archivist

noun
ar·chi·vist | \ˈär-kə-vist, -ˌkī-\

Definition of archivist 

: a person who has the job of collecting and storing the materials in an archive

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After the donation, an archivist twice told Mr. Wells that Mrs. Kennedy’s notes could not be made public since her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, had not given permission. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Jacqueline Kennedy’s Notes for Dallas Are Found, Starting a Quiet Tug of War," 2 July 2018 After the donation, an archivist twice told Wells that Kennedy’s notes could not be made public since her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, had not given permission. Jennifer Schuessler, The Seattle Times, "Jacqueline Kennedy’s notes for Dallas found, starting a quiet tug of war," 2 July 2018 In a three-part blog series, an archivist details the painstaking and perilous process of preserving the book in digital form. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, "The strange history of poisonous wallpaper and a dangerous book," 19 May 2018 Cardinal Tauran, who was born in Bordeaux, France, served in various Vatican embassies before being named chief Vatican archivist, foreign minister, and then prefect of the Vatican office of interfaith relations. Nicole Winfield, BostonGlobe.com, "Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope’s election, dies at 75," 7 July 2018 Now a retired archivist has uncovered their stories. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "After 73 years, the remains of a Tuskegee airman lost over Europe may have been found," 8 Apr. 2018 Tauran, who was born in Bordeaux, served in various Vatican embassies before being named chief Vatican archivist, foreign minister and then prefect of the Vatican office of interfaith relations. Nicole Winfield, Fox News, "Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope's election, dies at 75," 6 July 2018 Given public interest in the transfer, her deed from Schmeltzer has been published, says Warren Stricker, archivist at the DRT Library. From Express-news Archives, San Antonio Express-News, "War over a piece of the Alamo ended with a treasured memorial," 23 Jan. 2018 Now, thanks to work by Library of Congress archivists, the almost 300,000 documents in his official papers are now available online. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Woodrow Wilson’s Papers Go Digital, Leaving Microfiche Behind," 9 June 2018

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