Welcome to MARAC

Organized in 1972, MARAC is a volunteer, regional consortium of archivists who live and work in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and in the District of Columbia.


By the time we gather in person again in Gettysburg October 2021 (fingers crossed), it will have been two years since we've been together. Two years! That's a long time...hundreds of new members, professional achievements, personal updates, and water cooler chats. It's the personal side of MARAC that makes it such a special group, so why wait? Let's share a little bit about ourselves now through MARAC's new Member Minute. The Member Minute will highlight the personal and professional stories of MARAC members. 

Any member can complete the brief survey about themselves or nudge a fellow member to do so. Questions include information about professional history, activities in MARAC, and personal interests. The Member Minute will be featured on MARAC’s social media platforms and blog. You can share your story at Member Minute Survey

On July 24, MARAC’s Executive Committee, with the approval of the MARAC Steering Committee, voted to cancel our spring 2021 meeting in Saratoga Springs, NY. This is now the third in-person meeting cancellation we have faced since April. This was not an easy decision, however, as many of you know, pulling together an in-person meeting takes almost a year to do, and the Program Committee was running up against some deadlines. We made the decision together to cancel the in-person meeting so that we could focus on a robust and inspiring all-virtual conference in April 2021.

I want to thank everyone who worked to plan our Saratoga Springs meeting and specifically our Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs Melissa McMullen and Jamie Brinkman as well as our Program Committee Co-Chairs Gregory Wiedeman and Rachel Appel. These committees had already put a great deal of thought and effort into what I am sure would have been a wonderful meeting.

There will be more information forthcoming about our April 2021 virtual conference. We are in the process of assembling a group to lead the coordinating committee.

Thank you again for your understanding, and I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

Jennie Levine Knies
MARAC Chair 2020-2021

The fall 2020 edition of the Mid-Atlantic Archivist (MAA Vol. 49 No. 4)  is now available online!

Join MARAC or renew your membership online at Membership 2020-2021 or download the membership form to submit through the mail. Our membership year runs from July 1 - June 30. Visit MARAC Membership to learn more about membership benefits. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

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