Articles Tagged with Oregon State Archives

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“State sued for withholding proposed legislation,” Paris Achen/Capital Bureau, Portland Tribune, September 10, 2018

The Portland Tribune article links to the complaint, filed in Marion County Circuit Court.

Other articles on the lawsuit can be found in:

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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.

You can find photos and information from the Oregon State Library’s “The 1935 Fire and its Aftermath” website  and also at the Oregon State Capitol Wikipedia page and at the Salem History webpage.

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Six hours is barely enough time to teach Legislative History 101, but you can still join in the (admittedly wonkish) fun on October 23rd, 2015:

Oregon Legislative History: Research and Time Management Tips from the Experts”

Legislators, lawyers, law students, paralegals, librarians and other legal researchers are welcome to attend or purchase the course materials.

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If you’ve never visited the Oregon State Archives, here’s your chance to go behind the scenes.  Most of these documents are not online and may never be online (at least in our lifetimes).
You can also take the State Archives web tour!
Combine your visit to the Archives with some other Salem treasures, such as the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.