This page is a collection of information regarding the formation and association of our local Milwaukee Chapter as related to ARMA International as well as a place for historical information to be assembled to create a snapshot view of the ARMA Milwaukee Chapter.
ARMA MILWAUKEE HISTORY
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.
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.
ARMA Milwaukee has been fortunate to be recognized over the years for the outstanding work the Chapter has done in providing outstanding resources and content to its members as well as being recognized for managing the Chapter’s business in a professional manner.
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2023 75th Anniversary Accolade
2023 THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BESTOWS ARMA MILWAUKEE WITH 75th ANNIVERSARY ACCOLADE AWARD
2021 Standing Ovation
2021 ARMA INTERNATIONAL STANDING OVATION AWARD
2020 Chapter Liminary
2020 ARMA INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER LUMINARY AWARD
Browse photos of our members and events
ARMA InfoCon 2022- Nashville, TN
In In Memoriam pays tribute to those ARMA members who have passed within the last few years who provided a significant contribution to the industry and ARMA community.
Bert Hartinger- June 6, 1930-March 25, 2022
We honor the passing of Bert Hartinger, who served as ARMA Milwaukee Vice President from 1964-1965 and 1967-1968 and ARMA Milwaukee President 1965-1966 and 1968-1969. Bert was the City Records Manager and creator of the Records Center at the Milwaukee County Office of the City Clerk/Records Division. Bert conceptualized and created the central records center for the City of Milwaukee at City Hall and managed the Records Center for 33 years, retiring in the early 1990’s.
ARMA InfoCon 2022- Nashville, TN
ARMA Milwaukee Chapter featured on display at InfoCon
ARMA InfoCon 2020 (Virtually)- Luminary Award
The Milwaukee Chapter was honored with the Luminary Award is for inspiration or influencing others by fulfilling their obligations in an outstanding manner and have a chapter of the highest quality and excellence. This photo from the Chapter’s Educational Event at the Milwaukee Public Museum was submitted as part of honorary video
ARMA InfoCon 2020 (Virtually)
Richard Gureski was was awarded the ARMA International Member of the Year Award which recognizes outstanding ARMA International Professional members in good standing for their participation in the RIM and information governance (IG) profession.
Anne Mills, Records Manager and History Officer at the NASA Glenn Research Center
March 12, 2020 – Last in person event before the Covid shutdown held downtown at the Godfrey & Kahn Office.
Milwaukee County Zoo- Registrar Faith Benassi
Outside Zoo Registrar’s Office (yes it is an old house) & Inside the Milwaukee County Zoo Library and Archives located inside the barn at the Family Farm
Forest Home- Managing Cemetery Records
2019 Luminary Award
At ARMA InfoCon 2019 in Nashville, Mike Kaye and Lisa Glick stand with ARMA Board President Bill Bradford with the ARMA Milwaukee Chapter Luminary Award
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:
- Milwaukee Chapter
- Madison Chapter