About CAA

The purposes of the Capital Area Archivists shall be to promote the exchange of ideas among archivists, to encourage excellence in archival work, to provide continuing education opportunities for archivists, and to facilitate the professional work of archivists focused in New York’s Capital Area. CAA recognizes that in order for this mission to flourish, we must actively work against the intersecting structures of white supremacy, misogyny, patriarchy, ableism, heteronormativity, and other forms of oppression that are prevalent in all of the spaces where we work. The CAA commits to doing the work of equity and justice not only by interrupting oppressive individual behaviors but also by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that supports our values and goals: making archival resources, knowledge and the profession accessible.