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.  More than 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.

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.

Click here to download a membership brochure.

The MARAC membership application for 2018-2019 will be available starting July 1, 2018 on this webpage (our membership year runs from July 1 until June 30th). Please check back with us in July or contact [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!