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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

School District Records

1886-1966

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Census [School-various districts], 1909 (1 volume); 1912-1918 (1 volume); 1925-1928 (1 volume); 1927-1932 (1 volume); 1933-1938 (1 volume); 1950-1958 (1 volume); 1960-1966 (1 volume);
Clerks Annual Reports [various school districts], 1942-1961 (.70 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 4], 1915-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 8], 1914-1918 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 17], 1914-1917 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 19], 1896-1900 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1934 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 31], 1915-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 42], 1913-1918 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 43], 1907-1910 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 19], 1910-1916 (1 volume); 1917-1934 (1 volume); 1935-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 21], 1927-1934 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 52-Mist Grade School], 1939-1952 (5 volumes);
Tracy's School Record [District No. 10], 1886-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Finance and Taxation Department Old Jail Storage Room:
Clerk's Annual Census Report [District No. 23-Mayger], 1922-1931 (.05 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 23-Mayger], 1908-1912 (1 volume); 1913-1917 (1 volume); 1917-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1923 (1 volume); 1922-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1934 (1 volume);
Laurel Loan Record of Text Books Issued [District No. 23-Mayger], 1932-1936 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23-Mayger], 1912-1916 (1 volume); 1913-1917 (1 volume); 1919-1922 (1 volume); 1919-1923 (1 volume); 1922-1932 (1 volume); 1923-1927 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume); 1924-1928 (1 volume); 1924-1930 (1 volume); 1927-1934 (1 volume); 1940-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1949 (1 volume); 1951-1956 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23-Mayger-Lower Room], 1935-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 23-Mayger-Upper Grades], 1935-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 29], 1931-1935 (1 volume); 1934-1936 (1 volume);
Teacher's Monthly Report [District No. 23-Mayger], 1919-1923 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Budget [includes schools], 1941-1951 (1.40 cu.ft.);
Budgets Schools, Cities, Drg. Dist. & PUD [Drainage District & Public Utility District], 1934-1942 (1 cu.ft.);
District Budgets [includes schools], 1917-1923 (1 cu.ft.);
School Budgets, 1925-1933 (1 cu.ft.); 1942-1943, 1946-1947 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Northwest Regional Education Service District Columbia Service Center, Warehouse Locked File Cabinet:
Census Book [School Census Record-various districts], 1912-1958 (8 reels of microfilm).

Records at the St. Helens School District Administrative Office Building, Vault:
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 2], 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1916-1917 (1 volume); 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Deer Island], 1944-1952 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 11-Columbia City], 1922-1926 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 54], 1915-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [No district given], 1932-1933 (1 volume).

Records at the St. Helens School District Off Site Storage Facility (District Clerk's Record Books):
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 2], 1894 (1 volume); 1901-1903 (1 volume); 1903-1906 (1 volume); 1906-1908 (1 volume); 1910-1912 (1 volume); 1912-1913 (1 volume); 1913-1914 (1 volume); 1914-1915 (1 volume); 1915-1916 (1 volume); 1918-1919 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 3-Deer Island], 1915-1917 (1 volume); 1918-1920 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1923-1924 (1 volume); 1924-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1928-1930 (1 volume); 1930-1933 (1 volume); 1933-1937 (1 volume); 1938-1943 (.15 cu.ft.); 1943-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1947 (1 volume); 1947-1949 (1 volume); 1950-1953 (.10 cu.ft.); 1953-1955 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 11-Columbia City], 1908-1915 (1 volume); 1916-1919 (1 volume); 1919-1923 (1 volume); 1923-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1929 (1 volume); 1932-1940 (.10 cu.ft.); 1940-1945 (1 volume); 1945-1950 (1 volume); 1950-1956 (.15 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 30], 1950-1955 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 34-Canaan], 1901-1906 (1 volume); 1917-1922 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1923-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1932 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume); 1940-1947 (1 volume); 1947-1955 (.15 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1937-1947 (.25 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 43-Willark/Trenholm], 1913-1915 (1 volume); 1914-1917 (1 volume); 1918-1920 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume); 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1931-1934 (1 volume); 1938-1955 (1 volume).

Records at the St. Helens School District Off Site Storage Facility (Miscellaneous School Records):
Budgets [District No. 3-Deer Island], 1943-1956 (.10 cu.ft.);
Budgets [District No. 30-Yankton], 1952-1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
Budgets [District No. 34-Canaan], 1923-1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Budgets [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1939-1947 (1 volume);
Budgets [District No. 43-Willark/Trenholm], 1929-1954 (.10 cu.ft.);
Census Report [District No. 3-Deer Island], 1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
Census Report [District No. 34-Canaan], 1905-1947 (.15 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Annual Census Reports [District No. 2], 1924-1932 (1 volume); 1933-1943 (1 volume);
Clerk's Annual Census Reports [District No. 30-Yankton], 1951-1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Annual Census Reports [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1937-1946 (.05 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Annual Census Reports [District No. 43-Willark/Trenholm], 1920-1953 (.05 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Annual Census Reports [District No. 502C], 1958 (1 volume); 1960 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume); 1966 (1 volume);
Notice of School Elections [District No. 2-includes school budgets], 1930-1949 (1 volume);
[Oregon Elementary Pupil Cumulative Record-District No. 11-Columbia City], ca.1933-1942 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Oregon Elementary Pupil Cumulative Record-District No. 34-Canaan], ca.1932-1939 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Oregon Teacher's Annual Report-District No. 11-Columbia City], 1938-1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Reports [District No. 3-Deer Island-includes Teacher's Annual Reports], 1944-1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
[School District Annual Financial Report [District No. 11-Columbia City], 1932-1954 (1 volume);
[School District Annual Financial Report [District No. 34-Canaan], 1947-1953 (.05 cu.ft.);
[School District Annual Financial Report [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1942-1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
[School District Annual Financial Report [District No. 43-Willark/Trenholm], 1934-1955 (.05 cu.ft.);
[School District Meeting Notices and Budgets-District No. 11-Columbia City], 1920-1956 (.25 cu.ft.);
Teacher Contracts [District No. 3-Deer Island], 1921-1945 (1 volume);
Teacher Contracts [District No. 11-Columbia City], 1932-1948 (1 volume);
Teacher Contracts [District No. 30-Yankton], 1950-1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Teacher Contracts [District No. 34-Canaan], 1925-1954 (.05 cu.ft.);
Teacher Contracts [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1937-1946 (.05 cu.ft.);
Teacher Contracts [District No. 43-Willark/Trenholm], 1932-1948 (.05 cu.ft.);
Teacher's Monthly Report [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1946-1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
Trenholm District # 43 Census Reports, 1948-1954 (1 volume).

Records at the St. Helens School District Off Site Storage Facility (Oregon School Register and Record Books):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 3-Deer Island], 1916-1922 (1 volume); 1917-1923 (1 volume); 1920-1926 (1 volume); 1924-1931 (1 volume); 1926-1932 (1 volume); 1931-1937 (1 volume); 1932-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume); 1940-1957 (.25 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 11-Columbia City], 1944-1945 (1 volume); 1949-1956 (.20 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 34-Canaan], 1900-1902 (1 volume); 1902-1909 (1 volume); 1927-1932 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume); 1940-1945 (.15 cu.ft.); 1944-1948 (1 volume); 1948-1950 (.10 cu.ft.); 1950-1953 (1 volume); 1951-1953 (1 volume); 1953-1958 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 39-Columbia Heights], 1943-1947 (1 volume); 1945-1947 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43], 1923-1930 (1 volume); 1926-1932 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume); 1931-1932 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 43-Trenholm], 1948-1949 (1 volume); 1951-1956 (.10 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 502C-Canaan], 1954-1960 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 502C-Columbia City], 1955-1961 (.20 cu.ft.).

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