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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
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