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.  We invite you to submit photographs, documents, or other graphical materials from your institution to be featured on the poster that connect the stories of local women and supportive men who fought for the right to vote, and continued the fight for ALL women after the passage of the amendment. This is your chance to highlight interesting and thought-provoking items from your collections connected to the Suffrage Centennial.

If interested in participating please submit your images to A&O Cochair Melissa Dalton at mdalton@co.greene.oh.us by Friday, March 27, May 1, 2020

Institutions can submit a maximum of 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. Entrants do not need to be members to submit images.

SOA members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite entry between Monday, April 9 and Friday, May 1, in May and early June 2020.

See more about SOA’s Archives Month celebrations and past posters.

We look forward to your participation!
Thank you,
Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach
Archives Month Poster Committee