Archival Workers Emergency Fund

Created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Archival Workers Emergency Fund was established to provide financial assistance for archival workers experiencing acute, unanticipated financial hardship due to the crisis.

All U.S.-based archival workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply to the fund. Recipients will receive grants of up to $1,000 as well as a complimentary year-long membership in SAA.

Applications will be evaluated with particular attention to the statement of need. Grants will be provided to applicants for as long as funding permits.


If your situation is not urgent, we ask you not to apply to the fund at this time.
The AWEF has been established to provide support to archival workers with immediate need. Please do not delay aid to your peers by submitting a request that is not urgent.


All archival workers (SAA members as well as non-members) are eligible to apply, including archival consultants and independent contractors. Applicants must demonstrate current or recent work (within one year of application) within the archives field or employment in a repository, regardless of type.

Due to the unpredictability of the crisis and times of acute need, applications for AWEF will be considered on a rolling basis up to December 31, 2020.

For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions

Many thanks to the ad hoc group of concerned archivists who developed the proposal for this fund, including: Steven D. Booth, Jessica Chapel, Alison Clemens, Anna Clutterbuck-Cook, Jennifer Coggins, Courtney Dean, Steve Duckworth, Carady DeSimone, Rebecca Goldman, Irene Hauzinger, Katharina Hering, Hayley Hinsberger, Valencia Johnson, Carli Lowe, Bridget Malley, Sarah McLusky, Lydia Tang, Rebecca Thayer, Lauren White, Amy Wickner, and Katrina Windon.

Support the Fund

If you have the means, please consider donating to directly support your fellow archival workers who have been furloughed, lost hours, or otherwise been significantly affected financially by the COVID-19 crisis. Any amount will help!

Donate Now

July 9, 2020To date, the Archival Workers Emergency Fund has supported 139 archival workers in need! Thank you to the AWEF Review Committee for their diligent work each week to get these fund dispersed!

And thank you to our many generous donors for making this possible. We continue to receive new applications each day, and the Review Committee is approving and dispersing funds as donations are received. If you have the means and have not yet contributed, consider making a donation to ensure future applicants in need can receive support right away! 

Much gratitude and thanks to all those who have contributed in so many ways to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund!



Thank you to the following organizations 
for their generous donations!



Thank you to the 26 SAA Sections that
contributed more than $6,100:

Accessibility & Disability Section

Acquisitions & Appraisal Section

Archival Educators Section

Archives & Archivists of Color Section

Archives Management Section

Business Archives Section

Collection Management Section

College & University Archives Section

Design Records Section

Diverse Sexuality & Gender Section

Electronic Records Section

Independent Archivists Section

International Archival Affairs Section

Issues & Advocacy Section

Local Government Records

Metadata & Digital Object Section

Military Archives Section

Native American Archives Section

Oral History Section

Public Library Archives/ Special Collections Section

Privacy & Confidentiality Section

Records Management Section

Students & New Archives Professionals Section

Visual Materials Section

Web Archiving Section

Women's Collections Section

Thank you to the 707 donors who have
contributed more than $102,050
to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund!

[Last update: 07/09/2020.]

Kristine Abbey

Gergana Abernathy

Alexis Adkins

Hannah Adkins

Pennington Ahlstrand

Sarah Aisenbrey

Lauren Algee

Dominic Amaral

Bethany Anderson

Rayna Andrews

Anonymous (141)

Krystal Appiah

Joanne Archer

Hillel Arnold

Kristen Autobee

Debbie Bahn

Katherine Barbera

Ashley Barrington

E. Shander Bawden

Nancy Beaumont

Danna Bell

Laura Bell

John Bence

Andrea Benefiel

Stephanie Bennett

Sally Benny

Kristell Benson

Anne Bentley

Cheryl Beredo

Sharmila Bhatia

Timothy Binkley

Diane Bird

Amy Bishop

Elyssa Bisoski

Jennifer Black Tatara

Diane Bockrath

Jennifer Bolmarcich

Steven Booth

Julie Botnick

Eve Bourbeau-Allard

Leslie Bourgeois

Bridget Bower

Randall Bowman

Susan Brady

Amy Braitsch

Alexis Braun Marks

Jay-Marie Bravent

Sally Brazil

Stephanie Bredbenner

Kathleen Brennan

Jeremy Brett

Mary Brooks

Lauren Brown

Lindsay Brown

Nicholas Burckel

Christopher Burns

Ed Busch

Robert Bush

Danielle Butler

Heidi Butler

Dominic Byrd-McDevitt

Mary Caldera

Aileen Caldwell

Sarah Calise

Dianne Carey

Elizabeth Caringola

Janet Carleton

Tara Carlisle

David Carmicheal

Marietta Carr

James Cassedy

Celia Caust-Ellenbogen

Erich Chang

Marie Chant

Jessica Chapel

Faith Charlton

Courtney Chartier

Wesley Chenault

Jeanie Child

Eric Chin

Kristen Chinery

Su Kim Chung

Tamar Chute

Robert Clark

Sarah Clark

Caroline Clavell

Alison Clemens

Rebecca Cline

Scott Cline

Laura Clos

Anna Clutterbuck-Cook

Josh Cochran

Jennifer Coggins

Evan Cohen

Hannah Cohen-Cline

Noah Cohen-Cline

Katherine Collett

Zakiya Collier

Michele Combs

Helen Conger

Stephanie Conning

Paul Conway

Talya Cooper

Amy Cooper Cary

Grace Cordial

Cheryl Cordingley

Richard Cox

nathan coy

Jessica Craig

David Crawford

Nicole Critchley

Jane Cross

Ashby Crowder

Caroline Crowell

Cynthia Crystal

James DaMico

Caroline Daniels

Emily Davis

William Daw

Holly Deakyne

Courtney Dean

Jacqueline Dean

Kristin DeAnfrasio

Carly Dearborn

W. Dean DeBolt

Lori Dedeyan

Alexandra deGraffenreid

Patricia Delara

Nathalie Delean

Michael Dello Iacono

Kathryn Dennett

Carady DeSimone

Christine Di Bella

Kate Dietrick

Alexandra DiFiglia

Daniel DiLandro

Deidre Dinnigan

Douglas Doe

Anita Doering

Gillian Dubin

Steve Duckworth

Jocelyn Dunlop

Genna Duplisea

Fynnette Eaton

Lori Eaton

Lynn Eaton

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Christina Fitzpatrick

John Fleckner

Dylan Flesch

William Fliss

Kit Fluker

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Cheryll Fong

Donald Force

Marie Force

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Carolyn Foster

Michael Fox

Rebecca Fraimow

Anne Frantilla

Megan Fraser

Michele Fricke

Claire Galed

Margaret Gamm

Elizabeth Garber

Cristela Garcia-Spitz

Ethan Gates

Irene Gates

Joan Gearin

Steven Gentry

Jaclyn Georges

Cathrine Giles

Eleanor Gleason

Patricia Glowinski

Barry Goldberg

Elisabeth Golding

Rebecca Goldman

Melissa Gonzales

Joan Gosnell

Rebecca Grabie

Judith Greene

Alice Griffin

Brenda Gunn

David Haberstich

Wendy Hagenmaier

Susan Hamburger

Henry Handley

Johanna Harden

Mary Alice Harper

Celia Hartmann

Michelle Harvey

Steven Hausfeld

Amanda Hawk

Brittany Hayes

Jeffrey Hayes

Regine Heberlein

Keith Helt

Lisa Henry

Katharina Hering

Kathleen Hertel-Baker

Nancy Heywood

Cliff Hight

Lindsay Hiltunen

Michele Hiltzik Beckerman

Carrie Hintz

Judith Hiott

Rebecca Hirsch

Pamela Hopkins

Emma Horning

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Ted Houghtaling

Andrea Howard

Ashley Howdeshell

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Marcella Huggard

Margaret Hughes

Christina Hummel-Colla

Ann Hunter

Thomas Hyry

Suzanne Im

Kristin Jacobsen

Bridget Jeffs

Maureen Jennings

Randall Jimerson

Douglas Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Valencia Johnson

L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin

Rita Johnston

Louis Jones

Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger

Benn Joseph

William Joyce

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Grace Lile

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Carli Lowe

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Waverly Lowell

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Curtis Lyons

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Erik Moore

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David Olson

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Society of California Archivists

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