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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1922-[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:
DCFA [Deschutes County Fair Association Premium List-title varies-boxed], 1952 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1959-1961 (3 volumes); 1963-1973 (11 volumes); 1975-1981 (7 volumes); 1983 (1 volume);
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 Association Minutes of Meetings, 1922-1941 (1 volume);
Deschutes County Fair Premium Book [title varies], 2000-present (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Community Development Department Office, Fair Storage Area:
Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo [Premium Books and Fair Guides-title varies-with gaps], 1966-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Fair Administration Building, Boardroom Counter Cabinet:
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 Des Chutes Historical Museum, Auditorium Stage Room 302:
[Deschutes County Fair-Supplement Guide-Box 205], 1981 (.05 cu.ft.); 1983-1984 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Room 317, Bookshelf 92:
Des Co Fair [Deschutes County Fair Souvenir Program], 1963-1971 (9 volumes); 1973-1979 (7 volumes); 1982 (1 volume); 1985-1988 (4 volumes);
Des Co Fair [Deschutes County Fair Premium Book], 1953 (1 volume); 1955-1981 (27 volumes); 1983 (1 volume); 1986-1987 (1 volume);
[Premium Lists-Deschutes County Fair-in Hollinger box], 1969-1970 (2 volumes); 1973 (1 volume); 1975 (1 volume); 1977 (1 volume); 1980-1981 (2 volumes).

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