines from reading rooms around the country.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Preservation Section Meeting: Thursday August 4, 2016! Please click here for meeting agenda and related information.
Preservation Section 2016 Election results.
Candidate Slate for this year's Steering Committee Nominations. Positions for election include Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Member-at-Large.
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