Society of Architectural Historians Announces the Pauline Saliga Fund

by SAH News | Aug 18, 2022
Pauline Saliga wears a gray jacket

The Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce the establishment of a new fund named in honor of longtime executive director Pauline Saliga. The Pauline Saliga Fund will be used to defray SAH’s ongoing technology expenses and recognizes her achievements as a visionary proponent for new technologies in the digital humanities.

“SAH is thrilled to launch this fund in honor of Pauline, who is so beloved and valued by our community for her vision and accomplishments in the digital humanities. We are immensely grateful to the member who made the generous donation to establish the Pauline Saliga Fund,” said SAH President Patricia Morton.

During her 27-year tenure as executive director of SAH, Saliga guided digital projects such as JSAH Online, one of the first humanities journals to incorporate multimedia; SAHARA, an online archive of over 171,000 images of the global built environment used for research and teaching; and SAH Archipedia, an open access, peer-reviewed encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States.

SAH will use the new fund to defray annual expenses associated with sustaining the organization’s digital resources, as well as fundraising and marketing software, and other technology platforms that help SAH staff work efficiently, communicate effectively, and fulfill the Society’s educational mission.

Donations to the Pauline Saliga Fund of any size may be made online at or by mailing a check to SAH at 1365 N Astor Street, Chicago, IL 60610. If you have questions about the fund or donating, please contact SAH Director of Development Carolyn Garrett at

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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