A new exhibit titled “Publications of the People: the History and Art of Oregon Documents” is now open on the second floor of the State Library. The exhibit discusses the rise in the use of illustration and design in the 1930s and 1940s to accentuate official state publications issued by Oregon state agencies. Covers of actual state documents including Blue Books, road maps, and travel brochures will be displayed. Since 1907, Oregon state law has required the State Library to collect and distribute Oregon state publications. To date there are more than 220,000 physical items in the Oregon Document collection and another 40 thousand plus online state documents which are available via the Internet from the Oregon Documents Repository.
This exhibit is on display in the 2nd floor lobby of the State Library, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.