Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Homer Maris Collection, 1918-1968

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.

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MSS Maris

The Homer Maris Collection contains correspondence and manuscripts relating to the Oregon State University alma mater, Carry Me Back, which was written and composed by Maris. Also included in the collection are photographs and an Oregon Agricultural College student handbook.

Biographical Note 

Scope and Content Note


0.05 cubic foot; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Related Papers

Materials relating to Homer Maris and Oregon State University's alma mater can be found in the Memorabilia Collection. The Archives' holdings also include the papers of Maris' wife, Buena Maris Mockmore.

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