The School of Forestry established this tree nursery soon after the Forestry Building (Moreland Hall) was built in 1917. Many of the trees in the large grove south of Moreland Hall are remnants of this nursery.
Eddy Elbridge Wilson was born in Corvallis in 1869 and was a student at Oregon State when the school was still known as Corvallis College. Later an attorney and bank executive, Wilson was heavily involved with numerous campus and community organizations, as well as the State Game Commission. He died in 1961.
The Army Specialized Training Program was implemented at twenty-two universities during World War II to help meet the increased demand for soldiers trained with technical skills. Physical conditioning was a required part of the ASTP curriculum.
Clara Humason Waldo (1858-1933) was the first woman to be named to the Board of Regents for a state institution of higher education, and also the first woman to address a graduating class at Oregon State. A member of the OAC Board of Regents from 1905-1919, Waldo Hall is named in her honor. She was the wife of Oregon Supreme Court Justice John B. Waldo.
James K. Weatherford graduated from Corvallis College in 1872. Admitted to the Oregon Bar in 1876, he was a prominent defense attorney who served on the OAC Board of Regents from 1886-1929, serving as the Board's president from 1901-1929. Weatherford Hall is named is his honor.
Nancy Dewey was an alumna and a corporal in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps who served as a cook for a WAC detachment in New Guinea during World War II. She was later employed by the State Department and stationed in Iran, among other locations.