L’Association des archives de l’Ontario fête son 25e anniversaire et publie pour souligner celui-ci un livre retraçant son histoire.

On behalf of the Archives Association of Ontario, the Communications and Advocacy Committee is pleased to share the following message:

“If ‘how soon we forget’ is our professional lament, it surely applies equally well to the organizations we create, as much as to ourselves, and to our institutions.” (Preface, In Pursuit of the Archival Endeavour)

In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2018, the Archives Association of Ontario recently published In Pursuit of the Archival Endeavour: The Story of the Archives Association of Ontario.

Tracing our history from the 1970s to the present, In Pursuit of the Archival Endeavour documents the evolution of archival associations in Ontario. Since our establishment in 1993, we have become the voice of archivists and archives in Ontario, addressing the needs of the profession and pushing it ever forward. In a testament to our grassroots origins, our membership represents a cross section of interests and expertise with which we look forward to a bright future and continued evolution.

Written by John Smart, Brian P.N. Beaven, Anne Hepplewhite, Ellen Millar, and Marissa Paron, and edited by Paul J. Henry, Brian P.N. Beaven, and Karen Teeple, In Pursuit of the Archival Endeavour is the first published history of an archival association in Canada. Perhaps this book will inspire you to document and preserve your own archival histories!

Visit the Archives Association of Ontario website https://aao-archivists.ca/Organizational-History-Book to order your copy of the book. For further inquiries, please contact our office at aao@aao-archivists.ca.