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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)

Laozi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Laozi 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 ...more

Tiny Tim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Archivists

C-drík is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Archivists
C-drík 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.

Francis J. Weber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Francis J. Weber 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 ...more

Joseph Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Joseph Stevenson Joseph Stevenson was an English Catholic archivist and editor of historical texts.

Tiny Tim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Tiny Tim 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

Allen Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Allen Weinstein 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 ...more

Hilary Jenkinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Archivists
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 ...more

Bob Holman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Bob Holman 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 ...more

Gerard Malanga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Gerard Malanga Gerard Joseph Malanga is an American poet, photographer, filmmaker, curator and archivist.

William Kaye Lamb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Archivists
William Kaye Lamb 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 ...more

R. Edward Gosnell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Archivists
R. Edward Gosnell 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.

Michael Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Michael Feinstein 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. ...more

Stacey Erdman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Archivists

Mary Ritter Beard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Mary Ritter Beard 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 ...more

Joseph Sonnleithner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Joseph Sonnleithner 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 ...more

David Mattison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Archivists
David Mattison 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

Henri Langlois is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Henri Langlois 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 ...more

Margaret C. Norton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Margaret C. Norton 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 ...more

Julie Buck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Julie Buck Julie Anne Buck is an American film producer, collage artist, photographer, experimental filmmaker, and film archivist who lives in New York City.

Eddie Yeghiayan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Eddie Yeghiayan Dr. Eddie Yeghiayan is an archivist who compiled bibliographies of lecturers.

Charles Nuitter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Charles Nuitter Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter was a French librettist, translator, writer and librarian born in Paris, France on 24 April 1828. He died there on 23 February 1899 after suffering a stroke ...more

Bob Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Bob Burns Bob Burns is an actor, consultant, producer, archivist and historian of props, costumes, and other screen used paraphernalia from some of the greatest science fiction, fantasy, and horror motion ...more

Dave Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Dave Smith Dave Smith is the founder and former chief archivist at the Walt Disney Archives, which is located in the Frank G. Wells Building at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.

Michael Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Michael Horowitz Michael D. Horowitz is an American author and archivist in West Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Sol Horowitz, and paternal grandparents were Jews from Russia. Horowitz's American-born ...more

Rick Prelinger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Rick Prelinger Rick Prelinger is an archivist, associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writer and filmmaker, and founder of the Prelinger Archives, a collection of 60,000 advertising, ...more

Alan Leeds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Alan Leeds Alan Leeds is American music executive, tour manager, production manager, writer and archivist best known for his work organizing performances and concert tours for artists such as James Brown, ...more

Roger Steffens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Roger Steffens Roger Steffens is a Brooklyn, New York born actor, author, lecturer, editor, reggae archivist, photographer, producer. Roger is perhaps best known for his reggae archives, in particular his ...more

Levi Fox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Levi Fox Dr. Levi Fox OBE, DL, MA, FSA, FRHistS, FRSL, was the son of a Leicestershire smallholder. He became Archivist for the city of Coventry and then Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and ...more

Satyasheel Deshpande is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Satyasheel Deshpande Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande is an Indian musician who specializes in singing Khayal. He is a disciple of Pt. Kumar Gandharva and the son of musicologist Vamanrao Deshpande.

James Alexander Robertson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Archivists
James Alexander Robertson James Alexander Robertson was an American academic historian, archivist, translator and bibliographer. He is most noted for his contributions to the history and historiography of the Philippines ...more

Johan Hendrik van Dale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Johan Hendrik van Dale

Michael Brooks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Michael Brooks Michael Brooks is a music historian, archivist, consultant, and producer.

Leonhard Ennen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Leonhard Ennen Leonhard Ennen, also spelled Leonard Ennen, was a German theologian, historian and archivist born in Schleiden, in the Eifel region of modern-day Germany. He is remembered for his writings on ...more

David Ferriero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Archivists
David Ferriero David Sean Ferriero is a librarian, a library administrator, and the 10th Archivist of the United States. He was Director of the New York Public Library, and before that, the University ...more

Jeffrey Vance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Jeffrey Vance Jeffrey Vance is an American historian, author, producer, archivist, and lecturer. He is the author of the books Douglas Fairbanks, Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema, Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian, ...more

Raffaele Farina is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Raffaele Farina Raffaele Farina SDB is an Italian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives, Librarian of the Vatican Library, and president of Scuola Vaticana di ...more

Edward C. Papenfuse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Edward C. Papenfuse Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse is the retired Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents. Papenfuse received his undergraduate degree from the American University, an M.A. from the ...more

Wolfgang von Oettingen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Wolfgang von Oettingen

Michael Organ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Michael Organ Michael Keith Organ is an Australian politician. He was an Australian Greens member of the Australian House of Representatives between 2002 and 2004, representing the Division of Cunningham, New ...more

David Lemieux is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Archivists
David Lemieux David Hardy Lemieux is an audio and film archivist. He is a Grammy, Juno, and Gemini Award voting member. He is audiovisual archivist for the Grateful Dead.

Hans-Wolf Barkhausen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Hans-Wolf Barkhausen Hans-Wolf Barkhausen was a German film archivist and journalist.

Jehanne Wake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Jehanne Wake Jehanne Wake is a British biographer, historian and archivist. She has written critically acclaimed biographies of Princess Louise, the sixth child of Queen Victoria, and of the four early ...more

Robert Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Robert Wolfe Robert Wolfe was a World War II U.S. Army officer, historian, and retired senior archivist of the US National Archives. He was wounded in both the Pacific and European Theaters of Operation. He ...more

Tommy Finlayson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Tommy Finlayson Thomas James Finlayson MBE, commonly known as Tommy Finlayson, is a Gibraltarian historian. He is also a former cricketer and archivist of the Gibraltar Archives. He is the eldest brother of ...more

Melvin H. Schuetz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Melvin H. Schuetz Melvin H. Schuetz is a writer.

Jacob Jacobson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Jacob Jacobson

Erich Weise is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Erich Weise Erich Weise was a German historian and archivist. During World War II, as a member of the Nazi party, he administered Polish archives captured by the Third Reich. In this position he purged ...more

Vasili Mitrokhin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Vasili Mitrokhin Vasili Nikitich Mitrokhin was a major and senior archivist for the Soviet Union's foreign intelligence service, the First Chief Directorate of the KGB and co-author with Christopher Andrew of ...more

Suzanne Victoria Pulier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Archivists
Suzanne Victoria Pulier Suzanne Victoria Pulier is an archivist and a museum curator.