Governor Robert D. Holmes' Administration

Record Descriptions

Administrative correspondence, 1957-1959

Executive clemency records, 1957-1959

Extradition records, 1949-1957

Legislative messages, 1957

Multnomah County petitions, 1957

Press releases, 1957-1959

Proclamations, 1957-1958

Report files, 1957-1958

Administrative correspondence


19 cubic feet

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject

Series documents the communications and activities of Governor Holmes' office. Series includes correspondence, informational pamphlets, and information requests.

Topics include the state centennial celebration, civil defense, forest product research, tax study, administrative reorganization, capitol punishment, education, hydroelectricity, and government planning and development.

See the attached container list.


Press releases


1 cubic foot

Arrangement: chronological by release date

Series documents gubernatorial press releases publicizing events, programs, and activities related to the Governor's office.

Information includes dates, subjects, and quotations from the Governor. Topics include unemployment, appointment of individuals to public jobs, celebration of holidays, and recognition of specific events.


Legislative messages


.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: chronological by legislative session

Series documents messages from the governor to the chief clerk of the house and senate and messages from the house and the senate to the governor. Series also includes Joint Ways and Means Committee reports.




.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: alphabetical by subject

Series documents announcements made by the governor on various activities or events. Contents include subject of proclamation, date, and governor's signature.

A wide variety of subjects include Beef for Father's Day, National Child Safety Week, Equal Opportunity Day, National Traffic Memorial Day, Potato Chip Month, Helen Keller Day, Loyalty Day, March of Dimes Month, and World Day of Prayer.


Report files


6.75 cubic feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject

Series documents reports received by Governor Holmes office on subjects also documented in the administrative correspondence.

Series includes reports and minutes. Some of the agencies included are the Capitol Planning Commission, Columbia Basin Interagency Commission, Board of Control, Forestry Department, Land Board, Public Welfare Commission, Unemployment Compensation, Dept. of Water Resources, and Dept. of Veterans Affairs.


Multnomah County petitions


1.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: by petition

Series documents petitions from Multnomah County residents to the governor to investigate and prevent the Multnomah Board of Tax Equalization from shifting taxes from business properties to home owner properties.


Extradition records


1 cubic feet

Arrangement: unarranged

Series documents activities involved in the extradition of criminals, both to and from the State of Oregon. Records include action reports, travel vouchers for retrieving prisoners, extradition requests from other states, and investigation reports requested by the Governor to aid in his extradition decisions.


Executive clemency records


1 cubic feet

Arrangement: chronological by date of record

Series documents the process and decisions made for the granting of executive clemencies and pardons. Series includes request for clemency by convict, request for restoration of voting privileges, and correspondence.

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Phone: 503-373-0701 • Fax: 503-378-4118 • reference.archives@state.or.us