Monday, February 5, 2018

Oregon State University Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Oregon State University is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1868 as Oregon State Agricultural College.  At the time, an existing private institution founded by Methodists ten years earlier, Corvallis College, was designated as Oregon's land grant institution.  
KLCC public radio's web site offers a short audio clip and corresponding transcript, "Oregon State University: 150 Years of Growth and Change," of an interview by Tiffany Eckert as she walks around the OSU campus with Larry Landis, archivist and author of A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University.
The Peoples School: A History of Oregon State University, written by William G. Robbins, was published in 2017 and is also available from Oregon State University Press.