Historical Association (AHA)
400 A Street SE
Washington, DC 20003-3889
Tel: 202-544-2422, Fax: 202-544-8307
The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership
organization founded in 1884 and chartered 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of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination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, to act "in the interest of American
history, and of history in America."
As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA
serves as the umbrella organization for historians. In this role,
it conducts an active scholarly and professional program for
historians interested in every period and geographical area.
Among its 15,000 members are faculty at secondary schools and
two- and four-year colleges and universities, independent historians,
and historians in museums, historical organizations, libraries
and archives, government, and other areas.
The AHA publishes a wide variety of periodical, annual, anniversary,
and other publications of service and interest to the historical
profession and the general public. The Association's journal
is The American Historical Review, the major historical
journal in the United States. Published five times a year, the
Review includes scholarly articles and critical reviews of current
publications in all fields of history.
Perspectives, the newsletter of the AHA, appears nine
times a year. The core of the publication is articles on topics
of professional interest. Among the Association's annual publications
are the Directory of History Departments and Organizations
in the United States and Canada; Grants, Fellowships,
and Prizes of Interest to Historians; Directory of Affiliated
Societies; Annual Report; and Annual Meeting Program.
The Association also produces several pamphlet series as well
as other publications for and about the historical profession.
Over the next year, the Association will begin publishing some
information electronically as well as in print form. The electronic
communication function of the AHA is expected to grow rapidly
in the near future with online issues of the AHR now available.
Miriam Hauss, c/o the AHA