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What is the EA Digital Archive?

Welcome to the International Employee Assistance Digital Archive!

About the EA Digital Archive

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 This free, permanent, publicly accessible online site allows professionals to post and read original works, historical documents and other materials related to the EAP field.


The 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 Archive is to preserve important documents in, and directly related to, the EAP 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 simple instructions here. For questions about the Archive or submission process, please contact us here.


What is included in the Archive?

The Archive accepts EAP-focused (or strongly related to EAP) 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 EAP 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 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 Digital Archive, please feel free to watch the brief video below in which Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey discusses how the Archive got started and what its purpose is today. 

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