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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

School District Records

1854-1983

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 39-Oak Plain], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1891-1893 (1 volume); 1894-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1902 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 39-Oak Plain], 1888-1890 (1 volume); 1892-1894 (1 volume); 1896-1898 (1 volume);
School District # 8 [Accounts, Census, Reports, and Minutes-Scio], 1864-1873 (1 reel of microfilm);
School District Minutes [District Clerk's Record-District No. 39-Oak Plain], 1855-1889 (1 volume);
Teacher's Report [District No. 39-Oak Plain], 1888 (.05 cu.ft.);
Tracy's School Record [Register-District No. 39-Oak Plain], 1882-1883 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Administration Building, Basement Records Storage Room 3:
Books [The Laurel Loan Record-District No. 138-Over the Top], 1932-1951 (1 volume);
Clerk's Annual Census Report, 1920-1970, (26 volumes);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 9], 1889 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 62-McDowell Creek], 1929-1938 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 138-Over the Top], 1932-1945 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1-Crabtree], 1916-1928 (1 volume); 1919-1921 (1 volume); 1928 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9], 1910-1914 (1 volume); 1915-1919 (1 volume); 1923 (1 volume); 1933-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 62-McDowell Creek], 1924-1934 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 62-McDowell Creek], 1940-1949 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 86-Midway], 1939-1953 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 138-Over the Top], 1921-1931 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1939-1945 (1 volume);
Oregon Teachers Annual Report [various districts], 1931-1937 (.50 cu.ft.);
School District # 9 [Record-Franklin Butte], 1854-1893 (1 volume);
[School District Officers-Record], 1884-1890 (1 volume);
Teachers Report of Public Schools [various districts-trifolded], 1898-1900 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Administration Building, Basement Records Storage Room 3, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Albany High School Student Records], 1952-1971 (13 reels of microfilm);
[Clerk's Records-Sweet Home School District], 1917-1965 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Cumulative Records-Student-various districts], 1961-1971 (ca.130 reels of microfilm);
[GAPS Board Minutes-Greater Albany Public Schools], 1951-1974 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Harrisburg Grades 1 to 8-Oregon School Register and Record Book], 1945-1963 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Holley School District-District Clerk's Annual Reports and Census Reports], 1906-1948 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Miscellaneous Linn County School Register and Record Books, District Clerk's Record Books, Censuses, and Related Records-includes Cascadia, Crawfordsville, Sweet Home, Foster, Hawthorne, Holley, Liberty, Long Street, Oak Heights, Pleasant Valley, and Sunnyside-may not cover all years for all schools], ca.1906-ca.1965 (30 reels of microfilm);
[Record Books and Board Minutes-School District 73C-Lacomb], 1891-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
[S.H. Clerk's Records-Sweet Home School District Clerk's Record Book], 1923-1934 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Sweet Home Board Minutes-School], 1955-1965 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Sweet Home Clerk's Records-School District-includes census records], 1933-1965 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Sweet Home Cumulative Records-Student-title varies], 1912-1968 (ca.25 reels of microfilm);
[Sweet Home Miscellaneous Records-District No. 55-includes census, school board minutes, and related records], 1935-1965 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Sweet Home School Board Minutes-includes teaching certificates], 1956-n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
[Various Districts Cumulative Records], ca.1939-1952 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Education Service District Warehouse, Back Storage Room, File Cabinet:
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 138-Over the Top], 1945-1955 (1 volume);
[Oregon Teacher's Annual Report], 1938-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Historical Museum:
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 28], 1895-1898 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 38], 1889-1890 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 72], 1889-1891 (1 volume); 1899-1901 (1 volume); 1893-1897 (1 volume); 1894-1895 (1 volume); 1901-1903 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 28], 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1923-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 38], 1895-1897 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 72], 1899-1900 (1 volume); 1903-1907 (1 volume); 1908-1912 (1 volume); 1918-1922 (1 volume); 1923-1927 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 103-Lacomb], 1925-1943 (1 volume); 1929-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 28], 1893-1894 (1 volume); 1894-1895 (1 volume); 1897-1899 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1900-1901 (1 volume); 1928-1939 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33], 1891-1893 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 67], 1902-1907 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 72], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1893-1895 (1 volume); 1896-1897 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1913-1920 (1 volume); 1921-1927 (1 volume); 1924-1927 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 103-Lacomb], 1927-1933 (1 volume); 1934-1939 (1 volume); 1943-1944 (1 volume);
Student Records Sodaville Grade School [Oregon School Register and Record Book-photocopies], 1891-1962 (1 volume);
Teacher's Report of Public Schools [on wall exhibit], 1882, 1884 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis School District 509J Administration Building, Vault:
[Clerk's Annual Census Report-Dist. No. 9A-Linn County], 1944 (1 volume);
Clerk's Annual Census Report [Dist. No. 137-Linn County], 1947-1952 (1 volume); 1956-1957 (.15 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 137-Linn County], 1914-1919 (1 volume); 1920-1922 (1 volume); 1923-1928 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 137-Linn County-Orleans], 1943-1955 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 35-Linn County-Dixie], 1929-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 137-Linn County], 1914-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1083B [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 60], 1902-1907 (1 volume);
Mss. 1504 Public School System [Jefferson Public Schools Outline at Work], 1905-1906 (1 volume);
Mss. 1504 Public School System [Rules, Regulations, and Course of Study of the Public Schools-Albany], 1899 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 52], 1916-1919 (2 volumes);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 52-74], vol. 1-9, 1919-1929 (9 volumes);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 74], vol. 3-12, 1900-1919 (10 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
School Census Abstracts and Photographs [Linn County-various schools], ca.1896-ca.1969 (linncountyroots.com).

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