New Chair’s Welcome!
Welcome to the website of the Visual Materials Section of the Society of American Archivists. I am Kim Andersen, 2017-18 Chair of the Section, and I hope you find this site informative and the resources in it useful. The Visual Materials Section promotes communication among visual materials archivists, and represents and promotes appropriate care, management, and use of visual materials collections to the greater archival community through annual meetings, continuing education programs, publications, the VIEWS newsletter and this web site.
Whether you are a member of the Section or of SAA or not, we welcome your use of this site and your input on what you find here. I encourage you to become actively involved with your peers, learn from experienced colleagues, and help others by sharing your wisdom and knowledge. Many hands make light work, and bouncing ideas around as we do both in our meetings and via our online lists can very often produce amazing results, creative solutions, and efficiently and effectively round up information that would be impossible to assemble otherwise. Collectively we are more powerful than the sum of our individual parts.
And we also have a lot of fun in the Visual Materials Section. Take a look at our facebook page and follow us on Instagram! I have made lifelong friends through my involvement in the Visual Materials Section – people who understand what I do for a living and don’t think I’m an anarchist when I say “I’m an AV archivist!”
So get involved, consider joining if you are not a member, and contact me if you have questions about who we are and what we do! I’ll be here all year!
Kim Andersen, SAA Visual Materials Section Chair 2017-18
Audiovisual Materials Archivist
State Archives of North Carolina
Here are some images from VMS peche kucha session. Minutes from the Section Meeting in Portland are “Coming Soon”