Administrative Handbook


The MLA Archivist is a special officer of MLA whose principal responsibility is to oversee MLA’s archives activities. Duties include serving as MLA’s official contact with the Curator of Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA), University of Maryland, owner and custodian of the MLA Archives; collaborating with the Curator of SCPA in the development of MLA policies and practices regarding the association’s archives program and the maintenance of its archives; ensuring that documents are assembled by the responsible incumbents and are conveyed to the MLA Archives within the time periods specified; and preparing grant proposals in collaboration with the Curator of SPCA, the MLA Board of Directors, and the MLA Development Officer, and when appropriate serve as principal investigator or its equivalent. The MLA Archivist is an ex officio member of the Oral History and Preservation Committees. The MLA Archivist receives gratis MLA regular membership and MLA annual meeting early-regular-member registration. (rev. 5/2012) (rev. 3/2014) (rev. 2/2017) (rev. 6/2018)