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 physical and digital archival materials regardless of format, by focusing on issues related to the "ten agents of deterioration:" neglect, fire, environment (temperature, relative humidity, and light), pests, pollutants/contaminants, physical forces, security issues, and water. 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.


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News & Announcements

Thank you to all of our excellent candidates for standing in the 2023 Preservation Section election. Please take some time to review their candidate statements and get to know them so you can make an informed choice.
Are you passionate about preservation and excited to share skills and knowledge with your colleagues?
The Society of American Archivists Preservation Section is excited to announce our Call for Proposals for the annual Preservation Week Twitter Conference on Wednesday, April 27th.
2022 SAA Preservation Publication Award
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