Archives and Archivists of Color Travel Fund Award

2024 Travel Fund Award for Archives & Archivists of Color

In recent years, the archives profession has made strides to improve the representation of people of color in archival collections. In addition, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives are working to increase the number of people of color in the archives field. However, we still have a long way to go. On January 31, 2023, the Society of American Archivists released The Archives Administrator Survey Report, the second report in its A*CENSUS II series. According to this report, “BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals are underrepresented among archives administrators. BIPOC individuals make up just 11 percent of archives administrators, while 88 percent of archives administrators are White.”

In an effort to support graduate students and emerging archivists of color in making professional connections and building bridges toward future employment and leadership opportunities, the CAA Archives and Archivists of Color Interest Group is again awarding a grant to support attendance at the Midwest Archives Conference, held this year in Des Moines, IA on May 2-4, 2024. This award is also open to graduate students or emerging archivists who recognize the importance of expanding the scope of archival collections to reflect underrepresented communities of people of color.

All applicants must be current members of CAA. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2024 by 5pm. Winners will be announced Friday, March 22, 2024.

The AAC Interest Group has administered this award since 2018. Previous recipients include:

For more information about this award, or to apply, please see this information sheet. If you have any questions about this award, please contact

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