Welcome to the Society of American Archivists Museum Archives Section website. The over 600 individual members of the Museum Archives Section represent museums as diverse as large repositories such as the Smithsonian Institution and the J. Paul Getty Trust and smaller institutions such as the Shelburne Museum and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.
As museum archivists, we are responsible for the organization and care of archival materials held and/or created by our institutions. Museum archives contain typical archival material such as manuscripts, photography, large scale drawings and maps, film, audio tape, and digital files. Additionally, museum archives often hold what would be considered atypical archival materials, including flags, architectural models, medals and trophies, ethnographic materials, and art works.
The first step to becoming involved with the Museum Archives Section is joining the Society of American Archivists.
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In this issue of the newsletter, be sure to check out the Annual Meeting preview! There are tons of great articles in this volume and please remember that you're always welcome to submit your projects and ideas for the newsletter - we'd love to hear from you!
Museum Archivist: Newsletter of the Museum Archives Section, Summer 2013 (Vol.23 no.2) Click on link for PDF.
NEW: SAA Museum Archives Section 2013 Election Results
Thank you all for voting. The new Museum Archives Section Officers are:
Vice Chair/Chair-Elect: Lorraine Stuart, Archives Director, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Editor: Madeleine Thompson, Librarian and Archivist, Wildlife Conservation Society
Recording Secretary: Rachel Chatalbash, Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
Congratulations to these three! And thanks so much to everyone who volunteered to run for a position this year - you've already made a contribution to the section.
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