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

2022 SAA Preservation Publication Award
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? Would you like to get more involved with SAA and expand your leadership experience? Maybe it's time to help lead the Preservation Section!
Donate to a good cause and get cool pins!
Preservation Week 2021 is right around the corner and there are many virtual events to engage in.
The Society of American Archivists Preservation Section is holding a Twitter Conference on April 28th as part of Preservation Week 2021. This free and inclusive conference will cover a range of preservation related topics for archivists and librarians (or any interested party!). The submission deadline is April 9th.
If the past year has taught us anything, it's the necessity of adapting to change. We are calling on all archivists to share their preservation adaptation experiences by presenting at the Preservation Section Meeting. Please apply by February 19th
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