n. (abbr. SCA)a volunteer organization supporting individuals in archives and related fields in the state of California through advocacy, education, and networkingQuinn 1983, 435Five state organizations exist within areas not covered by multistate regionals: the Kentucky Council on Archives, the Tennessee Archivists, the Society of Alabama Archivists, the Society of Mississippi Archivists, and the Society of California Archivists.Daines 2010, 10Simultaneously, I approached the presidents of the Society of California Archivists, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, and the Northwest Archivists, Inc. about supporting the journal, both financially and with manpower.CSA 2022The Western Archives Institute is co-sponsored by the Society of California Archivists and the California State Archives.SCA 2022The Society of California Archivists, formed in 1971, is a professional association devoted to the support and development of individuals and institutions that collect, care for, and provide access to the documentary heritage of California and adjoining areas.
The Society of California Archivists (SCA) was founded in 1971. SCA organizes an annual meeting, supports regional joint meetings, gives awards and scholarships, and advocates on issues of importance to the profession. The organization publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Preserving Your History brochure series, and the Directory of Archival and Manuscript Repositories in California. SCA cosponsors the Western Archives Institute and is an organizational sponsor of the open access Journal of Western Archives, which published its first volume in 2010.