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Multnomah County Digital Archives

Preserving and making accessible the archival public records created by Multnomah County to document our community's past and present for future generations.


Welcome to the Multnomah County Digital Archives.

This site is currently in development. Not all content and features are available yet.

We invite you to explore the current collections and let us know what you like and what doesn’t work. Your feedback will help us improve the website to best meet the needs of our community. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.


The Board of County Commissioners collection comprises multiple collections related to the administration of Multnomah County since its incorporation in 1854. The Board records collection includes materials that relate to and were created by the Board of County Commissioners as one administrative unit. The Chair's Office records collection includes materials that relate to the County Chair's office as an administrative unit. Materials relating to the activities of specific elected officials can be found in the Individual commissioners and chairs collection.


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Copyright status has not been conclusively determined for items in this digital collection. United States copyright law governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. It is the responsibility of users of this digital collection to determine whether their intended use of an item is acceptable under copyright law. © Copyright 2020