Provisional and Territorial Records Guide

Quick Links to the Records Inventories

Oregon Counties
Benton County
Clackamas County
Clatsop County
Columbia County
Coos County
Curry County
Douglas County
Jackson County
Josephine County
Lane County
Linn County
Marion County
Multnomah County
Polk County
Tillamook County
Umpqua County
Wasco County
Washington County
Yamhill County

Washington Counties
Clark County
Island County
Jefferson County
King County
Lewis County
Pacific County
Pierce County
Thurston County

Historical Agencies
Legislative Assembly
Military Department
Penitentiary Commission
Supreme Court
Superintendent of Indian Affairs
Territorial Secretary

Information about the records inventories:
The inventory for each county and office is arranged alphabetically by series title. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content); significant changes to format, creator, or content; inventory cut-off dates; and any restrictions that a particular category may have regarding access by the public. Because the organization of offices and their functions, the contents of the records, or the format of records may vary from county to county, notes have been included, where necessary, to indicate these differences.

The records are listed alphabetically by the exact title that is printed on the volume cover or on the box label, if the records are stored in records containers. Where this information is inaccurate, illegible, or missing entirely, the project staff has provided suitable titles within brackets [ ].

Each record's title is followed by file, case, or volume numbers, and specific dates. The size or amount of records is listed last within parenthesis. Records stored in boxes or file cabinets are measured in cubic feet; books or volumes and reels of microfilm are counted; sheets of microfiche are measured in linear inches or feet; maps, drawings, and photographs may be either counted or measured in cubic feet.

View the User's guide for more information on how to read the records inventories.

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