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As of Jan 1, 1976, the editorial office of the Archives will move to Iowa City. This is the first time that the office of this venerable journal has left the East Coast and moved to the center of the country.
The Archives was founded in 1869 by J. H. Knapp who immigrated from Heidelberg and soon became one of the leading American ophthalmologists. Until 1879, the title of the journal was Archives of Ophthalmology and Otology, but the otologic part was discontinued before World War I. Until 1920, the Archives appeared in German and in English. The first issues were identical, but later they became entirely separate though both were edited by J. H. Knapp. J. H. Knapp remained the editor for 41 years until 1911. Then his son, Arnold Knapp, was chief editor for 38 years until 1948. The new series started in 1929 when the Archives was
Blodi FC. The Editorial Office Moves. Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(1):40. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030006003