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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I have 30+ years of experience developing, managing, preserving, and promoting the use of archives and heritage collections in a variety of formats. I offer services in planning, program development, project support, and more. I will work with you to meet your unique goals.

If you’re starting an archives program, or want to take your program to the next level, I can help. I have led archives programs at two academic institutions, and have experience in strategic planning, budget administration, grant-writing, collection development, records management, donor stewardship, reference, outreach, exhibitions, programming, and managing diverse staff. ...

Expertise: Collection Assessment; Editing; Metadata Improvement; Needs Assessments; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Image Research; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning; Transcription
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Contact Name: Lisa Mix, CA, DAS
Location(s):
Monrovia, CA

Margot Note Consulting LLC offers information strategy and archives and records management services.

You are unique and your information problems merit distinct interventions. Together, we focus on your needs and explore ways to achieve your goals, tailored to you. Throughout our project, you’ll work directly...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Policy development; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Margot Note, CA, CRM, IGP, PMP
Location(s):
New York, NY

My archival practice is dedicated to meeting my clients' goals for stewardship of their archives. I center collaboration and respect for the knowledge and expertise of others, and work to build capacity wherever archives are housed, through projects that value and sustain archival labor, whoever carries it out.

Expertise: Collection Assessment; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Digitization; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Fundraising and grant writing
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Contact Name: Megan McShea
Location(s):
Baltimore, MD
Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Transcription
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Contact Name: Jennifer Frémont, MA, MLS
Location(s):
MA

Let us help you preserve your story. We are trained archivists and librarians and experienced family historians located in Maryland who can help you inventory, organize, and preserve your old family papers, documents, and photographs and create a family archive for future generations. We are available to serve clients throughout the country and happily provide consultations via telephone and videoconferencing.

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Research; Finding aids; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Records management; Other
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Contact Name: Claire McDonald, MLIS and Sarah Hedlund, MLIS
Location(s):
Rockville, MD

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; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digitization Planning; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Outreach; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Disaster preparedness; Social Media; 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: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Disaster preparedness; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Micha Broadnax and Jessica C. Neal
Location(s):
MA

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; Site assessments; Storage and housing; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; 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; Grant Writing; Image Research; Cataloging; Project Management; Visual Materials; Finding aids; 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; Landscape, Planning and Design Records; Digitization / digital program development; 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