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 an MA, with a concentration in Archives Management and Museum Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. Specifically I have dedicated the last 5 years in working with different types of historical organizations in order to truly appreciate various kinds of archives, libraries, and museums. Much of my work has been to develop archival programs from scratch or to help breathe life into dormant archives. My goal is to teach organizations how to care for and manage their collections.

Historical organizations routinely struggle to afford experienced and dedicated staff to...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management; 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; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Strategic planning; Other
Contact:
Contact Name: Andie Geyer
Location(s):
Yucaipa, CA

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
Contact:
Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong
Location(s):
Chicago, IL
Expertise: Arrangement and description; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Other
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Contact Name: Raegan C. Stearns
Location(s):
Shreveport, LA

Digital Archivy practices the science and discipline of archivy.  We focus on practical, cost-effective solutions and help small- to large-sized businesses identify, manage, protect, and use their information. We have experience in: 1) writing needs assessments; 2) improving intellectual control; 3) offering strategic planning; and 4) designing effective solutions...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Corporate Taxonomy; Data Analytics; Digital Archiving; Digital Asset Management; Digitization; Information appraisal; Information Management; Metadata Improvement; Needs Assessments; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
Contact:
Contact Name: David Kay, MLS
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

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
Contact:
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
Contact:
Contact Name: janine@janinestgermain.com
Location(s):
Croton on Hudson, NY

In my consulting practice, I help individuals and organizations harness their history. 

To provide clarity to complex problems, I offer the reference assistance of a librarian, the organizing expertise of an archivist, and the intellectual curiosity of a historian.

You are unique and...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Margot Note
Location(s):
Bronx, NY
Expertise: Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development
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Contact Name: Molly Haas
Location(s):
Lincoln, NE

Let us help you preserve your story. We are trained archivists and librarians and experienced family historians located in Rockville, Maryland who can help you inventory, organize, and preserve your old family papers, documents, and photographs and create a family archive for future generations.

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Finding aids; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Other
Contact:
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; 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