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A Guide to the University of Florida Campus Plan Maps

Finding aid created by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
July 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida
Title: University of Florida Campus Plan Maps
Dates: 1905-1966
Abstract: Campus planning documents for the University of Florida.
Extent: 4 Linear feet. 26 items.
Identification: Series 144
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

This series consists of planning maps for the University of Florida. The earliest maps, produced by the architect firm of Edwards and Walter, date from the conception of the Gainesville campus in 1905. Additional plans were developed by the firm's successor, Edwards and Sayward. In 1925, Rudolph Weaver, Director of the University's School of Architecture, assumed the position of Architect for the Board of Control and was responsible for campus planning throughout the state. In the period following World War II, a consulting architect was hired by the state. In the early 1970s, a campus planning office was created.

The items in this series are planning documents made before the creation of the campus planning office. Most of the items are copies of plans, some are original drawings, and several were published in leaflet or brochure form.

Many of the items in this series, as well as other planning documents available in the Archives, are described in The University of Florida campus planning: Its history and efficacy by Darcy Neher (1993) and A Study of the campus planning problem at the University of Florida by William Tobias Arnett (1932). The latter is, itself, a planning document.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Alternative Format Available

The items in this series have been digitized and are available in digital format. For more information please consult Archives staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University of Florida Campus Plan Maps, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

1. Property of the University of the State of Florida at Gainesville: Mapped from field notes of Topographical Survey Civil Engineering Dept. (July 15-30, 1905): Edwards and Walter?. Blueprint survey map with sites of proposed buildings drawn in.
2. Plat of Campus of the University of the State of Florida (1906 penciled in; Arnett dates it 1905): Edwards and Walter. Blueprint plan map.
3. Same as item #1 with buildings identified. Thomas and Buckman shown as completed (1907?): Edwards and Walter?
4. General Plan University of Florida Gainesville (dated 1920 in Arnett): Edwards and Sayward. Blueprint plan map.
5. Preliminary study of the Campus for the University of Florida (12-14-1926): Rudolph Weaver. Original plan map.
6. Campus (4-23-48): Guy Fulton. Blueprint plan map.
7. Proposed land use plan (May 15, 1948): Original plan map.
8. Campus Plan University of Florida (11-15-1948): Fulton/Hamilton/McVoy. Copy of plan map.
9. The University of Florida Presents Its Campus Plan for Future Needs [on reverse A Great State Must Have A Great University] (12-31-1948): Committee on Planning and Policies, et al. Printed leaflet with plan map.
10. Campus Plan (12-31-1948): Committee on Planning and Policies et al. Copy of plan map with hand alterations.
11. Long Range Campus Plan for the University of Florida/ A Great State Must Have A Great University (1948): Published brochure.
12. The Campus Plan (June 1, 1951): Fulton/Hamilton/McVoy/Kiley. Copy of plan map.
12A. Landscape Plan - University of Florida (April 1, 1950): Dan Kiley, landscape architect. Plan map for landscape corresponding to 1951 campus building plan (item 12).
13. Campus Plan Land-Use Study (1956 revision): Lee Hamilton. Study map.
14. Long Range Development Campus Plan/The Past Ten Years, 1947-1957, the Decade Ahead (July 1, 1957): Office of the Consulting Architect. Plan map.
15. Long Range Program for Campus of 20,000 (1957): Plan map.
16. The Decade Ahead/The Past Fifty Years of Growth: Campus Plan University of Florida (1958): Campus Planning and Development Committee. Printed pamphlet.
17. Long range program for campus of 20,000 (1958): Office of the Consulting Architect. Plan map.
18. Campus Plan Emphasizing Expansion for Enrollment of 20,000 (1958?): Reynolds, Smith and Hills. Plan map marked "preliminary".
19. Campus Plan Emphasizing Expansion for Enrollment of 15,000 (1958?): Reynolds, Smith and Hills. Plan map marked "preliminary". Same as #18 with different buildings inked in.
20. Long Range Development Campus Plan/The Past 13 Years, 1948-1961, the Decade Ahead (July 1, 1961): Office of the Consulting Architect. Plan map.
21. Campus plan to accommodate 20,000 (March 1962): Office of the Consulting Architect. Plan map.
22. 1963 Campus Plan (Sept. 1963): Office of the Consulting Architect. Plan map.
23. University of Florida Campus Plan Showing Site For Life Science Center and Museums (November 1964): Office of Consulting Architect. Printed plan map.
24. Untitled (1965): Office of Consulting Architect. Plan map.
25. Campus plan (1966): Forrest Kelly, Arnold Butt. Plan map.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Campus planning--Florida--Gainesville
University of Florida--Planning--History
Weaver, Rudolph, 1880-1944.



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