The Ben Westlund Papers document Westlund's political career in Oregon. Westlund served as a State Legislator and State Senator from central Oregon from 1997 until his election as State Treasurer in 2008, a position he held until his death in 2010. Westlund advocated for higher education in central Oregon and was instrumental in the establishment of the Oregon State University Cascades Campus in Bend.
15 cubic feet, including 179 photographs, 118 videotapes, 54 DVDs, 18 CDs, and 8 floppy disks; 16 boxes, including 1 oversize box
The Special Collections & Archives Research Center's holdings also include the Tony Van Vliet Papers; Van Vliet served 10 terms in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995. The William M. Lunch Papers includes Lunch's commentaries on the Oregon legislature and Oregon politics generally as a political analyst for Oregon Public Broadcasting. The Liz VanLeeuwen Spotted Owl Collection consists of materials pertaining to the listing of the Northern Spotted Owl as a protected endangered species in Oregon; VanLeeuwen served as State Representative in the Oregon Legislature from 1981 to 1999. Materials pertaining to the OSU Cascades Campus are available in the President's Office Records (RG 013).