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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Constructed in 1949, it was the home of OSU’s electrical engineering program for many years. It was the last of three interconnected buildings on Campus Way; the others were Batcheller and Covell halls. It was named for Richard H. Dearborn, head of the electrical engineering department from 1914 to 1934 and dean of engineering from 1935 to 1944.

General Information

Address 1891 SW Campus Way
Architect Jones & Marsh
Year Built 1949
Renovations Unknown
Square Footage 66,692
Purpose/Usage Electrical Engineering

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake Richard H. Dearborn, head of the electrical engineering department (1914-1934), dean of engineering from (1935-1944)

Historic District No
Blueprints Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003, Series II: Building Project Files, 1938-2002, Box 3

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


Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

SCARC: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center contains photographs, film, personal papers and manuscripts, as well as the College of Engineering records, all pertaining to Dearborn Hall.

Oregon Digital: Contains many historic photographs of Dearborn Hall, both inside and out, as well as periodicals pertaining to the building itself.