Cooperative Competitors: Local, State, and National Archival Associations

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Archivists' professional development is critically dependent on a diverse system of archival organizations. Through meetings, publications, and committee work, these organizations provide members with education, experience, and legitimatization. Regional archival organizations are enviably positioned to fulfill archivists' educational and socialization needs. Their middle position, however, requires special attention to ensure that cooperation and competition are used productively.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-113
JournalThe Midwestern Archivist
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991


  • archives
  • archivists
  • professional associations
  • coopetition
  • newsletters
  • committees
  • archival preservation
  • geography
  • city councils
  • project planning


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