Various Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) Pennants – Oregon State University (OSU) c. 1890-1927

While I have been fortunate to come across and obtain many old Oregon State University pennants, there are still several from the school’s Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) days that I have only seen in pictures, old photographs, or even drawings.  The pennants in this specific post are not in my personal collection, but I’d obviously love to find!  They all range from roughly 1890-1927, before OAC became Oregon State College (OSC). Each is unique and I found them from number of sources, like the Benton County Historical Society, OSU’s Archives, old programs, or old online auctions.  Keep your eye out for others as I’d love to add more pennants (or even just pictures of them) to the collection and this site!

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c. 1920’s Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) Felt Banner – Oregon State University (OSU)

Dating to the early 1920’s, this is the oldest OSU (then OAC – Oregon Agricultural College) banner I have come across.  The calligraphy style font of the hand-stitched OAC letters is the best way to date it, as this style of letters started to appear around that time.  For being around 100 years old, this felt banner has amazingly vibrant colors and its large size (32 1/4 x 16) is unique.  Old OAC pennants are rare, but this is the first OAC banner I have come across, making it a neat piece of Oregon State’s history!

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