University Libraries Celebrate Ohio Archives Month with Lecture Series

University Libraries Celebrate Ohio Archives Month with Lecture Series

October is Ohio Archives month, promoting the preservation of our history and celebrating those who ensure that history is safe and accessible to the public. Throughout the month, the Miami University Libraries, home of the Miami University Archives, Western College Memorial Archive and Oxford College Archive, present a series of captivating lectures from scholars, writers and accomplished archivists. One lecture still remains!



The Value of Local Government Archives

Presented by Robin Heise, president of the Society of Ohio Archivists and Records Manager/Archivist, Greene County Records Center and Archives

King Library 320
Noon, Wednesday, Nov. 29

Learn about the important role that archives play in preserving our records of enduring historical value.  Housed within the walls of local government archives, these records document the legal rights of the people, provide for government accountability, tell the story of local communities, and provide all area residents with a common sense of identity.  This lecture examines the differences between a local government archival repository and a typical special collections archival repository.  Additionally, it discusses the types of records that are often available in a local government repository and how those records can be useful in research.

Sponsored by Miami University Libraries; Department of History; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies