Archival History Section

Display at the reception area of the Nationaal Archief, Den Hague, the Netherlands, 2018 (Photo courtesy of Susan Tucker).

The section stimulates interest among archivists in the profession's own past and suggests ways of studying its history. Please find the section standing rules here at the following url:

News & Announcements

Check out the Spring 2018 issue of Archival History News! In this issue, read about "What's New in Ancient Archives" or "Repatriating the American Archive in the Antebellum U.S." Consider "the intersection of Plath studies and archival studies" with a review of These Ghostly Archives. Don't miss the chance to see what's new with the 15th anniversary of iCHORA or take a moment to peruse the Archival History Timeline.
The Archival History Section seeks an editor(s) to assist in the production of Archival History News ( 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.
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