List of archivists

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This is a list of archivists. An archivist is an information professional who assesses, collects, organizes, preserves, maintains control over, and provides access to records and archives determined to have long-term value. Some of the people listed here were not professional but amateur archivists, although their archivist activities preserved large amounts or important data.


Image Name Birth date Death date Country Archivist activity
Joaquín Albareda y Ramoneda February 16, 1892 July 19, 1966  Spain Archivist of Montserrat monastery and Prefect of the Vatican Library from 1936 to 1962.
Henri d'Arbois de Jubainville December 5, 1827 February, 1910  France Worked at the departmental archives of Aube.
Robert-Henri Bautier April 19, 1922 October 19, 2010  France Worked at the Archives nationales.
Howard Besser 1952  United States Founder of the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program (MIAP) at New York University.
Baldassarre Bonifacio
Henri Bourde de La Rogerie April 8, 1873 January 31, 1949  France
Charles Braibant March 31, 1889 April 23, 1976  France
Brien Brothman Worked at the National Archives of Canada until 1995. He is currently working at the Rhode Island State Archives.
Marcel Caya
Marie-Anne Chabin 1959  France
Émile Campardon July 7, 1837 February 23, 1915  France
Armand-Gaston Camus  France
Paul Conway September 7, 1953  United States Worked at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and for the Society of American Archivists. He has published extensively on library preservation and conservation issues.
Terry Cook 1946 2014  Canada
Richard J. Cox  United States
Barbara Craig
Pierre Claude François Daunou August 18, 1761June 20, 1840  France
Arthur Doughty March 22, 1860 December 1, 1936  Canada Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Public Records.
Jules Doinel December 8, 1842  France
Wendy Duff  Canada
Luciana Duranti  Canada Archival theorist. Helped develop theory of the archival bond.
Terry Eastwood  Canada
Jean Favier  France
Lucie Favier  France
Johan Feith  the Netherlands
David Ferriero
Margaret M. H. Finch 6 January, 1878 3 August, 1958  United States Specialized in Revolutionary War and War of 1812 pension and bounty-land records.
Robert Fruin  the Netherlands
Léon Gautier  France
Arthur Giry  France
Marie-Claude Guigue  France
Verne Harris  South Africa
Michael S. Hart March 8, 1947 September 6, 2011  United States Father of e-book and founder of Project Gutenberg.
Kent Haworth
J. Franklin Jameson
Hilary Jenkinson  United Kingdom
Phyllis Mander Jones  Australia State Librarian, New South Wales, known for her work with promoting and establishing a separate archives association in Australia and for her work on the Australian Joint Copying Project
Brewster Kahle October 22, 1960  United States Founder of Internet Archive. (See TED Talk: A free digital library)
Rita Keegan 1949 Founder of Women Artists of Colour Index at the Women Artists' Slide Library and former Director of the African and Asian Visual Arts Archive
Arthur de La Borderie  France
William Kaye Lamb
Gustave Lanctot
Charles-Victor Langlois  France
Abel Lefranc  France
Waldo Gifford Leland
David Lemieux
Jason Liew  Singapore Developed Archival Appraisal 2.0, church archivist
Mollie Lukis  Australia First State Archivist in Western Australia
Heather MacNeil  Canada Archival theorist. Helped develop theory of the archival bond.
Joseph Marmette
Paul Mawhinney  United States He collected vinyl records. When the collection grew up to thousands, he created the shop Record-Rama. Then, he started to archive a copy of every sold album. In 2003, his music archive held 2 million items, twice the size of the Library of Congress similar collection. When the store was closed in 2008, there were 3 million items. (See documentary: The Archive)
Sue McKemmish  Australia Co-founder of the Records Continuum Research Group and academic at Monash University (Professor) in archival systems. Contributed to the development of the Records Continuum Model
Laura A Millar
Samuel Muller
Margaret Cross Norton  United States Co-founder of the Society of American Archivists
John W Pear World Music Archives, Manilla, Australia
Juan Menéndez Pidal
Régine Pernoud  France Worked at the Archives nationales in Paris
Seymour Pomrenze First director of the Offenbach Archival Depot
Ernst Posner  United States
Stella Rimington  United Kingdom Former Director General of MI5.
Helen Willa Samuels  United States Archivist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Celia Sánchez Archived many documents of Cuban Revolution.
Peter J Scott
Jason Scott Sadofsky September 13, 1970  United States Creator and maintainer of, a web site which archives files from historic bulletin board systems; founder of Archive Team, a group to preserving copies of websites that close down (e.g. GeoCities); and filmmaker of BBS: The Documentary and GET LAMP. (See talk: ARCHIVE TEAM: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack)
T. R. Schellenberg  United States
Henry Spencer 1955  Canada Preserved more than 2 million Usenet messages onto magnetic tapes. The contents were imported into Google's archives.
Marion Stokes November 25, 1929 December 14, 2012  United States Recorded hundreds of thousands of hours of television news footage spanning 35 years. After her death, the collection was given to Internet Archive.
Shelley Sweeney (archivist) 1959 She is the Head of the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
Gerhard Tausche 1957
Édith Thomas  France Worked at the Archives nationales in Paris
Frank Upward  Australia Created the Records Continuum Model
Dragan Espenschied 1975 Germany / United States Directs the Rhizome digital preservation program, which oversees 2000+ born-digital artworks, as well as a the creation of a suite of archiving tools.
Paul Marie Viollet October 24, 1840 November 22, 1914  France Worked at the Archives nationales in Paris.
Rodrigo Moura Visoni March 21, 1980 Living  Brazil Archivist of Specialist in the History of Brazilian Inventions.
Jean-Pierre Wallot
Ian E. Wilson
Dharwis Yacob Indonesia Archivist of Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia
Syamalendu Sengupta India


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