n. (abbr. CIMA)SEE-muha regional organization supporting individuals and institutions in the archives field in the states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah through advocacy, education, and networkingNimer 2009, 315These included the Archives and Archivists and the WestArch listservs, along with the mailing lists of the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, and the Northwest Archivists.Daines 2010, 10Simultaneously, I approached the presidents of the Society of California Archivists, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists, and the Northwest Archivists, Inc. about supporting the journal, both financially and with manpower.CIMA 2021CIMA was founded on September 7, 1973 at the McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA) was incorporated in 1973. First known without the hyphen and by the acronym CIA, the group changed to its current name in 1984. CIMA organizes spring and fall meetings annually, supports occasional joint meetings with other regional organizations, and publishes a newsletter three times a year. CIMA is an organizational sponsor of the open access Journal of Western Archives, which published its first volume in 2010.