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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Archival and curatorial consulting for your personal and family archives and art collections.

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival appraisal; Curatorial consulting; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Preservation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Transcription
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Contact Name: Jennifer Frémont, MA, MLS
Location(s):
MA

Rachael Cristine Woody is the owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC, a firm that provides services to archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. She specializes in establishing collection programs, assessment and planning for historical collections, teaching grant acquisition strategy, and vetting and implementing Collection Management Systems (CMS). Previously she revived the archives at the Freer|Sackler Museum of...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digital Asset Management; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Selecting and Implementing Collections Management Systems; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Location(s):
Portland, OR

Rebecca Hankins is a President Barack Obama appointee to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). As a Commission member, she was responsible for evaluating and dispensing between $5-10 million dollars in grants annually for the National Archives. Prior to her appointment, Rebecca was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivist-- the highest honor...

Expertise: Collection Guides; development; Digital Archiving; Equity, Diversity, Access, Belonging, and Inclusion; Information appraisal; Arrangement and description; Fundraising and grant writing; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Reference services; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Rebecca Hankins
Location(s):
Bryan, TX

Sepia Archival Management works with individuals, cultural organizations and corporations to provide an array of services. Hands-on work includes collection organization and description, digitization, light preservation work and cataloging home libraries and art collections. Our strategic services include providing overarching archival strategies, making archival software recommendations and documentation and description planning.

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Hilarie Pitman Pozesky
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

Sharon Mizota is a DEI metadata consultant who helps archives, museums, libraries, and media organizations transform and share their metadata to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the historical record. She has over ten years of experience managing and creating metadata for arts and culture organizations, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Judy Chicago Research Portal, Curationist.org,...

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging
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Contact Name: Sharon Mizota
Location(s):
South Pasadena, CA

Shelley Diamond Archival Solutions LLC specializes in archival and collection management services for artists, private collectors and estates in New York City, and home inventory services for NYC homeowners and renters. We help private individuals ensure the long-term preservation of their collections, protect their private property assets, and identify and manage risk.

Our services help working artists organize their art, studio and business records, and aid families and executors overseeing the stewardship and legacy of an artist’s estate.  Our collection management services guide collectors in the care, storage, organization, documentation, safe display and long-term...

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Inventories; Facilities planning and development; Site assessments; Finding aids; Storage and housing; Management and administration; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Shelley Diamond
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

Marcy Silver Flynn established Silver Image Management in 1994 to provide collection management services to archives, libraries, museums and private collections with visual images, especially photographs.  She is based in Arizona but provides services nationwide.

Silver Image Management works with you to improve the organization, description, preservation and use of your valuable image collections, including photographs and negatives, digital images, fine art, prints, drawings, posters, and architectural drawings. 

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Expertise: Access and classification reviews; Artists Archives; Minimal Processing Techniques; Artist Estates; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Cataloging; Grant Writing; Image Research; Project Management; Finding aids; Visual Materials; Strategic planning; Other
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Contact Name: Marcy Flynn
Location(s):
Scottsdale, AZ

With more than 40 years of experience working with diverse organizations, our consultants offer expertise in a wide range of services and approaches to managing, protecting, and using historical materials.

Our knowledge of all types of archival records including digital and analog (paper-based) documentation, as well as various image media, and artifacts, allows us to help achieve successful intellectual and physical control, and management of collections.

We help you meet your goals and objectives through program development and project support.

Our Values:

  • History and those who create it matter
  • Access is...
Expertise: Access and classification reviews; Architectural Records; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Landscape, Planning and Design Records; Project Management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Waverly Lowell
Location(s):
Oakland, CA

The Winthrop Group was founded in 1982 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has worked with more than 350 clients located in more than 25 states and 10 countries in addition to the U.S.  Represented among the clients are Fortune 100 corporations and privately held companies, NGO’s, foundations, a range of non-profit and cultural organizations, educational institutions, municipal governments, private families, politicians, and well known individuals in the arts.  The firm’s Information & Archival Services (I&AS) Division, which was formed in 1979 as a private consulting practice rooted in corporate and organization archives, joined Winthrop’s Histories & Consulting in 1989 to...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Records survey planning and implementation; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Sam Markham
Location(s):
New York, NY

Since 1985, Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian has been helping individuals, families, businesses, churches, and universities discover and preserve their history.  Through the practical establishment of archives and through historical research including genealogy, Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian makes your history available and accessible for generations to come.

 

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Expertise: Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Oral history planning and implementation; Software applications; Staffing and implementation
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Contact Name: Valerie A. Metzler
Location(s):
Altoona, PA