Looking Back: Fall 2008
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: September 25, 2008

Portland State: A History in Pictures

"In the 1950s and 1960s, State Hall (Cramer Hall), South Park Hall (Neuberger Hall), and the College Center (Smith Memorial Student Union) were built mostly in piecemeal fashion, as funding allowed. Early on, it was decided to join the buildings along Broadway Street with sky bridges, so that students and faculty could move from building to building without crossing busy streets. Given the slope of Broadway, the sky bridges come out on a different floor in each building, continually confusing new students."

Portland State: A History in Pictures, by Richard Sanders '57 and photo editing by Brent Schauer, is a project of the Retirement Association of Portland State. The book will cost $34.95 and should be ready for release in January. For more information, contact the association by e-mail at or call 503-725-3447.