American Association for State and Local History

n. a non-profit association that supports individuals and organizations that preserve and interpret American history in states and communities


The organization administers the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs), a self-paced assessment program that helps organizations review their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against national museum standards. It has also published many technical leaflets that are also related to archives administration and practice.


AASLH 2019 Mission: AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful.