Containing administrative and program records, as well as records for the journal Science, the archives are open to researchers interested in the history of the association and its role in the development of science.
For 150 years, the life of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has been interwoven with the growth of American science. In celebration of its sesquicentennial in 1998, AAAS created an exhibit of artifacts, providing a glimpse at some of the people and events that have left an impression upon the Association's history. This online exhibit provides highlights.
William T. Golden  served as Treasurer of AAAS from 1969 to 1999. In the early 1950s, he advised President Truman on the organization of scientific research and development throughout the government. Golden's memoranda from this period document an important episode in American science policy after the second world war. This exhibit includes a searchable database of over 200 memoranda..