Since its establishment in 1996, the Greene County Records Center and Archives has been committed to both preserving and providing access to its public records of enduring historical value. In 2011, the archives building housing records for Greene County was condemned as unsafe. Through joint efforts of the archives staff and other county departments, a new, convenient, environmentally sound location was selected and all records were carefully moved to the new location. The records have been newly inventoried and re-shelved, ensuring and improving public access that has remained a priority for the Greene County Records Center and Archives. Public outreach has now been added as a focus in order to call more attention to its collections and the valuable resources that local government records provide. The Greene County Records Center and Archives demonstrated painstaking, diligent effort in its successful removal and installation of valuable historic documents into a new archives location, said Pari Swift, who led this years OHRAB achievement award committee in its search. The exceptional commitment by dedicated staff to safely and quickly secure a new permanent location for its archives material could not be overlooked. The new location of the Greene County Records Center and Archives is 535 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board is the central body for historical records planning in the state. OHRAB also acts as a state-level review body for grants submitted to the National Historical Publication and Records Commission, in accordance with the commissions guidelines. Administrative responsibility for the board rests with the Ohio History Connection.
For more information about OHRAB and/or the OHRAB Achievement Award, please contact Fred Previts at the Ohio History Connection at (614) 297-2536. Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board C/O Ohio History Connection State Archives 800 E. 17th Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43211 614-297-2536 [email protected]