Chicago is rich in theological resources, with the Chicagoland area serving as home to more than twenty-one religious archives. Through CARA, archivists for religious institutions and agencies, as well as curators for religious manuscript collections, share common concerns and information, become familiar with other religious archives in the Chicago area, and host educational programs for professional development.

Membership is open to all individuals interested in the activities of religious archives and religious manuscript repositories in the Chicago area. Meetings are held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall, ordinarily during the day.

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Contact Jerice Barrios, cenacle.archives@gmail.com, 312-544-8204

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Become a Member

Membership in CARA (Chicago Area Religious Archivists) is open to all individuals interested in the activities of religious archives and religious manuscript repositories in the Chicago area.  CARA is an affiliate organization of the Chicago Area Archivists (CAA).

To join, please fill out the CARA Membership Form (PDF document)

CARA Steering Committee 2017-19

Audra V. Adomenas, President, Lithuanian Archives Project (LAP), aadomenas@yahoo.com, 312-940-3940

Jerice Barrios, Archivist, Archives of the N.A. Province of the Cenacle, cenacle.archives@gmail.com, 312-544-8204

Merle Branner, Religious Archivist, Ruthie & Bill Katz Archives, North Shore Congregation Israel, merleab@me.com, 847-361-1170

Doris Cardenas, Assistant Archivist, Claretian Missionaries Archives USA-Canada, cardenasd@claretians.org, 312-544-8239

Patricia Carroll, Independent Archivist | Project Consultant, parocarroll@sbcglobal.net, 773-573-6948


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