Welcome to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Membership Blog! The blog shares the work of the SAA Membership Committee and its Key Contacts, Career Development, and Mentoring programs; highlights the perspectives and experiences of SAA members; and shares resources about SAA and archival work.


Career Journeys: Judy Tyrus

Judy Tyrus is the CEO of ChromaDiverse, Inc., recipient of the 2021 SAA Diversity Award, and author of Dance Theatre of Harlem: A History, A Movement, A Celebration. What do you like most about your work? What’s most challenging?I enjoy helping dance companies preserve their historic records so their history can be told dynamically and … Continue reading Career Journeys: Judy Tyrus

SAA Committee Member Highlights: Caitlin Birch

This post is from Caitlin Birch. Caitlin is a member of the SAA Mentoring Program Subcommittee; the Assistant Archivist for Digital Collections at Dartmouth College. What drew you to archives?  My initial interest in archives grew out of my experiences in journalism. I worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and designer throughout and after college, … Continue reading SAA Committee Member Highlights: Caitlin Birch

Career Journeys: John Esh

John Esh is a Processing Archivist at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. John holds a BA in Anthropology from Portland State University and a MLS from Emporia State University. John is a member of SAA’s SNAP (Students and New Archives Professionals) section and Performing Arts section steering committee member. What are your main responsibilities as … Continue reading Career Journeys: John Esh