Description: William Homer Maris, ca 1920s. In 1914 Maris began composing the words to a song that he felt would gather the spirit of Oregon Agricultural College, which became "Carry Me Back," the College's alma mater. In 1918 Maris dedicated the piece to "Mother Kidder" the much-loved College librarian. Maris earned an M.S. degree in Agriculture from O. A. C. that same year. He died in 1933 in a bicycle accident.
Source: Harriet's Photograph Collection (HC)
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