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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1951-[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.

Premium lists were included in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1917.

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Director's Office:
Deschutes County Fair Board Meeting Minutes, 2001-present (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Storage Room:
[Deschutes County Fair Guide], 1965-1973 (9 volumes);
Fair Board Minutes [Deschutes County Fair Association], 1951-1967 (1 binder); 1976-1979 (1 binder); 1980-1983 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Marketing Office:
DCFA Stockholders [Deschutes County Fair Association Minutes], 1991-2000 (1 binder);
Deschutes County Fair Premium Book [title varies], 2000-present (.25 cu.ft.);
Minutes [Deschutes County Fair Association], 1968-1975 (1 binder); 1983-1985 (1 binder); 1985-1988 (1 volume); 1989-1991 (1 binder); 1992-1994 (1 binder);
Stockholders Minutes [Deschutes County Fair Association], 1961-1990 (1 binder).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 311:
[Deschutes County Fair Premium Book], 2003 (1 volume).

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