Arlington Public Library hopes the UA Archives program
will be a community-wide effort, and there are many different ways in
which you or your organization may become involved. Please contact
Sara Klein at (614) 486-3342, ext. 281 if you are interested in
any of the following opportunities.
Donation of Materials
Do you have a file, shoebox, or trunk full of old photographs?
We are eager to receive materials relating to the history of Upper
Arlington from local government, community organizations, businesses,
and individuals. Historical materials in all formats will be considered
and may consist of photographs, documents, arts and crafts, and audio
or video recordings. Each item will be considered based on its historical
significance or depiction of daily life, educational or entertainment
value, and the availability of sufficient and reliable descriptions of
You may donate materials to the UA Archives either through a permanent
donation of the original items or through a temporary loan for digitization
purposes. With a temporary loan the original items remain in the ownership
of the donor, and the Upper Arlington Public Library simply borrows them
to create a digital copy for the UA Archives. When materials are acquired
through a permanent donation, the library encourages the transfer of original
items to the Upper Arlington Historical Society for permanent storage after
the digitization process has been completed. For a detailed description of our
acquisition policies, please see the
portion of our website.
We are currently working with the Upper Arlington Historical Society to
add an online Oral Histories collection.
If you lived in Upper Arlington prior to 1950, or if you are an Upper Arlington
resident and a war veteran, we would like to preserve your memories. Contact us if
you are interested in recording an oral history to be shared with
listeners through the UA Archives website.
From time to time, the library may have volunteer positions available with
the UA Archives program. Volunteer tasks include scanning archival materials
and creating text transcriptions of documents or oral histories. Familiarity with
computers and meticulous attention to detail are necessary for most of these