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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Digitize your media archives and the world can see and hear how important they are. DeBergerac digitizes and restores even rare formats of film, audio media, and videotape. We also offer award-winning interviewing, video production, and video editing, so you can combine old and new footage....

Expertise: Information appraisal; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Oral history planning and implementation
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Contact Name: Kate Kressmann-Kehoe
Location(s):
Fairport, 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

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Expertise: Artist Archives; Artist Estates; Archival appraisal; Curatorial consulting; Arrangement and description; Descriptive metadata; Cataloging; Digitization / digital program development; Electronic records management; Exhibit planning and implementation; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Reference services; Software applications; Staff training and recruitment; Transcription
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Contact Name: Jennifer Frémont, MA, MLS
Location(s):
MA

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

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
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Contact Name: Rebecca Hankins
Location(s):
Bryan, TX

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
Location(s):

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

Since 1985, Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian has been helping individuals, families, businesses, churches, and universities discover and preserve their history.  Through the practical establishment of archives and through historical research including genealogy, Valerie Metzler Archivist/Historian makes your history available and accessible for generations to come.

 

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Expertise: Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Oral history planning and implementation; Software applications; Staffing and implementation
Contact:
Contact Name: Valerie A. Metzler
Location(s):
Altoona, PA