The first APHA Annual Meeting took place in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1873. Since then the Annual Meeting has come a long way. See a full historical list (PDF) of Annual Meetings.
Starting in 2000, Annual Meeting programs and abstracts became digital. Programs, abstracts and virtual expositions are available online from past meetings. For abstracts from Annual Meetings prior to 2000 contact the APHA Archivist Karla Pearce at 202-777-2423 [Thursdays only].
RAMP: Recorded Annual Meeting Presentations from the 2005-2013 Annual Meetings are available for free. Select the Program and Abstract link. A folder icon next to the session name indicates that recordings are available.