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
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Founded in 1973, the nonprofit NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center specializes in the preservation of paper- and film-based materials as well as audio recordings. The Center serves clients nationwide, including archives, government agencies, other cultural heritage organizations, and  individuals.

NEDCC provides conservation treatment and digitization for book, photograph, and paper collections, including large...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Conservation Treatment; Digital Preservation; Digitization / digital program development; Preservation policy and procedures development; Disaster preparedness; Preservation; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services
Location(s):
Andover, MA

Paul Conway has over 40 years of experience as an archivist, library administrator, and archival studies scholar.  He is a pioneer in the field of cultural heritage digitization and archival user studies, with a long and successful track-record of grant writing and project administration.  He specializes in teaching and promoting the use of international standards and best practices for the digital reformatting of archival collections, including audio-visual resources. He is developing a series of free, online courses to support the building of archival quality digital collections in archives, libraries, and museums. 

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Digitization / digital program development; Fundraising and grant writing; Preservation
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Contact Name: Paul Conway
Location(s):
Ann Arbor, MI

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

TDAG specializes in the creation of digital archives, which support our clients in making historical content more accessible to their organization. We use a wide variety of state-of-the-art scanning and digitization equipment approved by the National Archives and Smithsonian Institution with the ability to adhere to strict FADGI guidelines. We select the equipment we engage on each project based upon the age, size and dimensions of the assets to be digitized. ...

Expertise: Collection Assessment; Descriptive metadata; Digital Preservation; Digitization Planning; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Rights and Licensing; Storage and housing; Preservation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Jeffrey Kelch
Location(s):
Buffalo Grove, IL

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
Expertise: Archival appraisal; Genealogy and local history research programming and reference services; Digitization / digital program development; Reference services
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Contact Name: Vicki Tobias
Location(s):
Madison, WI

Vanguard Archives Consulting is an archival consultancy and information management project incubator. Born from a desire to expand archival practice, tools, and networks to wide-ranging communities, we seek out and invite partners across industries interested in storytelling, archives, and digital projects.

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Staff training and recruitment; Strategic planning; Transcription
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Contact Name: Jessica C. Neal
Location(s):
Mobile, AL