How to Access Issues

The American Archivist includes the entire run of the journal—more than 265 issues published since 1938. Except for the six most recent issues, the journal content is open access. In the six most recent issues, only the table of contents, From the Editor, presidential addresses, Theodore Calvin Pease Award-winning articles, article abstracts, and book reviews are publicly available. The research articles in those issues are reserved for complementary viewing by SAA members and journal subscribers, and may be downloaded for a fee by all others.

To access the full content of American Archivist online, SAA members and journal subscribers should: 

1. Using the email address associated with your account, reset your password at Note: If the reset email does not display in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

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