Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Sherman County Records Inventory
County Fair Records
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 Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Cash Fair Board Minutes, 1939-1946 (1 volume);
[County Fair Exhibitor and Award Registers], 1928-1930 (2 volumes).
Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Audit Report Sherman County Fair Board], 1932, 1950-1973 (.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, Fair Office, Records Storage Room:
Extra Copies Minutes [Fair Association], 1994-1995 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Fair Association Agendas and Minutes], 2001-2002 (1 binder);
[Fair Association Minutes], 1962-1963 (1 volume); 1964-1980 (1 binder); 1980-1987 (1 binder); 1984-1988 (1 binder); 1993-1998 (5 binders);
[Fair Association Minutes-includes related records], 2000-2001 (1 binder); 2002-present (4 binders);
Minutes [Fair Association], 1989-1992 (2 binders); 1992-1993 (1 binder); 1992-1994 (.05 cu.ft.);
Old Books [Fair and Rodeo Premium], 1977, 1980-1983, 1985, 1987-1988, 1990-1991, 1993-present (1.20 cu.ft.);
Sherman County Fair Board Minutes and Agendas, 1998-2000 (2 binders).
Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Exhibit Case:
Sherman County Fair [Premium Books], 1916-1917 (2 volumes); 1936-1939 (4 volumes); 1949 (1 volume); 1952 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1958 (1 volume).