Archival History Section

Elsie Freeman Finch receiving an award from Archivist of the United States Bert Rhoads, May 12, 1977.  Join us at SAA AHS in DC August 16 at 4:15 to learn more during our panel: “Guide to Navigation in Perilous Times: Journeys through Archival History and Historiography” (Photo courtesy of Alex Poole, from the National Archives of the United States)

Elsie Freeman Finch receiving an award from Archivist of the United States Bert Rhoads, May 12, 1977.  (Photo courtesy of Alex Poole, from the National Archives of the United States)

Join us at SAA AHS in DC August 16 at 4:15 to learn more during our panel: “Guide to Navigation in Perilous Times: Journeys through Archival History and Historiography”


The section stimulates interest among archivists in the profession's own past and suggests ways of studying its history. Please find the section bylaws here. 

Recent News & Announcements

The Archival History Section seeks an editor(s) to assist in the production of Archival History News (https://archivalhistorynews.wordpress.com/). The newsletter Editor(s) will be appointed to a one-year term, beginning as early as May 2018 through August 2019.
Outgoing AHS Chair Eric Stoykovich has a fascinating article, "Public Records in War: Toward an Archival History of the American Civil War," in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of The American Archivist.
The AHS section election (July 2017) will include a referendum.
An expanded version of the AHS's Bibliography of Archival History is now available! Please find the PDF attached at the link.
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