Directory of Archival Consultants

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This easy-to-use Directory of Archival Consultants contains information about experts across the country who provide professional consulting services on various aspects of archives and archiving. All listings in this directory are paid listings. Information provided by consultants is not independently checked or verified.

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Armstrong-Johnston is an image research and archival services firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers creative and collaborative solutions for individuals, businesses and organizations seeking image-based research, archival and curatorial consulting, and the management of historical resources


Services include:

Expertise: Digitization; Image Research; Rights and Licensing; Archival appraisal; Arrangement and description
Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong and Mindy Johnston
Chicago, IL

AVPreserve is a data management consulting and software development firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information, business, and people to advance the ways in which data is used for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and causes.

Our team consists of internationally recognized experts with years of experience working with academic, media and entertainment, government, museum, broadcast, and corporate organizations.

Contact us and let us know how we can support you in your efforts.

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitalization / Digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Facilities planning and development; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Strategic planning
Madison, WI
  • Developed a change management program for the Electronic Records Archives system at the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Managed the Technical Services Branch of the Center for Electronic Records, which had the responsibllity of preserving accessioned federal electronic records
  • Completed a market system of then current European and Australian digital preservation projects in 2008
  • Analyzed electronic records system at the Federal Trade Commission to see if met criteria as trustworthy electronic records system
  • Developed federal records schedules for elecronic records systems at the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Identified key...
Expertise: Change Management; Electronic records; Electronic records management; Records management
Contact Name: Fynnette Eaton
Washington, DC

About History Associates Incorporated

History Associates provides a wide range of consulting services to help you preserve and manage your past. Our skilled archivists and collections managers can assist you with your records and artifacts. We can also help develop exhibit content, research and write your organization’s history, or conduct specialized historical research. 

Our client list includes hundreds of corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. History Associates headquarters is in Rockville, Maryland, where we also maintain a secure, climate-controlled storage facility.  

Now celebrating more than 35 years as...

Expertise: Access and classification reviews; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Mark Evans
Rockville, MD

Hunter Information Management Services, Inc., specializes in all aspects of archives and records management. Its president, Dr. Gregory S. Hunter, is both a Certified Records Manager and a Certified Archivist. In August 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and two of his books have received awards from SAA. Since January, 1990 Dr. Hunter has been a Professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University, directing graduate-level certificate programs in archives and records management. Dr. Hunter previously served as Manager of Corporate Records for ITT Corporation and Director of Archival Programs for the United Negro...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management
Contact Name: Gregory S. Hunter, Ph.D., CA, CRM
Mineola, NY

Our services include the cataloging and processing of archives, photographs, artworks, and print collections; needs assessments and recommendations for the management, preservation, and disposition of paper archives, born-digital collections, and audiovisual materials; surveys and appraisals of archival collections; and brokerage of sales of archives to institutions and private collectors. We specialize in working with arts organizations and the archives of artists,...

Expertise: Artists Archives; IRS appraisal of archives; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Management and administration; Reference services; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Lisa Darms
New York, NY

As a consultant, I serve my clients in four ways—as an archival advisor, writer and researcher, instructor, and photo editor. To provide clarity to complex information-based problems, I offer the reference assistance of a librarian, the organizing expertise of an archivist, and the critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity of a historian.

I facilitate the understanding of the importance of historical collections, suggesting ways to manage them and use them to tell stories to connect with people. With each project, I keep the client’s needs in mind and offer practical and sustainable solutions to their problems. 

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Records management
Contact Name: Margot Note
Bronx, NY

Expertise: Exhibit planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Mary Beth Corrigan
Silver Spring, MD

An archivist for over 30 years, Michele Pacifico has specialized in archival facilities since 1987.  She has managed the largest archival facility design and construction project in the world, NARA's Archives II. An archival consultant since 2000, Pacifico has worked on a variety of archives, special collections, and records center projects and assists clients in all aspects of archival policy and planning, including proposals, assessments, collections surveys, feasibility studies, programming, design, construction, and post occupancy reviews. 

As co-chair of the Society of American Archivists' Technical Subcommittee on Archival Facility Guidelines she continues to research and...

Expertise: Facilities planning and development
Contact Name: Michele F. Pacifico
Jackson, WY

Mimi Bowling has been an archivist for more than thirty years and has held managerial positions at Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the National Park Service, and The New York Public Library, where she was the Charles J. Liebman Curator of Manuscripts. She has been a consulting archivist since 2004, working with clients in academic and cultural institutions, business and government. Her consulting services, offered worldwide, include general needs assessment, preservation needs assessment, grant writing, program development, project oversight, security reviews, processing plans, and appraisal. From 2004 through 2011 Ms. Bowling was an adjunct faculty member of Long...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Policy development; Preservation
Contact Name: Mimi Bowling
West Orange, NJ