Heather J Stecklein

University Archivist/Area Research Center Director
University Library

Office: 321 Robert S. Swanson Library Learning Center
Phone: 715-232-5418
Email: steckleinh@uwstout.edu
Personal website: libguides.uwstout.edu/archivesclasses

Teaching Interests: Heather assists Stout instructors with developing course assignments that make use of archival resources in a wide variety of academic disciplines.


Administers the UW-Stout University Archives and the Area Research Center for Dunn, Barron, and Pepin Counties. Collaborates with Stout faculty on classroom projects and provides primary source instruction sessions to faculty and students. Serves as Stout's campus Records Officer.


    • MA American History
      Loyola University-Chicago
      Chicago, 2010
    • MA Library and Information Science
      University of Iowa
      Iowa City, IA, 2002
    • MA Historical Administration
      Eastern Illinois University
      Charleston, 2002
    • BA History/Political Science
      Loras College
      Dubuque, IA, 2000

Licensures and Certifications

  • Digital Archives Specialist: Society of American Archivists
  • Certified Archivist: Academy of Certified Archivists

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Stecklein, H. (2002) “History of UW-Stout Campus Photographs Project.". Sponsored by University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (Funded).
    • Stecklein, H. "Chicago Medical Institutions: Newsletters, Reports, and Reminiscences.". Sponsored by Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (Funded).
    • Stecklein, H. "100 Years of Breathing Life into the Community at the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago". Sponsored by Illinois Humanities Council, $10000 (Funded).
    • Stecklein, H. "Seasons Sewn: Spring on the Prairie at the Lincoln Log Cabin Historical Site.". Sponsored by Illinois Humanities Council, $2000 (Funded).

    Sponsored Research

    • Stecklein, H. “Wildcats and arbitration: Striking practices among Des Moines rubber workers, 1949-1959.” . Sponsored by State Historical Society of Iowa (Funded).

Professional Memberships

  • Midwest Archives Conference (MAC)
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)



      UW Stout

      • Committee Member, 125th Anniversary Planning Committee (2015 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Campus Exteriors Development Committee (2015 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Homecoming Steering Committee (2014 - Present)
      • Committee Member, ImageStout Standardization Committee (2014 - Present)


    • Committee Member, CUWL Digital Initiatives Coordinating Committee (2015 - Present)
    • Officer, Vice President, UW-System Archives Council (2015 - Present)
    • Committee Member, University of Wisconsin Records Officer Council (2012 - Present)
    • Committee Member, UW-System Archives Council (2012 - Present)
    • Member, Midwest Archives Conference Program Committee (2015 - 2016)
    • Officer, President/Elect/Past, Chicago Area Medical Archivists (2007 - 2010)