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AP Corporate Archives

The Corporate Archives documents the governance, administrative and newsgathering arms of AP from 1848, the date of our earliest document, to the present.

The archives include the records of the Board of Directors and CEO, administrative departments and the bureaus. Special collections include the personal papers of AP journalists, oral history interviews, film and video, sound recordings, photographs, artifacts, internal publications and general reference works on AP and American journalism.

The paper-based collections of the Corporate Archives occupy 3,535 linear feet and the digital collections occupy 34 TB. More than two million pages of our holdings have been digitized and are available for consultation online in our reading room.

Research and reference services

For outside patrons, research is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or consult with an archivist, please write to Researchers may consult the following:

  • Description of the collections
  • Collections listing
  • Finding aids
  • Guide to digital collections
  • Oral history listing
  • Exhibits listing (and slideshows)
  • AP World "History" columns
  • Notes on the collections from The Core

To transfer or donate materials

Archives staff members work with bureaus, offices and staffers to transfer records of enduring value that are no longer needed for current business. We also welcome donations of personal papers from current or former AP staff. To transfer or donate materials, or to ask questions about the process, please write to

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Wall of Honor

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AP Explore

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