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

Lisa Sisco is formally trained as an archivist and possesses a background in information management, digital preservation, as well as web accessibility. She is currently a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and the Society of American Archivists.

Expertise: Digital Preservation; Electronic records management; Fundraising and grant writing; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services
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Contact Name: Lisa Sisco
Location(s):

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

Digital Archivy practices the science and discipline of active information management and digital archiving.  We take a holistic multi-dimensional view of information ecosystems, and create user-focused solutions that are practical, cost-effective, and improve user experience. The services we offer are: 

1) Digital Archiving and Information Management Services
2) Consulting and Advisory Services
3) Professional...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staffing and implementation
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Contact Name: David Kay, MLS
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

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

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

You are unique and your information problems merit distinct interventions. Together, we focus on your needs and explore ways to achieve your goals, tailored to you. Throughout our project, you’ll work directly...

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

Media Burn Archive is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization founded in 2003. Media Burn Archive collects, restores, and distributes documentary video created by artists, activists and community groups. Our mission is to use archival media to deepen context and encourage critical thought through a social justice lens. To support our cultural and educational activities, we offer archival quality tape transfer services and archival consulting to a wide variety of corporate, institutional, and broadcast clients.

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Expertise: Audiotape; Collection Assessment; Digital Archiving; Digital Preservation Training; Digitization; Needs Assessments; Videotape; Arrangement and description; Fundraising and grant writing; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Dan Erdman
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

Tawny Ryan Nelb uses 43+ years of archival experience (33+ years as a consultant) including work at Yale University and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library to provide needs assessment analyses for collections and archival programs, facilities planning and development, preservation management and assessment, oral histories, disaster planning, personal archivist services, processing plans and implementation, archival policies and procedure preparation, long term planning, staff training and recruitment, grant writing, and historical research and writing to her clients.  She is the author of five books and over 40 articles on archival management and local history, and a winner of the...

Expertise: Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Disaster preparedness; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Preservation; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Tawny Ryan Nelb
Location(s):
Midland, MI