Issue Briefs & Position Statements

Statement on Essential Characteristics of the Archivist of the United States 

02-09-2022 02:21 PM

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) represents the repositories of official government records of state, territorial, and District of Columbia governments. As the primary organization representing the custodians of state records, CoSA is obligated to articulate its expectations for the role and relationship between the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the various state and territorial archives.

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This statement is endorsed by:

  • Society of American Archivists
  • American Historical Association
  • National Council on Public History
  • National Coalition for History
  • Organization of American Historians
  • National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators
  • Chief Officers of State Library Agencies
  • Association for Documentary Editing

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