ORS 357.825
Acquisition and custody of public records

  • rulemaking authority


The State Archivist may negotiate for, acquire and receive public records, writings and illustrative materials of value or interest for legal, administrative or research purposes. The State Archivist is constituted official custodian of all such records, writings or materials deposited in, acquired for, or transferred upon requisition by the State Archivist to the custody of the State Archivist for the state archives.


The State Archivist shall adopt rules for state agencies and guidelines for local governments relating to the physical care to be afforded public records and the means of public access to public records consistent with their physical safety.


The State Archivist by rule shall describe or designate state public records that are to be considered inactive. [Formerly 358.020; 1991 c.671 §8]


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Mar. 11, 2023