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 Roundtable is pleased to solicit nominations for four open positions: roundtable vice-chair/chair-elect and three steering committee members
Please join us for the annual roundtable meeting! Wednesday Aug 13, 5:15-7:15pm
The AHRT Steering Committee is seeking input on member interests and expectations. Please share your opinions
Nominations to serve as an AHRT officer are being accepted now through June 7, 2014.
Submit requests by October 11
The roundtable reviews bylaws, elects new officers, discusses a survey of member expectations, and formulates future directions. The meeting will also feature a panel presentation on disasters in relation to archives and the documentary record.
Information on the officer and steering committee candidates for the 2013-2014 Archival History Roundtable has been posted on the group website. Elections will take place at the AHRT meeting in New Orleans on August 14.
Officer and steering committee positions to be elected at the Annual Meeting
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