Archival Workers Emergency Fund

December 13, 2021—The Archival Workers Emergency Fund (AWEF) will be sunsetting on December 31, 2021, due to legal and tax regulations. Applications for AWEF support will be accepted through December 31 and will be reviewed within 10 business days. Read more.

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 (as of March 2020) 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, 2021.

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

December 10, 2021To date, the Archival Workers Emergency Fund has supported 188 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 998 donors who have
contributed more than $140,500
to the Archival Workers Emergency Fund!

[Last update: 12/10/2021.]

Kristine Abbey

Cindy Abel Morris

Gergana Abernathy

Alexis Adkins

Hannah Adkins

Marianne Afifi

Pennington Ahlstrand

Sarah Aisenbrey

Lauren Algee

Catherine Allgor

Carla Alvarez

Dominic Amaral

Bethany Anderson

John Anderson

Linnea Anderson

Susan Anderson Laquer

Rayna Andrews

Anonymous (126)

Virginia Antonucci-Gibbons

Alexis Antracoli

Mila Aponte-Gonzalez

Krystal Appiah

Joanne Archer

Archivists of the Houston Area

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York

Nathaniel Arndts

Hillel Arnold

Kristen Autobee

Nancy Avolese

Diana Bachman

Debbie Bahn

Kira Baker

Matthew Balcer

Joy Banks

Katherine Barbera

Jessica Barnes

Ashley Barrington

Brad Bauer

Cynthia Baule

E. Shander Bawden

Terry Baxter

Nancy Beaumont

Ashley Beavers

Rebecca Becker

Danna Bell

Laura Bell

Lewis Bellardo

John Bence

Andrea Benefiel

Stephanie Bennett

Sally Benny

Kristell Benson

Anne Bentley

Cheryl Beredo

Theresa Berger

Cara Bertram

Sharmila Bhatia

Douglas Bicknese

Steven Bingo

Timothy Binkley

Diane Bird

Amy Bishop

Elyssa Bisoski

Jennifer Black Tatara

Sally Blanchard-O'Brien

Hillary Bober

Diane Bockrath

John Bolcer

Jennifer Bolmarcich

Brice Bongiovanni

Steven Booth

Liz Borges-Herzog

Julie Botnick

Eve Bourbeau-Allard

Leslie Bourgeois

Heather Bowden

Bridget Bower

Diana Bowers

Randall Bowman

Susan Brady

Amy Braitsch

Alexis Braun Marks

Jay-Marie Bravent

Sally Brazil

Stephanie Bredbenner

Kathleen Brennan

Jeremy Brett

Kyle Brinster

Mary Brooks

Charlotte Brown

Jesse Brown

Lauren Brown

Lindsay Brown

Maxine Brown

Rose Buchanan

Nicholas Burckel

Christopher Burns

Ed Busch

Robert Bush

Danielle Butler

Heidi Butler

James Byers

Dominic Byrd-McDevitt

Barbara Cain

Mary Caldera

Aileen Caldwell

Sarah Calise

Society of Tennessee Archivists

Pamela Campbell

Stuart Campbell

Dianne Carey

Elizabeth Caringola

Janet Carleton

Tara Carlisle

David Carmicheal

Brian Carpenter

Marietta Carr

Joe Carrano

Elizabeth Carroll-Horrocks

James Cartwright

Michael Case

Anne Casey

James Cassedy

Penny Castillo

Celia Caust-Ellenbogen

Rachel Chance

Erich Chang

Marie Chant

Jessica Chapel

Faith Charlton

Courtney Chartier

Wesley Chenault

Jeanie Child

Eric Chin

Kristen Chinery

Su Kim Chung

Tamar Chute

Ilhan Citak

Robert Clark

Sarah Clark

Caroline Clavell

Alison Clemens

Elizabeth Clemens

Rebecca Cline

Scott Cline

Laura Clos

Anna Clutterbuck-Cook

Josh Cochran

Jennifer Coggins

Evan Cohen

Sidney Cohen

Hannah Cohen-Cline

Noah Cohen-Cline

Jennifer Cole

Katherine Collett

Zakiya Collier

Michele Combs

Helen Conger

Stephanie Conning

Christina Conte

Paul Conway

Amy Cook

Janet R Cook

Talya Cooper

Amy Cooper Cary

Grace Cordial

Cheryl Cordingley

Julia Corrin

Council of State Archivists

Richard Cox

nathan coy

Calvin Craig

Jessica Craig

David Crawford

Nicole Critchley

Heather Crocetto

Jane Cross

Ashby Crowder

Katherine Crowe

Caroline Crowell

Cynthia Crystal

James DaMico

Deborah Dandridge

Caroline Daniels

Shelby Daniels-Young

Matthew Darby

P A Dark

Ronald Davidson

Emily Davis

Susan Davis

William Daw

Holly Deakyne

Courtney Dean

Jacqueline Dean

Elise DeAndrea

Kristin DeAnfrasio

Carly Dearborn

W. Dean DeBolt

Lori Dedeyan

Alexandra deGraffenreid

Jean Deken

Patricia Delara

Nathalie Delean

New England Archivists

Kathryn Dennett

Anne Deschaine

Cara DeSimone

John Dewees

Christine Di Bella

Kate Dietrick

Alexandra DiFiglia

Daniel DiLandro

Ellie DiPietro

Emily Dixon

Chris Doan

Douglas Doe

Anita Doering

Rachel Donahue

Emily Drabinski

Astrid Drew

Rachael Dreyer

Elizabeth Druga

Gillian Dubin

Elizabeth Dubreuil

Steve Duckworth

J.M. Duffin

Kate Dundon

Jocelyn Dunlop

Genna Duplisea

Michael Duquette

Audra Eagle Yun

Fynnette Eaton

Lori Eaton

Lynn Eaton

Leah Edelman

Linda Edgerly

Conley Edwards

Frank "Kim" Efird

Laura Eggert

Julia Eichelberger

Tanya Elder

Daryn Eller

Troy Eller English

Katherine Emery

Grace Eng

Elizabeth England

Elaine Engst

Adriana Ercolano

G. Aimee Ergas

Maria Estorino

Meredith Evans

Kittle Evenson

Mary Jo Fairchild

Jessica Farrell

LeAnn Fawver

Natalia Fernandez

Victoria Fernandez

Maristella Feustle

Holly Fiedler

Cassie Findlay

Katie Finn

Jeanie Fisher

Katherine Fisher

Sean Fisher

Christina Fitzpatrick

John Fleckner

Dylan Flesch

Dara Flinn

William Fliss

Kit Fluker

Rosemary Flynn

Jaime Fogel

Cheryll Fong

Donald Force

Marie Force

Vanessa Formato

Anne Foster

Carolyn Foster

Michael Fox

Rebecca Fraimow

Liz Francis

Matthew Francis

Anne Frantilla

Megan Fraser

Andrew French

Michele Fricke

Harrison Gage

Claire Galed

Erin Gallagher

Mario Gallardo


Edward Galvin

Jessica Gambling

Margaret Gamm

Elizabeth Garber

Cristela Garcia-Spitz

Ethan Gates

Irene Gates

Gates Archive

Joan Gearin

Steven Gentry

Jaclyn Georges

Ashelee Gerald Hill

Yonah Gerber

Cathrine Giles

Anne Gilliland

Tricia Gilson

Eleanor Gleason

Patricia Glowinski

Barry Goldberg

Elisabeth Golding

Rebecca Goldman

Melissa Gonzales

Gabriela Gonzalez

Sara Goodhand

Brianna Gormly

Joan Gosnell

Rebecca Gourevitch

Rebecca Grabie

Monica Gray

Sierra Green

Judith Greene

Patricia Greene

William Grenzebach

Alice Griffin

Marybeth Griffin

Denise Groll

Emily Grubbs

Brenda Gunn

Linda Gutgsell

David Haberstich

Pamela Hackbart-Dean

Nancy Hadley

Alan Haeberle

Alexa Hagen

Wendy Hagenmaier

Susan Hamburger

Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm

Henry Handley

Johanna Harden

Mary Alice Harper

Jan Hart

Celia Hartmann

Michelle Harvey

Steven Hausfeld

Amanda Hawk

Tassy Hayden

Brittany Hayes

Jeffrey Hayes

Aaisha Haykal

Regine Heberlein

Keith Helt

Alyse Hennig

Lisa Henry

Katharina Hering

Kathleen Hertel-Baker

Nancy Heywood

Gwendolyn Higgins

Cliff Hight

Audra Hilse

Lindsay Hiltunen

Michele Hiltzik Beckerman

Alison Hinderliter

Carrie Hintz

Judith Hiott

Rebecca Hirsch

Jennifer Ho

Tiffany Hobson

Kimberley Hoff

Rori Holford

Anna Holland

Tanya Hollis

Pamela Hopkins

Emma Horning

Zachary Hottel

Ted Houghtaling

Naomi House

Alan Houston

Brad Houston

Andrea Howard

Sara Howard

Ashley Howdeshell

Judith Huenneke

Marcella Huggard

Margaret Hughes

Kerry Huller

Lisa Hullett

Christina Hummel-Colla

Ann Hunter

Licia Hurst

Anna Hurwitz

Thomas Hyry

Joan Ilacqua

Suzanne Im

Michael Intranuovo

Katherine Isham

Paula Jabloner

Kristin Jacobsen

Laura Ruth Jarrett

Bridget Jeffs

Maureen Jennings

Randall Jimerson

Stephanie Jodway

Douglas Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Valencia Johnson

Brian Johnson

L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin

Rita Johnston

Jasmine Jones

Louis Jones

Victoria Jones

Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger

Benn Joseph

William Joyce

Joanne Kaczmarek

Ben Kass

Elizabeth Kata

Lauren Kata

Hillary Kativa

Rebecca Katz

Sarah Keen

Jolene Kennah

Kimberly Kennedy

Laura Kennedy

Catherine Kerst

Margaret Kidd

Helen Kim

Tammi Kim

Jonathan King

Jennifer Kinniff

Laura Kintz

Joshua Kitchens

Tom Klem

Caitlin Klepper

Deborah Kloiber

Louis Knecht

Jennie Knies

Tyson Koenig

Anne Kofmehl

Joseph Komljenovich

Mary Kosta

Dee Dee Kramer

Kathryn Kramer


Jeanne Kramer-Smyth

Alexandra Krensky

Kelly Kress

Maarja Krusten

Jim Kuhn

Franz Kunst

Christine Laba

Daria Labinsky

Mark Lambert

Joanne Lammers

Katelyn Lamontagne

Lawrence Landis

Amanda Lanthorne

Jasmine Larkin

Christopher Larsen

Erin Lawrimore

Stacy Lee

Leah Lefkowitz

Jana Leighton

Heather Lember

Audrey Lengel

Jeannine Levesque

Samantha Levin

Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS)

Michelle Light

Grace Lile

Andrew Lippert

Eunice Liu

Lindsey Loeper

Wilda Logan

Jillian Lohndorf

Kate (Goad) Long

Brianna LoSardo

Ann Lowe

Carli Lowe

Meredith Lowe

Waverly Lowell

Jeanne Lowrey

Rebecca Lubas

Dawne Howard Lucas

Susan Luftschein

Jennifer Lukomski

Violet Lutz

Curtis Lyons

Jayelene Lyons

Moira Mackay

Laurel Macondray

Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney

Michael Majewski

Bridget Malley

James Manasco

Lisa Mangiafico

Anne Mar

Kylee Mar

Donna Marchessault

Cecily Marcus

Kathy Marquis

Leilani Marshall

Jamie Martin

Eva Martinez

Veronica Martzahl

Karen Mason

Megan Massanelli

Mark Matienzo

Linda Matthews

Marian Matyn

Amanda May

Victoria McCargar

Paul McCarthy

David McCartney

Brenda McClurkin

Katie McCormick

Greg McCoy

Amy McCrory

Susan McDade

Lauren McDaniel

Kathie McDevitt-Parks

Beth McDonald

Dylan McDonald

Collette McDonough

Susan McElrath

Aprille McKay

Caitlyn McKenna

Sarah McLusky

Jennifer Meehan

Kathleen Meehan

Samantha Meier

Dennis Meissner

Laura Melbourne

Peter Melling

Ann Merryman

Kit Messick

Leslie Meyer

Jordan Meyerl

Daniel Michelson

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)

Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)

Nicole Milano

Cathy Miller

Ethan Miller

Mike Miller

Kevin Miller

Miranda Mims

Sean Minahan

Meg Miner

Meredith Mitchem

Sharon Mizota

Anne Molineu

Julianna Monjeau

Sheon Montgomery

Dave Moore

Erik Moore

Julie Moore

Rebecca Morgan

Mary Morganti

Kate Morris

Stephanie Morris

Amanda Morse

Janet Mosely Latham

Julie Motyka

Megan Mummey

Nora Murphy

Shanee Murrain

Ryan Murray

Dorian Myer

Tamsin Myers

Lori Myers-Steele

Nadia Nasr

Maya Naunton

Penelope Neder-Muro

Marlee Newman

Catherine Nicolia-Staples

Danielle Nista

Nancy Noble

Daniel Noonan

Alix Norton

Stephen Novak


Julia Novakovic

Catherine OBrion

James OConnell

Laura O'Hara

Kathryn Olsen

Caitlin Olson

David Olson

Elspeth Olson

Shannon O'Neill

Stephannie Oriabure

Jose Ortiz

Carolyn Osiek

Heather Oswald

John Overholt

Michele Pacifico

Margo Padilla

Jordi Padilla-Delgado

Renee Pappous

Tracy Paradis

Jenn Parent

Robert Bruce Parham

Amanda Partridge

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Catherine Pate

Caitlin Patterson

Corrie Patterson Kamiya

Rebecca Pattillo

Sarah Patton

PayPal Giving Fund

Shira Peltzman

Michael Pera

Matthew Perelli

Heather Perez

Chloe Pfendler

Connie Phelps

Megan Phillips

Elizabeth Phillips

Kelly Phillips

Sara Piasecki

Nancy S Picchi

Ellen Pierce

Lisle Pino

Sarah Ponichtera

Colin Post

Lynn Prime

Courtney Pritchard

Cristina Prochilo Miedema

Christopher Prom

Adrienne Pruitt

Mary Jo Pugh

Ricardo Punzalan

Jessica Quagliaroli

Sarah Quigley

Mary Ann Quinn

Mike Quinn

Becca Quon

Caryn Radick

Mario Ramirez

Allen Ramsey

Chloe Raub

Arian Ravanbakhsh

Denise Rayman

Maren Read

Jennifer Reeder-Cannady

Suzanne Reller

Kelly Revak

Alison Reynolds

Christine Reynolds

Christina Rice

Harry Rice

Kate Richards

Angelique Richardson

Frances Rickard

Dennis Riley

Anna Rimel

Jessica Ritchie

Caitlin Rizzo

Douglas Roberts

Sarah Roberts

William Robinson

Rockefeller Archive Center

Joy Rodowicz

Flora Rodriguez

P Rodriguez

Sandy Rodriguez

Kathleen Roe

Michelle Roell

Ana Roeschley

Norma Rosado-Blake

Marlene Rosenfeld

Diana Rosenthal Roberson

Katie Rudolph

Thomas Ruller

Michelle Runyon

Johanna Russ

Elizabeth Russey Roke

Amanda Rust

Laura Ruttum Senturia

Alley Ryan

Erin Ryan

Saint Louis Area Religious Archivists

Timothy Salls

Lauren Sallwasser

Gabrielle Sanchez

Sheri Sarnoff

Dorthea Sartain

Samantha Sauer

Sheridan Sayles

Madison Schallhorn

Patricia Schechter

Annette Scherber

Kathie Schey

Amy Schindler

David Schlitt

Alexandra Schlomer

Kevin Schlottmann

Corey Schmidt

Angela Schmidt

Dawn Schmitz

Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig

Arlene Schmuland

Josh Schneider

Hilary Schroeder

Kristina Schulz

Anjanette Schussler

Lori Schwartz

Scott Schwartz

Julie Schweitzer

Malka Schyndel

Elizabeth Scott

Danielle Scott Taylor

Erin Scrimger

Laura Seifert

Austin Senseman

Jessica Serrao

Sharad Shah

Debra Shapiro

Lindsay Sheldon

Bruce Shenitz

Kelcy Shepherd

Betsy Sherman

Dawn Sherman-Fells

Robert Shuster

Sara Shutkin

Jehan Sinclair

Dominique Singer

Robert Sink

Jennifer Sirotkin

Deborah Skaggs

John Slate

Jasmine Smith

Lindy Smith

Jennifer Snyder

Society of California Archivists

Society of North Carolina Archivists

Society of Southwest Archivists

Olivia Solis

David Solomon

Linda Sorensen

Laura Sorvetti

Susan Soy

Heather Soyka

Danielle Spalenka

Anna Speth

Robert Spindler

Leslie Squyres

Anna St.Onge

Angela Stanley

Alice Staples

Jessica Staples

Andy Steadham

Nishan Stepak

Laurie Stepp

M. Claire Stewart

Jessica Steytler

Catherine Stiers

Rachel Stock

Eden Stork

Davidde Strackbein

Kate Stratton

Mike Strom

Armando Suarez

Dawn Sueoka

Richard Suertudo

Laura Sullivan

Shannon Supple

Jill Sweetapple

Michelle Sweetser

Hilary Swett

Karen Sword

Jim "Zak" Szakmary

Loretta Tam

Lydia Tang

Annie Tang

Brian Tang

Christina Tanguay

Eira Tansey

Michael Tarabulski

Nina Tarnawsky

Kate Tasker

Jill Tatem

Jessica Taylor

Barbara Teague

Rachel Telford

Matt Testa

Monica Texeira

Johnathan Thayer

Rebecca Thayer

The Library of Virginia

The United Church of Canada Archives

Julie Thomas

Shan Thomas

George Thompson

Whitney Thompson

Amy Thomson

Max Thorn

Victoria Thur

Anne Tilden

Ruth Tillman

Kazuya Tominaga

Deborah Torres

Becky Tousey

Catherine Tremblay

Anne Tsonetokoy

Susan Tucker

Annie Tummino

Meg Tuomala

Matthew Turi

Katie Twomey

Sue Tyson

Valerie Uber

Laura Uglean Jackson

Rachel Vagts

Carl Van Ness

Annemarie van Roessel

Rachel Van Unen

Leslie Van Veen McRoberts

Amanda Vasquez

Portia Vescio

Robert Vietrogoski

Jennifer Vinopal

Olga Virakhovskaya

Amy Vo

Anke Voss

Jill Vuchetich

Jennifer Wachtel

Sarah Wade

Diana Wakimoto

Stephanie Walsh

Thera Webb

Bonita Weddle

Jennifer Weintraub

Laurinda Weisse

Margaret Welch

Caitlin Wells

Denise Wernikoff

Bradley Westbrook

Paul Wester

Lauren White

Pamela Whitenack

Amy Wickner

Gregory Wiedeman

David Wiener

Gail Wiese

Eliot Wilczek

Karly Wildenhaus

Dennis Wilhelm

Elliot Williams

Brian Williams

Stacie Williams

Brian Wilson

Rachel Wimpee

Katrina Windon

Michele Winn

Samantha Winn

Rachel Winston

Amy Wirth

Sharon Wolff

Kelly Wooten

Grace Wright

Joel Wurl

Debra Wynn

Linda Wynne

Mary Yacovone

Elizabeth Yakel

Noraleen Young

Kathryn Young

Michael Zaidman

Christina Zamon

Tanya Zanish-Belcher

Nongji Zhang


Joshua Zimmerman