This Google Doc features social media engagement opportunities including monthly observances and holidays (both national and international), known hashtag prompts, and general information. this resource will hopefully provide you and your archival repositories with new outlets for sharing material, interacting with fellow archives and the public.
A&O plans to continue to provide yearly updates. Please feel free to share with us any other special days, hashtags, and opportunities for engagement throughout the year if you don’t see them listed! We’ll continue to add to the calendar as we learn new things!
This year for the annual Society of Ohio Archivists’ October Archives Month poster we are looking for archival image submissions having to do with Healthcare in Ohio. For the past two years, healthcare professionals throughout the country have helped us through a pandemic, so this topic is in the forefront for many. With this in mind, we decided to highlight archival holdings related to all aspects of healthcare for this year’s poster, which will be distributed for Archives Month in October.
Does your archive have images related to local hospitals, health clinics? Photos of doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals? Images related to vaccination clinics, health crises, medical tools, or other healthcare related events or activities? All of these are examples for wonderful submissions! Continue reading →
The 2021 theme for the Ohio Archives Month poster was Ohio’s Wonderland: Unboxing The Great Outdoors. For the past year and a half, many have been cooped up indoors and apart from others more than ever before, but the outdoors have always offered an escape! The SOA Advocacy and Outreach Committee invited repositories and institutions across the state to submit their photographs, documents, or other graphical materials that highlight Ohio’s outdoor spaces. (Download the poster as a PDF.)
We received submissions on the theme from 23 institutions, for a total of 65 photographs and documents! The submissions were compiled, and 10 images were selected as winners through online voting by you. We were able to feature 3 of these images on this year’s Archive Month poster.
See our 2021 poster page for the images featured on the poster from the Sandusky Library, University of Akron, and the Ohio History Connection, as well as the other winning submissions, and the full text of the poster. Continue reading →
For Archives Month, Candace Pine, manuscripts librarian, takes us on a 10-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives at Miami University, showcasing two collections in particular: Gene Krebs, former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and Rick Ludwin, former NBC executive (Primetime, Late Night, and Specials).
The Greene County Archives will host an Open House on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. We hope you will join us!
As part of the Open House, we will have special exhibits and displays, provide tours of our facility, and have some light refreshments. And, our Open House wouldn’t be complete without the Victrola playing some fun tunes! Continue reading →
October is American Archives Month and the Advocacy and Outreach Committee would like to take the opportunity to highlight and celebrate archives all throughout Ohio!
Update:We are canceling the behind-the-scenes virtual Zoom tours for this year. With all that is going on in the world, and our late start, we weren’t able to get enough sign-ups. We have high hopes for next year, and plan to make these behind-the-scenes “crawls” a regular part of our Archives Month promotions in future years.
In the meantime, please see the virtual archives tours from our June Annual Meeting. This session, now on SOA’s YouTube, featured Miami University with Rachel Makarowski and Candace Pine; University of Dayton with Amy Rohmiller and Kristina Schulz; and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions with Gino Pasi.
Ways to celebrate Archives Month
Hold an Event: If your archive site hasn’t made plans yet to do something to celebrate and acknowledge Archives Month, we encourage you to hold some sort of event (in person or virtual) to let people get to know your archives!
Let us know: If you already have something planned (like an open house, talk, etc.), please share the details so that we can publish a list of Ohio Archives Month activities around the state on the SOA website. You can send event details to Advocacy and Outreach Committee Cochair Natalie Fritz.
Download and display this year’s Archives Month in Ohio poster, Ohio’s Wonderland: Unboxing The Great Outdoors. (Coming soon: a post from A&O on the making of the poster and the great submissions from archives around the state.)
The Society of Ohio Archivists Advocacy and Outreach Committee is hosting a virtual informal “Meet-Up” on Wednesday, June 9, 2001 at 3pm (Eastern), via Zoom.
This will be a fun opportunity for Ohio archivists to get together, following the virtual SOA Annual Meeting on June 7-8. There will be trivia and an opportunity to share and chat with fellow archivists.
Registration is required to receive the meeting link. Please email Connie Conner to register.
This Google Doc features lots of social media engagement opportunities. It includes monthly observances and holidays (both national and international), known hashtag prompts, and general information that will hopefully provide you and your archival repositories with new outlets for sharing material, interacting with fellow archives, and interacting with the public.
A&O plans to provide yearly updates. There are probably many things we’ve missed on the list, so please feel free to share with us any other special days, hashtags, and opportunities for engagement throughout the year if you don’t see them listed! We’ll continue to add to the calendar as we learn new things!