Harvey L. McAlister was known as "Pap Hayseed" during his student years at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). McAlister came from Lexington, Oregon (in Morrow County) to OAC in 1893. As a freshman, he played center on the first OAC football team. McAlister attended OAC from 1893 to 1897 and earned a BS in Agriculture. After service in the Spanish-American War, he returned to Lexington where he farmed until his retirement in 1947, when he moved to the Veterans Home in Napa, California. McAlister died in California in 1955.
This view shows several early campus buildings, including (from left) Waldo Hall, the Armory and Gymnasium, Agriculture Hall (now Furman Hall), Benton Hall, and the Mechanical Building (now Kearney Hall).
Lilly Magnhild Elsa Nordgren, from Aberdeen, Washington, also attended Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in the early 1920s and earned a BS in commerce in 1924. She became an instructor in office training and secretarial science upon graduation and continued as an instructor until the mid-1930s. In 1929-1932, she took several graduate courses at OAC and completed a MA in education at Stanford University in 1931. Her thesis was An Experimental Comparison of Beginning Students Writing of Standard and Noiseless Typewriters. Nordgren married Floyed Marven Edwards in 1932.