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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

Facilities Services Records, 1888-2010:

The Facilities Services Records document the physical campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis as well as OSU facilities throughout the state of Oregon beginning with construction of the first building on the current campus in 1888. The records consist predominantly of architectural drawings and files for the design, construction, and modification to structures. For facilities information on Gill Coliseum, click here.

  • Files relevant to Gill Coliseum include:
    • Series II.  Building Project Files, 1938-2002 1974-1998
    • Series III.  Building Specifications and Reports, 1909-2003
    • Series VII.  Minor Building Modification Files, 1985-1993
    • Series VIII.  General Subject Numbered Files, 1968-1991

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Oregon Digital:

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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