H-SAWH was one of the first networks on H-Net. We began in 1996. I was one of the original editors. In the early years, we were full of discussions: Where could I find the papers of this person? How do you convince students about the realities of life for Southern women? It was a real scholarly community and I learned so much from so many.
This year we are celebrating twenty-five years of service by scholars, teachers, and students for scholars, teachers, and students to the humanities and social sciences. We own our servers and our members own their contributions. H-Net is a free, independent, nonprofit service creating valuable resources for researchers and educators, stored in a public, permanent archive while safeguarding the privacy of our subscribers. No algorithms, no data selling, no spam, no shouting.