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List of Archivists

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 Head of Records Management and Archives program at the Université du Québec à Montréal.[1][2]
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 Author and theorist. Worked at the Library and Archives Canada and taught at the University of Manitoba.[3]
Barbara L. Craig  Canada Author and educator. Former university archivist at York University and instructor at University of Toronto Faculty of Information.[4]
Pierre Claude François Daunou August 18, 1761 June 20, 1840  France
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Arthur Doughty March 22, 1860 December 1, 1936  Canada Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Public Records.
Jules Doinel December 8, 1842  France
Jean Dryden  Canada Author and copyright expert. Former archivist of United Church of Canada.[5]
Luciana Duranti  Canada Archival theorist. Helped develop theory of the archival bond.
Terry Eastwood  Canada
Jean Favier  France
Lucie Favier  France
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 Hart at HOPE Conference (cropped).jpg Michael S. Hart March 8, 1947 September 6, 2011  United States Father of e-book and founder of Project Gutenberg.
Kent Haworth  Canada
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 20021120.jpg 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 1904 1999  Canada Dominion Archivist of Canada (1948-1953?), first National Librarian of Canada from 1953-1967.[6]
Gustave Lanctot
Charles-Victor Langlois  France
Henri Langlois November 13, 1914 January 13, 1977  France French film archivist and cinephile. A pioneer of film preservation, Langlois was an influential figure in the history of cinema.
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
P. K. Nair April 6, 1933 March 4, 2016  India Indian film archivist and film scholar, who was the founder and director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in 1964.
Margaret Cross Norton  United States Co-founder of the Society of American Archivists
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
Mila Rechcigl United States} Archivist of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU).
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.
Sadofsky, Jason Scott (2009).jpg 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-5x7-small.jpg 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  Canada She is the Head of the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.
Gerhard Tausche 1957
Hugh Taylor 1920 2005  Canada Author and theorist. Founding Provincial Archivist of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.[7]
Édith Thomas  France Worked at the Archives nationales in Paris
Frank Upward  Australia Created the Records Continuum Model
Drax loves his new ADLiB-MATE2000 Synthesizer.jpg Dragan Espenschied 1975 Germany / United States Directs the Rhizome digital preservation program, which oversees 2000+ born-digital artworks, as well as the creation of a suite of archiving tools.
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Paul Marie Viollet October 24, 1840 November 22, 1914  France Worked at the Archives nationales in Paris.
Natalis de Wailly May 10, 1805 December 4, 1886  France Head of the Administrative Section of the Archives de l'Empire.
Jean-Pierre Wallot
Ian E. Wilson 1943  Canada Former Librarian and Archivist of Canada[8]
Dharwis Yacob Indonesia Archivist of Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia
Gladys Hansen 1925 March 5, 2017  United States Expert on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Charles J. Farrugia February 13, 1970  Malta Malta's first national archivist appointed in 2005. He also chaired ACARM and served on the executive of EURBICA.

See also


  1. ^ archivistsdotca (2015-06-01), ACA Oral History - Marcel Caya, retrieved
  2. ^ Archivists, The Association of Canadian. "ACA Award Recipient Biographies | The Association of Canadian Archivists". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Nesmith, Tom (2015-04-29). "Terry Cook, 1947-2014". Archivaria. 79 (0): 207-213. ISSN 1923-6409.
  4. ^ Archivists, The Association of Canadian. "ACA Award Recipient Biographies | The Association of Canadian Archivists". Retrieved .
  5. ^ archivistsdotca (2015-11-29), ACA Oral History - Jean Dryden, retrieved
  6. ^ Archivists, The Association of Canadian. "ACA Award Recipient Biographies | The Association of Canadian Archivists". Retrieved .
  7. ^ Cook, Terry (2006-09-25). "Hugh A. Taylor, 1920-2005". Archivaria. 60 (0). ISSN 1923-6409.
  8. ^ Archivists, The Association of Canadian. "ACA Award Recipient Biographies | The Association of Canadian Archivists". Retrieved .

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