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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

County Fair Records

1916-[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 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-includes budget information], 1932, 1950-1973 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, County Court Office:
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records], 2009-present (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Extra Copies Minutes [Fair Board], 1994-1995 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Fair Association Meeting Minutes], 1962-1963 (1 volume); 1964-1980 (1 binder); 1980-1987 (1 binder);
Fair Board Agendas and Minutes, 2001-2002 (1 binder);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records], 1984-1990 (1 binder); 1992-1994 (.10 cu.ft.); 1994-1995 (1 binder); 1995-1996 (1 binder); 1996-1997 (1 binder); 1997-1998 (1 binder); 2000-2001 (1 binder); 2002-2003 (1 binder); 2009-2010 (1 binder);
Minutes [Fair Board], 1989-1991 (1 binder); 1991-1992 (1 binder);
[Sherman County Fair & Rodeo Premium Books], 1930 (1 volume); 1935-1937 (3 volumes); 1939-1941 (3 volumes); 1945-1946 (2 volumes); 1947-1974 (27 volumes); 1975-1996 (22 volumes); 1998 (1 volume); 2002-2003 (2 volumes); 2005-present (8 volumes);
Sherman County Fair Board Minutes & Agendas , 1998-1999 (1 binder); 1999-2000 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Archives Room 2:
Sherman County Fair Premium List, 1930 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (4 volumes); 1949 (1 volume); 1952 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Exhibit Case:
Sherman County Fair [Premium Books], 1916-1917 (2 volumes); 1936-1937 (2 volumes); 1959 (1 volume); 1974 (1 volume).

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