Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7057
American Historical Society
The American Historical Society was founded in 1835 in Washington, D.C., to "Discover, procure, and preserve, whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of America in general, and the United States in particular." In 1840 the Society became the Department of American History and Antiquities of the National Institution for the Promotion of Science.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7057, American Historical Society, Proceedings