American Historical Association

Number of Members: 
14,000
Dues: 
$40.00 - $300.00
400 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States
Phone: 202-544-2422
Fax: 202-544-8307
General Email: 
aha [at] historians [dot] org
Associated Organization Contact(s)
  • Robert Townsend
    Deputy Director, American Historical Association
    American Historical Association
    400 A Street SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    United States
    Phone: 202-544-2422
    Fax: 202-544-8307
    rtownsend [at] historians [dot] org

The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves as the umbrella organization for historians working in every period and geographical area. Among its 15,000 members are faculty at secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities, history graduate students, independent historians, historians in museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, government, and business.