Technical Subcommittee on Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning (TS-GRD)

The Technical Subcommittee on Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning (TS-GRD) of the SAA Standards Committee is responsible for overseeing the timely and ongoing maintenance and development of Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning. These guidelines provide resources, recommended procedures, and other information for archivists who may be involved in reviewing their institutional holdings. Guidelines for Reappraisal and Deaccessioning is an SAA-approved standard and is available via the SAA Standards Portal (

The current Technical Subcommittee members were appointed in 2017 with the charge of maintaining the Guidelines and assessing their status in the five years after their adoption.


Dara A. Baker, Chair (NARA)
Danielle Emerling (WVU Congressional Papers)
Elizabeth Russell (Providence Health) 
Dainan Skeem (Brigham Young University

Please contact Dara Baker at for any questions.

News & Announcements

The TS-GRD held a "Happy Hour" as part of SAA 2021 on August 5, 2021. We had over 40 attendees who spoke about their experience--and their questions with the Guidelines and with the processes of reappraisal and deaccessioning in archives and museums.
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