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
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Contact Name: Leigh Armstrong
Location(s):
Chicago, IL

Digital Archivy is a turnkey archival consulting firm that works with organizations to identify, analyze, compare, organize, and use information better. We work closely with clients and take a holistic multi-dimensional view of information ecosystems. This enables us to create solutions that are practical, cost-effective, and user-focused. Our projects ensure long-term preservation, increase access and support...

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

ForKeeps Inc. helps institutions, individuals, and families harness their history by working to organize, preserve, and share their stories in innovative ways. Our small team of archive professionals ensures that each project gets the attention it deserves, regardless of complexity. At For-keeps Inc. our goal is to provides efficient and effective Heritage project solutions.

Expertise: Archival standards; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Deidre Dinnigan
Location(s):
Brooklyn, 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

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

Rachael Cristine Woody is the owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting LLC, a firm that provides services to archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. She specializes in establishing collection programs, assessment and planning for historical collections, teaching grant acquisition strategy, and vetting and implementing Collection Management Systems (CMS). Previously she revived the archives at the Freer|Sackler Museum of...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Digital Asset Management; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Project Management; Selecting and Implementing Collections Management Systems; Facilities planning and development; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment
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Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Location(s):
Portland, OR

Shelley Diamond Archival Solutions LLC specializes in archival and collection management services for artists, private collectors and estates in New York City, and home inventory services for NYC homeowners and renters. We help private individuals ensure the long-term preservation of their collections, protect their private property assets, and identify and manage risk.

Our services help working artists organize their art, studio and business records, and aid families and executors overseeing the stewardship and legacy of an artist’s estate.  Our collection management services guide collectors in the care, storage, organization, documentation, safe display and long-term...

Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Cataloging; Inventories; Facilities planning and development; Site assessments; Finding aids; Storage and housing; Management and administration; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Shelley Diamond
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

The Luster Company is an archival consulting community that specializes in uplifting and unearthing the often marginalized voices of Black folk in America.

We offer personal and organizational archival services that uplift Black stories

Expertise: Archival standards; Exhibit planning and implementation; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs
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Contact Name: Dominique Luster, MLIS
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With more than 40 years of experience working with diverse organizations, our consultants offer expertise in a wide range of services and approaches to managing, protecting, and using historical materials.

Our knowledge of all types of archival records including digital and analog (paper-based) documentation, as well as various image media, and artifacts, allows us to help achieve successful intellectual and physical control, and management of collections.

We help you meet your goals and objectives through program development and project support.

Our Values:

  • History and those who create it matter
  • Access is...
Expertise: Access and classification reviews; Architectural Records; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Landscape, Planning and Design Records; Project Management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Management and administration; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records survey planning and implementation; Reference services; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Waverly Lowell
Location(s):
Oakland, CA

The Winthrop Group was founded in 1982 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has worked with more than 350 clients located in more than 25 states and 10 countries in addition to the U.S.  Represented among the clients are Fortune 100 corporations and privately held companies, NGO’s, foundations, a range of non-profit and cultural organizations, educational institutions, municipal governments, private families, politicians, and well known individuals in the arts.  The firm’s Information & Archival Services (I&AS) Division, which was formed in 1979 as a private consulting practice rooted in corporate and organization archives, joined Winthrop’s Histories & Consulting in 1989 to...

Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitization / digital program development; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Records survey planning and implementation; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Sam Markham
Location(s):
New York, NY