The Archives Division, established in 1947, houses and provides access to the permanently valuable records of Oregon government. Oldest documents at the archives include records of the provisional and territorial governments and the Oregon Constitution.
The division authorizes disposition of the public records of Oregon government, provides records management advice and assistance to state agencies and political subdivisions and operates the State Records Center which provides inexpensive storage for inactive state agency records. The division also files, codifies and publishes state agency administrative rules and publishes the Oregon Blue Book. The Oregon State Archives also coordinates the work of the State Historical Records Advisory Board.
Take the Web tour of the Archives to learn more about our building, services, products, and fees.
Oregon State Archives
800 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR 97310
Hours: 8 AM 12 noon and 1 PM to 4:45 PM, Monday-Friday except state holidays.
Frequently asked questions about the Oregon State Archives.
Telephone directory of Archives services and offices - includes Web links and phone extension numbers.
Using reference services - includes procedures on how to order copies or research, fees, and related information.
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