The ARMA Milwaukee Chapter is one of the first chapters chartered. The Milwaukee Chapter was originally established at “The Milwaukee Filing Association” on March 6, 1948 with 15 charter members, and the group was chartered on July 1, 1948. The first chapter president was Ida Welch.
In 1952, the organization changed its name to the “Records Management Association of Milwaukee.” During the 1955-56 chapter year, the local group joined the national American Records Management Association as the Milwaukee Chapter.
In 1975, the American Records Management Association and the Association of Records Executives and Administrators (AREA) merged their organizations to form the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA). Today, the association is known as ARMA International – The Association for Information Management Professionals.
The Milwaukee Chapter hosted the 1960 National ARMA Convention. In 1979, the Milwaukee Chapter was recognized as Medium Chapter of the Year, and one of its members – Dr. David Goodman, CRM, FAI – was named an ARMA Fellow in 2002.
ARMA International Information
As the leading authority on the management of records and information, ARMA International is a not-for-profit association that offers its membership the following resources, including, legislative and regulatory updates; standards and best practices; technology trends and applications, live and web-based education; marketplace news and analysis; and books and videotapes on managing records and information.
The membership of ARMA International includes a global network of more than 10,000 records and information management professionals in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries. ARMA members hold positions as records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, information technology managers, consultants, and educators; and they are employed in a wide variety of public and private organizations, such as government, legal, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and utilities
The ARMA Milwaukee Chapter is part of the Great Lakes Region, which includes ARMA International Chapters from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Individual chapters within the region are as follows:
- Milwaukee Chapter
- Madison Chapter
ARMA- Milwaukee, P.O. Box 26011, Milwaukee, WI 53226