Welcome

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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Fall Newsletter 2016 5.25 MB 110 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

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 →

Sharing

Members, The Archivists of Religious Collections Section of SAA have uploaded its latest newsletter. We are sharing the link to their newsletter. Click here Some of the items that might be of interest Nominations Open for Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P. Memorial Award Maryknoll Mission Archives takes part in "America's Mailing Industry" Read more →

Updated Resource Page

We’ve updated our Resource page and added a “Free Guides” section. Need suggestions on where to buy your supplies? Want to be more involved with other local archival organizations? Interested in taking some webinars on a specific topic? Want to purchase a book that will help you with your workflows? Read more →