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County Coroner records

Identifier: multco1

Scope and Contents

The records of the County Coroner document the principal duties of the office from 1894 until the office was abolished in 1965. The records consist of investigation records, death reports, inquest case files, and indexes. This collection includes the following accessions: 2006-000176, 1998-373-02, and 2007-000747.


  • Created: 1894-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/02/2007


Biographical or Historical Information

The County Coroner investigated suspicious deaths and held inquests.

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60.00 items

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Arrangement Note

The records are arranged in two records series: 1. Coroner's Investigation Records 2. Coroner's Examination Case Files and Index

Physical Access Requirements

Volume 1 and 7 of Series 1 are fragile and require staff handling only.

Source of Acquisition

Multnomah County (Or.). District Attorney. County Medical Examiner

Method of Acquisition

Tranferred to Archives.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Multnomah County Archives Repository

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Portland 97233- US
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