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Brigham Young University. Physical Plant Department

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1954-

Administrative History

The Physical Plant Department (1954- ) functions to coordinate the building and grounds maintenance of Brigham Young University. The Physical Plant Department, previously the Department of Buildings and Grounds, was established in 1954. The Physical Plant functions under the Physical Facilities Division and is responsible for maintaining university utilities, overseeing engineering and construction, maintaining the grounds, maintaining the buildings (including custodial services), overseeing transportation services, and administering to campus projects. Directors of the department have included Leland M. Perry (1954-1957), Sam F. Brewster (1957-1974), Fred A. Schwendiman (1974), Harold J. Anderson (1979-1986), Douglas Christensen (1986-1990), and Scott Briggs (1990- ).

Citation:
Brigham Young University, Dept. of Physical Plant, photo album, ca. 1962-1967: p. 11 of dedicatory program, 1962, at beginning of album (Physical Plant Department at B.Y.U.)

Brigham Young University organizational history, via WWW, Jan. 24, 2012 (Physical Plant Dept.; est. 1954; previously known as the Department of Buildings and Grounds; responsible for maintaining university utilities, engineering, grounds keeping, construction, maintenance, custodial, transportation; directors included Leland M. Perry (1954-1957), Sam F. Brewster (1957-1974), Fred A. Schwendiman (1974), Harold J. Anderson (1979-1986), Douglas Christensen (1986-1990), and Scott Briggs (1990- ))

Found in 110 Collections and/or Records:

Ephraim Hatch bound volumes, 1875-1975

 Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos.

Dates: Other: 1875-1975

Ephraim Hatch collection of university building histories, 1974-1985

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs and information of the different physical plants and campus buildings.

Dates: 1974-1985

Ephraim Hatch drafts for A History of the Brigham Young University Campus and the Department of Physical Plant, approximately 1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains bound volumes of photographs of the univeristy campus and its development during the presidencies of various university presidents. Volumes assembled in approximately 1975.

Dates: approximately 1975

Ephraim Hatch loose images, 1971-1988

 Series
Identifier: UA 923 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains various photos and negatives of buildings, sculptures and other architectual focuses of BYU campuses and surrounding Provo area.

Dates: Other: 1971-1988

Harvey L. Taylor correspondence, 1953-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 913 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

General correspondence from the administrative office of Harvery L. Taylor, on the subject of Adult Education and Extension Services.

Dates: Other: 1953-1964

Harvey L. Taylor general administrative files, correspondence, and official minutes, 1953-1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 913 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Includes correspondence with or about: accreditation, Administrative Council, administrative studies, admissions and records, advanced degrees, advisement programs, the alumni association, Auxiliary Services, the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, budgets, building programs, the Bureau of Church Studies, BYU Faculty Women, BYU Stakes, the University calendar, Carbon College, the academic catalog, Central Utah Vocational School, cerebral palsy, the Chamber of Commerce, civil defense,...
Dates: Other: 1953-1964

Ephraim Hatch collection on Brigham Young University campus development

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 923
Scope and Contents Contains pictorial histories of building construction at Brigham Young University, 1875-1975, arranged chronologically by university president; pictorial survey of BYU Physical Plant Dept., 1974; pictorial histories of individual campus structures built and remodeled during 1970s and early 1980s; and photographs, slides, and negatives of campus buildings and personnel, and other schools operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes views of construction of Provo and...
Dates: approximately 1974-1991

Joseph Nelson blueprints of the George H. Brimhall Building

 Item — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: UA 445
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 8 blueprints of the addition to the George H. Brimhall Building created by Nelson in 1935.

Dates: 1935

Office of the President correspondence with Physical Plant Department, 1989-1990

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with the Physical Plant Department regarding housing, facilities, and food service at the university. Materials date from between 1989 and 1990.

Dates: 1989-1990

Office of the President correspondence with Physical Plant Department, 1990-1991

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 925 Series 1 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence with the Physical Plant Department regarding housing, facilities, and food service at the university. Materials date from between 1990 and 1991.

Dates: 1990-1991

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Record 93
Collection 16
Digital Record 1
 
Subject
Facility management -- Utah -- Provo 62
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo 61
Specifications 44
Letters 35
Memorandums 32
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Colleges and Universities 24
Education 24
Photographs 23
Contracts 20
College campuses -- Utah -- Provo 18
Reports 14
Campus planning -- Utah -- Provo 13
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 11
Awards 9
Plaques, plaquettes 9
Speeches, addresses, etc., American 9
Universities and colleges -- Security measures -- Utah -- Provo 9
Blueprints 8
Provo (Utah) 8
Budgets 7
Maps 7
Minutes (Records) 5
Mormon temples 5
Negatives 5
Photograph albums 5
Slides (Photography) 5
Financial records 4
Schedules 4
Universities and colleges -- Utah -- Provo -- Safety measures 4
Proposals 3
Annual reports 2
Architectural drawings 2
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Design and construction 2
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 2
Drawings 2
Files (Records) 2
Heating -- Utah -- Provo 2
Scrapbooks 2
Aerial photographs 1
Agreements 1
Architecture 1
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Audiocassettes 1
Autobiographies 1
Buildings, structures, etc. -- Provo (Utah) 1
Business records 1
Carillons -- Utah -- Provo 1
Checks 1
City planning -- Utah -- Provo 1
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Design and construction -- Photographs 1
College campuses -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
Dormitories -- Utah -- Provo 1
Facility management 1
Inventories 1
Landscape architecture 1
Legal instruments 1
Maintenance 1
Mormon men -- Biography 1
Phillips Lane (Provo, Utah) 1
Photocopies 1
Relief models 1
Stadiums -- Utah -- Provo 1
Student housing -- Utah -- Provo 1
Tunnels -- Design and construction 1
Universities and colleges -- Security measures 1
Wrecking -- Utah -- Provo 1
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