archivist

noun
ar·​chi·​vist | \ ˈär-kə-vist How to pronounce archivist (audio) , -ˌkī- \

Definition of archivist

: 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 Finally, an archivist at the Rye Historical Society found a bill of sale that Dennis realized referred to his sixth great-grandmother, Margaret Lyon, known as Peg, dated July 7, 1790. John Leland, New York Times, "A Teenager Was Bullied. His Ancestors Saved Him.," 26 Feb. 2021 No governor or former governor in Michigan’s 184-year history had been charged with crimes related to their time in that office, according to the state archivist. The Christian Science Monitor, "Flint looks for justice as ex-governor charged in water crisis," 14 Jan. 2021 The charges are groundbreaking: No governor or former governor in Michigan’s 184-year history had been charged with crimes related to their time in that office, according to the state archivist. David Eggert, BostonGlobe.com, "Ex.-Michigan Governor Snyder charged in Flint water crisis," 13 Jan. 2021 The Historical Society lost its sole archivist two months ago, and the board of directors briefly considered not filling the position to save money for 2021, said Executive Director Rebecca Ebnet-Desens. Star Tribune, "Metro briefs: Archivist joins Anoka County Historical Society," 9 Jan. 2021 The Anoka County Historical Society has hired a new archivist to oversee its collection, despite the pandemic temporarily closing its museum's doors. Star Tribune, "Metro briefs: Archivist joins Anoka County Historical Society," 9 Jan. 2021 This has been a strange year to be an archivist, a role that seeks to illuminate the present by excavating the past. Erin Overbey, The New Yorker, "New Yorker Classics That Resonated in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 While Jennifer is busy in the '60s with a husband and lover, in the present day, Ellie grows closer to the newspaper archivist helping her dig through the library, played by Nabhaan Rizwan (1917). Ruth Kinane, EW.com, "Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley talk romantic Netflix drama The Last Letter From Your Lover," 5 Jan. 2021 On January 3, the first meeting of the 117th Congress, the archivist of the United States will transmit the certification of election results from each state governor to both houses of Congress. Grace Segers, CBS News, "How does Congress count electoral votes, and can results be challenged?," 23 Dec. 2020

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Archivist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/archivist. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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