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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Oregon Digital


Built in 1889, Alpha Hall was the first residence hall on the OSU campus. Oregon State's Special Collections and Archives Research Center has a plethora of resources about Alpha Hall, including photographs, manuscripts, personal papers, and maps. Further, Oregon Digital contains a large collection of historic photographs and periodicals pertaining to Alpha Hall. Currently, the space where Alpha Hall once stood is occupied by Gilkey Hall.