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The Ohio Preservation Council serves as a coalition of preservationists, conservators, librarians, archivists, curators, records managers, the institutions they represent, and other concerned citizens who recognize the serious threat to documentary heritage. The Council's mission is to provide a network for preservation education and to support preservation activities within the state of Ohio.

The Council believes cooperative, state-wide efforts across geographic and professional lines are needed to meet preservation challenges.  

We honor the importance of people in our mission to preserve cultural heritage. The Council recognizes the rich history of Native People in this state who were often forcibly removed from their traditional lands. These lands, where we live and work, include the unceded and ancestral territory of many communities: the Adena, Chippewa, Delaware or Lenape, Eel RiverEireHopewell, IroquoisKaskaskiaKickapooMiami or Myaamia, MingoMississauga, MunseeOttawaOsage, Piankashaw, Potawatomi, Sauk, Seneca, Shawnee, Wea, and Wyandot people.  Join us in acknowledging Indigenous community members, their elders (both past and present), as well as future generations who have stewarded the lands of Ohio for centuries.  You may consider giving to the First Nations Development Institute whose grants and programs serve to strengthen Native communities.

Officers (2020-2021)

Ashleigh Schieszer
The Preservation Lab, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati
Phone: (513) 556-4289

Vice Chair
Jim DaMico
Phone: (206)948-5291

Jamye Jamison 
Jamison Art Conservation
Phone: (216) 367-2966

Membership Liaison
Ashleigh Schieszer

Committee Chairs (2020-2021)

Education & Programs (co-chairs)
Kim Hoffman, Miami University
Holly Prochaska, University of Cincinnati Libraries

Miriam Nelson
Ohio University Libraries 

Marketing & Outreach
Andrew R. Mancuso
Case Western Reserve University


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Ashleigh Ferguson Schieszer


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This project was supported in whole or in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.  The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of IMLS or the State Library of Ohio, and no official endorsement by either agency should be inferred.

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