Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for AAO Organizational History Book!

05 Feb 2018 11:35 PM | Dana Thorne (Administrator)

The Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. To mark this milestone, the AAO is publishing an organizational history book, In Pursuit of the Archival Endeavour: The Story of the Archives Association of Ontario. This book examines the association from its earliest roots to its future directions. We are launching a crowdfunding campaign to support the design, printing, and binding of the book, and this is an opportunity to obtain a copy of the book while demonstrating your support.

In Pursuit of the Archival Endeavour is a valuable resource for past and present AAO members interested in the history of the organization, and it has academic value for anyone studying archival networks and archival associations. It is the first comprehensive history of a Canadian provincial archival association. The narrative stretches back to the earliest chapter organizations that were formed in Ontario, providing context for how the profession has changed over the past forty years.

If you support this project now, you can take advantage of these exciting perks!

  • Item Level Supporters will receive a softcover copy of the book.
  • File Level Supporters will receive a hardcover copy of the book (the crowdfunding campaign is one of your only opportunities to get a hardcover copy!)
  • Series Level Supporters will receive a hardcover copy of the book and their name printed in the book.
  • Fonds Level Supporters will receive a hardcover copy of the book, their name printed in the book, and an exclusive AAO 25th anniversary bookmark.
  • Repository Level Supporters will receive a hardcover copy of the book, their name printed in the book, an exclusive AAO 25th anniversary bookmark, and acknowledgement at the book launch celebration (to be held at the 2018 Conference in Waterloo).
The campaign runs until March 23, 2018. To show your support and get your own copy of the book, visit our Indiegogo campaign! See if you can spot any familiar faces in our pitch video.


The book will be available in May 2018, and by supporting the crowdfunding campaign today you guarantee yourself a copy. We are proud of the history that we have compiled, and thank you sincerely for any support that you can provide.

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email: aao@aao-archivists.ca

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