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The Archives Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Archives. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Archives Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Oregon State Archives. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Archives Division, established in 1947, houses and provides 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 political subdivisions 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.

 

Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 Summer St. NE, Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-373-0701
Fax: 503-378-0953
General E-mail: archives.info@state.or.us
Contact: Mary Beth Herkert, State Archivist
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Julie Yamaka
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 192.001, 357.815
Administration Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at 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