MARAC is an association of individuals interested in the preservation and use of archival and historical research materials.  Its mission is to assist and support the professional and volunteer archivists, manuscript curators, and records managers in obtaining continuing education, and to provide collegial networking opportunities.  Nearly 1000 members, in seven states and the District of Columbia, serve government agencies, academic institutions, churches, businesses, historical societies, libraries, museums, and professional associations.

MARAC is divided into state caucuses, which provide opportunities for members to discuss, initiate action, and promote statewide archival needs, activities, and issues and to exchange information with local colleagues.  All members may select one caucus as part of their membership and may choose to join additional caucuses for a nominal fee.

MARAC encourages active participation in a variety of committees and positions as well as offering scholarships to archivists and graduate students in the MARAC region. Visit How to Get Involved to learn more.

The central mission of MARAC focuses upon education and professional development. To this end, members of MARAC can take advantage of publications, high quality conferences and advanced workshops at reasonable prices. Participation in MARAC also affords the opportunity to connect with archivists in your area and to create new professional contacts.

Membership benefits include:

  • Extensive networking opportunities
  • Special rates for meetings and travel award opportunities
  • Participation in mentoring circles and special interest discussion groups
  • Access to MARAC's membership directory
  • Professional development and continuing education workshops
  • Eligibility to serve in MARAC leadership positions
  • Invitations to caucus gatherings, community service events, and more

Click here to download a membership brochure.

MARAC's membership year runs from July 1 - June 30.  Dues are not pro-rated. Payments received in the 4th quarter (April 1 - June 30) will roll over to the next membership year. The annual membership rates are:
Regular membership: $45.00
Retired membership: $20.00
Student membership: $20.00

The membership form for next year (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024) is now available. Join or renew online at Membership 2023-2024 or download a membership form to submit with check payment. If you submit the form online, you may pay immediately via credit card or request an invoice to pay later. Please note that full online membership benefits will not be available until payment is received. Contact [email protected] with any questions.