Larry Landis

Larry Landis has been university archivist at Oregon State University since 1996 and is a recent recipient of the Oregon Heritage Excellence Award. He was instrumental in establishing the Oregon Multicultural Archives at OSU and the Northwest Digital Archives. As a native of Indiana, he sees some similarities between the two states—both have a strong agriculture and beautiful summers (though a bit more hot and humid in Indiana) and the Oregon constitution was based in part on Indiana's.

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  • George W. Peavy (1869-1951)

    George Wilcox Peavy was dean of the School of Forestry at Oregon State College (now Oregon State University) and later served as OSC president (1934-1940) and mayor of Corvallis (1947-1951).  Born on November 12, 1869, near Howell, Michigan, Peavy attended the University of Michigan from 1890 to 1895, graduating …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • John Baptiste Horner (1856–1933)

    John Baptiste Horner was a faculty member at Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) from 1891 to 1933. While he taught several subjects, he is best known for his history courses and for the museum he established in 1925 that later bore his name. Horner was born Johan …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • John V. Bennes (1867-1943)

    Between 1906 and 1942, Portland architect John Virginius Bennes designed many buildings in Portland, at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, and elsewhere in Oregon. Born on August 23, 1867, in Peru, Illinois, he moved with his family to Chicago at an early age. According to his American Institute of …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Oregon State University

    Oregon State University (OSU) traces its roots to 1856, when Corvallis Academy was founded as the first community school in the Corvallis area. In 1858, the academy incorporated and became Corvallis College. Under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Corvallis College began offering a four-year, collegiate liberal arts …

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  • Peavy Arboretum

    Peavy Arboretum is part of Oregon State University’s research forests, serving as a teaching laboratory for the College of Forestry, a public recreational spot, and the gateway to OSU's McDonald-Dunn Forest. Soon after its establishment in 1913, the Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) School of Forestry identified the need for …

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