Midwest Archives Conferense Student Papers and Posters


If you could please circulate the following to your students, it would be much appreciated!

The 2011 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the Midwest Archives Conference’s (MAC) Annual Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota from April 28 – 30, 2011. Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered. Students must be currently enrolled or have graduated no earlier than December 2010. Proposals must be received no later than February 11, 2011.

Graduate Student Paper Session

The work of three archives students will be selected for presentation during a traditional session format. Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes to present a paper. Thirty minutes will be reserved for audience questions and discussion. Proposals may relate to the student’s research interests as well as research pertinent to the profession. Participant selection will be based on the quality of proposals submitted.

Graduate Student Poster Session

The Graduate Student Poster Session will showcase the work of both individual students and student chapters.

Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activities conducted recently.

Student Chapter posters may describe chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the archives and records professions. One person should coordinate the submission of each student chapter proposal.

Submission Form and Deadlines

Submit a proposal: https://midwestarc.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_91345

Proposals must be received no later than February 11, 2011. The form will ask for the following information:

School/Degree Program (MA, MILS, PhD, etc.)
Phone Number
Type of proposal (Paper/Individual Poster/Chapter Poster)
Poster or Paper Abstract (200 words or less)
Affirmation of Attendance (a sentence indicating your commitment to attend MAC 2011 and present your paper/poster in person if selected)
Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Tamar Chute at chute.6@osu.edu.




Tom Steman

University Archivist / Associate Professor

St. Cloud State University

314C Miller Center

720 Fourth Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

(320) 308-4753



Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
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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