SOA improves the state of archives in Ohio by promoting the archival profession and providing education and networking opportunities.
SOA will be the primary provider of professional development for archivists and historical records professionals in Ohio.
SOA will be a leader in offering educational and collaborative programs, designed both for new and experienced professionals.
Through these services archivists and others working with historical resources in Ohio will gain knowledge and experience, improving public access to historical documents and information, and enhancing historical memory in communities throughout the state.
History of SOA
- SOA is the oldest continuously operating state organization devoted to the archival profession in the US.
- 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), listing sessions held at SOA conferences and meetings 1966-2001.
- SOA is registered as a nonprofit corporation with the state of Ohio.
- SOA holds 501(c)(6) designation from the Internal Revenue Service, meaning it is not subject to federal tax, and is a nonprofit that serves its members.
- Past newsletters are also a good source for SOA history. See links to past issues on the Newsletter page.
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Last Updated on August 29, 2023 by Emily Gainer