More about the Archival Profession
Midwest Archives Conference
The Midwest Archives Conference is the nation's largest regional professional association for archivists. Founded in 1972, MAC now has approximately 1,000 individual members. MAC's 177 institutional members include a variety of corporate, government, religious, and university archives, as well as historical societies and other manuscripts repositories and special collections. The MAC region is the thirteen heartland states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. However, MAC has individual and institutional members from over 30 other states and five other nations, and more are always welcome.
Society of American Archivists
Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA's mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,500 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.Interested in finding more related organizations? Check out the Society of American Archivists directories of Associated Organizations & Associations.
To discover more about types of archival, processing and description basics, and other general information about archival management, read From Attic to Archives: First Steps to Setting Up Your Archives.
Preservation and Conservation Resources
To explore preservation and conservation resources, check out these helpful links:
Interested in joining the archives profession or just curious to learn more about what archivists do? Take a look at "So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession" from the Society of American Archivists.