History

IASA past presidents*

Term President Institution
1969-1972 Donald Leavitt Library of Congress, United States
1972-1975 Timothy Eckersley BBC, United Kingdom
1975-1978 Dietrich Schüller Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of  Sciences, Austria
1978-1981 Rolf L. Schuursma Foundation Film and Science,  The Netherlands
1981-1984 David G. Lance Imperial War Museum, United Kingdom
1984-1987 Ulf Scharlau Süddeutscher Rundfunk, Germany
1987-1990 Helen P. Harrison Open University, United Kingdom
1990-1993 Gerald D. Gibson Library of Congress, United States
1993-1996 James McCarthy National Film and Sound Archives, Australia
1996-1999 Sven Allerstrand Arkivet för Ljud och Bild, Sweden
1999-2002 Crispin Jewitt British Library Sound Archive, United Kingdom
2002-2005 Kurt Deggeller MEMORIAV, Switzerland
2005-2008 Richard Green Library & Archives Canada, Canada
2008-2011 Kevin Bradley National Library of Australia, Australia
2011-2014 Jacqueline von Arb Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound, Norway

*Information kindly supplied by Albrecht Häfner, SWR, Baden-Baden, Germany.

An illustrated history of IASA was distributed on a commemorative CD at the 2009 IASA Annual conference in Athens.

Sponsored by the Hellenic National Audiovisual Archive (HeNAA) to celebrate 40 years of IASA from 1969-2009, the contents of the CD are reproduced here (opens in new window):

40 Years of IASA in Words & Images