Why Do You Love Being An Archivist?

What made you fall in love with archives? What do you love about your work? During February, we asked SAA members to tell us why they love what they do! Here are some of the responses we received:

“It gives me the opportunity to interact with the people who have created such vast and interesting materials in the course of their work. Being given the responsibility to select what is remembered and forgotten gives me an opportunity to intimately learn so much about a person or entity to make learned decisions! Meeting users of the archives emanating from all walks of life is refreshing and broadens one’s knowledge!”

Lesedi Leah Morapedi

“Being able to hold and manage the only authentic and original documents that are rare is just the best thing to experience. Its like you’re preserving a rock from Mars.”

Ng’ozo-Chapata Tichaona Kudzai

“Helping to preserve historical documents and to guide researchers who love history as much as I do… that is why #ILoveBeingAnArchivist.”

Karen Gionet

We want to hear from you! Share your stories, videos, voice recordings, and photos that tell the story of why you love being an archivist with us by emailing archivesaware@archivists.org! And don’t forget to check out some of the responses we received last February!

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