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Student Archivists at Maryland (SAM) records

 Collection 0228-UA

Student Archivists at Maryland (SAM) is the university's chapter of the Society of American Archivists, one of the major professional organizations for the information studies field. Formed in 1995, SAM's primary functions include hosting lectures and forums, organizing tours of local archival repositories, and planning an annual Americana conference. The organization's records span from its start in 1995 through 2011 and include the constitution, bylaws, and annual reports, as well as meeting minutes, membership lists, financial statements, and email correspondence. Information about chapter events and outreach, such as book sales and fundraising, is also incorporated. The collection includes photographs from a Society of American Archivists student poster session. Some of the above information has been transferred via CD-ROM. .


  • 1995-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1995-2002

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is partially-processed. This means that some materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


6.25 Linear Feet

Processing Information

Born-digital materials have been transferred from their phsyical media and processed.

Guide to the Student Archivists at Maryland (SAM) records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742