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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Now, as Adrienne Samuels Gibbs of Chicago magazine reports, digital archivists for the black legacy press are teaming up with Google Arts & Culture to ensure that the Defender’s journalism is preserved for many years to come. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Archives of Historic Black Newspapers Are Going Digital," 11 June 2018 Sullivan works as a records manager and archivist for Boston police, but is undertaking the project on her own . Danny Mcdonald,, "Chronicling ‘the most significant event’ in the history of Boston police," 8 June 2018 After these tragic events, archivists face the task of documenting mementos by cleaning, photographing and storing them for future display., "Preserving mementos from Stoneman Douglas shooting," 8 Mar. 2018 After these tragic events, archivists face the task of documenting mementos by cleaning, photographing and storing them for future display. Fox News, "A grim task: Preserving mementos from the Florida shooting," 8 Mar. 2018 Semantics aside, many families today are thinking along the same lines and hiring genealogists, archivists, and historians. William Middleton, Town & Country, "From Gates to Rockefeller, Wealthy Families Hire Personal Historians to Preserve Their Legacy," 26 Oct. 2018 Her main function in this continuing landmark internet project has been as archivist. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Susan Meiselas: Meditations’ Review: Turning Subjects Into Collaborators," 6 Aug. 2018 No one wanted to hire her as an archivist, the focus of her graduate education. Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, "How Student Debt Can Ruin Home Buying Dreams," 25 May 2018 Guy Oldaker, 90, who spent about 30 years in the Defense Department and retired as Army Department archivist in 1982, died Feb. 24 at a hospice center in Culpeper, Va. Washington Post, "The story must be told.," 12 Apr. 2018

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1753, in the meaning defined above

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