Council Resolution: Samantha Winn


Society of American Archivists

Council Resolution


Samantha Winn

WHEREAS, Samantha Winn launched a grass-roots fundraiser to assist “QTBIPOC, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and multi-marginalized archives workers in their efforts to engage with the profession”; and

WHEREAS, she illustrated through the #52Fund how a community of archivists can work for positive change by helping each other in the spirit of social justice movements; and

WHEREAS, she developed options for directing funds to the SAA Foundation’s Mosaic Scholarship Fund, the Brenda S. Banks Award, the Harold T. Pinkett Student of Color Award, or to a mutual aid fund that she administered directly; and

WHEREAS, through her efforts, 36 people received support from their archival colleagues;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Samantha Winn be honored with a 2020 SAA Council resolution for her commitment and support of archivists and her example of peer-to-peer mutual aid as positive change for the betterment of the profession.