n. (abbr. MARAC)an organization supporting archivists in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia through advocacy, education, and networkingGoggin and Delle Donne 1973, 129–130For the first semi-annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 150 archivists and manuscript curators from seven states and the District of Columbia met in Wilmington, Del., October 13 and 14. The organization, whose steering committee met for the first time on June 23, is aimed at junior and midlevel staff members of any institution in the seven-state and D.C. area with records or personal papers in its care.Bell-Russel et al. 2011, 3–4Semi-annual meetings with programming that appealed to beginning archivists and seasoned professionals from either small or large repositories continues to be a major focus of MARAC’s activities. In addition, MARAC recently began to offer professional development workshops within the region to meet the needs of those who are unable to attend the bi-annual meetings. For those who think that MARAC is full of stuffy archivists who spend their lives waxing philosophical about archival theory, the organization hosts a hospitality suite at SAA where networking, adult beverages, conversation, and M&Ms reign supreme.Flint and Brown 2019The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) was organized in June 1972 at a gathering of thirty-three archivists and manuscript curators at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. The group sought to establish a regional archival professional association, drawing its membership from the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia and the District of Columbia. MARAC 2022Organized 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.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference was founded in 1972, and in that year it published the first issue of its newsletter, the Mid-Atlantic Archivist. The organization holds conferences and workshops, gives awards and scholarships, advocates on issues of importance to the profession, and publishes technical leaflets, occasional papers, and symposia. The Mid-Atlantic Archivist is published quarterly.