Claretian Archives Workshops announces Non-Print Materials in Religious Archives

Claretian Archives Workshops announces a 2.5-day Workshop for religious archivists on the management of Non Print Materials. The Workshop will be held October 1 – 4, 2017 at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL, approximately 20 miles from each of Chicago’s airports.

The residential Workshop format provides a total immersion experience for archivists needing a focused education on managing and safeguarding visual and audio records in their collections. Topics will include appraisal, storage, preservation, best practices and digitization planning – concentrating on practical solutions to implement in archives with limited resources.

The Workshop is $700.00 and includes single occupancy room/bath at the Carmelite Spiritual Center, the educational program and all instructional materials, meals, scheduled break snacks and a certificate of completion. The cost to commuters is $450.00.

Since 2007, Claretian Archives Workshops has provided affordable archival training to individuals who work for religious communities in the Roman Catholic tradition. This shorter workshop format allows for a purposeful exploration of a select topic. This intermediate program builds on the foundation of the Introductory Archives Workshops for Religious Communities.

For information or a Registration Form, contact

Patricia Carroll,
Claretian Archives Workshop Coordinator

Or call the Workshop
312 544 8174

CARA Members named to Catholic Religious Archives Conference Advisory Committee

Boston College recently announced a major working conference on the future of Catholic Religious Archives. The conference will be held in July, 2018. Its purpose is to engage congregational leaders, archivists and historians in identifying options for permanently housing endangered religious collections and for providing appropriate levels and means of access.

CARA members Patricia Carroll and Malachy McCarthy have been invited to serve on the conference planning committee. The committee’s work is to outline important issues and pinpoint subject matter experts who can speak on these areas of concern and lead fruitful results oriented discussion.

The conference committee hopes to generate ideas and approaches toward developing a national strategy for preserving the archival heritage of religious communities in the United States.