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Independent Researchers for Hire

Researchers Specializing in Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Recordings *

AAA Document Research and Retrieval Service
(A subsidiary of Data Reign Paralegal Services)
P.O. Box 1347
Euless, Texas 76039-1347
Telephone:   (866) 633-8723
Fax:   (972) 546-0552
E-mail:   info@datareign.com
Contact Person:   Jim Barber

Absolutely Archives
Post Office Box 922
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0922
Telephone:   (703) 967-3070
Fax:   (301) 474-8290
E-mail:   info@absolutelyarchives.com
Contact Person:   Joseph P. Harris
Research Specialty:   Motion pictures, Still pictures, Sound Recordings, Video Recordings.

Advanced Research Solutions!
821 1/2 West Market Street
Orrville, OH 44667-1830
Telephone:  (330) 347-9582
E-mail:  jchakey@hotmail.com
Contact Person: : Jason Chakey
Research Specialty:  World War II; Ufology; Military history; religion; statistics

American International Solutions, LLC
PO Box 8732
Reston, VA 20195
Telephone: (860) 961-7298 (cell)
E-mail:  info@americaninternationalsolutions.com
Contact Person:  Donald Budrejko
Research Specialty: American & International History (Asia-Pacific, European, Latin American, Mediterranean, & Middle East). Aviation and Aerospace. Patents , Science, Technology, Industry, & Manufacturing. Military History all Branches and Conflicts. Compiled service, pension, and unit records from the Civil War. Asbestos litigation including but not limited to - identifying potentially responsible parties and third party liabilities. Aerial photography, cartography, and still pictures. Research into issues involving Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Department of State, Diplomatic and Congressional Records.

American Research Associates
147 Payson Rd.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Telephone:  (617) 680-2356
E-mail:  martha_king@post.harvard.edu
Contact Person:  Martha King
Research Specialty:  Federal Court records, New England; Maritime, Lighthouses, Shipwreck reports, New England; Coast Guard records, New England; Congressional Records, New England; Science, Technology, Natural Resources, Environmental Records, New England; John F. Kennedy Library records, including the Ernest Hemingway Collection; some Harvard University libraries, including the HBS Baker Library. Special Media: Audio/Sound Recordings; Film + Video Recordings; Photographs + Pictures.

American Roots Company
451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 119-234
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone:  (240) 383-7834
E-mail:  theoscarmarionproject@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Tina C. Jones
Research Specialty:  Geographic Area - Nationwide Searches, Early/Colonial Research, Tracing Back to 1st Immigrant Ancestor, African American/Slavery Research, Military Research, Verifying/Documenting Lineages for SAR and DAR.

Amylynne Baker-Santagate
20 Starwood Dr
Hampstead, NH 03841
Telephone:  (603) 247-1049
E-mail:  info@nhgenealogist.com
Contact Person:  Amylynne
Research Specialty:  Any + All available at these facilities listed below

BJ Alderman
211 E 79th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114
Telephone:  (816) 824-8071
E-mail:  luvdale884@gmail.com
Contact Person:  BJ Anderson
Research Specialty:  Truman Library, Eisenhower Library, Clinton Center, Civil War, WWII, WWI, Native Americans, westward expansion, transportation, manufacturing, history of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, historic photographs, lawmen, outlaws, litigation, court cases, the arts, science, technology, Federal government, state government, local government, maps, architectural drawings, films.

Archival and Public Domain Research
(of Meadow Tree Films/Meadow Tree Press)
4224 Military Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20015
Telephone:  (cell phone): (978) 835-0440
E-mail:  meadowtrees@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Mary Jane Williams
Research Specialty:  Videos, films, audio and photos for documentaries, period films and books. Specialties: American history, Europe. (Know French, German, some Italian.) Art, literature, politics, animals, architecture, energy, the environment, captured German records.

Archival Research
3200 16th Street, NW #806
Washington, D.C. 20010-3348
Telephone:  (202) 361-5000
Fax:  (202) 319-9150
E-mail:  jeremybigwood@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Jeremy Bigwood
Research Specialty:  All records regardless of media from 1700s to present including United States and Russian intelligence, diplomatic, military, and civilian records as well as captured German military and police records (1890s-1945). Research can be carried out simultaneously by professional researchers in both the US and in Russian archives - or either one of the two - essential for any serious WWII or Cold War research. Open records laws (such as the US FOIA) can be used as an adjunct to archival research by declassifying responsive records directly from governments, where applicable.

Archival Research Service
12624 Orchard Brook Terrace
Potomac, MD 20854-2326
Telephone:  (240) 432-0038
E-mail:  archivalresearchservice@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Jack R. Lopez
Research Specialty:  We are a research company with many years of experience at the National Archives and other major sources of records in the Metropolitan Washington DC area. We have conducted research in Military Records for World War I and thereafter. Our efforts cover all the service branches and civilian records that apply. We provide paper copies from originals, microfilm, photographs and motion film and video. We are a fee based company, providing a service to relatives and families of veterans who want to preserve and honor the past. We also assist in support of legal research for the purpose of validating service records and attorney client asbestos cases.

Archives Researchers
P.O. Box 320092
Alexandria, VA 22320
Telephone:  (703) 585-3463
E-mail:  archivesresearchers@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Rose Esber
Research Specialty:  Experienced researching military, diplomatic, still photographs, motion pictures, and cartographic records for dissertations, international legal briefs, documentaries and authors. Specialized in Middle East and colonial history.

Aviation Information Research Corporation
73 Fendall Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-6343
Telephone:   (703) 823-1264
Fax:   (703) 823-1264
E-mail:   tcairc@avinforsch.com
Contact Person:   Thomas M. Culbert
Research Specialty:  American Military, State Department, Department of Treasury, Department of Interior, Department of Transportation-Aviation, Nixon, Still Photos, Motion Pictures, and others.

BACM Research
264 South LaCienega Blvd #1142
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Telephone:  (310) 289-2320
Fax:  (310) 289-2320
E-mail:  archivist@paperlessarchives.com
Contact Person:  John Spencer
Research Specialty:  All media types textual documents, photographs, film, video and audio recordings. Custom research and access to pre-compiled popular material and subjects through computer media. Subjects and topics include: African American History, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA CREST, Civil Rights, Civil War, Cold War, Crime, Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Foreign Policy, Korean War, National Security Agency, President Franklin Roosevelt, President Harry Truman, President Dwight Eisenhower, President John Kennedy, President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Slavery, Vietnam War, World War I, World War II.

BG Research Services
2680 Walston Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771-8812
Telephone:  (641) 715-3900 Ext 457500#
E-mail:  bgresearchcontact@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Charles "Buckey" Grimm
Research Specialty:  Record Group 64, records related to founding and history of the National Archives Motion Picture Division; 1936 WPA Motion Picture, Sound and Recording Survey; motion picture history; film preservation and history, WWI and WWII footage, USDA Films, U.S. Government Film Production

Martin Baldessari
1522 Monroe Street NW
Washington, DC 20010-3141
Telephone:   (202) 328-1155
E-mail:   madaba@verizon.net
Contact Person:   Martin Baldessari
Research Specialty:   Heavy experience in Still Pictures Branch. Also familiar with Motion Picture, Textual, and Cartographic. Generalist, with particular experience on Civil War and WWII.

Susan Berlowitz
345 Pleasant Avenue, #2
New York, NY 10035-4342
Telephone:   (212) 426-7392
Fax:   (212) 426-7392
E-mail:   berlowitzsusan@yahoo.com
Contact Person:   Susan Berlowitz

Bonnie G. Rowan Film Research
1849 California Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-1808
Telephone:   (202) 265-1081
Fax:   (202) 265-1234
E-mail:   browan@his.com
Contact Person:   Bonnie G. Rowan
Research Specialty:   Full-time, on-site research in motion pictures, video, recorded sound, still pictures, and textual records; 20th century US and world history, black history, POW's, sports, humor, air and space, children, and technology; twenty-one years research experience.

John D. Bowen
613 Chichester Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20504-3331
Telephone:   (301) 384-6533
E-mail:   johndbowen@earthlink.net
Contact Person:   John D. Bowen
Research Specialty:   All record groups; still photographs; motion picture films; cartographic records; military research; Brady Collection; Battle of the Bulge; U.S. Air Corps; MACRs; World War II casualty, after action, and POW reports; Navy ship logs, diaries, and rosters.

Campion Research
6009 43rd Avenue
Hyatsville, MD 20781
Telephone:  (301) 442-6930
E-mail:  jcampion@campionresearch.com
Contact Person:  Janice Campion
Research Specialty:  Emergency Management, Voluntary Agencies, Landmine Risk Education, Science Education, Stills and Motion Pictures, Foreign Media, History, Aging, Mining, Design.

Case Archival Consulting
10110 Gates Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone:  (301) 526-9012
E-mail:  casearchivalconsulting@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Michael Case
Research Specialty:  Moving Images, Still Photos, Cartographic.

Mia Cruz
2107 Tanglewood Dr.
Waldorf, MD
Telephone:  (408) 309-9682
Fax:  (202) 265-1234
E-mail:  mia@cruz.net
Contact Person:  Mia Cruz
Research Specialty:  Worked in Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch, Worked in Research Room 4000

CUB International Productions, Inc.
18025 Vintage River Terrace
Olney, MD 20832
Telephone:   (240) 461-7139
Fax:  (240)235-4167
E-mail:   chie@cubproductions.com
Contact Person:   Chie Berkley

Diplomatic and Intelligence Research
4469 Sedgwick St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone:  (202) 812-8466
E-mail: sim.smiley@gmail.com
Contact Person: Ms. Sim Smiley
Research Specialty:I specialize in diplomatic, intelligence and military history of the WII, the Cold War and beyond. Particular focus on: OSS, CIA, CIA Crest, State Dept, Captured German Records, Italy, France, Army Navy Intelligence, Biological Warfare, Nixon and the FBI. Fluent in French, Italian and Swedish and can also research in German and Spanish. Former NARA volunteer in Modern Military Branch where I compiled finding aids for OSS records.

Amy Doherty, Pawpro Media, LLC
6743 Towne Lane Road
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone:  (571) 218-6857
E-mail:  pawpro@mac.com
Contact Person:  Amy Doherty
Research Specialty:  Motion Picture/Film,Census, Genealogy research

Michael Dolan
19 Dwight Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Telephone:  (202) 531-4948
Fax: (202) 531-4948
E-mail:  m.r.dolan@att.net
Contact Person:  Michael Dolan
Research Specialty:  Motion picture film, photo, sound recordings - all subjects and record groups.

Easy Street Productions, Public Domain Footage
Post Office Box 302
Thurmont, MD 21788-0302
Telephone:   (301) 471-8058
Fax:   (509) 562-9585
E-mail:   info@publicdomainfootage.com
Contact Person:   Peter Ferraro
Research Specialty:   Universal newsreels, motion pictures and video recordings, public domain footage, donated footage, military films and other material for documentary production

John P. Elliott
5108 Magnum Road
College Park, MD 20740-1510
Telephone:   (301)792-9673
Fax:   (408)-228-0658
E-mail:   johnatarchives@yahoo.com
Contact Person:   John P. Elliott

Edward Engel
313 Highland Terrace
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-4425
Telephone:   (410) 610-2685
E-mail:   edwardengel@yahoo.com
Contact Person:   Edward Engel
Research Specialty:   Film, video, still photograph and audio research

Fox Company Research
113 Stone Point Dr, Unit 247
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone:  (443) 254-1634
E-mail:  darren@foxcompanyresearch.com
Contact Person:  Darren Neely
Research Specialty:  Textual, photographs and motion picture records primarily for WW2. Have completed a thorough collection and presentation of seven WW2 veterans including unit reports, photos and movie footage. Expert at photo collection.

Gina McNeely Picture Research
21470 Basil Court
Broadlands, VA 20148-3611
Telephone:  (703) 723-6770
E-mail:  gina.mcneely@verizon.net
E-mail:  gina.b.mcneely@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Gina McNeely
Research Specialty:  Military history, aviation, still photographs, motion pictures, arms and armament.

Charles Grimm
2680 Walston Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771-8812
Telephone:   (301) 471-6075
E-mail:   buckeyg@hotmail.com
Contact Person:   Charles Grimm
Research Specialty:   Record Group 64, records related to founding and history of the National Archives Motion Picture Division; 1936 WPA Motion Picture, Sound and Recording Survey; motion picture history; film preservation and history

Satu Haase-Webb, Independent Historian and Researcher
1334 A Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone:  (202) 257-6915
E-mail:  satuhw@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Satu Haase-Webb
Research Specialty:  All media types-textual records, still images/photographs, video and audio recordings. World War II, captured German records, Holocaust, Diplomatic, military, intelligence records, African American History, Women, Immigration, Art, Social History (Labor, etc.), Cold War. Civil Rights. On-site, 15+ yrs experience. German speaker (native)

Yeme Hailu
P.O. Box 9324
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone:  (202) 734-2952
E-mail:  letmeresearch@yahoo.com
E-mail:  globaladdis@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Yeme Hailu
Research Specialty:  Research specialties are genealogy, records media, series, subjects, any topics.

Harmani Associates International LLC
1800 JFK BLVD Suite 300
Philadelphia PA 19103
Telephone:  (215) 253-4410
E-mail:  hcwlaw@harmani.com
Contact Person:  Horace C. White
Research Specialty:  Genealogical and family history including but not limited to: immigration and naturalization records; census records; birth, marriage and other vital records; court and land records; Navy records; and church records; architectural drawings, films.

Elizabeth Harris
Telephone:  (917) 652-1872 or (917) 570-7350 (mobile)
E-mail:  eharrisresearch@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Elizabeth Harris
Research Specialty:  Motion Pictures

Helen Weiss Productions
Post Office Box 21264
Washington, DC 20009-0764
Telephone:   (202) 255-0380
E-mail:   hwprod2004@aol.com
History In the MakingContact Person:   Helen Weiss
Research Specialty:   Motion pictures, video and recorded sound - all subjects; prints and photographs - all subjects; documentary, exhibit, and news research; textual - all subjects

Historical Research Associates, Inc.
419 7th St. NW, Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20004
Telephone:  (202) 290-3090
Fax:  (406) 721-1964
E-mail:  kzahniser@hrassoc.com
Contact Person:  Keith Zahniser, Associate Historian
Research Specialty:  Diplomatic, labor, business, transportation, regulatory, military, Native American relations, scienc, technology, natural resources, and environmental records

History Associates Incorporated
300 North Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850-1655
Telephone:   (301) 279-9697
Fax:   (301) 279-9224
E-mail:   hai@historyassociates.com
Contact Person:   Mike Reis
Research Specialty:   African American history; asbestos, census, Congressional, and court records; Coast Guard/Lighthouse/Customs records; Diplomatic and Intelligence records; Labor & Business History/Transportation records; military records; Native American Relations records

Matthew C. Hogan
P.O. Box 643
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Telephone:   (301) 922-9065
Fax:   (301) 890-0688
E-mail:   hoganresearch@gmail.com
Contact Person:   Matthew Hogan
Research Specialty:   African American History, Asbestos, Court Records, Immigration, Emigration, and Naturalization; Military Records; Science, Technology, and Natural Resources; Diplomatic Records, Captured German Records; Cold War records; Congressional Records; Genealogy and Family History Records; Intelligence records; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon records; Still Photos; Audio-Visual

Imagefinders, Inc.
6101 Utah Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015-2461
Telephone:   (202) 244-4456
Fax:   (202) 244-3237
E-mail:   hartjens@erols.com
Contact Person:   Elisabeth M. Hartjens
Research Specialty:   Motion picture, sound, and video; still images; textual records, including Congressional, Coast Guard and lighthouse, diplomatic, military, Navy, immigration and naturalization, and Nixon related records

Donna Inserra
4117 Woodbine Street
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
E-mail:  inserra.donna@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Donna Inserra
Research Specialty:  Newsreels, Motion Picture and Sound Recordings, Still Pictures, Video

Sarah Katz
7208 Blair Road NW
Washington, DC 20012-1816
Telephone:   (207) 653-8163
E-mail:   sk6258a@american.edu
Contact Person:   Sarah Katz
Research Specialty:   I specialize in moving images and photographic and other graphic materials

Adam Kennedy
P.O.Box 1301
Crown Point, IN 46308-1301
Contact Person:  Adam Kennedy
Research Specialty:  Film and still images (photographs). Research for documentations, screenwriters, producers, and other filmakers. Declassified documents. Areas of interest/specialty: Architecture, Chicago, city planning, Military, Middle East, Labor Politics, and Sports Women.

The Leonard Group, Inc.
9364 Spring Water Path
Jessup, MD 20794
Telephone:   (301) 776-9260
Fax:   (301) 776-8962
E-mail:   info@theleonardgroupinc.com
Contact Person:   Kevin Leonard
Research Specialty:  African-American history, American military history, WWI, WWII, US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, 20th century American History, asbestos, captured German records, census records, Cold War, congressional records, court records, Coast Guard/lighthouse/customs records, diplomatic records, genealogy and family history records, immigration and naturalization records, intelligence, labor & business history/transportation/regulatory agency records, military records, Native American relations records, President Nixon, science, technology, natural resources & the environment, audio/sound recordings, cartographic/architectural/ships plans records, film & video recordings, still photos.

John Loggins
1629 Columbia Rd NW #432
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone:   (202) 518-7776
E-mail:   john@darumamedia.org
Contact Person:   John Loggins
Research Specialty:   Photos & Motion Pictures

Jessica Louchheim
3846 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20007-1820
Telephone:   (202) 333-9233
Fax:   (202) 248-4027
E-mail:   jwlouchheim@hotmail.com
Contact Person:   Jessica Louchheim
Research Specialty:   Film and video recordings; Photographs and pictures

McCaffery & Associates, Inc.
107 S West Street Suite 709
Alexandria, VA 22314-2824
Telephone:  (703) 548-6144
Fax:  (703) 548-6146
E-mail:  info@mccafferyassoc.com
Contact Person:  Thomas F. McCaffery
Research Specialty:  Naval, Maritime, and Aviation researchers specializing in research for law firms and their clients defending toxic tort claims; business, labor, military, regulatory, and transportation records; architectural, cartographic, and ship plans; photographs

Meaning in Forms
120 Kenilworth Place, 5D
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2447
Telephone:  (718) 398-9656
E-mail:  minda@meaninginforms.com
E-mail:  mnovek@optimum.net
Contact Person:  Minda Novek
Research Specialty: American history (all periods, especially 19th and 20th century), World history, people, cultural events and figures, scientific discovery; NARA photographs and pictures, film and video recordings, sound recordings

Rosanna Martinez
P.O.Box 347751
Coral Gables, FL
Telephone:  (305) 389-9134
E-mail:  rosannamartinez@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Rosanna Martinez
Research Specialty:  General Research. All subjects. Research in Spanish, Russian and English.

Dennis Whitehead/MMImedia
1410 N. Nelson Street
Arlington, VA
Telephone:   (703)524-6814/ 703-587-1551 mobile
Fax:   (703) 524-2634
E-mail:   dennis@mmimedia.com
Contact Person:   Dennis Whitehead

McCaffery & Associates, Inc
107 S West Street Suite 309
Alexandria, VA 22314-2824
Telephone:   (703) 548-6144
Fax:   (703) 548-6146
E-mail:   info@mccafferyassoc.com
Contact Person:   Thomas F. McCaffery
Research Specialty:   Naval, Maritime, and Aviation researchers specializing in research for law firms and their clients defending toxic tort claims; business, labor, military, regulatory, and transportation records; architectural, cartographic, and ship plans; photographs

Jeffrey David Mehall
13901 Dowlais Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20853-2639
Telephone:  (301) 933-5790
E-mail:  jmehall2@msn.com
Contact Person:  Jeffrey d. Mehall
Research Specialty:  American history-Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Popular Culture 1900-1960, Cartographic and Architectural Records, Civil Rights Era, Cold War, Film and Video Records, Genealogy, Holocaust, International Topics, Labor and Business History, especially Railroads, Land Records, Military Records, New Deal & 1930s America, Post WWII-Era

Cynthia Mitchell
P.O. Box 1647
Manassas, VA 20108-1647
Telephone:   (703) 361-0660
Fax:   (703) 335-9287
E-mail:   cindypd77@aol.com
Contact Person:   Cynthia Mitchell
Research Specialty:  Archival film, photos and sound research. Public Domain Images and Copyrighted Collections.

MJM Picture and Film Research
2801 Quebec Street NW 222
Washington, DC 20008-1242
Telephone:   (202) 537-3256
Fax:   (202) 966-5816
E-mail:   joanmathys@msn.com
Contact Person:   Joan M. Mathys
Research Specialty:   Motion Picture (moving images) and sound (audio recordings); Still Picture and Graphics; Textual materials; Cartographic materials

MMJ Research
3200 Garfield Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008-3513
Telephone:   (202) 333-4555
Fax:   (202) 333-1059
E-mail:   mmj@erols.com
Contact Person:   Margaret Johnson
Research Specialty:   Still picture research including photographs, cartographic records, microfilm, manuscripts, civilian and military textual records, and Presidential records. 20+ years experience.

Shannon Bridget Murphy
2660 Petersborough Street
Herndon, VA 20171-2443
Telephone:   (703) 864-3099
E-mail:   shannoninpapertrails@yahoo.com
Research Specialty:   Asbestos: Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Coast Guard, Lighthouse and Customs Records; Diplomatic Records; Family History; Immigration and Naturalization; Intelligence; Labor and Transportation; Military Records - Military searches including lineage and patriotic applications; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon; Science, Technology, Natural Resources and Environmental Records; Audio and Sound Recordings; Motion Pictures and Audio-Silent films; Film and Video; Photo Stills and Video Recordings; Photographs and Pictures
Contact Person:   Shannon Bridget Murphy

Nanotheater - Clifford Enz
712 Schindler Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20903-1330
Telephone:   (877) 256-9890
Fax:   (
(877) 256-9890 E-mail:   nanotheater@gmail.com
Contact Person:   Cliff Enz
Research Specialty:   Video/Audio General research-textual, video, historical, cartographic, motion picture, audio, still photo, experienced in railroad, Civil War, WWI and WWII, Vietnam.

Nichimy Corporation
6215 Greenbelt Road, Suite 201
College Park, MD 20740-2364
Telephone:  (301) 313-0610
Fax:  (301) 313-0611
E-mail:  nichimyusa@nichimy.co.jp
Contact Person:  Yoko Nagasaka Myers
Research Specialty:  WWII Pacific Theater military and navy records (text, photographs, motion picture, cartographic) and Allied Occupation of Japan, Japanese Koreans in Japan, Okinawa - related issues. U.S.-Japan Relations, and migration.

Deborah Nicholls
318 Moraine Street
Brockton, MA 02301-4112
Telephone:   (508) 941-6727
Fax:   (508) 941-6727
E-mail:   dnicholls@comcast.net
Contact Person:   Deborah Nicholls
Research Specialty:   Photography and still image research; film and video footage

Old Company Research
P.O. Box 223795
Chantilly, VA 20153
Telephone:  (703) 787-3552
Fax:  (703) 995-4422
E-mail:  research@oldcompany.com
Contact Person:  Bob Kerstein CPA, CGMA
Research Specialty:  Business, Financial, Commerce.

Polly Pettit
8005 Maple Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Telephone:   (301)589-3025
Fax:   (301) 589-3025
E-mail:   pjpettit@erols.com
Contact Person:   Polly Pettit
Research Specialty:   Experience since 1982 with motion picture, sound and video collections. All record groups. Special interest in 20th century historical events and personalities and color WWII footage.

Phoenix Aviation Research
4141 41st Street 1-M
Sunnyside, NY 11104-3243
Telephone:  (718) 937-7436
E-mail:  jeannette.remak@yahoo.com
Contact Person:  Jeanette Remak
Research Specialty:  Military Research, all Branches of Military, Aviation Research, Civil + Military Records, Record Groups, Media.

The Photo Editor
4731 Williamsburg Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22207-2835
Telephone:   (703) 765-1626
E-mail:   fotoeditor@comcast.net
Contact Person:   Jane A. Martin

Photoassist, Inc.
7735 Old Georgetown Rd., Lower Level
Bethesda, MD 20814-6130
Telephone:   (301) 652-2566
Fax:   (301) 652-2521
E-mail:   info@photoassist.com
Contact Person:   Jenny Trucano

Pat Ratkowski
9510 Evergreen Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901-2932
Telephone:  (301) 495-3331
E-mail:  pat_ratkowski@hotmail.com
Contact Person:  Pat Ratknowski
Research Specialty: Video, film and sound production; multimedia museum display; natural resource, environmental, and energy topics; law and legal history; music history; photography history; chemistry topics; Alaska and Arctic regions

Recordations
205 Yoakum Pkwy., #1105
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone:  (301) 233-0651
E-mail:  culturalheritage@fastmail.fm
Contact Person:  Richard Vidutis
Research Specialty:  Military records (base records, theater construction engineering, ordnance locations, base architecture, oral histories); Engineering records (bridge construction, plans, mining, architecture); Marine records (ship types, plans, shipwreck locations, fatalities, cargo manifests, customs records); Immigration (emigration, ethnic communities, census records, labor history); Cartographic and architectural records (maps, drawings); Photographs and pictures.

Erica L. Risberg, Ph. D.
950 SW 21st Ave, Apt PH-D
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: 917-575-4618
E-mail:  erica.l.risberg@gmail.com
Contact Person:  Erica Risberg
Research Specialty: Technology, government agency documents, business correspondence, business records, 20th century documents, rural history, sound and video recordings.Genealogy and Family Records, Military Records, Navy Records, HABS/HAER Record Group, Photographs and Pictures

Roscommon
2817 Briarwood Lane
Nazareth, PA 18064
Telephone: 224-353-6538
Fax:  (530) 690-8003
E-mail:  clientservices@roscommon.com
Contact Person:  Doc Kane
Research Specialty: Vietnam and Vietnam War, Southeast Asia, Film and Sound Archives, Presidential Media, Film Footage, Rights and Clearances, International Archives, CBS, NBC, ABC, ITN, Reuters, Radio and TV Archives.

Scott Russell
20 Covina Ave
Long Beach, CA 90803
Telephone:  (562) 433-2312
E-mail:  askrussell@aol.com
Contact Person:  Scott Russell
Research Specialty:  The Nixon presidency and administration, including staff, cabinet departments, domestic policies, foreign relations, politics, campaigns, publicity. Experienced with all media collections (documents, tapes, photos, film/video).

Edward A. Singer
7512 Sweetbriar Dr.
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone:  (703) 203-7770
E-mail:  edward.a.singer@gmail.com
Contact Person: Edward Singer
Research Specialty: General Research, All Topics, Find and Make Copies.

Stenger Historica
9506 Dabney Court
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-7744
Telephone:   (540) 834-0684
E-mail:   stengerhistorica@gmail.com
Contact Person:   Dieter Stenger
Research Specialty:   Captured German records including SS, SA, NSKK, RUSNA and NSDAP files, all personnel records for officers and enlisted, and all combat formations/unit records of the army and SS, and all records of the SS. Fluent in German. Translation Services Available.

Strange Research
PO Box 7165
McLean, VA 22106-7165
Telephone:   (202) 320-2672
E-mail:   strangeresearch@mac.com
Contact Person:   Susan Strange
Research Specialty:   Motion pictures - full time on site research; still photographs and textual records - all subjects.

Marsha Ann Tate, Ph.D.
132 South Main Street
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823-3210
Telephone:   (814) 359-3367
E-mail: marsha@mtateresearch.com
Contact Person:   Marsha Ann Tate
Research Specialty:   Census Records, Congressional Records, Court Records, Diplomatic Records, Genealogy and Family History Records, Immigration, Emigration and Naturalization Records, Intelligence, Labor and Business History/Transportation/Regulatory Agency Records, Military Records, Audio/Sound Recordings, Film and Video Recordings, Photographs and Pictures

Taylor & Hammel LLC - A Litigation and Environmental Research Firm
1240 N. Pitt Street, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone:  (703) 822-4658
Fax:  (703) 842-8656
E-mail:  johntaylor@taylorhammel.com
Contact Person:  John Taylor - Senior Researcher
Research Specialty:  Environmental and Legal Research; Asbestos; Captured German Records; Cold War; Congressional Records; Court Records; Diplomatic Records; Immigration, Emigration & Naturalization; Labor & Business History; Military Records; Native American Relations Records; Navy Records; President Nixon Records; Science, Technology, Natural Resources and the Environment Records; Audio/Sound Recordings; Cartographic/Architectural/Ships Plans Records; Film & Video Recordings; Photographs and Pictures

Thaxton Green Studios, Inc
PO Box 360
Millwood VA 22646
Telephone:  (540) 837-9300
E-mail:  david@thaxtongreen.com
Fax:  (540) 837-9310
Contact Person:  David Thaxton/Kevin Green
Research Specialty: Motion Pictures, Video and Still Picture research for inclusion into television documentaries, feature films and other media productions. 30 years experience in archive research, consultation and production.

Visual Research Consultant
3356 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20020-2407
Telephone:  (202) 584-3994
Fax:  (202) 584-3094
E-mail:  susanhormuth@verizon.net
Contact Person:  Susan Hormuth
Research Specialty:  Motion Picture, Sound and Video recordings, and Still Picture Research. All subject areas, with particular experience in popular culture, African-American history, Civil Rights, World Wars, Korean and Vietnam wars. Full-time, on-site research. Twenty-five years experience in visual research in DC area.

War Veterans Oral History Project/world War II Lecture Institute
16 Kings Road
Sicklersville (Gloucester Township), New Jersey
Telephone:  (856) 296-9256
E-mail:  brandon.traister@us.army.mil
Contact Person: Brandon Traister
Research Specialty:  Any media pertaining to the Second World War including but not limited to, photographs, oral recordings, audio recordings, video recordings, documents, magazines, films, books, records, etc.

Nicole Watson
5813 Wellborn Creek Drive
Lithonia, GA 30058-3568
Telephone:  (770) 323-8929 or (678) 758-9142
Fax:  (678) 418-8347
E-mail:  watsonnicole@att.net
Contact Person:  Nicole Watson
Research Specialty:  African American history - Census records - Court records - Genealogy and Family History records - Labor & business history/Transportation/Regulatory Agency records/ Military records, Still Pictures, Film & Videos.

Westmoreland Research
Post Office Box 20069
Alexandria, VA 22320-9804
Telephone:   (202) 421-5151
Fax:   (703) 317-1709
E-mail:   mjc@westmorelandresearch.org
Contact Person:   Michael Constandy

Writers Ink Media Services
938 East Tantallon Drive
Fort Washington, MD 20744-5209
Telephone:   (301) 292-2027
E-mail:   info@writersinkmedia.com
Contact Person:   M. S. Shell
Research Specialty:   Motion pictures, audio, photo stills and video recordings. Our facility provides braodcast duplications and screening files

Joan Yoshiwara
1844 Mintwood Place NW
Washington, DC 20009-1908
Telephone:   (202) 332-1000
Fax:   (202) 462-6266
E-mail:   joanyosh@juno.com
Contact Person:   Joan Yoshiwara
Research Specialty:   Archival film and photos; public domain images; foreign policy


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