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Derek Webb

  • Head of Archives, Archives

Job Responsibilities

  • Administration of Archives Department
  • Records Management
  • Collection Development and Appraisal
  • Donor Relations
  • Outreach
  • Student Assistant, Intern, and Fieldworker Programs


  • Master of Library Science – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Master of Arts, Early Christian Studies – University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Arts, History – Texas Tech University

Professional Activities


  • Society of American Archivists
    Chair, Archives Management Section, 2022-2023
    Chair, Mark Greene Emerging Leader Award, 2022-2023
    Program Committee, 2018-2019
  • Midwest Archives Conference
    Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship Committee, 2020-
  • Academy of Certified Archivists

Selected Presentations

  • “Lockdown Lemonade: Successful Projects Borne out of Remote Work,” lightning talk presented at Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting, virtual, May 13, 2021
  • “Primary Source Literacy in the Online Classroom,” lightning talk presented at CETL Teaching and Learning Symposium, virtual, January 14, 2021
  • “Invisible Minorities and Oral Histories: Considerations on Ethical Access,” panel presented at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Chicago (virtual), August 2020
  • “Indexing the Closet: Access vs. Privacy in LGBT Oral History Collections,” paper presented at Society of Mississippi Archivists Annual Conference, Starkville, April 26, 2019


  • “The Virtuous Circle of Student Research: Harnessing a Multicourse Collaborative Research Project to Enhance Archival Collections,” American Archivist 82:1 (Spring/Summer 2019). DOI 10.17723/0360-9081-82.1.155

Professional Interests

  • Management Issues in Archives
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access in Archives
  • Privacy and Confidentiality