Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

County Commissioners Administrative Journals


Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Commissioners [Administrative Records], 1900-1979 (2 cu.ft.);
Commissioners' Docket, vol. 1-2, 1909-1935 (2 volumes);
[Commissioners Journals], 1994-1996 (1 inch of microfilm jackets); 1994-1996 (4 reels of microfilm);
Commissioners Journals-with index], 1920-1989 (4 inches of microfilm jackets);
Commissioners Journal, vol. A-P, 1887-1989 (16 volumes);
[Commissioners Records-includes minutes, agendas, exhibits, orders, and attachments], 1959-present (18 cu.ft.);
Index Commissioner's Docket [title varies], n.d. (3 volumes);
Index to Commissioners Journal, 1887-1900 (1 volume);
Index to Commissioners Proceedings [indexes Commissioners Journal], vol. 1-2, 1915-1988 (2 volumes);
[Microfilm of Commissioners Journals], 1991 (.25 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Governing Body (Commissioners') Office Vault:
[County Court Administrative Case Files-includes orders and resolutions], 1936-1941 (.35 cu.ft.);
Court Proceedings [County Administrative-includes orders], 1958-1963 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Commissioners' Journals [with index], 1920-1989, 1994-1995 (1 binder of microfiche).


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