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Benton Hall Building History

OSU Memorabilia Collection:

The Memorabilia Collection is an artificial collection containing items of interest about Oregon State University and to a lesser extent, the city of Corvallis, and the state of Oregon.

  • Box-Folder 25.9 and 10:Buildings – Benton Hall

Daily Barometer articles: (available on microfilm and bound printed copies)

  • May 15, 1947 1:2        Old administration building name changes – now known as Benton Hall
  • May 1, 1964 4:1-6       Benton Hall named after senator; oldest building on campus

Oregon Stater article:

Benton Hall, c. 1914


Visit Oregon Digital for more images of Benton Hall.

About Benton County

Benton Hall was named after Benton County, which was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a United States Senator from Missouri. 

For information on Benton County history see the following:

About Thomas Hart Benton

For biographical information on Missouri Senator, Thomas Hart Benton visit the senator's United States Senate page.

For information on Thomas Hart Benton's ties to Oregon, visit the State Historical Society of Missouri: Historic Missourians page.

Photo of Thomas Hart Benton
  Thomas Hart Benton, 1782-1858