In 1927 Olds Science Hall was built with funds donated by the trustee R.E. Olds. It was built to house the Chemistry and Physics departments and included laboratories and classrooms. In 1956 the Upton Science Hall was built onto Olds. It was named after another trustee, Louis C. Upton, and it housed the Biology and Mathematics Departments. The Funds for the Future campaign allowed for Olds-Upton to be renovated in the 1980s. It was again renovated in the 1994-95 academic year. With the addition of the Dow Science Building, Olds-Upton is now used for the Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology Departments.

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  • Ransom E. Olds 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1928 circa)
    A portrait of Ransom E. Olds who funded the building of Olds Science Hall at Kalamazoo College. The photograph is undated but probably dates to around 1928 when the new building was dedicated.
  • Louis C. Upton 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, c. 1950)
    Louis C. Upton, a College trustee and the founder of the Whirlpool Corporation.
  • Kalamazoo College Alumnus (July, 1956) 

    Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo College Alumni Association (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1956-07)
    Anderson, New Prexy -- June... and Graduation -- June... and Alumni Day -- "We Dedicate This Building" -- Speaking Of Books / Arnold Mulder -- Library Gilfts -- W.D. Wallace Memorial -- A Year For Celebration -- Lcinda -- ...
  • Kalamazoo College Alumnus (July, 1955) 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1955-07)
    Commencement -- From President Hicks -- Groetsema Speaks On Alumni Day "The Forth "R"" -- Pollard Speaks At Commencement "Living Well In A Dangerous World" -- Break Ground For Upton Hall -- Functions Of Education Dept. -- ...
  • Kalamazoo College Alumnus (January, 1955) 

    Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo College Alumni Association (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1955-01)
    Biology Building A Reality -- From President Hicks -- Vogue In Scholarship -- Williams' Chapel Address -- Homecoming -- Alumni Council And Meetings -- Drive Goes Over Goal -- The Women's Council -- Speaking Of Books / ...
  • Dedication of the Louis C. Upton Science Hall 

    Unknown author (1956-06-09)
    Program for the dedication of the Louis C. Upton Science Hall on June 9, 1956. Contains a list of speakers and the script for the litany.
  • Upton Gift Report 

    Unknown author (1974)
    A report detailing the donations from Louis C. Upton and the Whirlpool Foundation, which funded the plans for the renovation and expansion of the Olds Upton Science Hall. Facts concerning cost, size, and the Kalamazoo ...
  • Rededication of the Olds Upton Science Hall 

    Unknown author (1996-01-19)
    Program detailing the schedule of events for the rededication of the Olds Upton Science Hall. The program also gives facts regarding the renovation and building process.
  • Dedication - R.E. Olds Science Hall 

    Unknown author (1928-06-13)
    A 1928 program with the schedule for the dedication of the R.E. Olds Science Hall.
  • Olds/Upton Science Hall; Pencil [220] 

    Neligan, Mary Lawrence (Kalamazoo College, 2011-01-06)
  • Kalamazoo College Classroom Scene 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    A class in session at Kalamazoo College, possibly in the lower level of the R. E. Olds Science Hall, sometime in the 1930s. The people in the photograph have not been identified, but the instructor may be Mary Munro Warner ...
  • Kalamazoo College Olds-Upton Science Hall 

    Consentino, Joseph (Kalamazoo College, 1974)
    A view of the Olds-Upton Science Building from the campus quadrangle, in approximately 1974. Harmon Hall is at right, and the Light Fine Arts Building is in the left background. R.E. Olds Science Building, dedicated in ...
  • Kalamazoo College Olds Science Hall 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939)
    Kalamazoo College's Olds Science Hall in 1939. R.E. Olds Science Hall, dedicated in June 1928, was named for Ransom E. Olds, the founder and chair of the Reo Motor Company, who donated $130,000 for the project. Before its ...
  • Kalamazoo College Olds Science Hall Chemistry Lecture Room 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1943)
    The Chemistry Lecture Room in Olds Science Hall, 1943. Professor Lemuel Fish Smith is seen at the far right. R.E. Olds Science Hall, dedicated in June 1928, was named for Ransom E. Olds, the founder and chair of the Reo ...
  • Kalamazoo College Olds Science Hall Dedication, 1928 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1928)
    Ransom E. Olds handing the keys to the new R. E. Olds Science Hall to Kalamazoo College President Allan Hoben. The building was dedicated on the morning of commencement, June 13, 1928, with Dr. Charles A. Kraus of the Brown ...