CFP – Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Session proposals relating to archival reinvention and innovation wanted by 12/16.

The Program Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference is now accepting session proposals for the Fall 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference meeting, which will be held on October 26-28, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. Proposals will be accepted until midnight EST on December 16, 2016.

The theme of this meeting will be “Reinvention and Renewal: Putting the Shine on the Nickel City,” and the Program Committee seeks proposals relating to archival reinvention and innovation. Possible topics include:

  • Impact of closures, mergers, and reorganizations on archives and records management programs
  • Reinventing oneself as a manager/supervisor
  • Ensuring collections and services are accessible to people with disabilities
  • American and Canadian perspectives on archival or records management issues
  • New approaches to and new tools for archival work
  • What happens when “hidden” documents and collections come to light

The conference’s host city, Buffalo, New York, is reinventing itself, and the Program Committee also welcomes proposals relating to archives and the rich history of Buffalo and western New York. Possible topics include:

  • The Erie Canal and water-borne transportation
  • Industry and design
  • Documenting immigration—from the colonial era to the present day
  • Native Americans
  • Foodways and food and beverage history
  • Religion
  • Natural and environmental history

To submit session proposals, visit the following Google form:

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Cindy Bendroth (Pennsylvania State Archives) and Bonnie Weddle (New York State Archives)