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 or reappointed in 2023 with the charge of maintaining the Guidelines and considering revisions to the standard.


Dara A. Baker (NARA), Chair 2023-2024 
Heather Calloway
Christian Kelleher (University of Houston)
Matthew M. Peek (University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives and Special Collections)
Elizabeth Russell (Providence Archives, Seattle), Co-Chair 2023-2024, Chair 2024-2025
Dainan Skeem (Brigham Young University)

Standards Committee liaison 2023-2024: Heather Lember

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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