Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Marion County Records Inventory
Superintendent of Schools Records
Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.
Records at the Oregon State Archives (Marion County Records):
Accounts [Superintendent of Schools Annual Reports], 1854-1872 (1 reel of microfilm);
Boundary Records [Superintendent of Schools Record on Boundaries of School Districts-with index], 1869-1895 (1 reel of microfilm);
Superintendent of Schools Records [Abstract of District Clerk's Reports-includes summaries of district clerk's annual reports], 1882-1900 (1 volume);
Superintendent of Schools Records [Annual Reports], 1947-1960 (1 volume);
Superintendent of Schools Records [Record of School Books Purchased & Distributed], vol. 1, 1912 (1 volume).
Records at the Oregon State Archives (Education Service District
Boundary Board Minutes [School District], 1869-1922, 1941-1981 (5 volumes);
County Superintendent's Register and Record Book [includes names of commissioned teachers, 8th grade examination scores, and annual reports], 1888, 1890-1920 (57 volumes);
District School Census Records [Monthly Report of Public Schools], vol. 1-2, 1911-1921 (2 volumes);
District School Census Records [title varies], 1940-1947 (3 volumes);
Education Special District Records [School Fund Apportionment Ledger], 1854-1878 (1 volume);
Eighth Grade Diploma Lists, 1962-1966 (1 volume);
Eighth Grade Exams [Register-Superintendent's], 1931-1949, 1952-1965 (2 volumes);
Metsker's Maps [School District Boundary Map], 1921, 1949 (2 volumes);
School District Plat Book [Superintendents Record School District], vol. 1, 1889 (1 volume);
Superintendents Annual Report [Record of Superintendents Annual Report], vol. 2, 1921-1929 (1 volume).
Records at the Marion County Archives:
Sch. Fund [County School Fund Distribution Record], 1873-1886 (1 volume);
Teacher's Institute Register, 1892-1896 (1 volume).
Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School System [Directory of Salem Public Schools], 1916-1917 (1 volume);
Mss. 1504 Public School System [School Officers and Teachers Directory-Marion County], 1924-1925 (1 volume).