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Gill Coliseum 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 27.3 and 172.16 Buildings – Gill Coliseum

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

  • April 26, 1966 1:7-8    State board approves name for Gill Coliseum



Visit Oregon Digital for more images of Gill Coliseum.
 

About A.T. Gill

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 78.18 Gill, Amory T.

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

  • Oct. 30, 1962 4:6-9     Slats Gill starts 35th year
  • Feb. 13, 1963 1:1-4     Controversy flares over charge of Gill basketball discrimination​​ (This article indicates that the 1955 freshman basketball team had an African American player for a short period of time; also claims by Gill that he had tried to recruit African American players.)
  • Feb. 15, 1963 3:3-4     Political move or honest mistake?
  • Nov 14, 1963 4:1-3      Athletic program under attack
  • Jan. 28, 1964 1:8-9      A.T. “Slats” Gill named new director of athletics
  • Jan, 27, 1967 6:2         Slats Gill resolution introduced in Salem

Oregon Stater article:

Glory Road and the Desegregation of College Basketball: The Untold Story at Oregon State:

This 2011 event shared the untold story of the desegregation of the Oregon State men's basketball team, circa 1965.
 

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Coach A.T. "Slats" Gill, c. 1935