The Organization of American Historians, founded in 1907 as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, serves individual college and university professors, high school teachers, students, archivists, public historians, and others who value the study of the American past. Membership in the OAH is open to anyone interested in the study, presentation, and practice of U.S. history.
Connect with your community of historians.
Explore the resources, discounts, and publications available to members.
Become a partner organization and receive special benefits while supporting the OAH mission.
Careers in History
Explore the career options open to those who study history--from the BA to the Ph.D.
We gratefully recognize our members who have been with the organization 25 or more years.