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Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees Collection - MS 1188

Introduction | Agency History | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees Collection consists mostly of minutes and reports related to the organization’s meetings. The material in the collection dates from 1992 to 2012 and documents much of the group’s history over the majority of its existence. The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections on July 15, 2013 by Roger Anderson.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. This register was completed by undergraduate student assistant Emily Schoenlein in July 2013, with revisions by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.

 Agency History

The Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees, also known as OCHER, was officially founded in 1994 as a nonprofit organization that supports the formation of retiree organizations at each member institution within the Public Universities of Ohio. It is a network of retiree organizations that provides communication between groups and advocates on issues affecting retirees. Bowling Green State University joined OCHER in 1995.

 Scope and Content

The Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees Collection consists primarily of minutes from the group’s meetings over the years and reports created from the information discussed at these meetings, as well as annual reports on the organization as a whole. The collection also includes newsletters from the various retirees associations involved in OCHER and information relating to the group’s work with pension advocacy and with STRS and ORTA. The material in the collection spans almost the entire length of the organization’s existence, from 1994 to 2012 as well as back to 1992 when the planning of the organization began.

 Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

CONSTITUTIONS
n.d.
Includes constitutions for the various retiree associations within OCHER as well as the general OCHER constitution.

MINUTES
1992-2010
Includes agendas, minutes, and related material from OCHER meetings.

CORRESPONDENCE

PENSION CORRESPONDENCE
2006-2007
Includes communications regarding OCHER’s pension advocacy for state retirees.

SUBJECT FILES

HISTORY
n.d.
Includes the origin and history of OCHER.

CHALMER HIXSON
n.d.
Includes information about previous OCHER president Chalmer Hixson.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
n.d.
Includes material about STRS, ORTA, and PERS, groups related to OCHER.

PENSION ADVOCACY
2006-2007
Includes information about OCHER’s work with pension advocacy such as the issues and reports from government organizations.

REPORTS

MONTHLY
2005-2010
Includes reports detailing OCHER issues and other problems affecting retirees and their potential solutions.

ANNUAL
1996-2012
Includes reports on everything happening with OCHER and some of their member organizations throughout the year.

SCRAPBOOK AND SCRAPBOOKS MATERIALS

NEWSLETTERS
1994-2004
Includes newsletters from the various member organizations within OCHER.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS
1994, n.d.
Includes photographs from OCHER events and of members.

COMPUTER MEDIA

WEBSITE
n.d.
Includes a printout of the OCHER website, which no longer exists.

 Inventory

Box 1

Folders

  1. OCHER constitutions, n.d.
  2. Meeting minutes, 1992-1993
  3. Meeting minutes, 1993-1994
  4. Meeting minutes, 1994-1995
  5. Meeting minutes, 1995-1996
  6. Meeting minutes, 1996-1997
  7. Meeting minutes, 1997-1998
  8. Meeting minutes, 1998-1999
  9. Meeting minutes, 1999-2000
  10. Meeting minutes, 2000-2001
  11. Meeting minutes, 2001-2002
  12. Meeting minutes, 2002-2003
  13. Meeting minutes, 2003-2004
  14. Meeting minutes, 2004-2005
  15. Meeting minutes, 2005-2006
  16. Meeting minutes, 2006-2007
  17. Meeting minutes, 2007-2008
  18. Meeting minutes, 2008-2009
  19. Meeting minutes, 2009-2010
  20. Pension advocacy correspondence, 2006-2007
  21. Origin & history, n.d.
  22. Chalmer Hixson information, n.d.
  23. ORTA information, n.d.
  24. STRS & ORTA information, n.d.

Box 2

Folders

  1. STRS & PERS, information n.d.
  2. Pension advocacy issues, 2006-2007
  3. Pension advocacy information, 2006-2007
  4. Pension advocacy reports, 2006-2007
  5. Monthly reports, 2005-2006
  6. Monthly reports, 2007-2008
  7. Monthly reports, 2009-2010
  8. Annual report, 1996-1997
  9. Annual report, 1997-1998
  10. Annual report, 1998-1999
  11. Annual report, 1999-2000
  12. Annual report, 2000-2001
  13. Annual report, 2001-2002

Box 3

Folders

  1. Annual report, 2003-2004
  2. Annual report, 2004-2005
  3. Annual report, 2005-2006
  4. Annual report, 2006-2007
  5. Annual report, 2007-2008
  6. Annual report, 2008-2009
  7. Annual report, 2009-2010
  8. Annual report, 2010-2011
  9. Annual report, 2011-2012
  10. Pension advocacy articles, 2006-2007
  11. Member organizations’ newsletters, 1994-1998
  12. Member organizations’ newsletters, 1999-2001
  13. Member organizations’ newsletters, 2002-2004
  14. Photographs, 1994
  15. Photographs, n.d.
  16. Website printout, n.d.

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