Interest Groups


The mission of the interests groups is to give CAA members an opportunity to gather informally around common archival subjects in the Chicago area.

Current Interest Groups

Archives and Archivists of Color Group

A forum for discussion related to issues and current events facing archivists of color, as well as archival collections concerning people of color.

Topics at discussion group may include but are not limited to:

  • Ethnic diversity in the archives field
  • Publications relating to archives and people of color
  • Collections acquisitions, management and outreach of archives of color

Audio-Visual Materials Group

In effort to promote communication amongst archivists that handle audio-visual materials, Audio-Visual Materials group facilitates discussions around the care, management, and use of a/v collections.

Topics at discussion group may include but are not limited to:

  • Material standards
  • Metadata
  • Digitization
  • Materials care

Membership and Association Group

A gathering for association archivists to meet and discuss their collections, and challenges presented by their unique organizations

Topics at discussion group may include but are not limited to:

  • Records Management
  • Oral Histories
  • Public Digital Libraries
  • Collection Policies
  • Intern programs

Get involved

Join an Interest Group or consider starting a group of interest to you and fellow CAA members.

To join an existing Interest Group, email

To initiate an Interest Group, the Interest Group Guidelines can help direct members when forming an Interest Group. Please complete the Interest Group form and submit it to CAA Steering Committee. If you have questions, please email with the subject line "CAA Interest Group." The creation of a IG is at the discretion of the Steering Committee.

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