Chronology: A History of Archives in Oregon
A Territorial Library is established by an Act of Congress.
The Territorial Legislature publishes Oregon Archives, a compilation of laws, official publications and reports issued to date.
The Oregon Constitution requires state and county government officials to maintain records of their activities.
The Oregon Historical Society is formed to gather "information relating to the history of Oregon."
The State Library is created and Cornelia Marvin is hired as the first state librarian.
The Southern Oregon Historical Society is organized to save the 1883 Jackson County Courthouse in Jacksonville.
The Oregon State Archives is formed as a division of the State Library. Alabama created the first state archives in 1900 and in 1932 the National Archives was established.
The State Legislature is required to deposit their records with the State Archives.
The Oregon State University Archives is established as a division of the Kerr Library.
The State Archivist is transferred to the Secretary of State's Office and given authority to oversee the retention and destruction of non-archival public records in Oregon.
The Oregon Public Records law is codified.
The Oregon State Archives is the world's first archival institution, public or private, to go on the World Wide Web.
Oregonís first Archives Week is celebrated by proclamation of Governor Ted Kulongoski.
Oregon's Archives Week is expanded to Archives Month in cooperation with the Society of American Archivists campaign.
The State Historical Records Advisory Board applies for and receives National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant funds to print a poster to publicize the observance of Oregon Archives Month.