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Guide to Oregon State University History

From the collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

A Chronological History of Oregon State University

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University has created a timeline of OSU history, from the early days of Corvallis Academy and Corvallis College, present day Oregon State University.

 

 

Secondary Sources

Landis, Lawrence A. A School for the People : a Photographic History of Oregon State University. Corvallis OR, Oregon State University Press, 2015.

Robbins, William G. The People's School: a History of Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon State University Press, 2017.

Groshong, James W. The Making of a University, 1868-1968. Corvallis, Or., [Oregon State University], 1968.

Oregon State University. Alumni Association. The Orange and Black. Corvallis, The Oregon State College Alumni Association, 1938.

Keyser, Helen. The History of Oregon's Land Grant College. 1958.

Smith, John E. Corvallis College. Corvallis, Or., J.E. Smith, 1953.

Lovell, Ron, and Oregon State University Department of Journalism. Pioneers! Corvallis, Or., Oregon State University, 1976.

Oregon State University. Centennial Lectures, 1968-1969; the Second Hundred Years. Corvallis, Published for the Centennial Committee, Oregon State University by Oregon State University Press, 1969.

Additional secondary sources - documenting the history of departments, faculty, and the University in general - may be found here.