Oregon State Board of Control Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot Penitentiary Cornerstone Box and Contents

Box 86
.5 cubic feet
Arrangement: Chronological by item date

Series contains the contents of the time capsule placed in the cornerstone of the Oregon State Penitentiary.

Items include: 
Business cards (ca. 1870)
Coin made into an identification necklace (n.d.)
Cornerstone contents inventory (1870)
Lead box (1871)
Newspapers (1870-1929) 
Penitentiary inmate rules and regulations (1870, 1928)
Photographs, two (n.d.)
Prince Edward Island token (1857)
Reports (ca. 1870)
Roster of prison officials (1866)
United States quarter (1854)
Wooden fan (n.d)

Separated records:
See the Photographs record series for photographs separated from this record series.

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