Private Tour of the Newberry Library's Exhibit, Religious Change, 1450-1700

The Newberry Library's exhibit Religious Change, 1450-1700 is a multidisciplinary exploration of how religion and print challenged authority, upended society, and made the medieval world modern. CARA's Steering Committee has arranged a private tour of the exhibit with Christopher D. Fletcher, Program Assistant at Newberry's Center for Renaissance Studies.

The tour will take place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2pm. The tour is open to anyone who is interested and costs $5 per person (please bring cash or check payable to The Newberry Library). I hope you will join us for what is "bound" to be a fascinating afternoon! Please RSVP to Jerice Barrios at by November 10.

2017 CARA Fall Meeting, "Endangered Archives"

Fall Leaves. Photo by Sister Jean Reardon, r.c.
Courtesy Archives of the N.A. Province of the Cenacle.

The 2017 CARA Fall Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 9, 1-3pm. The theme will be "Endangered Archives," and the meeting is being co-sponsored by Chicago Area Archivists (CAA). Here are the details:

What: CAA and CARA present a panel discussion on "Endangered Archives". How do you identify endangered archival collections, and what steps can be taken to save them? The speakers will be:
  • Wanda Dole, Archives of Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
  • Jane Kenamore, Kenamore & Klinkow
  • Malachy McCarthy, Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada
  • Anita Mechler, Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC)
Where: The Claretian Building, 10th Floor, 205 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL. For those driving, there are public parking garages in the near vicinity.

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1-3pm.

The meeting is free and open to anyone who is interested in attending. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Jerice Barrios at by November 6, 2017. We hope to see you there!