Fonds OSC-ARC-19 - Bill Collings fonds

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Bill Collings fonds

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30 cm of textual records. - 1 photograph. - 1 print.

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A longtime grape grower and an amateur winemaker from the Okanagan region in British Columbia, Bill Collings has been an involved member of the wine industry in BC for several decades. Previously owners of Sumac Slope Vineyard, Bill Collings and his wife Joan, were both actively involved in several wine and vineyard related associations within the Okanagan area and throughout the province, including the British Columbia Amateur Winemakers Association (BCAWA) and the British Columbia Wine Institute (BCWI). Bill Collings has written extensively on the topic of winemaking and British Columbia’s wine industry and remained actively involved in the wine industry until his retirement.

Custodial history

This fonds was acquired by UBC Okanagan Special Collections and Archives in 2020 directly from Bill Collings.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the winemaking career of Bill Collings. Fonds includes records such as correspondence files, articles and writings, research documents, as well as posters and prints. Fonds contains records both created and received or collected by Bill Collings. This fonds is arranged into three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Writings; 3) Collected materials.

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Several records are in the process of being digitized


Copyright held by Bill Collings where applicable to the records of his own creation. All other rights have not been evaluated.

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Created 1 June 2022, by Paige Hohmann and Alisa Sohi.

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  • Box: OSC ARC 19 Box 1
  • Box: Oversize Photo Box 3