Archival Science | Library and Information Science | Viticulture and Oenology
In the summer of 2014, Linfield College and Whitman College archivists Rachael Woody and Melissa Salrin teamed up to document the history of the Walla Walla wine industry. While collaboration in the archives isn’t new, Woody and Salrin offer their perspective on the benefits of such partnerships even when the institutions wish to acquire the same materials and work with the same donors. The authors argue this project can serve as a blueprint for other repositories that wish to document community history and/or work collaboratively with a competing institution. Woody and Salrin outline the respective histories of their institutions and how they developed a programmatic interest in regional wine history, describe how they jointly embarked on the project, and reveal what they believe to have been the benefits to both institutions and their regional wine communities.
Rachael Cristine Woody & Melissa Salrin
A grape idea: Competitive collaboration is a win-win for regional archives.
Easy Access, 2015, volume 41, issue 1, pages 5-6, 16-18
Woody, Rachael Cristine and Salrin, Melissa, "A Grape Idea: Competitive Collaboration Is a Win-Win for Regional Archives" (2015). Faculty & Staff Publications. Published Version. Submission 12.