n. (abbr. MAC)a regional association based in the Midwest of the United States supporting individuals and institutions in the archives field through advocacy, education, publication, and networkingMAC 1976, 2The Midwestern Archivist, a semi-annual journal published by the Midwest Archives Conference, is concerned with the issues and problems confronting the contemporary archivist.Quinn 1983, 434Of the eight multistate regionals, the largest both in terms of geographical turf and number of members is the Midwest Archives Conference (MAC). Its approximate 700 members reside in a twelve-state area ranging from Ohio to the Dakotas.Quinn, P., 1993, 5The central purpose of the Midwest Archives Conference is, and always has been, to confer, to get together, to exchange ideas and viewpoints and solutions to archival problems.MAC 2022What is the Midwest Archives Conference? MAC is one of the nation’s largest regional professional associations for archivists. Founded in 1972, MAC now has more than 800 individual members. MAC’s institutional members include a variety of corporate, government, religious, and university archives, as well as historical societies and other manuscripts repositories and special collections.
The Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) was established in 1972 and began its journal, Archival Issues (formerly The Midwestern Archivist), in 1976. Although the MAC region covers thirteen Midwest states, membership is open to anyone regardless of location.