SAA annual meeting in Portland, Oregon

The International Archival Affairs Section held its annual meeting yesterday, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Convention Center in Portland. We met jointly with the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Section, had a nice turn out and heard about great projects – the translations into Spanish of SAA documents by Ana Rodriguez and her team, as well as about the work of Natalie Baur in Mexico and our own steering committee member Margarita Vargas Betancourt’s efforts in Cuba. The two exchanged their contributions in the form of a lively conversation, enjoyed by all.

The Steering Committee election results were announced, and we welcomed our new Junior Co-Chair Katharina Hering, and Member-at-large Mark Edwin Peterson (in absentia). Many thanks to the outgoing Senior Co-Chair Ryder Kouba for all his contributions to the IAA Section in the past years.

Looking forward to another year of exciting archival affairs!

On behalf of the Steering Committee,

Daniel Necas, Senior Co-Chair

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