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.
Learn more through our newsletters
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 2012 (Vol.22 no.2) Click on link for PDF.
New: Disaster Recovery Resources
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we have added links to disaster recovery resources to our Links & Resources page. If your repository has experienced damage due to a weather-related or other type of disaster, please to not hesitate to reach out to these resources, or to the Museum Archives Section community!
|The Museum Archives Section is a division of the Society of American Archivists. The section's focus is the organization
and care of records relating to archives located in museums. The Society of American Archivists does not assume liability or responsiblity
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