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Physical Plant Department aerial photographs

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5550

Scope and Contents

Materials include nine photographs and one rendition. The photographs are aerial views that show the construction of the Wilkinson Activities Center, the Math, Science, and Computer Building (Talmage Building), and the Nicholes Chemical Stores Building. The photographs also show the new football stadium, the Brimhall Building, and the buildings around the Maeser Building. The rendition is of the J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School Building. Dated approximately 1970.


  • approximately 1970


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Physical Plant Department aerial photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

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. 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-).

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.


1 oversize folder (0.02 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged by size.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Physical Plant Dept. in November 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Physical Plant Dept.; November 2010.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy February 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; December 2010.

Register of the Physical Plant Department aerial photographs
J. Gordon Daines III
2010 December 2
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2013 September 30: Revised for DACS compliance by Sarah Flinders.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US