Publication Date

October 1, 1989

Perspectives Section

AHA Annual Meeting

The 104th AHA annual meeting will be held in San Francisco, California, at the San Francisco Hilton and Tower. The reservation form for hotel accommodations is included in this removable insert of Perspectives. The printed program for the meeting, which will be mailed to the membership during the first week of October, will contain the meeting preregistration form.


Group Meetings and Reunions

Societies and groups that have not already made arrangements to hold sessions or other meetings should send their requests for room space as soon as possible to Professor Peter Pierson, chair of the Local Arrangements Committee. Please specify preferred date, inclusive hours, attendance forecast, and any special equipment desired. Dr. Pierson’s address is: Department of History, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

Business Meeting

Resolutions for the business meeting signed by twenty-five members of the Association will be accepted until December 15; those received by November 1 will take precedence and will be published in the December Perspectives and must be no more than 300 words in length. Resolutions should be sent to the Executive Director at the AHA office, with a copy to the Parliamentarian, Professor Michael Les Benedict, 106 Dulles Hall, Ohio State University, 230 W. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.

At its meeting on May 15-16, 1980, the Council adopted the following bylaw pursuant to Article VII, Section 14, of the constitution: There shall be a quorum for the annual meeting of one hundred members in good standing.

Travel Grants for Foreign Graduate Students

The AHA has received a grant from the U. S. Information Agency through its Short-Term Enrichment Program (STEP). Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the grant allows the AHA to assist foreign graduate students in full-time study at U.S. institutions of higher learning to attend the AHA’s annual meeting in December. STEP awards can only be made to self-sponsored foreign graduate students. Recipients are ineligible if they are receiving any U.S. government funds for either academic or travel expenses. Foreign graduate students in refugee, immigrant, or tourist visa status are also ineligible, as are students who have received STEP awards in the past. The maximum award is $300 and the deadline for application this year is November 1, 1989. Further information may be obtained from Sharon K. Tune, Executive Assistant, AHA, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

General Information

All AHA sessions will be held at the Hilton. The Local Arrangements Committee office and Press Room will be in the Marin Room and the AHA Headquarters/Staff Office in the Saratoga Room. The Job Register will be located in the Yosemite Ballroom. Registration desks and meal ticket cashiers are in the lobby area adjacent to the Continental Ballroom located on the ballroom level of the Hilton, one floor up from the hotel registration area. The Book Exhibits will occupy the Grand Ballroom.

AHA Registration


Advance Registration

Members are urged to preregister at the reduced rate of $40.00 (nonmembers $50.00; students and unemployed $16.00). The preregistration form will be enclosed in the Program mailed to members in early October. Advance registration must be received by December 8.

Registration at the Meeting

The registration desks at the meeting will be open from noon to 7:00 p.m. on December 27; from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on December 28 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on December 29. Admission to all sessions, exhibits, and the job register requires a Registration Badge.

Book Exhibits

The exhibits will be located in the Grand Ballroom level of the Hilton and will be open December 27 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.; December 28 and 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on December 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.