About Us

The Society of Mississippi Archivists was organized and chartered as a non-profit educational organization in 1977. The Society strives to promote effective communication among professional archivists and interested persons in allied professions; to encourage the preservation and conservation of archival and manuscript materials in the state; to provide educational opportunities for those persons responsible for the preservation and conservation of archival and manuscript materials in the state; to provide educational opportunities for those persons responsible for the preservation and administration of records; to foster the use of archival and manuscript sources; to share the results of current archival and records management research with members and interested persons; to develop professional and ethical standards of conduct for archivists; and to assist citizens, professional organizations, educational institutions, and cultural groups in the preservation and use of our recorded heritage.

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