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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

The 18,000-square-foot Hallie Ford Center opened as a cornerstone facility for the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in 2011/2012. The center’s mission is to promote the development and wellbeing of children, youth and families by generating, translating and sharing research-based knowledge. In 2008, just before her passing at age 102, Oregon philanthropist Hallie E. Ford made a gift of $8 million to continue her legacy of love, care and support for children and families.

General Information

Address

2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis, OR 97331

Architect

Hacker Architects

Year Built

2011

Renovations

N/A

Square Footage

21,000 sf

Purpose/Usage

Used by the College of Public Health and Human Sciences for research to improve the lives of children and families

Previous Name(s)

N/A

Namesake

Hallie E. Ford, College of Public Health and Human Sciences faculty member and noted philanthropist, who made an $8 million donation in order to build the Center.

Historic District

Yes, noncontributing structure

Blueprints

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

Maps

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

Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

Information about the construction and dedication of the Hallie Ford Center can be found in the Memorabilia Collection (Box-Folder 27.9). Additionally, the University Advancement Records has a number of materials related to the dedication and opening of the Hallie Ford Center.

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