How to Access Issues

The American Archivist includes the entire run—more than 260 issues—of the journal. Except for the six most recent issues, the journal content is open access. In the six most recent issues, only the table of contents, article abstracts, and book reviews are publicly available; the articles, which may be downloaded for a fee by the public, are reserved for complementary viewing by SAA members and journal subscribers. 

Full Access for SAA Members

There are two ways for members and subscribers to access the full content of American Archivist online.

  1. Create an account at This is a separate account from your SAA Account, but it should use the same email address. This method allows you to take advantage of all the features on
  2. Active members can visit the following page (login required) to access full content on