New Members Elected to AAS

AAS was founded not only as an independent research library but also as a learned society. Members are nominated by existing members, staff, and other friends, and are elected at twice-yearly members meetings. Members encompass a wide variety of scholars, both academic and independent, librarians and curators, collectors of Americana, booksellers and others who deal in manuscripts, newspapers, graphic arts, and ephemera, as well as those who have achieved distinction in a range of fields. Across many vocations and avocations, AAS members share a passion for deeper understanding of the American past and for the sources that document it.

The following individuals accepted membership in the Society after their election in October 2023.

  • Jared Bowen, executive arts editor, WGBH
  • Caroline A. Camougis, cofounder and managing director, Delphi Partners
  • Matthew Fox-Amato, associate professor of history, University of Idaho
  • Bob Frishman, owner, Bell-Time Clocks
  • Randall Fuller, Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American literature, University of Kansas, Lawrence
  • Amanda Gorman, poet and activist
  • Jeffrey Griffith, collector and historian
  • Vanessa M. Holden, associate professor of history and African American and Africana Studies, University of Kentucky, and director, Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative
  • Maya Jasanoff, X.D. and Nancy Yang Professor of Arts and Sciences and Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University
  • Sara E. Lampert, associate professor of history and coordinator, women, gender and sexuality studies program, University of South Dakota
  • Russell L. Martin III, director, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
  • Samantha McDonald, partner, Bowditch & Dewey
  • Emily McGinn, digital humanities librarian, Johns Hopkins University
  • DeLisa Minor Harris, assistant director, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library, Fisk University
  • Christen Mucher, associate professor of American studies, Smith College, and director, Smith College Internship Program, Smithsonian Institution
  • Andy Nettell, proprietor, Stellar Books & Ephemera
  • Carla G. Pestana, professor and Joyce Appleby Endowed Chair of America in the World, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Leila Philip, author, professor of English, College of the Holy Cross
  • Kenvi Phillips, director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Brown University Libraries
  • Neil Rasmussen, founder, Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Amy G. Richter, professor of history and department chair, Clark University
  • Rebecca Romney, co-founder, Type Punch Matrix
  • Vincent D. Rougeau, president, College of the Holy Cross
  • Jeanne Schinto, independent writer
  • Nathaniel Sheidley, president and CEO, Revolutionary Spaces
  • Jordan Alexander Stein, professor of English and director, FCLC Honors Program, Fordham University
  • John Wood Sweet, professor of history, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Richard Thorner, lawyer, Wadleigh Starr & Peters, PLLC, and antiquarian book dealer
  • Caroline Wigginton, associate professor and chair of English, University of Mississippi
  • Richard Yarborough, professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

    Quick Links

    Catalog | Login | Digital A-Z


    Monday: 9-5
    Tuesday: 10-5
    Wednesday: 9-5
    Thursday: 9-5
    Friday: 9-5

    Keep in Touch

    Link to AAS Facebook Link to AAS TwitterLink to AAS BlogLink to AAS Instagram   Link to AAS YouTube