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.

More Information

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 2015-17

Anna-Kajsa Anderson, Interim Director of Archives and Special Collections, North Park University, aanderson4@northpark.edu, 773-244-6224

Audra V. Adomenas, Director, Film and Audio Archives, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture; Director, Lithuanian Archives Project, aadomenas@yahoo.com, 480-234-9638

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

Patricia Carroll, parocarroll@sbcglobal.net, 773-573-6948

Malacy McCarthy, Archivist, Claretian Missionaries USA, mccarthym@claretians.org, 312-544-8219

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