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Physical Plant Department collection of campus facilities histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1216

Scope and Contents

Contains multiple scrapbooks/building histories documenting the history of the physical facilities of Brigham Young University up through the 1980s. The collection also contains a few newspaper clippings concerning the Physical Plant Department from 1978-2004. Many of the items were produced by Ephraim Hatch.


  • 1875-2004


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 collection of campus facilities histories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Brigham Young Academy was founded in 1875 and became a university in 1903 under President Benjamin Cluff. The university now boasts approximately 30,000 students from fifty states and 100 countries. The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the programming, planning, construction, and maintenance of facilities to provide the best possible environment for the campus community.


7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Retained in original order. "A History of the Brigham Young University Campus and the Department of Physical Plant" is abbreviated as "Pictorial History of Campus" in Boxes 1 and 2 and is organized by presidential administration. The volume pertaining to Franklin S. Harris is a photocopy as is one of the volumes titled "Survey of Physical Plant Dept."

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Physical Plant Department., October 2005.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Physical Plant Department; 2005.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; October 2005.

Register of the Physical Plant Department collection of campus facilities histories
J. Gordon Daines III
October 2005
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US