Archives Month Information

ARCHIVES WEEK AND ARCHIVES MONTH IN OHIO

The Society of Ohio Archivists (SOA) started “Archives Week in Ohio” in 1993, following the example of New York and answering a challenge issued by Larry Hackman (SAA Newsletter March 1991: 14+). The first Archives Week, which had a general theme of “Tales from the Archives,” was held during National Library Week, a few days after the 25th anniversary celebration of SOA. Archives Week changed to Archives Month in 2007.

PURPOSE OF ARCHIVES MONTH

  •  To increase the general public’s awareness of archival materials and archival centers
  • To focus upon materials in archival centers with broad appeal
  • To inspire persons and organizations with records of enduring value to properly preserve those materials for posterity
  • To strengthen ties with regular archives users and to introduce new and potential users to archival centers and the documentary heritage there