Join Us in the Big Easy!
SAA’s 69th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
August 14–21, 2005
New Orleans Riverside
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
New Orleans has it all! From its jazz and zydeco sounds to Cajun
and Creole cuisine, from its French and Spanish heritage to modern dynamism,
the Big Easy offers a feast of delights. During SAA’s 69th Annual Meeting,
we’ll sample these pleasures while enjoying the premier educational
event of the year for American archivists.
At SAA’s “N’awlins ‘05” you’ll
network with more than 1,200 colleagues from across the country and around
who share your interests, your concerns, and your daily professional challenges.
It’s the perfect place to benefit from the wide diversity of ideas,
methods, and experience represented by our professional colleagues. Even better, it’s
our chance to learn from you!
If you’ve attended SAA Annual Meetings before,
you know the excitement that comes from hearing about innovative approaches
to archival activities,
from exploring new ideas, from meeting colleagues and renewing friendships.
N’awlins ’05 keeps these traditions going and adds new flavor and
spices to archival recipes. At our opening plenary session, for example, New
Orleans native Reverend Andrew Young, one of the leaders of the Civil Rights
Movement, will discuss his commitment to preserving the history of diversity
If you’ve never attended an Annual Meeting—or haven’t
joined us in recent years—you’ll find a broad
array of opportunities to learn, to explore, to collaborate, and to celebrate
the world of archives.
SAA’s 2005 Program and Host committees have outdone themselves:
pre-conference programs and provocative plenary sessions give you direct
access to experts in the field and inspirational voices from beyond
our professional circles.
- Exciting program sessions deliver the latest ideas
- Section and Roundtable meetings allow you to interact directly
with colleagues who share your specific interests and concerns.
- The Exhibit
Hall provides an opportunity to examine products and services and to discuss
your needs and concerns with vendors and service providers.
- Informal gatherings
and social events allow you to develop contacts and networks with colleagues
from around the country—and beyond.
Please join us at
N’awlins ’05! You’ll find a wide world
of archival ideas, techniques, and services. And you are likely to meet colleagues
who will become friends you’ll see year after year throughout your
can’t wait to see you in N’awlins! Y’all come!
Randall C Jimerson
President, Society of American Archivists