Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Award

In an effort to support emerging archivists of color, as well as those who recognize the importance of expanding the scope of archival collections, the CAA Archives & Archivists of Color Interest Group is raising funds for a travel grant to the 2019 Midwest Archives Conference (Detroit, April 3-6). 

As you may be aware, the representation of people of color in American archival collections is sorely lacking. Similarly, people of color are underrepresented in the archives field. Few would dispute the argument that professional archivists should reflect the demographic of those they serve - not unlike teachers, police officers and political representatives.

Your donation will go a long way in helping new archivists make professional connections and build bridges toward future employment, through which they can contribute to a body of archival collections that truly reflect the rich, ethnically diverse heritage of America.

Any surplus funds will be held in the CAA bank account and may be used to support other Archives and Archivists of Color related initiatives. For more information about this award, or to apply, please see this information sheet.

2/11/2019 Fundraising for the 2019 AAC Travel Fund Award has ended. Thanks to the generous contributions of the Chicago Area Archives community, we raised $1,600.00 this cycle. Please check back next year for the 2020 AAC Travel Fund Award.

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Collected: $0.00
Goal: $1.00
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