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Oregon State Archives

The Oregon State Archives in Salem. (Oregon State Archives photo)

The Oregon State Archives in Salem. (Oregon State Archives photo)

The Archives Division, established in 1947, houses and provides public access to the permanently valuable records of Oregon government. Oldest documents at the archives include records of the provisional and territorial governments and the Oregon Constitution.

The division authorizes disposition of the public records of Oregon government, provides records management advice and assistance to state agencies and local governments, and operates the State Records Center which provides inexpensive storage for inactive state agency records. The division also files, codifies and publishes state agency administrative rules and publishes the Oregon Blue Book.


Mary Beth Herkert, State Archivist
Address: 800 Summer St. NE, Salem 97310
Phone: 503-373-0701
Fax: 503-378-4118