Category Archives: Archives Month

Celebrating Archives Month in Ohio


Ohio Senator Joe Eucker (center), who represents Clermont County (Utopia) in the state senate, receives a 2014 Archives Month poster from State Archivist Fred Previts (left) and SOA Archives Month Committee chair George Bain (right) in his Statehouse office in early October.

IMG_6163State Representative Doug Green, who represents Utopia, OH (Clermont County), poses by the historical marker that relates the community’s beginnings. A photo of Utopia from 1940 is featured on the Society of Ohio Archivists’ Archives Month 2014 poster.

For more information about Archives Month in Ohio, see the Archives Month page.

2014 “I Found it in the Archives” Contest Results

I Found It In the Archives 2014 Ohio State-wide Competition Results

Deborah Clark Dushane is the winner of the I Found it in the Archives contest with her essay “If He Hadn’t Shot the Town Sheriff….” that received 46% of the total 1257 votes.  Deborah will be given a VIP tour of the Ohio State House and will be a guest at the Fall Society of Ohio Archivists meeting on October 3, 2014.

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

Read the entries for the 2014 “I Found it in the Archives” Contest.

“I Found it in the Archives” 2014 Voting Begins

Vote for your favorite “I Found it in the Archives” experience!  Read the 2014 “I Found it in the Archives” state finalist essays on the “I Found it in the Archives” Contest Entries page.  Voting begins August 18, 2014 and ends August 31, 2014.

See the “I Found it in the Archives” contest page for more information about the contest.

The “I Found it in the Archives” state winner will be featured during the SOA fall meeting, held in partnership with the Ohio Local History Alliance, on October 3, 2014.  For more information about SOA’s fall meeting, see the SOA Fall Meeting page.