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2019 Annual Fund

For nearly 80 years the Society of Architectural Historians has been the leading professional organization for the study of the built environment, providing its members with exceptional resources and opportunities to enrich their professional development at all career stages. But membership dues and grants alone do not cover the costs for these services.

That’s why we ask for your contribution to the SAH Annual Fund to sustain SAH’s important work in the coming year and programming such as:

Fellowships and Awards for travel, study, research, publications, and participation in conferences. Last year SAH awarded $116,045.43 to 50 members to recognize their outstanding scholarship and other contributions to our field.

The SAH Annual International Conference, where members present original research in architectural, landscape, and urban history, and in heritage conservation. The 2018 St. Paul conference featured 220 papers presented by 226 members, our largest offering to date. Our 2019 Providence conference in April will launch several new programs designed to enhance the prospects of current graduate students.

Print and Digital Publications that serve as educational resources and as means for members to share work. Now in its 77th year, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians remains the world’s top journal of architectural history. Our award-winning Buildings of the United States book series and its online counterpart, SAH Archipedia, document the nation’s architecture state by state. The 26th volume, Buildings of Texas West will be published in the fall of 2018. In addition to providing over 120,000 images for research and teaching, SAHARA, our digital resources archive, has become a trusted repository for the digital preservation of photographic work. Opportunities Weekly Roundup and the SAH Newsletter keep members informed on professional opportunities and current issues in the field.

Study Days and International Field Seminars offer intensive, scholarly exploration of architectural sites around the world. Our September Study Day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, led by the building’s architect and the Smithsonian’s project director, gave members special access to the museum and its remarkable collection. In December, our third field seminar to visit Cuba will explore regions beyond Havana that are overlooked by ordinary tours.

These are just some of the many programs and publications SAH provides each year for its members locally, nationally, and internationally. Your Annual Fund contribution allows SAH to put support where it is most needed and will be most effective. Please consider making a difference by making a donation online. Every donation counts.

With our best wishes for the holiday season,

Sandy Isenstadt
SAH President                     

Pauline Saliga
SAH Executive Director


Donor Recognition


The SAH Board and staff thanks its donors for their support of our mission and educational programs during Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017–September 30, 2018).

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