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.



This award recognizes an outstanding or unique accomplishment by a chapter, region or individual. The accomplishment must be something progressive, leading-edge, pioneering or state-of-the-art that includes the use of SMART goals (i.e., specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound).



ARMA International awards recognize individual professionals, organizations, and ARMA International chapters for outstanding achievement – the records management and information governance profession at its best!


This award recognizes chapters that have inspired or influenced others by fulfilling their obligations in an outstanding manner and produced a chapter of the highest quality and excellence by accomplishing one or more of the following:

·         Introduced new products or services for its members
·         Developed new methods to provide a more efficient and cost effective service
·         Provided relevant and timely ideas and assistance to ARMA HQ for the future of the profession
·         Promoted ARMA International’s strategic goals and objectives
·         Shared resources across chapters and regions to assist others to flourish


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 located in the geographic region of the Great Lakes, and, from time to time, will collaborate with other local chapters from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.  Individual chapter links as follows:

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