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Benton County Foundation Records, 1947-2004

Second street, looking north, before it was paved, ca. 1900. A trolley in the middle of the street is visible in the distance.

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MSS BentonCoFoundation

The Benton County Foundation Records document the activities of the Foundation from its establishment in 1953 through the 1990s. The collection contains materials that describe the Foundation's history, activities of its Board of Directors, financial status, and its involvement in supporting and improving community programs in Benton County, Oregon.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.4 cubic foot; 2 boxes


The Benton County Foundation Records are arranged in 7 series: I. History of the Foundation, circa 1965 - 1997; II. Foundation Establishment Records, circa 1953; III. Newspaper Articles, 1954-1970; IV. Newsletters, 2004; V. Board Meetings, 1953-1975; VI. Correspondence, 1953-1974; and VII. Financial Reports, 1947-1975.

Related Papers

Information pertaining to the history of Benton County can be found in the Memorabilia Collection. Many other archival collections contain materials pertaining to local history. The Music Department Records (RG 148), Helen E. Plinkiewisch Papers, and Lillian Jeffreys Petri Collection provide more information about Paul Petri.

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