Council Resolution Regarding Adam's Mark Hotel Chain (January 30, 2000)

WHEREAS it is the policy of the Society of American Archivists:

"Because discrimination and unequal treatment are inimical to the Society's goals, SAA hereby declares that discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, individual life style, and disability is prohibited within the Society. SAA will vigorously pursue a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity through its programs, activities, services, operations, employment, and business contracts." (Approved by Council, January 1992)

WHEREAS the Adam's Mark hotel chain has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with engaging in a pattern of discrimination against minorities in their hotels;

THEREFORE the Society of American Archivists resolves that if either the Adam's Mark fails to reach a corrective settlement with the Department of Justice or is found guilty of discrimination, the Society will refrain from conducting any of its future activities on the properties of the Adam's Mark Hotel chain.

Approved by the Council of the Society of American Archivists,
January 30, 2000