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Vera Garrison Collection, 1935-1939

Biographical Note:

Vera Evelyn Garrison attended Oregon State College from 1935 to 1939 and earned a BS in Secretarial Science in 1939. She was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and served as chapter president. Garrison was born in Nyssa, Oregon, on November 29, 1917 and died in Boise, Idaho, on September 10, 1971. John William Olsen also attended Oregon State from 1935 to 1939 and completed a BS in Chemical Engineering in 1939. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity and was a diving champion for the Oregon State College swim team. Olsen was born January 19, 1917, in Baker, Oregon, and died November 27, 2008, in Nyssa, Oregon. Garrison and Olsen were married soon after graduation from Oregon State and lived in Nyssa, Oregon.

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