The Archive Committee is responsible for providing advice to the Board about the SAA’s institutional archive, including conducting a regular review of the Scope of Collection Statement for the SAA Archive (Scope) and making recommendations for its improvement to the Board. The Committee is further responsible for receiving on behalf of the Board official records submitted by SAA Officers as defined in the Scope; ensuring that submitted records are in compliance with the Scope; evaluating the nature and extent of any intellectual property involved, any restrictions on a donation, and the length of an access restriction period for certain bodies of records; verifying consent for the release of confidential information to the SAA or National Anthropological Archives (NAA); eliminating duplicates; creating an inventory of the records received, reviewed, and accepted; submitting the records, along with the inventory, to the NAA for archiving; and other duties as defined in the Scope.
The Archive Committee shall be composed of a chair and no more than four members. Members must include the most recent past Secretary and a past member, preferably a past chair, of the Committee on Museums, Curation and Collections. Other members shall include another past Secretary and/or those with expertise in cultural historical archives management. Terms of inaugural committee members will be staggered.