NEA taking the past into the future


For over forty years membership with the New England Archivist has kept our community connected through advocacy, education, communication, and by forging a strong, inclusive professional network. We are a diverse, New England-based community of practice fostering daring and innovative stewardship of the recorded past with a focus on the future. Join us and become part of our mission to bring the past into the future! NEA offers several membership types, in addition to awards scholarships and bridge rate registration, which provide substantial discounts throughout the year. Learn more via the links below:


Members* have access to the following resources.


The NEA newsletter is a quarterly newsletter containing regional archival news, notices of important accessions, scholarly articles, grant awards, professional opportunities, and much more.


NEA maintains a members only list created to enable our membership to communicate with each other about items of common professional interest.


Special membership rates at the Spring and Fall meetings as well as workshops throughout the year.

Awards & Scholarships

NEA offers a number of awards and scholarship opportunities as a benefit to our members to help defray the cost of professional development activities.

Elections & Voting

Members are eligible to hold an elected or appointed position and may vote in annual elections.


Open to NEA members the mentoring program brings together small groups seeking mentoring with mentors who have varying levels of professional experience. Everyone involved is able to share experiences, challenges, information, and news of professional opportunities, while growing collectively as professionals.

Roundtable Membership

Roundtables provide an opportunity for members with related interests, positions, or career goals to discuss ideas and issues, to network and socialize, and to take on tasks related to their areas of interest. Roundtables are intended to provide a means of focusing attention on, and promoting discussion of, archives-related subjects outside of NEA's meetings and official activities.

Membership Directory

Via our new member portal, all members logged in with valid credentials may access the full member directory and connect with colleagues throughout New England and beyond!

*Institutional Members may designate a "primary contact" for the institution who is eligible to vote in elections and annual meetings, hold an elected or appointed position, and serve on committees. Primary contact may request subscription to NEA listserv, and may access the online membership directory. The primary contact is also responsible for authorizing one staff member per event to access the member registration rates.

Are you ready to join us?

Click here to sign up online and become part of New England Archivists!

Still have questions? Visit NEA’s contact page for a full listing of NEA volunteers who are available to answer questions by subject. Contact information for specific board members is also available by searching for the membership directory by name. An organizational chart of the roles within NEA may also be found here.

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