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Last updated--July 30, 1997
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Purpose


The International Archival Affairs Committee is responsible for promoting contacts and communication between American archivists and professional colleagues worldwide, encouraging participation in international archival activities, and monitoring issues of international concern on behalf of the Society.

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Committee Selection, Size, and Length of Terms


The Committee consists of nine appointed members plus the chair. Appointments to the committee are for a three-year term and are made on a staggered basis with one-third of the positions filled each year. The chair's appointment is for one year.

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Reporting Procedures


The chair prepares an annual report to Council in accordance with established procedures.

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Duties and Responsibilities


To fulfill its mission to increase awareness among American archivists of the international community of archives and to serve as the Society's advisor in matters relating to international archival activities, the committee:

encourages archivists of other nations to participate in activities of the Society, including in particular attendance at its annual meeting, by distributing information, corresponding with interested archivists, and initiating personal contacts.

Coordinates communications and questionnaires directed to the Society of American Archivists from the International Council on Archives and other international organizations.

In cooperation with the SAA staff, welcomes archivists from other nations attending the SAA annual meeting and provides orientation and assistance as necessary.

Encourages contacts between North American archivists and archivists in other nations.

Serves as a clearing house for information concerning international archival activities, particularly to encourage North American participation in these activities.

Monitors activities of the International Council on Archives and provides information concerning its activities to the Society.

Serves as informal advisor to the officers and Executive Director concerning international archival issues.

The committee chair serves as chair of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Travel Award subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee.

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Meetings


The committee meets at the Society's annual meeting.

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Members


Nancy Bartlett, chair
University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
USA
313/764-3482
FAX 313/936-1333
Int: nbart@umich.edu

Tim Blevins
New Mexico State University
P.O. Box 3475
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
USA
505/646-4746
FAX 505/646-7477
Int: tblevins@lib.nmsu.edu

Gary Carre
Records Management Analyst
British Columbia Lottery Corporation
10760 Shellbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 3H1
Canada
604/987-9476
FAX 604/666-6535
Int: Gary_Carre@mindlink.bc.ca

Thomas Connors
University of Maryland
Archives-Hornbake Library
College Park, MD 20742
USA
301/405-9255
FAX
Int: tc65@umail.umd.edu

Alfred Lemmon
The Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
USA
504/523-4662
FAX 504/598-7108
Int: Alfredl@hnoc.org

Lee Pecht (intern)
William Marsh Rice University
Woodson Research Center
Fondren Library
6100 S. Main
Houston, TX 77005-1892
USA
713/527-8101 x2586
FAX 713/285-5258
Int: pecht@rice.edu

Peter J. Roberts
Georgia State University
Special Collections Department
Pullen Library
100 Decatur Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
USA
404/651-2477
FAX 404/651-2476
Int: libpjr@langate.gsu.edu
Term Expires September 1999


Susana Tejada
Long Island Library Resources Council
Melville Library Bldg., #E5310
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3399
USA
516/632-6652
FAX 516/632-6662 Int: stejada@ccmail.sunysb.edu
Languages: French, Spanish; Term Expires September 1997

Mark G. Thiel
Marquette University
P.O. Box 3141 Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141
USA
414/288-5904
FAX 414/288-3123
Int: thielm@vms.csd.mu.edu

Jens Topholm
Local Archives of Aalborg Municipality
Arkivstraede 1
P.O. Box 1353
Aalborg, DK-9100
Denmark
FAX (45) 98 10 22 48
Int: jtopholm@vip.cybercity.dk

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