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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

University Housing and Dining Services 

Tebeau Hall opened in the fall of 2014, houses 320 students and is unique in that it houses a satellite office for Student Health Services. This building was named to honor William “Bill” Tebeau, who in 1948 became the first African-American male to earn a degree at the university and went on to have a 36-year career as a civil engineer. When he was a student, Tebeau was turned away from student housing because of his color. He found housing at a fraternity house for international students and lived by the motto: “Make it a great day.” Try your hand at the "Tulip for Tebeau," the interactive public art sculpture that was inspired by Tebeau's passion for engineering and teaching.

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