Mission and History

Founded in 1968, the Society of Ohio Archivists’ mission is to improve the state of archives in Ohio by promoting the archival profession and providing professional development and networking opportunities for Ohio’s professional and aspiring archivists.


The Society’s archives are held at The Ohio State University Archives. View online finding aid. Download the finding aid box list (XLSX)

Society of Ohio Archivists’ Program History created by Tom Steman in February 2002 (PDF)

Past newsletters are also a good source for SOA history. See issues back to 2001 on the Newsletter page.

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