Archives Month Poster: Call for Images 2024

For this year’s annual Society of Ohio Archivists’ October Archives Month, the theme will be “O-H-I-Olympics: Competitors from the Buckeye State.” In conjunction with the 2024 summer Olympics, we want to highlight Ohio connections to Olympic competitions.

We are looking for archival images not only related to the summer and winter international Olympic Games, but also those connected to the Paralympic Games and to the Special Olympics. These can be images connected with people who competed in the games, even if they didn’t bring home the gold (or any medal)! We’re also looking for images connected to trainers, coaches, and spectators. If your institution has archival images with an intriguing backstory, please submit them for a chance to be featured in the poster this year.

We are hoping to receive submissions from across the state of Ohio. If interested in participating, please submit your related images to the Advocacy and Outreach Committee at [email protected] by Friday, April 5, 2024.

Institutions or individuals can submit a maximum of three (3) images. Please ensure that the image quality is a minimum of 300 dpi; higher quality is encouraged. With your submission, please include a description of the image that explains its importance AND a brief one sentence caption that can be used on the poster if the image is selected.

SOA members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite entries between Monday, April 8 and Friday, April 26, 2024. Entrants do NOT need to be members to submit images. If you know of organizations with archival materials that would fit with this year’s theme, please share this information with them!

We look forward to your participation!  View previous Ohio Archives Month posters.

Thank you,
Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee

Last Updated on April 8, 2024 by Emily Gainer