WOU: Buildings Index - Archives - WOU Library and Media Services

Page Content   Main Links   Utility Links   Quick Links   Footer

Home >> Office of Academic Affairs >> Hamersly Library

Building
Academic Programs and Support Center (APSC)

CONSTRUCTION DATES: The original building was built in 1951 as the school's new library.

REMODEL: In 1966 a major addition was completed adding 19,000 square feet and doubling the size. The addition was finished by James S. Hickey, Inc. of Portland for $600,000.

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY: The original construction contractor was E.E. Batterman of Salem.

COSTS: Construction costs totaled approximately $224,000 for the original building.

ARCHITECTS AND BUILDING STYLE: Wolff and Phillips of Portland were awarded the architecture contract for the building.

CURRENT USES: The building currently serves as the location for several university student support programs. Included in the Academic Programs and Support Center are Academic Advising and Learning Center, Admissions, Disability Services, Honors Program, International Admissions and Advising, Student Enrichment Program, and the Writing Center.

HISTORY: The Academic Programs and Support Center building was the location of the Western Oregon Library from 1951 until completion of Hamersly Library in 2000. The facility was built to ease the overcrowding in the old library located in the North Wing of Campbell Hall.

OTHER INTERESTING FACTS: A cerimonial "Book Brigade" was organized to move the texts from the old building to the new Hamersly Library building in 2000. The same technique was used when the library moved from Campbell Hall in 1951. The architecture was singled out for excellence in Progressive Architecture in 1953. Despite awards, the library suffered from an excessive noise problem as the long curving glass windows and open spaces of the mezzanine combined to carry sound.

Contact

Hamersly Library  Hamersly Library 503-838-8418 | libweb@wou.edu

Find your article by filling in the information in the boxes below*:

Article Title
Journal Title
Author (Last name, First name)
ISSN (Print ISSN or Online ISSN)
Date
Volume   Issue   Start Page 

*Adding as much information as possible will give the best results.

For additional search fields, including doi and PMID, try the full Citation Finder.

venom-127 Remote IP: 174.123.66.6 ((none!))

Footer

MissionWestern Oregon University | 345 N. Monmouth Ave. | Monmouth OR 97361 | 503-838-8000(V/TTY) | Admissions 1-877-877-1593 | webmaster@wou.edu Text only
Text Only Options

Top of page


Text Only Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a UsableNet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.