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Multy served for a short time as Multnomah County mascot in the mid to late 1960s. He was created in 1964 to represent Multnomah County in the "Know Your Multnomah County Government" handbook. He appears in the 1965 version of the handbook and the last installation that was published later that same decade.


Series documents cancelled cards authorizing county residents to vote. Includes voter name, party, address, and date cancelled. Some cards also include demographic information and citizenship status.

Registers (Lists)


The records of the County Coroner document the principal duties of the office from 1894 until the office was abolished in 1965. The records consist of investigation records, death reports, inquest case files, and indexes. This collection includes the following accessions: 2006-000176, 1998-373-02, and 2007-000747.


Records relating to the administration of the Multnomah County Poor Farm. The Poor Farm was originally located in the West Hills of Portland but was relocated to Troutdale, Oregon in 1911. In the late 1950s, the farming operation was discontinued and the facility operated as a nursing home under the name Edgefield Manor. 1868-1911, Hillside Farm, West Hills 1911-1947, Multnomah County Poor Farm 1947-late 1950s, Multnomah County Home and Farm Late 1950s-1964, Edgefield Manor


Photographs documenting the activities of the Elections Division office. 


This series contains digitized versions of motion picture films created in the 1950s and 1960s. Due to copyright restrictions, two of the films can not be made available online. To learn more about these films, please contact Multnomah County Archives.

Promotional films

The Record of Elections volumes document candidates and ballot measures, and their corresponding results, for general and special elections, including local, state and federal elections. In some instances, voting results are specified by political party.

Registers (Lists)

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