Archives Month


For Archives Month 2017, we explored Oregon’s history/heritage at theOregon State Archives annual Open House on Saturday, Oct. 21​. We featured records from our holdings highlighting Oregon’s iconic landscape, resources, and natural beauty. 
Sample of one display (click to enlarge): 
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

2016: Let's Tour Oregon's Brewing History​ | Prost! Salud! Noroc! Cheers!​ | Wanted​ | Oregon Brewpub Bill​

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Drawing of Oregon capitol with "OREGON" in big letters and scenes from the outdoors like fishing and waterways.
Archives month 2017 showcased Oregon’s marketing and tourism history.

Historic Timeline

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