Consultants work freelance or in established firms on projects ranging from National Register nominations, to court cases and corporate histories, to advising neighborhood associations, local government, and museums. With the help of the NCPH Consultants Committee, we have compiled several resources for those seeking consultant or proposal information:
See our NCPH Consultants List for individuals who are members of NCPH and who present themselves as historical consultants. Potential clients/employers are invited to contact them directly to request work proposals, resumes, samples of work, or references. Also see the Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations, Inc.
NCPHConsultants on Twitter
The Consultants Committee recently launched a Twitter account @NCPHConsultants. If you are active on Twitter, please follow us. Those not using this form of social media can still view the page by visiting http://twitter.com/NCPHconsultants.
The Committee will use this forum to network with consultants; announce committee events and news; share relevant projects, articles and information; highlight consulting opportunities and resources; and better connect fields of public history and those on the periphery. We aim to increase NCPH’s presence on Twitter and in turn gain a larger national audience for consultants’ concerns, issues and news.
- “After discussions at the 2013 NCPH conference… I’ve decided to aggregate those resources into a list so that others with similar questions have a ‘jumping off’ point as they start explore the private sector for themselves.”
- Articles about consulting from Public History News:
“Forum on Consulting,” September 2010, Public History News (front page)
“Sharing the Findings of History, Winter 2006, Public History News
- Other Publications of Interest
Careers for Students of History, Chapter 7: Historians as Consultants and Contractors
- Law & Legislation
Cultural Resource Law-Overview from M.A.T.R.I.X. at Indiana University
Evelyn D. Causey, Ph.D.
Historian& Architectural Historian
PO Box 3385
Auburn, AL 36831
Phone: (334) 444-4490
Email: evelyn.d.causey at gmail dot comCALIFORNIA
Michael R. Adamson, Ph.D.
dba Adamson Historical Consulting
5242 Vernon Ave.
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: (510) 299-2024
Email: michaeladamson at comcast dot net
Lynn C. Kronzek & Associates
Douglas R. Littlefield
Sara K. Martin
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Jennifer Stevens, Ph.D.
History Associates, Inc.
David S. Rotenstein
Primary Source History Services
David E. and Anne M. Whisnant
9115 Laurel Springs Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 968-4259
Email: dewhisnant at mindspring dot com or amwhisnant at mindspring dot com
Web: www.prisource.comNEW HAMPSHIRE
Peter J. Parker
PO Box 405
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0405
Phone: (603) 964-9294
Email: pjparker at inlookgroup dot com
Richard H. Engeman
Patrick Cox, Ph.D.
Dan K. Utley
Erica L. Risberg, Ph.D.