It was another busy week at Linfield College. Work study students Kelsey and Susie spent two days helping shift and consolidate collections in anticipation of incoming materials for the new Oregon Wine History Archives. Linfield President Tom Hellie announced last Friday an agreement between the college and six local wineries to transfer business and personal records to the archives, hopefully to be followed with additional materials over the next few years. To read the press release, click here

Plans also call for a new half-time archivist so stay tuned for the position announcement sometime next week. It should be an exciting position with a tremendous variety of tasks. It is anticipated that the position will be in place by late September/early October, when the first collection is expected to arrive.

Work has also been progressing on a policy and procedures manual for the archives. We plan to begin testing the new accession and processing procedures this next week, again with assistance from the work study students.

Submitted by Linda MK