AANA Archives-Library

The AANA Archives preserves the history of the AANA, and by extension the history of the nurse anesthesia profession, through items that document the activities of the AANA since its founding in 1931. Documents, publications, photographs, memorabilia, audiovisual items, and anesthesia equipment are included in the Archives' collections. The AANA Library comprises a small collection of books and journals on anesthesia and related healthcare topics.

About the Archives

Historical Resources

Information on the history of AANA and nurse anesthesia

CRNA Profiles
Biographical information on prominent nurse anesthetists

Dissertation and Thesis Collection
A small collection of dissertations and thesis written by CRNAs

AANA Journal
Current and back issues

Looking for articles on a clinical topic? Try a search here.


 Contact the Archives


Archivist and Records Manager
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068 
Phone: (847) 655-1106
E-mail: archives@aana.com

Questions regarding practice issues should be directed to the Professional Practice Division at practice@aana.com or (847) 655-8870.