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archivist

[ ahr-kuh-vist, -kahy- ]

noun

  1. a person responsible for preserving, organizing, or servicing archival material.


archivist

/ ˈɑːkɪvɪst /

noun

  1. a person in charge of archives, their collection, and cataloguing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of archivist1

From the French word archiviste, dating back to 1745–55. See archive, -ist

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Example Sentences

With the help of an archivist at the Benson Ford Research Center, Weineck was able to track down this file.

Following their belief that music “belongs to the people,” these archivists hope their work will keep the legacy and history of Tanzania around for generations to come.

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Now a group of archivists from the Tanzania Heritage Project are working to digitize as much of Radio Tanzania’s archive as possible before the physical records are lost to time.

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While it’s tempting to laminate everything once you get the hang of it, it’s definitely a no-no when it comes to certain governmental and legal materials and serious archivists should evaluate the best preservation options.

The American Foundation for the Blind archivist Helen Selsdon says Keller “moved away from that position.”

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Part-time archivist Lorelei Galbreath keeps a stack of folders as tall as a newborn on her desk.

He was an American archivist who sought to keep the American musical tradition alive even when it was under assault.

At the library, archivist Michael Stephens says Romney may even end up with his own display case, right beside the one for George.

She even applied for a job as an archivist for the Girl Scouts of America.

His successor, at one time the conventual archivist, loved books equally well, and got together a fair collection.

When the leaden coffin was soldered, six seals were placed upon it, five by cardinals, and one by the archivist.

With the office of the provincial secretary the provincial archivist necessarily has very close relations.

Then comes reasoning; the voice of the old Archivist getting loud.

The French, too, have invented a profession unknown in England—that of archivist.

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