About Us

Chapter Mission Statement

The mission of ARMA Chicago Chapter is to create value for its members by providing educational and collaborative opportunities to advance their careers, organizations, and the profession.

Chapter Vision Statement:

ARMA Chicago Chapter strives to be the driving force that enables its members to be the strategic leaders with regards to the power of information for their organizations and communities.

Chapter History

The Chicago Chapter can trace it's history back to the Warren Filing Association, founded in 1917. The Chicago Chapter was one of the Charter members of the American Records Management Association. Official documents of the Chapter indicate the following significant dates:

  • Warren Filing Association founded in 1917
  • Chicago Filing Association founded in 1932
  • Records Management Association of Chicago incorporated on February 23, 1952
  • Re-incorporation of organization as American Records Management Association, Chicago Chapter on February 12, 1957
  • Date recorded as receiving ARMA Charter on September 28, 1961
  • ARMA International founded from American Records Management Association and Association of Records Executives and Administrators in 1975
  • Chicago has been the host of five ARMA Conferences, in 1956, 1963, 1971, 1997 and 2005
  • The Chicago Chapter has received the "Chapter of the Year Award" (COTY) in 1975, 1979, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2007



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