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Council Committee on Building and Grounds. Campus Buildings records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2-1-51

Scope and Contents

The material primarily consists of correspondence conducted by Karr Parker, Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee, with architects and construction companies involved in campus construction during the years from 1952 to 1959.


  • 1952-1959


Terms of Access and Use

The Council Committee on Building and Grounds. Campus Buildings records, 1952-1959 are open to researchers.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

The Buildings and Grounds was a standing committee of the University Council. Its authority, as defined by the Ordinances of the University were as follows:

"This Committee shall make recommendations for the location of new buildings and shall have general charge and oversight of the buildings and grounds of the University, and of such new construction, improvements, alterations and repairs as may be provided for by the budget or authorized by special action of the Council or the Committee on General Administration acting within the powers conferred on it." [Ordinances of the University of Buffalo]


1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

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Materials related to University at Buffalo campus construction between 1952 and 1959.

Acquisition Information

The Council Committee on Building and Grounds. Campus Buildings records were gifted to University Archives by the University at Buffalo Office of Planning and Development, in March 1966.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

Architectural Plans Removed to Plan Collection

2000N:1 (1) - Acheson Hall Proposed Letters, 22 x 33 Storage Garage for the Chemistry Laboratory, 43 x 28 (2 sheets) Sketch for Memorial Tablet, 31 x 36

2000AA:1 (1) - Baird Hall Practice Room Details, 18 x 24 Basement Plan, 30 x 48 Precast Concrete Wall Panels, 17 x 24 Tunnel Stair Ramp, 11 x 20 Chorus Rehearsal Room Balcony, 18 x 24 Radio and Recording Studios, 17 x 24

2000CC:1 (1) - Tower Hall/Stockton Kimball Tower Sketch for Bronze Memorial Tablet, 28 x 26 Progress Schedule, 21 x 31 Test Boring Locations, 17 x 22 Proposed Residence Hall for Men, 17 x 22 (2 sheets) Subveyor's Conveyor Layout - A wiring diagram of the subveyor's system, 30 x 48 Wiring Diagram, 24 x 30 Bid Summary, 11 x 34

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff, January 1976; finding aid encoded by Grace Trimper, June 2019.

Finding Aid for the Council Committee on Building and Grounds. Campus Buildings records
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
January 1976
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
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