The first “meeting” of the Archival History Roundtable occurred during the Society of American Archivists’ Annual Meeting held in August 1986 in Chicago. Listed below are the known presenters (those who delivered a prepared talk or lecture) and their affiliations at the time (if known). If you are aware of further or missing details, please email: archivalhistorynews [at]

1987, New York, NY
Presenters: Leon J. Stout, Pennsylvania State University

1988, Atlanta, GA
Presenters: Nancy Bartlett, Bentley Historical Library

1989, St. Louis, MO
Presenters: Dr. Fred Stielow, Robert S. Martin, Louisiana State University, and James Corsaro, New York State Library
(Number of Attendees: 19*)

1990, Seattle, WA
Presenters: Robert S. Martin, Louisiana State University
(Number of Attendees: 26*)

1991, Philadelphia, PA
Presenters: Daniel Linke, New York State Archives

1992, Montreal, Quebec
Presenters: Beth Sandager, Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry
(Number of Attendees: 20*)

1996, San Diego, CA
Presenters: Dr. Mary Robertson, The Huntington Library, and Shelley Sweeney, University of Regina
(Number of Attendees: 25*)

1997, Chicago, IL
Presenters: Helmut Knies

1998, Orlando, FL
Presenters: Donnelly Lancaster, Auburn University, and James Sickinger, Florida State University

1999, Pittsburgh, PA
Presenters: A.J. DuFresne, The Archives Company, and Ellen Engseth, North Park University

2013, New Orleans, LA
Presenters: John Legloahec, National Archives and Records Administration
(Number of Attendees: 16**)

2014, Washington, D.C.
Presenters: Dr. David B. Gracy (moderator) and D. Claudia Thompson (moderator)
(Number of Attendees: 25***)

2015, Cleveland, OH
Presenters: Dr. Steve Fisher, University of Denver, and Dr. John Grabowski, Case Western Reserve University
(Number of Attendees: 21***)

2016, Atlanta, GA
Presenters: Dr. Alexander Poole, Drexel University; Ashley Stevens, Texas State Library and Archives Commission; and Dr. Vicki Crawford, Morehouse College, with
Ciaran B. Trace (moderator), University of Texas-Austin
(Number of Attendees: 28***)

2017, Portland, OR
Presenters: Dr. Kelly A. Kolar, Middle Tennessee State University; and Dr. Volodymyr Chumachenko, Kansas State University, with
Dr. Leah Goldman (moderator), Reed College
(Number of Attendees: 52***)

2018, Washington, DC
Presenters: Dr. Alexander Poole, Drexel University; and Dr. Ciaran B. Trace, University of Texas-Austin, with Ashley Stevens (moderator), Historic Ford Estates
(Number of Attendees: 40*)

2019, Austin, TX
Presenters: Stephen Mielke, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin
(Number of Attendees: unknown)

2020, Virtual Meeting
Presenters: Dr. Peter Alter, Chicago History Museum, and Vanessa St. Oegger-Menn, Syracuse University
(Number of Attendees: between 53-68****)

*Figures are approximate, as reported in the AHRT newsletter or Archival History News.
**Figures are taken from Group Annual Report submitted to SAA Council.
***Figures were tallied with sign-in sheets; actual numbers may be higher.
****Tracked by Eric Stoykovich, AHN co-editor, from Zoom online communications software.