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Steve Duckworth, M.L.I.S. (he/him)

  • Associate Professor, Library
  • University Archivist, Library
  • Manager of Historical Collections, Library


Steve Duckworth is the University Archivist for Oregon Health & Science University and the Manager of the institution's Historical Collections. He is adjunct faculty, lecturing in archival science, at Emporia State University and previously lectured at Rutgers 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.

Education and training

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

    • Certified Archivist, Academy of Certified Archivists, 2022

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. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol12/iss1/2.
  • 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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