2011 ORS § 357.865¹
Filing copy of public record with State Archivist
  • loss of original

(1) With the approval of the State Archivist, an original or duplicate photocopy or other copy of any public record or writing may be filed with the State Archivist by any of the public officers mentioned in ORS 357.855 (Advice and assistance on public record problems), or a political subdivision, for the purpose of insuring the preservation of such public record or writing.

(2) If the original public record or writing and any original photocopy in the possession of the public officer or political subdivision are lost, destroyed, mutilated or defaced, the photocopy or other copy filed with the State Archivist may be considered an original, with the same uses and effect as the original under ORS 192.050 (Copying records). In this event the State Archivist upon request shall return the photocopy or other copy to the public officer or the successor of the public officer, or political subdivision, that filed it; or upon request may furnish the public officer or the successor of the public officer, or political subdivision, a duplicate photocopy or other copy upon payment of the cost thereof. [Formerly 358.060]