About

Tawny Ryan Nelb has worked in the archival field since 1975. She has a BA in American Studies and a MA in American History. Ms Nelb began her career at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and then spent almost ten years working at the Manuscripts and Archives Department of Yale University before starting her own consulting firm in 1986.

Since then, she has assisted many organizations and individuals with the preservation and management of all types of records in their archives (see resume link below). In 2006, she was named an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects-Michigan (AIA-MI) for her work preserving architectural records. That same year, Ms Nelb and her co-author, Waverly Lowell, were awarded the Waldo Gifford Leland prize by the Society of American Archivists for their book, Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records. They were cited for “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice.”

View a complete Resume; references provided upon request.

Tawny Ryan Nelb receiving Honorary Membership in the American Institute of Architects-Michigan from Edward Francis in 2007 for her work preserving architectural records. Photo © Robert G. Nelb

Tawny Ryan Nelb receiving Honorary Membership in the American Institute of Architects-Michigan from Edward Francis in 2007 for her work preserving architectural records.
Photo © Robert G. Nelb

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Co-Authors Waverly Lowell of U C Berkeley Environmental Design Archives and Tawny Ryan Nelb of Nelb Archival Consulting, Inc. receive the 2007 Waldo Gifford Leland Award for “writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice” for their book, Architectural Records: Managing Design and Construction Records. Photo © Robert Levy

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Courtesy The Gamble House, USC.

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Nelb Archival was part of the design team for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Archives in Cleveland, Ohio.

SAA Publications Board Meeting 2016 - Photo © Abigail Christian and Society of American Archivists

SAA Publications Board Meeting 2016 – Photo By: Abigail Christian and Society of American Archivists