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 Patient and helpful archivists showed me their musty basement records room and helped me search stacks of old newspaper clippings and files of photos. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, 11 July 2024 Citizen archivists are needed to transcribe original pension applications from the nation's first veterans into a massive database − and help reveal their extraordinary and untold stories. Phaedra Trethan, USA TODAY, 27 May 2024 How Librarians Can Be Digital Mentors for Teens The role of librarians, archivists, media trainers, and other information professionals in fostering a healthy digital world for the next generation. JSTOR Daily, 24 June 2024 Carol Roark is an archivist, historian, and author with a special interest in architectural and photographic history who has written several books on Fort Worth history. Carol Roark, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 18 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for archivist 

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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 24 Jul. 2024.

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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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