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Preliminary Guide to the University Architect Records, 1967 - 2000, 2008

Abstract

The University Architect, as well as the individuals in the Office of the University Architect, serve to meet the master planning, project management, design services, capital budgeting, real estate, and space planning needs of Duke University. Records include financial reports, project files, proposals, inspection reports, photographs, technical drawings, correspondence, minutes, agendas, and campus master plans related to construction and renovation projects, land use, space management, and planning at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University Architect records, 1967 - 2000, 2008
Creator
Duke University. University Architect.
Extent
16.0 Linear Feet , 8500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Collection includes financial reports, project files, proposals, inspection reports, photographs, technical drawings, correspondence, minutes, agendas, and campus master plans related to construction and renovation projects, land use, space management, and planning at Duke University.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

Unprocessed materials are closed pending processing.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Summary data on construction projects, including budgets, approvals, schedules, and related information.

Cataloged separately.

Records dated 1997 and later are closed for 25 years from the date of origin except by permission in writing from the Office of the University Architect.

Financial Report, 1967-
378. 756 D877DW
Blue Book, 1998
378. 756 D877DW
Blue Book, 1999
378. 756 D877DW

Chiefly project files that date from the 1960s to the 1980s (bulk 1973-1981). The files primarily pertain to new construction and renovations on East, West, and Central campuses, as well as the Medical Center. They include project sheets, invoices, financial statements, proposals, inspection reports, and memoranda. Projects represented include the Medical Center Parking Garage II, renovations at Wallace Wade Stadium, renovations on East Campus, construction of the Seeley G. Mudd Library, the extension of the steam line, renovations and asbestos removal in the School of Law, and the building of the Central Campus Apartments.

Partial folder list:

Highland Hospital; asbestos removal
Box 1
Woman's College Center
Box 1
Medical Center Parking Garage II
Box 1
Music Building
Box 1
Cancer Research Facility III
Box 1
Medical Center Library; Construction progress photographs
Box 2
Steamline extension: East and West campuses
Box 2
Old Chemistry renovations: Graduate School of Business Administration
Box 2
Track revitalization
Box 2
Hart House
Box 2
Rare Book Room air conditioning
Box 2
Woodwork in West Campus dining hall
Box 2
Psychical Research Center
Box 3
Psychological Services Center
Box 3
Park on Cornwallis Road
Box 3
Chapel organs: Flentrop and Aeolian
Box 3
Daycare center
Box 3
Duke Hospital North
Box 3
Duke Hospital North, Affirmative Action
Box 3
Flow Facility Lab
Box 3
Law School: asbestos removal
Box 3
WDBS
Box 4
Service Center
Box 4
Central Campus Apartments
Box 4
Perkins Library windows
Box 5
Law School renovations
Box 5
Wallace Wade stadium renovations
Box 5

Includes minutes, correspondence, reports, technical drawings. Also included are minutes and agendas of the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees (1965-1986) and the Educational Facilities Committee (1978-1986). Subject files include the 1986 Urban Land Institute study and land use, roads and traffic, the 1984 Flowers Drive failure, Law School planning (1984-1988), Art Museum planning (1987-1990), and athletic facilities (1984-1987).

Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees, 1965-1986
Box 6
Subject files
Box 7

Lease forms, correspondence, and related records concerning the campus post offices. These have been known as the College Station, or the Duke Station, and has been located in the Crowell Building on East Campus, in the West Campus Union, and in the Bryan Center.

Campus Post Offices records
Box 8

Duke University Campus Master Plan was prepared for a presentation to the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees, held May 12, 2000.

Campus Master Plan, Final Draft, May 2000
Campus Master Plan, Draft, November 1999
Action Plan 2000, Draft, November 1999
Draft, 1987

Duke University Landscape Design Guidelines (2008)

Historical Note

The University Architect, as well as the individuals in the Office of the University Architect, serve to meet the master planning, project management, design services, capital budgeting, real estate, and space planning needs of Duke University.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Educational Facilities Committee Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Architect Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The University Architect Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1995-2002, 2008

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Jill Katte, May 2005

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, June 2008

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.