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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1913-[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 Linn County Courthouse, Board of County Commissioners Office:
[Fair Board Minutes], 2014-present (1 binder).

Records at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Willamette Events Building, Fair Office:
Linn County Past Fair Books [Official Premium Book-title varies] 1976-1981 (6 volumes); 1983-1986 (4 volumes); 1997-2009 (13 volumes);
Linn County Past Fair Books [Premium List] 1920 (1 volume);
Open Class Premiums [County Fair], 2016 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Willamette Events Building, Mezzanine Storage Area:
Fair & Expo Advisory Board [Records-includes minutes], 2001-2006 (1 binder);
Fair Board Book [Records-includes minutes], 1997-1998 (1 binder);
Fair Board Meetings [Minutes], 2006-2007 (1 binder);
Fair Board [Records-includes minutes], 2001 (1 binder); 2002-2003 (1 binder);
Linn County Fair Advisory Board Meeting Minutes, 2009-2013 (1 binder);
Linn County Fair Board Min. [Minutes], 1999-2000 (1 binder);
Linn County Fair [Board Records-includes minutes], 2008-2009 (1 binder);
Linn County Fairgrounds Task Force Records [includes minutes], 1988-1991 (2 binders);
[Merit Rating Workbook-Fair Board], 1975-1990 (1 binder);
Old Linn Co. Fair Records Misc. [County Fair Board Records-Miscellaneous-includes minutes], 1996-1997 (1 binder);
Open Class Premiums [Listing], 2011 (1 binder);
Premium Book, 1987-1994 (8 volumes);
Premium List, 1913 (1 volume);
Premiums [Fair Premiums Paid Record], 2007-2010 (4 binders);
Western Business Builders [Linn County Fair Board Records-includes minutes], 1993 (1 binder).

 

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