The goals of the Section on University and Research Institution Archives are:
To promote professional and scholarly co-operation and communication between archives and archivists of universities, colleges, academies of science and letters, learned societies and research institutions.
To gather, disseminate and exchange information relating to the creation and administration of such archives.
To assist the development and strengthening of such archives through symposia, publications and the exchange of information.
The SUV has a very active program with particular emphasis on annual "seminars" or conferences; which bring together archivists from throughout the world to examine current pressing issues in academic archival administration. The conferences not only address current issues but offer a means for all to have their assumptions about the core conditions of archives challenged as they learn how other archivists have had to develop and maintain an archival mission with rather different mandates and clienteles than their own. The SUV aids in communication among archivists with similar tasks and responsibilities and helps to bring archivists together to work on mutual problems and possibilities related to the documentation of universities, colleges, academies of science and letters, learned societies and research institutions.
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The section's business is conducted by a Section Bureau committee consisting of twelve members including the Section's Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and up to nine regular members. All are elected from the members of the Section for four-year staggered terms, with elections being held every second year.
How to Join ICA/SUV
We warmly encourage archivists of university and research institutions from across the globe to join ICA-SUV.
You can join ICA-SUV by joining ICA and specifying ICA-SUV as your section. You will find the necessary form and information at
this ICA website.
You can join as either an institutional member (Category C) or an individual member (category D). Presently, the ICA website does not list the exact fees, but you can obtain that information by completing and returning the ICA's "Pre-Application Form" found on the ICA's site.
When you send the form to ICA, please also send an e-mail to the ICA-SUV's Membership Committee. In this way, we know about your application and might be able to help expedite the process. If you need help with the process of joining, please contact one of the Membership Committee members below.
Membership Committee Members:
- Juliane Mikoletzky: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Megan Sniffin-Marinoff: email@example.com
- Pat Whatley: p.e.whatley@DUNDEE.AC.UK
- Moshe Somer (Honorary): firstname.lastname@example.org