Collections

Archivists Respond: The 2021 MAC Annual Meeting

Collection
Published: 10/05/21

Archivists Respond: The 2021 MAC Annual Meeting

This year’s theme, “Archivists Respond,” recognizes the challenges and opportunities 2020 brought to archivists. The Program Committee asked archivists what work and projects they have undertaken that adapt to change. Presenters from across the Midwest and beyond will discuss how they have adapted and responded to change. A variety of posters will also be available for browsing.

DECISION 2020: The 2020 MAC Annual Meeting

Collection
Published: 28/01/20

DECISION 2020: The 2020 MAC Annual Meeting

Des Moines, Iowa (May 6-9, 2020)

The theme of the 2020 MAC annual meeting is “DECISION 2020,” meant to honor the role Iowa plays in our national elections, as well as acknowledge the political nature of our work. Our archival lives require a multitude of decisions every day, and we hope that this year’s MAC attendees find focus and renewed clarity for making all those decisions.

Image credit: Phil Roeder, "Clouds Rolling In," used under a CC-BY license via Flickr.

Innovation, Transformation, Resurgence: The 2019 MAC Annual Meeting

Collection
Published: 03/04/19

Innovation, Transformation, Resurgence: The 2019 MAC Annual Meeting

Detroit, Michigan (April 3-6, 2019)

Long known as a city of innovative industry and activism, today Detroit is referred to as “America’s Comeback City” as a result of its imaginative revitalization of architecture and green spaces, community-building initiatives, and a reinvigorated sense of place. The Program Committee invites session proposals touching on the 2019 theme “Innovation, Transformation, Resurgence” from all areas of archival practice and research and from allied fields.

Blurring Boundaries, Crossing Lines: The 2018 MAC Annual Meeting

Collection
Published: 21/03/18

Blurring Boundaries, Crossing Lines: The 2018 MAC Annual Meeting

Chicago, Illinois (March 21-24, 2018)

Chicago has historically served as a transition area between different types of boundaries: from rural, urban, and suburban landscapes, between land and lake, as a leader in the evolution of transportation, as a home to built forms that encompass traditional and modern architecture, and even from East to West. For MAC 2018 we call archivists to a place whose official city motto itself, “city in a garden” (Urbs in Horto), invites an exploration of contradictions and contrasts.

OMAMAC: The 2017 MAC Annual Meeting

Collection
Published: 05/04/17

OMAMAC: The 2017 MAC Annual Meeting

Omaha, Nebraska (April 5-8, 2017)

Nebraska. Known as the “Gateway to the West” and birthplace of the Reuben sandwich and Butter Brickle ice cream, the Midwest Archives Conference annual meeting convened in Omaha as Nebraska celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017.

ArchivesFest: The 2016 MAC Annual Meeting

Collection
Published: 26/04/16

ArchivesFest: The 2016 MAC Annual Meeting