CARA Member News; SAA's Call for Case Studies

Our friend Malachy McCarthy is recuperating well after a recent medical procedure. He is in good spirits and welcomes your thoughts and prayers as he recovers.
Former CARA Treasurer Richard Seidel was remembered in a recent issue of the Rutgers University alumni magazine with an article on a donation to the University's Archibald S. Alexander Library. Richard donated his personal library documenting the history of publishing, including a collection of books published by Stone & Kimball and Way & Williams, noted Chicago publishers active in the 1890s and early twentieth century. The collection boasts writings from Edgar Allen Poe, Kate Chopin, George Bernard Shaw, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Richard also donated a collection of the American Guide Series, a book series of state travel guides produced between 1935 and 1943. These collections will provide a rich resource for students, scholars, and members of the public interested in the history of the book and of publishing in America.

The Society of American Archivists (SAA) Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) is broadcasting a Call for Case Studies for the SAA Code of Ethics:

After the SAA adopted the Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics (Approved by the SAA Council May 2011) and Code of Ethics for Archivists (Approved by the SAA Council February 2005; revised January 2012) it recognized a need to provide examples to promote their understanding and utilization in both educational and real environments. So the SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) is reaching out to you to submit case studies that address the various issues addressed in the Code of Ethics. Please consider submitting a case study covering one or more of the codes. You will find the submission form at: Links to two case study examples are available at the bottom of the webpage. If you have an idea for a case study and would like feedback prior to writing it, feel free to contact CEPC Chair Nancy Freeman at or 773-508-8432.

CARA Member News and September 23 Meet-up

Fellow CARA Member Sister Joella Cunnane, RSM, reports she is feeling well and plans to be up and around very soon following a medical procedure earlier this summer. We hope to see her back with us for a CARA meeting in the near future.


At the June 26 CARA Meeting, several people expressed interest in Crossings and Dwellings, the Loyola University Museum of Art exhibit co-curated by Ellen Skerrett. According to the LUMA website, Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814–2014, uses "art, historical maps, broadsheets, books, liturgical objects, and textiles [to tell] the story of 19th-century European Jesuits and women religious who arrived on the country’s expanding western frontier to serve both indigenous and immigrant populations."

Public programming for the exhibit includes a lecture by Dr. Ann Harrington, BVM, professor emerita of history at Loyola. The lecture, entitled "New Frontiers: The Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary," will discuss the order 's connection with the Jesuits, the city of Chicago, Mundelein College, and Loyola University. Dr. Harrington will shed light on images of the remarkable women found in Crossings and Dwellings.
1930: Sister Mary Justitia Coffey, BVM, the first President of Mundelein College. (Photo credit: Loyola University College Chicago Women's Leadership Archives)
Patricia Carroll and Jerice Barrios plan to attend this lecture, and CARA members are cordially invited to join us. Please see below for details.

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 PM

Where: Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 820 North Michigan Avenue. Directions and Parking Information

Event cost: Admission to LUMA is free on Tuesdays, but the lecture costs $4. If you are a member of LUMA/Loyola University Chicago, the lecture is free.

We look forward to an interesting and educational talk, with a tour of the exhibit to follow. If you think you will be joining us, please contact Jerice Barrios at so that we know to look for you.