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

The Archival History Section is pleased to announce the slate of candidates running for election for Vice Chair and Steering Committee. The 2017 online election will take place in early July. AHS members will elect one individual to a one-year term as Vice chair; the Vice chair will subsequently serve as AHS Chair for 2018-2019. Three Steering Committee members will be elected to a one-year term. Current Vice Chair Kelly A. Kolar (Middle Tennessee State University) will become AHS Chair at the close of the AHS annual meeting in July.
The AHS section election (July 2017) will include a referendum.
The Archival History Section seeks an editor--or two!--to help relaunch a newsletter for AHS members and other interested parties. See full post for details.
Between 1987 and 2000, the Archival History Roundtable published newsletters. On January 19, 2017, based on the recommendations of the Publications Working Group, the Archival History Section's steering committee PASSED two proposals: (1) to create an Archival History Newsletter and (2) to use WordPress as the main platform for the newsletter. Look for a call for editorial support.
For American Archives Month, Eric Stoykovich, Chair of Archival History Section, attended the Archives Fair at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Among the items handed out were limited edition paper versions of a select "Bibliography of American Archival History."
The Archival History Section is compiling a bibliography on the history of the world’s archives. We are seeking citations for publications about or by archives published on 1898 or earlier. Please view our current bibliography here:
The AHRT annual meeting will include announcement of election results; updates on roundtable activities, including a possible AHRT publication; and 3 presentations on the history of Southern archives.
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