Archives Month


The Oregon State Archives, along with representatives from the Oregon Hops Commission and the Salem Brewery Association, were on hand at the State Archives building Oct. 15, 2016 for the annual open house.

Visitors explored Oregon’s brewing history by reviewing records showcasing Oregon’s rich brewing heritage. Items included colorful trademarks of early Oregon breweries, hops production, the prohibition era, “Beer Wars” and laws that helped usher in Oregon’s booming brew pub industry.


​Landmark Legislation

1985 Oregon Brewpub Bill​

About Oregon Archives Month

Since 1989 Archives Week or Month has been recognized by governors, provincial leaders and mayors across North America. They join in efforts to: increase the public’s awareness of archives and historical records; educate people and organizations about preserving their own historical records; and encouraging the exploration of archives in their area.

Previous Years

2015: "I Found It in the Archives"​

2014: Celebrating Oregon's Poet William Stafford

2013: Celebrate the Shore: Documenting 100 Years of Open Beaches

2012: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

2011: Celebrating Oregon's Communities 

2010: 100th Anniversary of the Pendleton Round-Up

2009: 150th Anniversary Poster

2008: Celebrating Oregon's Unique Archival Heritage | Cowboy and Skier​

Archives Month programs vary from state to state and usually include activities such as developing posters, award presentations, exhibits, lectures, open houses and workshops.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Oregon's Brewing History

Salem beer label shows the capitol building surrounded by a wreath of hops and barley or wheat stalks.
For Archives Month 2016 we focus on Oregon's brewing heritage. See some trademarks in our holdings in the online exhibit: Sold in Oregon ​

Historic Timeline

Learn more about the Archives Division in the Oregon Blue Book​ >​