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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Armstrong-Johnston is an image research and archival services firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Principals Leigh Armstrong and Mindy Johnston bring big-picture knowledge to projects of all sizes – be they in the arrangement of visual materials archives or in the discovery and procurement of unique archival materials for documentary projects.

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Expertise: Copyrights research; Curatorial consulting; Descriptive metadata; Digitization; Image Research; Rights and Licensing; Archival appraisal; Arrangement and description; Finding aids; Preservation
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Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong and Mindy Johnston
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

About History Associates Incorporated

History Associates provides a wide range of consulting services to help you preserve and manage your past. Our skilled archivists and collections managers can assist you with your records and artifacts. We can also help develop exhibit content, research and write your organization’s history, or conduct specialized historical research. 

Our client list includes hundreds of corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations worldwide. History Associates headquarters is in Rockville, Maryland, where we also maintain a secure, climate-controlled storage facility.  

Now celebrating more than 35 years as...

Expertise: Access and classification reviews; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Laura Starr
Location(s):
Rockville, MD

Janine St.Germain is a consulting archivist who has worked for the last 20 years with a variety of archives in corporate, non-profit, and private collections, including artist estates. Her services focus on guiding clients through trust and estate planning efforts, leveraging archival assets to market a brand, supporting strategic plans, publicity, marketing, and fundraising efforts. 

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: janine@janinestgermain.com
Location(s):
Croton on Hudson, NY

As a consultant, I serve my clients in four ways—as an archival advisor, writer and researcher, instructor, and photo editor. To provide clarity to complex information-based problems, I offer the reference assistance of a librarian, the organizing expertise of an archivist, and the critical thinking skills and intellectual curiosity of a historian.

I facilitate the understanding of the importance of historical collections, suggesting ways to manage them and use them to tell stories to connect with people. With each project, I keep the client’s needs in mind and offer practical and sustainable solutions to their problems. 

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

I specialize in program development, grant writing and donor cultivation, digitization project management, project scoping, workflow creation, database implementation, outreach activities, social media, and metrics analysis. I have more than 12 years of experience in the archives, library, and museum field, and received my Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) from Simmons College, with a focus in Archives Management.

Career Highlights:

  • Revived programs at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Built and launched the Oregon Wine History Archive program at Linfield College
  • Attended and became an alumna of the Archives Leadership Institute...
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

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