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Susan Irwin, University Archivist: About Susan

Susan Irwin

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University Archivist

Mark O. Hatfield Library, 2nd Floor

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” 
~Albert Einstein

Susan Irwin has served as the University Archivist at Willamette University since 2020. She enjoys connecting people to the rich wealth of information contained in the Willamette University Archives and loves to answer questions about the collections.  Please contact her if you would like information on the University records, Political Papers, Pacific Northwest Artist collections and personal papers in the archives.  



  • Master of Arts, Information Resources & Library Science, University of Arizona 
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Portland
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Portland


Professional Interests

  • Archival description and access
  • Teaching with Primary Sources
  • 20th Century U.S. Western History

In her free time Susan likes to read, explore the outdoors, challenge herself with puzzles, and bake (She is very proud of her diploma in French Cooking.)  

Willamette University

Willamette University Libraries

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street.
Salem Oregon 97301
Pacific Northwest College of Art Library
511 NW Broadway.
Portland Oregon 97209