Archival Census and Education Needs Survey in the United States

n. (abbr. A*CENSUS) a detailed census of the archives community in the United States led by the Society of American Archivists


SAA conducted the first A*CENSUS in 2004. A*CENSUS II began in 2018 with data collected in 2021. A*CENSUS II included two surveys, the All Archivists Survey and the Archives Administrators Survey. SAA received funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services for both surveys. Survey data has been deposited in the Society of American Archivists Dataverse at