The purpose of this passport (PDF) is to let people know about the wonderful archival resources all around Ohio, give them a chance to visit, explore, and learn more and participate in activities that help them to connect with their past, local history, and their community.
In 2017 SOA began compiling information about Ohio archival repositories to put together a statewide passport broken down by region. Each year we collected updates and new entries and the 2019 passport included information for more than 90 sites across the state!
Questions? Contact Natalie Fritz, cochair Advocacy & Outreach Committee
The Fall 2019 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available on the website at www.ohioarchivists.org/ohioarchivist/.
Please note that the newsletter was sent to current members via email on August 28. If you did not receive that email, check with SOA Liaison Betsy Hedler at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your membership status.
In this issue you will find a recap of the SOA Spring Conference, information about the upcoming Fall Meeting, a new Digital Discussions article, and much more!
In 2017 SOA began compiling information about Ohio archival repositories to put together a statewide “passport” broken down by region. Last year we collected updates and new entries and the 2018 passport included information for more than 80 sites across the state!
The ultimate goal is to have an up-to-date resource for researchers and fellow archivists that can provide information about available resources, promote, and raise awareness about Ohio archives in general. I am sharing the link to the current 2018-2019 Ohio Archives Passport for people to review their information from last year, submit edits and changes, and submit NEW previously unlisted information on repositories as needed: https://ohioarchivists.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SOAOhioArchivesPassport2018.pdf
Want to attend SOA in Akron but forgot to preregister? No worries! You can still register onsite on Friday, May 17th!
See https://ohioarchivists.org/annual_conference/ and follow the hashtag #soaam19
2019 Annual Meeting: Invention and Innovation
The Friday Conference will be held at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel, 3180 W. Market St, Akron.
Onsite meeting registration:
- $60 SOA members; $80 nonmembers; $40 students. Due to catering restrictions, we cannot guarantee lunch for onsite registrants.
- No onsite Workshop or Mixer registration.
Note: Full membership is just $15, so that can save you $, and we’d love to have you! Join here: https://ohioarchivists.org/membership_information/
Council has been working very hard updating the SOA Strategic Plan over the last year. One piece of that work has been amending our Constitution and Bylaws. Linked here is the marked-up draft of proposed amendments to the SOA Constitution and Bylaws, as proposed by six current SOA members. These amendments will be voted on by members during the upcoming business meeting that will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the SOA Annual Conference in Akron. Members are invited to bring their questions and comments up at the time of the business meeting or send them to me directly at email@example.com. All questions and comments that I receive will be brought up at the business meeting in May.
I hope to see many of you in a few weeks in Akron!
SOA President (2017-2019)
Greene County Records Center and Archives
535 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH 45385
Tel: (937) 562-6489
Fax: (937) 562-6485
The Spring 2019 issue of the Ohio Archivist is now available! In this issue you will find all the information about the spring annual meeting. The issue also contains grant and award information; news from SOA members and institutions across the state; 2019’s Archives Month Poster theme; a recap of the joint OLHA/SOA fall meeting; and statements from the the 2019 SOA slate of candidates that will be voted on during the annual meeting.
Please join the ALAO Special Collections and Archives Interest Group (SCAIG) for its annual spring workshop!
Teaching with Primary Sources
University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library, 8th floor, Blegen Library, 2602 McMicken Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45221
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
9:00 – 9:30 AM: Sign-in/Continental breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 AM: Morning session
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own
1:00 – 3:00 PM: Afternoon session
I am pleased to share that Wright State University Public History graduate students are presenting their annual Symposium on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Come and check out what our talented students have been doing.
Schedule and other details attached. Symposium Flyer Symposium Schedule
If you have specific questions about the Symposium, contact Dr. Drew Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see you there!
Lisa P. Rickey, MA, MLIS, CA
Archivist, Collections Manager
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives
401 Dunbar Library, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435
Help build a new Archives Center: http://www.wright.edu/giving/special-collections-and-archives
This Friday, March 29, 2019 is the deadline to submit photographs, documents and other graphical materials for the SOA Archives Month poster. Please consider submitting material(s) from your institution.
This year’s theme is Small Steps, Giant Leaps: Ohio’s Role in Space Exploration, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Your submissions should demonstrate a connection to Ohio or the contributions of its residents in the development of the technologies that lead to the Space Race and space exploration. Here’s your chance to highlight interesting, fun, and thought-provoking items from your collections!
If interested in participating, please submit your images (limit of 3 per institution) to Melissa Dalton at email@example.com by Friday, March 29, 2019. SOA members will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite entry between Monday, April 8, 2019 – Friday, April 26, 2019.
We look forward to your participation!
Reminder: Survey is due January 23, 2019! Thank you
to those who have already filled it out!
First of all, the Society of Ohio Archivists’ 2019
Educational Programming Committee would like to thank everyone who filled out
part 1 of the preconference workshop survey that was sent out in December. The
clear winner was a workshop on born-digital records.
Just to refresh your memory: 2017 saw the return of the SOA
preconference workshop with a collaboration with the Ohio Preservation Council,
hosted by the Ohio History Connection. Simple Supports for Dynamic Exhibits,
led by Miriam Nelson & Catarina Figueirinhas, was a 2-hour hands-on
workshop, full at 20 attendees. In 2018, Finding Aids for the Future, led by
Morag Boyd and Cate Putirskis, presented in partnership with ALAO SCAig and
hosted by Ohio History Connection, was full at 40 attendees.
This year, our preconference workshop will be held on
Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. The survey included in this email, will
help the SOA Educational Programming Committee determine logistical details
based on the topic of born-digital records.
Part 2 of the survey is due January 23, 2019. Please fill
out the survey HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/kJLPVPvPEk6pCgIL2
Thanks in advance for your help!
Society of Ohio Archivists’ Educational Programming