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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Physical Plant

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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Physical Plant

30 linear feet
Call no.: RG 036

The Physical Plant at UMass Amherst is responsible for the custodial, grounds, utilities, and building maintenance for nearly six million square feet of administrative, academic, and recreational space.

Record Group 36 documents the varied aspects of the built environment on campus, from public art through maintenance work, and an extensive series relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of individual campus buildings.

00. Publications (except as noted below)
1. Director, Physical Plant Department
2. Asbestos Control Office
5. Maintenance
10. Office of Solid Waste Management 1990-2007
Formerly Waste Management and Moving Services

21. Building Authority
22. Building Association
23. Massachusetts Commission on Corruption (Ward Commission)
50. Subject files (other than specific buildings or parts of campus)
B3. Coed Bathrooms 1981
C4. Cellular Tower 1993
C6. Cornerstones 1884-2007
D5. Distinguished Architecture 1966
E4. Ellis Drive 1939
F3. Fire Insurance 1909
F4. Flag Staff 1908
F5. Class of 1882 Fountain
G2. Galleries and Public Art Sites
L5. Lighting 1965
M3. Chain Link Mazes 1983-2007
M4. Memorial Stones and Plaques
M5. Metawampe
O6. Olmsted Drive 1939
Q8. Pelham Quarry 1866
R3. Ravine 1933
R4. Rifle Range 1942
S8. Sculptures
S8.5. Senior Fence
S8.75. Sewer Lines 1913
S9. Sidewalks 1984
S10. Solar Habitat 1984
T6. Tree Planting On Campus 1961
T7. Trees (including Japanese trees)
T8. Tunnels
W3. Water Crisis 1980-1989
W4. Water Supply
100. Campus Maps
101-104. Specific buildings or parts of campus
101. Specific Buildings (except residential)
This extensive series contains information regarding many of the buildings, including academic, residential, administrative and auxiliary services, on the Amherst campus. Also found in this series are materials about some of the outlying University facilities. The files include histories, correspondence, reports, dedications, descriptions, floor plans, newsclippings, inventory lists of furnishings, artifacts and other related items.

102. Residential buildings
C4. Central Area
N5. North Village Apartments
N6. Northeast
07. Orchard Hill
S6. Southwest
S9. Sylvan
103. Buildings proposed but not built
104. Segments of Campus
B6. Botanic Garden
C4. William Smith Clark Memorial 1990
C6. Commemorative Gardens
D8. Durfee Garden 1993-2007
H5. Hadley Farm
H6. Haigis Mall
M5. Metawampe Lawn
N6. North Pleasant Street
1968 Joint Town-University Task Force

P6. Campus Pond and Isle of View
R5. Rhododendron Garden
W3. Waugh Arboretum 1944
W4. West Campus (A design proposal) 1993


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University of Massachusetts Amherst. Physical Plant Division

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