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Sam F. Brewster Building (Provo, Utah)


Administrative History

The Sam F. Brewster building (1962- ) is a building on Brigham Young University Campus.

Built in 1962 to consolidate the Physical Plant functions in one location, the Sam F. Brewster Building was developed by Sam F. Brewster, Director of the Department of Physical Plant, and architects Lorenzo S. Young and Partners. Constructed on two levels with an inner and outer court, the Brewster Building has a unique design that allows shops at all levels to have dock access. Until 1974 the building was known simply as the Physical Plant Building. In 1974, at the retirement of Sam F. Brewster, the building was renamed in his honor.

The function of the Sam F. Brewster Building is nearly identical today to its original use in 1962. The Physical Facilities administrative offices, warehouse and most of the shops are located in the building.

Brigham Young University, via WWW, Aug. 27, 2014 (BYU Campus Map; Sam F. Brewster building; Built in 1962; consolidated the Physical Plant functions in one location; developed by Sam F. Brewster, Director of the Department of Physical Plant, and architects Lorenzo S. Young and Partners; shops at all levels have dock access; known as Physical Plant building until 1974; renamed at retirement of Sam F. Brewster; now houses Physical Facilities administrative offices, warehouse, and shops)

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Department of Audio-Visual Communications program requirements for the campus audio system wiring

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231011625]
Identifier: UA 365
Scope and Contents

Includes a brief history of audio recording at Brigham Young University, a map of the campus audio system wiring, and audio system program requirements, specifications, recommendations and estimated costs.

Dates: date of production not identified

Ephraim Hatch bound volumes, 1875-1975

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

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

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

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

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

Oral history interview with Sam F. Brewster

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 118
Scope and Contents

Interview by John Quist with Sam Brewster who speaks about his recruitment by Ernest Wilkinson, and his experiences and administration as director of the BYU Physical Plant. Includes sound recordings and transcript.

Dates: 1983

Physical Plant Department photograph album

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233630364]
Identifier: UA 922
Scope and Contents

Volume shows staff of the Physical Plant Department, specifically in the following areas: accounting office, air conditioining, custodial, civil engineering, construction, carpenter shop, electrical shop, grounds, heating plant, mechanical shop, motor pool, planning, paint shop, security, stock room, service station, and type shop.

Dates: approximately 1962-1967

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