Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc.

Providing archival services and historical research and writing for museums, manuscript repositories, archives, library special collections, owners of historic homes, design firms and other businesses, universities, religious, governmental, and civic groups, and individuals.

Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc.

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Nelb Archival
Consulting, Inc.
5610 Woodberry Ct.
Midland, MI 48640

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Tawny working on Minoru Yamasaki Papers at Archives of Michigan in Lansing 2010.

Photo Courtesy of: Bill Kabota


Electrostatic Image Transfer to PVC enclosure


Crowded storage area

Insect damage on a document

Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc. has over 35 years of experience in the archival field.  

Services offered include:

  • Collection Needs Assessment Analysis
    Provide analysis of current conditions in archival collections and make recommendations for arrangement, description, storage, and preservation. 

  • Personal Archivist Services
    Advise clients on proactive documentation and preservation of records documenting their life, work, and legacy. 

  • Processing Plans and Implementation
    Provide guidance on arrangement and description of historical material and implement these plans if needed.  Includes training staff to process records. 

  • Archives Design and Building Program
    Work with clients and architects to design archives storage areas, reading rooms, and processing rooms.  

  • Archival Policies and Procedures Preparation
    Provide collection policy manuals, reference procedure manuals, and general procedures for the management of archives. 

  • Historical Research and Writing
    Conduct historical research and write institutional histories and personal biographies.

  • Grant Writing and Review

  • Exhibition and Curation
    Provide research and acquisition, and offer installation assistance. 

  • Oral Histories
    Interview individuals to supplement the existing history of organizations and individuals.  Provide research, interviews, transcription, editing, and procedural sign-offs for the use of the material. 

  • Disaster Planning
    Assemble disaster plans for museums and archives to help reduce the risk of disaster and fulfill certification requirements.

  • Lectures and Workshops on Archival Topics
    Provide lectures and workshops on archival preservation and management topics for the library, museum, and archival communities.

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