This year, we celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). In the summer of 1940, a group of scholars founded the American Society of Architectural Historians “with the aim of providing a useful forum and of facilitating enjoyable contacts for all those whose special interest is the history of architecture.”1 The impetus for the society’s founding emerged during a series of lectures and “inspection trips” held at the Harvard University summer session, in which over twenty teachers and students of architectural history participated, according to President Turpin Bannister’s report in the first issue of the JASAH (the predecessor to JSAH).2 The society’s purpose soon...

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