Archival Consultants

Disclaimer: The California State Archives has compiled this list to aid government agencies, historical records repositories, and individuals that are searching for archival consultants. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness, you are encouraged to contact the consultants directly for confirmation.

The California State Archives does not endorse any consultant included on this list nor is any consultant affiliated with the California State Archives. The California State Archives assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information provided on the list or for the quality of work performed by any consultant contacted via the list. Being on the list confers no guarantee of employment. This list will not be used to recommend or require the use of any particular consultant. The consultant list will be maintained and provided solely for informational purposes.

If you know of other consultants that should be on this list or you have corrections to offer, please contact us at California State Archives or call (916) 653–3834.


  • Joe Arbios
    Kofile Preservation, Inc.
    2211 Mouton Drive, Suite A
    Carson City, NV 89706
    Phone: (855) 767–8697
    Fax: (775) 883–9978
    Types of Consulting: Preservation, Digitization, Records Management, Disaster Planning


  • Gabriele G. Carey
    Carey Archival Services
    1861 Arbolita Drive
    La Habra, CA 90631
    Phone: (562) 618–3299
    Types of Consulting: Conducting archival needs assessment; organizing, arranging, preserving, and describing archival collections; historical research


  • Sara Ferguson
    Duchess Collections Management
    1218 Queens Road
    Berkeley, CA 94708
    Phone: (510) 334–4364
    Types of Consulting: Photographs and Collections Management


  • Marcy Flynn
    8016 E. Paraiso Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    Phone: (480) 585–8289
    Types of Consulting: Archives, Photographs and Visual Images, Collection Assessment, Processing Plans


  • Dr. Jan–Christopher Horak
    UCLA Film & Television Archive
    302 East Melnitz Hall
    Los Angeles, CA. 90095
    Phone: (310) 206–6488
    Types of Consulting: Moving Images and Digital Records


  • Jill Hurst–Wahl
    P.O. Box 2964
    Syracuse, NY 13220
    Phone: (315) 243–4403
    Types of Consulting: Digitization Projects


  • Stephen Huston
    P.O. Box 1388
    Alameda, CA 94501–0151
    Phone: (510) 206–9878
    Types of Consulting: digitization projects and FileMaker data systems


  • Jeff Katz
    Corvidae, Archives and Library Consulting Collective
    P.O. Box 9715
    Seattle, WA 98109
    Phone: (206) 852–8297
    Email: or
    Types of Consulting: Specialists in arts, cultural, and education archives and historical records; oral history projects; assessments; organizing and processing; research; and exhibitions.


  • Dan Lewis
    Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108
    Phone: (626) 405–2206
    Types of Consulting: Archives


  • Lori Lindberg
    2323 47th Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94116
    Phone: (415) 902–8919
    Types of Consulting: Archives, Records Management, Preservation, and Digitization Projects


  • Valerie A. Metzler
    114 Ruskin Drive
    Altoona, PA 16602–2916
    Phone: (814) 932–1740
    Types of Consulting: Archives, Photographs and Preservation


  • Margaret L. Nelson
    1300 Carmelina Ave. #5
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Phone: (310) 207–2007
    Types of Consulting: Archival Program Planning and Surveys, Cultural History and Archives, Museum Archives, Tribal Archives, Local and State History Projects, and Primary Sources in the Classroom


  • Barbara E. Nye
    Ictus Consulting, LLC
    50 West Dayton Street – 207
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    Phone: (626) 795–7117
    Fax: (626) 795–7373
    Types of Consulting: Records and Information Management


  • Kathleen O'Connor
    Archives Research
    1720 Irving Street, #4
    San Francisco, CA 94122–1843
    Phone: (415) 731–1612
    Types of Consulting: Archives, Photographs and Exhibits


  • Kathleen Orlenko
    Kathleen Orlenko Conservation
    1426 Newhall Street
    Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 261–8278
    Types of Consulting: Preservation


  • Jessica Silver
    Skyline College
    2802 Brewster Avenue
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    Phone: (619) 231–3707
    Types of Consulting:


  • Lance Watsky
    4808 Hollow Corner Road
    Culver City, CA 90230–8596
    Phone : (310) 206–4966
    Types of Consulting: Audio–Visual Records, Environmental Storage Planning, Grant Research and Writing


  • Gawain Weaver
    Gawain Weaver Art Conservation
    12 Seibel St, San Rafael, CA 94901
    Phone: (415) 446-9138
    Fax: (415) 707-6090
    Types of Consulting: Photographs and works of art on paper, preservation, collection surveys, environmental monitoring and assessment, cold storage, conservation treatment/stabilization


  • Thomas Wilsted
    Wilsted Consulting
    4369 S. Desert Jewel Loop
    Green Valley, AZ 85622
    Phone: (860) 214–2822
    Types of Consulting: Archival facility planning; Management and strategic planning; Fundraising and development