Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is open to institutions or agencies responsible for or substantially interested in the custody, study, teaching, control, or use of records, archives, and/or private papers. Institutional members are eligible to receive the benefits of the Society's programs and services. Each institutional member may also identify a "primary contact" person who is eligible to vote, hold office, and serve on appointed groups.

Annual dues for institutional members are:

  • $565 for sustaining institutional members
  • $320 for regular institutional members



Types of Institutional Membership

SUSTAINING INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS receive:

  • Two print copies of The American Archivist;
  • Two print copies of Archival Outlook, delivered via first-class mail to recipients in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; delivered via air mail to all other countries;
  • Access to American Archivist Online, authenticated via your institution’s IP range*;
  • One complimentary copy of every book published by SAA during the membership period;
  • Institutional member discounts on job vacancy announcements posted in SAA's Online Career Center;
  • Partial discounts for non-member employees on books published by SAA, on registration for SAA's Annual Meeting, and for SAA-sponsored continuing education programs;
  • The option to designate a "primary contact" for the institution. (See below.)

REGULAR INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS receive:

  • One print copy of the American Archivist
  • One print copy of Archival Outlook
  • Access to American Archivist Online, authenticated via your institution’s IP range*
  • Institutional member discounts on job vacancy announcements posted in SAA's Online Career Center
  • Partial discounts for non-member employees on books published by SAA, on registration for SAA's Annual Meeting, and for SAA-sponsored continuing education programs
  • The option to designate a "primary contact" for the institution (See below)

* Authentication via your institution’s IP range(s) means that any user connecting to American Archivist Online from your institution’s computer network will have access to the online edition.

The Role of the Institution's "Primary Contact"

Member institutions may designate one primary contact who is or has been engaged in the custody or control of records, archives, or private papers at the institution, or who wishes to support the objectives of the Society. This individual receives the following benefits on behalf of the institution:

  • Eligible to hold office in the Society; serve on appointed groups; and vote for officers, members of Council, and members of the Nominating Committee, and on all matters requiring a vote that come before the Society as a whole;
  • Receives individual password access to the online membership directory;
  • Receives full member discounts on publications sold by SAA;
  • Receives full member discounts on event registration for the Annual Meeting and
    SAA-sponsored continuing education programs;
  • May join up to two SAA Sections;
  • May join an unlimited amount of SAA Roundtables as an official roundtable member.