Steve Duckworth

  • Assistant Professor, Library
  • University Archivist


Steve Duckworth is the University Archivist for Oregon Health & Science University. He is also a lecturer in archival science at Emporia State University. His previous experience includes serving as the Processing Archivist for the University of Florida (Gainesville) and as a Project Archivist with the National Park Service in Anchorage, AK, where he processed the records of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. His work focuses on accessibility and usability of archives, highlighting hidden figures and underrepresented populations, and processing collections with standard practices in mind.


  • B.M., 1999, Ithaca College
  • M.M., 2005, Wichita State University
  • M.L.I.S., 2013, Drexel University

Memberships and associations

  • Society of American Archivists
  • Northwest Archivists, Inc.
  • Librarians, Archivists and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences

Areas of interest

  • Archival processing
  • Archival preservation
  • History of Health Sciences
  • Records management
  • Accessibility


Selected publications

  • Bisio, Alexandra M., Steve Duckworth, Helena Egbert, Emily Haskins, and Gayle O'Hara. "Archivist to Archivist: Employing an Ethics of Care Model with Interns and Student Workers." Journal of Western Archives 12, no. 1 (2021): Article 2.
  • Nemmers, John, Steve Duckworth, Jessica Belcoure Marcetti, Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler. “From Museum to Archives: Managing the Panama Canal Museum Collection.” Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association (Special issue on ‘Archives and Museums’, Spring 2018). doi:10.1080/23257962.2017.1407749.
  • Antracoli, Alexis, Steve Duckworth, Judith L. Silva, and Kristen Yarmey. “Capture all the URLs: First Steps in Web Archiving.” Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice 2, no. 2 (2014): 155-170, doi:10.5195/palrap.2014.67.


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