Midwest Archives Conference Records, 1972-2020

Administrative/Restriction Information

Access Restrictions

Some of the Journal Editorial Board files which pertain to manuscript reviews are restricted for 15 years. Access to these records will be available only to the current MAC Editorial Board chair.

Patrons must use digital access copies of the original VHS recordings.

There are no access restrictions on the remainder of the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.

Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

Acquisition Information

The Midwest Archives Conference donated its records to the UWM Archives in January 2003. At that time, the collection was transferred from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (accession 2002-070). The UWM Archives regularly receives additions to the collection. Information about these additions is available on request.

Processing Information

After the collection arrived at UWM, Christel Maass processed the collection from February 2003 to November 2004, assisted by Andrew Blahnik, Ann Stachewicz, and Jesse Gant. As much as possible, the arrangement of the collection follows the order established by former MAC Archivist Patrick Quinn. In December 2010, Christel Maass processed some unnumbered accessions. In April 2011, Christel Maass processed accessions 2003-091, 2004-027, 2004-036, 2004-066, 2005-012, 2005-065, 2007-013, 2007-015, 2007-037, 2008-010, 2008-026, 2008-043. In fall 2013 and spring 2014, Emma Cobb (supervised by Michael Doylen) processed accessions 2005-068, 2006-061, 2007-002, 2007-024, 2007-063, 2010-055, 2011-051, 2012-041, 2013-025, and 2013-027. Charles Hosale (supervised by Christel Maass and Brad Houston) processed accessions 2004-059, 2004-060, 2005-057, 2006-060, 2010-049, 2012-042, 2012-055, 2013-29, and 2013-031. Hayley Jackson updated the finding aid to include information about accession 2013-051 in June 2014. Christel Maass added accession 2015-022 to the collection in December 2015. Brad Houston processed accession 2016-025 in December 2016. Christel Maass added additional newsletters and journals to the collection in March 2019. Derek Webb added additional newsletters in September 2020.

In March 2016, Brad Houston updated the listings for electronic records to better reflect electronic folders' places in the Archives file server hierarchy.

Preservation Information

Paul Eisloeffel at the Nebraska State Historical Society digitized the VHS recordings in 2015. Preservation master files were created as uncompressed stereo .avi files captured at 720x480. Access copies were created as compressed 640x480 stereo .mp4 files.

Deaccession Information

With the permission of Council, Christel Maass removed from the collection on July 1, 2005 all rejected Midwestern Archivist and Archival Issues manuscripts and all accepted manuscripts that were withdrawn prior to publication. These were originally housed in boxes 92 through 97.

Christel Maass removed newly scheduled Archival Issues accepted manuscripts from the collection in April 2017 (boxes 87-91).