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.