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List of Famous Archivists

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List of famous archivists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top archivists in the world? This includes the most prominent archivists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable archivists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic archivists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned archivists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known archivists to the lesser known archivists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the archivist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous archivists ever?" and "What are the names of famous archivists?" then you're in the right place. (68 items)


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    Laozi
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    Laozi was a philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is best known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching and the founder of philosophical Taoism, but he is also revered as a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. Although a legendary figure, he is usually dated to around the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (603 BC-530 BC)
    • Birthplace: China, Eurasia, Henan
    • Profession: Archivist, Philosopher
    • Credits: Seers and Clowns
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    • Birthplace: New York
    • Profession: Archivist, Musical theatre, Musician, Singer
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    C-drík is a vegan artist, academically trained musician, dj, singer, composer and drummer. He is a former student of electro-acoustic composer Annette Vande Gorne.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Profession: Record producer, Archivist, Musician, Lecturer, Disc jockey, + more
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    Francis J. Weber
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    Monsignor Francis J. Weber is an American Roman Catholic priest, author and archivist. He is a noted Catholic scholar, an Honorary Chaplain to His Holiness, and archivist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Monsignor Weber's many literary works include Life and Times of Fray Junipero Serra and A Select ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Archivist, Author, Priesthood
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    Joseph Stevenson

    Joseph Stevenson was an English Catholic archivist and editor of historical texts.more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1806-1895)
    • Birthplace: Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Archivist
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    Tiny Tim was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He was most famous for his rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a distinctive high falsetto/vibrato voice.more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1932-1996)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Archivist, Musician, Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Private Parts, Blood Harvest
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    Allen Weinstein
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    Allen Weinstein is an American historian, educator, and federal official who has served in several different offices. He served as the Archivist of the United States from February 16, 2005 until his resignation on December 19, 2008. After his resignation, he returned to the International Foundation for ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Educator, Archivist, Historian, Professor, Author
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    Hilary Jenkinson

    Sir Charles Hilary Jenkinson was a British archivist and archival theorist. Writing in 1980, Roger Ellis and Peter Walne commented that "[n]o one man had more influence on the establishment of the profession of archivist in Great Britain than Sir Hilary Jenkinson". Terry Eastwood in 2003 called ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1882-1961)
    • Birthplace: Streatham, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Archivist
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    Bob Holman
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    Bob Holman is an American poet and poetry activist, most closely identified with the Oral tradition, the spoken word, and slam poetry. As a promoter of poetry in many media, Holman has spent the last four decades working variously as an author, editor, publisher, performer, emcee of live events, ...more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Poet, Publisher, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Slam
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    Gerard Joseph Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist.more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Archivist, Filmmaker, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Chelsea Girls, Factory Girl, Beautiful Darling, Vinyl, Salvador Dalí, + more
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    William Kaye Lamb, OC FRSC was a Canadian historian, archivist, librarian, and civil servant. Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Lamb received his B.A. in 1927 and M.A. in 1930 from the University of British Columbia. He completed his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics in 1933, under the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1904-1999)
    • Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
    • Profession: Librarian, Archivist, Historian
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    R.E. Gosnell was British Columbia's first Provincial Archivist, an office to which he was appointed in 1908 while he also held the office of Legislative Librarian.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1860-1931)
    • Birthplace: Lake Beauport, Quebec
    • Profession: Librarian, Journalist, Archivist, Author, Newspaper editor
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    Michael Feinstein
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    Michael Jay Feinstein is an American singer, pianist, and music revivalist. He is an interpreter of, and an anthropologist and archivist for, the repertoire known as the Great American Songbook. In 1988 he won a Drama Desk Special Award for celebrating American musical theatre songs. Feinstein is also a ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Pianist, Archivist, Singer
    • Credits: Get Bruce, Michael Feinstein & Friends, Words and Music by Jerry Herman, Broadway's Best at Pops, Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy
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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Librarian, Archivist
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    Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian and archivist, who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and was a lifelong advocate of social justice through educational and activist roles in both the labor and woman's rights movements. She wrote several books on women's role in history ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1876-1958)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Archivist, Historian, Women's rights activist
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    Joseph Sonnleithner
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    Joseph Ferdinand Sonnleithner was an Austrian librettist, theater director archivist and lawyer. He was the son of Christoph Sonnleithner, brother of Ignaz von Sonnleithner and uncle of Franz Grillparzer and Leopold von Sonnleithner. He was a personal friend and attorney of Ludwig van Beethoven, and he ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1766-1835)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Librettist, Archivist, Lawyer
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    David Mattison is an archivist, historian and information retrieval expert who'd been waiting for the Internet to arrive ever since he read about in John Brunner's novel The Shockwave Rider (1975).more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Territory Of Hawaii
    • Profession: Archivist
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    Henri Langlois
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    Henri Langlois was a French film archivist and cinephile. A pioneer of film preservation, Langlois was an influential figure in the history of cinema. His film screenings in Paris in the 1950s are often credited with providing the ideas that led to the development of the auteur theory. Langlois was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1914-1977)
    • Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
    • Profession: Archivist, Film Producer, Film Editor, Film Director
    • Credits: Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque, Two in the Wave, Spatiodynamisme, Louis Lumière / conversation avec Langlois et Renoir
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    Margaret C. Norton
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    Margaret Cross Norton served as the first State Archivist of Illinois from 1922 to 1957 and co-founded the Society of American Archivists in 1936, where she served as the first vice president from 1936–1937 and president from 1943-1945. She also served as editor of the American Archivist from 1946-1949.more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1891-1984)
    • Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Librarian, Archivist
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    Julie Anne Buck is an American film producer, collage artist, photographer, experimental filmmaker, and film archivist who lives in New York City.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Production Designer, Archivist, Film Producer, Photographer
    • Credits: Loop Planes, Salar, hollidaysburg
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