American Archivist

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American Archivist  
American Archivist.gif
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Am. Arch.
Discipline Archival science
Language English
Edited by Gregory S. Hunter
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biannually
Delayed (after 3 years)
ISSN 0360-9081
LCCN 40008025
OCLC no. 1479314
JSTOR 03609081

The American Archivist is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal and the official publication of the Society of American Archivists. It covers theoretical and practical developments in archival science, particularly in North America. The journal contains essays, case studies, perspectives, and reviews of recent books and web resources. Contents are freely available to the public, except for the six most recent issues, which are viewable only to subscribers and society members. Online supplements are published irregularly and without access restrictions.[1] Its content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States License unless otherwise noted.[citation needed]


The American Archivist was first published in January 1938. It appeared quarterly until 1998, when it switched to a biannual rhythm.[2] In 2011 the journal published its first online supplement, which featured content from the Society of American Archivist's 75th annual conference.[3]


The following persons have been editors-in-chief of the journal:[4]

  • Theodore Calvin Pease, 1938-1946
  • Margaret Cross Norton, 1946-1949
  • Karl L. Trever, 1949-1956
  • G. Philip Bauer, 1957-1959
  • Ken Munden, 1960-1968
  • Harold T. Pinkett, 1968-1971
  • Edward Weldon, 1972-1975
  • C.F.W. Coker, 1975-1978
  • Virginia C. Purdy, 1978-1981
  • Frank H. Mackaman, 1982
  • Eva S. Moseley, 1982
  • Harold P. Anderson, 1982
  • J.R.K. Kantor, 1982
  • Mary Elizabeth Ruwell, 1983
  • Charles R. Schultz, 1983-1985
  • Julia Marks Young, 1986-1988
  • David Klaassen, 1989-1991
  • Richard J. Cox, 1991-1995
  • Philip B. Eppard, 1996-2005
  • Mary Jo Pugh, 2006-2011
  • Gregory S. Hunter, 2012-current


  1. ^ "The American Archivist". The Society of American Archivists. The Society of American Archivists. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "American Archivist-Abstracts and Author Bios (Index)". Society of American Archivists. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  3. ^ "American Archivist Online Supplement to Volume 74". Society of American Archivists. Society of American Archivists. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "SAA Leadership History". The Society of American Archivists. The Society of American Archivists. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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