Founding Documents

Cooperative Charter

The Charter establishes the Cooperative and explains its relationship with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Mission Statement

An overview of the SNAC Cooperative's mission.


This document lays out the pratical and economic rationale for an international archival description cooperative, in particular how it would benefit archivists, librarians, and researchers.

Vision Statement

An explanation of the reasoning behind and the goals for building an international archival cooperative, including NARA's role as the host of the cooperative, an administrative structure and responsiblities, a governance structure, member responsibilities, and a technical overview.