Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Benton County Records Inventory
Superintendent of Schools Records
Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of District Clerks Annual Reports [Countywide], vol. 1, 1901-1915 (1 volume);
Record of Teachers Examined, 1908-1936 (1 volume).
Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Annual Report [to School Superintendent], 1930-1953 (.80 cu.ft.);
[County School Superintendent's Record of Eighth Grade Examinations], 1940-1943 (1 volume);
Proceedings of County High School Board, vol. 1, 1910-1920 (1 volume);
Record of District Clerks Annual Reports [Countywide], vol. 2, 1923-1927 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates Diplomas [with index], vol. 1, 1908-1928 (1 volume);
School Superintendent Record of Annual Reports, 1953-1966 (1 volume).
Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Building, Basement Microfilm
[Benton County Boundary Board Proceedings], 1909-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Front Office:
Benton County Registered Contracts [Teachers], 1967-1972 (1 volume).
Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Front Office,
Benton County Records Cabinet:
Register of Teachers Under Contract, vol. 1-2, 1898-1936 (2 volumes);
Teachers Registered Contracts, 1923-1946 (1 volume).
Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Back Storage
Record of Eighth Grade Pupils [Linn County-also includes Benton County beginning in 1968], vol. 5-6, 1939-1976 (2 volumes).