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Ben Westlund Papers, 1976-2010View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1996-2009

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.

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ID: MSS Westlund
Extent: 15.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Statement on Description: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary. Per a review of the Papers by the State Archivist in March 2013, 8 folders of materials pertaining to Westlund's tenure as State Treasurer were de-accessioned and transferred to the State Archives Division of the Oregon Secretary of State's Office in July 2013. Photocopies of these materials were made to replace the originals in the Westlund Papers held by the Special Collections & Archives Research Center. These folders are indicated in the preliminary container list.
Preferred Citation: Ben Westlund Papers (MSS Westlund), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The Ben Westlund Papers were donated to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center by the Westlund Family through Westlund's former chief of staff, Stacey Dycus, in 2012.
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