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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1911-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Coos County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records-title varies], 2012-present (4 binders);
Premium List, 1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse Annex (Owen Building), County Fair Storage Cage:
Fair Board Minutes, 1966-1968 (1 binder); 1971-1972 (.05 cu.ft.); 1975-1979 (1 binder); 1995-1996 (.05 cu.ft.);
Misc. Copies of Minutes [Fair Board], 2004-2005 (.20 cu.ft.);
Old Premium Books # 3 [County Fair Premium Books], 1947 (1 volume); 1949-1955 (7 volumes); 1957 (1 volume); 1961 (1 volume); 1963 (1 volume); 1965-1977 (13 volumes); 1979-1980 (2 volumes); 1991-1992 (2 volumes); 1994 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2002 (1 volume);
Premiums [County Fair Books-includes exhibitor handbooks and fair guides instead of premium books for some years], 1978-1979 (2 volumes); 1981-2004 (24 volumes).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Setronics [Miscellaneous Fair Board Records-includes legal descriptions, easements, maps, abstracts, correspondence, and related records], 1911-ca.1963 (1 binder).

Records at the Coos History Museum:
[Coos County Fair Premium Books #985-23.20], 1915 (1 volume); 1925 (1 volume); 1929 (1 volume); 1949 (1 volume); 1975 (1 volume).

 

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