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A Guide to the Building Program Records of the Architect for the Board of Control

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Florida. Board of Control. Architect.
Title: Building Program Records of the Architect for the Board of Control
Dates: 1925-1967
Abstract: Written records and photographs of various building programs undertaken by the Architect for the Board of Control of the State of Florida from 1925-1967.
Extent: 3.2 Linear feet. 10 boxes.
Identification: Series 75
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

This collection includes written records, photographs and some drawings of various building programs undertaken by the Board of Control of the State of Florida from 1925-1967. The majority of the collection consists of photographs, including prints and negatives, documenting the construction and completion of various projects. The building programs took place at the following educational institutions: The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A and M), Florida State University, and the University of Florida. Other subjects include the Museum of the American Circus, the homes of University Presidents, the Ringling Museum, Tallahassee and Sarasota buildings, Experiment Stations, the Seagle Building in Gainesville, as well as a group of unidentified negatives and prints. Also included are oversize photographs of Florida A and M and the Florida State College for Women circa 1930.

The majority of the written records can be found in the University of Florida Project Files, which consist of correspondence, contracts, bids, plans, reports, drawings, and blueprints pertaining to building projects on the UF campus and in Gainesville. Two sets of drawings are included for the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.

Files are arranged alphabetically within each series, except for a large portion of the negatives which are filed according to negative numbers. A majority of the photographs and negatives are not dated, but most of the records found in the Project Files are dated.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Building Program Records of the Architect for the Board of Control, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Building Program

Note: The negatives that originally accompanied the prints in this group have been moved to other boxes (see Boxes 6-8).


Box
1 Building Program of the Board of Control State of Florida. 1946-1950
1 Report of Building Program Made to the Board of Control (Folder 1). January 17, 1948
1 Report of Building Program Made to the Board of Control (Folder 2). January 17, 1948
1 Building Program of the Board of Control State of Florida (A and M "College for Negroes"). 1946-1950


Florida School for the Deaf and Blind - Photographs

Note: The negatives that originally accompanied the prints in this group have been moved to other boxes (see Boxes 6-8).


Box
1 Auditorium (Dedicatory Exercises program)
1 Heating Plant - Storage Room Addition
1 Laundry (Contact Prints)
1 Negro Boy's Dormitory (Contact Prints)
1 Service Building (Copy Prints)
1 Walker Hall Addition (Contact Prints)
1 White Primary Building


Florida School for the Deaf and Blind - Architectural Drawings

Architectural Drawings - 1928

A set of plans for an addition to the Boy's Dormitory at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine, Florida, created under the authority of the Board of Control of Florida Institutions of Higher Learning. The plans are dated July 20, 1928. The paper has been varnished. These plans were created under the auspices of Rudolph Weaver, Architect for the Board of Control. There are currently 10 drawings in this set. Sheet 7 is missing and it is possible that other sheets are missing as well. The drawings cover everything from the roof plans to scale detail of doors and ornamentation throughout the structure. The drawings are stored in a folder on flat shelving.


Folder
1 Architectural plans: Addition to the Boy's Dormitory at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

Architectural Drawings - 1928-1929

Incomplete set of detail drawings for the Boy's Dormitory portion of the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine, Florida. These 17 drawings are additions to the original plans for the Boy's Dormitory. The drawings range in date from 1928 to 1929 and were created by Rudolph Weaver, Architect to the Board of Control of Florida Institutions of Higher Learning. Listed as Job #99. Also included is a drawing showing the rehabilitation of the Industrial Arts Building for White Deaf (listed as Job #447). The 18 drawings are stored in a folder on flat shelving.


Folder
2 Drawing: 1 of 18. Job #447, Sheet #100. Date: January 10th, 1962. Creator: Hardwick and Lee, Architects. Issued by: Guy C. Fulton, Asst. Architect. Entitled: Rehabilitation of Industrial Arts Building for White Deaf. This drawing details the removal of four towers and the re-roofing of the Industrial Arts Building for White Deaf at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.
2 Drawing: 2 of 18. Job #99 Sheet #108. Date: December 7th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: OFN and WST. Entitled: First Floor Plumbing Layout. Hand drawn plumbing detail for the 1st floor of the Boy's Dormitory.
2 Drawing: 3 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #109. Date: December 7th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: OFN and WST. Entitled: 2nd Floor Plumbing Layout. Hand drawn plumbing detail for the 2nd floor of the Boy's Dormitory.
2 Drawing: 4 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #110. Date: December 8th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: OFN and WST. Entitled: First Floor Plan and Second Floor Plan. Hand drawn plumbing detail for room #137 and room #237 of the Boy's Dormitory.
2 Drawing: 5 of 18. Job #99, Sheet# 111. Date: December 8th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: OFN and WST. Entitled: First Floor Plan and Second Floor Plan. Hand drawn plumbing detail for room #128 and room #228 of the Boy's Dormitory
2 Drawing: 6 of 18. Job #99, No sheet #. Date: October [year is missing]. Creator: Rudolph Weaver Architect State Board of Control. Entitled: F.S. Detail of Base Entrance Number 3. This is a full scale drawing of the base of a column. A large portion of the right hand portion of this drawing is missing.
2 Drawing: 7 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #101. Date: August 1st, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: MBG. Entitled: Cap and Cornice. A full scale, hand drawn detail of the cap and cornice portion of the Boy's Dormitory. A notation indicates, "see sheets #5 and #100."
2 Drawing: 8 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #102. Date: August 1st, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: MBG. Entitled: Untitled. Hand drawn detail of a portion of stone work. Notation indicates, "see sheets #5 and #100."
2 Drawing: 9 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #105. Date: October 11th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: LS. Entitled: F. S. Detail of Entrance No. 2 Addition to Boy's Dorm. A full scale detail drawing of a door panel with hand drawn vermiculations in the center portion of the door panel. A notation indicates, "see sheet #106 for the portion of the drawing above this portion."
2 Drawing: 10 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #106. Date: October 11th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: LS. Entitled: F.S. Detail of Entrance No.2 Addition to Boy's Dorm. A full scale detail of the area above the door to entrance number 2. A notation indicates, "see sheet #105 for detail below this portion."
2 Drawing: 11 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #107. Date: October 11th, 1928. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: OFN. Entitled: F.S. of Cornice Entrance #3. Hand Drawn detail of full scale for cornice with an associated 1/2 scale plan for the cornice for entrance 3 at the lower portion of the drawing.
2 Drawing: 12 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #110 (non-plumbing). Date: 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: EMB. Entitled: Full Size Detail of Cartouche Over Rear Entrance. Hand drawn detail of a galleon type ship cartouche for the rear entrance of the Boy's Dormitory. This sheet is missing an approximately 4x6 inch, rectangular portion of the information block at the bottom of the drawing.
2 Drawing: 13 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #111. Date: February 25th, 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: EMB. Entitled: Full Size Detail of Cartouche Over Main Entrance. Hand drawn, full size detail of the cartouche over the main entrance to the Boy's Dormitory.
2 Drawing: 14 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #112. Date: February 25th, 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Entitled: Full Size Sketch of Left Hand Griffin. Hand drawn, full size detail of the left hand griffon for the Boy's Dormitory. A notation says to, "see 3 drawing #114 for plan and details."
2 Drawing: 15 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #113. Date: February 25th, 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Entitled: Full Size Sketch of Right Hand Griffin. Hand drawn, full size detail of the right hand griffin for the Boy's Dormitory. A notation says to, "see 3 drawing #115 for plan and details.
2 Drawing: 16 of 18. Job #99, Sheet 117. Date: April 16th, 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: EMB. Entitled: Full Sizes of W.I. Flowerpot Brackets. Hand drawn, full scale drawing of flower pot brackets for the Boy's Dormitory.
2 Drawing: 17 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #118. Date: May 20th, 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: EMB. Entitled: Scale and Full Size Details of Living Room Doors. Hand drawn detail of screen door and double door for the living room of the Boy's Dormitory.
2 Drawing: 18 of 18. Job #99, Sheet #120. Date: July 25th, 1929. Creator: Rudolph Weaver, Architect State Board of Control. Secondary Initials: EMB. Entitled: Full Size Detail of Leader Head. Hand drawn detail of the leader head for the drain system, including a front elevation and side elevation for the Boy's Dormitory.


Florida A and M University

Note: The negatives that originally accompanied the prints in this group have been moved to other boxes (see Boxes 6-8).


Box
1 Florida A and M University
1 Aerial Photos of Campus
1 Alumni Building (Prints)
1 Boiler House (3 Prints)
1 Dining Hall (Prints). 1949
1 Dining Hall Addition. 1947-1948
1 Dining Hall Addition. 1953
1 Dining Hall Addition (existing conditions). 1955
1 Domestic Science Building
1 Domestic Science Building under construction. 1953
1 Dormitory - 1946 addition (Folder 1). 1946
1 Dormitory - 1946 addition (Folder 2). 1946
1 Dormitory - 1946 addition (Folder 3). 1946
1 Dormitory. 1947
1 Dormitory-Women's
1 General Hospital (Small Prints Folder 1)
2 General Hospital (Small Prints Folder 2)
2 General Hospital- completion
2 General Hospital- construction
2 General Hospital- Plans and Decorative Features
2 Guest House, Job 361
2 Home Economics and Agriculture site
2 Job Pictures. January 3, 1949
2 Laundry Building
2 Law Building Addition - Job 29514 (Prints)
2 Library and Law Wing. August 31, 1953
2 Library - Job 185.1 (Folder 1 - Prints)
2 Library - Job 185.1 (Folder 2 - Prints and Negatives)
2 Library - Original building
2 R.O.T.C. 1953
2 Science Building - Job No. 192
2 Student Union (Second Unit)


Florida State University

Note: The negatives that originally accompanied the prints in this group have been moved to other boxes (see Boxes 6-8).


Box
2 Administration Building
2 Aerial Photos
2 Bryan Hall (Prints)
2 Business Administration Building
2 Business Manager's Residence
2 Classroom Building. 1953
2 Classroom Building - School of Education
2 Dodd Hall (Prints)
2 Dormitory
2 Dormitory (Prints). 1946
2 Dormitories - Group B, Job 324 (Prints)
2 Dormitories - Three Men's - Group A, Job 324 (Prints)
2 Dormitory - Men's. 1959
2 Dormitory - Men's Residence Hall (Prints)
2 Dormitory - Men's Residence Hall, Job #317 (Prints)
2 Dormitory - Women's
2 Dormitory - Women's, Job 322 (Prints). 1950
2 Dormitory - Women's, Job 322. 1950
2 Dormitory - Women's - Jennie Murphree
2 Education Building
2 Gilchrist Hall Dormitory
2 Gymnasium (New)
2 Gymnasium, Addition to - Folder 1 (Prints and Negatives #1-3). 1947
2 Gymnasium, Addition to - Folder 2 (Prints). 1947
3 History Building Addition (Prints)
3 Infirmary
3 Library (Slides)
3 Montgomery Gymnasium (Prints)
3 Music Building - Completed
3 Music Building - Construction. 1947
3 Nuclear Service Building - Research Laboratory
3 Nuclear Service Building - Part II
3 President's Residence (Prints and Negatives)
3 Reynold's Hall
3 Ruby Diamond Auditorium - Interior
3 Science Addition (Prints). 1950
3 Science Building - Construction (Prints)
3 Science Hall
3 Stadium. 1950
3 Student Activities Building - Job 326 (Prints)
3 Unidentified (Includes pamphlet)
3 Westcott Auditorium Addition. May 27, 1954


University of Florida

Note: The negatives that originally accompanied the prints in this group have been moved to other boxes (see Boxes 6-8).


Box
3 Agriculture Experiment Station Construction (Negatives - See Box 6)
3 Auditorium - New Exits (Negatives - See Box 8). December 20, 1949
3 Bryan Hall (Former Law School Addition) Construction (Negatives - See Box 6)
3 Campus Scenes (Negatives - See Box 6)
3 Central Heating Plant Conduit Installation (Negatives - See Box 6, #680-691)
3 Century Tower - Pile Caps (Negatives - See Box 8)
3 Chemistry Building Addition (Negatives - See Box 8). 1949
3 Dairy Products Lab (Negatives - See Box 8)
3 Dormitories-Men's (Negatives - See Box 6)
3 Dormitories-Men's (Negatives - See Box 6). 1949-1950
3 Dormitories-Women's (Prints)
3 Dormitories-Women's (Negatives, 4 slides). 1949-1950
3 Experiment Station - Bradenton, FL (Prints)
3 Experiment Station - Hague, FL - calf barn (Prints). December, 1949
3 Experiment Station - Hague, FL - dairy unit (Prints)
3 Experiment Station - Milton, FL (West Florida) Folder 1 (Prints)
3 Experiment Station - Milton, FL (West Florida) Folder 2 (Prints)
3 Experiment Station - Milton, FL (West Florida) Folder 3 (Prints)
4 Experiment Station - Ona, FL - Range Cattle Station (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Experiment Station - Quincy, FL - North Florida, Job 233.1 (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Gymnasium (Prints, Negatives - See Box 6). 1947
4 Infirmary (Negatives - See Box 6). September, 1947
4 Infirmary Addition, Photo Lot #45 Box #2 (Negatives - See Box 6). 1949
4 Johnson Hall, Cafeteria and Kitchen Addition, Photo Lot #45 Box #2 (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Leigh Hall (Chemistry Building), Photo Lot #45 Box #2
4 Library East Addition (interim reading room wing), Photo Lot #45 Box #2 (Negatives - See Box 6). October 5, 1949
4 Library East and South Tower Addition (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Library Easy Stacks, Photo Lot #45 Box #2 (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Maintenance (Plant and Grounds) Unit and Shops (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Models of Relief - Folder 1
4 Models of Relief - Folder 2
4 Newell Hall Addition (Negatives - See Box 6). 1947
4 Norman Hall
4 Nuclear Service Building Reactor Wing
4 Sewage Treatment Plant (Negatives - See Box 6). 1949
4 Shands under construction (Prints, Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Stadium (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Stadium Additions, Yon Hall (Negatives - See Box 6). July 14, 1950
4 Student Service Center - The Hub (Negatives - See Box 7)
4 Tigert Hall Completed (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Tigert Hall Construction - C.A. Fielland, Tampa builders (Negatives - See Box 6). 1949-1950
4 Tigert Hall Model (proposed)
4 Unidentified (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Vegetable Processing Plant (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Weil Hall - Engineering building (Negatives - See Box 6). 1950


Other Subjects

Note: The negatives that originally accompanied the prints in this group have been moved to other boxes (see Boxes 6-8).


Box
4 Sarasota, FL - Museum of the American Circus - Blueprints, Magazines
4 Sarasota, FL - Museum of the American Circus - Photos (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Sarasota, FL - Ringling Museum of Art
4 Tallahassee, FL Buildings (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Unidentified Building Construction (Negatives - See Box 6)
4 Unidentified Building Construction
4 Unidentified
4 University Presidents' Homes


Oversize Prints, ca. 1930s

Box
5 Exterior of unidentified buildings
5 Interior of unidentified buildings
5 Florida A and M
5 Florida State University


Negatives

Note: Boxes 6-8 contain negatives removed from folders in previous boxes. In addition, a number of the negatives have been reformatted.


Box
6 Florida State University - Men's Residence Hall, Job 317
6 University of Florida - Boys' Dormitories Construction
6 University of Florida - Girls' Dormitories and Boys' Dormitories
6 University of Florida - West Florida Experiment Station, Dairy Unit in Hague, Calf Bard in Hague, Experiment Station Bradenton
6 University of Florida - North Florida Experiment Station, Range Cattle
6 University of Florida - Gymnasium
6 University of Florida - Library East, Infirmary, Johnson Hall
6 University of Florida - Stadium, Student Service Center, Shands, Newell Hall, Sewage Treatment Plant
6 University of Florida - Tigert Hall, Vegetable Processing Plant, Weil Hall, Unidentified
6 University of Florida - Unidentified and Building E
6 Other Florida Cities - Tallahassee and Sarasota
7 Negative Numbers 1-474
8 Negative Numbers 475-741


Project Files - University of Florida

Box
9 Architecture Building Classrooms and Offices (Job 335), including campus map. 1949-1956
9 Athletic Group Bronze Plaque for the Stadium (WWI Memorial) correspondence and artist sketches (Job 95.38). 1932-1934
9 Building Program: correspondence and reports. 1928
9 Building Program Notebook: Cost Data and Estimates for Buildings and Additions (incl. drawings). 1926-1929
9 Chemistry Building Correspondence. 1925-1930
9 Dairy Products Laboratory Public Works application and correspondence. 1935-1938
9 Florida Union Civil Works Administration (CWA) Project. 1933-1938
9 Florida Union: Student Activities Fund, Furnishings, Requisitions, etc. 1936-1938
9 Infirmary Building (Job 80) correspondence and budget. 1928-1931
9 Infirmary Building Contract and Bond: General Contractor and Office Commissions Received. 1930-1932
9 Infirmary Building Contract and Bond (Job 80.1): Changes to Interior. 1948
9 Infirmary Building (Job 80.1): Contractor's Monthly Statements, Changes to Interior. 1948
9 Infirmary Addition and Nurses Home (Job 80.2) Contract and Bond. 1935, 1946-1949
9 Infirmary Addition and Nurses Home (Job 80.2) Contractor's Statements. 1947-1949
9 Infirmary Addition and Nurses Home (Job 80.2) General Correspondence. 1947-1950, 1963
9 J. Hillis Miller Health Center: Hearing before the Secretary of State. 1954
9 Medical School - Hospital: correspondence, reports, costs, blueprints, etc. (Folder 1). 1958-1967
9 Medical School - Hospital: correspondence, reports, costs, blueprints, etc. (Folder 2). 1955-1957
9 Men's Dormitory: correspondence, costs, bids. 1928-1939
9 Post Office correspondence and blueprints. 1926-1928
10 Proposed Post-War Building Program (correspondence, project lists, costs). 1942-1955
10 Radio Broadcast Station (Job 76) Contract and Bid Sheet, statements, correspondence. 1926-1928
10 Radio Broadcast Station (Job 76) Correspondence and Floorplan. 1927-1928
10 Radio Broadcast Station (Job 76) Grading Contract and Bond. 1928
10 Seagle Building (Job 152) correspondence, contract bids, building plans. 1935-1942, 1963
10 Seagle Building Kelley Hotel (correspondence re: waterproofing basement). 1927-1929
10 Stadium, Winston and Penney correspondence and contract. 1928-1931
10 Sub-Committee on University Living Facilities (Land Use Planning and Building) correspondence, reports, campus maps. 1949-1956
10 Swimming Pool (Job 25) correspondence, bids, blueprints
10 Swimming Pool: Gray Artesian Well Co. (drilling well estimates, correspondence). 1929-1930



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