Business Archive Forum Returns to Fall 2020 Meeting

Calling all business archivists:

We’re bringing back the successful Business Archives Forum at MARAC’s Fall 2020 meeting in Long Branch, New Jersey (October 22, 2020).

The MARAC Business Archives Forum is a day of presentations, discussion activities, and networking opportunities geared specifically to corporate and religious archivists, or those managing business records.

A committee has been assembled to create a day-long program of events focused on the unique experiences and challenges faced by corporate and religious archivists. We will accept proposals on all topics relevant to the business archives community.

Use the form below to submit your session proposal or idea.

Have an idea, but need co-presenters? The BAF committee can assist! Are you interested in volunteering on the committee? Please let us know.

The deadline for submissions is March 30, 2020. Notification of proposal status is expected by May.

Contact Michael Montalbano at or Jamie Martin at for questions or more information.



SAA Archival Innovator Award

Know an archivist or institution who is contributing to the profession in creative or innovative ways? Think they should be recognized for their innovative work? Then nominate them for the SAA Archival Innovator Award!

: February 28, 2020

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: Created in 2011, this award recognizes an individual archivist, a group of archivists, a repository, or an organization that demonstrates significant impact on the archives profession or within their communities. Nominations will be assessed for the following criteria:

·       Creativity or innovation in approaching professional challenges.
·       Demonstrated ability to think outside of professional or institutional norms.
·       Ability to translate creativity, innovation, and new thinking into working solutions.
·       Development of an archives program or outreach activity that has an extraordinary impact on a community.
·       Commitment to the advancement of professional knowledge through traditional or emerging information-sharing media.


Eligibility: Presented to an archivist, group of archivists, repository, or organization for work undertaken within the past three years. The work need not be completed, but it must be sufficiently advanced to demonstrate results. Unsuccessful nominations from previous years are welcome!

To make a nomination, complete the form at: