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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Expertise: Religious archives consolidation; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Digitalization / Digital program development; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation
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Contact Name: Jane Kenamore, CA
Location(s):
Wilmette, IL

In my consulting practice, I help individuals and organizations harness their history. 

To provide clarity to complex problems, I offer the reference assistance of a librarian, the organizing expertise of an archivist, and the intellectual curiosity of a historian.

You are unique and...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Margot Note
Location(s):
Bronx, NY

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; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Michele F. Pacifico
Location(s):
Jackson, WY
Expertise: Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development
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Contact Name: Molly Haas
Location(s):
Lincoln, NE

Tawny Ryan Nelb uses 43+ years of archival experience (33+ 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 five books and over 40 articles on archival management and local history, and a winner of the...

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
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Contact Name: Tawny Ryan Nelb
Location(s):
Midland, MI

Let us help you preserve your story. We are trained archivists and librarians and experienced family historians located in Rockville, Maryland who can help you inventory, organize, and preserve your old family papers, documents, and photographs and create a family archive for future generations.

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Finding aids; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Other
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Contact Name: Claire McDonald, MLIS and Sarah Hedlund, MLIS
Location(s):
Rockville, MD
Expertise: Other
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Contact Name: Charles Piotrowski
Location(s):
Schenectady, NY

I have an MSLIS with a concentration in archives management, and more than 10 years of experience in history organizations, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Oregon Wine History Archive. Much of my work has been to develop new history-based programs from scratch and help to revitalize dormant archives. My specialty is teaching history organizations how to manage and present their artifacts. My job is to empower them to...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Community Programs; Digitization; Digitization Planning; Outreach; Project Management; Social Media; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Location(s):
Portland, OR
Expertise: Other
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Location(s):
Shreveport, LA

Rebecca Elder is an experienced cultural heritage preservation consultant who helps clients find practical and achievable solutions for caring for their history collections. She collaborates with libraries, museums, archives, municipalities and families to tailor preservation plans to their resources and timelines.

 

Rebecca is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic...

Expertise: Emergency Preparedness and Response; Preservation Assessments; Preservation Training
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Contact Name: Rebecca Elder
Location(s):
Austin, TX