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 Image, LLC provides research and consulting services to museums, businesses, families, photographers and media producers requiring expertise in the location of unique archival images, and in the arrangement and administration of visual materials collections. 

Archival Image, LLC, is directed by Leigh Armstrong, a Certified Archivist with more than twenty-years experience working with creators, collectors, researchers, and repositories. Expertise includes picture research, rights and license negotiation, arrangement and description, content appraisal and valuation, project management. Past and...

Expertise: Digitization; Archival appraisal; Arrangement and description; Research; Rights and Licensing; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Government relations; Management and administration; Preservation; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong
Chicago, IL

“Inspiring families, businesses, and organizations to preserve and share their history.”

Archive Your Past is all about family history and historical documents.  Organize, digitize and preserve your historical documents or family history collection with Archive Your Past. 

For historical societies and libraries with archival collections, Archive Your Past will preserve, process, and describe your collection as an...

Expertise: Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Finding aids; Preservation
Contact Name: Anni Parsons
Milwaukee, WI

Bright Archives is an independent archival production house. We help our clients create and organize records of their experiences and use creative media to shine light on their stories. 

Owners Katherine Barbera and David Bernabo have more than 30 years of combined experience in archives and creative media. By bringing together a unique combination of archival and production services, we want to demystify the art of creating and managing archives and provide archival solutions for small to mid-sized projects, initiatives, and organizations. We can help you organize your records, document your experiences, and mine them for relevant details. We can also help you...

Expertise: Artist Archives; Archival appraisal; Community Programs; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Creative media; Outreach; Podcast production; Project Management; Research; Facilities planning and development; Social Media; Visual Materials; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning; Transcription; Videography; Other
Contact Name: Katherine Barbera
Pittsburgh, PA
Expertise: Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Finding aids
Contact Name: Michele Combs
LaFayette, NY

Liz Phillips Consulting, LLC works with organizations and individuals looking to organize and preserve historic materials. We offer archives and collections management services for physical and digital collections as well as strategic services in policy development and project planning.

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Collection Guides; Digital Archiving; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Metadata Improvement; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Descriptive metadata; Arrangement and description; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Software applications; Strategic planning
Contact Name: Liz Phillips
Davis, CA

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

Leaders look to Margot to transform information chaos to clarity, helping them make better decisions, win grants, and save money. Most importantly, they gain peace of mind knowing that their project is handled by an expert. Clients have come to value Margot’s ability to complete projects on time, on budget, and tailored to their needs. They understand that to manage with a sense of history is not to be tethered...

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
Contact Name: Margot Note, CA, CRM, IGP, PMP
New York, NY

At Memorable Legacy, we can quickly organize and protect your images, transform them into lasting mementos, connect your family history and allow you to share your story with family and friends.


Christie Johnson, owner of Memorable Legacy is a:

Photo Project Manager

Expertise: Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Preservation
Contact Name: Christie Johnson
Fremont, NE

Monocurate is a private, brick-and-mortar archival practice that provides the expertise, services, and necessary direction to enable individuals, families, and community-based organizations to successfully organize and preserve their archival materials.

Monocurate coordinates all preparation, preservation, organization, and light-conservation treatments such as flattening, surface cleaning, removing pressure-sensitive tapes, deacidifying, mending tears, and encapsulating works on paper. We also provide digital reproduction endeavors for unique mixed-media collections.

Our staff designs and produces preservation housing structures that promote the prolonged preservation of...

Expertise: Videotape; Artist Archives; Digitization; Collaboration; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Inventories; Preservation policy and procedures development; Site assessments; Storage and housing; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Preservation
Contact Name: Brooke Lake, MLIS
Austin, TX

MCR provides consulting, curatorial and collections management services to museums, private collectors, businesses and institutions. We are chaos resolution experts involved in cataloging, digitization, and space assessments, as well as new museum and institutional change planning.

Our team is made up of highly skilled professionals with formal academic training in addition to practical museum, collections management, archive, and curatorial experience. We work both on-site and remotely to ensure the highest possible standards for collections care. 

Our clients include small, volunteer-run historic houses to major museums, private collections to historic societies,...

Expertise: Collection Assessment Surveys; Disaster Preparedness; Collector Systems; PastPerfect; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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
Contact Name: Rebecca Hankins
Bryan, TX