The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) is an association of archivists, conservators, historians, and other archives professionals in the Inter-mountain West. Its membership is open to all, and institutions in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and New Mexico are well represented.
CIMA is a registered Non-Profit in the State of Utah and a 501(c)(6) tax exempt organization. Dues and donations are not deductible as a charitable donation. Membership dues help fund programs and publications, plus sponsorship of the Journal of Western Archives. Being a member provides access to a regularly published newsletter and a reduced rate for the annual meeting. In addition, dues directly support the Steve Wood Scholarship Fund.
CIMA was founded on September 7, 1973 at the McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah. Originally incorporated as the Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIA), the organization adjusted its name and acronym to the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) at its annual meeting in 1984 . The archival records of the organization are held by the Utah State Historical Society.