About City of Portland, City Auditor's Office, Archives and Records Management division
The Archives and Records Management division operates the City of Portland Archives and Records Center, making city records accessible to the public and City employees for research and inspection in accordance with Oregon’s public records laws. The Division sets record retention and preservation policies and guidelines, administers the City’s electronic records management system, serves as the City expert on records issues, and provides services to help City employees manage their electronic and physical records. The Archives contains an extensive collection of records dating back to 1851 and includes a variety of formats. The division has an active outreach program and partners with community groups, heritage organizations, and individuals working on initiatives that connect local history with the community.