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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1934-[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.

Some county fair records created prior to circa 1983 are not complete due to a fire at the storage location of the fair records.

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Fair Ground Minutes [Fair Board], 1996-2003 (1 binder);
Jefferson County Fair Board [Minutes], 1985-1996 (2 binders).

Records at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
[Fair Board Minutes], 1934-1952 (1 volume);
JCFB Minutes [Jefferson County Fair Board-title varies], 1952-1972 (.30 cu.ft.); 1980 (1 binder); 1983-1985 (.20 cu.ft.); 1988-1989 (1 binder); 1994-present (3 binders).

Records at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Arena Office, Archives Room:
Old Premium Books [includes fair guides], 1939-1940, 1949-1950, 1954-1957, 1961, 1964-1978, 1982-1984, 1987, 1989, 1991-present (1.20 cu.ft.).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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