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

Candidate Slate for this year's Steering Committee Nominations. Positions for election include Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Member-at-Large.
The Preservation Section of SAA needs YOU! The SAA Preservation Section is sending out a call for nominations. This time around, we are looking to fill two positions.
Please see below for more information about the Preservation Section Vice Chair/Chair Elect Candidates Francis Harrell and Sybil Schaefer and Nominating Committee member Jill Sweetapple:
Information about the Preservation Section Business Meeting and other relevant sessions and meetings.
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