n.the variations within a group resulting from differences among members of that groupSAA 1999The Society of American Archivists is committed to integrating diversity concerns and perspectives into all aspects of its activities and into the fabric of the profession as a whole. SAA is also committed to the goal of a Society membership that reflects the broad diversity of American society. SAA believes that these commitments are essential to the effective pursuit of the archival mission “to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.”Poole 2017, 297Archivists such as Harold Pinkett began to fight for diversity and inclusivity in the profession’s early years.SAA 2019MISSION: SAA is a vital community that promotes the value and diversity of archives and archivists and serves as the preeminent resource for the profession.SAA 2020aWe understand diversity to encompass: ¶ Socio-cultural factors related to individual and community identity, including the attributes mentioned in SAA’s Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination Policy; and ¶ Professional and geographic factors, reflecting the Society’s desire for broad participation from archivists working in various locations, repository types and sizes, employment classifications and rank, and professional specializations.the richness of representation of cultural communities and viewpoints within the archival recordCaldera and Neal 2014, 3In an age in which “diversity” is a cornerstone of many academic plans and mission statements, academic libraries and archives in the United States face ongoing pressure to promote diversity in collections, services, and staff.Poole 2017, 297Second, Pinkett’s story shows the long-standing investment of African American archivists in increasing racial and ethnic diversity and inclusivity in collections and documentation.SAA 2019GOAL 1: ADVOCATING FOR ARCHIVES AND ARCHIVISTS ¶ . . . SAA will ¶ . . . 1.3. Provide leadership in ensuring the completeness, diversity, and accessibility of the historical record.