Save the dates! SOA has moved its annual conference online! Join us Tuesday June 16-Wednesday June 17, 2020, for our virtual conference, Archiving 100 Years of Change. Watch the annual conference website for more details, including the schedule and registration, as they are updated to reflect meeting virtually.
Please fill out the below Ohio Humanities survey by April 7 if possible. Each organization/institution should fill it out once, regardless of whether or not it anticipates needing future aid.
During these moments of national crisis, the cultural and heritage nonprofit sector is frequently overlooked. People turn to the humanities and arts to understand what is going on and for solace. Governor DeWine’s frequent assurances that Ohioans have faced tough times before and prevailed–and will do so again–are informed by his knowledge of our state’s history. While our sector isn’t working in emergency departments or the grocery stores, gas stations, and banks deemed critical, we help fortify those who do with insight and an enhanced quality of life.
Your responses to this survey are vital and will help Ohio Humanities craft an emergency plan to distribute federal stimulus funds to help Ohio’s cultural heritage community. We’ll use this to plan and distribute federal stimulus funds and create other services to fortify your institution as you address your community’s needs in the face of COVID-19. Continue reading
Recording is now available at https://youtu.be/sK1WvKwUxoU
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!
The Annual Meeting will now be virtual on June 16-17, 2020! Watch the annual meeting page for updates!
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
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 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.
The new submission deadline is Friday, June 5.
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
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
In 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 Carillon Park Brewery, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409, any time between 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday, February 6, for an informal meet-up. Continue reading
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
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
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