Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists

n. (abbr. CIMA)SEE-muh a 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 networking


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.