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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We mentor and teach other library, archives, museum, and cultural heritage professionals to increase capacity and contribute to professional growth. We know that equalizing access to cultural heritage, particularly in under-represented repositories, is a public good. We believe that all parties in a well-composed collaboration have the capacity to make real contributions. And, we believe that integrating creativity and fun into work increases engagement and enjoyment.

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Expertise: Collaboration; Rights and Licensing; User Studies; Archival standards; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Jodi Allison-Bunnell
Location(s):
Missoula, MT

I have an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Archives Management and Museum Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. Specifically I have worked with different types of historical institutions while having hands-on experience within various kinds of archives, libraries, and museums.

Here are some of the projects I’ve worked in:

  • Personal archival research for Genelogical Project at the Seaver Center within the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
  • Established the Special Library at the Malki Museum in Banning, CA
  • Processed the Probate Records Collection for the San Bernardino County Archives...
Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Strategic planning; Other
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Contact Name: Andie Geyer
Location(s):
Yucaipa, CA

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 twenty years experience working with creators, owners, and researchers. Expertise includes picture research, rights and license negotiation, arrangement and description, content appraisal and valuation, project management. Clients have included: 

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Expertise: Descriptive metadata; Research; Rights and Licensing; Archival appraisal; Arrangement and description; Exhibit planning and implementation; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Government relations; Preservation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

With over fifteen years of professional library and archives experience, Cloud and Clay Cultural Preservation offers expertise with research, preservation, archives management, personal archiving, and training projects. Based in the Ark-La-Tex region of the United States, Cloud and Clay Cultural Preservation  is also available for remote, national, and international collaboration. 

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Collection Assessment; Collection Guides; Community Programs; ContentDM; Digitization; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Encoded Archival Description (EAD); Image Research; Omeka; Preservation Assessments; Research; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Reference services; Other
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Contact Name: Raegan C. Stearns, CA
Location(s):
Shreveport, LA

Congressional collections document the democratic process and public policy and are rich resources for both scholarship and instruction. They also present a host of challenges. Modern congressional collections are large, complex, and usually contain a variety of formats, including paper, analog audiovisual materials, and digital files. They are often high profile and come with high donor and institutional expectations. I have a decade of experience working with congressional archives, and I use that to advise institutions on acquiring modern political collections, processing multiple formats, and building donor relationships. My expertise in applying project management and minimal...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Congressional papers; Constituent services data; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Electronic records management; Finding aids; Government relations; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Danielle Emerling
Location(s):

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

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Our nationally-recognized consultants will give you expert guidance and ensure your goals are met using the right mix of best practices, standards and high quality solutions.

Areas of Expert

We are experts in the following:

  • Digital and Traditional Preservation
  • Digital Content, Creation, and Management
  • Disaster Planning, Prevention, and Response
  • Space Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sustainability Planning

Cost Effective Solutions

Because every project is uniquely designed, we work within your budget. Our fees are...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Community Programs; Digital Preservation; Needs Assessments; Rights and Licensing; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Digitization / digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Policy development; Preservation; Strategic planning
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Location(s):
GA

You are unique and your problems merit distinct interventions. The approach we decide on will be tailored to your needs. My solutions are flexible and holistic; I advise on the high-level aspects of the project and am fully engaged with the detailed implementation of my strategies. Together, we focus on your critical needs and explore ways to achieve your goals. Throughout our project, you work directly with the principal: me. You always have access to the one who can make decisions and take actions immediately. Achieve...

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
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Contact Name: Margot Note. CA, CRM, IGP, PMP
Location(s):
New York, NY

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
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Contact Name: Claire McDonald, MLIS and Sarah Hedlund, MLIS
Location(s):
Rockville, MD