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  • Margaret Storrs Grierson (1900 - 1997)
    Storrs Grierson (June 29, 1900–December 12, 1997), archivist and philosophy professor, was the founder and first director of the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. In this capacity, she traveled...
  • Mary Ritter Beard (1876 - 1958)
    Ritter Beard (August 5, 1876, Indianapolis, Indiana – August 14, 1958) was an American historian and archivist, who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and was a lifelong advocate...
  • Virginia C. Purdy (1922 - 2015)
    Cardwell Purdy (August 1, 1922 – May 22, 2015) was an American archivist and historian at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). She was a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists...
  • Charlotte Capers (1913 - 1996)
    Capers (June 28, 1913 − December 23, 1996) was director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) from 1955 to 1969 and was the first woman to become the head of a state agency in Mi...

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. The records maintained by an archivist can consist of a variety of forms, including letters, diaries, logs, other personal documents, government documents, sound and/or picture recordings, digital files, or other physical objects.

List of archivists

List of female archivists

Archivists of the United States 1934 - Present