MARAC Previous Conference Schedules

Please note: all original conference programs are housed in the MARAC Archives.


Spring 2014

When: April 24-26, 2014
Where: Rochester, New York
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Rochester
Room rate: $123

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Lori Birrell (University of Rochester) and Brian Keough (University at Albany-Suny)

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Geof Huth (New York State Archives) and Susan Kline (Columbia University) . Assistant Co-Chair: Geoff Williams (University at Albany-SUNY)

Spring 2014 Conference Program (5.58MB PDF file).


Fall 2013

When: November 7-9, 2013
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hotel: Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing
Room rate: $169

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Lisa Mangiafico (Soroptimist International) and Valerie-Anne Lutz (American Philosophical Society Library) 

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Laurie Rizzo (Hagley Museum and Library) and Charles Greifenstein (American Philosophical Society Library)   

Sponsors: The Regional Digital Imaging Center at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Backstage Library Works, Drexel University - The College of Computing and Informatics, Temple University Libraries

Fall 2013 Conference Program (6.9MB PDF file)

Spring 2013

When: April 25-27, 2013
Where: Erie, Pennsylvania
Hotel: Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and Bayfront Convention Center
Room rate: $149

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Jane Ingold (Penn State Erie) and Debora Rougeux (University of Pittsburgh)

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Jessica E. Johnson (Virginia State University) and Charlotte Sturm (University of Maryland)

Sponsors: Backstage Library Works, Penn State University Libraries, University of Pittsburgh (University Library System)

Spring 2013 Conference Program (3.33 MB PDF file)


Fall 2012

When: October 25-27, 2012
Where: Richmond, Virginia
Hotel: Omni Richmond Hotel
Room rate: $139

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Jodi Koste (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Margaret Kidd (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Vin Novara (University of Maryland) and Joanne Archer (University of Maryland)

Sponsors: Atlas Systems, Backstage Library Works, Norfolk Southern, Preservation Technologies

Conference Program (3.12 MB PDF file).

Conference Presentations 

Spring 2012

When: April 12-14, 2012
Where: Cape May, New Jersey
Hotel: Congress Hall
Room rate: $159 

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs: Rita Fulginiti (Cape May County Clerk's Office) and Diana Hevener (Cape May County Clerk's Office)

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Bob Golon (Princeton Theological Seminary) and Alan Delozier (Seton Hall University Special Collections/Archives)

Spring 2012 conference program (2.16 MB PDF file).




Fall 2011

When: October 20-22, 2011
Where: Bethlehem, PA
Hotel: Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Room rate: $129

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:  Ilhan Citak (Lehigh University), Michael Knies (University of Scranton), and Diane Windham Shaw (Lafayette College)

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Kate Colligan (Hillman Company) and Valerie-Anne Lutz (American Philosophical Society Library)

Conference program (2,298 KB PDF file)  

Conference presentations -


Spring 2011

When: May 5-7, 2011
Where: Alexandria, VA

Local Arrangements Committee: Co-Chairs Jeff Flannery (Manuscript Division Library of Congress) and John LeGloahec (NARA)
Program Committee: Co-Chairs Erin Corley (Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution) and Gina Rappaport (Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History)

Conference Program (2.70 MB PDF file).




Fall 2010

Harrisburg, PA

Theme: The Politics of Archives 
When: November 11-13, 2010 
Local Arrangements Committee: Co-Chairs Jesse Teitelbaum (Pennsylvania House of Representatives) and Pam Whitenack (Hershey Community Archives)
Program Committee: Co-Chairs Cindy Bendroth (Div. of Records Administration, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission) and Lindsey Loeper (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Fall 2010 Conference Program  



Spring 2010

Wilmington, Delaware

Theme: Outside the Archival Box: Cultural Heritage Collaborations
When: April 29-May 1, 2010
Local Arrangements Committee: Co-Chairs Ian Janssen (ijanssen@UDel.Edu) and Lisa Gensel (lgensel@UDel.Edu)
Program Committee: Co-Chairs Rebecca Johnson Melvin (lrjm@UDel.Edu) and Susan Hamburger (

 View the Wilmington Conference Program (981 KB PDF file). 



Fall 2009

Jersey City, New Jersey

Theme: Bridges and Tunnels: Building Archival Connections
When: October 29-31, 2009
Local Arrangements Committee: Co-Chairs Idelle Nissila ( and Althea Bernheim (
Program Committee: Co-Chairs Christie Lutz ( and Kristen Turner (

Program: [pdf]

Spring 2009
Charleston, West Virginia

Theme: Surveying Archives: Wild and Wonderful
When: April 16-18, 2009
Local arrangements: Co-Chairs Debra Basham ( and Rebecca Ebert (
Program Committee: Co-Chairs Laura Drake Davis ( and Arian Ravanbakhsh (

Program and webpage

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Fall 2008
Silver Spring, Maryland

When: November 6-8, 2008
Theme: "Making History Local"
Program and webpage: Welcome to Silver Spring

Local arrangements Co-Chairs:
Mary Mannix,
Karen Fishman
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Danna Bell-Russel
Sharmila Bhatia


Spring 2008
Chautauqua Institution, New York

When: May 1-3, 2008
Theme: "Education Outside the Box"
Conference Program (1.98 MB PDF file)

Local arrangements Co-Chairs:
Jon Schmitz, Chautauqua Institution Archives
Jim Tammaro, New York State Archives
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Ann Marie Przybyla, New York State Archives
Pamela C. Whitenack, Hershey Community Archives

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Fall 2007
Williamsburg, Virginia

When: November 1-3, 2007
Theme: "Celebrate!: Virginia's 400th and MARAC's 35th Anniversaries"


Local arrangements Co-Chairs:
Jennifer McDaid
Jodi Koste
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Kristine Kaske-Martin
Joan Echtenkamp Klein


Spring 2007
Scranton, Pennsylvannia

When: April 19-21, 2007
Theme: "Shifting Gears: Labor, Business, & Archives in the Workplace"

Attendance: 240 people

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Mike Knies (University of Scranton)
Lisa Mangiafico (Soroptimist International of the Americas)
Program Committee Chair:
Kate Colligan (University of Pittsburgh)

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Fall 2006
Morristown, New Jersey

When: October 26-28, 2006
Theme: "Exploring Our Cultural Heritage"
Program and webpage: Welcome!

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Dale Patterson, The General Commission on Archives and History, United Methodist Church
Alan Delozier, Seton Hall University
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Cheryl Stadel-Bevans, National Records and Archives Administration (NARA)
Caryn Radick, Rutgers University


Spring 2006
Baltimore, Maryland

When: April 20-22, 2006
Theme: "Archives on the Edge"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-chairs:
Jennie Levine, University of Maryland
Mary Mannix, Frederick County Public Libraries
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Tom Hollowak, University of Baltimore
Mike McCormick, Maryland State Archives

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Fall 2005
Dover, Delaware

When: October 20-22, 2005
Theme: "Things Unique: Archives, Culture, and History"

Local Arrangements Committee Chair:
Joanne Mattern, Delaware Pubilc Archives
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Scott Dehaven, CIGNA
Lisha Penn, National Archives and Records Administration


Spring 2005
Albany, New York

Joint meeting with Capital Area Archivists (CAA) and New York Archives Conference (NYAC)

When: April 21-23, 2005
Theme: "Lost and Found in Translation"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
C. Raymond LaFever, New York State Archives
Amy C. Schindler, State University of New York at Albany
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Geoffrey Huth, New York State Archives
Geoffrey P. Williams, University at Albany, State University of New York

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Fall 2004
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

When: September 30-October 2, 2004
Theme: "The Golden Triangle: History, Archives, and Records Management"

Local Arrangements Committee Chairs:
Ed Galloway, University of Pittsburgh
Marianne Kasica, University of Pittsburgh
Debora Rougeux, University of Pittsburgh
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Sue Hamburger, The Pennsylvania State University
Valerie Metzler, Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian


Spring 2004
Arlington, Virginia

When: April 22-24, 2004
Theme: "Archives: In the National Interest"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Laura E. Drake, The Library of Virginia
Kristine L. Kaske, National Air and Space Museum
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Kathleen Jordan, The Library of Virginia
Marisa Bourgoin, Corcoran Gallery of Art

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Fall 2003
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

When: October 30 - November 1, 2003
Theme: "Turning Points"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Christine Ameduri, Gettysburg College
Pamela Cassidy Whitenack, Hershey Community Archives
Program Committee Chair:
James Gerencser, Dickinson College


Spring 2003
Trenton, New Jersey

When: April 24-26, 2003
Theme: "Revolution in Archives"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Ben Primer, Princeton University
Karl Niederer, New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Alexander B. Magoun, David Sarnoff Library
Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County (New Jersey) Archives

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Fall 2002
Poughkeepsie, New York

Joint meeting with the New England Archivists (NEA)

When: October 30 - November 1, 2002
Theme: "A New Deal for Archivists: the Expanding Scope and Content of Archival Responsibilities"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, Culinary Institute of America
Brian Keough, University at Albany, State University of New York
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Barbara Austen, Connecticut State Archives
Alison Oswald, Archives Center, National Museum of American History


Spring 2002
Towson, Maryland

When: April 18-20, 2002
Theme: "Beyond the Basics"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Margaret N. Burri, The Johns Hopkins University
Mary K. Mannix, Frederick County Public Libraries
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress
Susan McElrath, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Fall 2001
Richmond, Virginia

When: October 25-27, 2001
Theme: "Old Bits, New Bytes: Archival Collections -- Past, Present, and Future"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Tom Crew, Library of Virginia
Jodi Koste, Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Linda Angle Miller, Roanoke College
Cheryl L. Stadel-Bevans, National Records and Archives Administration


Spring 2001
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When: May 3�5, 2001
Theme: "2001: An Archival Odyssey"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Margaret Jerrido, Temple University
Lisa Mangiafico, Soroptimist International of the Americas
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Joan Echtenkamp Klein, University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
Diane Windham Shaw, Lafayette College

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Fall 2000
Cleveland, Ohio

Joint meeting with the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)

When: October 18-21, 2000

Local Arrangements Committee Chair:
Dan Linke (with Michael McCormick from MAC)
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Phil Eppard and Tim Murray (with Bruce Bruemmer from MAC)


Spring 2000
New Brunswick, New Jersey

When: May 18-20, 2000
Theme: "Tales From the Basement: Managing People, Time, and Technology in the Archives"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Stephen Dalina, Rutgers University
Erika Gorder, Rutgers University
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Paul Lasewicz, IBM Corporate Archives
L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library
Meetings Coordinating Committee liaison:
Margaret Jerrido, Temple University Libraries

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Fall 1999
Long Island, New York

When: November 11-13, 1999
Theme: "Bucks, Bytes, and Basics"

Local Arrangements Committee Chair:
Greg Hunter, Long Island University
Program Committee Chair:
David Carmicheal, Westchester County Archives
Meetings Coordinating Committee liaison:
John LeGloahec, Rockefeller Archive Center


Spring 1999
State College, Pennsylvania

When: May 6-8, 1999
Theme: "Archives Under Construction"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Jackie Esposito, The Pennsylvania State University
Erika Gorder, Rutgers University
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Diana Shenk, The Pennsylvania State University
Sue Hamburger, The Pennsylvania State University
Meetings Coordinating Committee liaison:
John Paul Deley

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Fall 1998
Washington, DC

When: November 19-21, 1998
Theme: "Archival Challenges and Solutions for the 21st Century"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Beth Joffrion
Marisa Keller, Corcoran Gallery
Program Committee Chair:
Susan King McElrath, National Park Service


Spring 1998
Saratoga Springs, New York

When: May 7-9, 1998
Theme: "Welcome to the City of Health, History, and Horses"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Geoffrey Huth, New York State Archives
John LeGloahec, Rockefeller Archive Center
Program Committee Chair:
Robert C. Morris, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Northeast

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Fall 1997
Wilmington, Delaware

When: November 6-8, 1997
Theme: "MARAC's 25th Anniversary Homecoming"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Margaret Jerrido, Temple University Libraries
Carol Ann Harris, Temple University Libraries
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Peter J. Wosh, New York University
Tim Corlis


Spring 1997
Charlottesville, Virginia

When: May 1-3, 1997
Theme: "Traditions and Trends"

Local Arrangements Committee Chair:
Marsha Trimble, University of Virginia
Program Committee Chair:
Ned Berkeley, University of Virginia

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Fall 1996
Wilmington, Delaware

When: November 7-9, 1996
Theme: "Face to Face"

Local Arrangements Committee Chair:
Connie Cooper, Historical Society of Delaware
Ellen Rendle, Historical Society of Delaware
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Diane Windham Shaw and Leslie Simon


Spring 1996
College Park, Maryland

When: May 2-4, 1996
Theme: "Archives for the Next Century"

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs:
Yvonne Carignan, University of Maryland
Matthew Gilmore
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Jim Stimpert, John Hopkins University
Phil Albert, John Hopkins University

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Fall 1995
Wilmington, Delaware

When: November 9-11, 1995
Theme: "The Business of Archives"


Spring 1995
Baltimore, Maryland

When: April 20-22, 1995
Theme: "It's About Time: Archivists & Oral Historians"

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Fall 1994
Richmond, Virginia

When: October 27-29, 1994
Theme: "The Changing Archival Environment: Through Women's Eyes"


Spring 1994
New York City

When: May 12-14, 1994
Theme: "From Cobblestones to Crabgrass: Documenting Cities and Suburbs"

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Fall 1993
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Spring 1993
Long Branch, NJ

When: May 6-8, 1993
Theme: "Celebrating Archival Diversity"

Local Arrangements Committee Chairs:
Elsalyn Palmisano-Drucker
Program Committee Chair:
Tom Frusciano

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