North-America and Canada

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Arab American National Museum Archives
We’re the first and only museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture.

ArchivesInfo consults for museums, libraries, archives, town governments, businesses and private citizens to promote collaboration and to ensure that memories are documented, community history is gathered, and cultural knowledge is safely stored. I welcome general questions about archives management, training, and survey work. I specialize in personal / family papers, cross-professional collaboration, community building, and collection development.

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
The Archives of American Art is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America.

Archives of Michigan
The Archives of Michigan seeks to enrich quality of life by providing access to unique historical information that promotes Michigan’s cultural heritage. We define cultural heritage as the stories of Michigan’s families, homes, businesses, communities and landscapes as told by unique source documents, maps, films, images, oral histories and artifacts.
In other words, got a question about Michigan history? Curious how to start your genealogical research? Ask us!

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. represents over 400 archivists, librarians, and records managers in the New York metropolitan area.

Autry National Center library and archives
The Autry National Center is home to the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library, where patrons access one of the nation’s most comprehensive book, archival, and artifact collections on Native American cultures and the history of the American West. The Autry Library’s book, serial, archival, and audio-visual materials provide a broad context for Museum of the American West’s artifacts. Personal accounts of cowboy and ranch life, tourism, women in the West, and Western entertainment are just some of the Autry Library’s collection strengths. Materials at the Braun Research Library include rare books, maps, photographs, artwork, and manuscripts support Southwest Museum’s research and scholarship. Collection strengths include Native American Studies, Arizona and California histories; anthropology; ethnography and archeology.

Bryn Athyn College – ANC Archives
Academy of the New Church Archives is housed in the Swedenborg Library on the campus of Bryn Athyn College, which includes Glencairn Museum. Its most important collections are the papers and history of the Swedenborgian “New Church” as well as those of Pittsburgh Plate Glass co-founder John Pitcairn and papers relating to the building of Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

Bucks County History
Archives relating to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Genealogy, family and property histories; historic newspaper queries.

City of Greeley Museums
Genealogy, especially in Northern Colorado region, Greeley Museums collections (focus on Weld County, Colorado), general photo, analog, digital, and paper document preservation.

Clements Library, University of Michigan
Americana Library for early American manuscripts, rare books, maps, culinary, and graphics. Any questions about american history and reading bad handwriting.

Coe Hall Historic House Museum at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Coe Hall is the historic house museum on the Long Island Gold Coast estate of William Robertson Coe. The mansion and its outbuildings are situated on a 409-acre arboretum operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The curatorial staff of the Planting Fields Foundation is devoted to preserving and interpreting the vast historical and natural collections open to the visiting public.

Cold War International History Project (CWIHP)
The Cold War International History Project disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously inaccessible sources on “the other side” — the former Communist world. We have an online Virtual Archive which includes documents from many different countries. We can answer questions about the Cold War, as well as questions about open access issues and digitization.

Connecticut Historical Society
The Connecticut Historical Society houses an extensive and comprehensive Connecticut-related collection of manuscripts, printed material, artifacts and images that document social, cultural, and family history.

Connecticut State Library, State Archives
The Connecticut State Library’s mission is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut’s history and heritage & to advance the development of library services statewide. The State Archives collections contain records from the three branches of state government, records of local governments, as well as non-government records, manuscripts and photographs. The records cover broad subject areas with strengths that include political and military history. For more information on State Archives collections see,

Dennis Nyback Film Archive
The archive is privately owned by Dennis Nyback and located at Marylhurst University. Mr. Nyback creates feature length film programs on themes and takes them around the world. Most are in 16mm although the archive also houses various other formats.

DeKalb History Center – Decatur, Georgia
DeKalb County history and general archival questions about preservation and storage.

The Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department
The Western History Department is recognized for having one of the outstanding collections of Western Americana and genealogy in the country.

The General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church


Douglas County History Research Center, Douglas County Libraries
We specialize in the history of Douglas County, an area between Denver and Colorado Springs, but willing to answer questions about Colorado History, archives, public libraries, archives in public libraries, how to become an archivist, etc.

Hudson Library & Historical Society Archives
Specializing in materials relative to Hudson, Ohio. Also significant holdings on genealogy and abolitionist, John Brown (1800-1859)

Human Rights Web Archive, Center for Human Rights Research and Documentation, Columbia University Libraries;
Contact: Tessa Fallon @TessaFallon
The Human Rights Web Archive is an initiative by Columbia University Libraries and Information Services (CUL) and its Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR) to select, preserve, and provide access to freely available internet resources, specifically addressing at-risk websites in the area of human rights.

Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management
The IU Bloomington Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library houses the presidential papers of the 39th President (approx 30 million pages). Our presidential museum traces the life and career of President Carter in highly interactive exhibits. We are also on Facebook.

John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
The John Hope Franklin Research Center is a repository for African and African-American studies documentation and an educational outreach division of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. The Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library currently has five special subject-focused research centers: John Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History; John Hope Franklin Research Center; Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke Documentary Photography Archive, and the Archive for Human Rights.

John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute at Suffolk University
Knowledgeable in: Boston Busing crisis 1970s; El Salvador civil war, refugee issues; Boston Harbor clean-up; U.S. Congress 1973-2001; Suffolk University; United Nations Women’s Conferences; history of legal education; norther Maine; Eugene O’Neill; teaching undergraduate archival research.

L.A. as Subject
Association of libraries, museums, governments, and other institutions with archival collections related to Southern California and Los Angeles history.

Library of Congress, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
NDIIPP works with all stakeholders to help ensure that valuable digital information is kept accessible over time. We work with companies, governments, universities and professional associations. Our efforts include work with preserving websites, scientific data (especially geoepatial data), government records, digital photographs and videos, and digital scans of hard copy materials such as books. We are also provide guidance to individuals on personal digital archiving. Any and all questions in connection with digital preservation are welcome!

Louisiana Research Collection
LaRC offers a full range of resources, from books and archives to maps and images. We support almost every area of Louisiana research; special strengths include art, business, Carnival, Civil War, environmental studies, Jewish studies, medicine, politics, social welfare, southern literature, transportation, urban studies, and women’s studies.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
We welcome questions about our rich audio-visual collections, the personal papers of LBJ and many of his White House aides, and the records of the Johnson administration 1963-1969.

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections collect the official non-current records of the College; papers of individuals associated with Mount Holyoke including alumnae, faculty and others; papers of early educators; and records of numerous organizations. As a whole, the archives at Mount Holyoke offers our users significant access to the history of the higher education of women.

National Museum of American History, Archives Center
The Archives Center holds more than 1,200 collections. In addition to paper-based textual records, many Center collections contain photographs, motion picture films, videotapes, and sound recordings. Topics include technology, advertising, and music.

The New York Public Library. Manuscripts & Archives Division.
The Manuscripts & Archives Division holds about 30,000 linear feet of archival material in over 3,000 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections, dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries, support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Specializing in the performing arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, Film), many thousands of linear feet of individuals and corporations’ archives.
Favorite question: “What else do you have that would help me?”

Town of Burlington Archives, Burlington, MA
One of the few municipal archives in New England we specialize in public records and for a major municipality in the Greater Boston area. Major holdings include local history and the business records of town departments.

North Carolina State Archives, Ashley Yandle
The North Carolina State Archives is the repository for official records of state, county, and local governmental units. We also have private collections, organization records, maps, pamphlets, sound recordings, photographs, motion picture film, and a small reference library. Topics: general questions about the State Archives, our Civil War Sesquicentennial projects, our web exhibits and digitized collections, our online catalog MARS, and the Black Mountain College collections. Other questions are welcomed, I just may have to ask my coworkers to provide the answers.

Philanthropy Archives at IUPUI University Library
Specializing in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and fund raising.

Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
MARBL’s strengths lie in the areas of:: contemporary literature in English, including particular strengths in British and Irish poetry; African-American history and culture, including extensive holdings in civil and post-civil rights materials and African-American book history and literature; Southern history and literature, including Civil War materials and collections of Southern writers such as Flannery O’Connor.
MARBL also has a vibrant instruction program and we would be happy to answer questions related to teaching with archival materials

Russell Library, University of Georgia
The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is a department within the University of Georgia Libraries that serves as a center for research and study of the modern American political system. Established in 1974, the Library’s current collection development and programming focus on the dynamic relationship of politics, policy, and culture—generated wherever public interest intersects with government. The breadth and depth of Russell Library’s collections provide an interconnected framework of perspectives and experiences for understanding the increasingly diverse people, events, and ideas shaping Georgia’s political landscape.We love all questions related to politics and policy with some connection to Georgia or Georgians. We also love requests for collaboration!

Southern Methodist University Archives
The Southern Methodist University Archives serves as a research repository for the official administrative and historical records of the University. In addition, the Archives serves as the collective memory of Southern Methodist University.

Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution has roughly 15 archives holding more than 100,000 cubic feet of archival materials and 1.8 million library volumes. Documentation types include original letters, data, research files, diaries, scrapbooks, rare printed materials, business records, photographs, maps, motion picture films, video and audio recordings, and other documents.
The Smithsonian’s archives are not only the keepers of the Smithsonian’s history—they also keep a record of America’s history. They form the foundation for research, scholarship, publications, exhibitions, public and educational programs, and outreach

Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland
How many pieces of Elvis memorabilia DO you have? What is the actual technical name for a staple remover? Why can’t I just check out that box of materials? Why is it so cold in here? What is that big red angry Japanese doll in your display case?

Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Oregon State University Archives
Our collections include historical records of OSU dating back to its establishment as Oregon’s land-grant institution in 1868. We also focus our collecting on records that document forest history and natural resources.

Tarelton State University
University collection, Texas history, Charles W. Stenholm Congressional papers, History of Thurber, Texas, Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company.

University of Texas Libraries Human Rights Documentation Initiative

U.S. National Archives
The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is our nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Virginia State University Special Collection and Archives.
The Special Collections and Archives holds the archival records of Virginia State University and various collections including rare books, historical documents, memoirs, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to Virginia State University, Virginia history, Virginia educational history, with special attention to African-American history in Virginia.

Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
The largest labor archives in North America, the Reuther Library is the official repository for 12 major labor unions and also holds collections from labor-related people and organizations. The Reuther also holds important collections on urban affairs, the history of Detroit, and the Wayne State University archives.

Zelienople Historical Society
The Zelienople Historical Society is the repository for archives concerning the southern Butler County, PA area with a concentration in Zelienople and the Harmony area.Our collections include files related to the Passavant and Buhl families, as well as a large collection of genealogy materials on other local families.

Association des archivistes du Québec
En français seulement. Gestion des documents; gestion des archives personnelles.

Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC)
@Snarkivist and @Hollingergirl  –  use hashtag #AABC
The mission of the AABC is to foster the development of the provincial archival community in order to better preserve and promote access to British Columbia’s documentary heritage.

BC Archives- Royal BC Museum
Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The BC Archives is the archives of the Government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public researchers.

CDHS Archives
The Cobourg and District Historical Society Archives acquires and preserves records created by, for, and about the communities of Northumberland County, excluding Port Hope and Hope Township. These records include official records of the local government, manuscripts, books, personal papers, research and diaries, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and moving images concerned with the history of the community.

The CDHS Archives currently holds over 400,000 textual items, 250,000 graphic items, 1,000 artifacts, and 95,000 land records. We strive to provide reference services to individuals, organizations, the municipal government, or other groups interested in the activities and holdings of the Archives.

City of Vancouver Archives
The City of Vancouver Archives acquires, organizes and preserves Vancouver’s historical records and makes them available to the widest possible audience. Our holdings include public-sector and private-sector records including audiovisual records like videos, photographs, and maps.

Deseronto Archives
A local history collection for the small Ontario town of Deseronto.

Dundas Museum and Archives
Sharing the stories of Dundas, Ontario, Canada, through exhibits, archival materials and public programmes

Edmonton Archives
Municipal records of the City of Edmonton as well as records from organizations and citizens

HB archivistes, s.e.n.c.
Any questions about management of municipal archives (Q&A in French or English).

The Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, JAHSENA
JAHSENA collects the records of the Jewish Communities of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, and is a member of the Archives Society of Alberta, AFROG, the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies, ACJAM and the Alberta Museums Association.

Leeds and the Thousand Islands Archives
LTI Archives mandate is to acquire, preserve, promote and make available the historical record of the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands. We’re a township located in Eastern Ontario along the shores of the St. Lawrence.

Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM) acquires, preserves and makes available the province’s documentary heritage — recorded information of provincial significance created or accumulated by government and the private sector over the last 300 years. One of Canada’s oldest archival institutions, we maintain a strong tradition of client service. Each year we assist thousands of researchers and general-interest visitors, both onsite and online, in finding out more about themselves, their families, their communities and their province.

Port Hope Archives
The Port Hope Archives exists to collect and preserve archival materials which illustrate the growth and development of the Municipality of Port Hope or which pertain in whole or in part to activities within the geographic boundaries of the Municipality of Port Hope.

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and Archive
We specialize in the legacy of the residential school system in Canada. We are located on the site of the former Shingwauk residential school and are currently using open source software to create a digital database of all our collections.

Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists
General questions about the profession, the Rocky Mountain region, preservation, and genealogy research.

Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library
The Special Collections Department of the Iowa State University Library identifies, selects, preserves, creates access to, provides reference assistance for, and promotes the use of rare and unique research materials that support major research areas of Iowa State University. These areas include the life sciences, engineering, and agriculture and rural life. The Special Collections Department also maintains the Archives of Women in Science and Engineering and the University Archives, which serves as the primary repository for the historical records of Iowa State University.

Tongue Rug : Tapis à langues
Tongue Rug : Tapis à langues is a project that is structured around the traditional tongue rug found in Québec and in Sweden. Similar to a patchwork rug, it is composed of overlapping felt tongues. The projet is a virtual sladdakavring that acts both as archive and « writing machine ». Its final shape is unpredictable. It will grow piecemeal as a fluid structure, mutable, subject to randomness, time and the public’s participation.

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
The Archives’ mission is to acquire, catalogue and preserve university records and special research collections which further the educational aims of the University of Manitoba, and to promote and provide wide access to them. The Archives’ wide-ranging collection mandate includes the acquisition of the records of the University of Manitoba, Canadian Prairie Literary Manuscripts, the Archives of the Agricultural Experience and rare books in the areas of western Canadiana, early Arctic exploration, early Native language syllabics, spiritualism, church history and philosophy, and agriculture among others.


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