Timeline

A History of the Consortium of Iowa Archivists

(Special thanks to Grace for compiling this chronology)
October 1997:
Karen Mason and Tanya Zanish-Belcher discuss the formation of a group for Iowa archivists at the MAC meeting in St. Louis. 
June 1998:
A “Get Acquainted” meeting of interested Iowa Archivists is held at the Iowa Heritage Expo in Des Moines. 
May 1999:
Grace Linden sends out a survey to potential members, and volunteers to serve as newsletter editor.  Issues were sent to CIA members in August, 1999 and March, 2000. 
September 1999:
A meeting was held at the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, hosted by Dave Muhlena. 
Fall 1999:
A website for the CIA was created, and is hosted by the Special Collections Department at the Iowa State University Library.
May 2000:
A meeting was held at the Iowa State University Library, hosted by Tanya Zanish-Belcher.  A tour of the Special Collections Department and the Library’s art work was given.   
September 2000:
A meeting was held at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, and was hosted by Jeffrey Dawson. 
January 2001:
The CIA listserv was created and is moderated by Rachel Vagts, Luther College. 
April 2001:
A meeting was held at the University of Iowa, hosted by Karen Mason. Tours were given of the Iowa Women’s Archives, the Special Collections Department, and the State Historical Society (Iowa City). 
October 2001:
A meeting was held in Sioux City and was hosted by Grace Linden. A joint session with the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Historical Records Advisory Boards was held.  A tour of downtown Sioux City followed the meeting. 
Fall, 2001: A meeting was held in Decorah at Luther College, hosted by Rachel Vagts. 
2002-2004:
The Consortium of Iowa Archivists forms a Local Arrangement Committee to host the Fall meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference in 2004.  Meetings are held in Ames, Des Moines, Grinnell, Iowa City, and West Branch. 
Fall, 2004:
The Iowa Archivists host the fall meeting of the Midwest Archives Conference in Des Moines, Iowa 
June, 2005:
The Consortium of Iowa Archivists hold an annual meeting, hosted by the Czech/Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  
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