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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.

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Spring Newsletter 2017 3.44 MB 71 downloads

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Members, we thank you for your generous support through the years. We have set up this link for those of you who would like to make a donation. Thank you!

News

The ACWR Board affirms the statement of LCWR:

“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. Read more →

Claretian Archives Workshop Announcement

Attached is an announcement provided by ACWR member Patricia Carroll for an upcoming Claretian Archives Workshop entitled Non-Print Materials in Religious Archives, scheduled for October 1-4, 2017 at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, Illinois. Read more →

Election Results

The result of this year’s ACWR election is in. Elected to the position of ACWR Vice President / President–Elect is Emily Reed, Digital Records Archivist for Mercy Heritage Center, the archives of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, in Belmont, NC. Emily will be installed at our Board meeting this Fall. Read more →