Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fall 2015 Ohio Archivist is out

The Fall 2015 issue of the SOA’s newsletter, The Ohio Archivist is now available for download on the SOA’s website and at In it find reviews of the 2015 Annual Meeting, a description of the upcoming Fall Meeting, SOA elections, archives news from around the state, and great pieces on internships, post-custodial theory, and the SOA’s Cuba Project of the 1990s.

“I Found It In the Archives” 2015 Ohio State-wide Competition Results

Aaron Buckles is the winner of the I Found it in the Archives contest for his essay which received 39% of the total 109 votes. Aaron will be a guest at the Ohio Local History Alliance/Society of Ohio Archivists Fall Meeting on October 2, 2015 and will share more background about his essay in the “I Found it in the Archives” session following Friday’s luncheon.

Thanks to the three contestants who shared personal stories about the discoveries they made using historical records found in archival collections at the Clark County Historical Society, the Greene County Archives and the Ohio History Connection. Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite entry and shared this opportunity with family and friends.

SOA Fall Meeting, October 2-3, 2015

The Society of Ohio Archivists is partnering with the Ohio Local History Alliance for Engage, Educate, Empower: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level. This conference will be held on October 2-3, 2015, at the Holiday Inn in Worthington, Ohio.

The SOA track will take place on Friday October 2nd and will feature the following sessions:

  • 9:00-9:50: Ask the Archivist
  • 10:05-10:55: Tips and Tricks to Get you Quickly from “The Disaster” to “The Recovery” with Holly Prochaska, University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • 11:20-12:10: Digital Curation Considerations with Sasha Griffin, Denison University
  • 1:40-2:30: “I Found It In The Archives” Contest Winner
  • 2:50-3:40: Grants for Archives and Local History Projects with Andy Verhoff, Ohio History Connection and Fred Previts, State Archivist

  • Also Jennie Thomas of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be presenting in a Local History Alliance sponsored session entitled, ‘A Day in the Life’ of Jane Scott on Friday from 10:05-10:55. Attendees are welcome to attend any of the Local History Alliance sessions, luncheons, and other special events on both Friday and Saturday.

    To view the conference program and to register, see conference web page at:

    Interested in attending an upcoming workshop or to learn more about upcoming SOA educational opportunities? Contact the Education Committee Chair.