Guide to the Physical Plant Records, 1931-2003

Summary Information

Title: Physical Plant Records, 1931-2003
Collection: UA.5058
Extent: 126.01 linear feet (213 boxes, 12 half-sized manuscript boxes, 3 records cartons, 1 oversize box, 100 map folders)
Abstract:

The Physical Plant, within Business Affairs, has been in operation since at least 1971, and its purpose is to create an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sound, and energy efficient physical environment for the campus community. The Physical Plant Records contain a wealth of material relating to projects undertaken by the Physical Plant as well as files relating to daily operations. Though the files date 1931-2003, many of the files date between 1967 and 1994.

Creator: Physical Plant

Biographical/Historical Note

The basic purpose of the Physical Plant Department is to create an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally sound, and energy efficient physical environment for the campus community. It operates and maintains the Physical Plant segment of this environment (buildings and grounds), and also provides auxiliary services as needed to facilitate and support the distinctive role of Appalachian State University (ASU) as a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. The Physical Plant operates within Business Affairs, and works closely with the Office of Design and Construction. It has been in operation at ASU since at least 1971.

Scope and Contents

The Physical Plant Records contain a wealth of material relating to projects undertaken by the Physical Plant as well as files relating to daily operations. Though the files date 1931-2003, many of the files date between 1967 and 1994. Material types include correspondence, budget records, floor plans, project manuals, project planning documents, meeting minutes, contract documents and blueprints. Subjects of these documents include Capital Improvement, Energy Management System, New River Power and Light, roofing, safety, renovations, maintenance, Rivers Street, construction specifications, Duncan Hall, Broome-Kirk Gym, Rankin Science Building, UNC General Assembly, energy conservation, Camp Broadstone, Conrad Stadium, as well as other specific building projects.

Some of these records have already been placed in map drawers in Special Collections, including a majority of Accession UA.2006.174.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5058: Physical Plant Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2003.164: Board of Governor's and Founder's Meeting Files, 1965-1976 [Restricted for confidential information.]

UA.2003.181: Physical Plant Administrative Files, 1970-1985

UA.2004.077: Administrative File/Correspondence File, 1991-1992

UA.2004.167: Physical Plant Working Files, 1982-1984

UA.2004.168: Physical Plant Planning Projects File, 1984-1986

UA.2004.190: Physical Plant Working Files, 1979-1981

UA.2004.191: Physical Plant Capital Improvement Information File, 1972

UA.2005.079: Physical Plant Roofing Files, 1979-1986

UA.2005.088:Physical Plant Administrative File, 1993-1996

UA.2005.090: Physical Plant Administrative Files, 1994-1998

UA.2005.095: Physical Plant Administrative and Correspondence Files, 1993-1997

UA.2005.110: Physical Plant Capital Improvement Construction Files, 1981-1994

UA.2005.144: Physical Plant Correspondence File, 1980-1991

UA.2005.158: Physical Plant Travel, Safety, and Administrative Files, 1988-1991

UA.2005.261: Physical Plant Working Files, 1968-1977

UA.2005.262: Utilities Cost Distribution Reports, 1973-1977 [Restricted for confidential information.]

UA.2005.265: Physical Plant Building Files, 1955-1980 [Restricted for confidential information.]

UA.2005.267: Physical Plant Capital Improvements Information Files, 1967-1978 [Restricted for confidential information.]

UA.2006.028: Physical Plant Capital Improvement File, 1967-1990

UA.2006.034: Business Affairs: Physical Plant Energy Conservation and Technical Assistance Reports File, 1977-1982

UA.2006.036: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements, 1969-1989

UA.2006.039: Busines Affairs, Physical Plant: Energy Conservation Technical Assistance Reports, 1965-1988

UA.2006.040: Physical Plant Capital Improvements File, 1966-1983

UA.2006.043: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Building Maintenance Renovation File, 1957-1986

UA.2006.044: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Building Specifications File, 1972-1987

UA.2006.045: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvement Construction Records File, 1980-1985

UA.2006.046: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative File, 1979-1990

UA.2006.047: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative File, 1973-1982

UA.2006.048: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Final Reports File, 1971

UA.2006.049: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements Construction Records File, 1977-1983

UA.2006.050: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Energy Conservation And Technical Assistance Report File, 1979-1987

UA.2006.053: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative Files, 1977-1983

UA.2006.054: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements and Constriction File, 1967-1987

UA.2006.055: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Building Maintenance and Renovation File, 1969-1987

UA.2006.056: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative Files, 1980-1991

UA.2006.058: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative Files, 1983-1985

UA.2006.059: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements Construction Records, 1979-1984

UA.2006.096: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvement Files, 1979-1990

UA.2006.102: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Building Maintenance and Renovation File, 1939-1989

UA.2006.107: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements Files, 1981-1988

UA.2006.174: Physical Plant Blueprints File, 1931-1983 [Restricted for confidential information.]

UA.2006.204: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative and Correspondence Files, 1992-1996

UA.2006.206: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Safety, Correspondence, and Administrative Files, 1980-1995

UA.2006.228: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements Construction Records File, 1988-1994

UA.2006.234: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvement Construction Records File, 1988-1995

UA.2006.236: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Administrative and Correspondence Files, 1997-1999

UA.2006.239: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Capital Improvements Construction Records File, 1967-1993

UA.2007.040: Physical Plant Staff Meeting File, 1999-2000

UA.2007.041: Safety Office and University Police Correspondence Files, 1999-2000

UA.2009.007: Physical Plant Administrative File, 2000-2002

UA.2009.025: Business Affairs, Physical Plant: Building Specifications File - Laundry and Service Building Contracts, 1948

UA.2009.039: Physical Plant: Administrative and Correspondence File, 2001-2002

UA.2010.016: Physical Plant: Administrative and Correspondence Files, 2001-2003

UA.2010.050: Physical Plant: Capital Improvement Construction Records, 1979-1997

UA.2010.073: Physical Plant Utilities Cost Distribution File, 1998