This family history consists of the monograph, The Macpherson Family Through Four Generations, written by Hector Macpherson, Jr. Macpherson graduated from Oregon State College in 1940 and, as an Oregon State Senator, was instrumental in development of Oregon's land use planning system with passage of Senate Bill 100 in 1973.
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Additional materials documenting efforts at consolidation of campuses and reorganization of higher education in Oregon are available in the Zorn-Macpherson Bill Collection. The Florence L. Kohlhagen Notebook consists of class notes for a course in rural sociology taught by Hector Macpherson (Senior) in 1923. The Archives holdings include a variety of collections that document the application of land use planning in Oregon, including records of the Environmental Remote Sensing Applications Laboratory (RG 218), Extension Service (RG 111), and Rockefeller Project (RG 161). The Oregon Counties Long-Range Planning Reports (PUB 006-16) document planning by Oregon counties prior to Senate Bill 100.