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Commissioner's records: Dennis Buchanan

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: multco5

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily documents the service of Dennis Buchanan as Multnomah County Executive from 1983 through 1986. It includes little documentation of his service as County Commissioner from 1975-1982. In addition to the chronological correspondence and subject files maintained by Buchanan, the correspondence of Steven Telfer, Buchanan’s assistant is also included. The most significant issue documented in this collection is the creation and implementation of Resolution A, which restructured the way the county and the cities of Gresham and Portland delivered services. Other significant issues include land use planning and the development of light rail. This collection was created from three former accessions: 1987-053-01, 1988-144-01, and 1988-144-03.

Dates

  • Created: 1984 - 1986
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2005

Creator

Extent

9.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged in three records series. 1. Chronological Correspondence, 2. Subject Files, 3. Telfer Correspondence.

Source of Acquisition

Board of County Commissioners

Method of Acquisition

This collection was created from three former accessions: 1987-053-01, 1988-144-01, and 1988-144-03.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Terry Baxter
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Multnomah County Archives Repository

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