Oregon Legislative Records Guide
Legislative Committee Records Inventory
Early legislative records in the Oregon State Archives begin with the 1843 Legislative Committee which drafted the Organic Laws and created Oregon's Provisional government. Check Legislative Research in the Oregon State Archives and on this Web Site for resources (Oregon statutes, laws, and journals) available for research prior to the keeping of legislative committee records (e.g. minutes, exhibits) which are the primary source for finding legislative history.
In the late 1920s the Oregon Legislative Assembly began keeping committee minutes and exhibits. The Archives has minutes and exhibits of the interim Workmen's Compensation Committee for 1926-27. These records do not become continuous until 1961 when the Oregon Legislative Assembly passed law (ORS 171.420) requiring the deposit of legislative records with the State Archivist.
Following is the inventory of regular, special, and interim legislative records in the Oregon State Archives. Statutory committee records are listed with the interim records except for the Emergency Board records (see Oregon Legislative Assembly Series Descriptions).