The Winthrop Group, Inc. (http://www.winthropgroup.com) is pleased to announce that Linda Edgerly, Founding Partner and Director, Information & Archival Services Division, will receive the 2014 Archival Achievement Award from the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York on October 9, 2014. For nearly 40 years, Linda has been one of the most experienced and trusted consultants in business and institutional archives in the United States. In her unparalleled career as a corporate archivist, she has assisted scores of businesses and organizations in creating and managing archives, moving and processing collections, undertaking needs assessments, supervising records surveys and program implementations and overseeing a variety of digitization projects for clients including many companies doing business worldwide, among them American Express, Boeing Company, Campbell Soup Company, Caterpillar Inc., Citigroup, Colgate-Palmolive, Ford Motor Company, Kraft Foods (now Mondelez), MCA/Universal Pictures (now NBC/Universal), New York Stock Exchange, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Procter & Gamble, Western Union, and Weyerhaeuser Company.
Her private clients have included Bill Blass, Ltd., Dale Earnhardt Estate, Laird Norton Family & Trust, Muhammad Ali Center, Roy Lichtenstein Estate, Tony Bennett, and U.S. Congressman Peter Rodino, Jr. Estate. Her non-profit client engagements have included the Africa-America Institute, The American Academy in Rome, American Symphony Orchestra League, Amsterdam News Educational Foundation, Chamber Music America, Columbia University, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Ford Foundation, Historic Hudson Valley, Jazz at Lincoln Center, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, MOMA, Municipal Art Society of New York, National Resources Defense Council, New York City Ballet, Northwest Kidney Centers, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Trinity School, United States Tennis Association, WNET, WNYC, and the Whitney Museum.
Linda’s career has often intersected with her personal interests in history, business, philanthropy, politics, and the visual and performing arts. Learning from past experiences, she has gained insights from a wide-ranging and rich array of archival engagements and shared her knowledge with her colleagues at The Winthrop Group. From Linda’s example, the Information & Archival Services Division has earned the confidence of management and the respect of archivists and information managers by providing high quality, cost-effective work while adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards.
Ms. Edgerly is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, has served on the Society’s governing Council, and has chaired its Business Archives Section. She has been a member of Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York since 1979 and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Archivist Regional Archives Conference since 1972. She is also the author of “The Present and Future of Corporate Archives,”which was published in Business and Economic History.