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Campus Building Projects and Renovations records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-0003-0202

Scope and Contents note

Records of the Campus Planning and Facilities office which include project files, administrative files, aerial photographs, an architectural model, and general files on campus buildings and grounds.

Series I contains materials pertaining to buildings: construction, renovation, and demolition. Types of materials include: correspondence, funding documents and financial information, proposals, site plans, surveys, floor plans, reports, maps, and a trace number of photographs. Files are arranged by building name and in some cases, the files reflect repurposing and multiple renamings.

A number of buildings on campus were constructed simultaneously and files are sometimes intermixed; for example, Stozier and Cobb. Also, files with the title, “Academic Center” pertains to a cluster of buildings including Library, Social Science, and Math-Physics.

Series II documents property acquisitions, timber sales, campus maps (primarily from the 1960s and 1970s), road construction, parking lots, electrical distribution centers, landscaping, recreational and athletics areas (like tennis courts and tracks). Files also include materials about asbestos and asbestos removal projects. A portion of these files are administrative in nature (not specific project files) and many contain the name of the staff member responsible for their keeping. A Third Accession is composed of aerial photographs of campus and an architectural model of buildings within the Academic Quad.

Dates

  • 1924-2012

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

The Department of Campus Planning and Facilities is a division of the University of West Georgia’s Business and Finance Department. The duties of Campus Planning and Facilities include enhancing the campus grounds, facilities, and environment. The department provides such services as logistics, maintenance, construction planning, risk management, and environmental health and safety.

Extent

43.40 Linear feet (64 boxes, 27 tubes, 1 OV flat box, 3 OV map folders)

Language

English

Overview

Project files, administrative files, maps, blueprints, aerial photographs, an architectural model, and other materials related to on campus buildings and grounds.

Arrangement note

Series I. Buildings; Series II. Campus Grounds and Administrative Files; Series III. Blueprints and Maps; Series IV. Second Accession.

Series I and IV are files roughly arranged in alphabetical order by building name. Series II contains a variety of files which are unarranged. Series III are oversize maps and blueprints.

The Third Accession contains aerial photographs and an architectural model.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred from the Vice President of Business and Finance, Campus Planning and Facilities at an unknown date with additional accruals in February 2016.

Processing Information note

In January 2015, Series I of this collection was re-housed, weeded and substantially rearranged by volunteer, Carol Kensel. Weeded from the collection were receipts, equipment manuals, and non-substantive correspondence. A selection of catalogs and “loose equipment” files for buildings were retained.

Previously the collection, measuring over 40 linear feet, was disorganized and a large portion of the materials were filed alphabetically under “P” for project without other information to guide researchers as to which buildings the files pertained to. Project numbers, as applicable, were retained on file titles.
Title
Guide to the Campus Building Projects and Renovations records UA-0003-0202
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Carol Kensel, Blynne Olivieri, and Candice Larson.
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Revision Statements

  • 2016: Series IV added

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States