Society for Historical Archaeology records

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.1974-30
Creators:
Society for Historical Archaeology
Armour, David A.
Campbell, J.D.
Cotter, John Lambert
Swannack, Jervis D.
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015
Pilling, Arnold R.
Little, J. Glenn
Sprague, Roderick
Rodeffer, Michael
Hanson, Lee H.
Foley, Vincent P.
Karklins, Karlis
Jelk, E.B.
Dates:
1953-2007
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
70 Linear feet
Repository:
This collection contains the records of the Society for Historical Archaeology and documents the activities of its officers and board of directors. Also included are copies of the SHA's publications.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Portions of this collection are unprocessed. Please contact the archivist for further information. Earlier accessions, containing records dating from 1953-1979, have been arranged in the following proposed series:
(1) Organizational correspondence, 1966-1967; (2) presidents' correspondence, 1967-1976; (3) president-elects' correspondence, 1971, 1974-1975; (4) board of directors' correspondence, 1968-1974; (5) committee records, 1968-1977; (6) records relating to annual meetings, 1968-1977; (7) editors' correspondence, 1967-1974; (8) records relating to historical archeology, 1968-1975; (9) copies of Newsletter, 1968-1977; (10) secretary-treasurer's correspondence, 1969-1977; (11) membership correspondence, 1967-1977; (12) returned mail, 1971-1977; (13) invoices, 1967-1975; (14) miscellany, undated; (15) sound recording tapes and photographs, undated; (16) secretary-treasurer's records, 1967-1978; (17) Edward B. Jelk's records of early meetings

Historical note
Historical note
As early as the 1950s, discussions were underway concerning the establishment of an organization dedicated to historical archaeology. In 1967, the Society for Historical Archaeology was founded at the International Conference on Historic Archaeology, which met in Dallas, Texas. The Society was incorporated in 1968 in Pennsylvania and its constitution was adopted that same year at the first annual meeting, with the stated mission of serving as "an educational organization to promote scholarly research in and dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology." Its focus is "the era since the beginning of exploration of the non-European parts of the world by Europeans, with the prime concern in the western hemisphere."
The chief concerns of the society have included its annual meetings and publications. The latter are the scholarly Historical Archaeology and the Society for Historical Archaeology Newsletter, which reports developments in the society and keeps members informed of news within the field. Since the early 1970s, the society has also become increasingly concerned with the qualifications and ethical behavior of historical archeologists and with government activities to protect historical sites and to promote scientific work at them.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Society for Historical Archaeology records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
Portions of this collection is stored off-site. Advance notice must be given to view the collection.

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/