SAH Newsletter

January Newsletter 2012

by User Not Found | Jan 15, 2012

Director's Update:
Welcome to the SAH Newsletter online
As we announced late in 2011, the SAH Board has endorsed moving the newsletter completely online to save on design, printing and postage expenses. In addition, because the print newsletter was so costly to produce, we could only publish it four times per year, which was not frequent enough. The new deadline for submitting material is by the first of every the month. We hope you will send us your news as well as that of your institution, SAH Chapters, SAH Partner Organizations and other groups that focus on architecture, landscapes and urbanism. 

2012 Conference:
Conference Highlights

  • Historic Preservation Seminar - Retooling the Motor City
  • Introductory Address: "The Industrial Character of Detroit" - Charles K. Hyde, Professor Emeritus of Industrial History, Wayne State University
  • Plenary Talk: La Casa de Esclavos Modernos: Exposing the Architecture of Exploitation - Don Mitchell, Syracuse University

Live online chat on Jan 25 at 2pm CST - Ask us your conference questions!

Announcing Professional Associates
SAH has created a new class of membership, Professional Associates, to serve design and preservation professionals – Architectural firms, Historic Preservation Offices, Landmark Commissions and Design Education organizations. Professional Associates Membership accords up to ten (10) professionals, in one office, a group membership in SAH. These members receive University Level resources specifically designed for a smaller user group.

Study Programs:
How Study Tours are Priced
Recently, I had a conversation with a long-standing member of SAH about the study tour program. We specifically discussed the price of the study tours. This topic is not new and after the conversation I felt it may be important to share this information with the larger membership to dispel any misconceptions that may be out there.

Transition to ARTstor's Shared Shelf
Preparation for SAHARA’s migration to ARTstor’s Shared Shelf system continues steadily forward. Project staff and editorial committee members having been testing out the new image cataloging interface that will be an exciting upgrade for all SAHARA users. Another exciting component of the new Shared Shelf system that ARTstor is developing is an open-access image collection called Shared Shelf Commons. 

SAHARA Travel Fellowship due March 1, 2012

Saxony Study Tour Fellowship deadline extended to March 1, 2012

Southeast Chapter of SAH
SESAH will hold its 30th Annual Meeting in Athens, Georgia, from October 17-20, 2012. The SESAH Host Committee invites abstracts for individual papers or proposals for session panels, consisting of three to four papers and a chair.

Patricia Gebhard - With one of her daughters nearby, Patricia Peeke Gebhard, 85, died peacefully of leukemia on October 29, 2111 in hospice care at her residence in Santa Barbara. Pat received degrees in art history (B.A., Oberlin College, 1948; M. A., Mills College, 1949) and library science (B.A., University of Minnesota, 1951), and in 1951 she became the art librarian at Vassar College.

D. Blake Alexander - Professor Emeritus Blake Alexander was born in Paris, Texas in 1924 and died in Austin December 11, 2011. He received his degree in architecture and a degree in Art at the University of Texas with a Masters from Columbia in 1953. He is the author of Texas Homes of the 19th Century, 1966, and Sources of Classicism, 1978.

Gifts and Donor Support
1 Oct 2011- 31 Dec 2011
On behalf of the SAH Board and members, we sincerely thank the members who, in October, November and December made gifts to a variety of funds including the Annual Appeal, Chicago Cultural Icons Benefit, Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting Fellowship Funds, the Charnley Persky House Museum and the Buildings of the United States.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610