History

    Dallas Chapter of ARMA History

    The Dallas Chapter of ARMA was established in 1964 and has about 140 members, consisting of records managers and administrators, and industry-related vendors. Members range from seasoned veterans, to the novice just entering the field of records and information management.

    In 1964, there were five members-at-large who worked to secure a charter for the chapter which required 12 members. Back then, the national organization was the American Records Management Association. Today, it is the Association for Records Managers and Administrators and is an international organization for the promotion of the records management profession.

    The Dallas ARMA Chapter has produced several leaders for both ARMA International and the ICRM organizations including Helen Harden, Pat Dixon, and Kathy Glasgow Sparks. The Dallas Chapter has also helped to form and to support new chapters for ARMA. The Fort Worth Chapter was born from the Dallas Chapter. Our chapter played an instrumental role in the formation of the El Paso, Longview and Amarillo Chapters. Helen Harden recalls that Mary Sullivan of our chapter contributed to the success of the Longview Chapter. We have quite a legacy of leaders like Helen who have paved the way for us to follow into the future.

    Dallas Chapter Bylaws

    Members have access to the Dallas Chapter Bylaws and can click here to access them.