Daily Archives: October 8, 2009

Cool news from a historic upgrade

“Kearney Hall at Oregon State University has received gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program of the U.S. Green Building Council, the second major facility at the university to achieve the recognition for environmentally sensitive design and construction.”

“The recognition for the building comes 110 years after Apperson Hall was built at the intersection of 14th Street and Monroe Avenue. The $12 million restoration, completed earlier this year, was made possible in part by a $4 million gift from OSU alumnus Lee Kearney and his wife, Connie Kearney. He graduated in civil engineering in 1963, and she, after starting her studies at OSU, earned a degree in education in 1965 from the University of Washington. The building was renamed in their honor.”

Want to know more? Check out the Gazette-Times article “Historic OSU building earns ‘gold’ rating for green energy“.

Terra story featuring the University Archives

“A Bracero’s Story: Farm labor is a family affair”

“It started with Salvador, the patriarch. In 1959, he left his wife and children near Guadalajara, Mexico, to work the fields of California. Salvador Castillo was a Bracero — one of more than 4 million who came to the United States from Mexico under an agricultural worker program that lasted from 1942 to 1964.”

Want to read more of Celene Carillo’s story, hear University Archivist Larry Landis talk with Tasha Galardi about OSU’s Braceros Collection, and hear more about Galardi’s research? Check out the article!

Want to check out the Braceros in Oregon Photographic Collection?