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
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”
Join the AWE Fund Organizing Committee, EveryLibrary’s HALO Fund, Protect Library Workers, and Museum Workers Speak for a conversation about community care and organizing on Tuesday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. PT. The LAM Mutual Aid and Solidarity Panel — hosted by the Archival Workers Emergency Fund Organizing Committee — will … Continue reading Community at Work: LAM Mutual Aid and Solidarity
The AWE Fund was established by archivists to help archivists. We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues. As we head into an extremely challenging fiscal year for memory workers and organizations, please consider supporting the institutions and organizations, listed on this Google sheet, that collect material related to Black history and culture and/or support … Continue reading Supporting our colleagues: Black archives, libraries, museums, and related organizations