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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

OSU Student Health

In 1936, the student health service building was constructed. It still houses student health services. It was one of only two major campus structures completed during the 15-year period from 1930 until the end of World War II. It was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The building was expanded in 1961 to include a 42-bed infirmary, and was named for Erna Plageman at some point in the following two decades. Erna Plageman served as the assistant director for the health service from 1950 to 1964.

General Information

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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

Information Forthcoming


Information Forthcoming