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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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

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...

Expertise: Archival appraisal
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Contact Name: Stuart Lutz
Location(s):
South Orange, NJ

Alan Breus privately consults with universities, charities, government agencies, law firms and accounting firms for their donation and estate tax needs relating to archives containing documentary films, rare books and documents and financial and insurance instruments.  

Alan has been engaged as an advisor/appraiser valuing donations to charitable organizations including, but not limited to:  Northwestern University, DePaul University, Columbia University, John Carroll University, Ohio University, The National Children’s Cancer Society, The Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, The U.S. Department of Commerce, Planned Parenthood and The Holocaust Museum in Wash. D.C...

Expertise: Archival appraisal
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Contact Name: ALAN BREUS
Location(s):
Orlando, FL

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

The Luster Company is an archival consulting community that specializes in uplifting and unearthing the often marginalized voices of Black folk in America.

We offer personal and organizational archival services that uplift Black stories

Expertise: Archival standards; Exhibit planning and implementation; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs
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Contact Name: Dominique Luster, MLIS
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