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About the AAAS Archives

Use Policy

Due to the current health crisis we have taken the unfortunate step of limiting access to the AAAS headquarters where the AAAS Archives are located. As a result, we are unable to honor requests for visits or for records. We will continue to evaluate the situation, and will refresh this site with updated policies and contact information when we return to normal operations. In the meantime, you may access our limited library of digital archive records by exploring the list on the right side of this page. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances.


The AAAS Archives are open to all researchers interested in the history of the Association and its role in the development of science. In 1983, AAAS began to preserve its archives and the professional papers of its staff for their administrative and research value. The Archives hold administrative records generated by its membership and program activities, as well as for the journal Science. The majority of records held within the Archives begin after World War II, with a smaller number covering earlier periods.


For more information, please contact:

AAAS Archives
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 326-6791