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SOA/ALAO SCAig Joint Workshop Now Virtual on May 14, 2020

Workshop: Opening Doors: Outreach with Archives and Special Collections

Great news! Our joint Society of Ohio Archivists/Special Collections & Archives interest group (SCAig) of ALAO workshop has moved online!

Date/Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Live online with Zoom
Cost: $10 regular (members & nonmembers alike) / $5 students
Registration will be open soon! Watch the Annual Meeting page. Continue reading

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Extended! Call for Image Submissions: 2020 Ohio Archives Month Poster

Let Ohio Women Vote poster. Courtesy of Ohio History Connection

Let Ohio Women Vote poster. Courtesy of Ohio History Connection

With all libraries, archives, and museums closed in compliance with the Governor’s orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the deadline for submitting images for this year’s Ohio Archives Month poster will be extended from the original deadline. We realize that with the craziness of the past few weeks, it’s likely been the furthest from anyone’s minds, but we hope that we may still be able to keep with the longstanding Archives Month poster tradition.

Extension of the “Shelter in Place” order end date may necessitate a later extension, but for now, the new submission deadline is Friday, May 1.

The 2020 theme for the annual Society of Ohio Archivists’ Archives Month poster is the centennial commemoration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote.  Continue reading

Cancelled: SOA Annual Meeting, May 14-15, 2020

Based on recent developments regarding COVID-19, the uncertainty it has created, and the great health risk it poses, Council has decided to cancel the 2020 Ohio Archivists’ Annual Meeting scheduled for May 14-15, 2020 at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in Columbus.

Discussions are ongoing regarding the possible rescheduling of the conference/preconference workshop for another date or other alternative options. As decisions are made, we will continue to update you. Continue reading

The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund Grants Support History in Ohio! Please Donate.

Ohio History Fund promo "Oh shoot! My taxes are due." Features Annie Oakley.The Ohio History Connection’s History Fund grant program is one of the few grant programs in the state just for history projects, including the care of and access to archival material. The Ohio History Fund needs your help to make more grants.  If you receive a refund on your Ohio income taxes, consider donating a portion of it to the “Ohio History Fund” tax “check-off,” line 26f on your state tax return.

Since the Ohio History Connection established it in 2012, the Ohio History Fund has made grants for 16 archives, library, and digitization projects, totaling more than $166,000. These include the digitization of oral histories about WWII at BGSU’s Center for Archival Collections (2018), the digitization of historic Butler County atlases held by the MidPointe Library (2013), and, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Archives, the processing of the papers of Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Jane Scott, who covered the rock music beat from 1952-2002 (2015). Continue reading

SOA Call for Nominations EXTENDED: President-Elect/Vice President, Treasurer, Council

The Society of Ohio Archivists Nominating Committee would like to announce a call for nominations for 3 positions: one open Council position and the President-Elect/Vice President and Treasurer positions. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged, as are peer nominations. All positions are for two year terms of office. Continue reading

EXTENDED 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  January 15, 2020 extended to January 21 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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading