Our group formed in March 2020 to organize aid for archival workers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Since then, we have worked with the SAA Foundation to establish the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (or AWE Fund, for short).
Applications to the AWE Fund are open. All archival workers are eligible. SAA membership is not required. Support of up to $1,000 will be given.
Learn more about the application guidelines.
Support your fellow archival workers. Every donation helps.
Please note: If you are not an SAA member, you may be asked to create an account to login before donating. This is for security — you do not have to be an SAA member or join the SAA to donate.
For more information about the AWEF Organizing Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWE Fund Updates
The September 21, 2020 panel discussion on Making and Talking Money: LAM Salary Transparency, hosted by AWE Fund Organizing Committee is now available online on YouTube. Participants included Brenda Flora of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Advocacy Committee; Elena Colón-Marrero and Melissa Gonzales of the Society of American Archivists Archival Compensation Task Force; … Continue reading Making and Talking Money: LAM Salary Transparency panel recap
Cross-posted from our GoFundMe page. The Coffee for Colleagues (Tea on Me) campaign is one month old today and we wanted to share some updates and a couple of reminders. First, the important news: Coffee for Colleagues (Tea on Me) raised $1,095 in our first month! This surpassed our goal of $1,000 and as of this morning … Continue reading Coffee for Colleagues (Tea on Me): October 2020 Campaign Update
Remember when you used to spend your hard earned cash at your local café? Maybe those unspent dollars are starting to add up. If so, we invite you to pitch in and help make the Archival Workers Emergency Fund more awesome and sustainable for the years ahead by treating a colleague to a virtual cup of coffee (or tea)! … Continue reading Coffee for Colleagues (Tea on Me)!
The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Council recognized the AWE Fund organizing committee’s efforts ahead of this year’s annual conference. The SAA Council also acknowledged the ad hoc committee’s efforts during the SAA Annual Membership Business Meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. In her remarks, SAA Executive Director Nancy Beaumont stated: You’ve heard the story: … Continue reading Society of American Archivists Council Resolution Honoring AWE Fund
The July 14, 2020 panel discussion on LAM (Libraries, Archives, Museums) Mutual Aid & Solidarity, hosted by AWE Fund Organizing Committee is now available online on You Tube. Participants included Callan Bignoli of Protect Library Workers, Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook of AWE Fund, John Chrastka of EveryLibrary’s HALO Fund, and Paula Santos of Museum Workers Speak, … Continue reading “We Have to Do This For Each Other”