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Ohio College Health Association - MS 1160

Introduction/History | Record Group/Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction/History

The Ohio College Health Association collection was donated in September 2011, with the assistance of Connie Crihfield. The collection includes meeting minutes, resolutions, membership records, financial records, annual meeting files, and publications, dating from 1928 to the present. The collection is open to researchers and duplication is permitted for research and conservation purposes.

The Ohio College Health Association (OCHA) was the first state association to organize and affiliate with the American College Health Association (ACHA), organizing in 1925, just five years after the ACHA was established. Very soon, committees were organized to conduct the work of OCHA and study relevant topics and issues such as standards, health education, development of health centers and hospitals, and mental health.  Many of the studies conducted by the OCHA committees were reported at national meetings and published in journals. This activity gave OCHA the distinction of being the only locally organized group in the United States giving serious study to the new and unexplored field of student health. As the organization grew, it developed sections for nurses and students/consumers.  Today it continues is an active and vibrant affiliate of the ACHA.

Record Group/ Series Description

The OCHA collection is organized into seven Record Groups:  Administrative Files; Membership Files; Financial Files; Subject Files; Sections; Annual Meeting Files; and, Publications.  The Administrative Files, 1930-2007, include constitutions and bylaws, board and business meeting minutes, resolutions, rosters, and executive correspondence.  The Membership Files are comprised of directories dating from 1939 to 2007.  The Financial Files, 1965-2006, include ledgers, and monthly and annual reports filed by the treasurer. A history of OCHA written in 1959 and files on mini-grants and surveys comprise the Subject Files and date from 1959-2005.  The Sections include correspondence and reports from the Nursing Section (1949-1996) and the Student/Consumer Section (1994-1995).  Annual Meeting files include proceedings, papers presented, programs, flyers, and reports.  The Annual Meeting files date from 1928-2010, and also include documents from workshops, section meetings, and annual meeting transactions from the Ohio College Association. Publications include newsletters dating from 1969 to the present, and press releases only for the dates, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1975, 1995.

 Inventory

Box 1

  1. Constitutions and bylaws, 1949-2001
  2. Board and Business meeting minutes, 1943, 1946-1953, 1956
  3. Board and Business meeting minutes, 1962, 1965, 1969-1979
  4. Board and Business meeting minutes, 1980-1989
  5. Board and Business meeting minutes, 1990-1999
  6. Board and Business meeting minutes, 2000-2006

Box 2

  1. Proposal for Plan of Activity/Goals and Objectives, 1954, n.d.
  2. Resolutions, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1991
  3. Memorials/Tributes, 1952-1966 (scattered dates)
  4. President’s Message, 1959, 1960
  5. Rosters-Officers, 1992-2007
  6. Membership Directories, 1939-1985 (scattered dates)
  7. Membership Directories, 1986-1999
  8. Membership Directories, 2000-2007
  9. Executive Correspondence, 1930-2006 (scattered dates)

Box 3

  1. Financial Ledgers, 1965-1980
  2. Financial records, 1965-1989
  3. Financial records, 1990-2006
  4. History of OCHA by Ruth Dutton, R.N., (2 copies) 1959
  5. William Newberry Research Grant/Mini-Grants, 1989-2005 (scattered dates)
  6. Surveys, 1984-1996, n.d. (scattered dates)
  7. Nursing Section, 1949-1961, 1983/84, 1995-1996
  8. Student/Consumer Section, 1994-1995, n.d.

Box 4

  1. Annual Meeting files, 1928-1930, 1932, 1936, 1938, 1939
  2. Annual Meeting files, 1940-1944
  3. Annual Meeting files, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952-1959
  4. Annual Meeting files, 1960-1962, 1964-1966

Box 5

  1. Annual Meeting files, 1967-1969
  2. Annual Meeting files, 1970-1973, 1975-1977
  3. Annual Meeting files, 1980, 1981, 1983-1989

Box 6

  1. Annual Meeting files, 1990-1994
  2. Annual Meeting files, 1995-2010
  3. Workshops and Section meetings, 1995-2006
  4. Ohio College Association Annual Meeting Transactions, 1948, 1961, 1962, 1967-1972

Box 7

  1. Newsletters, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980-1997, 1999-2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012-
  2. Press releases 1952, 1954, 1957, 1975, 1995

Oversize Document

Proclamation acclaiming Splendid Work of the OCHA May 7, 1986
on the occasion of its 61st Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio  (Mayor George Voinvich)

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