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


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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

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: Laura Starr
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

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


Tawny Ryan Nelb uses 37+ years of archival experience (27+ years as a consultant) including work at Yale University and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library to provide needs assessment analyses for collections and archival programs, facilities planning and development, preservation management and assessment, oral histories, disaster planning, personal archivist services, processing plans and implementation, archival policies and procedure preparation, long term planning, staff training and recruitment, grant writing, and historical research and writing to her clients.  She is the author of...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Preservation; Staff training and recruitment
Contact Name: Tawny Ryan Nelb
Midland, MI

An archivist, librarian, and preservation administrator for over thirty-five  years, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall has worked with archives, libraries, museums, and municipal buildings in addressing preservation and security concerns since 1981. For the past twenty-seven years, he has developed and administered the Massachusetts’ statewide preservation program for libraries and archives. He served as the Co-Chair of COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness) for cultural heritage organizations in Massachusetts.


Expertise: Archival and Library Security; Digitization Planning; Grant Writing; Preservation policy and procedures development; Preservation Training; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Policy development; Preservation; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Gregor Trinkaus-Randall
Stow, MA

I am a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America in the field of Books and Manuscripts: Historical Documents; I am qualified to perform appraisals for donation, estate and insurance purposes.  I have extensive experience appraising extensive archives, as well as the letters and manuscripts of the Presidents, Declaration of Independence Signers, Revolutionary and Civil War figures, authors, famous doctors and lawyers, business leaders, etc.  I last took the USPAP class in...

Expertise: Archival appraisal
Contact Name: Stuart Lutz
Short Hills, NJ