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Welcome to the Archives and Records Center (ARC)

Pardon our appearance as we transition to a new website.

Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 261 affiliated societies and academies of science and publishes the peer-reviewed general science journal Science. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives that include science policy, international programs, science education, and public understanding of science.


For over 160 years, the life of the AAAS has been interwoven with the growth of American science. This website provides an online exhibit describing AAAS History and information on AAAS & Division Officers, Meetings, Official Documents, and Publications. The Resources section provides links to additional repositories and scholarly works related to the history of AAAS.

Archives and Records Center (ARC)

The Archives and Records Center (ARC) is open to researchers interested in the history of the association and its role in the development of science. ARC's holdings contain administrative and program records, as well as records for the journal Science. Read About the ARC, Meet the Archivist & Records Manager, browse the Collections and learn more about AAAS at the This Month in History page.