Monthly Archives: September 2017


October is American Archives Month – an opportunity to raise awareness about the value of archives. Delaware County, Ohio area repositories are sponsoring a month long October Archives Crawl event. Each of the host repositories has its own unique collection full of interesting pieces of local history. Take this opportunity to visit some of these repositories and learn about the information they preserve.

The goal of the Archives Crawl is to visit as many of the participating repositories as possible during the month of October and have each of them stamp your passport. Be sure to visit the Delaware County Records Center website and/or social media page for more details. Crawlers who visit at least five participating repositories could win a gift bag of items donated by each repository.

Passports can be obtained at all of the participating repositories except for the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial starting October 1, 2017. Passports will be due November 1, 2017 by 8:30am to determine gift bag winners.

Participating Repositories:
Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University
Big Walnut Area Historical Society/Myers Inn Museum
Community Library, Sunbury
Cryder Research Library of the Delaware County Historical Society
Delaware County District Library/Main Branch
Delaware County Genealogical Society
Delaware County Records Center
Gallant Farm Preservation Parks of Delaware County
Harlem Township/Harlem Township Heritage Inc.
Morrow County Genealogical Society
Powell Liberty Historical Society
Stratford Ecological Center
The Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial
Wornstaff Memorial Library

Ohio Archivist Fall 2017 Issue – Out Now

The Ohio Archivist, Fall 2017 issue is now available. Our three feature pieces this fall deal with a local music history project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives; House Bill 139 and the accessibility of adoption, and lunacy, records; and as part of the SOA’s 50th Anniversary, a “look back” by several past-presidents of the organization.

In addition you will find all of the usual favorites: write-ups on the annual meeting and the upcoming joint OLHA/SOA meeting in October; Dan Noonan’s DiGITaL piece on finding a balance in how much metadata archivists create; the “Newcomers” article in which Tanya Maus, Ph.D, describes two student led projects at the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College plus all the news and notes from members and member institutions across the state.

Finally, due to the SOA’s brand new logo, the Ohio Archivist underwent a redesign which we know you will like. We thank Kim Koloski our design editor at the Ohio History Connection for her exceptional work and creativity.

Enjoy! And thank you all so much for your continued readership.

The Ohio Archivist Fall 2017 Issue