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 in Interdisciplinary Studies, 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.

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...
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
Contact:
Contact Name: Andie Geyer
Location(s):
Yucaipa, CA
Expertise: Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Disaster preparedness; Exhibit planning and implementation; Outreach and public programs; Preservation; Strategic planning; Other
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Contact Name: Lynsey Crantz-Allie
Location(s):
Roanoke, VA

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

Since 2006, AVP has helped organizations maximize the usability and value of their information assets.

Our consultants and software developers are experts in data management, digital and media asset management, digital preservation, and more. We partner with leading organizations to help free people from the obstacles of information management.

Contact us and let us know how we can support you in your efforts.

Expertise: ArchivesSpace; Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Content Management Applications; ContentDM; Digital Asset Management Applications; Digital Preservation; Digital Preservation Applications; Omeka; Preservica; Samvera-based Applications; Archival appraisal; Archival standards; Budgeting and financial planning; Digitalization / Digital program development; Disaster preparedness; Electronic records management; Facilities planning and development; Oral history planning and implementation; Policy development; Preservation; Software applications; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: Bertram Lyons, CA
Location(s):
Madison, WI

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):

Digital Archivy practices the science and discipline of information management and digital archivy.  We focus on practical, cost-effective solutions and help small- to large-sized businesses identify, manage, protect, and use their information. We have experience in: 1) writing needs assessments; 2) improving metadata management; 3) developing corporate taxoomies; and 4) ...

Expertise: Audiovisual preservation and digitization; Corporate Taxonomy; Data Analytics; Digital Archiving; Digital Asset Management; Digitization; Information appraisal; Information Management; Metadata Improvement; Needs Assessments; Archival program evaluation; Archival standards; Arrangement and description; Budgeting and financial planning; Cataloging; Digitalization / Digital program development; Electronic records management; Records survey planning and implementation; Staff training and recruitment; Staffing and implementation; Strategic planning
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Contact Name: David Kay, MLS
Location(s):
Brooklyn, NY

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; Digitalization / 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

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; Digitalization / 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

An archivist for over 35 years, Michele Pacifico has specialized in archival facilities since 1987. An archival consultant since 2000, Michele assists clients in all aspects of collections policy and planning, including proposals, assessments, collections surveys, feasibility studies, programming, design, construction, and post occupancy reviews for archives, records centers, museums, and special collections. 

She has managed the largest archival facility design and construction project in the world, NARA's Archives II, and assisted in developing NARA's facility standards. Her current projects include the programming, design, and construction of Library Archives Canada's new net-...

Expertise: Archival standards; Facilities planning and development; Strategic planning
Contact:
Contact Name: Michele F. Pacifico
Location(s):
Jackson, WY