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About the OAH


About the OAH

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.

The OAH is supported through the contributions of its membership, income from the annual meeting, and the support of Indiana University. The OAH represents more than 7,800 historians working in the U.S. and abroad. Our members include college and university professors, precollegiate teachers, archivists, museum curators, public historians, students, and a variety of scholars employed in government and the private sector.

The mission of the OAH is guided by the following principles.

Learn about the Raintree House, the OAH Headquarters Building (pictured above)