Subject File, 1901-1977
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Brief Description: Subject file, including brochures, circulars, newspaper clippings, contracts, bids, correspondence, photographs, tickets, programs, blueprints, reports, statistics, studies, and work orders concerning Affirmative Action, air conditioning, Assembly Hall, automobiles, budget, building program, campus planning, capital improvements, Chicago Circle, committees, drainage, employees, equal opportunity, equipment, fire protection, housing, student, Hull House, Illini Union, Liberal Arts and Sciences, legislative bills, Levis Faculty Center, Operations and Maintenance Division, Parking, Pavements, Police Duties, Pollution, Power Plants, Property acquisition, Property maintenance, Repairs and remodeling, Residence Halls, Rules and regulations, Sewers, Space utilization, Traffic studies, and Water Supply.  The series includes files on University exhibits at the Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago (1928-34), commencement arrangements (1917-68), Veteran's housing (1945-57); building construction at the Chicago Medical Center (1927-58); Civil Defense Program (1942-45); contacts with deans and directors (1924-43); expositions and fairs (1901-40); presidents (1905-55); installation and operation of telephone systems (1924-36); campus wide (1926-59), administrative (1921-48) and Liberal Arts and Sciences (1927-60) space management and utilization and the installation and operation of telephones (1930-37).
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Record Series Number: 37/1/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Facilities and Services
Volume: 119.4 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/15/69; 1/25/72; 1/15/73
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject and chronological or alphabetical by subject thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Facilities and Services : In 1868, a Board of Trustees committee of five members was given the responsibility for buildings and grounds.1 In 1897,2 this standing committee was reduced to four members. In the following year, the position of superintendent of buildings and grounds was established by this committee.3 In 1901, the University established positions of superintendents of Buildings, Grounds and Utilities.4 In 1907, the superintendents were placed in the office of the supervising architect,5 which became the physical plant department on May 22, 1934.6 In 1967, the director was made University Director of Physical Plant Planning and construction.7 In September, 1972, the office was renamed the University Office for Capital Programs.8 As part of campus reorganization, the Facilities and Services Division was created in 2003. The director of this office is responsible for Physical Plant planning; planning and construction of new buildings and additions to existing buildings; landscape and site development related to these projects; and land acquisition (excluding the airport, Robert Allerton Park, experimental farms, and properties maintained by the Athletic Association), in addition to the coordination of other campus services.9
Subject Index
Affirmative Action
Air Conditioning
Assembly Hall
Building Program
Campus Planning
Capital Improvements
Chicago Century of Progress Worlds Fair
Chicago Circle Campus
Equal Opportunity
Fire Protection
Housing, Student
Housing Veterans
Hull House
Illini Union
Legislative Bills
Levis Faculty Center
Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of
Medical Center
Operations and Maintenance Division
Police Duties
Power Plants
Presidents, University
Property Acquisition
Property Maintenance
Repairs and Remodeling
Residence Halls
Rules and Regulations
Space Utilization
Telephone Systems
Traffic Studies
Water Supply
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]