Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records, 2006-2014

Scope and Content Note

The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records document the recognition of Oregon family farms and ranches that have been been operated continuously by a family for a century or more. The records consist primarily of application materials for each farm or ranch. Lists of farms and ranches that received Century or Sesquicentennial designation in 2006-2009 are also included. The application materials included completed forms, correspondence, photographs, published narratives, maps, and copies of historical documentation of land ownership.

The records include about 220 photographs submitted with applications; most of these images are duplicates of original historical photographs of the farms and ranches. Some of the photographs are contemporary images of farm structures and family members. Color and b/w prints are included.

The collection also includes a database (in electronic form) listing all the farms and ranches that have been accepted into the program since its inception in 1958. The database includes the historic and current acreage of the property, structures currently residing on the property, the economic use of the farm or ranch, and whether the property was part of a donation land claim.

An addition to the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records (Accession 2011:071) consists of application materials from those seeking to nominate their properties for inclusion in the programs, these records include application forms, correspondence, DVDs, photographs, published narratives, and copies of historical documentation relating to land ownership. Also included in this transfer are materials from the 2011 OCFRP awards presentation program which consist of a program brochure and outline, descriptions of the farms inducted in 2011, and a printed copy of the presentation.

A second addition to the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records (Accession 2012:069) consists of application materials submitted in 2011 seeking nomination of properties for inclusion in the program. These records include application forms, cds, correspondence, photographs, historical sketches, and copies of historical documentation relating to land ownership. The two cds contain digital images.

A third addition to the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records (Accession 2013:004) consists of application materials submitted in 2012 seeking nomination of properties for inclusion in the program. These records include application forms, cds, correspondence, photographs, historical sketches, and copies of historical documentation relating to land ownership. The 4 cds contain digital images submitted by applicants as well as views of the 2012 Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program awards ceremony.

A fourth addition to the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program Records (Accession 2014:045) is made up of application materials submitted in 2013 seeking nomination of properties for inclusion in the program. These records include application forms, cds, correspondence, photographs, historical sketches, and copies of historical documentation relating to land ownership. The 4 cds contain digital images submitted by applicants as well as scans of completed applications. Also included in this transfer is a copy of the book "Eating It Up in Eden: The Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Cookbook" by Richard Engeman.

A fifth addition to the Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program records (Accession 2014:088) is made up of application materials submitted in 2014 seeking nomination of properties for inclusion in the program. These records include application forms, cds, correspondence, a flashdrive, photographs, historical sketches, and copies of historical documentation relating to land ownership. Three of the cds contain digital images taken at the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Oregon Century Farm and Ranch Program awards ceremonies. Another cd contains files of scanned application forms and accompanying materials. Also included in this transfer is a 2013 newsletter for the program.


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