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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

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The Centro Cultural César Chávez was called the Chicano Cultural Center when it was established in 1972. Its original nine members met weekly in the basement of Milam Hall. Today the Centro is affiliated with 17 student organizations on campus and is a popular spot for many events, from cultural celebrations to social justice activities. This new building opened in 2014, funded with a combination of private gifts and university funds.

General Information

Address 691 SW 26th St
Architect Unknown
Year Built 2014
Renovations N/A
Square Footage Unknown
Purpose/Usage Cultural Center

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake César Chávez

Historic District No
Blueprints Unknown


Photographs N/A

Further Archival Information

Note: Due to the relatively recent establishment of the CCCC, little information exists in archival form regarding the building itself.

Oregon Digital: Fact Books and General Catalogs include some stories and information regarding the CCCC.

Centro Cultural César Chávez Records, 1973-2015: The Centro Cultural César Chávez (4Cs) Records document activities and events sponsored by the Center; Oregon State University students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the Center; and the campus environment for Latinx students at Oregon State.