The United States Chapter of Archivists without Borders (AwB-United States) is a member of Archivists without Borders International. AwB-United States’ mission is to unite archival professionals through education, outreach, and advocacy to support human rights, underrepresented populations, and endangered archives both in the United States and in collaboration with international chapters.
- Promote and defend human rights through the protection and conservation of archives produced by public and private bodies.
- Promote the development of relationships with human rights organizations.
Underrepresented Populations & Endangered Archives
- Protect the identity and historical memory of nations in the context of cultural diversity.
- Preserve, conserve, and disseminate the world’s documentary heritage.
- Provide continuing archival education for caretakers of archival and documentary holdings to ensure their preservation, conservation, and dissemination.
Outreach and Advocacy
- Provide support and collaborative involvement with other archivists and cultural heritage professionals in cooperative archival administrative projects at local, national, and international levels.
- Lead outreach and advocacy movements to empower citizens to understand and access archives.
- Ensure access to public documents in political systems.