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CFP: SOA 2020: Archiving 100 Years of Change

The Society of Ohio Archivists’ Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in Columbus, Ohio. #soaam20

Please complete the Call for Proposals Form by January 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The Society of Ohio Archivists is returning to Columbus for its 2020 annual meeting! In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this year’s theme will focus on documenting social change. The committee welcomes submissions relating directly to the theme, along with a broad array of other topics.

Session, poster, and discussion proposal topics can address a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Events and activities relating to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment
  • Any aspect of documenting social movements, including collection development, arrangement and description, access, and outreach
  • Unique collection development ventures
  • Best practices and new methods for handling preservation, description, and access to analog, born-digital, or hybrid collections
  • Diversity, access, inclusion, and community archives

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SOA Scholarships: Call for Applications for 2020 Annual Meeting

The Society of Ohio Archivists is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students (2 awards), and new archival professionals (2 awards) with three years or less experience in the workplace, to attend the annual spring meeting on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library in Columbus, Ohio. Applications are due by March 13, 2020.

The scholarship consists of conference registration (including lunch), a one-year membership to SOA, and a $100 travel stipend. Awardees are required to submit a photograph and write about their experience for publication in the Ohio Archivist newsletter.

Applications should include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name, mailing address, and e-mail address.
  • Students should list their school’s name and academic program;
  • New professionals should list their employer and number of years working within the field;
  • Description about how the meeting will benefit the applicant professionally;
  • Brief description of the applicant’s scholarship and contribution to archives. This will be
  • taken into consideration along with the applicant’s number of years in the field or academic study; Statement of the applicant’s need for financial support to attend the conference;

Applications and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones, Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

For more on SOA Awards see the Awards Committee page.

SOA Merit Award: Call for Nominations

The Society of Ohio Archivists Merit Award is given to individuals or organizations that have by excellence in deeds, actions, or initiatives improved the state of archives in Ohio over the past year.

The 2020 awards will be announced at the annual spring meeting on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library in Columbus, Ohio.

Nominations are due by March 13, 2020.

Nominations should include the following information:

  • Name of nominee;
  • Nominee’s employer or institution;
  • Nominee’s mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address;
  • Brief reason for nomination;
  • The nominator’s contact information so that the awards committee may contact you for additional information;

Nominations and inquiries can be sent via e-mail or mail to Devhra BennettJones, Lloyd Library, 917 Plum Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

See a list of past Merit Award winners | See the Awards Committee page.

 

SOA Meet-Up @ Dayton, Nov 14

SOA meeting attendees, spring 2019In the Dayton, Ohio area? Work in archives or an allied profession? Just want to hang out with some archival minded folk?

If you answered yes, then join the Society of Ohio Archivists at Eudora Brewing Company, 3022 Wilmington Pike, Dayton 45429, any time between 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, November 14, for an informal meet-up.

Leave work behind and make time to hang out with colleagues from around the area. Significant others, friends, etc., are welcome. On tap for discussion (optional): Ways your work is engaging with the community. Please RSVP to join us!

This event is the first of hopefully more meet ups to come. This is an initiative coming out of SOA’s strategic planning process, as a means to reach out and engage the archival community in Ohio beyond the spring and fall meetings. If you are interested in hosting a meet up in your area, please contact Adam Wanter.

Questions? Contact SOA President Adam Wanter.

Save the Date: Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2020 Annual Meeting

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main LibraryMark your calendars! The Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library in Columbus, Ohio, with a preconference workshop and mixer on Thursday, May 14.

Follow the Annual Meeting website and hashtag (#soaam20) for more information. Also be on the lookout for the call for proposals, which will be sent out in December.

We hope to see you all in May!

Stephanie Bricking
Chair, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee

Ohio Archives Month 2019 Poster Contest Winners

Ohio Archives Month 2019 Poster

Ohio Archives Month 2019 Poster

This year’s theme for the Ohio Archives Month poster was Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Ohio’s Role in Space Exploration, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. We invited repositories and institutions across Ohio to submit photographs, documents, or other graphical materials that demonstrated a connection to the theme to be featured on the SOA Archives Month poster. (Download the poster.)

The SOA Advocacy and Outreach Committee received submissions from fifteen institutions, for a total of 38 photographs and documents! The submissions were compiled, and eleven images were selected as winners through online voting.

The winning images provided great material for the designers, however not all of the winners could be featured on the poster. As such, the Committee would like to highlight each winning image and institution.

Scroll down to see the winning images from Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; National Museum of the United States Air Force; Ohio State University, Ohio Congressional Archives; Shelby County Historical Society; University of Akron, University Libraries, Archival Services; and Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

We also would like to thank the following institutions for their submissions and participation: Clark County Heritage Center; Case Western Reserve University; Mound Discovery Center; Ohio History Connection; Sandusky Library,; Smuckers Corporate Archives; University of Cincinnati; University of Dayton; and Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Archives/Library.

We hope everyone takes the opportunity this Archives Month to promote their institution and collections, as well as their fellow Ohio repositories (check them out in this year’s Ohio Archives Passport)! Be sure to check the SOA website and Twitter account regularly for updates on the various Archives Month activities throughout the state!

2019 Winning Images

Album cover: Apollo 11: We have landed on the moon “The sounds of the 1969 NASA lunar expedition with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin.” Capitol Records, 1969

Apollo 11: We have landed on the moon “The sounds of the 1969 NASA lunar expedition with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin.” Capitol Records, 1969. Bowling Green State University Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives

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Ohio Archives Passport 2019 is here!

The purpose of this passport (PDF) is to let people know about the wonderful archival resources all around Ohio, give them a chance to visit, explore, and learn more and participate in activities that help them to connect with their past, local history, and their community.

In 2017 SOA began compiling information about Ohio archival repositories to put together a statewide passport broken down by region. Each year we collected updates and new entries and the 2019 passport included information for more than 90 sites across the state!

Questions? Contact Natalie Fritz, cochair Advocacy & Outreach Committee

Fall 2019 Ohio Archivist is out!

Ohio Archivist 2019 Fall cover The Fall 2019 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available on the website at www.ohioarchivists.org/ohioarchivist/.

Please note that the newsletter was sent to current members via email on August 28. If you did not receive that email, check with SOA Liaison Betsy Hedler at ohioarchivists@ohiohistory.org regarding your membership status.

In this issue you will find a recap of the SOA Spring Conference, information about the upcoming Fall Meeting, a new Digital Discussions article, and much more!

SOA & Ohio Local History Alliance 2019 Joint Meeting: Local History is American History

Registration Now Open: Join us at the 2019 Joint Meeting: Local History is American History!

October 4-5, 2019 – Crowne Plaza Columbus-Dublin, Dublin, Ohio

This is the Ohio Local History Alliance’s annual meeting with the addition of a SOA track on Friday (day 1), serving as SOA’s fall conference. Come for SOA’s sessions or come for the entire conference!

Registration: Member (SOA/OLHA) $85; Nonmember $105; Student -40%. Also single day rates and preconference workshop available. Preregister online by September 20.

Program: For more information on the full program see http://www.ohiolha.org/what-we-do/alliance-annual-meeting/ or download the program brochure.

SOA TRACK – Friday Oct 4

  • 9-9:50am – Where Were You the Last 200 Years? Building a Diverse and Inclusive Repository for Underrepresented Communities. Gino Pasi & Lori Harris, University of Cincinnati
  • 10:10-11:00am – Locating Local Manumission Records: Antebellum Ohio, the Journey North. Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center and Archives; Amy Brickey, History Works, Inc.
  • 11:20-12:10pm – Moving Archives: Experiences from Two Repositories. Christine Schmid Engels, Scott Gampfer, & Annie Kling, Cincinnati Museum Center; William Modrow, Miami University
  • 2:00-2:50pm – Navigating Complex Issues in Modern Archival Collections: Privacy and Copyright. Virginia Dressler and Cindy Kristof, Kent State University
  • 3:10-4:00pm – Ask a Records Manager. Robin Heise, Greene County Records Center and Archives; Nathan Owens, Office of Ohio Attorney General; Tina Ratcliff, Montgomery County Records Center & Archives; Pari Swift, The Ohio State University

Questions? Contact Stephanie Bricking, Educational Programing chair at Stephanie.Bricking@cincinnatilibrary.org.

Ohio Archives Passport info for 2019-2020: send us your updates!

In 2017 SOA began compiling information about Ohio archival repositories to put together a statewide “passport” broken down by region. Last year we collected updates and new entries and the 2018 passport included information for more than 80 sites across the state!

The ultimate goal is to have an up-to-date resource for researchers and fellow archivists that can provide information about available resources, promote, and raise awareness about Ohio archives in general. I am sharing the link to the current 2018-2019 Ohio Archives Passport for people to review their information from last year, submit edits and changes, and submit NEW previously unlisted information on repositories as needed:  https://ohioarchivists.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SOAOhioArchivesPassport2018.pdf

 

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