Archives Division - SOS > Web site
The State Archives was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1945 and received its initial funding in 1947. The primary function of the State Archives was to manage public records at all levels of government in Oregon by authorizing their retention and disposition and to identify, preserve and provide access to the permanently valuable public records of the state.
Today, the State Archives acts as the state’s information manager (Records Management Unit) by managing public records from creation until final disposition and as the state’s information broker (Reference Unit) by identifying, preserving and providing access, through its website and in person, to the permanently valuable public records of the state. In addition, the division is responsible for filing, codifying and publishing Oregon’s Administrative Rules; compiling and publishing the Oregon Blue Book; filing Official Documents; providing advice and assistance on a variety of public records issues; and managing the State Records Center for non-permanent, paper records storage and the Security Copy Depository for microfilm.
The State Archives is home to the original Oregon Constitution.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Mailing Address: 800 Summer St. NE, Salem 97310
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Mary Beth Herkert, State Archivist
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Julie Yamaka
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information
Records, Publications and General Information
Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog