AIA has a rich collection of resources, data, and other assets on the history of our organization and our members.

The AIA Archives

Contact our archivist, Nancy Hadley, for access to the AIA Archives, which include records of AIA policies, programs, publications, members, and awards—starting with the minutes of the first meeting on February 23, 1857.

The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects

The AIA Historical Directory provides an online, searchable repository of information about AIA members from the 19th and 20th centuries. Continually updated, it’s a source of research for members, firms, and scholars.

Explore the directory