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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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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.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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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