CIMA Council Meeting Minutes Available

April 18, 2011

The CIMA Council met on April 13, 2011, in a conference call. The minutes from the meeting are available here.

Gaming Research Presentation – Las Vegas, NV

February 4, 2011

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Visiting Gaming Research Fellow Darryl A. Smith will deliver a Gaming Research Colloquium talk on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 12:15 PM; entitled “Dark with Excessive Bright”: Gambling Tells and the Naming Taboo. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California; and Affiliate of the Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies at the Claremont Colleges. He is researching how tells in gambling can be compared to sacred language as considered in a number of disciplines. The study for these signal genres of tell-signs and the strategies developed and deployed to expose them, holds promise for a practical reassessment of the notion of so-called “true names.”

The Gaming Research Colloquium Series presents talks by visiting fellows, UNLV faculty members, and invited guests on a variety of gambling and Las Vegas topics. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in gaming studies are encouraged to attend. The talk is being held in UNLV Special Collections’ Reading Room, on the third floor of Lied Library, on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. If you have additional questions, please call Special Collections at 702-895-2234.

SOHA Scholarships Available

February 2, 2011

The Southwest Oral History Association announces plans for the next Annual SOHA Conference: “Visualizing Oral History…Final Cuts, Many Uses.” The conference dates are March 31-April 3, 2011, in Downtown Los Angeles, California, at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. SOHA has several scholarships/awards which reduce the price of attending the conference. Please visit the Southwest Oral History website and the Awards section for more information. Mini-Grants for projects are also included in this category. The deadline for submission is February 11, 2011.

Journal of Western Archives Inaugural Issue

September 20, 2010

The Journal of Western Archives is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural issue. This issue features articles describing the history of the Journal of Western Archives and its role in developing regional identity, the development of the Western Washington University archival program and a unique collaborative project to document the history of Arizona. A unique feature is that the journal will publish articles on a rolling basis as they come in, which means that more content should begin to be available in the journal before the inaugural issue closes in late December. Take a look at the articles currently available and check back regularly for new content.

President’s message

March 4, 2009

Greetings to CIMA members and guests,

As president of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, I would like to welcome you to our official home page. Here, you will find the most up-to-date information about CIMA meetings, conferences, and various initiatives. I also invite you to check back often, as our volunteers are working hard to constantly update its contents.

It is my hope that this Web site, as it evolves, will become a leading resource in archival information for the inter-mountain area. However, this cannot happen without your help. We’d love to hear your ideas, not only about the Web site, but about CIMA itself. I invite you to e-mail me at with your thoughts or questions.

If you are not a member, I also invite you to attend one of our conferences, to meet our group. You will find that CIMA membership is rewarding, and represents one of the greatest values in the archival profession. I hope to have an opportunity to visit with you soon.


Michael Frazier, CIMA president

Susan Whetstone retires

March 4, 2009

After a distinguished career, Susan Whetstone is retiring from the Utah State Historical Society, and (sadly for us) she is stepping down as CIMA president, effective March 2nd, 2009. During her tenure as CIMA president, she has provided solid leadership to our organization, and she leaves a legacy of several initiatives that will serve our group in the years to come. Under her watch, she has supported the further development of grants and scholarships, supported the development of the Journal of Western Archives, recognized the need for further marketing and outreach programs; and she leaves CIMA in strong financial shape. Because of her help, CIMA will continue to be an important organization to archivists in the inter-mountain region for many years to come.

(Susan, we will miss you. Thank you, and Happy Retirement.)

Michael Frazier, CIMA president

2009 CIMA membership fees are due

February 6, 2009

The Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA) is an organization of approximately 150 archivists and records managers, and we want you to be a part of us.

Yes, it’s that time of year. The membership fees for the Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA) are now due.

For $15.00 a year, individual members receive the CIMA Newsletter electronically, discounted registration at CIMA-sponsored events, and additional benefits. Institutional memberships are available for $25.00 a year.

Please send a letter with: your name, title, institution, address, phone number, and e-mail address to the address below. We need your most current contact information, to keep you informed of the many exciting events this year.

Make checks payable to CIMA and mail to:

PO Box 2048
Salt Lake City, UT 84110-2048