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
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Contact Name: Andie Geyer
Location(s):
Yucaipa, CA

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

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

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

Second Space Archives Consulting provides consultative services on all aspects of the care and management of digital and physical archival collections, including management, appraisal, processing, preservation, conservation, and access. We are available to assist cultural heritage organizations including academic and public public libraries, community-based archives, museums, federal libraries & archives, and individuals with private collections, with management of their collections by applying professional standards to their archives assets. We are experienced experts with extensive knowledge in the care of traditional...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Collection Assessment; Collection Assessment Surveys; Digital Asset Management; IRS appraisal of archives; Minimal Processing Techniques; Archival standards; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Finding aids; Fundraising and grant writing; Government relations; Management and administration; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Policy development; Preservation; Records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning; Other
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Contact Name: Bergis Jules
Location(s):
CA

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.

With two decades of experience as a corporate archivist at a financial institution, Shelley developed plans and procedures for the firm’s varied historical collections. She supervised all aspects of collection management and processing, including the organization, cataloging, housing and long-term preservation of a wide range of historical records and works of art – both analog and digital...

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

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; Landscape, Planning and Design Records; Project Management; Archival appraisal; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitalization / Digital program development; 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