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AP Corporate Archives

The AP Corporate Archives was established in 2003 to document the news, administrative and governance arms of the AP from its beginnings in 1846 to the present.

Unique among news archives for both scope and content, the collections contain over 4,000 linear feet of paper records and 10 Terabytes of digital collections. They document nearly 175 years of AP institutional history and news reporting as well as the origin and development of American journalism. 

Collections span the years 1848 to the present and include governance records, bureau records, original wire copy, internal publications, personal papers, oral history interviews with AP staff, artifacts, photographs, film and video, the archive of AP Radio News, works of art, and a general reference collection centered on AP writers, journalism memoir and communications history.

Records are acquired through internal transfer from departments and bureaus or through outside donation. Archivists arrange, describe, preserve and make available archival collections for a variety of uses, including corporate projects, content licensing, research, documentaries and exhibitions.

AP CORPORATE ARCHIVES
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200 Liberty St.
New York, NY 10281

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Images from the Corporate Archives (including historic wire copy and other documents) are available for licensing through AP Images.

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The stacks of the Corporate Archives in AP Headquarters

Information for researchers

Research in the Corporate Archives is by appointment only.

For photographic research, visit AP Images.

For video research, visit AP Archive.

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Donating materials

The AP Corporate Archives welcomes donations of personal papers from former AP staff and others.

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