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U.S. History

This guide provides useful print and online resources to help people doing research in the History of the United States of America, defined broadly.

Professional Associations

Links to Professional Associations and Lists

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

The AASLH, which seceded from the American Historical Association in 1940, constitutes the organization of choice for many local historians, historic site managers, and history museum workers. It also publishes numerous handy how-to-do-it manuals.

American Historical Association (AHA)

AHA is the largest organization of professional historians in the world. The AHA provides leadership for the discipline by protecting developing professional standards, supporting scholarship and innovative teaching, and helping to sustain and enhance the work of historians across historical periods and geographical area. 


H-Oralhist is a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.


Affiliated with The National Council on Public History. This discussions list seeks to promote public history both within the profession and in the general public.

History News Network

News on history from the Center for History and New Media.This is the source for a historian's perspectives on events in historical context.

National Coalition for History

The National Coalition for History is a Washington-based, non-profit educational organization that provides leadership in history-related advocacy, acting as a clearinghouse for news and information concerning history legislation and political development

National Council on Public History

The NCPH constitutes the major professional association that engages most public historians. The web site contains a wealth of information concerning job opportunities, professional conferences and workshops, publications and other resources.

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, founded by the late Roy Rosenzweig, constitutes the principal source of information for historians interested in digital projects and also operates the History News Network.

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

The Society of American Archivists, which broke away from the American Historical Association in 1936, serves as the principal North American organization for the archival profession.

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