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Brigham Young University. Physical Facilities Division



  • Existence: 1979-

Administrative History

The Physical Facilities Division (est. 1979) is an administrative division of Brigham Young University.

The Physical Facilities Division was established within the university administration in 1979, and is responsible for the departments associated with campus planning, facilities construction, and the maintenance of buildings and grounds. Administrators have included R. Sears Hintze (1979-1981), Edwin Cozzens (1981-2005) and Ole M. Smith (2005- ).

Brigham Young University, c2005: t.p. (Physical Facilities Division, Brigham Young University)

Brigham Young Univ., via WWW, Sept. 12, 2005 (Physical Facilities; Physical Facilities Division)

BYU Organizational History Project website, via WWW, May 6, 2014 (Physical Facilities Division; est. 1979; responsible for campus facilities planning, construction, and maintenance of buildings and grounds; under direction of university administration; administrators have included R. Sears Hintze (1979-1981), Edwin Cozzens (1981-2005) and Ole M. Smith (2005- ))

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Harold Anderson

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 120
Scope and Contents

Interview by John Quist with Harold Anderson concerning his early life, education at Brigham Young University, employment, and subsequent recruitment by President Wilkinson. Largely deals with his role as Director of Planning and Physical Facilities at BYU. Includes transcript and sound recording.

Dates: 1984

Oral history interview with Lynn Wakefield

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 143
Scope and Contents

Interview by Alonzo Morley with Lynn Wakefield who speaks about his childhood, education at Brigham Young University, working for his grandfather who was the handyman for the Academy and University. Wakefield recounts his time as electrician for the University, and speaks on his experiences with students, faculty, and presidents. Includes sound recording and transcript.

Dates: 1982

Photographs of campus buildings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1224
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs detailing the construction of various campus buildings.

Dates: 1991-1999

Physical Facilities booklets on campus open space

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225512612]
Identifier: UA 1203
Scope and Contents

Booklets containing images of open space on the Brigham Young University campus and text describing various programs related to open space. Items date from between 2004 and 2006.

Dates: 2004-2006

Physical Facilities Division building photographs, 1975-1985

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1257 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of the planning and construction of various buildings on campus.

Dates: 1975-1985

Physical Facilities Division construction photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5422
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs documenting campus construction activities. Among the construction activities documented are work on the Cannon Center, the Missionary Training Center, the Abraham O. Smoot Building, the Wilkinson Center, the President's Home, the Cluff Building, Wymount apartments, Aspen Grove, Helaman Halls, Wyview, and the Stadium. Materials date from between 1990 and 1998.

Dates: 1990-1998

Physical Facilities Division models, 1975-2006

Identifier: UA 1257 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains models produced by the Physical Facilities Division and contracted architectural firms for building and campus planning. Includes two campus models, and building models for the Joseph F. Smith Building and the Harold B. Lee Library extension. Materials date from approximately 1975 to 2006.

Dates: 1975-2006

Physical Facilities Division records

Identifier: UA 1257
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs and models of the planning and construction of various buildings on campus.

Dates: 1975-1985

University Communications files on the Physical Facilities Division, 1980-2000

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5395 Series 5 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents note

Contains newspaper clippings, news releases, photographs concerning the items under the Physical Facilities Division from 1995 to 2000. Some of these include the Physical Plant, Grounds and Maintenance, Physical Facilities, and recycling. Other materials include memorandums, forms, and letters regarding innovations and general building upkeep.

Dates: 1980-2000

Additional filters:

Collection 6
Archival Object 3
Colleges and Universities 7
Education 7
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 4
Photographs 4
College buildings -- Utah -- Provo -- Design and construction -- Photographs 3