Resources for Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis

The SAA Council has created the following page to provide links to tools for managerial advocacy, support for displaced archives workers, and other resources to help the archives community navigate this global health crisis.

We invite members to submit additional ideas for resources to



SAA Accessibility & Disability Section’s “Archivists at Home” Open Document
A crowdsourced document for advocacy and ideas on remote labor.

Documenting Your Community’s Experience of COVID-19: A Resource List
The SAA Students and New Archives Professionals (SNAP) Section has created an annotated resource list for various community archiving initiatives related to documenting experiences and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is divided into two sections: institutional responses and broad guidelines for documentation. 

National Trust for Historic Preservation
A range of resources for preservationists, museums, and historic sites, in response to COVID-19.

What to do during covid-19? A list for archivists
Crowdsourced list of online trainings, videos, and podcasts related to archives. 

Documenting in Times of Crisis: A Resource Kit
Various documents and templates develoepd by the SAA Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force to assist archivists in collecting materials on tragedies within their communities.  



SAA Council Statement on Impact of COVID-19 Health Crisis on Archives Workers (March 2020)

Association of Canadian Archivists Statement (March 2020)

American Library Association Statement (March 2020)

ITHAKA S+R Academic Library Response to COVID-19 Survey and Findings (March 2020)

RBMS Institutional Responses to COVID-19 (March 2020)

Message from the Archivist of the United States (March 2020)