- a person responsible for preserving, organizing, or servicing archival material.
Origin of archivist
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Examples from the Web for archivist
He was an American archivist who sought to keep the American musical tradition alive even when it was under assault.‘Dirt Farmer,’ Levon Helm’s Overlooked Gem
April 19, 2012
At the library, archivist Michael Stephens says Romney may even end up with his own display case, right beside the one for George.Mitt Romney’s British Mormon Ancestors
January 31, 2012
She even applied for a job as an archivist for the Girl Scouts of America.Is a GED More Valuable Than a PhD?
January 13, 2009
He was also archivist and then librarian of the city of Frankfort.
This from a man whose working powers astonished the old Dutch archivist, Groen van Prinsterer, means a good deal.Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
The French, too, have invented a profession unknown in England—that of archivist.Old and New Paris, v. 1
Henry Sutherland Edwards
When the leaden coffin was soldered, six seals were placed upon it, five by cardinals, and one by the archivist.Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2
Francis Marion Crawford
On the morrow, about noontide, Camus the Archivist is busy 'verifying their powers;' several hundreds of them already here.The French Revolution
- a person in charge of archives, their collection, and cataloguing
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Word Origin and History for archivist
1753, from Medieval Latin or Italian archivista or French archiviste (see archives).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper