Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk 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, Polk County Education Service District Records:
[Annual Report of Polk County-School Superintendent/Intermediate Education District], 1951-1970 (1 volume);
Apportionment and Record of State & County School Orders, 1901-1913 (1 volume); 1912-1926 (1 volume);
District Clerks Annual Reports [Filed-Superintendent's Summary], 1901-1907 (1 volume);
Monthly Reports of Public Schools [includes all districts], vol. 1, 1911-1919 (1 volume);
Record of District Clerks Annual Reports [Superintendent's Summary], vol. 2, 1911-1917 (1 volume);
Record of School District Boundaries, vol. 3, 1893 (1 volume); vol. 4, 1908 (1 volume);
Record of School Superintendents Annual Reports, vol. 3, 1921-1929 (1 volume);
Record School District Reports [County School Superintendent's Record of Annual Reports, Receipts, Etc.], vol. 3, 1894-1901 (1 volume);
Register of Persons Examined [with index], 1897-1906 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates & Diplomas [with index], 1907-1916 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers [with index], 1894-1898 (1 volume);
School Superintendents Record of Annual Reports, 1928-1951 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
Record of Eighth Grade Examinations, vol. 1-3, 1909-1952 (3 volumes);
Record of Fees Collected by County School Superintendent [Diplomas and Certificates], 1907-1913 (1 volume);
Record of School Fund Mortgages, vol. N, 1890-1913 (1 volume);
Record of Teachers Examined, vol. 1, 1907-1911 (1 volume);
Record of Visits by Co. Superintendent of Schools [County-with index], 1889-1892 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Certificates, vol. 1, 1914-1927 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers Contracts, 1899-1953 (3 volumes);
School Directory Polk County, ca.1916-1965 (.25 cu.ft.);
Transfer to Record of Eighth Grade Examinations, 1925-1947 (1 volume).


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