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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Student photo by Lydia Parker, April 2019

The Center for the Humanities Autzen House, dedicated in 1993, provides office space for fellows and meeting rooms for working groups, and also serves as a public venue for lectures, readings, seminars, and art displays. The building for the Center of Humanities was purchased by Oregon State with help from the Autzen Foundation.

General Information

Address 811 SW Jefferson Ave
Architect Unknown (?)
Year Built Unknown
Renovations N/A
Square Footage 9,674
Purpose/Usage Center for the Humanities

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake Thomas John Autzen (1888-1958), OSU Alumnus and philanthropist. The Autzen Foundation helped fund OSU's Center for the Humanities.

Historic District No



Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994

Photographs N/A

Further Archival Information

The Center for the Humanities Records: The Center for the Humanities Records document the formation, functioning and activities of both the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities as well as the Humanities Development Program that preceded it. Box 4 pertains entirely to Autzen House's proposal, funding, dedication, maintenance and management from 1988-1994.