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The Society of Architectural Historians promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. Your donation helps us carry out our educational mission and foster meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national, and international programs. SAH is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, and your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


Dear Friends:

In July 2020, the Society of Architectural Historians will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding at Harvard University in 1940. As we plan activities to reflect on our history and accomplishments, we also want to look forward and envision what SAH and the field of architectural history will look like at our 100th anniversary in 2040.

To assure that our current programs continue, to maintain our varied resources for members, and to help us launch new initiatives over the next twenty years, we invite you to contribute to the SAH 80th Anniversary Annual Fund. 

The infographic above highlights SAH’s achievements and statistics from 2019, including the launch of a newly designed open-access SAH Archipedia, a move that underscores SAH’s role as a technological leader in the digital humanities and commitment to disseminating expert knowledge. In the summer of 2020 SAH and University of Virginia Press will publish Buildings of Mississippi, the first volume in SAH’s Buildings of the United States series to feature full-color illustrations and updated design.

Additionally, in 2019 SAH began the SAH Data Project, a yearlong study funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assess the status of the field of architectural history in higher education. Through the Project, SAH will gain a deeper understanding of our field and will be able to fine-tune our core commitments to architectural and urban history that are vital to our effectiveness for our membership and for our role as an advocate for heritage conservation.

Your contribution to the 80th Anniversary Annual Fund will help provide resources and support for members at all levels, including graduate students, contingent faculty, and underserved professionals, whose work enriches our understanding of the built environment locally, nationally, and globally.

To commemorate SAH’s anniversary, please consider a donation to reflect our 80 years: $80, $180, $280, $800, $1,800 or more.

Gifts may be made in honor of or in tribute to an individual. The Society accepts gifts from appreciated stock, donor-advised funds and other charitable options in addition to cash gifts. To ensure that SAH will have time to process your transfer gift by December 31st, please contact your broker to begin the process, or contact SAH now. Contact SAH Development Director Carolyn Garrett at 312-573-1365 or at

Thank you for your consideration.


Sandy Isenstadt
President, Society of Architectural Historians

Pauline Saliga
Executive Director, Society of Architectural Historians

Donor Recognition

The SAH Board and staff thanks its donors for their support of our mission and educational programs during Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019–September 30, 2020).

Driehaus Foundation

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

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