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How much do you charge? For an assessment and written report, the base is $99. There may be additional costs for travel if you are located more than 20 miles from Shaker Heights, OH. Costs for more detailed work will vary, depending on the type and length of work, supplies, and location. Virtual assessments may also be possible.
What does an assessment entail? An assessment involves me looking at the majority of your collection, and writing up my recommendations for its storage, display, and/or preservation needs. If you are interested in donating it to a research library or historical society, I can help connect you with the right place.
How much is my collection worth? I am not an appraiser, but I can provide you with names of appraisers who are qualified to determine monetary value for insurance or charitable giving purposes. I can tell you if your collection has research value.
What kind of research can you do? I can help you navigate the archival collections located at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives, where I worked for 10 years. I charge a minimum of $99 for in-person research, if you tell me what files you want me to look at. There will be an additional fee for taking photos of the materials; permission to publish requests will have to be arranged with staff at the Rock Hall.