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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 (2022-2023)

Jim DaMico, AV Curator and Archivist
Phone: (206) 948-5291

Virginia Dressler, Kent State University
Phone: (330) 672-1465

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

Membership Liaison
Kristen Muenz, Wexner Center for the Arts
Phone: (614) 247-5906

Officers (2022-2023)

Education & Programs (co-officers)
Amber Bales, Ohio State University
Phone: (614) 292-1857 

Eric Harrelson (interim co-officer), Miami University
Phone: (513) 529-2887

Miriam Nelson, Ohio University 
Phone: (740) 593-0715

Marketing & Outreach (co-officers)
Andrew R. Mancuso, Case Western Reserve University
Phone: (216) 368-3465

Gena Reynolds, Oberlin College
Phone: (440) 775-5102


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Kristen Muenz

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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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