SAA Email Discussion Lists

The Society of American Archivists hosts a variety of public and private lists. Subscriptions to all lists, including those open to nonmembers, are facilitated via an individual's “SAA profile” or database record. Access to certain lists is dependent on one's member and/or committee status.

How to Subscribe, Unsubscribe and/or Modify Your Settings

Log in at using your SAA Profile.

If you do not have an SAA profile or if you are not sure, please click here.

Public Lists

Archives and Archivists (A&A) List

The A&A List is an open forum for all topics relating to archival theory and practice. Click here to view the list Terms of Participation and subscription instructions.

Originally established in 1989 and hosted by Miami University, the Archives & Archivists List has been hosted and managed by SAA since September 2006. The Miami University list is no longer in service. To view the old list archives, please visit

SAA Section Lists

SAA hosts an official email dicussion list for all sections. SAA members may join and subscribe to an unlimited amount of sections and their discussion lists. Nonmembers may subscribe to up to three sections as list participants.

To subscribe to SAA Sections, visit the section's home page and click on the "Join/Leave" link at the top of the page. (Login required. If you do not have an SAA profile, please see below.) You will automatically be subscribed to the corresponding section list. You can then modify your subscription preferences.

SAA Student Discussion List

SAA's Student Discussion List is open to members and non-members alike. Click here to subscribe. (Login required. If you do not have an SAA profile, please see below.)

Private Lists

SAA Board, Committee, Task Force, and Working Group Lists

SAA hosts official email dicussion lists for all boards, committees, task forces, and working groups. Access to these lists is restricted to group members.

SAA Fellows

SAA hosts an official email dicussion list for Distinguished Fellows. Access to this list is restricted to SAA Fellows. 

To view the discussion forum and archives for your lists...

Please log in to the SAA list server Web interface using your email address and your SAA password and click the "My Forums" button. Please note: If you use the same email address for all of your list subscriptions, all of your lists will appear under "My Forums." Otherwise, you will need to log out and log in under your alternate email address(es) to view your respective lists.)