ar·​chi·​vist ˈär-kə-vist How to pronounce archivist (audio)
: a person who has the job of collecting and storing the materials in an archive

Examples of archivist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film also has real-life trans woman Ivanka Das playing Paddy’s house help and adopted sister, veteran Shabana Azmi in a significant role, India’s leading film archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur making his acting debut in a pivotal part and Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan playing himself. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 16 Aug. 2023 Curator Denise Murrell has spent two years working with conservators and archivists from those institutions, which include Howard University, Fisk University, Hampton University and Clark Atlanta University, reports the New York Times’ Zachary Small. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The lab's corporate archivist, Rebecca Carpenter, showed off the hidden compartment. Globe Staff,, 28 Aug. 2023 The Society designated archivist Sandra Joy Aguilar, producer and AMPAS governor Brooke Breton, VFX artist agent and executive Bob Coleman and Tim McGovern have been presented with lifetime VES memberships. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 23 Aug. 2023 Margaret Stender, now a partial owner of the Chicago Sky WNBA team, was a teenager in Alexandria, Virginia, at the time; her father, Walter W. Stender, was the assistant US archivist. Megan Greenwell, WIRED, 27 June 2023 Ron Williams, archivist at the Hawaii State Archives: It’s evolved. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 24 Aug. 2023 With the help of volunteer archivists, these rare, firsthand stories from the Revolutionary War will be accessible to the public and archived in the national library. Carly Breland, CNN, 30 July 2023 This article would have been impossible without the assistance of Angela Schmidt, film archivist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Alaska Film Archives. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 30 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of archivist was in 1753

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“Archivist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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ar·​chi·​vist ˈär-kə-vəst How to pronounce archivist (audio)
: a person in charge of archives
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