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Physical Plant Department records on campus buildings, 1946-1979

 Series
Identifier: UA 1330 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Records cover topics including inspections, inventory, contracting records, payment, line waivers, equipment, open houses, heating systems, modifications, remodeling, bidding, masonry, steam generators, and additions for several buildings at Brigham Young University. Also contains blueprints of the industrial education building in an oversize folder, 1946-1979.

Dates

  • 1946-1979

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Administrative History

From the Collection: The Department of Buildings and Grounds (1947-1954) coordinated the maintenance of Brigham Young University campus buildings and grounds.

The Department of Buildings and Grounds was established in 1947 under superintendent Leland M. Perry and became the Physical Plant Department in 1954. Various supervisors reported to the superintendence who reported to a vice president of the University.

The department was responsible for the following: installations, alterations, and maintenance of the campus communications systems, such as telephones, fire alarms, and the distribution of campus mail; custodial work in all campus buildings; landscaping, care, and maintenance of all grounds, vacant lots, and other property owned by the University, including parking and campus police; maintenance, operation, alterations, and repair of all plumbing, heating, ventilating, and electrical systems on University property; mechanical shops operated by the University; carpenter shop and mill operated by the University (this did not include academic shops); maintenance, repair, alterations, and up-keep of all University-owned buildings; all new construction on University-owned property; a central warehouse and receiving department for the University; engineering, design, and survey or inspection work pertaining to maintenance of new construction; perpetual inventory of all furniture and equipment of the University; custody, maintenance, and repair of all automotive and other mechanical equipment of the University; central key register and control for the entire University; management and operation of Wymount Village.

In 1954 the Department of Buildings and Grounds was renamed the Physical Plant Department.

Administrative History

From the Collection: 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- )

Extent

19 cartons

1 oversize folder

Language

English

Arrangement

Arranged in sixty subseries: 1. Physical Plant Department records on Allen Hall, 1952-1972. 2. Physical Plant Department records on the Alumni House, 1959-1973. 3. Physical Plant Department records on the Animal Science Laboratory, 1966-1974. 4. Physical Plant Department records on the Auxiliary Services Maintenance Building, 1967-1973. 5. Physical Plant Department records on the Monte L. Bean Museum, 1975. 6. Physical Plant Department records on the Biology Laboratory, 1964. 7. Physical Plant Department records on the Sam F. Brewster Building, 1947-1974. 8. Physical Plant Department records on the George H. Brimhall Building, 1953-1973. 9. Physical Plant Department records on the Central Heating Plant, 1962-1973. 10. Physical Plant Department records on the Harold R. Clark Building, 1963-1964. 11. Physical Plant Department records on the J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1972-1973. 12. Physical Plant Department records on the Benjamin Cluff, Jr. Building, 1954-1969. 13. Physical Plant Department records on the W.W. Clyde Engineering Building, 1955-1974. 14. Physical Plant Department records on the Dairy Products Laboratory, 1950-1973. 15. Physical Plant Department records on the Leo B. Ellsworth Building, 1978. 16. Physical Plant Department records on the Carl F. Eyring Science Center, 1957-1974. 18. Physical Plant Department records on the Harvey Fletcher Building, 1953-1974. 19. Physical Plant Department records on the Caroline Hemenway Harman Building, 1979. 20. Physical Plant Department records on the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, 1955-1974. 21. Physical Plant Department records on residence housing, 1947-1974. 22. Physical Plant Department records on the Heber J. Grant Building, 1952-1973. 23. Physical Plant Department records on the Ironton Plant demolition, 1964-1976. 24. Physical Plant Department records on the Inland Ryerson Metal Building, 1969. 25. Physical Plant Department records on Amanda Knight Hall, 1947-1970. 26. Physical Plant Department records on the Jesse Knight Humanities Building, 1947-1974. 27. Physical Plant Department records on the Harold B. Lee Library, 1957-1974. 28. Physical Plant Department records on lower campus, 1947-1973. 29. Physical Plant Department records on the Karl G. Maeser Building, 1947-1973. 30. Physical Plant Department records on the Thomas L. Martin Building, 1966-1974. 31. Physical Plant Department records on the Materials Research Building, 1962. 32. Physical Plant Department records on the McDonald Student Health Center, 1954-1973. 33. Physical Plant Department records on the David O. McKay Building, 1954-1974. 34. Physical Plant Department records on the J. Willard Marriott Center, 1967-1974. 35. Physical Plant Department records on the Missionary Training Center, 1946-1974. 36. Physical Plant Department records on the Motion Picture Studio, 1955-1973. 37. Physical Plant Department records on the Mt. Vision Transmitter Building, 1964-1974. 38. Physical Plant Department records on the Joseph K. Nicholes Building, 1969-1971. 39. Physical Plant Department records on the Observatory - West Mountain, 1979. 40. Physical Plant Department records on the Page School, 1958-1974. 41. Physical Plant Department records on the Paint Shop, 1956-1974. 42. Physical Plant Department records on Phillips Lane, 1967. 43. Physical Plant Department records on the Plumbing Shop, 1961-1967. 44. Physical Plant Department records on property, 1955-1971. 45. Physical Plant Department records on the Stephen L. Richards Building, 1962-1974. 46. Physical Plant Department records on the Joseph F. Smith Family Living Center, 1958-1967. 47. Physical Plant Department records on the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse, 1950-1974. 48. Physical Plant Department records on the Joseph Smith Building, 1947-1973. 49. Physical Plant Department records on the Abraham O. Smoot Building, 1957-1974. 50. Physical Plant Department records on the William H. Snell Industrial Education Building, 1958. 51. Physical Plant Department records on the Stadium, 1963-1967. 52. Physical Plant Department records on the Talmage Math Sciences / Computer Building, 1969-1970. 53. Physical Plant Department records on the N. Eldon Tanner Building, 1979. 54. Physical Plant Department records on the John Taylor Building, 1977. 55. Physical Plant Department records on the Tennis Courts Building, 1967-1970. 56. Physical Plant Department records on the Training Building, 1947-1972. 57. Physical Plant Department records on the Utility Tunnel, 1959. 58. Physical Plant Department records on the Daniel H. Wells Building, 1968-1974. 59. Physical Plant Department records on the John A. Widtsoe Building, 1967-1970. 60. Physical Plant Department records on the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center, 1952-1979.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States