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SAA@75: Then, Now . . . Wow!

1936–2011: Cheers to 75 years with these activities and projects!

"75 for 75" – SAA President Helen Tibbo invites the archives community to join in a collective effort: "Our vision in this very special year is that each individual SAA member might donate $75 to the SAA Foundation."

Timeline – Learn about significant people, places, and things in SAA's history via this online timeline.

Oral History Project – This project honors individuals who have contributed to the shaping of SAA by documenting their stories and experiences through interviews that supplement the “official” record of SAA. The video interviews and their transcripts will be deposited in the SAA Archives. Excerpts of interviews will be shared with members on YouTube and in other SAA spaces.

ARCHIVES 360° All-Attendee Special Reception – Blow out the candles on the birthday cake during this reception at SAA’s historic 75th Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 22–27, 2011.

ARCHIVES 360° Anniversary Sessions – Eight education sessions related to SAA's 75th anniversary will address the emergence of records management as a profession, early leaders in archives, descriptive standards, reference and access and outreach, the efforts to educate about archives, the role of regional archives associations, international women’s collections, and the perspectives of seven past presidents.

Trading Cards – Just like baseball cards, SAA is creating 75 cards featuring prominent people, places, events, organizations, and ideas that have played a major role in the association's history. Cards can be bought—and traded—at ARCHIVES 360°, SAA's 75th Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 22–27, 2011.

American Archivist – The Fall/Winter 2011 issue will include six articles related to SAA’s 75th anniversary. In addition, a special online-only supplement will capture the anniversary content generated during ARCHIVES 360°.

“Then-Now-Wow” Fun Facts about SAA’s history will be included in issues of In the Loop, SAA's every-other-weekly e-newsletter.

History of SAA Leadership – Since it was chartered in 1936, a steady stream of strong leaders serving in a variety of posts have helped chart the course of SAA's history.