NEA taking the past into the future


Formed in 1973, New England Archivists (NEA) is a volunteer, regional organization comprised of archivists and record keepers who live or work in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and beyond. The NEA is a non-profit organization organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Vision Statement

A diverse, New England-based community of practice fostering daring and innovative stewardship of the recorded past with a focus on the future.

Mission Statement

To connect and support the diverse individuals and organizations in New England responsible for the care of cultural heritage and the documentary record, through advocacy, education, communication, and the forging of a strong, inclusive professional network.

Core Organizational Values

New England Archivists is committed to:
  • Visibility and advancement of archival practice and all individuals engaged in archival work and study.
  • Community building with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
  • Encouraging collaboration, innovation, experimentation, and creativity across institutions and areas of expertise.
  • Stewardship of history and the historical record.
  • Transparency, integrity, and professional ethics.
Learn more about NEA’s mission and strategic plan.

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