American Historical Association

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Address and Contact Info:

The American Historical Association headquarters.

Address: 400 A St., SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.

Phone: (202) 544-2422.

Fax: (202) 544-8307.


Web page:


Office hours are 8:30 am–4:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Persons wishing to use materials at the headquarters office should contact administrative staff ahead of time, since use of the collection may be limited due to meetings and other events in the library.

Collection Summary:

While the Association does not have a library, as such, the headquarters office does hold a complete set of the American Historical Review, the AHA’s Annual Reports, Writings on American History, the AHA Newsletter, and Perspectives, and annual meeting programs. The historical papers of the American Historical Association are available through the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress. As time permits, the Association is digitizing many of these materials and making them available online at

Finding Aid: None.

Archivists: None.

Restrictions: See above.

Reproduction Policy: The Association has photocopiers on site for limited use.

Author of materials: Association staff.

Special collections and features: See above.

Usage Discussion

Suggestions for approaching the material: You are encouraged to check local resources first. Since most of the materials in the AHA offices are published materials, you are likely to find them at a nearby library.

Housing and getting by for less in the area: The AHA office is in the heart of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Researchers on a budget are advised to check the surrounding suburbs of Maryland and Virginia for less expensive housing. The AHA is conveniently located near stops on the Red and Orange/Blue lines of the Washington Metro Rail.

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