Midwest Archives Conference

Dear Archives Students!

We would like to personally invite you to attend the upcoming Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) annual meeting being held in Chicago, April 22-24. For the incredibly cheap student registration rate of $45, you will have access to educational and informative sessions on a wide variety of archival topics, in addition to having many opportunities to connect and network with others in the profession. Networking is important, and your linking with others could significantly impact your career!

To register online, and to join MAC if you’re not already a member, go to http://www.midwestarchives.org.

Be sure to note on the form if you can attend the New Members Dinner (see below).

Of special note for students are the following events:

Students’/Young Archivists Night on the Town! (Thursday) Spend Thursday evening with your generation while experiencing city nightlife at its best

Archivists’ Show and Tell: An Open Mike Session (Friday) Share your innovative ideas….

A New Members’ Dinner (free!) for any new members who have recently joined MAC or if you are attending your very first meeting (Friday night)

MAC Student Poster Session—check out cutting edge research and network with your generation of archivists at the first-ever MAC student poster session (Friday)

“Landing a Job in This Economy? A special session of great interest (Saturday)

Additional Resources for the Meeting:

Chicago Hostel Listing” which offers probably the best guide to low-cost housing in the city.


Roommate matchup for Chicago created by the Chicago LAC:



The MAC 2010 Blog for up-to-date information on getting around:


We hope to see you in Chicago!

Douglas Bicknese (Vice President, MAC)

David McCartney (Chair, MAC Membership Committee)

Tanya Zanish-Belcher (President, MAC)


Anke Voss, PIO, Midwest Archives Conference

Anke Voss, MSLS, MA
Director, Champaign Co. Historical Archives
Lecturer, GSLIS, University of Illinois at U-C
The Urbana Free Library
210 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217/531-7040
Fax: 217/531-7088


“less metadata — more poetry”

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017


Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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