Department of Corrections Record Series Description

1917 - 1967
10 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

Distribution Ledgers, 1959 - 1967, 4 volumes (wrapped and tied bundles); 
Distribution Register - Auto and Farm Accounts, 1919 - 1938, 1 volume; 
Distribution Register - Brick Yard Fund, 1920 - 1922, 1 volume; 
Distribution Register - Fund for Aid of Parolees, 1917 - 1922, 1 volume; 
Distribution Register - General Operations & Maintenance Expenditures and Stores Issues, 1941 - 1946, 2 volumes; 
Distribution Register - General Operations & Maintenance Expenditures and Stores Issues , 1946 - 1950, 1 volume (wrapped bundle).
1891- 1914 
3 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

1891 - 1894, 2 volumes; 
1911 - 1914, 1 volume.
1941
1 vol. 
Arrangement: chronological

Inmate classification and demographic columnar tables
1915-1921 
1 vol. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Includes: name, county, date arrived, sentence, how realesed, date released, time served, crime, nativity, age, skin color, height, weight, eyes, hair color. Preceded with an index of names; appendix contains alphabetical list of prisoners confined prior to 12-15-1915 and in cutsody post ca. 1921.
​​1896 - 1925 
3 boxed volumes 
Arrangement: chronological
1940-1967 
9 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Expenditure, Consumption and Statistical Report, 1940 - 1951, 1 volume (monthly data on expenditures, inventory, capital outlays, financial analysis and summary); Expenditure Ledger, 1943 - 1959, 1 volume; 
Expenditure Register, 1941 - 1959, 1 volume;
Expenditure Registers, 1959 - 1967, 3 volumes; 
Expenditure Reports, 1941 - 1961, 3 volumes (Expenditure, Consumption and Statistical Reports - boxed).
1878-1967
8 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

General Ledger, 1941 - 1959, 1 volume (includes General Journal entries; Special Projects, State Building Fund, salaries and wages and other personal services);
General Ledgers, 1878 - 1918, 2 volumes (indexed alphabetically by account name); 
General Ledgers, 1959 - 1967, 3 volumes (3 wrapped and tied bundles) 
General Ledgers, 1939 - 1941, 2 volumes.
1955-1969 
1 vol. 
Arrangement: chronological 

3 ring binder arranged numerically by order (procedure) number. ​
1889 - 1974 
7 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Daily Admissions and Discharges, 1906 - 1917, 2 volumes; 
"Record of Prisoners Received or Released", 1914-1949, 3 boxed volumes;
Record of Prisoners Received or Released-Surnames C-E, 1894-1974, 1 boxed volume;
"Discharged Convict Register, 1889-1916, 1 volume (Includes record of escaped convicts, 1898-1913).
1853 - 1920 
38.5 cu. ft. 
Arrangement: numerical by case number 

1853 - 1920, (bulk of case files cover the date span of 1890 - 1920; highest inmate number is 8154; more complete starting at #2200) 38 cu. ft.; 
1927, 1983 (one item), Roy De Autremont case file (3 photos and 1 negative) .25 cu. ft. ​
1857 - 1878
1 vol.
Arrangement: chronological

Penitentiary Inmate Registers (Great Registers, inmate #'s 230 - 16754), 1854 - 1946, 9 volumes;
Prisoner Register (alpha arranged), 1881 - 1894, 1 volume;
Rogues Gallery Register (alphabetical, thereunder chronological), 1891 - 1898, 1 volume;
Federal Prisoner Roll (arranged chronologically by quarter), 1889 - 1905, 1 volume.
1887 - 1922 
5 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

1916 - 1922 (#'s 7500 - 8531), 1 volume;
1887 - 1895 (#-s 1943 - 3428), 4 volumes (boxed). ​
1965 - 1985
7.5 cu. ft. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Information includes identification number, name, offense, received/paroled dates, sentence, county, physical description, occupation, birthplace, residence, education, marital status, religion and scars and marks. Arranged in loose numerical order. 

NOTE: Access restricted. Patrons should contact Kathy Hande, OISC, 503-373-1515 x 533 ​
1905 - 1929 
3 vols.
Arrangement: chronological 

1905 - 1923, 1 loose leaf binder (arranged alphabetically by inmate surname); 
1908 - 1921, 1 volume; 
1925 - 1929, 1 volume (boxed). ​
​1854 - 1946 
4 cu. ft. / 16 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

1854 - 1946, 8 volumes (inmate #'s 1 - 18678);
1854 - 1932, 4 cu. ft., Inmate Index Cards (number-to-name cross reference) (visit the Historical Records Index​ to search names from this series); 
1895 - 1899, 1 volume (record of inmates during the administration of A. N. Gilbert);
1907 - 1910, 5 volumes (inmate #'s 3040 - 6249); 1909 - 1919, 1 volume (alpha by surname); 
1915 - 1922, 1 volume (indexed by surname); 
1924 - 1929, 1 volume (numerical by inmate number) 

Also see 1916 volume of Warden Murphy Index of Inmates--includes occupation and prior record sections.
1955 - 1969
4 cu. ft. / 21 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

Isolation and Segregation Logs, 1955 - 1969, 4 cu. ft.; 
Segregation and Isolation Unit Activity Logs, 1957 - 1963, 21 volumes (in 2 boxes). ​
1889 - 1912
2 vols.
Arrangement: chronological

Inmate Labor Ledger (totals of inmates furnishing labor and hours worked reported quarterly for North Western Foundry, Oregon State Stove Works, and Lowenburg & Going Co. Also includes number of men working for Asylum Building Fund and Reform School Fund), 1889 - 1912, 1 volume;
Petty Account Ledger - Convict Labor (alpha index by institution or company), 1912, 1 volume. ​
1878 - 1890 
1 vol.
Arrangement: chronological 

Arranged by numbers corresponding to entries in Great Register and includes information on days awarded, awarded conduct, amounts paid, crime committed, date of discharge. ​
1891 - 1912 
1 vol.
Arrangement: chronological

Daily Average Number of Convicts, chronologically arranged by quarter (daily and quarterly tallies). Also includes section titled "Labor Furnished" (1891, 1911) with total number of men, hours worked and amount paid for other institutions and road gangs. ​
1901-1921
2 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

Recorded by biennium; includes parole violations (box 18). ​
1916-1917 
1 vol. 
Arrangement: chronological

"Private Book" of Charles A Murphy, warden of Oregon State Penitentiary. Records all inmates leaving the institution since November 21, 1916 and inmates received as of August 7, 1917. ​
1854-1946 
12 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

Penitentiary Inmate Registers (Great Registers, inmate #'s 230 - 16754), 1854 - 1946, 9 volumes;
Prisoner Register (alpha arranged), 1881 - 1894, 1 volume;
Rogues Gallery Register (alphabetical, thereunder chronological), 1891 - 1898, 1 volume; 
Federal Prisoner Roll (arranged chronologically by quarter), 1889 - 1905, 1 volume. ​
1878 - 1946 
3 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological

Institutional Betterment Fund Distribution Register, 1920 - 1946, 1 volume;
Institutional Betterment Fund Cash Journal, 1878 - 1916, 1 volume;
Institutional Betterment Fund Ledger, 1914 - 1920, 1 volume. ​
1897 - 1933 
4 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Mail Logs, 1897 - 1909, 1920 - 1923, 2 volumes; 
Mail Opening Authorization Logs, 1911 - 1933, 2 volumes. ​
1886 - 1915
1 vol.
Arrangement: chronological​
1915 - 1947
.25 cu. ft. / 26 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

1915 - 1938, 7.5 cu. ft. (26 boxed volumes); 
1933 -1943, 1 volume; 
1940 - 1947, .25 cu. ft. ​
1911 - 1919
.25 cu. ft. / 26 vols.
Arrangement: n/a​
1905 -1937 
3 vols. 
Arrangement: n/a

"Indeterminate Record", 1905-1927, 2 volumes 
"Record of Men on Parole", 1930 - 1937, 1 volume. ​
1905 -1937 
6 cu. ft. 
Arrangement: n/a

8 rolled bundles, arranged by building number, includes main institution and farm annex buildings. ​
1889 - 1912
6 cu. ft.
Arrangement: n/a

Includes stock account of Lowenberg and Going (stove foundry) Marion County Road Labor Account, and Machine Shop inventory.
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1911 - 1959
18 cu. ft. / 1 vol.
Arrangement: n/a

Brick Yard Account Ledger, 1911 - 1914, 1 volume;
Cannery Production Costs Ledger, 1954, 1 volume;
Flax and Cannery Monthly Production and Financial Reports, 1953 - 1957,1 volume;
Industry and Cannery Financial Reports and Correspondence, 1953 - 1959, 1.5 cu. ft.;
Farm Annex Monthly Reports, 1955 - 1959, .5 cu. ft., (summary production, consumption, and expenditure data);
Flax Industry Journal, 1915 - 1916, 1925 - 1954, 1 volume (journal is 1915 - 1916, has statistical section covering 1925 - 1954);
Penitentiary and Flax Industries Correspondence, 1925 - 1955, 9 cu. ft.;
Penitentiary and Flax Industries Financial and Production Reports, 1924 - 1954, 1 cu. ft. (cannery, flax and penitentiary industries);
Penitentiary and Flax Industries Financial Records, 1921 - 1955, 6 cu. ft.;
Penitentiary Industries Financial and Production Journal, 1948 - 1953, 1 volume (loose sheets wrapped in plastic);
Penitentiary Industries Flax Fund Ledger, 1921 - 1927, 1 volume;
Penitentiary Industries General Ledger, 1927 - 1953, 1 volume (wrapped bundle, arranged by account);
Penitentiary Industries Transfer Ledger, 1930 - 1947, 1 volume;
Poultry Yard Ledger, 1912 - 1914, 1 volume (includes data on production, egg inventories and accounts);
Woodwork and Flax Industry Receipt and Disbursement Journal, 1922 - 1923, 1 volume.
1927 - 1968 
2.5 cu. ft. / 2 vols.
Arrangement: chronological 

2 photo albums (Accession 73A-003 from Treasury Department / Control Board) 1953 - 1954, pre- and post-riot photos of penitentiary and including Farm Annex and Forestry Camp;
1 photo album (Accession 88A-036 from Control Board) 1962, storm damage of penitentiary, industry warehouses and farm annex;
2 (10x12) portrait photos of "Daddy Lamb the Hangman" (Accession 58A-032 from Control Board); 
1 OSCI aerial photo (88A-036), ca. 1960;
2.25 cu. ft. (88A-036, 57-111) of foldered photos re: penitentiary, farm annex, OSCI , 1927 - 1968. ​
1912 - 1929 
1 vols. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Daily population totals arranged by month. ​
1921-1955 
.1 cu. ft.
Arrangement: chronological 

Rules and Regulations, n.d.;
Inmate's Rules and Regulations, n.d.; 
Lend a Hand, Official Publication of the Inmates of the Oregon State Penitentiary, 1921; 
O.S.P. Bulletin; March 14, 1955. ​
1980-1983 
.25 cu. ft. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Annual Report, September 1980 - September 1981; 
Crowding in Oregon's Prisons - Part 1, The Problem, March 1983. ​
1952 - ca. 1970
3 cu. ft. 
Arrangement: chronological 

16 reels of assorted training films (16 mm) used by the Training Division of the Oregon Department of Corrections. Titles are OSP Riot (1952), Board of Control (early 1960's), Board of Control "Fellow Citizens" (1963), Testimony and Courtroom Demeanor (n.d.), Mill Creek "Channel 13" (n.d.), Shackles or Tools (n. d.), Dealing with Criticism (n.d.), Drawing Conclusions is a Tricky Art (n.d.), Mill Creek Cr. Union (n.d.), Correctional Division OSCI (1962), Criminology Research (n.d.), Work Release - The New Thrust (1967), Super Management Course Communications (n.d.), A Perfectly Normal Day (n.d.), Principles of Professional Salesmanship, and Print of Silent Film - OSP (n.d.). ​
1910 - 1931 
5 vols.
Arrangement: chronological​
1895 - 1942 
2.25 cu. ft. 
Arrangement: chronological

Correspondence, 1895 - 1917, .25 cu. ft. (13 folders of incoming correspondence to the OSP Warden re: inmates, purchases, commitments to the Insane Asylum, account transfers, etc., arranged chronologically), 5/06/02/07; Correspondence, 1911 - 1942, ( bulk of correspondence is 1930 - 1942, arranged alphabetically by name and/or company, last folder in the box (box #4) contains a 78 loose-paged report entitled "Evolution of the Oregon Penal System" written ca. 1951), 5/06/03/04; 
Correspondence, 1939, 1 cu. ft. (includes a section on guard's training course outlines and reference material). ​
1956
1 vol. 
Arrangement: chronological 

Correspondence, 1895 - 1917, .25 cu. ft. (13 folders of incoming correspondence to the OSP Warden re: inmates, purchases, commitments to the Insane Asylum, account transfers, etc., arranged chronologically), 5/06/02/07; Correspondence, 1911 - 1942, ( bulk of correspondence is 1930 - 1942, arranged alphabetically by name and/or company, last folder in the box (box #4) contains a 78 loose-paged report entitled "Evolution of the Oregon Penal System" written ca. 1951), 5/06/03/04;
Correspondence, 1939, 1 cu. ft. (includes a section on guard's training course outlines and reference material). ​
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