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This trademark label filed with the Oregon Secretary of State in 1936 shows a less developed section of the coastal highway. The label is one of over 10,000 in the Archives holdings.

This trademark label filed with the Oregon Secretary of State in 1936 shows a less developed section of the coastal highway. The label is one of over 10,000 in the Archives holdings.

The Storage Areas

Examples of records in the holdings

The scope of state agency and local government records in the holdings of the Archives is expansive. It ranges from the Agriculture Department to the Commission on Youth and most agencies in between. This section provides an illustration of some of the oldest, most heavily used, and colorful records in the stacks. The following links include images of records and background information.

Samples of letterhead artwork from Baker County, Lake County, Lane County, Marion County, and Wasco County (from letters sent to Governor Charles Sprague from 1938 to 1942)

Sample pages of legislative minutes, exhibits, and bill files, 1983 (legislative records are also frequently accessed)

The following examples are part of other Web pages produced by the Archives. Hit the "back" button to return to this exhibit after viewing examples.

Willamette Cattle Company agreement, 1837 (this is the oldest record in the Archives- the page also includes links to 23 other pre-statehood documents, transcripts, and backgrounds- via the "Echoes of Oregon" Web exhibit)

Whitman Massacre court case files, 1850 (via the "Highlights of the Archives" Web exhibit)

Original Oregon Constitution, 1857 (includes images of all 72 pages via the Oregon Blue Book)

Oregon trademark labels, 1864-1971 (includes 174 colorful labels)

Sample death certificate, Governor Earl Snell, 1947 (death certificates are some of the highest use records in the Archives- via the Governor Earl Snell Web exhibit)


Delta On to the vaults

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