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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Archival Buildings File 1894-2005

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Archival Buildings File

Dates:

1894-present

Size:

12 linear feet (24 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Archival Buildings File was established in order to provide a means of organizing information and ephemeral materials relating to University buildings and making them more readily accessible.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: [File title], Archival Buildings File, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

ARCHIVAL BUILDINGS FILE

The Archival Buildings File was established in order to provide a means of organizing information and ephemeral materials relating to University buildings and making them more readily accessible. Many items are received by the Archives concerning the history, architecture, and use of various buildings and structures on campus, which do not have a place in other record groups.

The first part of the file contains materials concerning campus architecture in general, including guides and maps, articles, and souvenir booklets with pictures of buildings and campus scenes. Following these are folders for individual buildings, arranged alphabetically. Among the items that can be found are programs for groundbreaking ceremonies, cornerstone layings, and dedications, as well as promotional brochures, press releases, and articles and reports from various sources. The files sometimes include correspondence and other information concerning the design, construction, remodeling, and architectural decoration of the buildings. Since some buildings have been known by more than one name, patrons should check the listing for all possible headings relating to their subject of inquiry.

Materials are added to the files as they are received. The listing and file arrangement are provisional and subject to change as additions and updates are made.

Photographs of University buildings are located in Series II of the Archival Photographic Files. These include not only exterior and interior shots but also photo-reproductions of architects' drawings and photographs of construction sequences. There is a separate Postcard Collection which features images of campus buildings and scenes. The Archives also maintains a substantial collection of architectural drawings and blueprints of many buildings on campus. Other information on buildings can be found in various University publications, and in the records of the Department of Buildings and Grounds, the Presidents' Papers, the Harold Swift Papers, and minutes of the Board of Trustees and its committees. Files on particular buildings can be found in other record groups as well. Please consult a member of the archival staff for more information.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: General

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, general

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, "A Prospective Student's Guide to the College of the University of Chicago with a Walking Tour of the Quadrangles," 1990-1991

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, "An Informational Guide to the University of Chicago," ca. 1966

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, Architectural Guide, building descriptions, 1967

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, worksheets, 1967

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, "The Tour," by Laura Koenig, 1990

Box 1

Architectural information and guides, "Campus Tour," by Greg Jao, 1990

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, general, 1

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, general, 2

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, 1920s building program

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, property ownership and development

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, landscaping

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, "A Review of Planning at the University of Chicago 1891-1978"

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, Charles E. Jenkins, "The University of Chicago," in Architectural Record 4/1 (1894): 229-46

Box 2

Articles on campus architecture, Chris Drake, "The University of Chicago: Its Early Educational and Architectural Ideals," College of Wooster, 1985

Box 3

Maps, general

Box 3

Maps, Campus Bike Map, 2005

Box 3

Maps, National Historic Landmarks, University of Chicago

Box 3

Parking 1, "The University of Chicago Parking Structure, Summary of a Feasibility Report from Ralph H. Burke, Inc.," 1968

Box 3

Parking 2, "Traffic and Parking Plan," 1969

Box 3

Scrapbook of Henry David Hubbard, ca. 1900

Box 3

Scrapbook of Henry David Hubbard, ca. 1900, 2

Box 4

Souvenir booklets, miscellaneous

Box 4

Souvenir booklets, The Buildings and Grounds of the University of Chicago, A Souvenir, 1892-1899

Box 4

Souvenir booklets, A. Wittemann, 1898

Box 4

Souvenir booklets, University of Chicago Weekly, 1899

Box 4

Souvenir booklets, color, ca. 1907

Box 4

Souvenir booklets, University of Chicago Press, 1908

Box 5

Souvenir booklets, 1914 (copy 1)

Box 5

Souvenir booklets, 1914 (copy 2)

Box 5

Souvenir booklets, 1916

Box 5

Souvenir booklets, University of Chicago Bookstore, 1920

Box 5

Souvenir booklets, 1921

Box 5

Souvenir booklets, 1921

Box 5

Souvenir, calendar, 1906

Box 5

Souvenir, calendar, 1913

Series II: Individual Buildings

Box 6

Abbott Memorial Hall, 1

Box 6

Abbott Memorial Hall, 2

Box 6

Accelerator Building

Box 6

Administration Building

Box 6

American Bar Center

Box 6

American Meat Institute Building

Box 6

Argonne National Laboratory

Box 6

Armour Clinical Research Building

Box 6

Baptist Graduate Student Center (Rosenwald House)

Box 6

Bartlett Gymnasium

Box 6

Ben May Laboratory

Box 6

Billings Hospital

Box 7

Biological Sciences Learning Center and Jules F. Knapp Medical Research Center Complex

Box 7

Black Oaks on Campus

Box 7

Bobs Roberts Hospital

Box 7

Bond Chapel

Box 7

Breckinridge Hall

Box 7

Burton-Judson Courts

Box 7

Calvert House

Box 7

A.J. Carlson Animal Research Laboratory

Box 8

Center for Continuing Education, general

Box 8

Center for Continuing Education, proposal

Box 8

Center for International Studies

Box 8

Chicago Theological Seminary

Box 8

Classics Building

Box 9

Cobb Hall, 1

Box 9

Cobb Hall, 2

Box 9

Cobb Hall, 3

Box 9

Cochrane-Woods Art Center/Smart Gallery

Box 9

Council Tree Memorial Bench

Box 9

Court Theater

Box 9

Crerar Library, 1

Box 10

Crerar Library, 2

Box 10

Cummings Life Science Center

Box 10

D'Evereux Hall

Box 10

Disciples Divinity House

Box 10

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

Box 10

East Madison Park

Box 10

Eckhart Hall

Box 10

Emmons Blaine Hall

Box 10

Faculty Houses, 56th and Woodlawn

Box 11

Field House

Box 11

Foster Hall

Box 11

Gerald Ratner Athletics Center

Box 11

G.I. Housing

Box 11

Goldblatt Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center

Box 11

Goldblatt Memorial Hospital

Box 11

Goodspeed Hall

Box 11

Graduate School of Business, Hyde Park Center.

Box 11

Green Hall

Box 11

Greenwood Hall

Box 11

Harper Memorial Library, general

Box 11

Harper Memorial Library, cornerstone laying

Box 11

Harper Memorial Library, dedication, 1

Box 12

Harper Memorial Library, dedication, 2

Box 12

Harper Memorial Library, dedication, 3

Box 12

Harper Memorial Library, PACE Associates study, 1960

Box 12

Harper Memorial Library, Rededication, 1973

Box 13

Haskell Hall

Box 13

Hicks Memorial Hospital

Box 13

Hinds Laboratory

Box 13

Hitchcock Hall

Box 13

Hospitals and clinics, general

Box 13

Hull Court

Box 13

Hutchinson Commons

Box 13

Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District

Box 14

Ida Noyes Hall, 1

Box 14

Ida Noyes Hall, 2

Box 14

Ida Noyes Hall, 3

Box 14

Ida Noyes Hall, 4

Box 14

Ida Noyes Hall, 5

Box 14

Ida Noyes Hall, 6

Box 15

Industrial Relations Center (Charles S. Mott Building)

Box 15

International House

Box 15

Jackson Park

Box 15

Jones Chemical Laboratory

Box 15

Judd Hall

Box 15

Kelly Hall

Box 15

Kent Hall

Box 15

Kenwood House

Box 16

Kersten Physics Teaching Center

Box 16

Kirsner Center for the Study of Digestive Diseases

Box 16

Kovler Viral Oncology Laboratories

Box 16

Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research

Box 16

Law School, general

Box 16

Law School, Laird Bell Quadrangle

Box 16

Law School, Edward Douglas White Lecture Hall

Box 16

Lexington Hall

Box 16

Lillie House

Box 16

Lying-In Hospital

Box 17

MacLean, Norman Commons

Box 17

Mandel Hall

Box 17

Mansueto Library

Box 17

McDonald Observatory

Box 17

McLean Memorial Research Institute (formerly Argonne Cancer Research Hospital)

Box 17

Midway Gardens

Box 17

Midway Plaisance

Box 17

Midway Studios

Box 17

Mitchell Hospital and Rubloff Intensive Care Tower

Box 18

Mitchell Tower

Box 18

National Opinion Research Center

Box 18

Nuclear Energy" Sculpture, by Henry Moore

Box 18

Oriental Institute (Breasted Hall)

Box 18

Oriental Institute (Dedication)

Box 18

Orthogenic School

Box 18

Paris Center

Box 18

Phemister Hall

Box 18

Pick Hall

Box 18

Pierce Hall

Box 18

President's House

Box 18

Quadrangle Club

Box 19

Rawson Laboratory, general

Box 19

Rawson Laboratory, dedication

Box 19

Rawson Laboratory, specifications

Box 19

Regenstein Library, general, 1

Box 19

Regenstein Library, general, 2

Box 20

Regenstein Library, cornerstone laying and dedication

Box 20

Regenstein Library, groundbreaking

Box 20

Research Institutes, general

Box 20

Residence halls, men, general

Box 20

Residence halls, women, general

Box 20

Reynolds Club

Box 20

Robie House

Box 21

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, general, 1

Box 21

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, general, 2

Box 21

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, carillon

Box 21

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, cornerstone laying

Box 21

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, decoration

Box 21

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, dedication, 1928, 1

Box 22

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, dedication, 1928, 2

Box 22

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, rededication, 1988

Box 22

Rosenwald Hall

Box 22

Ryerson Physical Laboratory

Box 22

Sculpture

Box 22

Searle Chemical Building

Box 22

Shoreland Hall

Box 22

Snell Hall

Box 22

Social Science Research Building

Box 22

Social Service Administration Building

Box 22

Social Services Center

Box 23

South Park (including Jackson Park, Midway Plaisance, and Washington Park)

Box 23

Stagg Field

Box 23

Steam Plant

Box 23

Stuart Hall

Box 23

Sunny Gymnasium

Box 23

Surgery-Brain Research Pavilion

Box 23

Swift Hall

Box 23

University Church Disciples of Christ

Box 23

University High School

Box 23

University of Chicago Press Warehouse, Expansion Plan, 1971-1972

Box 23

Walker Museum

Box 23

Whitman Laboratory

Box 24

Wieboldt Hall

Box 24

Wilder House

Box 24

Woodward Court

Box 24

Wyler Children's Hospital

Box 24

Yerkes Observatory, 1

Box 24

Yerkes Observatory, 2

Box 24

Yerkes Observatory, 3