Tells the story of OSU's nearly 150 years as a land grant institution through more than 500 photographs, maps, documents, and extensive captions. In-depth chapters focus on themes such as campus development, the growth of academics, the evolution of research as a major focus of the university, campus life and organizations, and, athletics.
Lawrence A. Landis has been an archivist at Oregon State University, USA since 1991. During that time, he has served as assistant university archivist, university archivist, and since 2011, director of the Libraries' Special Collections & Archives Research Center. He began his archives career as the photographs archivist for a major special collection at the University of Texas at Austin. He has degrees from the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University, USA, and did postgraduate work at UT-Austin. He has researched many aspects of OSU's history, particularly its built environment and buildings designed by architect John V. Bennes.