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Archives & Special Collections

Founding Members of the Yamhill County Wineries AssociationLinfield College and the Jereld R. Nicholson Library are home to the Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA), established in 2011, which chronicles the Oregon wine industry and includes historical documents from early wine pioneers. OWHA's goal is to document all aspects and regions of the Oregon wine industry and to collect and preserve historical materials from winery owners, growers, researchers, marketers and sellers.

The Linfield College Archives also house collections covering the history of the college and of Yamhill County and the Willamette Valley, as well as Baptist history. The collections include books, journals, photographs, manuscripts and student theses.

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Finding aids can be searched for using the Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) database. NWDA is a database of archival finding aids from archives in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

Popular collections include:

The OWHA is always collecting materials

Do you have materials that help tell the story of Oregon wine? We would love to hear from you. Here is some information about what we are looking for.

Research appointments can be made by contacting the Archives. Please review the Guidelines for Researchers prior to your research appointment.

Archives mission statement

The Linfield College Archives collects, protects and promotes materials which document the history of the college and regional community, including American Baptist history, Oregon wine history and collections featuring Linfield's faculty, students, staff and alumni.

The Archives works to integrate these histories into the liberal arts curriculum and to offer students a variety of experiential learning opportunities.