Every legal researcher needs archived, historic or just plain out of print documents once in a while.
Oregon has you covered. If you’re a crypto or an avowed historian, writer, or any other type of bibliographic spelunker, check out the Oregon Archives Crawl this October 8, 2016:
The Oregon capitol building burned in the spring of 1935, destroying most records. What the fire did not destroy, the water damaged. If anything survived, it went to the Oregon Historical Society and the State Archives.
If you’ve not been following the news about the University of Oregon archives “leak,” now is the time to start catching up.
“Library workers under scrutiny for leak of 22,000 UO documents: Meanwhile, documents leaked to a professor were not returned by the UO’s deadline,” by Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard, Jan. 23, 2015
The Oregonian and the Register Guard have been posting stories. So has U of O blogger, Professor Harbaugh, at his UO Matters: The Unofficial Organ of the University of Oregon blog, which has links to the news stories.
“PORTLAND, OR – Multnomah County Library now features the only publicly available, complete full-text digitized archive of The Oregonian newspaper. Multnomah County Library cardholders can now access every article, editorial, illustration, photograph and advertisement published in The Oregonian between 1861 and 1972. By the end of this year, the archive will include all editions up to 1987.
Multnomah County Library is the only source for free access to this archive and all associated features. Previously, total access to this vast resource for Oregon history was available only by paying a monthly subscription fee to NewsBank, the service provider….” Oregonian Archives.