ACWR a national organization of approximately 350 members, was born out of awareness that religious archives are unique. A separate organization was needed to address their issues. The first meeting, initiated by a small group of women religious, was held as a roundtable at the 1990 Conference of the Society of American Archivists.
ACWR is open to archivists of women’s religious congregations, historians of women’s history, and anyone supportive of its mission. An executive board sets policy for the organization and carries out its operations. ACWR depends on donations from individuals and congregations to cover expenses.
ACWR is excited to announce that, for the first time in its history, it will offer a discounted “early-bird” registration rate through December 31, 2017, for both members and non-members for the upcoming 9th triennial conference, scheduled for September 13-15, 2018 at the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
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“The Leadership Conference of Women Religious condemns racism in all its harmful forms whether the violent acts of the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, and White Supremacist groups or the daily acts of hate and discrimination that diminish us all.
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