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Villard Hall opened in 1886 as the second building on the University of Oregon campus. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Henry Villard (1835-1900), namesake of this building, was a German immigrant who worked initially as a newspaper reporter. Eventually he became involved in railway transportation and by 1881 was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad whose transcontinental line was completed in 1883. Later, he headed companies that became, in 1893, the General Electric Company.
Collection is organized by accession and includes the following material:
As of 2012 there is only one accession:
Accession 1996.161.A: Office files, correspondence, photographs, artwork, news releases, clippings, and meeting minutes documenting the Villard Hall centennial. Also included are documents relating to convocations, alumni association, gala organizing, program proposals, the School of Music, and Athletic department, Eugene Celebration parade, and the history of Villard Hall. This accession covers events from 1881, 1886, 1899, 1936, and 1985 activities.
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[Identification of item], Villard Hall Centennial records, UA 083, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.