Archives Security is the blog of the Security Section of the Society of American Archivists. It is a forum for sharing case studies – past and present, news and events, resources, tips, and more; a space where members of SAA’s Security Section and those in the larger archival community can find information about the security concerns and risks that impact all of us and the tools and resources to help. This blog is not intended for sharing general information about the Security Section’s operations such as meeting minutes, annual reports, elections, or annual meeting planning.

The Security Section of the Society of American Archivists was founded in 1997 as a forum to focus on issues relating to the prevention of theft in archival and manuscript repositories. The mission of the Section is to combat theft, mutilation, forgery, hacking, and other acts that compromise the integrity of the historical record and deny access to users.

Current Security Section Leadership:

  • James Harvon Jr., Incoming Chair, DAS, CompTIA Security+
  • Miranda Mims, Chair, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, University of Rochester
  • Bryan Whitledge, Past Chair, Clarke Historical Library

You can find additional information on the Security Section’s official SAA page – http://www2.archivists.org/groups/security-section