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 Trumbull, the archivist and trainmaster, splits his time between Ely and his family’s ranch in Wyoming. Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2022 The electors then meet in mid-December and send signed certificates recording their votes to, among other places, the national archivist and the president of the U.S. Senate. Anchorage Daily News, 21 Jan. 2022 Thanks to art critic and toy historian Nick Curtis for helping with this evaluation and to Disney archivist and historian Libby Spatz. oregonlive, 2 Dec. 2021 The site was made possible through a partnership with Eva Guggemos, archivist and associate professor at Pacific University in Forest Grove. USA Today, 24 Oct. 2021 But Michael Salgarolo, a Filipino American archivist and historian at New York University, said the earliest known documentation of St. Malo being a Filipino settlement dates back to the early- to mid-19th century. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 17 Oct. 2021 During his time in Chicago, Black went on to become a teacher, writer, lecturer, decorated military veteran, archivist and the city’s unofficial chief historian who chronicled the evolution of Black life and culture. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 14 Oct. 2021 There is also Jacqueline Stewart, a film scholar, archivist and curator illuminating the contributions that overlooked Black filmmakers and communities of spectators have made to cinema’s development as an art form. NBC News, 1 Oct. 2021 Times archivist James Kim contributed to this report. Wendy Leestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of archivist

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Archivist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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