SAA Email Discussion Lists

The Society of American Archivists hosts a variety of public and private lists. Subscriptions to all lists, including those open to nonmembers, are facilitated via an individual's “SAA profile” or database record. Access to certain lists is dependent on one's member and/or committee status.

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Public Lists

Archives and Archivists (A&A) List

The A&A List was an open forum for all topics relating to archival theory and practice. Click here to view the list archives and Terms of Participation.

Originally established in 1989 and hosted by Miami University, the Archives & Archivists List was hosted and managed by SAA from September 2006 to December 2017. The A&A List was decommissioned by the SAA Council on December 31, 2017.

SAA Section Lists

SAA hosts an official email dicussion list for all sections. SAA members may join and subscribe to an unlimited amount of sections and their discussion lists. Nonmembers may subscribe to up to three sections as list participants.

To subscribe to SAA Sections, visit the section's home page and click on the "Join/Leave" link at the top of the page. (Login required. If you do not have an SAA profile, please see below.) You will automatically be subscribed to the corresponding section list. You can then modify your subscription preferences.

Private Lists

SAA Board, Committee, Task Force, and Working Group Lists

SAA hosts official email dicussion lists for all boards, committees, task forces, and working groups. Access to these lists is restricted to group members.

SAA Fellows

SAA hosts an official email dicussion list for Distinguished Fellows. Access to this list is restricted to SAA Fellows. 

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