Steve Duckworth is a graduate of Drexel University’s MSLIS program with a concentration in Archival Studies. Additionally, he holds degrees in music performance from Ithaca College and Wichita State University.
Steve is currently the University Archivist for Oregon Health & Science 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. He also served as an Archives Processor with the PACSCL/CLIR Hidden Collections project where he processed collections from institutions around Philadelphia, creating intellectual arrangement and finding aids for previously unprocessed holdings. He worked as a Records Management Assistant at the Drexel University Archives, designing and implementing a collections survey that uncovered digital media within the current holdings, and also executed an institutional functional analysis to assist in strengthening future collecting efforts.
Steve has volunteered in Drexel’s Audio Archives and in Philadelphia’s John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives. While at Drexel, he helped revive Drexel’s student chapter of the Society of American Archivists (DUSAA) and served as the group’s president.
Steve is also a classically trained cellist and Suzuki cello teacher. He has been playing for over twenty years and teaching for over ten. Musical highlights include playing cello in the Arden Theatre’s production of Tulipomania and serving as Assistant Principal Cello on a tour through China with Camerata Philadelphia. Steve has also played with the Pennsylvania String Ensemble and a variety of other ensembles including a folk-rock band from time to time.