The latest issue (January 10, 2020) of the newsletter of the American Historical Assocaition, Perspectives on History includes a discussion about access to research resources by Jim Grossman and Becky Nicolaides entitled "Research Access and Scholarly Equity." Reiterating the findings of the survey the AHA carried out in 2017, which showed that the profession as a whole is handicapped when many of its members lack equitable access to scholarly materials, the discussion concludes with the following recommendations:
"The AHA encourages history departments to provide full library access to their own scholar alumni and to unaffiliated historians in their regions. History departments and academic units can play a positive role by supporting the scholarship of their alumni and by bringing more unaffiliated scholars into their orbit. Providing these historians a university affiliation—whether as a visiting scholar or by whatever means is feasible—will help close the gap between those with and without adequate research access. These actions will enable every historian to fully realize their potential as scholars and contributors to our discipline."