SAA National

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA’s mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,000 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value. SAA maintains and excellent web presence with resources for students. Also of interest is the SAA Students and New Professionals Roundtable (SNAP), established January 2012.


Established in 1996 and re-formed in the fall of 1999, the SAA student chapter at UCLA is an official student chapter of the Society of American Archivists. Our faculty advisor is Professor Anne Gilliland.

The original SAA @ UCLA logo was designed by Walter Butler ahead of the SAA Conference in Chicago, August 2007. The logo consists of the Greek letter “mu”, which was assigned to our chapter by the Student Chapter Newsletter, “Chapters and Loose Papers” (Vol. 1, Issue 2 – Spring 2007). “Mu” makes us the 12th Student Chapter of SAA.

SAA awards to UCLA students: Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award (2001200520052008)


Society of American Archivists student chapter at UCLA
UCLA, Attn: Assistant Director of Student Services
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
102B GSEIS Building, Box 951520
Los Angeles, California 90095-1520

310-206-4460 Fax

email: uclasaa<at>ucla.edu

Student Newsletter: Chapters and Loose Papers

Chapters and Loose Papers was the official SAA newsletter for students of Archival Science published from 2006-2009. The title, Chapters and Loose Papers, calls upon images of books and documents, but it also suggests an interest and a focus on both SAA Student Chapters, and students who are not affiliated with SAA chapters.

Vol. 3, Issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2009): “Student archivists at UCLA” (Sarah Buchanan).

Vol. 2, Issue 4 (Fall-Winter 2008): “Student Chapter News from UCLA, Fall 2008” (Sarah Buchanan).

Vol. 2, Issue 3 (Summer 2008): “University of California, Los Angeles” (Walter Butler).

Vol. 2, Issue 2 (April 1, 2008): “Editorial: Communities and Outreach” (Walter Butler and Andrea Medina-Smith) & “SAA @ UCLA” (Walter Butler).

Vol. 2, Issue 1 (December 2007): “SAA@UCLA” (Walter Butler), & “Don’t Be a Tool, Archivist: A Review of Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell” (Andrew Lau), & “Vatican Archives Reveals its Secrets” & “Can new technology save old technology?” (Robin Fitzpatrick).

Vol. 1, Issue 2 (Spring 2007): “Winter at UCLA” (Walter Butler), & “Students at the Table: A Call for an Alliance” (Walter Butler), & “An Archive for the 21st Century: Digitizing the Hearst Metrotone Newsreel Collection” (Laura Calverly, Nina Meechoonuk, and Lauren Sin), & “(S)aving (O)ur (S)ound: Overcoming Barriers to Digital Preservation in Small, Mixed Media Archival Institutions” (T-Kay Sangwand and Patricia Peregrine).

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2006).