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The Emerson College Women’s Intramural Volleyball team, circa 1931. Image courtesy of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections.


To provide education, stimulate communication, and encourage support between archivists working in “lone arranger” settings. The term “lone arranger” includes those working alone or in very small staff situations.

The Lone Arrangers Roundtable grew directly out of the lone arranger’s lunches. From 1999-2002, at the national conferences, SAA sponsored and organized a lunch for lone arrangers. The premise was to give lone arrangers a chance to network. Usually lunch tables were set up by subject area, for instance "volunteers", and those at the table would talk about how to use volunteers in the lone arranger setting.

The lunches appeared to be quite popular and at the SAA conference lone arranger’s lunch in 2002, enough signatures were gathered to petition Council for the right to form a roundtable. In January 2003 Council approved the creation of a Lone Arrangers Roundtable.

The inaugural meeting of the Roundtable was held at SAA in Los Angeles in 2003. A chair and co-chair were elected. With the input of wonderful members, the Roundtable has been going strong ever since!

By Nancy Freeman, Co-Chair, February 2007



Alison Stankrauff, Chair
Archivist and Assistant Librarian
Franklin D. Schurz Library
Indiana University South Bend
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634
Tel: 574.520.4392

Christina Zamon, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
Head of Archives & Special Collections
Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617.824.8679


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