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The EA Archive

The International Employee Assistance (EA) Digital Archive, School of Social Work Collection, was created in 2013 in response to multiple requests from the field. This free, permanent, publicly accessible online site allows professionals to post and read original works, historical documents, and other materials related to the EA field.


The EA Archive was founded by Drs. Jodi Jacobson Frey and Patricia Herlihy, in collaboration with the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library faculty librarians Na Lin and María Pinkas, MSW graduates Lauren Bloom and Myat Nyunt, and MSW students Micah Saviet and Alaina Kahn.


The intent of the EA Archive is to preserve important documents in, and directly related to, the EA field as well as to provide a global repository for significant publications and presentations.


The Archive continually expands because individuals may post their own materials through the Archive’s online portal. To submit, please view the instructions here. For questions about the Archive or submission process, please contact us here.

The Archive accepts EA-focused (or strongly related to EA) original manuscripts, publications, presentations, and multi-media materials (e.g. audio and visual), pending copyright approval. Accepted materials must have a significant focus on historical or current EA topics, including, but not limited to: occupational alcoholism programs, occupational health, workplace social work, occupational nursing, and other programs closely related to EAPs.

The mission of the EA Archive is to preserve the intellectual and scholarly output of the profession; therefore, any marketing, advertising, or self-promoting materials may NOT be approved for submission.

To learn more about the EA Archive, please feel free to watch this brief video in which Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey discusses how the EA Archive got started and what its purpose is today. 

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